Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Not sure I'm ready for this..

Bubba has started to show signs for wanting to be potty-trained. Great, right? No more diapers, no more changing his diaper. Yeah. But it seems like he is growing up way to fast. :-(

Ok, so our adventure started today. He came up to us pointing to his butt and whining, so we asked him if he wanted to go potty. He said yes, and went in and used the toilet! Needless to say we were surprised. Haha. And then he continued to use the toilet 4 times today! Although he still peed a lot in his diaper. At least he is trying! So we went and got a little seat to put on the toilet. He was excited to pick it out and bring it home and put it on. Wow. We will see how it goes. I have NO idea what I am doing in this field. So wish us luck. I think I might teach him wrong. Haha.

What can I say?

P.S. I went to orientation this evening for my job. Yeah, I got a part time, seasonal job to help out. What are we going to do. :-)

P.S. I am still battling a cold that is kicking my butt. I think my nose is going to fall off one of these times. Ugh.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I think I must confess...

Alright. Here we go.
  • I can't burp. I can't explain it, but I can not burp. I have tried, people have spent MONTHS trying to teach me, but I can't do it. I can down a 16oz bottle of pop, and not burp. Doesn't mean that I can't feel the need to burp, but I can't get it out. So they come out as "frogs". Little girgles inside my throat. But they never make it past that. So yeah, I can't do it.
  • When I was 14, I tried to steal my aunts car. Technically I wasn't trying to steal it. I don't think I could have been able to back out of the driveway with it. Haha. I found her keys and me and my sister's friend went out and unlocked it. We were just about to start the car when my aunt came out. She was mad. (Which, I would be too, looking back...) And it scared me. I ran to the side of the house and hid against the fence bawling. Like a baby. She came and found me and we had a good talk. :-)
  • Bubba hits. He's in a hitting stage, and it is driving me b.O.n.K.e.R.s. I seriously don't know what to do. We try timeout and everything we can think of that won't have a really negative effect. But he thinks it's a game. And I don't know how much more I can take of it! What happened to my sweet, caring, smily boy? Nah, he still gives kisses, and is cute. So that makes up for it. I sure love him.
  • Another Bubba thing. He almost electrocuted himself today. Scared. Me. Snotless. I turned around just in time to see him sticking a key into a electrical socket. I won't lie, I screamed. And luckily I was standing right next to him to be able to grab it out of the socket before it made contact. My heart jumped and it took me probably a 1/2 hour to get my heart to stop racing. Then I realised that I'm not going to be able to keep him 100% safe (yeah, the bruises on his legs from walking around should tell me that) What am I going to do when he breaks a bone?! What am I going to do when he bleeds?! (Yes, he hasn't injured himself enough to bleed) What if he has to get stitches?! I think I might die those days.
  • I want to go back to Oregon. I need the beach in my life. On a regular basis. I can't do this once a year thing. It has to be at least 4 times a year. Once every season. Or many times during the summer, either way. I think Bubba and I were born to live by a beach. Just have to figure out how to get there...
Ok, I think that is all I have in me for tonight. It's 1:30 in the morning, and I need to go to bed. Sweet sleeps all.

Friday, October 16, 2009


So, I am entering this Giveaway. It is for an AWESOME prize, that I would really like to win!! If you go here you can read about it. It is for a workshop book from an awesome photographer. Normal retail value is $400! WOW! But it looks like it has A LOT of information that I need to get my business going the way I would like it to go. SO, contest ends Sunday, let's hope I win!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heaven on Earth

So, this is what I consider Heaven on Earth. A trip to the Temple. Ahh, how I have missed going. Sam and I spent the day heading down into Salt Lake County to go to the Temple. Thank you to my WONDERFUL mother who watched Bubba for us. We ended up going to the Draper Temple, and did Sealings. We particularly wanted to do Sealings, because it was 1 year ago this weekend that we had Bubba sealed to us. And THAT is an important day. So it was a goal, and we made it. :-) The Draper Temple is one of the newest Temples, and was dedicated earlier this year. We were very excited for the chance to go. It is a GORGEOUS Temple (They all are really.) And it was much needed. So here is the Temple.

We had to get a picture of us in front of it. :-)

We then decided that since we were on Bangater Highway, we might as well drive out and see the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. So we drove out and walked around it. I will have more pictures of it shortly. But here is a picture of us by it.

Then, since we figured we were already out that way, we should stop and see the Jordan River Temple. So we did the same thing. Walked around to take pictures, and then took a picture of us by it. I LOVE that we live so close to so many temples. They are seriously AMAZING.

Thank you to a WONDERFUL Hubby who was so very patient with me, and for taking the time to spend the day in Heaven.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Calling and Randomness

So, today I go to church, and a member of the bishopbric asks to speak with me. Asked if I would accept a calling. I of course said yes! My new calling is as the ward Librarian. WOO HOO! I am SO excited to do this calling! I am sure that there is lots to learn, and I am excited to learn it. There are going to be three of us, so we will be able to rotate and still be able to go to Relief Society and Sunday School. I was called, sustained, and set apart today. So I can get right to work this next week at it! AWESOME!
That and Bubba walked right into Nursery today and didn't even look back to see if I was there. I went running down the hall, I opened the door, and he walked right in. I was impressed. Glad he enjoys it in there!
Well, I can't really post without a picture since I am for some reason able to upload some. So here are a couple more from our Oregon Trip..Maybe I will start doing my Oregon Trip Recap here...Hmmm...Enjoy!
I love how these two interact.

