Saturday, December 15, 2007

Our first Snowman!

Over the past few days it has been snowing quite a bit. I guess it'll be a white christmas after all. I am not a big fan of snow, but this is what happens after a little bit of boredom in the morning. We had some lunch came home and decided to get creative with all that wonderful snow. He isn't too tall because the snow in Idaho is weird. You would think that since the snow is frozen water that it would be wet and would stick together. NOPE!!! We packed the snow as mch as we could. After about 30 mins of tryng to make him taller we decided just to finish him of with his carrot nose, coal face and buttons! Maybe when my parents come up next week he'll still be around. I kind of doubt it though. It was fun while it lasted!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


So this is something that I have been thinking alot about, with pcos it is very difficult to have children. I have friends on both sides of the fence who either had an amazing experience or or a not so amazing experience. Of course not knowing anything I would have hope for an amazing experience. While we were home for Thanksgiving I was talking with my sister in law about it. Her sister had recently adopted and my s-i-l went to classes with her in preparation for the adoption. She said something that just made sense to me, "Women are put on the earth to be mothers, some to have children, and some to raise children." Of course alot of women can do both, but the way the world is more people are having to adopt or not have children due to their circumstances. Don't get me wrong I want to and would love to have my own children, but if it isn't something that is in the cards for me I will adopt without question. I know their are people out there, even within my family that would think that I am crazy for saying that, but I see it as I want children, and alot of children need homes, so why not let us both have that opportunity. I think I would be able to provide a good home for them.
I know that this is kind of a random subject but it is something that I have just really felt strongly about recently. I know that I have only been married a couple years but I really feel like we are ready to start our family. Whether our children be born into or adopted into they will be our children and never feel like they are outsiders.
What do you think about adoption?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Meet Amanda!

Amanda is one of my favorite people! I work with her at the Eye Doctors' office. She is one of the most strong and loving people I know. We have similar situations and I can really relate to her! She gives amazing advice and is just an overall happy person to be around. She also make some pretty amazing food! Pumpkin roll, granola, and key lime fudge! Yum! Go check her out and see what fun things she has been up to! Her little boy is adorable and so fun to play with! Anyways I cannot say enough good things about her! Go meet her and her amazing family at her blog!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

You have to Watch this!!

I was listening to Kevin and Bean the other day on the internet and they played a clip from this. It was so funny I had to share it with you all!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The competition...

Okay Party People, what is the deal with the competition??? We were all gung ho and now it has kind of dwindled out. We need to get back on track. I mean come on I was almost at 10 lbs gone and now I am almost back to where I stated. So come on everyone tell me your most inspiring stories. What motivates you? Why are you in this??? What are your goals? Where do you want to be healthwise in 6 months?? Let me know what is up I need some inspiration as I am sure we all do! Keep working hard! I know it is a hard road, but we all are in it together. Love you guys!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

New couches!!!

After 2+ years of marriage and a year of single life use, we have finally passed on the old couches to some other soon-to-be newlywed couple. They were good to us and they were free, so hey what else could a young couple ask for! The couch started to feel like you were sitting in a hammock and the love seat had a rip in the arm and one of the panels were missing. So on to Furniture Row we went and found the perfect couches. Well actually we found the perfect couches at Asheley and Todd's house and knew they bought them at Furniture Row. So same couches different color. So here is the old and new!
Believe it or not the end table in the corner is still there. It just gives you an idea of how big these things are. The Tall guy who is 6'6" can stretch out and not have his feet or his head touch either side on the couch. They are so nice and wide that when I sit on them my feet don't touch the ground. It will be really nice for when we have company stay with us because the couch can serve as an actual comfortable place to sleep as opposed to our old couch. Sorry about those old ones for everyone who had to sleep on them. Next time will be much more enjoyable. So thanks to everyone for reading about my couches. I was just so excited I had to share it with you all!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Slow Week

So this week my percentage was .43%, oh well. We all have to have a few bad weeks every now and then. Tell me where you are at on this journey! Good Luck to all and Keep up the Hard work!

Monday, September 17, 2007


So don't expect dramatic numbers here everyone!!! This week was hard for all of us. Just remember to keep up the hard work!!! So everyone comment on what your percentage was. Mine was 1.71. Wahoo! Let me know how you are doing!! :o)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Good place to track your progress...

