Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Confessions

I confess that I don't want to go back home to Utah. I love it here in Arizona.
I confess that my friend Lauren and I hung out at the pool all day and had some cocktails. I wore sunscreen, but I still got burned.
I confess that I could not live without the internet.
I confess that I am more attracted to guys that have kids and single of course. :)
I confess I can eat sugar cookies for breakfast.
I confess that I shave my arms. I hate hair on my arms.
I confess that I hate talking on the phone, I would rather text. There are very few people I will talk to on the phone, you know who you are. :)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy B-day Mom!

We are finally here in sunny Arizona and loving it! We almost didn't make it and from the flying experience I am not sure if we will go back home to Utah! The whole flight was a nightmare! I have flown a few times by myself with both kids and they have done great. Not this time! They were both so tired and Kaylie still had a little bit of a cold. Going through security was a nightmare because Jaden wanted to push the stroller through the line and he couldn't. I had to put the stroller up on the security belt thing. He freaked out! He threw a full on temper tantrum and I had to drag him through security. I put him in the stroller and he cried the whole way to our gate. Jaden was so excited to get on the airplane and look out the window. After a few minutes of taking off they got really squirmy and whiney. Jaden hated the fact that he had to stay buckled into his chair and started throwing a fit. Jaden cried his really loud cry off and on the whole flight. Kaylie cried also. I really thought I was going to die, it was so stressful. Jaden fell asleep the final 20 minutes. I guess that is better than nothing! I am not looking forward to the flight home! Pray for me that next time will be better!

So last night after a long day of stress and flying and no naps, I decided to lay down at 7:50 pm. I was thinking I was just going to take a nap, but I ended up sleeping until 6 am this morning! I can't remember ever going to bed that early! I woke up this morning to quite a few text messages and missed calls. I guess it was much needed beauty sleep!

Today is my mom's birthday, Happy Birthday mom! I love you lots! We had a good, relaxing day. I was able to go to lunch and Target all by myself today while my mom watched the kids. Then we all went out to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen, mmmm-mmm! It was yummy! Then my mom and I did what we do best, shopped! :)

I haven't uploaded any pictures yet, but I will soon!

Sweet dreams, from Arizona!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Whatever Wednesday

I missed the Taylor Swift concert last night. My sister had a ticket for me and it was all planned out, but stupid AJ failed to send me any money this month so I couldn't go. Whatever!

I hate when people make plans with me, but don't give me specifics of what time and where. They just expect me to wait around for last minute decisions. I do have kids ya know! Whatever!

Kaylie has had a high fever the past couple of days. She is a miserable little girl. I hope she gets all better by tomorrow so we can fly to Arizona. Whatever!

I'm moving into a bigger place next month and today I am going to look at the place. One thing, it doesn't have a dishwasher. The Housing Authority doesn't allow dishwashers in the units that they rent out. Seriously?? Whatever!

The Cavs lost last night, again. Now the series is 3-1...they got their work cut out for them. I really want it to be a Lebron and Kobe showdown in the finals! Go Lebron!!!

Most of you heard about my date that didn't happen awhile ago. I got stood up. Well I heard from the guy like 3 days later and he said he "lost his phone" at work. Oh, did he lose his computer and house at the same time, too? Whatever!

I have to go get my car's emissions and inspection done today...ahhhh pretty sure my car isn't going to pass. Whatever!

currently listening to...Silence!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Confession Sunday

Here's a new one I just made up, Confession Sunday! Feel free to tell me yours, too.

1. I confess that I actually like the new Heidi
Montag song Blackout. My kids do, too. Still hate Heidi, but love the song!

2. I confess that I have made up a few stories to end a date if I'm not "feeling" the guy.

3. I confess that I am slacking on Weight Watchers.

4. I confess that I love to go fake-baking aka tanning.

5. I confess to being a Facebook addict.

6. I confess I just re-pierced my nose! I love it, thank you very much.

7. I confess that some nights I don't even clean up the house after the kids go to bed. Sometimes I just lay on the couch and doze. Hey, I don't have a husband or anyone to impress. :)

8. I confess to forgiving pretty easily, but if someone has hurt me pretty bad it is very hard for me to forget.

9. I confess that I am baby hungry. (Don't worry Mom and Nicole, I'm not gonna get pregnant again until I'm married!)

10. I confess to lying on the couch in the morning if Jaden wakes up way too early. Jaden will watch a tv show and I try to fall back to sleep, but usually can't.

