Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Emi day

Trevor left back up to Metaline a couple days ago. Which means I am by myself. Sometimes I don't mind being by myself, but I really love being with Trevor. It's hard to be apart. But sometimes you just need time for yourself. So I decided yesterday (Tuesday) that I was going to have a much needed "Emi day." It was something I needed. 

I actually got ready for the day! I mean, obviously I shower, but I actually put real clothes on. I'm pregnant and I just want to lounge around in the only comfy clothes I can fit in. But I got all dressed up, actually did my hair, and put make up on for the first time in weeks and headed out to have a day for myself!

I started my day at the mall! What girl doesn't love the mall? I walked around for a bit and went to the stores that I really wanted to go to. Victoria Secret and Barnes & Noble! I love Victoria Secrets clothes and I love reading/books so my time at the mall was a success. I also had to go to Walmart to go grocery shopping and ended up with a lot more than I thought I needed. Haha, but it was nice to have some time for myself. 

My mother in law has been out of town for the last week and a half and to have some more "Emi time" I was in a cleaning mood. I deep cleaned the whole house! Dishes were done, kitchen was cleaned, garbage taken out, my bathroom was deep cleaned, my bedroom is actually spotless for once, carpets were vacuumed, the floors were swept/mopped and all of my laundry is done. You could say that I was very productive during my time alone! It's nice to have a clean house and my mother in law was pretty happy to come home to a clean house. Plus, before Trevor left we made some homemade bread! 

All that stuff is for my baby boy Bentley Jess and he's not even here yet! He's already getting spoiled and I know he'll be really spoiled when he arrives. Clothes, blankets, stuffed toys and many more things that are going to come down the road. I can't wait for him to get here! Only 3 more months and he'll be here! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The BIG 5-0

"Take his hand and with him enter in."
 -Boyd K. Packer.
50 days people. Only 50 more days until I can finally be sealed to Trevor for time and all eternity. I've been waiting for this day since I was a little girl and also when we decided that eloping was the best thing for us.

September 10, 2013 Trevor and I decided to elope down to the Spanish Fork courthouse. Two of his roommates agreed to be our witnesses, Trevor scheduled the judge for that afternoon and we got our marriage license that morning. We got a lot of heat for eloping, but Trevor and I talked about it and just decided it was better for us.

We still had two receptions, one in Utah with my family and friends than another one in Washington where Trevor is from. It was nice to have them so everyone could help us celebrate our marriage. Some people may not agree with our decision, but we knew it was right for us.

We have come a very long way and now we're down to just 50 days! Just under two more months until we can walk hand in hand into the temple and out a sealed husband and wife for all eternity. I never thought this day would come. I've had to wait for a lot of things in life, but this is one of the most greatest most special things I've had to wait for. 

Only 50 more days and I seriously can't wait. Eternity is almost here. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July & Trevor Jess

I'm really bad at keeping up with this whole blog thing, but I'm still here! 

Can you believe it's already July 2014?! This year sure has flown by, and before we know it our baby boy will be here! June and July have been some interesting months for Trevor and I, but we're still pushing along.

How was your July 4th? We spent ours with a good family friend out in Richland. Barbecue, games and fireworks! Pretty good day for us! 

July 8, 2013 is exactly a year since I started dating Trevor. It's crazy what has happened in just one year! From dating, to getting engaged, to being married, moving back and forth between states, a baby on the way, having crazy adventures and memories definitely made. I wouldn't trade anything that had happened. I couldn't ask for a better man to call mine. We're hoping and planning to be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity in just a couple of months.

July is also a big month for Trevor and I, especially Trevor. He just started his job a couple days ago up in Metaline Falls, working at a dam. It's a really great job opportunity and we're definitely not going to pass it up. 

Trevor is such a hard worker and dedicated man. He'll do anything to help our growing family. No matter what he has to do or if someone asks him for his help he is always there, willing to do it. He may not always like what he has to do, but he'll get it done even if it takes his time away from me. I sure got lucky on getting such a great man. 

Trevor is the most selfless, hardworking, caring, kind, funny, silly, willing, sacrificing, tender hearted, loving, good looking man I know. Plus, he's a great husband always thinking of us and putting our growing family first. I'm so glad I get to call him my husband and Bentley Jess will be lucky enough to call him dad.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Oh baby baby!

We have now hit the 4 month mark of this pregnancy! Man, it's been rough, but it'll all be worth it. 5 more months of pregnancy to go! 

Bentley Jess Simpson
Due: November 20, 2014.

Just in case you didn't know, we're having a BOY!!!!!!!!! We are so so so excited. I wanted a boy first, and Trevor wanted a girl, but he's still happy either way.

