Friday, May 30, 2008


Since I have started driving and gotten vehicles, I have HATED the DMV. It always takes forever, the lines are always long, and the people that work there are usually rude.

Today I had to register the new car; the "family Jeep" as the kids call it. I have been dreading this day and putting it off until the last possible second. I realized last night that the dealership didn't put the smog certificate in the car. Lucky for me, I am friends with them all and let them know I would be needing it. Well, turns out they were having a hard time getting it. I sat at the dealership forever waiting for it to be faxed over and finally after an hour we just drove to go get it. Then it was off to the stupid DMV.

I pulled in and the parking lot was packed. I grabbed my paperwork and walked in. The information line wasn't as long as I expected, so I was a little optimistic when I just in line. Next thing I knew I was at the front of the line and seconds later being handed a piece of paper with my number on it: G234. I looked up at the reader board and the last number to be called was G233. I had to do a double take. In less than a minute after that, my number was called and I was being helped. I couldn't freaking believe it.

10 minutes total at the DMV today. I was utterly amazed. I thought for sure I would be there between 45min-1hr. The lady said I just happened to get lucky that I was there at a time when it wasn't so busy. Had I waited til the afternoon, there would have been a much longer wait. So now the "family Jeep" is legal and I don't have to worry about registration for another year!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Bit Bummed

I hate nights like tonight. Not only does my boyfriend have to work late, but that means we miss a night with the little ones. It really bums me out. I miss the laughter, reading stories, bath time, eating dinner together, and just listening to them play. It just really sucks all the way around.

I did have a couple positives so far tonight. First, I got to go get my nails done. That is always nice. I love my nail lady. She is such an awesome person and the two of us can just talk and talk. Then I met Tara to get some goodies for Kara's bachelorette party. We went to the Chocolate Walrus. It was only my second time being there (the first being right before Kara's engagement). That place has more fun things.

Now I am going to just hang out and wait for my man so we can snuggle and watch some OC.

My New Best Friend

For the past couple weeks, I have really been having a hard time falling asleep. It's like as soon as my head hits the pillow, a million different thoughts start flooding through my mind and all at once. It is so annoying and very frustrating especially when you have someone next to you that falls asleep in less that 30 seconds. The past few nights I have been using Tylenol PM and it has really helped. One night, I got tired of laying there for what seemed like hours and got up and took them. Then last night I was smart. I took them, watched TV for a few and by the time I was ready to lay my head, I was having a hard time keeping my eyes open. Thank goodness they make this stuff. It really has been my savior!

Buttons - For Shannon

As most of you know, I have a new house and in my new house is a very fun microwave. When Shannon came over, she was totally drawn to it and all she wanted to do was push the buttons.

See how fun it looks?? The door to it opens like an oven and it is actually huge. I've never seen a microwave so big.
Look at all these buttons!!! Haha, can you see Shannon's reflection?
The button she loved the most is the "cook a bit more". I actually use this button frequently. Depending on how long you put something in for will depend how much the "bit more" is.
Definitely has more buttons than I ever thought I would need or use, but I am sure I will find an occasion to use them all!
You can come push the buttons anytime Shannon!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I've Fallen Hard

Last night as I was laying in bed listening to Eli sleep away, it hit me. I am head over heels in love and I am thrilled about it. I remember wondering if I would ever be that happy girl that I had seen. And now that I have it, I am beyond words with how I feel about it.

In the last year that Eli and I have been together, we have had to over come many hurdles. At the time they seemed terrible and now looking back, I am thankful for each and every one of them. Because of each obstacle, we have learned more about each other, gained even more respect, become even stronger together knowing that we can get through tough times, and fallen even more in love. Our relationship is far from perfect, but what relationship is. All relationships have their down times and it is how you handle them and over come them that makes you stronger and better. Between the two of us, we have really made some great changes for the better.

I am not sure what it was that made me think of any of this, but all I know is I literally laid in bed, with him curled up next to me and I was over flowing with happiness and love. I love that we are best friends. We can sit and laugh over the littlest things and we have the best time just being together. We are never tired of each other and I am never bored with him and the same goes for him with me. To this day, I still get excited each and every time I see him or get a cute message from him. I still love everything about him and am falling for him more and more every day which I didn't believe was possible.

I am thankful for all the past relationships that I had because they paved the road and led me to where I am now. I am thankful for all the learning experiences that him and I have been through because I know without a doubt that we can make it through anything. We will always be by each others side and I couldn't ask for anything more. I am over come and overwhelmed with love and I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I am so thankful that he and his two beautiful children are in my life and I am grateful for all they have added. I am a better person because of them.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Too Good To Keep To Myself

I got this email today and thought I would share. Enjoy!











Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 18 - One Year

No matter how bad things can get or anything that goes on, I can always count on one thing. And that is my boyfriend. He is not only my boyfriend, but my best friend, my other half, my lover, my everything. I am thankful for him each and every day and know that without him in my life I would be lost. I am so thankful for the person that he is and for all his support. One year and we are still together and still going strong. We've hit our bumps and detours, but have over come them all and for that, we are a stronger couple and have become better people.

