Thursday, December 27, 2012

10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.

My MOST embarrassing moment only two or three people know and it is WAY to long to post about. Sorry maybe if you ask nicely I'll tell your in private.
I will share a blonde moment with you. 

I use to work at IHOP in Orem and one day a hispanic lady came in and asked if I knew where LaQuinta is? I said hold on I don't know, but I can ask. I went and asked my cooks and they looked at me funny and said they didn't know. I went back and said to her. I'm sorry I don't think we have a LaQuinta that works here....

Oh about 3 months later my family and I are driving to Denver and we pass a LaQuinta on the side of the road and I was like OHHHHH thats a LaQuinta!! So then I had to tell them the story and they've never let me live it down since.

Hope that made you smile! Oh and LaQuinta is a hotel by the way :)

9. List 8 people who have influenced you and describe how.

1. Peyton
This little girl makes me grow everyday. She is in time out one and giving me a kiss just because the other second. She is so energetic and lovable.  We are a lot alike in so many ways it scares me. She makes me want to be a better person so that she has that good example to look up to.

2. Mike
He is the person that knows me best. He knows everything about me. He calls me out when I need it. He taught me to trust and love and live. He makes me laugh everyday. He really is my best friend.

3. Frank
My Dad! I don't think he knows how much I look up to him. He is such a good person. He owns his own buisness and works VERY hard every single day. He has done so much for me and I don't know how I will ever make it up to him.

4. My Mom
She has gone through a lot in her life and expects nothing. She is always giving and thinking of others. I am my mom everyone says. She is strong and stands her ground. She is smart and beautiful.

5. A YW leader
She taught me when I was young. She is fun! I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be like her. She is down to earth and happy. She never said anything bad about anyone and always was there for me.

6.  My Brothers
I am a tom boy because of them. I am somewhat tough because they made me that way. I love being the only girl because I don't have to share them with other sisters. (wives don't count) The hobbies I have are because those are their hobbies and they've thought me them.

7. My Sisters
I don't have any blood sisters, but yes my Sister of course. Each one of them is different, but so wonderful. As you know I'm a tom boy, but these girl know how to get me out of my shell!

8. Friends
I really can't name just one because the list would be a lot more than 8 people. I am lucky to have the friends I have. They make me who I am they have been there for a very long time. Sometimes we fight sometimes we cry and most of the time we just have a ton of fun!

Monday, December 24, 2012

8. What are 5 passions you have?

1. Sports
I love anything sports. I have my don't get me wrong I really like contact sports. I love playing them the most, but I do like watching them.

2. Disney
I am a huge Disney freak, but not a lot of people know that about me. It's kind of a closet nerd thing. It is one of my absolute favorite places to be with my family.

3. Family
Of course this is an obvious one. I am very protective of my family. They are everything to me as they should be.

4. Friends
I have known a lot of friends since Elementary school! I sure do love those kids!

5. Church
I a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! It is my life and I love it!

7. What is your dream job, and why?

Mike actually asked me this last week, because he is going to start pursuing his dream job.
We were driving in the car so I had a little bit of time to think. My first thought was something warm and doing something fun obviously. I thought Disney of course. I would love to work for Disney and I'm not smart enough to be an Imagineer. I wouldn't want to be a Cast Member. I did think being a Princess would be fun, but then it hit me. I would want to be a PLAID! Yes defiantly a plaid. A plaid is basically a Disneyland Tour Guide, but of course much cooler than the average CM (cast member, employee) they are expensive depending if you want the premium or regular VIP packages.

Another dream job of mine would be doing something in Hawaii, maybe I have to review snow-cone shops :)

I would also love to travel and eat. If I was a well renowned food critic who got paid to travel and review the worlds top restaurants.

So there you have it folks! A Plaid who travels and east food and gets paid for it. :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

Physically? My car accident for sure. Some would say labor, but that was actually really easy for me (knock on wood) i'd take labor over going to the dentist any day of the week. 
I remember the pain of laying on my cracked scapula and how bad that hurt, I cannot describe how much pain I was in. It was really hard everything about that was hard and that's all i'm going to say about that.

I really have been avoiding this post because of what it is, I really don't want to admit it out loud.
The death of my friend C.J. Morris. The last time I saw him it was a bad conversation and it was 2 weeks before. I do feel very guilty, I always say "What if" I know it was him who made the choice, but obviously I am not over what happend. I am not sure I'll ever be. I look forward to the day I see him again, I hope I get the chance. 
I often think about the good times and I will never forget two things about him. His million dollar smile and his bear hugs. Lets not forget his love for music and snowboarding. I can't hear a 311 song and not cry and think of him. Oh how I miss you Cj.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

1. Mike!
I will post about what he gave me for my birthday when I have a few minutes. Everyday I think how did I get so lucky? I am so blessed he is all mine. He works hard to provide for our family and he is good a what he does. He has his quirks and that makes me love him even more.

2. Peyton
We were gone for only a couple days and I missed that little punk more than I thought. She is such a handfull, always moving never stopping. She brings so much joy and laughter into our home.

3. Houston
Ah my little man, I just can't get enough of him. His smiles and giggles make it all worth it. He is such a happy and good baby. He slept from 12:00 to 7:30 so he is on my good list today :)

4. Family
I know I just mentioned my cute family, but my family. My brothers and sisters on both sides. I was telling my mom how lucky we are to all be so very close. There are lots of families who don't get along and I love hanging out with every single person in my family!!

5. Church
My calling defiantly stretches me a lot. It is constantly making me grow and learn. I am out of my comfort zone a lot which I guess is a good thing right. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

1. Be thankful for what you have, your parents work/worked very hard for you.
2. You are not going to marry the person you are dating right now. Date around!
3. You may not want kids now, but one day they will be your whole world!
4. Be honest with your parents, lying will take away your freedoms.
5. Eat your heart out because one day you might not be able to eat everything you want.
6. Don't care what other people think of you.
7. Watch your mom cook, you'll need those skills. Oh and help out too.
8. Join the golf team on softballs off season.
10. Sit back and enjoy the ride, live love learn!

3. Describe your relationship with your parents.

Growing up I was a really good kid till about eleventh grade. I decided to give my parents a hard time and be a teenager. I didn't mature until after my car accident....

I think the hard times made our relationship stronger and what it is today. I respect my parents so much and think all the time about how ungrateful I was. Moving out really opened my eyes. Then having kids of my own and the time, energy and money is an even bigger wake up call. I can't ever thank my parents enough for what they've done for me.

