13

01/08

Sorry…It’s been awhile

9:27 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle,Shameless Plugs

I know, I know…you have all been checking our blog every single day wondering when we are going to post something. Many of you live each day wondering what is going on in the lives of Shaun and Janelle…okay, probably not…but it really has been quite some time since I wrote on our blog!! I was quite the addict when we lived in Utah. Maybe because our apartment was small and I was either in the bedroom or in the front room by the computer so it was easier to surf the web…I don’t know. Anyhow, we made it to California and many will be jealous to hear that it is going to be almost 60 degrees this week and sunny. Oh, what a great feeling that is! Shaun was supposed to start his job last Monday but there was a massive, crazy storm when we got here so the police department was busy dealing with the chaos of fallen trees and downed power lines so they couldn’t get his finger prints and background check done. They didn’t want so hoodlum working for them so they postponed his first day until tomorrow. He was able to go out to lunch with the city manager this week and get a tour of the office. Shaun even gets his own cubicle! How fun. His first project begins tomorrow and he will be meeting with a committee to discuss how to fix a parking situation in down town Folsom which is apparently ugly. We’ll let you know how that goes.

Preston has made some huge strides (not literally…) He had been getting up on his hands and knees but mostly just scooting backwards or staying in the same spot. Today we held a toy out in front of him a few feet away and he would get onto his hands and knees, start rocking back and forth, and eventually heave himself forward as many times as he needed to, to get where he wanted!! I seriously think he will be crawling soon! We tried to get a video of him doing this heave-ho thing but once the camera came out he all of the sudden became so interested in everything else EXCEPT his new trick, so we’ll work on getting that documented so all can share these crazy fun times :)

My sister, Kelsey, and I have started training for a half marathon which we are planning on running in April. I am not as out of shape as I thought I would be but she is still running me into the ground!! In the end this will all be worth it, I have to keep telling myself.

We are doing well here so far and miss our family and friends in Utah! We hope you are all doing well! Exciting adventures are in store and I’ll be sure and write every step of the way. LOVE YOU ALL!

06

12/07

I’ve been tagged!

11:24 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle

Thank you Jami for the tag…I’ve never heard of that before but I’d be happy to tell our story!
Where did you meet your husband?
Well, we were both attending the LDS Business College and one day I was walking into my art History class and he was walking out and we “bumped” into each other. He lived down in the Provo area and so did I so he volunteered to give me a ride up there with his friend Michael Papworth.
What was the first thing you said?
I am pretty sure he used this line that he thought was so clever because it didn’t sound like a pick up line, but started a conversation. Come to find out later, that was his line that semester that he used for all the girls. How sweet. He said, “Hey, where are you going?” I probably said, “uhh…to art history…”
Where was your first date?
Honestly…I have no idea…We dated for a month or so in 2004, but I wouldn’t really say we went on “dates.” Second time around (about a year later) was definitely more of a relationship and I think that first date we drove up Provo Canyon to this girl scout camp and went to Chevy’s with my mom!
Where was your first kiss?
We drove up to Rock Canyon and hiked along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (I think that is what it’s called) and boom. It happened right there above the city lights. How romantic.
Did you have a long or short courtship/engagement?
I’m not really sure…we dated for about a month then broke things off for a year or so and the rekindled the flame the next year and were married 6 months later.

Where did you get engaged?
There is this gazebo on top of a mountain above Provo and I could never figure out how to get there. He found out the way and so we took a small hike and when we got there he had some friends set out roses and a wedding announcement that he had made and it had our names and our picture. He got down on one knee, pulled out a ring pop, and asked if I would marry him! I thought he was joking, but when I realized it was real I said, “YES.” Our friends were in the bushes taking pictures of the whole thing.
Where did you get married?
Oakland California Temple
How did the reception go?
It was absolutely fantastic!! The house we had it at was adorable and it was the perfect fall wedding! I wouldn’t change a thing!
The Honeymoon?
We drove up through northern California and then up the Oregon coast and ended in Portland for a second reception with Shaun’s friends and family.
Whose turn is next?
How about Alisha Whitman!

 

05

12/07

Dinner Ideas

9:18 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle

When Shaun and I were first married I was always excited to cook for him before he came home from school and work. I would try out new recipes and it seemed like there were a variety of different dishes. Now I am scrounging to scrape together something before I have to pick him up and most of the time I can’t think of anything quick so I end up waiting until he gets home and by then he is starving and just snacks on Cheez-its or chips until dinner is ready…by then he usually isn’t that hungry! Also, I have slipped into this habit of cooking the same few dishes over and over again!! It’s getting old. My mom said when we are living with them I can cook dinner for everyone so there will be food in the house and we can all eat together…so there won’t be as much room for experimenting because more people are going to be eating what I cook and if any of you know my dad he is the master chef in our house so my dishes need to pass his approval. Pressure’s on. I was wondering if any of you had some quick meal ideas that taste good too. Shaun’s mom and mine have given some great ideas over the past couple years…chicken rolls, tortilla soup, cheesy goodness (if any of you are interested, I can get you some of my regulars) Let me know what some of your regulars are!

100_0790As for our family and what we are doing…I wasn’t going to dig the Christmas decorations out of the storage unit since we are moving right after the holiday, but it just wasn’t feeling like Christmas so I finally gave in and put everything up yesterday! It definitely feels more festive and it is fun pulling out all of our ornaments and remembering the ones from childhood and also seeing all of the ones that we have acquired since being married. They all have stories behind them so it is fun remembering each one as we put them on the tree. I am excited to start our Edwards family traditions with Preston…it’ll be a little bit more exciting once he actually knows what is going on though! I hope you all enjoy this holiday season!

