Monday, July 7, 2008


So here's how this "Tag" works. List 3 Joys, 3 Fears,3 Goals, 3 Current Obsessions or Collections, 3 Surprising Facts about Yourself. Then Tag 5 people at the end of your post and leave them a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

3 Joys:

Spending time with Ryan
Being with friends and family

3 Fears:

Family dying
Blood....even the word blood will make my head spin
Bugs of any kind

3 Goals:

Get Pregnant
Lose Weight
Being a good wife and mother

3 Current Obsessions/Collections:

Reality TV....LOVE IT!
Arreseted Development...most hilarious show ever!
Smell good stuff...candles, Scentsy's, wall plugins....I have a glade plugin in just about every plug in my house...drives my husband nuts!

3 Surprising Facts about Myself:

I love to people watch
I put ketchup on everything.....I mean everything
I cry during really random commercials all the time....i'm a baby!

I tag Stef & Tracy

Monday, June 23, 2008

Spotlight on our Babies!

So I wanted to make a post about our babies....Roxi & Ryker. Ryan and I have no real kids but our dogs are pretty much the same thing to us. I will start with my Roxi girl.....

Ryan surprised me with Roxi three months into our relationship, which was like 2 years ago. I remember it very well.... It was a Thursday so I was at school until ten. I was driving home to Tooele after school and I was talking to Ryan on the phone and he was acting kind of weird. He told me he was really hungry and asked if I would pick him up some food. I was a bit irritated because it was already late and I was tired but I went to Wendy's and got him some food. When I got home I parked in the driveway and grabbed all my school stuff and the food and went in through our front I was walking through the door this little itty bitty white fluff ball came running towards me. I dropped everything in my arms and screamed! The poor little dog got scared and ran from me...LOL. Let me just tell you....Roxi was the most adorable darn thing. She was seriously the size of a hamburger bun and she was just this white puffy thing. She is a maltese poodle and she is my little princess. Ryan had me get food because he was trying to set everything up and he still had to go to Wal Mart and get a collar and food bowls etc. I can not even begin to tell you how much I love that dog. She is my little buddy. She follows me everywhere and has to be wherever I am. Don't get me wrong...she loves her dad and when Ryan gets home from work she gets so so excited but I am definitely her favorite. Roxi is the best cuddler and she sleeps with Ryan and I at night....she is like a heater though because she sleeps right next to my chest all night long....I love her so much. She is a spoiled girl too and whenever Ryan and I go out of town she gets to go stay at her Grandma Mowers and she really gets spoiled over there. It takes Ryan and I about a week to get her back into our routine after she has stayed with my parents....especially cuz they feed her people food! Tisk Tisk! She has the cutest personality too and she is a lot like is really grumpy in the mornings and does not appreciate being bothered. If you even slightly move her when she is sleeping she will bite your head off....but she is usually the sweetest thing in the world. Her favorite thing is to go on car rides with the windows down and she loves taking walks with us. She has had to seriously get used to Ryker being in our lives and it is a daily struggle with those two but they are buddies for the most part. Roxi is a such a cutie when she gets outside because she just runs in circles forever and Ryker tries to catch her. Roxi also thinks she is bigger then she is. She steals Rykers big toys and bones all the time and tries to carry them around...she is so precious!