A few months ago I had a really good friend up here that tried and tried to get me motivated. Unfortunetly I was lazy and stubborn and didn't get off my butt and do anything. One thing she did introduce to me though was It is an awesome website that allows you to set realistic goals in you fitness and health program, track what you eat, how much water you are drinking and all kinds of cool stuff. Everyone should check it out! It is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to visit. So go there register(it's free!!), set some goals and get to work. Remember Take your vitamins and drink your water! Love ya guys! Keep up the good work!

Monday, September 10, 2007

And they're off!!!

Day One of the big competition! We have Chronicler, Bri, Adan, Myself and the Tall kid! It will be a nice little prize at the end. I will still take more participants if you want to join in! Good Luck to all! And remember that no matter what we are all really winning in this competition, but of course you will all have to hand over your money when I win!!! Hah! Tell me your first day thoughts! Remember to weigh yourself today so you know where you are at. Have a good week!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Everyone Needs a Support System

So I am sitting around today waiting for the sleeping dead to arise, when I flip through the channels to see my favorite motivational show on a marathon. In preparation for the Biggest Loser premier on Tuesday at 8pm, Bravo is running a marathon of last season.
I know you are all thinking right about now, "...and why is she telling us this???" Well I will tell you. As you all know I am on a renewed quest to lose weight and get into shape so I can have more energy and increase my chances of having children. So watching this show got me thinking. We all need some motivation, not just me, but you do too! We need a little competition to get us motivated. I know you all have been thinking about losing weight and have been wanting to start to workout or eat healthier. Well now is the time!!! I already have two other people in on this little friendly competition, so here it is. Who ever wants to join in can, friends, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles...whoever!!! I want everyone to check in weekly and say what percentage of weight you have lost that week, by making a comment. Let's make it every Monday stop by and just make a quick comment telling the percentage lost that week. We will do this until December 17th. On that final Monday I will tally up everyone's percentages and announce the winner on December 18th. Now for the ante if you want to join in you must agree to eat healthier, workout more, and most of all give $50 to the winner of the game. This way we will all be competing to get that large prize at the end to buy some new clothes for your new thinner body!
So who is in??? I already have myself and two others signed up so that is already $150 to compete for! If you are in just leave a comment. Good Luck to everyone! Let the games begin starting Monday, September 10th! Any questions just let me know!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Passion vs. PCOS

There was a time in my life when I was passionate about everything in my life. It was honestly the happiest I have ever been. These past few years I have whine complained and threw a pity party for my self twelve thousand times over. Well I am done with that!!! Recently I have been feeling an overwhelming source of passion. I mean real passion, passion for life and everything hat is around you. I feel like I am getting back to who I truly am. Back to the person that the man I married fell in love with. The person that wouldn't be held back because someone didn't like what they were doing. This is me! If you don't like it tough!!! Suck it up Princess, as we say at work.
Tonight I watched a show on TLC called "Crazy, Sexy, Cancer." I know it sounds a little out there, but it really kind of brought things into prospective. The woman in it used to be an actress, until she found out she was diagnosed. She didn't let it take over her life. She knew she was going to beat it from the get go. SO she did everything she could. Never once lost her hair, and only a few times did she let herself feel bad about it. It really helped me along on my way back to being my passionate about life self. If I truly want to beat PCOS I need to do something about it. It isn't just going to go away by taking 1500mgs of Metformin and all of my Vitamins everyday. I have to do something about it! I have to get up off my lazy butt and get to work! I do want kids someday and if I really want to make that happen I need to clean up my body, get back into shape! Today I am setting goals! I am losing ten pounds every month until I get back to my normal self. Itr is interesting when I meet knew people I always feel like I have to explain why I look the way I do. In my head this is not who I am! I am a thin person! I have been my whole life until now. Why should I let PCOS take over??? I shouldn't! This is my life and I am in charge! I take action today! I will not let it ruin my life and my marriage! PCOS is not me nor will I let it consume me any longer. If you knew me then you know who I was, I have faded, but I am coming back and I will come back strong.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Spritual High

