Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Saturday

This weekend has been crazy and yes, its only 5:30pm on Saturday, but I refuse to do anything else for the rest of the day besides watch a movie and relax.

Yesterday was go, go, go. We met up with friends and went to dinner at El Matador. Then got shakes and played a really FUN game called...THINGS!! We have never laughed so hard.

Then I was up all night with Lex, she was running a temp of 102.4, crazy huh! She has had no runny nose, cough and anything suspicious, so I was completely shocked. She cried and cried and cried. She was holding her tummy saying "Owie, owie, owie!" and finally fell back asleep at 2:30 this morning. LONG NIGHT!!! I felt so bad for her. I am pretty sure its tied to the fact that she hasn't pooped in 4 days until about 5 mins ago after filling her up on apple juice since early this morning. She is a bit relieved, but I am worried that her hernia is causing some problems. So it looks like I won't be able to put her surgery off until Fall and we will be doing it soon. I am sad about this. I was hoping we wouldn't have any major events for awhile this year. Well my plans always go wrong, which is why I am going to stop making plans. Right?

Anyway, so after my long night I still woke up at 7am and before Lex. My body will NOT sleep past 7am, I hate it. But I lounged around in bed until 8am when Lex finally woke up. We then met Misty for lunch at Chili's, it was so nice to FINALLY catch up, our lives are so crazy. And have I mentioned how EXCITED I am for her, she is Pregnant!!! Doctors told her she WOULD NEVER get pregnant and well she proved them wrong. I am so happy for her though.

Then it was shop, shop, shop. Have I also ever mentioned how much I HATE Walmart and especially on a Saturday. I told the boys we were going to the Zoo, the "People Zoo". Is that bad of me? But seriously, I feel like I am at the Zoo when I go there. There is so many people. Everyone has plans for Walmart and I normally stay clear and hit Target. I am a TARGET girl and always will be.

Now we are home. Boys are playing cars and Lex is celebrating her poop of the week...Sorry!!!

And Bob has made the most delicious pizza that I am going to enjoy now. Yes, all from scratch and it was smoked on the grill. AMAZING!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Life with a 4 year old...

Oh to be FOUR again! Your mind is a wonderous creature at four. I love this age actually minus the tantrums.

Here are a few crack ups from the last month or so...

-Sitting at the table eating dinner one night and Ashton out of the blue says "Mom, are we Chinese?" Nope, Ashton we sure aren't. His response..."OH!!!"

-Laying in bed one night "Mom, can I be your muscle Man!" Me: "You sure can!" His response..."Well then you need to let me eat more!"

-Driving home from work. "Mom, I kissed two girls today!" Me: "Ashton what are the rules with kissing girls?" His response..."Well you kiss Daddy!"

-Later on that night. "Dad, why can't I kiss girls, but you can?" Bob: "Because Mommy and I are married!" His Response..."Well I want to get married!"

-Watching Land Before Time. "Mom, why is the Mommy long neck talking to Little foot when she died." Me: "Its her spirit!" His Response..."Well when is my Great Grandma's Spirit going to talk to me?"

-At Kindergarten Round-up. Bob: "Ashton see this rule right here, it says you have to use your quiet voice." Ashton: "Whats thats?"

I swear this kid is the next comedian, I need to start writing down every thing he says. Everyday he says something and we are rolling. I can't believe how much he has grown up. But he makes me smile.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom

Dear Mom,

You have taught me so much in my life. How to be a good Mom, how to love, how to be strong and how to never give up. I remember when you were diagnosed with MS, but your strength and determination never let it take the best of you. You are the strongest person I know. I admire your willpower to never give up and to keep moving. You are the best Grandma my kids could ever ask for and they love you dearly.

I am never afraid to call you and ask for your advice, there is no ones opinion I value more than yours. You were there when all my kids were born and you never left my side. You have let me cry on your shoulder or on the phone. You have watched my kids so that I can work to provide a good life for my children. You have supported me in everything I have done in life.

Happy Birthday Mom, we love you to the moon and back a million times.

Sierra, Bob, Jaxon, Ashton & Alexia

Saturday, March 19, 2011

After High School Memories..

Some of my favorite memories are from High School, but a good portion are from right after High School.

Right after High School we had a party at Layton Park with my friends. We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and played games. It was a blast. It wasn't too long after that, that I realized I probably wouldn't see a lot of my friends too much longer. Some were going off to College, others were starting jobs and I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with my life. Things started out slow, somedays I wish I could go back and start over and head straight to College, other days, I wouldn't take any of it back. I first worked for Farmers Insurance Agency calling customers to try to get them to sign up for insurance, it was a horrible job and I think lasted a week if I remember right. I had then interviewed for a job selling knives, yes you read that right, I sold knives for about 3 weeks, it wasn't too bad at first and I actually did pretty well. But it was something I knew I didn't want to do long term. I then had started looking for other things, applied everywhere, at this time I wasn't really in a relationship, I was dating several guys, but never in a million years did I see myself married. 9/11 happened and I remember being scared, I wanted to join the military, but my Mom had begged me not too. In a way I wish I would've, I think I would have a college degree and a stable job. But would I have been happy being away from my I also wouldn't have a beautiful family or maybe I would've, who knows.

