3.30.2011

Long Time Gone!

Well.... ITS BE AWHILE!! Not a lot has been going on with us. We recently went to California for Casey's sisters wedding!! She was so beautiful and we are so happy for you guys! Of course I left the camera at home so there will be pictures posted when I see the ones the photographer took! And we also celebrated our 3 year anniversary yesterday! We went to Saltgrass Steakhouse then we played at walmart. So classic :)


Casey also got me these BEAUTIFUL flowers!! :)


Other than those two exciting things nothing new has been going on with us! The boys are still the boys lol. They are learning more and more everyday. Noah says so many words now it's crazy! Kai started potty training and he is so so cute... I'll leave that for another post... and Noah still has no teeth! We miss and love you all!!

2.22.2011

Comfort -101

Yep... that's a negative 101. Kai was watching a movie and after I didn't hear from him for about 15 minutes and decided I'd go check on him.....



I don't think I've ever fallen asleep on a hard metal chair. Hey... at least he used a pillow! 

2.19.2011

Is anyone out there?

Aside form my friends Shalyn and Kilie and USED to be Angie (where did you go my little angela?).... does ANYONE blog anymore?! At least anyone I know? I feel like I should get a Facebook to keep in touch with everyone again. I don't want to but Sheesh. I feel like I'm just keeping up with myself haha.

2.15.2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone had a great day yesterday and was able to celebrate the day of LOVE! My favorite holiday. Well... to tell you about mine. I woke up and Casey was gone... of course lol. So I started making our Valentines breakfast... courteously of angela's sugar loaf blog... y'all should check it out sometime!!! (over on my side bar).
Cinnamon Roll Hearts

Then Casey decided to come home with these :)... also some Krispy Kremes (which were saved for today because he didn't know I was making breakfast)... which I have been craving lately... and a balloon for Kai. Video to be shown below... (kai loves balloons btw.)


Later that night we went to the Riverwalk and I was so bummed because I FORGOT OUR CAMERA! We had never been and we got all dressed up, yes I wore high heels!!, so I was excited to take some cute pictures. Oh well...  If anyone ever visits San Antonio PLEASE visit the riverwalk. It is possibly one of the most amazing places I've ever been. It is the San Antonio river with restaurants and shops on both sides and it has so much history behind it. We ate at Rita's on the River.. which is an amazing mexican restaurant and had a mariachi band play some awesome music and sing the whole time... not to mention we were outside and the weather was PERFECT. Kai and Noah had a blast listening to them and clapping and laughing with them. Then we took a boat ride on the river where they explain the history of all of the buildings and the Alamo, etc. Very cool to say the least and we had a GREAT time. I have realized I need to get out more. There is so much to do in this great city and I don't want to miss the opportunity while we are living here to experience it ALL.

This is the only picture taken that night... and it was after we got home. Yay for Kai and Spongebob! 


2.13.2011

Happy Birthday Kai!

Well.... we haven't done anything for his birthday YET. We are celebrating this Friday with some people in the ward and are going to do his cake and singing and all that fun stuff. So more pictures to come later. But I just wanted everyone to know how old my baby is getting. I can't believe it's already been 2 years since I had him. He talks all the time and is such a big help. I can't express how much I am thankful for him and his sweet spirit... I know I know I say it all the time but it's true. When we went grocery shopping yesterday he likes to throw all the things in the cart but he saw cars mac n cheese and HAD to have it. He carried it around the store smiling at everyone and holding it up saying "cars mac n cheese! bye bye!" So, that was his birthDAY dinner. Here are a few pictures of Kai and his first day being 2!




Kai's mac n cheese... and a sunflower :)



2.08.2011

Happy Birthday Noah!

Saturday was Noahs 1st birthday! He was so adorable. We haven't celebrated quite yet but I tried to make the day as fun for him as possible. We went to McDonalds and played on the playground then on Sunday we had some cake and opened a few presents from us and his grandma Terri and Aunt Jen and his cousins! I can't believe how time flies. I feel like I just had him and now he's already a YEAR!! He looks so much like Casey too it's scary.



Noah can finally ride in a big boy car seat!








I love his tongue in this picture. he's concentrating so hard.




We had to hold back his hands for one good picture. He dug in immediately.





2.06.2011

I resign

I am officially tendering
my resignation as an adult

I have decided I would like to accept the
responsibilities of an 8 year old again.

I want to go to McDonalds and think
that its a four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle
and make ripples with rocks.

I want to think m&ms are better than
money becuase you can eat them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a
lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple.
When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables,
and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you
didn't know what you didn't know and didn't care.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully
unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world if fair.
That everyone is honest and good.
I want to believe that anything is possible.
I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life
and be overly excited by the little things again.
I want to live simple again.

I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes,
mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive
more days in the month that there is money in the bank,
doctor bills, gossip, illness and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of simple hugs, a kind word,
truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and
making angels in the snow..

So.........here's my chequebook and my car keys, my credit cards,
and all my responsibility.

I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further
You'll have to catch me first, 'cause,

"TAG! YOU'RE IT."

author unknown...

2.03.2011

RECAP OF GOOD NEWS

Since our camera decided to go MIA for the past two weeks, I have to post about other things besides "hey everyone! Come see how cute my kids are!" Until our camera decides to pop up again, I've looked everywhere and can't find it, I will be posting without pics. But some good news on my end...

