Monday, November 24, 2008

On to happier things!

So I have decide to take all your advice and be happy=) (thx again)

2 happy things:

1- I got to see the sneak peak from our picts with Dana and they look awesome!
If you want to look too go to

2- Angie's Recipe book will be ready for Christmas so now I have less Christmas shopping to do!!
If you want one go to She is an amazing cook so it should be AWESOME=)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Rant!

If you don't want to hear it I suggest to stop reading. Sorry

So yesterday I took Kyla to her 6mos appointment. And of course I was obsessing about how much she was gonna weigh. Well here is where she is at: 15 lbs 5 oz, 26.5 inches long and still has a big head. So she is the 30th, 75th and 90th percentiles respectively. That's right my baby is now only in the 30th percentile for weight (she was born in the 97th)! I seriously wish that I had never started nursing, it has been nothing but hard on me (and Kyla). I feel like a total failure. Kyla won't even cuddle and I think alot of it has to do with the stress of me trying to feed her. Anyway I have decided that our Christmas present to each other is formula in a bottle! I think my next baby will get that present the day he/she is born.

Sorry for the rant I am just ..... ya frustrated.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

PLEASE help Kyla win!

So a radio station in Calgary is having THE CUTEST KID CONTEST (The Vibe 98.5) and I entered Kyla. The top ten will be decided between Nov 10 and the 20th by voting!! You are allowed to vote once per day so please vote alot!!

Go to : and VOTE VOTE VOTE=)

SHE is #43!!!

Here's what the prizes are:

A 3-year lease on a 2008 Honda Odyssey from Okotoks Honda(Approx Value $28,000) Groceries for a year from Sobeys(Approx value $5000)

Monthly Spa Packages for Mom and Dad from Newbury Spa(Approx Total Value - $7500) Clothes for a year from Kiddo and Co.(Approx. Total Value $1500)

Family portraits for the next 5 yrs from Shutterbug's Photography(Approx.Total Value $3000)

A playhouse from Qualico Communities(Approx Value $5000)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Pictures!

So we didn't really go Trick or Treating. We were going to go to Cardston and I was so excited to see everyone and for them to see Kyla in her bear outfit. But it was not to be, so we stayed home and handed out candy. We did take Kyla to one house so we could say she'd been=) Mostly she just hung out with us and played with the candy! She is getting so big, man time flies. I can't believe she will be 6 months old in a few weeks.

Friday, October 31, 2008


So I have been Tagged multiple times so here I go!! I tag was for 8 things, one was for 9... So I am doing 7 cuz thats my fav-o-rite number

7 TV shows I watch.

1.Grey's Anatomy

2.Jon & Kate Plus 8

3. UFC

5.Baby Story

6. Treehouse- when I am babysitting

7. The Office

7 Fave Restaurants

1.The Keg


3.Edo Japan

4.The Olive Garden

5.Red Lobster

6.Marble Slab

7. The Campfire

7 things that happened yesterday

1.I got to sleep in with Kendall!!

2. We were going to made a big breakfast together, but decided to keep sleeping in.

3. I didn't have to babysit

4.I got to shower and look decent

5. Kyla made me smile=)

6. We went to a halloween party with our new friends!

7. I made another tutu while watching Grey's

7 things i am looking forward to.


2. Seeing our family pictures!!

3. The day Rascal stops destroying everything.

4. Seeing my family

5. Selling my horses

6. Finishing our basement

7. Having more kids---nothing right now, and not for awhile, but nonetheless, still looking forward to it.

7 things on my wish list.

1. Table for my craft stuff

2. A finished basement

3. More patience!!!!!

4. To be able to see our Lethbridge friends more (I miss you all)

5. To be able to figure out being a mom and wife

6. Be a better Wife

7. Be debt free

7 words or phrases I say often:

1) Did you hear me?

2) How did you get so cute?

3) Soo... what's the plan?

4) You tard!

5) Seriously?

6) Rascal!! NO!!!!!

7) Who's a big girl?

7 Things I have learned from the past:

1) Life is not fair.

