Tuesday, May 25, 2010

On a lighter note....

So...my last post was somewhat depressing and didn't bring out the best in me. Let's change the subject eh?

My beautiful sister is in the hospital in Vegas. She has a really bad kidney infection and her spleen is enflamed. She has been in the hospital for 4 days now. I wish I could help her but she's so far away! I want to send her flowers or something. What to do?

I went tanning the other day and burned my bum. It really hurt for a while. I'm sure you didn't want to hear that but ya know..

Miss Lehi is next week and as I typed that, I got butterflies and my stomach churned. I can't believe it's almost here. Working on the program and having the girls text me 100 times a day is getting a little old but....we're almost there and I will certainly miss their texts when it's over!

Airbrush Tans by Ashley is growing. I even ordered some business cards because I get so many referrals and people want to give my card out. I guess I'm official if I ordered business cards.

So much to do...so little time.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


***Disclaimer....I use offensive language in this post but only in defense of my dad and brother. It's the mother-bear syndrome in me but really the daughter-bear, sister-bear***

I just need a minute to vent. Have any of you heard of the city prosecutor and city police problem? It's on ksl.com if you want to read it.


I don't know the facts of the story. I'm still gathering information so I won't say who or what side I am on. My problem is that NOWHERE in that story is anything written about the city council yet some idiot decides to bring my family into it in the discussion board. Here's his retarted post:

"The city of Lehi, its’ city council, its’ police department, its’ building and park department has been a “Good Old Boys Club” for a long time. I am glad to finally see someone stand up and take a stand.

Several years ago I lived in Lehi. It was at a time the city started to see vary large growth. It seemed as if there was a new subdivision being built everyday. I was new to the area and wanted to get involved more in my city. That is when I started to discover the “Good Old Boys Club”. Not once, not twice but three times I reported to city police cattle running free on the streets in the Pioneer Subdivision. The officer who responded to the first called blew the issue off saying, “Those are Bishop Revill cows.”

A few years after the Pioneer subdivision was built the home’s basement began to fill with water. The issue was report to the city in the hope of finding the source of the water. Many residents attended a city council meeting to discuss the issue. I was surprised to hear our Lehi elected officials tell the people to just forget the issue and go home.

I and others learned there had been springs running in the area for years and everyone who had grew up in the area wondered why the city let them build homes there. It was the "Good Old Boys"... Someone knew someone who was on the planning board.

Lehi City has been a club for the “Good Old Boys” and still is. City Councilman Johnny Revill has on the city’s web site as his qualification “Serves in the High Council in the Lehi Jordan River Stake” The Revill's sold their land to build Cabels, now on the city council and over the police mind you.

I hope when this is all over the “Good Old Boys” change the guard. "

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Just so you know, Johnny and I both commented on his comment. Here they are:

Johnny's- " Maybe you need to get your facts straight before you accuse myself and my family, the chief and everyone else in Lehi for being corrupt and part of the "good ole boy" club. Your blind assumptions and accusations make you look like a fool. I'll only address one of your mis-informed statements and that will discredit all of your others; my family never has and never did own the property, nor property anywhere near where Cabela's is now. I find these posts amusing. It seems a place for people to go to make themselves feel better by hammering on others without disclosing their identities. Real brave of you Dry Fish. I would love to sit down with you and truly discuss what is happening in our wonderful city of Lehi. It's unfortunate for you that you don't live here anymore and I wish your stay would have been better. But sometimes no matter how hard some people look, they just can't enjoy life. Do me a favor, cheer up and go take a happy pill."

My response: "Dry Fish...do you have a problem with my family??? Please fess up and tell us what your problem is. Just like my favorite brother wrote, we have never owned any land on or near Cabelas. My husband and I bought my parents land when they were ready to move somewhere that my dad could farm and have horses without outsiders bugging him. I'm sorry my dad's cows got out 10 years ago. Yes...he was a Bishop 10 years ago. Move on. We pride in the fact that we are still that community that has roots and values. I will NEVER understand anyone who think it's wrong to be that way. We were founded on values and still have values."

I am a non-confrontational person. "Can't just everybody get along" is truly my catch phrase but as soon as you go attacking my family, most of all my father who is the greatest man I know....oh HELL NO! It's on!

