Friday, July 8, 2011


It's that time of year again, BIG BROTHER!!! I absolutely love this show. And this season is probably going to be the best one yet. It has all my favorite duos from previous seasons as well as new house guests. I love it!!! I love having something to watch every summer. Thank you Big Brother!!!

Jaden and Kaylie are back from hanging out with their dad in California. They were gone for 3 weeks. It was a nice vacation for me, but I did miss them a ton!

They always have so much fun at their daddy's house. They are happy to be back at home and at school with their friends. Jaden told me the other morning that he is going to marry his friend Kadence. And when I took him to school he introduced her to me. :) how cute is that?!

Last weekend I had an amazing time hanging out with my friend Alli. She is the best!! We went out dancing every night, and laid out at the pool, just enjoyed hanging out and being silly. I am sooo grateful for her friendship and all the fun times we have together. The past few months she has been my rock, helping me through all the drama.

My sister Megan and I went to Las Vegas for one night to see the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block concert. OMG it was AWESOME!!! One of the best concerts I've been to. All the boys looked hot and sang all their best songs. We had fun staying at the Monte Carlo hotel and ate at a yummy restaurant for dinner and enjoyed the crazy rain storm that almost made us late to the concert!

Times are definitely hard right now, but I'm hanging in there and trying to stay positive!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Jaden turned 4 years old on June 2nd! He got to celebrate his birthday twice. :) We had a birthday party for him at my mom's house. Grandma got him a yummy Cars cake! He was so excited about. Thanks Mom for getting it and making Jaden so happy! He got lots of presents from his family and loved being the birthday boy. On his actual birthday we (Erick, me, Jaden, Kaylie and Megan) went to Leatherby's for dinner and then got some icecream. The Leatherby's employees sang Happy Birthday to him and had him stand up on his chair so everyone could see him. He felt pretty special. :)
I can't believe my little (big) boy is 4!!! Jaden is my angel! He is sooooo sweet and has such a tender, caring heart. He is so in tune with everything and everyone's feelings. His feelings get hurt soo easily. He is definitely very sensitive, but I'm okay with that. I'm grateful that he is a sweet and happy boy! He LOVES going to school everyday. He has so many friends there and absolutely loves his teacher Miss Lucy. Everyday he brings home a new craft he made with his name written on it. He can write his own name all by himself! And it even looks like his name! He is so smart and continues to blow my mind everyday. I love you Jaden and I'm soooo happy you're my son!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I had an awesome Mother's Day weekend! The BEST one yet. Saturday morning Erick stayed home with Jaden and Kartr(Erick's son) and Kaylie and I had "mommy and Kiki" time. It's so cute to hear her little voice say "I love Mommy and Kiki time." We went to Jamba Juice and got smoothies and then went to Ross and did some shopping. Kaylie loves to shop just like me. :) She kept grabbing things saying we should get this and we should get Jaden this, or I want this. She was such a good girl and we had so much fun together. I bought her a little princess purse that she wanted. A few people complimented her and told her how pretty she is and each time she smiled and said "thank you."

Then we went home and Erick told me he'd be right back. He went outside for a minute and then came back with a boquet of tulips! Tulips are my FAVORITE flowers. I was so surprised! He had them delivered to the apartment office so he could go get them for me and even included a very sweet card. It made me cry. :) I was so touched and so happy.
We had a fun day with the kids and then went and ate at Santa Monica Pizza company, one of my favorite places to eat. After that we went to Walmart and Erick bought a new TV! It is so nice. Neither one of us has ever had a big screen fancy tv so we were both pretty excited.
Mother's Day was a great day, Erick woke up with the kids and let me sleep in. I slept til about 11 and woke up and hung out with him and the kids for a little bit and then he took them to the park to play. I stayed home and watched some tv and enjoyed the peace and quiet and then used my gift card he got me to go get my nails done, eyebrows and lip waxed. It was a great day! I am so so so so blessed to have Erick in my life and my amazing kids. I love them so much. I will never forget this Mother's Day.
My mom mailed me a gift card to Forever 21 and also a beautiful, sweet card. I put it in a frame because I loved it so much. It's hanging on the wall in my apartment.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I'm starting a new job on Monday (with the same company). I'll be doing patient collections. I'm a little nervous, but am glad I get to stay in the company. My current department is laying people off which is a total bummer because I LOVE my job. I am thankful for the opportunity and will make the best of it! 

