Wednesday, March 31, 2010

sew happy

The car seat is one we bought Brooklyn when she was 6 months old.  So it has been used continually for the last 3 years.  i have kinda felt bad for Sophia because she has always had a used faded car seat.  So last night a light went off in my head.  Duh I'll just make her one.  I love it and so does she!  The outfit is the cutest right?  I love the cupcakes in the butt.  Sophia is going to be wearing it tomorrow so I'll get some better pics then.


So this is week 4 of consistency (eating healthy/excersizing).  I like to call it that instead of "diet".  I'm not dieting, I am just eating better.  Anyways people wonder why this doesn't work or that doesn't to loose weight.  Its usually because they are not being consistent.  So we have been walking/working out four to five days a week for four weeks.  I am not sure how much weight I have lost but I have lost 1/2 inch.  I am ready to go shopping, but if I feel this good after 4 weeks how good am I going to feel in 4 more?!  I am so excited and pumped about this new consistency.

Yesterday Sophia went for a KID MED check-up.  Shes 28lbs and 31.5 inches tall.  95%!!!!!!! Today I have to call BCBS.  They had denied our claim for Sophia's surgury.  I called them to find out why and they said insufficient paperwork.  So I found out what they needed and went up to Dr. Asbahi's office to get it.  They checked her folder.  BCBS never requested it!!!  Sounds like they just don't want to pay our claim.  UGH!  There is a reason we have insurance so we don't have to pay 100% of surgeries and stuff.  Just wait till Obama care gets going.  Its all down hill from there.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Brooklyn was so proud.  She saved her money and bought that play set all by herself!

Friday, March 26, 2010

oh my goodness

So I have lost 1/2 inch in my waist.  I know I have some more to go but I am super excited to see some pay off on all the salads and walking I have been doing.  I haven't lost and weight but I am hoping this flab is turning into muscle!  Im not sure about the weight because I haven't been weighing myself that much. 

Sophia has gone days with no passie.  She is going down for naps and bed with no argument.  I think on the first day, that nap time she cried maybe 20 minutes.  Hasn't been an issue since.  She still gets her cup but it is always empty.  I am thinking I want to turn her crib into a toddler bed in June.  She'll be 20 months.  When we go to Texas later this summer I would like her sleeping in a big bed so we don't have to haul a pack in play around along with big stroller and luggage. 

The guy for the tiger eye cake called and is on his way.  I just got nervous he won't like it.  I mean I know he will it's always nerve racking what people will think.  I hope he loves it as much as I do.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

brycen's cake

tis morning

I am so excited I just got done making the tiger eye for a cake I am doing and it turned out PERFECTLY.  I can't wait to put pics up.  Why is it raining when I was going to mow during nap time?

The ultimate theater experiance

So if you know Trent you know he LOVES movies and wants to have the best home viewing experiance.  He had recently purchased these things called BUTTKICKERS.  I at first was somewhat irritated with them.  He had them hooked up for the New Moon party.  After a few minutes of having the movie on I had to turn them off.  I'm thinking what a waist of money.  Then Amazon sent us two new ones.  We are not sure what is wrong with the first set but they were VERY BROKEN!  Now when we watch movies our couch vibrates in the basey parts.  I'LL ADMIT IT IS AWESOME!!!!!  Now when we watch movies it's the COMPLETE veiwing experiance.  Sophia (the baby who never stops) will sit and watch almost half a movie.  It's nice having all four of us in the same place at the same time.  And of course Trent is thrilled to have a new toy.  Now that he has a new toy, I'm thinking about what mine will be!  (Since I kinda just reveiwed this product can I get them for free?  Jessie gets free stuff all the time!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

new moon, st. patty yop, some cute ones

vent now pictures later

So i thought i would start on a bad note and end on a good note.  This past week i got a letter in the mail saying my insurance claim was denied for sissys surgury this past december.  ok just breath right?  so i read on some more, you wanna know why it was denied (of course you do).  I was denied because Sissys dr NEVER FAXED OVER HER FILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  can you believe that!!  So now i get to take that paper and go up there and get the papers MYSELF and take it to the surgury center so i can get insurance to pay this bill.  I mean give me a break, we have blue cross-blue shield, and LACHIPS.  There is no way we should be owing what the bill says. All the lady had to do was fax some papers over (you know her job) and I wouldnt have to be doing this. 