2) Learn from your mistakes

3) You don't know what anyone else is going through

4) Parents are not perfect

5) Move on.

6) People will be there when you need them

7) Things are usually not as bad as they seem

I would tag people but I can't remember who has already done this.... so if you haven't I tag you (how's that?)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Watchin Oprah!

So yesterday on her show she had heros, I only got the tail end but I can't stop think about it. They had a couple on there that found out that their first baby had edward's syndrome when they were 30 weeks pregnant and that he probably wouldn't survive to be born. Not only did Eliot make it to birth, he lived for 99 days!! They showed a video the parents made and it made everyone cry (including me). I loved the mom's comment- I decided to be sad later and enjoy every day I had with him (I am paraphrasing, so it might not be exact). What an example!!

So last night when Kyla was done eating I stole a little cuddle time with her before we each went back to bed. I thought about how thankful I am for my beautiful, healthy little girl that I get to spend my days with=)

The video is on utube if you want to see it, it is soo sweet (and sad)!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Angie`s Giveaway

Go to her blog and see if you can win!!

Good Luck=)

Monday, October 20, 2008

I made a tutu!!

So I made a tutu for Kyla!! And I promised to make some for others....but.... I bought WAY too much tulle!!! So if you want one let me know and maybe we can work out a deal=) I need to get a pict of her standing in it but Kendall is at work so maybe later.

We went camping with our buddies the Nilsson's and the Rasmussen's!! So fun, even though it was the middle of October. We borrowed my grandpa Leavitt's Gi-normous trailer and off we went. We were quite the crew: 6 adults, 3 babies and 5 dogs!! But it was great, thx for inviting us guys!!

Oh speaking of dogs! Here is a pict of our new puppy Rascal! He is trying to stay warm between Tim's feet.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

They just seem to know!

I have noticed that on days when I am totally overwhelmed Kyla is an angel!! Hoe does she know that her mom is about to lose her mind? She can just turn the whole day around with one little smile! I have started watching a friends little girl a couple days a week and things have been just falling into place: they both take good naps, don't seem to need me at the same time and like each other.

I have to keep reminding myself that life is not that bad!! Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself I remember some of my friends trials and then I am glad to keep mine!! I got a picture with this saying: Love life as it is, not as you want it to be!

Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving, eat some turkey for me=)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Help me win this Contest!!!

So I LOVE contests, and I happen to never really win them. So I am once again gonna try again...something small but fun. If you want to play go to this blog.

I hope I win, but I guess if you do it will be ok too;)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Not much is new

So I haven't blogged in a while and not too much has changed. Kyla is still working on rolling over, getting teeth, spitting and sitting up. She has soo much more personality now and is a little more content with life (most of the time). She had her four month shots today and was a real trooper, she barely even cried.

We just got back from visiting Kendall's fam in BC. It was great I got to be around people all day and do some US shopping. I love that Kendall's sister Alyson came too b/c we have been friends for a long time and she has a little girl , Rebekah, a month younger than Kyla. So we hangout and chat about this and that. It was a little sad though b/c we missed Kinsey's baby blessing and my sister's wedding shower, but I guess you can't always be at everything. Sorry Guys=(

Anyway we are gearing up for my sister Traci's wedding next weekend and all the excitement with that!!! It is going to be so fun, we love them both so much!!
Anyway here are a few new pict!

Look I can sit up all by myself (with a pillow)!!!

Okay maybe not!!!

This is my attempt to make her cuddle with me for a picture!!

Sadly I think her cuddly days are over=(

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What do you remember??

So I am copying Tara (big surprise)!!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and let others post their memories of you! Play along - it'll be fun!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


So realized that I haven't put any new picts of Kyla up for a while so here they are. I cannot believe how much she has already changed=) =(

She absolutely LOVES her jolly jumper! This was a couple weeks ago and now she is a little jumping machine.

Kyla and her cousin Rebekah at Tanner's wedding!

We went to see Tim and Ashlee's new baby Kinsey Ann! (Sadly Kendall was away at Christina Lake.) She was so cute and perfect. I can't wait to see her again and hopefully hold her a little longer. Sorry about your head Trent, it didn't quite make the picture.

