Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Thanks Cortney! This is fun!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For You! It might be a fun project, a sweet letter to you from me, or some yummy goodies, you might be surprised what you get! Give it a try!

Limitations/Stipulations/Regulations, etc.

1-I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.

2-What I create will be just for you.

3-It'll be done this year.

4-You have no clue what it's going to be.

5-I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

The catch? You must re -post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to leave a comment, win a lovely little treat for themselves! Have fun!

P.S. Be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

good times :o)

My husband (Nick Lachey) has a new song out on the radio. It's called Patience. I love it. Mostly just because I love him, but we've already established that. In 3 weeks he is going to be on One Tree Hill! And this Friday he is going to fill in for Regis on Regis and Kelly. I'm excited!!!

Dancing with the Stars is great this year. My favorites so far, Derek and Lil Kim, Melissa and Tony, Shawn and Mark, and Julianne and Chuck. Last night was a lot of fun to watch the new Lindy hop dance. I really hope Holly and Steve Wosniack go home tonight. They are lame.

Kaylie says "car", "hi" and "mama" now. It makes me so happy! :o) Only a week and a half and she will be ONE! I can't believe it!

I went to the funeral for my friend Chris Strong yesterday. I was able to see him before they closed the casket. It was really heartbreaking. The service was really neat, a lot of neat things were said about him. I cried through the whole thing. I really wish he was still here. I enjoyed having him as a friend. Love you Chris!

Last Friday I spent the day with my sisters Angie and Megan. It was soooo much fun! We went to the Holy Cow Boutique and got some cute stuff and a delicious, huge cinnamon twist. Then we hit the mall so Angie could get some clothes. She got lots of rrrreally cute things. She let me be her fashion consultant which was a lot of fun. My favorite part was when I asked her "do you have a budget?" and she looked at me like I was crazy and said "nope!" It was pretty funny. So I went crazy and picked out a bunch of clothes. I love to shop! I don't care who it is for, I just love picking out clothes. I wish I could be a personal shopper! Maybe I will move to New York and do it. :o) After our shopping trip of about 3 hours we went and ate at Leatherby's and had yummy food and ice cream. I love my sisters so much and I am sooo glad that we are close and have so much fun together. When we get together we get pretty silly!

Sunday I had my brother Ryan, and my sisters and Megan's husband Dan for dinner. I made them apple juice chicken, rice, homemade bread and veggies. It was yummy! We had a lot of fun and I didn't have to do the dishes! Thanks Angie! Then Angie, Megan and I played Skip-bo and I actually won a game. yay! I'm glad they came over. I love to cook for people so if any of you want to come over, feel free!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

She is MY baby, dang it!

Location was doctor's office this past week. I had only Kaylie with me.

Receptionist: Oh my goodness she is so adorable. She's so beautiful, look how cute she is.
me: Thank you (big smile)
Kaylie: Hiii, hiii, hiii (waves her hand)
Receptionist: How old is she?
me: She will be one next month.
Receptionist: Did you get her when she was a baby?
me: (scowl) NO, she is my baby. Her dad is...
Receptionist: (cuts me off) Oh her dad is black. Oh you don't see that very often I guess.

Well I pretty much was ready to go off on a rant to this lady, but I didn't because it actually made me sad really fast. So I just went and sat down and waited to be called and held Kaylie a little tighter. I have been asked before if my kids are adopted, but never in a blunt way like this. I didn't like it one bit. I just hate how people have the nerve to even ask. Come on people this is 2009, there is such a thing as interracial dating and marriage. I really want to get a shirt made for me with some kind of saying where people will know that they are my kids and came from my womb! Any ideas??

Not very many of you did my 4 true, 4 false tag. Scroll down if you missed it. But thanks for those of you that did it!
Here are the answers:

The "best" boyfriend I have ever had is a guy I met while cruising State Street.
This is true, his name was Vince Brown. He was in a car with his friends and I was in a car with my friends. We went to Dee's and ate and talked and he called me the next day. The rest is history...LOL. We dated for about 6 months, but stayed friends long after that.

I love to ski and am actually pretty dang good!
This is a BIG false. I have actually never been skiing and I've lived in Utah pretty much my whole life.

3- I am pregnant, yes, again.
False. Lol, I'm definitely not pregnant again.

4- I am thousands of dollars in debt.
True. Unfortunately, I am...went crazy with credit cards when I turned 18. Stupid me.