11. I confess that I actually love being a single mom and am terrified to get married and lose my privacy and space.

currently listening to Kris Allen, Apologize

Friday, May 22, 2009

Flashback Friday

My bff Kimber and I were pregnant at the same time...twice. Well twice for me and once for her. Here we are on March 31, 2007

I was 7 months pregnant and I'm pretty sure she was only 3 months pregnant here.

And then here we are again September 18, 2007...the same baby is in Kimber's belly and a new one in mine!

Kimber had her little girl McKenzie Shae only 2 days later and I was only barely 2 months pregnant with Kaylie. I just think it's pretty funny, it usually doesn't happen. :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that Kris Allen won American Idol.

I am thankful for my step-dad Walt. He always does so much for me when my mom and him come to visit. I always have a list of things I need help with around the house, fixing things, installing things, etc. He is a very sweet, genuine guy and I'm so happy my mom married him. I'm looking forward to going "home" next week to my parents. :)

I am thankful for my friends Nicole and Carlene. We have so much fun hanging out together and always have good conversations. I know I can always count on them and I really love them to pieces!

I am thankful that the kids and I get to go on a vacation next week! Arizona here we come!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whatever Wednesday

Some of you may have gotten a crazy, angry text message from me tonight saying that my power was out in my house and I was going to kill someone because I wasn't going to be able to watch American Idol. At about 3:45 pm my power just went out when it was storming outside and I heard a little bit of an explosion. Apparently the transformer blew out up the street and they were estimating that it would take about 5 hours to be fixed. SERIOUSLY!?! The night of the American Idol finale! Are you kidding me? I was so mad and sad. I called Nicole and told her what had happened and she laughed, yes I repeat, she laughed. She thought it was so funny that it was happening on finale night of all nights. I told her that we are no longer friends and hung up on her. Just kidding, I didn't hang up on her, but I did say we are no longer friends. :) I ♥ you Nicole. Be thankful I am a forgiving person. :) hehehe!
Thankfully at 7:15 the power came back on and I was able to watch most of American Idol!!! I am so happy that Kris won! I jumped up and down in excitement when Ryan said his name! wooohooo! When he sang with Keith Urban, I thought it was so cute. Good show! I can't wait to buy Kris' first album!

currently listening to....Good Time Comin' On - Chuck Wicks

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TV Tuesday!

American Idol - I hope that Kris wins! I found myself fast forwarding through Adam's performances tonight. I think Adam is super talented, but I wouldn't buy his records. I voted for Kris a million times tonight!

Dancing with the Stars - Yayyy for Shawn and Mark! I am excited that they won! I was hoping for them or Melissa and Tony. I'm just very happy that Gilles and Cheryl didn't win. I can't stand Cheryl.

One Tree Hill - WTF!?!?! The season finale last night was so confusing and weird. I was very disappointed in it. I was waiting for the cliff hanger moment or something and that didn't happen. They are supposed to have a season 7 but who knows now? I am very glad that Julian and Brooke finally got together. I am a big fan of Julian now and I heard that he is supposed to be one of the main stars of the show for next season.

Grey's Anatomy - I can't believe that George and Izzie are gone. I'm still not completely sold that they are gone, I guess we won't know until September! ahhh!

The Bachelorette - What a great season this is going to be! I have always been a fan of the Bachelorette seasons because its all about the women being in control! No more loser Jasons, Brads or Bobs! I love Jillian and think she is going to pick a great guy, and do it right the FIRST time. So far these are my favorites, but this could change because it's only the first episode: Kiptyn, Jake, David, Mathue, and Michael.

The Hills - I'm so sick of seeing Spencer. He makes me sick everytime. I'm excited that Kristin is going to be on The Hills now! But I will miss Lauren.

