Sunday, November 8, 2009

School + GOD = A GOOD thing!

*If you are a non Christian...please do not take offence..this is just my personal opinion and my core values (not to mention MY blog). I never look down or judge anyone for their own beliefs and choices.

Often people ask me why me and my husband pay so much money to send our kids to a private Christian school. The first thing that I always say is this, "I believe that our children are gifts of the Lord. We are responsible to train them according to His Word not only at home and in church, but in school as well." Christian school educators teach all subject matter from a Christian context. They put the Bible at the center of the curriculum and ask students to evaluate all they see in the world through the eyes of God. I think it is SO important for me and my family to view everything we do through the eyes of god and through his LOVE for us. I am no perfect being (far from perfect..totally wicked far actually ) and I don't always see life through God's eyes..but God's strength is MY core, and even when i stray off the path..I can be rest assured that God will pull me back and back in the right direction. I can go on and on about the small class sizes, extra attention, and the fact that Christian schools offer a better level of instruction. There is no question about it. The test scores over a long period of years are conclusive. The annual Stanford Achievement Test administered to first through eighth grade Christian school students in the western states shows these students to be seven to nineteen months ahead of the national norm in reading, and seven to thirteen months ahead of the national norm in all subject areas. BUT....All that for me is simply icing on the cupcake. GOD'S word is why I choose to send them to their school. Below are some pictures inside Anna's classroom.

Anna says to me, "Mommy look me and God share the same Birthday month!" *SIGH* seriously, it does not get any sweeter than that!!

This is my most favorite poster hanging in the classroom!

I hope everyone has a blessed day! Love to you all!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Randomness at it's finest...

I have so many random thoughts swirling around my brain like little tornado's. So...This little Blog post is dedicated to random thoughts served to you on a silver platter straight from a very quirky mind...that would be my mind....
  • First things first. Never go to bed with wet hair...but always brush your teeth at least twice a day...and floss to..i DO this now, but I hate it. Which is a random thought in itself. Why do people hate to floss? It really does not take up to much time...but everyone just despises it! Everyone knows they really should do it...but they don't! Me's so weird, and make NO sense what so ever.

  • Second of all...why in the world is there a baby fly flying around me right now? Is this not the time of year that flies die and disappear into holes or something? Did this fly hatch too late or what? Maybe he did NOT get the memo. Either way..he will see his death today if I lay my eyes on him again.

  • Have any of you seen the movie, "Under the Tuscan Sun"? I watch that every night in bed. I get lost in that movie...pretending that I am Diane Lane..running away and buying a Villa In Tuscany...really living. Someday maybe.

  • Routine. I know that when you have three kids..routine is essential. But I'm so not routine...Sometimes I think i am to adventuress and spontaneous for my own good. When the kids are all away at college working on their phd's...I'm gonna wake up some mornings and go online, buy a random plane ticket (Italy or Hawaii preferably) and just thinking..just flying away.

  • Spaghetti tacos..think about could be a good thing!

  • Is it weird that I spell check stuff like every three minutes, oppose to just doing it all at once at the end of my writing?

  • Oh...and here is a random thought that has really been weighing me down. If you DVR something, does it still get credit for the shows ratings? I worry that the shows that i LOVE are not getting credit because I am DVR ing them oppose to watching them live? Any thoughts on this?? Anyone? anyone?


  • Seriously...I am a HORRIBLE speller, it is so embarrassing! Is there a way to get better at that? Or did i just miss out on something in like third grade, and now I'm just screwed?

  • do you notice that in the grocery stores they put all the really surgery crappy for you cereals at the bottom for the kids to see...and all the healthy stuff wayyyy at the top? Check it out...they do!

  • You know..This thought is just way to deep..especially following a thought regarding cereal placement. But really...sometimes i DO NOT get life...and what is thrown at you at certain times? Why people come into your life at the wrong's so frustrating! I can only hope that someday down the road it will make sense..but it sucks at the time when it makes NO sense at all!!

  • Is it wrong that when i smile at a complete stranger to make their day brighter, and they look back at me with a glare...that i wanna then smack them in the head...hard? Why cant people just SMILE?

