Friday, November 25, 2011

Where has all the snow gone?

So here we are in the final stages of  November and still like no snow on the ground. We have only had it snow a couple of times. And just about each time it will snow and then melt by that afternoon. While I am grateful that we don't have snow and that it has been prolonged this much longer, it is just weird that we live in Rexburg.... okay let me say that again.... REXBURG.. and we don't have snow on the ground. It has been like the longest time that I know of that we haven't had snow. Every year that we have lived here that has been TONS of snow on the ground by now.
Okay so right now here is what is going on in our lives. Steve is about to graduate from college. Like in 3 weeks-ish. He graduates on December 16. SO CLOSE! So far, we don't have any job offers yet, which is a little concerning to me because we are so close to being done. Steve is looking for jobs in California, mostly in the San Jose area. Both sets of parents want us to come and live down in Texas when we are done with school so that we can save some money. I agree but disagree at the same time. We would save money yes, but at the same time, if we went down to Texas we would lose the jobs that we have right now. Steve gets to work at the financial aid office until the middle of January. 40 hours a week. So that would save us a million dollars. Not literally but it will make the moving process easier. Also we wouldn't want to move from Idaho to Texas to California. It would be a lot of moving in a short amount of time. We don't exactly know how much time frame we are looking at. The job market is going up and down so that makes me nervous. I also don't know what I am going to do about Christmas. I don't plan on setting up because I don't know how long we are going to be here. I mean will we be here and want to set up and have time to set up and take down and everything for the Holidays before we move. But what if we don't? What if we are moving soon after Christmas or even before? I have no clue what to do. SO that is life right now. Still going still moving. Loving life. Learning new things everyday.
Oh yeah, I am now babysitting Josie's baby again. Miss Presley. She is adorable. Josie got a job being a manager at Aspin Village I think. So I watch Presley like 40 hours a week-ish. So that is income coming in plus the other kids that I babysit. So while Steve is working I will be working too saving up that money for an apartment in California when we get a job. Yay!

Monday, October 10, 2011

It finally happened

So remember what I told you yesterday? It happened again. But this time I wasn't so lucky. Picture the same thing but this time, with poop. Less around his face and mouth and more around his legs. Caleb decoded to paint his legs, the wall, the desk, the floor, the bed, pillow, sheets, and blanket. It really smelled when I went in there. And I quickly found out why. I showered Caleb and got to work on cleaning up. Fun. He really is my little turd bucket.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh my gosh... What is THAT?!

So you might have guessed from my text messages and maybe from the title that something amazing is going to happen today on the blog. Well, you are absolutely correct. Let's start from the beginning.
This morning when we woke up, I ignored the alarm and we slept 22 minutes longer than we should have. Now before you judge me on ignoring my alarm clock on a Sunday. Just know that I have not slept good for the past 3 nights in a row. Maybe a grand total of 9 hours in 3 days. So yes, if I could sleep I was going to. Sad. Caleb was being very complainey and whiney and just kind of annoying at 7:22 in the morning. Now, granted, by this time in the morning he is usually fed and ready for the day so I can understand why he would be upset. Steve gets up and jumps into the shower so that we can be ready for church on time at 8:30 which is going to be hard pressed since we were all getting up so late. I get out of bed and Caleb will not stop crying. He keeps saying "ow ow" so I think that he is hurt. He either hurt himself last night in bed or he isn't feeling good in general. So I grab his blankie and wrap it around him and that seems to calm him down a little. But not much is changing. So I bring him into the bathroom to make the morning rounds and to show/let Steve hear how and what is going on. I set him down on the ground and immediately the crying begins again. By this time I am getting worried that something is not right. I don't think he feels good. We decide to stay home from church and take care of Caleb. Which stinks because now we have missed the past 3 Sundays. I am losing it.  While I am changing Caleb he continues the owie thing and I start pointing to different parts of his body and saying owie to try and get him to let me know what hurts. When I get to his tummy and poke it he starts bawling so either it is an upset stomach or he is really hungry. I try and feed him some cereal and he won't eat it. Doesn't even touch it. The first thing we got him to eat of the day was goldfish. Then animal crackers. Then like berries. So we figure lots of fluid and plain food. Sad day. So Caleb has had a hard day, all in all. Okay on to the main event.We put Caleb down for his nap and don't hear much out of him. He "slept" for about 3 hours. When he started finally making noise it was an "ew ew ew" I open the door and see this...




OH MY GOSH! WHAT IS THAT?! The worst has finally happened. He finally decided to "paint". For all you parents out there, you know what that means... Then I look over to the desk and see this...


Yes that is correct CHOCOLATE! DARK CHOCOLATE! MY dark chocolate! Someone, and by someone I mean my wonderful hubby left my goodies on the desk. Caleb has successfully unwrapped and eaten at least 7 or more pieces. Yay. I was a mix of emotions. Yay! It's not poop! And the little turd ate all my dark chocolate! (pun intended). We can all breathe a sigh of relief... and gratification. Below is the video of it all. Hope you enjoy! I know Caleb did...

video

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Update...

