Friday, January 29, 2010

Forget me not Friday

Today I forgot to post on my blog, because I am to dang busy to write anything!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Gotta love THE FACE

All babies have it. The one that is only cute because it is so ugly. I love it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to make yourself 3x hotter in 20 minutes!

So I woke up yesterday and the first thing I said to myself was, "I really want to go stand half naked in front of someone and let them paint my skin!" I might as well have said that to myself, because that is exactly what I did last night. My mom called me and told me that she had signed me up to get an airbrush tan. My cousin has signed on with this company that is doing airbrush parties. They have all the equipment and they bring it all to your home and you have a party and all the girls get tans. My mom wanted us to support Danielle in her new business so she volunteered all of my sisters and I to do it. The first thing that went through my head was my favorite episode of Friends, when Ross goes to get a spray on tan and he ends up totally dark on one side and nothing on the other. He of course looks horrible and it looks totally fake. "I'm an 8." This is perhaps my favorite episode of any TV show ever, and I laughed harder than I ever have before. If you've seen it your probably laughing right now too. Anyway, I was sure I would end up orange or something, and that it would be a horrible mistake. But I wanted to help Danielle out so I said I would do it. They told me that they had disposable underwear for you to put on so I didn't bring a swimsuit to wear, thinking I would just wear the disposable stuff. Well, it turns out they just had these tiny, little thong thingies and nothing else. I don't know why I was expecting a top, but they didn't have one. So I got to stand half naked while this gorgeous super skinny girl airbrushed the tan on me. It was actually really fun, and kind of freeing in a weird way. Then when my hubby came to pick me up, the girls convinced him to get a tan too. They were so convincing so, wallah, he is now hotter too. He only did his Chest and face and arms cause he didn't have a swimsuit. It actually looks really good! I look so much hotter! It isn't bronzer they spray on you, it's DHA, which is a natural chemical that brings out the pigment in your own skin, so It looks really natural. So now I am twice as hot as yesterday! I like my tan so much that I am thinking of hosting a party for all my friends, so if anyone would be interested in going let me know and I'll send you and invite. Oh and it's also super cheap. So there is my plug for airbrush tans! Don't you love looking fabulous?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You know your sleep deprived when...

- You put the cereal away in the fridge and the milk away in the pantry and don't discover your mishap until the next day when the milk has gone bad.
- You go to WalMart, get your two kids out of the car, and proceed to walk into the store, only to discover 5 minutes later that you have left the baby in the car!!! (my husband said not to include this one, that I could get arrested or something and that only a really bad mother would do something like this. Well it was only a couple of minutes and she was fine, so judge me if you want to.)
- You fall asleep while feeding the baby, with your chin down to your chest, and only awake 2 hours later when your daughter comes in to ask you what is for dinner. You have a horrible neck ache for 2 days after that one.
- You forget to put the corn in your corn chowder and can't figure out why it doesn't taste the same. You keep adding more spices to fix it, but for some reason you can 't get it just right.

and the crowing jewel...

- You have intimate experiences with your spouse, that you can't remember the next day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'm not saying your FAT!!!

Last night I was helping my kids get ready for bed and I had taken my shirt off and I just had on my tank top that was underneath. Just a side note: I have been trying to loose weight lately and have lost about 5 lbs so my pants were falling down around my hips as I kept bending down to help them pick up the room. Anyway my daughter, who likes to be know as "The Princess", say's to me "MOM, your tummy is getting big again, you have another baby in your tummy!" And then My little Man chimes in and says "Mom you really need to get new pants, your tummy is too BIG for those ones, they won't even come all the way up on your stomach." I replied by telling him that it hurt my feelings when he said things like that. And his response was "MOM, I'm NOT saying your fat cause that would be rude, I'm just saying your tummy is REALLY big!" I'm not going to lie to you, I went to my room and Cried. It hurts when your babies, who used to think you were beautiful and perfect, start to notice your weight problem. Like the time when he asked me why I was fatter than the other moms. So today I am going to laugh at myself, and at his comment, and I am going to be even more determined and dedicated in my weight loss efforts.