So onto something fun.  Saturday night was the New Moon party.  We had yummy Italian food, cute decorations, and good friends.  I thought everything went pretty well.  I did hear on sunday one person was complaining but I have learned that there is no way of pleasing everyone.  So to that person sorry you didnt have a good time, maybe next time.  The best part clean-up was a breeze!  I like those kinda parties.

So i'll end on a first.  Sunday was Brooklyns first time to sing up front during sacrament.  She went up very excited to be with everyone in the front.  She even knew some of the song they sang!  She really is growing up isnt she?

Friday, March 19, 2010


this morning we tried chocolate cherrios.  1 serving is 3/4 a cup and only 100 calories.  and the best part, it takes just like cocoa pebbles!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

happy st. patricks day

don't these sandals remind you of a mexican poncho?  they did me that's why i bought them.

isnt sis so cute?  this morning when i left for wal mart she had on a top that matched brooklyns.  it was out of the same fabric in a criss cross top pattern.  as soon as we got home brooklyn stripped down to play dress up.  sis couldnt get undressed fast enough to play with her she pulled a button off the top of her shirt.  *sigh*.  she did wear her bottoms all day which you can't see but they have a cute ruffle on the butt. 

sunday we had a birthday party for mrs. murl.  we had burgers, bbq beans, potatoe salad, and yummy yummy cake!  we all had a good time.  i cant wait for the next party!

Friday, March 12, 2010

up to date

so this week i have been working on counting calories and everyday getting on the treadmill.  so far so good.  i have gain a few lbs but i am hoping it is just leg muscles.  i am hoping it wont take me as long to make a habit of working out everyday since i did do power lifting my body hopefully will remember. 
like the ribbon flower?  Jessie was surfing some blogs and sent me a link on how to make this.  it was kinda easy, didn't take long, and will be super cute on a headband!  the shorts are the old pair of pants with the holes in the knees that no one liked but me.  i cut them off and just sewed bias tape around the bottom.  bam! a cute pair of shorts that aren't going to fry and unravel.  i know i say creative jeanious, you say cheap.  whichever it is i love the shorts.
I finally finished the fabric charts for Laura and can now start to work on the images for my next cake.  somewhere this month i need to find time to make Easter dresses.  sadly i don't think i am going to have time to smock two dressed but i did find a pattern that was the same as this really cute Kelly's kids dress i might copy. 
I guess I should go because I have a lot to do this weekend.  Today I am babysitting for Laura, and we're going to grannys.  I want to also get the house picked up.  Tommorow we are going to deep clean everything and get it ready for Mrs. Murls b-day party here on Sunday.  I can't wait I love parties!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Today was Sophias first day in nursery.  I was nervous but she went in, I handed over her cup and a paci.  I checked through the peep hole a few times, no crying from her.  When I came to pick her up I asked how she did.  Heather said she was so good she was like a veteran there!!!!  What a releif.  I was very nervous because of our experiance with Brooklyn.  But Sophia is so opposite from Brooklyn I deep down knew it would be easier.

  Now Brooklyn today SHOCKED me.  I was going to get her from primary and jill said that she VOLUNTEED to say prayer in her class and with help said it loud and clear!!!  Pride all over my face for both my girls.  When i asked B about the prayer she said "it was easy my teacher helped me."  I'm so proud of my girLS.  b also informed me she was going to marry john john!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2 years

It was 2 years ago this month that Adrienne passed away.  What has happened with time?


Why do I obsessively think about my weight?  I mean it really is starting to get to me.  It consumes most of my thoughts and then I feel down.  Why haven't I been able to loose the weight since Sophia came?  I am eating really healthy, I am pretty active.  I wonder do i have thyroid problems or something medical, or is it just going to be the hardest thing in my life to stay healthy.  Do you know that in jr high and high school there was a boy who would oink when i walked by?  Not a great way to build self esteem.  I used to want to play soft ball, or play basketball during p.e.  but didnt dare.  I would have died if my shirt lifted up and someone saw my belly rolls.  How come we bring our childhood insecurities with us to adulthood.  I mean I am married have two beautiful children, nice house, things are going well.  Why am I not completely happy.  MY WEIGHT IS BRINGING ME DOWN. I watch all of these comersials for nutrasystem or jenny craig and think "if only i could afford that".  But that would only solve a small bit of the problem now wouldn't it.  I have a plan that I have been trying out in my head  maybe i'll put it into action soon.  UGH!!!!