We seriously can't wait until our little Bentley is born. We are so excited to be parents. I mean, look at Trevor! He's going to be a dang good daddy. November can't get here fast enough! 

Also an update on our little family. Trevor and I will be making the move back to good ol Washington state, but to a different town called Metaline Falls. It's North of Spokane and near the Canada border line.

Trevor got a job offer and it pays pretty well, so we're going to take it and make the move back up there. Trevor will go up first, get a place for us and get all settled in and get a couple paychecks in. Then I'll go up and join him. Our adventure back in Utah wasn't that long, but we've made some more memories and another adventure awaits us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Couple Weeks of Shenanigans!

See that cute baby?! That's my little brother Chance and he's just the cutest baby. We love him! We seriously can't wait to be parents. November needs to come faster! 

We had another doctors appointment and got to see our baby! Trevor got to see it for the first time and also heard the heartbeat for the first time. We are so so excited to be parents and just can't wait until our little one comes! 

See!!! Isn't he just going to be a great dad?! Also, my little brother is just the cutest. 

4 more months people!!! Only 4 more months until we can finally be sealed in the temple for time & all eternity. It's been a long road coming for us. So many ups and downs, but it'll all be worth it. This is all worth it. 

September 10th, 2014 will be one of the most amazing days of my life. I already know it! It's going to be an experience of a life time! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Easter, Vacations and Struggles

I know Easter was awhile ago, but it was mine and Trevor's first Easter together as a married couple! I like to make a big deal about our "firsts" together. Ya know, like first Christmas, first birthday all that fun stuff. We got some of our favorites as well as stuff for our little one on the way! 

Recently last week, Trevor and I had the opportunity to go down to California with my dad and sister, to visit my brother Tyler and his girlfriend Misty. I haven't seen Tyler since 2012, so it was a nice little getaway to be able to see him after a couple years. 

My brother Tyler has had it rough over the years, but he's a very strong guy. He doesn't give up on anything and when you really get to know him he has a big heart. I love my brother and I know he can do some amazing things. 

The whole weekend was all about Tyler! Whatever he wanted to do, we were going to do as a family. We went out to eat a couple of times, also went to the beach and just talked about life and how things were going. Hopefully, it won't be another couple years before I get to see him again. 

Lately, I feel like I've been struggling with some things in my life. I've gotten way more emotional than I was before and I feel like I'm running on empty. I go from happy to angry in about 5 seconds and sometimes I feel like I'm not being my real self. 

Well the other day I came across this:

This is one of my absolute FAVORITE talks. Everytime I feel like I'm alone or struggling I turn to this. I feel like Elder Holland is speaking right to me. I'm reminded that I'm not alone, I have the Savior right there beside me. Also, good things will come, I just have to be patient and trust in my Heavenly Father. 

Life may not always turn out the way I want it to, but I know it'll turn out the way it's suppose to be.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Separation, Our Baby & Utah

We moved back to Utah! I came down on April 2nd and Trevor came down two weeks after. It was thee two longest weeks of my life. Being separated was hard! We're still newlyweds, but when we were back together it's like we weren't separated at all! I love my husband and can't wait to see where our life takes us. 

My first night back in Utah was spent at the ER. Trevor and I were FaceTiming and all of a sudden I had this really sharp pain on my left side of my stomach. I couldn't stand up, let alone walk. I called my mom crying telling her something was wrong. She came downstairs to the apartment to help me and I decided it was best if we go to the hospital.

We had no idea what was happening. I've never had anything like it before. Well, it ended up being kidney stones. Worst pain I have ever had, and hopefully I don't have to go through it again. So we spent about 4 hours in the ER and finally the kidney had passed. The plus side is that, during my ultrasound tests the lady gave me a picture of our baby! 

I LOVE being back home! It's been so nice to be close to family and friends again. I've missed my family a lot and now we get the chance to be near them! My little siblings love having me around again and they love playing with Trevor. 

November 2014

Well, if you've seen the pictures on Facebook, it's true. Trevor and I are expecting!!!! We are so excited and seriously can't wait. We're due in November of this year. We can't wait to be parents and are so excited for another adventure in our life. 

Mothers just have this crazy feeling and they know everything, right? Well, this may sound weird, but I just knew I was pregnant. I knew it was our time to become parents, and lo and behold, it's coming true! I was so so excited after we took the tests. We wanted to wait at least awhile to tell everyone, but as you can see that did not happen. When you have something exciting to share, you gotta share it with everyone! 

Thanks to my mother in laws good friend Desi McCombs for helping us take pictures to announce it! We had so much fun and she did an AMAZING job! So glad we asked her to help us. 