Right after 9/11, I was hired on by a temp agency to work at the place I currently do. I worked about 2 weeks after 9/11 until the day before Thanksgiving. I then applied to work at the place and got hired on a day after my 18 birthday.

My 18 birthday was a blast, we had a party at my house with all my friends. Now looking at my pictures I realize all my good friends from High School are missing. Because they were gone to college. I remember going through a weird time in my life wondering if I would ever see some of my friends again, they were my world. My life revolved around them and its funny to me now, but when your a teenager nothing else matters.

Right after I started my job permanently I was hooked up with a guy from High School. At first I didn't like him, but he treated me right and I had just got done dating guys who were immature and wrong for me. This guy was actually the guy I thought I would marry (I know its weird to write this now). He advised me right after we made it official that he was going to go on a mission. I was fine with that and figured if things were meant o be, then I would be here when he got back. We dated for 6 months and broke up a month before he left. His Mom hated me, because I wasn't LDS. This was one of the hardest things in my life and I will never forget it to this day. He left on his mission in May and I swore I wasn't gonna write him, but I did and not too long after he left I started attending the LDS church. I went every single Sunday with my best friend Misty. I then started taking the missionary discussions and committed to getting baptised. It was the day before my baptism that I backed out. I knew I was doing it for the wrong reasons and if I was going to do something like that it wouldn't be for a guy. I still wrote him for about a month after this and then I called things off. It was hard, but I knew things were meant to be and I wasn't okay with making things any worse than they already were.

It was right after this that I met Bob. I didn't think I would marry Bob when I met him, but right away we connected. It was something magical. He loved me for me and didn't judge me for what I did or didn't do in my life.

Somedays I miss High School and being single, but I wouldn't trade my family for the world. I guess when you are a teenager life seems easier or looks easier, even though you may not believe it at the moment. You don't have bills atleast. But I would take bills, house payment, car payments and all those other yucky things anyday if it meant I could have my 3 adorable kids and family. Its simply amazing!


I love getting my hair done. For the last year I have made sure I get it done every other month. It is relaxing and I love it. Its the only thing I ask Bob to budget for ME. I don't get my nails done or pedicures but maybe twice a year. I would much rather have my hair done anyday. I went way blonde this time. It looks like I cut my hair short, but I didn't, I trimmed it.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kindergarten Round-up

My Baby boy is going to Kindergarten. I can't believe it, it seems like when your a kid time moves so slowly, but now that I have kids, time zips by. It makes me cry, because I want to keep them little forever, but can't.

Today Ashton has his Kindergarten Round-up. He loved it and had a blast! He got to go to the library and read books, color a caterpillar and even got to take home a bag of goodies (a pencil, a box of crayons, some coloring paper, a treat and a book mark).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I can't live without it...

Some of the things I currently love:

1. Wylers cool Raspberry singles. These things are perfect. The keep me from drinking pop and make me drink more water.

2. Popcorn Seasoning, but Kettle corn flavor. Yummy! I had bought Bob a popcorn maker and well this seasoning is Heaven on Earth.

3. Weight Watchers Ice Cream Candy Bars. I actually got these for like a dollar a box. Super good price and way yummy and less calories.

4. Suave Smoothers 2 in 1 shampoo. I love these, they make my kids smell good and they are a 2 in 1, plus I can get a different flavor for each kid.

5. Clorox Disinfecting bathroom cleaner. Okay Mom's of boys, do you scrub your bathroom a hundred times a day? Yeah, I do! I go through one of these a week. It drives me crazy that my boys won't sit, but yet they won't aim right.

6. Johnsons NO MORE TANGLES. Again, Heaven on earth. My Daughter hates her hair brushed, but it makes my life easier if I spray this instead of arguing with her about her hair sticking up.

7. Johnsons Bedtime Lotion. Okay, I will admit it, I have used this stuff since I had Lexi, not only on Lexi, but for me too. Its amazing, I love the smell of it and it makes skin soft.

8. Playtex sippy cups. Mom's of toddlers, these are the best cups ever. I will not buy any other cup. They don't leak, they keep stuff cold and kids like them. Lexi has 6 of these, they can be found at Target and Walmart for $6.99 and every once in a while will be on sale for $5.00. Seriously, you won't regret spending the money.

9. Big Star Jeans. Their normally about $140.00 for one pair, well I don't spend that much on jeans....sorry! I got these for $40.00, if you bought a Entertainment book, there is a 20% off coupon for Downeast and they have jeans there. Love them, so comfortable and fit perfect.

10. Wisk HE. I admit I am a Purex, but ever since trying Wisk, I am in love. It smells yummy and Ashton doesn't break out from it. We can't use Tide or anything else. Only Wisk and Purex.

11. Dixie cups for hot drinks. Seriously the best invention ever. I love making hot chocolate or using my kuerig and being on the go after its done while still drinking a warm drink.

12. Ulta Make up case. I got this for Christmas, it is so fun to have all these different colors to wear and the make up is actually good make up. Love love love this!!

13. Dannon Activia Desserts. I didn't care for Activia the first time I tried it, but these are amazing. I love them. I take them for breakfast along with toast. So yummy!

And there you have it, some of my "I can't live without it" stuff. What are yours?