Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Colic and teething. They don't mix!

Remember THIS post about Kali having Colic?
and THIS one about rice cereal making her feel better?

Everything was going well,
until a couple days after feeding her cereal.

I started noticing that she was pooping hardly at all.
I also started noticing that when she DID poop, it stunk SO BAD.
I didn't even know a baby could produce something that smells so bad. (haha)

As the days went on,
her bowel movements started becoming little pebbles.

The rice cereal was not helping her with the problems she already had with this.
I backed up and started only giving her rice cereal at night.

It still was not making a difference,
and she began getting fussy like she was before.

Good thing I was still breastfeeding at night,
so I hadn't completely dried up.

I decided to just start breastfeeding again.
Only a bottle at night.
with no rice cereal.

Just like I was doing before.

She is still fussy.
It hasn't changed.
I would think it was my breastmilk,
but she started getting fussy before I started breastfeeding full time again.

So we are back to square one.

Along with these symptoms
She was also

throwing up,
and chewing on EVERYTHING she could.

I was SO SURE that she was teething.
So I called the nurse and she insisted that it was too early and that she just though it was an ear infection.

She said to come in.
Our insurance just changed and co pays are now $40 and her 4 month appointment was in two weeks.

So I asked if there was anyway we could combine those because there was NO WAY I was going to pay $80 in a month. Especially because I was still so sure she was teething and didn't think she needed to go in. I just needed to know what to give her medicine wise!

She let me combine those so we went in yesterday.

Sure enough,

Dumb nurse.
haha I gotta say she is DANG LUCKY that they let me combine the appointments.
I would have been so mad if I lost $40 for them to tell me what I already knew!

Now comes the sad part.
Because it was her 4 month appointment they had to give her shots.

She was already upset and I really really didn't want them to.
I was SO CLOSE to turning them down because I didn't want her to be in anymore pain.

But I ended up giving in because they said I would have had to go back in two week.
I would rather just get it over with.

Needless to say,
when the nurse walked in,
I was already crying and she had to comfort ME!
I'm sorry but I couldn't help it. I hate seeing my baby in pain...and allowing her to be in even more pain is the hardest thing ever.

I'm not kidding when I say that that's the hardest part of being a mom.
I don't remember if I said that before,
but watching my child in pain...I would rather them give ME the dangs shots.

Long story short.
She did scream through the shots.
but they gave me the amount of Tylenol I needed to give her.
That has seemed to help a WHOLE BUNCH.

her Colic is still really bad in the morning until she finally falls asleep for her nap.
oh man I just hope she gets over this soon.
because seeing my baby in pain is the worst kind of torture.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

30 DC #30

30. what changed this month and what you hope will happen next month.
Kali started teething!
I hope that she'll get her teeth next month!
I'm done!

30 DC #29

29. a picture of yourself.

How about a picture of all three of us instead :)

(Also a sneak peak of our recent family pictures :))

30 DC #28

28. the month you were happiest this year and why.

May 11th to be exact.

It was the day my perfect angel was born.
Kalista has changed my life.
She is my whole world and her father and I would do anything for her.

We worry about her constantly
because if anything happened to her we would both die.

This was the easiest question so far ;)

30 DC #27

27. talk about your siblings.

I've got a lot of siblings.
It's crazy I tell you.

NO we are not polygamist.
Just in case you were wondering ;)

Let me go Oldest to Youngest.


My Irish Twin ;)
She just turned 23 and her and her husband Blake moved to Texas in the beginning of August.
I miss them, but also envy them immensley...Tyson does even more.
Tyson served his mission in Texas and has wanted to live there ever since.

BreeAnn and I couldn't be more opposite.
I swear we are completely different in every way.
She has brown hair I have blonde hair.
She has brown eyes I have blue eyes.
She has tan skin I have WHITE skin.
I'm WAY OCD organized and she's more laid back and takes things as they come.

haha it's funny.
I love her and miss her.


Emilee is almost 20.
That's weird.

