Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Oh my gosh! I'm watching Ellen and balling my eyes out. Like literally SOBBING! LOL And realized how silly I'm being and started cracking up.

I would say that hormones are definitely in play here! lol

Don't get it

Sometimes.....I just. don't. get. family.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Craving Shrimp

I just had my first food craving. I am really wanting some shrimp, it seems so silly that these symptoms can start so early!! It's really quite amazing and I'm really thankful for them because it keeps reminding me that things are going well!

Though, Mike made me lobster tail the other night and I think I'm craving shrimp now because of it. Which is weird, cuz I normally steer clear of shrimp. It gives me migraines and occasionally makes me nauseas. Though I know they recommend the consumption of shrimp for healthy development of little baby!

Okay so seriously:!! I can't get anything done. I am soooo distracted because the ONLY thing I can think about is baby!!!! And its so weird to say out loud. When I talk to Mike about it, it's like it really sinks in more everytime that we're now talking about a real baby, it's no longer just a hypothetical one! AHH!!!

Do you know I have to seriously focus on being disciplined because if it were up to me, we would have already ordered a crib and all the matching furniture as well as the bassinet this week. HAHA!!! I'm so serious too! I can't even knit, I'm so obsessed with baby stuff and looking up articles online, reading my book, and baby shopping! ALREADY!!!

Remember how I always said I would feel really bad for everyone that's a part of my life when we had kids? Because if I'm this crazy about my dogs and can't quit talking about them and taking pictures of them, what could I possibly be like with human children? I think I already feel bad for all those people because I'm realizing this prideful, over-sharing, crazy behavior starts with the pregnancy.

So I apologize to you in advance!! :) ha!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I have the most adorable husband!

He's been so absolutely adorable and sweet since we found out!! Just hours after I told him, he started peeling and feeding me oranges so that I was getting my vitamin C. I also had somewhere to be that evening and he told me maybe I should have someone come and pick me up (it was snowing out and he had to work). Isn't that so cute!??? And super sweet!

Every day since, he's asked if I've taken my vitamins and eaten any fruit that day. :) And every day so far, he's cut up apples and brought them to me :)

I can't quit grinning and giggling because it's so cute!! And I seriously think its so so so sweet and I absolutely LOVE seeing this nurturing side of him :)

ETA: I forgot to add: I asked him to run out for a couple of last minute groceries and while he was out to also get some fruit. THIS is what he came home with. HAHA!!

I think I have enough for awhile now :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas!!!!

So Mike and I had quite the surprise for Christmas this year!

Yup you saw that right :) Don't worry, I blew it up for you just in case you missed it!

We got to call all of our family and friends and let them in our big Christmas surprise! I know that a lot of women wait until they're through their first trimester and I have NOOO idea how they can keep such a huge secret for so long! I just waited until I saw my family doc to take a blood test and confirm the pregnancy. I'm only 5 weeks and can't keep my mouth shut!! It wasn't planned exactly how I had anticipated, but I am still bursting at the seams with excitement! I was freaked out and wayyy emotional the day I found out. But nervousness has not even crept back in because I'm so filled with eagerness!

This puts our due date approximately around Sept 1st, but I won't know for sure until my first OB exam late next month.

Merry Christmas!!!!

I just wanted to shout it from the roof top and I'd say blogging is the closest I'll get :) haha

ETA: This would also explain why I have not been updating on my P90X progress. It's too intense a workout to do during pregnancy, though I fully intend on maintaining a workout schedule throughout.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Week 6, Day 3.

So last week we had a Christmas party in SLC for the Railroad. It was fun. Mostly just to get out of town and go shopping, eat good food and get all dressed up! Also, it is SO refreshing to see people dressing fashionably. Cute shoes, trendy sweaters, awesome bags...everywhere! In Elko, if I dress up..??!! Everyone stares. I mean everyone, they look at you like you're crazy and like its obvious you're not from around here. I hope its always obvious that I'm not from around here. Because if I DID fit in??? I think my friends might disown me ;) ha!