  • squirrels love to eat pumpkins. Why do i know this? Well...i grew my own pumpkins this year with visions of having lots and lots of pumpkins on my porch until THANKSGIVING...ya well...they ate all 10 of them!! Those furry little animals are lucky that I love them so much.

  • My college team plays tomorrow morning at 10:00am to early for hot wings and beer?

  • I can walk into a Barnes and Nobel and get lost in their for hours..i think i may have to make a trip very soon.

  • This morning 2 of my kids were putting oatmeal ON top of toast..i seriously threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Holy mother of all that's pretty...bless your heart if you made it to the end of this consisting of complete non sense!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...I mean that too ;-)

p.s. I totally think that fly was a literary insect..because i have not seen him once since the start of this post! He must have read that insert about him and got the heck out of dodge! Smart fly he is!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thursday Thankfulls & Hot dogs in the snow!

Wow...either I have a had a crazy busy last few months, or lacking some caffeinated creativity. I think it's a mixture of both! It's fall now...and things are winding down..well kinda. I really miss reading and writing my here I am..kicking it off with some Thursday Thankfulls:

1. God and his forgiveness

2. 2nd chances

3. My wonderful..rockin awesome 3 kids

4. Egg nogg lattes from Starbucks..had my first one of the season yesterday...yummo

5. Snuggling with my girls in my bed at night reading good books

6. Art and books

7. the fact that the older i get..the more silly i get!! =p

8. prayer

9. Friends

10. Snow and the kids grilled out hot dogs IN THE much fun!

Oh how I mis blogging....I hope everyone has a great day..and a blessed week!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Confessions...whoop..

Oh man i miss doing Friday confessions!MMMkay....lets see what Melissa has been up to:

1. I said Dude...a lot at Michael's back to school night. Everyone knows that I heart the word dude...but i should prob try and refrain from saying it in front of his teachers! Although Michael's little peeps appreciated it!!

2. Titanic...that's all I can say about that. Sweet confessions...and this is one that I will NEVER regret

3. oops i did it again...again i cant go in to detail on this one either...but i had to get it off my chest!! Phew...i feel so much better =)

4. I have only flipped off one person in the car this week..but still that's not a good thing, I hate the "When Melissa gets behind the wheel personality", she can be so ugly!!

5. I watched Twilight 6 times this week!

6. I'm pretty sure I said Edwards name in the night double that!!

7. I have ate the same thing for lunch and dinner since Monday..except once. Ham and Swiss on rye. Its not really something to confess...but it's just weird!

8. I have had Starbucks way to many times to even confess..i mean remember!

9. I smoked a cigar one night on the front porch by myself one night at like 10:30pm...Who does that???

10. I washed the same load of towels that are in the washer 3 times..maybe 4!

11. Oh ya...seriously i almost hit this kid on a bike

12. I love the new Miley Cyrus song, climb. This is just so wicked embarrassing..the fact that I am actually publicly confessing about it crazy!!

13. As always on the list...watching cartoons ALONE!

14. Okay..i am adding onto confession #4. I feel i need to explain here! I am a "Grandma driver" I have kids (my precious kids) in the I drive the speed limit and I DO NOT..I repeat DO NOT turn left on orange arrows or lights. So its the people that ride my a$$ and yell at me that get me mad..and i end up flipping them off.. and at times i even get out of the car (at an orange lights) throw up my arms and yell out, "Wanna go?"

15. hmmm...#15...i need one more confession. I cannot stop at 14, that's just is one...Allie has had a crappy (literally) diaper the whole time I have been writing this blog post..I totally should have changed her by now..but I was on a roll!!! But ya...I'd better go take care of that business!!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Thankfulls

Holy wow...I have not been here in a looong time...It's funny how I always come back on a Thursday... just in time for Thursday Thankfulls!! I always loVe to say out loud the things around me that make me oh so happy and grateful!! is my list for the week:

  • God....of course #1

  • My family

  • Unexpected the kind in Titanic!

