1 Year

Holy Moly.. this happened one year ago. I can't even believe it!! It has been an amazing year and makes me so excited for the many years to come. Love you Am!

Haley and Ammon Temple video from Haley Hansen on Vimeo.

Ammon & Haley // Reception Highlight from Nathan Pickett on Vimeo.

Two years

Last month Ammon and I celebrated our two year anniversary! It's crazy how fast time goes by, and at the same time I feel like I don't remember what it was like to not have Ammon in my life. 

This year we reminsced by watching our wedding videos which we still LOVE, looking through pictures from that day, and talking about some of our favorite memories over the last two years.

My favorite memories included:
Buying out first home and our first night staying there.
Traveling to Fenway Park and watching the Red Sox play the Yankees
A funny experience we had while swimming in the ocean on our honeymoon in Jamaica. 

Ammons favorites included
Our trip to Newport Beach and watching the Angels game from a suite (thanks Andrizzi's!)
Buying our new car!!! Wahoo!
Selling our house
Our big trip back east last summer

To celebrate Ammon and I spent the weekend up in SLC. Some people might think this is lame, but we never make it up to Salt Lake City.. And the one thing Ammon loves is Food, and the one thing I love is Shopping. Sooo being withing walking distance of city creek was a win win for both of us. We ate our little hearts out, relaxed, watched a lot of prison break, shopped, and even went to the animal Body Worlds Exhibit. It was a perfect weekend!! I am so grateful for Ammon and our relationship as a family! Here's to many more :)

News and such

>Ammon got a 4.0 his first semester of Grad school. (he rocks)
>I got a new (second) job... My title is.. high school soccer coach at Desert Hills. SO excited.
>Ammon played in an all night softball tourney (stupid), but it was awesome watching him work his magic on the field. Seriously get butterflies every time.
>I changed positions at my full time job and now am working in sales. I can't decide if it was a promotion or a demotion. ;) haha
> We finally bought something with our million Crate&Barrel gift cards.. an awesome rug for our kitchen.
>We also made another semi-big purchase which is picture below. :)
> I got asked to speak in church.. from the bishop.. at the pulpit... in the middle of the meeting.
> Oh and I almost peed my pants in that moment.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...Life is good people.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

And on Friday it is our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Maybe I should post some wedding pictures?

Our new toy :)
And a picture of my cute husby.. ;) This is my favorite expression he makes.... :) love that man o mine!

The Half--13.1

I have been meaning to blog about my half marathon for over a week now, but I really had to wait until I had a better attitude about the dang thing! :) Lets put it this way... I woke up feeling shaky and had a stomach ache, (not to mention Mother Nature decided it was the right time of the month for me the night before). Is that TMI? I feel like only women read blogs so it really isnt that big of a deal. Anywho.. so I didn't feel great, but i was excited to get going.

Miles 1-3 were pretty flat and I felt a little better. Miles 3-6 were primarily downhill.. Mom, Andrea, Nic and I cruised. We were averaging 8:20 ish miles-- which is fast for me-- and then we hit the 7 mile mark. BOY did I get sick. I decided I needed to use the port a potty.. and once we got there, it was already occupied. Not wanting to have to wait and slow my time down, I kept going. For 4 more miles I kept saying I needed to stop and never did.. DUMB. Finally around mile 11 I stopped and tried to feel better.. but to no avail. I felt bloated, not to mention I was cramping (lady cramping), and I was dehydrated cuz the water at the water stations tasted like straight acid. Ha! So off I went trying to run again. Then it hit me.. my legs were cramping! In all my years of playing sports I had never cramped like that. Like the jolting "oh my gosh i can't move' cramping. So yeah that was awesome too.

I will be honest.. I broke down and was a crying mess at a few parts of the race. Honestly I was disappointed because my 11 mile run the week before had gone fantastic! I felt so great, kept a good pace, and wasn't too tired when I finished. So when I felt so crappy during the race, I was really getting down on myself. If it weren't for my cute sister in law Andrea, and my momma I would have never gotten to the finish line.

BUT! Let me tell you. When I finally did get there.. it was the best feeling ever. Mostly I was just happy it was over! But now a few weeks later I can look back and say that I am so proud of myself for doing something so out of my comfort zone. I still hate running, but after a week off I really am excited to get training again. It is weird to me that I am missing it. Thank you for all the kind comments, texts, and posts! You guys are all soo great.

Liana! Thank you for the sweet tip about running in my clothes before.. I would have never thought of that! and I am now using the schedule you suggested to train for the full. You are a gem and I am so excited to get to know you better!
Andrea. Me. Mom
momma and myself. She is my hero.
My favorite fan :)  Love that boy
Don't let that smile fool you.
I had no idea my blisters were going to be so bad. I guess it really is time for new running shoes.!

A vacation for the Zittings

The weekend in Newport with short explanations :)
Ammon and I on Balboa Island watching the 'Boat Parade' with my aunt and uncle. We LOVED Balboa Island and the fun beachy atmosphere of the little quaint island.

We were told we had to try the famous Balboa Bar..Obviously ammon was all over that idea.
I stuck with the Frozen chocolate covered banana.
We spent the next morning at the beach hanging out. It was cool cuz on these rocks there were little crabs, fish, and starfish. We had fun walking along the beach looking at all the 'little' beach houses... they are adorable, but scare me ever since i watched The Impossible. (for those who have seen it..you will understand). 

The main event! We were so excited when my uncle texted us last may to see if we could come down for the game. We were both sooo excited we couldnt hardly wait. It was my first MLB game, and not only that.. but my two favorite teams were playing each other!
My Uncle had a suite for the game.. it was amazing! Ammon was in heaven.. all the food he wanted and baseball all night? what could be better! (oh and duh I was there too, so obviously he was happy).
My favorite player on the Angels.. Mike Trout. Can you believe he is only.