Wednesday, July 27, 2011

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 :)

ten. Favorite Places to be. 
in no particular order...
1. in bed, sleeping, while cuddling up with my sexy husband and beautiful daughter
2. at home, playing with my baby and hubby
3. on a date with Tyson, anywhere, just with him on a date
4. Lagoon or some kind of theme park
5. Swimming
6. out with friends
7. somewhere with an ocean
8. Visiting and playing with Dustin, Andrea and Avery
9. Dancing
10. Shopping for Kalista

nine. Weird things about me
1. I love to take baths
2. I have extreme insomnia. So while my baby is sound alseep (like right now), I'm wide awake with 100000 things going through my head.
 3. I'm SUPER cheap and usually won't by something unless it is on sale or I get some kind of deal on it.
 4. I hate clothes shopping for myself [when i'm purchasing it..] and will make up any excuse I possibly can to avoid it
 5. I am wayyyy too OCD about some things, especially when it comes to my house and organization.
 6. I have to run and jump when I'm getting on a bed that someone could fit under...(ever seen "The Sixth Sense"??)
 7. For some reason, when I was pregnant with Kali, I craved, more than anything else, chewing on a sponge. There were times that my mouth would water just thinking about it. (SOOO gross. I don't know where the heck that came from)
 8. I'm an Irish twin. :)
 9. I HATE driving my car. Not because I hate driving, but because it makes me sick to think about how many miles I'm putting on it.
eight. Things I am going to do this summer

2. Lagoon
3. boating (at least I really really really really want to)
4. Taylor Swift Concert with my good pal, Stefanie
5. Get a tan!
6. Figure out how to get rid of Kalista's Acid Reflux!
7. Get my hair done (seriously thinking about cutting it off. I know a lot of new moms do it, but it's starting to BUGG ME)
8. Lose at least 10 pounds

seven. Things I am thinking of. 

1. My husband <3 I miss him. I'm at my Oma's taking care of her tonight, so Kali and I don't get to sleep with him tonight.
2. Kalista Jean
3. The creepy movie that is on the T.V. right now. Not sure what it is.
4. Breastfeeding
5. water. I'm THIRSTY
6. How I am really really really tired, but can't sleep
7. my oma

six. Things I am wearing. 

1. light pink, capri pajamas
2. coast guard t-shirt
3. elastic around my wrist
4. nail polish
5. My wedding ring
6. my undergarments :)

fiveThings I am worried about

1. how much sleep I'll get tonight
2. my Oma
3. Kali. I really want her to start feeling better
4. passing the CNA test I have to retake because my license has expired.
5. and, of course, MONEY

four. Things on my floor
well, I'm not home and the floor here is not technically MY FLOOR. So let me think about home...
1. Kali's bouncer
2. *sniff* a trail of partly used laundry detergent left by the comforter that my washer destroyed...that I didn't have a chance to clean up before having to come to Oma's *sniff*
3. my breast pump
4. pillows

three. Things I want to do today

1. Get some sleep since it's 12:30 am
2. Clean my house
3. Go to Target

two. Things I will reveal

1. I am constantly worrying about whether or not I'm a good mom and if I am really doing everything right for Kali
2. I HATE unsolicited advice

one. A Secret

1. Okay, I just barely started admitting this to myself, so this is kinda huge that I'm putting it on here for the world to see: There are a LOT of things I hate about myself.  I mean I know they say, "you're your own worst critic", but really, there are not many things I can think of that I do like about myself. I have been working really really hard, especially since I've been married to change who I am, but sometimes I just think "If I was someone else and I met me, I wouldn't like me" I just feel like I always come off as either grumpy, or that I think I'm better than everyone else.  I am neither of those things, but it has come to my attention that it's the way I come across to people. 

I also hate how I can never explain my feelings to people. Like, I can write my feelings down and everything makes sense in my head, but when it comes to talking about something that I'm upset about, I can't. It always ends up in a huge arguement. Not necessarily with Tyson, I think we are starting to communicate really well, but with other people around me. Particularly my extended family.