Ryker was also a present from Ryan....although he wanted him just as much if not more then me. It was two days before Christmas when Ryan surprised me with Ryker. He had been planning this for two months! He picked him out and waited for him to be 8 weeks so he could bring him home. Ryan told me that he had to go run errands one Sunday afternoon....right before X-mas and he was gone forever! Well later that day the doorbell rang and I went to answer the door and there was a little pit bull puppy with a big red bow tied around his neck on my front porch! Once again I screamed and picked him up. Ryan came around the corner with a huge smile on his face. I think I actually teared up a little bit with Ryker because he was so so adorable and we had been talking about getting a bigger dog for awhile. I was so excited. Poor Ryker though he was so scared when he first got to our house. He just cowered in the corner. I am pretty sure that I carried him around non-stop for the first three days of his life with us. Ryker was so adorable when he was a puppy. Oh my gosh I don't even have words! He had such a cute personality and would play for hours....but once he was tired he would literally pass out wherever he was and he was out. He is a really sound sleeper and he snores so loud! Ryker got so big so quickly....he is 60 pounds now. He is my baby boy though. He is such a good boy and we have so much fun with him. We put Ryker though like ten weeks of puppy school and he learned a lot and even graduated with a cute little hat and everything....sadly at this point he pretty much only knows how to sit and lay is a bit silly and stupid sometimes but he is the BEST cuddler ever! Every night it never fails that he crawls up on the couch with Ryan and sleeps right on top of him. Ryker follows Ryan around all day long when he is home. When Ryan mows the lawn, Ryker just follows behind is so cute. He LOVES being outside and he just roams, plays, and eats grass. When he is inside he drives Roxi nuts!!! He drives me nuts too but he is the sweetest boy and he always knows when I am sad and he will come and lay on me and give me kisses. Ryker is our camping dog and outdoors dog, we can pretty much take him anywhere....he even rides on the four wheeler with Ryan...actually so does Roxi....whenever I am outside and I get on my four wheeler, Roxi jumps right up there with me and takes rides with me....they are so cute! Ryker isn't allowed to sleep on our bed with us but somehow....every night....he makes his way up there...I wake up in the middle of the night with no covers and two dogs laying on is so annoying but so cute all at the same time.

Ryan and I obviously love our dogs and if anything every happened to either of them I would just die....they are seriously my babies....I talk about them like they are are some pics of them. Sadly we don't have any pics of Roxi when she was a little fluff ball but we have lots of pics of Ryker as a puppy! We have two of the cutes dogs ever.....

Friday, June 13, 2008

Memorial Weekend

Ryan and I had a great Memorial Weekend! We went with several couples and stayed in a beautiful cabin in Duck Creek Village. We all took our 4 wheelers and had a great time. Duck Creek Village is so beautiful. The cabin we stayed in was amazing! We saw lot's of deer and cute furry animals. We had a lot of fun with our friends. This year we had lots of kids with us too! Here are some pics of our vacation!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tyler James

So I have very exciting brother and my sister in law had my adorable nephew on April 15th. He is now 1 week old and let me just tell you....he is perfect and adorable! When Ryan and I got to the hospital to see him he was all snuggled up in his fuzzy blanket and he was so content and sweet. I held him I didn't want to let him go. When Ryan and I were pulling the blanket off him to look at his toes and legs and hands he shot his cute little itty bitty legs straight up in the air. It was so adorable! He has the softest skin and his toes and fingers are long and for his big toes they are cute and chubby. He has perfect coloring and the most adorable bottom lip...when he pouts it is so cute! I am totally in love with him.

We had dinner at my parents this past Sunday and once again I grabbed Tyler and held him for most of the night. It is so amazing to just sit there and hold him and stare at him all day and night. Obviously I love both of my nephews equally but when Chris and Alli had Blake I was so excited and he was so fun but I was still pretty young and self absorbed then and I had a connection with him in a young aunt way. I think this time around with Tyler, I was having more of a maternal connection with him because I want a baby so bad. With Blake I couldn't wait for him to get bigger so I could crawl around with him and talk and play with him and with Tyler I love how small and sweet he is and I just want to hold him. I got to feed him and burp him too. It was wonderful. Blake is so cute with Tyler. He is going to be such a good big brother and they are gonna be best friends. Poor Blake was having a rough day Sunday...but after a quick ride with his Daddy he was back to his funny and adorable self. We played with blocks and Thomas the Train and he was so funny and so smart!

It was really great to spend more time with my brother and sister in law. I don't get to see them nearly enough and let's be honest...I have the most adorable nephews ever!!!! Here are some pics of Tyler James and Blake....

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I am Back! I have been gone for awhile. Ryan and I have been so so busy. A lot has changed since the last post so I will make a very quick update...

