Tuesday, September 30, 2008

99 Things....

List of 99 things -
Have you done . . . ?
Copy this list and bold the things YOU have done.
Then post it on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (heck freakin' NO!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (NOPE - my kids are MINE, despite what people here in Utah think! LOL)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I wish!)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke - a few times, but my favorite was in Vegas with Kimber, Randy, Geese and Lindsay...remember that Kimbo? :o)
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance-yep car accident on my way to Senior Sunrise...
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia-no, but my brother and sister have!
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving - (HELL no!)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - yep my little teddy bear and my Barbies
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle- yessss loooove motorcycles
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - mine and Christina's glamor shot picture!
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous -(lots...Bryon Russell, *N Sync, Jay Osmond, Jericho Road, all of the Utah Jazz team a few years ago, Kacey Brown, etc.)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person -(YESSS choir tour! yay!)
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

*I tag anyone who feels like doing this.*

Friday, September 26, 2008

♥GiRL's NiGhT OuT!♥

On Wednesday night I went to dinner at Mimi's Cafe in Sandy with a ton of girls from highschool. It was so much fun to see everyone and catch up. It's amazing how much we have all changed. Some of us have kids, some are married and some have moved away. I really hope that we can all meet up more often because it was a lot of fun!
Kendra, Jess, Kaylie, myself, Christina, Ashley, Corgan
Jessica Findley Jewett and I - we had choir together
in high school but we weren't as good of friends as we are now.
I'm thankful that we have become such good friends!
Here is Ashley's baby Corgan and Kaylie, they are only
a few weeks apart!
Jess, myself, Kaylie, Erin and Michelle

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm a kick ass blogger! :o)

Thank you Bridget!! She awarded me with the "Kick Ass Blogger Award." I think you are pretty kick ass too! You and I have a lot in common. I love your blogs :o)

Now, the rules:* Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"* Let 'em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award* Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to Mammadawg, the inventor of this award.* Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on!

Bloggers I want to give the award to are:

1. Nicole Swenson of course, because she is my BFF and I ♥ her! http://www.theswensonfam.blogspot.com/
2. My mom because I love to read all about her family history and see all of the fun pictures.

3. Ashley Reeves - I love the way she writes! She better be a good writer because she's a teacher, LOL :o) And she definitely is! I also like when her hubby does a post, they are always entertaining. http://justinandashleyreeves.blogspot.com/

4. Andrea Hilton - I looooove to read her blogs and look at the cute pictures of her family. Even though I've only met her once, I just love this girl! http://thehiltonfam.blogspot.com/

5. Flower - She has got to be the best blogger ever! The way she writes is amazing. Her blogs always put a smile on my face. http://dramaqueenmommy2johnandgianna.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 22, 2008

HaPPy BiRtHdAy to MeGaN!

Today is my sister Megan's 28th birthday! Happy Birthday Megs! You are an awesome sister and friend. I love you lots! Last night we celebrated as a family for her birthday and my birthday which was last month. It was good times had by all! :o) We had Godfather's Pizza, of course and watched the Dallas Cowboys football game. Go Cowboys! I also played soccer with Jaden and my nieces, it was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures of the fun times!

my sister Angie, niece Katya, Jaden, Kaylie and my dad

my sister in law Crystal - she had to get the ball out of the window wail

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tag.com :o)

I have been tagged! This is a good one :o)

8 things I am passionate about...
1. My Family!
2. being a mom
3. music
4. putting my kids to bed at 7:30 so I can have my "me" time
5. not settling for the wrong guy
6. staying positive, and not giving up when things get hard
7. internet
8. best friends

8 Words or phrases I use often..
1. Shoot me in the face
2. Seriously?
3. Roll with the punches
4. awkward
5. Shut up! (like are you kidding me??)
6. Freakin' A
7. I'm over it
8. I love you

8 things I have learned from my past...
1. I have grown up a lot!
2. everything happens for a reason
3. cherish and enjoy every good moment
4. don't take friends and family for granted
5. what doesn't kill me will only make me stronger
6. I was NOT fat in high school!
7. always say I love you
8. to be careful who I trust

8 places I would love to go or see...
1. Hawaii
2. Disneyworld (again)
3. New York (again)
4. Australia
5. cruise
6. Carribean
7. California (again)
8. Vegas (again)

8 things I currently need or want...
1. money
2. dishwasher
3. a tan!
4. acrylic nails
5. lose 30 pounds
6. hair extensions
7. be in love
8. a new kitchen floor

8 people I tag...Mom, Megan, Nicole, Jess, Bridget, Andrea, Jaron, Kimber

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Guess who got drafted?

"For the first pick in the 2029 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys select Jaden James from Brigham Young University."

I know, I know I'm a little bit ahead of myself, but a mom can dream, right? My mom bought Jaden his first football jersey, even better his first Dallas Cowboys jersey. Jaden is representing the fabulous #9, Tony Romo, or as Jaden's dad likes to call him, Romeo. :0)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cowboys 41 - Eagles 37

GOOOOOOOOOOO COWBOYS! Pretty much the best game ever tonight! Talk about hair pulling, nail biting, screaming, jumping up and down, swearing, and sweating! This game was an intense one, neck and neck the whole time. Cowboys had a few big moments of choking but we came back to kick some bootay!!!

