Friday, March 13, 2009

Kelly Clarkson Didn't Get Fat - She Got Un-Skinny

I have to voice my opinion. I LOVE Kelly Clarkson and I feel so bad for her right now with all the ridicule about her weight. And we'll throw Jessica Simpson into that catagory as well. Gosh, they are what now...a size 6/8. BOO HOO!!!!! Holy cow why is the media so mean?! She is back to what she was when she was first on Idol.

There is an awesome article with the title of this thread as it's title. I think Kelly takes it with a grain of salt and moves on. I'm so glad she isn't influenced by the media and she is just same 'ol her. LOVE IT! GO KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, who is dressing you lately girl? Not so cute. With all that money and success, you could have some bangin' clothes woman!

BTW-if you haven't heard her new song, 1) Where have you been? and 2) I stake claims to it by dedicating it to Drew. ;) My life would suck with you babe!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

MIA...But Back

I've been lurking around, but not doing much posting.


Kyle is SOOOOO close to crawling. He's going to be into everything. He'll definitely be my poison control baby. lol

Lucy is still drawing away. That is all she does. Color and draw. This kid loves art.

We found a house!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's in Eagle. Such an awesome location. That is what "sold" me on it. It's across the street from a park, and there is a gigantic splash park right by. I'm so excited for Summer. It's not an upgrade by any means. It's basically our house minus our extra family room, but it's the same square footage so the bedrooms are a tad bigger, and the great room is big. I'm not a huge fan of the fireplace. And the eating area is carpeted. I'll have to buy a big rug or something. But this house just seemed to fit and fall into place. Our landlord is super nice and I even think I hung out with her son at one time when I was in high school. Weird. :) So we'll be outta here in about 2-3 weeks. I'm sad. I love my "cute, little" house. But I'm thankful we have a roof over our heads and I know what is important is quality of life with my family and not quantity. Yes, I wanted the granite, and bonus room, the huge bath tub. But ya know, it's not important. I go through my motions where I'm upset and I want, want, want. Then I get over that and realize what I DO have. Far more than a lot of people on this earth.

Well, here I sit while Kyle is asleep. I should be working out. Nahhhhhhh. As Renee would say "Who does that" LOL!! Okay, it's more like "Who eats that" but anyway. TTFN!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

House Hunting

We've found a house we really love. Uggggggg. Anyone have $187,000 you could give to us. We've been looking for a rental somewhere. And everything we love is for sale instead of for rent. There is a home in Verona (Bridge Tower) that we really like, but there is no room to roam in the house. It's hard to explain. I love the kitchen of the home and it's super nice, but it definitely is a typical patio home. Not really room for kid crap. :) ha ha. So onward the search goes. There are a few homes we love, but nothing is "perfect" yet. You know, that feeling. Except the stupid one for sale. ha ha Not stupid, but just not realistic. It sucks to be poor and to be in this situation. When I wanted to move, I wanted to upgrade. I wanted be excited to move. Not dread it and be angry, upset, and just disappointed about it. We'll see where we end up. Again...a plea for about $187,000. :) LOVES!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentine's Everyone. Today was a super low key day. We aren't big on Vday. I mean, it's all fun and stuff, but we refuse to go all out and spend the money on flowers, chocolates etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm a romantic. My husband CAN be a romantic. When he wants to be. But we say we would rather do something special for each other on a day we choose that is a surprise, not a designated day. Plus, they jack up the prices on everything. :) So anyway, good 'ol hubby surprised me today. I already knew what he was going to do though because I'm just a genious. I always guess stuff. He didn't mention anything to me about this, but I just knew. Anyway, he got me a gold necklace awhile ago. (I mean like, years...) Well it broke but I kept it because the same thing happened to my other silver necklace and I got it fixed. So he got it fixed for me! I was super excited. I love it. It's little and thin and it just fits me perfect and it's not gaudy flashy as I am not. For my birthday, when I was pregnant with Lucy, he got me a pearl pendant to put on the chain. And ofcourse, I haven't been able to wear that since my necklace broke. I loved it!!!

I am a dork, and didn't get my hubby anything. We agreed to go out to dinner next week and have our date then when the crowds are not so ridiculous. I'm going to get him some marionberry balls that are his favorite for next week's date. Plus he's like, "Vday is totally a girls day. Guys don't need anything." Ahhh...let's my guy! lol And, I'd rather get him his marionberry balls when he least expects it!

