Monday, September 28, 2009

A Few of my Favorite Things

Chic & Unique Boutique hats! click here or here for info on where to get them.

Maybelline Colossal mascara

Clinique All About Eyes - best under-eye circle and puffy eyes cure ever!

Jessica Simpson boots - I don't have these, but I want them!

My Gossip Girl DVDs - I love this show!

my jetted bathtub (this isn't a picture of mine)

Spinning, spinning, spinning!!!!!

homemade breadsticks...mmmm

nap time.....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

101 tasks in 1001 days!!!

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking.

Click here for some ideas and make your own list! Come on people, it will be fun. :)

My 101 tasks to be completed by June 23, 2012
1. potty train both of my kids
2. put all of my music from my computer onto a disc
3. finish Jaden's "toddler" picture album on
4. Reach my weight goal 140
5. read Breaking Dawn
6. buy decorations for my house
7. change the air filter in my house
8. start cosmetology school
9. fix my car window
10. get a new couch
11. get my skin checked at a dermatologist
12. visit my friend Desiree in California
13. go on an overnight trip with Nicole (without kids)
14. teach Jaden how to ride a bike
15. take the kids to the zoo
16. continue to work out at LEAST 4 times a week.
17. put change in Jaden and Kaylie's piggy banks every week.
18. make a friend/family/neighbor a meal or treat each month
19. read to my kids 3 times a week
20. absolutely no candy for one week each month
21. teach Jaden how to dribble a basketball
22. get rid of my kids' binkies
23. get Kaylie a big girl bed
24. make a monthly d.i. trip to get rid of stuff I don't need
25. send a postcard or card to someone I care about each month
26. go to an NFL game
27. take the kids to the circus
28. take the kids to Disney on Ice
29. buy 5 Disney movies for my kids
30. get a comfortable computer chair
31. have a lunch/dinner date with a friend once a month
32. complete Kaylie's first two years of her digital scrapbook
33. get my car fixed and registered
34. get a bed frame for Jaden's bed
35. go to 3 concerts of my favorite singers/groups
36. eat at 10 new restaurants
37. fit into my Seven jeans without my stomach hanging over them
38. take a multivitamin everyday for a month
39. try 50 new recipes
40. eat a vegetable once a week
41. learn how to make my Grandma Thomas' bread
42. take my kids on a train ride
43. get a Utah driver's license
44. grow my hair long
45. go on a picnic
46. travel to somewhere I've never been
47. ask a guy on a date
48. go to Vegas
49. get a professional massage
50. fall in love
51. go on a hike
52. sand and paint my kitchen table
53. compliment someone daily
54. have a snowball fight
55. get a facial
56. read the Tori Spelling books
57. make my own recipe book
58. organize all my of printed pictures by season and year
59. learn to make my mom's pumpkin pie (homemade crust, too)
60. go to an Easter Egg Hunt with my kids
61. decorate Jaden and Kaylie's rooms
61. get a KitchenAid or similar mixer
62. do 20 push-ups the real way
63. get professionally fitted for a bra every 6 months
64. get my CD burner fixed or a new one
65. make 10 gifts for birthdays or Christmas
66. carve pumpkins
67. take my kids to Wheeler Farm
68. buy myself a bouquet of flowers
69. put Kaylie in a dance class
70. put Jaden on a sports team (soccer, t-ball, basketball, football)
71. get a video camera
72. delete my MySpace
73. run a mile in 10 minutes
74. go to a fair/carnival
75. change my phone # to a Utah number
76. learn to play Bunco
77. go bowling 5 times
78. take pictures with somebody in a photo booth
79. no eating after 8:30 p.m. for one week
80. get a Bumble watch
81. order something I have never tried off of a restaurant menu 10 times
82. send a care package to someone
83. transfer all of my photos onto a disk
84. make a CD slideshow of photos with music
85. update Jaden and Kaylie's immunization cards
86. go to 3 movies on opening day
87. get the kids out of the house for little field trips once a week
88. have one picture taken of my kids and I together every month
89. kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve
90. take a yoga class
91. get a pair of diamond earrings
92. throw someone a surprise party
93. get my wisdom teeth out
94. keep telling my kids I love them everyday
95. wash my face every night for 2 weeks straight
96. go to a drive-in movie
97. learn Photoshop
98. get glasses
99. go to a Real soccer game
100. go to bed by 11 pm everyday for one week
101. go horseback riding

