Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bathing suit shopping...ewww

Sorry about the last post. I don't know why I have been feeling so sad lately. I figured that shopping might make me happy, but the only thing I need is a swimsuit. Last summer, I was pregnant and did not wear one at all. This year, my body is so different that none of my old suits fit me. I looked and looked and finally found a few that may look okay. I wanted a second opinion so please tell me which one you like best to help me figure out which one to buy. Thanks! And thanks to those of you who sent me happy e mails and comments. It meant a lot to me!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Feeling down

I have felt really down the past few days. I have had a bad ear infection, headaches and bad days. If anyone has anything nice to say or any good quotes or stories, please share them. I feel sort of bad for posting such a negative blog, but its how I feel. Feel free to call me or write me. I think I just need to get out of the house or something. Hopefully my next post will be on a happier note.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Blessing # 4...The Gospel!

I realized how much I take having the gospel in my life for granted. Quick story will tell you why I recognized how blessed I really am. So, for those of you who don;t know, Christian owns 3 homes which he rents out to people. The first house he bought turned out to be a huge mistake (a.k.a. learning experience)! The people living there are not honest or clean... may not even be legal. We don't know. So to make a long story short, he basically evicted everyone form the home about 2 months ago and we have not been back since, until last weekend. We expected to find an empty home since all utilities had been shut off long before. What did we find? Kids playing in the front yard, a home full of poo (people poo and dog poo), about 5 adults living there with their children, oh ya....and NEEDLES for drugs! At first, my reaction was pure anger. Then it turned into disgust. But after the cops showed up and I saw the children leaving with nothing but a single grocery bag filled with their belongings, I felt sad for them. It was not their fault that they were living in filth with no running water and drugs around them. This was the only life they knew. How did I get so blessed to have parents who actually cared about my
surroundings and worked hard to show us a good example? I never had to deal with my parents being in jail or on drugs. Instead, I had a family who held family home evening each week and went to church every Sunday! They taught me the gospel and I never really realized how blessed I was to actually be BORN into such a wonderful thing. I really feel bad for those children. Who knows where they will go or what they will see in their life. I wish that all parents cared enough about their children to teach them that they are children of God and should not have to live a dishonest life. At least I have my daughter that I can teach! Anyway, that is my thought for the day.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

8 years since prom?

I feel so old! My 2 younger brothers just attended prom and it reminded me of mine 8 not so long years ago. I went with my high school boyfriend, matt melvin. The night began not so well. I wrote in a previous post about how my mom did my hair daily... Well, my prom night just happened to fall on her college graduation day. Big deal right? Not to me! I could have cared less about the 10 hellish years it took her to get through papers, study for tests and do homework while raising 4 kids. All I cared was that she hurried home to do my hair for prom! When matt showed up to pick me up, I was in tears because my hair was in curlers and my mom was still not home! I imagined fluttering down the staircase looking stunning and having my boyfriend stare in awe at how beautiful I looked! Instead, I was a puffy eyed girl with a fro! My wonderful mother showed up soon after and fixed me up nicely. Without her, my whole night...and life would have been ruined! We then took a limo, along with our good friends, to rainbow lodge for a very expensive dinner. Every girl in our group ordered a salad, but matt knew me better than that! I got the venison with quail and lobster for an appetiser. Luckily he had saved up for the occasion knowing that I eat like a pig! The prom was spent dancing and waiting in line forever for prom pictures. I don't really remember the actual prom, because the real fun was after it. Maybe its a Texas thing, but after prom, we get locked into a "fun" place til 5 am. And it was fun...until one by one people started to pass out on the floors and benches of "fame city". We were literally locked in. There was an actual line by the door to get out of that place. There is only so much bowling and put put golf one can do in a single night. Anyway, you would think prom is over right? Wrong! In Texas, it is a weekend event. My mom made me come home and sleep while my friends got to stay at the hotel. Gotta keep the morals! I maybe slept for 2 hours before driving to the lake for skiing and knee boarding. At about 5 pm, I felt like I was in a cloudy dream from pure exhaustion. (has that ever happened to any of you?) I really felt like I was stuck in a dream and that nothing around me was real anymore! I told matt that I had to go home and sleep, so his parents drove out to get me while he, and the rest of my friends stayed at a hotel. The whole day still seems like a blur because I still can't tell what happened and what didnt. I was really that tired! Well, that was it! Maybe it was more magical and spactacular, but I have forgotten. Isnt it funny how when we are in high school it feels like there is no life outside of it, but once you graduate, it all seems so petty and small? Sorry for putting you all through my reminicing. At least it was fun for me!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fast Week

