Friday, July 29, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 30

Day 30 - Your favorite song

I have a lot of favorite songs but the first one that comes to mind is by Jason Aldean and it's called Dirt Road Anthem.

P.S. I think Jason Aldean is extremely attractive!!

Blog Challenge-Day 29

Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned

In the past month I have learned that I need to start being more outgoing so that I can meet more people and have more friends lol! I also have learned that I am pretty lucky to have such a wonderful life and an awesome husband to share my life with. The last thing that I learned is that it is pretty difficult to blog every single day, and I have a new respect for the people that take the time and energy to blog every day.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 28

Day 28 - A picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?

^^^One year ago^^^

^^^This year^^^

The picture on the top is from about a year ago (it's one of our engagement pictures), and the picture on the bottom is of Jordan and I at the Manti temple a week or so ago.

I have changed a lot since the first picture was taken, the biggest change being the fact that I'm pregnant now. I feel like I have also gotten more mature and grown up than I was a year ago. Jordan is still as handsome as ever!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 27

Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

I decided to do the 30 day challenge because I thought it would be fun to do. I also needed to switch up the blog a little bit from the weekend updates and I saw a few of my other blog buddies doing this challenge and so I decided to hop on board!

P.S. I'm not going to be too terribly sad when it's over though!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 26

Day 26 - What do you think about your friends

"Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them." -W. Clement Stone

Blog Challenge-Day 25

Day 25 - What I would find in your bag/Purse
My wallet
Lip glosses (3)
Oakley Sunglasses
Hair Clip
Glasses cleaning kit
Hand Sanitizer
Glasses Case
Hair Brush
Digital Camera
Mini Manicure Kit

Blog Challenge-Day 24

Day 24 - A letter to your parents

I think this is kind of a personal one, and since my parents don't really read my blog I think I'll just write them a letter and mail it to them. Sorry for being boring on this one!

Blog Challenge-Day 23

Day 23 - Something you crave for a lot

Lately, I've been craving a lot of sweet things like cookies, popsicles, and chocolate mostly. I've read a lot of articles and research stating that while pregnant with a girl you'll usually crave sweets and if you're having a boy you crave salty snacks, so this is my excuse for the time being lol :)

Blog Challenge-Day 22

Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else

This is a difficult one for me because I don't think I'm really that different from everyone else. I guess I would have to say my personality and my sense of humor. I am a pretty positive person, I enjoy life and try to live it to the fullest. I am also a pretty quite/stick to myself kind of person.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 21

Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy

There are a lot of things that make me happy but, here are my top 3 :)

1. Pepsi! Nothing makes me happier than a nice cold vanilla pepsi over crushed ice! YUM!!

2. My camera, it's a Canon Rebel Xti and I absolutely love it! I love being able to take fun and creative pictures, then coming home and attempting to edit them in Photoshop or Picnik! I have taken a class on how to use all of the different functions of it, but it's going to take a lot of practice before I am any good at it!

3. Lastly, are two of my favorite comedy routines. They are Kevin James: Sweat the Small Stuff, and Bill Cosby Himself. I love these two so much! I laugh until I cry every time I see them (I think I've seen both of them about 10 times each and they never get old :))

Note: These are the "things" that make me happy but as for people that make me happy, there are a lot more. These people include Jordan, our little baby, and all of the rest of my family and friends as well :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lamb Day/Ute Stampede/Ivory Family Reunion

This past weekend Jordan and I went down to Fountain Green, Utah for Lamb Days and the Ivory Family Reunion.
We got to Fountain Green around 1:00pm had some lunch and just hung out and visited with the family for the rest of the day.
The next day, Saturday, was Lamb Day!! So we got up around 9ish and got ready for the parade :)
After the parade we had some yummy lamb sandwiches then went over to Manti to visit the temple and get some pictures.

Then, we went back to my grandmas house, changed our clothes and went to the Ute Stampede in Nephi.