I put Kyla's hair in pigtails yesterday! Sorry the pic is fuzzy bevause she doesn't hold still. I couldn't believe how big it made her look. Unfortunately she cried the whole time so I am thinking we will wait for a special occasion before attempting again.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I feel sick!!

So I just got done checking my emails and saw one from my stepmom about the Listeria recall. Now to tell you the truth I am bad for not reading forwarded email=( Sorry! But I did open it b/c Kendall and I had been discussing it. AND GUESS WHAT? The smokey I had for lunch was on there!!! I checked all the codes and everything!! Oh I felt sick instantly. I was worried about Kyla seeings now I am breastfeeding and all. Cuz it would just make me very sick, but her.... I don't want to think about it. So I researched and it cannot be passed through the milk!!! That goodness, so I tomorrow I am returning the smokies and crossing my fingers that I do not get sick!!

PS if you want the list of possibily contaminated foods let me know.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Made my day!!

So today I was just mindin my own business holding Kyla while rumaging through my make-up bag when I heard a brand new noise!! Kyla was giggling at who knows what but it was adorable. I never thought that just a laugh would make my day but it totally did. I got her to do it a couple more timed while I frantically called Kendall so he could hear (sadly no answer). So I am hoping she'll will do it tonight for him!! I cannot believe how much she's changed and how big she is getting. I am sooo glad that I get to stay home and see it all happen. I feel bad for mom's who have to go back to work.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kyla's first photo session

Well I finally got some pictures taken of Kyla!!! I love them and I am so thankful that Jill was able to do it on such short notice. Hooray for Jill! I could not believe how well Kyla did, she NEVER holds still so this was quite the achievement.

This is Jill's website if you want to check her out, we loved her=)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Allred Adventures

Well its been a while so here is an update: We are now in our house in Okotoks!!! We love it and can't believe how nice it is out here. Most of our family have come to visit us already and have all given it a thumbs up. We went to Cardston for the long weeked to see family. On the way we stopped to see Allie and Steve and their new baby Rebekah!! She was sooo cute=) Derek was just home so it was great to see him. We went to Raymond and had a great picnic with the Rasmussen Clan and then went to my Uncle Cory's so everyone could meet Kyla (and we ould meet cute litte Tate). Just this past week Kendall's parents came and stayed with us for a few days. I was a little stressed about what I was going to do to entertain them for 4 days, but it was so easy and fun. They helped us out sooo much and we had a lot of fun too.

We have been going going going and I don't think it is going to slow down.... but we have had a lot of fun. Just look at the pict!!
Kendall and Kyla watchin the tube on a hot day.
AK Brown sent two guys and this truck and trailer to help us move!! Keith is SOO Awesome=)
Stever with both girls! Rebekah seemed soo small compared to Big Kyla=) But soo adorable.

THis is Kendall and Kyla by one of the tanks at Spruce Meadows (eat your heart out Steve).
Kendall waiting for his turn at the calf scramble.
Grandpa Allred and Kyla at the AK Brown Party, she was not sure about the wind.
Grandma Allred and Kyla at Spruce Meadow, notice the cute little bracelet!! THX Grandma

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New Baby Pictures

Here are some pictures I took of Kyla the other day. I was starting to think I wasn't going to be able to get her into a photgrapher and I wanted some pictures of her when she was still 'little'.

Prego Pictures

A little late! But here they are! I can't believe how fat my face is!! Crazy=)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


So we are doing great!! We are getting lots of sleep, changing lots of diapers and loving our new little sweetheart. Kyla is easily over 10 pounds now, yep she is HUGE! But happy and healthy. Kendall is dreaming of the dat she hits 12 pounds and can sleep through the night. Although he doesn't get up in the night anyway! I think next time I am going to be a daddy=) We are sooo excited to move into our new house next weekend and start our whole new life in Okotoks. Kendall has been planning all the projects he wants to complete and things he wants to change.

