Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby B is here!

We finally have our little princess here! We are so happy and love being parents! She is such a sweetheart! If you didn't catch on when I went private earlier this year, leave a comment with your email address and I will invite you to our private blog at

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Owen and April Hoyt

Hi Everyone! We have changed our blog address and now have a private blog. If you would like to see more about our lives you can visit our private blog at If you would like to receive an invite, please leave us a comment here with your email address and we'll invite you.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Good Weekend

We had another exciting weekend. We drove up to SLC to go to Courtney who was my best friend in high schools wedding. They got married in the Salt Lake temple so Owen and I got up there early and walked around temple square. I am always shocked how beautiful the temple grounds are and I am always searching for just one weed---just one. Her reception was beautiful and we had a great time.

We then drove back Saturday evening to make it back for Mother's Day. It's always nice that we can spend holidays with both of our families since they are both in Orderville. I am so grateful for my mom and everything she is constantly doing for us. I am also so grateful for a wonderful mother-in-law. It is so great to have such great examples in my life.

Us with our parents--didn't have one with only moms-- at our wedding
We were also able to talk to both of our brothers who are on missions right now. It was nice to talk to them and to hear more about their lives. We love them and are so proud of them. I can't believe how fast their time is going. Nick has 5 months left and Jacob has 10 more months. Nick's release date is October 8th and our baby is due October 9th. So the countdown is on. I am hoping I win this race...

Crazy Hoyt boys-sending Nick off at the MTC

Weird Jacob. In Hawaii right before he left

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Last weekend we went up to Salt Lake to Cayson our nephews 1st birthday. It was a quick trip but as always nice to get away and spend time with family.

Birthday Boy!
Playing dress up
The new lawn mower. Cute sleepy Newman in his dog house.
Taking the new scooter for a drive.
This last weekend Owen had to work so I went down to a family reunion by Mesquite with my Mom and Tyler. We had a good time it was at Warm Springs so we got to be in nice weather and spend time in the pool and warm river. Some how I volunteered to be the President over the next reunion. I am still unsure why this all happened but it will be fun I guess.
Just got out of the river. And a very unattractive picture of me....just showing that my belly is getting fat and its freakin me out!
We have been so busy these last few weeks. We have been driving back and forth to Orderville a lot to get all the windows done at the resort by Memorial Day so I feel like we haven't had two seconds to relax. Hopefully things will start to slow down for us but I think that it is just the beginning of a very busy but fun summer. But I welcome the busy summer....its the best time of year!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring is in the air...this week anyway

I love the warmth in the air right now, all I want to do is be outside!! Every time I say this out loud to my mom she laughs and says, "you poor girl you are going to be so miserable this summer". It's like she is jinxing me to have the worst, big, fat, hot, and miserable summer possible. Eish!
Anyway we have been working on our yard a lot this week. I have been obsessed with pulling weeds all week. I love pulling weeds its like therapy for me. Owen has been obsessed with getting the grass back to the green color it should be. We bought our first lawn mower--we were of course way to cheap to buy a real one, so we went with the hand held pushing kind. And the dogs have been obsessed with continually digging holes in the wet grass-and we love it-NOT!
Last Sunday after church we decided to go for a walk up in a canyon where the dogs could run around. It was really nice, a fun little nook we found. We went back up Sunday night and built a fire and had some yummy tinfoil dinners. It was really fun to just go together and let the dogs run around. Owen is just dying to get me to go camping up there with him. I am still just a little freaked out about camping out in the mountains like that. Thinking of all the animals out there just gives me the willies.
Of course Owen trying to find a way he can climb up

Friday, April 17, 2009

Going private...

Okay everyone I am thinking of going private with my blog in the next little while so if you would like to be invited please let me know. You can either leave your email address in the comments or if you would like to email me at I will add you. I know its kind of annoying, but you gotta do what you gotta do, right.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hike to Red Caves

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter! We went to Orderville and had a great time spending time with family and friends. On Sunday after dinner we decided to go on a little hike to Red Caves with my family. We loaded up all the dogs and drove as far on the road as we could and set off on our adventure. We had a really good time. I will post a picture below of the boys trying to lift Max (my parent's dog) up some of the rocks. It didn't work out so well. So my mom, me and Tyler decided to stay behind with Max. It was fun to just relax in nice weather. Owen of course had to be all daring and try to climb every cliff he can find. I swear that kid, I wouldn't be surprised if that is how he dies someday.
The truck ride over to Red Caves
Newman loving the wind in his face and Kosmo planning an escape
Getting started...
Inside red caves
Trying to lift Max up
Crazy boys...
We also started washing windows again for the summer on Monday. We had a good successful day and will now be busy doing this for the next couple months. Its funny when you do things like this because it is something that you do for everyone else and something that has never been done at our own house??
It was also Courtney one of my best friends from high schools shower/reception. We had a fun time at that and I am so excited for her!