^^^^^^^Jordan's First Cowboy Hat :)^^^^^^^
Sunday was the Ivory Family Reunion at my grandmas house. We got up, got ready, and started getting ready for everyone to come over. We had brunch then learned about our great grandma and grandpa Claire and Donna Ivory.
We also got to see some of the quilts that she quilted all by hand, they were amazing. Then we learned how to quilt by hand, which took forever! After that we packed up our stuff and headed home :)

Blog Challenge-Day 20

Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future

This is an easy husband and best friend Jordan D. Allen. We have been together for almost 3 years and married for almost 1 year. I love him more than words can say and I honestly don't know what I'd do without him. He is my bestest friend and I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 19

Day 19 - Nicknames you have and why you have them

I have a few nicknames given to me by different family members but I don't think they really have a meaning behind them, but here they are.

1. Bird given to me by my mom

2. Noodle given to me by my grandma

3. Sis given to me by my dad

4. Kanzie given to me by my little sister

5. Babe, honey, sweetie, etc. given to me by my hubby :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 18

Day 18 - Plans/Dreams/Goals you have

Plans: Today my plans include finishing work, ordering some pictures, going grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and making dinner.

Dreams: My dreams include being a SAHM, Owning my own home and Dodge Trucks, and being Happy :)

Goals: Currently my goals include little things like drinking 8 cups of water a day, and being healthy for the baby. Long term goals include going to the temple to be sealed to my husband, and losing weight after this baby gets here :)

Blog Challenge-Day 17

Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
I think it'd be fun to switch lives with Kim Kardashian for a day. I would love to have that kind of money that I could just waste on whatever I wanted and not feel guilty about it. I also think it would be fun to see the inner workings of a celebrity and what goes on in their everyday life. But I think if I were to trade places with her for any longer than a day I would get too stressed out and it wouldn't be fun any more.

Blog Challenge-Day 16

Day 16 - Another picture of yourself

Blog Challenge-Day 15

Day 15 - Put your Ipod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

I'm currently at work typing this blog so I don't have my ipod with me so, I turned on pandora and these are the first 10 songs that played on there :)

1. Skoal Ring by Gretchen Wilson

2. Out Last Night by Kenny Chesney

3. Girls Lie Too by Terri Clark

4. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go by Miranda Lambert

5. Homewrecker by Gretchen Wilson

6. Backwoods by Justin Moore

7. Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain

8. 19 Somethin' by Mark Wills

9. Finding a Good Man by Danielle Peck

10. Things that Never Cross a Man's Mind by Kelly Pickler

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 13

Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently

Sorry but I don't really have anything to put for this one?? This could be due to 2 different reasons. 1) I don't go around people that I know will hurt me 2) I don't really get hurt by others that easily.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

6 Month Pregnancy Update

According to, baby's skin is becoming more opaque as the fat starts to pack on. And, thanks to the formation of small capillaries, her newly thick skin is taking on a fresh pink glow.

I am starting to feel her kick a lot more now and that is so exciting! I hope that Jordan will be able to start feeling here move here soon because I know he really wants to, but she seems to be sleeping every time he tries.We have about 110 days until we get to meet our little bundle of joy and we can hardly wait!

Yesterday I made a few more hair accessories for her! I love making them and can't wait till she gets here so we can try them all on her :)

Blog Challenge-Day 12

Day 12 - How you found out about blogger and why you have one

I probably found out about blogger by just looking at my friends blogs that they posted on Facebook, but I don't really remember exactly. I have a blog because I wanted to use it as a journal, to keep track of my family and have a record of all of our fun adventures. I also wanted to be able to update our family and friends that live far away on what were up to without spamming Facebook all the time lol :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 11

Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends

This is a picture of me and my best friend and husband, Jordan. We have been together for almost 3 years and married for about 1. I love him more that anything thing, and I feel like I can tell him everything! I don't know what I'd do without him :)

Blog Challenge-Day 10

Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyper, mad

When I am happy I usually listen to country music. I love Chris LeDoux, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert.

When I am sad or mad I usually listen to Hard Rock or Rap, but that's not very often.