She's currently going to Utah state.
Emilee is probably the peacemaker of the family.
She was also Tysons friend before we started dating...and still even after we broke up before his mission.

That made things kinda awkward when he would come over after we broke up...

I miss her in Logan.
We will go visit her soon!

Kaitlyn is a Junior in high school.
She'll be 17 in February.
She is in love with every guy that walks by and dangerously looks way too old for her age.'

Not good!

She is my babysitter and babysits Kali almost every week.
She makes it so Tyson and I can still go on our dates!


He is 14 years old.
Will be 15 in October.
We all just discovered recently that Dallin is a huge ladies man.
the poor guy just got braces.

Hopefully that will keep the girls off of him until he's 16.


He is 9 years old
Caseys nickname is 'Dennis the Menace'.

They are like two peas in a pod.
He is always finding a way to get in trouble.

He is a funny kid and loves being an uncle.
he has made it very clear that he wants to go by Uncle Case.

He's getting way to big.


He is 6 years old!
also getting WAY too big.
Joey is the clown of the bunch.
He makes me laugh whenever he is around.

He has also made it clear that he wants to go by Uncle Joe.
He will always be my baby brother no matter how old he gets.

If he could,
he would sit in front of the TV all day.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

30 DC #26

26. your religious beliefs.

I'm LDS.


30 DC #25

25. ten ways to win your heart.
1. Someone that can Make me laugh
2. Sweet talkers. yes. I'm a sucker for sweet talk
3. Romance.
4. When he Randomly brings me flowers or a gift 'just because'
5. A hard worker. Hard working men turn me on ;)
6. A gentleman
7. Honesty
8. When someone is good with kids
9. Making me feel like I'm the most important person in their life.
10. A protector

So glad I found that :) 

30 DC #24

24. weird things you do when you’re alone

I sing super loud.
I talk in EXTREME baby talk to Kali.
(I guess that's not COMPLETELY alone. But she's a baby. haha)

Not really sure what else...

30 DC #23

23. something you always think “what if..” about
Oh my gosh, everything.
it's bad.
Sometimes I wonder if I have a little bit of Anxiety.
I worry about EVERYTHING.

One thing I've been thinking about lately is,
What if...I get pregnant on the IUD?


That wouldn't bad necessarily,
as much as it would be so stressful
WAYY sooner than we would have liked.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

30 DC #22

22. ten things about you people don’t really expect.

Are you kidding me?
I'm a dang open book.

I guess I'll say if you just barely met me...

1. I sing at the top of my lungs almost everyday, throughout the day.
2. I stress about stupid things. I.E. Everything.
3. I placed a little girl for adoption almost 3 years ago
4. I had an ulcer in 7th grade
5. My ulcer caused me to always have epic acid reflux.
6. I'm an Irish Twin
7. I love to find new ways to organize my things
8. I am seriously considering taking up baking/cooking as a hobby
9. I love love couponing. That IS a current hobby of mine.
10. My husband and I were high school sweethearts

30 DC #21

21. something you can’t seem to get over.

My dang Heatburn/Acid reflux.
and my recent obsession with Pinterest.

I'm not kidding.
I started my account like two days ago...
and I'm already addicted.

It's so so bad.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

30 DC #20

20. the last argument you had.

It was with Tyson's 20 year old brother on Sunday.

It took a while for me to remember!
He was over here and it was about 9 o'clock.

Kali started getting fussy,
so I decided it was her bed time.

I brought her in her room and did the little routine.
put to bed.

Sometimes she cries,
and other times she doesn't.

This particular night,
she cried.

Tyson's brother decided that he was going to go take her out because he hated hearing her cry.
Needless to say,
I was very against this.

Many of you mommys out there I'm sure understand
that your baby just sometimes needs to cry herself to sleep.
It's the only thing that will teach her how to go to bed.

I argued with him about it until I finally asked Tyson to tell him not to.
He listened to Tyson.

I thought it was sweet of him to not want his neice to cry,
But it's the ONLY way that she will learn.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

30 DC #19

19. something that never fails to make you feel better.
The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this question was
a massage.