Unfortunately Ryan and I lost our pregnancy. I had a molar pregnancy, which is basically just a bad pregnancy. I found out at about ten weeks and had a D&C procedure shortly after. We were pretty devastated but we understand what happened and that it was just a fluke thing that can happen sometimes. We didn't do anything to make it happen and there was nothing we could have done to prevent it. Because of the type of pregnancy I was advised not to get pregnant again for a year. This is not set in stone but it is typical for a molar pregnancy. I was even more upset about this news but Ryan and I have decided that things do happen for very important reasons and we have faith that it will all work out when it is supposed to. For now we are focusing on getting me healthy and ready for when the time comes to try again. I have to go to the doctor every week and get blood drawn to make sure my pregnancy hormones are coming down. This will take some time but so far they have been coming way way down. Once the levels are less then two, my body will no longer think it's pregnant and the doctor will start working with me to get pregnant again etc. Until then Ryan and I are focusing on our marriage and each other. I want to quickly thank my family for all their support during this time. If I did not have all of you to talk to and relate to I would not have gotten through this very well. You are all so wonderful and I love you very much. Ryan....thank you for being my best friend and taking such good care of me while I recovered...I am so lucky!

Both our jobs are going great and we both received really great raises this past month. My schooling is going great and I am very proud and excited to say that I will be done with school in November and will be starting my student teaching. I am so excited about graduating and starting my teaching career. I am also really nervous but I think I will be a great teacher!

Since the pregnancy I have been wanting to really focus on my health and start losing weight. I figure the healthier I am the better my chances of getting pregnant are and the better the pregnancy will go. I have joined a gym in Tooele that I love and I also have joined another membership called The Difference. This membership is so awesome. A few of my friends also joined and we love it. The Difference is a club that does a bunch of different aerobics classes throughout the week. I get up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:00 AM and go to a 1 hour class. The classes vary throughout the week from step, kickboxing etc. They are really fun and give me an intense workout! I am almost dead once the hour is it is so worth it. Then every Monday and Wednesday night we go to Pilate's, which let me tell you, that is one hard class! I couldn't even walk after the first few times. We also do a belly dancing class on Wednesdays and we have so much fun in that class. It gives your abs a great workout! The other days I go to the gym. It has been a lot of work and it takes up a lot of my time but I am enjoying it a lot. I haven't dropped a ton of weight yet but I have lost several inches and gained some muscle. I am lucky I have such awesome friends because they go with me and support me even though they are like size zeros!

Well I think that covers most of the catching up stuff right now...I plan on keeping my blog up a lot better now. I know it is important to my family to see what is going on in my life. I will be posting about Ryan's surgery and my adorable new nephew Tyler in the next day or are coming as well!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Finally....a positve result!

Okay, so it has been awhile since I have posted so I better catch everyone up.

January was a busy month for Ryan and I. First thing first....we found out that we are pregnant on January 17th! When I first took the test and saw a positive sign, I was in shock because the last few months all I saw was negatives. I ended up buying like 5 more tests to take because I had to be sure before I started calling everyone and sure enough they were all positive. We were so very excited. I went to the doctor the next day to get bloodwork done to confirm the pregnancy and that is when the month got a bit scary. My bloodwork came back showing I was definitly pregnant but my HCG levels (the pregnancy hormone) were very low. I ended up having to go get my blood drawn every two days for about two weeks. Most of you know that me and blood do not get along. I usually pass out every time and just a month before I found out I was pregnant I had to get blood drawn and I had a bad experience and passed out three or four times in the doctors parking was awful. So those two weeks of blood giving were not easy for me. Luckily I had my momma and Ryan and they came to my appointments with me to support me. Having my blood drawn started to get easier and easier. Good thing too, because I will be getting poked and proded a lot during this pregnancy. Well my HCG levels doubled and even tripled every two days so the doctor gave me two thumbs up and said he would see me when I was nine or ten weeks along. I was so relieved to know that everythingw as okay. I am six and a half weeks along and my due date is September 26th! These next eight months are going to be crazy but Ryan and I are so excited! So far I have had no morning sickness, so I have been lucky in that department but I better knock on wood because I pray I don't get it. I have had lot's of other symptoms and I call the nurse at my doctors office a million times a week...LOL. It is my first pregnancy so everything scares me and I am scared to use half the stuff in my house! Ryan and I even picked names already. If we have a girl we will name her Kaydence Grace and if we have a boy we will name him Keegan Ryan. I love both of those names and so does Ryan...which is amazing because he hated every other name I thought of. Well if anyone has any great advice for pregnancy and what not, send it my way because I am going to need it!