I start school again on March 21st. I am starting with 2 online classes (secretly I wish they had more) and then if they have any of the classes I need to take during summer I will be taking those. I have about a year of prereqs left and then I will be applying to Pharmacy school at UT in Austin. Wish me luck! I am super excited to start something new again.... that doesn't consist of making babies lol. Maybe in a few years we will have another.

I finally did my fit test at lifetime... and oh baby. My actual body age is 18! Which I have been feeling is more of age 53. I also have 12.4 percent body fat... not that anyone cares... but I thought I was around the 15-16 percent body fat percentage. And yes... he used a caliper so it was pretty accurate. I also have super buff biceps... my strength is 76! Which is in the excellent category for women. Sorry to brag to myself I am just trying to make fitness a bigger part of my life. On the downside.... My cardio is not good by ANY means. SO I have been going to the gym everyday and I have finally gotten myself to run at a 5.5 mph pace for 25 minutes. Its almost 3 miles so that is becoming a big improvement for me. My goal is to be running at a 7.0 MPH for 30 minutes but we still have quite a ways for that to happen. P90X isn't going so great.. I have ZERO motivation to workout by myself in my living room. I am hoping between the running and maybe a few group classes here and there I can maybe make up for the lack of P90X.

I have been eating better and feel amazing! Yes... switching out diet soda for regular has been a challenge but makes so much difference.

I have started to read the book of mormon again while caseys gone on my own time. I can really study the scriptures when I have all the time of day to do it.

Noah turns ONE on Saturday! And Kai TWO on the following Saturday! I can't believe it. I feel like I'm getting old. We don't know what we are going to do for their birthdays yet... we don't really know any little kids here but have a huge ward so I may just invite all the moms I know and have their kids come even though they aren't the same age. It will still be a fun little get together.

Casey is still working his bum off. the weather has been about 28 degrees with A LOT of wind so it's been harder the past couple days... I haven't minded because secretly I like having someone to stare at all day.

And that's about all that's going on with us here is the hood. Hope your having a wonderful day!


2.01.2011

When your feeling down...

Just remember... it's WHAT you have, not what you DON'T.


1.28.2011

My Vlog

Hey y'all!
   Shalyn ---> over on my sidebar (I don't know how to reference websites on here) did a vlog. It is so you can see how people from across the country say certain words to see if they have an accent. So here is mine!

video


Here it is so YOU.... yes YOU can try it out also!!

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught


▪ What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
▪ What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
▪ What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
▪ What do you call gym shoes?
▪ What do you say to address a group of people?
▪ What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
▪ What do you call your grandparents?
▪ What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
▪ What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
▪ What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

1.27.2011

The thing they call carbs.


How can one thing taste SO good but yet make me feel SO bad?
I don't even know what a "carb" is. So I urban dictionar-ied it and it came as this:

Carbohydrate: Any group of organic compounds that collaborate with sugar, starch, cellulose, gum and other crap and servers as a major energy source in animals.

YeP. That's about right. 
Since I used to work at a gym I got to know the term "good carbs, bad carbs" very well. I know that good carbs are stuff such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, and all of the other non-flavorful brown stuff we typically don't pick up from the grocery store. And bad carbs are the yummy stuff like doughnuts, cake, cookies, candy, flour tortillas filled with beans and cheese (you get the picture)

So while I have been grocery shopping I have been trying to incorporate some of these so called good carbs into our pantry. I have been buying brown rice, whole wheat bread, turkey bacon, lean meats etc only to find that a month later, they are all still sitting in the pantry. 

I have tried the whole no carb low carb diet thing and for just ONE week of doing this I felt AMAZING! I had so much energy, my tummy was not bloated, when I sat down I didn't have to pull my pants over my fluff, AND the scale had generously gone down about 3 numbers! I haven't felt that good in so long!

Until I took a trip to the nearest McDonalds and ate a hot n spicy. I thought "why not? it's one burger! And I've already lost 3 pounds.What will this hurt me?" Well it did. I ate and ate and ate.

Now... I have kept the pounds off but feel like poo again. And of course it just makes me want to eat. 
So the point of this post... I know you all are wondering by now is... 

WHERE DO I FIND THAT MOTIVATION FOR THE GOOD CARB FOODS AGAIN???

help me!

1.25.2011

Our first lake trip

Coming from Arizona (and a very small town at that) and having a bunch of friends who would go to the lake, go quading, or camping every weekend, I REALLY REALLY MISS IT! And since we FINALLY got to take our boys on the lake I was SO EXCITED!! This was back in July and I completely forgot to post this! The boys loved it. Noah was only 5 months old but he still had a blast. This was in Austin, TX at lake Travis. We went with some people Casey works with. I really wish we were able to get out and do the outdoors stuff more. One day we will live in the country with all the fun toys... if not hopefully Kai and Noah will so we can visit.



Kisses 



Kai was eating the whole time... surprise.




1.22.2011

I'm so blessed

I always wonder why I was so fortunate with a kid who actually LIKES to clean.
Maybe I "trained" him well?
If Kai sees a drawer open, he closes it.
If he sees a toy out of place and he's not playing with it, he puts it away.
If he sees me doing the dishes, he opens the dishwasher and has to help.
For a couple weeks now whenever I am unloading the dishwasher he always has to pull everything out and stack similar dishes together and hand them to me to put away. Just the other night tho I decided I would let him try loading the dishwasher for the first time. Let me say... he's a natural!

Look at the perfectly lined cups.


He had to suck on every sippy cup lid efore putting it away lol.




Closing the dishwasher after a good half hours worth of work.


And the cupboard.


Not bad for first time! I'm actually impressed he puts stuff where I normally do.