Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 08

Christmas was great this year! Like I thought I would, I out did myself with calorie intake!! Ha. That is the ONLY down fall in having both in-laws in Utah. 2 dinners for every holiday.

Phoenixx had a blast with all his new toys. He called everything a CHOO CHOO if it had wheels. He was so precious. We got to open up presents at 8am, which I think will be the last time in a LONG time that we wake up that late for Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

News and More News

Well You can only imagine how much has happened since my last post, how long has it been?? I'm fired. We sent off Nate's little bro Joel to Chile, Santiago East Mission. I am so proud of him!!! We dropped him off at the MTC and we got to watch that REALLY cheesy Called to Serve video. I still cried watching the moving.:) I told Nate I wanted to go on another mission now!ha I love that all you have to focus on is other people and service. We got these pics from him in the MTC, and I would like to know what kind of time they had on their hands!! I don't remember any extra time in the MTC:) I am so pumped he is already in Chile, he and I will be live long rivels (Agentina vs. Chile)!

Nate and I also went to ANOTHER Bears game, Yah I know, we have a sickness. It was a blast despite the fact that it was 6 degrees for the NIGHT game! Crazy. We won in over time, it was such a stressful game we both couldn't even yell the last half- and Nate still lost his voice! ha

We then went to my company work party in Denver (first picture). I have made so many new wonderful friends, who I adore! It was fun for Nate to be able to meet them. When we got home Phoenixx looked horrible when we picked him up- we went straight to Urgent care. He had Strep, 2 ear infections- 1 ear drum had burst and bronchiolitis. WOW. He has never been really sick, so it was a tough experience for Nate and I to watch him go through! He is SOOOO much better now, he is almost completely healthy. It makes me remember how lucky I am to have a healthy boy.

If I don't get to write until Christmas (probably won't) MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Hope its filled with lots of LOVE and lots of calories!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Life is Good

Our 2010 Awaken Calendar's officially got a Publisher!!! We had been accepted month ago, but it is OFFICIAL now! :) I can't stop smiling. I am so excited Stef and I did it, I can't wait to see what it becomes! I now am jonesin' to write a book now that we are in with a publisher.... that's when I have a few extra minutes to write it! ha. For anyone that wants to buy the 2009 calendar they are already done! We are selling them for 10 dollars to friends and fam. Contact me or Stef.

My New Job

Whoohoo! I got a new job (well a month ago, but this is the first moment I have had to blog:) I love it, it is with another skincare line- by far the best skincare I have ever sold. I am a rep for a huge territory which includes Seattle... Hooray I get to see Diane more often! It was a huge blessing how it came along. The second I started looking for a job I was introduced to Sanitas (by Diane) and got the job really fast. My first weekend was at an Orlando tradeshow (above pics) and I had a blast. I have already made life long friends and can't wait to ROCK my territory!!! Nate is the best husband and dad EVER!! He truely knows how to support me, take care of me and FEED me! I love him for helping me through this last rough month with starting a new job, I have had very stressful moments but he keeps making me laugh even when I don't want to. I love you Babe!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Our annual Bears Trip was a BLAST! Chicago in October is gorgeous, and perfect and wonderful. I really needed the break, 1- because I just started a new job (that I love!) working for another skincare line as a rep and it is a lot of work! 2- Nate and I haven't been away by ourselves since the darling Phoenixx joined our family, so it was much needed. We ate like KRAP! I really think we gained 10 pounds each, hot dogs, pizza (2x), ice cream, pasta- man oh man it was good. We also celebrated Nate's Bday on the day of the Bears game- good thing they won, barely. It was 41-48 Bears. I swear there was a touch down every 5 minutes!! Nates Best friend, Rodney and his friend Cory came with us. It was nice having 3 boys and me, I think I scared Cory off!:) I can be alittle feisty and that was new to him.haha Well back to reality we go. I can't wait to dress Phoenixx up this weekend for Halloween, and we also get to see Phoenixx's AUNTS (Dana and Kathy) in November for Thanksgiving.... can't wait!!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


WHO COULD BELIEVE MY BABY IS ALREADY 1!!! (On Oct. 8th) Truely I am blown away with how fast time flies! Just one year ago, I was about to enter the unknown world of children, and had no idea what it would really be like. I will never forget the doctor putting Phoenixx in my arms, and how that moment I knew nothing on earth would ever compare to being a mom. Nate and I are still on a high. When we brought him home, we would fight over who got to hold him. We still lay in bed (for way to long) in mornings, just playing and cuddling with Phoenixx. He has gotten so big, he loves driving his toy car around everywhere in the house, he loves oatmeal, he loves his cousins, he has a squeal that will burst your ear drums, he tolerates the dogs, he adores his dad and loves his mama. He is the best thing that has ever happened to Nate and I and I am grateful every day he is our baby.

