Through all the craziness this holiday season brings I was reminded today what Christmas is really all about. It's not about the gifts or the flashy lights but it's about our savior and his birth. His life was perfect, he was perfect, and his plan is perfect. He was sent to earth to be crucified and resurrected so that while we are on this earth we can have the atonement. His plan is perfect and I will be eternally grateful for my savior and what he did so that I may return to live with my Heavenly Father. Our savior has done so much for us and this Christmas season I try to think what I can give back to him. To give just a little more to my fellow men, to be obedient and try just a little harder to be more like him. To love as he did. He doesn't ask much from us but I feel as though I owe him everything. His love for us is eternal and this holiday season i hope that we can all take a step back from all the worldly things in our lives and reflect on our savior and what he did for us. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!!
This is our first Christmas being married and even though there are going to be a lot of changes with how we do things we are still very excited!! It wasn't feeling a whole lot like Christmas for me last week. Maybe it was because our tree wasn't up or maybe because I had no Christmas decorations up, but we finally put up our tree and it's now feeling like Christmas. Our tree is very simple and small but we love it! We love that it's OURS!! Everything is ours this Christmas our tree, our new traditions. We are so excited to merge our family traditions together but come up with our own as well. Of course the tradition of pajamas on Christmas eve will continue as well as many more, but we have been having fun coming up with our own family Christmas traditions. We have decided that every year we will donate a few toys to different toy drives, make gingerbread houses, and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas. I am sure that more will develop over the years but so far that's all we have. =) This Christmas is going be very different than what we are both used to but we can't wait to spend it together.
I got a new job working for the school district and I am loving it!! I am working as a support staff substitute and I love it! Right now I am in a long term position at Jo Mackey Elementary School and I am having so much fun! I am in a Pre-K class and so I am with 4 year olds all day and they are so cute! The teacher I am working with also is really nice and really easy to get along with so that's always a plus. I am in this position until January or so so it's going to be hard to say goodbye but for right now I am just enjoying it. I can finally say I love my job and I enjoy going to work!!
We have a new addition to our little family!! Kyle and I got a puppy about 2 weeks ago. His name is Rex and he is such a cute little guy! He's about 9 weeks old now and he is such a playful puppy. He loves chewing on everything that's not his toys. His favorite is shoelaces and of course shoes. He is such a curious little guy too. He likes to get into everything and check out his surroundings. He truly is a puppy and we are having so much fun with him. He is a great addition to our home and we just can't get enough of him.
Lily Berniece Hansen was born on October 8, 2010 at 10:23 am and she is perfect! She was 6 lbs 14 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. She is a beautiful baby girl!! Lily and Kristin were released from the hospital the next day and they are doing great! We are all so excited to have Lily in the family! Congratulations Kristin and Chad you guys have a beautiful family!!
Happy birthday to me!! Last Thursday I turned 23 and unfortunately Kyle had to work but I managed to keep busy during the day until I got to see him. My birthday morning started off with breakfast in bed. It has always been a tradition in Kyle's family so it was really sweet of him to keep the tradition for our own family. After Kyle went to work I just relaxed until I went to lunch with my dad and brother. It had been awhile since I had seen my brother so it was really good to see him and the 3 of us had such a good time talking and catching up. My day continued with going over to Chad and Kristin's house to watch our niece Mattison while they went to the hospital so Kristen could be induced to have their new baby girl. During Kristin's whole pregnancy I kept telling her that she should have Lily on my birthday so when it could possibly happen I was really excited!! Watching Mattison is so much fun her and I always have such a good time and I just have so much love that little girl. Being an aunt is so much fun so spending my birthday with Matti was the best. The whole day she kept saying "happy birthday kim" it was really cute. That night we went to dinner with Kyle's family at Maggiano's and then after went and visited Kris in the hospital. Not much had changed so Lily being born on my birthday probably wasnt going to happen which was totally fine with me. When we left the hospital we went back and had cake and opened presents. I got so many good gifts I really was spoiled. My 23rd birthday was one I will always remember and I can't thank Kyle and our family enough for making it such a special day for me.