  • Best friends who make ME a better ME

  • Health..and striving to be healthy...omg..i totally have to update you all on my weightloss!! 27 pounds!!!! woo to the HOOOOO!!!

  • The gym membership that Stacie got me =)

  • Ham and swiss on Rye =)

  • Coffee...with hazelnut of course!!

  • Strangers who smile at me =)

  • DVR...oh how i love my dvr!!!

  • Facebookin

  • Red Bull...yummy

  • Laughter

  • Candles

  • Time....

  • mountains

  • dreams

  • Freedom of choice

  • Creating memories with my kids...DAILY

  • My ability to live each day like it's my very last
  • Soul mates

I can't wait to catch up with all my blogging friends, i hope you are all doing great....I will be back tomorrow with Friday confessions!!!! Bahahahahahhah =)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday Thank fulls

  • GOD

  • My husband

  • GOD

  • My wonderful kids

  • GOD

  • My parents, little sister and Gabe

  • GOD

  • JennyKate and Renee

  • GOD

  • Exersize

  • GOD

  • Red Bull

  • GOD

  • My ipod touch

  • GOD

  • My church and my pastor (these two totally come before red bull and ipod)

  • My ability to pick a lock with a credit card. Allie my 2 yr old locked herself in my bedroom..i could not get it open...i tried and tried...i was so afraid that i would have to call the fire dept. Expecially since i was naked..i had just got out of the shower..and for once the laundry was totally clean and put away..i had NOTHING to put on!!! Luckily after about 15 min. I got the door opened!!

  • GOD

  • The big tree in my front yard

  • GOD

  • My trip coming up in 8 days to see Jennykate and Renee in Oklahoma!!

  • GOD

  • Farm town on face book...i am such a nerd..but it makes my day just so much fun!

  • GOD

  • Summer officially starts here today at 3:45pm!!!!

  • GOD

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! =)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

weightloss update!

Wow...I'm just so proud of myself! I am still going strong with my " Weight loss Journey". I feel so great! I have to confess that my one single obstacle is WEEKENDS!! They get me every single week! It is perfectly acceptable to reward yourself once a week, just NOT the whole weekend! During the week...It's like nothing can get in my way, I really just need to figure out some balance on the weekends.

Here are some new things that I have started doing since I started:

  • I have never been a HUGE fish fan..I mean it's okay..but it was never my first choice. I knew to take my progress up a notch, I had to up my protein intake. I bought those Gordman's Fish fillets in the frozen section at the store. I love the garlic butter ones!! They are sooo yummy and super easy to prepare! I just throw them on the grill with my asparagus..and its an awesome meal! Speaking of asparagus...people always ask how i prepare it. I lay some out on foil, brush it with some extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with some sea salt and a little bit of garlic powder, and grill it!! It delish and sooo good for you!

  • I have been drinking 1 gallon of water per day. It seems like a lot, but with my pink nalgene bottle that holds 32 ounces, i know its just 4 of makes it not seem so bad. I have that bottle by my side always! When I'm on the couch, in the car, outside...everywhere!!

  • I am still doing religiously..well except for the weekends! Which HAS to stop!!

  • It's crazy how my lifestyle is changing! Me and my husband had a date night planned for a few weeks ago. Instead of doing it at night, I switched it to a date DAY. Typically we go out in the evening for some huge dinner with drinks. Instead we went for lunch at a cute place in the mountains (We had a buffalo burgers) Then we went for a hike!

  • I have increased my exercise schedule. Here is my week schedule as of now:

Mon, wed, Fri- Tae Bo in the morning, EA Sports game on the Wii in the afternoon and Abs

Tue, Thur, Sat- Tae Bo in the morning, Running outside at night. Anywhere between 30-60 min

Sunday- Rest day

I am participating in a half marathon (13.6 miles) in September. I tend to be very goal oriented, so I figured that would be something great to work for...and it will be an awesome accomplishment when I complete it!!

New things that I cannot live without:

  • My new ipod touch...I could never run without it!! I LOVE IT!!

  • My new EA Sports game for the Wii. If you have a have to get this!! Bob Harper (Oprahs trainer) worked with EA games to create this! It is a fabulous workout! It combines cardio with strength training! I LOVE is sooo worth the 60.00!

