Friday, February 29, 2008

Here's the lowdown:

Tuesday I went to WW's (-26.5 lbs) and YW's (personal progress - need I say more)
Wednesday was SSDD
Thursday I went to lunch with some friends Mareah, Tracy, Candice and some of our kids. We went to Dairy Keen in Heber (the train place) all I can say is that Stratton was in heaven. He loved every minute of it and as always I forgot my camera.
Friday of course card day! I couldn't do jack! I'm getting tired of getting spanked (thanks mom & Shel)!
Missy and I went up here to the Kamas Theater and watched "Over My Dead Body" It was alright there were some pretty funny parts.

Until next time: sign off

Monday, February 25, 2008

Then & Now

Here's another tag (thanks Shelby):

20 years ago:
1. I was 10 years old in the 4th grade Mr. Hogans class at Meadowbrook Elementry in Bountiful.
2. Had my nose cotorized because of all the bloody noses.
3. Had a major crush on Jesse

10 years ago:
1. I was 20 years old, had been married for 2 years.
2. Ryan had just built our first house.
3. We had moved from Bountiful to Francis.

5 years ago:
1. I was 25 years old, had just had my 2nd baby Brayden.
2. Had our 1st house up for sale and was getting ready to move.
3. Was obsessed with the Elizabeth Smart thing, freaked myself out.

1 year ago:
1. We had lived in our house in Oakley for 1 year.
2. Was still adjusting to 3 kids.
3. Was tired of Ryan working all the time.

This year:
1. I joined W.W.'s & lost 25 lbs.
2. Started working out again!
3. Got strep throat for the 1st time.

1. I had the H.S.
2. Stayed home from Stake Conference
3. Made stuffing for Ryan to take to his mom's for turkey dinner

1. I took my daily nap
2. Watched Oprah
3. will go work out

1. I will take my nap
2. Go to W.W.'s & YW's
3. Do some laundry

In the nex year:
1. I hope to get in better shape
2. Reach my goals
3. Be a better mom

Now I tag Amber!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

B U N K O !

Andrea, Jodi, Tyree (sub)
Tracy, Alisa (sub), Mareah's head
Cindy, Candice, Sara, Lori

Things went well for Bunko except that I forgot to put the peas in the layered salad. It feels so good to get it over with (at my house) I won the quarters - $6 The people in my Bunko group are: Jodi Thompson, Andrea Gordon, Sarah Tychsen (wasn't there), Cindy Rydalch, Sara Graham, Shana Edmunds (had to leave), Marianne Peck (wasn't there), Mareah Archibald, Lori Gines, Tracy Lassche, Candice Winterton, and ME.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bunko Prep!

I am getting all prep'd for Bunko tommorow night. Yes, it is at my house. We will be eating potato soup, rolls, layered salad and for dessert turnovers (apple & cherry) I love Bunko especially when it's not at my house! I will be happy to get it over with for the year. I do not care to be the "hostess" of anything.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


So Ryan blew the Anniversary/Valentine's Day hopefully he has learned for the years to come. I almost wonder if he does things like that on purpose just for the MAKEUP part. I wont go into details to save you all the disgusting image but let's just say it was pretty dang good! On Saturday we took the kids to the Utes 100 years of basketball game with g & g Stevens. We were able to ride TRAX for the first time. Stratton was in 7th heaven riding the "choo choo train." Then Ryan & I were able to go out w/out the kids. Ryan wanted to take me on a carriage ride for good old times but I decided against it. It was too cold. So we ended up going to the Gateway for dinner & a movie. The only problem was there wasn't really a movie that we wanted to see. We went to McGrath's for dinner. It was pretty good. I haven't been eating too much lately because I haven't been able to taste things which has actually been good. Why eat it if you can't taste it? Right?
It was my turn to teach YW's again today. It was alright. Those girls sure do make me sweat!
I just have to say I love my calling! It doesn't get any better than this and coming from me that says a lot.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines/12 yr. Anniversary

Happy Valentines/12 yr. Anniversary! I can't believe it's been 12 years it seems longer. j/k It's a good thing I have "short memory loss" and Ryan has "go in one ear and out the other ear syndrome" that's our secret. Yes, I am still sick, so we're supposedly going out tommorow night (we'll see.) I got up and made Ryan breakfast in bed, the "12" reasons I love him sign & a gave him a card. The kids had great Valentine parties at school! Just for your curiosity, I have not received anything yet. Ryan isn't home from work yet, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Okay I am, but I shouldn't. I don't understand why he chose Valentines day to get married because: flowers are too expensive, restraunts are too busy. I thought it was 2 in 1 sort of thing but it's not working out that way. I hope everyone else had a Happy Valentine's Day that included a gift.
(P.S. I'll keep you posted)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

sick again!

