Friday, December 30, 2011

Top 10 of 2011

Darrington family Top 10 of 2011
-*Bryker was born on Feb. 3rd*
-Terry reached the half way mark with OT school
-We got to get together with the whole Haney clan to
celebrate Grandpa Haney’s 90th birthday
-We were able to go to Jill & Kade and Kaci & Ryan’s sealing
-Sarah and Bryke got to party all day long every day
-We got a brand spankin’ new bed and are now
in sleeping heaven after 2 years on a rock
-Bryker got 3 new cousins: Hunter, Jaxson and Rebecca
-Terry’s brother Cody came home from his mission
and we all partied in SLC
-Terry took hunter’s Ed and caught the hunting bug
-Sarah crafted her little heart out all year long

We have had such a great year and can’t wait to see
what next year has in store for us! We hope you are
all doing well! Happy holidays from the Darringtons!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas!

 Christmas lasted the whole month long for us this year and we loved it! It started with the annual Webb Christmas party where we tackled a giant family picture-the entire Webb family was there! Then we headed to Filer for our Haney Christmas. While we were there Jill and I got to play in an alumni basketball game. We definitely didn’t play like we used to but it was so fun to just be able to play together again. The whole family came out and we exchanged sibling and cousin gifts and then we had our own little Christmas with my parents before we took off-thanks for such a great visit and making our Christmas bright Mom and Dad! And finally we got to spend Christmas at Terry’s parent’s house. Terry says he can’t wait until Bryke is bigger and gets excited for Christmas because then it will be more fun but I already think it’s pretty great! I love the excitement of Christmas morning! Our holiday season was a great one and more important than where we were or what we got we are so thankful for the true reason for the season-our Savior’s birth. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

craft fair left overs!

Check out my facebook pictures to see pictures of all my craft fair leftovers! I have a quilt, 2 pillows, wipescases, magnets, book marks, lucky penny key chains, paper ornaments, I-spy bags and bean bags. Go take a look and make me an offer if you see something you like!
(here's a link to the first picture)   (



$10 each


large $5 small $4



Monday, December 5, 2011

just right

Today I went to get Bryke out of his crib and as he reached his little arms up to me I had one of those moments where everything just clicks. You know when you know you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be doing exactly what you’re supposed to be doing. Some days staying at home all day with my little monster is pretty tough but then I have little moments like this and it makes it all worth it. It’s in these little moments that I realize that my life is truly blessed. Yes I have horrible green carpet, Ter always leaves his shoes right in front of the door and Bryke has started to bite but if I look a little deeper I see whats at the core of those silly complaints; that I have a warm house on a cold day, a loving husband and a happy, healthy baby boy. For every little thing that I could complain about I have 100 more to be thankful for. I just had a great day today and wanted to remember the feeling. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

10 months

Where does time go? And how does it go so fast? No way can by baby be 10 months old he was just born yesterday! I look back at pictures from the week he was born and it really just boggles my mind. My not so little baby is now almost a year old! Lots of first for our little man this month:

o   tried black licorice for the first time (and much to my dismay and Grandpa’s liking he loved it!)
o   took his first steps at Grandma D’s house on November 27th. He is getting braver everyday and starting to let go of things and take a few steps all on his own. I’m pretty sure he’ll be a pro by Christmas.
o   turned into a little biter! ahh!
o   has quite the little attitude. We tell him no and he tells us just what he thinks about that
o  started to get a little bit shy with stangers but is still quick to smile
o   will eat anything and everything
o   has started to snuggle and we love it

o   SLEEPS THROUGH THE NIGHT!!! (thank heavens!)
o   says mama when he wants me, gives big open-mouthed kisses and waves
o   has a 6th sense for when people are in the kitchen and will be there as quickly as he can
o   started to learn how to go down the stairs
o   has 7 teeth
o   My most favorite thing that he does is reach up for me. I don’t why but I just love it :)

We love you Brkye!

Friday, December 2, 2011


             Isn’t it funny how in life sometimes when you get what you’ve wanted so badly and for so long your not so sure you want it anymore. This last week I’ve gotten a taste of this. Ter has been doing one of his fieldworks here in Pocatello. Our whole married life Ter has been in school. It’s been homework, study, study more and then more homework, while squeezing in some work whenever he could and on top of all that being the best dad and husband a little man and wife could ask for. Needless to say he has been a very busy guy for a pretty long time. So what I have wanted so badly is for him to be done with school and finally get a break and just have to work and get to spend more time with us. Well now that I’ve got it {even if just for a few short weeks} I’m not so sure that it’s all I thought it would be.
               His school schedule has always been a little crazy but there has always been breaks or a day when he didn’t have class at all. This last semester he didn’t start before 1. A lot of times during these breaks he was studying but at least he was home and we could pop in make him take a break. But now, while he’s doing his fieldwork he’s gone from 7:30 until after 6. He’s so busy that it’s hard to even get a text in. 
               This probably just sounds like complaining but it’s not it’s just me trying to wrap my head around all the changes that will be coming our way when Ter is done in a year and a half. Change is hard, even good changes.But maybe time could slow down a bit so we don't have to be real grown-ups so soon. But on the other hand being .real. grown ups has so many opportunities for us! Moving somewhere closer to home, a house of our own, a puppy!, an actual income and so much more. Like I said change is a little rough no matter what the kind but this change even with the tough spots is going to be great. Thanks for working so hard for us Ter and I guess this whole rambling post could be summed up in one little sentence-I miss you {a whole lot} during the day!