Alright well life has continued to move forward whether I want it to or not. School has started, and Steve has become extremely busy again. We all knew this was going to happen inevitably. He is taking like 9 or 10 credits this semester and working 20 hours. Not to mention having all the homework that he has and the fact that he is working so hard at applying for jobs every day. Which I really appreciate. I mean if he wasn't, than I would be upset that he isn't looking into the future at all. What with him graduating this December. On the 16th if you must know at like 8:00pm. Something like that. Not that we are counting down the days or anything like that. I mean, please, what kind of people do you think we are? hehehehe j/k I totally am counting down the days. Lets see on other news, the diet/lifestyle change that I am doing is going really well. It is getting easier and easier to find meals and food that coincide with it. But there are those occasions that I will attend a birthday party or something of that nature and can't eat any of the food that was provided because it is all unhealthy. And that is okay. I am not like super upset or gripe about it. I just hang out with the good few friends that I have left and have fun. So since starting this "thing" about a month ago, I have lost 14 pounds! Whoo-Hoo! So excited about that. Let me tell you. I have been recording what I eat so that I can keep track of how many calories, fat, carbs, and protein that I have been eating each day at this cool website called www.fitday.com or something like that. I like it. It has really helped me decide and understand how much of and what I am putting into my body. John also let me borrow his book called the Primal Blueprint which is the name of the "thing" that I am doing. Thanks John! Really appreciate it!
Halloween is coming up and I am getting so excited for it. Caleb is going to have so much fun. Well, Steve and I might have more fun than Caleb, but I think that is normal in the beginning. We are going to try and teach him to say trick-or-treat so that he will get cute points thus getting more candy. Yay! I can't guarantee how much of that candy he will actually see, but he will probably see some of it. I think we have decided what we are going to go as this year. Caleb will be Darth Vator, before he is all burned and stuff. So he will just be a young Jedi knight. Steve is going to be Obi one Kanobi. And I will be Princess Leia or Queen Palpaltine. How sad is that that I know her name? Oh well. I haven't decided which yet. Steve says Leia so that I can wear the bikini thing.... Not in Rexburg dear... Well, life is still moving forward. And Forget me not...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Endurance

so. i have been accused lately of not following through with much. Or rather not finishing what i started. so i have a new goal of finishing what I started with this whole diet thing that i am on. i started a no carb diet which means no rice, bread, potatoes, pasta or corn. Yes corn is a carb believe it or not. So basically i eat vegetables and meat. I need to workout everyday but I am one of those people that needs a support system or rather someone who depends on me to do it. Me and the gym have a love hate relationship. I love working out but I hate waking up early to go. I am not an early morning person or even a morning person. My favorite or ideal time to go to the gym would be like 10 or 11 in the morning. So I know not a lot of people read this, but my goal is to lose 20 to 30 pounds. And about 4 or more dress sizes. That is what would make me feel great about myself. I would finally feel pretty. I want to get this all done by the time steve graduates. I don't know what it is but my appearance has always been very important to me. I like looking good and I like it when I get the double take. Whoop! Anyways I will need someone to help back me up and to tellme to keep on keepong on.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

...life...

Okay. So I am back in Idaho and have been since about June 13. It was great to see everybody and have fun in the sun again. I didn't get to see very much of the sun for a while so that was nice. So almost immediately as I came home, I started my new job which is babysitting for the manager of the office while the office is open. She just had her baby 3 months ago and just came back to work. So I get to have a cute little 3 month old baby girl at my house everyday. It's nice. Some days it adds to the fact that I am a single mom until Steve gets back home at the end of July or the beginning of August. I am so very excited for him to come home. Like I can't even express it into words. I have officially begun the countdown. 20 days to go. YAY! But life continues. Day after day, of working and doing almost the same thing each and every day. Sometimes it gets depressing, but that's why I have my wonderful family and friends that I can talk to each and every day. Heavenly Father is amazing with that. He has sent specific people to my life at the times that I need them the most. I am loving life.
On Saturday the 9th of July, I was on a team that did a Triathlon. I did the swimming portion of it. It was 600 yards. I didn't think it was going to kick my butt as soon as it did. I finished it. I didn't stop. We did the whole triathlon in 1 hour and 7 minutes. We came in 7th place out of 10. We weren't last! And we didn't give up. We started training for it about a week and a half before hand. So, next time I will be doing it by myself. I won't stop training. I will do it. It was fun. We are supposed to get a T-shirt for doing it. I think that we should get a medal for just doing it. But that is just me. Oh big surprise... I dyed my hair black. What do you think?


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In Texas... FINALLY!!!

