Thursday, December 31, 2009


3....2....1....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (insert pots and pans banging, and kazoo noise hear)

What? It's too soon?

Ok well hears wishing you a Happy and SAFE New Year anyway!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Why I love January!

We are really looking forward to the new year. We see a lot of big changes a head of us, and hope they all work out. I love goal setting. I love writing our goals down. Personal ones and ones we can accomplish together and then working to achieve them! That is why I love January every year. Although it never last long, I am determined to make it last this year and so is Steve.

I think each year I find myself writing down so many goals to accomplish throughout the year and that is why they don't work out.. I am overwhelming myself with some many things to do and I am not able to focus on them all. This year is the year of health. We are vowing to become a healthier couple in a lot of different ways. I am very excited, and know we can do it especially if we work together and support each other. I have decided to start just month by month and not really focus on the big picture. we will make a goal each month Like " I will lose 6lbs in January" and work towards that. We are not going to look at the total we have to lose we are going to take it month by month and see how we do and make the improvements we need from there. We have a healthy eating and work out plan and we are both super excited to make this happen!

I can't wait to see how we learn and how we change and grow together. It will be a fun adventure for us

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thoughts from the cluttered mind of Katy....

I'm tired...all I want to do is sleep. I have no motivation to even go out anymore. Laying in bed sounds like paradise to me. I need to get out of this funk

It's a hard day today but a good day. Although I lost my brother 8 years ago today I gained a guardian angel at the same time. How many of you can say you are that lucky? yeah, I am blessed

I need to get off this Diet Coke kick... I don't WANT to, but it would be best. I have gotten to the point where I HAVE to have one every morning or I think I will die.. no joke

I love my husband so much!

Will I be a good Mom? I mean really? Maybe that is the reason I haven't been blessed with getting pregnant yet.. because Heavenly Father see's that maybe, I am just not cut out for that job.

Ok, the thought previous to that is stupid! I realize that!! SNAP OUT OF IT KATY!! It will happen... you will be great!

I wonder if I just have it my head that the dogs like to be dressed up...what if they really hate it and I am torturing them? If that is the case.. oh well :) It's worth it to see them lookin' so stylish and adorable.

MMMM.... Dinner with this cute girl! I can't wait!

What if I didn't have fingernails? What would my fingers look like...hmm?

Steve is so good to me, I don't know if I deserve him.

I am upset to find out that Macey's really doesn't have THAT great of deals on grocceries since it is litterally right next to my work. I guess I will start using Smith's again.

I want another Diet Coke

I Love my job, I am so grateful for it

I can't believe it's been 3 years that I have been married. Best 3 years of my life! I am so lucky/blessed. And yes, as you can see from my above comments my husband is on my mind A LOT!

Answering an upwards of A MILLION emails a day can get tiring, but I love my job!

*Ok I will stop, but just so you know I haven't even began to clean my cluttered mind out. There is still so much on my mind. I will save it for another day.*

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sweet Thang!

I am so in love with my new little Niece and I haven't even met her yet! Don't worry everyone, I get to meet her in 10 days!! I can't wait, and I am sure she is super excited too. After all, I will be her FAVORITE Aunt. It's a requirement :) (P.S. Thanks for letting me steal these pics for everyone to see Kim)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Back to school... kinda

So I really dislike school. I have such a hard time with tests, it causes me a lot of anxiety. Luckily, I have been on a break from school.. that is until I started this job. I have to take an appraiser course,USPAP. It's not too bad its 15 hours and I get paid over time to do it and they paid for the course. That's all great, but really? I didn't want to spend my holidays studying. Oh well, it's worth it right? I guess the extra over time money would be nice right now. That is a major plus

I will leave you now with a list of things I am greatful for since it seems like a pretty common thing to do right now, seeing as how its the Eve of Thanksgiving;

First, of course is my husband. I love him so much!
Diet coke
My family and in-law family (they have been there for me through so much)
My new job
Steve's job and his education
My puppies!!
Ice-I can't drink anything without ice
My health that is continualy getting better
AMAZING friends and neighbors
Thanksgiving music. Yes, this does exist. Don't believe me? I will sing some songs for you sometime.
My car
Adorable Nieces and Nephews
Nielsens Frozen Custard-even on freezing cold days
My guardian angel, Spencer

**I really have so much to be thankful for, so this is the condensed list**

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Weekend

I have been trying for months now to find a cute style for my hair. I got it cut today and I think I like this one. What do you think? Oh, and I got cute new glasses too! I am lovin' them.