just because

Kaylie is my little live wire. She loves to stand on top of her high chair tray and climb out and onto the table. It gives my mom a heart attack when she sees it. I got some pictures of her in the act.

Jaden (in his new jammies) helping me make some biscuits.

My kids love when I do their hair. It used to be such a pain for me to do Kaylie's hair because she hated it, but now they both love it! They like to sit on top of my counter and let me do it.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I am a new addict of spinning! Thanks to my friend Ashley I found a class at the local rec center. I only pay 15 bucks a month and my kids are $2 for daycare everyday. It's so much fun! The kids LOVE going to the daycare and playing with all the new toys and the kids. The ladies in charge there are so nice. Back to spinning though - it is such a great workout! If you haven't done spinning before, you gotta do it! You can burn up to 600 calories in one hour! That is a lot of calories! It's so fun because you have music blasting, the lights are off, the instructors are motivating and you are spinning off the pounds! I haven't lost any pounds yet, but I can already feel my clothes fitting looser. I have done it everyday for the past 2 weeks! I will keep on doing it. I'm so excited that I finally found something that I like and will keep me motivated to lose weight. If any of you want to drive out to Pleasant Grove and come with me, feel free! Yay for spinning!!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Megan! (yesterday)

Yesterday was my sister Megan's 29th birthday. Happy Birthday Megs! She and I have always been very close even though we are 4 years apart. We have always been great friends and have a lot of things in common. We love the same music, tv shows, movies, and think a lot alike. She has always been a great big sister and has always been there for me when I need her. When we were little, I was 4 and she was 8, we shared a room together and I remember I would get scared in my own bed sometimes so she would let me sleep in her little twin bed with her. She used to buy me magazines (all those teeny bopper magazines with pictures of *NSync in them) with her own allowance. She would always let me hang out with her and her best friend Julie and make me feel included. A few years ago her and I lived together with her friend KrisAn and we had so much fun. We would stay up late watching The OC and The Bachelor together and have girl talk. I used to take her to work every morning in the winter even though I didn't work until later and could sleep in. That just shows how much I love her because I am NOT a morning person. I may have been grumpy sometimes about doing it, but I was happy to help her. Those are just a few of the good memories I have with my sister. I hope you had an awesome day yesterday Megs! I love you LOTS! Thank you for always being there for me.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday (friday)

I am thankful for Ashley introducing me to the rec center here in Pleasant Grove. This week I took the spinning (cycling) class two days in a row. It was so fun! The kids go to the child care located in the rec center and they love it. Every morning Jaden wakes up and asks if we are going to play with the little choo-choo train (they have a choo-choo train in the child care.) It's a great motivator for me to get up and get going since he won't give up asking me until we get there. :)

I am thankful that my kids go to bed at 7:30 and they go to bed so well! Jaden has not given me any problems whatsoever in his new big boy bed. I am so grateful!

I am thankful for football season. It's so nice to just sit down on the couch and flip on a game, especially when the Cougars are playing or the Dallas Cowboys. This weekend will be good!

I am thankful for Nicole and what an amazing friend she is to me. We don't hang out everyday like we used to since we're both so busy and have 2 kids of our own to chase around. When we do get together, which is still a few times a week, it's always nice to chat and goof off. I love her so much.

I am thankful for my big, jetted bath tub. Ahhh it is heaven for sure. :)

I am thankful that for the first time ever someone I wanted won on Big Brother! Go Jordan! I loved Jordan and Jeff this season, they were so cute. I love that show.

