Fantasy Friday

I think I woke up in a fantasy today. I slept in, I didn't wake up until 8:20, and I didn't wake up to kids screaming, or whining, or fighting. I woke up to kids who had already eaten breakfast, even the little one because an older sibling helped (I didn't even mind that the milk was still on the counter, and the toaster strudels). Kids were happily on the computer, or watching TV together... It was good, the bad thing is it can only go downhill from here!

BTW, can I just say how happy all of your comments on the last post made me feel, you all rock!


I was tagged like a week or two ago, but I have been a slacker, so here goes:

Q: What were you doing 10 years ago?

Ten years ago I was 5 months pregnant (or so) with Andy, and I had a very active, energetic 17 month old named Chloe. We had just moved into this coffin that we still live in today, and where you will be able to find us 30 years from now. I was working at Suzanne's (my parents store at the Biltmore Fashion Park), and loving life. I honestly can't remember anything else. Sad, huh?!?

Q: What were you doing 5 years ago?

I had a 6 1/2 year old, a 4 1/2 year old, a 2 year old, and I was 3 or so months pregnant. I was working for the trailer parks by this time, because my dad had passed away, and we had sold Suzanne's. I was gearing up for summer, and probably excited for a great vacation to Newport Beach. I was still living in the coffin...

Q: What were you doing 5 months ago?

Barfing my brains out, making resolutions, took a family outing to the snow, dealing with pink eye, celebrating 13 years of marriage, celebrating Jon's b-day, working at the auction, doing laundry, dealing with sick kids, and I started Fantasy Fridays, living life... (BTW, if I hadn't have gone back and checked my blog, I would not have remembered half of that.)

Q: 5 things on my to-do list today:

1. Don't kill my children on the 1st day of summer break
2. Laundry
3. Don't kill my children on the 1st day of summer break
4. Eat lunch at some point
5. Don't kill my children on the 1st day of summer break

Q: 5 Snacks I enjoy:

1. Oreos and milk
2. Chocolate banana milkshake from Ruby's
3. Mint Chocolate Chip milkshake from 31 flavors
4. Chocolate Chip cookies
5. Brownies

Q: 5 things I would do if I became a billionaire:

1. Buy a beach house in Newport
2. Buy a new house for us
3. Pay off family's debt
4. Go on an outrageous Disney Cruise with my whole family
5. I guess I should say invest...

Q: 5 bad habits:

1. Doubting myself all the time
2. Not being tidy
3. Not being patient
4. Comparing myself to others
5. Feeling sorry for myself

Q: 5 places I have lived:

1. Guest house behind Kenny's house when we were newlyweds
2. Guest house behind our current house
3. Apartment on Longmore
4. Mom and Dad's house
5. Coffin we live in now

Q: 5 things people don't know about me:

1. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. It makes me mad when other people don't.
2. I freak out over 1st impressions, last night I made a bad one in front of Dorothy's friend I will never get that moment back!
3. I like creating new nail polish colors.
4. I still like to suntan, even though I know how bad it is for me! I just look so much better
with a glow!
5. I got a scholarship to ASU my freshman year for the Dance Program.

Q: 5 people I am tagging:

1. I never know who to tag, so anyone can do it that wants to!


Abort, abort!!!

You know how when a mission is going bad on spy or war movies, that is what I mean when I say abort!

I am officially in panic mode. I am about 13 weeks away from my due date, but with my pregnancies I am always early, so really I am about 10-11 weeks away from D-Day. I am freaking out. I have tried to explain to Jon, but he is not understanding. I am scared...

I really am scared that I don't have it in me to do it again. I am tired, and honestly I'm not that good at this motherhood thing. I try, I really do, but I have already screwed up 4 children, why on earth is Heavenly Father sending me another sweet spirit to send to the dark side?

By now I am usually ready, clothes, crib, diapers, name... We have a cradle, and a used stroller. That's it. I am also worried because I really am nervous I am going to be put on bedrest, if that happens, who is going to get everything ready? I have contractions all the time. They are a lot worse than with my others also. How am I going to keep my kids occupied this summer, do laundry, cook meals, clean house, do my job, etc... without going into labor?

This is just so weird for me, I love babies, I usually love being pregnant. I should be having the time of my life, so why does it feel like I am walking the Green Mile?

I know the instant I have Cinq (this might actually end up her name since my husband is still being an ass) in my arms, everything will be fine, but I don't know if I can wait that long. How many more breakdowns can I live through?

Man this is a downer, I am so sorry. On a funny note, I finally found out why crazy hair day is Andy's favorite day of the year. He loves taking a shower and seeing all the different colors running down the drain. What a kid! They were all super excited about today being the last day of school. I made treats last night for all of them to take, but I am kicking myself for not being on the ball with t-shirts, or pillowcases and markers. I didn't even buy them yearbooks this year. I know they will get over it, in fact I'm sure they already are, but I feel like a bad mom. Well I need to go and try o do something with my terrible hair, I need a cut sooooo bad, and I really want to get some color also. I do have a nice new shirt on, it is my favorite color green, and I love it. Let's see how long until I start contractions today, anyone for 10:30?