I don't know who this guy is but seriously, get your facts straight, get a life, and sleep with one eye open bitch!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hi! Remember me?

Here is the latest about me:

My new favorite show is Modern Family. I laugh out loud at it. I haven't laughed at a show like this in a long time. The Office hasn't done that it a while.

My husband is so supportive.

My son is starting to take steps. When did he grow up?

My kids want a Wii and the game "Just Dance." I admit, I want it too. But that's all I would do all day....and if I had guitar hero, my children would starve, my house would fall apart, and I would do nothing else. That's why we don't have gaming systems in our home. Not because Noah would get addicted, but because I would. I was addicted to tetris in college.

We are seriously thinking of moving to St. George. Noah fell in love with it last weekend and it sounds pretty good to me too.

I don't think I could hate anyone more than the stupid Lakers and their stupid coach and stupid players and their stupid fans. They're just stupid.

Stupid is a stupid word.....

I need to do yardwork. In the worst way! We are so white trash but there's never time. I made time for it today but it's raining so there goes that.

My new favorite store is Winco. It rocks my world! They have those awesome bulk bucket things that you scoop stuff into plastic bags. They have pumpkin seeds and granola and organic food. It's nice to have healthy alternatives that don't cost and arm and a leg.

I gave an arm and a leg to the bank last week.

I go to the gym with Traci 3 x's a week. We have fun and laugh. I peed my pants yesterday in class because they made us do a bigillion jumping jacks. Then I peed my pants because I was trying to hide it. Then I peed because Traci and I didn't know the step routine and watching her try to figure it out made me pee. Then we saw "treadmill man" and he was doing neck exercises and that made me pee more. Maybe I need medication for that?

That is all for me. Out!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Week Update

Here's my week in a nutshell....

Drove many hours on Sunday. Left Cali at 6 am and drove into Lehi at 6:30 pm. Got dressed and immediately left for the Jazz game that started at 7. Came home to a dirty house but my kids were alive. Tried to get caught up on my dirty house all week. Hasn't happened yet. I've been dealing with Miss Lehi stuff all week. Paperwork was due. I counted and I had over 100 text messages this week. I think it's awesome that they want help and guidance but I'm just glad it's all turned in. :) Now we get to do the fun stuff. My kids drove me crazy this week. Am I the only mom this happens to? All I do all day is break up fights and tell them they can't have any more snacks. Anyone have any advice on how to get them to stop asking for and sneaking snacks? Locking up the food isn't really an option because of our pantry situation. They just snack all day long and then won't sit down to eat organized meals. But I just can't deny my children food. They also don't stay occupied for more than 10 minutes. I need some ideas on how to keep them happy and busy so I can actually get something done. If they weren't so gosh-darn cute....I would sell them. :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I have prom on the brain. Why? Because everyone I am around seems to be talking about it. My sweet niece is preparing for it, the Miss Lehi girls are talking about it, I do spray on tans so I have a lot of clients this week, and my young women in my ward are ready for it. They came over and were talking about it and asked to see pictures from my prom. I dusted off the good ole scrapbooks and we laughed at my pictures. I reminisced about my prom experiences.

My sophomore year, I went with a senior that I barely knew. He asked me in the weight room at the high school. He had been dating one of my good friends up until that point, so I think he asked me because he wanted to get back at her. Not a great start. I also was dating someone but he had already asked his ex-girlfriend a while back so he needed to take her. I was in a group of all seniors and then me. I didn't say much (I know that's crazy hard to believe!) We went golfing for our day activity (bad idea!) My date accidentally ran me over with the golf cart (yeah...it's true.) I wore a baby blue satin gown with a long chiffon scarf (it was not modest.) I had a good time but at the end of the date, when he tried to sneak in a kiss, that wasn't so good. We never really spoke after that. **If Lindsay Barratt is reading this......you know this guy.**