My family really is my best friends especially my parents. I talk to at least one of them if not both once a day and if a few days go by. I get a phone call and the first words I hear are "Where have you been we haven't seen you in a while." Even though I do go over there every Sunday. Oh and lets not forget the classic voicemail from my dad. "Call Me" because seeing a missed call from him doesn't tell me that ;)

2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

1. My first fear is stupid, but it is a fear none the less. I am terrified of praying mantices. I remember lining up for class in 2nd grade and this boy named Michael would grab them off of the red brick wall of Valley View and chase me around with them. As I got older the more terrified i became. I was picking some tomatoes out of our garden when I screamed and rand away and fell to the ground and stared to cry. Mike came running out the dog and him were freaking out. There was the biggest nastiest green one right by my hand. Snakes no problem, spiders aren't my favorite but those nasty things are a huge fear of mine.

2. I think it would be something having to do with my family, they are my everything. I am so very close with my extended family too. I just can't bear the thought of anything happening to any of them.

3. Heights. I hate heights. I hate flying, I hate ferris wheels, I hate/love roller coasters. I like the speed, but not the heights. I rode the thing at Lagoon that takes you from one end to the other and just about had a panic attack on it with Mike. I rode an even bigger one at the San Diego zoo and couldn't look out. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

1. List 20 random facts about yourself.

 1. I can't eat in the dark, I have to see what I am eating and look at every bite.

2. When I run I have to chew gum or I go CRAZY! 

3. I am terrified of praying mantises.

4. I never thought I'd have two kids by 24 let alone ever.

5. I LOVE anything Disney.

6. I'm a sucker for flowers and Mike knows it.

7. I absolutely hate cleaning toilets and vacuuming stairs. (that was my chores as a kid)

8. I deep clean when I'm mad. 

9. I over eat when I'm happy, which is a lot :)

10. Jeans a Tee shirt and flip flops are my favorite outfit any day of the week.

11. I can't sleep if the blankets and sheets are tucked in.

12. I've never dieted and never will unless you count carbonation.

13. I have public toilet syndrome

14. I have a potty mouth that i'm working on especially now that Peyton is a parrot. 

15. I love Black Jack, double down baby!

16. I am a kid a heart, I never want to truly grow up. Why yes my pjs are Perry the Playpus!

17. I am a closet nerd, I know how to do SEO and I think i'm pretty good at COD and WOW.

18. I love to get dirty. Hunting, Camping, Fishing and all that goodness. 

19. I am a Mormon.

20. I am blessed in every possible way.

30 things!

Took this from my friend Bridgett off of her cute blog.


1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 10 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 5 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 5 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 5 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your family dynamic of your childhood vs. your family dynamic now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misundertand most about you?
30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for

Saturday, October 6, 2012


A few months ago when I was prego, my friend posted a picture on facebook. I immediately knew I wanted to try it because I was a bridesmaid in a wedding 2 weeks after I was due. I wanted to fit in to my dress as fast as I can. I have done 3 wraps now and I will email you my pictures if you want to see, but I'm not one to post my own. They have been so great I feel a lot better and healthier and the funny thing is when I wrap it makes me want to be healthier. I am not a water drinker and this has helped me become better at it.
I reached diamond today and I'm sure none of you know what that means... It means I've reached a big level in the skinny wraps business I'm doing. It feels so great to reach a goal I never thought I would. I have helped so many people and made a little mulah while doing it. It has been a lot of work that has come very easy at the same time. I'm not here to sell you on the wraps I just need to write it all out so that I can go to sleep because I'm going through so many emotions. A part of me cannot believe I'm finally diamond, I mean I'm kind of still in shock!
Mike said when I reach diamond he will wrap and sure enough he is going to!! He said I knew you could do it, I just didn't know you would. Eat Crow Mikey! I'm just teasing he has been so great ever since I started this buisness. We we're nervous at first because it is an "MLM" I soon learned it is different though! I have made so many friends and have really heped people change their lives since I've started. Which I started only 3 months ago. I am going to Florda for a convetntion in January and I am so excited for it. It is going to be so fun meeting my team that lives in FL that I don't even know. They are some rather funny Southern women that I can't wait to meet.
Anyway incase your wondering what all the pictures are about on facebook that is it. I can't wait to see what comes my next goal is double diamond and when I reach that I am getting extensions. When I reached diamond I got my Iphone 5. I am still getting use to it, but it is good to have goals and reward your self when you reach them at least it my case it gives me that extra motivation and accomplishment.

Friday, October 5, 2012


I took this survey in 2008 and it made me think of how my life has changed and the things I know now that I didn't know then.

Have you ever made out on your bed?
I sure hope so, I am married with kids ya know.

Do you think the last person you kissed is nice?
Yes the nicest guy i have ever met! 
I could say the same thing, Yes the nicest guy I have ever met!

Do you know anyone who has messed up your life?
Yes, but it only makes me stronger.

Do you have a best friend?
Yes Mike, Spencer, Kristen, Amy, Emilee and the list goes on!
This question is funny to me because it has recently been proven wrong. Also I would have to add Peyton I spend my day playing and smiling with her.

Where was your default taken?
In Amy's house about 4 or 5 years ago 
In my parents back yard.

Who was the last person on your bed besides yourself?
My mom i think
Peyton and Houston

What side of a heart do you draw first?
The Right 
The left now just kidding the right still

What is bothering you right now?
My hair is wish it wasn't so short. 
That Houston won't sleep through the night

Is it worth crying over a guy/girl?
Not usually. But sometimes. 
It depends on the person. I've shed a lot of tears this week over something my "friends" did and I think it's time I move on.

Who was the last person you took a picture with?

Do you sleep with the door open or closed?
Closed, we have kids!

Are you good at hiding your feelings?
Not at all I think I still need to work on that.

Do you like to cuddle?
Of course I am still a girl!

Who was the last conversation you had on the phone with?

How is life going for you right now?
Its going so great I'm the happiest i've been in a very long time. 
Really good, I am very blessed. I have had a few rude a wakings the past little bit, but it couldn't be better.

Is there any meaning behind your profile song?
Yes lots
I don't have one

Do you believe what comes around goes around?
YES! Karma will get cha!

Do you trust people easily?

Do you give out second chances easily?
Depends on the person. Family of course.

Do you smile a lot?
lol its how people know i'm mad if i'm not- Phil
Yes I consider my self a happy person, I think it is rare for me to be mad or sad.