Friday night my sister came over with some of my nieces and nephew. We had a great night. Shannon made us some amazing lemon chicken pasta with garlic bread and then we partied all night playing the Wii and Guitar Hero. I managed to snap a few pictures of the night which is pretty impressive since I rarely remember to take pictures. Please notice the dog bed that is being used my My niece. At least someone uses it. She fits perfectly in it I must say.

Oh how I love fun, relaxing weekends with my family. I love them so much!
Hope you all have had as good of a weekend as I have!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


I love my new job! I don't think updated much on that so here ya go.... I love it! I love all the new things I am learning, I love the people I work with, I love my new keyboard they bought me :), I love the flexibility I have here, I love the area in which my job is located and I could go on and on. I am so thankful that Heavenly Father answered my prayers and blessed me with this job. He knew I really needed this change.

In other news, well, there is no other news really. I'm just excited for the weekend, glad we have power back in our bedroom, and excited for FHE Thanksgiving on Sunday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Too soon my friend, too soon

Christmas music BEFORE Thanksgiving to me is wrong. I am tired of it already, especially since the radio plays the same song every 5 minutes. The differnce is its just sang by differnt people. It's still annoying. They need to stop. We don't even get a chance to focus on Thanksgiving with all this christmas music around us. Maybe, I am just a scrooge.. that is a very large possibility!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Really?! (sorry if this is gross to some of you)

So I received an email from my friend today who informed me that the most searched item on Google in the past hour is "Why won't my parakeat eat my diahrrhea?"

Really? People are wanting to know that? That is insane. It made me laugh and almost throw up all at the same time. People need to get a life!

I have a posted a link HERE to an ariticle on it just incase you want more :)

P.S if you were one of those people who searched that and made it so popular... please, delete me from your contact list ;)

P.S.S Go to google and type in "why wont" and see what the first option is.. its great!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I am so thankful for good friends. I had a friend of mine on my mind ALL day long today. So I made some cookies and took them to her and her cute family. I kept thinking "there must be some reason why I keep thinking of her, she must need something"
I don't know if she needed anything really, but the long talk we had about a lot of things ended up really helping me. I must have been the one needing something. I am so thankful for great friends who live so close to us. I know now, that we moved out here for a reason. We needed people like this in our life!

Thanks for letting me drop by so unexpected to chat!! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Guest

Dear little grey mouse,

You're gross! Honestly, did you really have to crawl up my wall and then up my door and wait there for me to come home? And did you really have to sit there on my door, for 5 minutes, watching me scream outside when all I wanted to do was go inside? I really didn't like that and would appreciate if you did not make your presence known around me again. I know it's cold outside, and I am sorry you have to live in that but please find someone else to scare.

Please don't try to come in my house. You are not welcome there and just incase, I have killer dogs!! Beware!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My Boys!

I came home from an amazing night with Caity Squared (For Real!) and found my two favorite boys... snoozing away. I wonder what they are dreaming of? I love my boys!!

P.S. Yes I know, techincally Tucker is not sleeping but he was until he heard my camera turn on. He HATES when I take pictures of him... almost as bad as his daddy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween and Lazy Day's

Neices & Nephews in costume

Kylie... I mean Dorothy


El día de los muertos at John & Bonnie's

Mmmm..... Donuts!

It was a lazy Sunday,

loungin' in hoodies and napping.
Overall, we had a fantastic Halloween weekend. Great food, fun and friends! Hope you all had a great one too!!


