Michael and Haylie Jensen

Michael and Haylie Jensen

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I need some serious encouragement to start cooking. I've NEVER liked it and it's a possibility that it'll never tickle my fancy. This morning as I glanced in the fridge I couldn't help but laugh, do you not see this picture? We have more condiments than food!!
I'm a failure as a wife. I know. I've tried, but it never sticks. I work 6 days a week and the last thing I want to do is come home and cook. You may wonder how I'm still married. Well I am, Mikes fine with it. We just go out to eat!
Since being pregnant I hate meat! I can't look at it, let alone cook it. Especially chicken, I could do the occasional beef but other than that it's a no go.
So what do I do? Starve? It sure would be easier if we didn't have to eat- it'd save a lot of money... but not an option :(
Please help.
Recipes welcome.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Test

So I found out about you on Sept. 6th at around 9:30pm. Your daddy was at school when I figured it out. I was walking through DI in AF and it hit me “YOU’RE PREGNANT!” I kept telling myself not to get too excited. I quickly ran out and jumped in my car and sped to the Dollar Store. Everyone at the salon swears by the $ Store prego tests- So there I was, heart beating, pacing down each isle trying to act calm. I picked up some dish soap and a scrubber ( ha, not that that’s important or anything, just don’t want to leave anything out).

The ride took forever, not as long as the 3 minutes it took to wait for the results. I decided not to peek until the 3 minutes were up. So I did some more pacing. During the wait, Friends was playing in the back ground. Haha, it was the episode when Ross was wearing leather pants, he was on a date and was sweating. He goes to the bathroom and sprinkles water on his legs, then his pants wouldn’t go back on, they had shrunk!! Hah I was in and out of consciousness but still threw in a couple of laughs.

The time was up… I slowly walked down the hall (literally, I probably looked like an idiot). I peeked around the corner into the bathroom and saw 2 LINES!!! I couldn’t believe it, so I took another test and waited the 3 long minutes. Peered into the bathroom and sure enough 2 LINES!! At that point I began to doubt the Dollar Store product. I put my shoes on and ran out the door, walked into Kohler’s about 5 minutes later and picked up an expensive, more reliable test. Ran home and was able to pee again… sure enough 2 LINES!!! I started to cry, wow, me a mother!

Your Daddy called me to let me know that class was over. I fibbed and told him I’d started my period. He immediately was concerned about me, asking me how I was and that next month would be the month. I went along with it.

So before he got home I had to come up with a cute way to tell him he was going to be a father. About 3 weeks ago I was on a cooking kick (which lasted 2 days) and in that time I’d made some rolls in the oven. After the timer went off I turned the oven off and totally forgot to take the rolls out!!! So weeks later your dad mentioned it to me while we were laying in bed. I promised I’d clean them out the following day. Everytime it was mentioned I’d forget to do it! So this very night I remembered! I took all the rolls out except for 1 and I put the pregnancy test right next to it and left it in the oven.

Daddy “rolls” in, hugs me and says again that next month is our month. We walk into the kitchen cus dad was hungry.

So I said

“Mike did you take those rolls out of the oven?”

“No, I thought you were going to.”

“Will you please throw them out?”

He gave in, walked over to the oven, opened it and peered in. He just sat there looking in, and finally looked up at me:

“What does this mean?”


Ah man I wish you could have seen his face, it was priceless. He smiled so big and hugged me and kissed me. Hah then he realized that I had lied to him about starting my period. Haha what a wonderful night that was! I sure wish I would have video taped it. What a special night and beginning of our new life!!

Ah I fell In love the moment I laid my eyes on you!
Mike and I call this special one "Poppy" ever since I saw on babybump.com that at 4 weeks he/she is the size of a poppy seed- it just stuck.
So this is our lil Poppy at 14 weeks. The Tech said that he was so chill and she literally jostled my body half to death to get him to budge. He kept on licking his hand (like a kitten). The tech couldn't figure out if IT was a boy or girl- so we could possibly be having a hermaphrodite kitten... Oh I'd love shem just the same ;) Oh I love those little knees.
Now this is him sucking his thumb-

K I'm obsessed! I can't wait to see this little gus... 25.5 weeks to go...

P.s. He was not happy after the ultra sound, he apparently kicked my guts right out- I had to puke in a bag in the car... not my best moment.
But I love you Poppy, I'd do anything for you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween From the Family of THREE!!

My doctor said I have the Egyptian Flu.... I'm going to be a MUMMY!!!
It was about time that we got started, we're so excited and can't wait till May 16th. Our little pumpkin is going to be adorable- props to Mike for carving our baby :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


We just celebrated another baby shower at the salon. I swear don't drink the water! I couldn't help but volunteer to bake the cake. It's tradition now! I decided to do something a little different, my last couple cakes were a little safe. So I shook it up, it was a 'jungle theme'. Hopefully you can tell what the cake looks like.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Surprise...CALIFORNIA and some 4th

My amazing mother called me at work on a Tues. and said that we were flying to California the next day. I quickly called my appointments and moved them to another day. Then went home and packed!! Mike decided to stay home :( So it ended up being a girl trip...well Harley went, but he's Nats shadow. Mike drove us to the airport at 4 am!

