Sunday, August 19, 2012

6th wedding anniversary

Honestly we are getting old.

Hearing myself say that I have been married for 6 years sounds super old. However these last 6 years have gone by way too fast.

I love my husband to pieces and am truly a lucky girl.

We are not perfect, we fight, we argue but at the end of the day we know what's important to us and that's each other and being together. We truly are in love with our little family.

A few weeks ago like I had said Jon surprised me by getting us a room at a hotel for the night. It was perfect. We stayed at the Monaco Hotel. It was beautiful and the room was super big.

We went out for dinner than walked around holding hands and kissing like teenagers. I love doing this ones in a while to make myself feel not so old. I loved that we stayed in downtown. The next day we went to City Creek and walked around and got us some yummy dessert and enjoyed talking with no distractions. We had a blast.

Our celebration of course came to an end and Jon had a class he needed to show up to.

All in all one of my favorite anniversaries! My husband did good.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Getting old

For Jon's birthday I wanted to surprise him but as always that's close to impossible. I can never hide anything from him or he always tries to get me to tell him what it is. This year to keep that from happening I just didn't plan anything till last minute and got his gifts the day of his birthday. I actually was able to surprise him with the gifts. He found out what the plans for his birthday were since I played it off that we weren't doing anything he started to make plans himself so I had to tell him I had already invited some friends over for pizza and cake. We had a blast that night with our friends and family. We laughed lots while the kiddos ran around like crazy people and when I say children I mean my child. He was crazy since that day he had been drinking Pepsi and Dr.Pepper and in my attempt at keeping him happy and from flipping out. It worked he was a happy boy however had more energy than I knew what to do with. Jon plays the guitar really well and is a pretty amazing singer. He plays the guitar and sings to Mookie and I almost every day. He got a new guitar one year for his birthday since his old one got a crack in it. However he never bought a case for it since they are super expensive. A few months ago I decided for his birthday I would buy his a guitar case. I started putting money away but I was not aware that they were so expensive. On the day of his birthday I went to the guitar store and realized that I just had enough money to buy him a case and nothing else. I was pretty bummed since I also wanted to get him a watch. After talking to the guy there he showed me one that had a hard shell but the outside was soft and it was half the price of the others which was perfect since it would leave me enough money for the watch and a Ninja Turtle my husband had been wanting. When I gave my husband his gifts he was totally shocked and kept on saying how he hadn't even though about me getting him a guitar case. I love seeing the shock on his face and how excited he was. All in all a very fun birthday for my husband. He said it was one of the best!

Thursday, August 16, 2012


From the day I married Jon he told me birthdays were that important to him. Which is the total opposite of me. I have normally tried to do something special for his birthday and the last 3 years I have gotten friends and family to go with us to Lagoon. However this year no one could come.

At the beginning of the week Jon mentioned something about his birthday week. I was all like whaaaaat? I couldn't believe my ears. I am breaking him down. This is a very good thing. I love celebrating birthdays all week which he always made it seem weird.

Since he never is into birthdays I didn't plan anything this year but of course this is the year he wants to have a 2 day celebration.

Tomorrow is his official birthday but today started the celebration. This morning he decided that we should go to Lagoon since we always do that. So off we went without checking the weather. Holy cow!!! It was hot. 100 degrees hot. Yeah that's not amusement park weather but we stayed there for about 4 hours and had fun.

Then off to have Jon's birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse. His favorite place. Which is always yummy.

In between Lagoon and dinner I send Jon in to toys'r'us to get a game and he comes out and tells me "well I bought myself a gift from you" before I even looked in the bag I knew what it was and I was a little sad because that was one of the things I was buying for him to give him at dinner tomorrow. It happens to be a ninja turtle and not just any ninja turtle but a huge one that I had seen a month ago and knew Jon would love it. He is very big into ninja turtles. Yes I married a nerd!

The second we got home and Jon opened his ninja turtle it was came over. It no longer belong to Jon, it was now Mookie's. Story of our life......nothing is ever ours it's always his. I love how that works.

And how else do you finish the first night of a birthday celebration than by eating ice cream with a huge spoon.

I truly love my little family and am so grateful for my husband and everything he does for us. Thank goodness for him being in our lives.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make life hard?

"Don't handicap your children by making their life easy"

I have a BIG problem with that quote. I don't know who said it or in what context but I see people post this on Facebook and pinterest ALL the time. And I believe those people mean exactly what it means to me how can anyone be ok with that statement? Do people realize how precious children are and how we only get one childhood? So why on God's earth will anyone choose the make it harder? Isn't life hard enough?

I think and believe that you can parent and discipline in a positive happy way without making your child's life hard.


Enough with my ranting about random stuff. I wonder what other people think about this though.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Last Thursday I went to the gym for the first time in at least half a year. I tried running on the treadmill only to have my knee start to hurt pretty bad. Weird, that's never happened. So once the pain came on I got off and decided to do some weights.