Is is just me, or did this week go by SUPER fast! I swear it flew by! I realized that I have not posted since last Sunday, but it did not seem like that long ago. Maybe it was because I was busy with Kennedy...or maybe it was because I lost track of the days this week. Anyway, this week was pretty uneventful until Friday. Christian got off work at noon, so we went to the Renaissance Festival. It was okay I guess. I was just happy to spend time as a family together. The jousting was pretty cool though. Looked pretty dangerous, but it was entertaining. For those of you who know me well, I am a bit morbid. : ) Since I was a little kid, I have always loved blood and guts. I used to ask my mom to read me the stories that had pictures of people holding knifes or of the plague. haha! Kinda scary hu? So I was hoping that maybe someone would fall off the horse during the joust, but no such luck. What, if they are dumb enough to do it, they deserve to get hurt right? Okay, maybe not. I am just mean. THe picture below is of Kennedy after a straberry slushie. She was a sticky mess!

On another note, I just had to add a pictue of Kennedy's toes. We went to see Iron man last night (good movie. I reccomend it) and we came back to find that Aunt Ashlee painted Kennedy's toenails pink. It was too cute!

Lat but not least, I need to write about blessing number 3 which is Kennedy! She can always broightn my day with just a smile! Sometimes when I put her down for bed, she stands up and laughs. No matter how tired I am, I have to get her back out and hug her cause she is too cute! I love how little things make her laugh like throwing shoes, jumping on the bed and looking out the window for daddy to come home. She is my little princess! Oh, and I forgot to mention that she LOVES playing drums with daddy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's day to all you mom's! Today, we went to go see great grandma K (great great grandma to Kennedy)and to cook her dinner. While we were there, we went to the park down the street and looked at the beautiful tulips and played on the swings. It was so much fun! I was so glad that it was warm today. It was the perfect day to sit outside and soak up the sun. I think my grandma enjoyed not being alone on Mother's day. She is so sweet and she enjoyed a good meal.
On another note, I am a big American Idol fan, so when I heard that David Archuleta was coming to town, I was so there!!! I packed up Kennedy and went to Murray high school which is about 5 miles up the road. There were like 9,000 people there, but it was SOOOOO fun! He even sang 3 songs for us. I was pretty close too. I could not get any close up pictures, but I video taped the whole thing, so maybe I will post that when I get a chance. It has been a pretty fun week!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

blessing #2

In my last post, I wrote about blessing 1, my husband. So now its time to write about blessing 2. Just so you all know, these are in no particular order. They are random blessings that I may notice at any given time. This week, I am thankful for books! I love to read and feel good when I can get a few moments to myself to read a good book. And I need to admit something... When I read twilight, I was honestly not that impressed! I had no real desire to read book 2 when I was done. Well, I finally started the second book and it is amazing! I am halfway done with it and I can't get enough! So I am now officially a fan. Its so fun to escape reality, even if it is just for a few minutes while Kennedy sleeps.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Back Home

Well, we are home from Texas. It is a little sad to leave my family and friends, but it is good to be home with Christian again too. My wish did not come true for warm weather. It actually SNOWED yesterday. It was so depressing! It is a bit better today though. I just wanted to post a few pictures from our trip so here they are! The bottom two pictures are of families that I grew up with in our ward. The Van Luevens and Lauren Flores and her baby Gabriel.