5- I fell off the bed when I was little and broke my arm.
False. I have never broken a bone.

6- I love to sing and actually have a pretty good voice.
True. I had a really good voice in high school, with some training again I'm sure I would get it back.

7- I love the show 24, I think it is one of the best tv shows ever.
False. I have never seen one episode and don't care to.

8- I've had one miscarriage.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What a day...

This morning I did my usual, eat breakfast while I check my email, facebook, and blogs. I received an email from my friend's sister telling me to call her, she wanted to know if I had her about her brother. Unfortunately, my friend committed suicide on Tuesday night. I am shocked, sad, confused, hurt, exhausted, etc. This was a guy that was such a great friend. He and I dated in high school for a few months and worked together for about a year. We lost touch after graduation, but the past few months we have been in touch again. We would text everyday and talk about our days and what's going on in each other's lives. We kept saying we needed to get together, but we just couldn't make our schedules work. He was such a great person. He always said the nicest things to me and was a friend I could always count on. He even told me a few weeks ago that I was a girl he really fell in love with and will always remember. I didn't think that the first time I see him in 7 years would be him in a casket....My heart goes out to his family right now, I can't imagine how they feel. I love you Chris, you were a great friend and I am privileged to have been your friend.
Make time for the people that you care about. Make sure they know how much they mean to you and tell them that you love them. Don't ever end on a bad note with someone you care about because you don't know if that is the last time you will see them.
To all of you reading my blog right now, know that I care about you and your families. I am very blessed to have great friends, family, and acquaintances that care about my kids and I. I appreciate all of you and love you all! Sending a big hug your way!

True or False???

List 8 things about yourself- 4 truths & 4 lies.
Readers will guess which is which by leaving comments.
In a few days, when you think enough people have guessed,
reveal your answers with another post.

True or False?

The "best" boyfriend I have ever had is a guy I met while cruising State Street.
I love to ski and am actually pretty dang good!
3- I am pregnant, yes, again.
4- I am thousands of dollars in debt.
5- I fell off the bed when I was little and broke my arm.
6- I love to sing and actually have a pretty good voice.
7- I love the show 24, I think it is one of the best tv shows ever.
8- I've had one miscarriage.

TAGGING: Jessica, Megan, my mom, Kimber, Ashley, Nicole E., Nicole S., Bridget

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vote on my new poll!

How often do you go pee everyday? I can blog about this because my blog is private and all of you reading this are awesome and accept me for who I am. :)
The reason I ask this question is because I really think that I have the worst bladder in the whole wide world. I am worse than a pregnant woman! It is not fair and I'm tired of having such a crappy bladder. One time I actually counted how many times I went in one day and it was 14! Okay, that's a little crazy! Right? I have always had a small or weak bladder since I can remember, even before having kids!
I guess I just want to know if my bladder is the worst ever, or if there are other women who feel my pain?
Do share! and don't forget to vote!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I was just looking over my blog and realized that I haven't actually written something for quite awhile. It has all been pictures and videos. I just haven't had anything to blog about really, and I've been sick (again!) So here we go with the random thoughts....

Jaden is such a better eater now and I am so grateful for that. He will eat pretty much anything I make for dinner now, but there is a catch. He will sit at the table and eat a few bites and then he will get up and say "all done" but then if I go to put his food away he wants it. Then he starts running around and wants me to chase him with his food and then he'll eat it when I get to him. It's pretty funny. Some of you may think I am crazy, but after him not eating good meals for months, it is worth it to me! He loves it and I get a good 15 minute workout from it!

Kaylie started saying "hi" this weekend. I would say hi to her and she would say it back to me. It's so cute how she says it and waves her little hand.

I made a ton of mini cupcakes for KrisAn's babyshower this weekend, but I didn't get to go! I felt soooo sick and tired on Saturday, I could barely walk around and do anything. And Kaylie got sick with a cold, too so we couldn't go. I was really bummed that I missed her baby shower. My brother came over and helped me eat the cupcakes. They were yummy. :)

I was soooo extremely bored today. I felt much better today, but it was too cold to go outside so we had to stay inside. The day just dragged and dragged! I had fun entertaining the kids and taking pictures of them being silly though.