I have discovered Rod Works and let me just tell you all that I am OBSESSED!! It is my favorite store and they have the cutest home decor. I can't just go in there and not walk out with something. I can spend hours in there!! If you haven't been there you should go you will love it!! The pictures are a few things I have gotten to decorate my house and I am in love!! =)
Thank you Priscilla for introducing me to these fun collages!!! They are so easy and fun i just love them!! This was when Kyle, my mother-in-law, and I went to Bountiful for our friend Danny's wedding. It was an adventure getting there but when we finally made it at around 4am it was all worth it. The sealing was beautiful and the happy couple looked great! The Bountiful temple is one of my favorites it's absolutely gorgeous so I was so excited to finally go inside! I love being in the temple! The spirit that is there is special I just love it. Thank you Danny for inviting us to your special day!
all within 5 years!! Kyle and I have been together for exactly 5 years today and it has been the best 5 years of my life. Life with Kyle is so much fun and I wouldnt know where I would be without him. He is my best friend and the best husband ever! I love you Kyle thanks for choosing me and sticking with me for the past 5 years. We just have eternity to go!! =)
This past weekend Kyle and I went to Utah for a Millett family reunion and this time I am actually a real Millett!! =) The reunion was only on Saturday but we made a vacation out of it. We played at his dad's house on friday and then went down to Tropic Utah on saturday. I had never heard of Tropic but it's where my father-in-law grew up so I was taken on a little tour of the tiny town and was shown the house where Robb grew up as well as his parents old house. It was fun being with my new family and being introduced as the new member of the family. I love Kyle's family and we always have so much fun together. After the reunion there was a firework show because of it being Pioneer Day so we all bundled up and watched the show and talked. It was very relaxing and nice to just hang out. The day after we went to a few stores around town and took a ton of fun pictures and as you can see we got a couple good ones. lol Other than that we just took it easy and had a fun weekend with the family.
This is a survey for all of you married folk. Fill it out & don't forget to tag other married couples on your friend list. Don't forget to tag back the person that sent it to you.
1) When was your wedding day? April 10, 2010
2) What day of the week was it? Saturday
3) Did you get married in a church? Las Vegas Temple
4) How many in your wedding party? there were 7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen. they were the best we had so much fun with them!
5) Where was your reception? at my church building
6) How many guests were invited to your wedding? oh geez i dunno like 400 or more!
7) How long did you wait to Tie The Knot after your proposal: about 4 months...they were the longest 4 months of my life!!
8) Who did you hire as your photographer & videographer? my really good friend Stephanie Patterson did our pictures. She's amazing if you need a photographer go to her shes amazing and so much fun!! My cousin Brian was our videographer! He's amazing too! They both did such a good job!
9) Did you have a DJ or a band? none we just had an ipod going
10) Did your father walk you down the aisle? No...we don't do that kind of thing in the temple.
11) What color were the bridesmaid dresses & groomsmen vests? Bridesmaids wore a black knee length dress with a pink sash and the groomsmen wore black pants black shirt and a pink tie.
12) Who was your Maid Of Honor/Best Man? my sister was my maid of honor and im not sure who was kyles best man he has 2 brothers so i guess they both were...i dunno =)
13) Did you have a Bridal Shower? Yes, I had 2 thanks to my lovely sister and awesome aunt! They were both really fun and I got a ton of fun things!!
14) What type of limo did you get? we didnt have a limo we just had Kyle's car...exciting i know!
15) Where did you go for your Bachelorette/Bachelor Party? Well we all went and got a mani pedi and then went to dinner at Buca De Bepo. It wasn't anything huge but it was a nice way to spend my last night single and it was fun having family and friends with me. =)
16) What type of wedding gown/tux did you two wear? I wore a GORGEOUS gown that i absolutely LOVE!! i wish i could wear it more i love it that much and Kyle wore a black tux with a pink vest and a pink and black striped tie. We were lookin hot on our wedding day!
17) How was the weather? It was perfect!! it was a little windy at the temple while we were taking pictures but after that it was perfect!!
18) Where did you go on your Honeymoon? We went to Orlando, Fl and went to disney world and the beach! it was very relaxing!
19) What was your favorite parts of your wedding day? My favorite part was the whole day but I think some of my favorite moments was when it hit me that Kyle and I were finally married and that we were going to be together for eternity. I also loved taking pictures with my bridesmaids right before the receptions. We were so wild and crazy it was the best!!!