The only issue we are having is breastfeeding. I won't go into details but it is not always as easy as it seems. Yes it is a natural thing, but not always easy!! Don't worry she is getting lots of milk and growing like a little weed!

Friday, May 30, 2008

More Pictures

So a few more picts for those of you requested!! We are starting to get into some kind of a routine. It seems that all I do it change diapers and feed Kyla (I know how dairy cows feel now). But I really can't complain, Kyla is sooo good. She loves to sleep, eat and make fun little faces. Our families have all been over and spoiled us: cleaning, making food and doing whatever is needed.
I still can't really believe she is hear. You carry her for 9 months and go through labour, and yet it still seems unreal. To think that less than two weeks ago this sweet little girl was inside me!! Too weird.
Kendall is soo done! The second he saw her he was wrapped around her finger. You can see it everytime he looks at her. I love watching them together. He can't wait until she is a little more interactive, but I am lovin the baby stage (although it will be great to see her first big smile).

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ken&Ju's First Tot

Kyla Lynn Allred
Arrived may 20, 5:45 am
Weight 9lbs 3.7oz
Length 51cm
Cuteness 10/10
Eyes blue
Hair dark brown

Friday, May 16, 2008

The 'news'

So I just got home and here's the deal: the ultrasound showed that Kyla is doing great in there, maybe a little too great=> they think she is well over 9 lbs!!!! OUCH!! I just about fell off the table. Anyway then I went and saw the doctor who said everything looks good, in fact I am 2cm dilated (too much info, sorry). So she is hoping I will have her own my own this weekend. However she did still fill in the paperwork for me to be induced, which would probably happen Monday. SO ... we'll see if nature will just get going and maybe she's not that big=) Cross your fingers for me pls.

Kyla Update

So I am STILL pregnant and hating it. It is not so much being pregnant as being home alone all day with no one to visit. Calgary is horrible, I have no family or friends and everything costs money (I am cheap, sorry). Plus when I go out by myself people stare at me like I am a freak show.

Today I am going for an ultrasound and then to a dr. appointment. I am overdue, so they are just checking on Kyla (I am assuming placenta, amniotic fluid, growth and overall health). I am thinking that I am going to try and get on the list to be induced on Tuesday if she hasn't come on her own. For my sanity and sake of my husband (as long as it won't hurt Kyla of course) I think it is very important.

Anyway I will keep you updated, thank-you so much for all your advice it makes me feel alot less alone=)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Still Pregnant!!

Well I had another doctor's appointment today and the news: NOTHING HAS CHANGED!! I almost started crying. I am soo tired of being pregnant, I even tried castor oil last night. Which I took at 9pm, ya soo not smart. It kicked in about 1am, so I only had to get up 6 times in the middle of the night. So now I am scheduled for a ultrasound on Friday and will be induced around the 22nd if I make it that far. My doctor seemed only mildly convinced that I would start on my own. My body just will not cooperate, Kyla is ready to rock and roll. Anyway I guess I had better find some new projects cuz it looks like I am going to be alone for a while longer.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Is this baby ever coming???

I am beginnning to think that this baby is FAR to comfortable. She may never make an apprearance, I maybe permanently prego. I know that she is not late... but I have had enough of this prego thing. So hopefully sooner than later=)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

No more work!!!

My last offical day of work was yesterday!! I have been counting down for about a month, but when the day finally arrived I had missed emotions. It seemed so final saying bye to everyone and taking my stuff. I even teared up a few times. Everyone has been really good to me at ADL. Of course they threatened beatings if they didn't see Kyla as soon as she could be out and about. SO now... I have to figure out what to do all day!!! I have few project to finish up but then I think I may be bored. Hmmm I wish I lived closer to friends and family so I could harass them.

Oh and we are going to look at houses again tomorrow! Cross you fingers for us cuz we have to be out of here July 1st.

Monday, April 21, 2008

When Communication breaks down.