I love Sundays. It has really been a long time since I have been able to say that, but today I can. You see as you all know I live in small town Idaho and it isn't all it's cracked up to be. When the Tall Kid and I were first married we moved up here and went to the regular student ward we were assigned to. After a few weeks of church the Bishop calls me into his office and asked me to be the Primary President. I accepted, knowing that I would not get the opportunity to meet anyone in the ward and that either myself or the children would be dead by the end of it. So for almost a year I went to church begrudgingly and not wanting to be there at all! I didn't know anyone, the few supposed friends we had never said a word to us at church and I didn't want to be there.
So after much discussion we decided to move. Although it is just a block or two from our first apartment I feel like I am in a totally different city. We have the most amazing ward. I don't want to brag, but really this is the best ward I have ever been in and I am afraid to say that I think it may be the best we will ever be in. We have an amazing bishopric, these guys will truly bend over backwards for you if you need them to. The Elder's Quorum President, one of our good friends, will not stop until the job is done. I mean heck he always invites the new people to his house for dinner on sunday, just so they feel like they belong. Amazing guy really. Our Relief Society President another amazing person, her husband is in the bishopric and they have recently become some of our closest friends. In fact we are having them over for FHE tomorrow. It is just a great ward to be in. I wish you could all experience a ward like this sometime in your life. It is one place that I actually feel like I belong.
I had to teach the Relief Society lesson today, and it couldn't have gone better. It was on Neil Andersen's conference talk, "It's true isn't it? Then what else matters?" It was an excellent opportunity to share stories with each other about the trials we face as young married Latter-Day Saint women. I feel so close to everyone in our ward although I may now know everyone personally I love them and would do anything for any of them. If any of you have not heard or read this talk I would suggest that you do, even if you have read it and then read President Hinckley's April 1973 talk, "It's true isn't it?" I got so much out of it and I Can't help but think that my trials are nothing to others who struggle so much and yet will give up everything for the gospel. Today I feel truly blessed to be in the ward that I am. I know I complain alot about the place I live, but I know that I can always go to church on Sunday and feel the love from the Sisters and Brothers of our Ward family. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I have struggled with it in the past but I know now without a doubt that it is true, and that is what truly matters.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Idaho, wait no I'm not!!!

Just thought I would share some pictures since I have been such a slug recently!!! We have been having alot of fun and are now en route to Pismo Beach! YAY!!!! The first few are when we went camping with friends. Next is from a time we went Hiking and finally going to a really boring minor league baseball game for the tall guy's birthday.So enjoy!

See Idaho isn't all that bad....well at least in the summertime:o)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Hello again!

Life is good again! I am actually in Provo right now. The tall guy is preparing to leave to Seattle and is busy with all of that so I came to visit one of the sisters! If you have been to chronicler's blog you know that we have a new little one to add to our growing extended family. He is just the cutest little boy yet! I am so happy that things are going well for them. I miss the tall guy like crazy, but I guess I need to get used to it. After he graduates he will be working late and slaving away for the advertising world. Although we won't see each other as much I will be so excited when that day comes, because once he is finished I get to go back to school!YAY!!!!! As some of you know I will be finishing my Art History degree with a minor in Photography. It will be so fun! Unitl then I am preparing to take my Optician's lisence while I am working for a couple of eye doctors. It is pretty cool! So yes things are looking up! I will try to write more a little more this week, since the tall guy will be in Seattle. Until next time!!! :o)

Saturday, March 3, 2007


Okay sorry I have been such a slacker recently! It has been a little crazy around here with my job and the new car! At work I have been running around like a mad woman and then not getting off until 6pm. So that means that dinner gets put on the back burner and poor hubby has to help me think of something quick and healthy, hah good luck! But he does a good job! I actually haven't felt like eating much recently though, the metformin the doctor has me on hasn't been doing much except make me feel pretty sick. I am think I need to call him and tell him that it has stopped working like it is supposed to, oh joy! So maybe he will up the dosage, eeek, or just change the medicine, which may be a good thing. Sorry if I am being really whiney today I just am feeling kinda down. Missing home, my family and the warmth. Missing my thin body, hating the fact that being insulin resistant makes you think about everything you take into your body.
I guess I need to look on the bright side though! I am healthy, my family is healthy, we all have strong testimonies of the gospel, and we will be welcoming a wonderful new little nephew here in a couple days!!! Yay! The tall guy and I found a cute little onesie, jumper type thing that will be so adorable that we need to send to him. I can't wait to see the picture of the cute little guy, I just wish I could be there to see him. It is amazing how much you appreciate your family when you are so far away from them. I am sorry for all the Idahoans that love this potato filled land, but I cannot stand it and I am ready to be done with it. The tall guy is going to Seattle in a couple weeks for an internship expedition for a couple days to see what internship opportunities may be out there when he is finished and I will be here by myself. It is actually a little scary because it will be the first time since we have been married that he will be gone for about a week. I will be okay though:o) I have work to keep me busy. So guys if you hear from me alot that week that is why, hehe! I won't have anyone else to talk to! Anyways I will stop rambling and complaining to you! I love you all!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

New Found Love

For those of you who have not tried these yet, RUN to your store and buy some! There are delicious! I know it is the beginning of the year and everyone is trying to be healthy, but come on face it Valentine's Day usually ruins it anyways. These little morsels of goodness taste kind of like a Little Debbie's Cherry Cordial but crunchy! They are soooo good.