So, I have been thinking a lot lately and have decided I want to make my blog private. There are a lot of things in our life I don't feel everyone needs to know so that being said.. if you would like to continue reading my blog send me your email address so I can add you :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I'm Walking on Sunshine. whoaaa!

I just got great news today. I received a job offer from an interview I had yesterday. I am happy to say I accepted and will start with Asset Evaluations Services on Nov 6th. I can't wait to start this new job and learn something new. I'm so glad I was patient and waited for the right one. This has amazing benefits and will put my skills to great use. So basically I have been floating all day long. Oh and dancing and singing. I will be sad to leave some of my closest peeps at Select Health but at least I made friendships that last beyond the work doors. I couldn't be any happier today!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ugly Sweater's and Snow

All this snow and cold weather brought back some memories of Christmas time. I really want to do an Ugly Sweater party this year. About 2 years ago our friend Summer threw an AWESOME ugly sweater party. Steve's was so ugly but it is hard to tell because, well.. he is just so good lookin'. I better start planning mine now, and you all better get your ugliest sweater ready.

Side note: I did not win, but I should have. I had the ugliest sweater on ever that came from my Mom's closet. (no offense Mom) :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Positive Energy!!

OK, let's turn this around. I really am not a negative person. I have been going through some hard stuff but need to be positive now, so to help me here is a list of postive thing's in my life that far out weigh the negative, which I am so thankful for.

My husband-who brought me dinner, diet coke and flowers to work on Friday since I had to work late. What could be better than that.

Family- I have such a wonderful supportive family and family in-law. I don't know what I would do without them all!

Diet Coke- enough said

My doggies-Although they drive me crazy most of the time, nothing better to come home to then 2 dogs that couldn't be happier to see you.

My home- So greatful that I have a warm home, especially as it is getting colder. I am so blessed

My job- It can be very challenging for me....a lot of the time but I am still greatful to have a job, a steady income especially when there are millions who don't.

Pop-Tarts- They just know how to hit the spot

Winco-they provide a chaotic shopping experience but it make's my wallet happy, which in turn makes me happy!! Woot!

Internet- to stay in touch with people and to provide endless hours of farming fun on facebook.

The Gospel-it provides me with the strength I need on a daily basis. It's my rock and foundation

The Temple-You can not find another place on this earth that can provide such happiness and peace as the Temple, It has amazing power.

Movie Theatre Popcorn-Just another item I can never get enough of

My new winter coat-I LOVE it!

My Mother-who provided me with this new winter coat. Thanks Momma!! xoxo

I have an amazing life! I really do!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Accountability...what's that!?

The obligation to demonstrate and take responsibility for performance in light of agreed expectations. There is a difference between responsibility and accountability: responsibility is the obligation to act; accountability is the obligation to answer for an action.

Accountability, I know how to take accountability for things. It is something I think I am very good at.

Defensiveness, is something I am good at as well. I get defensive very easily. I can admit that, I know I do it and it’s something I am working on.

Patience, each day I am working on this and can say I have improved on this a lot. I stay calm in situations and try to look at it from both sides.. that is until I hit my limit. There comes a point when I just can’t do it anymore, can’t deal with someone and I explode. Does that happen to anyone else? Or am I alone in this?

