Friday, October 26, 2007

When the Dad's Away...

the Mom will dress her baby in overalls.

Rick is working in Las Vegas, again. While I was dressing Jett for the day, I found some overalls in his drawer that still had the tags on them. I thought it would be funny to put a boy in overalls, so I did. I sent Rick the same picture. He didn't seem to agree. What you have to understand is that Rick, when he is home, has to approve everything the boys wear. I think I dress them pretty cute but he always has something to say about their outfits. So now, I ask him before I even pull out the clothes. That is why is thought it would be a hoot if I made the baby wear these while Rick is out of town because can't do anything about it!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Vegas Baby!

We had a blast in Las Vegas this weekend. We went down there for the Kyani Convention. We stayed at the Hotel where the convention was being held, The Suncoast. I was surprised by how nice it was. Our room was large and the bathroom as well. I was very pleased.

We arrived Thursday evening and had to hurry and get ready for our reservation at MESA Grill. It was delicious, as always. We had some friends going to the convention also, so we met up with them after to play the tables a bit. Rick was super tired so he played a few hands, then headed up to bed. I stayed and played and was up $75 so I decided it was a good time to call it quits.

Rick has done really good the first 2 months of this business, and for that we were invited to the "Presidents Luncheon". I was for the top 10 distributors in the company. That was way fun. It was awesome to be a part of that crowd. After the luncheon was the start of the convention. We listened to motivational speakers and such. It was actually really interesting. I did get tired at the end of it, though. We were in "class" from 4 pm to 11:30 pm. I was so tired that after, we got dinner at the coffee shop and then I just went to bed. Rick, on the other hand, went downstairs to the casino and played this game that we just learned, Paigow. He came back up around 3 am! We had to be at our next meeting @ 9 am, so I was glad I didn't stay up with him, even though he did make a couple hundred.

Saturday's festivities were awesome. It was the last day of the convention and we were totally pumped. Rick got called on stage a few time for his efforts. But, the best part was when they called his name to receive the CRUISE! We both went up and got leied. Only 20 people earned one and we were one of them! It was awesome! We set sail on December 2nd for the Caribbean.

The next part was just as great, even though we were not the ones benefiting. Our good friends, Nikki and Casey earned the Escalade. They were 1 of 4 people that did. It was a beautiful car. Now I can't wait to get ours (in January, I'm thinking!).

After all was said and done with the convention, we hit the tables! I played Paigow with Rick and then a few hours later I hit the royal flush. It paid $750! We were so up at this point that I put away the ammount of money we started with and just used our winnings to continue to play. We went to the Cheesecake Factory with some friends and then back to Paigow. A few hours after that, Rick hit the royal flush too! We were done. We were so up that we payed for our whole entire trip, food, hotel, snacks, gas, everything. We still came home with the money we took and about $600 extra. It was awesome!

All in all we had a great time. Can't wait for the next one in Provo, Utah. At least we won't have to travel far!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007


We had a blast in California! We left Wednesday the 10th in the afternoon, right after Kaleigh got out of school. We drove (myself and the kids) to Las Vegas, where we were meeting Rick. He has been working there since September for his old company FJR Pacific. He is working on this big, huge, LONG, job for Pepsi. Anyway, we stayed with him, Stevie, Matt, and another guy named Steve at the house the company has leased for the job. It was quite the place. I noticed all the Asian inspired art throughout the house. When I mentioned it to Rick, he said "Oh, just wait." Much to my surprise, in the room we were staying in, there was a gigantic painting of an Asian woman bearing her boobs! Nice. The kids couldn't stop staring and commenting on it.

We woke up early (thanks to Jett) and went to see the work Rick has been doing. Crazy stuff. I always joke that it is amazing that the stuff they do actually works. I don't think that Rick thinks it is a funny joke , though. We left there around 8 am and started our journey, again. We arrived in Chino, California @ 11:15 am. I didn't think I drove that fast, bit I guess I must have.

The kids couldn't wait to see their cousins, so we dropped our stuff off at my mom's and then headed to Rachel's. We stayed there pretty much all day and just chatted while the kids played. It was nice and relaxing.

The next morning we were planning on going to Disneyland. It has been sad for me being so far away from the things I took for granted. We used to go to Disneyland at least twice a month, if not more. Now it has to be a big to do. I bought passes because I plan om going at lest 3 more times before they expire. I wanted to get there by 10 am so we could do as much as possible. but, Kaleigh woke up and said she was so sick that we couldn't go. She threw up and then went to sleep. When she woke she was ready to go, much to the boys delight.

We had a great time. My two sister-in-law's came too. My mom had all of her grand kids there. All 10 of them!