Friday, September 26, 2008



Savana is my niece and we took pictures of her entire family this week. It was so fun to take pictures of her, she is quite the model. She is ONLY 3!!!! And did what ever I asked her to. When her mom was pregnant with her, I felt a connection right away and since she was born (I got to be there to see her birth) I have loved her so much . She is extremely smart, fun, sweet and HELPFUL, especially with Phoenixx. I absolutely adore this little girl!!! Her new favorite thing is sleeping over at my house and her mom isn't allowed. ha

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I call my sister Stef up on Friday, asking where I could find a laundry mat around here. I had about 12-15 loads of laundry to do, (For the last 6 months) haahaha. Really, I have not been on top of it for sooooo long! SO she comes over, taking half of it in her car to do at her house to make it easier to do the rest at mine. Once she got here, she was so overly excited to organize my laundry room to make it more fun to do my laundry, that excitement spewed over to my closet, which turned into my bedroom which turned into Phoenixx's room and so on. In THREE days we cleaned out my ENTIRE house, closets, cabinets- kitchen and all. And lets not forget our basement project!!! I soooooo wish we had a before picture! It would only do these pictures justice. We cleaned out every bin (mouse poo and all)!! Okay I just did it! I outed myself, yes we have HAD mice (HATE THEM!!) and I was so overwhelmed with the project of cleaning out my basement! Stefanie is more than an Angel, she is my saving GRACE! I could never stick my hands in other peoples mouse poo~ Oh boy!

We took a HUGE load to the dump and a HUGE load to D.I. I can not explain the joy I feel!!! I feel lighter than EVER getting rid of soooo much crap I will never use again! I got down to 6 Bins in storage with room left in them. My life feels more in ORDeR and I can breath better- little dramatic, but true! If any of you need help getting rid of your StuFF that you have packed away CALL MY SISTER! She won't let you hold onto anything that you describe as "maybe I'll use that again!!"


D.I. Pile

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


My sweet sister in law tagged me, so here we go...

4 random things I like (adore) about my husband:1- he has 1 million pairs of socks, 2-he is the best dad I know, 3-he makes me laugh everyday, 4-He drives me crazy when he teases me, but when he stops I miss it!

4 movies that I would watch more then once:1- Old School 2- SO I married an axe murderer 3-Crash 4- Love Actually

4 TV shows I watch:1- Biggest Loser, Best show ever! 2- American Idol 3- Grey's- its good again, I promise! 4- The Kardashians- so trashy, I LOVE IT!

4 places that I have been:1- Argentina 2-Paris 3- St. Crois, Island 4- Almost every state in the US.

4 people who E-mail me regularly:1- Jessica with her D*&% forwards:) 2- Tonia 3- Dana when I make her 4- Diane

4 favorite foods:1- Sushi, Sushi, Sushi the more raw the better 2-empanadas & dolce de leche (not together:)- Argentine 3- Salads 4- Nate's meatloaf

4 places that I would like to visit:1- Ireland 2- Italy 3- Any country in ASIA 4- Phillipines

4 things that I am looking forward to in the coming year:1- Phoenixx walking and talking 2- Planning on doing my first FULL marathon (got to get it over with) 3- a week vacation with Nathan SOMEWHERE 4- Some down time- Oh I am just really really hoping!ha

4 people that I have tagged: 1- Jessica 2-Tonia 3-Kathy 4-Lizzy

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I TRI because I CAN

Last weekend, Phoenixx and I went to Seattle for the Daskin Sprint Triathlon. It was quite the trip. I have only traveled with Phoenixx on a plane by myself once and it was alot harder than planned. He cried the entire flight there and most on the way home. The night before the TRI he woke up at 12:30am wide awake. He was wrestling me in bed, squawking and so on. He didn't go back down until 3:30am and I got up at 5am for the race. It was raining and lightening at 5am which made me nervous for the swim in the lake. Once we got there I mustard up energy and did it. I absolutely loved the bike and the run, the swim on the other hand- at least I didn't almost drown this year. haha. I was with 3 great girlfriends and none of us really trained for the race. I kept thinking the whole race "NEXT YEAR" I'll train. LOL. I never train for anything, wishful thinking. The funniest thing about the weekend was Phoenixx scaring Dianes dog, chasing him all around. That bully- gets it from his dad:)