Today I am feeling like I am alone in this. Maybe what happened was my fault? I am running through the scenario in my mind trying to think of how I could have handled this situation better. I could have not gotten defensive. I stayed calm.. at first. Does walking away from the situation count as staying calm? I think so. So what else? I didn’t point fingers, I took accountability for my actions, but at the same time defended them because really? Who deserves to be called out, put on the spot in front of everyone, including management for something that wasn’t even about that person. Don’t attack me and expect everything to be ok I would NEVER do that and would expect an adult like her to never do it as well. I guess that was my first mistake. Having an expectation, that in the work place, we are all adult enough to handle problems respectfully and in a good manor. That is obviously something that has been proven to me to over and over in the work place to be false. No matter your age, there is always going to be high school drama especially when you spend 40 hours a week with people. I realize you all you don’t understand what’s going on and that’s fine, I guess I’m just needing a place to write my thoughts. Sadly, I am sure you can all relate to one point I post about today.
How do I render this problem? How to I change my thoughts of not showing up for work again…just leaving and saying nothing? I want so BADLY to be that person. That person to just say “enough is enough!” “peace out” etc. and just not show up. But I can’t do that. It’s not who I am. There are good people at my job, people I don’t want to disrespect by doing that. So I will stick it out. I will show up tomorrow morning. But I am not happy and I hate that. I hate being so unhappy. I miss the happy Katy I used to be……

The count down begins to Carrie Underwood's new album Play On which will be released Nov. 3rd. Her first 2 albums have not disappointed, so I have high hopes for this one as well. For somebody who didn't even care for Country music before getting married, I'd say I'm coming along. I'm really enjoying her new single "Temporary Home" Check out the MP3 here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baby Face

I can't get enough of this little boy!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Paper Belly-Shirt

So, in a previous post I talked about a job I was interviewing for. I was offered that job but had a horrible feeling so I didn't take it. Immediately I felt better. Well, I have still been applying for different jobs and had an interview today. Boy, was it the strangest one ever.

I'm going to start off with a story of me being sick to set the scene;

I am always sick. Once I am over it, its only a matter of a couple weeks before I get sick again. Its pretty annoying, not to mention physically and emotionally draining. I have been to see pretty much every specialist you possibly can and thought as of Friday I was out of luck. That there was no one out there to help me with how often I get sick. I was then told to see a Pulmonary Dr to help with this HORRIBLE cough I keep getting. I made and appointment on Friday with Dr. Julie and scheduled an appointment for today at 11:45. So now that I have set the scene for you, here is where it gets interesting.

Like I said before I have been looking and applying for other jobs.2 weeks ago Steve was looking at the news paper and had a feeling to go to the job section where he found a posting for a medical receptionist for CCI Medicine. Great, sounds like something I would enjoy doing so I applied, sent in my resume and waited. Yesterday afternoon I got a call from a Dr. asking if I would like to interview today at 1pm. I quickly said yes and got directions. When I hung up the phone I then got another call from that same number. I thought it was weird. It was the front desk receptionist calling to confirm my Dr Appointment today. Hmm... I put 2 and 2 together and figure out I have a Dr. Appointment with Dr Julie at 11:45 and at 1pm the same day I have an interview with Dr. Julie. I laughed so hard. I couldn't believe that coincidence.

Fast forward to today. I got up, picked out an out a outfit to wear that was extra nice for my Dr appointment since technically that was really my 1st impression. I curled my hair even. I wanted to make sure she immediately thought well of me. I brought a different, nicer outfit to change into after my appointment for my interview. Well...The Dr. walked in and said, "I recognize your name, don't we have an interview scheduled today?" I said "Yes, we do, Quite the coincidence." she smiled and said " well lets just combine the interview with your appointment"
Ok, that's fine. We can do my check-up then get down to business. The Dr. does her thing and then last part is that I had to take the top half of clothes off and put the paper shirt thing on.. which is like a belly shirt and impossible to put on without tearing it. I put the paper belly shirt on and waited for her to come back with my belly hanging out and my right breast as well. It wasn't the most comfortable thing, but hey, she is a professional she will forget my body for the interview right:)

Wrong! You may be asking yourselves "what? why would your Dr. NOT forget about your body?" Oh maybe because right after my exam, in my paper belly shirt she said" OK, lets start the interview" I froze, I didn't know what to do. I know, everyone is gonna say, " Katy, you are crazy! why on earth would you not asking if you could put your shirt on?" well, I don't know the answer to that. All I know is that I panicked, didn't know what to do and proceeded with my interview basically shirtless. Just hanging out!
Not only did my Dr. interview me, she asked all the other Dr's in the clinic to take the time to interview me as well. Oh and let me know forget that the Nurses and Receptionist were included in this group of people who basically got to see my goods. I am being honest here, and not over dramatizing it. This is really what happened. The interview ended and I got to put my shirt and bra back on. Talk about uncomfortable!!

