Monday, May 28, 2007

Blog Blah



I have nothing to say, post or do. Hence the worthless post with no direction or source of inspiration. The pictures in the collage are from when Gab was sick with the flu. I bought her that cute little hippo and she clenched it pretty tight for about 4 days. She is over it now. It just hangs out on the floor now. She is not attatched to anything with the exception of me.
I think I just had the gayest Memorial day ever! Hmm, did nothing! Shaun golfed for like an eternity today and I just chilaxed unshowered style. Need I say more. We went to get Cafe Rio a while ago and SHaun put Gabby to bed (the two highlights from my day). I am a loser! I think the last BIG highlight for me tonight will be watching Runs House. Tomorrow I have Gabby's one year pictures. I am doing some really fun things I thought up. I hope it works out. Gab doesn't like to cooperate at Kiddie Kandids so I am trying out another route. I will be sure and post them as soon as I get them back.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Show some LOVE

This is a little wake-up call reminder to all of you who are complete slackers. I have been lurking around for days looking for new posts from some of you. NOTHING! I know it is summer and all, which leaves little blog time for some of you who don't have kids who have taken over your life as you once knew it...BUT, you should still be able to drop us a quick post Emily style (journal entries) They are golden anyway. I love to hear people ramble about nothing.
This is just a quick list of some new and old loves:
FAB FINDS
1. Kirkalnd brand baby wipes
2. TAZO bottled Green tea
3. Lip Venom by Duwop (this is not for sissies)
4. Holiday, the movie....
5. Pottery barn crib sheet, Cherry Blossom
6. Duende perfume (you have got to smell it)
7. Bare Escentuals mineral make-up
8. Fat Free cottage cheese! Mmm, with anything!
9. Sushi
10. Smartbargains.com
11.Mac Lipstick in Pervette

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

So You Think You Can Dance


Just a little reminder for everyone...SYTYCD starts Tomorrow night! Don't act like it isn't 10 times better than AI!!! It totally is! And you all better set your Tivo's to go ahead and record the whole stinkin season! (trust me, you'll wanna re-watch a few dances)!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Take a deep breath...Your going to need it.

I'm sure after this many of you will be wondering why or how you are my friend. Or you'll be strongly considering getting out of it.
Last night I was shopping in Vegas with a girl friend. I took my Mary Poppins bag to fit my tennies in because my feet WOULD be sore within the first 15 min. (My husband calls all of my shoes 15 min shoes). Needless to say ten minutes into the outlets I was hurting, sweating, and hungry. I got myself a green tea and a water bottle. I take a few sips of the water and shove it in my bag to join my bathroom, red pumps, Heather's birthday present and everything else in that thing.....15 minutes later I realize my whole hip is wet...Hmm, I must have a bad case of swamp a**. It is after all 100 degrees here! No. My 32 ounce water bottle was empty! My (new) white purse was soaked along with everything else in it. Including Heather's gift certificate to Krumpets that is 2 weeks belated!!!! I am already the worst bff ever but now it is ruined and no good. I realized at that moment my game was not on point. I like to refer to it as "game" even though I am married, stretch marked and sattle bagged to the max.
The best part is my not cheap white fabulous leather purse was now tie dyed! I had so many great things of all colors in my purse....Know of a good leather cleaner?
I am a walking talking disaster to say the least. My car is a wreck. I thought it would be so cute to give Gabby a little container of Cheerios today. She just loves to reach into things and pull out a Nummy! She did great for a bit and I'd laugh at her little munchers reaching in and pulling out the cereal and shoving in multiples at a time (sounds like her mother). 2 seconds later she is waving the frikin thing around and I get a swift hit to the cheek from a cheerio. I still have the Cheerios everywhere! Her swim bag.... still in the back of my car, at least 2 pair of shoes, DVD cases she chews on in emergency situations! Uh, I swear one day I will be like Kailee and Brianna. If they saw my home (a.k.a city dump) or car right now I think it would cause permanent damage to them. I am sure those 2 friendships would be severed.
I could go on for days about my lacking charisma! I am such a pathetic head case. I think to myself, wow. Pull yourself together. My fabulous husband doesn't seem to mind. My house will be a total wreck but I always manage to make my bed. It drives me bonkers to see an unmade bed. It gives me issues to wash my sheets. I just bought 2 sets so I never have to walk past a plain uncovered ma tress. Problem solved. Why can't I manage to keep a tight ship around here. My last house was always like a page from a magazine. Clean, vacuumed, dusted, moped for heavens sake! Maybe I managed to clean it because I liked it and Everything I owned fit in it! My crap is stored in my garage and I have to climb heaps of rubbermaids just to get anything outta there!
I am brought to one last point. At the end of the day, I am happy! I am high off life. I really feel like I am the lucky one. I am in love with my husband who is absolutely amazing and I realize I get to work on feeling like this forever! He reassures me that I am the one he wants to be with now and later and in the next life. I get to watch Gabby grow, learn, and discover what life has to offer. Even if is isn't always good, you realize what is good once you felt the bad. I get to have more babies and keep my family forever. I don't care if my house isn't the cleanest or my car isn't the cleanest. I don't even care what Gabby is dressed in half the time anymore. As long as she feels how much I love her I am truly being fulfilled.
Lastly, I think of the quote from Rosanne Barr and I suddenly feel completely justified in my lazy funk... "When my husband comes home, if the kid(s) are still alive, I figure I've done my job." I saw that on Morgan's blog and felt completely at ease.
I hope nobody made it to the end of that! Good night diary.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday play dates!


