Monday, April 28, 2008

time for some news....

well its been a while with out any notice from me and I know my avid readers will just die without more news about the Stell's :)! So here it is...

Derek is done with finals, and just enjoying the break right now! Just one more year and he will be done :)!! I am excited and then hopefully we will move somewhere exciting lol! He is now looking for a job so if you know of anything let me know!!!! Besides that he is great!

Me i am great! I just started my new work schedule 9-5 m-f which i lame but oh well at lest it will bring the dough! hahaha i start taking the supervisor calls today sooo that will be exciting lol lots of angry customers but oh well i think they are fun to talk to because usually they are sooooo wrong!1! I am excited to paint my apt and go to IKEA with Adrienne, i just need time and MONEY to do it all lol, a few paychecks and we should be there :)

Jacquelyn is cute as ever!! She recently has decided that she does not want to go to bed what she does now is stand up in her crib and yell hi mama hi dada dada dada mama HI HI HI its super cute but sad to hear! And we have decided she is a genius! she was look at a book the other day and it had pages with animals on it in the middle of the book there was a dog, so we would close the book and ask her where the dog was and she would look through the book tell she found her dog and hit it and say do do do lol she is cute and smart she also knows where other peoples eyes are she will poke it out and say eye eye lol its cute! :) she is SMART! well sorry to not be too thrilling :)

Monday, April 21, 2008

just a boring ol' update!

Well my dear neighbor tells me i need to update the only thing is nothing is really new, but here it goes!!

Well lets start with a joke!!
How do you tell the difference between a school bus and a grape??? to hear the answer you must keep reading ;)

Finals are approching so Derek has been stressing and studying trying to get everything done!! He is getting ready to look for a job so if any of yall know anything that is out there let me know!!!! I want him to get a job so i can quit and just play with my daughter everyday!

For me life has been good, adapting a postive outlook has really made thing better for!! Even though crap happens I have decided i just dont care, i am super lucky to have everything i have and so i can put up with the bumps in the road!

Jackie is just growing up like crazy! She is getting so big and eating new foods eveyday! She LOVES mac and cheese, and cheese! Bannanas are her fav fruit and broccoli her fav veggie! she wont eat baby food so we to give her a varitey of big peopole foods to keep her healthy!!
but she is crawling every where and getting into everything we have its gerat fun and we love her! Side note today Derek bought her, her VERY first happy meal lol i know a 9 month old with a happy meal. He has been dying to get her one since the day we got prego and i could not hold him back. so today she got a chicken nugget happy meal. lol she loved it, she really did not eat much of it at all but liked gumming the fries and the chicken nugget lol i say nugget because she did not make it past one (THANK GOODNESS! :)) Lol she did not get a drink because she is a baby lol no POP for them! we decided our kids can figure out what pop is when one day they are at a friends and they offer it because we wont! haha, so she just drank apple juice from home

the answer is you jump on the top for a while, if you dont get any juice its a school bus!! hahahah i know so funny but i had to make this blog some what enjoyable! ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Attitude adjustment

So lately i have been having an attitude problem, i have been getting upset over everything and making too big of a deal out of things. So anyway yesterday me and Derek were having FHE and it was my turn to give the lesson and having put it off tell the last minute i grabbed my old church book and looked through it to see if i could find something worth using. Anyway i found a poem and a quote that fit perfectly in my life right now and i would like to share them with you all
the first one is just a quote from Chuck Swindoll

"The longer i live, the more i realize the impact of attitude
on life. It is more important then the past,
than education, than money, than circumstances,
than failures, than successes, than what
other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, talents or skill.
It will make or break a company...a church a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace e for that day.
we cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact
that people will act in a certain way.
We can not change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how i react to i.
And so it is with you...
We are in charge of our Attitudes."
and the poem is by an unknown author and it goes like this
It's all in how you look at it
We ask for strength and God gives us
difficulties which make us strong
We pray for wisdom and God sends us
problems, the solutions of which develops wisdom,
We plead for prosperity and God gives us
brain and brawn to work.
We plead for courage and God gives us
dangers to overcome
We ask for favors and
God gives us opportunities.
An way i just want to let you all know that after i read these i have decided i need to be happy, and go through life with the hand i have been dealt! I am extremely lucky to have what i have and i need to look through life that way! So this is me telling you all that i am changing my mind set and that i am going to always have a good attitude! So what if work is being crappy to me right now, i have a job that gives me money to pay for my little family and for that i am so grateful! I am so happy to have great friends who always are there for me and who are always trying to be there for me! Anyway sorry for the boring blog i really just wanted to share this with you all! One more thing i read that i really like its D&C 122 go read it! i love this chapter, I love the Lords words to Joseph Smith! Keep on smiling everyone! i know times get hard, but someone is always there, just remember no matter what happens we can be in charge of our attitude!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


In case ya'll forgot i hate my job even more know! and whish Derek could find a new job quick so i could just walk out and never come back

Friday, April 11, 2008

hamburgers...Hockey....icecream.....BLANKET FORT!!!!!!...talking baby!