  • Red Bull!!

  • My fitness watch, I got it a Target for like 45.00. Among several's a pedometer and it tells you how many calories you have burned by how many steps you have taken.

  • My new food scale

  • DVR...Oh wait that has nothing to do with weigh loss does it?? hehe

Anyone can do this too! I'm not gonna's a pain in the butt to get going...but once you do..its addicting! The energy you create by exercising is addicting! It feels amazing!! Again...I am ALWAYS here for moral support!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tip Junkie

OMG.....Today I was featured on!! I love her website, and I am honored to have been chosen!! Yay...check it out HERE! Her web site is so very handy...lots of wonderful tips!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Please HELP me...pleeeeeease!

Good Morning to everyone~

Five years ago this month I made a promise to my 6th grade teacher, and dear friend that I would do whatever I could to help find a cure for Cancer. I was at her bed side when I made that promise and it was three days before she passed away to cancer.

The following four years after her dying, I was the event chair for My city's Relay for life. Relay for life is a huge event that raises money for the American Cancer society. This year I am a team Captain for the 2009 Relay. If you would like to donate any amount of money to my personal fund raising goal I would appreciate it SO MUCH! If you donate, you can email me your address and I will send you a purple HOPE bracelet, and you can wear it in honor or in memory of someone dear to you.

Together WE can make a difference!!

My email:

My Relay link (to make a donation) :

* To find a local Relay for life in your area to participate in, just google your city, and Relay for life!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Melissa's weight loss journey...

Good morning to all my beautiful friends!

I wanted to share with all of you my new weight loss journey, and what I am doing to "BE" on this path. I'm really really on it this time, and it FEELS amazing! It's very simple actually:

Okay...this aspect of my weight loss is HUGE!! I have read this vital tip and been told this tip and I have seen it on TV. But for some reason...when my friend Lisa told me this about three weeks ago, I FINALLY believed it!

You have to EAT to loose weight!!!!!

I NEVER would believe this in the past! My brain was programmed that the less food I consumed, the more weight I would loose. I know that sounds silly, but it's what I believed. That is why I was always just stumbling on the path in the past. I could sometimes manage to loose some weight, but it all depended on my "Will power" to not eat so much. I now know that it has NOTHING to do with will power it's all about "The way power". (I made that up..hehe) here is "The way"!

  • I joined This is a FREE website to help track your calorie intake. When you sign up, it has you input all your info and it sets up a plan for you with how much calorie's to consume and how much to exercise. You get to create your own spark page, this allows you to network with other people that are on the same PATH with you! If you sign up...which YOU NEED TO, my screen name is ColoradoBeauty. Add me as a friend and we can take the journey together!! You can go in and look at my food log anytime! The biggest thing I love about Spark, is that it's not a can eat pretty much anything..just in moderation! It "teaches" you how to eat the right way.

  • Spark pages recommended that I eat between 1200-1500 calories a day. I have chosen to eat only 1200 calories per day. That may not seem like a lot to some people...but I will tell you this. When you are actually eating's dang hard for me to even reach 1200 calories a day! It feels like I am eating constantly! You have to eat 6 times a day. Breakfast (something I always use to skip) then a snack, lunch then another snack, dinner, and one last snack 2 hours before bedtime. See before spark pages, I would skip breakfast, then I was starving by lunch so I would eat some crazy huge portion of something totally not healthy, then I would eat a small dinner and close the day by eating lots of fattening snacks at night while watching Biggest Loser! So It seemed like I was not eating all that much...but in reality I bet I was probably consuming at least 1500-2500 calories per day!!

  • I am NOT and never have been a big breakfast eater (Unless it involved breakfast burritos from Wendy's or ham and cheese croissants from Burger king) so I knew I needed to find something that I loved and something HEALTHY. Here is where my friend Lisa came in again. She eats Special K with red berries everyday. The only problem is that I HATE milk! I bought Silk Vanilla soy to eat with it...I was very cautious the first few times just because the word SOY grosses me out. But it is sooooo good...I'm so serious tastes so good! I eat that EVERYDAY! So yes...BREAKFAST is a huge deal for me, I never really ate breakfast, and really starts your day off good!

