I Made Some Things.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I remember everyone telling me that once you get married, you hardly ever see your husband.
With work and school schedules you get dinner and the evening together, then you fall asleep, wake up, and repeat.
Well I'm here to tell you that you really hardly ever see your husband when you marry a football player. 
Summer is nice. 
Not much is happening football related. 
Then Fall camp comes and well... the rest is history.
My amazing husband is currently on a plane that will be landing in Connecticut any minute now.
You better believe I've been praying, and checking my phone every few seconds to see if he's landed. 
The BYU Cougars will be taking on the UCONN Huskies Friday evening and my handsome husband will be returning around 4 in the morning.
Then he'll be on another plane the next weekend.

I'm not trying to sit here and complain because really, I am SO grateful that we get this opportunity.
I'm so grateful for the BYU football program and how much we are loving it so far.
Those boys sure are spoiled ;)
And, I completely support my husband in this dream we both have been dreaming up together since high school. 
I'm just sitting here alone in our condo, eating cookies and cream ice cream, praying my husband is safe, and kinda really wishing he were next to me.

Anyhow, the actual point of this post was to post a few pictures of some of the crafts I did since Hunter was in Fall camp.
I had a whole lot of fun in Michaels, and a whole lot of fun putting my new wreath and sign together. 

Because football season is here, and I am SO beyond proud of all the hard work my husband has put in to be where he is, I decided to make a wreath to show him how happy he makes me and how I'll always be there supporting him. 

The spot above our T.V was looking a bit empty after I took down my seasonal decorations. 
So, I decided to make something to hang for the off seasons!
I am fully aware that my handwriting is well... bad. 
But, I wanted this sign to be in my handwriting to make the verse more personal. 
Also, paint is difficult. 

And, that is all!
I think I'll go make dinner now.

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

p.s. Hunter just texted me, he landed safely. Phew! 


In My Head

Monday, August 25, 2014
If I had hundreds of dollars to spend on fall decorations, I would spend it all in a heartbeat.

I bought maternity pants the other day. They were pricey. But SO worth it! They are heavenly. Like, I don't know why non-pregnant people don't wear them on a daily basis.

I also found a maternity raincoat at H&M for $5. Score.

We can find out the gender of this little one inside me in just one week. I can't believe it! However, we'll see if we really can. Hunt's football schedule is kinda getting in the way.

Speaking of our little bug, he/she is the size of a naval orange. Aww our little naval orange :)

Also, I'm kinda starting to see a little something. Well, mostly after I eat.

The Swiffer sweep and trap is reallllllyyyy great. I never wanna use a broom again. I'm loving that these Target gift cards from our wedding are still existent.

Fall camp is over! Football season is here! I got to go on TWO dates with my husband this past weekend. TWO! That's really an amazing thing considering we hadn't been on one in what felt like forever due to Fall camp.

We did our first fireside last night together. I love the youth. Probably cause I still feel like I am one.

Apparently an epidemic of hand foot and mouth has broken out in Utah County. And I work at a daycare. You better believe I've been washing my hands like a crazy woman.

I think that's all for now.
Time to go pick up the husband from his evening lift.
Ps: He still eats more than I can keep up with

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


ohhh cravings

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
You know that beloved first trimester of pregnancy when (well for me) NOTHING sounds good except for the food you don't have to make? (aka eating out) Well, and sometimes that doesn't even do it...

I'm currently eating strawberry flavored eggo waffles with tons of butter and syrup.
Because today, they sounded good. But tomorrow, they probably won't.
Grocery shopping is a struggle these days.

