How it all began...

I have seen this on a few people's blogs so I thought I'd do it too...

1. Where did you meet your husband? I can't believe I am about to divulge this information -- ugh, here goes. Clint & I first met on LDSLinkUp (which is supposedly not a dating site, but like the Facebook of Mormons -- BUT, at the same time we were engaged there were 2 other girls at my work who were engaged to guys they met on the same site). He sent me an email just saying it was weird that my name was Jana and I knew ASL because he had a sister named Jana who was deaf. We emailed back and forth for a few weeks, talked on the phone for a few weeks, and then met when he came out to Utah during his spring break (he was still living in Dallas at the time).

2. What was the first thing you said to your husband? "Hello? Can I call you right back?" -- The first time he called me I immediately asked him if I could call him back... how rude. He thought I was blowing him off. The real story is I had another boy over at my apartment and wanted to get rid of him so I could talk to Clint. I did call him back and we literally talked all night. We only hung up because it was time to leave for work.

3. Where was your first date? I picked Clint up from the SLC airport and we spent the evening at Temple Square. It was such an incredible day. I already knew him so well from talking to him so much and it was so great to finally have him there!

4. Where was your first kiss? At the airport when I picked him up. That is embarassing but it's the truth. :)

5. Did you have a long or short engagement/courtship? We first started talking in January, first met in March, got engaged in August, and got married in November.

6. Where did you get engaged? In the mountains outside of Kingman, AZ. I had flown out to Dallas to drive back with Clint because he was moving to Utah. On the way, we stopped at his Grandpa's house and we got engaged while we were there.

7. Where did you get married? The Salt Lake Temple. We were going to get married in Mt. Timpanogos but it was closed that week.

8. How did your reception go? It was awesome! It was at the Alpine Art Center. We were worried no one would come because it was the day before Thanksgiving, but they did and it was wonderful!

9. The Honeymoon! We got married on a Wednesday and went to Park City for the weekend. It was great. The only downer was that we were there for Thanksgiving and couldn't find anywhere open to eat so I'm pretty sure we ate food from a gas station for Thanksgiving dinner.



Dallas' first bath at home. I read in all of these books that baths are a great way to relax your baby for bedtime. If crying and screaming at the top of your lungs is relaxing, then I agree...

My son was born with a mullet... no joke. So, at the ripe old age of 3 weeks, my wonderful friend Liz cut it off and welcomed Dallas into the world outside of the trailer park.

Thanks to the best employers in the world (who also happen to be the best parents in the world), Dallas gets to come to work with me. It has been a bit of an adjustment, but he really enjoys his home-away-from-home under my desk... right next to the trash can.

Again, not his favorite thing in the world, but he is getting better at it. I love watching him squirm :)

I see a lot of this. Clint LOVES snuggling his sleeping son.

And this is just a really funny story that I thought I would share.... Dallas loves TV (see evidence below). Sad, I know, but it's true. I am really looking forward to the day when the TV can act as a baby-sitter for short amounts of time (did I just admit that out loud?). So, yesterday morning before work I had Dallas on the floor in the family room while I was getting ready for work. He was thoroughly enjoying the Friends episode that I had playing on the DVR. He had been quiet as a mouse for almost a full half hour so I decided to go upstairs and grab a few things we needed to bring with us. As soon as I got upstairs, he started screaming. I was so flattered thinking my son missed me... wrong. When I got downstairs he was still staring at the TV screaming. The show had ended. So I started a new show and he shut right back up again. Wow. Do we have a couch potato on our hands?


He smiled!

I don't have any pictures of it and Clint hasn't seen it so I'm not even sure he believes me, but Dallas decided to smile at me yesterday. I went in my Mom's office to get him while I was at work. I picked him up and then I kept talking to my Mom and he started breathing weird so I looked down and he was staring at me with this HUGE grin and was so excited he was breathing really fast! Since then, he has done it a few times... always right when I pick him up. It makes every minute of sleep I have lost so worth it!


Merry Christmas!

Here is our Christmas card, which most of you will get in the mail if I ever get around to actually getting it and Dallas' birth announcement printed :). So, if I don't.... Merry Christmas! We love you all!
Also, for Family Night on Monday we went to see Santa. Trust me, Dallas was ecstatic.