I never thought I would have an interview like that. At least it makes for a good story...maybe a good story to tell at parties.
If I get the job my co workers all got to see me in a way I never thought they would.

I feel really good about the interview overall. I feel they really liked me and what I had to offer. So I would be surprised if I didn't get offered the position. Even more surprised now that they have seen how amazing I look....

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I believe- That we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I believe- That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I believe- That it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe- That you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them
I believe- That you can keep going long after you can't.
I believe- That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe- That money is a frustrating thing
I believe- That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time!
I believe- That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry.
I believe- That no matter how much you are hurting, the world doesn't stop for grieving
I believe- That we are responsible for who we become.
I believe- That just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Miracles Do Happen

My sister Kim has been wanting a baby for so long now. She has had a lot of medical problems that she was told would prevent her from ever having children. So when we got the call in December from her telling us she was pregnant it was almost unbelieveable. It took her 7 years to get pregnant. Well, as of today it became very real. My new niece Olivia Marie Delgado was born at 12:29 am in Seattle Washington. I wish so badly I could be there but until we can go I will just enjoy getting pictures like these throught the day, every day :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ol' School Nintendo

So last Saturday we stopped by a yard sale close to home, and lo and behold they've got an old school Nintendo NES system (the original 80's gaming icon of the universe) with a box of games for $5. Without a second thought, we did the only logical thing and snatched it up. I'd forgotten how ridiculously fun the NES is. I rounded up another 20 or so games from our old machine growing up that broke, and the game tour was immediately replenished. It brings back some great childhood memories... blowing in the games, taking them in and out trying to avoid the blue screen of death. I'm almost certain this is brining us the most entertainment we've gotten out of 5 bucks probably ever, not to mention how productive it is. Play on!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday, Monday!

I need a laugh today. Today is for sure one of those Monday's that nothing goes right. Well, I wouldn't say nothing but It sure would be nice if today was over with. Can someone make that happen?
-Thanks, The Management!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Something New

I have been with Select Health for 3 years. I have been with IHC for 5 years. I don't know exactly what it is, but Im really looking for something new. Im tired of answering phone calls day in and day out. I used to LOVE my job. I loved everything about it. I now come to work miserable, not happy to be there at all. I hate that feeling. I want to love the job I do. So, I have been looking for a new job and have an interview today with a place 5 minutes from my house. I hope that it is a good job, and that I am offered it so I can learn something new and have job that I love once again. Wish me luck!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


This is the first time that I have really talked about this but I wanted to post this picture. I had never seen it before Steve bought it for me. You see, Steve and I have been trying for a family for a while now and obviously there has been no success. I have a lot of doubt as each month passes where I am not pregnant but Steve never seems to give up. He is my rock! He bought this picture below and said that he wants it for the nursery that we will have one day. I thought it was absolutely perfect. I am so thankful for my strong husband. He keeps me going when times are rough. I don't know what I would do without him. I can't wait for the day I can display it in my nursery!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Take me out to the ball game!

So I absolutely LOVE softball. Everything about it. What do I love more? That my adorable nieces are now loving softball. I have always wanted to go and coach them but I havent had any time. Im hoping for this next season to be able to do that. These above are a few pictures of my oldest niece Anna, playing softball.. I hate how she is growing up so quickly. She will be 12 this year by the way. Ugh, im geting old!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I say..

Say what you need to say, do what you need to do,
and be what you have always wanted to be.
Just because.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Keep her in your Prayers Please!!