  • My lunches are usually a lean cuisine, I love them there is such a variety. I can get my Mexican food fix or my pasta fix this way!

  • For dinner I usually eat a salad and chicken breast cooked on my handy George Foreman grill.

  • For snacks I love to eat: Special K bars (raspberry and choc drizzle) all types of berries, apples, Quaker mini delights and yogurt with a little bit of grape nuts on top. I love cheese...but I'm cutting that out for the time being, just has so much fat. I have learned that the snacks are so important..they keep your metabolism up and running!

  • Guess what Taco Bell has a menu called the "Fresco menu" It's there contribution for people seeking "Healthy fast food". I love the Fresco yummy!!
  • You can stalk my food log at Spark people anytime to see what I am eating =)

So that there is the 411 on what I am doing with my Food. Like I said food=weight loss!! Wow...what a concept...I wish I would have believed this sooner!!


  • At first I started out with just 30 min. per day of "Intentional" cardio exercise. This usually consisted of a 25 min Tae Bo video tape. (I heart Tae Bo) Or I would use my Wii fit board for 30-40 min doing the advanced step aerobics and the running in place.

  • I am now doing the 30 min Tae Bo tape, or 30 min of high intensity aerobics. I then run in place with my wii fit for 2 miles. So I am now exercising for about an hour a day.

  • I purchased a fitness watch at Target. It tells me how many calories I have burned each day, as well as how many steps I have taken. They say you should walk 10,000 steps per day. I have been averaging 17,000 steps. It's fun to see how high I can get each day. I love the fitness watch!!

  • Very soon I am going to start mixing in some Pilate's and strength training, I just wanted to hit the cardio hard at first to burn some of this fat off!!

  • I have been exercising 6 days a week.

So ya..that's the exercise portion! Pretty simple! You know what though? It is AMAZING to me how good I feel from just exercising everyday! It makes me feel sooo good throughout the day! It even seems to have given me more patience with life (you know the little husbands and I did learn that I have to exercise in the morning sometime, by the late afternoon...I just don't have the energy like I do in the morning. Even if you work outside the home...just try and wake up a little earlier and get 30 min in before your shower, the 30 min loss of sleep will be worth the way you feel the whole day from exercising.

Random other tips:

  • WATER....I started out with a goal of 8 cups a day. Now that I am exercising more, my goal is a gallon per day. I have a pink Nalgene bottle that holds 32 ounces, so I shoot for 4 of those per day. I add lemon juice to the water, because I get so sick of drinking so much water plain.

  • GUM...when ever I get a sweet tooth (usually at night) or while watching biggest loser..hehe.. I chew Extra spearmint gum.

  • GOD..I should have put this on top. I know that everyone is not religious. But I happen to be very religious. I pray every night in my bubble bath, and for the past month...I have been just asking God for strength. Just for him to stick it out with me, so that I can be a healthy me. I know that he has been there, I KNOW IT!! I don't ask him to loose weight FOR ME...because it's ME who has to do the work, I just ask him to give me the strength to push through each day, and to be there with me through this journey.

  • CONSISTENCY...This is a BIG one for me..HUGE! Just stick with it...stay on the path and take ONE day at a time. I have always been one of those people who want results like an hour later...but they won't be there an hour later. You have to be patient and consistent, and the results WILL me I know this now!!

  • A free day. Everyone needs a free day, to eat the things you love in moderation. Although for me portion control is obviously still a problem, so I think I am going to skip the FREE day for now until I shed more weight. Yesterday I attempted to have free day and I ate enough pasta for 3 people and wayyy to much garlic bread..then I was like heck why not really go out with a bang..and I ate a little bag of sugar babies!! So this morning I am THREE pounds more!! see..I stepped of the path for a moment. I woke up this morning and asked God to just stay with me today, because weighing 3 pounds motivation was a little in the toilet this am. But with his help, I know that today is NEW day and I WILL push forward!! I can do it!!! so can you!!!