Only because that day I got that massage was an INCREDIBELY annoying and stressful day.
I'm trying to renew my CNA license and it's the most inconvenient, frustrating thing EVER.

I found out it needed to be renewed and that I had to take the test in the beginning of July.
needless to say,
I am STILL waiting to take the test.

I gotta stop talking about it cause it makes me mad.

Nothing was working out that day and when I got my massage...
that all was fixed.

haha I was in a MUCH better mood for the rest of the day.
Thank you Tyson. <3

another thing that can make me happy no matter what is Kali's smile.

When that girl smiles at me,
my life is put into perspective and I remember what's important in life.
I love love LOVE that girl.

30 DC #18

18. disrespecting parents.

I really really don't think I get this question.
It's so dang Vague!

I'm guessing it's asking,
How I feel about people who disrespect parents?

Here's my take on that.

When you are a child all the way up until when you are married and on your own,
you should respect your parents 100%.

I know I'm guilty of not doing that throughout some of my life.
But aren't we all right?

Once you are an adult, married and on your own,
I think that it needs to be both ways.

You should respect your parents, but they should respect you as well.
It needs to be a different kind of relationship at that point because they no longer are paying for your life! haha
Of course you should understand everything they've done for you throughout your life, but you are also an adult. They need to understand that as well and know that in order to maintain your relationship, respect needs to go both ways!

I hear about this a lot.
I'm understanding it more as I get older. 

Hopefully Kali and I will be able to figure this out early in our relationship!
Especially once she becomes a teenager. 

30 DC #17

17. things that make you scared.

I'm not sure if this wants me to name 17, or just things in general.
I'll name my top five.

1. Something happening to Kalista.
2. Something Happening to Tyson. Especially while he's at work.
3. Spiders
4. my imagination when it's late at night and I'm wide awake while everyone is sleeping.
5. Noises that the house makes when I'm home alone.

30 DC #16

16. three things you are proud about your personality.
This is the hardest question so far.
But here we go:
1. My OCD as far as being clean goes.
I'm not saying my house is always clean, I'm saying that when I AM cleaning, it's never clean enough for me. It's way better than my house always being a mess right?
2. I'm organized. for the most part.
3. I'm not fake. :)

30 DC #15

15. the best thing to happen to you this week

Yesterday when I got the massage Tyson got me for our Anniversary.

best massage EVER!
Seriously, she got all of the knots out of my neck.

It was an EPIC disappointment when I was told my time was up.

Monday, August 22, 2011

30 DC #14

14. something disgusting you do.

first of all,
why would I do something if I thought it was disgusting??


 I guess that when I was pregnant,
I craved chewing on a sponge ALL OF THE TIME!

It was the wierdest thing ever...
and I did finally end up doing it.
towards the end of my pregnancy.


30 DC #13

13. a date you would love to go on.
Everything I've wanted to do on a date,
I've done with Tyson.

I would LOVE to relive or anniversary.

That was SO much fun and so nice to just not have a care in the world and not be rushed or in a hurry for once!!

30 DC #12

12. things you want to say to an ex.

Quite honestly,
there's not anything I want to say to any of my ex's except this:

I'm SOOO much happier without you in my life!

I don't really care about any of them.
My life is exactly how I wanted it to be and they are all OLD NEWS!

My husband
 (who by the way is WAYY sexier than any of those others)
is my world now.

30 DC #11

11. your current relationship, if single discuss how being single is.


That was easy.

30 DC #10

10. your view on drugs and alcohol.

I strongly believe that if someone does drugs or consumes alcohol before at least age 21,
it affects their brain a whole lot more.

I heard somewhere that if affects the frontal lobe,
which affects the decision making part of your brain.

I think drugs are stupid no matter what and that people that do that are seriously screwing up the rest of their lives.
My little brothers birth mother did drugs. They took over her life which resulted in not only her getting her kids taken from her, but my brothers were affected from it forever.