My junior year, I had a boyfriend and I was super excited for him to take me to prom. We had been going out on and off since 9th grade. The day prom was announced, a bale of hay was on my front porch and it said "Hay, will you go to prom with me?" I figured it was my boyfriend and didn't dig into the hay to find his name (mainly because I have insane allergies.) The next day, my dad was feeding our horses with said hay and found a piece of paper with a name on it. He brought it in and I realized that it was not my boyfriend. It was my best friend that had asked me. He was the "effeminate" friend that was in choir and theater with me. He was the funnest guy to be around and I never stopped laughing when I was with him. I will admit that I was somewhat disappointed when it wasn't my boyfriend but I had a blast. We laughed without having to worry about romance. He wore the craziest suit out of everyone at the prom, and I wore a hot pink number with sequins from head to toe. We didn't stand out at all with our crazy outfits and laughing. My boyfriend was disappointed too but ended up taking one of my best friends. The reason....because earlier that year, we had broken up and he had dated her to get back at me. He was mean to her and wanted to make it up to her. It ended up being a good thing. :) It was fun!

Senior prom. I actually went with a boyfriend this year! Yay! Every year I looked forward to prom and it was a big deal to me. Probably because I was the prom committee chairman and we started planning months in advance. We did a fun dance this year for the promanade dance. Usually it was a slow dance but we did a fast pop dance. My sweet date was NOT a dancer but he was a good sport. I wore a black strapless gown (again with not modest.) I also crimped my hair. What was I thinking? We went to dinner at a fancy restaurant. The guys rented a limo and we went to a friend's house after to watch movies and eat junkfood. It was my favorite prom because I was actually there with someone that I cared about. We had a lot of fun and a lot of my friends were in our group.

Oh prom.....it takes me back. I am so glad though that I am not in that stage of life anymore.

p.s. go jazz!


Magic Mountain- Check
Next on the list: Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Best roller coasters in the world.

Top Thrill Dragster- 120 mph in less than 4 seconds. 420 feet high. Sign me up!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Goodbye Lehi, UT.
Goodbye Resposibility.
Goodbye children.
Goodbye husband.
Goodbye Round-up.
Goodbye Miss Lehi.
Goodbye laundry.
Goodbye Dishes.
Goodbye stress.

I love some of you, but I'm leaving.

Hello Fun. California....here I come!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hamm and Buble

I love this video! It makes me laugh. Michael Buble is nice to look at....and he's talented too.


Lazy Sunday

It's been a lazy Sunday. This week we had a busy week. Trying to recover from Moab and get back to normal after insane amounts of laundry. I had a lot of Miss Lehi stuff going on last weekend. Noah was gone on a Scout camp out so it was interesting to have to organize without him around. AnnaBelle had her final soccer game and I had the honor of being the coach of the 11 cutest kids in the league. They were so cute! I will miss them.

I can't even wait until Thursday. Can I just tell you why I am so excited?? Because I am going to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California with my sisters! Yes....that is correct, just us. No kids...no husbands....no responsibility. Just fun. Just sisters. Lots of laughing. I'm sure some pant peeing. I can't wait. I. am. so. excited!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sister Spotlight

So...I was the sister spotlight in the RS newsletter in my ward. They gave me a copy of it and I thought I would post it because I think it's pretty cute because Noah wrote it :)

Once upon a time this cute little girl grew up in little old Lehi. As a little girl she loved to sing and play. All of a sudden she just started to grow and grow until she outgrew her awkward teeth stage. Suddenly she was a young woman. Then soon she met the man of her dreams. Upon seeing her I remember thinking...whoa, she's hot!! Of course I couldn't stay away from her so I asked her out. We splurged on our first date going to dinner at TGI Friday's and hiking in the mountains. I knew I was hers forever when she proposed (just kidding!) My wife has all sorts of days: her perfect day is spent doing pageant stuff, and her not so perfect days are spent eating sugar creme cookies. She has all sorts of talents, her most annoying one is pulling out all of her eyelashes. Her best one is: leading, teaching, singing, and being a friend. Her most sinful one is watching "Friends" (I hate that show!) Her most spiritual one is great faith and love for the church. She has proven how amazing she is at every turn by doing things like being a great mother and loving wife. But I love her now and forever because she loves me. And so this cute little girl and this lucky little boy lived happily ever after.....

He does hate that show and no.....I didn't propose! He's pretty sweet. I kinda like him. :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

You're Too Little!

