Wednesday, November 26, 2008

10 things i have learned--in no order what so ever, but yet in an order on the page

So i am at work and its slow and i got started in to thinking about the little life lessons i have learned lately so i decided to write them down here so i do not forget!

10. You will never have enough time in life do do everything, so prioritize and decide what is really important and do that first because if the other things don't get done you wont care, but if you miss the important things you will be sad
9. Nothing will ever go the way you anticipated. It might go better it might go worse, so just be ready for anything
8. There is always someone who you can help. No matter what your situation is, how bad off you are there is always someone who is in need of your help! So forget about your troubles and help someone else it will make you feel better!
7. The Church will always be there. Where ever you go the church will always be there it is the same no matter what country or language its in. Go weekly and you will be happier and feel more peace
6. Pay your tithing first and you will have enough money. Somehow as long as you make sure that is the first check you write, everything else works out. I think its a way of saying keep the Lord first, because as long as you do he will make everything okay. Things will come your way, it might take a while it might get scary but the Lord will make sure EVERYTHING works out and it will, if your waiting for something to happen don't worry or stress just be patient the Lord has his own time line but i promise you pay your tithing and do what you should and the Lord will work everything out!
5. Crap happens. No matter what you do, or how good you are bad things happen. They are there to teach us and to help us grow, we can not escape trails, but we can use them to learn and to grow.
4. Having a close relationship with your family keeps you happy. God put us in families for a reason, they are there to help us and support us! Use them, and love them! Always make time for family!
3. Once you have kids you will never have enough alone time. Whether its with your spouse or just your self, once you have a kid you will never have enough alone time, so enjoy it while you can and welcome the change when you get it! And of course make sure you get a sitter now and then and get out of the house and have some fun with the love of your life!!
2. You will think love your kids/spouse as much as possible but you can always love them more! I am always amazed at how much my love grows for Derek and Jackie it seems like the littlest things make me love them even more!
1. You can never get enough hugs and kisses from your kids! Enjoy every hug and kiss from your kids, because they get big so fast, give them hugs and kisses as often as possible, and play with them as much as possible, turn off the TV and spend time with them!!

I love all you guys out there! I am so glad for friends and family that love and support us! If any of you guys are going through a rough time hang in there I promise things will turn up and you will be able to make it through what ever you are going through as long as you stay close to the Lord!! Don't stray from his path because it will make it that much harder to get back on track! If any of you guys need anything just let me know!


My family is off skiing and i am stuck at work does that sound fair??????

Monday, November 24, 2008

i so stole this from Danielle!

So I just stole this from my friends blog :) Hope you don't mind! I think is funny and want to know what others think! SO EVERYONE DO THIS!!! k its funny! Just comment on my blog and tell me....

Would you Rather...

have a head twice the normal size OR half the normal size?

drive 50 miles with a car full of digital alarm clocks beeping OR drive the same distance with 4 styrofoam coolers, which constantly rub against each other, creating that annoying squeeking sound?

age only from the neck up OR age only from the neck down?

have to wear visible diapers for the rest of your life OR always have to drink and eat out of a bottle?

have your skin change into vibrant colors according to your emotional state (e.g. red for anger, blue for sadness) OR wildly and uncontrollably flail your arms around whenever you walk?

be married to an annoying practical joker who frequently pulls the 'bucket over the door' gag and many other elaborate jokes like it OR marry someone with no sense of humor?


I am so happy its a short week today! Its Monday but in the work world its Wednesday! Only 2 more days of work!! Then a nice weekend with good food and family! :) I love the holidays!

Any way Jackie is slowly becoming obsessed with shoes lol, she loves to play with her shoes and try to put them on. She will come up and tell me shoes shoes shoes and take me into her room and try to get me to open her container with all her shoes. Then she will bring them to us all excited! She also always knows where her normal shoes are when we are getting ready to leave you just have to ask her where her shoes are and she will run off to where ever she has left them and bring them to us :) lol
She can now climb in to her high chair, this is a clear sign she wants to eat ;) lol and she loves to climb on to our table to turn on our laptop (yes she knows the on button) so she can see the pictures of her self! She is a little vain! She loves to look at her self!! :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

remembering the good times

Ah who could forget Hall to Collie's on 4th and 18 With Unga capping it off

And Beck's pass to Harline

Lets remember the good time

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jackie mama????

This is Jackie's baby, she loves this little doll. Today she was playing ma ma. I was cleaning up from her dinner and i hear her saying mama baby mama baby. I look over and she has the babies hand and is pointing it to her self saying mama and then taking the babies hand and saying baby lol here she is holding her babyShe loves to carry her baby all around the houseHere she was saying "baby eye" she then went on to teach her nose and ear (now in PJ's) she is saying knock knock, if you cant tell she has the babies hand is knocking it against the door

Making sure the baby has its binki
oh and of course trying it out her self!