Hey to all you mommies who read this. We are officially starting a weekly play date. Each week on Thursday (possibly Tues) we are going to get together with our kid(s) and do something fun. There is actually so much to do here. Since it gets sooo stinkin hot here most of the time I am sure we will be swimming. There is also a couple splash parks here in town as well. Back yards are great too! Anyone interested (I mean ANYONE, Brandi, Marla, Abby, Kelli, Kassy all of you who come to St George randomly). I think you would all agree moms need to get out and let the kids play so we can have real conversations....

Please let me know if you are interested and if you would prefer Tues or Thurs.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Best kept secret!

I would have to say after just 2 sessions of this Pilates I am completely hooked! I absolutely love doing pilates on a reformer! I have been in search of someone or somewhere who offers this in St George for about a year. I finally found a studio in Green Valley! I am doing personal training with this fabulous lady and get this, it is only $30 dollars a session! (that is cheap if you have ever had any personal training). If you buy more sessions at a time, you get it for less than that. I just had to share my new found love!!! It rocks.
The general rule of pilates is after 10 classes you'll notice a difference. After 20 classes you'll see a difference! And after 30 classes you'll have a whole new body! The best part; you actually grow almost an inch! I have always wanted to be 5' 1"!

Uh! The nappy wedding pics!


I was having a hard time with Picasa for some reason so this is all you get. I am a fat bride! Too bad brides can't wear black. I always did prefer it, possibly for it's slimming effects! I figured out why I resembled an oompa-loompa. I was blissfully in love! And I somehow didn't notice the extra 8 pounds I put on right before....Who does that!!!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Oh the memories!



I finally dug through all my old pictures to put Nicholes mind at ease and get on those horrid wedding photos! I couldn't help but do a post of oldies but goodies! I had a good laugh when I found all my pictures clear back from 6th grade. I have plenty more where these came from. There is a little something here for everyone! I put the one of Rhett strollin around the corner in my house for nichole, how GQ was that?! I think it was at my birthday? I had a party in 9th grade?? I could be wrong. And have a good laugh at me and Marcie's expense. We used to dress up and take pictures of ourselves...I'm hoping we werent the only ones who did crap like this!
Wedding pics to come!
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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day!


Before I was a Mom... I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got into bed. I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.
Before I was a Mom...I cleaned my house each day. I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom...I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Spit on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom...
I never held down a screaming child so that doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep


Before I was a Mom...
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom... I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom...
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.
This is all so true. I am sure you have all received this email before. Each time I get it, I read it and realize all over again how much I love my job! It is so satisfying and rewarding to say the least!
Happy Mothers Day to you all!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Hmm, does this look familiar?