Monday, August 11, 2008


Dana and Kathy had their first NFL Cardinals Game Last week, and I couldn't make it! I was at a national sales meeting in Chicago and couldn't get out there in time. I was so sad!! They are cheering together this yr. and are on the same line. I can't imagine how much fun they are having! They look awesome in the pictures and have to say they are the HOTTEST ones on the team!!!! I am so happy for them both, that they are dancing and still LIVIN' life to the fullest!! Can't wait to see you guys!!!!


I can't believe it has almost been A YEAR!!! Where did the time go? Where did my baby go? I am in toddler land people! Phoenixx is not a baby anymore, his personality shines more and more every day! We can not keep this child still. He must have a lot of me in him! But he IS in a stage right now where he will just lay on us and CUDDLE. Oh man do I love that!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It is FINALLY done!! I have updated my website and am not planning on doing it again any time soon!! ha! I have never taken a computer class, so I am sure I am spending triple the time it should take to build a website! I am so happy it is done!

I am doing a promotion right now, if you refer 3 people to me for photography or makeup- you will receive a free sitting. Check out my prices on my website. I am getting so busy with photography I might just be able to quit my day job! Yah, That will never happen, I am too much of a work-aholic!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wasatch Back Relay

I ran the Wasatch Back Relay last weekend. I loved every second of it! I ran with my sister in law and friend and Apes and her sisters. I truely loved all my legs and ended up running close to 14 miles in 19 hours. All my times were perfect times of the day- much different from the first time I ran it. I also had Nate meet us in Coleville with the trailer so we got a whoppin 2 hours of GOOD sleep. (what a sweet heart). My second leg I got passed at the very end of the leg by a man. I was going to let him go, but when he looked back at me to make sure he was going to beat me it pissed me off! So I booked it to beat him right at the last! It was so beautiful where we ran and it made me truely appreciate where we live. I loved it all!!


This Last weekend I spent the first night away from Phoenixx. Actually the first 3 nights. I had a trade show in Vegas so Nate dropped me off in Vegas and spent the weekend with his sis in St. George. Nate did awesome with Phoenixx the entire weekend. After my little break down as I was leaving, I ended up doing really well. I have to admit a full night rest was FABULOUS!! Phoenixx is getting so BiG!! He is a crawling maniac! Last night he had a hard night. After getting up a few times, I asked Nate to get up with him around 4am. As we both walked into the room, Phoenixx was standing up in his crib reaching for Nate and he said "DADA"!!!!! Yes, I heard it- or I would have not believed he said dad before mom!!! Nate is sure proud. But soon after at 7am, he was in his crib and said "MAMA"! Wow that is amazing! Both in the same day. Although Nate will make sure to ALWAYS remind me he said dad first! ha. I love this stage so much, I can't say enough.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Nate and I got Cabin Fever last weekend and just went up Spanish Fork Canyon. It was beautiful and very therapeutic for me to get away from my Labtop!:) It got quite cold the second day and I have realized I am a PRINCESS in the cold! Or maybe it is because winter is still going on and its JUNE!!! Okay so I am really really ready for WARMTH!
We are headed to AZ on Thursday, I am sure I will experience a little there! ha.

My Sweet BLuE EyeD BOy!!!

My Sweet BLuE EyeD BOy!!!
I LOVE this picture of Phoenixx. We went to Sunvalley and Jackson last week for work and did anything possible to keep him happy for the car ride. It was his best trip yet! I was quite grateful for baby einstien! We gave him all kinds of food that entertained him to say the least. He is now getting teeth on the top and will be walking any day! He has a new sound every week. His latest is he will stick his tongue out and blow when he wants us to be quite!!! LOL It cracks us up everytime!


The 2009 Awaken Calendar is NOW for sale! The cost is 14.99 per calendar. If you are buying them for christmas gifts they are 11.99 for 3. Contact me at Exciting News for Awaken, a publisher has taken on the calendar for 2010 and plan to be Barnes and Noble and Borders!!!