Sunday, June 29, 2008

QuOtEs I LoVe

I've had a lot of time this weekend to think about life. I love quotes and poems, so I was looking online earlier today and found some really good quotes. I just thought I'd share some of my favorites that I can relate to right now in my life...

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."

"Never make someone a priority, when they only make you an option."

"The best thing a father can do for his children is love their mother."

"The only people you need in your life are the ones that need you in theirs."

"Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, Laugh as much as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live."

"A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"Don't worry about the people in your past - there's a reason they didn't make it to your future."

"Failure is not falling down, it's remaining where you have fallen."

Those are just a few of my favorites. Hope you enjoyed them! =)


I've done this before on MySpace and thought I'd do it here. It's really fun :) You should do it too!

FAVORITE COLOR:
pink


FAVORITE NUMBER:
dwayne wade



FAVORITE SPORT:
dallas cowboys



FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Photobucket



FAVORITE CELEBRITY:
NickWill smith



BEST FRIEND:
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FAVORITE WORD OR PHRASE:
Are You Kidding Me?awkward



FAVORITE ANIMAL:
Dafidal



FAVORITE FLOWER:
Photobucket



FAVORITE FOOD:

pizza friday

FAVORITE MOVIE:

smith

FAVORITE HOBBY:

reems


High School Tag

High School Tag
Yay I love tags! I got this from Julie :)
1. Did you date someone from your school? yes, Chris Wardle
2. What kind of car did you drive? 91 ford escort, 89 mazda
4. Were you a party animal? nope
5. Were you considered a flirt? yes
6. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? Choir - Madrigals, Chamber, and Acapella
7. Were you a nerd? I'm always a nerd!
8. Were you on any varsity teams? football - haha just kidding
9. Did you get suspended/expelled? nope
10. Can you sing the fight song? heck yes!
11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mr. Waldron aka Wally! Mr. Hunter aka Hutch
12. Where did you sit during lunch? cafeteria or outside
13. What was your school's full name? Jordan High School
14. School mascot? Beetdiggers
15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with? Chris Wardle both years
16. If you could go back and do it again, would you? there are only some things I wish I could relive from highschool
17. What do you remember most about graduation? Singing with the Madrigals and crying during the song, all the flowers that Vince got me
18. Where did you go senior skip day? haha everyday was senior skip day for me!!!
19. Were you in any clubs? American Sign Language Club
20. Have you gained some weight since then? Yes! ugh!
21. Who was your prom date? couldn't go my sophomore year, wasn't 16 yet; Junior year: Chris Wardle; Senior Year: Vince Brown
22. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion? yes

I tag anyone who reads this!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

JaDeN is WaLkInG!!!

I can't believe that MY little baby is walking - Ok he's not my baby anymore - but still! Jaden started taking a few steps here and there last week and was getting better each day. Well this morning after his nap he just started walking around everywhere! My brother Ryan was here and we were looking at each other in shock, like "is he really doing this?" I almost cried - happy tears of course! He is so cute when he walks, I had to post a video so you could all see. (ignore me talking to my mom on the phone at the end, LOL)

video
He has a lot of fun doing laps around the house. It's so sweet the way his face lights up with pride because he knows he is doing something really cool. I love witnessing Jaden reach new milestones. Being a mom is so amazing! Here are some cute pictures I got of him walking...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Good times had by all =)

It has been a really great week so far! On Monday my friend Sarah invited Nicole and I and the kids to her play group. We went to the Murray Pool and went swimming with the kids! It was so much fun. They had a big water slide, Jaden and I went down it quite a few times, he loved it! It was so much fun to get out and socialize with other girls and let our kids play with each other. And of course it was fun being out in the sun, working on my tan. :) Here is a picture of all of us at the pool. Kaylie isn't in it because she was in the stroller sleeping the whole time! And on the way home from the pool Brindley and Jaden were exhausted, here is the sweetest picture ever...I love them!

Yesterday, Nicole and I decided to paint her WHOLE kitchen a really pretty green color! It was quite the project, but we had a lot of fun. The kids slept most of the time and then played outside in the water while we painted. It was my first time painting, and I actually did really good. Here I am hard at work...
and here is Brindley making Kaylie laugh, it was soooo adorable!


Monday, June 23, 2008

WeeKeNd of FuN!

