Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cute blog design giveaway

Check this blog out. She does some blog designs that I thought were really cute.
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Look who's WaLKing now!!!

Brody and Mom's Day Out!

So my lovely lady neighbor and friend just down the street has three wonderful kids but as busy moms we both don't get much one on one time with them during the day so we came up with a plan for this summer which I think is fantastic. We just pick a day out of the week that works best for both of us and then choose a child that we think needs our attention and we then drop the others off and they get to have fun and play for a couple of hours while mom and chosen child also gets to go and have fun at or where ever they what to do. So the other day was Brody's turn and he wanted to go to the park so we went up the South Park Meadows because there is alot of trees and some really fun toys to play on and in the summer there is even some water fountains that go off.. So here are some of the pictures I got of him just having a great time just him and I.

Friday, May 30, 2008


OK so I need everyone or anyone that reads thing blogs help. So hopefully the two of you that do have my anwer please. I am looking for swimming lessons for my kids but havent had any luck. Am I to late to even think I could start them doing them this year? Am I looking to pay to little. I mean what is the going rate? I am lost please help????

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Fun!

Ok sorry no pictures I totally forgot my camera.....But wanted to remember what happened today..

So our day started out at 5:30 for Robert as he had to get up and be at Texas Old Town by 6am. So he was off. I got up at 6:15 and got showered and ready and the got the kids up and awake and dressed and then we waited for Roberts mom to come so she could follow us to the annual scouts pancake breakfast Yummy. So we got to the breakfast which was oh so yummy and I didn't have to make it even better. And we the place is beautiful. They had just built this new hall and the grounds around it were wonderful. So we ate and then the scouts did a flag ceremony and then we went tagpoleing yes I know that isn't a word but were in Texas and we were catching tadpoles. So we kicked off our shoes and waded into the water Riley, Brody and I Robert and Hyde where chicken I think Hyde would have come in if I would have let him. hehehe But we did catch two. Two I tell you they were so cute. I put them into two cups and Brody took one home and Riley took one home and then we walked them next store to our lovely neighbor Rhonda thank you thank you so we knocked on her door and asked if we could please put them into her pond in her backyard and she was so excited and just such a great sport. She told the kids that they could come back in a week to check on them and that when they get bigger they will hear the frogs and they even got to feed her fish. AND she had gotten them bubbles at the store earlier this week. She is so nice. Thank you Rhonda. So that is what we have done with our day so far and we are so grateful that we have this country to live in where men and women fight for us so we can go out and eat pancakes and catch tadpoles. What are you doing on this wonderful day?

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I wish i had a smeller button

Things i do like

Things i dont like

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Will the tooth fairy come?

What we had happen during dinner. What goes on at your house during dinner?

Love this!

1. there are at least two people in this world that you would die for.
2. at least 15 people in this world love you in some way.
3. the only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.
4. a smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5. every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6. you mean the world to someone.
7. you are special and unique.
8. someone that you don't even know exists loves you.
9. when you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
10. when you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.
11. always remember the compliments you received. forget about the rude remarks.and always remember....when life hands you lemons, ask for sugar and call me over!good friends are like stars. you don't always see them, but you know they are always there.'whenever God closes one door he always opens another. even though sometimes, it's hell in the hallway' i would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while i'm here than a whole truckload when I'm gone.happiness keeps you sweet, trials keep you strong, sorrows keep you human, life keeps you humble, success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going.

I just love this I found this in my inbox one day but don't know who wrote it sorry whoever did is awesome,thank you.



