Monday, June 29, 2009

Have you ever???

For the past month, I have had been able to go and work out with my husband every day before he leaves to go to work. It has been great. We have a membership to Snap Fitness and it is so close and you can go any time that you want to. About a month ago I started adding weights along with my regular cardio work out. It has been good even though I really don't like doing weights. I do think it helps.

Today, I had a scary, interesting experience. I had finished working out on the elliptical for 42 min and went to start doing my weights. I was feeling pretty hot and sweaty, which is normal, but I started to get hotter and started to feel sick. It was feeling like it was so hot that I wasn't getting any air. It also seemed like I was sweating even more than I already was. I was sitting down and it just didn't seem to get better. Kind of scary. One of my friends happened to be there and when I went over to the floor to sit down I guess she looked at me and noticed something. A few minutes later I tried to do weights again and she came up to me and asked if I was ok. I was wearing a green shirt and she said that I looked the color of my shirt. Not too much fun, but finally I did get feeling better and we did head home. I didn't do too many weights because I knew I just needed to not push it.

Have any of you had an experience similar to this? What were you doing?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Give me Ice Cream, Popsicles, and Pudding!!!

All I can eat is popsicles, ice cream, pudding or anything soft. Poor Angela just had her braces put on yesterday. She has been in a lot of pain. It hurts to eat almost anything. I remember when Todd had his braces put on he was in pain for three weeks. I think she will shrivel away to nothing if she eats nothing for that long.
I kind of wish I was getting braces, but watching Angela it doesn't look like too much fun. She will be a little more festive for the Fourth of July and the 24th of July because she had them put on red and blue on her braces. I can't believe how much braces continue to go up in price. It is a good thing that all of my kids haven't needed them. I wish that insurance companies would pay for adults to get braces. I would love to have straight teeth and my whole life dentists have told me that I would have to have an operation and have my jaw broken to straighten my teeth but this orthodontist tells me he could do it without an operation. Maybe some day I will be rich and be able to have straight teeth.
Hang in there Angela and try to enjoy all of the ice cream and treats. I am sure that it will get old very soon. Before you know it you will have straight teeth and be glad that you do.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

There are some days

Do you ever feel like some days you are just inspired or lifted so much more than others? Why is that? Is it that we need it more than other days, so we are seeking it more?

Yesterday, I had the always great opportunity to go to the temple in St. George with my husband. It was such a beautiful day. It is so nice to get to the point where I don't have to stress about getting a babysitter to go to the temple. I always cherish the time I get to be with my husband and just talk and be together. I am so blessed to be able to attend the temple with him.

I don't know what it was but yesterday the spirit seemed so much stronger. Maybe I am just going crazy, but it was so awesome to just let the feelings seep into my soul. I truly felt the strength that I receive from taking that time to go there. The world is so crazy and so many problems are facing us throughout the world, but to have a place to be reminded and put on track of what it is all about is one of my greatest blessings. Thanks Mike for taking the time to go with ME. I always need it.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What a day!!

Life has been crazy around here. Last Friday we went to see the movie " Up" and we all loved it. The three D is definitely interesting. If you haven't seen this movie, I think you would enjoy it. We left Saturday morning and went up to Salt Lake to see family. We visited at my brother's house and had dinner with my family that still lives here in the state. It was so awesome to see all of them. I don't get to see my parents and my sisters or brothers that often. We all really enjoyed it.
It is crazy when you get together to realize how much you are alike some of your siblings. I really miss being closer to them.
After that we went and stayed the night at my husband's parent's house. On Sunday we went to church at my husband's sister's ward. My niece was speaking so it worked out perfect. We had another party at my in-law's house with dinner and dessert. It was fun to see everyone and visit.
The only bad thing about the weekend was that we had to drive home that night, which is quite a drive especially in the pouring rainstorm.

Today is another day. It is cloudy and rainy again. I can't believe that it is the middle of June, can you? I went to the store to get some good deals and necessities and ended up getting a ticket. That is right, a ticket. What a way to ruin your day!!!

How many of you have been given a ticket lately or in the last year? Why is it that when my husband speeds 20 or 30 over he gets pulled over but no ticket but when I do a little over I of course get the ticket. It stinks.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Great Movie

I just recently bought a movie for my son for his birthday and I just want to recommend it to all of you.
The name of the movie is " Forever Strong". It was so good. My entire family loved it and it had so many morals to it. It is about a rugby team here in Utah. If any of you are wondering if you should rent it or buy it, I say YES!!!! It is very upbeat and a great show, so go buy some popcorn and treats and cuddle up to this movie and let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Don't forget the flour

There is flour in the recipe that I just posted for waffle brownies.
It is 2 cups. I noticed and called my friend, but I didn't realize that the recipe published so hopefully this isn't too late. You need 2 cups flour...

Have a great week.

Yummy treats!!

Waffle Brownies

8 Tablespoons margarine
7 Tablespoons cocoa
4 eggs
1 - 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
chocolate frosting

Combine sugar, flour, salt and cocoa. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Place batter in the waffle iron and cook for about one minute. Let cool; top with frosting. Repeat for remaining batter.

