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!

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?


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... 


help me!


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.


Kai was eating the whole time... surprise.


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.


Park and Ride

Now that they are both a little older and can walk... it's becoming fun to take them to do things... especially the park. They have SO much fun. Noah like to eat things like sand and rocks etc. and Kai loves to be a boy. I love that they are so close.


All BOY! Pretty boy that is.

I'm told not to worry... at least for a short while.... But does something seem wrong with this picture?

No? Let's get a close up...

Yep.. he's such a pretty boy. Struttin his stuff in his.... I mean my.... heels.

His glamour shot

Hey. At least he can match... er. Right?!

Maybe he is hanging out with me a little too much. He wears my high heels ALWAYS. Here is a better picture of shoes we forced upon him.

And here is Noah. :)


Tickling 101

The rules of tickling are as follows.

Rule #1 Hold your victims hands over their heads.
Rule#2  Firmly grasp their legs between yours while sort of sitting on them.
Rule#3  Proceed with putting your chin to their rib cage or side of stomach and move back and forth.
Rule#4  When one yells.... hehehe TOP MOM hehehe TOP MOM hehehehehehehe TOOOPPP hehehe. Do as told.
Rule#5  If if fact you do not "top" when told.. you will experience matter projecting itself from one's mouth. This is frowned upon.
Rule#6  If this does happen. Wash blankets as necessary.

Meanwhile.... Look at this cute face I get to make laugh

Christmas in the mail!

Living so far from family makes the holidays a little difficult. My dad and his girlfriend sent us some pretty cool stuff in the mail tho. The boys had a blast tearing up all of the wrapping paper. Once they opened up their 34 cars....literally..... I was left opening up all of the other stuff by myself. They love cars. It was still fun tho. Thanks dad and Kelli for everything!!! We appreciate it! Here are a few pictures of some of the things they sent.

Kai's new favorite and only place he sits in the house

Noah and all of his presents

Noah opening up his puzzle

Kai opening his too's! Thats what he calls them

Yes.. Noah was excited he is just a little tired lol.

More spongebob clothes for Kai!

And I couldn't complain with a new foot bath! (And back and neck massager not pictured) Note: This website does not endorse nor have the right to sell taco bell mexican pizzas. Also seen pictured here.