Saturday, January 23, 2010



The Canyon outings

The Lazy Pool Days

and The LAKE

Please summer come quickly, or this lady might go crazy!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

It's time for...Forget me not Friday's

What is forget me not Friday's you might ask. Every Friday I will compile a list of all the things that I forgot to do that week. Then I can stop stressing about it, and send it off into the universe to become positive energy. Maybe I will get these things done next week and maybe I won't, but now is the time to stop beating myself up about all the things I didn't do. So for this week.

I forgot...
1. To do my hair about 5 out of the 7 days this week. I keep thinking "what's the point?" All I'm doing is changing diapers, feeding babies and kids, cleaning, doing laundry, and driving the stinkers all over town to get to school and back. The only one I feel sorry for is my husband who hardly ever comes home to a trophy wife anymore.
2. To say my morning prayers most of the days. This one I actually do care about. Doesn't your day just go so much better when you start with prayer. Thankfully my Heavenly Father took pity on me and helped me through the week anyway. He must really love me, even though I am always struggling to get everything done.
3. To kiss my husband when he got home from work. Most days go something like this. My hot hubby walks in the door, expecting shrieks of joy and hugs all around. Instead he hears, "Get the baby and take her up to her bed, she keeps fussing and I can't get dinner done." And that's on a good day, a bad day would be more like walking in to see me laying on the couch holding the baby, while the kids run crazily through the house, and no dinner in sight. Then he would hear "We are going out to eat, I've had a bad day, and I don't feel like cooking. Get the kids and put them in the car."
4. To call Heather back. I love love love Heather. She is my sister in law, but for some reason I always forget to call her back. She always call's at the worst times when I can't answer the phone, and then by the time I could talk I have forgotten to call her back. She always thinks I am mad at her, which is never true, I am just a horrible, forgetful, crazy sister. So Heather, call me at 11:45. This is when I am in the car taking the kids to school and it is really the only free time I have to talk on the phone.
5. To hang up the laundry. If you come to my house you will always find laundry, laid out nice so it doesn't get wrinkled, but never hung up. There is a nice pile in most of our bedrooms where the laundry sits until Saturday, then I make the whole family help hang it all up. I feel so good for one day that I have all the laundry done at last. Then the whole things starts over on Monday, and no matter how hard I try I can never seem to get it all put away before Saturday.
6. To do my core exercises, this is always the one I forget. I get my legs and arms and bum done, but always forget the core. Funny, this is my fattest body part, I wonder why?

Now you know what a real slacker I am. I don't blame you if you want to write me off completely for being such a slob! But there are a couple things I didn't forget to do I think these are a little more important.

I didn't forget...

1. To kiss my baby and tell my kids I love them everyday.
2. To take a shower.
3. Be there for my best friend.
4. To call my mommy!
5. To tell my Hubby how important he is to me and how much I adore him.
6. To watch The Mentalist, best show ever!
7. To thank my Heavenly Father for the wonderment that is my life!

So maybe, just maybe, I'm not as bad as I thought. Maybe if my kids and husband know that I love them, and I'm doing my best. Maybe then I won't be thrust down to hell just yet.

Life is...

Someone once said "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get." Well, I look at life a little differently. We have all heard the song "Love is a Battlefield." If you haven't heard this song, you really should brush up on your 80's music trivia. You see, I think Life is like a Battlefield. Full of blood, sweat, tears, opposition, pain, and hard work. But it is these things that bring us to victory. Whether it be tackling tantrums with your toddler, or struggling in your relationship with your spouse. It always takes hard work, more often than not there are tears, and there is always opposition. But the sweet taste of victory is better than we could have ever imagined, even better than Dear Lizzy cupcakes (yum!). It is victory over life, and more importantly our human weaknesses, that ultimately get us to where we want to be. In this blog I hope to share some of the battlefields that make up my life. Hopefully I can keep laughing along the way. Because, if you let it in, life is also filled with so much Joy, and millions of things to laugh about.