Monday, November 15, 2010

Landon Carter Mangum

profile of Landon
Friday we had an ultrasound & found out we are having a boy!  I am so excited I can't believe we are half way thru with this pregnancy it is flying by so fast.  Everyone has told me to just enjoy this time because it flies by & it is true.I have spent so much time trying to figure out how to get ahcccs (government health care) so that we could afford a baby. When we were denied I didn't know how I could enjoy buying things but I had a really great weekend with My mom & Paul's mom getting things for my son.  Paul was so cute when the ultrasound tech said it was a boy he threw his arms in the air said yes!  He wore a blue shirt just to help his odds & it worked because I had on a pink bracelet & it wasn't enough.  We are so lucky & grateful to have such a wonderful support system of family & friends that want to be there to help us even if it is just to lift our spirits. We love you all! It was great to have my mom & dad & Paul's mom with us Friday!

Profile of Landon

heart beat
Paul was really impressed by the heart he has heard it with the heart monitor but when he got to see it he thought it ws so neat how fast it moved!

It's a boy


hand my mom said he's trying to say " I love you"

his face

It's a boy

landon's profile

his spine it is amazing what they can see on an ultrasound!

landons profile he has a cute button nose!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

 I feel like I always say this but wow where has the time gone I get on my blog to see what I last wrote about and realize I have a month or more of pictures on my camera that need to get printed & post.  Well going in cronilogical order September 24th was my niece's birthday she turned 11 & if you look at the pictures this time next year she will be taller than me yikes!  At Jade's Birthday of course we had to take belly pictures. I didn't want to because I didn't have one yet.  I really still don't soon I am sure, but it is good to see the stages we are all in.



Then October 14th I had activity days at my house and because it is October we needed a Halloween theme so we had a newspaper fashion show.  It was so fun to seen the girls use their imaginations and help each other get glamed up.  you can see their fun personalities in each picture



The girls

Then the next day October 15th Ashlee, Mom, and I went to Tuscon for the U of A Jazz show case workshop.  Ashlee and I danced Saturday & Sunday so much fun.  Ashlee and her group got to dance in the showcase Saturday night it was a great show I just wish there were a few more upbeat numbers contemporary slow sad pieces are more of what that show case is about however the facaulty show friday night was full of fun dances even the the contemporary pieces were happy.  The only thing that would have made this more fun would have been if Bethany could have come too.

 Then sadly we lost Grandma Mangum Monday October 11th we had sevrices for her in Thatcher & she was put to rest in the Pima cemetery next to Grandpa Mangum.  The services were so beautiful and of course the silver lining is we got to spend time with family.  We were sad not to have Carrie and Zachary there with us but Carrie was still in the hospital after just having Zachary.


Friday, August 27, 2010

August in review

Wow it is almost September & there was so much that happened in August to talk about! 

1st Paul painted my dance room it is super cute & I can't believe that I have practically filled every class I have here out of my house I am truly blessed to have been given such an amazing gift that I can share & I am fortunate to do it out of my home.
Then August 5th was Kyle's birthday & the funny thing is I had a close friend & a cousin have baby's on his birthday.   I think it would have been his 23rd birthday, I can't say I was sad but definitely thoughtful of all the wonderful things that my heavenly father has given to me & guess that is really what August was for me a time to reflect on all that I have.  We tragically lost him at the age of 3 but I know his mission on earth was complete because he had bigger things to take care of on the other side. These pictures are the way I remember him I just wish I could have found the picture of him with 3 pecans in the shell in his mouth because is a funny picture & a funny memory.
Then it was Deanna & Gary's Anniversary sorry I am not sure how many years but I definitely love being part of their family.  they have always made me feel like I was always suppose to be their family.
Then it was my 6th wedding anniversary Paul & I have had a really great 6 years & I can honestly say that I love him more now than I did the day we got married. He is the one person I know I can count on as we continue through our life's adventures.  This year so far has brought many adventures good and bad but I has made us love each other more & learn more about each other it is really great to know that we can still learn new things about each other I guess that is what getting old feels like you relearn new things all the time.
For our 6th anniversary we went to the Grand Canyon.  I had never been & it was beautiful  Paul went when he was young but wanted to go again when he could really appreciate it.  We had so much fun exploring & spending quality time together.  I felt really out of shape up their but then my husband lovingly reminded me that we were in a higher altitude & didn't make me fill bad for being out of shape what a gentlemen!
Finally today is my parents anniversary I think it is their 27th because I am 25 and they got married 2 years before I was born.  My wonderful parents fell in love and did everything they could to give me & my siblings everything that we could want & helped us reach for our dreams.  I could not have asked for better parents.  I remember my mom working at my dance studio to pay for the dance lessons that have given me my career & the fun of pageants and getting a whole week with my mom & sisters being really girly, & I remember my dad taking us on bike rides all over Thatcher & being able to fix anything my dad like to take credit for my dance ability, I will give him credit for my love dance because he loves to dance just as much as I do.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Email Address