Same with Tysons birth mother.
Drugs are so powerful that they can do that to someone.
What person in their right mind, would choose something over their kids?

Drugs ruin lives.
I've seen it happen to those closest to me.

As far as Alcohol goes,
I don't drink.
I never have because it's against my values.

I think that as long as people that do it, do it responsibly and don't get drunk...and then DRIVE,
I'm not going to criticize them for it.
I don't do it, but as long as those that do it, don't affect others with it and don't become addicted, or take lives by drinking and driving,
then they can do what they want :)

30 DC #9

9. your last kiss.

I woke up to Tyson kissing me goodbye when he left for work.
Those kisses are in my top 5 favorite kisses.

What better way to be woken up in the morning?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

1st Anniversary

Although it's SO crazy,
Tyson and I celebrated our 1st Anniversary this weekend!

I can't believe it's been a year,
and that we have a baby!
ha It's so weird.

It was such a great weekend.
we had so much fun and everything was perfect <3

On Friday,
after Tyson got off work,
we went to dinner.

He made reservations at The Roof a couple weeks ago.
It was SO good! That place has the best food EVER!
Especially their dessert.

and the view,

I swear we got the best Table there.


We didn't know how much the place was when we went.
We figured it would be expensive,
But it was our Anniversary so Tyson said we couldn't worry about it.

it was about $15 more a person than we anticipated,
but it was worth it because it was SOO perfect and the food was SOO good!

After dinner,
we walked around Temple Square for a little bit and just talked.

I don't think the night could have gone any better.
I loved it and the weather was perfect.

It was so crazy to think that a year earlier,
we were married in that temple.
How lucky are we to be married in such a beautiful building??

We just walked around the grounds reminiscing about the pictures and things we did a year ago :)

We dropped Kali off at my parents house before we left and she was staying there until Saturday night, so we were able to go home and sleep through the ENTIRE night that night.

I don't remember sleeping so soundly in my entire life.
I actually slept through the night and I'm pretty sure I slept about 10 hours!

We woke up at about 9:30.
Our plans were to go to Lagoon that day,
but we didn't want to rush.
We decided we were just going to enjoy our time and go when we were ready.

I didn't want to feel rushed.
I ALWAYS feel rushed.
I just wanted to be relaxed :)

So we laid in bed for a while and talked and then I gave Tyson his present.
I bought him a bunch of underwear because it's what he asked for. haha and then I also gave him a bluetooth.

He bought one a few months ago and he was IN LOVE with that thing.
He used it for exactly a day and while he was at work,
he went to the bathroom and took it off and then accidentally left it there and it was gone when he went back.

Needless to say, 
he was super disappointed about it.
So I suprised him with a new one. He loves this one even more (thank goodness! :D)

After I gave him his,
he got up and came back with a white envelope.

When he gave it to me,
I saw that it was from massage envy.

It was for an hour and a half massage!
oh man I was so excited!
I swear he was psychic or something.

I'm not even kidding when I say that two days earlier,
I was thinking so badly that I needed a massage.
My back has been killing me!

I am so excited to use that thing I can hardly wait!

About 10 minutes after that,
we finally decided to get up and make breakfast.
So we both made it and that was so fun too!
We've never cooked together before.
I liked it :)

I made pancakes.
Regular for me, Chocolate chip for him.

and he made
Eggs, sausage and Hashbrowns.
All topped off with orange juice. 

After cleaning up breakfast,
we got ready to go to lagoon and headed out.

(sorry not the best picture I know.)
We met Stefanie and her husband there and were at lagoon until about 8.
Tyson and I left for dinner and decided that we were just going to rent a movie and go home.
Stefanie and her husband had decided to leave right before that so we just decided we were tired and wanted to go home!

On the way,
we called my mom to pick up Kali and she was at my cousins wedding so we stopped there first :)

Although it was fun to have a break,
I missed her SO much and couldn't wait to see my baby.

But we wanted to watch a movie when we got home,
Luckily she went right to bed when we got home so we were able to watch the movie.
It was the best anniversary ever!