I am sick again! I thought I had strep throat again because of how I felt yesterday, so I went to the Dr. and negative. They even did a test for influenza and negative. I wish it would have been something, so they could have given me some magical medicine. I had Brayden's PTC at 4 p.m. which Ryan luckily went to (that's a first.) He also took the boys to Heber with him so I could get some zzz's. I had to miss WW's, YW's etc. Today I keep whispering and the kids look at me like (we're not in church) but it hurts to talk. My voice is all raspy and almost gone. I had to go to PTC today for Ryanna even though I didn't feel up to it. Brayden didn't have any school today and Ryanna got out at 12. I am ready for a break from these kids. But I don't feel up to working out tonight even though I should.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Blog Meme

1 thing I wont let my husband buy me: lingere
1 think I would love to have, but will probably never have: chrystler 300(3000)
1 thing you will never find in my closet: a size small
1 thing I would choose if I were having elective surgery: boob job
1 thing I love about my face: lips
1 thing I love to do: read
1 thing I would like to change if I could: the World
1 thing I would change as a mom: patience
1 thing I would do if I had unlimited money: help the less fortunate
1 thing I did that I would not do again: date a Columbian
1 thing I would like to do: travel more
1 thing I could do without: stretch marks
1 thing I love to smell: candles
1 thing I would do if I won the lottery: take my whole extended family on a Disney cruise
1 thing that infuriates me: when my kids don't mind
1 thing that I love about winter: when it's gone
1 thing I love about scapbooking: is that I don't do it
1 thing I am addicted to: food
1 thing I pray for: my family
1 thing I wish I had: a six pack
1 thing I would do again, regardless of the pain: have a baby
1 thing I absolutley hate to do: clean toilets
1 thing that is weird about me: I like to change my hair a lot
1 thing that I need help on: being more positive
1 thing I find most relaxing: a massage
1 thing that could get me into trouble: food
1 thing that annoys me: getting interupted
1 thing I dread; therefore, don't do very often: mop floors
1 thing that I have learned, but still sometimes forget: my many blessings

Now I tag Shelby!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tag I'm it!

Great. I've been tagged by Shelby. Here goes:
8 things I'm passionate about:
1- my main man
2- my 3 rug rats
3- my religion
4- my calling (YW)
5- WW
6- date nights
7- naps
8- exercise

8 things I often say:
2- I love you!
3- have a good day!
4- sweet nibblets!
5- this house is a mess!
6- be nice!
7- don't fight!
8- we'll see!

8 books I've recently read or tried to read:
1- twilight
2- eclipse
3- new moon
4- 19 minutes
5- Barrington family saga
6-the scriptures
7- the tao of pooh
8- the gift of fear

8 things I would like to do before I die:
1- have 2 spec houses sell
2- see my kids grow up
3- see more of the World
4- get a degree
5- wear a smaller size
6- know the scriptures better
7- resolve anything that needs to be
8- become a more patient person

8 songs I can listen to over & over again:
1- bad day - ?
2- shiftwork - Kenny Chesney
3- our song - Taylor Swift
4- don't blink - Kenny Chesney
5- best of both worlds - Miley Cyrus
6- so small - Carrie Underwood
7- miss me baby - Chris Cagle
8- I need you - Tim McGraw/Faith Hill

8 things that attract me to my friends:
1- looks
2- sense of humor
3- supportive
4- understanding
5- attitude
6- laugh
7- gno's
8- listener

8 things I have learned in the last year:
1- never marry someone self employed
2- never build 2 specs at a time
3- never get in debt
4- never give up
5- never say never
6 - never underestimate yourself
7- never stop short
8- never stop caring

There you go Shelby I did it. Now quit tagging me! Thanks!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Shawna is my workout instructor. She is also a personal trainer. She lost 70 lbs. 4 years ago at WW. She is always complaining how small her boobs are and that she would like a boob job. I don't know why she doesn't/hasn't gotten one because they have a lot of money. Last night during my class she was again complaining about her small boobs. I said "if you rub toilet paper on them they get bigger" she stopped what she was doing and said "really" then I said "well it worked on my butt!" She was laughing so hard, she had never heard that one before. She said "Dang, I was going to go home & start rubbing TP on them." (Yes she is blonde, also)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

PS I Love You

Last night Missy and I went to see PS I Love You. Sad but good! Stratton is very sick. He has a high fever, cough, runny nose, it's going to be a long night. Tonight at YW's we learned how to make divinity (I don't care for it) Now it's time to go get my butt kicked and sweat my you know what's off at Body Blast!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Shelby's house

I have listened to Stratton all day say "go Shelby's house day" I've told him Shelby's not home today. "go Shelby's house day" I finally got so tired of hearing him say that, that I put him down for a nap at 11 a.m. and when he woke up guess what he said? "Go Shelby's house day."

Saturday, February 2, 2008


So Ryanna and I had a girls night out tonight. We went to Hannah Montana's 3-D concert, then to Cafe Rio and our last stop was McDonald's for a hot fudge sundae. Ryanna said "we should do this more often I like hanging out with my mom" I think it's good for her to see the other side of me (nice) instead of the mean mom.