Sunday, August 31, 2008

House Repairs

YES! Bob and I have finally decided to start tearing the kitchen apart for repairs. The kitchen was the only thing I hated about this house, but it was managable and nothing too bad. I also hate my pink bathtub and the wall paper in the bathroom and Bob's wallpaper in his bathroom. BUT, these are all things we knew we could fix and now that time has begun.
FIRST, we are working on the kitchen, we will start with tearing the wallpaper off the walls, which is quite the task. Squirt bottle, water and a blow dryer are going to be put to good use over the next week or so. Then we are tearing down one cabinet at a time and redoing them. I AM EXCITED!!! I can hardly wait, I am one of those people that wishes it would be done over night knowing that it won't. But there goes my wishfulness again!!! So, here are the before pictures and give us about 3 months and we should have after pictures. YAY!!! The FUN has begun!!!
By the way...I forgot to mention my biggest hate for the kitchen is the stupid GREEN sick that looks like someone crapped all over it. Again, these are small things compared to what the rest of the house looks like, I promise.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Can August be over any sooner????

This month has been CRAZY to say the least. With weird work schedules and no baby sitters to bad things happening....WHY?

My good friend at work came in today with tears in her eyes, I knew something was wrong because she normally walks in with a smile and says "good morning!" But this morning I beat her to it and I turned and looked and realized it wasn't good. She said to me, "Sierra, Please go home tonite and hug your boys and tell them how much you love them". I immediately said, "what happened to your boys and why are you here." She then said, "How do you tell your 13 year old son that his best friend is going to die." Just those words are enough to put tears in your eyes and they did just that. Her son's friend only has a 20% chance of living right now, he is in very bad shape and they are not sure what is wrong with him. This is horrible news!! And just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. One day he is out playing with friends and the next day throwing up blood and having chest pains to now in a hospital fighting for his life. Please, Please, please make sure to hug your kids tonite and tell them how much they mean to never know what is going to happen.

This week has been long and yes its only Wednesday, I have worked a split shift today and yesterday due to NO BABYSITTER. Thank goodness tomorrow is my Friday and that my Sister is able to watch them. Thanks Autumn, you have saved me twice now. Yesterday me and the boys bonded, we went to Target to find jeans for my growing 4 year old. Can I just say I hate how much Jaxon has grown, finding pants is nearly impossible, their either too short in length or too big in the waist, it literally SUCKS. So Target was sold out of all their adjustable waist band jeans so its back to Old Navy for jeans. Love it!! After that I said good-bye to the boys and headed to work until 5:30 and then came home, I have been so worn out that I went to bed at 7:45 last night and didn't wake up until 4:30am this morning, I don't even remember my husband coming to bed. SAD!!! I am so looking forward to my 4-day weekend, Monday is Labor Day...YAY!!!!
And of course a blog wouldn't be a blog without pictures of my cute and adorable boys being crazy as always....ENJOY!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

NO training wheels and PATIENCE...

This was before the nightmare began...

This is him debating on what he wants to do...

YEAH RIGHT!!! Trying to teach a 4 year old who has NO PATIENCE to ride a bike without training wheels is nearly IMPOSSIBLE. Jaxon has been wanting to ride his bike with no training wheels for a year now, but doesn't like when his bike falls over...SO, today we once again tried for about the 90th time to get Jaxon to ride his bike without training wheels and he once again got so mad that he threw a fit and is still crying...I can't understand why he gets so mad, its a bike. But he does, it makes me wonder how he is going to take things in life, is he going to get mad when he can't do something or get his way. WHY??? Has anyone else gone through this and was it hard?

Happy Birthday Jonathon Brostrom!!

I thought I would do a special post, because I think today is a special day! Jon died fighting for our country, today he turns 25 and we are celebrating in honor of him, his sacrifices and everything he has done for our FREEDOM. RIP Jon and know that we are so grateful for everything and that we think of your family and close friends everyday. Lindsey, I love you and you have been so strong, this is hard, I know!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Crazy things...

I have had one CRAZY month. So I started working four ten hour shifts about two weeks ago and I love it, I love being able to spend time with my boys and having a three day weekend. What REALLY sucks is that I wake up at 4:30, get ready, wake the boys up in a hurry, rush out the door to drop the boys off at my Mom's and be to work at 6am. THIS HAS BEEN SO EXHAUSTING!!! I get off at 4:30 and have to fight traffic to get home and I hate traffic, I hate traffic so bad that I always take back roads to get out of having to sit in one place for 10 mins...IT SUCKS!!!! By the time I get home, the boys are wanting dinner, I am wanting to take a shower, give the boys a bath and just relax...BUT, that doesn't happen. I love the 3-day weekends and I look forward to it every week, but I keep asking myself if its really worth it.

Then to add to it, I have had no one to watch my kids for the month of August from 11-2:30, my Grandma is out of town for the month. My boys have NEVER been watched my anyone outside of my family, so I have the hardest time when my family isn't available doing anything. So a girl at work said that her daughter would watch my boys. I was so nervous, not because I didn't trust the girl, because I really did or she wouldn't have been watching my kids. I was nervous because my Boys can be bratts and I hate having other people deal with them. Then Ashton throws a BIG HUGE screaming bloody murder fit when the girl comes over to meet us and I am feeling horrible. Ashton is a big time Mommy's boy, he loves his Mommy and his Grandma, he has a hard time adjusting to NEW things or a new enviroment. So the girl comes to my house the first day and my Mom drops them off and she calls me and I just lose it. I feel so bad for leaving my boys with other people and I don't know why I am that way, its weird. I was worried the whole first day, but they did GREAT and no worries!!! I of course, called every other hour the first couple of days, but they were always laughing and giggling in the background.

Then, tomorrow is Jon's Birthday, Jon is my Best Friends Sons Dad who was killed in Afaghanastan in July. This has been a long hard month for my friend, but she is slowly doing better. Tomorrow is going to be a rough day though, I just ask that everyone say an extra prayer for her and her son. Its so hard to watch a friend go through this, we are in the car laughing one minute and then a song comes on the next minute and she is crying. The craziest things catch her off guard, and this has been a rough road for me too, I have worried about her non-stop and its been rough, because you can find the right words to say...I am sorry just isn't cutting anymore. I just hope that as each day goes by she realizes that it will get better and that she has so much here on earth and that Jon is watching over her and Jase.

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Hottest thing in town...

Well I now have a second job and I am really excited about it...

As many people know my Mom has poured candles for KMK forever.

Well KMK as gone to direct sales and I signed up to be a consultant. I am hoping to have catalogs soon to send to people. If you are interested in getting a catalog, having a party or signing up to be a consultant. Please let me know, my Cell # is 801-645-4246 and my email is If you want a catalog, please give me your address so that I can send it. WISH me luck on my new adventure, I will have pictures posted soon on here of their products, they are truly AWESOME!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Boys are growing up...

Today I went to the Syracuse pond and took pictures of the boys, both my sister Miranda and I did. I have to say these are probably the cutest pictures I have taken and they have the best scenery there. I highly recommend it!!

My boys are growing up so fast, I can hardly believe it, I swear just the other day I was rocking Jax in my arms and now he is 4. Ash has grown up right before my eyes, I don't know where the last two years went. I love them so much...Here are the pictures of them.