Welcome to Our Blog! These are the stories of our crazy busy lives. We're an east coast met west coast stuck in the middle family who loves to cook, play games, and just have fun. We love our little boys, Jarhead and Lego! Enjoy and Leave us Comments!


Day 3-A picture of you and your friends

This one is tough- I could post forever! I have so many friends in so many places.....
but here's a few i guess :)

there are sooo many more i could post! but i'm tired- we just enjoyed a little Halloween party with some friends and i'm soo beat!


Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name

well- this is a boring one!!

Our blog title is DeAnna and Matthew- no explanation needed there..

One day I'll come up with a new one.... Now that's it's on my mind....:)


Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

i just gave 10 in my last post so i've just added 5 more :)
1. i love being pregnant. i'm sore and i'm tired and i'm a bit moody, but i really do enjoy it. i love when matthew talks to our little guy and i love when we feel him move. i won't be pregnant forever, and i'm glad about that, but while i am, it's a different type of challenge. plus- i haev a place to put my hands :)

2. growing up, i wanted to be an actress. i thought they were so smart because they all new the words to song not on the radio, or could all do the same dance moves. i didn't realize it was all rehearsed until i started in an acting group.

3. i've been in 9 schools, plus college.

4. i've lived in 5 states, but 20 some houses. (only 4 of those were in college)

5. i hate being hot and sweaty but i hate snow. fall and spring are the best seasons.

30 day Challenge

i've been a bit of a slacker at posting so I saw this on another blog and decided to give it a whirl. i may suck, but i will try :)

30 Day Challenge
Here is what you do:
Each day of the month, write a blog post according to these guidelines below:

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name

Day 3-A picture of you and your friends

Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have

Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to

Day 6-Favorite super hero and why

Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them

Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days

Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped

Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends

Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one

Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Day 14-'A picture of you and your family

Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play

Day 16-Another picture of yourself

Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them

Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future

Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23-Something you crave for a lot

Day 24-A letter to your parents

Day 25-What I would find in your bag

Day 26-What do you think about your friends

Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge

Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?

Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?

Day 30-Your favorite song



What a cool day of the year! Plus- it's my favorite number!
So, to "celebrate" I'll tell you a couple groupings of 10.

10 things you may or may not know about me:
1. Growing up, I thought I was going to marry "Walker, Texas Ranger". I know, weird. There were all the popular people of the time, the backstreet boys, and NSync, and JTT, but no- i watched and taped so I could rewatch every episode of walker, texas ranger.
2. Matthew and I have a battle every day to see who could say I love you mostest first. On  Jan 1, 2008 I thought I was so smart by telling him I loved him mostest for the year. He then told me he loved me mostest for eternity. We still play, but it's true, he has won.
3. I say some words "weird". Matthew reminds me of this often.. One of those words is "mine". I think I say it right, but he says I say it like the "Mayan civilization"
4. If I could go back to school, I'd go to be an interior designer. It'd be so fun to design people's houses all day.
5. I don't really like taking showers, but once I actually get in, I never want to get out. I think it's that I subconsciously know I'll be cold once I get out.
6. I love the video game Civilization. I don't play nearly as often as I think about it.
7. While I never want to start cleaning, once I do, it's kind of addicting. I like to turn on my music and just get everything done. It's a refreshing feeling to sit down afterwards and know that everything is where it should be.
8. I love the Harry Potter series. I never wanted to have anything to do with Harry Potter when I was in high school. My best friends loved it and watched the movies and stayed up late for the releasings but I never cared. Matthew convinced me to start the first book a few summers ago. I reluctantly agreed and haven't put them down since. I love the books, the movies, the video games, the books about the books. I'm really sad that the end is near. 
9. I use to HATE putting up decorations. My dad would usually have a special night for every holiday where we decorated. I didn't like hanging lights, doing the tree, etc. Now,  I hate that I don't decorate for every holiday, and every season, and just for whatever. I make my own decorations, I convince Matthew to let me buy decorations. I hope my kids aren't like that. I love it!
10. My life is truly wonderful. I have the most wonderful husband who is my very very best friend. We're having a little boy in December and I'm so excited to meet him. I can't imagine what my life would be like without my litle family, my best friends, and the wonderful blessings I have in my life.

10 things I learned this year:
1. I have the greatest family I could ever ask for.
2. 8 year olds are exhausting. But, I still love teaching them.
3. Everything works out according to plan.
4. Sometimes, we don't think that's how life is going but in the end, it's right.
5. I knew the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true before this year, but I have had countless experiences this year that have reminded me of that.
6. We don't get everything we want. sometimes, it's just a candy car.. sometimes, it's a job, a house, or something else bigger.
7. The DC area is not as cool of a place to live as it is a place to visit.
8. I miss my family tremendously. I miss those in PA, CA, IL, and everywhere in between. I wish I had more money to spend to visit them more often.
9. I never thought that I could live with and never want to be without one person in my life. I never thought that I could fall in love all over again every single day, day after day. Again, I also knew this before this year, but I sure love being reminded each morning.
10. I enjoy working. and I don't miss school. Learning was cool, but tests, doing things that are required without getting a paycheck- not cool. Work is busy and stressful sometimes, but I'm glad I do something I enjoy.

10 of my favorite things:
1. Matthew
2. My little boy (who I'm still waitingggg to meet)
3. Bright Colors
4. Sunshine
5. Chocolate Milk
6. Video Games
8. DIY projects
9. Chocolate
10. Baking

Life is good. Heading outside because it's still so bloody hot in this apartment!



Ahhh.. i love fall. I love when it's not so hot it makes you sweat or so cold that you need a jacket. It's 79 today but I'm even happy when it's 70. the sun is still shining, at least so far. I hate gloomy days...

i'm also soo excited for the 3 day weekend. i get to be with my cute hubby the whole time! :)


Sept Fun

September came and went and I can't believe it's October already! It's just unbelievable!
The beginning of September, we went to PA for a 4 day weekend and I had a GREAT baby shower thrown by Dani and Dad with help from DesDes and Gram and other family. I just loved it and everything was perfect... The food was great and there were great people there and we got a ton of great stuff. Our little guy is sooo spoiled already!

Hope you enjoyed some pictures. More are on FaceBook if you want to see them :)

The rest of September was filled with a visit to Grams for yummy food, a conservation pick up day with the cub scouts and a bunch of church stuff! Good busy!  Conference was also AMAZING!! I'll post some from my favorite talks soon...