Thursday, February 28, 2008


One of Kylee's friends had a birthday party yesterday and it was a "princess" theme. So needless to say, Kylee was in HEAVEN and right where she belongs! It was so dang cute and I'm now going to use this theme for Kylee's 3rd birthday party. I love girls! They are so sweet and precious.
Below here is the hair styling station....

Here is the make-up station...

More make-up...

And yet, more make-up......

Here is the manicure/pedicure station...

We had a hard time containing these girls some times. They just wanted to run upstairs and see the "monsters". They kept saying that monsters were upstairs. They'd go up the stairs and then come down screaming because the monsters were up there. It was funny!

Here they are hiding from the "monsters" behind the couch.

And here below are the finished products of princesses in the making! They made princess crowns too but only one of them ended up wearing them in this picture. It was so much fun and Kylee can't wait to play "princess" again! Thanks for turning 3 Chloe and having such a fun party!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Question for all.....

Does anyone know if there is some kind of tracking device that tells you when people on your list update their blog? I'm sure there's something out there but I don't know where!! It would be a lot easier if I was notified somehow instead of just browsing through all my friends blogs once a week. Let me know if you know of anything!!!! Thanks!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008


David and I went on a date last night. We went to the Suns game! I bought him these tickets for Christmas (vs. the Celtics) because I knew it was going to be a good game, but now that we have Shaq, they are even more meaningful! The game was great even though we had crazy crappy seats! We were two rows from the top and yet both tickets were still $100 dollars each!!! Crazy I know..........but it was worth it! It was nice to get out, just the two of us, and have a date night doing what we love most - - - - SPORTS!
Here I am below with the fun dancing (and floating) gorilla. I have no idea how these things work!

Here is a view from where we were sitting. Not too bad, but yet, too far away to be worth $200!
Of course I had to snap a picture of this lovely couple!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hair Stylist in the making....

Kylee loves to do her Daddy's hair. She makes sure she gets his hair nice and wet with the spray bottle first and then she combs is out with her little comb. This is a common thing and David has learned to be prepared (hence the towel)!!! He's so good to let her mess with him whenever she wants!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tags, tags, tags!!!!

Since I have no recent fun pictures to post, I decided to take on two tags from friends that got me. I promise I'll take some fun and interesting pictures and post them soon. I guess I just don't have anything interesting to take pictures of!!! Anyway, here are the tags:

TAG #1
A. The rules of this game are posted at the beginning
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people
Well, I was 16 (just like everyone elses tag I've read) and I was playing volleyball year round (school and club), a Sophmore at Centennial and living the High School life with my friends Tausha, Jodi, Kimberly, and Heidi. I also had my first job in the summer at Baby's R Us - I worked the baby registry. I loved that job!
Well, today is kind of a low key day because I don't have volleyball practice or mutual. I do need to clean my room and pick up all the snot rags around the house (I was on my death bed yesterday). Pay some bills (fun!). Get out of the house since I didn't even leave my bed yesterday. Go play guitar hero with Christina tonight (I'm looking forward to that!).
Move into a new house in Gilbert or South Chandler and dress it up inside and out. Buy David and me new cars. Give a million dollars to each of my siblings and David's siblings. Help some families in my ward. Pay off the rest of our medical bills. Invest with my brother.
1. Biting my nails and cheeks
2. Eating late at night
3. Picking at my face (blemishes and such)
Glendale Arizona, Peoria Arizona, Prescott Arizona, Mesa Arizona, Chandler Arizona, Phoenix Arizona, and Queen Creek Arizona. All I have left is Tucson, Scottsdale, and Gilbert and I've lived in this entire state!!!
Cheese-Itz (sp?)
White Cheddar Popcorn
7 layer bean dip
Ice Cream
Barbeque Stack chips
Babies R' Us
Secretary at The MONY Group
Receptionist at an Oral Surgeon's Office
Receptionist at Salon Estique
Ummm......this one is hard because what you see is pretty much what you get. Well, let's see - - I don't like to go to the movie theatres. I hate watermelon. I was in labor with Kylee for 27 1/2 hours. I love to color!!
Playing volleyball on a competitive team with a coach pushing me
Seeing my family everyday
My pre-baby body (I could get it back if I weren't so lazy!!!)
The baby stages with Kylee
My sleep!!!
TAG #2
This tag is all about my daily routine. What is my daily routine like........
7-8am: Wake up
8am: Check Ebay and other internet websites while Kylee eats breakfast and watches some morning cartoons.
8:30am: Start cleaning the house
9:00am: Get Kylee in the bath or get her dressed, then get myself ready for the day
10:00am: Run errands (grocery store, bank, target, walmart, etc.)
Noon: Kylee usually goes down for a nap around this time and I go back to the computer and check Ebay (I sell stuff on Ebay, that's why I check it all the time), or I sit back and watch Friends re-runs on DVD's.
2:00pm: Kylee wakes up from her nap and we go out for a bike ride to the mail box, and ride around the neighborhood.
3:00pm: Play time and some more TV time (I need to cut back on the TV time!!!
4:00pm: Start making dinner
5:00pm: David comes home and we eat dinner
The rest of the night depends on what day of the week it is. Here's what happens for me each night:
Monday - volleyball practice (I coach a club team)
Tuesday - mutual (I'm over the Beehives)
Wednesday - at home and hang out with the family
Thursday - volleyball practice
Friday - at home with family or go out somewhere
That's my life! Weekends would be a whole new tag so I'm not even gonna go there! I'm so thankful that I get to be a stay at home Mom with Kylee and my future kids. It's such a blessing! And I'm thankful for the talents that Heavenly Father has blessed me with so that I can coach and bring in some extra money for our family. I'm also thankful that coaching doesn't interfere too much with family time. I still get to be at home 90% of the time with Kylee and it only affects two nights of the week with David. It's great!
I now tag everyone that hasn't done this yet. Have fun!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Follow up...

