Day in the Life of a
Crazy Mother!

What to do?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

settled in.

So we finally signed on our house on December 10th. We were able to move in 4 hours later, it was so nice getting the keys to our new house. It was the easiest move I have ever done. My mom and I went and loaded her trailer with the things I was worried about most. Then on Saturday we rented a truck and we had 10 loading our stuff from the storage unit to the truck and it only took 30 mins to get it all loaded. We got to our house and it only took 45mins to unload the truck and everything was in the room I wanted it. My mom stayed after most of the people left and helped me unpack a lot of boxes. It was really nice to not have to worry about to much.

So we had lived in our house for maybe 4 days when I became severely dehydrated and had to be hospitalized. I was only one day while they pumped fluid threw me. I was able to go home the next day, we were about a mile from our house when we got rear ended at 3 miles an hour (who would have thought that you would get really bad whip lash at that speed.) I was in a lot of pain in my back and neck, so off I went in an ambulance back to the hospital. It was a blessing that we had a fender bender. When I was sent back to the hospital they took a bunch of x-rays and found that I had pneumonia again. So I was admited back to the hospital for almost a week. I was finally able to go home the Tuesday before Christmas which was so nice. What was even better was that my mom had been unpacking for me and so when I got home I had nothing to worry about except getting better and Justin.

I must say it is really nice being home, in my own home with my family and all of my things back. I feel very lucky for everything that we have been blessed with.

Monday, November 29, 2010

A wonderfull three years

So tomorrow is mine and Troys 3rd anniversary. It is also Justins 2nd Birthday. It has been a great
3 years with Troy as my husband. I love him so much he does so much for me. Him and I met in 2005 by a mutal friend in an unconventanl way. You could say it was love at first site. We dated threw the rest of high school for me, then after I graduated we got married about 7 months later. It was so great we moved up to Rexburg where he was to finish his schooling which was a great adventure in its self. Well on our first anniversary we received the best gift any one could ever give us. A beautifull healthy little boy. As our little family has grown in love it has been so much fun seeing the two men I love so much everyday of my life. I don't know what I would do with out them. I just hope that I can make tomorrow special for them like they have made my life special for the past 3 years. Happy 3rd anniversary Troy and Happy 2nd Birthday Justin. I love you both.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


So as you all know that in August Troy lost his job. So we moved back to Nampa and moved in with my parents. We were planning on staying with my parents for about 6 months to a year. Then my older brother moved home, which was such a great blessing. So the house got that much more crowded. Troy got a good job at HP in Boise and is making a good living for our family. Once he got the job we realized we could afford to buy a home and so we started looking we found we fell in love with and put an offer on it and it sold. So two days later we found another home that we liked even better so we put an offer in again and this one was accepted so now we will have our own home before christmas.

We found out what we are having also today. We are having another little boy! We are so excited, we are going to name him Henry we are still thinking of middle names but we cant wait till he is here and we will have a nice home to bring him home to. The best thing is I don't have to worry about where anything will go because the home is more than big enough for our growing little family.

Friday, October 8, 2010

lots has happened

So Troy finally got a job. He will be working at HP in Boise, he starts on the 25th the day after my birthday. So he was able to keep his promises to me. We are staying in the Nampa area and he found a job with in a month of moving. Yay! So the pregnancy is going alright, except for the raging hormones! For the past two weeks I have been mad for no reason. And now that it has built up I am starting to have reasons. I have an appointment to get it checked out. Well we are mostly settled in to my parents house. My older brother just moved home from Texas and that has been an interesting change. It has been hard to a just. (Spencer and I havent lived in the same house since I was a senior in high school. And I have only seen him three times since I got married so it weird having him live here.) Well Justin will be getting tubes (finally) on Monday it will be nice to have him feeling better. On November 9th we will find out what we are having, so we are stoked about that. well that is all for now.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A funny movie

Sorry to all of those who enjoy the Twilight saga, but I find it to be annoying. I read the first two books and had no desire to read on. I have seen the movies. My mom and I have made it a tradition to go and see them, we don't just watch them we make fun of them openly. We have so much fun torturing the people in theaters. Last night I must say is one of the funniest ones in my opinion. It made it even more funny with all the boyfriends that were in the audience that obviously didn't want to be there. They would say funny things like "I need to see a man about a horse!"when Jacob as a ware wolf came next to Bella and is as tall as a horse ( what is that all about any way?) That made us laugh. Then as Jacob is running away and Bella yells "Jacob stay!" my mom starts saying "sit boy sit" which made me laugh even harder. OH and have any of you realized how big Robert Pattinsons head is? It is masive! ( and not just because it is on big screen). Now that we have caught up in the Twilight saga we can't wait to see Vampires Suck! I hear it is High-larious!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wait and pray