One thing you're looking forward to?
If you know me then you know. I'm not suppose to talk about it…
Running a half marathon in Disneyland! I also can't wait to live in PG again.

How do you feel about change?
Its hard, but sometimes it needs to happen
I hate it, I like being comfortable with what I know.

Does the person you like know that you like them?
He sure does.

Have you ever cried from being so mad?
Yes I even threw up the other day from being so mad/sad. Weird right?

Do you have any enemies?
Not really just 1 or 2 girl i don't like
Funny thing is my old enemies i'm actually pretty close with now.

Miss someone?
I do miss someone, everyday.

Has anyone ever told you you have pretty eyes?
Yes, but Peyton is the one with the pretty eyes!

Have you ever made anyone laugh when they were crying?
i've tried

Are you happy?
Very happy

do you smoke or chew?

Has anyone ever sang to you?
On a daily basis :)

Do you hate the last girl you were talking to?

What are you listening to?
Me type
Barney….. Soon to be Blues Clues. Peyton loves her shows.

Who did you last see in person that is not family?
Mike and Kristen and Payden
All of the girl at Ballet Blast

Are you listening to music right now?
If Barney singing is considered music.

Do you like Chinese food?
oh yes!

Have you ever worn the opposite sex's underwear?
Yes, I did today. Boxer briefs are great workout undies.

What were you doing at 8:00 this morning?
sleeping till my boss woke me up......…
Taking care of my kids

Do you want to get married & have children?
Yes I DO!!!! well the married part the children part scares me. 
I am married to the love of my life and I have children and I am not scared any more. I wouldn't change it for anything.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Our kids

I said "my kids" the other day and I couldn't help but laugh I've never said that before, same with when I say children. Did I ever think I'd be a mom of 2? Not a chance. I wouldn't change my life for anything. I am truly blessed! Husband of my dreams and two adorable children and lets not forget Kilo :)

Peyton Tajma Hall
I took a few days last week and decided it was time, no more diapers for little miss Peyton. It was a rough few days staying home and constantly watching her every move. I did the naked method for the first couple days and then she got her big girl panties and she was so excited! We went to Ikea and lunch with friend and were gone for 3 or 4 hours. I knew she had to go because she kept telling me in Ikea, but wouldn't go on the toilet. When we got home I was busy with Houston and I looked down and she is holding her little bowl of pee and saying Skittles, Skittles, Skittles. I knew she was waiting just go on her potty, but she went all by her self and has continued to do so since then. Oh yes I've bribed her with her favorite candy Skittles and it has worked like a charm. #2 is a little bit harder and she has accidents with that, but I don't mind because she is 20 months I'm just proud of US :) I really learned a lot of patience this past week! We also up graded her to a big girl bed which she absolutely loves!! She can get in and out as she pleases and feels very special. Plus she plays in her room in the mornings so that gives me more time to get things done.
She is always making me laugh. She got a hold of my deodorant and took off the cap and wiped it under her arms on her shirt of course. It was the funniest thing. She does things like this a lot. The other day she had a runny nose and asked for medicine. I gave her some and a few minutes later her nose continued to run so she wanted more medicine. How do you explain to a toddler you can only have so much medicine in so many hours.
Tooth paste is her favorite! She wants to brush her teeth all the time even right before a nap. She is speaking in sentences more and more everyday. Last night she woke up in the middle of the night crying. Mike went to check on her and when he walked in her room she said "Daddy it hurts." He changed her bum and put asap silver on it, when I got up with her this morning she wanted "more medicine" on her bum and made that very clear. I told you she is one smart cookie.

Peyton in on of her potty training outfits!

Houston Michael Hall
We went to the doctor today and he is 12.12 lbs and 24 inches long. He is in the 95th percentile for both! He is a big boy! All the nurses couldn't get enough of his smiles and giggles.  He got 3 shots and is kind of a grumpy bum. He didn't really cry though he is a tough guy! I really feel like I only get 2 weeks of the newborn stage with my kids. They get so big so fast. My neighbor has a little girl that is 3 months and Houston was her size. He is fitting in to 3 month clothes too. In that way he reminds me of Peyton she was tall as well, they are very different in a lot of ways. Everyone says he is a Hall and looks so much like Mike. He is also very calm and and easy. His cries are still very newborn like. He is content and calm. I love his dark hair and big blue eyes (yes I still hope they turn green though).
He is starting to get the hang of sleeping through the night. He does good on the weekends which is when Mike wakes up with him. NOT FAIR! He slept from 11 to 7:30. I've never had him sleep that long for me. He has the cutest hair it is dark and faux hawk like. His smile just melts my heart and I love to hear him coo. He is most awake at 10pm which is nice because P is asleep so it give us some one on one time. He is my little binky baby if he is fussy at all he can quickly be soothed with his b. Peyton didn't want anything to do with binkys so it is a welcomed change.

My big little boy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Houston Michael Hall

H.M.H. August 3rd 2012

The night before the hospital called to get my insurance information. I thought we'd be going in around noon since we had a few people infront of us, but when they called that night they informed me that I was now first in line! 6:15 the phone rang and they asked us me to eat a light breakfast and to be at the hospital by 7:30am. We got up gathered our things and stopped at Gandies on the way to the hospital.  We arrived got checked in and then came the IV I asked them to put it in my left hand because I'm right handed it made everything much easier to do.  It hurt and did stop hurting once she got it in and kept hurting until that night. Stupid IV.
Then it was time to start the Pit! My doctor was in SLC at a C-section and told them to start me on a low dose because they normally start you a little higher. There Mike and I saw watching the Olympics and I was having contractions every 4 to 5 min apart. When I arrived I was dilated to a 4 and about 50, 60% effaced. From 8 to 12 I became more effaced and dilated to a 6. At 12 I got an epidural because I knew my doctor was on his way to break my water. The contracts were very strong, but still toleable it makes me think I could totally go natural, but I never will. The guy giving the epidural was really funny. I hate needles and he was good a making me feel relaxed. He showed Mike and I the needle and explained all of it after, it was pretty neat. After that around 1 my doctor finally arrived to break my water. Once he did that the contractions got a lot stronger and closer together which I couldn't feel any pain so I didn't mind. I was feeling some good pressure though. My mom and my friend Kristen came to keep us company. I was pretty nauseated and Kristen gave me some DoTerra oil which helped along with some Zofran. I kept progressing and Houstons heart rate was not recovering. They put a mask on me like they did with Peyton and of course it make me scared. Flash backs of my accident came across my mind.  I was worried for Houstons safety. They had me switch positions and he still was having a hard time. I was really feeling a lot of pressure and the nurse said your a 10 and your doctor isn't here (he went back to his office to wait). She said we are getting this baby out weather he is here or not. She called in a few more nurses who I later found out were the respiratory staff... I later found out that he was watching everything on the monitor and left as soon as he saw his heart rate dropping. So as soon as she said "Were getting this baby out weather he's here or not". He came running in! Grabbed the stuff and I yelled at my dad and brother to get out, he said it is time. We need to get this baby out fast. I pushed once, then he grabbed the vacuum and put it on his head. I pushed again and he was out, dark hair was the first thing I saw! Once they got the cord from around his neck and the junk out of his lungs, Mike cut the cord! My Mom, Kristen and Mike all went to see him get weighed. He grabbed the edge of the scale :) It was funny from what I could see. 8 lbs and 7 oz everyone was guessing 7 pounds they thought he'd be a lot smaller than Pey, but no he is 2 oz bigger than her. 9/10 on his APGAR! 19.5 inches long. They were worried about his oxygen flow and said it was good from the tests they ran on the umbilical cord. It was scary and exciting all the the same time so many emotions. I could feel everything a lot more since I didn't keep dosing my self like I did with Peyton.