Helpful hints: spray the waffle iron with non stick cooking spray before cooking each brownie.

My husband and I love this recipe because it is quick, easy, and delicious! You can use all or some of the batter. Refrigerate leftover batter for later.

I really need to try this recipe. My friend gave me the recipe and she says it is very yummy. Let me know if you try this and if it is good. I thought it would be perfect for summer because you don't have to bake it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I bet you didn't know

This picture is of my hubby and his friends. He is the one on the left.

I bet you didn't know what a special day this is. Today is my hubby's birthday. There are so many reasons why he is awesome and I am so lucky to have such a great handsome goodlooking guy as mine.
He is committed, fun to be with, humorous, and he can do anything.
I am continually amazed at how great he does everything. I am so lucky to have him as my best friend and my boyfriend, husband. He is the best and most of all he puts up with me. He supports me in EVERYTHING that I do including when I went on a diet this year. He is quite a talker. If you get him going, he will definitely talk your ear off.

Thanks Mike for being you and for all you do. You are the greatest.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Linsey Lou...

About 21 years ago, I had one of the greatest experiences of my life. I just can't believe that it has really been that long. I had my first daughter, Karrilyn. I was so thrilled and she was definitely spoiled. She was the first child for us and she was also the first grandchild on both sides of the family. She had aunts and uncles that just adored her. There was never a time that there wasn't someone that wanted to babysit her for us.

I remember that special day like it was yesterday. I had waited my whole life to be a mom and I was so scared but so excited. I ended up having Karrilyn early and I also had her C section. That was very scary for me and then Karrilyn was very little. As a first time mom, I was a little too worried about doing something wrong because she was so small. She was SO beautiful and through the years my love for her has grown and grown as much as her beauty. She has grown into a beautiful young lady not only on the outside but even more so on the inside. Any one that knows Karrilyn can tell you how great she is just by being around her they know.
I feel so blessed to be her mother, even though she has been the one that has taught me so much through the years. Some day she will be a great mother to her own children.
Karrilyn has many nicknames. We call her Linsey Lou, Camel, Sissy, and many others. I feel so lucky that we still have her living at home with us. She is going to college and also working.
Any time that I ask her to do ANYTHING for me she never complains. She is always willing to give of anything asked of her. She is so generous and loving. She keeps us all smiling with her fun loving way.
She has many great talents. She loves to swim, teach children, listen, serve others, make us laugh, but most of all she treats everyone great and wonderful. Happy Birthday Karrilyn. I hope your day was as great as you have made my life.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Week full of Fun, Fun, Fun...

I know it has taken me forever to update my blog. I can't believe how crazy Summer gets especially when you go on vacation and then have three birthdays in one week.

Our trip to Disneyland was great. It was quite an adventure. We had planned on going to the beach but we ended up having some car trouble so we played at the hotel one day and went to see "Night at the Museum" at Downtown Disney. What a great theater. We did get our vehicle fixed and so we were ready for Six Flags in California on Tuesday. If you don't know what Six Flags is it is pretty much a theme park with any kind of roller coaster that there is possible.

A picture of my kids in front of the old western town in Six Flags. It was a blast but quite busy. We did do a lot of walking but it was fun. I must be getting older because some of the rides were a little too much for me, but you do what you need to do.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we went to Disneyland. We were withing walking distance from Disneyland, well I guess one mile counts as walking distance. We walked to Disneyland, walked home for lunch and walked back and then back for dinner each night. We also walked all over California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. What a lot of walking!!! I guess that helps with all of the treats that you eat on vacation, right??? Our feet were quite tired each night and ready for a rest.

It just isn't Disneyland without going and seeing some of the Disney characters and getting pictures with them even if you have to stay in line.

One of our traditions at Disneyland is to go and get ice cream for one of our meals, quite expensive but very worth it. We don't buy very much food at Disneyland but we just can't pass the ice cream and the homemade fudge down.

Standing in line to see Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse is just one of the parts about Disneyland that is necessary. My husband noticed right away that Minnie had her hand on his shoulder and was wondering if Mickey would be jealous.

One of our favorite rides was the Haunted Hotel ride. It is quite a ride. I think that we went on it about at least six times in the three days that we were there.

This is a picture of us waiting inside of the Haunted Hotel for our turn. You already knew we were a little scary but now you know that we can be even more scary.

This is us waiting for Pirates of the Caribbean. My husband is above us on a bridge taking the picture.

The flowers were just beautiful there in California, we just had to take a few pictures of them.

This is the last night. We stayed at Disneyland until about 12 am. It was fun but really started getting crowded on that night. The lines were a lot longer. Some of our most favorite rides at Disneyland would have to be the Matterhorn, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Hotel ride, Space Tours, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Screamer, Woody's Round Up and Soaring over California.
What a week of fun. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the whole week with my hubby and my wonderful kids. They are all so busy so to spend a week with not outside interruptions was great. It was truly like a fairytale and I will always cherish this great trip. We had so much fun and everyone enjoyed everyone's company without arguing or complaining. Thanks Kids, you guys are great and thanks Mike, you always make it the best and spoil all of us.