Saturday was our actual Anniversary :)
I love Tyson and I'm so grateful to be married to him.

This first year has definitely been an adventure!
But I wouldn't want to go through the ups, downs, happys, and sads with anyone else.

Our year old Wedding cake.
 We spit it out after this picture.
Wedding cake is so not good a year later...I don't recommend it.
I love you SOO much Tyson!!<3

Friday, August 19, 2011

30 DC #8

8. something you’re currently worrying about.
Well...I guess the first thing that comes to my mind is,

Leaving Kali for a whole day and night for mine and Tyson's Anniversary.
She'll be with my parents,
but I still have never ever been away from her for so long.

It's going to be so hard!!

New Hair

After a lot of thought and frustration,
I decided to cut my hair.

I've been growing it out for a LONG time and it was starting to really drive me crazy.
I was really close to my Butt by the time I decided to cut it.
Here is the most recent picture that I could find.
I was planning on taking a picture of my hair before my appointment but I forgot.

I was SOO scared when I cut it off.
Seeing this

Before she even colored it freaked me out...
and then she cut off a couple more inches after that!!

I was seriously about to cry.

But when she was all done,
I actually really liked it.

It needed to be done and I know it's going to be so much easier and quicker getting ready in the mornings!
here's my new hair

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

30 DC #7

7. your opinion on cheating on people.
What kind of question is this??
Oh well let's see,
I think is so very wrong.

I think that if you really can't be in a commited relationship,
you shouldn't get married.
If you can't work it out. Like REALLY can't for some reason,
get out of the marriage BEFORE you are with other people.

At least if someone is cheating on their girlfriend,
that girl can get out of it.

Even though that's still stupid!

Monday, August 15, 2011

30 DC #6

6. the person you like and why you like them.

I like a lot of people.

But I love Tyson.
I already gave many reasons why in #3 of this challenge.

He's my lover and my other half. :D

30 DC #5

5. five things that irritate you about the opposite sex/same sex.
Same Sex:
1.  I cannot stand when someone LOVES drama. seriously. A girl that is always looking for some type of drama in her life drives me crazy.
2. How Obsessed Women are with being skinny. I'm one of them and it's because the rest of the world puts such a light on it. It's because of this messed up media that makes me feel so self conscious all of the time!
3. Girls that flirt with my husband! :) haha
4. Gossip. That is the main reason I quit my job at the hospital. If someone doesn't like me, I'd prefer they tell me to my face. Yes I know that I am guilty of gossiping sometimes, but USUALLY I tell someone right to their face how I feel about them. So if I'm talking about them to someone else, it's because they already know what I think. I don't care if people talk about me, as long as they have already talked to me about it and I know how they feel. Because talking to me about it, will usually solve the problem and then they will have no reason to gossip. yeah. pretty much, I can't stand people like that and everyone that works at the hospital that does that, I know who you are so if you read my blog, don't think I can't see right through you. I would name a couple of people off, but I won't. for their sake.
5. Cliques. Why can't we all just be friend!? let's get out of high school.

Opposite Sex:
1. I'm not a fan of men who don't know how to show sympathy. If a girl is upset, comfort them. Don't just act like their being a baby. be UNDERSTANDING.
2. Men who don't know how to comfort a woman when she's sad
3. Forgetting Birthdays, Anniversaries or any other special occasion. This includes remembering the day, but failing to give them a gift that shows them that you care at all.
4. Guys that sniff and then spit their loogeys. blugh. I dry heave just thinking about it. (no I do not know how to spell loogeys. haha) even if they don't spit, that whole snorting thing disgusts me.
5. Guys that don't respect women. As in hit them, talk down to them, or act better than them.
Be a gentleman you men! Treat a woman with respect.

glad I married a man that either never does this stuff, or has learned from his mistakes when he has done them. Yes he's done a couple of these, but not all! haha
I love you Tyson. 

30 DC #4

4. what you wear to bed.