Here's a few of the random staples that got me through the first trimester:
lean pockets. the breakfast ones.
smoothies. preferably the tart ones.
(it sure is a bummer I'm not working at jamba anymore)
the tri tip steak salad at cubbys. now I want one.
crystal light. The pomegranate lemonade kind. turns out it actually has aspartame in it. ugh!
Fruit, fruit, and more fruit!
re-fried beans and rice. not from a can, but from a Mexican restaurant. 
pickles. only if they're dill and a little spicy. Like I drank the juice the other day... woah.
Popscicles! especially lime ones. That actually taste like lime. Not the dumb "artificially flavored" kinda-tastes-like-lime ones. 
can't forget ice cold water. But, I prefer pebble ice.
Scrambled eggs, hash browns, and bacon bits all mixed together in a bowl with cheese and salt. 
Mac N Cheese. But not the boring regular noodles. The shapes. 
Yellow Gatorade. I dunno, it's good.
Orange juice! They say your body craves what it needs. apparently I need folic acid. 
I promise I'm not high maintenance...

So far, the second trimester hasn't been too much different.
Although, I am noticing that I have an appetite more frequently so that's good!
And, I feel like my pallet is getting slightly bigger. 
It's funny, I haven't thrown up once... and really it's been a pretty easy pregnancy for the most part.
But heartburn, that's a mood killer.
And it happens often.
But I'm not complaining.
Because this little human inside of me is everything I've ever dreamed of.
So here's to the second trimester!
And tums, thank goodness for tums.

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


We've got some news!!! :)

Monday, August 11, 2014


Deciding when to have a baby, is kind of a serious thing.
You get married, and suddenly everyone is asking when you're going to start adding on to your family.
Most of the time, my answer was... "oh, when we feel like the time is right." or "we'll just have to wait and see!" because really 1) That's nobody's business but you and your husband's and 2) Everyone seems to have an opinion and you never know if their opinion will be in your favor.
So, I decided that the baby making thoughts, plans, and excitement would be left between Hunter and I.

A week before Hunter and I got married all I could think about was what we were going to do about the rain, what dress I should run out of the reception in, what props I should bring to our first look photos, how the sealing ceremony would go, and of course my excitement of becoming my high school sweetheart's wife. Hunter on the other hand, was thinking about something much different...

We were talking on the phone, you know the lovey dovey we're engaged and life is perfect kind of talk.
There was a little silence and Hunter broke it by saying: "So, when do you want to start trying for kids? Like a month after we get married?"
"Hunter, let's think about that once we're actually married" I said both shocked but also not at all. 
We moved on from that conversation but it lingered on in my mind. We're getting married. We can start a family together now. Finally. After years and years of dreaming about being parents together, it's happening! Well, it can happen.
And, it was both terrifying and SO exciting at the same time. 

Once the wedding was over and it was just us two up in Utah, I couldn't imagine life getting any better. 
Of course that conversation still popped into my mind every now and then, but most of the time I just pushed it away because we were having fun and I just wasn't ready.
Sometimes, Hunter would say things like "Sundays will be so fun when we have kids running around, I'm so excited!" or "I can't wait to come home to you and the kids and have them jump on me."
Each time it made me smile as I could see those same happy visions too, each time my mind wandered back to our conversation about starting a family. 

I began working at a daycare. Which now, I can see was Heavenly Father intervening on my behalf.
My boss worked really well with the older kids so I was constantly on baby duty.
I was nervous, like so nervous, each time one would cry.
I didn't have much baby experience but I couldn't let their moms see that. So, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and one by one fell in love with each baby as they slept so sweetly and peacefully in my arms.
Oddly enough, I started to miss those babies once I got home. 
And once again, my mind thought back to our conversation a week before getting married.
"Is it really time? This soon? Everyone will think I'm crazy. But... I want one of my own."

I got super sick the first month I worked at the daycare.
Not only that, but I got super sick from my birth control.
The two combined left me feeling miserable constantly.
One Saturday morning I woke up and threw up everything in me.
Then it happened the next Saturday.
Then again the following Saturday, on my birthday, while on vacation in St. George. 
I was fed up and told Hunter we were going to Target to buy a pregnancy test. 
I knew I wasn't really pregnant but still took the test. 
When only one line appeared, I sat on the bathroom floor and cried.
Not because I was relieved, but because I secretly hoped it would be positive.

