Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 4: A Dream of Mine

Oh boy.. I have A LOT!! The thing I look forward to most in life is having a big family. Like a huge family that all gets together every Sunday for big family dinners at our house with spouses, kids, grandparents, etc!! Which means we need to have a few more kids so we can get that "big family get together!!"

One more dream of mine is to go sight seeing and traveling all over Europe!! Braun and I have wanted to do it for so long but with our kids it just hasn't worked out very well. I would love to go over there for a few weeks. Taking the train to all of the places over there. No strict agenda.. just going wherever whenever. It will happen. Ooh baby! It will happen.

Day 3: Pet Peeves

Sorry.. this is a day late! Here we go...

Okay pet peeves--

When I take hours and clean the whole house, within an hour my kids make it a complete MESS! I do have to say though, I can finally tell Emery to go and clean her room and SHE DOES IT!! I have waited 4 and a half years for this! FREAKING amazing. It is about time. :)

Negative People. It drives me nutso when people look for the worst in everything and then complain about everything. Come on people, how old are we now?? I thought that went away once you had kids.

People who update their Facebook status hourly with things like "just getting in the shower" "just eating lunch" etc...

jeeze-- this was a negative one. I am being one of my own pet peeves!! ;)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 2: Favorite Movie

Heck.. I don't really have a favorite movie but if I had to pick a REALLY good one, it would have to be "The Blind Side!" Such a good uplifting show. Now if I had to pick two... the next one would be "Taken." Boy... that dad sure knows how to woop some booty!! Those shows couldn't be more opposite but I really do love them both!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 1: Me

A recent picture of me:

(taken in LuluLemon this past weekend in Cali!)
(and yes, I bought those pants! They definitely need a good hemming.)

Five interesting facts about moi:

crap.. this is harder than I thought.

1. I have a rock in my cheek from when I was in a car accident. I can still feel it in there and sometimes I bite on it and it makes me want to throw up!!

2. I LOVE to work out. Although it doesn't happen as much as I would like it to, I love how I feel when I am doing it and how it makes me feel the rest of the day!

3. When Braun and I got married, I wanted 6 kids. Then I had Emery and thought 4 was a good number. Then we had Anisten.. and now the thought of another scares me to death!! ;) But I do know we will have more. One day. Oh and I do want to be DONE having kids by the time I am 30. Shoot-- I better get on it!

4. I am allergic to gluten and I hate it. HATE IT. Food is my life and the foods that I love the most are filled with stuff my body hates! It really stinks. One day I will be good and get off gluten completely. Until then... bring on the headaches. :(

5. My favorite TV shows to watch are the murder mysteries.

Oh and I hate to open mail... and do the laundry....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do you LOVE Google Reader like I do??

Well if ya do, I have the best news since sliced bread. Seriously. So I always just click through peoples blog posts that way (and if you look at the picture below, you can see I am very behind. About 2,906 blog posts behind!!) Anyway... I have the BEST NEWS for you if you look at blogs like that. I took some screen shots so you can see how I did it.

Okay this is what your normal google reader looks like. This is how I usually read peoples blogs. No cute backgrounds, just a plain jane webpage. LAME-O!

So click that little bolt icon in the top right corner. Then click on 'Reader Settings.'

It will take you to a page where you can then click on 'GOODIES'

Scroll down until you see this part. Now see that icon that says 'next?' You are going to click and drag that icon to your bookmarks toolbar that is at the top of your browser. Then see the 'subscribe" icon that's a little further down? Drag that up to the top of your browser too!

See both of them up there on the left side?? Now here comes the magic... click on the 'next' icon!

Then keep clicking... and clicking... in my case, click it 2,906 times. ;)

Now.. another thing that I hate is when I find a new blog that I love, I have to go and open up Google Reader and copy+paste it to subscribe. Well, now you don't have to do that either. I love finding little ways to make my life easier. All ya gotta do now is click on the 'Subscribe' bookmark you put up there and it subscribes to it automatically!

Are you amazed??? YOU ARE WELCOME!!!

30 day blog challenge:

So... I am committing to something. I WILL stick to it btw. I have been in a blogging funk for the past little while (heck, probably the last 6 months!) I am HOPING this will get me back in the groove. So this is how it is going to go down. Follow along and if you are up for the challenge, do it along with me! Note: I did not come up with this but I did switch some of the questions up a bit. This 30 day blog shred starts tomorrow! :)

day 1: recent picture of yourself and 5 interesting facts about you

day 2: your favorite movie

day 3: pet peeves

day 4: a dream of yours

day 5: your parents

day 6: your celebrity crush

day 7: an animal you'd love to keep as a pet

day 8: a hobby of yours

day 9: a place you love

day 10: a person you love

day 11: favorite tv shows

day 12: photo of you taken ten years ago

day 13: something you're afraid of

day 14: your makeup bag

day 15: your family

day 16: something you're looking forward to

day 17: favorite book

day 18: what makes you different from everyone else

day 19: something you bought recently

day 20: what did i wear today??

day 21: your friends

day 22: a place you've traveled to

day 23: favorite recipe

day 24: favorite photo

day 25: your house and your favorite rooms in it

day 26: a habit you wish you didn't have

day 27: a picture of you last year and a picture of you now

day 28: something that stresses you out

day 29: favorite vacation

day 30: photo of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Monday, March 14, 2011

California...Days 1 & 2

Well we decided to make an impromptu trip to California last week! Braun had his last week off before we leave for the summer and us girls wanted to take full advantage of it! :) We loaded up our trailer and headed to San Diego.