On another note, I had another Dr. appointment today and things are good, great, and I guess wonderful too. I have been feeling soooo much better this week which has really been nice. So I will be 15 weeks on Friday. Yahoo!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Memorable March

This was the first summer we started "going out" Have we even changed at all?
March is somewhat of a memorable month for Owen and I. This March about 2 weeks ago makes 9 years together. It seems so crazy!! 9 years ago this month was when Owen and I were sitting at the State basketball tournaments in Cedar City, he was in 9th grade I was in 8th, and he pulled the bunny trick on me. He told me a story about how a bunny was lost and he was trasing my fingers saying it was lost this way and this way but when he went this way (holding my hand) he wasn't lost anymore. So cheezy!! I am laughing thinking about how cheezy he was! Anyway we ended up holding hands that day and then we just sorta kept holding hands for the last 9 years (minus the two he was on his mission).

Year 2002 and 2003

Prom 2003

Owens mom always says that some people may not know what they are really getting when they get married but we knew everything! Owen and I were always known in high school for fighting. We fought a lot and honestly we still do but its like a healthy fight. I know it doesn't make sense but that is just how we are. We are both very spoken and well we are good for each other. If either of us had different "more nice" personalities I think we would rip the other to shreds.

This was the night before Owen left on his mission.
Anyways this month is also memorable because we were engaged in March. I think it was the 14th, 2006. Honestly I am not positive on all the dates because I was in such a state of la la land. Owen got home from his mission on the 2nd of March and it was a very stressful time for me. Things just weren't looking on the bright side for us, but they progressed very quickly. After the first few days of Owen being home we worked through our issues and we both knew we were going to get married but we didn't really say when. We soon talked him into going on a cruise with my family. I honestly don't know how it happened but we had looked at rings sometime when we were in St. George before we left for the cruise. My mom was going down to St. George the day before we left to get some last minute things and Owen calls her and asks if she can pick something up for him. She was thinking, flip flops, shorts something like that, but no he asked her to pick up a ring for me.

1 day back from the mission and back at the State Tournie
We went on the cruise, had a great time and on the night where you "meet the captain" he decided was the night. After the formal dinner we went and changed and were going to go to the arcade with my brothers. While we were changing Owen ran down and talked to my parents about it and then we headed to the arcade. All of a sudden my brothers were gone, they just ran off. So Owen and I decided to walk outside on the balcony. We went to the back of the ship and were just talking and all of a sudden I look over at him and he was on his knee. I was in complete shock!! I knew it was coming at some point but seriously not this soon---he was only home for 12 days! I was freaking out and pretty much all I did was scream over and over. Finally he got me to shut up and of course I said yes. We went and found my family and then re-inacted the scene for pictures.
One of our engagement pics.
So, this post is to mark 9 years together. So many years together....and so many to come!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting ready for the Bambino

Well we have been sort of getting ready to bring a baby into our lives.

#1 is we are kicking our dogs outside!! I am so sick of their hair I could scream! I realize during the winter months its not going to be so easy but when its warm outside they are out. The only problem now is that the dumb dogs keep digging out of our fence. Now that they have learned it they do it constently. Owen is in the process of building a rock wall around the whole area so they can't get out. But he has also built them a nice little dog house that is really quite big, has a doggy door, and is insulated. He did a pretty good job. He still needs to paint the sides red and he wants to make a little sign on the front that has their names--such a creative fellow he is.

My cute little doggies. I do still love em' I just want them outside.

#2- I am a physco about baby clothes and have been for quite some time. Well my aunt Pam who had quadruplets was having a garage sale with all her stuff last week so I went down to St. George and well pretty much I went crazy!! I bought tons of clothes. Most are in pretty good condition and I feel like I got a good selection of boys and girls. They were only a dollar a piece so I couldn't pass that up. I got stuff from baby to age 3 so I am stoked, and a little crazy too.
#3- On Tuesday we got rid of my baby. My cute little Corolla. I am still really sad about it and I am going to miss my car so much! I wasn't really ready to say good-bye to it but I did. I told Owen a few months ago that I liked the Ford Edges and that I would consider getting one. Well he just dug right in to that and has been non-stop looking at them. I have been pretty nonchalant about it. He found a really good deal last week and well we went for it. The biggest thing that got me to do it this soon was because we can put the dogs in the very back and they won't be jumping all over the baby and the All Wheel Drive of course.
My baby

The new Edge.

I really do like it its just going to take some getting used to. It's not my sporty little car. It just feels like so much car to me. But I am happy with it. We also got a scooter with our purchase, which is pretty cool. We weren't able to bring it down because it wouldn't fit in the car but we will be getting it. Its just like the one below except ours will be silver. So that's exciting eh.