Well it has been almost a week since we moved out. We left Rexburg around 9pm on Friday night and arrived at my parents in Nampa about 2:30 am We had a long day. The apartment was left spotless (ok not spotless we had to get the carpet cleaned on Tuesday, that is a whole different story). We got our truck unloaded thanks to the help of Troys brother and Troys friend Jim and a family from Troys dads ward. It was nice not to have to worry to much about that. It has taken a little bit longer to get settled in, especially for Justin. Troy and I are in my old bedroom, Justin is on the bottom bunk bed in my younger brothers room. This has been the hardest for Justin is going from one place to a different one that he has to share. He goes to bed and we have to lay down next to him for him to go to sleep, or he will freak out because he doesn't know this place really well. At least he will sleep all night. We still don't have a Job but I know that Troy will be able to find one soon. He went to a job fair today and didn't have any luck it was more on the medical side. But we are looking and aplying. I do beleive he will be going to a temp agentsy later so things are kind of looking up.
Just more waiting and praying.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Times of change.

So the four weeks that we had to pack and get ready to move is almost up. We move out on Friday! I do have some mixed feelings about it. I am going to miss our good friends that we have up here( you know who you are). But we will be stuck in limbo for a little longer with out a job for Troy. At least he has had some interviews hopefully he will get the job. I know he will get one soon it is just convincing him that he will get the job. At least we will have some place to stay and we don't have to look for somewhere. I am just glad that I can think positive about things.

The pregnancy is going well I haven't had to much morning sickness, that is parcially because I have had a cold for the past few days. It is getting better slowly but it is going, I just hope my family doesn't get it. Well I am excited to see my family only a few more days!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Good news

So with all the stress that has been going on I thought I had some kind of bug. Well it turns out I have the Egyptian flu ;) ( that just means I am pregnant). After almost a year of trying, we found out yesterday. We are so happy that it finally happened. Having this news made the stress so much less. We are so excited and we keep telling Justin he will be a big brother, I don't think he gets it, but that is ok. We had him tell his nana that he was going to be a big brother. It was cute. So that is our big news and we are so happy. I don't know the due date exactally but I estimate the end of March beginning of April.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just nothing but Stress.

So we have been getting ready to move and there are more things I had to do than I thought. We still need to find someone to rent our place, and we needed to rent a truck and a storage unite. When we first moved in we accidentally broke the microwave and so we have had to find one and like dummys we didn't even ask our landlord where he got his. So we bought one on line and it was too big. Come to find out that we could have just origanally gone to bingham and sons to get it and it would have been fine. Anyway I went and got the real one and now we just need to send the other thing back.

Well Justin has not been feeling well lately turns out he has a double ear infection. He had a double ear infection at the beginning of the month and was on antibiotics but now he has another one so I am going to be taking to an ENT to see if he needs tubes in his ears. The Dr. says he might need them but he wanted a second opinion and he also wants us to take Justin to a speech therapist. He can talk he chooses not to most of the time, so hopefully the therapist will help he want to use his words.

so maybe it will all turn out ok. Here is to hoping.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

five months and already moving out....

So Troys job isn't working out like we hoped it would. So time to get the boxes out again and start packing up. We also need to find someone to buy our lease. It is such a fun process. Justin is learning so much he has a big vocabulary he likes to lead people on and just babble and not use his words. He knows sign language a few words such as "please" "thank you" " your welcome" " more" "cheese" " otter pop" "pop" " baby" "eat" "drink" and "no" he likes to inter mix the signs with his normal words so if you don't watch him you miss what it is that he want's. He loves to talk to his grandparents on the phone when we call them or they call us we put them on speaker phone and he holds it up to his ear and will talk to them it is really cute. We will see how he does with another move in the next few months I hope he doesn't want to help me like he did 6 months ago when we were getting ready to move from UV to the meadows. We will see. Wish me luck

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

To work or not to work that is the question

So I have been watching this little girl named Rylin for about a month now, she is really sweet and not a problem at all... Her parents on the other hand I think they are a few nuggets short of a happy meal if you know what I mean. They don't stick to what they say... They say that they will drop her off about 7am and don't show up till 730 or 8. Then the mom is suppose to come to feed her at 1 doesn't show up till 2. On days that the dad picks her up he is suppose to be here at 515 does he show up on time? No he gets here about 630 then because he kind of works with Troy not really but he thinks he does he wants me to watch her a little longer while he goes up stairs to talk with Troy, Justin and, Rick. I am about sick of them acting this way. I don't need the money that they are paying me but it is nice to have that extra money. What should I do?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This summer

So since I have returned from Nampa just a few things have changed. Our van decided that on the 4th of July weekend it wanted to die. So we ended up leaving it in Perry Utah at his granddads house with a bunch of other dead cars. We ended up taking his brothers car that use to be our car the toyota that we had about a year and a half ago now we have it again. So the search is on for a new van... we probably wont get a new one till the end of summer, that is ok I can live with it.

