December 30, 2010

It's a Christmas Miracle!

...that we survived! I absolutely LOVE Christmas! I love the family parties, the amazing food and treats, the anticipation of Christmas morning and relaxing in my new pj's all day with my sweet babies and Chad. But I honestly have got to be the worst ever procrastinator when it comes to getting ready for the Holidays. I did not actually start my Christmas shopping til the Monday before the big day (yes- 5 days before Christmas). I really thought I'd have more time to go, but Ava is getting too old to take shopping for her own presents (she remembers EVERYTHING), and Nixon is at the worst stage ever to take shopping. He won't sit in the cart anymore and 20 pounds in one hand and shopping with the other while I push the cart with my stomach is just way too much for me now! And Chad is so busy with work and school, it just came down to the wire this year. But needless to say, we survived another Christmas. Ava thought it would be a really good idea to get really really sick on Christmas Eve. So we were up at 3 a.m. in the bathroom with her. Sad day..her new Christmas jammies did not make it to Christmas morning. She was so sick! Luckily she was still really excited to see that Santa made it to our house and she perked up for the presents. Nixon got sick the next day right on cue, so our break was not as relaxing as it could have been. But we were able to spend time with both of our families. We went to North Ogden for a day to be with my family and then headed down to Orem for a day to be with Chad's. Both homes were perfect and it felt like Christmas. We played games, watched movies, made DELICIOUS fondue, went shooting and went to Tangeled. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Here's to hoping for a Happy New Year!

December 02, 2010

Going Private.

Dear anyone out there who enjoys looking at my blog,
Due to some disturbing occurrences and people with absolutely no boundaries, I am going private. I have always been bugged by private blogs, because it's a little annoying to have to log in. But as of late, I UNDERSTAND. :) So sorry for cursing private bloggers in the past - I'm joining your ranks. I would like to invite you to read my blog in the future. I promise to be better at updating, too!! I'll make it worth having to log in to read! Please just go ahead and leave me your email address if you want to be able to read! Thanks!


December 01, 2010

Who I Am

I am... Jennilyn Hadley Talbot, a wife and a mother of 2 insanely beautiful babies. I husband is sexy. I really do. I want... to be a good mom. I compare myself way too much to other people. I'm trying to learn that I have strengths where others may have weaknesses, but I'm working on that one.. I have... a lot to be thankful for. I feel fortunate to say that "I have" everything I need- an amazing family (brothers and sisters who are truly my best friends in this world), parents who still love me no matter what, and children who think I can do no wrong. My friends have stuck with me for a long time! Good friends are hard to keep, but for some, it just feels more natural to keep apart of my life than to live without. I wish...on stars..still. I really do. I don't know if it's a little childish or immature, but I call it a habit. I may never stop wishing like that. I hate... contention. I will do anything to avoid it. Anything. But sometimes that's hard for me, considering that there are moments when confrontation needs to happen. I'm working on it. I miss...the "worries" that I used to have in high school. Seriously- if all I had to "worry" about now was who was going to ask me to Prom or what I was doing next Friday night, I'd be sleeping much better at night! I wish that my "big" concerns then were all I had to be concerned about now. Now I worry about where to live, making sure both of my kids are cared for and safe 24 hours a day and paying the bills. Life was a little different then. I fear...a lot of things. I am a scaredy cat, for sure. I'm afraid of heights, spiders, snakes, fast cars, losing a loved one, etc. This list could go on and on. I feel...excited for the Holidays and spending so much time with Chad and our families! I love this time of year!!!
I hear...Nixon breathing in his crib next to me and Handy Manny on the TV. I smell... my delicious Scentsy burning from the kitchen. I LOVE the fall/Christmas scents! I search...for acceptance. Mostly every day. I'm hoping I realize I'm not 16 anymore so I can stop doing this. I don't know why I care, I just do. Wish me luck. I wonder... where we'll be in 5 years. The past few years for us has been insane and I literally could not have imagined things going the way they did. So I'm always curious what lies ahead for our little family. I regret...Cutting my hair. I love...Chad. With everything I am, I love Chad. I also love Ava and Nixon more than I know how to say. They are my entire life now. I care...about the weather. I look on's weather a few times a day. I am such a nerd. I always...kiss Chad goodnight. I am not...crafty - at all. I wish I was and I'm super jealous of people that are. I do not have the patience for crafts. I was kicked out of girl scouts for never participating in arts and crafts time when I was 8. This is just the way I have been for years, I guess. I believe... The unplanned life is no less a life. I stole that from T but I truly believe it. I the kitchen for Ava and Nixon. I'm a terrible dancer and Chad makes fun of me, but my kids think I'm hilarious! They laugh really hard when I dance, so I do it often. I sing...all the time. It's embarrassing because I'm not that great, but in college I would make little spontaneous musicals for everything I was doing. I haven't stopped. Ava does the same thing now, too. I don' to lose. Ever. I write...lists. I enjoy checking things off my list. I even write down things I have already done, just so I can check them off. I Scrabble EVERY time! :) Hence, Chad will no longer play with me. I keys in my purse every day. I need to do something about that. I never...drink diet soda. It's Dr. Pepper, or nothing! I Christmas music year-round. I love it. I can usually be Target. Another weakness. I am scared of...everything- we already covered that. I read:...not as often as I would like to. I am happy about...the furniture RC Willy's just delivered to my house. Thank you Chad!!