This past weekend was a lot of fun! Friday night Kaylie and I went with Nicole, Tom & Brindley, Ryan and his 3 boys, and Ryan and Brittany to the carnival here in Pleasant Grove. Jaden stayed home with Uncle Ryan. I didn't do many of the rides because I'm a wimp, but I did go down a big slide a couple of times, once with Nicole and Brayden and the other time with Ryan. Ryan was very sweet and won me a cute little stuffed animal. Then Tom felt like he had to one up Ryan and so he won lots of stuffed animals. Then Ryan decided to trick me into going on a ride. I thought we were going to go one ride, and he took me on a different one...one where you stand up inside a space ship and it moves you around all over the place and you feel like you are going to fall. I actually didnt freak out too much, but I wasn't telling him that I hated him the whole time. :) Oh - and we also pigged out on cotton candy!
On Saturday night Ryan picked me up in his rrreally nice new car, an Audi RS6, and we met up with Tom, Nicole, Ryan and Brittany at the movie theatre. We saw The Hulk 2, it was actually really good. I was surprised I liked it, because I really didn't like the first one. Then we went and got something to eat at Applebee's. Ryan also had to race a few cars on the way home, and of course he beat all of them. It was a great night! Megan and Dan babysat BOTH of my kids, so it was a really nice break for me. I am soooo grateful that I have my family here to help me out. They are awesome. Thank you so much Megan and Dan! You don't know how much I appreciate it. When you have kids (hopefully soon hehe) I will babysit for you! yay! :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

All AbOuT My KiDs!

1. Child's full name: Jaden Aristotle James and Kaylie Nicole James

2. Birthday: Jaden 6.2.07 ; Kaylie 4.11.08

3. When did you find out you were pregnant and where were you?
Jaden: in Sept. 06, i was at work and my friend Tara made me take a pregnancy test
Kaylie: at the doctor's office

4. Was he/she a planned baby? neither of them were

5. How long was your labor?
Jaden: 20 hours
Kaylie: 5 1/2 hours

6. Height/weight at birth:
Jaden: 7 lbs 11 oz, 21.5 in.
Kaylie: 7 lbs, 20 in.

7. Named after anyone?
Kaylie's middle name is Nicole, after my best friend

8. Who do they look more like, mom or dad?
they both look like their dad

A few of their favorite things...

9. food:
Jaden: animal crackers, apple sauce, yogurt, bananas, pizza
Kaylie: just formula for now :)

10. movie:
Jaden: he doesnt watch movies, but he loves Ellen!

11. book: Jaden loves all the books where you can touch and feel

12. dessert: Jaden loves cookies

13. friend: Brindley

14. game: Jaden loves to play peekaboo, and toss

15. toy: Jaden loves his walker toys, he pushes them around everywhere!!!

16. drink:
Jaden: juice
Kaylie: formula :)

17. fruit: banana

18. vegetable: corn

and some more questions...

19. When is their bedtime?
Jaden: 7:30 pm
Kaylie: 7:30 or 8

20. What songs do you sing to them?
Jaden: You are My Sunshine, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Kaylie: Rock a bye baby

21. What was their first word?
Jaden: other then mama and baba, eyes

22. What do you want them to be when they grow up?
whatever they want to be, but I would love it if Jaden was a professional athlete

23. When will you allow them to get their ears pierced?
Kaylie just got hers, and if Jaden wants his, he'll have to wait til he's 18

24. When can they date?16

25. Are they in private school? they aren't in school, but I don't think I will put them in private school

26. 3 adjectives that describe them:
Jaden: silly, sweet, mischievous
Kaylie: happy, pretty, high-maintenance

NOW YOU HAVE TO TAG ALL YOUR FRIENDS WITH KIDS!!! I TAG...ASHLEY, NICOLE, JULIE, MEAGAN, SARAH, KIMBER, MINDY

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tonight I talked to my good friend Tara who lives in Arizona and it made me really sad! I miss Arizona! I miss going to 24 Hour Fitness almost every night to work out, I miss going out in Scottsdale, I miss the heat, I miss my mom, Walt and Remi, I miss my friends there!I miss all the good memories. Although there were some bad memories there that I would love to completely forget, I still really miss it and I hope that I can go visit soooon! I thought I'd post some pictures of the good times I had with Tara and Des and some of my other friends in Arizona.



















