Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall Fun

Since we are back in Utah, I have wanted to take full advantage of the beautiful fall. It has been so pretty, and even though I think it has been a little too cold, I have enjoyed the changing leaves. We wanted to do some family pictures up the canyon in the fall leaves, so Craig's sweet sister took some super cute ones! Thank you Whitney!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Working hard for the money

The Hansen home is a happy and grateful place these days. Craig got an amazing job. He is the General Counsel for a the company Ferrox LLC. We are so grateful for this opportunity. He will be able to learn so many things and he is working with his best friend, so he has great co-workers. As I look back over the last year, I can't believe how things have happened. For some reason things just weren't working in Arizona, we loved it there and we never understood why we felt we needed to come back to Utah. I guess prayers are answered in ways you don't expect. Now that we are back, we now understand the purpose of some of the past events. I am so proud of Craig and all he does for our little family. I am grateful to his new job and great friends we have in our lives.

Friday, August 5, 2011

6 Months Old

It seems like just yesterday I was bringing my little newborn baby home, and next thing I know she is 6 months old! I am SO SO blessed to be a mother. I never knew or understood the love of a mother until I became one. Mary is our world and I am grateful everyday for her. I love this little girl with all my heart!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Miss Mary

I LOVE having a girl! My mom and I went shopping and we found these super cute little sunglasses and of course I had to buy them! I put them on her and she loves them, she never tries to take them off, (she must be my daughter) she loves her sunglasses.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Yes that is right we moved back to Utah. Craig and I had such a "great plan". I got pregnant, he graduated from Law School, he passed the bar, and we could both work until I had the baby and then he would provide for our little family and I could stay at home. Oh wait...I guess the Lord had a different plan for us. Well part of our plan worked out accept the job and living in Arizona part. When Craig had found out he had passed the BAR we were SO excited! He had some meetings with some law firms, and an offer was made however, it was for a while out (once they expanded their offices to bring in new attorney's) they told him they would let him know as soon as the expansion was complete. However as Mary came into our lives and we felt more than ever he needed to find a job, we felt he couldn't wait for them to call him "when they were ready to expand" he needed a job. He continued to look, and nothing was seeming to work out. So we decided to go to a place where he had more contacts to help him get a job, that's right UTAH! I had felt for some time that we needed to come back, but I fought it. I LOVE AZ and we had a great life there. I had amazing friends, a good job, and the weather was amazing! I didn't want to leave I was happy. As the months kept going by and nothing was seeming to work out, I continued to feel more and more that we needed to go back. We needed the support from our families and he needed to get a job. So after many tearful prayers and pondering about what was best for our family, we made the decision to move back. I was a wreck! I knew this was best for my family but it took so much faith on my part to actually do it. I don't think I am spiritual enough to take this huge of a leap of faith. But we did it. Since moving back some small little things have worked out already. There are times that I find myself missing Arizona so much, but I am quickly trying to remember that everything happens for a reason. We are supposed to be here, I don't understand what the reason is right now, but hopefully soon I will know. I am so grateful to be around family again. I want Mary to know her Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and extended family members.

A new start

Okay since SO much has happened in my life, and since it has been two years since I have posted, I have set a goal to keep up on this whole blogging thing. On February 2, 2011 I had a beautiful baby girl! I am so smitten and in love with my sweet Mary! I am so grateful to be a mother, and never understood the love of a mother until I became one. Craig and I lives have been turned upside down, but in such a good way. My heart melts when Mary looks at me and smiles.