Wednesday, December 16, 2009


This is me getting the dreaded H1N1 flu shot. You'd think after two shots a day, everyday, it wouldn't even phase me, but flu shots always feel like a really hard punch in the arm. Luckily Troy was there to pre-calm, give, and to post-calm.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Doctor's appointment

had an appointment today... and we're having a little girl!!!!!!! Were really really excited. and i'm just so glad we finally know, now I can start making purchases instead of just wishing I could.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sick!



So today as Whitney and I were enjoying dinner we were blessed with a little surprise.... We were eating sweet pork burritos and salad. The lettuce was the pre packaged kind so it was just a quick rinse and into the bowl you go! It wasn't until Whitney had eaten a few bites that she discovered a little friend...this freaking ladybug!!!! So, let this be a word to the wise! Rinse your lettuce thoroughly and inspect it for insects because apparently the lettuce people are allowed a certain number of insect parts in each package (seriously). Bon Appetit!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

News!

So I'm pretty sure everyone knows, but for those of you who don't... I'm pregnant!
Im sure it would have been more exciting if i made this post while everyone still didn't know but whatever. Troy and I are both super excited and super nervous( my history hasn't been the greatest.) but I am a little over 15 weeks now ( the farthest I've ever made it) so we're starting to let the excitement outweigh the nervousness. The doctor informed us that I'll only have to be on bed rest for 5 more weeks unless there is another episode, but he's very optimistic (that's only 4 months total...not the whole 9!!!! good news!). It might possibly be the best news i've ever received since everyday i swear i get a little crazier. Every morning Troy leaves to go live his life in the outside world and i tell him to give it my regards and to not let it forget me. but really, it hasn't been that bad i have gotten a lot of visitors and besides Troy, Rhianna (my lil sis) has been the most amazing. she comes over almost everyday to watch some Gilmore Girls or Sense and Sensibility. and she gives me updates like " hey whitney, it's cold outside now, thats why i'm wearing a jacket." she's the best. Troy's pretty great too, what with being my personal servant and all. jumping up to get anything so i don't have to. and he always has a washed puke bowl ready! he gives me my shots twice a day and makes sure i take all my pills. and every day when he comes home he tells me he loves me and... here's the kicker... will turn off every football and baseball game that i tell him i don't want to watch. (ok except for the world series) I appreciate and love him 100% and in truth cannot tell you who this whole pregnancy thing has been harder on. I'm starting to feel much better and now i'm only sick in the mornings which is also wonderful, and i'm hopeful that in the next couple weeks all sickness will be completely gone! Overall were doing really good and even though it hasn't been the most fun were super super happy! Troy is loving school and loving that the semester is closer to over than not. Next wednesday he'll be done with all clinicals in and out of town. We both can't wait for the holidays and to see our families, and i'm so excited for Thanksgiving in Wickenburg that i can't even stand it. and just a quick shout out... were so grateful to all our family, friends, and ward members who have helped out, and for all the prayers on our behalf.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Troy, for our anniversary (Oct. 4th), bought me this halloween classic! And I loved it for 2 reasons...
1) I love this movie and it's not Halloween without it.
2). It was a super cheap and a very cost effective gift.
(Troy tends to think gifts should be lavish and expensive, and when I said I didn't want anything; he wouldn't have it, so we compromised... and he did so good!
I LOVE YOU, NEW BUDGET AWARE TROY!!!
(ok he just informed me that he bought tickets to phantom, which now makes everything I just said a moot point but I'm so excited that I'm not mad and i love him just the same... ok maybe a little more!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just an Update

So life in thatcher has kicked back into full swing!! Whitney and I are both back in school and getting in the Nitty Gritty of it. Whitney should be graduating in October or November and is loving the fact that it is almost over! As for myself, well I still have a while. This is my second semester in nursing school and it's really busy! I had to quit my job at Verizon Wireless so I could focus on school. I'm there about 20 hours a week in lab and lecture and studying on top of that. This semester is pretty fun, I get to "stick" people alot, we are learning IV starts amongst other things. Not having a job makes it really nice, I don't have to worry about my schedule, and Whitney and I are able to have almost all our nights off to do whatever we want (as long as it's free because no job = no $)!
These pics are some of the last few of our summer, nothing really exciting, but we had. Blast.







We went hiking on Mt. Graham with some of our family, it was nice to get out of the heat for a change!







This is a funny story actually.. Whitney and I were out on a walk one night with Kelsey and Landon. I really don't know how it happened but Kelsey was walking in front of Whitney and stopped. Whitney wasn't really looking and rammed right into her! Apparently Kelsey has heels of steel because Whitney broke her pinky toe on the heel of Kelsey's foot. It sounds harsh but we were all in the middle of the road laughing histerically.