I gotta say,
I HATE taking pictures of myself.
I feel as awkward as anyone could ever possibly feel.

But if I'm not sleeping in my underwear (;))
Then I'm usually sleeping in something of this nature.
The only time I don't sleep in my underwear is if I'm already wearing this and I'm too lazy to take it off.

Like today.
Sundays, I wear this kind of stuff.
so I'm going to bed in it!

now let's all feel awkward that I just told that world that I sleep in my underwear...haha

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Tysons moms side of the family planned a camping trip last week from Monday to Thursday.

Because Tyson had work and school,
we couldn't go the whole time,
but we were able to at least go up from Tuesday night until EARLY EARLY wednesday morning.

It was fun and Kali did SO good!
I think she was actually SO comfortable.

She slept well in the tent and only woke up twice to eat.
I was quite proud of her.

It was fun and I wish we could have stayed longer!
Hopefully we'll be able to next time.



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Baby

This weekend we attended the FSA Conference.
More on that later on my Adoption Blog.

Andrea (Avery's Adoptive mom),
and I were able to spend most of the time together.

SO much fun.
I love her. She is seriously such a good friend.

On Friday we went to lunch at Chili's
and we were talking about Kali's problems with sleeping and puking.

She still wasn't sleeping through the night and I starting worrying that I was doing something wrong.
I feel like such a terrible mom when my baby doesn't seem to be progressing at all!

Andrea started telling me about things she tried with Avery.
She said that Avery would always act starving when she was done feeding her a bottle,
so she started feeding her more than what she usually did,
and she ate the whole thing and would be so much better.

I've also had some people recommend putting rice cereal in her bottle.
Andrea recommended that too.
I've been thinking about doing that for a while, but never acted on it because I've been worried that she's too young.

I feed Kali a bottle at night
and I've been doing that for a while now.
so last night, I finally decided to just try what others have been recommending for a while.

I wanted to make sure she liked the cereal before I ruined a perfectly good bottle with it.
I made some,
and gave her some on a spoon.

My heavens,
it was like I couldn't give it to her fast enough.
She would take some and immediately want more and start crying because I wasn't giving it to her fast enough.

Poor girl acted like we were starving her to death!
It was then that I concluded what I've always suspected...
she is DEFINITELY her fathers daughter! Especially when it comes to eating food.

So I just put it all in a bottle with formula so that she COULD get it fast enough.
But I also added two more ounces of formula.
I usually give her 2 ounces at night, but this time I gave her 4

She scarffed that sucker down!
and finished that thing way fast.
Then I gave her the Prevacid that we had prescribed for her
and burped her.

She only threw up a teeny bit!

came the scary part.

Whenever we would put her to bed,
she would scream her head off until she fell asleep.

That is so hard for both of us.
We would take turns going in there and putting her binky in her mouth,
but it's so hard when your baby cries. seriously.

I laid her in her crib and put her binky in her mouth.
She didn't make a PEEP.
She was fine and fell asleep without even crying!

I was so happy.
I was hoping it would help her sleep all the way through the night.
we got her to bed around 10:30.

She slept until...

Eight hours!!
I couldn't believe it.
Then all day long today she was the happiest baby on the block and hardly even cried.

I've been feeding her bottles all day because of how well it turned out last night.
and she has loved it.

The hardest part of this all is that I'm greatly greatly considering just cutting off breastfeeding completely.
That's hard for me because I really really wanted to breastfeed until she was at least six months old because,

1. because it's SOO much more convenient when we're out and about to just have it right there and not have to run and make a bottle while she's screaming her head off


2. It's cheaper.

I thought about maybe pumping and giving her those bottles,
but I think that would be even MORE inconvenient than making a bottle and PLUS,
I am pretty sure she is allergic to something I'm eating and quite frankly I can't figure out what!

She throws up so much less when I feed her a bottle even when it doesn't have cereal in it.

So that's hard for me and I get a little emotional every time I think about stopping.
haha I'm pathetic.
But seriously,
I do love breastfeeding. That might sound weird but I really do.

