Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Re Cap

Our summer, I think, is coming to an end.  With our last trip wrapped up (a wedding and anniversary weekend), its time to do back to school shopping and get caught up on laundry.  We have had a wonderful summer with so many great memories.  It will be hard to top it the rest of the year but things to look forward to: Addie starting 1st grade, Tysen in some kind of preschool, mom having some time to her self and Justin thriving in his job, Tysen turning 4 and today...celebrating 7 years of marriage!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Holy Crap...its been a while

I can't even begin to update everything, so to recap: Addie finished Kindergarten and misses her teacher and friends.  Tysen is growing up sooo fast and is fear less.  Justin continues to do well at work and I'm busy trying to pass the time for summer.  Our Summer began early in May with weddings, a trip or two to Utah, two trips to Michigan (one by my self and one while I type this), camping in yellowstone and who knows to tie up the last few weeks of summer...oh and another wedding.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

"Because I'm worth it"

My Beauty bible is Allure Magazine.  I have been reading it for 12 years and I always learn something and it always ignites that passion I have for beauty and fashion!  I just read an article about the model for L'Oreal who launched the slogan "Because I'm worth it".  It was mainly a "what is she doing now" piece but I luuuuved the history of the slogan.  Penned in 15 minutes by a writer who scribbled it and handed it over because in her life she was tired of looking good for a man and wanted to look good for herself.  It reminded me of a date I was on and I was adjusting my padded bra and my date said to me "I know its padding, why worry"?  I looked at him and remember saying "what makes you think I do this for you"?  Since then my beauty routine (to your definition of course, hair, make up, diet, exercise...) and even my desires to have breast implants have been for me and me only.  It is the opportunity for me to express what I feel internally, externally.  I feel strong, sexy, smart, savvy, and any other "s" word that expresses confidence (don't get me wrong, if I couldn't have my little routine, it wouldn't change how I feel on the inside).  I love that I have these tools so that regardless of what any man, or woman, thinks of me I can be proud that I took the time to curl my lashes that day.  Because at the end of the day its my opinion and mine only that matters when it comes to me.  If you have the chance to flip through it while waiting to buy your groceries, do it, its a fun read!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A little update

I stalk everyone elses blogs to see whats going on and think "why haven't they updated it"? And here I am a month with out a new post!  Well the school year is coming to an end and I'm excited.  Adlen turns 6 next Saturday...yikes, where has  the time flown?!  Tysen is still doing great with staying dry at night, just the occasional accident.  I'm doing some work for my parents and recently went back to dark brown.  I'm having fun with the change but do miss the blonde.  Justin is doing really well at work and bringing new customers in all the time and his boss thinks so highly of him.  I guess thats about the only little update we have.  Just same old around here!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I do not like them Sam-I-Am

Just in the last few weeks Adlen has been reading "green eggs and ham"...almost every night. So in honor of St Patricks day I thought I would make green eggs. I did and it flopped. I'm so sad about it. All day yesterday I kept thinking that they would just think it was a hoot and I couldn't wait. Well, that's what I get I guess. These little people really have minds of there own!

In other news...we have one of our cars paid off!
Adlen has completed all of her Kindergarten requirements and is now reading 1st grade words.
Tysen is staying dry for most nights. Last night he walked into the bathroom then peed. It was on the floor but its tile so I'll take that over sheets any day.
Camping and a 10 trip to Michigan in July.
Our 7thy anniversary in August!

We have exciting things on the horizon!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No more Diapers

Remember that time i mentioned in September we were potty training? Remember how i didn't tell you that we "fell off the wagon"? Well I am happy to report that last week we tried it again and it stuck! We have been diaper free for almost two weeks! And we have had 3 or 4 dry nights, in underwear. I am so proud of Tysen, this marks the end of the baby phase for us and I'm excited. I have been changing diapers for over 5 years, as there was no break between Addie and Tysen!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

I need a hobby...

I need a hobby. Before I started working about a year and a half ago staying home was a joy. I was busy, with nothing in particular but I felt productive. Since I have been staying home again I find my self bored, uninterested and lazy. I can't seem to get out of it. I was so excited to be able to go to the gym more often but I get there about once a week and can't seem to make it stick, Tysen challenges my temper, my laundry is in the same spot. I have had the chance to visit my friends in Utah, a few times, cleaned out the garage-even got the DI truck to do a pick up, painted the man cave and rearranged and organized the kids rooms. I just can't seem to get into a routine and I want to do more around the house but Tysen climbs or destructs or who knows. Any suggestions for my funk?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy New Year

The year has started off great and we are looking forward to all that it brings. But to highlight last year:

I was working full time as a wedding planner and trying to balance work, kids and being a wife, friend, family member and ward member...all of which I felt like we suffering. Towards the end of the year I decided it was time to stay home, and although I miss work and my beautiful brides I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Adlen turned 5 and started FULL day kindergarten so from 9-3:30 it was me and tysen.

Tysen turned 3 and has enjoyed time with mom with out big sister around.

Justin continues to work hard in a struggling economy but is having success that we celebrate as they are great strides again in a struggling economy.

Some things to look forward to this year:

Paying off a car, another RAGNAR-in AZ with my beautiful sister in law, Addie finishing her first year of school, starting 1st grade and Tysen hopefully finishing potty training and starting preschool, Justin to keep working hard and see benefits of hopefully a recovering economy.

Have a blessed year!