Bubba was getting tired and cold by the end of this! Just wanted to snuggle Daddy.

The three of us at Haystack Rock on Canon Beach Oregon.

C-ya soon!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Confessions again?

Yeah, I don't do much posting during the week, do I? Aw well, you will just have to deal with confessions again.
  • I have a VERY weak vocabulary. In fourth grade, my teacher told my mom that I needed to read the dictionary to increase my vocabulary. I of course didn't do that, and look at me now. My vocabulary sucks. How do I know this? I played Boggle with my mom and sister tonight. I lost. BIG time. My score wasn't even 1/2 of what my mom scored. I think I need to play more word games.
  • I have a weakness for Oreo Balls, and Grandma's brownies. They are heaven, and if I start eating either one of them, I can't stop. I really can't let them sit there. Oreo Balls, are Oreo's mixed with cream cheese, and dipped in melted chocolate and then chilled. Grandma's brownies are brownies, with marshmallows melted on top, and a chocolate frosting on top of that. Oh. My. Goodness. I think I ate 1/4 the big pan of brownies today. I try to tell myself I don't like them, so I don't eat as much. Yeah..doesn't work. Good thing they aren't made that often, or I would be running for a different reason.
  • I want to run a marathon next year. I am hoping to accomplish my goal, but I have not done anything to get closer to it. I haven't run in a LONG time. I need to again, but I just can't get my lazy butt out to do it. Maybe this week I will start again. Maybe. Hehe.
  • I snuggled Bubba last night ALL night long. He stayed right next to me snuggled right up against me and didn't move all night. I woke up with a very sore back, arm, and neck. But I didn't care. I was in heaven all night knowing that he was snuggled up to me and wasn't trying to get away. I was there for him, he wanted to be with me, and he loves me. What else could be better? (Oh yeah, Sam could have been there. But he was at work)
  • I am VERY grateful that I don't have to go through some of the things that other people go through. I don't know how I would be able to go through some of the things they go through. Even though I don't like the trials that I am going through, they could always be worse.

I think that is all for the night. It's 2 in the morning, and I need to go to bed. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday Night Confessions (Saturday version)

Yeah, SO didn't get to this last night. I remembered, just plain didn't want to do it last night. We'll see what we come up with now. ;-)
  • I have a security blanket. I don't sleep with it anymore, but I slept with it all the way up until I got married. It is now folded up and stored away. It was a white blanket with a silk border around it. When I was 2 my sister destroyed it, and my parents tried to get me another one, and it took FOREVER for me to finally agree to take it. We used it for curtains on our puppet stage, we used it in building forts, and it was always there to comfort me. I took it to girls camp, or sleepovers. It is now a grey small peice of fabric. It has holes in all the corners, and it torn in more than one place. But I treasure it. I was holding one of Bubba's blankets the other day, and it reminded me of how much comfort I got from my blanket.
  • I LOVE General Conference. I look forward to it every 6 months. It's such a spiritual uplift that I need. It helps me want to be a better person, and it just plain makes me happy. You can't argue with that.
  • I guess I don't understand the concept of "picking your battles". As I am trying to raise my own little family, everyone has told me to pick my battles with him. I can understand in not picking a fight about wanting to eat by himself, or about wanting to splash around in a bath. But how can I pick my battles and teach him consistency? How can I pick my battles when I am trying to teach him basic principles of what is right and wrong? Won't he get the wrong message if one thing is ok, but something similar is not? How can I pick my battles, and have him realize that there are consequences to things that he does? And there always will be. How can I pick my battles and teach him that he can't have his way all the time? How do I pick my battles and teach him that life is hard sometimes, but that he can count on me being there for him through even the hard times? I honestly can't "pick my battles" yet, because I'm trying to teach him consistency, and that his actions have consequences. Maybe when he is older I will understand. But hopefully what he learns now will be instilled in him so later on down the road I won't have to "pick my battles".
  • I have not painted my toenails in over 6 months. I painted them the other day, and now I feel all girly again. Yay!
  • Sam's birthday is this next week. I sure love him a lot, but I am not getting him anything for his birthday. Fortunately this doesn't make him mad. So we are lucky.
  • I didn't sleep at all last night. I hate it when Bubba is sick. Hopefully he can get over this cold quickly!
OK, that's all I have energy to write. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A couple of Things..

Here are a couple of things that we have been up to lately. Trust me, I am still working on getting our trip to Oregon all blogged, but alas, a lot of other things have taken precedence, so I have been neglecting my blog. Boo. So hopefully this will tide you over for a couple of days.

On Tuesday, Sam, Bubba, and I met up with some wonderful friends in Salt Lake, and ate lunch at Gateway. They of course have their Olympic fountain that we had to play in. So we played in it. Bubba wasn't too sure about it, as you can see here:

Here is a picture of the three of us ladies and our littles. These littles are MIRACLES. Roman as cutie, and Leenan is a DOLL. Love them to death. Glad we could hang out with them.

And here is Bubba and I getting hit with water. He didn't like it so much. Haha

But before we did that, we went on a Sunday drive up by Snowbasin. The fall colors were in effect, although starting to die down. We let Bubba out to run around and this is what happens;

I love this dirty butt. :-)

This was a pretty spot we found. I love the canoe. :-)

This was just some weeds we found.

Gotta get some sun flare in here. Love it

Aren't these colors gorgeous? I love fall.

The end.