Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Water Pipe Break

Ok, so this morning I wake up at 6:30 to the doorbell ringing. Jaedyn was waking up in the next room so I thought maybe I was just waking up and dreaming the ring at the same time (does that make sense?). Anyway, I look out the window and I don't see a car so I go get Jaedyn out of bed and I hear it again. I thought who on earth would be ringing the doorbell at this time of the morning. I run downstairs and no one is there, so I go outside and see water going down the road and I think, "Oh no...." As I walk around the corner over by the garage the neighbor lady (how bad is that that I don't know her name) gets out of her car and points over to the side of the house. Water is just gushing out of my backyard. I open up the gate and I have a water fountain just gushing and I mean gushing.... OH MY GOSH a pipe has broke!!!! I run in and call Kyle, his cell phone goes straight to voice mail. CRAP! I immediately call my friend Melissa who I know is awake at that time of the morning and ask if DJ is home yet (he has been working graveyards for PV). Yes! When I explain, he is quickly on his way over, I am practically in tears! He shuts it off and I now I had no water in the house. I finally get a hold of Kyle via email, and of course he immediately calls me and tells me he is on his way home. We quickly learn that it is a pipe to the sprinkler system and not a pipe to the house, so water is restored to the house (yea! I can shower and brush my teeth).

Anyway, Here are pictures of Kyle, his dad and Drew working to fix the pipe today. And a picture of Jaedyn and me playing with the camera. All is well, the pipes have been fixed. Thanks Grandpa Don!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Simply Beautiful Vinyl

Ok, so my sister found this cute website called Cutie Theme's or something like that. well she got the bright idea to have the lady make up some stuff for us for our vinyl business. If you go to my vinyl website you can see it. It turned out really cute!! But don't laugh too hard when you realize who we look like. Can you see it? I will give you a hint. Anyone want any peanuts?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Checkout my new and improved Blog

Well thanks to some great friends and also an Enrichment activity last night, I am learning how to make "cute blogs." It is kind of fun and can be kind of addictive. I will post some links where you can find some cute made up pages of your own to do (Becky, I hope you don't mind if I copy them from yours)! I am sure I am not done and I will probably change this 100 times, but right now I MUST bath, dress, and feed the kids and fold this pile of laundry that is, unfortunately, calling my name.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Jaedyn did her own hair the other day

Jaedyn did her own hair the other morning. when i told her I needed to do her hair, she touched her hair and said "Mom,Pretty!" as if to say, "Mom, I already did my hair!" So of course, I had to let her leave it that way. She is getting so much fun. we are starting to have conversations. She is such a cutie! and such a girl!! The picture up top, she had just had lunch so still has peanut butter all over her face. sorry the pictures aren't too clear, these were taken with my cell phone.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Losing Weight AGAIN!

Well here I am... Needing to lose weight once again. Most of you who really have known me all my life have known that I have struggled with my weight. I have had my ups and downs most of my life. I never was fat till I was about 10 years old. My dad died when I was 9 years old and I guess the weight started coming on then. I am not making excuses, but I do know that food is a comfort for me. It makes me feel better, at least I thought it did. I remember I got the flu when I was 13 and the weight came off then, I remember this because someone made a comment that I had lost weight and it was probably while I was sick. Boys were starting to notice me! So for my high school years I did pretty good at keeping it off. By my Senior year I had gained some weight but was able to take it off again. And so that was my roller coaster. Gain a few pounds take off a few pounds... lose weight, have a boyfriend, break up, get fat, lose weight, have a boyfriend, break up, gain weight... A roller coaster.

After Kyle and I got married and I found my best friend, boom the weight came on like gang busters! I think I finally thought, ok, now I can relax. Two kids later, I am still struggling. Before this I had never been this big! I had a doctor tell me, “That’s what everyone says.” Well dang it is true!

Believe it or not, I don’t really like to talk about being fat, I am very embarrassed about it, like I have done something really bad that I am ashamed of. Yes, I am ashamed. My brain thinks I am the only fat person on this earth! I think if I quietly lose the weight nobody will notice that I was ever fat! Right! But, now I am admitting what everyone already knows! And I suspect some people are talking about! Mela really needs to lose weight.

Why am I doing this? Because I want to grow old with Kyle. Because I want to run and play with my kids. I want to be healthy! Of course I want to look good for me! And look good for Kyle! Fortunately, I have a husband that truly loves me for who I am. I know he would love to see me thinner, but he doesn’t bother me about it. He still loves me fat or skinny! I am so grateful for that.

So here I go! Thankfully I am not alone. Kyle is joining the ranks with me! We are doing this together. Of course he doesn’t have as much to lose as I do, but that’s ok. So I have put a weight loss ticker on my blog. I want to lose 60 lbs, yep, that’s a lot, I know, I have a lot to lose! I have joined Weight Watchers online and have already lost 6 almost 7 lbs.

I am putting this out there for the world to see, hopefully I will be able to do this. I am trying to change my lifestyle one day at a time.

Above is a picture of Kyle & myself for ya’ll to see just how much weight I have gained. And for those of you who didn't know me before, one of my favorite pictures of Kyle and me walking out of the Snowflake Temple after we got married. If I lose 60 lbs I will actually be 15 lbs thinner then my wedding day.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Andrew & Jaedyn

We went to Kyle's niece's baptism last month. We got to the church a little early. The kids where having fun posing for pictures. Jaedyn got her boots for her 2nd birthday from her Aunt Maren. i can't believe how big my kids are getting. Jaedyn is talking up a storm. She likes to tattle and she will come in telling me, "Mom, boy did it!" Boy is Andrew. Well the other day they were out swimming in one of those cheapy pools in our backyard. I had them come eat lunch. they were eating their lunch on their little picnic table, but they kept running over to the pool. I told them if they didn't come sit down and eat I was going to drain all the water out. They both didn't like that idea so quickly sat down and finished their lunch. Well after lunch they ended up going in the house instead of back to the pool. So I started draining the pool, Jaedyn walked out and saw me. She said, "Mom NO!" Then she ran in the house hawlering for her brother, "Boy! Boy!" I knew what was going to happen next. Andrew came walking back with her and she's pointing to the pool, "Mommy did it!" Yup, she was tattling on me.

Ok, i have to say that i think i have the cutest kids ever! But I guess I am a little partial, but they sure do make me smile!