I am so in love and happier than ever. And I know as more time passes, things will only get better. Eli has helped make me a better person, a stronger person. For that, I will always be grateful.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Sissy's Night

Spent the evening up at my parents for my sister's birthday. I was dying most of the time with how much shit Eli was giving my sister. At first she wasn't sure how to take him, but then realized if he didn't like her, he wouldn't even talk to her. Dad, mom, and I made dinner: London broil, baked potatoes, and artichokes. Yum yum. The only thing missing was some shrimp salad, but it was my sister's night and she doesn't like shrimp salad. I am still in shock that my baby sister is 17! When I busted out the camera she freaked because she didn't have make-up on. I told her oh well.

Before dinner cuddling on the couch:

Her beautiful cake:
Being sung to:
Taking a breath to blow out her candles:
Giving dad a high five cause she got all 17 in one shot!
She said that she had a wonderful birthday and that is all that was important. It was her special day. She got flowers delivered to school from my parents, a new pair of binoculars (she is a little hunter), and a little Coach change purse from Eli, the kids, and I. Also for her birthday, I am supposed to take her, her friends and my cousin and his friends camping real soon.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I had to try it

I tried this on my laptop, but suck major ass on it. Definitely do much better on my computer at work!

74 words

Speed test


We found out, my family and I, that a kid we knew was killed in a car accident over the weekend. I am so heart broken for his family. They are such wonderful people. The dad and the boys (the one that was killed and his brother) had made a bassinet for my baby brother while my mom was pregnant. I used to hang out over at their house and since the dad didn't have a daughter, he would take me to work with him and spoil me rotten.

I couldn't imagine finding out that my son had passed away on Mother's Day. And he wasn't the only one. His girlfriend was in the car with him as well. It is just so terrible. So heart wrenching. There wasn't any alcohol involved, so that is good to know, but the not knowing exactly what happened has to be so hard.

I wish there was something we could do for them. We will definitely be there for them for support and right now all my love, thoughts and prayers go to his parents and their family as well as his girlfriends.

Happy 17th Birthday Sweet Boo!!!!

My little sissy is 17 today. OMG! Where has the time gone. I still remember her two years old with her cute little pig tails!!! She is growing up to be a beautiful young woman. I am so proud of her and am so very lucky to have such a wonderful sister. She is smart, loving, caring, compassionate, and most of all, the best little sister in the world.

Although it is hard knowing she is growing up, it is such a pleasure having her not only as my little sister, but also my friend. She is amazing and I love that we are as close as we are and know that it will only get even better the older that she gets. I am so honored to be a big sister to such a wonderful person.

I am looking forward to sharing her special day with her tonight for dinner. And I was happy to know that I was the first to wish her a Happy Birthday this morning!!

I love you Sweet Boo, always and forever!!!! Enjoy YOUR special day!!!

Also, Happy Birthday to our cousin Paul who is 19. Yep, they were born on the same day. Mom's water broke when we were at Paul's 2nd birthday! I love you both!!!

Mother's Day

Ah, what a wonderful weekend spent with the people that I love the most. I so enjoy the weekends we have with the kids. Saturday was such a beautiful day. We got up and got ready and had breakfast out on the front porch. Grandma went shopping and got them some new summer clothes, so they had to show them off!

Sunday morning I woke up to a bunch of hugs and kisses. Then while I was showering they came in with a present and a card. I love when they are so proud and excited like they were that morning. I didn't expect at all to get anything, but it really made me feel good that I was thought about. Eli picked out the cutest gift bag. It had a cute little boy and girl dressed up in wedding attire and Eli wrote on the bag, "This should be us". For someone that can come off as such a hard ass, he is so very thoughtful and seriously has the biggest heart and is actually romantic!!! Then I got to the card. First of all, this is the first card from a year. I am not complaining at all because the following melted my heart and was absolutely perfect. I cried. It made me feel so good and I was just so happy!

This next part is the best part. Its the part that really had the tears flowing...
The words were perfect. As I was trying to read the card, Seth was pulling it out of my hand to show me that he drew me a boat. The boat would be the black scribble. He is the cutest thing ever. And check out how great Swae writes her name. She can even write it in cursive too. Such sweet angels. I was on top of the world after that.

We took the kids to their mom by 10 and they showed up bearing a gift from each of them. They were so cute holding them. I had gotten some great pictures of them when we were up playing at a park in Tahoe, so I framed one of each of them and then got a couple cute pictures of flowers that could be hung.

Then we were off to have brunch with my family. My dad spent two hours cooking and he did a fabulous job - fried potatoes, a ton of bacon, eggs, and cinnamon rolls and orange juice. I loved spending time with my mom and showing her just how special she is and just how much I love her. She is truly amazing and my best friend.

