Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mmmm Pickles...

Jarren's favorite food.

Also..I started donating plasma on Monday for some extra cash. $30 first time $40 2nd time and then $30 everytime after that ...with some $40's thrown in there. You can only do it twice a week, today was my second time. Last time it was my left arm they took it out of and this time my right...My right arm hurts A LOT more than my left did. Just thought you should know.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Growing and growing and..

Jarren has gotten so big. I realized this the other day when we put him in his car seat!

Jarren at birth vs. Jarren at 9 mon.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Yay for me..

I've lost 3 lbs since we got back from California. well technically more because I gained a few lbs there but from the weight I was when I left I've lost 3 lbs.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


We have 7 more days until May and it was like a freakin blizzard today. Texas is not sounding so bad.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Oh the places you'll go...

No, not the book.
The Cupboard!

Car accidents and spring time

So I suppose I will start with the bad news. A 16 year old girl tried to merge into us yesterday about 20 feet from our Apt. on our way home from our meeting last night. I feel bad for her, when her dad showed up he wasn't very nice to her. It just reminded me of when I crashed my dad's 1972 chevy pick up..classic! And when he saw the truck his first reaction was to make sure I was ok. I'm greatful for that. Poor girl. Good news about the situation is it is all fixed now. Her dad buffed my car and after buffing it saw there was actually a pretty good dent in it so he called a guy to come fix it at my apt and it looks brand new now. The red rectangle is where the dent once was.

ALSO, this morning when I woke up for Jarren's 6am feeding I looked out our window and thought I saw snow on the tree and ground...I was sad. Then when I woke up at 8 I discovered it was blossoms! YAY SPRINGTIME! ...though it will probably snow again soon. For some reason Utah likes to snow, I don't like it. My beautiful tree outside my window will go from this:

to this --->

In the blink of an eye.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

California Pictures

So we got there Monday afternoon and just relaxed. We could have gone to disneyland monday, we had a 5 day hopper pass. But we decided to wait til Tuesday. Tuesday morning we had a family day at disneyland where we all stuck together and rode rides we could all ride. Then the rest of the time we split up in different groups. Friday morning came and we were tired of Disneyland, so we went to the beach. Then around 5 we went back to disneyland and saw some shows and the light parade. After that Brittney, Katie and I went on the big rollercoasters til 11:45. It was a fun trip, we had a good time. It was Jake's first time to Disneyland and he liked it a lot. I just threw pictures together instead of posting them all seperately on here.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Home sweet home

We are home! We had a lot of fun, but I missed my bed. Pictures to come either later tonight or tomorrow. Depending on if I want to get ready for bed right now.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Said outloud Goals.

So just a quick update on my "said outloud goals". If you didn't read that post in January or Feb you can go find it, I don't have time to link it right now..sorry. I have to run to my early saturday morning meeting.

On Monday morning as I was looking at myself in the mirror, pretty disgusted at how my body looked only 4 years after graduation, I decided that I want to be skinny more than I want food. I'm a big Italian food lover, so you can imagine how hard this next decision was for me. I AM GIVING UP CARBS! I haven't had any kind of bread, cracker, pasta, tortilla, rolls, candy, sugary substance since Monday night! I've lost 7 lbs this week and I'm eating right and working out.

I'm at my lowest weight since I've had Jarren and all I'm eating is Eggs for breakfast, banana and peanut butter for lunch or a salad of some sort with very limited dressing and fish for dinner, I can have chicken but Jake is enjoying the new change to fish so we have been having that. I must say Peanut Butter is saving my life. I love it, it's thick so it fills you up, it's not the typical nasty taste of diet foods AND it's good for your Abs, according to my friend nicki and her diet for abs book. I haven't even craved sugar or pasta or bread like I usually do when I diet. I love what I'm eating and I'm loosing weight. Oh I also eat fruits and veggies as snacks or with meals.

I do Hip Hop abs to work out, my knees have a hard time running outside after my knee surgeries 2 years ago, I'm working up to that :) "Shaun T" from hip hop abs makes me laugh, sounds No offense to gay people out there, but when you are working out and keep hearing "Hey Girl" ...."GIIIIIRL your doing awesome!" things like that it just makes you laugh. But I like it none the less, I get to dance (which I don't do in front of anyone, I make Jake go to the bedroom if he is home!) and it's fun and I'm working out!

Anyway I must go, I should have left 4 minutes ago. I'm just giving myself a pat on the back in public!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Who needs a barber?

So I was sitting and looking at Jarren's hair today while he was crawling on the floor. It was starting to get long. ..but I love his long hair, it's so soft, baby's hair is lovely. Anyway, I was going to wait until he hit a year old to cut it but I decided, he probably can't go another 3 months without being mistaken as a girl. So...I pulled out the clippers!

He did very well at first. I think he liked the vibrating of the clippers on his scalp. So I was able to get the top done, then we moved to the sides and he started getting restless. He kept moving and putting his head and body in weird positions, was he going to make this easy for me? No.

Finally after I got done with the sides and had to move to the back he was practically making it impossible. So I had Jake hang him upside down, It worked GREAT! Jarren had an upside down haircut for his first haircut. I had to use the scissors for his hair by his ears and on the back of his neck, but he didn't move at all. Such a good little boy :)

I will miss his beautiful strawberry blonde locks.

Frustrations Part 2

For those of you who have been reading my blog since clear back in November, you may remember the original post "Frustrations". If you haven't, you can click on that and read it. We are having the same problem again. My family is going to California this next week and we are going with them and spending the week at Disneyland. My family is leaving on Monday, but as for us, we still don't know which day we are leaving. Jake could have gotten Monday off but we won't know if he got Tuesday off til Monday nights, so we can't really even leave on Monday...yay for us. I CAN'T wait til Jake can quit there.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sleepy Baby

Jarren decided to stay up til about 2 this morning, usually he is in bed by 12 at the latest. Then I couldn't go to sleep. Anyway, he hasn't taken very good naps today, except when he is in his high chair eating puffs. He has now fallen asleep 3 times today in his high chair, if we get him out he wakes up. I almost want to leave him in there, but we don't have the cover on cause it is washing, so it's not too comfy.