Monday, December 21, 2009

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the BABY in the baby carriage...

Yes its true we are having a baby!! We are very excited, a little shocked but excited! I didn't quite believe it hence the 6 pregnancy test!! (fyi, Albertson's locks up their pregnancy tests). The baby is due June 30th! I am 13 weeks pregnant, although its been a long 13 weeks. I have been pretty sick, thank heavens for Zofran!! Tipper deserves to be blessed! He has done great putting up with me! Besides being sick, I have been so tired, I go to sleep between 8 and 9 every night, which leaves Tipper to hangout by himself. I believe he has gotten really good at the xbox in the last 13 weeks! We got to hear our baby's heartbeat today for the first time. It was really neat!! It made this feel more real!

We hope everyone has a great and Merry Christmas!! We are excited to spend our first Christmas together!! I sure am so grateful for Tip in my life!! I sure got lucky when I found him! He will be a great dad!! He is already really good a changing diapers!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Family Pictures....

We had Parduhn family pictures taking at my Mom's birthday bash. Its been a long time since we have had pictures done. It was fun, windy and hard to get all the kids to look at the same time but I think they turned out pretty dang good! I sure love my family! The whole gang!
The Parduhns: Jake, Wendy, Matt, Ella and Sophie

The Christiansens: Courtney, Jami, Jadi, McCord, and Ryder

The Harris's: Tipper and Nikki

The Parduhn: Zach

The Morgans: Linzy and Karson

The originals!

The grandkids: Ella, McCord, Matt, Jadi, Ryder and Sophie

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mom's 50th and 3 month anniversary...

Last week was my Mom's 50th birthday! We decided that as a family we would spend the weekend as a family. So my entire family ventured down to St. George! We sure had a blast! Its been along time since we all have been able to have a vacation together! Even though Tip and I live here it was still a type of vacation for us!! We spent the days playing games, swimming, had a mean game of bocchi, and spent the day up and Zions! We then had a great party for my Mom. We had homemade Cafe Rio salads, Zach put together a great movie or my mom's life and Linzy made and amazing scrapbook full of letters from each family member. We also did hilarious skits!! The Parduhn clan read a great poem (Matt is an awesome reader!). The Christiansens did a great skit about the day in the life if Kayla! Then Linzy wrote an awesome song that the Morgans, Us, and Zach sang. We laughed and cried!! It was a great weekend. We don't get to spend enough time together. But every time we get together we really love and enjoy each other. I have an amazing family! My mom is so great!! I love her so much!! I hope she had a great birthday!! Here are a few pictures (sorry random order)
Mom opening presents with the help of all the kiddos
Our singing....we sounded....well its the thought that counts right.....

Jadi and McCords imitation of my mom in the tub with Big Red!!

Tip and I in Zions

The whole group.....

Matt and Jadi.... Quite the posers!!

Mom and Dad and the grandkids....don't mind Jami's head!!

Tip and Cordy

Jadi and Matt waiting for the shuttle

The boys spot according to Mccord

Decorating Halloween cookies

Bocchi....a serious game...
The winning team... Jami didn't let anyone forget that!!


I love this guy!!!
We also got to spend time with Tip's family on Sunday and Monday for Raegans Baby Blessing. It was great to see them too!! We are both blessed to have such amazing families!! We are so lucky!!
*****ALSO, today is Tip and I's 3 month anniversary!! I can't believe its been 3 months!! It has gone by so fast!! I love him more then ever!! He is honestly my best friend!! We have adjusted to being married pretty good I think!! We have learned a few new things about each other but we still are TOTALLY in LOVE!! He is great!! I can't remember my life without him!!******

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the price you pay for marrying a nurse...

His cute gown!! He looked hot in the dress.....(hehe)

Post op....yes he is alive!!!