Big Brother - let the count down begin! I'm so excited for Big Brother this summer!

currently listening to: Jennifer Hudson, If This Isn't Love

Sunday, May 17, 2009


The other day we went up to my friend Rachel's house to hang out with her and her kids. It's a long drive up to Clinton, which is about 1 hr 15 mins from me. I like to drive and the kids slept on the way up so that was very nice! On the way home I was low on gas, but it was dinner time and the kids were hungry and tired and I was thinking I could make it home. WRONG! I ran out of the gas right at the point of the mountain, about 15 mins away from home. A couple of minutes right after I stopped, a cop pulled about behind me and saved the day (or so I thought.) He said he could send a truck to put some gas in my car and it would only take about 15 mins. I agreed since I really didn't want to have to call my dad. Well after about 30 minutes the cop came back to my window and said that the truck had to stop at an accident so I need to call someone. Then he asked for my license and registration which I figured was routine. I've been pulled over by cops so many times (only in Utah.) Ten minutes later he comes back and says "okay ma'am I'm going to give you a warning, did you know if you run out of gas on the freeway you can get a citation?" I was like wtf!? no...whatever. I called my dad and about 30 minutes later he came and put some gas in my car. An hour and a half later we finally made it home. I stuffed the kids faces with food as quickly as possible and put them to bed by 8:30. What a day! Later that night I talked to my friend Darius who is a cop in Arizona and he laughed sooo hard because he said that running out of gas is not a citation! I was so mad! Stupid cop! Was he seriously that bored that he had to hassle a mom with 2 screaming kids in her car? ugh! I know some of my friends have husbands that are cops and Darius is one, but I'm sorry I just don't like MOST Utah cops. All the run ins I have had with Utah cops are not pleasant, and I am not a crazy person! topic. Jaden still loves to try on
my shoes and walk around the house with them. I just can't get enough of it! lol!
I can't even handle how sweet of a boy Jaden is. It's not just me that says it either, my family and friends and strangers say it all the time. I was weeding the yard last week and I would make grunting sounds when it was hard to get the weed out and he would stop what he was playing with and come over and rub my arm or back and say "you ok mama?" He's so sweet! If I hurt myself or cough he does the same thing. Another new thing he does is says "Thank you, Mama" over and over, like 5 times and each time he wants me to say "You're welcome, Jaden." It's pretty cute. Today Kaylie hasn't been feeling very well and he will come up to her and kiss her on the cheek or wipe her nose for her with a tissue. If she is sad she will bring her her sippy cup or binkie! I'm just so grateful for him and what a good boy he is. He's my little helper and I love him so much! He brings so much joy to my life.

My little Kaylie has a cold. She woke up this morning with snot all over. Poor girl! She has been so miserable and sad today. I feel so bad, but she still manages to smile and have fun as much as she can. She wanted to help me with the laundry today.
She loves to wear hats, especially Uncle Ryan's hat or my Dallas Cowboys hat.

She is getting more and more smart each day. She understands what I say to her now, if I ask her where her sippy is or where a diaper is she will go get it. She is walking around everywhere and has even started running a little bit. She loves to give loves still and I love it! She hangs on so tight, it's my favorite. She gets so excited when she wakes up before Jaden from a nap because we get to go in the room and get him out and she almost leaps out of my arms to get him. I love that they are best friends! I just know Jaden is going to be a great big brother like my brother Ryan has been to me. I'm so happy they have each other. I can't imagine not having Kaylie in our lives. She has made our little family complete! She brings so much personality and excitement to my life and I love her to pieces!
My friend Holly asked me last night how I do it? How I can be a single mom with two little ones and still be happy and stress free? I told her I'm not like that everyday, but for the most part they are good, easy, well-behaved, happy kids so I am very blessed. They go to bed by 7:30 for me which I really appreciate, that keeps me sane! I handle it all so well because I chose to handle it that way. I chose to deal with the hard and make it a positive and enjoy my kids. I could have chosen to be a slacker mom, stressed out, impatient and annoyed all of the time, but that's just not who I am! I'm not saying I'm perfect because I have my days where I call my mom and tell her I'm shipping the kids to her house or that I'm going to jump out the window. :) but overall they are the best. I like being a mom, but I LOVE being their mom! :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Flashback Friday

Just some fun pictures from my Disneyworld trip with my family in September 2006. It was lots of fun and there were a bunch of us. My dad, brother Ryan, sister Megan, cousins, and my aunt and uncle. The best part is...I found I was pregnant with Jaden only 4 days before I left! I was freaking out! None of them knew, but I was sure peeing a lot :)

I was in the Indiana Jones show. I am the seventh one over from the left. :) It was pretty fun!