This is the progress that's been going on with the Gila Valley Temple! It has shot up quick!! The picture isn't that great but I took it while driving 60 miles per hour....no worries, Whitney held the steering wheel.




-- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, August 21, 2009

I need to preface this blog with a note that I, Troy, posted these pics without any permission from Whitney, Landon, or Kelsey... When they see them I will probably be in big trouble, but they were too good, I had to share...

It has seriously been a long time since our last post and a lot has changed. Some of our best friends Landon and Kelsey moved down from Provo so Kelsey could go to the beauty school down here. We have always had a blast hanging out with them and were really excited for them to move down here. Within the first few nights we took them to Los Jilbertos, the local "hole in the wall" mexican joint. It was early in the morning and we were tired so we decided to take some funny pictures....we were really tired.



















-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July Extravaganza!!!


After visiting our new niece last week we headed up north for the Fourth of July weekend. My best friend Houston and his wife Rachael came with Whitney and I to Taylor, AZ for the festivities. As you can see the trip down there was exciting.... Every year my family goes there for the annual firing of the anvil, and the fourth of July rodeo. When we got there Friday afternoon we met the rest of my family and had some barbecue and played games. The next morning was the lighting of the anvil, a Taylor Arizona tradition. Basically the entire town gets together at 5am and creates their own parade. You follow the truck carrying the anvil around to different spots in the town and people are chosen to light it. The explosion is huge and the anvil launches about 6 feet in the air. (There is a video of it but it doesn't do it justice).

My favorite part of the trip was driving up....while everyone else slept...
I spy just isn't as fun when you play it by yourself.





...like i said, they light the anvil at 5am...
video
After the anvil we went back to my aunts house, took a LONG nap, and ate some indian fry bread before getting ready for the rodeo. The rodeo was great! I snapped some pics of the riders and thought some of them were cool enough to share. The fireworks after the rodeo were awesome! After that it was more games with my family and overall the trip was great. We had tons of fun and can't wait for next year to do it all over again!







Our New Niece


This past weekend Troy took a week off work so that we could have a little vacation. We got to go see our 6 day old niece, Hailey Brynn Sedig. We were there for 2 1/2 days and while we were there Troy snapped some newborn pics. We love her and she is so cute! Here are a few of our favorites.





Sunday, June 21, 2009




Just some cold hard facts for you.

-troy and whitney moved into their apartment the first of May.
-it is now the middle of june.
-that is 1 1/2 months.
-in that time troy has been stung twice.
-two different times.
-once behind the ear and once on the cheek.
-troy and whitney investigated this matter.
-the pictures above are of what they found! in the backyard!!!!!
- these are probably the close relatives of the perpetrators who stung troy.
-these said perpetrators are now deceased!!!

(yes there are three of them and thats only what troy caught last night. their everywhere!!)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009



just found these pictures that i took for a project at school. My sister Rhianna was kind enough to be my guinea pig, and she let me transform her into a little 30's flapper, or at least try to. Here's the before and after (thanks Rhianna, sorry your before picture kind of looks like a mug shot!). It was a lot of fun!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

um, quick update... Troy finished his first block of the nursing program (super exciting). We moved into a new apartment (nope still in Thatcher, no one get excited) and i still have about 3 more weeks of school and then ill finally get a summer break with my husband! Thats our life, without pictures.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Super Bowl XLIII

Well, it's been forever since our last post and a lot has happened since then, we got through finals, found out Troy was accepted into the nursing program (yay!), spent the holidays with the family in Wickenburg, and moved into a different house just in time to start the next semester. Troy has been working at Alltel here in Thatcher, and has been juggling class, work, and studying tons to keep up. Luckily for us, he won a break!  Through work, he won an all expense paid trip for two to Super Bowl XLIII!!!  It was amazing!  We flew to Orlando Florida checked into our awesome hotel and the next morning we went to Disney World.  They asked us how long we were married and we said for a little over a year.  They considered us newlyweds so they gave us pins that got us to the front of the line at almost every ride we went on.  Then the Super Bowl...  Sunday morning I found Troy awake, fully dressed and in his "Fitz" jersey before I ever rolled out of bed, he was pumped.  A shuttle took us to Raymond James stadium in Tampa and we hung out at the NFL experience before kickoff.  When we finally made it to our seats we were blown away!  they were on the club level toward the Cardinals end zone.  The game was awesome, it didn't end the way we wanted it too but it made for an experience that we will never forget. Here are just a few pictures from the trip... 


























Troy, Whitney, and Evie Elizabeth