28

11/07

Blogging Junky

7:25 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle

We have had this website for quite some time now and I have just recently become some sort of twisted blog junky! I am not sure what happened but after I realized that other people have blogs too then I started jumping from one blog to the next, finding friends that I never knew had blogs…and then moving on to reading about people I don’t even know! Laughing with them crying with them (seriously.) It is kind a neat way to keep up with people that you don’t get to talk to very often. I get to read about Cooper and Alisha’s family and their free trip to Disney on Ice and the whole poop fiasco in the tub, I watched Tim bash his head into the light fixture while playing soccer in the house with Jackson, I can see where Amy and Burgess are going on their honeymoon…Marzee, you need a blog now. Having a blog really is a great way to keep in touch with those you don’t get to see very often. I don’t feel so out of the loop when I can hear about and see pictures of everyone’s lives. Technology is great when used right! Now I just need to balance the time I spend on the computer with the time I spend doing housework :)

My husband is at work right now. I miss him. It’ll be nice when he will have a set schedule and won’t have to work until 10 pm! He only does it once a week, but still! Ok, time to go scrub the bathroom, wish me luck! Love you all!!

24

11/07

Go BYU!

11:58 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle

Something weird happened to me today. Shaun left for the BYU vs Utah football game with his good friend Michael Papworth. Though my husband was nowhere around I turned on the TV to the “mtn” (Our local Mountain West Conference station) and watched the entire game. What? I even found myself pounding my fist on the couch or saying “go, go, go!” In all of my life I never thought I would watch a football game by choice, let alone by myself. It was a weird feeling but I thought my husband would be proud. BYU came out with the win, which was pretty exciting because at the end there it didn’t look like it was going to happen. Go Cougars!

I hope your holiday was enjoyable, we had a lot of fun up in Kaysville. Preston didn’t enjoy his first Thanksgiving as much as we did though! We walked through the door and handed him off and immediately the bottom lip shot out, his face started to wrinkle, and he just started wailing! 100_0648It was so sad (but kind of cute at the same time!) I think it was a mixture of hungry, tired, and all the new faces. He is getting to the point where he knows mom and dad and new faces aren’t as welcoming as they once were. Oh well, he warmed up as the night went on. He got to meet his new best friend Will Papworth…it’s kind of like an arranged marriage, but a friendship…and arranged friendship? Anyway, that would be great if they actually did become best friends!My mom’s high school best friend has a daughter who is now my best friend so it’s definitely possible. Well, our kid is asleep so we better get in some quality husband, wife hang out time. Hope you all have a great weekend!

19

11/07

Professor Edwards

12:09 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle,Shameless Plugs

100_0644We have this bow tie that my little brother wore when he was a baby. I finally dug it out this Sunday and put it on Preston. He looked SO adorable… unfortunately he didn’t enjoy it too much so we relieved him of the bow tie after the pictures, but at least we got a picture out of it!! We’ll try again when he is a little older!

17

11/07

We’ve had a Makeover

12:15 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle,News

Thanks to Christer for helping us with the new look. It had been 2 years, I thought we could use a change! Hopefully it is still easy to navigate.

glued to the BYU gameWell, we are sitting here watching the BYU vs Wyoming game and Preston is glued to the TV…I guess he has only been alive for a few months and he hasn’t had much experience with a talking, flashing box. It’s kind of cool if you have never seen one.

Well, nothing else is really interesting in our lives at the moment so I’ll come back when I have something exciting to say! I hope you all have a great weekend!

13

06/07

Almost 33 weeks!!

9:40 pm by shaun. Filed under: Janelle

32 weeks!

Hi! Here is a picture of me at 32 weeks…the belly is getting bigger and bigger! Crazy! Anyway, I just thought I would post a picture of my tummy since I hadn’t in awhile and I think it has grown a lot since my family saw it. Maybe it hasn’t but I feel like it has! He is still very active and it is getting harder and harder to bend over or even to pick up something from the floor of the car and get out of the car are getting hard!! It will only get worse, I’m sure! I haven’t started swelling yet, sometimes when my feet or hands are hot they kind of feel swollen but so far it hasn’t been bad. The temperature is supposed to get up into the 90’s this week, so I am not really excited about that but oh well! Anyway, I hope you are all having a great week! We love you!

28

05/07

Slide show

5:50 pm by shaun. Filed under: Janelle

I added in this slide show from our webshots gallery. It cuts people out of some of the pictures so if you want to see the full versions of them you are welcome to go to our webshots page! Camping was nice but even nicer to get home :) a couple sleepless nights for several reasons (I wont go into detail about them for you!)were definitely enough for us! We had fun fishing though! Shaun caught about 6 fish and i caught one! So that was nice and today we went with Nick and Lexie Cottle to 7 peaks water park. I couldn’t really do much but thats ok, it was still fun and nice to get in the water. We hope you are all enjoying this Memorial Day weekend! We love you all!

03

11/06

The babe…

4:56 pm by Janelle. Filed under: Janelle,News

We have been having problems with the pregnancy and, well, we received the news today that the little baby that was in me is not longer in there. But you know what, whatever happened was God’s will. We prayed that his will be done and that is just what happened. For some reason that little one wasn’t ready to come down. We will be trying again soon, and at the very least we know that we have been blessed with fertility which is a blessing that many women do not have! So, all of you who were excited to be grandparents, aunts, uncles…2nd cousins…no worries! It will happen soon…or at least in the near future so just keep waiting and we’ll be working on it ;) We love you all and thank you for your prayers!

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