My favorite ride was Rockin' Roller Coaster

This is after we went on the Tower of Terror. I cannot believe that I did that ride, I was terrified!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for the evenings I have to myself after my kids go to sleep.

I am thankful that my kids go to bed at 7:30!

I am thankful for this great weather where we can play outside most of the day.

I am thankful for my 2 sisters Angie and Megan. We have gotten so much closer the past couple of years and it's been a lot of fun hanging out with them and having girl time.

I am thankful for my hair growing fast! I'm so over short hair!

I am thankful for music. I always say this one, but man I love it! I love hearing new songs and new artists and downloading them and listening to them over and over again. My newest favorite is Good Girls Go Bad by Cobra Starship. It's a good one!

I am thankful for cameras and camera phones always able to catch the great moments.

I am thankful for real, good, sweet men. I will hopefully find mine someday. :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TV Tuesday!

My sister and I were driving in the car today and I was trying to think of blogs for other days of the week since I already have, Whatever Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, and Flashback Friday and I came up with TV Tuesday. I love my tv shows and giving my opinion on them and hearing what you have to say. So here it goes!

American Idol: Wow! What a great night! Kris and Adam were my favorite tonight by far. They have been my favorite all season. I really hope Kris wins, but I think that Adam will most likely win it, but who knows! I thought Kris' version of Kanye West's Heartless was absolutely amazing. I love his voice! If you missed it, click here. Vote for Kris!!!

Dancing with the Stars: I am sooooooo glad Ty went home tonight. I think he is a cool guy, but he was not a good dancer and I'm so pissed that last week Derek and Lil' Kim went home instead. It should have been Ty, but thank goodness he isn't in the finals! I'm still rooting for Melissa and Tony! yay!

One Tree Hill: Oh how I love this show! I just can't get it enough of it, especially last night because my husband Nick Lachey was a guest star. He makes my heart pitter patter. :) haha! I am so glad that Lucas and Peyton finally got married, but I'm scared for the finale...poor Peyton! I still LOVE Nathan and Hayley together, they are sooooo cute! I think they are the cutest tv show couple ever. It's still hard for me to picture Nathan and Brooke together in real life, but I'm sure they are cute together.

Celebrity Apprentice: I was sooooooo mad that Joan won. I'm sorry, but she did not deserve it. Yes, she had tons of energy and worked really hard, but overall Annie did the better job and was much more professional. Joan and her daughter were like highschool all over again.

Grey's Anatomy: Talk about tear jerker last week! I cried my eyes out and went to bed wishing I had a love like Izzie and Alex or even Meredith and Derek. So cute! I really hope they don't kill off Izzie, the show wouldn't be the same. I really hope Meredith and Derek still end up getting married, will it ever happen?!

Okay, I think I have talked enough about tv now. Thanks for listening. :)

***currently listening to...Goodbye - Kristinia Debarge***

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

You are my mother and my friend,
Which is unusual.
Somehow our characters must blend:
r wisdom and my will.

I turn, and you are there for me;
I speak, you understand.
I feel cared for, but also free;
You lead but don't command.

I'm fortunate that I was born
To someone just like you;
I love you, not just as my mom,
But for w
hat you are and do.

I love you Mom!!! Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Flashback Friday!

Flashback Friday...

In July of 2006 I went with my best friend Desiree to California for a vacation. We stayed with her good friend Steve at his really nice house and had a blast! We drove from Arizona (where I lived at the time) to L.A. It was cool having 5 hours to chat in the car and talk about all our guy drama and work stuff because we worked together. The trip was a blast, we went out every night. We went to Laguna Beach the first night and went to a few of the bars/clubs and then walked by a private beach. The clubs there were really cool, but not really my style. All the guys were total surfer dudes and most of the girls were stuck up. But it was still fun!