Marrying a nurse isn't all its cracked up to be just ask Tipper. On our honeymoon I diagnosed him with a hernia. Since I work on a surgery floor I talked to one of the surgeons and made an appointment. We met with him last Monday and sure enough he had a hernia. So this morning we had to be to the hospital by 5:45 a.m. and he had his hernia repaired! The surgery went great and he is now home in bed asleep. Poor Guy!! Guess its the price he pays for marrying a nurse!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

update on the Harris House

I've been trying to put up pictures from our wedding but for some reason it won't let me!! I will try again tomorrow!! But here is a quick update!!
~We have been married for almost 7 weeks!!
~We LOVE LOVE our new house!! Decorating has been so fun!!!
~We got called to be primary teachers and are really excited!!
~We got a new niece Raegan Harris and new nephew Ryder Christiansen a day a part from each other.
~We have really enjoyed being married!! Tip is such an amazing guy! I fall more in love with him everyday.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


We had a fabulous honeymoon in CABO!! It couldn't have been more incredible!! We stayed in an unbelieveable house!! We drove scooters into town everyday. We went to the beach, snorkled, parasailed, swam and ate!! WE loved it!! I did get a case of food poison (don't drink the water in Mexico, includes ice!) BUT other then that it was perfect!! Thanks to everyone who helped make our honeymoon very dreamlike!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Harris

We are MARRIED!! We finally made it!! We got married on July 18 in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. The wedding was perfect minus it was the hottest day of the year (100 degrees!). Thanks to both our families for making our day perfect!! We then headed off to Cabo and had a dreamlike/fairytale honeymoon (thanks Stephen and Marsha!). Minus one case of food poisen and a nasty bee sting (Yup, that only happens to me!!) We are back in St. George and moving into our new home!! I will post pictures of the wedding, honeymoon, and new home soon as we get settled!! I just wanted to post and say a huge THANK YOU to every one that came to our wedding and supported Tipper and I! We love you all!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Its been a while since I've posted!! I have been super super busy planning the wedding, working, and going back and forth between St. George and Alpine and Tremonton for showers and other wedding stuff. Crazy to say the least!!! We are getting closer the the big shin dig and CAN'T wait!! I can't believe we have less then a month!! YAHOO!!!!

Here is some of the countdowns that I have going on for the next 28 days!!!

~Only 4 more times we have to attend our singles wards!!

~I only have to work 11 more shifts!!

~We get to close on our house! (hopefully July 1st!)

~I get to recieve my endowements on July 10th in the St. George Temple!

~Only 1 more holiday!

Things seem to be working out for us in the best ways and I am so grateful for that!! Tip is still amazing and I can't wait till we can be sealed together!! I honestly don't know what I did without him!! He has brought so much joy to my life!! I totally love him!! He is my keeper!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Home Sweet Home!!!

We bought a HOUSE!!!! We finally found a home that we LOVE!!! I can't wait to move in!!

PS. We get married in 45 days!! (but who's counting!)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home...(in the process)

Being engaged is a blast..... Buying a house not so much. Tipper and I are in the process of trying to buy a home. When we first started looking at houses it was so much fun!! I loved walking through each home imagining where I would hang what picture or where I would put my couches. But then after walking through house after house. Seeing some disgusting homes, some dream homes, and some messes with great potential I realized that whoever said buying a house was so much fun, either lied or wasn't buying a home on a budget!! It has been STRESSFUL to say the least. I know that once we are in a house and get to make it a home that all the stress, tears, and fears will be worth it!! I can't wait to make a home with Tip, he is amazing and has been so patient with me. He wants me to have my dream home and works hard to try to find it. I hope that we will soon be able to post that we have finally made the purchase and signed the papers. Until then keep your fingers crossed!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tipper's little buddy...

Ever since I've dated Tip, McCord absolutely adores him. I think its because Tipper works at the motorcyle store. But either way I have been replaced as the favorite. A couple weeks ago I was talking to Jami on the phone and she has asked if Cordy wanted to talk to me. He got on the phone and said where's Tipper, I told him he was at work and he handed the phone back to Jami and said that Tipper is at work. He didn't even want to talk to me!! When they come down he loves to hang out with Tipper. He always runs to him and not me anymore. Oh well!! I still love the little guy!! This picture was taking a couple weeks ago when they were down. Tip came over on his lunch break and McCord crawled on his lap and fell asleep. Tipper is so cute with the kids, I love it!! He is an amazing man! Hopefully McCord will discover I am way cooler then Tipper!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Countdown Begins....July 18th!!