This was Har's first airplane ride and he loved every second of it! He couldn't stop looking out of the window.

Santa Monica Pier- Every time I bent down to take a pic with Har, he would bend down too. He is such a babe! We went on some rides on the pier- it was a blast!

The ocean is simply amazing! I LOVE IT!! Well technically it scares me half to death, but I love being on the beach and i'll stand in waste up water... not any higher!! Watch the one time I ever try it, I bet you money i'll get attacked by a Great White, no lie.

Mike and I at our little Jake Geocks wedding. It was a beautiful sealing! I love watching couples go through the temple together. The glow on their faces is so contagious. It brings me back to the day Michael and I knelt across the alter together... we sure are blessed.
Gosh I love this guy!! HE's pretty much the most amazing person I've ever known. He's my best good friend ;)

4th of July... It was a great day, went to my moms and had dinner along with some fireworks. Love my fam!

Then off to the Jensen house hold and had our classic firework show, thanks to Steve and Davie... they did a great job, kept us on our toes!

The End...
Turned out to be a great day with my fam.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Michael graduated with his bachelors in Psychology!!!
He refused to get all dressed up in cap and gown, to wait for hours to shake some random person's hand. I guess I can understand the reasoning behind the choice, but man I wanted pictures!! It kinda doesn't feel real, I need closure.
I guess the closure doesn't really help anything because he'll be back in school in a few months for about 5 more years :) He better walk then!

I forgot to mention that back in March we got accepted into the GRAD Program at the U!!! What a relief! We feel so blessed that we don't have to leave this area. I just love my job so much, I can't imagine ever having to leave it. Plus we get to stay close to family.

I finally needed a get away somewhere warm. So we headed down South to St. George to visit with Rach and Cait (my sister-in-laws) and go camping. We had such a blast! This was my kind of camping*
1 night
camp ground
Keep in mind my family NEVER went camping. The only camping I've done was about 3 different times at Girls Camp. I was pleasantly surprised, I think I could do this more often, we can slowly lengthen the days out... slowly.

After setting up camp we looked of yonder and challenged ourselves to climb the red cliffs. I'm not going to lie, it was super easy to climb. I'm a new fan of red rock!

Luckily I got my Eyelash Extensions done, not a lick of eye makeup on!!

The rocks were to die for, It's so crazy to think how old they probably are.

Look at the length of that thing!!!

Turns out it's no regular Lizard.... It's officially....


A heavy, slow-moving lizard, up to 60 centimetres (2.0 ft) long, the Gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the United States and one of only two known species of venomous lizards in North America, the other being its close relative, the Mexican beaded lizard (H. horridum).[2] Though the Gila monster is venomous, its sluggish nature means that it represents little threat to humans.
Pretty cool claim to fame, Kelly my father-in-law is so jealous. I feel pretty awesome.

The trip was a hit!! I sure love my lil Michael, I'm so blessed to have him!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

So I threw my darling Tsunoda a Baby Shower and took on the responsibility of the CAKE. I've been pretty obsessed with the 'Cake Boss', he's AMAZING!! I figured it wouldn't be that hard to produce a fondant cake. What? Roll it out, place it over the cake and ta-da I'm the next Cake Boss.
Wrong. After 6 hours of mixing, baking, freezing, rolling, placing, decorating and ribboning... it was done. There were some choice words, almost tears but it was worth it!!
Then what did I do? I volunteered to make Steph's Baby Shower Cake. No big deal, I've been through this already. I'm pretty sure I dreamt about cakes every night that week. I was going to be prepared, this cake was going to be easy, a piece of cake- LITERALLY!
A few trips here and there for the preparation, I found some edible paint at Fun-Finity. That turned out to be a mess!! The colors were totally off, what was mint green turned out forest green! Needless to say I sucked it up and just did it.
Luckily I have Mike around, he's my fondant roller. That stuff comes so stiff that it's nearly impossible to flatten. He made these cakes possible.
Anyways... about 7 hours later Steph's cake was finished. Phew what a relief!
Mike says I can't make anymore cakes, it stresses me out too much. But I freaking love it! Hopefully it'll get easier as I go. Oh and look at that... another prego lady at the salon. Hmmm... we'll see.
Okay heres the cake in progress... don't look at my kitchen,
it was SUCH A MESS!

I experimented with the poka-dots, changed my mind

Tsunoda's Shower

Up close and personal

Steph's Shower

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Alright, I'm very ashamed to admit that I really don't take pictures. I look back at so many fun things Mike and I have done and I have nothing to show for it. Well of course I have memories, but we both know that wont last long. Guess it's all those chemicals??
When we were first dating I was a maniac about pictures, everything had to be documented! Ha I'd force Mike to smile or at least look at the camera, back then I had more energy. Mike is not a picture person. I seriously laugh every time I attempt, because I get the cross eyed, looking off into space, crazy face or something covering his mug. I'm going to make a New Years Resolution 2 months too late, I'm going to actually pull the camera out and no matter what face Mike does, I will document. Haha, he may look handicapped- that's alright, I'll take what I can get.
These are the pictures of my man...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I figured since I'm brand new (and still learning) I'd start from the beginning...

High School

Hair School

His HOT Mission




Our Wedding Day

The HoneyMoon: Cruise to Mexico

Us just being us