Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You Make Me Feel Like Dancin!

I didn't know I was such a fan of the Wiggles! I'm so glad I have this DVR'd because this has been playing like crazy at our house. The kids are pretty entertained watching Mom get her groove on! My favorite move is the guy in the yellow. Fast forward to 2:24 and catch that fancy move! And thanks to Kami for helping me figure out Screenshots! I feel so profesh! (Professional!)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away............

or not. What kid wouldn't want to sport one of these while it's raining outside?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lots Going On

We just found out a few days ago that my sweet Abuelita (grandma) has a tumor in her pancreas. We're all a little devastated given the fact that the odds are against her. Since working at the cancer center I know things are probably not going to be good. She is trying to be strong and so are we. The Lord knows what is best and I know that my Papa Nery is there waiting to greet my beita on the other side. I'm just not ready for her to go. Te quiero mucho beita.

Lots Going On

We just found out a few days ago that my sweet Abuelita (grandma) has a tumor in her pancreas. We're all a little devastated given the fact that the odds are against her. Since working at the cancer center I know things are probably not going to be good. She is trying to be strong and so are we. The Lord knows what is best and I know that my Papa Nery is there waiting to greet my beita on the other side. I'm just not ready for her to go. Te quiero mucho beita.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Just Some Pics


Last Day of Work and Picture Overload...

I'm a little behind on this post. I totally forgot! Oops. These are of my last day at Huntsman Cancer Institute. It was a very emotional day. It was very hard. I'm gonna miss these guys. They are some of the neatest people around.



The beautiful flowers Dr. Bowen and Mark gave me.



My locker.



The "meeting area" in the morning.



Dr. Bowen attempting the "running man." Poor guy doesn't have any rhythm at all!



It was Aly's last day as well. Dr. Bowen requested she do her infamous running man just one last time.



This is my last dermatology meeting. At the end, Dr. Bowen spoke about Aly and I leaving. He could barely talk he was crying so much. It was so sweet.



My friends Kiersten and Annette



And last but certainly not least..............the infamous Dr. Glen Bowen. He and I started on the same day. November 22, 1999. He's been such a great mentor, friend, and father figure.

Last Day of Work and Picture Overload...

I'm a little behind on this post. I totally forgot! Oops. These are of my last day at Huntsman Cancer Institute. It was a very emotional day. It was very hard. I'm gonna miss these guys. They are some of the neatest people around.



The beautiful flowers Dr. Bowen and Mark gave me.



My locker.



The "meeting area" in the morning.



Dr. Bowen attempting the "running man." Poor guy doesn't have any rhythm at all!



It was Aly's last day as well. Dr. Bowen requested she do her infamous running man just one last time.



This is my last dermatology meeting. At the end, Dr. Bowen spoke about Aly and I leaving. He could barely talk he was crying so much. It was so sweet.



My friends Kiersten and Annette



And last but certainly not least..............the infamous Dr. Glen Bowen. He and I started on the same day. November 22, 1999. He's been such a great mentor, friend, and father figure.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Craft Alert

Gonna have to do this with the kiddos. Looks like fun. And simple. Go here for instructions.

{Via Hostess with the Mostess}

Oh Me Oh My


So cute and so simple. I like it a lot. I bet I could make something similar. Hmmmmm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

So Lucky...........


to be their mama.

So Lucky...........


to be their mama.

Coming Around

It's been a couple of days since I got my babies back. Well, two of them. Mom still has Owen because I'm still just a little dizzy and get worn out quick. Oh, how I miss him though. Mom and Dad came over Sunday to bring the girls back and to let me hug and kiss my little man. All day I had been telling Tony that I was worried that the girls would be scared of me. He told me not to worry and gave me a hug. A much needed one.

The second I heard the truck doors open and shut outside, I ran out. I wasn't sure how the girls would react to my temporary face and bruising. As I watched my little Kenslee get out of the truck, she just sat there and stared at me. I couldn't help but cry. My nightmare had come true. She looked at me as if I had a mask on. I sank into Tony's arms. Kaylan had been sleeping and wasn't sure what to think when she opened her eyes to a different face than she was normally use to seeing. She kept opening and closing her eyes as if she was trying to focus and it just wasn't going right. I sat on the couch and with a little coaxing from Tony and my parents, the girls finally let me hug and kiss them. My little Owen was just fine. Everything was fine in his world. He had his mama. I cried. A lot.

After some talking, we thought it would be best to have Owen stay just a few more days with Nana and Papa so I could get back on my feet to take him. It was so hard to say goodbye. Again. To my little man. Oh, how I've missed him. This whole surgery thing has been a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.

The girls have warmed up to me now and are letting me know that my face is looking better. I'm so thankful for my parents and my loving husband for their love and support during this crazy time. I am so blessed to have them in my life. I especially love my babies. I don't know what I would do without them. I. Love. You.

Coming Around

It's been a couple of days since I got my babies back. Well, two of them. Mom still has Owen because I'm still just a little dizzy and get worn out quick. Oh, how I miss him though. Mom and Dad came over Sunday to bring the girls back and to let me hug and kiss my little man. All day I had been telling Tony that I was worried that the girls would be scared of me. He told me not to worry and gave me a hug. A much needed one.

The second I heard the truck doors open and shut outside, I ran out. I wasn't sure how the girls would react to my temporary face and bruising. As I watched my little Kenslee get out of the truck, she just sat there and stared at me. I couldn't help but cry. My nightmare had come true. She looked at me as if I had a mask on. I sank into Tony's arms. Kaylan had been sleeping and wasn't sure what to think when she opened her eyes to a different face than she was normally use to seeing. She kept opening and closing her eyes as if she was trying to focus and it just wasn't going right. I sat on the couch and with a little coaxing from Tony and my parents, the girls finally let me hug and kiss them. My little Owen was just fine. Everything was fine in his world. He had his mama. I cried. A lot.