When they took H to go get cleaned Mike went with him and thats about the time I started to freeze! My left leg stayed numb for a few hours so no walking for me. I couldn't get warm. They gave me like five heated blankets. My body was kind of freaking out, it was weird. I've never felt so cold in my life. I also was very nauseous and the drugs they gave me for that knocked me out, I couldn't keep my eyes open I didn't sleep the night before. I'm glad all of my family was there and didn't mind my falling in and out of sleep.

Houston has thick dark hair and I LOVE it. He has these adorable chubby cheeks that I can't stop kissing and mommas little lips, sorry little man I hope they get bigger. I noticed he has his dads toes. I'm not very good at saying who he looks like and all that so you'll just have to decide for yourself.  Most people say he looks just like his daddy. Handsome as ever. I'm still hoping his eye are green like his dads, but we won't know that for a few months.

Here is a slide show of some of the pics, sorry I haven't got his professional ones back from the hosptial shoot yet, but I'll post them when I get them.

Friday, August 17, 2012

18 and 19 Months

18 Months, NURSERY!
I got a new calling (2nd Counselor in the Primary) the same day Peyton was officially in nursery. I guest that means no Sunday School and Relief Society for me :( I am really excited to be in Primary again with all of the kids and to hear their funny comments. Oh how I missed those comments!

Peyton goes to nursery great! They say when ever someone opens the door she says Ma Ma Ma Ma for a little, but then goes right back to playing.

She had her 18 month appointment a few days ago. She weighs 22.4 lbs and is 32 inches tall! Down 2 lbs from her 13 month. He didn't think they entered that in right, but they might have. She is super active and is always running around. The doctor showed me her chart and she is still OFF of it. I had to laugh she has been this way since birth.
He asked me how many words does she know? I sat there for a second trying to come up with a number. He said like 10? At least 20? I was like oh yes she knows over 100. He was shocked and said that's great. Then he asked if she is putting two words together. I said yes she can put 5 words together like "I want to go outside" again he was shocked when she repeated me. He asked a few more basic questions and all of them Peyton was far more advanced at. My favortite was when he told me to make sure she is eating meat. She of course said MEAT. He said she needs her protein then she of course said PROTEIN. She also kept saying Doctor which was pretty funny. She got 1 shot and took it like a champ just a few tears, nothing fruit snacks couldn't fix.
She has had a constant runny nose for what seems like forever. I know she is getting her canines I just wish they'd break through because this is getting old.
Peyton also had her first dentist appointment she has an underbite, which I guess is very common and until she is 9 they aren't worried.
Same with her eye no news there. I guess no news is good news right?

*Peyton loves to color. I gave her a marker (great idea mom) and she drew on our bed... Everytime she comes in our room and sees it she says No No No and shakes her finger at it. She has learned very quickly that coloring only happens on paper.

* I bought her a baby because I read it helps with the transition. She loves it! She is always feeding her baby and changing her baby. Reads books to her baby. Kisses her.  Burping her baby. (I've babysat my neice a few times and I think that's where she picked up on that) She even tried to put her diaper on the baby. Her baby sleeps with her at night along with 4 blankets and Dan. Dan is Mikes doll he had when he was her age. So cute!

* Pey loves food! She is a bottomless pit. She loves apples, but hates the peel. I have to peel them for her and if I forget I find chewed up peel all over my house. She also loves her peanut butter and jelly. She really loves all food it would be easier to name the food she doesn't like which is just lettuce and sometimes broccoli and strawberries.

* She loves her dad, total daddies girl. She cried last week for a half hour when he left to work.

* She didn't like new Disney move BRAVE. I think it was too scary for her, she did good the first hour, but once the bears came out she was not having it. That was also the time her pop corn ran out too.

* Mike and I were driving to Provo one night and decided to see how many words Peyton knows. When got to dinner and were at about 120 words. That is excluding Names and Animal sounds. With that I would guess she is 150+

19 Months

Peyton has really been acting out a lot, she loves baby Houston. She hates that she doesn't get all of the attention though. She spilled a cup full of water on my bed because I wouldn't pay attention to her while I was giving him a sponge bath.

She does things exact opposite of what I ask her. I HATE IT! People say it gets better and I sure hope so. She is so sweet, but there are certain times I think it is hard for her she is use to being more active and us having lots of play time. All of my energy is spent by the time she wakes up in the morning so play time has become rather boring for her.

She really has become a great talker, her sentences are always making people laugh. We were all at the doctor for Houstons 2 week check up when the nurse told me to take his cloths off for them to weigh him. When the doctor walked in she informed him very loudly that "Houston is NAKED!" She make sure everyone in the office knew. She is so funny as you can see in some of these videos she is a fireball full of energy.

37, 38 Weeks

37 Weeks
I'm up another 3 pounds in 1 week... Still haven't hit the big 200 though! I am still the same not effaced and nearly a 1. I have had some painful contractions the last few days, but only a couple. My ribs are so bruised he just loves to kicked them. It hurts so bad, Peyton was the same way. I'd really like him to drop, but there is no sign of that happening soon. Keep walking is what my doctor said, but even that hurts to do.