We've been trying a lot harder to include the Gospel in our lives more than we have been and I feel like that is helping a lot. But I just feel very misunderstood sometimes. I feel like lately I have burned many bridges and I don't even know why. i.e. EVERYONE I worked with at my job at IMC. I'm SOOOO GLAD I don't work there anymore because everyone. seriously like, 90% of the people there hate my guts. I strongly believe that a lot of the people there are rude, judgemental and insensitive, but besides that, I just feel like I'm sometimes really annoying.

THANK HEAVEN for Tyson. He talks to me about all of this stuff and even helps me figure out how to fix them. Although I have a long long way to go, I think Tyson is ultimately the one that has helped me get as far as I have. I love him SO SO MUCH! 

WOAH that was a long answer to #1. 

Maybe I'll be able to sleep now since I've been staring at the computer for the last 20 minutes. 


3 Months old

I am stealing this idea from Shawntae.
Every month she documents her adorable little guys likes, dislikes and accomplishments.

I'm starting it a little late,
but it's better late than never right??

Kalista is 3 months old!
(well, she's 11 weeks...but considering my busy schedule lately, I'm posting this now since I don't know what my week will be like next week!)
Can you believe it? I can't even believe it.
I feel like time has gone by 1000 times faster than it did when I was pregnant with her.

At three months old Kali,


  • Loves to talk and is constantly trying to have a conversation with you,
  • Is a huge morning person; it's her happiest time of day, 
  • Is a very light sleeper and wakes up to the slightest sounds, 
  • sleeps best when it is completely silent,
  • Her smile is by far the cutest thing you'll ever lay your eyes on,
  • loves to eat and would eat all day long if you let her, 
  • Loves to be in the car and her carseat,
  • Is a very curious baby. When she is awake, she is constantly looking around and needs a change of scenery after a while,
  • Loves to be held,
  • Loves her daddy and wants nothing to do with mommy when he comes home from work,
  • Loves water, including swimming pools
  • It doesn't matter how upset she is, a bath always calms her down,
  • Loves being bounced. Pretty sure it helps her acid reflux which is SO BAD as of late.
  • has a love-hate relationship with her binky
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my little Kalista.
She seriously completes my life.
I don't know what I would do without her.

at her 2 month Dr appointment, 
she weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces 
was 22 inches long.

I'm guessing she's in the 9 pound area now!

We love this little girl!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Still Alive and Kickin!

Okay so It's been a while since I have posted.
We have been SOO busy.
That's even an understatement.

I haven't found one second to breathe until RIGHT NOW!

Since my last post we have-

- Moved into our new house
- Celebrated the 4th of July
-Celebrated my Birthday
- Quit my job
- and had Kali's two month Dr Check up which = SHOTS :'(

New House

We are officially all moved in.
It feels SOOO GOOD to be on our own again.
As much as we appreciated my parents for letting us live with them for FREE,
(we were able to save up a good amount of money because of them!) 
I feel like I can finally be the mother and wife that I want to be.

We finally get to be our own little family <3

We still have some decorating to do.
I'm pretty much done with the main stuff.
I just need to get some more picture for our frames
and then Decorate the Nursery and our bedroom.

I had all of these plans to make Kali's room SOO cute.
I could see the vision in my head.

Princess and the Frog.

I'm kind of a cheap skate when it comes to money...
So today, after looking around for some cute bedding for her Crib,
I just gave in to a cheap one at Target.

It's the same colors as the room,
and does go with the theme and all,
but I wanted her room to be more Elegant than it is going to be.

I was hoping for just a bunch of WHITE RUFFLY bedding.
But I didn't want to spend that much on it.
I have recently picked up couponing which doesn't help my 'cheap skate' situation at all either!

But that's okay.
Kali doesn't really care about her room right now,
so quite frankly,
I'm not going to waste a bunch of money on something that she won't get to even enjoy.

My vision of her nursery could have EASILY been more than $1000.
I'm not gonna do it!

we'll see how my cheaper version turns out.
and I'll take pictures of the entire house when it's ALL completely done.

4th of July

The Day we left for St George,
We received a package in the mail from my Aunt Julie from Idaho.

