Tuesday, June 7, 2011


WE BOUGHT A BRAND NEW TRUCK! You have no idea the amount of flack Kendall has gotten over not having a truck. Then we got a old truck but not really big enough to go camping with an RV and definetly not big enough with two kids. We LOOOOOVEEEE it!! It is so sweet. We never dreamed of getting a new truck but it just worked out.

Kendall's cousin's Wife (lol) is selling these frames!! And I love them too. Check out her blog at http://garettandkrystie.blogspot.com/

This little boy is such a Mommy's BOY!! Love him to bits. He can make me smile without even trying. He is starting to try to walk on his own. I am soo excited for him but a little sad he is growing up. Man how time flies. He is over 10 months old and it feels like I just brought him home.

A certain little girl is all about pink and purple AND princesses. So for her 3rd B'day party that's what we did. She was sooo excited!! All of the girls wore their dresses and got jewelry. I'll have to post somepicts. There was one little boy there. I felt bad for him but we loved him too much to not invite him :*

Friday, April 1, 2011

I need advice!

So last week Tayden would sleep 8+ hours straight.... this week more like 3! I am so exhausted! I was blog hopping and found a blog that recommended 'Good night, sleep tight'. But it's out of the library and not due back for 2 weeks! So from the responses I gathered that pretty much it suggests letting your baby cry it out BUT you stay with them. So I tried this Tuesday night, Tayden puked twice! Yuck. I've still been doing it for the most part, but probably not exactly how I am supposed to. Here is how last night went:

  • 7:30- bath and stories

  • 8:00- Nurse Tay ( he goes down but wakes up every 15 min)

  • 9:00- He is finally down ( I shower and finish laundry)

  • 10:00- I am in bed (wishing I was watching Grey's. But I know I should sleep)

  • 11:00- Tay's awake again, pat back to sleep

  • 12:00- Kyla's awake and needs changed (this is very unusual)

  • 12:30- Back in Bed

  • 1:00- Tay's awake - Nurse (it's been 5 hrs, grrr guess it's better than 3)

  • 2:00- Back in bed

  • 4:30-Tay's awake- Nurse

  • 5:00- Back in Bed

  • 6:00- Tay's awake, pat back

  • 6:20- Ken gets up for work, I go back to bed

  • 7:45- Tay's awake for the day
So maybe its not so bad! NO IT"S BAD!! LOL The positive is at least I am not having to hold him and walk him back to sleep. For a while he'd wake up and be wide awake!! Worse thing ever at 2 am! It would take an hour to get him back down. I am just confused because he does really well for about a week and then is a monster for a week. By the end I am so run down. I can't really think of too much I am doing different to cause the change. Any advice is welcome!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just a little update!!

I got permission to take my final course thru the University of Calgary! SO excited, so scared!!! Still have to get into the class this summer, but I am hoping all goes well and I will have my Bachelors in Chemisty!!! YAY

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kids and Decisons

So I feel like I am at a turning point, I don't know why.... Every once and a while I feel like I need to decide everything right now!! I worry, stress, and lose sleep for about a week and then throw my hands up in the air. LOL silly I know, but it's me!

This is how it started!
- We were at Costco and a distant family member saw us and commented on how cute our kids were. Of course I proudly thanked her (haha), but then to my horror she said ' you should be done'. It made my head spin! And then my husband agreed. I bet my face was priceless.

The 'plan' was to have 4 kids. This was before we had any kids lol. Since then we have gone back and forth between 3 and 4. But 2 kids never crossed my mind. But the case for 2 is that they are expensive and we want to be able to let them be in things and try different activities. But... of course it's great to be in a bigger fam, have more friends and learn to sacrifice/get along.

-So as I've said before I am DYING to get my teaching degree. This will probably happen when my kids are bigger, less kids = less waiting. hmmmm....

-Oh and Kendall is DYINGx2 to start his own business. This will probably not happen til I am finished school. So we have a steady income for the first years he starts out. hmmmm....

- Oh and I got the worst ear infection while I was figuring this all out. Right when our Urgent Care closed. And I didn't want to be a drama queen and go to the ER. So I was up most of the night, until my Tylenol 3 kicked in (thank goodness for my mother). The next day my ear drum broke!! Yep infection/blood running down my ear, neck.... GROSS. Now I'm having problems hearing, hopefully when it heals I willbe back to normal. (just when I was gonna start swimming again).

SO THIS IS WHERE I THROW MY HANDS UP!!! It appears life will not bend to my will and I should not try to plan too far in advance.

* On a side note if anyone has advice on tatrum throwing 2 yr olds or 7 month old that wakse up every half hr for the first few hours of the night I am all ears!! (well one ear anyway!! lol. man I'm funny)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Can I call in sick?

These kids are teaming up on me!! I am not getting any sleep. Finally last night I put Kyla down stairs in a play pen at 3 am and let Tayden cry a little. Tonight is gonna be different because after two nights with no sleep I maybe in the basement lol. Anyways I will be back blogging when the bags under my eyes clear.

I've also been drooling over http://sisterscafe.blogspot.com I now have a tons of things to make. So much for loosing any weight.

Friday, January 28, 2011

6 things I wish I'd never done

I also am gonna have a hard time with this one because I got were I am by making some mistakes. Sometimes I like to think about changing things, but then it changes everything. Like the show 'butterfly affect'. I do spend alot of time considering this tho:

1. I wish I'd never been so impatient with Kyla when I started potty training. I forget that she's like me. (Poor thing). Plus she is so little, I should be more patient and undestanding.

2. Not taking my last couple classes of my degree. It was stupid, all right I had good reasons, BUT I wish I had finished. I really want to be a teacher.