When I am hyper I like to listen to crazy techno and club/dance music :)

Blog Challenge-Day 9

Day 9 - Something you're proud of in the past few days

Over the last few days I have been very proud of my husband, Jordan. He gets up every morning at 4:00am and goes to work. This past week he has been working 10 hour days to make up for the holiday that was on Monday, and not once have I heard him complain. He makes me so proud and makes me want to be a better person. I love him so much!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 8

Day 8 - Short term goals for this month and why

1. Stick to my budget exactly because I've been bad at following a budget but I need to start so that we have everything all worked out financially when the baby comes

2. Stop drinking soda pop because it's healthier. Since I've been preggo I've only been drinking non-caffinated pop but I need to cut it all out completely.

3. Keep on top of daily scripture study and prayer even though it's tough to remember every night I know it'll be good for me and Jordan in the end.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Baby Update

I am currently 23 weeks and 5 days preggo and I have a doctor's appointment today after work! I am so excited to be able to hear her little heart beat again :) According to she is about the size of a papaya and her little face is fully formed, minus the baby fat. The next task for baby will be sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples.
I was also able to make this cute John Deere blanket for her while I was in St. George with my mom. I think this will be her everyday blanket, and I'll be making a car seat canopy to match as soon as I figure out how big my car seat is going to be :)

Blog Challenge-Day 7

Day 7 - A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

My Parents, Don and Tracy Stewart :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Weekend

Over the 4th of July weekend Jordan and I decided to go down to St. George to celebrate with my family. While we were there we went to a pool party/bbq with my older brother Levi and his family, watched Transformers 3 in 3D, tied a John Deere quilt for baby, went to my old ward with my mom, and went to Zion and had a hike and a picnic with Levi and his family. I was a pretty fun weekend, and I hope we'll be able to do more with my side of the family after the baby gets here :)
my cute niece, Bailey (6) and nephew, Kade (3)
Jordan and I on the bus :)
Jordan teaching Kade how to skip rocks
Relaxing by the river
Levi and Bailey Skipping Rocks
Working on their Junior Ranger Packets

Blog Challenge-Day 6

Day 6 - A favorite super hero and why

Wonder Woman would have to be my favorite super hero because she has a lot of cool accessories that I would love to have. She has the lasso of truth, the magical tiara, utility earrings, and unbreakable bracelets.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blog Challenge-Day 5

Day 5 - A picture of somewhere you've been to
I have been to a few different countries and interesting places in my lifetime but, my favorite would have to be when I went to Europe (Italy, France, Germany, and England) my junior year of high school. And, my favorite part of that trip was definitly visiting the eiffle tower in Paris, France. I would go back in a heart beat if I could...maybe someday :)

Blog Challenge-Day 4

Day 4 - A habit you wish you didn't have

I wish I didn't have a soda pop habit/addiction. That is one habit that I definitely need to break! When it comes to vanilla pepsi on crushy ice I am weak! I love that stuff :)

Blog Challenge-Day 3

Day 3 - A picture of you and your friends

Blog Challenge-Day 2

Day 2 - The meaning behind your blog name

Well there is nothing too exciting about our blog name, Mr. and Mrs. Allen. It's pretty self explanatory, it's a blog about my husband and I (and soon to be our daughter) and our life and adventures together :)

Blog Challenge-Day 1

Day 1 - Include a recent picture of yourself and 15 interesting facts about you

1. My name is Kansas Rae Stewart Allen
2. I was born May 16, 1990
3. My favorite color is Purple
4. I am originally from St. George, Utah but I currently live in Logan, Utah
5. I have lived in Cardston, Alberta Canada for a few years.
6. I was married on Saturday August 14, 2010
7. I am married to my best friend, Jordan D. Allen
8. I am currently expecting a baby girl on October 29, 2011...I am 23 weeks along.
9. I enjoy crafting and organizing when I have the time.
10. I go to school at Utah State University and I am majoring in Psychology.
11. I work in the Physics Department at Utah State University.
12. My favorite place to eat is Texas RoadHouse, I'm a steak and potatoes kind of gal.
13. My favorite places to shop include Hobby Lobby, American Eagle, and now any and all baby shops.
14. I have dirty blonde hair and blue eyes.
15. My favorite day of the week is friday!