Saturday, January 30, 2010

Christmas 2009

I am a nerd. I'm sure everyone else on the planet new about the website but I just found out about it and I am loving it. I make this picture on it and needed to put it somewhere.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Birthday coming up

Well baby will be a year old in a little over 2 months and I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. Its crazy cause I remember like it was yesterday giving birth to him and holding his tiny body in my hands. I get all emotional about it too, ahh, I'm such a mom. He will forever be my baby though. 

So I am already thinking about his birthday parties and yes he will have more than one. My brother who has been on a mission will be with us 2 weeks before his birthday and so we will be for sure celebrating baby's birthday then. Also my parents are coming out, I am so excited about this. They come out the day of his birthday so we are for sure having a party while my parents are here. 

I cannot wait till April but then again I will be so sad to see that my baby is growing up and will not be a baby but a toddler. 

Life really needs to slow down but I bet every parents says that. Maybe this is why some people have tons of kids.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


From here on out I will never again have DIRECTV, they suck!

We got DIRECTV last fall because they are the only ones that have all of the NFL games and I guess we had to have it. I thought that if for some reason we had to cancel early as long as we proved that we were not allowed to have it at the location we were at we would not be charged the cancellation fee. Well I was so wrong.

When we moved to our new apartment we learned that we are not allowed to have DIRECTV here because they already have cable thru Dish. When I called and explained this to them they told me that they didn't care that it wasn't our fault we still had to pay for the cancellation fee. When I tried to talk to a manager they put me on hold for about 15 minutes then came back and told me the manager was on a call and that they would call me back with the hour. LIARS! I waited all day without a phone call. I was pissed so I decided to wait till I had calmed down to call them back. Meanwhile my husband googled to see if there was any way that we could get out of our contract and basically there is no way out. Not only that but we also found out that when you call to cancel they automatically charge the cancellation fee, which now is $380, to your credit card without you even knowing. Knowing this we cancelled our credit card and got them to re-issue a new one and I called them back. Funny thing while on the phone I asked so you will charge my card right? hahaha. I guess I will now just get a bill and pay it little by little like I had wanted to do. 

I guess they have to make money somehow but dang, really when its not even our fault that we cannot have it here. Those people are mean. Never again will I get DIRECTV.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Will this ever happen?

A friend of mine had this as he facebook status:

Last night my 4 year old son says, "Mommy don't kiss me at school." I said, "Why Aiden?" He said, "Cause the kids at
school laugh and say ewwww!"

This got me thinking how I pray that this will never happen with baby but down deep inside me I so know that he is going to say this to me at some point. The day this happens I am going to be a mess.

Now I think there are a few things wrong with what her little boy said first of all do those kids making fun of him not get any love at home? I don't know anyone else but my baby gets kissed about 200 times a day. Then secondly how sad is it that little kids at 4 years old are already making fun of other kids. This totally breaks my heart. I really do not know what I am going to do if baby gets made fun of for anything. I might lose my mind.

Lady Gaga

Is anyone else obsessed with her or is it just me?

When she first came out I did not like her, she is kinda weird but once I heard her music I no longer cared what she looked like.

I know her lyric are too much about sex but I just really like the sound of them.

This is probably horrible but now I got my baby hooked on Lady Gaga. My husband hates it but oh well. As soon as Bad Romance comes on the radio baby will start to dance and move his head. It is so cute.

Today while he was taking a bath I put the song on and he was in the tub shaking his head and bouncing up and down.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

OCD a little...maybe

I have so many issues that I really do not know how my husband can stand me. Not only am I coco most of the time and according to him love drama but now all of a sudden I am OCD.

This has come out of the blue for me and I am sure for my husband. Before we got married I have never cleaned a day in my life, yes I was very spoiled in that sense by my mother. We got married and my husband did most of the cleaning. When I became a SAHM I of course started doing the cleaning. Within the last month or so though I have become crazy about it. Nothing is allowed to be out of place, I cannot have dishes in the sink. I might clean the same spot multiple time until I feel that its clean.

Not only that my poor baby cannot be dirty at all. I do let him eat and get stuff all over himself but right before taking him out of his high chair I literally wash him up. If we are about to go out he has to be spotless. If there is anything on his clothes I won't take him out like that. Is anyone else out there crazy like me?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Big houses are over rated

I love my little apartment.

I always felt like I cleaned, cleaned and cleaned and by the time I was done the day would be mostly over. I think that had me depressed. Not only was I cleaning all day but I never felt like it was clean enough to let my baby go on the floor.

Now in this little apartment I clean for about 30 minutes and everything is done. I could eat off the floor and feel safe. I love feeling like anyone could come visit me at any moment and I won't be embarrassed to let them in. Plus here baby gets to crawl around the whole place and I am not on top of him 24/7.

Having a big home might be someone's american dream or whatever but I have now realized that, that is no longer my dream. They are not only too expensive but take too much time away from your family. I much rather have a small condo or town home and have money left over at the end of the year to vacation with my family and have more time on a daily basis to spend with them.

My brother in law and husband said something so true the other day. We always think that when we buy a house that we own it when in reality we don't. We never own anything until its all paid off and that takes a long time to happen and for most people it never happens. Normally its the bank that owns our house. The only thing we really own are our memories. Gosh if thats not the truth. I don't care what happens in life but no one can take our memories away. Right after that my husband said that he rather go on nice vacations and spend good quality time with his family than have a huge expensive house. I honestly could not agree more with him.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Food Storage

Last year my new years resolution was that I would start my food storage. For years and years now the prophets have really made it a big deal that we need to have our own food storage. I never really understood this but last year I thought why not start. What I did was every time I went to the market I would take $5 out and spend it on something to go towards my food storage. I only really did this for about 3 months but within those 3 months I was able to get a pretty good size one going.

These last few weeks that we have been struggling the most with Jon not being paid and all, well I have been able to put dinner on the table every night only because of my food storage. I have thanked my Heavenly Father every day for being able to at least feed my family. It's kind of dumb of me to say this because no matter what I should always listen to what the prophets say but this has really shown me how important it is to do the things that are asked of us.

It is so crazy how our Heavenly Father really knows our struggles and how he will make sure we are taken care of. Right when everything just seemed too much to handle as I prayed I just felt my burdens lifted. How great is it knowing that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us so much.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year, New Place

As I am sure I have talked about this previously...just like everyone else in this country we are struggling. For about 2 months now we have known that we could no longer keep on living like we were. We needed to make some major changes and cut back on spending wherever we could. Our biggest expence was rent so we decided to move.

I could not be happier. I feel so secured here. The house we were in before was over 3000 sq ft and our apartment now is only 850 sq ft and I love it. I think even baby feels more secure here, he naps longer and sleeps longer at night.

It's funny cause I think that my husband has always thought that having a big beautiful home was going to make me happy but he has learned that when it comes to where we live it doesn't really matter to me. The only important thing is that I have my husband and my baby with me. As long as I have them here I can make any place feel like home.