38.3 Weeks
Yes people only 4 days till I get induced! I went to the doctor today and I expected to still not be effaced and only a 1. I am at a 3+ I thought he said 3.5, but Mike said he said +. And he also said the baby is dropped and effaced. I wish I would have asked him the percent, but I was distracted about being dilated! Also I'm up another 2 pounds :)
I also forgot to ask him to strip me, we started talking about the hospital and when I'd go in and things like that I forgot a lot of things.

My mom and I went shopping for more outfits. Target had a horrible selection on boys clothes they always have an amazing selection for girls though. As we were walking into Target I had a really painful contraction and that was the only one for the day. Bummer. We went to some other stores I really wanted to find a suit for him to come home in and take pictures and sure enough we finally found a cute one. Can't wait to put him in it!

Things I've been told and asked this pregnancy:

You just need to drink a lot of water then your water will break- Dane

You look a lot better and skinner this pregnancy- Payden

You will look better 6 months pregnant than you'll look 1 month postpartum- Mi Mi

People will tell you two isn't that bad, but really it is hard the first little while. - Neighbors

I forgot how big your chest gets, I am excited for your milk to come in! - Mike

Theresa called today and she asked me if your waddling yet, Yup you sure are! - Lynne

Hey Nikki did you know your PREGNANT!- Colton

Nikki I'm going to go get some ice cream what kind do you want. - Phil (notice he didn't ask if I wanted any he asked what kind I want)

I was complaining about my swollen feet, and she sked me if she could massage them. I didn't let her, but it was really really sweet of her to offer. - Seantay

It looks like you have a basketball under there

A couple days before my delivery I had a lady ask me to be a model for her in my ward. I was now very swollen all over from the water weight, but I agreed and I'm really glad I did!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

34, 35, 36 Weeks

34 Weeks
Love my wonderful back... NOT, it hurts and aches all the time. the heat is going to kill me if allergies don't.
I will never be this pregnant again over the summer! The heat is killing me, I have to shower at least two times a day to cool down. I drink water I feel like non stop and i'm still swelling... OH and weddings.  I have been pregnant for SO many weddings. I am kind of done with that. I went to a dress fitting yesterday for my bridesmaids dress remember the one where the girl made me feel amazing. Well  they wanted me to try it on. 4 to 9 month jump in the belly is a big jump. It was really quite embarrassing. I am excited to go back a week after Houston comes because I won't be HUGE. Still blubbery and chunky, but not like I am now :)

35 Weeks
I went to Doctor C today, nothing exciting yet. We did confirm Friday the 3rd though. I will know a lot more at my next apt they are now weekly and are going to be not so fun if you know what I mean... I did gain 4 lbs in 2 weeks and my feet are SWOLLEN, which means a lot of it is water. I  haven't been doing so good with that. I hate that to not retain you have to drink more. Blah!

Braxton hicks are so weird to me, I swear I have like 10 a day and it has been like this for a while now. I am really glad they don't hurt!

Keep in mind I'm having this baby at 39 weeks which means only 4 weeks to go! Are we ready? I've been asked that a lot! I am ready to be done being pregnant I am not ready for a second child. I am terrified. What if he is just like Peyton? I love my little Pey bug, but I need a calm mommas boy who just wants to cuddle. I am not expecting that at all. As far as the nursery goes we are ready! We made our guest bedroom into his room, it is right next to Peyton's room which has me worried. I am still buying decorations, but we have the most important stuff. I just keep thinking get to the 14th for the high school reunion then to 21st to get your prenatal massage (mothers day gift) I can't wait for it, then to the 26th for Wicked and then we are good to have this baby. July is packed full of fun and I am enjoying spoiling Peyton with lots of Mommy/ Daughter dates.

I still have a ton of pressure and I don't think that will be going away till birth. I can't sleep at night I am constantly switching positions and since i've been drinking water non stop I get up 3 or 4 times a night. I know the no sleep thing is here to stay for a good 3 months unless he is an amazing sleeper.
I am at the point I have no desire to get ready for the day. If I could I would stay in basketball shorts all day long, but I want Peyton to enjoy her summer outside.
I crave sugar! I cannot get enough of ice cream and DP. I have tried to curb those cravings with fruit since it is sweet like sugar and I don't feel bad for eating it.

The waddle is in full force. I can feel my self swaying and I try so hard to correct it, but it really is just easier. You can always tell a pregnant woman from behind because of the waddle.

Nesting: Maybe it's because I have a lot of people coming over this week for Wrap Parties I'll do a post about that another time. I have been cleaning like a crazy person. I have thrown away so much stuff and I still wonder why have so much crap left? DI is sure loving me right now.

My nightly ritual, yes ICE CREAM! It keeps me sain I think.

36 Weeks
3 Weeks from today I will be holding our sweet baby Houston! I seriously can't believe it. I never pictured my self as a mom of 2 kids.

I had a contraction today in Copy Tec, I was just standing there making a billion copys when BAM I was like oh yeah I remember those ouch that hurt. It was only for like 15 seconds.
Stay in there 1 more week little buddy and you are free to come out.

36.5 weeks
I was sitting in Primary when all of a sudden I couldn't see, everything was blurry. Then my right arm went numb. I got scared, but with my calling I sit up infront and luckily I wasn't conducting or doing sharing time so I just sat there for a half hour till it passed.
I got in the car and told Mike he immediately tried to take me to the ER. I went and got in bed and slept for a while. It went away. I called my nurse the next day she told me to take it easy and drink a lot of water. It happened again at Phils going away bbq (i'll post about later). Dizzy, numb, migraine seemed to be the cycle.
On Tuesday I had a doctor appointment. He said I was doing pretty good on being hydrated. He explained what I have is an aura, and as soon as the dizziness comes to take a Lortab that way it will catch it right at the beginning.
Mike thought I had preclamsia and I googled my symptoms and read stroke so we decided to stay away from the internet. It had us both worried. I'm glad my doctor was able to calm us down :)
He checked me and well that baby is in there to stay for a while. I am only 1cm dilated (if that) and not effaced and I am okay with that.  He just better stick to the plan and come between the 27th and the 3rd. 

I tried to on my flats for church and I had to squeeze them, yay for swollen feet. I am also not doing very good with my weight gain :) It will be interesting to see if I can stay under my 200 goal. I haven't been working out or really caring much lately..... The dairy every night isn't helping either, but I'm still going to eat it because I can, or because I can't say no :)

I really need to take more pics of this belly, until then here is one of the person I take a picture of at least once a day!