Well I got a job. I am now baby sitting a little girl named Rylin she is six months old and a really good baby. Poor Justin does not like me having her around. I am trying to show him that I love him still and that I am not replacing him. I am going to be watching her for a while but at least it is extra money towards a new car.

We (being me and Justin) have traveled so much this summer since the third week in June we have been in the car every weekend. We will be in the car this weekend also thank goodness next weekend we will be home and that is Troys birthday so should have fun!!! I think this will be the most travled summer since I was like 16. Lets hope it is all worth it...

Friday, July 2, 2010


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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My vacation

So all is well here in Nampa. Justin has loved seeing his grandparents and his uncles that have been here... that has mainly seen Everett (Kendell lives in Boise, Brian lives in Utah, and Spencer lives in Texas, Joey has been working up at camp morison) Well on the 13th was the day our vacation started my parents came up to Rexburg to pick Justin and I up we then went to bare world and got a big discount because my dad is from Utah and was talking smack about BYU. He loves BSU. So we only had to pay for my mom and I because Justin gets in free and my dad did because of the smack talk. So we drove threw and had lots of fun listening to Justin growl at all the animals. We finally went to the petting zoo and he got to pet a Fawn then he fed a momma dear and chased a bunch of ducklings. We also let him feed the fish which he loved because he could throw little things into the water. Then we went on the curator tour to feed the bears. That was so fun the bears were really stinky if I do say so my self. Justin would pick which bear he wanted to have the food and he would throw the bread on to that bears head he wanted to eat it.

This last week he enjoyed playing with the day care kids and spending time with Grandma side. We didn't do anything but stay home and go to the park but it has been fun watching him. Then over the weekend Justin and I packed up some of our clothes and traveled to Utah with Pam my mother in law for a funeral. ( Troys Grandma died after being on her death bed for almost 8 years) It was nice to see all the aunts and uncles and cousins we had lots of fun talking and just hanging out. Troy finally got a new Phone it is the new Droid Incredible so the whole weekend We were taking turns getting online and looking up things or updating Facebook. One of the best part of the weekend was when about 28 cousins all went to see Toy Story 3 and we all took up 2 and 1/2 rows. The also took 16 of the cousins and loaded them into a 12 person van. That Just made me laugh but I think Toy Story 3 was really cute I loved it.

Now I am back in Nampa babysitting for my mom while she is up at girls camp. It is not that bad I am getting paid for it. My poor mom has had cronic nose bleeds since friday morning she went to the dr. on monday and he shoved a thing that looks like a marshmellow up her nose and hopefully it will have stopped by this Friday when she gets back. It has been nice I thought I would have had more kids than I do. But one mom had the week off so I watched the little girl on Monday then Tuesday no kids but my own, then today I had two all day and one for about two hours and tomorrow I will have three all kids all day then Friday no kids Woo hoo! Friday Troy will be down here working then Saturday should be a fun day and home again home again jiggity jog for a week then off to Utah for a bridal shower. Oh the joys of summer at least it has been warm!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Just abunch of nothing.

So not much has happened since we got stuck in the mud. Justin is getting bigger and smarter everyday. Troy is still working for Rick and he is getting closer to releasing a game. Yay! Justin and I will be leaving Sunday for two weeks over to the Boise area, we are so excited! Troy will be visiting us on the weekends so that will be nice. My parents are coming up on Saturday night which will be nice for them to see our new place. I cant wait. Troy and I have also been thinking about getting a little dog for Justin, he loves animals and I think it would be good for him to have a pet. So we are now searching for a nice little puppy that we can adopt. Justin is so cute he doesn't call dogs dogs he calls them gets and It makes me laugh every time he does. It was so nice yesterday the sun was actually came out and Justin had so much fun at the park. I just wish the sun would stay out more often. Oh if only we had summer it would be great.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stuck in the mud!

Oh what a day... So Troy had to work till 230 when he got off he wanted to go for a drive so off to kelly canyon we go. As most people know driving on a dirt road after it rained is not a good idea. Well off we go up just looking around and boy it was really pretty up there, so as we kept driving it is getting worse and worse, we finally got to this patch on the road where there was tons of mud and snow... so we stopped to contiplate our choises once we decide to turn around and go home we realize that we cant go forward so into reverse it goes as we back up into a little area to turn around so we are all ready to go back down the hill and what do you know there is so much mud that we do nothing but slide and burn rubber. So as Troy pushes and I try despertly to get out of the mud. To no avail but getting us more into the nasty muck. So I have Troy go down the road to look for some help. About an half an hour later he shows up on the back of a four wheeler the guy was so nice he tied a tow rope to the front of the van and started to pull us out. Unfortunally a little four wheeler is no match to pull out a stupid crappy old van. So as we try so hard to get out it just dug us deeper into the mud. After about 45 minuets of trying he finally went to look for someone with a truck so as he is gone for about another 45 minuets troy was working so hard to dig us out. The pour guy looked so worn out. Finally another truck came up the road and helped us out a few minuets later the guy on the four wheeler came back with another truck. So we tied the first truck to the back of the van and pulled us backwards till we were out of the giant whole that our van was stuck in. Then after that they pulled us out back onto the road it was such a great feeling. The whole time i was trying to stay positive. oh the memories that we will have.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lots of plans this summer