So everyone have one or two pieces of things that are to them junk. But when do you draw the line? I mean I was looking around my house and really I don't have alot of things but I do have alot of stuff. If that makes any since at all. I mean you can go into peoples homes and they have just great stuff like awesome furniture that you know they hard to look high and low for. Others have pictures of family and friends and loved ones all around. But then if you were to walk into my home you would go where is all her stuff? I mean I really only have a few pictures REALLY! And there not resent ones all those are on our blog. I really don't have any furniture I just have stuff, paper stuff. WHY do I keep papers? What is the need to keep it all? I mean is it really important to keep that oil change coupon and then never put it in my purse which by the way really Really I don't think I have had a real life purse in 6 years but that's another post. Back to junk. So last night talking to the hubby as we finished painting the living room a lovely shade of reddish maroonish brown pictures to come soon. I go I am tired of being unorganized and having stuff that we never use as this all started this morning when I went to do laundry and one of the baskets were full of clean clothes yippee you would think ok then no laundry to do but no. It was all my husbands things that he just didn't know what to do with. No room in the dresser, he didn't want to hang them up not that nice of clothes. So what do you do with them oh I know leave them in the basket for two weeks AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! SO he goes what do you want to organize I said the whole house. At this time his face dropped. He says ok. How I go I want to get rid of anything we are not needing and do not use. Oh this is also because last week I went to go register Riley for Kindergarten and he had thrown out all of our birth certificates and social security cards so thankfully my parents live still in Arizona and have a copy of mine so they where able to run down that day and fax a copy over to me THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU again. So yeah I am feeling really unorganized and I don't know how it happened I used to be really well organized but then I had boys and they just consume your time if its not with eating it is with running after them and then when they do stop for two seconds then you are to tired to do anything except maybe drink a BIG DR. PEPPER (oh how I love thee). But I am done with the complaining I am don't trying to find things I am done with the JUNK. I am committing to be DEJUNKED by the end of summer. So wish me luck and please if you have any good ways to get there HELP!!!!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Get Moving Monday!

OK so this week has been a for lack of a better word hard one. It all started on Sunday when the latest headach wowes hit(read previous post). Then Brody burned his hand on the stove. He still has little blisters on the tips of his fingers but he is young and tells me he's ok mom. I love that boy so much. But so for the update on the weight so far this week I only made it to the Gym once on Friday which was alot harder on my then I thought it would be. It is really becoming a habit yippie I am so excited. I have always dreamed of being one of those skinny girls that goes everyday and loves it. And can eat whatever she wants. hehe see I have my reasons. But I had a weigh in with Scottie on Friday and he also measured me which I was more happy with those results then with the scale. So the scale was down a big one pound but over all I was down 6 full inches. YEAH!!! Our challenge last week was to drink water until we thought we were going to turn into fish but I didn't do so well as when a headach hits I just shut down and my body just doesnt need or want anything. But this weeks is something that sounds fun but alittle harder. It is to have a salad everyday. Good luck.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Headaches / Questions

OK so to kind of give you an idea about Mondays I think it was Mondays post and what it was for. And to maybe be able to get some ideas from you all..
My background.. When I was 8 yrs old I started having headaches there was one day that It hurt so bad and my whole right side of my face got swollen. I have had CT scans with and without contrast I have had MRI's and there is nothing going on with my brain. I was on and off medications trying to find out what worked until I was 17 that is when I found what worked for me. Topomax. Life saver. But as I have been married and gotten pregnant for the first time that is when I had to stop taking it, and just when I am done nursing and start back on it we know it is time to add someone else to our family. So now that my baby is almost 12 months old this is about when I stop nursing my babies. But the question that is going on in my head is what do I do. I know for sure that I we want more children but I also know that I want to be at a healthier weight and feel better about me for awhile. Is this selfish? Part of me says heck no you need to take some time for yourself you are young you will be able to do it all. But then I think why not just get it all done and then work on myself latter. How do you find what is best? So I have been doing allot of thinking in between the pain this week and talking to Dr's and others. And on Monday I am going to start with trying to find out what makes my migraines worse. I am going to take everything out of my diet and add things back in one at a time. My question to you is have you every heard of anything like this? If you have was there a plan to follow? As of right now I am going on a whim I am just going to start like you would with a baby. So any help you can give me would be fantastic. I am also off to the Doctor to see what he thinks. But sometimes I feel like telling him OK I understand you don't have all the answers but hey you know its OK to let me know that you don't have a clue what is wrong and that this new pill isn't the miracle drug and you don't get my hopes up by telling me ill be better in 3 to 5 days ill be OK with that.
OK so sorry for venting it has been a hard week. My kids are running around like there crazy as we haven't done much more then watch movies. And dad has been making dinner so not as healthy as they could be the dishes are not done and haven't been since Sunday. SO yeah they are really pilling up. The laundry is ever growing as the last time it was looked at was Friday. So forgive me for my mood. My next post will be better I promise and also Ill post my Mondays update later today.