Friday, December 21, 2007

December Catch Up

Well December has been a crazy month for Ryan and I. We have been trying to get ready for Christmas and enjoy this wonderful time of year. Ryan and I are currently trying to get pregnant and let me just say it has been tough. I started clomid in November for the first time and we just found out that it didn't work. We were very sad but we went to the doctor and got another perscription, this time he doubled it YIKES, and we are going to try again. I have always been one of those girls that loves kids and I have grown up my whole life wanting a big huge family to care for one day. I am trying to not get discouraged but it is so hard. I know that I will be blessed in some way with kids but it may not be the way I had hoped for. I have a few medical problems that will make having children of my own very difficult, but hey, we are up for the challange...right babe! Anywho...hopefully this time around it will work, I can't imagine a better way to start the new year.

This month we had Ryan's work party for Energy Solutions. Now that they own the old Delta Center, we got to attend a Jazz game this year. We first went to the Salt Palace for Dinner. It was really yummy! The company had a lot of prizes and give aways this year. One of the prizes were ticket upgrades to the Jazz game. Well....they pulled Ryan's name and we ended up winning third row floor seat tickets worth $500 a piece. We also got VIP passes and parking. The VIP passes allowed us to be part of the Lexus club, which is for high profile members. We got a free open bar all night and the most amazing food you could imagine. We were so close to the players I could pretty much tough them and Larry H. Miller was only 7 seats down from us. It was such a fun experience. It just happened to be my first Jazz game ever and the tickets we had before that were wayyyyyyy in the nosebleeds so it was such a great bonus. After the game we got to stay in a really nice hotel room. It was a really fun night!

I want to take a moment to talk about my family. I often think about my family and how lucky I am to have them. My mom and dad are just amazing. They are the most supportive and wonderful people I know. I can always count on my Dad to lift my spirits and make me smile. There are days when I get upset or sad and all I have to do is call him and he literally takes all the bad away. My mom is my very best friend and she does so much for me. I look up to her in more ways then she could imagine. I hope that Ryan and I have a marriage like there's 10, 20, 30 , etc. years down the road. I am just so thankful to have them as parents and as friends and I really miss them. We only live about 40 minutes away but I don't get to see them as often as I would like and I just hope they always know how much they mean to me. My brother and sister-in-law are also so special to me. I coudn't ask for a better brother in this world. He has always been there for me and has been such a great example to me. I have watched him be a wonderful brother, a loving husband, and an amazing daddy. Luckily for me...he married a great woman, whom I love very much. Alli is such a great person and she has shown me more then she knows about love and patience. I am so lucky to have her as a sister and as a friend. My nephew Blake is the sweetest and funniest little boy on this planet. I just love him to death. I always pull out the pictures I have of him and look at them and laugh...and cry too because I don't see him near enough. He is such a special and loved kid and now they have another one on the way that we get to love too. I also want to mention my Grandpa and Grandma....they are by far the most amazing people you will ever meet. All I can say about them is that I love them so much and I would not be who I am if it wasn't for their love and words of wisdom. I hope that as my life continues I learn to be as selfless and caring as they are. Our whole family is so lucky to have them in our lives and I cherish every moment I have had with them. The rest of my family....Tracy, Josh, Brian, Uncle Mike and Suzi, Easton, Braydon.....I love you guys so much and I think about you always. I am so thankful to have all of you in my life. Your support and love through out the years means so much to me and I love all the memories that we continue to make.....See you all soon at the Christmas parties..I LOVE YOU!