Thursday, October 28, 2010

Trunk Or Treat

We took ally to trunk or treat at the church of christ last night. There were Sooo many people I was glad that we were early as usual. This year I decided on Raggedy ann for her costume. I got soo many compliments and so many "did you make that?" Yeah right! I dont even know how to sew on a button. But it really does look handmade. We had been practicing her saying "trick or treat" and shes got it down pretty good. We'll see how saturday night goes when we go around town, (if anybody knows different on when wer'e supposed to trick or treat please let me know) I've heard some say sunday and most say saturday so I guess we'll just look like idiots if we go on the wrong day haha.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy (Late) 2nd Birthday Ally!

I have been a slacker lately in blogging, but Ally turned 2 on August 15th! now THAT is hard to believe. It seriously just seems like yesterday! She is getting even MORE ornery as she is talking more and more and learning new words. We had a little party in our backyard, just family and a few friends. After last years huge bash, I decided she was lucky to get cupcakes, but I even got her a cake and it ended up being even more work than I had hoped. The kids swam and played in the playhouse. We have not been doing anything lately, the same ole schedule-work mon and tues, and ally goes to her new babysitter (who she loves) then we stay home and clean (or should be cleaning) the rest of the week. Little Miss Ally as newborn. Should've known by the covering of her ears she would be a brat
Here's ally's 2 year shot. lovin that cheeseball face.

Ally and her cousin cashlyn playing in allys playhouse at her bday party

Allys bday cake- she LOVES spongebob. We gave her a choice between what they had at walmart (like I said, did not plan to do much this year for bday) and it was between princesses, tinkerbell and spongebob and she picked him.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Summer Days

We have been busy busy this last week. Ally has been busy being "cool" and driving all over the town! Ally also had swimming lessons with her cousin taylor all week. Shes pretty young but she is not scared of the water one bit, so we thought we'd better start her early so she knows how to swim quickly. She went down the water slide, jumped off the edges and now knows how to kick her feet and get herself where she wants to go (with floaties, of course)

On saturday we had a bunch of adams family over for a cookout and swimming party (we broke down and bought a big pool this year)-This is ally and her cousin cashlynn chillin. (they look a lot alike because its adams twin sisters girl!)

We have loved having a big pool and have used it everyday so far. Ally was a big helper putting it up. She helped daddy and uncle daniel dig and level the ground (sort of) and here she is in the bottom helping daddy fill it and smooth out the liner.

In other news, I have kind of had "finding babysitter" hell. I need someone to keep ally just mondays and tuesdays and am having big trouble. If anyone knows of anyone with a daycare that wont charge for a full week just for 2 days and has an opening, please let me know! Or if anybody knows any indvidual that would be able to keep her.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring cleaning...slow but thorough

I decided yesterday first thing after waking up that I was not going to go lounge on the couch all morning like usual! I usually get up and watched my dvr'd shows, which puts me lazy all day. So I got up in a cleaning mood and started on the bathroom. for 3 years we have just piled stuff under the dreaded bathroom sink, so I thought id tackle it. I went to dollar tree and bough baskets to organize. This is the TRASH pile that we found in there. (a paper towel holder, really miranda?!) I didnt take a BEFORE picture, but I did take an after
AFTER. Everything neatly organized. bin for cleaning supplies, bin for adam, bin for me, and bin for medical We took ally to her first carnival last night . She was too short to ride any of the rides by herself, so nama rode on them with her. This ride was her favorite-the cars. we had to ride it twice. We rode the boats, planes, ferris wheel, carousel, and the cars. She won 2 prizes by picking up ducks and mommy broke a plate and won her a dinky little whale that I could have bought for 10 cents instead of 5$ She tried cotton candy and was completely freaked out by it at first but ended up loving it.
we had a garage sale a couple of weekends ago, and I decided that since I dont want any more kids at the moment, I would sell the crib. It was really tough, but I did it. Heres a picture of her new big girl bed! Now we can lay in bed together and read stories!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Havent done one of these in a LONG time


*What is your salad dressing of choice? ranch

*Your favorite sit-down restaurant? JBS

*What is your favorite fast-food restaurant? Taco Factory or Sonic

*What food would you not get sick of if you were to eat it every day for 2 weeks? Pepper Steak from JBS

*What are your pizza toppings of choice? Supreme or chicken alfredo


*Are you right or left-handed? Right

*What, if anything, have you had removed from your body? Tonsils, gallbladder, and a baby (CSection)

*What is the last heavy item you lifted? Ally

*Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Nope

*Have you ever fainted? No


*If it were possible, would you want to know the day you're going to die? No because I would just dwell on it

*If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I dont know

*How many pairs of flip-flops do you own? AT LEAST 10

*Last person you talked to? Debbie

*What Color phone do you have? silver


*Season? spring

* Holiday? Christmas

*Activity? being with ally (when shes being sweet)

*Day of the week? Saturday

*Month? August

*Color? Pink

*Drink? Vanilla Diet Dr. Pepper (sonic)


*What's the last movie you saw? In the theater? I honestly think it was New Moon (thats sad!)

