Thursday, February 28, 2008

Our trip to the zoo and then some...

On my day off this week I thought I would spend a day with my niece and 2 nephews by taking them to the zoo. (It was free Wednesday!!) I was able to get my sister to let Isac play hooky from school so he could come too. We seriously had so much fun!!!! I haven't had that much fun with them in so long. Emily and Sam were both really good while we were there...they didn't get too excited about anything until we went into the Reptile house. They both really liked it in there. Sam really like the Black footed cat they had and Emily loved the huge turtles. She actually reached her hand through the net and touched it on it's nose!! I am so glad that I had Isac there to help me keep an eye on both of them, I dont know how I would have survived without him. After our long afternoon at the zoo, we had to go back up to my house before I took them home and, of course, they didnt want to leave once we were there. So we stayed for a little while and enjoyed tearing apart my bed making pillow forts, watching Curious George, and eating some bacon. I still couldnt get them to want to go home so i bribed them into getting in the car with hamburgers from McDonalds and a trip to the park. By this time, we were all pooped after such a long, active day. I really enjoyed spending so much time with them and getting to see more of their cute personalities. It is funny b/c rather than wishing that I had kids of my own by the end of the day I was convinced that I want to wait a long time and just enjoy being the superstar aunt a little longer. I love them all so much and I dont know how my own kids will be as cute as them. Sam definately won the cute award for the day. We were at the park eating and I said, "Oh man, it's cold out here" and Sam says, "Don't worry, Dawn-Dawn, I keep you warm" and he wrapped his little arms around me. Just thinking about it gets me all choked up....thanks Amy and Jenni for letting them spend the day with me, you guys are so lucky to have them.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Welcome to the world...

My brother and his wife had their 4th little girl over the weekend. She is the perfect little Polynesian baby just like the other 3. I think her hair is thicker than mine has ever been. Say hello to little Skye Walker...

My flu question has been answered...

For anyone interested, I read this article on over the weekend...

Flu season growing stronger
February 23rd, 2008 @ 9:50pm
(KSL News) Health officials say the flu season is getting worse across the country. The latest report now shows widespread outbreaks in every state except Florida. And the percentage of deaths from respiratory illness has been climbing sharply.
Dr. Nancy Cox, with the Centers of Disease Control, says the agency isn't sure when the virus will slow down. "But we really don't know when the season will peak and when it will be over with," she said.
One of problems fueling this year's flu strain is that it's immune to this year's flu shot. Officials are already working to fix next year's shots to prevent a similar outbreak.

It sounds like all of us are doomed...Good luck! :)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

That crazy flu...

So, I put a new poll because it seems like everyone is sick right now with the flu and I just wonder how many of the people that are sick either had a flu shot or did not have a flu shot. I personally have never had a flu shot and I have never had the flu so I didnt see the point in getting one this year when everyone told me I should. I am not anti-flu shot, I think I was just too lazy to do it. So I guess I am just wondering if I should be worried about getting it this year or if people who got the shot are still getting sick? So, if you have been sick or have know anyone that has been sick, please vote on the poll just to humor my curiosity. I know this post has just been one big ramble so I'm sorry if I don't make any sense. :)

And yes, I do realize that I am doomed to get the flu now after saying I have never had it...

Good news just got better!

So, as previously blogged, I am going to San Francisco in April with my sweet hubby to keep him company while he is there working, but the trip just got better!! Two of my bestest friends, Bekah and Mary, and I will be going a little earlier than Troy to spend the weekend just hangin out like old times and SHOPPING and then they will go home the day Troy comes in to town! So basically, I am getting like 2 trips in 1! I can't wait, it's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!! San Francisco here we come!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Frozen Grand Central

I thought this was kinda sure you turn off the music so you can hear. Enjoy! :)

Sisterly Love...

Well, even though I hardly got to see Troy this past weekend, I had one of the best weekends I have had in a long time. We kicked it off Friday night when my sisters were able to get a night away from their kids for Amy's birthday. The stars must have been aligned just perfectly because when we met up, this is what we looked like... ...a little embarrassing, but funny at the same time. We spent the evening doing some kid-free shopping at Old Navy, Famous Footwear, and of course, the mall; followed by a late dinner at Noodles & Company where we stayed until almost an hour after they closed. We didnt even realize it until the workers started leaving...Oops! Then we headed over to the Marriott so they could enjoy a good nights sleep, but we just couldnt pass up the oppurtunity to spend half the night talking and laughing. We finally went to sleep around 1:30 so we could get at least 6 hours of sleep before having to get up and get ready for a relaxing day at the spa...

Amy was the lucky one of the day, her husband went all out and got her a well deserved full day of pampering. I am so glad that we had the chance to spend the night together and I really hope that Ryan and Pete are willing to be "mom" again sometime soon so we can have another chance to touch base with our true selves and feel like home again.