Crazy Hair Day

I have no idea why Buffy is making a pig face,
but this is the crazy crew before school
this morning...

I think the back of Andy's looks
like a peacock.

Cooper's sides looks cool

Nothing too exciting this year. I was just too tired to even think of anything new. So hair color and gel was all they got. They seemed pretty happy with the results though, so that is good!


Weekend Review

I was in a creative mood today,
so I broke out the beads and made this set.
I love that Seafoam color bead so much,
and I think it goes great with the brown.
Can't wait to wear it!

It was a busy weekend. I am so glad the weather was so beautiful! Saturday was our Mother's Day present to my mom, we had a family work day at her house. We were there at 10:00 in the morning and went home at about 8:00. We got a ton accomplished, and we actually had a lot of fun too. I was surprised at how much all the kids helped, I think Jimmy was the biggest pain that day!

That night we woke up to Andy barfing at midnight, I stayed up with him since Jon had a 7:00 am meeting. He was done by 6:30 in the morning, so it was nice that it didn't last long. At about 6:00 that night, it hit me. It hit me hard... I was so looking forward to it being over quickly, no such luck for me. I threw up well into Monday morning. I am surprised I didn't go into labor, it was one of the most miserable experiences of my life. It hit Buffy at midnight that night, but she only threw up once and was over, Hallelujah!

Jon worked super hard in our yard Monday morning because we have bulk trash pick up, and we have oleanders from hell. You should see the pile in our front yard. I got lucky and felt well enough to head over to my brother & sister in laws for a BBQ and some swimming. I only got my feet in, but the kids had a blast. I love summer, they were all so exhausted last night they fell asleep instantly.

Today was pajama day at school, and tonight we are going to a Diamondbacks game with Jon's office. The kids are super excited. I think I have done too much already, so I hope I can make it to night. I went to the mall today, then came home and swept and mopped the kitchen. I need to switch the laundry, but I am afraid I will collapse in the backyard! I have Declan and Joey over right now, so theboys are going crazy. I can't wait til they go home, and Jon is home.

I need to figure out what to do for crazy hair day tomorrow, and Thursday is the last day of school. The kids are so excited. I can't believe it is summer, it is going to be a long one!


Oodles of stuff

Coper waiting patiently in the back of the truck,
while Jon was loading up to go camping...

Actions shot of Cooper and Buffy
during the water ballon relay at waterday

Andy laughing about a water balloon
to the head...

Buffy & Salem cheesing it up

Joey, Abby & Cooper waiting for lunch

The girls before the talent show,
hopefully I can get the video to upload.

So I made it through another week. These are a few highlights from this week and last. We have a busy weekend ahead of us, and I am so happy that the weather is cooperating. I hope my body does! The kids are excited that they only have 3 days of school left, and next week we have Crazy Hair Day and Pajama Day, so they are thrilled. I have a billion and one things I want to try to accomplish today, so I've got to go. Hope you all take advantage of this amazing weather, and have a great weekend!

Fantasy Friday

My fantasy has come true today, look at this weather. I could not be happier about it! My windows are open, I froze when I went to the grocery store last night, it smells luscious outside... What a fabulous surprise!!!


R U joking?

110 today? You have got to be kidding me. I am sitting in my kitchen, melting as we speak. I truly don't know how I will survive this summer.

The boys got back from their campout, and all is well. Cooper has been super whiny, and I am ready to kill him, but I missed him so I will deal with it. I worked myself into pre-term labor on Saturday trying to get the house clean. By Saturday night it was a disaster, and I wanted to cry. I don't even know why I try.

We spent the weekend watching Indiana Jones, cooking, laughing, and having fun. It was our ward conference on Sunday, so I didn't have to teach, but I was asked to bring a dessert for YW. I would bring a dessert every week if I didn't have to teach. So Saturday night after the kids went to bed, I tried a new recipe for Blueberry bars. They were terrible. So I went to bed knowing that I was going to have to make something Sunday before church. I started on a Pina Colada Cake, but it wasn't the recipe I normally use, so I also made brownies as a backup in case the cake didn't turn out. The cake did turn out, I am bummed I didn't take a picture because it looked darling. So we have brownies at our house. Last night after dinner I had a craving for crepes, so we had that for dessert with FHE.

Friday I had to have gallons of blood drawn for many tests. One of them was the Blood sugar test, where you drink this stuff and your blood has to be drawn an hour afterwards. I told them what time, and they were very late. Then they bring in a student nurse to draw it. I was not a happy camper. She actually did good, i hardly felt it, but she forgot to bring a cotton ball to hold on top when she took out the needle. I am a gusher, when I donate blood, I fill it up in half the time it takes other people. So all of the sudden it feels like someone is pouring warm water on my arm, I turn to look, and my blood is dumping out all over me and the floor. Good times!

I just realized how late it is, i have to go get my makeup on so i can go pick the boys up from school. Tomorrow is water day, yippee (that is sarcastic). Only 7 days left of school, I can't decide if I am happy or sad...


Still here...

It has been a long week...