50 InTeReStiNg ThiNgS AbOuT Me...


1. I love reality t.v. - American Idol, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Real World

2. Speaking of Big Brother - I am pretty much obsessed! I get soooo excited each summer when it starts, it's on 3 nights a week and I can't ever miss an episode. I love it!

3. I am never getting pregnant ever again!

4. I love to text message and I am pretty dang fast at it.

5. I love to sleep with Jaden, he is my cuddle buddy.

6. I couldn't live without my computer or the internet. It's my 3rd baby :)

7. My best friend Nicole and I hang out pretty much every day and don't ever get sick of each other. I heart her :)

8. I love having a little girl to dress up and make all pretty.

9. I am terrified of heights. The sky ride at Lagoon that goes slowly across the whole park scares the crap out of me!

10. I could eat pizza everyday, I love it.

11. My favorite number is 3, and I do a lot of things 3 times. Yep I know, OCD!

12. When I was younger I was so afraid of getting sick. I used to ask my mom all of the time if what I ate was going to make me sick.

13. I hate people walking up the stairs behind me. I hate being chased!

14. I don't know why I still live in Utah because I hate the weather, I hate snow, and I hate the cold.

15. I love popsicles! When I was a kid I would eat 10 + a day! Not kidding!

16. The nickname my dad has for me is "Zinger" because when I was really little I loved them. Now I don't even like them.

17. I am a tanning addict. I love everything about it, the way it makes me look, the feeling of laying in the heat under the sun or bulbs.

18. Since I was a baby I have always had a little pillow. I would carry it everywhere around the house and sleep with it. I still have one that I sleep with.

19. I am in love with Nick Lachey :)

20. I'm jealous of my kids - I wish I had their skin color.

21. I love football! I will watch it every weekend all day long.

22. I really would love to be a cosmetologist someday - that's my dream.

23. Another dream of mine - I would love to swim with a dolphin.

24. I don't have a dishwasher so I have to wash baby bottles twice a day. All I want for Christmas this year is a thousand baby bottles so I never have to wash the dang things again!

25. I love music! In the car I always have to have it on and while I'm on the computer. It makes me happy.

26. I have been to sssooo many concerts. My sister Megan and I lived for them! I don't have the money to go to them anymore, but I definitely would if I could. I have seen *N Sync quite a few times, Backstreet Boys, Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Simpson, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Reba McIntire, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Donny Osmond, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Phil Vassar, Bryan White, etc!

27. I love saying "awkward", "shoot me in the face", "good times had by all", "I'm over it."

28. I tell my mom pretty much everything. I call her about all the little things that Jaden and Kaylie do because she gets excited like me!

29. When I was younger each summer I would literally spend everyday at the Alta Canyon swimming pool and swim. Oh boy did I love the hot lifeguards! :)

30. The summer before my senior year, Chris (my boyfriend at the time) and I got in a really bad car accident. We hit a deer and I almost flew out the window, thankfully his friend held on to me as we were going down a hill up in the mountains. It was pretty scary! And I still have a messed up back to show for it.

31. I love motorcycles and bullet bikes. I would love for a guy to come pick me up for a date on one.

32. I am pretty good at hiding my feelings if something is wrong. I dont like to be negative and complain. My mom and Nicole are probably the only ones that can really tell if something is wrong and I'm not talking about it.

33. I love good quotes and poetry.

34. When I was in middle school I would write romance stories. I wrote several pages, we are talking about a hundred pages!

35. I have an ugly calus on my right ring ringer from all the writing I used to do.

36. I love to work out at the gym! If I had the opportunity I would be at the gym 6 days a week for a couple hours at a time.

37. I went a few years without drinking soda, until I got pregnant with Kaylie I started craving root beer, and now I can't give it up.

38. I will always have permanent marks on me from my children...stretch marks :(

39. I have the weakest bladder of anyone I know, even worse than some pregnant women! When I was pregnant I would pee a couple times an hour even!

40. I am the youngest girl in my family, but the first girl to have children.

41. My son Jaden has already been drafted to play for the Dallas Cowboys. hahahaha! :)

42. I love Disneyworld, it really IS the happiest play on earth.

43. A few years ago I got to go to Boston for 2 weeks for work, all paid for, and I made an awesome friend out of it, Des :)

44. I have never broken a bone which is surprising because I am very clumsy.

45. I have never been skiing or snowboarding, and yes I grew up in Ski Utah!

46. I can't go under water without plugging my nose. Well I can, but water goes all up my nose.

47. I love taking baths. I have to have the water running the whole time because I like to put my feet under the water spout.