I'm hopefully going to start Weight Watchers this week. My sister is supposed to give me the stuff to do it so I'm going to try and do it! I need to lose about 30 pounds, ugh! Today I was thinking about how much energy I used to have and it made me sad. I was always on the go, working out at the gym 5 days a week for 2 hours at a time, working 2 jobs, and then going out at night with my friends. I had so much energy and was so slim and cute and happy. I'm not saying I'm unhappy now. I love being a mom and I'm sooo glad I'm over that previous stage, but I miss being slim and energetic! I'm hoping that I can get my lazy butt up and do more active things and eat better. It's going to be tough, but wish me luck! Here is what I'm using for my motivation...
Ummmm yea, see the difference?! ugh!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My partners in crime...they love to get into things together and be sneaky.

I absolutely love Kaylie's crazy hair! This is what her hair looks like after I take out her pig tails.

I love my kids!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

We love you Harry!

My mom just did a really neat post about a very special man in our lives. His name was Harry and he was my grandma's boyfriend. He was like a Grandpa to me. He passed away 6 years ago today. He did a lot for my mom and my sister Megan and I, and all of my other siblings, but I would say Megan, my mom and I were the closest to him. We went and visited them in Prescott, Arizona a few times and had so much fun. He always played games with Megan and I and even watched the *N Sync concerts with us on TV. He was always interested in us and how we were doing. I remember him being so extremely smart and answering all my questions and even helping me with my homework. He loved to go on walks and was a very energetic person. He was soooo incredibly sweet, the sweetest man I have ever met. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to know him and be so close to him. I miss him a lot and I know my mom misses him very much. He helped my mom through a very hard time in her life and was in some way the "man" in her life for awhile, helping her through and supporting her and Megan and I. We love you very much Harry and miss you so much! We know you are watching over us and being our angel. :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

HaPPy St. PaTrIcK's DaY!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Jaden making Kaylie laugh

This is what we do to entertain ourselves on a boring Monday. :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Londyn Elizabeth Swenson is here!

My best friend Nicole had her baby girl on Friday, March 13. She is such a beautiful little girl! She looks just like her older sister Brindley. I went over there today and got to hold her, it was the best. Nicole looks great and is doing awesome. Londyn is eating well, and sleeping lots! She is sooooo pretty! Here are some pictures that I took of her today.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

11 months old - Kaylie

I love my little Kiki, she is such a fun little girl. She is so full of personality! I love calling her my little piggy because she wrinkles her nose like this
and then makes a little snorting nose, it's so cute. She is also my little piggy because she eats like one. :) This girl eats so much and when she eats she inhales it! She really doesn't even chew. By the time I sit down to eat my dinner she is pretty much already finished. I have to get it on video sometime. It's hilarious.

And for the most exciting news, Kaylie walked today! Not just 3 steps like last time, she took a good 6 or 7 steps because she walked across my living room! I could not believe it! My sisters and Dan were over hanging out and Angie put her down on the floor and she stayed standing up and then started smiling at me and just walked right toward me. It was the best thing ever! We were all cheering and clapping. I'm so happy. I almost started to cry because I was so excited.

She is getting more patient with me when I do her hair which is a relief! The other day Nicole did her hair and she hardly fussed at all. So it must be me. :( But she is getting better, doesn't fuss as much. Thank you Kaylie for letting me do your hair!

Oh and she now says "mama!" Happy day!!! I will tell her to say mama and then she will say it back to me. yay! It's really cute. She's babbling a lot more. I can't wait until she starts talking and she can have conversations with Jaden and I.

She loves to sit on the couch and look out the window and also sit and read books.

She sleeps sooo well at night, I am so thankful for that! She goes to bed at 7:30 and wakes up at 7:30, but could probably sleep another hour or so if her brother didn't wake her up.

She now has four teeth, 2 on top, 2 on bottom. Her little gap teeth like Jaden's is so cute. :)

Well that's all I can think of right now because it's late and I'm tired. :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jaden's big boy bed is gone...back to the crib he went! The first couple of nights Jaden did awesome staying in his bed, not getting out of it and just going right to sleep. Well the past few nights have been horrible! He has always gone to bed at 7:30, but lately it's been 9 or 9:30 before he finally falls asleep and stops playing and running around in his room. He came in my room at 3 am wanting to sleep in my bed and then wanted to play. Call me selfish, but my evenings are what keep me sane. I have been exhausted. Well tonight after about an hour of getting up and down putting Jaden back to bed, I decided that the side of his crib was going back on. I turned on the light and started working. It took me only a few minutes and about ten minutes later both of them were sound asleep and I'm a happy mom. :) I'm okay with Jaden not being a "big boy" quite yet.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

tag - thanks Jaron I was bored :)

3 things you're looking forward to in the next year
1. Kaylie walking
2. Christmas in Arizona at my mom's
3. football season!

