Thursday, January 31, 2008

I've been tagged!

10 random things about me.



1. I LOVE to cook, I cook dinner everynight and I love to try new things.



2. I can make a dolphine noise and a car alarm noise.



3. I had to get my wisdom teeth out a month after giving birth to Jarren. In which I got an infection and dry sockets, not the best experience.



4. I had to have two toe nails removed after having my wisdom teeth removed because of how much swelling I had in my feet while pregnant. (the first two months after birth were from heck.)



5. In the past 5 years something bad has always happened on my birthday, some of which include: 2 family friends died on my birthday in different years, knee surgery, a colonoscopy... the list goes on.



6. I love to scrapbook. Unfortunantly my wedding scrapbook is put on hold for now, while I'm working on Jarren's. I want to try to keep up with his growth rather than go back and do it all at once.

7. I love to sew, I've made several quilts and clothing in my life time. Latest was Jake's Utah Jazz quilt for his birthday.

8. I go ghost hunting with my friends.

9. I've lived in 7 different cities in two states. But 18 out of 21 years have been in Utah.

10. I hate chocolate.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Art and Mastery...


Of a Sippy Cup. I bought Jarren a sippy cup on Monday since he turned 6 months. It is really funny to sit and watch him try to master it. He will chew on the spout rather than suck on it like he should. I guess since it is not as soft as a bottle nipple he won't suck on it. Eventually he will get the hang of it.



A few other things we have tried in the last 3 days of being 6 months...Banana's, and Gerber Cookies. He LOVES them both. When the banana's were all gone he threw a fit. Same thing with the cookie, but it wasn't even gone, if he dropped it on the floor or down on the high chair's seat he would burst into tears like it was the end of the world.


Things he has learned in the last couple weeks:

1. Lifting his head up and peaking over the bumper on his crib. Now he knows when I'm laying in bed and if he sees me he cries and yells at me.

2. Sticking his tounge out and lifting it up and down

3. Blowing his lips to create spit.

4. My all time favorite...Throwing fits.




He also loves to pull the blanket over his head when he sleeps.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Amazing Man

I just found out about 30 minutes ago that the President of our church died. It's a sad moment for us on Earth, but I'm sure there are many rejoices in heaven, including from his wife. I'm so happy he gets to be with her again. Things like this make you grateful for the time you have with people. He was an amazing man and did amazing things for our church. We will always remember him and the impact he had on everyone, including non-members.

We love you President Hinckley

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Jake...4 days early.

Hubalub's birthday is on Tuesday and we had a "friend party" for him tonight. It was pretty fun. We had lots of pizza, snacks...chips and salsa, Brian's famous GUACAMOLE DIP MMmmmm, some candy and cookies and I made Jake a freakin sweet cake. I haven't made an actual "birthday cake" outside of a pan before, you know where you frost the whole thing and decorate, I thought it turned out pretty well and he loved it so that is all that matters right?


We played games and some of us watched a movie. I believe the party was a success, but that is only one person's opinion.


Happy early Birthday Hubalub!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

What does it take to be a Winner..?


I am in a very big competition to become Kirk's Blogging Buddy of the year. There are a few things I have learned from Kirk's Competition. One, you have to make Kirk's name BIG and BOLD. Two, you have to put Kirk's name in a different color. Three, you have to drop Kirk's name a lot. Four, you have to win Kirk's Internet Affection as well. Five, I have to take down Reagan and Stephanie to win Kirk's competition.

For those of you who don't know Kirk or who I am talking about, I will tell you about Kirk. I worked at wonderful XanGo with Kirk. We had a good beginning of a friendship in Kirk's Will Call...Yes Kirk I will let Will Call be yours if I win this. Kirk is a graduate from BYU, yes BYU. Kirk is single, to all you single girls who read this.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's official...

I'm a VAMPIRE! No really, I went to the doctor's today and got some sleeping pills that supposedly won't make me groggy in the morning. So tonight might be the first time in about 3 months that I go to bed before 12...maybe. He said I might have to up my dosage after 3 days if it doesn't work...so I might not make it before 12, but we shall hope.

In other news, I might try working out with Tube Socks thanks to Kirks message and medical disclaimer. And also Nicki's persistence's.

Also after talking with Kirk on messenger I have a quote of the day:


lol and love, pretty much if it starts with L it is said to make someone feel better

Monday, January 21, 2008

Goals said out loud

Lately whenever I hear someone talk about goals lately I hear them say "Say it out loud to someone" and one guy even added on to that say "that way if you don't reach your goal you can be embarrassed that you didn't."

So here is one of my many goals for this year, this way I can either accomplish it or be embarrassed the next time I cross one of your paths :)

My number one goal was to loose 60lbs this year. I am more over weight than I have ever been in my life! I know I know everyone keeps saying I just had a baby, but it's been 6 months. I wasn't at my ideal weight to begin with when I got pregnant. So even if I were to only loose 15 pounds every 3 months I would reach this goal. HOPEFULLY I loose more than that every three months, but I'll make it easy on myself. (and be less embarrassed if I don't)

So far this month I have lost 12 lbs. I seem to be stuck though, I did some isagenix to loose some of that, but it's so expensive for this newly married (1 1/2 years) and newly momma'd woman to afford. If only it were cheaper...awww oh well. Drinking lots of water and chewing lots of gum will have to do for now.

So to everyone out there that reads this, this is my goal ... and I will tell it to all of you so that it will push me harder to accomplish it.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

AHHH I've lost you...

I changed my template and some how it deleted my friends. Please if I don't have you on the new list give me your blogger addres so I can re-add you and feed my daily addictions of reading.

Thanks :)

P.S. I know I'm missing Yersa and Amanda, so if you could send your site my way I would appreciate it!

Sleep Deprivation...

Since about the end of October or beginning of November I cannot sleep! Jarren goes to bed finally between 11 and 12 and I can't go to sleep until 2 or 3...I'm actually awake still most of the time when Jake gets up for his job.

I am lucky that Jarren sleeps the whole night, he usually wakes up between 7 and 10 to eat. But rarely is it before 7. I just don't feel like I get any sleep if I go to bed after 12. I can't take sleeping pills, they make me feel groggy. I've tried Ambien and Unisom and it's kinda hard to take them because Jarren doesn't go to sleep until 11 or 12. So if I take them at that time I'm going to be sleeping until noon.

Because of lack of sleep my whole day doesn't start out very well. I wish I could just wake up at 8 and get my exercising done, instead I end up working out at 3pm.

Any suggestions on how to fix my problem? I would prefer to not take sleeping pills, any natural ways? I don't know if my internal clock was just messed up somehow or what...I can't take this much longer though.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

our last couple months...

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Jarren playing rocket ship

video

Jarren loves this game. It makes me laugh with him everytime.