We left at about 10 am and got into San Diego around midnight. With 2 little kiddies, we make plenty of stops and don't rush it. It makes it nice! And the great thing about bringing our 5th wheel along is when we need a bathroom break, we pull off and use our own super clean bathrooms. Oh it's so nice. Around 10 that night, Emery got a bit hyper. It was so cute. Braun looked back at her and she had this huge grin on her face. We asked her why she was smiling so big and she told us,"I can't stop smiling!! I'm just so excited to go to Disneyland!"

She then tried to "wipe off her smile" because she said it was making her cheeks hurt! Oh I just love her!

We got lucky with our kids. They are RARELY awake before 9 and this trip was no exception! Which was a very good thing because Braun and I were dang tired from the day before.

We got all gussied up and went to do a little shopping.

My kids LOVE Nordstroms. What girl wouldn't I guess? They have at least 20 pairs of shoes tried on before we leave (which drives me nuts!!) but they sure get attention from everyone walking by.

Oh I seriously debated over these shoes. I LOVE them. Is the bow too big?? Gosh-I couldn't decide. Help me??

We went to CPK and vegged on salad and pizzas. Emerys pizza of choice is pineapple and olives. Eew.

The tostada pizza is AMAZING!!! I'd never tried it before and I loved it!

Got some dLush milkshakes! Holy amazing. Those sample people really got us on those ones!!

And while dad was taking forever in the bathroom, the girls had a little dance party.

Haha! I had to take a pic of our convo. I died laughing when I read Brauns text. He's so gross. ;)

The girls were zonked by the end of our day. I was too!

Braun was hoping he would get a nap in too but the second we drove into our KOA, Emery perked right up and was ready for swimming! Can ya blame her!? Our Utah winter has seemed Sooo long! It's about time we got some warm weather.

Oh jee whiz-gas prices are RIDICULOUS!!! $4.39 for Diesel. Not a good time to drive to a far away place, eh? Especially getting 8.7 miles to the stinkin' GALLON!

Excuse the dirty-ness of this but I saw it and had to laugh!! Dang true though.

Sea Worlds next!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

51% back on Magazines today!!

Okay sorry, one more deal post. I totally took advantage of this deal when it was on a while ago and I am so excited that it is here again! :) Are you guys members of eBates? It is a program that pays you cash back for doing online shopping just like you normally would. So like if you wanted to buy something from Old Navy, you would go to www.ebates.com and then from there, click on their Old Navy link. It opens up a 'ticket' to that store and you get a % of your purchase back. It is awesome!! So for todays deal, you get 51% back on your order from www.magazines.com which is AMAZING!!! You could order Parenting or Parenting Early Years magazines and get those high value diaper deal coupons that I posted about from Amazon. I think you get 22 issues of it for $5 after you get your cash back.

Here is a link to sign up for that too! Trust me on this one, you gotta do it! :)

2 Movie Tickets for $9!!

Ya'll gotta get in on this sweet deal! :) You can get 2 movie tickets for $9 on Living Social today. It has been going on for a few days but today is the last day! It is actually a Fandango gift card type deal so I am betting your local movie theater is on the list! :)

Click on this link HERE to get your tickets! Then lets all go on a massive date night to the movies! :)

The coupon class last night was awesome!! Thank you to everyone who came. It was packed and I loved it! :) If you missed the hand out and want it emailed to you, let me know and I will get it sent over to ya.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Well we are headed back from a
fun few days at the Sand Dunes! We packed up the trailer, 3 kiddos (Kendall came along) 2 dogs, Braun and I and a whole bunch of food and movies and headed out! We got a new fifth wheel before the winter and we have been itching to get out and use it!! ;)

We only got one MAJOR dent in Brauns truck this time. For heck sakes, last time Braun hit our house backing the trailer in. So surprisingly, his truck was a little better than our HOUSE and our BRAND new trailer!! When are we going to figure this camping shiz out?!?! Oh and no warm water worked AND we found out one of the pipes sprung a leak too which meant no showering either. Haha! It was still fun though. Let's just pretend I took pictures okay?

Like the picture I should have taken of Emery and Kendall trying to take her Barbie jeep up sand mountain. Yeah, that would have been a good one.

Once I realized I was sucking in the picture department, I snapped these two from breakfast this morning.

My kids kept saying over and over how much they love camping. Which made the dent, no warm water, no showering, etc. TOTALLY worth it. :)

Side note: This coupon class is going to be AWESOME!!! I can't believe how many people are coming. It's looking like about 25 so far which makes me a tad nervous but still, it's going to be awesome!! The more people the merrier! So come if ya can! :) Also, if you can't make this one, I have another one on March 24th for my Relief Society that you could come to as well!
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