The baby got hungry so she put her in her high chair

She had to make sure she was buckled in!
And then she tried to feed her grapes!
Lol Jackie always makes me laugh! Hope you guys enjoy reading about all the stuff she does,

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just want to say...

How much i freaking love my daughter Jacquelyn! I spent some time today reading a blog about a mother who lost her child (here) . It really made me reflect back on Jackie and how much she means to me!
When ever i am down or having a rough day it just takes a few minutes of playing with Jackie or holding her for everything to melt away and for everything to feel right again!
I am so glad the Lord as entrusted me with his precious daughter, and that Derek and I get to raise her!
I love teaching her things and seeing her learn every time she does something new i get so excited!! I love being a part of Gods plan! I love knowing what his plan is! I love knowing that no matter what happens in this life, as long as i do what i am supposed to, everything will work out! Trials will arise but we can get through them! I love this gospel! I am so glad to be apart of it! I love motherhood, its really one of the greatest things i can think of!! Once again, I love this gospel, it is true i have no doubt about that! I love Jackie and my sweet husband Derek and I am so glad he is always there for me, but right now I cant wait tell i get off work and I can go scoop Jackie up in my arms and give her a hug!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What i am thankful for!

Right now this makes me extremely happy! I cant believe gas prices have gone down more then $2!!! It makes driving affordable again! Instead of over $60 to fill our tank it only costs $30! I hope everyone else is enjoying the LOW LOW LOW gas prices! Now i am just waiting for it to go to $0.99 like it was when i started driving! ;) but i guess for now i will just be happy its under $2!

As thanksgiving nears i ask you all what is something you are thankful for? Please tell me :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rise and shout!

So we have been singing the cougar fight song to Jackie since i was prego, any way when we sing it she will clap her hands or put her arm in the air doing the raw raw raw part. She will come up to us and put her arm in the air saying rise rise and wait for us to sing, but tonight i was holding her in my lap while she was holding her doll and i hear her singing rise rise rise go go yaaaaay i look down and she is claping her dolls hands together and moving them in circles (you know like you do at the end of the fight song?) and putting the dolls hands in the air saying YAY! LOL I LOVE HER SO MUCH! She is always doing something cute and i love to share it with the world! Just remember its never to late to teach them which is the TRUE school!! lol GO BYU ON SATURDAY!!!!

more words for Jackie

So this is my journal, its where i write things i want to remember any way here are some words Jackie started saying this past week

  • stairs
  • down
  • i gotcha (as she grabbed Issac her stuffed animal that "talks" via her father or me) she loves him to death and always likes to give him hug
  • bear
  • ear! she now knows her eyes nose toung and ear
lol i know there is another one but i cant remember it right now grrrrrrr

I don't know why she is such a great talker, but she is! I could make my guesses lol but i would just say, its who she is! I was a big talker when i was little and she seems to be just like me!! We never taught her sign because she could communicate with us at an early age. Who knows lol I just think its cute!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Dear blog world,

Please blog more. I need something to keep me entertained while working. I would greatly appreciate your compliance with this request! at the very lest send me links to interesting blogs out there!

Thank you and i love you all!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bathtime for jackie???????

I was not joking she dives in when we try to take showers lol here is the proof! As you can tell she is REALLY happy about her accomplishment!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jackie Jackie Jackie

We decided Jackie needs to start pulling her weight around the house by doing chores. she is now in charge of mopping......
She works really hard! She makes sure to get all the spots on the floor
She loves every minute of it

look how hard she concentrates while she does it! haha what can i say my daughter loves to help me around the house! Anytime i am doing something she wants to help. (i really hope you know i am joking she does not have any chores lol)

okay i am a slacker mom here is Jackie in her dog costume


Mom look what i found while you where making lunch! You should really think of a better hiding spot than behind the chair

Here mom i will share with you i know these are your favorite, after all it is my candy i am the one who they gave it too!

mmmm thanks for giving me some! cant wait to eat the rest of it!!!

hahahah on top of the counter not good enough mom! I can still find it! ITS MINE ALL MINE!!

MOM YOU BETTER GIVE ME SOME!! All the other moms are giving their kids candy! come on just one little piece!

my little Jackie

So i love talking about Jackie so this is a post dedicated to her!