After some talking, we thought it would be best to have Owen stay just a few more days with Nana and Papa so I could get back on my feet to take him. It was so hard to say goodbye. Again. To my little man. Oh, how I've missed him. This whole surgery thing has been a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.

The girls have warmed up to me now and are letting me know that my face is looking better. I'm so thankful for my parents and my loving husband for their love and support during this crazy time. I am so blessed to have them in my life. I especially love my babies. I don't know what I would do without them. I. Love. You.

Totally Diggin This

I am so ready for the sunshine and nothing puts a bigger smile on my face than something like this. Thanks Old Navy!

Penny Pinchin'


Anybody who knows me knows that I love a great deal. I have a few favorite money saving websites that I like to keep up on and recently found this awesome website. Just thought I'd pass it along. It's called A Thrifty Mom. She's got great tips and I've had so much fun reading her information. So, go ahead, check it out!

Magic Jack


How cool is this? My sister has this and loves it. And the best part? It's only $20 for a YEAR! Yes, a YEAR! Its a jack that you plug into your USB port on your computer, and then plug you phone line in to it. You can set up a phone number any where in the U.S. And you still use your normal phone.

Plus you get all of this:
FREE call waiting, FREE directory assistance, FREE voice mail, FREE three way calling, FREE call forwarding!

You can even get a free 30 day trial by clicking here. The only reason we haven't purchased one is because my husband has a phone through work and I have my cell phone.
We don't have a land line.............yet. I think we might have to get this.

WTF?!

Now just what in the CRAP was I thinking here in this picture? WOW! My mom came across this little gem a couple of months ago and thought I would like it. What? Why? I showed it to the girls. Kenslee was speechless and all Kaylan had to say was, "Mom, I don't like you like this."

Yeah. Me either Buggy. Me either.

WTF?!

Now just what in the CRAP was I thinking here in this picture? WOW! My mom came across this little gem a couple of months ago and thought I would like it. What? Why? I showed it to the girls. Kenslee was speechless and all Kaylan had to say was, "Mom, I don't like you like this."

Yeah. Me either Buggy. Me either.

Ice Pack Easter Bunny


I'm 6 days past surgery. Yay! I think it's ironic how Easter is Sunday and I feel like the Easter Bunny. Let me tell you why. Since coming out of surgery I have had two rectangular ice packs pretty much glued/tied to the sides of my face. The tied bows from the ice packs make me feel like I'm wearing bunny ears 24/7......and it's getting old. Really old. Not only do I look ridiculous, but I sound ridiculous. Imagine your tongue being three times its size and trying to talk. Yeah, it makes for a REALLY interesting conversation. With drool and everything.
And I don't feel like hopping around like the Easter Bunny either. I have been doing really well at hiding out so nobody can see me but just FYI: if your kids suddenly have a fear of the Easter Bunny, they probably saw..... me.

Ice Pack Easter Bunny


I'm 6 days past surgery. Yay! I think it's ironic how Easter is Sunday and I feel like the Easter Bunny. Let me tell you why. Since coming out of surgery I have had two rectangular ice packs pretty much glued/tied to the sides of my face. The tied bows from the ice packs make me feel like I'm wearing bunny ears 24/7......and it's getting old. Really old. Not only do I look ridiculous, but I sound ridiculous. Imagine your tongue being three times its size and trying to talk. Yeah, it makes for a REALLY interesting conversation. With drool and everything.
And I don't feel like hopping around like the Easter Bunny either. I have been doing really well at hiding out so nobody can see me but just FYI: if your kids suddenly have a fear of the Easter Bunny, they probably saw..... me.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Arches


A couple of weeks ago we went to Moab to support Tony's two brothers in the Moab Extreme Adventure Race. It was short but sweet and so fun to get away!

Arches


A couple of weeks ago we went to Moab to support Tony's two brothers in the Moab Extreme Adventure Race. It was short but sweet and so fun to get away!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Mmmmmm.


Who knew I liked broth so much?! I certainly didn't. But man, oh, man does it taste delish! And so do KFC mashed potatoes and the chocolate shake my sweet sister in law Emily brought by. Thanks Em!

Mmmmmm.


Who knew I liked broth so much?! I certainly didn't. But man, oh, man does it taste delish! And so do KFC mashed potatoes and the chocolate shake my sweet sister in law Emily brought by. Thanks Em!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wanna See?


Nope. I think this look would come in handy, oh, if I lived in the midwest some where! I'm not gonna show ya what's under this beautiful scarf cuz it ain't perty. But feel free to use your imagination!
The doc said I should be doing much better in a week or so. Yay!

Wanna See?


Nope. I think this look would come in handy, oh, if I lived in the midwest some where! I'm not gonna show ya what's under this beautiful scarf cuz it ain't perty. But feel free to use your imagination!
The doc said I should be doing much better in a week or so. Yay!

Home From the Hospital!


And this is what my face looks like except that I'm white and I'm a girl. I'm not joking! I'm totally serious. I didn't know that my face could puff up this bad. WOW!
My best friend right now besides my husband? Bags of ice plastered to my face.
My mom has also been a HUGE help to me. She has the kiddos at her house and I am so thankful for that. I love you mama.

Home From the Hospital!


And this is what my face looks like except that I'm white and I'm a girl. I'm not joking! I'm totally serious. I didn't know that my face could puff up this bad. WOW!
My best friend right now besides my husband? Bags of ice plastered to my face.
My mom has also been a HUGE help to me. She has the kiddos at her house and I am so thankful for that. I love you mama.