Anyway I'm off my point. I was SO good about working out in the hotel and not missing my P90X workout. I brought my dvds and weights with me so that I wouldn't have an excuse! And then I got home and was just exhausted that I crashed for 2 days. In the last week I have skipped 3 days of working out!!!

But tonight I think I found my motivation again. I had to sit down and go over all the reasons why this is important to me and then go look at pictures :) Of myself and others that have already seen amazing results.

SO. I really hope I only fell off the bandwagon for one week and can stay on from here on out. Though Christmas is coming up....eek. I've been great about working out (with the exception of this week), but eating right? I haven't been so great at. :) tee hee

Friday, December 4, 2009

So I sent a post from my cell phone and it translated to gibberish. Oh well.

Here's what it was supposed to say:

You guys should be SUPER proud of me!! We're on a company paid trip and I just spent the last 1.5 hours working out. At the Hilton. I KNOW!! I should be getting a massage :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

P90X: 30 Day Results.

I've reached my first 30 days!! (Well 28, but whatever).
I totally slipped big time during Thanksgiving. I tried to be good, but do you KNOW just how hard it is when there are so many pies, cakes, breads, laying around?? At least the turkey is healthy :)(until I smother it in gravy *sigh*) On top of that I completely forgot to workout. Not that it would have mattered we had company ALL day, so I probably couldn't have slipped it in anyway. So I doubled up and then felt awful for a couple days and had to double again.

SO, what I'm trying to say is...I had a really bad week and am trying to throw every excuse I can at ya :) lol

Here are my before and after pics just from the first month. It's not HUGE results, but definitely enough to keep me motivated. My belly and legs are slimmer and check out my arms!!! I have muscles!!! I've never been toned, so at the end of 90 days I doubt I'll have a 6 pack, but I can't wait to see what happens! Maybe the fat rolls will stay disappeared when I sit :) (Oh yeah....the boobs are smaller too. The one place you wouldn't mind keeping the fat lol)

ETA: If I look PO'ed in the first picture, its cuz I was :) LOL

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

I have pies baking in the oven in preparation for tomorrow. For the last 3 years I've cooked the entire Thanksgiving (and Christmas) meal myself. And I LOVE doing it!! As cheesy as this may sound, I put a lot of love and thought into cooking this meal, making sure every dish is especially good and that everyone's favorite is laid out on the table. I can't wait to get started super early in the morning!

This year I am especially thankful to have my husband home. But this year I'm also feeling especially emotional. As I'm getting the pies baking, I'm having flashbacks of the last few years of festivities. And...I miss my family. Since Mike and I have been married, Thanksgiving has sort of been our holiday to spend with our dads. I miss hearing all the snoring coming from every room in the house. :) This year my dad is in Afghanistan and I miss his chattiness. This is also the first year of holidays without Mike's dad. They always say its always hardest around the holidays and this is the first time in my life its hit me so hard. I've never lost someone so close to me and I really miss him.

And I miss my mom. I think this is the longest I've gone in my entire life without seeing her (almost a whole year) and I miss her busy body and bossy self :) Pushing me out of the kitchen to show me how its really done.

I'm gonna miss setting the food out with the sound of the guys watching football in the background, my dad asking mike's dad ridiculous questions that have nothing to actually do with the GAME. And listening to them carry the same conversations over and over again.

We'll still have a really good homemade meal with good company. But I guess this is the time of year you realize how truly thankful you are for your family and miss them the most.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I have NO muscles. Even when I was a size 0, I was not a toned size 0. I have a very high body fat percentage, always have, probably always will. So this is a HUGE deal for me. I just wanted to show you guys the difference in JUST 2 weeks!!!!


