Sunday, August 22, 2010

Reunion update

So as far as the reunion is concerned I've decided to just go to everything. I know it's pricey but hopefully it will be a good time and allow me to catch up with everyone. I was just going to go to the picnic before but I kind of just want to experience everything. So I hope to see a lot of friends least at one of the three activities.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Reunion anyone?

Ok, so it's been way too long! I know this post is suppose to be the cookie recipe and it was suppose to be posted like 7 months ago but seriously I cannot find the time to blog lately. This post is going out to all of you class of 2000 Basic High School graduates. The question I have is IS ANYONE GOING TO THE REUNION??? I'm not going to lie I have been slightly conflicted over this. I mean it hasn't kept me from sleeping or anything but I kind of want to go but only if there are going to be some people there that I know or want to see, but then there is part of me saying come on just go anyway it's once every 10 years and maybe only this once.... just go. and another part of me saying don't go it's going to be lame if you're there and none of your friends are. So anyway I think I've come to the conclusion that WE ARE GOING, we are not sure yet as to which activities, but maybe we could get a group together to meet up at one of the three. So anyway I'm curious to see if there is anyone else going and this is also a selfish plea to try to get some friends there! I think my sister Rebecca and her husband Derek Muaina are going but I don't really know of anyone else....if there is anyone out there who is let me know.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine's Cookies

Okay, so I'm looking for a really good sugar cookie recipe to make valentine's cookies with. I haven't had much luck with mine so hopefully someone knows of a mouth watering, moist and dense, sweet and chewy, delicious recipe that won't end up flat as a pancake! If you have one or know of where I can go online to get one let me know. I'll post the recipe I end up using and I'm willing to try out a couple so send them my way.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year!

Well, we are alive and survived the craziness of the holidays. Here are some pictures from the last couple of months.

Dad and kate. She loves getting horsey rides.

Christmas morning over at my parent's house.

Jackson being so sweet to his cousin Ryan at our Family Christmas Party.

Jackson and Isaac.

All glittery and cute.
Booky, Derek and little Elizabeth.
Just some Christmas decorations we put up this year.

Our Christmas tree that my brothers went and cut down for us. It stayed alive the whole month and lost barely any needles. We loved it.
These next few pictures are from Kate's blessing.
Happy Halloween

Our adorable little bumble bee!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is really late but most of you know my sister Rebecca had her baby girl. Well, she recently had her pictures taken by a woman by the name of Skye Johansen in Utah. These pictures are absolutely the cutest pictures!!! Not only is baby Elizabeth beautiful and adorable but the photographer is amazing. To check out Elizabeth's pictures go to

Monday, August 17, 2009

The BIrth

So here I am before she was born. Look at that slight smile on my face, if I had only known then what was about to transpire! I guess Kate's birth story isn't completely out of the norm but I definitely hadn' t planned on having a Natural Delivery! here is how the story goes...I knew I was most likely going to be induced because they don't usually let diabetics go over 39 weeks and I was induced with Ryan. So earlier in my 39th week my doctor slightly stripped my membranes and then two days later did it again hoping to help things along but lo and behold nothing. So I went in on Friday morning to be induced. The nightmare started when they couldn't get the darn IV in, I really hate that part! After 4 failed attempts, my veins blew, they finally got it in and started the patossin. Then they broke my water and labor began. Anyone who has had patossin I think would agree that it makes the contractions feel more intense but then again labor in and of itself is pretty intense. By the time I was at about a 4 I asked for my epidural so the nurse called for the anesthesiologist to come in and administer it. When she arrived to give it to me my lab results arrived at the same time. The nurse and Anesthesiologist gave each other a worried look and I knew something was up. By this time I was feeling ALOT of pain and was ready for the drugs! Unfortunately the anesthesiologist would not give me the epidural because my platlett count was too low. I guess normal is anything above 120 and mine was 70 something. Anyway it has to do with how your blood clotts and she refused to give me one unless I had a blood transfusion. At first I was worried thinking it was cancer or something because no one could tell me why they were low but later the doctor explained that it occurs in about 8% of pregnancies and it's pregnancy induced and would go away after delivery. Anyway, I told them to order up the blood because I was not going to have this baby without some kind of pain relief. I would have had to have a transfusion with a c section as well so as far as I was concerned I was going to have the transfusion. The only problem was that they had to order the blood which would take about an hour to receive and then administering it would be about another hour and unfortunately by the time they were getting ready to order it I was at an 8 and it was too late. I COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT WAS HAPPENING! I was so upset I think I whimpered the whole time, kind of embarassing, but I was not expecting that at all. Let me tell you that I have never ever experienced that kind of pain and hope to never ever experience it again! One plus, I will admit, is that recovery was a breeze compared to my first and I'm sure it had something to do with not having the epidural. After about 2 hours of pushing Kate was out and the relief was immediate. I'm glad now that I was able to experience it and actually do it but I never want to do it natural again. the next day when the doctor came in she said I was saying things like, "What are you doing, what are you waiting for?" and other not so nice things which I vaguely remember and quite frankly I don't even remember who was in the room. All I remember is the pain. I also had broken blood vessels all over my face and neck from pushing, gross I know maybe too much info, but all part the experience! Anyway, Kate is here and I am feeling great, tired but great and we are loving our new little baby girl.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


We had our baby!! Kate was born at 3:46. She weighed in at 8lbs 1oz. and 21 inches long. She looks a little bit like Ryan did when she was born and a lot like her dad. We love her! The birthing story will come in time, it's quite the story, but baby and I are doing great. For some reason it's been easier this time around. I'll post pictures soon as well.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Moving Day

Never move when you're almost 35 weeks pregnant! Today's the day and lets just say I can't wait until tomorrow....I mean next week...or maybe next month, when we are done with moving!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Private blog

So I am considering going private. I would like to know your opinions on the matter. It seems like more and more people are going private these days so I want to know what makes someone go from having an open blog to a private one. What was the determining factor?

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