Now I'm hoping these next months fly by! I seriously can't wait to be a mom and for Trevor to be a dad. November is going to be another special month for us! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

•Spread the word to end the word•


Have you ever called someone the word, retard? Even in joking or playing around? It may be a joke to you guys, but it's serious to some people, like me. I come from a huge family. I have 14 younger siblings and most of them are Special Needs, not retards. There's a huge difference.

My siblings aren't retards, same with everyone else who had a mental disability or are handicap. They are people and human just like me and you. Special needs people have some of the biggest hearts I know. They're also some of the happiest people I know. 

I have 14 younger siblings, let me introduce you to them. (I don't have pictures of Blake or Connor, I couldn't find any with them

Savion: 16 years old, Sophomore in high school, has Autism, loves Mario, loves his best buddies, loves music, can memorize anything he watches/reads/hears, has a huge smile on his face whenever I hear him and loves his family so much. Just because he's autistic doesn't stop him from being happy.

Blake: 13 years old, 8th grader, loves playing video games, he's very smart at math and other subjects, likes basketball, wants to grow his hair out to an afro, likes going to mutual every week, always talks about his best friends, wants to adopt all the kids in the world, loves being a part of our family.

Kaden: 12 years old, 6th grader, Shaken baby, shunt in his head, loves helping take care of his siblings, likes riding his bike, loves playing outside, loves dancing, likes to play the wii, likes going to scouts every week, loves singing, has a really big heart.

Jaida: 11 years old, 6th grader, loves to play house with our sisters, loves taking care of babies, likes going to achievement days, very good at spelling, likes helping our little sister Lexi a lot, loves being mom's helper.

Hunter: 11 years old, 5th grader, Down syndrome, knows sign language, loves playing the wii especially Mario kart, is very smart, loves to dance, loves ramen noodles, has the cutest laugh, and is always smiling.

Mya: 10 years old, 4th grader, was in a school spelling bee, is very smart and good at school, likes to play house and be the mom, looks out for the siblings younger than her, is Arionna's best friend, loves to dance and sing, also likes to be mom's helper.

Arionna: 9 years old, 3rd grader, born with a cyst on her brain, loves to sing and dance, help take care of her younger siblings, likes to swim in the pool, likes to go to her best friends house and play, also likes to be mom's helper, loves to do art stuff.

Bryce: 9 years old, 3rd grader, has sickle cell anemia, loves to play with his brothers, loves Spongebob Squarepants, likes to go outside and ride his bike, likes playing wii with our siblings, he also likes to be mom's helper, he likes to read and play, likes going to scouts, has the cutest smile ever.

Gavin: 8 years old, 2nd grader, Down syndrome, loves to play with his big brothers, is very smart, loves swimming in the pool, likes playing outside, loves playing video games with Hunter, gives the best big hugs, can make you smile when you're down or having a bad day.

Connor: 7 years old, 1st grader, born with half of his brain, likes to smile and laugh, loves playing with Bryce, likes to read, he also loves Spongebob Squarepants, very smart, also loves to swim in the pool, loves playing outside, likes helping mom.

Grayson: 6 years old, 1st grader, Down syndrome, loves watching the older kids play wii, loves watching tv, runs around everywhere, likes food a lot, likes talking in his own little language, loves giving hugs.

Alexa: 6 years old, 1st grader, has spinabifida, loves doing hair and nails, really loves her big brother Colton, his very smart, likes to laugh, loves to dance and sing, likes playing with Chance, loves her older sisters, loves swimming, loves being sneaky and help mom.

Zach: 4 years old, as far as my mom and step dad know he can't hear, see, or speak, but he loves being in front of the tv, loves being cuddle and rocked in the rocking chair, Arionna likes to play with him, he's always rocking comfy pajamas. So glad I got to meet my new little brother on my last trip to Utah.

Chance: 7 months old, has no arms or legs, he's learning to roll over, likes watching tv, the girls love to help take care of him, has the cutest little laugh and smile, likes to be held, has the cutest cheeks ever.

Our family has grown over the past little bit. My mom and step dad are going to be so blessed for what they're doing. They have the biggest hearts. I never thought I could love my siblings so much. Yes, they may have special needs, but that doesn't stop them from being who they really are! They're not retards. They're people too. They have feelings, just like me, you and everyone else in this world. 

Words can't express how much love I have for my younger siblings. They have a special place in my heart, along with my mom and step dad. My family is truly awesome. So before you go and call someone a "retard", if they're special needs or not, think twice about it, because it really does mean something to people. People aren't "retarded." People are people, no matter what they have.