So today Derek wanted to watch the Stanley cup play offs (not that that's different from any other day!) but he wanted to make it fun for me so he decided we should build a fort in which to watch it in! SO we did! It was soo much fun and it was a sweet fort to! it was huge it took up our whole living room!! YEAH FOR FUN TIMES!! Jackie loved playing in the fort and being with mommy and daddy! The coolest thing is while playing in the fort Jackie said hi! she is now a two word baby! Hi and da da lol

This is the first stage
Jackie had fun
Derek building the fort
Mom and Jackie inside
Daddy and Jackie inside

Out of town neighbors...hurt finger...who is to blame :)

So my next door neighbors are out of town, and left us their keys to get their mail and incase we needed to get into their apt. Well they texted me last night to do something for them and i was like sure....little did i know what it would lead to!!!!
I went in got done what i needed to and was locking up their apt....i went to pull out the keys and look!

Yeah the key ring came apart and dug into my finger lol it was really funny, but now it hurts to bend my finger so being the 4 year old i am i put a bandaid on it and it feels soo much better!


So today is a much happier day at work, i still wish i was home playing with my daughter, but all is well, she is in the capabel hands of her father!

Anyway all is well in the Stell household....Derek is almost done with school and he can not wait for the semster to be over so he can have a summer break from homework and teachers! I also am excited for him to be done so we can have more time for eachother and so i will no longer distract him from his studies! I struggle to remember that he has to get homework done i just enjoy being done my self!

Yes i am still at work counting down the minutes tell i get to go home right now i have 100 minutes or 6000 seconds left what ever way you like to have it!

Life is good for me as well just smiling and I GET ICE CREAM WITH HOT FUDGE TONIGHT!! I am pretty freaking excited!!!!! :) :)

Thursday, April 10, 2008


i hate work! I really wish i could quit!

Spaghetti and Jackie

My dear sweet daughter decided a while back mom and dad eat food and she wants more baby food for her! So we have just been chopping up what we are having and giving it to her....a few days a go we had spaghetti

and she LOVED it and has been eating up all our left overs! (yeah she does not let us feed her at all!) here are some pics from her adventure! mostly her bath because after that it takes ALOT to get clean!

She is good though she loves all food! For breakfast she will still eat some rice cereal followed by Cheerios and kix lunch and dinner though she eats with us and then she drinks her milk and takes her vitamin!

We are soo lucky to have such a great smart daughter!

ok too large of font but she is so smart! she crawls all over our place and even plays hide and seek! Mommy and daddy hide and call out for Jackie and she comes and finds us! she loves it!! she gives h-5's and reads books and much much more! any way here is another pic i love of Jackie! its from when we went to Dereks mission reunion! I think she looks so pretty in her dress!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

i have been told i need to update

soo i was just informed i need to update my blog.....

Not much is new here we got out new couch on Thursday and it was quit the ordeal! First they came and tried to give us the wrong couch....Derek informed them they were wrong and tried to tell them we needed our couch he had a picture of it on his phone so he showed it to them, and they said oh we delivered that to a lady in springville....after a lot of time on the phone with rc willey we got them to go get our couch back and bring it to us....finally we got it and it looks so pretty!!! (Adrienne you need to come over and see it )

That night we had two couples over for dinner where we had fajitas and homemade tacquitos it was all really good and it was fun to be with i just got to do all the dishes from it :( i hate doing dishes! lol

Yesterday was Dereks mission reunion so we went up to SLC with one of Dereks mission buddies and his wife, (this was the 6th reunion we have been to since we have been married ) it was fun to see his president and wife and show Jackie off! They all loved her and thought she was the cutest little girl EVER! I was glad to here they all thought like me :)

That's about it i am stuck at work and Derek is home with Jackie right now...nothing new we are boring!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


For all those of you who have just looked at my blog you might notice it underwent a style change...thats because my dear friend Jenn remade it for me and made it soo cute! So THANKS JENN!!! Your the best I LOVE IT!!!!! :) for reals its sooo cute and other people agree too!!! and they all want to know how i did it lol :)