Wow...if you have made it this far...THANK YOU for listening!! I have done all the things above, CONSISTENTLY and I have lost 12 pounds so far (I still have 30 more to go). You can do it too, and I am ALWAYS here for moral support for anyone!! I will be making weight loss updates on here, or anything "new" that I learn along the way!!

p.s. when ever I need some motivation I visit the Spark page of "Jensfitjourney" it inspires me EVERY SINGLE TIME!! Look her up if you need to...or if you just need some extra motivation to get going!! Click HERE to read her story and to see her amazing pictures!

p.p.s On Sat night me and my husband went to a movie. I sat there and drank a bottle of water while he devoured a ice cold Coke and a bag of buttery popcorn!! Wow..if I can do that..I can do ANYTHING!!! hehe

Love to you all,

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My first Swap...Spread the loVe...

I am so thrilled to be entering my very first swap!! It is hosted by Mamarazzi over at Dandelion Wishes. She is only excepting 100 If you wanna better hurry on over because I was number 68! This swap is "You favorite things swap". Click HERE for further details and to enter!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday Thank fulls

I came back to blogging just in the nick of time! I get to start doing Thursday Thankfuls again with My JennyKate! So here we go my Thursday thankfuls:

- My mom called late last night to tell me that my dad's tests came back, and they thing his cancer is GONE!!! For this I am oh so thankful!!

- I am thankful that for the past 3 months i have been going to church consistently! I am so very thankful for my god..he is #1 in my life!!

- I am thankful that my kids and family are all safe and healthy

- My hard working amazing husband!

- My three amazing wonderful kids!!

( off to the silly things that DO still matter) =)

- I am thankful that we are all going to Eliches (six flags) on Sunday to support the American Cancer society! I am an adrenaline junkie...and I need a fix!!

- I am SOOO thankful for my wii fit!!

- I am thankful for special K with strawberries with vanilla soy milk, my new breakfast of champions!! It's soo yummy!!

- Coffee...always has to be on the list somewhere!

- nap time!! It's just been one of those weeks!

- people who inspire me to be a better ME!!

- My sister, JennyKate, Lisa

- Renee and her AMAZING sense of humor..I cannot wait to meet her in person!!

- For coming back to blogging! I missed it more than i thought, I so miss meeting new wonderful, friendly people!!

- This one is HUGE....My new path (that i have been on for 30 days) for a healthier life!! This will be it's own post tomorrow..maybe even later tonight! I'm so excited to share!!

-last but NOT least..face book!!! =)

It feels so wonderful to remember to be thankful for what we DO have oppose to what we don't have!! Remember to S M I L truly has the power to change someones day!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm back..I have missed this place!

Hello to all my beautiful Blogging buddies!

I don't think I have been here since like early February! I think for some reason blogging reminded me of the it was painful to be here for awhile. I have missed everyone though...and I am soo ready to come back! I hope you all are doing great...I have been doing wonderful! I am loving that summer is approaching..I love being outside with the kids!

I have started an amazing weight loss journey that i am super excited about....I think I will blog about that tomorrow!

I'm happy to be back....I hope you all have the most wonderful day!! =)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


JenntKate tagged me:

Here's the Rule, bold the things you've done & post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (i will in the spring)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (i rode in the one in vegas) :)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (does the Wii
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied...(I think this one's too tricky to answer.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I can't wait to complete most of the things left on this list!

Okay im tagging:

1. michelle
2. gabe
3. Lu
4. Katie
5. french

Monday, February 2, 2009

Just to let everyone know...

Last Tuesday I went for my 12 week ultrasound and we found out that my baby passed away. This has been so hard. This pregnancy has been rough from the beginning, but I thought that I was finally out of the woods. I got to have a dozen ultrasounds done in the first trimester to check on her, so I got to see her grow right before my eyes. Last Wednesday morning I had to have surgery to have her removed. Sorry to have waited a week to let you all know, it's is just now that I can even manage to type anything out. I want to thank my sister for being there at that horrible doc appt and for not leaving my side for the following three days. Seriously...I don't know what I would have done without you there! Randy was gone all week, and that made it so much harder.