I know some women have a hard time,
but I'm not one of them so I feel like I'm letting it all go to waste.

I'm just hoping that our next baby doesn't have such problems.
Because I think I would be able to do it for a while if they took it well.

enough with my rambling.

I just had to say it.
She is already SUCH a different baby and it's only been 24 hours!

I just put her to bed again and tonight went even better than last night!
She fell asleep while I was feeding her so she didn't even finish her bottle
(I hope that still means she will sleep through the night)
and she didn't wake up at all when I put her in her crib.

I almost cried of joy.
I love my baby girl so much!

I'm so glad I figured out what was wrong with her.
I don't know why it took me so long!
Of COURSE she was just still hungry.

She IS her fathers daughter.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

30DC #3

3. what kinda person attracts you?

My Husband.
Everything about him.
His eyes,
His hair,
His skin,
He's a priesthood holder,
His Sense of Humor,

He is such an incredibely hard worker,
His strength,
His Sexyness,

He is an incredible Father,
His Goals

The list could go on and on but I think you get the picture.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

30DC #2

2. how have you changed in the past two years?

Two years ago,
I was living he College Student life.

These pictures are from the Summer of '09
These days were SO much fun.
I miss these friends.

I LOVE my l.ife right now and wierdly enough,
I don't think I would go back if I had the chance.

That's crazy,
because these days were so much fun.
I got to goof off and all I really had to worry about was school work.

But my life right now is what I've always wanted.

I miss you Megan, Mandy, Keara and Elicia!!

30DC #1

1. things you want to say to five different people.

I love you SO much. I want you to know how greatful I am for a husband like you. You work SO hard for our family and it is because of you that I don't have to work full time. I barely even work part time! You are the most amazing father and husband. I know that everyone says that about their husband, but this is FOR REAL. You really are the best one. I'm so happy I married you and so lucky that you chose ME!  You complete me! < 3

Did you know that you are what I live for? I love every little thing about you. When you hurt, I hurt. When you cry, I want to cry. You are the light of mine and your daddys lives. We Thank the Lord every day for you. Even though you throw up on everyone and everything, which results in everyone and everything smelling like your puke, that is just a reminder that you are our lives! Thank you for choosing ME to be your mommy! You were more than worth the wait. (not that you took a while to come after me and your daddy got married. But I've been waiting for you since way before that!) I love you little princess!

I want you to know that even though I know you won't be here for much longer, I enjoy every minute I get to spend with you. I'm lucky to be able to spend such quality time with you three times a week. Thank you for being my Oma. I know that you can't wait to be reunited wth Opa, but for selfish reasons, I don't want you to leave. I love you!

Mom and Dad
Thank you so much for all that you do for my little family. I'm so grateful that I know I can always count on you to help us with anything. I'm so glad that Kali is going to be able to have such a good relationship with you both. Thank you for all that you do! I love you and hope you ALWAYS know that. Even during the times we don't quite see eye to eye.

Avery Leigh
I hope you know that I still think about you every single day! I want you to know how much I love you and that YOU have made me the person that I am today. If you hadn't come in to my life the way you did, I know that I wouldn't be as well off as I am now. Although placing you for adoption was the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, it was also the biggest blessing and life altering moment in my life. You are an angel literally sent from heaven to remind me of all of my blessings in life. I hope you know without a doubt how much I love you! Thank you for teaching me so much and for allowing me to be a part of your life

30 Day Challenge

Just so you know,
this is not going to be done every day and I will most likely be doing posts in between some of them sometimes.

But this will be to help me make a post if I don't have anything else to post about.