3. I didn't visit my grandma enough. She passed away and I didn't see her the last couple times I was in Cardston. I was selfish, it was hard to see her so.... out of it, old, confused... But I should have gone anyway. I miss her.

4. Given into bullies. Sometime I back down when I shouldn't

5. Fought with my sister. She is my best friend now, I feel like I missed out on so much fun with her growing up.

6. Confided in the wrong people. Sometime when I am nervous (or upset) I either spill the beans or clam up. Either way you can't take it back.

P.S. I was in UTAH!! That's why I didn't blog for a while. It was so fun. I forgot my camera though ;( My mom and I are already planning another trip. Much to my husband's dismay, it seems he does love me because he said he missed me too much. AWE!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Seven things that cross your mind a lot

1. These kids are sooo cute!!! I love them to death.

2. I need to be more.. patient, kind, talented, hard-working.... You get the idea

3. WHEN is Ken coming home

4. I wish I lived closer to my family, BUT I love it in Okotoks. hmmm

5. What should I make for dinner??

6. My shopping list

7. My to do list

AND I didn't include all the things I plan WAAAAYY to far in advance!!! LOL

Monday, January 17, 2011

Eight things you couldn't live without

Well I am going to have to say!

1. MY FAMILY!! Seriously I would be lost. It's funny when you get older you seem to realize how important our families are. In Dec we had a scare with my gpa and I was so sad at the thought of losing him. He's 95, but I wasn't ready. I know it's selfish, I do. I would just like everyone to stay forever lol.

PS I am including friends in family. Cuz really thats how I think of most of my close friends

2. My Dishwasher!! I love it! I hate, hate washing dishes. Ok I guess I love my stove and washer/dryers too.

3. My van!! YES I LOVE MY VAN!! Sorry to you snobs who think you're too good. They're awesome and now that I have two kids I finally get hassled a little less. I will drive mine til it dies and then buy another one.

4. My Cellphone! When it's not shutting off at random times and I love it. All of our family members are long distance to call so I TEXT!! ALOT! Sorry to those of you I should call instead of texting. Sometimes I forget that I really could just dial.

5. Chocolate, Pasta.... ok FOOD! I love food, I pride myself in the fact that I can eat alot of it. I know someday it is going to catch up to me. But its not today! So I'd like a third helping of cheesecake!!! lol

6. Canada. I know everyone complains about the weather, the politicans, the taxes, the weather... But I love it here and am thankful I was born here. It could be a whole lot worse than 6 months of snow in a warm cozy house!

7. Hoodies! Seriously they are awesome!!! I own about 20 and love them all.

8. My Chi! Love love love it! Good bye frizzy crazy hair!!! Its amazing how much better my hair looks when I switched to a good straighener.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

9 things most people don't know about me

Hmmm this could be hard.....

1. Pick up lyrics to songs really fast (I may not be in tune when I sing them though).

2. I am the clumsiest person ever!! But I haven't broken anything! (knock on wood).

3. My eyes changed colors when I was 18!! I was quite heart broke, I loved my blue eyes. I have freckles in my iris' too, which is cool.4. My parents had adoption papers in when they got pregnantt with me. About a week after getting approved and found out their babies details they found out about me. The same week they withdrew their application another couple in town got appproved, the details were pretty much the same. I went to school with her, but I never told her we were 'almost' sisters, thought it might freak her out. But I was always curious what it would have been like if she was in my family.

5. I am terrified of needles and birds. I once knocked down a small child to get away from a very tame turkey! Not one of my finest moments, but what can you do? The rugarat should've known better lol. I and I don'tknow how many permission slips I lost growing up, the nurses hated me.

6. I can barely swim.! Yep took swimming lessons my whole childhood and now I would drown.

I swam out to the dock/slide at Lake 5 with my cousin a couple years ago and this became very clear. It was a little embarrassing.

7. I am always sure people secretly hate me! shhh Don't tell them I know. Haha I know a little paranoid.

8. I am really sad I never got my teaching degree. Someday... I hope I get to go back and get it.

9. I knew as soon as I met Kendall I knewhe was the one. Corny I know!!! I was going throw a hard time and looked in his eyes and..Peace!! His sister had been telling me for almost five years that she'd just tell her brother to marry me! And she was right, we hit it off right away haven't looked back. So you never know

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ten things to say to ten people

Here we go:

KBA- I love you. Sorry I give you such a hard time. you really don't deserve it (most of the time lol). I am glad you are stuck with me ;)

TBA- You are the sweetest thing I have met, you are my sunshine.

KLA- Wow I am sorry. I will try sooo much harder to be patient with you.

TRA- I am so glad we are friends now. Why were we sooo silly growing up. You are one of my best friends!! Plus you're a hoot, thx for all the laughs.

MM: Where to start? Thanks for being so good to me. I will never be able to repay you.

DB: You are my favorite and always will be

TB: I can't believe we haven't fixed things. I hope we get the chance, I feel broken without you.

AA: You are tooo good at everything. I've tried to call and check on you, but no answer. I will try again, I miss you.

NB: I hope you know how awesome you are!! Keep on keeping on. Life is hard, but you are strong. I will always be your biggest fan.

AH: I am still trying to forgive you. You may not know that, but I am. I want to, but it's hard for me. It maybe up to you for a while.

Wow that was hard. See ya tommorrow!

10 things

I've been having blogging issues lately, so I am gonna steal this idea and hopefully it jump starts
my brain.

Here's the schedule. Over the next 10 days, I'll blog about the items on this list (among other things, hopefully!)

Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself that most people don't know.
Day Three: Eight things you couldn't live without.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you could change or you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to you.
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two words that describe your life right now.
Day Ten: One confession.

I'll start day 1 today.