Monday, May 12, 2008

So sick

I am so sick. I'll be back soon hopefully. GOing to the dr to get a dimerol(spelling) shot. My head fills like it is going to explode.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


OK so last night and this morning has been full of excitement....( Disclaimer...if you have a sensitive stomach don't read farther. )

First last night we got an email from hubbies mother who doesn't have long distance on her phone so she does this when she needs to talk to us. So Hubby calls her and she has some interesting news. She is getting married. Yes folks it has only been 5 months since her husband past. But she says she is ready. All hubby can say is WHAT???????

Then this morning little man Brody woke us all up to the lovely sounds of barfing.. What?? Why are we doing this? I am so sorry little man he keeps saying I'm sooo sick, I too sick.... So with that comes the early morning bath and the washing of the puke out of the hair and then the cleaning of the said tub. Then the cleaning and scrubbing of the sheets and all things bedding. And then the cleaning and more cleaning.

Then Bubba or Hyde decided while I am in the bathroom with Brody to pull the picture above his crib down on top of him. What how did this happen is he really that tall I really thought I had put it higher. I mean it survived his older brother. So now he is crawling around with a lovely black eye. Wow it is only 10 and I am already so tired.

So WHAT has been going on in your house lately??

Monday, May 5, 2008

Get Moving Moday!!!

Ok so today is Monday and I just Stepped off the scale and it said I was 225lbs. yeah So I didn't go up. But I didnt go down either. I feel stuck. But I am starting a Biggest Loser type contest it is over at Fight the fluff at Check these wonderful ladies out.
I will have to take me messurements latter today. And our challenge this week is to be in bed by 10 each night yeah its easy but its totally hard. Wish me luck. I'll check in later.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Weekend update!!

This weekend was very long and busy and the whole time I could have kicked myself for forgetting my camera.... kick.. kick.. kick...

So here we go Friday it started out great it was the first day of my trying to get more out of my days. Our old routine started at 7 and we would get up eat and then head to the gym but that would take most of the morning we were missing out on play dates, park days and going to the library: (. Because our afternoons are full of naps and and making dinner and playing with daddy. So Friday I got up at 4 to get to the gym and home before Robert had to leave for work by 7. And it worked. I was so happy to come home dressed and ready for the day. My kids where just getting up and where so happy. We got to take the morning easy there was not hurry and eat so we can go there was time to have fun. Side note( did you see we made it on the blogher ads top blogs for the day for having fun together yes to say the lest I was excited.) So We got a lot done and had time to go and play at Going Bananas up in Austin great place to let the kids run rain or shine. If you haven't gone you should try it out. It was a great day.

Saturday was a great fun day too. We all sleeped in until 7:30. And then got going and headed to Jamba Juice love that place they have the best chocolate brownie cookies. We have to go there at least 3 times a week. As these tasty treats are full of omega 3 and are really helping Brody's eczema. They we took off to the mall to just look and ended up at the salon and I finally got waxed as we are not at least right now planning on going to Arizona where the best lady in the world for waxing is. Jill I miss you you are so great. If you are there in AZ you should go see her she is at Body Works in Gilbert. Tell her hi for me.. Then we walked over to Nordstoms and I got my make up done. That is so nice I think all moms should do this at least once a month if not more. Then we were off to a early dinner and the triple A baseball game as here in Austin there isn't a major league team. But that too is super fun. The stadium is so great. Sorry no pics. There was a great play area for the kids. Which is great as we all know the games can be long and its hard to sit for so long. But we had a lot of fun and even though it was a long day I didn't get into bed until 1 am it was all worth it...