"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. "

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Ever since last Valentine's Day I have been telling Troy that he did so good getting me my puppy that he doesnt have to worry about even trying on Valentine's Day for the next few years. And it's funny because even though it was always kind of joke now that Valentine's Day is here all I am thinking about it how happy last years was and that is honestly enough to last for years to come. My little Sariah is definately my everyday Valentine...

San Francisco here we come!

Troy was just selected to go to a training for his job and guess where he gets to go...San Francisco! And guess who gets to go with him? That's right, ME! :) I am so EXCITED even though I will probably be spending most of the days by myself. I have been trying to get Troy to take me back to San Francisco, but he hasnt really been too interested. Now I have the chance to make him fall in love with it so we can keep going back again and again. Now I just need to find a friend that wants to come with me to keep me company all day. Either way, I know I will still have a blast!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Another Tag! *ABC*

My sister tagged me on this one-

A- Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend(s): Troy, my sisters, Brooke, Bekah & Mary
C-Cake or Pie: Carrot Cake (Hey, I would get 2 points for that one if we were playing Scattergories!)
D- Day of Choice: Sunday
E- Essential Item: I have to agree with my sister, I have to take a shower everyday! If I dont, it just isn't pretty, I am not one of those natural beauties like the rest of you. I have terrible skin and oily hair
F- Favorite Color: Blue
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Mmm...I'm not crazy about either, but I guess worms
H- Hometown: Chickasha, Oklahoma
I- Indulgence(s): Fast food and buffets
J- January or July: Normally I would say July, but since I have become a skiier this year, I would have to say January. That will probably change once July gets here though. :)
K-Kids: do our dogs count? Missy, Ruger, & Sariah
L-Life is incomplete without: Love and Family
M- Marriage Date: December 1, 2006
N- Number of Siblings: 3
O- Oranges or Apples: Oranges, I always feel car sick when I eat Apples thanks to my Dad
P- Phobias or Fears: Too many to list, but recently I have really been afraid of losing someone I love and natural disasters
Q- Quote(s): I am a total quote person, I collect them like crazy, my favorite that I heard recently is "My past is redeemed, my presence makes sense, my future is secure." -Henry B. Eyring Some of my other favorites that come to mind, "Pain is inevitable, misery is optional." and "When we let go of fear, only then can we move gracefully from what was, into the miracle of what can be."
R- Reason To Smile: I am going skiing tonight and just because my life is so good
S- Season: Spring or Fall
T- Tag Six: I love reading these so anyone who wants to participate, please do! :)
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I used to ride a motorcycle, no not a scooter, a real motorcycle. We recently sold it because motorcycles and babies don't really go together, right?
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Weren't animals put here for us to eat? I could live on only red meat. That's probably why I have an inner tube around my stomach.
W- Worst Habit: Surfing the internet too much while I am working and watching too much stupid TV
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: X-Rays, I have had 2 ultrasounds in my life and both of them delivered bad news
Y- Your Favorite Food: cheeseburgers, hot dogs, mashed potatoes, french fries, my mom's chicken noodle soup, breadsticks...holy cow, it's no wonder I'm gaining weight instead of losing it!
Z: Zodiac: Virgo

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Glenn Beck's tribute to Gordon B. Hinckley

This post is for Troy, he loves to watch Glenn Beck. Be sure you pause the music on our playlist so you can hear. :)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Am I really starting to love the snow?

This is the first year of the 8 I have lived in Utah that I have actually enjoyed the winter. For the first time, when I see the snow instead of thinking, cold, wet, dangerous, annoying...I actually get HAPPY! Troy bought me skis last year right before we got married and this year I have really become addicted to it. We have honestly gone night skiing once a week since it started snowing. I absolutely love it! After a few minor set backs, we went skiing Friday night with our friends Ty & Holly. It was alot of fun. I had my first experience in like 2 feet of fresh powder and I pretty much rolled down the hill my first time down, but it was still so much fun b/c it was like rolling down a huge pillow. You can hear Holly making fun of me if you check out her blog. But I think her getting stuck on the lift and them having to stop it for her to get off was alot more fun to watch. Here are a few pics from our night...We spent Saturday lounging around and watching President Hinkley's funeral all day, but we had to make time to bring the puppies down to the park by our house. I know that most of you probably think it is weird to love our dogs like our children, but they are all we have to love for now. :) They just love playing in the snow and they are so much fun to watch especially after a fresh powdery snow. I wanted to show all my friends and family in Oklahoma all the snow that is piling up here so I thought I would snap a few pics of the dogs playing, too. I know, they aren't as cute as most of the posts of everyone's adorable kids, but here they are...
I am getting some big muscles from shoveling the driveway so much!! :)

Can't you just see the pure joy on Ruger's face in this picture. It is so funny to me...Oh and I also have to give a shout out to the New York Giants! Yay for the underdog! I love to see teams like the Patriots lose!