So I have lots planned this summer, starting in June I am going down to Nampa with Justin for two weeks! I am so excited. My parents are going to pick us up one weekend and then I will spend the week with my mom and fit in time with my in laws cause it wouldn't be fair if I didn't visit them the whole time I am down there. The next week I will be working, my mom is the girls camp director and has to go to girls camp and needs me to baby sit all the kids that she does normally so that is what I will be doing . The next week. I am so happy because the weekend in between the two weeks Troy is going to come down and visit us so that Justin can be with him on Fathers day. That is June the the weekend after I get home we will be going down to Perry Ut for Troys cousins bridal shower and for the family reunion and 4th of July. Then in Augest Olympia has her wedding the same time of my family reunion up at bare lake so we will got to here wedding and then go to bare lake after, and between all of this we need to fit in a camping trip to Mt. Bora so Troy can hike it. It may not seem a lot when it is said out loud but I think that is a lot of traveling. But it should be fun.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

from summer back to winter

So I went down to Nampa to visit my family for a week, the weather was so nice I loved it. It got up in the 80s and was so nice Justin was in shorts and sandles and he didn't have to have a jacket on like here in Rexburg. Oh how I miss the sun. When coming home it was like travling threw time back to the winter from nice and green and warm to not. I just wish summer would hurry up and get here. I am sick of always being inside.

Monday, May 10, 2010

so sad.

So Troy and I have been inspired to try for another baby. We have been trying since September and yet to no avail. Then alot of my friends are pregnant and I am so happy for them but so sad for my self. I am going to make an appointment for the dr. to see what is wrong. It is really hard wanting a baby and not being able to get pregnant. I am sorry for all those out there who has also been trying and hadn't had any luck. So I hope all goes well at the dr

Friday, April 30, 2010

You cant fight evil with a macaroni duck!

So I feel so stressed about everything. I love my new place I do but since we moved in things have just not worked. First it was our washer which luckliey we got it fixed... then after I washed my close I put them in the dryer like I always do. I went to get the close cause the dryer was done but the close were still wet so I started it again and told troy. After I did this again I told troy the dryer was broken so he took it apart and turns out it was the control pannale that broke. We looked up how much it would cost to fix it and it is around the same amount of buying a new dryer. Then yesterday Troy went to heat something up in our microwave above the stove and when he tried shutting the door it wouldn't shut and wont turn on. So we are using our other microwave which isn;t bad except it is taking up my counter space and I just feel like complaining. Now we are looking for a new dryer and drying our close in the bathroom with the fan on them. I found a dryer that I would love to have but as everyone knows you need to have money to buy things. You just cant fight evil with a macaroni duck!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Catching up

So it has been almost two weeks since we moved in and lots of things have gone on. Troy moved his work to be from the Austin building, to being out of our third bedroom. I like this a little more because I see him more and so does Justin. When we first moved in our washer didn't work because the water hoses were leaking we fixed that and now our dryer doesn't work and it is torn apart and all over my up stairs. I hate it. Justins room is finally organized and clean and we transitioned him from crib to a toddler bed and we thought it would be hard but he did really well he loves it. Once the dryer is fixed I will be so much better off. It is amazing how much I took advantage of things. Any ways I take Justin to the park all the time and loves it is not afraid of anything. He loves the swings and the slides he has so much fun. I cant wait till is warm all the time. some times it is just too cold to go out side. well that is all for now. till next time.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Finally moved in!!!

So we were able to move in on wednesday last week we got the keys about 6pm. It took us about three days to move everything from storage. It was so stressfull I would clear a way to walk and then Troy and Luke (Troys cousin) would bring more stuff that I would have to clear it again. Then I was unpacking and it was taking me for ever!!! I started texting my friends that live here in Rexburg. Lucky Luke's sister Olimpia and their cousin Becky came over and helped me so much in the time it took them to unpack 12 boxes it had taken me almost a day. In my defence I have a 1 1/2 year old who doesn't help. But with them helping me it was so nice I loved how Oly told me to do stuff and was bossing me around and she thought it was so funny that I would do it. Now my house looks like a home. I love the space. cant wait till everything is in its place.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter, Graduation, and moving.

So this year just was able to look for Easter eggs. He had so much fun. We colored eggs on Saturday and we did really well, we ended up with only 3 broken eggs and one cup that spilled. Justin loved it so much. He loved finding the eggs he would point and say "whats that?" we would tell him that it was an egg then he would pick it up and trow it in his basket. Then when we gave him his basket he loved the plastic eggs he would shake them and then open it and dump the candy on the floor. It was way fun.