30 Day Challenge.
1. things you want to say to five different people.
2. how have you changed in the past two years?
3. what kinda person attracts you?
4. what you wear to bed.
5. five things that irritate you about the opposite sex/same sex.
6. the person you like and why you like them.
7. your opinion on cheating on people.
8. something you’re currently worrying about.
9. your last kiss.
10. your view on drugs and alcohol.
11. your current relationship, if single discuss how being single is.
12. things you want to say to an ex.
13. a date you would love to go on.
14. something disgusting you do.
15. the best thing to happen to you this week.
16. three things you are proud about your personality.
17. things that make you scared.
18. disrespecting parents.
19. something that never fails to make you feel better.
20. the last argument you had.
21. something you can’t seem to get over.
22. ten things about you people don’t really expect.
23. something you always think “what if..” about
24. weird things you do when you’re alone.
25. ten ways to win your heart.
26. your religious beliefs.
27. talk about your siblings.
28. the month you were happiest this year and why.
29. a picture of yourself.
30. what changed this month and what you hope will happen next month.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Blessing Day!

Yesterday was Kalista's blessing Day.

It was Such a good day.
She started getting fussy the second church started,
but once Tyson picked her up and walked her to the circle,
she quieted down and was good until he sat back down.

I was so glad that she behaved for at least that little part!

The not so happy girl in her dress.

The only way I could get her to be happy for a picture...
was put her in her swing!

Here are a couple of pictures of her with my Oma
and my dad :)

Thanks to my cousin Monique for taking these last two pictures!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Harry Potter Freaks.

Today is my older sister BreeAnns Birthday.
her and my Brother-in-Law moved to Texas a couple weeks ago.
It's been quite sad.
But because of this,
we celebrated her Birthday with her before they left.
My mom asked her what she wanted to do
let's just say my sister is a freak when it comes to Harry Potter.
I'm not kidding.
She told my mom that she wanted to go see Harry Potter with all of us.
and then my mom decided she would make it a party and made a Harry Potter meal as well!

The night before,
we received a text from BreeAnn saying that she was expecting us to dress for the occasion.

We don't really have the harry potter wardrobe stuff so I Just did that best I could with what we have.
I put this picture in another post,
but this is what I put Kali in:

They're striped Tights right??
Then we bought Tyson some round Harry Potter glasses,
and I just had my hair in pigtails and was going to take them out when we went to the movie, so that it would be curly like Hermoine.

My sister had something else in mind.
When we got to their house, we turned the corner,
and they were all sitting at the table in crazy people costumes!

We sat down to the following for dinner,
mashed potatoes,
(I don't know why, but this was the only thing I took a picture of)

Black Licorice with the tip dipped in white chocolate
(for our wands)

Homemade chocolate covered frogs
and worms

and Finally,
if any of you are Harry Potter fans,
you'll remember the cake the Hagrid made Harry in I believe it was the first book.

that was my sisters Cake.
They just Wrote Harry, then put an X through it and wrote BreeAnn underneath it.

It was a pretty cool party if I do say so myself.
Then my sister brought out a purple wig
(so that I could be Tonks)
and brought Tyson out a Tie
(so he could have more of the harry potter look)
and I was given a cape...which was the closest thing to a robe they could find.

after taking my eyeliner and making a lightning mark on Tyson and my brothers foreheads
(they were both Harry),
I decided to draw one on Kali's as well!


and you have the Harry Potter freak Family

From left to right:
Hermoine Granger (Emilee), Luna Lovegood (Kaitlyn), Lucius Malfoy (Dad), Draco Malfoy (Casey), Bellatrix (Mom), Snape (BreeAnn), Madeye Moody (Blake), Tonks (Me), Harry's Daughter (Kali), Harry Potter (Tyson), Harry Potter (Dallin)

Remind me to NEVER EVER let my hair be that short IRL.

Although I thought this was all pretty cool and creative,
BreeAnn said we all had to go see the MOVIE like this.

This was 4 days after the midnight showing.
So we had to go to the movie theater,
4 days late,
all dressed up as freaks!

To make matters worse,
no one waited for Tyson and me when we were getting our drinks.
So we were just standing there as a family and then...I SPILLED my drink all over the place!

I ended up taking that wig off and trying to disappear
(where was my invisiblity cloak?)

it was cool.
We went back for the cake afterwards and we decided to put Tysons glasses on Kali...

Pretty sure she played the part!