I really should start taking everyones guesses if you want to guess just leave a comment.
*Moms guess Aug. 3rd, 3:10 PM, 7lbs 14 oz and be a tall one like his sister, 21 inches long.
*Dads guess is Aug 3rd, 4:30 PM, 8lbs 3oz and 19.5 inches long

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

30, 31, 32 and 33 Weeks

30 Weeks
It's JUNE people! Which means only 2 months months to go. I really want this summer to be long and slow, but at the same time I want it to be August now!
My goal of staying under 200 lbs is still looking pretty good. Although Carvers custard in AF might say other wise ;) My cravings are still sweets especially Ice Cream! A few days ago I had some acid reflux starting so I got back on the water train and it has gone away. 
I've been going to the Splash Pad and it seems everyone is preggo so I don't feel so bad sporting the swimsuit.
Peyton has been in this new little habit of dumping out things which I hate! Bending over has now become a joke. She also loves sitting on my lap when I'm sitting down and I've been trying to tell her there is a baby in my belly, but I don't think she gets it. 
Houston is now 3 lbs today and a pretty good kicker. I just hope he doesn't go up in my ribs like Pey did oh that was so painful. 
I've been trying to decided on if I should have a shower open house thing. I think i'm going to forego that, July is just super busy for everyone. I hope I don't regret it in the future.

31 Weeks
Last night I was in a lot of pain. I think the pain hurt worse than the labor contractions I had with Pey. It was on the right low side of my belly and it would come and go, but it wasn't a contraction. I think it was more sciatica nerve and muscle stuff and I felt like the baby was moving a lot so maybe he turned head down. I don't know, but I called my doctor and after a few questions he wasn't worried so I am not worried I just hope it doesn't happen again because that was about two hours of death for me.

32 Weeks
I went to the doctor today, it was pretty un eventful. I'm down to my two week appointments, I still weigh the same as last apt. I think i'm evening out from the 16 I gained in one month, two months ago.  This sciatic nerver and round ligament pain is killing me. I am trying to distract my self right now and I have to keep switching positions and it's not working. Contractions were cake compared to this. It makes me think I could go natural, but then I ask my self why would I do that? Peyton's labor was easy peasy other than the heart rate drop for a second. I am hoping that Houey Baby will be just nice.
The plan is still for the 3rd which means we are 7 weeks away from welcoming this little boy into our home. I need to finish his nursery! It is coming together so nicely, but defiantly not finished.
I was reading Peyton's 31 week post and I wrote down a few things I want to remember so I think I'll do it again.

Hiccups: Now that I think about it I haven't felt any that I've noticed.

Shifting: Same with Peyton my whole belly will just move directions.

Schedule: I feel him a lot before I go to bed, but I haven't really kept track durring the day. I'm not sitting in a chair all day long either. I am chasing after an 18 month old lady!

Braxton Hicks: Now this is new I feel these ALL THE TIME! My stomach contracts so much! It never hurts, but they happen a few times a day. I made my SIL feel one last week my stomach just hardens up like I'm flexing.

Round Ligament Pain: Well I'm fighting back the tears right now if that tells you how bad it hurts.

Heart Burn/ Acid Reflux: I only get it if I eat something spicey or right before I got to bed. It's not too bad. I hid the Tums from Pey because she wanted them and kept calling them candy. I woke up at 2AM last night with round ligament pain and acid reflux and I couldn't find the darn things....

Working Out: I walk a lot, I am doing the Strawberry Days 5k mainly for the shirt :) I did sign up for my first half marathon in Jan. It has been paid for so I am committed! I stopped lifting a few weeks ago I will try and ease back into that this week. Swimming is great as well it's not much of a work out because I'm usually sitting there watching Pey, but it keeps me cool.

33 Weeks
I have had some pressure and pain when I lift my legs like to put on pants or walk up stairs. I thought maybe he is head down. The doctor confirmed my suspicions today that he is in fact  head down! No wonder I have been feeling him up in my ribs a little more and all of this lower pressure. He was surprised that he is already head down. Pey didn't turn head down until 37 weeks. I am trying to get my hopes on on this meaning anything, but I can't help it. Everyone keeps saying he's coming before I get induced, but he has to stay in there until midnight on the 26th I've got tickets to Wicked! :) I won't complain if he does come earlier though. The heart beat was good and i'm measuring 33 inches. He said my weight is the same, but good so no worries there.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mothers Day and Memorial Day

Mothers Day
Saturday we went and got my favorite breakfast Kneaders French Toast!

Somehow I manage to weasel my presents out of Mike early and I did it again! One of my bffs got married a few days before Mothers Day. She wanted us all in pearls for her wedding. I didn't have any and figured I'd borrow my moms because she is a pearl queen. I spaced picking these up and realized I didn't have pearls the night before the wedding. I told Mike I have to wake up an hour early to go get them in PG. He poked his head around the corner and looked at me and said "NIKKI ARE YOU SERIOUS?" I thought he was mad, so I explained that he could stay and sleep and i'd pick him up on my way back. I thought he was upset about my forgetfulness which was weird because Mike never gets mad at me so I was worried. After a few huffs and puffs he says do you want one of your Mothers Day presents early? I just start laughing and said "you didn't!?" We both had a good laugh and he let me open the beautiful pearl bracelet, necklace and earrings.  Every time I wear them I get compliments and it reminds of how luck I am that Mike has such great taste!
That was Mikes present to me and Peyton gave me a present as well :) Another one of my bff Kristen is a dula and a certified masseuse. She specializes in prenatal massages and he gave me a gift card to go get one from her. I'm waiting to use it until my back hurst and I'm farther along, but I will let you know how it goes. I'm so excited, thanks Peyton!

I made my Mom and my MIL edible flower arrangements and gave them Peytons pictures from Easter.
The drive from Lehi to Lindon was a lot on these "babies" as I called them, but I think they liked them and both families ate them for dinner.

OH I can't forget about church. Sacrament was typical, Pey was pretty good she eats her snacks and reads her books. I decided to put her in Nursery because she was 17 months and I heard you can test it out. She LOVED it! She didn't even look back, she saw all of the kids and toys and was instantly excited. Mike and I kept peeking on her through the little window once we relized she was fine and headed to class. It was so nice to be able to listen and keep focused. I think we both on cloud 9. We picked her up at the end of the two hours and the singing lady said she did amazing except when they sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She said she cried really hard durring it, but once they were done she stopped. I couldn't help, but laugh. I sing that to Pey along with a few other songs, but mainly that one before every nap and bed time. So she knows it's time to lay down and go to sleep. I bet she thought they were going to make her sleep and she was sad because she was having so much fun. I told her I'd mix up the songs and sing her twinkle twinkle randomly throughout the day.
She has been in nursery a few times since then and hasn't cried since that little moment.