48. I love celeb gossip magazines!

49. I don't care what anyone says, I will always love Britney Spears!

50. I have very dry feet - thanks Mom! ;)

Wow that took a long time to think of 50 things about me! Now I tag...Megan, Nicole, Ashley, Sarah, and Julie


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My pretty girl...










Kaylie had her 2 month appointment yesterday which means she had to get her shots. It was really sad, she was pretty sad. I didn't cry though, I think I have toughened up a lot more. When Jaden had his 2 month shots I cried! She weighed in at 11.2 pounds and 22.5 inches long. Jaden was 14 pounds 6 oz at his 2 month appt., so there is a big difference there! hehe!
So today I tortured Kaylie some more, I got her ears pierced!!! They look so stinkin cute! It was really hard to have it done, she was not happy. I had to hold her head still and hold one arm down, and Nicole held the other arm. It was pretty sad, but she looks really pretty! I tried to get a good picture but it didnt turn out so well....

Here are some pictures I took last week that I had to share....


Check out her face, it's the best! hehe!






Monday, June 16, 2008

TaGGeD again!

5 Things I was doing 10 Years ago....
1) obsessing over *N Sync
2) being boy crazy
3) playing basketball
4) going to BYU football games
5) writing stories

5 Things on my to-do- list for today....
1) grocery shopping
2) Kaylie's 2 month appt.
3) clean
4) watch the Bachelorette
5) laundry

5 Snacks I enjoy...
1) candy
2) white cheddar popcorn
3) chips and salsa
4) Nicole's graham crackers that she makes, yummmmy
5) fruit

5 Places I have lived....
1) Sandy, UT
2) Gilbert, AZ
3) Phoenix, AZ
4) Peoria, AZ
5) Pleasant Grove, UT

5 Things I would do if I became a Billionair....
1) buy my mom anything she wants, house, car, pay off debt, vacation
2) buy a house in Utah, Arizona, California and Florida
3) go to Hawaii, Fiji, Australia, London, Paris, New York, etc.
4) pay off all my debt
5) make sure my kids go to a good college and have everything they need and want :)

5 Bad Habits....
1) procrastinating
2) forgetting to eat
3) being a slacker and not working out when I should
4) not doing the dishes right after I eat
5) paying bills late

5 Jobs I have had....
1) Godfather's Pizza
2) Liberty Mutual Insurance
3) Verizon Wireless
4) One Stop Auto Sales
5) Tanning Spot

5 People You Tag...
Megan, Julie, Ashley, Kimber, Cortney

Friday, June 13, 2008

Jaden and Brindley

I thought I would do a blog about Jaden and his best friend Brindley! I wanted to post all of their cute pictures that they have taken together over the past year. They are such good kids and have so much fun together. Although Jaden is much bigger (and younger) than Brindley, she can walk and crawled before Jaden did and she used that to her advantage! She loves to tackle him and give him kisses or hugs. It used to scare Jaden when he was younger and more sensitive, but now he takes it and sometimes even tackles her. It's cute to watch them play together!

Here we are at the Pizza Factory (our favorite place)
in July '07. This is their first "meeting."

Nicole, Brindley, Jaden and I in September '07...





taking a bath together, they have so much fun!!!


Their first ride in "the bus!"

This was taken by a complete stranger at the Tulip Festival.
She was walking by and saw our cute kids and HAD to
take a picture of them.


Nicole and I were cleaning Ryan Eager's house and
the kids were having fun getting into things. And here is a really cute video!
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I love my kiddies =)




Jaden absolutely LOVES music just like his mommy and his daddy! He is so cute when he dances. He throws his hands up in the air and bounces up and down. If he is crying or upset, I will turn on one of his favorite songs and he will instantly stop and smile and start dancing. I love him!
Here are some of his favorite songs:
Four Minutes - Madonna and Justin (his all time fav!)
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Gimme More - Britney Spears
Anonymous - Bobby Valentino
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake (it's my ring tone and he gets so excited when it rings!)
Love in This Club - Usher


Those are just a few! He loves anything by Usher, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Justin, Michael Jackson, etc But he pretty much loves hip hop and rap, it must be in his genes :)


I have to add a few of the cute pictures I took today of Kaylie...she is adorable! I can't believe how strong she is! Look at her holding her head up like that!