Sunday- It was Stake Conference. And we were made into a new stake. We are no part of the Kyle Stake. We also have a new Stake Presidency which right now I honestly don't know there names as I was out in the hall for most of it. We are very excited to be here and part of the church growing. We also had a friend of Robert's from high school in Alaska. She and her family just moved down here for the summer. We had lasagna and let the kids play and we talked. It was a lot of fun and Then I got the kids in bed they were so tired Brody crashed on the couch at 6 and then Riley was ready for bed by 6:30 and Hyde was out by 6:45 wow all in bed and happy by 7 it was great. Robert and I got to have some time just the two of us and then I got to watch my two favorite shows Desperate housewife's and then Brother's and Sister's and was in bed and sleeping by 10pm what a great weekend.

I hope your weekend was just as great.

Friday, May 2, 2008

What happens at your breakfast table??

What did you do during breakfast??

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Kind of Tagged... Ok I took it off Lauries blog.

1. WHAT TIME DO YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING? Right now it is about 6:45. But starting tomorrow it will be oh yippie 4:30 am
3. WHAT WAS THE LAST FILM YOU SAW AT THE CINEMA? seriously I can't remember the last time we went to the movies, sad I know but we just like to rent them and then watch them in our pj's
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW? Oh wow there are some really great ones. The Hills, The Office, Jon and Kate plus eight, Dateline, House
5. WHAT DO YOU USUALLY HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? A whole wheat bagel and two egg whites
7. WHAT FOODS DO YOU DISLIKE? Not sure I like alot of things growing up we had to atleast try it before we could say we didnt like it so I guess I would have to say pizza.
8. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CD? Right now it is One Republic and Enya Day without Rain
9. WHAT KIND OF CAR DO YOU DRIVE? A mom mobile a Kia Sedona ( I never wanted to drive a van but heck when you have 3 kids they say you have to have them all in carseats and they all have to have there one seat.
10. FAVORITE SANDWICH? A turkey club with no mayo cant stand the stuff
15. FAVORITE BRAND OF CLOTHING? Oh wow there are so many but right now Old Navy because it fits
16. WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE TO? Don't know I think if it was up to my hubby it would be Boston which I'm ok with but maybe in my dream life we could do boston in the summer and then say italy in the winter. For real it will probably be close to our family aka our kids
17. WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY? My 8th I had a swimming party with all my friends
22. FAVORITE SAYING? Really. Oh come on
24. ARE YOU A MORNING OR NIGHT PERSON? Night but I think as a mother you have to be both
25. WHAT IS YOUR SHOE SIZE? Depends on the shoe most of the time I am a 9 but can sometimes get a 7.5 or 8
26. PETS? Nope
29. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? Ok... I guess
30. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CANDY?anything chocolate
31. WHATS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER? sweet peas or roses or sweet williams
32. WHAT IS A DAY ON THE CALENDAR YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO? May 15th the day we get to register Riley for kindergarten. Wow she is so big. Am I really old enough to have a kindergartener?
33. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Salad with chicken on it
34. DO YOU WISH ON STARS? sometimes
36. HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW? Wonderful. I do wish it would rain I love it when it does
38. FAVORITE RESTAURANT? lulu's tacos in Gilbert, AZ love there beef tacos.
41. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR? I love birthdays so I guess that isnt really only one day so I also love Easter
43. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter much rather be cold then hot can only take so much off before it get ugly but you can never put to many blankets on when its cold
48. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? This morning that is a whole other post its been a hard couple of weeks for me
50. WHO IS THE FRIEND YOU HAVE HAD THE LONGEST? I guess that I still talk to or try an keep in touch with is Charity. I think we meet in 2nd grade.
51. WHAT DID YOU DO LAST NIGHT? Made cookies and took them around to my visiting teaching ladies. Yep you are all right it was the last day of the month but hey I got it done.
52. FAVORITE SMELL? Baby, Rain, Bleach I know wierd but when I smell it I know its clean
53 WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? losing my family and losing myself
57. FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? Saturday because its when daddy is home
58. HOW MANY TOWNS HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 4 Gilbert, Mesa , Queen Creek, Kyle, TX
59. DO YOU MAKE FRIENDS EASILY? Not really in person I am shy and afraid of what people think of me
60. WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAG? Charity, Ranee, Amber , Regan and anyone eles that would like to be tagged.