So yesterday we spent the whole afternoon at the airport. Why you ask? Because Kendall's uncle was flying home on the 12:20 flight, or so we thought. We got there and waited and waited.... His flight came in bu he was not on it. So what do you do? We paged him, nope not in the building. So the information desk suggested maybe he'd missed him connecting flight and would be on the next one at 5:20. So $23 dollars in parking later we left and returned at 5:20. Nope he wasn't on that flight either..... it turns out he flew in at 11pm!! Yep so at midnight he called and Kendall headed back the airport for the third time and picked him up. Oh sometimes I think people just don't think about anyone else. I am sure it sucked for him, but why not call us and tell us what was going on??? Sorry I just had to vent.

Monday, April 14, 2008

36 Weeks!! Only 4 to go

Can you believe we are sooo close?? It seems like the time has just flown by. It still really doesn't seem real, I caught myself staring at my huge belly everytime I walked by a mirror this weekend. In the last couple weeks my belly has really gotten huge. I went and got pictures taken this weekend, hopefully they will be cute. I just am not very photogenic at all. And of course Kendall was thrilled about the whole thing=)
Anyway today is my day off, but I really don't know what to do with myself. I am hoping Kyla doesn't come late because I think cabin fever will set in. Maybe I will see if I can get some money from Staples - we bought a computer last weekend and I saw they had it in their flyer for $100 cheaper now. I hate it when that happens, hopefully they will price match it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Crazy baby story!!

So we went to our last lamaze class last night and after our teacher had talked to us about what she would be covering she asked if anyone had any news. There was kind of a pause, we all looked at each other and then one girl slowly raised her hand. She said we had our baby.... we asked where it was - Rockyview. After a minute of shock we asked what happened. So this is the story: Thurday night at 4 in the morning her water broke while she was asleep!!! So they went to the hospital and they gave her steriods and antibiotics (she was only 32 weeks along). She went home and wasn't having any contractions. That night she woke up and thought she had bad gas and needed to take a poop (sorry). After one push she realized this hurt more than it should, so she yelled for her husband (he had ear plugs in b/c she snores=). The people upstairs heard her, came down and woke him up. By this time the baby was in the toilet crying!!! Yep like three pushes and he was out!!! Luckily the steriods had helped his little lungs. They called 911 and the EMS came!! The baby is doing really well and weighed over 4 pounds.

Crazy aye!!!?? Everything you are told won't happen, especially with your first baby. We all just sat there and stared at them. That is scary!!

In total 4 of 13 couples had their babies before the class was completed.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

How big am I gonna get!!!

So I am starting to think that this belly is never going to stop growing. Even some of my maternity clothes are starting to barely cover it. What am I to do? Kendall has even asked me if I am going to weigh more than him??? Ya I didn't think that comment was called for. But I can see why he asked!! I never imagined a body can change this much.

Our friends Trent and Tara had there baby over Easter and we got to see baby Blake when they came to Calgary. It was soo surreal, I knew they were pregnant oboviously but to see them with a little baby was a whole different thing. I guess we are all growing up! It was great to get to talk to them about the whole having a baby thing too, I guess I should be able to pull this off after all. **cross your fingers for me** only 6 weeks to go**

Friday, March 7, 2008

Birth Announcement

I started thinking about Kyla's cards- here is a prototype- what do you think? The inside has all the details (ie date, time, weight...) and a spot for a little picture.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Getting Ready for Kyla

Well we only have 10 weeks to go until Kyla's here so we have been trying to get ready. I know we won't be, but we're trying. Last weekend we went to Great Falls with Allie and Steve and it was a blast. The highlight was definetly watching Steve and Kendall drive the motorized scooters around ShopKo. We messed up though because there was an awesome deal on cribs and we didn't buy one. Fortunately my sister, Traci, went to Kalispell this weekend and is picking one up for us!!! And today we got the car seat and stroller.... man kids are expensive. We are sooo lucky that our families have been helping us get stuff. Oh and this weekend I decorated Kyla's room a little, we are still renting so I can't get too carried away. I'll take more picture when I have the crib all set-up too=)

Monday, February 11, 2008

My tummy at 27 weeks!!!