I have a new email address

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Salt Lake Trip May 2010

Paul & I went on a wonderful trip to Salt Lake May 20-23 2010 to see Grandma Mangum & escape life for a little while that was such a great idea as we had been running our selves ragged.  What started out as a relxaing get away quickly started srtessing us out.  We decieded to leave thursday night so we could get a full night sleep then have fun for 2 1/2 days well thursday nights I taught dance in Mesa so the last flight out of Pheonix was at 8:35 I finished teaching at 7:00 so we hustled over to the airport I changed in the car good thing for very dark tint in the back seat & years of side of the stage quick changes while trying to be modest it pays off in real life! We got to the parking lot just to watch the bus leave so we had to wait 10 minutes for it to come back. Everything was still going fine until we got to security.  We only had 5 people in front of us so that shouldn't take very long only it did there were 2 grandmas trying to go thru security in front of us & they packed everything but the kitchen sink in their purses after the sent their bags thru 3 time we are panicing but some one got the bright iidea to just dump everything out so they could see what was there. thank heaves because then it moved things along faster.  Now picture "Home Alone" or any other movie where people are running to the airport to get to their turmenal we get their & the man taking boarding passes says "Paul & Alyssa Mangum" we say yes are we the last ones he says " No just the only ones with the same last name." Well we were the last ones they shut the door behind us we barley made it on time. We relax for our hour and ten minute flight then we land and get our luggage and our rental car no problem we got an upgrade free because advantage ran out of economey cars.  So we got a sweet Ford expedition with heated leather seats which I used every time we got in the car.  Then I tried to navigate us to the Radisson no luck the two time we had to turn around then Paul pulled over looked at the directions and safely got us to our hotel we later found out we were practicly in Sandy where his Grandma, Aunt, & cousin live.  Well once we are at the hotel we think finally we can go to bed nope.  We get checked in & we hae 2 full beds when we asked for a king so we go back down and the only room left with a king bed has a handicap bathroom that was horrible the shower was a hose and to drains in the  floor so we flooded the bathroom when we took a shower but we would have to sleep in seperate beds in the other room so we took it for the night.  we slept great because we had sleep number beds.  I would recommed a Raddison just because of the beds.  The next day we went to breakfast because we go it free from the room mix up. It was so good I loved the food at the hotel resturant.  After that we went & suprised Grandma Mangum she is so cute she opened the door thinking we were her neighboor and she took a step back in shock I worried we would give her a heart attack but she was fine.  we went & saw her every day but she made me cry the last time because she didn't want us to leave it broke my heart because we never know if we will see her again.  We went to Paul's Uncle Deny & Aunt Lorien's house to see what they were up to ans Laura & her son Brooks came by it was nice to visit with them.  Deny recommended food by our hotel & we walked down to the Sky box and it started raining so we ran to the resturant. When we order our food we thought we could eat most the food but the portions were huge! The food was great we just didn't even come close to finishing. so after we got back to our hotel we decide first thing in the morning we would go get warmer clothes & an umbrella because it was going to be cold & it was while we walked around temple sqare it started sleating in May I was horrifed! We hurried across the street to Deseret Book to warm up I have never been to one this big I could have bought everything but then I would have never gotten it all home so we bought a few books and called it good it had stopped raining so we walked to the the Lion House pantry for lunch it was really good I loved their bread I took some back to our hotel whith me and snacked on it.  We went to dinner that night with Kyle Wright and his wife Lindsey they were such great company we ate at chili's that is always good. Then we went to the Jordan River Temple and walked around. The next day we went to JB's For Breakfast then checked out of our hotel and head home we knew that a freind of ours was heading home from Utah the same time we were we just didn't excpect him to be on our flight it was really funny to ride home with some one we knew.

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