3 TV shows you're addicted to...
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. One Tree Hill
3. Friends

3 of your favorite songs
1. I'll Be Good For You - *N Sync
2. Sexy Love - Ne-yo
3. Breathe - Taylor Swift
(It's too hard to pick just 3, so those are ones that came to mind, but I just LOOOOVE music and have a ton of favorite songs.)

3 places you would love to visit
1. Hawaii
2. Caribbean Islands
3. Miami

3 favorite movies
1. Hitch
2. Bad Boys 2
3. What Happens in Vegas

3 articles of clothing you can't live without
1. skinny jeans (even though I may not be skinny, they make me feel skinny)
2. big comfy white or black t-shirts that I sleep in and lounge around in
3. my cute hats

3 qualities you love in your significant other
Well since I don't have one...this is what I look for
1. honesty
2. hard working
3. sweet

3 people you can always count on
1. my mom
2. Nicole
3. Megan

3 people you want to tag
1. my mom
2. megan
3. kimber (come on you have never done one!)

This video of Kaylie is mostly for my mom to "see" her. If you want to watch them, feel free. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

random dot com

What a great week it has been so far! Being a single mom, my evenings (when the kids are asleep) pretty much revolve around my shows. I hate the weekends because none of my shows are on. LOL! Dancing with the Stars last night was really fun. I'm excited for Melissa to be on it. I also loved Shawn Johnson and of course Julianne and her hottie boyfriend Chuck.
American Idol tonight was unreal!! I think that this season is the best one ever. This is the first show I have watched where I didn't want to fast forward over anyone. There were a couple of people that weren't that impressive to me, but overall the best ever. It was Michael Jackson night and I love MJ's music! Adam did amazing! He is so hot...I still haven't figured out if he is gay or not. I wish he would confirm it. :) Danny did awesome! Megan from Utah did awesome and she is such a cute mom! I just loved the show tonight. I was totally dancing and singing along looking like an idiot, but hey there was no one else around. :)

Alright, enough about my shows, how bout my favorite subject, my kiddies! Jaden is growing up so fast, I don't know if I can handle it! He is such a good little boy. I am so thankful for him and his sweet little heart. This morning he burped out loud and he said "excuse me!" I couldn't believe it! At least I know I'm setting a good example. I just thought it was the cutest thing ever!
So he is now officially in a "big boy" bed. Well I made his crib into a toddler bed, took off the side of it. Now he can get in and out whenever he wants. I thought the first night (which was last night) would be horrible, but he was so good! He only got up once and started playing with his toys on the floor. I just told him once to go back to bed and he did. Tonight Kaylie was having a rough time going to sleep so he got out and started talking to her and then decided to play with his car and ride around on it. I had to tell him to stay in bed. He had all his planes and cars lined up by his head on his pillow and he went to sleep.

Why does Kaylie have to hate it when I do her hair? I hate it! She cries like she is being seriously injured or something. I know I'm not even hurting her at all, but she just freaks out. Today I did her hair in one little pony tail and she got so mad at me. I want so bad to be able to do cute little corn rows in her hair, but she would not have that! I hope she soon realizes that having her hair done is part of life. :)

I am so excited because I have just gotten in touch with one of my best friends from when I was a little girl, Rachel Harris. She is married now and has 2 kids and I am so happy for her. I am so happy to be in touch with her again and hope to see her and her kiddies soon!

Nicole is having her baby THIS week! I am so excited to hold a little newborn baby again. It will cure my baby hungriness. :) Don't worry people, I am not and won't be pregnant anytime this decade. :) I can't wait to see you baby London!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy Sunday!!!

Oh what a great day! This morning I checked my email and the latest news and saw that Melissa from the Bachelor is going to be on Dancing with the Stars. I am sooo excited. I was bummed about this season of DWTS because there weren't any people I liked, but now I am stoked!

Yesterday Kaylie took THREE steps all by herself. She is getting so close to walking! I'm so excited for her. I hold just one of her hands around the house and we walk around. It's pretty cute how excited she gets. I can't wait for her to walk. I'm hoping she will walk by her birthday, which is only a month away!