2 weeks:

Sunday, November 15, 2009

P90X: Week 2

Repeat of week 1, minus the excruciating pain :) It's still incredibly challenging but this week went by SO much faster than the first. And I absolutely cannot believe this, but I already see results!!!!!!!! There is already definition in my arms!!

Now, don't laugh. But I WAS flexing in front of the mirror to check it out (HA!!) and ran into the living room to show Mike. As you can imagine he laughed at me and then said he was noticing other things too. So encouraging!

I can't wait! If this is just the end of week 2, I can't wait to see what happens at week 12! YIPPEE!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cracks Me Up!

This is how they sleep all day, almost every day :) I see it every single day and every single day it still cracks me up!!!

And check out Dolce in his cute sweater with matching scarf :) haha! I just love it

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Military Pride

I am very proud of all my family for having served their country and prided her people. To my husband, brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather, I thank you and take the time to let you know I admire your courage and strength.

Happy Veterans Day!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Rock-a-bye Dolce

Oh. My. Gosh. I am laughing so hard right now!

Mike just picked Dolce up and was rocking him like a baby. He started singing "Rock-a-bye Dolce in a treetop..."

He would SHOOT me if he knew I was blogging this. :) And then he'd deny it!


Legally Blonde

Had an interview today, it was a group interview which they did not prepare me for. They did say it would be a 2 hours interview, I was like what??? lol

Okay, so they asked a million questions and the next to last question they asked (to lighten things up) was: "What is your favorite movie, and why would you recommend that I watch it?"

So they go around the room and the girls provide very good answers naming great movies with valuable lessons and morals to learn from.

NOW. Let me start by explaining that I don't really watch movies. Hardly ever really, not that I don't enjoy it, but there are just a lot of other things that we do. (And I'm not a fan of movie theaters. I'd rather rent or buy and watch at home). So, I was racking my brain for a good answer or to even think of ANY movie I've seen in the last 10 years :)


Sylvia: "Legally Blonde! Shows you can be intelligent AND still be girly and an airhead"

WHAT???? LOL LOL Oh my gosh. I'm such a dork. Man am I hysterical :)
What do you think was going through their minds?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Sweet Sweet Husband

Was making himself a milkshake while I busted my butt to Kenpo today!! LOL So I practiced what I was learning and kicked him in the booty :)

So today was Day 6: Kenpo! Which actually seemed a lot more like kickboxing to me.

Anyhow, I friggin LOVED IT!!! It's the most I've sweated all week and it's the most fun I've had all week! And now I can say I've completed a full week of P90X!! YAY!! I just knew if I could make it through the first week the rest will get better.

It's Official! (Picture Overload :)

Mike is "officially" home now :) We were keeping things on the DL so that he could take a couple of months off before going back to work. He has up to 90 days, so we wanted to take advantage of that. He'll be heading back to work sometime soon now.

We did a lot of traveling, visiting family and friends and taking mini vacations. You have NO idea how hard it was for me not to want to shout it to the world that he was home!!!!!!!!

So we've been together 24/7 for two solid months, with the exception of 2.5 days. You'd think we'd be sick of each other by now :) I even went deer hunting with him!!!! It turned out to be much more fun than I ever expected, plus it was a good work out with all that hiking. However; I managed to get sick to my stomach and throw up out there. I have a really weak tummy (on all levels) and get pretty bad motion sickness. Well...looking through binoculars gives me motion sickness. He's been making so much fun of me ever since! Apparently I'm the only one that gets sick looking through binoculars. It makes me dizzy, I can't explain it. I have to be sitting or have something supporting my back to look through it. He admits he always thought I was just being a big baby until I threw up and realized I wasn't kidding around :) Pathetic huh? We told a couple of our friends and apparently I'm just a weirdo.

Anyway, I just wanted to make the official announcement! My honey is home and the curse has been broken!!! :)


Here are some pictures from our travels! (We've been busy!!)
Okay, the pictures ended up in all kindsa crazy order. And I dont' feel like fixing it :)