Monday, June 9, 2008

I'vE bEEn TaGGeD by NiCoLe!

All about me from A to Z.....
A)AttAcHeD Or SiNgLe? SiNgLe
B)BeSt FrIeNd? NiCoLe, MoM, MeGaN, JaDeN, KaYliE
C)CaKe Or PiE? CaKe or PuMpKiN PiE
D)DaY Of ChOiCe? MoNdAy & FrIdAy
E)EssEnTiAl ItEmS? CoMpUtEr, ChApStIcK, CeLL pHoNe
F)FaVoRiTe CoLoRs? PiNk aNd YeLLoW
G) GuMMy BeArS Or WoRmS? BeArS
H)HoMeToWn? SaNdY UtAh
I)InDuLgEncE? MuSiC, taNNiNg
J)JaNuArY Or JuLy? JuLy
K)KiDs? JaDeN aNd KayLiE
L) LiFe IsN't CoMpLeTe WiThOuT? FaMiLy, TrUe FrIeNdS, PiZZa =)
M)MaRRiAge DaTe? n/a
N)NuMbEr Of BrOtHeR aNd SisTeRs? 2 BrOtHeRs, 2 SiStErS
O)OrAnGeS Or AppLeS? OrAnGeS
P)PhoBiAs Or FeArS? HeIgHtS, GeTTiNg SiCk
Q)QoUtE? "GoD gIvEs Us TeStS bEcAuSe He KnOwS wE aRe StRoNg EnOuGh tO PaSS tHem"
R)ReAsOn To SmILe) My KiDs, LifE!
S) SuPeRMan Or WoNdEr WoMaN? SuPeRmAn
T)TaG 5 PeOpLe? I TaG MeGaN, AsHlEy, MeAgAn, JuLiE, KiMbEr
U)UnKnOwN FaCt aBoUt Me? I hAvE rEaLLy BaD eYeSiGhT
V)VeGGiEs? CoRn
W)WoRsT HaBBiT? BeInG a PaCk RaT, pRoCrAsTiNaTiNg
X)X-RaY Or UlTraSoUnd? UlTrASoUnD
Y)YoUr FaVoRiTe FooD? PiZZa aNd PaStA
Z)ZoDiaC SiGn? LeO

Well I used to be the type that was early to just about anything, appointments, interviews, dates, or just hanging out, I'd arrive 10-15 minutes earlier. I got that from my mom. Well now I am lucky if I am 15 minutes late! It is so hard getting 3 people ready for the day. I am pretty sure it takes about two hours to prepare for leaving the house, and no I'm not kidding. I have to shower, do my hair and makeup which is about 45 minutes; feed the kids which takes 30 - 45 minutes; get the kids dressed and change diapers about 15 minutes; get my diaper bag ready about 5 minutes; get out the door and get the kids in the car about 10 minutes. So many people ask me how I go out and about with 2 kids, but its not being out that is hard for me, its getting out that is hard for me! I would love to be rich so I could hire a personal assistant just to get us out the door in the morning. I am not looking forward to when I start working and I really do have to be on time! shoot me in the face! =)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I hate dating! Yep, that's right I hate it. I forgot how much I hate it since it's been a few years. Why do I hate dating you ask? Well I will tell you. I hate the games, I hate the drama, I hate the insecurities, I hate the wondering and the hoping, blah blah blah! Oh and I hate getting to the comfortable zone, where you can finally be comfortable and not have to get all ready and dolled up for just hanging out and watching a movie. I would just love to somehow skip past all the dating crap and just go right to marriage. ha! I'm not 100% serious about the marriage part, but there would be some positives to that. Although I complain about dating, it is fun to be doing it again and not be pregnant. Thanks to my BFF Nicole I feel pretty again. She dyed my hair a few days ago and it is sooo cute. I love it! And Joy introduced me to a lady that does the spray on tan at her house and it is awesome, it looks so real! So I went and got my tan on and I feel great! I look like the mother of my children actually (same skin tone) haha! It's funny because the first day of the tan is the darkest because you cant shower for 8 hours and I was as dark as my kids!
Here is a picture to prove it...
Oh and here is another thing I hate......STUPID UTAH weather! This morning I woke up
and checked the weather online, it was 35 degrees!!! Are you kidding me?! It's June 8th not January 8th!
Enough of what I hate huh? How about things I love lately...
I just downloaded the new Leona Lewis CD and it is so good. I am very excited about it. I'm sure the only other person that will share in my excitement is my sister Megan. We are on the same page when it comes to music! I also downloaded my boy Usher's CD, even though he's married I still heart him! haha! His new CD is pretty good, but I like his Confessions album the best.
Other things I love lately....
-chicken nuggets
-pesto alfredo pasta!!!
-my hair!
-painting Kaylie's toenails
-going on walks with Nicole and the kiddies
-The Bachelorette, I am obsessed! I can't wait until tomorrow to watch it! Go Jason! =)
-Ellen - I love her show!
-and of course my kiddies =)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Kaylie is 2 months old!