To follow up from my last blog (you might want to read it to fully understand what I'm talking about), Kylee slept through the entire night last night! It was great! The thing that has helped is her walking to bed herself (instead of David or I carrying her) and we have her ask Heavenly Father to help her stay in her bed all night long during her nighly prayers. So for her to physically ask for help is making her realize that she can do it, I think!!!

So anyway, you'd think that since Kylee didn't get up once last night that I had un-interrupted sleep right???!!! Well, guess again!!!!! These stupid things decided to beep all night long!!!

At 1:30AM I started to hear a loud beep. I walked by Kylee's room and heard the smoke detector outside of Kylee's room beeping every 15 seconds. So I got a chair, took it down and stuffed it under the guest mattress down the hall from her room. As I was walking back to my bedroom, I heard another beep coming from the hallway. I walked over and listened and in the room next to Kylee's, that smoke detector decided to start beeping too. So I took that one and had it join it's little friend under the mattress too. WELLLLLLL, as I was walking back to my bedroom, I heard yet another stinkin' beep coming from the hallway. So I walked over and now the dumb smoke detector in Kylee's ROOM decided it wanted to be part of the action. So I had to take that one down, as quietly as possible, and stuff it under the mattress with the others too. It's literally as if this little "smoke detector family" had this planned out. It was synchronized very well! Luckily Kylee didn't wake up from all that! Heaveny Father must have had her under a deep sleeping spell!!! Ha ha! So needless to say, I am just not meant to have a peacful full night's rest for some reason! Hopefully it's because Heavenly Father is trying to prepare me for another baby soon and wants me to get used to waking up every 2 hours again!!! Ha ha!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Help Help Help!!!

I know there are a lot of mothers out there who have the experience and advice I need so please help me with something! We made the transition of moving Kylee to a bed from her crib in January and for the first 3 weeks, she did GREAT! She slept the entire night through without crying or getting up in the middle of the night. (I knew it was too good to be true). Now, all of a sudden for the past week and a half, she has been getting up consistently every two hours. She comes to my bedside and just wants me to hold her. She's not crying or anything, but just wants me to hold her. I REFUSE to put her in bed with me because I know by just doing that one time, it will cause long term damage! So I pick her up and just take her right back to her bed. I tell her that she needs to sleep in her own bed and as I'm taking her back to her bed, she says "okay" and is fine and falls right back asleep. But then 2 hours later, the same routine happens. This happens 3 times a night!

So last night I put up a baby gate at your door way so she couldn't get out of her room. Well, that was soooooo sad because she would get up at her usual time and just scream bloody murder at her door way and scream my name over and over. It was too sad for me to bare so I came and picked her up and laid her back in bed. She whimpered a bit but fell back asleep right away. I took the gate down because I felt like it was torture or something. But then 2 more times she came out to me only this time she was crying each time. So did I cause more damage by doing that? She never used to wake up crying to my bedside but now she does.

I'm all out of options! I don't know what to do but I do know that I WANT MY SLEEP BACK! What have you all done in this situation? Any success stories? Oh, and I even tried putting all of her babies and stuffed animals that she loves in bed with her thinking that would give her a sense of security, but that failed too!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

This is what happens when I'm bored....

So it's 11:00 at night and I'm the only one left awake and I'm not tired. So I usually look on everyone's blogs to see what's new. Well, I found a fun list on Jami's blog and I'm going to try it! It's a list of 100 things that makes me happy. I'm up for the challenge because 100 things is a lot of things!!! So, here it goes...