1. Can you cook? I can when I put forth the effort or plan it.
2. Favorite color? I think it is pink. Or black since that is all I wear.
3. What talent do you wish you had? Piano, sing, dance. gymnastics.
4. Favorite place? South Africa was fabulous, Cabo San Lucas, Barbados! St. Lucia, St George.
5. Favorite Fruit? Oranges
6. What was the last book you read? A Cry in the Night
7. What zodiac sign are you? LEO
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Ears, nose once apon a time.
9. Worst Habit? Nail biting!!! I hate that I can't stop! It is sooo disgusting.
10. What's your philosophy on life? Keep on Keepin on.
11. Negative or Optimistic? Both I guess, but pretty optimistic most of the time.
12. What was your dream growing up? I wanted to be on "D TV" (from Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I didn't know it wasn't real)
14. Your Best Friend? Mom, Heather, Erica, Lindsey
15. Tell me one weird fact about you: I have a reoccuring dream about shoes and jewelry (and it is fabulous, I think it will be my "accessory closet" one day). Also, no matter what, my house is never clean to me.
16. Most missed memory? 539 Diagnol house, My dog Bud
17. Any pets? Nope
18. What time is it where u are now? None ya
19. Favorite food? Pizza, Pizza, oh, I like pizza too
20. Favorite band/artis at the moment? Elton John
21. One thing your looking forward to in the future? Family vacations with all my kids and husband!
22. If you could change one thing about yourself it would be? Wouldn't you like to know? I am sure by looking at me you can guess!
23. How do you fall asleep? With 2 pillows and Yellow.
24. Do you eat broccoli? Love it
25. TV show you love to watch? SYTYCD, Desperate Housewives, Grey's, Run's House, Inferno 3....
26. If you only had one day to live how would u spend it? With my family
27. A million bucks.. what would you do with it? Stick it in savings accounts for all my children
28. What is your worst fear? Being attacked by anything/anyone
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Relax with Shaun, I have to put Blog too.
30. Favorite place to shop? Fashion Show, Nordstrom-in my home!
31. Can you sing or dance? HA!
32. Any hidden Talents? They are hidden so well I cant seem to find them.
33. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Honest or genuine
34. Favorite Boy name: No comment (comming soon)
35. Favorite Girl name: Stella Jane Sullivan (coming soon)
36. How many kids do you want? 3 or 4
37. Goal you have in the next few months? Get Gabby's first year scrapbooked, Start our dang house!
38. Place you want to live in the future? St. George!
39. Something that drives you crazy? Too many things! My husband makes a mess trail everywhere he goes!!! I can't keep up.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Another night in Paradise!

Well I am just having myself a stellar weekend! I am off to the Emergency room by myself to get my stupid ear looked at. I have had this ongoing ear infection for who knows how long. Who gets ear infections at my age? I got a terrible one like 2 years ago and my whole face swelled up. I almost had perma-deaf in one ear. YIKES!
I have this lame staph infection that I cannot kick. I hate medicine!
So, I am going to get my sweats on and SIT for hours. Lovely.
At least Gabby seems to be much better.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Broken Heart


We were having an okay day today, I noticed Gabby wasn't exactly herself but she acted fine. I was getting her ready for bed tonight and she only drank 2 oz. Totally not like her! She usually pigs down 8 after a big dinner. No dinner tonight and barely any bottle....Sure enough she was tired and went right to sleep. But 5 min later I heard her coughing so I ran in and she was drenched in her puke. It broke my heart to see this. I cleaned it up, changed the sheets and put on some new jammies and rocked her to sleep. 5 min later, again! Puking! Not much was coming out but she was miserable nonetheless. I gave her some pedialite, that came right up. I don't know what to do. I don't want to change her sheets a 4th time tonight so I just gave her a few sips of water to get the taste out of her mouth. Poor thing! I have never seen her throw up before. I hated it so bad. I just wanna help her feel better.
So much for watching a movie tonight and taking a bubble bath! Ha! A mothers job never ends.

It is all worth it!!!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Shhh

I love to go into Gabby's room during each nap and watch her sleep for a minute. It is the most peaceful sight on earth. It makes your heart melt when you watch them lay there still knowing they are so close to heaven.
My favorite time of day is right when she wakes up. She is so incredibly happy when I come in her room to get her. Well, it's my favroite time next to SLEEP time.
Look at those cheeks!
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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

A day in the life..

Well it is official, Gabby is into EVERYTHING! This stage better not last long. She is everywhere! I just run around cleaning up the last mess she made. This is a peek at my average afternoon. Well, an hour of an afternoon.
Also to make matters worse (messier) Gabby now refuses to eat if I try to feed her. She MUST do it herself! I guess that is great but it makes for a disastrous floor after meals. Ahhh!
Isn't she just too cute though? I swear I could eat her up.




I NEED A MAID! Bri........