  • She is getting so big! She is getting three teeth right now which brings her total to 11
  • She really like to watch playhouse Disney in the mornings
  • her favorite show is handy Manny she will always bring us the remote and say Manny Manny
  • she can say so many words now i cant even count! Every day we hear a new word, yesterday it was "clothes" as she was pulling out clothes and handing them to Derek and "play" as she was pointing to the TV wanting to watch "dogs" 101 Dalmatians
  • her favorite words are baby Aubrey (the daughter of my friend who watches Jackie), dog, hi, Manny and bye.
  • She loves to talk on the video phone to my mom! She will point to it and say call grammamama, and when my mom answers she starts waving and saying hi and blowing kisses! She will talk to my mom forever babbling on and on and try to show her things or feed her food! ( I would really recommend a video to anyone with grandparents/grand kids far away! Its so nice that my daughter can know my mom and brothers and talk to them even though she lives in Vegas! And its just 10-30 a month so its also affordable! But really i love it and Jackie loves it! My mom loves watching Jackie grow and seeing her in action--as she puts it its way better then video messages!)
  • she is figuring out how to run and loves to run around and chase us or run away from us
  • when she is really tired she will go to her crib and try to get in
  • she loves to give hugs and kisses and is always up for some cuddles
  • she really loves chips and salsa and will always ask us for "dip" (chips and salsa)
  • She loves to talk to me or derek on the phone she will just babel along lol its really cute
  • She knows her eyes, nose, and toung and loves to point them out on her or other people face!

There is more but these are my favorite! I love being a mom! Its really one of the greatest things there is! I love Jackie so much, she is my little girl!! I miss her a ton while i am at work and cant wait to get home to her so i can get some hugs!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Its a three fer!!

lol dont know if thats how you spell it but Jackie is getting three molars right now!! Needless to say she has not been her usually happy self all the time, its deffinatly made her a little bit more cranky! But she is being a tropper, i am just hoping soon it will be over lol! But i am excited for her to get more teeth so she can continue to be my good little eater! One thing i learned that i never knew is that teething can make babies throw up! Jackie threw up a few times this week and we were so confused because she was not sick and yeah its from the teething!

Anyway not much eles is new just continuing with the same ol same ol i have some cute pics i need to put up but since i hardley ever get on the computer when i am home it has not happened :) but i will try to get it done ASAP!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Hey everyone, we really need a sitter tomorrow from 915-11:45! Our sitter is sick and Derek has to go to his class tomorrow and he has a meeting for his internship, if anyone could help us out i will make you cookies!!!!!!! We would also really appreciate it! Just let me know!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election results are in

So the results are in and i am sad! There were two races i really cared about and both people i wanted to win lost! Jason Chaffetz and Obama won :( oh well guess America has spoken.

I dont know i am just a fan of small government and I dont believe Obama is moving in this direction! I just hope he wont try and move us has far left as he has promised during his campaign!! i am also not a fan of taxing the rich to help out the middle class! Those people (well most) worked long and hard to get where they are and they should not have to pay extra just because they are successful! Really i think people need to learn to help them self's and not relay on government handouts. I don't think its our governments job to help us with mortgages and bankruptcy's and health care. Yes we need some guidelines but we dont need them to help us with everything! We need to teach people to be self reliant and be able to do things for them self's and not rely on the government to do it for us. I am okay with the government helping people out when they are getting started but while having that help people should be bettering them selfs so they no longer need it. And really i am tired of people saying college is soo unaffordable! Go out get a job and get a loan put your self through college, i did it you can too!

This election was hard for me because I really did not like either candidates. I was not a huge McCain fan, and i was not an Obama fan by any measure. I voted for McCain because he had the most ideas on his platform that went along with how i thought. Oh well guess i can always hope for Romney in 2012! lol The one thing i am most annoyed with is all the Obama people accusing McCain followers of not researching their candidates because as they have told me if you read their platforms how could you not vote for Obama (don't believe this is happening go look on facebook i am self was accused by three people!)

The great thing about America is we can all have different opinions and think our own way and somehow it all works. So stop thinking just because someone voted one way they did not read up on their Candide's! America is great God wont let it fail!! It will all work out no matter who is president, it just might mean some of us don't like the new practices that are in place in our government, but you know what in 4 years their will be another election and we can make a change then if needed!

AND YAY Prop 8 passed!!!! Oh here is something VERY interesting my friend posted on her blog

The following are excerpts from a talk Neal A. Maxwell gave at BYU in October of 1978, and was printed in the February 1979 Ensign. It was entitled, "A More Determined Discipleship."
Elder Maxwell certainly was speaking prophetically.

"Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had 'never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life.'

"This is hard doctrine, but it is particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ. . . . Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. . . . This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions."

"Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.... Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel. There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened aslumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself. Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, 'summer is nigh.' Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat."

--- Elder Neal A. Maxwell

(for is whole talk you can go here)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008