So I am now definetly prego- people talk to my belly, try to touch my belly and comment on how big I am. Gotta love people. Well I figured I better get some pictures of this 'wonderful' time. I am not sure exactly why people love being prego....??? I know that it is supposed to be so awesome, but so far I am not a big fan. Don't get me wrong I don't hate it but I don't love it either. My favorite thing would have to be watching my belly move around (when I am not trying to sleep=) Kendall keeps asking how much bigger it is going to get??? Well we are only at 27 weeks so I think that whale Julie will soon be a blimp Julie.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

She's gonna be a soccer player!

So Kyla's newest thing is to kick constantly, my poor tummy feels like a punching bag. She especially kicks if you touch my stomach: resting my arms on it will quickly start the kicking. The best is if Kendall puts his face on my tummy, he does it so gently but she will still feel it and kick him right away. He was amazed last night at how strong she is getting. We are thinking she is really either a) saying my belly back off or b) playing tag with us. Either way she is very active and alert (who would've thunk?). We are starting to realize just how close we are getting to 'meeting' her for the first time. I think I only have 12 weeks left at work, that seems sooo crazy. We are starting to get ready!! I am so excited to go shopping in Great Falls with Allie and Steve in a couple weeks. Hopefully we will find some good deals- any advice?

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Kendall is finally an offical Journeyman Plumber and Gasfitter!!
It has taken a while, due to some problems with a previous employer, but now it is all offical. We are so lucky that his new employer has connections and loves Kendall, he did so much work for us.
I am so proud of Kendall, he has worked really hard to acheive this. Great job hun!!!

My husband!!!

HIS NAME: Kendall Bhuel

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER? Married for 1.5 years

HOW LONG DID YOU DATE? 8 months, but it seemed like a long time to us=)

WHERE DID YOU MEET? At my house in Lethbridge, he came to see his sister (Alyson) who was my roommate. We all went to a YSA and just hung out.


WHO EATS MORE? Definetly Kendall, just when you think he can't eat more he'll make a bowl of cereal.

WHO SAID I LOVE YOU FIRST? I don't really remember.


WHO SINGS BETTER? Probably me, but mostly because when he sings he's being silly.

WHO IS SMARTER? I am good with numbers and he is good with mechanical/practical things.

WHO DOES THE LAUNDRY? We do our own.


WHO SLEEPS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BED? Right now me, because I have to (prego). But normally Kendall does.


WHO DRIVES WHEN YOU ARE TOGETHER? Kendall about 99% of the time. I only drive when he's too tired to drive.

WHO IS MORE STUBBORN? That is me for sure, Kendall only has a few issues that he won't give on.

WHO KISSED WHO FIRST? He kissed me first.

WHO ASKED WHO OUT? Well Kendall asked me, but only when Alyson decided he could (that's a whole other story=)

WHO PROPOSED? Kendall. We went to Leavitt Ranch for the May Long, he took me up on the ridge and knelt down on the rocks. It was so sweet, and romatic (this was right at sunset). It was funny because he was trying to leave with me, but my little sister Natalie wanted to come with us, of course she couldn't.

WHO IS MORE SENSITIVE? Me for sure, especially with these baby hormones.

WHO HAS MORE FRIENDS? We don't really have a huge group of friends...either of us. We have a few close friends that we love and that's it.

WHO HAS MORE SIBLINGS? Kendall has four sisters, so he wins.

WHO WEARS THE PANTS IN THE FAMILY? It's pretty equal. I am quite a bit more bossy though (who would've thought).

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Everything is changing!!

And it's not just my waist!!! Well with the baby coming everything seems to be different. Kendall noticed that at christmas 'Kyla Lynn' got more presents than we did (what can I say she is spoiled already). It seems every conversation is a about babies and everyone we know is pregnant: Tara, Ashlee, Rachel, Mindy (2x), Alyson, Ashley, Iysha, Meg, Kelly........ need I say more. I think that there is something in the water. Also we are getting more serious about buying a house, in fact we looked at four in Okotoks today. It is a very overwhelming and exciting experience. We still have to work out getting out of our 1 year rental and finding Tara a place too. Anyway, I will try to be better at updating this thing.