Moving 3 times in one week? Yep, that's us. I'm pretty sure I broke a record! We are finally settled in our new apartment and it's been good. It's only one mile from work and the kids' school which is awesome. I'm very happy with it and the kids seem to be happy, too. (I'm pretty sure my family isn't too happy though because they were the ones that helped me move. lol :)

I hate not having cable. I hate not having dvr. I miss my shows!!! I'm sick of watching my shows online at work on Saturdays. Today is my last Saturday working so now I don't know how I'm going to watch my shows! Don't even get me started on missing this season of American Idol. I've heard nothing but good things about it and I can't even watch it. GRRRR! 

Thursday night my awesome sister babysat my kids so Erick and I could go on a date. We ate dinner at Pizza Factory and went bowling at Fat Cats. The first game I kicked his butt, and the second game he won by only a few points. I was quite proud of myself. :) We had such a good time together and I'm so thankful for my sister for giving us some alone time. My kids always love when Meme comes over because she does such fun things. This time they colored Easter eggs. :)

I'm tired of getting yelled at on the phone by a bunch of old, crabby people. Most of them that call in at work think they know everything and that their situation is the most important. I really really really hope and pray that I am not one of those grumpy, rude, miserable, selfish, old women. 

Did I mention I HATE not having cable?!?!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kaylie's Birthday

 Kaylie pretty much had two birthdays this time. Sunday is when we celebrated and had the birthday party with the family. Monday was her actual birthday and it was a great day just the four of us. We woke up early (like always) and got ready and had to take the Uhaul back. Jaden and Kaylie drove with AJ in the big truck and they loved it. Then we went to Ihop for breakfast. Kaylie got some pancakes with a smiley face on them and she loved those. Jaden got french toast and made sure he got a smiley face on his, too.
Kaylie's pretty new dress from Grandma. I LOVE IT!! and so did she :)

Then we went to Super Target and did some shopping. Kaylie picked out some cute polka dot bed sheets for her bed and a Barbie car for her Barbies, and a cute yellow checkered skirt. Jaden got a couple of trains because he was a good boy. :) After wearing ourselves out shopping we went home and took a long nap. Then picked up Megan and she came with us to eat at Texas Roadhouse. We all love that place. Kaylie kept saying she wanted to go to Texas Roadhouse all day. We had a great time celebrating her birthday.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday to Kaylie!

 Kaylie turned the big 3! On Sunday night we had a family get together to celebrate. Everyone in my family came and I was so grateful for that. I'm so glad that my kids have such great people in their lives. The kids had so much fun playing together and helping Kaylie open her presents. She got some great stuff! Aunt Angie and Grandpa got her some adorable, girly books. Uncle RyRy got her a Princess Tiana dress that she LOVED and wanted to put on right away. Aunt Megan got her a fun Dora game. Grandma got her the cutest dress ever and a Dora doll. Uncle Golden and Aunt Crystal and their cousins got her an Amazon gift card. And her cousin Anya made her such a cute picture and gave her a cute bracelet. Nicole made an amazing Barbie cake! My friend Alli got Kaylie a pretty dress. It was so much fun to celebrate Kaylie's birthday! She loved her princess balloons and presents and being with everyone! Happy Birthday Kaylie!!!

 Nicole made this awesome cake!!! Thank you sooo much Nicole! Kaylie wanted a Barbie cake and still talks about it. :)

 all the grandkids!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?

Daddy, Jaden and Kaylie
{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?

this morning in my car - Britney Spears new cd and Katy Perry :) love them!!!!
{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?

garlic powder!
{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?

pop or country

{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?

When President Obama became president
{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?

nursing school

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?

OMG no doubt about it, DALLAS COWBOYS!!! playing the Giants or Patriots or Saints in Cowboys stadium
{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?

sure why not
{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?

yes, in first grade I was in my mom's bathroom getting ready for school

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