Alright, so this summer has been CRAZY! Dealing with the psycho substitute manager at our apartments where we live in Rexburg, has been an absolute NIGHTMARE! She is evil. She hates women and deals okay with men. So from now on she is only dealing with Steve if we have to deal with her at all. Okay so we just moved from the back of the complex to the front of the complex. Yay! The laundry room is so much closer and the parking isn't bad either, plus we are downstairs now instead of upstairs. Which totally rocks! I love it. At least, I hope I will. We have moved all of our stuff in, like still in the boxes unpacked, but we haven't actually moved in moved in yet. So it is a crazy crazy life. So Steve is in Utah currently working at an unpaid internship in Bountiful. It is a marketing internship from a company called Fluid Studio. He is having fun. He also has a job in Salt Lake working at a FIVE star hotel called Grand America. He works nights there and days at the internship. He also is taking an online class called umm... Math 108. It is an easy, but required math course that he has to take. SO he is busy, busy, busy. SO that is going to take the whole summer. He probably won't be back in Rexburg until either the beginning or the end of August. SO instead of just sitting the apartment feeling sorry for myself the whole summer, the Kofoed's suggested I come down and visit. I thought it was an excellent idea. I could stay busy and be around family this summer instead of feeling sorry for myself. So I am here in Texas until June 8th. Then Steve's dad and I will drive up to Utah for a wedding and I will be back in Idaho probably on like the second or third week of June.
So so far while I have been here I have gone pistol shooting, gone shopping, gone out to eat, and lots more fun things. We are still planning on going shooting again and fishing and working out. And many more things. I am having so much fun. Caleb and I are going to my parents place on Saturday. We are going to go down to the beach at Galvaston with my whole family. Everyone is coming to town. I am excited!
This has been so much fun and we are going to enjoy every minute and soak up all the sun and heat! I love it! I will talk to you soon and see you sooner!
LOVE YA!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Caleb Walking!!!!

video

Alright so it has been a long week and an even longer month. Updates. Steve has received an internship down in Bountiful, Utah for this summer in a marketing firm. I am not sure of the name but Fluid is in it. He starts there the beginning of May or the end of April. It isn't paid so one of us will have to find a part-time job there and we are still looking for somewhere to stay since we will only be there for the summer, that may prove difficult. Caleb has been having all kinds of problems. He has had diharea forever and when we took him to the hospital last for accidental ingestion, the doctor at the hospital said that we should try a no dairy diet for a while and that should help normalize his bowels. Which it did and didn't at the same time. He would start out good during the day and then just get more and more loose. Sorry, you probably don't want to hear about my son's bowel movements. Not fun. Lots of diapers. So. Talked to the pediatrician today and he said to take him into the hospital for tests to see if he is allergic to something, or if he has an enzyme deficiency, or if he is syliac. He said based on the results they might have to do a biopsy depending on what the results are. I get the "fun" part of collecting stool samples for them. How fun for me. They gave me 3 vials to collect. Yuck! I am still cleaning the office and laundry room, which I must say that No One who lives here, at the complex, treats the laundry room like they would if it was in their own house. I will just leave it at that. Otherwise, life is good. Steve is still wanting school to be out and over with as soon as possible. And I agree with him. No homework makes for a happy family. He has senior-itis bad. He will graduate in December! Whoo-hoo! I expect to see ALL of you there for that. If not and something comes up, thats okay. Just don't cry when we don't see you for a while... LOL. Sorry just kidding. I learned how to crochet and am making a scarf right now. It is nice to have a hobby again. Oh and I just finished my cross-stitch that I started when Steve and I got married and were living in Afton, Wyoming in 2008. Amazing huh? And my next goal is to make matching suit vests for my boys for Easter. Yay! But we will see how that comes. Alright, well let me know if you need anything! Love ya!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here comes February!

Alright, well life continues on despite the freezing temperatures and the snow continuing to pile up. Caleb is still not walking, although he is 14 months old. Everyone keeps telling me that that is okay. A lot of kids don't walk until they are like 15 months old. I have continued to have it in the back of my mind however because it seems like everywhere I look babies younger than Caleb are walking. I was just visiting teaching the other day, and the lady's daughter was 9 months old and walking everywhere. My nephew started walking around like 9 or 10 months old. It is not fair at all! I know I will probably regret saying this, but I can't wait until he is walking everywhere. Then I won't have to hold him all the time. Steve thinks that I hold him too much already. Which I probably do. I just finished reading this AMAZING series of books called The Hunger Games. I absolutely loved them. Tons of adventure and romance and action. Not to mention the sadness and frustration you feel towards different characters all the time. It is so weird how these little things happen that remind you that there is more to your little life than taking care of your family. That was the first thing that I have done for myself in a LONG time. Steve and I were talking and we decided that I need to get a hobby. So this week, since I finished The Hunger Games, I started To cross stitch. It has been fun. I love the way the threads feel on the top. I can't stop running my fingers across them.
Caleb has started this non-dairy diet thing going on. The doctor at the hospital said that that might help his congestion problems and his bowels. Oh yeah, he went to the hospital because he decided to drink/eat the vapor rub that you put on your chest when you get sick. Fun Times. Well Steve has been going to school and trying to find internships for this summer. We will see how this goes. Well, life has its ups and downs. Lets just try to move past the downs on our way to the ups.