We set our wedding date for July 18th at 10 a.m in the Mount Timpanogos Temple!! That's less then 3 months away!! So, the wedding planning has begun...gulp! We are both super excited!!! If you would like an invitation please leave your address in the comments or you can email me at ! Thanks!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Diamond Ring for my birthday...I totally said YES!!

WE ARE ENGAGED!!!! Tipper proposed to me last night and I totally said yes (actually I think I just nodded, but same thing)!!! Here is the story (beware its going to be a long post!!)....

Today is my birthday, so since it fell on a Sunday we decided we would go out the night before to dinner to celebrate. He text me earlier in the day and said we were going to Made in Brazil for dinner (similar to Tucanos, for those who don't live in St. George). He picked me up (late) and we headed that way. I was excited to go there because I was starving and they have really good food!! When we got to the restaurant we walked in and the Hostess said you ready? Would outside be OK? Tipper said yes and I kinda didn't want to because I always freeze when I eat. There was a table set for two! There was also a band playing outside. We sat down then went and got our food from the salad bar and went back to the table. Well of course I was freezing so Tipper asked me if I wanted him to go get his sweat shirt out of the truck. I thought that was a great idea, so he headed to the truck and I started working on my food. My back was towards the band. All of the sudden I heard my name over the microphone. I turned around and he is up on the stage with his guitar. He sang me "She's Every Woman" by Garth Brooks. (A song we've danced to before!). As he was singing the meat people were coming around asking me if I wanted meat, I just kept saying sure. Then an old man came and stood in front of me and asked if that was my boyfriend. It was funny!! After the song was over I walked over to him and he got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I was crying so I nodded!! Then we hugged and kissed and he gave me the ring (which I was so excited I took it and put it on myself!!) Then we both cried, hugged, kissed! I kept looking at my ring, cause I was shocked. We had looked at rings and I had loved this one, but thought it was too much so I thought we decided on a different one!! ITS GORGEOUS!!! It was perfect!! I didn't eat much dinner after that cause I was in shocked and kept looking at my hand (I still keep looking at it!). The best part is we have it all on video, thanks to his brother Jeff who filmed it. I didn't even notice Jeff there till after.

I am so excited and so HAPPY!! I can't explain how much I love Tipper. He is so incredible. He makes me a better person! He is hilarious (although, I try not to tell him that too much cause I don't want him to get a big head ;)!) He always keeps me laughing. I can't imagine my life without him. He is my everything!! I can't wait to spend eternity with him!!! I love you Tip!!

This is us right after!!!

At my parents place, showing off the ring. My family is so excited to have him in our family!!

here are two shots of the ring. None of them do it justice! Its beautiful. Its a custom design, so there is not another one out there like it!! I LOVE LOVE IT!!!

If I can figure out how to post the video, I will!!

Now the wedding planning begins!! 3 months isn't far away!! I am going to need everyone's address!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Camping!

McCord is the Ultimate Four-wheeler!! He loves any machine!!!

Matt and Jadi had so much fun together!!
Zach, Ashlee, and Dad in and intense game of washers

The whole crew minus Linzy (she was photographer)

Hanging out on the big rock!

Matt, McCord, Jadi, and Ella. (Sophie in the background, she didn't want to sit)

Ella Striking her pose!

The kids loved riding!! Both Jadi and Matt drove the fourwheelers!

McCord with his helmet and gloves!!

The girls by the fire! (Linz, Mom, Wendy, Me- Jami wouldn't get in the picture.)

Every Easter my family goes camping/fourwheeling down in the DaBinki. Its awesome!! This year was even more fun because Jake and Wendy and their kids made the long trip from Idaho to come. Kelly, Ashlee, and Kolton also joined us!! We had a blast even though the weather was not so pretty on Saturday. We even got stuck driving back on the machines in a hale storm. Driving a fourwheeler in hale feels like you are being shot at with a BB gun all over! By the time we made it back to camp we were all soaking wet!!! But even with the bad weather the trip was so fun and relaxing. We played several games of screwy lewy, ate, played washers, ate, and sat around the camp fire and did I mention we ate?? Thanks Mom and Dad for a great trip!! Love Ya!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tremonton x2

Tipper's Mom just emailed me some pictures she took up while we were up there so I am adding them too!! Thanks Diana!!