We went to Venice Beach and walked around and looked at all the stuff we could buy. I was in heaven on the beach!

The last night we were there we went to a place called Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa and it was a blast! I had so much fun meeting all of Desiree's friends and drinking and dancing. I was so excited because the majority of the guys were black and we all know I love my chocolate. :)

Anyway, It was such a fun trip and I'm so thankful that Desiree and I have stayed good friends even though we are so far away from each other. Each summer we make it a point to see each other. Last summer I got to go visit her in California and this summer she is going to be in Phoenix when I'm there. I'm very excited and I love her to pieces! Thanks for all the good times Des :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my kids and how sweet and happy they are.

I am thankful that I found an amazing photographer Abbey Kyhl. She takes the best pictures ever.

I am thankful that I am finally getting tan. I feel much better about myself when I'm tan.

I am thankful my mom found a great husband, Walt. They just celebrated their 3 year anniversary.

I am thankful to have my 2nd Mother's Day with my 2 favorite people in the whole wide world.

I am thankful for nice, cool fans that cool me off because I'm always so hot!

I am thankful that I started doing Weight Watchers! I have lost 11 pounds so far. yay!

I am thankful for this nice, sunny, warm weather!

I am thankful that I live in a safe, quiet neighborhood where my kids and I can go on walks every morning.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Whatever Wednesday

I haven't done this one in a long time. :) So here it goes!

I am sooo mad that Derek and Lil Kim got cut from Dancing with the Stars last night. Lil Kim is much better than Ty. Ty may have his fans but he does NOT dance as well as the others. WHATEVER!

It's really sad that I can't ask my own father for 25 bucks to help get my kids some diapers. It's really sad that my kids' dad wont get diapers either. WHATEVER!

I wish I could win the lottery just so I could buy my mom and Walt whatever they want. They help us so much. I guess I better start buying lottery tickets. WHATEVER!

It is so dang hot in my house. My landlord really needs to come over and get the swamp cooler going. WHATEVER!

Why can't Nick Lachey be single and live in Utah and fall in love with me? WHATEVER!

I got the bill from my lawyer today, holy dang lawyers are expensive. A simple parenting plan is 200 bucks! But it's okay it is all worth it!

Hope you enjoyed my Whatevers today! I will do Thankful Thursday tomorrow :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

just some of my fav recent pictures

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Feel free to skip this blog...

I have decided that I need a social life! Don't get me wrong, I have some great friends with kids that I get to hang out with each week and have play dates and it's a lot of fun. I just really need a social life outside of my kids. I LOVE my kids and I am not complaining that I get to be a stay at home mom, I wouldn't have it any other way. I just wish that I could go on dates, go to the movies with my friends, go shopping with the girls, and even have a little part time job. Ideally I would love to work at a tanning salon or a gym again. Why don't I just do it? you ask...well I'm not sure how. I really don't want to put Jaden and Kaylie in daycare, mostly because it is so much money and it doesn't make sense to get a low paying, part-time job and then pay so much in daycare. I wish I had someone that I knew that would take care of them for a few hours here and there. I wish my mom lived here!
As for the dating thing, I am not sure how I will ever meet a guy unless I have a job or more of an adult social life. Of course there is always the internet, but there are some real freaks on it and the good ones are hard to find. Living in Utah and finding a guy for me is even harder because I am not Mormon and I'm a 24 year old woman with 2 little kids. It's obvious that most men in Utah aren't looking for that, especially in Utah County aka Happy Valley. If only I could move all my friends and family back to Arizona. I would love to be back there.
Anyway, I'm sorry if this blog is a drag and all you think I'm doing is complaining, but hey sometimes I just need to vent. Thanks for listening!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Kaylie's ONE year old pictures!

I am so excited about these pictures that Kaylie got taken by the fabulous Abbey Kyhl! You can see her website here, she is the best ever! Here are just a few of my favorites, but to see the rest of them that she has edited go to her website and click on Kaylie. Abbey is soooo good, she edits some and puts them up on her website for everyone to see and then she sends the CD of all of the pictures she took and then I can go get them printed.

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