As always couldn't have done it without the fabulous #9!

and all the other Cowboys! :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My babygirl is 5 months old!

Again, time has flown by! I love that Kaylie is growing up so fast. Unlike most women, I have never been a newborn lover. I love the age Kaylie is at now and can't wait until she can sit up, crawl, walk, talk and so on. She is just so much fun! I love her little personality. I love all her big smiles and giggles. I love the look in her eye when she is trying so hard to crawl or sit up, the look of determination. I love to see Jaden and her interact with each other. Kaylie loves to pull his hair and giggle, Jaden even likes it! She loves to watch her big brother run around and be silly. She's always laughing or smiling at him. It's so cute. I love having them so close together, they are going to be the best of friends! :)

p.s. GO COUGARS!!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jaden and his daddy

These are pictures I will cherish forever. I really hope that Jaden and Kaylie will get to know their daddy. I am so grateful that I got the 2 most precious things in my life because of AJ. Some of you know that I have been struggling the past week with doing the right thing for myself and for my children. I don't want to get into it, but I just wanted to publicly say how much I do care about AJ and think the world of him. I believe in him and know that he will get back on his feet and do what's best for his precious children, or as he likes to call them "mini-me's". They both look so much like him and already have some of his personality traits. :)

June 2, 2007 - Jaden Aristotle James was born

Jaden sleeping with his daddy

watching tv together, what boys do best

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Matt Damon is a stud :)

He's not only hot, but he knows what he is talking about. Finally a celebrity speaks out about politics!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ShOe FeTiSh ShOe PaRtY!!!

Date: Thursday, Sept. 18th
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 P.M.
Where: Nicole Swenson's house
My friend Nicole and I are having a shoe party! Any of you that want to come just let me know and if you don't already know where Nicole lives I will give you her address. You are welcome to bring friends or family, too. The shoes are so cute and are very affordable - most of them being under $30. It will be lots of fun! Hope you can make it!

Monday, September 8, 2008

2008 VMA Awards!

I am sooooooo excited that my girl Britney is back! Most of you know that I love Britney Spears. I have been a fan of hers since her Mickey Mouse Club days. Tonight she stole the show at the MTV Video Music Awards. She won not one, not two, but THREE awards - Best female video, best pop video, and VIDEO of THE YEAR. She looked absolutely gorgeous!

I'm happy for her, and glad she is doing better!

As for another former MMC member, Christina Aguilera sang her new song "Keeps Getting Better." She did awesome! I love the song!
It was a great night at the VMA's! =)

Monday, September 1, 2008

BaBy AsTroLoGiCaL pRoFiLe

I found this website when I was pregnant with Jaden that told me about his zodiac sign and what kind of baby he'd be. Here is the link to check your kids' and see if it is accurate. http://www.babiesonline.com/horoscope/

Jaden - Gemini baby
Eager to get going, this baby probably kicked up a storm in the womb! (and that he did!) The Gemini baby is likely to be talking early and making a mark from day one. Curious and quite the explorer, (he is definitely curious and in tune with what's going on around him and other's feelings.) this tot is one who needs lots of stimuli in order to be happy, as they are easily bored. Since those communication skills are top-notch, the smart thing to do with this baby is bring them into a play group as soon as possible. At home, siblings could easily fill this function, as someone must! It's never too early for the Gemini baby to interact with others, and they will also learn their lessons early on. The Gemini tot is definitely not clingy. (I would say he is pretty clingy to me though, he loves his mama!) Quite the contrary, this is one baby who is happy to march to their own drummer, gallivanting about and being amused in the process. Surprisingly, when this baby is not engaged, chatting or playing with others, there could be a certain emotional detachment. For that reason, it's best to keep things uncomplicated and easy for them to understand, the better to maintain harmony. To sum up, the Gemini baby is the Great Communicator of the play group, has a short attention span so keep 'em busy!, and is one clever and creative tot. (Jaden is sooo creative, I love to watch him think of new things to do. I love how he pretends and copies what I am doing. He is a smart little guy!)

Kaylie - Aries baby
The Rambo of the play group has arrived! With an Aries baby around, you can expect lots of action and activity in your midst. Don't expect this tot to sit still with a rattle -- it just won't happen. (That's for sure! She doesn't sit still for very long. She just wants to move, move, move!) The Aries baby is one who makes a lot of noise and will definitely be heard. (That is why I call her my little drama queen. When she wants something she will make herself be heard!) There's really no choice! As a Fire sign, the little Ram will be dynamic and always up to something. Will this be a tough baby to deal with? More than likely. (I don't like to say that Kaylie is tough to deal with. She is a great baby, but just a little high maintenance and that's ok with me because she is so darn cute!) To that end, parents would be wise to show this child how to work with other babies early on. Things such as sharing won't come naturally, they must be learned. Even where siblings are concerned, the Aries child won't be a walk in the park. What the Aries baby may want most of all, however, is attention, so parents be well advised. (Kaylie loves attention. Just a simple smile or look her way will calm her down. She just wants to be paid attention to.) In a play setting, the Aries tot will easily get the attention of others on their own. This baby will also start many things early, (amen to that) the better to get to the finish line, so to speak, in a hurry. To sum up, the Arian baby can be quite independent but enjoys interacting with others. This baby is a fairly physical child and craves constant stimulation. They will be ready from day one!

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