Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween was kinda low key this year and if you ask my 3 year old... "trick or treating is lame". We had Scott's family over for chili and breadsticks - minus Scott. But he came later and took the kids out to gather candy. Hallie only lasted about 6 houses and then didn't feel good. Audrey was happy to just put all our candy from our bowl into her bag. And Dallin went out with his dad for awhile, but even he didn't last long. What??? What happened to hours of trick or treating and pillowcases full of candy? At least we won't have to ration it out, they could eat it all tonight and be fine.

Dallin was Batman, Hallie was a witch and Audrey was a leopard (with her finger up her nose - so lovely)

Ready for trick or treating with their dad

Some of Scott's family over for dinner.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Weight-loss report

OK, so those of you who have followed my blog for awhile (that's gotta be, what? 4 people?) know that I used to have a very short-lived activity called "Wednesday Weigh-in". What a stupid idea that was - Jennie, stop laughing. Anyway, I ended it when I realized even going public was NOT helping me lose any of the weight.

But some of you may have noticed a small weight loss tracker on the right lower side of my blog. AND, drum-roll please... I am finally within 3 pounds of my goal weight. I'm thrilled that I had to buy new way smaller jeans cause my old ones no longer fit. That is an awesome feeling. So I just wanted to share cause THIS is something happy going on in my life. :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Twilight Tickets

My friend Karin texted me today and said she got all us girls (my work buddies) advanced purchase tickets to Twilight on Nov 21st. Got yours????

still here

I'm still around. LOTS going on in my life but nothing I have the energy to blog about right now. Once all is over, I will give a complete recap, so stay tuned...

On another note, I am sitting here drinking a diet coke thinking how wonderful it is. I love diet coke. I didn't drink sodas for many years and have recently taken it up again. I know, bad habit. I don't care. Since going back to work full time (and remember, I work 4 tens), I need the caffine, especailly since I have 2 little girls that often wake me up at night. They usually just need a blanket tucked around them, or a trip to the potty, or a lost binki found - but just getting up and taking care of that is enough to wake me more than I can tolerate to fall blissfully back to sleep. So at work it's either diet coke or falling asleep on my keyboard (or worse, in a meeting). My boss is probably glad I choose diet coke. And yes, I own coca-cola stock and I don't know how much I lost cause I refuse to look until the market rebounds - optimistic aren't I?

Friday, October 17, 2008


Had my right side lithotripsy done yesterday. I hope this is it cause it is so not fun. I'm sore and groggy, but doing ok. This one was way harder for me coming out of the anesthesia. I really had to fight it and I was out of it all day yesterday. On the plus side though I have good drugs so the pain has been minimal. Just wanted to let you all know I'm still here and it went well. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Update on my life...

So here goes, there is no easy way to say this - Scott and I are getting divorced. I won't play the game of blame or describing the reasons. It has been in the makes for a very long time and honestly is overdue at this point. I am very sad, but mostly for what are kids will go through as we dissolve our marriage. Scott was removed from our home 3 weeks ago. I will be filing papers before the month is over. Just please pray for our kids and keep them in your thoughts. They are my biggest concern.

I will be putting my home up for sale in the next few weeks. We need to make a fresh start. If you know anyone who wants a 5 bedroom home in Centerville, send them my way. This is really a hard decision I have come to, probably the hardest thing I have ever had to decide. I am firm in this though and will only look ahead. My hope is that Scott and I can eventually be friends and put our children above everything else that has happened.

I love you all and thank you for your support - I imagine I will need shoulders to cry on and lean on in the weeks and months to come.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Handbag Planet

My SIL Kellie posted this on her blog and so I am entering the contest and hoping to win too!!! Click here to enter to win a free handback - no strings attached! This is the one I want to win...

high school friends

Back in July we had a get together with some of my friends from high school. We have tried to do this more often since several of us live around the area and Tonya was down this month from Alaska. I just got these pictures forwarded from my friend Tamilyn, so here they are... Front row: Mary Ann, Nannette (holding Henry), me (holding Audrey) and back row: Tamilyn, Tonya & Kaysee. Second picture is of 3 of our girls. There were many more kids there playing the Wii and even a husband (go Dan!). I love getting together with my high school friends. They make me feel young cause we can laugh and talk like NO time has passed!!! We have been through so much and continue to love and support each other! AND I love all the friends who couldn't be there - we miss you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I hate that word. Daycare. It makes me feel like such a bad mom. But it is my reality and today is Hallie and Audrey's first day at daycare. I found a really cute girl who was looking for a playmate for another 3 year old she tends. She wanted one child four days a week and I offered two kids two days a weeks. She was thrilled, so we are trying it out to see if it's a good fit for both her and my girls. Since my Mondays and Tuesdays are covered by family, their daycare days will be Wednesday and Thurday. Not as bad as full-time daycare, but still.

When I dropped them off and Hallie was immediately impressed she had a cat named Simon. They are going to be best buds until Simon realizes Hallie is not going to leave him alone. He'll have to find a really good hiding spot. Audrey liked the kitty too, but kept looking at me strange as I was taking off her shoes and jacket. Then I kissed them both goodbye, threatened Hallie to be nice to the kitty and her sister, and left. Audrey didn't scream hysterically as I went out the door so I took that as a very good sign. They've been there for 43 minutes - is it too soon to call and check on them???

Daycare bites. Working full-time bites more.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

random pictures of my little girls...

Hallie and Audrey - on a good day.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Yeah, you heard me. I had never heard of this procedure until a week ago when my Dr found 2 very large kidney stones (one on each side) during a CT scan. I've had back and kidney pain for a long time. My Dr called me a "ticking time bomb". With EVERYTHING else going on in my life this was not exactly what I wanted to hear.

So Monday I got to undergo a lithotripsy . Since it is extremely painful I was put under general anesthesia, so I don't remember a thing. Basically,they use sound waves to pulverize the stone so it can be passed. Uh-huh, I said passed. For the past three days I have been in a drugged fog trying to cover up the pain from the procedure and the resulting smaller stones. NOT FUN!!!

And the funnest part??? I get to do it AGAIN in 2 weeks to the other kidney. Do I have ALL the luck or what? GRRRRR........