I can't believe my baby girl is already 2 months (8 weeks) old! Time has just flown by! Next thing I know it, I'll be celebrating her first birthday! Kaylie is turning into a happier baby more and more each day. I am sooo thankful for that! The first few weeks were pretty rough. She is smiling so much now and "cooing" too. I had to share this picture with everyone because I think it is absolutely adorable!


She already loves her big brother Jaden so much.
Jaden will go stand in front of her when she is sitting
in the swing and touch her and talk to her and she will smile so big at him...

Isn't that big smile sooo cute!?


Last night my friend/boss Joy asked that Kaylie come to her photographer and have her pictures taken for her catalog. Joy said she HAD to have my "little chocolate baby" in her catalog. The photographer was very good and the pictures of Kaylie turned out amazing! I can't wait to get copies of them and I will definitely post them for all to see! I was worried that Kaylie would be fussy because it was later in the evening, but she wasn't! She was very content and patient as I changed her outfits and Joy changed the flowers in her hair and the photographer flashed several pictures. We also got several taken of Kaylie and I looking at each other, me kissing her on the cheek and smiling. Oh, and I got to be one of her hat models, too! I can't wait for the pictures!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Friends

I read Leslie's blog the other day and saw that she blogged about her friends and how each one is a different kind of friend. Since then it has got me thinking a lot about friends that I have been lucky to have, so I thought I would blog about it too. I hope Leslie doesn't mind that I'm doing it also. =)

I have been really blessed in my life to have such wonderful friends. I've been through a lot of different trials with some of them, but a lot of good times and great memories! Here are a few that I'd like to write about:

Holly Johnson Fry: She was my very first friend! My family moved next door to her family when I was 4 years old and we've been friends ever since. We have lost touch at times, but have always managed to pick up right where we left off and catch each other up on life. It's crazy that she has a daughter almost the age that we were when her and I met! We are both busy moms to 2 wonderful children and still have time to write weekly emails to each other. She will be a lifelong friend!

Valerie Squires Kukahiko: Although Valerie and I don't see each other anymore, she will always hold a huge place in my heart! Her and I were inseparable in middle school and had a lot of great times. I remember begging her mom to take us tanning for the first time to a real tanning salon! The sleepovers we would have and late nights we would stay up and talk about all of our favorite boys at school. The millions of times our moms would take us "driving" past our crushes houses, hoping to catch a glimpse of them! Oh and let's not forget how OBSESSED we were with *N SYNC! I think we really believed we would meet them and they would fall in love with us someday. It was such a blessing to have Valerie as a best friend in that time of my life. I was going through so much, with my parents divorce and my own self image issues, Valerie's friendship got me through some of the hardest times in my life.

Kimber Bennett Goodwin: Our friendship started off as being pen pals, she lived in Vegas and I lived here in Utah. We would write to each other all of the time, and then email and then visit each other. I thought of her family as my 2nd family for such a long time. I loved going to Vegas and staying with them! We were both huge fans of *NSYNC as well, lots of great concerts we went to together and fun memories. We like to say that *NSYNC brought us together :) I have always thought of her as my sister. We are soooo different, but have a lot of similarities. We have been friends for so long, that no matter how different we are or what is going on in our busy lives, we will always be friends, true friends.