Memorial Day
I love 3 weekends it is always so great to have that extra day with Mike. We planned a little fishing trip with my family. We woke up early and headed to Payson Lakes. Phil, Payden and Annette joined in on the Parry family day. Mike and I bought an XTerra so that we could take Kilo with us when we go out and because it's safe in the snow and I love lifted trucks. We decided to take him with us. We got there and it said NO DOGS on the lawn and in the water. Which means we'd have to keep them chained up in the woods or on the path. Stupid. Somehow Kilo hit his head on the hitch and cut his ear open... It didn't stop bleeding. Our relaxing day turned into a whole lot of stress for Mike and I. We couldn't get it to stop and there was blood everywhere. We couldn't bring him on the lawn where we were fishing because I didn't want a fine, but eventually after he kept barking and bleeding I decided a fine was worth having a relaxing day. Mike, Payden and Annette left the lake and headed to town for some super glue. After an hour and a half they came back and bandaged him up and glued it closed. Sadly when he would shake it would open the wound and bleed. It did slow it, but didn't completely stop it.

Other than that it really was a great morning. Peyton was so cute with the fish and loved running around. Breakfast in the mountains is always delish. Lots of sunburns to go around.

We then headed to home to shower and get ready for our friend BBQ in Heber at Colby and Heathers new place. The food was so yummy and it is always fun hanging out with Mikes highschool friends. I wish we took a pic.

Mike and I then headed to Eagle Mountain for some smores with my family. I hadn't seen baby Cozy all week and needed my fix. She is so adorable.

By the time we got home we were all exhausted from all the driving and events from the day. Overall it was a very fun day. I can't wait for the next holiday. Strawberry Days!

I can't help but laugh when I look at this picture, If I didn't know better I'd think these two were related.

 Peyton feeling like such a big girl holding the fishing pole with Phil.

I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

The last few weeks have been pretty wonderful. I can feel my self maturing is that weird?  Maybe not maturing, but changing. I feel like this happened when Peyton was born too. I can feel my testimony growing. I know it is constantly growing, but sometimes I can really feel it.

Sharolee and I went to Womens conference at BYU. We heard some amazing speakers and I'm really glad I took notes. I'm not going to share all of it with you, but here are a two classes. You can see how different the range of education is. What a fun day to spend with my SIL and to learn more about Family, The Gosple, Relationships and Love.

* One class we went to was about healthy eating and eating a home more. It is very import for the family to eat dinner together. Not only will it save you month, it's heathier, but when you kids are older they are less likely to get into trouble and confide in you more.
*Another class was about trust and relationships. He talked about Johari's Window. Mike and I always say we did our fighting when we were dating to get it over with. We really never fight, but learning about trust I realize why we did fight and how to communicate better.

For the last few months I have been on the Activity Days commity working with some really great women. Being the newby I was nervous, but they welcomed me right in.
Then our President got relesed and they called someone to fill the spot. Yup you guessed it me.
I'm not sure why I'm over these wonderful women who are very experience, but for some reason and I am and I am excited to serve. We have 25 Activity Day girls and they are absolutely adorable!
Here is a picture from Day Camp.

Mike and I got a call mid week from a member of the bishopric. He walked in the room and said " I have some news your really going to hate." My thoughts went wild. He told me "We are speaking on Sunday." He was right! I haven't given a talk in years! My family came to hear us which put me at ease and because Peyton kept blowing kisses and smiling at me. Mike gave a wonderful talk as expected. I have bad allergies so hopefully it was okay. It was nice to really study a topic even though it was just for a few days.
We spoke on Elder Oaks conference talk on Sacrifice. I took the first to sub topics and he took the last. I was able to share the story of my direct ancestor of Gideon Burdick.
Mike spoke on the Church unit and how we all sacrifice and the ultimate sacrifice.

Cozy was blessed on Sunday!

And tomorrow night my BIL, Adam will be receiving his mission call!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

26, 27 and 28 Weeks

26 Weeks
Here we are again, four weeks have gone by. I am in an amazing mood today and so I figured I'd better blog about it! I was felling pretty bad about the 16lbs I put on in just one month and have been trying to cut back on my carb intake. I swear all of the yummy foods are carbs. I've never really cared about what I eat and have no idea how many calories is a lot and stuff like that, but I did look up to see what are bad carbs. I also have been drinking more water to help with the retaining of it. Kind of ironic don't you think.  Anyway back to my story of today. I have been asked to be a bridesmaid in Matt and Seantay's wedding on Aug. 16th. Yes that is one week from my due date. Today I went and got fitted for my dress. I was dreading this because no 6 almost 7 month prego wants to go be measured unless your crazy. I got there and the dress is perfect it hides my bump really well and is gorgeous. The girl that measured me kept saying how tiny I am that most women they recommend bumping up a couple sizes as they grow. She kept me the same because I had some room in the size I tried on and said that they might even have to take it in since I'll be having the baby. Wow do I feel great. Sure the scale says different about it all but the inches don't!

27 Weeks
Okay today I feel really nauseous. I think I just need to vomit and I will feel better, but I'm not going to force it. I also have the WORST allergies ever. I feel like every year I forget how bad they really are then one morning I wake up and bam, runny nose, man voice, sore throat, head ache and not stop sneezing.  I am so glad I can take drugs while prego even if they only help a little. 
Lets not forget about the butt pain. He has started to push on my nerve which causes alot of siatic pain. Ouch :( I am so glad I have my blog and I can read back I had this same pain with Pey at 28 weeks

28 Weeks
I am happy to say there are some great differences with Peyton than with Houston. Here is the same quiz I filled out with Pey.

Fat: I am showing a lot faster which makes me feel fat, but I am in great shape this time around which makes me happy.

Sleep: I sleep amazing other than the four trips to the bathroom a night. I think my body is preparing me to wake with a new born again. I know working out is the big contributor to the energy I have durring the day and how great I sleep at night.

Kicking and Punching: He does kick quite a bit, but it isn't painful like it was with Pey. He does have a good one every now and then that catches me off guard.
Emotions: I don't have as much patience with Peyton as I usually do, but other than that I think I'm at a pretty even keel. Mike might say different :)

The Groans: Ah yes lets not forget how the air gets forced out when I bend over ha ha ha

Butt Pains: Yes defiantly have those they started last week, but the stretching has helped so much! Stupid sciatic nerve.