I just found out that a friend of mine is very ill. She has a bacterial infection that has made her loose her sight and hearing. Doctors do not see that coming back. The infection is drug resistant and to top it off she is pregnant. In her second trimester. I know that many of you may not know her but if you could keep Nicole Purcell, her husband Wes and her son Charlie in your prayers. I know she could use all the help she could get!

(Thanks Michelle for updating me on Nicole)

We love you Nicole and we will continue to pray for you and your family! Please get better, we don't want to loose you!!!

Love? or Need?

LOVE this bag!

Although I don't shop that often and when I do it's mostly online I would love to have this bag. Because I don't shop enough I think I NEED this bag to make me want to shop more and have reassurance that my hands would be comfortable. Now that I have justified this bag I think the answer to the title of my question is I love AND need this bag. 'nough said!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Day!




Monday, July 6, 2009

Today I....

-Worked 11 hours with no lunch

-Went walking/jogging in the 90 degree weather (where I was told I was a fast jogger) really? haha

-Went to 1 hour of water aerobics

-Oh and put a tennis shoe on BOTH feet when I was jogging. (Im just so impressed. I may be talking about this for a while)

-Ate a healthy dinner

-Cuddled with my adorable Hubby!

*This may not seem like a lot, but I sure feel like I accomplished a lot today and can't wait to do it again tomorrow. Thanks for humoring me in my excitement!!

4th of July Weekend

-Family and Friends
-EXTREMELY large ward being split! wahoo!!
-Sleeping in
-Mosquito Bites
-Wearing BOTH shoes

These are just a few things the 4th of July brought to us. I hope you all had a great holliday weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

And the Service Will Continue

A friend sent me this blog and it brought me to tears. It is the sweetest, sadest thing I have seen in a long time. As I read through her experience, her life, I realized I knew some of her relatives. How sad I feel for them. The blog is check it out if you want but be prepared for tears.

In one of their posts the Mom posted a quote her brother said to her that really hit me. it said

"you can see why God allows us to live in an imperfect world, because it allows us all the opportunity to serve. And when we serve we are becoming more like our Savior"

Service has always been one of the most important things in my life. I have made it a point to serve my friends, family and all those around me. I always feel my best when I am serving others. I don't make it a point to do something for someone and then sit there and wait for a "Thank You" or something in return. I don't care about those things. So why is that as of lately I have been having a hard time with this. Ok, let me clarify. I don't have a hard time serving, it's that recenlty I was told that I am self-fish, and ungiving. I don't give my time or talents and basically put myself before everyone else. It was really difficult for me to hear. I have always had a problem where I don't put myself, and my happiness before others. I make sure others are taken care of first so It was really hard for me to hear. I can't get it out of my head and I'm dwelling on it. It has made me almost want to stop helping people, but then I can across this scripture today which has quickly changed my thoughts.
In Matthew 25:35-36 it reads “I was hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me”
Before reading this what I really wanted to do is not serve. Not be there for people. Not drop everything in an instant to help family and friends. But that is not me. I would be absolutly miserable if I couldn't serve. So instead I made a goal to just serve even more. If someone out there is thinking that Im not doing enough, I will work harder to show them how muchI care. I'm not going to lie, this has taken me oh, a good week to figure out. It's sad that it took so long, but it also gave me the opportunity to really read and study and pray hard about the importance of service.

That being said I want to thank everyone of you for all you have done for me. You all have served me in one way or another and I am so thankful for you in my life. I hope that if there is anything I can do I can inturn serve you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Virtue of Patience

"Sure as the world rotates, and
day changes to night
Just as the hands of the clock spin continually,
I stand still."

One of my favorite patience quotes is taken from Psalm 27:14. "Wait on the Lord and be of good courage, and he shall strengthen the heart."

Patience is an essential character trait that we all need to develop. But waiting for anything to happen drives me crazy. When I want something so badly it's hard to just sit and wait for it to happen. I do realize things happen in the Lords time. This is a such a difficult thing to try to understand, but I am trying. I know that I am where I'm meant to be right now in my life. It may not be exactly where I want, but everything happens for a reason, right? I hope so!