I am thankful for all the good shows on tv that keep me entertained every night. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Go Kobe, Go Kobe, Go Kobe"

Jaden's daddy has taught Jaden well and made daddy proud, that's for sure. AJ loves the Lakers and Kobe Bryant. He is determined to make Jaden a Lakers fan. He bought Jaden a Kobe Bryant jersey a few months ago. Everytime he talks to his daddy on the phone he will say "Go Kobe, Go Kobe, Go Kobe." The other night we were on webcam talking to daddy and Jaden wanted to put on his Kobe jersey. Well later that night when it was time for bed I went to put his pajamas on and he flipped out when I tried to take the jersey off. I asked him if he wanted to sleep in it and he said yes. I just had to take a picture for his daddy to see.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My little boy is growing up! On Saturday morning I was bored and decided that I was going to put the kids in their own rooms and put Jaden in a twin bed. I wasn't sure how it would go, but I was excited to try it out. That night I put Kaylie to bed first because she was tired and I come out of her room and Jaden was laying in his new bed ready to go to sleep. I asked him if he wanted to go night-night and he said yes. I gave him a big hug, tucked him in and told him it's night night time, that he needed to stay in his room and go to sleep. He said okay mommy. I shut the door and didn't hear from him the whole night, except for at about 1:30 Kaylie woke up so I went in and checked on Jaden and he woke up and I asked if he needed to go potty and he said yes so he went potty and then went right back to bed. I was amazed how easy it was! The past few nights have been just as great. Sunday morning I woke up at 8:45. Jaden was in his room reading a book and Kaylie was in her room talking to herself. I couldn't believe it! So they sleep in longer now which means mommy gets to sleep in. They are such good kids. Jaden even took a nap in his bed today for 2 whole hours. I kept a crib up in his room just in case he got out of his bed during nap time. I'm not ready to give up naps yet. :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Proud to be a Cougar fan!

I am so proud to be a BYU Cougar fan! We are kicking butt so far this season. I have a good feeling about the rest of the season as well. Watch out Florida State!!!

FTB No. 9 BYU Crushes Tulane 54-3
Max Hall passed for more than 300 yards in just over three quarters of action as No. 9 BYU crushed Tulane 54-3 in the Louisiana Superdome Saturday afternoon More

Friday, September 11, 2009

Foto Friday

They love to "attack" me

Grandma found them with their shirts off, in her bed that she slept in while she was here. :)

Kaylie and I at Robintino's...yummmmmyyyyy

I love this picture of us

this one, too

Kaylie and I playing on the slide at the park by our house

My mom and I, before we went and got family pictures taken.

my sister Megan and I

Jaden wearing my shoes and being silly

Kaylie's big, cheesy grin. I love it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What a great week!

This past week having my mom here has been so much fun! I have had a much needed break. Thanks mom! My kids LOVE their grandma, she plays with them and gives them lots of hugs and kisses. They have so much fun with her.

Sunday I did my sister Megan's hair for her. She wanted to have a new color in her hair so I had fun doing it for her.

AJ bought us a webcam so that he would be able to talk to and see the kids. Jaden and Kaylie have loved being able to "see" their daddy. The other night when they were talking to him on webcam they started kissing the screen. They even started cleaning him with a wipe. It was pretty dang cute, I of course took some pictures.

My mom goes home on Friday and it will be sad. I will miss her tons. It's so nice having her here to help me with the kids and to do things with her. We were able to go shopping the other day, just her and I while my brother watched the kids. It was fun to have time alone together. Thanks again, Mom! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Talkative Tuesday

Jaden and Kaylie talked to their daddy on webcam today. They had so much fun. They were "tickling" his face and trying to pick his nose. It was hilarious.

We recently had our pictures taken for Jaden's 2 year pictures and here are a few of my favorites and the link to view the rest. Abbey is our photographer and I love her, she always does an amazing job! Thanks Abbey. :)

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