After we went to see Eli's parents because his dad was shooting. We hung out with them for a bit then went and did our own thing for a while...wink wink...then dinner with his family. It was such a wonderful day. Oh and his mom even got me a present for Mother's Day and thanked me for loving her grandchildren the way that I do and for being so good to them. Totally made me feel special.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Something Good, Something Hard

Ah, what a day today and it isn't even over yet. Work went well, got my hair cut, and now am awaiting my girls night. I love girls night Thursday's, but at the same time they can be hard. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my girlfriends and we have so much fun together, but by being with them on Thursday night, that means I am not with the kiddos. There lies the hard part. Since we are unfortunate to have the kids more than what we do, I cherish the time that we have them and it is extremely hard for me to not be with them when Eli does have them. It breaks my heart when I am told how they are constantly asking for me and wondering where I am and if I will be coming home.

Me and the girls doing girls night is something that just started happening a few months ago and it is something that is so nice because then we are guaranteed to see each other every week. And with Kara's upcoming move, I feel very fortunate to have this time to spend with her. I never imagined that my best friend would be moving 8 hours away. Us getting together weekly is something that I look forward to and something that I know I am going to miss when Kara isn't here and it is just Tara and I.

I have contemplated many times asking the girls if we could move 'girls night' to a Monday or a Wednesday, that way we could still get together weekly, but I wouldn't be missing out on any time that we have with the kids. And then I thought better of it. I don't want to mess up a system that we have that is working for three. The weeks that we have the kids is definitely a lot easier for me than when we don't because then I am not going a week in between seeing them. I am hoping that maybe after Kara does move away that Tara and I carry on the tradition, but can move it to a different day. I think that she will be quite receptive considering she is my best friend as well and knows the love I have for those kids.

I truly think that everything will work out in the end just as it is supposed to. For tonight, I will miss the little ones but know they will enjoy every second that they have with their daddy. I will have a yummy dinner and enjoy some excellent company. I will wait for 5pm tomorrow when I the four of us get to be all together. I will have to make something yummy for dinner...something that I know the kids love. Tomorrow will be a great day!!

New Look

As you can see just from opening up my page, it has taken on a new look...and I definitely LOVE it. And I owe it all to Shannon. Yesterday I was telling her that I needed to do something different. I was just over the set up of the blog and she went about her business...and BAM, I have a pretty page now.

Thank you!!!! You have been truly amazing and so extremely helpful. I truly can't thank you enough and hope you know how much I appreciate everything! I am sure that she gets super sick of me because she is pretty much the first person that hears my ranting and gets me before I have had any time at all to cool down. But she handles it well and some how is able to help me find a more even level so I don't explode. I am definitely thankful that I have her in my life.

Just one Donut?

Nope. Although they look extremely yummy this morning, I refrained. It would have been one of those things that I would have hidden. And then I thought of how it would upset my stomach after, even if it tasted super yummy.

Instead, I settled for a very vanilla yogurt, some honey nut Cheerios and some water.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

By the end of the day

It is up like this because it starts to frizz out and drive me bonkers. I don't want to cake it full of mouse and hair spray and have it be all hard and cruntchy to where I can't run my fingers through it or have it look natural.


What could possibly better than an amazing family night???


Bad Hair Day

The following is what happens when I am running late in the morning and can't take the time to straighten my hair.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Here she be...

My new baby. 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!!

I have more pictures, but will have to post them later.


I always know when I shouldn't be eating something when I make sure that the thing I am eating (say candy bar) is no where in sight. I don't know why, but I hate when other people see me eat bad. I was having a serious chocolate craving today and so I ate a damn candy bar. Now I feel completely guilty and sick to my stomach. That is what sweets do to me. I stay away from the donuts that are brought by almost daily and any other candy that people bring by, but today I needed it. As I went to take a bite, I thought I heard someone getting close to put in somewhere out of sight. Ugh, what is wrong with me? I guess if I feel like that, I really shouldn't eat it and then I wouldn't have anything to worry about!

A Blur

That is what last week was for me. It was so incredibly full of new things...stressful things. But things that are great.

Not only am I a home owner, but I just purchased another vehicle. My truck just didn't cut it for a 'family' car, so I had to go ahead and buck up. I didn't get a new one, but it looks like it is. It is a 2005 Jeep Cherokee Limited. It's white and beautiful. I went ahead and kept my truck since it is paid off and has been a great vehicle. Plus, it is my baby and I couldn't part with it! I am still a little overwhelmed by it and everything else, but know that I am just moving right along and doing what needs to be done.

I am loving the new house and am so extremely excited to decorate. The girl that I work with will be moving in come June and her and I are way excited to start shopping and getting things together. I still can't believe that it is real, but it is!!!! Yesterday while I was out grabbing a couple birthday presents, I got a pretty flower pot for the front porch. It is so pretty! I was so excited. The littlest things amuse me when it comes to the house.

Work has been steady busy as well. Lots going on, but nothing that I can't handle. With as busy as I was last week, the week just flew. I was so thankful for the weekend and being able to relax. The best part was sleeping in and cuddling with my honey. The littlest things make me one happy girl!

Tonight is going to be a night with the girlies at my mom's house. She is having a Pampered Chef party and since it is Cinco de Mayo, it is going to be a Senoritas and Margaritas theme. Should be a good time. I will try to post some pictures this week of the new car and house.

For more info and details, see here.