I am still so very sad, but I am just trying to focus on the three wonderful kids that God has already blessed me with. Randy and I still want to have a fourth child, and we plan to start trying this October. This baby will never ever be forgotten though....ever. Tomorrow I have a doc appt to get the tests back on the baby, My doctor ran some chromosome tests on her to see if she could find out what happened.

I also want to thank my blogging buddy Lu. She is so strong, and as I was being rolled to the OR, I was thinking of her and her daughter Olivia. She inspires me so much...I am so blessed to know this incredible woman! You can click here to be inspired by Lu!

I also want to thank my husband, for being so wonderful and caring, I love you so much Randy! JennyKate sent me the most beautiful flowers along with the best candy ever last week! Thanks JennyKate so are so sweet and I just love you so much! My mom and dad are so sweet, they are going to put a stone for baby DeWitt in the family cemetery. Thank you mom and dad for being so sensetive and supporting.

I hope everyone has a brilliant week. The weather in Colorado this week looks like it will be amazing. I am going to take the kids to the zoo and try to make this a wonderful week.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This totally cracked me up!

Okay so I know that most people play this game with there pets...and I promise we do not treat our kids like animals! But my husband was messing around with the Wii gun and Allie was having so much fun! It was hilarious...I just had to share!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What I see when I look to the West...

While my friend JennyKate was visiting over the weekend, we took some pictures of the mountains for her to take home. This is the view if you just look to the West from my house. I thought the pictures turned out pretty good, so I thought I would post them for you all to see! I love Colorado, it's so beautiful. Today and tomorrow it's 70 degrees!

This big mountain is called, "Long's peak" It's over 14,000 feet. My husband is dying to climb it...but I refuse to let him go!!

I hope everyone is having a great start to the week!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My most amazing Birthday weekend!!

Wow...this was only the single most amazing Birthday EVER! My little sister (and bestest friend) surprised me with my close friend JennyKate! You all know her from Jennykate's spot! I am so happy that you came JennyKate...seeing you was beyond was so surreal to actually see her! Me and JennyKate met on the computer. We talk on the phone constantly and we have been friends for about a year, but we had never seen eachother. My sister and brother in law picked her up from the airport and hid her all day on Friday, later that night they brought her to Fridays for my Birthday dinner. Here is a video clip from that most amazing moment:

The best husband ever, me and JennyKate!

We just had to go see Twilight together! It was both our 3rd time..hehe
JennyKate had NEVER had you bet we headed to the Sushi Bar! She loved it...The Saki...not so much! if JennyKate was not enough of a birthday surprise, my mom and sister through me a surprise party....a TWILIGHT party!!

This was only the BEST cake EVER!!!!!
Look at the apples on the mom was so cute with all the Twilight details! She even made Blood red punch!!

Ummmm sister and Gabe bought me the iCarly charades game...i will so kick butt at this!! hehe

Thank you to my wonderful sister for bringing JennyKay here and for this amazing and unforgettable Birthday!!

This has been just the best weekend! To top it off me and JennyKate are sitting here side by side blogging!! How crazy is that??

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

cartoon confessions...

Okay so I don't want you to think that all we do around here is watch T.V. But the kids MOST DEFINITELY do get TV time! Usually while they watch I try and clean and get things done....BUT I have to confess that a lot of the time I watch with them! Over the past years...i have seen some crazy cartoons...and i was thinking that maybe i would put all these critiques and confessions floating around in my head into a blog! I mean hey...why not...i do have about 250 other things that I SHOULD be doing...but this sounded like a fun idea! Okay here it goes:

  • Caillou- I have NO CLUE why I even like watching this show because seriously that darn kid whines so much it drives me crazy! But for what ever deranged reason, I don't mind watching it. On a side note...who has ever seen a 4 yr old boy with ONE hair on his head??

  • Angelina Ballerina- This show is cute...I just cannot stand the little mouse's accents!! Annoying!