Friday, June 12, 2009

3 Years Into Forever

I realize it's already been said below, but yesterday was 3 years from mine and my sweethearts first date. It was supposed to be spent at the 311 concert (romantic I know), but for fear of sitting in wet grass in the rain sold our tickets on KSL for twice what we paid. We ended up going for din din at Katy's favorite Mexican spot and a movie which made for a very enjoyable evening.

Katy needs her own word to describe her. Wow! She's so smart, funny and charming. I fall more and more for her on a daily basis. My life 3 years ago was so different with much less direction. She gives my life purpose, meaning, and happiness! So much has happened in 3 years, but there's still so many more happy moments and struggles to come, and nobody I would rather experience them with. Happy 3 year "Lover's Anniversary!"

"We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness." - Ellen Goodman

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June or December?

Steve and I had our first date on June 11th, 2006. We took a walk through a park (which is now "our park") and talked for hours. So today marks our 3rd year of being together! I kind of want to start celebrating our wedding anniversary on this day because December is such a busy, hectic month its hard to plan anything or really make time for that anniversary. Especially if we wanted to go do anything seeing as how all our money in December goes to buying gifts for friends and family. Because this is just a spur of the moment idea we probably wont start celebrating in June til next year, but I am going to have a few surprises for him today. Nothing big but just to show him how happy I am to be married to him. What do you think? Do you think its a good idea or a bad idea to celebrate our anniversary in June instead of December? I cant beleive how fast time has gone by. It doesnt seem like its been 3 years already.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Official!

Yep! Today is officially one of those days I just want to scream and pull my hair out! Ever had one of those days? I hope I'm not the only one for the sake of my sanity. But I also hope you will say "no, never had a day like that" because they are not fun! The only thing keeping me going is Dairy Queen and my cute Husband! He spent his lunch hour driving to get me my favorite shake to cheer me up.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Oh what do you do in the Summertime?

Things that I am looking forward to:

*My Sister's baby shower

*Camping, camping and more camping

*The 4th of July

*St. George trip in July

*Getting some new rollerblades

*Learning how to fish with Steve

*Growing my hair out long (this is taking forever)

*Being able to wear a real shoe and work out again

*311 concert this Thursday

*Playing on a softball team in August

*Spending as much time as possible out in the sun this Summer

What are you looking forward to this Summer?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I saw this TAG and thought it would be kinda fun and I'm a boring person with nothing else to blog about. But first, a small update. I am back at work now. Yeah I went from a blog about just getting stitches out to now back at work. Im a slacker in the blogging area I guess. Anyways, I started back on Monday. Its really good to be back even though today I find myself in a lot of pain. I can deal with it though. Only 5 more hours til I can go home today.
Other news? well not really anything. Steve is still work harder than anyone I know, while still trying to help me out with everything he can. He is truly the BEST husband ever. I am so greatful for him. I did find out today that I am gonna sing in the Stadium Choir at the Stadium of Fire with a friend. Im so excited. I love singing and think this will be such a great experience that probably only happens once. So Im really excited for that. Im even more excited about that because I have always wanted to go there on the 4th of July but never have. I hope its a great show this year. Thats about it.. here is the TAG now.