I just literally turned away for 2 minutes and came back and couldn't find my 9 month old. Anywhere. I looked all over the main floor. Then I heard giggling up the stairs. Not only did said 9 month old climb one set of stairs, but 2 and was upstairs giggling about it. Once I found him and started to bring him downstairs, he started throwing a fit. I told him "you're too little." I meant that for both things: he's too little for climbing stairs, and he's too little for fits. Stinker!

Weekend Update

It was a fun week! We left for Moab on Wednesday. Myself harboring a high fever but I am no longer a Diva and knew I had to stick it out. We pulled up to Moab at about 9:00 pm and I felt better that night. Noah was the lucky recipient of my fever but he was better by Friday and took on Slick Rock while I hiked with the kiddos to a waterfall. On Saturday we visited Arches National Park and it was a blast. We hiked to Delicate Arch and Sand Dune Arch. Our little trailer makes camping bearable and we had a lot of fun. I am no longer a diva.
Cutest kids in the park!

Feeding the crows

Riding the wildlife

Hip Hip Hooray!

I conquered it! (yes.....my G's are hanging out!)

I am Woman!

Trucker Desi, what a trooper!

AnnaBelly at the top

Tater Tot enjoying the view

The Fam Damily. It was amazing to be so close to such an amazing wonder of the world!

All the clan at Delicate Arch

I hauled that baby the whole day. Diva....I think not!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Life Changing Workout!

Ok....so Katrina asked a very good question about what I have been doing for my workouts.

Let me start out first by explaining what I used to be like. I hated exercise. I even hated the word exercise. I hated to sweat. I hated getting in workout clothes. I hated wearing freakin underwear. I hated getting my heart rate up. I hated looking like I was straining. I hated being weak. I hated wanting to be able to do something and not being able to do it.

Let me show you my new love:

No...it's not a novel! It's a workout routine. It's a 30 day workout that will kick your a$$! You can do it for 30 days, or if you're like me.....just do it over and over. I love it because she explains what to do. You do short reps of weight training and simple cardio in between. So much more fun than running on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Now...for my 1/2 marathon training, I do add more cardio at the beginning or end. Either running, walking on an incline, or swimming.
Now I love to exercise. I crave it because I see my results. My butt is so much smaller, my arms are getting buff, and my belly isn't buldging as much. I also like getting in my underwear now because I look good in them! I didn't get to the gym today because I had other things to do but I try to make it there at least 3 times a week. If I don't get there, we go for bike rides or I go for a jog. Gold's Gym is the best because their daycare is heaven. My 90 minutes to myself is the greatest and I cherish every minute. I do have a couple of workout buddies that do this workout with me. If you ever want to join us at Gold's at 10:00 am on Mon, Wed, and Fri, we would love to have you. I know you can get a free 1 week membership to come try it out. We also play raquetball or go watch a movie in the cardio cinema room. Their classes are awesome too!
If you're looking for an awesome workout that is basically written out for you from the BEST PERSONAL TRAINER IN THE WORLD, then I highly recommend this book.
**Disclaimer*** Do not seek me out and look for my amazing results because they're not that amazing. To me they are because it's just about how I feel and how my clothes are fitting. I also eat like crap and that isn't helping the situation. :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Holy Cranoly!

Has it seriously been since August since I blogged? How lame is that?

Well, this 3rd child thing has thrown me into a loop! I am just trying to make it day to day. He is the sweetest, most wonderful baby but my time is stretched thin with AnnaBelle in school, going to the gym, being AnnaBelle's soccer coach, directing a play, getting ready for Miss Lehi, and doing my round up duties. Not to mention church callings on top of that. It has been a crazy time!

We bought season tickets to the Jazz this year. It's kind of our thing. We do it together and it's something the 2 of us love! I also bought a spray on tan machine and that comes in handy often! I get free babysitting for spray on tans! The young women in the ward love it!

I have been trying to get my butt into shape and run a 1/2 marathon in June. I can definitely feel a difference in my body. I love it that my arms and legs aren't giggling as I walk. I feel strong but I have a long way to go to get ready for the run. Someday I will get to full marathon status but let's not bite off more than we can chew. Speaking of which, I need to start watching what I eat more!

Why am I watching "Minute to Win it?" What a stupid show!

Anyway, I am back and will be better. My layout was having problems. I tried changing my background but it didn't work. Turns out it was my layout so I changed that and Voila! It worked! I'm back baby!