So today, I took Lucy to her little friend's Vday party. SO cute! Great job Trudy!!! I'll have to post pics when I get them off my camera. Then, I came home and Drew went to run the dogs. He got home and we decided to go look at some houses. Then we went to Fuddruckers. And then, to Krispy Kreme. Yeah, not such a great day of eating in our house. Oh well.

That was our Vday. Fun, low key, and just right. We are tight on money so we definitely weren't going to go all out and get flowers and chocolates etc. We didn't even get the kids a valentine. We'll get them Monday when it's all 75% off!!! :) They won't even know the difference.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rip Off

I love blog stealing. :) Alli, thanks for this!

Be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly." -Thomas S. Monson Oct. 2008 General Conference

My Daughter...AKA Da Vinci

My daughter is a heck of an artist. Heather, you're gonna love these!! I am not creative in that department. I can't draw worth a dern. However, Drew is a pretty good artist, and his dad really is the artist in the family. She must get it from the Ditts side. She was able to draw smiley faces pretty early and she's just always held a crayon or pen or pencil correctly without much guidance from me. Maybe she'll end up making the big bucks someday. Here are her latest art drawings. She's a freakin' genious! :) lol

I love how she drew her hand and included her fingernails.

This is a whale. Not only a whale...but "A Happy Whale" Titled by Lucy ofcourse. She decided to "make him colored" as well.

And this one is my favorite and blows my mind. K-she's three. I know it's probably not that big of deal, but I've seen some other 3 year olds draw. She colors in the lines and is particular about coloring as well. This drawing might be worth a million. ;)
"A Cat" and she named him "Hockey" I don't know where she got that from. lol

So Funny...More Crying Woes

I just think this is so funny. Why am I crying? I've actually come to the conclusion that I cry when I'm all around happy. I'm a pretty happy person for the most part. And lately, I've just been satisfied with myself. Not my house, or my laundry problem, or with my scripture studies etc, but just happy with being me. So I cry at happy things. When I'm depressed, I don't cry. Weird. Anyway, I totally DID NOT cry at The Notebook. I have no heart I guess. But what do I do last night...??? Bawl when Shanon from Biggest Loser carries Sione across the floor. Weird...I'm so awesome.

So, why am I crying....? Because I'm happy. I'm all around happy with myself, my marriage, my kids, and all the things that will be important in the next life. I don't have a million dollars, or even a hundred right now. I don't have a home with granite countertops and it's not on an acre lot. I don't even have a whole lot of decor in my home. I don't dress up all the time and look 100% stylish. I always have clothes on the floor in my bedroom or bathroom. So what?! I'm happy. :) (this week anyway lol) No really, I am though. I'm satisfied with who I am. I like me. I'd be friends with me. :)

So being satisfied with yourself is a HUGE thing in the LDS community. Especially being a woman and feeling like you have to "do it all." Sew, cook, have your food storage, tie quilts, scrapbook, read your scriptures every day, pray with your family etc. It's overwhelming. Well, my friend Beth gave a seriously awesome talk last night at Enrichment. (shout out to BETH!) The biggest words I could ever hear from her was "Let It Go" I wrote it down and I"m going to paste it to everything I own. ;) Instead of focusing on the few things that I can't do, or don't do, I'm totally focusing on all the things I do wonderfully. I don't want to sound full of myself or anything but I'm actually good at a lot of things. A "Jack of all trades, master of none" if you will. Everything I try, I'm pretty good at. Now, I don't master it by all means and I'm not the best, but if I try it out, I'm usually pretty adequate. So, I'm totally focusing on that this year. So I'm going to "Let It Go" that I don't weigh 120 pounds. I'm going to "Let It Go" that I don't cook gourmet meals all the time, or have a spotless house, or that I have a mountain of laundry to put away. Hey, at least they are CLEAN! :)

Another thing Beth said that I loved was that in the Eternities, the Lord isn't going to ask about the scrapbooks you have, or the "castle" cakes you baked for your daughter, or how many quilts you tied etc. He's going to ask you about your relationships with others. LOVE THAT. Thank goodness. I'm safe. :)

So thanks to Beth and Angie as well for the wonderful Enrichment last night. I'm totally writing down my laundry goal. Ugggg. :) Angie, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you talked about last night about meeting a goal and not feeling overwhelmed with the 15,000 goals I have. Let's start with one!