  • Berenstain bears- I have nothing bad to say here...I love this show! I only wish my family could just live in a tree be that perfect! You should see me and the kids sing to the opening song...ya...i know...i have issues!

  • Sponge Bob- Okay confession time! I love Sponge Bob...seriously I watch it alone!

  • Little Bear- Umm...ya...I love this show too. Don't you wish life could really be that simple

  • Oswald- OMG...i so love that little hot dog Dog. This cartoon is so sweet teaching children to put others first. Sometimes I just get so mad that Oswald is too nice and he is always getting screwed. Well...i guess in the end he never really gets screwed...but you know what I'm saying. Or Not...because I am probably the only mom who actually watches and analyzes it...LOL

  • Kipper- It cracks me up that the pig's name is just "Pig"

  • Max and Ruby- I seriously think this show is so cute! I just have one question. Where are there parents? They have a grandma down the street...but no mom and dad?

  • Noddy- This kid is such an air head...I don't understand how he lives alone and gets through the day??

  • Dora- How can you not love Dora? It is like a free 30 min of Spanish class. My daughter actually learned to count in Spanish because of Dora! I just don't get those little animals that pop out when ever Dora and Boots complete a task. Who are they??

  • Dragon Tales- this show just creeps me out.

Okay...I think I'm done. It just dawned on me...I so love my life...but Oh my goodness....I so need an adult life!! This is clearly a cry for help people!! hehe

Saturday, January 10, 2009

My new painting..and me..almost 10 weeks!

So I went to this awesome art show this morning and I found this beautiful oil painting! I had it framed at the show..and it looks Parfait in my living room. Of course this silly photo does the painting no justice...the colors in person are just exquisite!

My dad is coming over tomorrow to help me hang it straight and center!

Here is me at about 10 weeks!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, Ciao!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday Confessions.....

I am feeling great this I thought I would do some Friday confessing!

1. Okay this is bad. As you all know...I am a horrible procrastinator! The tags on my car were expired in December...and I have yet to go get the new ones! I have had the little card in my bag...not to mention the 150.00 to do it for weeks and weeks. Well....on the way home from picking up Michael on Wednesday, i noticed a cop behind me on the right side of me. I literally was chanting out loud, "Please don't see my tags, please don't see my tags!" ummmm...ya....the lights went on and he pulled me over! Lucky me...he gave me a warning and I promised to get them on I am totally driving down there and getting it done today! I hate being a procrastinator...sheesh!!

2. Okay if you walked into my laundry room right now, you would see this: Clothes on the floor, clothes in baskets, clothes in the dryer, clothes on top of the dryer and I wont forget the clothes IN the washer!! Ya....that's all i have to say about that!

3. this is a confession in the making. I just got done pricing tickets to las vegas for this Spring for me and my sister to fly out and see the next Britany Spears concert. We have not missed one...and for some insane reason she is NOT coming to Denver on this next tour!! So i guess we will have to go to her!

4. Okay now this next confession is serious! I actually enjoy watching iCarley!!!! I said it out loud!!! I watch it even when the kids have fallen asleep...AND get this....last night I was totally singing (and partially jamming out) to the song they play at the beginning of the show!!

Dang it.....i had more to confess...but I guess this is all the typing that my stomach can's starting to get icky. I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Monday, January 5, 2009

from YOU...

I want to share with you the following lines from the inspiring book "The Dash"

For it matters not, how much we own,
the cars... the house... the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard;
are there things that you'd like to change?
for you never know how much time is left
that can still be rearranged.
If we could slow down enough
to consider what's true and real
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger
and show appreciation more
and the love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile...
Remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to hop on and wish you all a Happy New Year! I so miss blogging and reading blogs! I am still so sick, and it makes me sick to my stomach to read anything. I thought everything was on the right track, but my blood work last week showed that my progesterone levels went down! Even after the wretched progesterone supplement! I am on it in the morning and in the night! I feel the best for a few hours in the morning, so I try and clean, do email, play extra with the kids then. The rest of the hmmm.....just not very good!

I have another ultra sound tomorrow and more blood work. So I will keep you updated.

I hope everyone all the best in 2009! Talk to you all soon!