I haven't lifted weights in about 3 years, no joke, so I started off with the weights I used to lift with and to my shocked I was able to lift heavier weights. I guess all this carrying Mookie has helped make me stronger.

Then I did some sit ups and it hurt pretty bad so I only did 5 sets of 15. I was completely wasted by then. The next day I felt no pain on my shoulder or abs so I figured I must have done it all wrong until the day after that. Holy smokes, I was in a ton of pain and still am on my abs. Really I am starting to wonder if I did something wrong cause this feels like after giving birth. I asked my cousin who knows a lot about fitness if it was normal and she said since I haven't worked those muscles out in a long time they will hurt pretty bad at first.

I'll tell you what I've never realized how much you used your abs on a day to say basis. Everything hurts! I might be crazy though but I am going back to the gym tomorrow to do more abs work outs.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Another fun hike

I did another fun hike yesterday.

I got my mom to come watch Mookie since last time it was a disaster. I also invited my cousin and her husband to come along.

I am glad I did cause we had a blast the whole time. They brought one of their dogs and it was actually fun having and watching the dog running back as forth and protecting us.

What a fun couple of hours. Nature truly is beautiful and stress relieving.

Once we were pretty high up I got to see the leaves on some trees changing colors. Some were starting to turn yellow and some were turning orange. Made me sad and excited all at the same time. Seeing that only means summer is almost coming to an end but fall is next ad that one of my favorite time of years. I just love the colors I get to see, so pretty.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cooking healthy

Like I said I have been cooking more and enjoying it. I am once again trying to slowly get back on weight watchers and eat healthier plus have less sugar and carbs in my diet.

I think I am addictive to sugar, no joke, when I try to stop having it its all I can think about and I get grumpy. Really it's crazy.

I am trying to use more truvia than sugar.

The other day I pulled out the stuff I had in my fridge and just came up with dinner. I made a stuffed zucchini with lean ground beef and string beans with a side cucumber, tomato salad. Way yummy. For dessert I made some watermelon granita which turned out delicious and sugar free, yumm.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Man date

Mookie and Jon like having a few "man dates" a month. It used to happen every Saturday but summers are busy so they haven't been happening as often but last Saturday Jon decided it was time for one.

He took Mookie to a family fun center where Mookie jumped on the trampoline, did flips, went on the bouncy house, played arcade games and played bowling.

They both had a blast and Mookie could not stop talking about how much fun he had. When I came to pick them up he made me go around the whole place while he showed me how he played the games. I love seeing how much fun he has with his papa.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pool nights

It has been way too hot during the day plus I am barely home during the day as I normally work mornings so Mookie doesn't get to go to the pool as often as previous years.

However every time I ask him what he wants to do, it's always "go to the pool" so I am making an effort to take him at night after dinner. He really loves the water and being in the pool specially if kids are there. Once the kids leave he gets sad and wants to go home. He is such a social butterfly and I love it. I hope he never changes cause that is one of my favorite qualities of his.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Working it

I have been biking tons and by tons I mean at least twice a week so not really a lot but for me that's a lot.

However I will start biking even more in the weeks to come as we are now a one family car. Sad day but it leaves me no other option but to bike to work and back which I am ok with that.

I have timed my rides the last few times and am getting to excited by seeing the improvement in my time. I now look forward to my next ride.

I am also trying to cook more, blah, wish I didn't have to but this whole eating out is not working for multiple reason like the fact that it's too expensive and that it's not healthy at all. So I have been cooking and actually enjoying it. It's fun being able to make a yummy dinner using lots of fresh veggies and little meat.

I am hoping I can keep this up.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My thrifting finds

Since my husband decided to go all out on our anniversary plans there was no money left for cute outfits. I have been hearing a lot about thrift shopping and all the awesome thing you can find. So off I went to find me a cute outfit for our dinner date.

I had to do it with Mookie in tote and there was bribing involved in order for him to behave but it worked awesome cause he picked up some books when we got in and read them to me the whole time. I was at the store for a long time and tried on TONS of stuff, I did go to the fitting room like 3 times with tons of clothes each time but after looking around and trying on tons of stuff I finally found my outfit and I loved it.

I bought a pair of cute shorts that I loved how they fit. I found a super baggy shirt but loved the color so I made it work by buying a belt to go with the shorts. I already had shoes that would work. For the shorts, shirt and belt I paid less than $15. I was a happy camper and so was my husband plus he said I looked amazing.

I will be blogging about our anniversary getaway on our actually anniversary......

Monday, August 6, 2012


So yes as I stated before I dropped my phone in the creek and once I completely lost my cool we all hiked down the mountain, got in the car and headed down to the Walmart that is about 5 minutes away. Once there I send my sister running in to get me a bag of rice.

I knowing myself and that my track record, I have dropped at least 3 phone in water in less than 3 years, googled up a while ago what to do if your drop you iPhone in was so I knew to get the bag of rice.