1. Did you date someone from your school? Yeah, I dated Adam and Jake
2. What kind of car did you drive?1994 Chrysler Lebaron. Looked just like the drivers ed cars. Loved it!
3. Did you pass your driver's license test on the first try? Yeah, it wasn't hard
4. Were you a party animal? Not really.. my friends and I had parties.. but they weren't wild by any means.
5. Were you considered a flirt? Probably.. cause I was.
6. Did you play in band, orchestra, or choir? I sang in choirs all through High School
7. Were you a nerd? Not at all
8. Were you on any varsity teams?No, I quit basketball and softball when it stopped being fun and too political
9. Did you get suspended/expelled?No but my senior year I hardly ever went, and if I went I would ditch class.. so I technically should have been.
10. Can you still sing the fight song?Heck yes I can. Im singing it right now. If only you all could hear me.
11. Who were your favorite teachers? Mrs. Baron
12. Where did you eat lunch? At Jenny Grass house pretty much every day. We made our own pizza pockets all the time with the sandwhich maker. MMM
13. What is your schools full name? Murray High School
14. School mascot and colors? Spartan - aka gay warriors and the colorsOrange and Black (like Halloween), best school colors ever
15. Did you go to Homecoming and who with? Yes with freaking Mike Wellington and Adam Ferrero twice
16. If you could go back and do it again, would you? Humm - I'd rather not go back and relive it. But if I had to - I would.
17. What do you remember about your graduation? Its was a very mixed emotion day. I did really enjoy most parts of high school and made incredible friends that I was sad to leave. Luckily a lot of us have kept in touch.
18. Were you in any clubs? Clubs? Um.. no.
19. Who was your prom date? Adam Ferrero
20. Are you planning on going to your 10 year reunion?I would imagine so
21. Did you have a job while in high school? Yes, I worked as a night supervisor..sort of at Naborhood Bakery in Gardiner Village.
And now I tag the rest of you that think this would be fun to complete about your own high school.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So Fresh and So Clean

Ahhh! Stitches out and I'm all sorts of happy. Mostly because of the AMAZING shower I was able to take tonight... with both legs in I might add. I love feeling clean! It's pretty much the best feeling in my opinion. So here are a few pictures of, well, me after my first full body
shower in 3 weeks :) and then some of my feet. 3 weeks down, only 5 to go!

I don't think I could have a bigger smile on my face
Im pretty sure all of you are wishing you had as cool as shoes as me. This is what I am wearing currently. Jealous?
Ok so a shot of both of my feet. Im proud to say you can see my bones in my feet and my ankle bone. It's amazing. They have been swollen for who knows how long. Pretty much years. Im glad my toes are not looking like little sausages now.

Here is the incision, scar on my right foot. Its been the most part of my recovery, and why its 8 weeks. Thank you toe! Its pretty long and my foot is oh so dry. I cant wait til I dont have to have it all bandaged up so it can get some air.

And this is how I be gettin' around these days. I have become PRO at the wheelchair and Semi- Pro at the crutches. Its an adjustment for both but I'm glad Im getting the hang of it.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Little Things

We all take things for granted. Basic things, simple things. It's normal, isn't it? You live in a routine, for the most part, and the more routine, the more dependable the thing is, the more you stop noticing it. For instance, you don't really notice each time you take a breath, do you? You expect your heart and your lungs to just work for you each day.

Routine can be good like that. It can, at its best, free up you're mind. I like routine. No, actually, I have recently come to realize that I crave routine. I crave being able to wake up at 5 am each morning, showering, picking out something to wear. making my lunch, kissing my husband goodbye, driving to work, etc. You get my point. I know it's only been 2 weeks since my surgery, but each day it leaves me lying in bed, doing nothing. I have a lot of time to think, which brings me to my post today..I take too much for granted.

Health is something that too many of us take for granted. And if we don't take it for granted we don't pay it the respect it deserves. We just assume our body will move when we command it to. We assume that and we take it for granted. Really.

I have probably another 5-6 weeks to go lying here and I hope that this experience leaves me with a thankful heart and mind. And not to take for granted my ability to walk, or run, or breathe. I'm very thankful for the body I have been given. I have my challenges but I am thankful for them. I think they make me stronger and a better person. At least I hope that's the case.

You can't live your life taking note of every single thing. But every now and again, examine your world,your life and realize how good you have it.

And just remember, like Good Charlotte sings "Little things made me who I am today."

The little things,
little things they always hang around
the little things
little things they try to break me down
the little things
little things they just wont go away
the littles things
little things made me who i am today

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I love my families :) I hope you enjoy the random photos as much as I did.

"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there." ~Barbara Bush