Justin has a new thing where when ever he sees a movie or a picture of a baby he has to kiss it. It was so cute I was looking at my friends baby pictures and all he did was he would lean forward and kiss the baby then say "sweet baby." then kiss the baby again. It was way cute.

So this is our last week in this apartment. It is a bitter sweet time. I almost have everything packed up. I have been cleaning like mad, Saturday is going to be crazy, our family is meeting here at 820am and we are all going over to the heart building for troys graduation durring that time I hope I can have maybe 4 women of my ward be at our apartment cleaning so then when we get back from graduation we will not have much to do. I think that there won't be much for them to do because I am doing most of the cleaning right now. I am hopping to be done by 3pm so then we can relax durring the day. I only really need the women while we are gone when we get back we will have all our family here to help so I have no doubt that we won't be done by my dead line.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Less then two weeks

We are so excited to move today was our last day in the 69th ward it was nice. Our new ward is the 13th ward, and it starts at 1020. So much better than 1 am so happy. We are excited we are going to go camping this weekend our first camping trip of the season. I hope we don't freeze I think we will be fine. I think Justin will have so much fun. We went hiking today and he just loved it, he would clime a few feet and then turn around and start running down the hill. He would also sit down and start playing in the dirt. He got so dirty it was so cute. I am excited to just get away from boxes and tv and phones I don't mind the radio we are going to listen to conference while we are playing cards or something at the camp ground. I am hoping we will do a lot of camping this year. I know one trip that we are making is to Mt. Bora Troy and a few others are going to hike it and I will stay back with the baby but that can be fun. I love camping and just getting away from everything having no worries. It will be Justins first camping trip I hope it all goes well. I know this will be just the thing Troy needs to help him get the stress out. I think it always fun to have a medium size group instead of three people. But this will be way fun. I can't wait.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ready to move!

I can not wait to move. Then I wont have to worry about something that is in storage that I would like to have out. I am excited to get my new place all set up. I am excited not to have anyone live above or below us (I am always worried that we are bugging the skiftons) we are loud! I am happy to not have to fight over parking spaces. I am going to miss being so close to all my friends. I can't wait for yard sale season to start. I have so much more space at my new place to decorate. If any one has any good craft prodject ideas let me know that would be so great. Another thing I am way happy about is I will no longer have to go to the gym at the school to work out we have a club house with a small gym.

I have been doing really well with exercising I am no longer counting pounds but I am counting inches. I have lost 1/2 inches in my thighs nothing in my tummy area but it does take time. I am trying to be good and stay on track and I have a new meal plan for when I am not on special K. It has helped to keep me from wanting to eat when I don't need to. I am so glad that I have the magic bullet I make fruit smoothies ever few days and boy are they amazing. I am also making healthier food for Troy and Justin it has been nice. I am making a new cook book of healthy recipes. I love trying new food and let me tell you eating better makes me feel 10 times better than I did. I am hoping that getting in shape and eating healthy will help me get pregnant, we have been trying for a few months and no luck yet. So hopefully this will help.

Justin is in a new stage where he will not take naps. This whole week he would not take a nap I got lucky yesterday and he took a small nap. He goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up at 630 am you would think that he would want to sleep during the day. Normally when he takes a nap I do also so I really don't like this stage he is in. I miss my naps. it has also been hard on him to have the weather not so good. He loves going out side but with how windy it gets I don't like taking him out. He is going stir crazy staying inside all day. That is another reason I can't wait to move so he has more room to run around, and there is a play place inside the club house. I am just glad that we have play dates that helps him and me. only 15 days till we move out.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Orginized or not thinking.

So I am really excited to move I am all ready to go most of our stuff is packed there is only a few things left. In being so excited to move I packed the kitchen, the baby/office room, our bedroom, the bath room, and the pantry. With packing up the pantry I planed out lunch and dinner meals for the next 5 weeks (keeping in mind this was abount three weeks ago). Well with all the food packed up that use to be in our pantry we no longer have food. Hahaha I thought I was oh so orginized and would have the right amount of food and wouldn't have to worry about it. I must have not been thinking. Now all the extra food is in boxes in the back of our storage unit and I can not get to it. Oh well off to the store to get groceries for the next 18 days. I made sure that I have what I need for lunches and dinners, so I am set. What a fun past two months.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Getting back in shape.

So my newest goal besides moving, is to get back in shape. I have been out of shape for almost two years. That is way to long for me. Now that Justin is running and loves to explore I need to be able to keep up with him. Off to the gym with me!!! I love all those people who are willing to go walking during the day and to go with me to the gym at night. It keeps me motivated to loose weight. My goal weight is to be 135, is that irrational? That was my pre-pregnancy weight. Oh how I would love to be the weight again. Good thing I have all summer and a gym at my complex where we are moving to. YAY!!! I just hope I stay on track. I have also been doing the special K diet, and beleive it or not but it does help you loose 6 lbs in two weeks. You just have to stay faithful to it and it is not that hard. (unless you don't have the money for it that sucks when I can't buy what I want.) Any way for all of you who are wanting to loose weight and get in shape feel free to hook up with me and we can do it together, one pound at a time. I am hoping to be able to buy new clothes by the time I go to school so wish me luck.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

No Cancer!!!