20) How long have you been married? 3 months and 1 week! they have been the best 3 months and 1 week ever!! i love being married!
So it has been awhile since i have posted anything so in this post im just going to sum up the past 2 months for our little family. June was a fun month for us our really good friend Jordan got married to the love of his life Kristen and we couldnt be happier for them. Kyle was a groomsman and he was lookin H-O-T in his tux!! =) We are so excited for Jordan and Kristen and even more excited that we have another married couple to hang out with!! June was also Father's Day and since Kyle's dad is living in Utah we spent the holiday with my dad here in vegas and we had such a good time with my family! We spent the evening playing bocci ball and had a bbq! Kyle and I kicked my dad and Tiff's butt in bocci ball but it was a pretty close game they put up a good fight! =) Even though Kyle isn't a dad yet and won't be anytime soon (don't get any ideas) I got him a tie for his first fathers day gift. my mom also got him a card and a huge bag of cereal. lol for those of you who dont know my husband is obsessed with cereal. lol I am so blessed to have such an amazing dad who is such a great example to me and who loves and cares so much for his family. I LOVE YOU DAD!!! I am also blessed to have such an amazing husband who will makes a great dad one day to our children!! I am so grateful for the fathers in my life!!! June was also my brother in laws 25th bday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKE!! To celebrate we went to dinner with the whole family and opened gifts and ate cake! July has gone by so fast i can't believe it's almost over!!! On July 3rd we went to a 51's game with Kyle's family. The 51's lost but we still had a good time. It was so funny there was a little girl in front of us with a foam finger and Mattison really wanted one so she was constantly asking Kyle and I to get her a finger! it was so hard saying no to her she was so cute saying "Kyle can you get me a finger please?!?" how can you say no to that?? she is so stinkin cute!!! oh i just love that girl!!! There was also a really good firework show after the game and poor Matti got scared but I think eventually she enjoyed it like the rest of us! On July 4th we hung out with my parents and grandpa and had another bbq and set off fireworks. It was very chill so it was nice. Kyle turned 22 on the 6th and let me just tell you he was SPOILED!!! =) he is very loved thats for sure!!! With my family we all went to PF Changs for dinner and then afterwards opened gifts and ate cake with extended family. The one thing he really wanted was a new stereo system for connie (his car) and so my family all pitched in and got him one so he was really excited about that. With his family we got together and his mom made her awesome lasagna and after we went bowling as a family. Kyle is very loved and had a great bday!! Last week Kyle and I spoke in church for the first time as a couple!! I wasnt too thrilled when we were asked. I think the last time i spoke was when i was the youth speaker so it has been awhile. I was asked to speak on how to build a gospel centered home and kyle was asked to speak about how to use the priesthood in the home. Both of our families came to support us and everyone said we did a good job even though i was super nervous!! I am just really happy it's all over now! =) That has been the last 2 months for the Millett family! I have pictures to go along with this post but those will come later!!
So about 2 weeks ago Kyle and I got called into the Bishop's office at church to have an interview. I knew right then and there that one or both of us was going to get a calling!! Well turns out I was right and I was the one that got a calling! The bishop said the Lord was still working on Kyle. =) I am now in Young Women's serving as the beehive advisor and I am so excited!! My mom, step mother in law, and aunt all have the exact same calling so this is going to be really fun bouncing ideas back and forth about what kind of handout to make or how to make lessons more exciting for the girls. My step mother in law and step sister in law have a website called www.greenjellowithcarrots.com and they have the cutest handouts, games, primary talks, and relief society ideas ever! you name it they have it so if youre in need of any of that please look at their website its awesome!!! I will be using it all the time because i really want to make things fun and exciting for the YW in my ward and I want to keep their attention and get them excited about the gospel. This calling will be hard for me in the sense that I have to teach like every week and that scares me but im trusting the lord that he will help me get over my fear and that I will do great! Other than that I am so excited and ready for this calling. I love working with the YW and even though I still feel like I should be in YWs it will be fun and I really hope they like having me as a leader!!
So im kinda obsessed with craft blogs and i found these really cute crafts i want to try. i'm not sure when ill have the time to actually do them but look how cute they are!! one of these days i will find the time to make these because i just think they are so cute and fun!