November 14, 2010

Beautiful Moments with my Babies

No words needed. I love my babies.

Ava 3.5 Nixon 7 mos.

November 07, 2010

Unseasonably Warm Fall= Happy Jenn

Fall has always been my ABSOLUTE favorite season! I love the colors, I love that crisp air, the smell, everything. The hard part about an Autumn in Utah is that it usually lasts about 2 weeks. Fortunately for me and my little family, this Fall has been amazing. The awful summer heat is gone and it has been perfect. This has allowed us to be outside every day. While we are new here in Salt Lake, it's been fun to find new parks, go on long walks and visit the zoo. I hear there is a big storm coming tomorrow which makes me want to cry. So here are some pictures of happy Autumn times this year.

November 06, 2010

A little witch story.

Once upon a time there were some really cute girls who all lived together in Logan. Yada yada yada.. we still love each other!! Here are some pictures of our little Girls Night Out at Gardner Village where it was Witch's Night. We had such a good time and ate so much that it felt just like college nights all over again! Thanks for the good times, girls!

Testing, testing

Trying to figure out what is wrong with my blog. So I have been having a hard time with this blog..On my last post the comments were disabled and I have no idea how or how to fix it. So hopefully I'll get this thing fixed so I can post something!! Has this happened to anyone? If so, how did you fix it?

September 23, 2010

Hello World.

It's true. I have taken a break from the blogging world. For some reason, I just go through phases of really loving to blog and then really avoiding the computer all together. We have had such a fun summer! Ava is seriously the funniest little girl to hang out with. She is non-stop. And Nixon has been the most perfect baby any mother could wish for. Since it has been so nice, we have not stayed inside much. We have been so busy the past few months, it's been hard to really keep this blog updated! So finally, after several comments from friends and relatives, I am giving in and posting some pictures and details. Ava is now 3 1/2 and weighs 31 lbs. Ava is just my little helper. I love her! She is already Nixon's second mom. Like today, while I was in the shower Ava was "watching" Nixon for me and decided to help him out by reading a book to him. When I got out Nix had eaten almost an entire page out of the book. Ava was so proud of herself for helping and thought it was hilarious that Nix liked to eat paper. Nixon is just about 6 months and weighs just over 18 lbs...He is just solid! Nixon got his first tooth 2 weeks ago and he started crawling last week. He is growing up SO fast. Am I the only mom who cried when their baby got his first tooth? It is just going way too fast and I want to push the pause button on him.
Chad is currently working in Salt Lake at MindShare Technologies as a Business Consultant. He absolutely loves it and is doing a really incredible job there. He is also doing his MBA at the U of U which keeps him SO busy. We are moving to Salt Lake tomorrow to be a lot closer to him and eliminate his commute and 11:30 p.m. drive home. I'm just doing the same stuff. I've really loved living here in North Ogden. I have some really really good friends here and I love living just down the street from my family, so this move is totally bitter-sweet. But it will be a really good thing to finally settle down somewhere, so I'm really excited for that aspect of this change. Anyway, blah blah blah - here are some pictures!

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