So yesterday I went in to have surgery on my thumb, they removed a lot of my right thumb. They said what they removed was a inverted wart with abnormal cells, they also said that if they didn't remove the rest of the cells they would grow into cancer. So the scare is over sorry to worry everyone and thank you for all your prayers it means a lot to me. I will hear back in about a week if they got it all if they didn't we will go in yet again. I must say that the procedure was really cool to watch. It was way fun to see what the inside of my thumb looked like. My stitches look really cool.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Grandma Side.

So Justin has been talking so much more lately. Today I was packing up things in the pantry and he was just jabbering away then I went in to the bathroom and he followed me in and started talking he came in saying "a spider bit me." I said what where then he pointed at his nose and then I realized what he had said and asked "where did you learn to say that?" He the answered "Grandma Side" A first I was confused and then asked who grandma side was then he pointed at my moms photograph and my maiden name being McBride I asked "Grandma McBride?" he started nodding his head with a big smile. It makes sence that he cant say McBride so he said Side it was too cute. Oh I love how big is getting. He is so smart it is amazing to me. Seeing him grow makes me want another one so bad. We will just have to wait.

So my surgery is on Wednesday and i am filled with mixed emotions. I am nervous and excited to find out more, I am a little scared considering. I really just want to know all the answers right now. It is hard trying not to think about it. I may say that I am fine and I am but it is hard to know that I have cancer and not know all about it. I do have my days where I break down but there is only so much I can do. Thank you for all the prayers it means a lot to me. I will keep you updated on what happens. I have a strong feeling that it will all be ok. I am a young healthy woman and I will be fine.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring is that you?

I don't want to say spring has arrived, because once I do then it will become all cold and snowy again. I am so excited for the sun and the higher temperatures. Justin is so happy to be able to get out of the apartment. I am happy that the snow is melting it makes it easier for moving. I love the sun and now that Justin has been walking for a few months it is so much more fun to watch him outside and see where he likes to explore. He is such a boy he loves getting dirty and loves bugs yesterday we were outside and he saw a bug on the side walk and he crouched down and was pointing at it asking "whats that?" then he kept trying to stomp on it. Then he found some leaves and some pebbles and he had to keep them it was so funny. He is also a dancer he loves country I play music during the day instead of watching TV and he loves to just dance it is so funny I should put a video of him up.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Swimming in puddles

We went out side for a walk, and Justin had fun with a little boy named Nathan and they found a one inch deep puddle. They had so much fun splashing in it. Justin was so wet when we got home. He was so cute and really cold. He loves going out side and playing it beats staying in side all day. I really try to make it fun for him. Well it is warming up here and I am so happy to see the snow go. I hate the cold and can't wait for summer. I love the spring summer and fall months but once winter hits I cant stand it. Justin loves all months I think. He is so funny when ever he wants to go he brings me my boots and then he brings me his boots. It is so cute.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thumb Cancer, Laugh or cry?

So two weeks ago I went in and had what I thought was a wart removed. Once it was removed they sent it to the lab. Yesterday I got a call about what they found. The phone call went a little like this. "Hello?" "Hi is this Lindsey?" "Yes it is." " Are you sitting down?" "No why do I have cancer or something?" Well... um yeah,..." That is the gist of it. Then he went on telling me how what they thought was a wart was a cancer growth and how they were concerened and wanted to cut out more of my thumb. So being in shock I kind of just laughed it off. What I have figgured is that I have two options right now. I could laugh or I could cry, and crying wont do me much good right now since we don't know how bad the cancer is. At first I didn't want anyone to know just so we wouldn't make a big deal of it, but after a while I figured if I tell now when I find out more then I will keep people up dated on what is going on. So pleased do not be to worried right now. I will let you know more when I find out more.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bare walls and children

So because I have been packing as I take something off the wall or shelf I clean where it use to be. Well I was cleaning the walls in the kitchen and when one area was done I moved to the next area so happy that I was getting things done in a timely manner. I turned around to get something and there was my chocolaty little boy painting the wall I had just cleaned, he looked at me and smiled then said "I help you?" I laughed to my self and then went to get the camera, sadly to find out that the camera is dead. Silly me I didn't charge the battery.

So only 36 days till we move. It is nice to be able to pack one room at a time. The bathroom is done and on to the kitchen with the things I don't use as much. Then my food storage. My question is what to do with my food in my fridge and freezer for the five days that we live no where. I guess it is time to invest in some coolers. I would really hate all of this if I wasn't moving to a bigger place, oh the silver lining around the gloomy parts of my days.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Potty Training.