Ok so the first thing I did once I took the phone out of the water was turn it off and dry it up as much as possible. Once I had the bag of rice I stuck that baby in the bag. I had read to leave it in there for up to 48 hours. When I got home I switched it over to a container with a lid and left it there while I was praying that this would work.

The next morning I wake up and go to the kitchen and start cleaning up web all of a sudden I hear my phone vibrating. Not wanting to touch it for 48 hours I didn't do anything but ten again. So I took the phone out to see what was going and it was back on again and working fine like nothing had ever happened and all my pictures were there.

So the moral of the story is......of you drop your phone in water turn that baby off and get it into rice ASAP.

The only problem I am having with my phone after all of this is that it won't hold a charge as long as it used to but I can live with that as long as I don't have to pay $250 for another one.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Anniversary getaway

We are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary 14 days early since our anniversary lands the day before school starts back up again and my sister-in-law who is watching Mookie for us will be ready to pop any day in 2 weeks.

My husband has booked everything an planned the whole thing without much input on my part so I am super excited.

All I know is that we are staying at a nice hotel in Salt Lake City downtown close to everything I love.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Drive-thru movie theater

The other day I had, what I thought was, a fabulous idea of taking Mookie to a drive-thru movie theater.

Now I have been to one before about 7 years ago in Florida with a friend and had a blast. However we were in a convertible which made seeing the movie screen really easy.

Fast forward to last Saturday, we get Mookie all excited about it and take him to watch Ice Age. Worse mistake of my life!

You have to get there kinda early to find a spot so we got there about an hour before the movie and brought drinks and food which made the time go by fast. About 30 minutes in Mookie says he has to go pee....well they only have porta potties but I figure a toilet is a toilet right? Yeah, wrong, super wrong. We get in the porta potty and I lift up the lid and tell him to go pee, he looks in and immediately freaks out. And by freak out I mean screaming bloody murder while asking me where we were and what that was cause it was not a toilet, hahaha, I was hysterically laughing. While he is freaking out I figure I might as well go pee. Another big mistake! He freaks out even more seeing me peeing in there and tries to open the door, which is facing all the cars, so now I start to freak out and scream at him not to open it. We finally get out and apparently everyone could hear us cause as we were walking back to the car they were looking at as and laughing. Lovely!

I got back to the car and tell Jon to take him cause by then we were both traumatized.

Then let's talk about the fact that I felt completely out of place. People had their mattress out and couches.

Then the movie starts and I can't see a thing. Which I was ok with but then people start to smoke and that's when I start to get upset. I don't smoke because I know it's not a healthy thing to do and do not appreciate my child having to be subjected to second hand smoke. Honestly so rude! The other horrible thing was how hot it was. I like being hot, really I do, I believe that's why I was born in a tropical country, however this was way past my comfort level. I smelled so horrible I could not stand myself.

When you go you pay to watch 2 movies but after the first was over I told Jon to get me the heck out of there before I melted away. He wasn't sure we would be able to leave since the cars are parked pretty tight but there was no way I could make it any longer.

Another crappy thing was the mosquitoes had a feast on me, no joke. I don't camp for many reasons but heat and mosquitoes are 2 major ones. So yeah....lesson learned. Never....Again.....

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dropping my phone in a creek while hiking

After our first hike a few weeks ago Mookie had not stopped talking about it and how much fun it was and how he wanted to go back. I was so happy cause this meant I had a hiking buddy.

So away I went planning our next hike. I got my brother and sister to come with us again and I prepare the food we were going to take up there and even bought an app for my phone to time how long it would take us to get up there so that I could time myself and go back often and try to improve my time.

Now I didn't check the weather for that day which from now on I will always do.

We get to our hiking spot and park get out of the car and right away Mookie is asking me to hold him. I let him know that was too early in the hike to be holding him since from there it could only get worse. Well he decided to have a melt down and I tried to reason with him but let's be for reals, you just cannot reason with a 3 year old. So then I decided to have a melt down and throw around a lot of threats, which he knows I won't follow through cause he had me wrapped around his little finger. After about 30 minutes of this happening he decides to finally get started. By this time my siblings were past the hard part waiting for us and once Mookie realized we were going up by ourselves he decided to cry the whole way up till we caught up to them.

We hiked up about 30 minutes until Mookie said he was no longer walking up and that he was done. We were all kinda bummed but I wasn't going to force him to go up. So we hiked down to a bridge we had seen to let Mookie play in the water while we ate our snacks. It was a really pretty sight so I took my phone out and took a few pictures until I dropped my phone in the creek.

I could have cared less about the phone but I once again was super sad about all the pictures that would be lost forever. I freaked out a little, well I out loud I freaked out a little but inside I was going off trying to hold it all in. I was only really able to hold it in for about 10 minutes before I fully exploded and decided I needed to get down the hill and to a Walmart ASAP to get me a bag of rice.

More to come on the bag of rice.......