I hate that winter pretty much came back. It's been 30 something the past few days and a little bit of snow. Spring could not come any faster!

I've been working on Jaden's baby book every night on Scrapblog.com. It is coming together quite well and I'm impressed by my actual talent. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

8 things tag

Even though you didn't tag me, Sarah, I still wanted to do it :)

8 Favorite TV Shows:

1. Grey's Anatomy
2. One Tree Hill
3. American Idol
4. The Hills
5. The Bachelor (ugh)
6. Tyra
7. Sid the Science Kid (for Jaden)
8. the OC

8 Things I did Yesterday:
1. took a nap
2. Watched Melissa from the Bachelor on the Ellen show
3. babysat Kenzie
4. talked on the phone
5. watched my shows
6. played with my kiddies
7. washed and blow dried my hair
8. was bored

8 Things I am looking forward to:
1. Kaylie's first bday
2. my mom and Walt coming to visit next month
3. Britney Spears concert with my sister
4. spring!
5. hopefully visiting Arizona soon. I miss it
6. holding Nicole's new baby London
7. Kaylie walking
8. going to cosmetology school someday

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Robintino's
2. Five All's
3. Pizza Factory
4. Godfather's Pizza
5. Macaroni Grill
6. Wildflower
7. Claim Jumper
8. Rock Creek Pizza

8 Things on my wish list:
1. an elliptical
2. to lose 30 pounds
3. a new couch
4. money
5. that my kids and myself will stay healthy
6. vacation
7. Godfather's Pizza yummmmy
8. movies

8 People I tag:
1. mom
2. megan
3. kimber
4. justi
5. rebecca
6. anelyse
7. camille
8. cortney

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Relationship Advice Examiner: The Bachelor: Good bye and good riddance

Relationship Advice Examiner: The Bachelor: Good bye and good riddance

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I love my kids and their new outfits from Daddy.

and I love how excited and happy Kiki always is...

Jaden loves to carry Brindley's baby doll around the house and give her loves...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Bachelor...

You knew it was coming...so here we go! Here are my thoughts on the stupid show The Bachelor. First of all, I hate that it has affected me so much. Most of you would say come on Lauren it's just a show. Well yea it may be just a show to you, but to me it was more. I have been a supporter of Jason's since he was on the Bachelorette. I absolutely adored him. I thought he was such a good guy and deserved to find love. When Deanna didn't pick him I wanted to hit her on the head and knock some sense into her. When I heard he was going to be the next Bachelor I was so excited. This season was definitely the best so far. I felt like he was such a good guy, so genuine, and so sweet. Seeing an amazing guy like that gave me hope that there are still rrrrreally good, genuine, romantic, sweet, sensitive, affectionate, HOT guys out there. Jason was the whole package to me. Melissa and Molly were always my favorite girls. I still love both of them. Melissa was my favorite though and I was so glad that Jason picked her in the end, but I was so scared of the drama that would follow. I was so mad when Jason said after he let Molly go, "I think I made the right decision." I THINK!?! Come on you are about to propose MARRIAGE to another woman and you THINK you made the right decision? And then he sits there and cries over the balcony like a little baby. Well obviously you made the wrong decision. I would never propose marriage to someone if I was having a reaction like that about another person! When he announced that he was breaking up with Melissa and hoping for another chance with Molly I couldn't believe it. I know that Jason had a contract with the show blah blah blah, but there are many other ways he could have handled this. He could have told Melissa over the phone beforehand so she wasn't so shocked and upset. He could have prepared her better for what was going to happen. And then for Jason and Molly to sit there and makeout with each other RIGHT after Melissa left brokenhearted...ugh!!! Molly is stupid to take him back. He obviously is completely confused and doesn't know what the crap he wants or feels. Jason ruined my views on love and good men out there. Men, like Jason, are sooo good at being that perfect guy, doing all the right things, saying all the right things, but then when they get to a certain point their true colors show. I feel so bad that Melissa had to go through all that pain. She completely trusted Jason and was madly in love and here Jason is in love with someone else and he's proposing to her! I could just go on and on about how upset I am about this, but I won't. I feel like I've said my piece so I will move on and start the healing process. :)
Oh and one more thing, the highlight of the after show is when Melissa said "you're such a bastard!" as Jason was crying again. LOL! Go Melissa!!!

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