Saturday, January 27, 2007


After six long months she is finally here! I am completly in love with it! I got up and washed it and took the few pictures that I could in the cold. So I will be updating you on it more. I need to go now though we are going to play games with our friends.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The Fours Meme

My first MeMe I am so excited!!!!!

A) Four Jobs I have had in my life!

1. Front Desk for two Eye Doctors
2. OPerations Assistant for a Property Management company
3. Assistant Manager at the Bombay Company
And my all time favorite!!!!!!
4. Trail Mix Mixer, Oh yeah lots of fun! Especially when you get tiny microscopic cuts on your arms from the salt. It feels GREAT!!!!

B) Four Movies I watch over and over (and over)

1. I know I am lame for this but any Harry Potter movie, just ask my husband
2. Cars
3. Moulin Rouge
4. Pirates of the Carribean

I am with Chronicler though, I have so many movies I watch over and over it isn't fair to just list 4!!

C) Four Places I have Lived

1. Riverside, CA
2. Hemet, CA
3. Provo, UT
4. Last but not least, my own personal hell, Rexburg, ID

I know I really branched out there. I am hoping to move to some cooler places once the Tall guy is out of school.

D) Four TV Shows I Love to Watch

1. House, it is really the only show I must watch every week!
2. King of Queens
3. American Idol(shamefully addicted)
4. Reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I get up early every morning just so I can watch it, how sad is that. I think I have watched the whole series about three times over.

Four Places I have been on vacation

1. Pismo Beach, CA (I think everyone should go and at least spend a weekend there, if not for the beauty, do it for the amazing food!)
2. Honolulu and Waikiki (Not as much fun as I would have expected)
3. Seattle, WA (I love Seattle, rain and all!!!)
4. Countless road trips with friends and family to Utah

Four Websites I Visit Daily

1. Everyone on my blogroll of course.
2. VWVortex
3. Mugglenet (Okay so I guess my Harry Potter obsession is out of the closet now, I even listen to a weekly podcast, how embarassing)
4. Amazon (real exciting, I know)

Four of My Favorite Foods

1. Chocolate cake, give my a good slice of chocolate cake and I will be your best friend.
2. Chicken and Rice, the way Mom makes it of course
3. Anything with rice! As long as it isn't sweet of course, people you are ruining rice!!!!
4. A really good breakfast, and I mean a breakfeast! Waffles, French Toast, a really good scramble you name it! As long as it doesn't have too many eggs, bleh!

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now

1. Home, and I don't mean Rexburg
2. Provo, Utah
3. Lexington, VA
4. Somewhere it gets above 20 degrees in the winter.

I am so glad I got to be apart of this one! I might have to try the top 100 things about you sometime, though it may take me awhile. Hope you had fun finding out a little more about me!

Monday, January 15, 2007

busy, busy, busy

Okay so My World is very cold this week!!! Like negative 20 degrees cold! One thing to warm it up around here though is that my new Rabbit will be here this week.YAAAAAAYYY!!!!!!! I have been waiting 6 months for this cute little black hatchback to arrive and finally it just might be in Idaho this very minute! I am so excited! Of course I will take all kinds of picture for you all to see. And if you are not quite sure what I am referring to, my husband and I ordered a 2007 VW Rabbit, 2 doors, black and oh so cute! That was SIX months ago! It seems like forever ago.
I also just got a new job at the hospital about 30 mins away, so that should be pretty exciting. I will be working in the business office doing some insurance work and also registering patients. If I find that I happen to not like it I will just have to find a new job, but we shall see! The Tall guy also got a new job that he is really enjoying. He is progressing in school nicley and we hope to be out of here by December. YAY! I don't think I could take another full winter here in the frozen Tundra. Where we will end up who knows. More than likely we will move somewhere near Seattle but who knows!?!
Anyways I need to run, our super cool friends from upstairs invited us over for dinner! YUM! So talk to ya later!