Jett was super tired, but still managed to hold his baba

On Saturday we went to my niece's 3rd birthday at Chuck E Cheese's. That was surprisingly fun. On the way home Cade was complaining that he was feeling sick. I was trying to pull over when he puked. I had given him this little bag to try to get it in, which he did, mostly. Amber, another sister-in-law, was with us and was holding the bag while I was trying to clean him up. We were both trying not to puke ourselves, seeing as though we are both pregnant. No trip is ever a vacation without a little puking going on!

All in all, it was a fun and eventful time. We left California @ 6 am on Monday and made it home @ 3:45 pm, Utah time. It took me less than 9 hours. I even stopped for a total of 1 hour. I am a speed demon, I guess!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

And We're Off...

to California! I knew that the kids had Thursday and Friday off, but then Kaleigh informed me that they have Monday off too. Rick is working in Las Vegas again, so I thought it would be a perfect excuse to visit. I am a little nervous about the drive with 4 kids all by myself. The thing I am most concerned about is when I have to go to the bathroom. I am going to have to take all the kids in with me. That is gonna be difficult. Maybe I will take extra diapers and pee in those... That will be funny.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Last Thursday...

was an eventful day. I started the day out with my friend and neighbor Kandi, yes that is her real, full, name. Anyway, she asked if I wanted to go with her to a card making workshop. I was super excited to go to one that I didn't have to do any work for. I used to do these myself but it was too much of a hassle, so I quit. Well, I really wanted to go, but Rick was expecting me to clean the entire house, top to bottom, because I was going out of town for a girls weekend. So, I thought about it and said screw cleaning, I'm gonna make cards! So we went and I was pleasantly surprised. We made 5 baby cards and they were adorable. We had to hurry home so I could be home for when the boys got home from school.

From noon until 1, I was frantically cleaning the house. I thought, for a split second, maybe I shouldn't have gone to the workshop. My house had a lot of work to be done and I needed to head for my first Dr's appt. I did what I could to the house and then took all the boys to my other friend's, Marie, house and went to the Doctor.

The doctors office was filled with pregnant girls. I felt a little weird being associated with all of them. I was from California, and being pregnant here, in Utah, seemed like no big deal because EVERYBODY is pregos here. I wished I was back in Cali. I must be emotional because I almost started crying. But, I didn't (I'm not that big of a wuss). They called me back and I had to do all the crappy "first visit" stuff, like get totally naked! Suck... At the end they did an ultrasound because I really had no clue as to when my last period was. They kind of looked at me like I was an idiot. Here I am, having 4 kids already, and acting like a 12 year old who doesn't keep track of her menstrual cycle. It worked out to my advantage though. I found out that I am 12 weeks and due in April. Crazy! I am practically 1/3 of the way done already. The baby was doing flips and waving it's arms at the camera. The heart beat was already going strong. I asked the doctor why the baby already had limbs (before he told me my due date). I was so surprised to see a real, formed, moving baby that didn't look like a peanut. He laughed and said, "That's what happens when your almost in your 2nd trimester...". I felt stupid. But it was still awesome. He said we could find out what the baby is, if we want to , my next appt.

So here we are, waiting for April 20, 2008, and wondering if we are going to have an Ace Vaughn or Van, or an Avery or Bella Marie..........

Monday, October 1, 2007

A New Love

After reading the Twilight series I have found a new love for reading. I used to think the only reading material that was meant for me was US Weekly and In Touch. Not anymore. I have expanded my horizons, and am now in search of some other good books. I know it isn't normal to only want to read books that have "good" Vampires as the main Characters, so I am up for suggestions. Let me know some books you have fallen in love with that you think I must read! And, I already know about Nicolas Sparks...


I've been tagged by Amanda Smith and Mindi Cluff!

4 Jobs I've Had:

1. Domestic Goddess

2. College Hospital Mental Health Worker

3. Express

4. Secretary for Pshycologist Office

4 Places I've Lived:

1. Eagle Mountain, UTAH


3. Fullerton, CALIFORNIA

4. Whittier, CALIFORNIA

4 Foods I Love:

1. Fried Chicken

2. Candy

3. Blue Cheese Salads

4. Chips & Salsa

4 Websites I visit:





4 Places I'd rather be:

1. Maui

2. Alone with Rick

3. at a Restaurant

4. California

4 Movies I love:

1. The Lost Boys

2. Ever After

3. The Patriot

4. Bridges of Maddison County

4 TV Shows I watch:

1. The Hills

2. Newport Harbor

3. The Rock Of Love

4. Survivor Man

4 People I tag:

1. Jillian Farnsworth

2. Carolee Biehn

3. Whitney Warner

4. Katie Dunn