So Justin has shown an interest in potty training. He tells me when he is going to poop and when he pees. His Nana got him a training potty chair for Christmas and I am wondering how to start. I want to potty training him but I am in the middle of moving. What do I do any advice?

Monday, March 1, 2010


So we have to be out of our apartment on April 10th. That is not to far away, I am trying to pack things. The thing about packing is finding places for the boxes that are packed. It is kind of stress full and I dont know what to do. I want to get a storage unit till we can move in but I don't know if we will. I wonder how I am going to get my whole apartment packed and cleaned in a month. Oh how this brings back memories of two years ago, when we lived in Nampa and we had much less stuff to pack. I am sure with lots of effort I can do it. Well here is to faith in myself and getting things done by the 9th so all we have to do is clean.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our soon to be new place

So just got off the phone with our soon to be new landlord. We will be able to move in around April 14th it is really exciting. The space of this new place is twice the size of our apartment now. I cant wait to get everything moved in and set up. Big pluse is that if I want to I can paint! No more bland white walls. When we get all moved in we will have a game night and have a bunch of our friends from the 69th ward come and have lots of fun. It is nice being to plan out our future and not worry to much about it.

I think the terible twos came early for me. Justin love to make a mess, if he can paint with it he will. He loves to just make a mess where ever he goes. Today for lunch I made him mac and cheese and put it in a bowl, he picked at it for a little while then took the whole bowl and dumped all out, it went on his head, the floor, and where ever else that was clean before lunch. He is very independent. He has to do everything on his own take his clothes off on his own, he has to pick out his own clothes, get in his high chair by himself, and climb the stairs by himself. Well with this independentcy that he has gives him lots of bumps and bruses, last night he was with Troy at the school library he just had to go up the stairs on his own. Well he slipped and hit his head right on the bridge of his nose and now it looks like I beat my child. He has a nice size goose egg right in between his eyes. Oh the joys of motherhood. What am I going to do with this little man?

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Oh how i do not like teething! Justin gets a runny nose and he gets very cranky. He is getting three teeth right now. Two molars and a front tooth. He is always winning to me, he has been this way for about 3 weeks. I feel like I can't take it for much longer. I have tried everything to help him teething tablets, orajel, ice cream, pop sicals, Tylenol, and ibuprofen. Nothing seems to work. I am on my last strand of sanity. I wish I had a way to help him be happy. I feel like I can't do much for him he always want to go out and play but me still recovering from phenomena, so I can't go out and let him play. Oh how I wished it was summer so I could let him play all he wanted. If you have any ideas of how to help my son with his new teeth let me know.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Copy Cat

So we have the cutest pet in the world! Our son thinks he is a cat. He loves to be in the window seal and he loves to sleep on the back of the couch. He is a big copy cat, you do something and that automatically gives him rights to do the same thing. I was cutting an apple and giving him some so he would take his piece of apple and his little spoon and atempt to cut the apple. Troy will lay on the floor and be goofy and there is our copy cat right next to him doing the same thing. I guess I shouldn't be suprised he has alwaysed copied us ever since he was born, but he does it more now than ever. We were in Utah getting ready to come home and I was organizing the back of the van while Troy let Justin be in the drivers seat with the keys, little did we know that Justin knew what key went to the van. We also didn't know that he watched us so closely that he knew where to put the key. Watching this made us laugh so hard. He is very curious and willing to copy anything we do.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Moveing on

So for the past few weeks I have been searching for places to live and jobs for Troy. Well I found some really nice town homes in rexburg that we will be living at, until Troy gets a better job. It is an interesting time in my life with Troy graduating in less then 2 months! Wow, I honestly thought that this day would never come. Then I have been packing and it is hard packing all your stuff and having no where to put your packed boxes. Any ways I am so happy to be moving on with our life and starting new adventures. We don't know we are going to end up there are a few jobs in boise that we applied for and there are some in salt lake, then there is some in California and Georgia. So we will see. Justin is getting so big he is so independent he has to do things on his own. He picks out his clothes with my help. He cleans up his toys (thank goodness) he is working on eating on his own with silver ware. He loves to help me do my laundry he takes the clothes out of the dryer and puts them in the basket, then I hand him the clothes from the washer and he puts them in the dryer. He also likes to help me vacuum. He will pick up the big pieces that wont get picked up and put them in the trash. His vocabulary is growing as well, although he doesn't talk much around other people and just jabbers he talks to me. He tells me "mama up" or "mama apple sauce" and his newest word is "DON'T!" like when I tell him to do something and he doesn't want to do it. He also uses this when he is playing with other kids and they get to close to him. I think I like him using don't more than I like him telling me no. He also tells me "lub you" then he gives me a kiss. It is sooooo cute I love this age.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fun week