She had sent us this ADORABLE Dress for Kali for the 4th of July

Isn't is so cute?

We went to my parents house for a bbq, swimming and fireworks that day.
It was so fun!
Kali met some if her friends for the first time :)

Kali and Luke

Kali and Jada

I love Independence day!
It's one of my favorite holidays.

My Birthday
My birthday was very laid back.
It was fun though and I really enjoyed the day.

My friend Chelsie,
Took me to Iggys for lunch.

It was SOO yummy and so fun to catch up with her.

When Tyson got home from work we went to Dinner with my parents, my Oma and my Aunt MJ.
We went to Cheesecake Factory.
MMMm it was so dang delish.
I love that place immensely.

When we got back to my parents house my little sister had made me a suprise cake.
my favorite cake btw.

I got lots of gifts!
One of which was a shirt from my sister that i'm wearing right now actually! ha

Quit my Job

YES that is correct.
and it feels SOOO good!
I couldn't stand that place any longer.

They were SOO rude to me during my pregnancy.
Like intolerabley rude about everything.
(and it's the WOMENS CENTER!? Wouldn't you think they'd be more understanding?)
I put my two weeks in the day before my first day back.
and my last day was yesterday.

can I get a HALLELUJIAH!?

I just got a less than part time job with a home health company instead,
which is only about three hours a day.
and I'm pretty sure it's not everyday.
I also am taking care of my Oma three times a week.

you have no idea what a happy camper I am.
I am pretty much a stay at home mom.
Kali comes with me when I take care of my Oma
So life is good!
I seriously love my life.

....except for this next part...
Kali's Dr Appointment

Kali had her Dr appointment on Wednesday.
Saddest day ever.
I'm not even kidding.

She had to get her shots.
She's a good baby.
Especially considering that she has epic Acid Reflux.

When the nurse gave her the THREE shots...
oh my gosh.
I've never heard he cry so hard in her life.

Her face turned red,
along with the not breathing inbetween cries.

It was horrible.
I started crying too.
like I had tears running down my face.
I felt stupid and kept apologizing to the nurse for crying but it was SO sad.
I just hated seeing her go through that.

The shots affected her until today.
She's finally back to her normal self.
She was so fussy yesterday, Thursday and for the rest of the day on Wednesday.

I don't ever want to go through that again.
It was so so sad.
and these last few days,
the only thing that seemed to make her feel better,
was a bath with mommy.

That's the update on our life right now!

We love it :) 

I just made this blog public again.
You can read the post on my other blog if you want the explanation!

Friday, July 1, 2011

St George and 5 Generations

We went to Saint George last weekend.
We went because my Grandma and Great Grandma haven't met Kali yet and we wanted them to meet!

So we drove out there and of course, half way there,
She puked all over herself.

So...she was Naked for the rest of the ride because I'm really smart and forgot to put an extra pair of clothes in the diaper bag.
having a breast pump that can use batteries = LIFESAVER!

We didn't have to stop every time she was hungry because I could just pump and feed her the bottle.
(It especially came in handy on the ride home when we were stuck in completely stopped traffic for an hour and she was screaming of hunger.)

The Outfit she wore the first day there.
I thought she looked ADORABLE.
Green is her Daddys favorite color.

...and this is my great grandma.
haha I saw her holding this knife and I had to take a picture.
It cracked me up.
She looks so scary in this picture, but is really the sweetest lady ever!

I wish I had gotten a close up picture of her entire outfit this day.
Tyson's boss and his wife gave it to us.
so cute. and they gave us three bows that are the cutest things I think I've ever seen
she's wearing one of them here, but you can't see it very well either.

These are our 5 generation pictures.
There are 5 generations here.

The cool thing is,
Kali has a great great Grandma on both her mom and dads side.
It was such a fun visit.
Tyson and I were talking and decided that we need  to visit them more.

That was the first time Tyson has met my Great Grandma.
We're going to try to go down there every couple of months.

It was so much fun and I really wish they didn't live so far away!

We're moving tomorrow,
which is explains the lack of posts.

I'm excited to finally get settled!