A week of:
  • 3 doctor's appointments
  • 1 trip to a blood lab, whilst trying to calm Andy, as they take gallons, I also have to keep Cooper and Declan occupied ( oh and did I mention that the lab was the stinkiest place I have ever been, I am so glad I had perfume in my bag to put under my nose)
  • 1 fieldtrip to Senior Center
  • 1 fieldtrip to Sunsplash
  • 1 fieldtrip to bowling alley
  • 1 PTA Meeting
  • 4 meltdowns (all by me)
  • 1 husband leaving with 1 son on campout, other son wasn't sure if he was feeling well enough
  • 1 son getting a ride this morning with CW, because he did feel well enough
  • 1 talent show at school
  • 1 enrichment night
  • 1 late night milkshake (Dorothy just knew I needed some attention last night at 10:00, I love that she didn't care I was in my garms)
  • 1 dinner with grandma
  • 7 serious Charlie Horses in my calves
  • 1 grandpa in and out for surgery, he is fine, Thank Goodness!
  • 1 Mother's Day celebration in Cooper's class
  • 1 Mary Higgins Clark book

Sorry I was MIA this week, hopefully next week will work out better! I think I am even too exhausted (physically & emotionally) to even dream of a fantasy today, check on me later, I might feel better after my appointment. Keep your fingers crossed that I go another pregnancy without gestational diabetes!!!


Fantasy Friday

I f I had my way, we would be on the road, heading to Newport Beach for the weekend. First thing we would do is eat here. This is the best in the world, there clam chowder and shrimp cocktail is great to get on the go for a picnic at the beach, and then after a long day at the beach, getting all cleaned up and waiting for a seat inside, you have to get the Halibut! While you are eating you fill out complimentary postcards to all your friends back home, and then you help yourself to the free salt water taffy on the way out.

I have been eating at The Crab Cooker every year summer since I was probably 8 or 9, but it doesn't look like it is going to happen this year. It's killing me! I have been craving seafood bigtime lately, so this is my fantasy today.



Things are crazy. I am trying to finally get caught up in my house, and I have work stuff, and church stuff, and kid's school stuff also... I am running around like a chicken with her head cut off. On top of that, Cooper is coming down with something, so we have a doctor's appointment today also.

On Monday Cooper and Joey showed up in the same outfit at school, they were so excited. When Joe came to our house I just had to get a picture of them.

I have a billion ideas, and I am trying to see if I can actually have one finished for Mother's Day, so wish me luck!


Girl's Night

So my fabulous mom tok my sister's and I out last night. We headed to Nordstrom's cafe for dinner, and then down all of the levels for some shopping. I was really hoping to find some fabulous shoes, but no such luck, the hunt is still on. I did, however end up with quite the loot. I ran out of my favorite perfume a few months ago, so I got a nice goodie box with Stella perfume, body gel and body lotion. Then we headed over to the MAC counter where we spent at least an hour. I got a makeover, and if you had seen me last night all you would have said was "Wowzer!" I was hot! So above are my goods.

My mom rocks, and honestly it is not because she bought me stuff. I would have just loved going out and being with her and my sisters. It was great that Katrina was able to come with us, I really miss hanging out with her. My mom is so amazing, and does so much for me and all of her children. She is the kind of mom I hope to be someday. She is the most understanding, and forgiving woman I know. She has been through so much, and her and I have been through some major things lately, and she has inspired me with her ability to love me unconditionally, and how she continues to do all she can for me. I don't know if I will ever be able to do for her, all that she has done for me!

Anyhow, I know that was sappy, but it needed to be said. I have lots to do today. Including trying to make fudge, since I failed miserably at my attempt yesterday. Wish me luck!



When I took that picture on my last post, I had a hard time deciding whether or not I should post it. I couldn't decide if it was gross, or weird, because my stomach is seriously not that big. So I am very glad that I got some positive comments, it made me feel much better about my decision!

If you only knew the process it took to actually get that picture, while I am trying to hold my giant orbs out of the way, and take the picture by myself. I can't believe how my stomach looks like the size of the earth, and it also looks like I am an Amazon woman. My feet look like they are 30 feet away. It kind of cracks me up.

So thanks again!

It was a busy weekend, and we got a lot accomplished, so I am very happy about that. Chloe and Andy got home from their trips safely, and had a great time. I am thankful to have everyone back at home and under the same roof again. I can't believe it is Mother's Day this week. I have to figure out what to do for my mom and mother-in-law. I am looking forward to Mother's Day surprises, and hope my husband is on top of it all. I am really hoping I can get my hair done this week sometime, oh that would be so nice! We'll see how it all comes together. Lots to do, so I will talk to you all later!


A view from above

Nice, huh?!?

Fantasy Friday

Getting a massage,
while someone is doing this at my house

A true fantasy!
Especially if he was the masseuse!!!

Sex and the City: Aidan and Carrie's Fight (warning, bad language)

This is one of my all-time favorite scenes from Sex and the City! 28 days till the movie, I can't wait!!! Hope the language doesn't offend anyone, and yes I love my Sex and the City! IF you hate me, then oh well.