1. Listening to the rain (from inside of course)
2. The smell of rain
3. The sound of Kylee laughing
4. Tight warm hugs from Kylee in the morning
5. Eating late at night
6. Cuddling in blankets when it's cold
7. Watching the Suns win
8. Beating David at card games
9. Getting emails from friends
10. Payday!
11. Giving service to others
12. The smell of a baby
13. Soft sweet kisses on the lips from David :)
14. Playing volleyball
15. Coaching volleyball
16. Watching Kylee dance
17. Watching David dance
18. Playing the piano
19. Listening to Heidi sing
20. Crawling into my comfortable bed after a long day
21. The feeling after a good jog in the morning
22. Losing weight
23. The sound of typing
24. Spending time with family
25. Road trips
26. Christmas
27. Eating a really good meal
28. Baking bread just to make my house smell so good
29. Walking on clean tile after I just mopped
30. Rearranging furniture
31. Moving into a new house and settling in
32. Organizing my calendar on my wall at the beginning of each month
33. Paying the last payment on a medical bill
34. Being pregnant
35. Girls camp (church camp)
36. Being a Young Women leader
37. Working with the youth (church and volleyball)
38. Taking a nap without interruption
39. Getting fun picture messages on my phone
40. Play fighting with David in bed late at night
41. Back scratches from David while laying in bed
42. When David plays with my hair (when it's straight)
43. The smell of the bathroom after a warm hot shower
44. Driving in a newly washed clean car
45. Getting a new phone
46. Restocking my fridge and pantry after grocery shopping (and having tons of meals to make for the week)
47. Trying out new recipes
48. Knowing all the laundry is done and having choices for outfits
49. The smell of Kylee's baby lotion
50. Hearing Kylee sing
51. Going to church
52. Witnessing a new convert baptism
53. Playing football with my family at the park
54. Walking with Kylee to the mail box each day as she rides her bike next to me
55. Opening the mail
56. Paying bills (weird I know)
57. Balancing my check book and doing finances
58. Looking at my fresh green lawn after David mows
59. Hanging out with friends
60. Playing rock band with Lee and Courtney
61. Being at the beach
62. Hearing that friends are pregnant or getting married
63. Going to the temple
64. Praying as a family at night
65. Capturing a perfect moment on camera and having it forever
66. Playing games (any kind of games: board, card, computer)
67. Playing cards with David's Mom
68. Drinking water
69. Eating ice cream
70. Looking back at old scrap book pages and remembering old times
71. Reading in my journal from years past and remembering old times
72. Thinking about the future
73. Having Kylee as my alarm clock standing by my bedside every morning saying, "Mom, hold you"!
74. Getting my hair shampoo-ed
75. Foot and hand rubs
76. Eating sweet pork salads at Costa Vida
77. Selling stuff on Craigslist and Ebay
78. Eating left overs at my Mom's
79. Going to my Mom's and eating her home cooked meals that remind me from my younger years
80. When David takes me out to eat
81. Stormy days
82. Driving on smooth roads with no pot holes (You have to live in Queen Creek to truly appreciate that!)
83. Down loading a new ring tone
84. Fresh brushed teeth
85. Watching Grey's Anatomy
86. Having tan skin in the summer
87. The anticipation of each new day
88. Having a good eye-lash day
89. Knowing that Heavenly Father is in control of my life and has a plan for me
90. Knowing that my testimony is unshakable no matter what
91. Having a husband who strengthens me daily
92. Watching the 10 seasons of Friends and then starting all over again and again!
93. Blogging!!!
94. Checking my email
95. Watching Kylee's eyes get BIG when she hears the garage open everyday at 5:15pm and running to the door saying, "Daddy's home, Daddy's home"!
96. Eternal families
97. Talks with my sister
98. Mondays off with David
99. When David comes home for lunch everyday
100. Sleeping in
This was fun and I challenge you all to try this! It really makes you realize all the things that you are grateful for in life. There's a lot!! Life is good!

Friday, February 1, 2008

One year ago....

So February of last year David and I found out that we couldn't get pregnant. I had a horrible delivery with Kylee and due to an emergency surgery after my emergency C-section, my body built up a lot of internal scar tissue. We didn't find this out until Kylee was 1 1/2 and we were hoping to get pregnant. Well, after lots of tests, we found out that the scar tissue was preventing us from getting pregnant and that I would have to go through multiple surgeries to remove it all. So I had two surgeries last year (the last one was 2 days before Thanksgiving) and after a lot of medication and waiting, I'm now free of scar tissue!!! We have finally been given the good news without the bad! We are officially on our way to hopefully giving Kylee a brother or sister! But we aren't going to get ahead of ourselves because our chances are still pretty low of getting pregnant on our own due to the fact that scar tissue wasn't our only problem of getting pregnant. There's a whole slew of other issues from my delivery with Kylee but I won't go into that!! But we are very optimistic and have faith that the Lord is going to bless us soon! The road is still long ahead of us but our goal of having another sweet little child from Heavenly Father is closer in sight and we are very excited! I just want to thank all of you for your prayers and fasts. It's been a long year so far but we have grown strong and are ready for whatever lies ahead.