Hating: I don't really have food aversions. I still don't love some meats, but I eat them. Nothing too intense though. Every now and then something will taste funny and I can't eat it because it's off. Mike just thinks I'm silly when that happens. 

Acid Reflux: Oh thank heavens I don't have acid reflux. I know I will have to pound the tums once I get big, but for now there is no sign of it and for that I am grateful!

Stretch Marks: Oh those lovely things. I haven't noticed any new ones this pregnancy. So far...

Belly Button: Still an innie, but defiantly stretched out. I really do need to take a bare belly picture with in the next three months.

28. 5 Weeks
3rd Trimester is here! 7 months along and 80 days to go!
I went to the doctor today. I just have to say I really love him as my doctor he is the bomb diggity! I am in a good mood probably because I didn't gain 16+ lbs this month :) Nope just 3 wahoo. I think I have the water retention under control now. I really don't like water and all of this drinking it is awful, but if its need I guess i'll do it. Okay back to the doctor. I had my nasty glucose test today. I was worried about the finger prick because with Pey I swear she hit the bone. Today it was easy peasy! I told my doctor I'm a bridesmaid in a wedding on the 16th of Aug and asked him how early I can get induced. He said "Well you're due the 10th and so the 3rd would be the earliest." I said awesome I'll take it! I guess that means we have an official date set for this little guy to make his appearance! As long as everything goes according to plan. The heart rate is good he was moving a ton today at the visit. I also had a contraction while getting my belly measured. I only feel a few here and there. They aren't painful at all just kind of weird. Doctor C is the one who pointed it out. 
So far I'm just one hot girl! I am anxiously waiting for the pools to open up. August feel so far away when I think about the heat and how much bigger i'm going to get and how much more of this heat I can stand. It really is just right around the corner though. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

15, 16 and 17 Months

17 Months
1 more month until nursery! WAHOO!
Church is awful, Peyton just wants to play or sleep and she can't do either so she is not a happy camper.
A few things to note:
When she gets out of the tub she says COLD about 20 times incase I didn't know that's she's cold.
When we get into the car she says HOT 20 times incase I don't know it's hot. She also blows as if that will cool down the car :)
She tells me play, outside, slide, oatmeal, taco, drink, water. She is putting two and three words together. Understand what those are is the trick. Yesterday Mike, Pey and I were driving and she kept saying. "I know this guy" Mike and I were like WHAT? After a few tries we finally figured out she was saying "I know the sky"so her sentences don't make sense most of the time, but she is just a little jabber jay.
17. 5 Months
My little girl is now speaking in sentences. I wish she'd stop growing up. She now says "I want to/a....." I want a snack is the phrase I hear the most :)

15, 16 Months
Things Peyton has learned:
The name of her body parts
Some colors
How to scream and does this for no reason at all....
That there is a park just out the back door and that se can see the slide from the side window.
There is a baby in my belly, she also thinks there is one in her's and will show you her belly button
She can go around the room and get fed from anyone, especially ice cream
When she toots she calls it a stinky, I'm trying to teach her to tell me when she has pooped it works sometimes
Saying Ma Ma a billion times in a row will just make me laugh for the most part
There are always cheese, apples and water and in the fridge on her level

Things I have learned:
How smart she really is. Everyday I look at her and think where did she learn that or when did she learn that and even HOW did she learn that.
Not to give in when she is fake crying or whining i'm still working on this for the screaming
It's okay to give her lots of treats she isn't going to die
Sometimes pajamas are as far as we get and that is okay
That she is a daddys girl through and through
She is and endless pit, I've never had her tell me no when she is full, In fact I've never seen her full
When she moans her self to sleep its her way of singing (I think)
If you feed her with your hand she might bite you
She is very stubborn like her mom
She is a bundle of endless joy
Patience and I know this isn't the end of this lesson

A few friends and I went up to City Creek. While in the new Disney Store Peyton had a little Minnie Mouse moment.

I found out that Mickey and Minnie were going to be there and decided if Peyton loved a stuffed Minnie so much how would she like to meet them in person?
We drove up and sat in line for an hour and a half. Peyton was pretty good which was nice even though it was very windy. We got in the the room where Mickey was. I was a little disappointed it was Mickey not Minnie because Minnie is her FAVORITE! As soon as she saw him she couldn't take her eyes off him. She had NO clue what to think. It was her turn and I put her down and she just stood there frozen solid. I scooted her closer and she gave him a hug and then a kiss :) She was in shock! We took a few pictures and left. After leaving the room she just kept saying Mee Mow (Mickey Mouse) over and over. I can't wait for Disneyland in January it really can't come soon enough!

 Giving Mickey a Kiss
Playing peek a boo in line with Dad.

I'm putting these together because I'll never get it done, if I don't so bare with me it's going to be a long post.

Mike and I were trying to decide if we should go to an Easter egg hunt. I got a lot of NO's on the matter and kind of decided against it, but after talking to my wonderful Mother. We decided to just try one out. Lindon city sounded their fire engine which scared Pey half to death and ran straight for my legs. Once she realized she could now go get the eggs  she was fine. She didn't understand picking up multiples she just wanted the ones in her hand. I had to take them from her and tell her to go get more. It was over in a matter of a minute, but we made out like bandits! Then she realized there was candy (nan nee) inside and she was ecstatic.

We hopped on over to get some delicious Kneaders french toast that Mike had never had!! I was shocked! If you haven't had it it is a must!
That night we dyed eggs with my little brother Dane :) Payden and Annette came over to join in the fun.

The Easter Bunny came to our home!

When to Church and that was a NIGHTMARE! Church is so hard right now. She has two months till nursery and we can't wait. All she wants to do is run around. I've learned not to let her do this, but it has been a struggle. It is also her nap time so she is so tired and onry, but won't fall asleep in my arms. At home I just have to tell her nigh nigh and she lays down and goes to sleep. Any where else I hate nap time. Mike takes her durring Sunday school and I take her durring RS.  My Sunday really has lacked learning and feeling the Spirit. I am so grateful for little videos like this.

We went to my parents for Easter dinner and had a delicious feast. My brother served his mission in Romania and we do a tradition where you crack red hard boiled eggs to see who has the toughest egg. Kind of like a wish bone thing. Here is a better explanation.

Peyton was in her Easter dress and I wanted some pretty pictures. So we found this field by my parents and snapped some cute ones! Good job Mike and the photo taking!