Christina Maurer: I love this girl! We have had a lot of great memories. We became really close in 9th grade and got closer through highschool. We would stay up on school nights really late talking on the phone, writing poems and reading them to each other, driving around in her awesome car singing along to our favorite songs. We had fun in Chamber Choir together and choir tour! When I think of our friendship I think of a lot of good times. And a lot of times we were there for each other through dating drama, guy drama, family drama, friend drama, school drama, etc. I am very glad that she and I have stayed good friends. She wrote in my yearbook senior that we would be friends until we're aging grandmas, and I think that will always be true :)

Megan Thomas Isham (my sister): I am sooo lucky to have a sister like Megan. We have been friends our whole lives. We are four years apart, but still sooo close! When I was 4 years old we shared a room in our new house and I would get scared in the middle of the night and she would let me climb in bed with her. We grew up loving the same things, the same music, same tv shows, same people, same foods, etc. The only thing we have ever really disagreed on is who is the better boyband, *NSYNC or Backstreet Boys, haha! She is such a good person and has a huge heart. There is rarely a day that goes by where we don't talk on the phone. And if we dont talk on the phone we are both sensitive and wonder if we are still sisters! haha! I love my sister tons!


Nicole Johnson Swenson: my bestest friend in the whole world. I don't know what I would do without her! Her and I have become so close since I moved back here in September. We became good friends after highschool, I ran into her at a farewell and she told me she had been in hair school for 6 weeks so far. I had her come do my hair and I let her chop it! She did such a good job, and then our good friendship began. A couple of years later she put hair extensions in my hair and then a few months later I wanted them taken out and boy was that a test of our friendship! We spent several hours trying to get the stupid things out of my hair. We were very frustrated and not so nice words were said, we eventually just dumped the acetone on my head! Well we managed to get through that and we have been through a lot together since then. She has welcomed me into her life as if she were my own flesh and blood. She is the most charitable person I have ever met. I am so grateful that we are friends and that I have her to hang out with just about everyday. I love her to pieces and so do Jaden and Kaylie!!!

My mom: I already wrote a big long blog about her, so you can read that about my mom. But I didnt want to leave her out of this friends blog. :)

Wow this is a long blog! To those of you that I didnt write about, dont think I don't love you. I have such wonderful friends, it would take pages to talk about everyone. I love everyone :)

Monday, June 2, 2008

HaPpY BiRtHdAy To JaDeN!!!










My little boy is growing up so fast! I cannot believe how fast time goes. It really does seem like just a few months ago I was pregnant and miserable - oh wait, I was pregnant and miserable, but that was with Kaylie! ha! Seriously though, it seems like such a short time ago I was pregnant with Jaden and sitting in our room just staring at all his little clothes, imagining what he would look like in them. I am so blessed to have such a healthy, happy little boy. Jaden has truly made my life a million times better than it ever has been. When I found out I was pregnant with Jaden, honestly I thought my life was over and I was so terrified. I didn't know how I would be able to be a mom and know how to take care of a little person. The first time I held him in my arms I remember thinking that this little guy would be a part of me forever and it was up to me to take care of him. I felt so many different emotions, fear, excitement, worry, sadness, hope, faith, etc. It took me about 2 or 3 months to really get the hang of being a mom and taking care of someone 24/7. I remember some days I felt like just wanting to quit. But I am sure glad I didn't! It has been awesome having a little pal with me 24/7. He cheers me up when I'm sad, I cheer him up when he is sad, we look out for each other and I love that. He's my best friend! I can't imagine my life any other way right now. I love having him as my son, and I would not trade that for anything. It's awesome having him to cuddle with! We take naps together sometimes and that is the best. He's my cuddle buddy. =) I am so excited for all of his birthdays, to watch him grow each year into a wonderful person. I love you Jaden! You're my sweetie pie and always will be. =)

So tonight I had some friends over in honor of Jaden's birthday. We had cake and cookies and opened presents and visited. Christina Maurer, Ashley Reeves and Corgan, Kathy Leslie, Nicole Swenson, Kimber Goodwin and Kenzie, my sister Megan and her friend Amber all came and it was a lot of fun.
Jaden was so cute with his birthday cake. I put a big piece of the chocolate cake on his highchair tray and he just sat there looking at it for a few minutes, not knowing what to do with it. I finally had to put his hand on it and he tasted it a little bit, but still just sat there. I'm sure he was confused as to why I wasn't feeding him. After a few minutes I just took him out of the highchair and let him play while I fed him a piece of cake. It was pretty cute. He looooves cake, especially chocolate cake! Jaden had a great birthday! He was worn out from all the excitement the past couple of days, he went right to bed at 7:30 and is still completely zonked. I'm worn out from all the cooking and cleaning I have done these past few days! Now its time for me to go relax!

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