Well it has been a fun week so far. Out of all the time s I have been to my moms I have never realized how busy she was. I guess I was too self absorbed, she has a little boy Aden on my he is a hand full! I was sitting in the rocking chair with Justin and Aden hopped up and started rocking us to the point where he tipped us over. It was kind of scary. Justin didn't like it he kept telling him stop and would put his hand in his face. Then we were in the car, we had just fed the ducks and there were geese there. We left and Aden kept saying I fed the geese, I can sound like the geese. After he said that he would make the strangest noise which sounded just like the geese. It was funny. Justin has had lots of fun with little Stephen they are close to the same age and they share really well until it comes to grandma McBride. Stephen comes and sees her every day, Justin is related by blood and they don't like sharing moms or grandmas. Well today is another day in the car, I am trying to keep Justin sleep deprived so he will sleep in the car. Wish us luck. We are so excited to go visit my grandparents and Troys grandparents. I just hope Justin is okay in the car and that it isn't a long ride with lots of winning and screaming.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Long day

It has been a long day. I have been traveling from Rexburg to Nampa. Troy drove me to Twin Falls where we met my parents at the mall. Then because Justin was sick of the car we walked around the mall till we found a little play place for kids and Justin had so much fun he loved this little house they had. We finally got back on the road and finally we are in Nampa. Time to relax and unwind.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Steal of a Deal

I love clearance! I went to Walmart and all their clothes are on sale for $9 to $1. It was great I bought like 50 different shirts. It was great it was a shopping spree I have needed for a while. I wish all stores had sales like that every Monday that would be so nice then my wardrobe wouldn't be so blah. I hope that Troy doesn't mind that i bought a few things.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day.

Because today is sunday and it is a holiday my hubby tries to make it special for me, he got up when the baby woke up and got him. Then after that he went and made breakfast for me and brought it to me in bed, how sweet. He got me a nice gift something I have been wanting for a long time, no it wasn't flowers and chocolate. I get that all the other days of the year. He got me the original Pride and Prejudice the three hour one. I was way excited. He is also making me dinner a very yummy dinner General Tao's extra spicy. This is one of my favorite meals he makes it so well! I love it so much better than the store bought kind. When I was pregnant I ate it all the time, so much that Troy was so sick of making it. Well I hope all of you have a great Valentines Day like I have.

Stupid layouts.

So last night my wonderfull husband took me on a date to the new movie Valentines day. So we first arived at the theater parking lot and the rows are not care friendly at all there were very close together. Then we went inside to buy our tickets and we in line that was long and in the way of people trying to go to the arcaid or the bowling ally it was just right in the middle of the room. So after being in that line for like 7 or 8 minuets we found out you can buy tickets at the consessions counter. We went over to the consessions and stood in a shorter line that we thought was moving faster and stood in that line for another 10 minuets by this time I am very frustrated with the stupid people who planed out the layout of this stupid Rexburg theater, which lead me to talk about all the other stupid things in Rexburg, which I will not get into right now. What I think they should have done is put all admisions up frount like Edwards theater and had the layout similar to them. Anyways the movie was funny and my date was nice especially since we had a baby sitter for Justin. I hope all you girls get to go see the movie I think you would like it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The child

So as most of you know at a certain age a child begins to crawl, then on to walking. Well Justin has mastered both of these skills, but unfortunately he has found a new talent... climbing. If you can touch it he will climb it. Yesterday I was making bread I was letting Justin play in the kitchen and while I wasn't looking he moved a kitchen chair and climbed on it then onto the table, I turned around and saw him standing there all proud of himself. I am sure you can imagine how scared I was to see him up there. Well being in this stage and the scare I had yesterday today I was in the bathroom and came back out and little did I know that my child was in the window seal! Yes Justin had climbed onto the couch then stacked all the pillows up and climbed onto the back of the couch and sat in the window. So what am I to do I have blocked off the kitchen and he can't get into the bathroom or the bedrooms but how can I get him not to climb the couch? I officially have my mom gray hairs. Congratulations to me I am a few days closer to being scared to death. To all of those that have gone threw this I understand and I am sorry. To those who have yet to deal with this stage prepare.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The family

Hello bloggers I am trying a new hobby of blogging and letting those who I don't talk to very often catch up on our life. Troy is in his last semester of school and it is a stressful but exciting time in our life. Troy is trying to find a job and spend time with us and doing homework. I wish it was a little eaiser on him. Justin is getting so big he is almost 15 months old. He is walking and talking and very independant he loves doing things on his own. I am doing ok right now i am recovering from having A typical pnemionia, so my house is a little messy and the laundry isn't done and we have no clean dishes but at least I am alive.
Right now we are planing for the next part of our lives. We are looking for a good job, a home to rent or buy, debating weather I should go to school now or later, raising our child hopping for another child. I must admit I would love to move back to Nampa but I have a feeling that we wont be back there for a long time. This economy is so bad we have to go where the money is. I think we will end up in Idaho falls.