The next weekend we decided to go to the temple.
I sat there, knowing I needed to pray. Knowing I needed to ask Heavenly Father if it was time. Knowing I needed to stop pushing my doubts away and see if it was my time.
If it was HIS time.
When my answer came, full throttle, my eyes welled up with tears and a huge smile came over me.
Hunter looked at me, "Aleigh, what?"
"We're going to have a baby Hunter, it's time."
We both left happy as could be and agreed that I would take my last pill right before my time of the month. 
"Hunter, I'm going to stop taking my birth control, but we are not trying. I'm not going to cry every month if I'm not pregnant. We're just not preventing it anymore."

I woke up on June 11th, more tired than I ever had been. Even after 10 hours of sleep.
Hunter was getting ready for school in the bathroom.
I sat up to talk to him and my body ached... especially my chest
I knew I was pregnant this time. And if I wasn't, something was seriously wrong with me ha.
My test was in the bathroom Hunter was in.
I made conversation with him until he went to go make a sandwich.
I ran into the bathroom, grabbed the test, and secretly went into the other bathroom.
I closed the door and turned the fan on so he couldn't hear me open the wrapper.
I took a deep breath, and my eyes were already welling with tears.
I turned the test over, waiting for the results.
It was the longest 4 minutes of my life.
But then those 4 minutes were over and I waited one more because I was so nervous.
I flipped it over to see two very clear pink lines!
Those tears were overflowing at this point.

I wanted to tell Hunter in a fun way, so I kissed him goodbye for the day and watched him walk to the car before I danced around the kitchen with joy.
I kept holding and feeling my tummy, there's a baby in there. 
OUR baby is in there!

I told Hunter later that day and I am SO glad I captured it on camera! It took some serious sneaking around to make it so he didn't know I was filming. His reaction was priceless. It went from the "Oh. My. Gosh." face to "I'm SO excited" so quickly. 

We are seriously thrilled about this new journey!
I'm 13 weeks and so anxious to find out what the gender is in just a few short weeks!
We love this baby to pieces already.
Hearing the heartbeat for the first time had me in tears in seconds.
I'm not showing yet.
Nor have I thrown up...
But, I absolutely know this baby is there and I cannot wait to meet him or her!
We're going to be parents in February! Yayyy!!! :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

A Little Moore

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wanna like cooking a little Moore?
Wanna like crafting a little Moore?
Wanna feel a little Moore inspired?

Me and my adopted (on my wedding day) Moore sisters have decided to start a little blog with all things crafty, yummy, inspirational, etc... to share with each other and everyone else!
We're all so excited to start blogging together and share all we know with the rest of the world. 
So stop on by and see what we have to offer :) 

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

How Did I Get So Lucky?

From This:

To This:

Sometimes, I just stop and think... "How on earth, did I get SO lucky?"

Apparently I'm not the only one in the relationship.
However, I tend to keep those sentimental thoughts to myself.
Hunter on the other hand, never lets me forget that he feels so lucky.
I could really learn a thing or two from him...

As I was getting ready in the bathroom the other day, I put the music on my phone on shuffle just as any other day, and proceeded to get ready.
A song came on that I used to listen to in high school, like on repeat.
At first I just started to sing along, but then a flood of memories came back to me as i realized I would sing that song while day dreaming about married life with Hunter back in the day.
Then things got even more sentimental when a song I would listen to while he was on his mission came on. 
And to make matters even more emotional, the song we danced to at our wedding came on.
I got teary eyed but quickly tried to brush it away.
Hunter was lying on our bed but popped up and laughed when I started to dance along. 
He looked at me, shaking his head, with that smile I fell in love with and said,
"How did I get so lucky?"
And, I always remind him that he just so happened to dive into that pool the summer of 2008 right as I walked in. Which totally made me fall in love with him right then and there. But really, my heart melted just as it did back when we had our first kiss that summer night in 2009. And, when he first told me he loved me. And, when he asked me to marry him. And, it still melts over the simple little things. Because after 6 years of dreaming of these moments we're experiencing now, I can't help but feel like the luckiest girl in the world. 

All my love,
Aleigh Joy