*Video or DVD? DVD/blu ray

*Have you been in a car wreck? yea

*Have you caused a car wreck? yeah but not a serious one

*Last time you cried? I dont remember

*Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? yea sometimes

*Name 3 things you bought yesterday? breakfast/pop/babysitting

*Met someone who changed your life? Yes

*For better or worse? both

*How did you bring in the New Year? Asleep

*Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yes

*Who was the last person you took a picture of? Ally

*What songs do you sing in the shower? I dont

*Have you held hands with someone today? Ally while I was taking her up the stairs.

*Last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? last week I had pb&j toast

*What were you doing at 12 a.m. Last night? sleeping

*What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? I wish today was my day off.


*Missing someone? no

*Listening to? Debbies fixing coffee

*Watching? The computer screen

*Do you smile often? Yeah

*Worrying about? I hope adam gets his paycheck today

*Procrastinating about? nothing

*Are most of the friends in your life new or old? New

*Do you like pulpy orange juice? yes

*What's on your wish list for your birthday? A getaway trip

*Plans tonight? Probably cooking dinner and catching up on the DVR'd shows

* Do you have an accent? Probably to some

*If you could change your eye color, what would it be? I wouldnt-theyre blue and I like them

*Does the future make you more nervous or excited? more excited.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter 2010

Saturday we decided to give coloring eggs a try. I read in a magazine to put the eggs in a wire whisk for the little ones, so they dont drop them off the flimsy thing that comes with the dye. The whole coloring eggs thing kept her attention for about 2 minutes until daddy and I had to take over. Of course we went to church for Easter, and here is ally outside ready to go!

After Church and the church dinner we went out to our friends house and hunted easter eggs. I wasnt sure if she would catch on, but after jess and I showing her one egg, she was on fire and rearin to go. We hid the real ones outside and the yummy plastic candy filled ones inside.

claiming her loot.

Monday, March 29, 2010


We had a super busy weekend. It is very rare that we have those, but this weekend happened to be FULL. Friday night we went with daniel and jessica to vici to eat, and then headed on to webb to hang out and let ally see the mastiffs. Saturday I knew was going to be a nightmare. about 2 weeks ago adam said he was going to help daniel and brian set up for the barlow girl/stellar kart concert and chauffer them around, and I said "I have to work that day, so you wont be able to, you'll have to stay with ally!" Well, he went ahead and volunteered for it. So Sat. I came to work, prepared to leave my noon. Adam called and said Jess was going to keep ally, but that we were going to the Expo and to eat lunch. After that ,we didnt see our husbands until they showed up in the middle of the conert around 840. ALLY absolutely loved the concert! Im sure I looked like a horrible mother taking my 1 1/2 year old to a concert, but she LOVED IT> she was dancing and rocking. By the time barlow girl got on she was pooped and we ended up leaving in the middle of them to beat the crowd. Yesterday (Sunday) we had church, then my niece taylors birthday party, small group, and Jessica and I decided to run over to my dads afterwards and get my bike and ally's trailer thingy I pull behind it. Got there to find completely flat innertubes in the tires, so I ended up walking the bike and pulling ally in the trailer back to their house. Went to walmart to get new tubes and FINALLY got to go home and clean until midnight. AHHH> Ally is staying at home on mondays now with my cousin sara. Todays the first day of that, so we'll see how it goes. Sara might quit and tell me she is a monster. haha.
The shop is still pretty slow, but Im praying for a busy day today :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


All of you who have been to my house, Im sure remember my betty boop kitchen. (Or adams betty boop kitchen I guess I should say. Well, for a while I have been SICK of it, and wanted an adult kitchen. For Christmas, I got a side by side refrigerator, so I thought it was time to renovate and become an adult since I had an adult fridge. We had our walls painted black and red, cabinets black and red, tile backsplash black and red, so I knew this was going to be a job. Our best friends helped us and we got it done in a decent time though. Everything required 2+ coats of primer before we could even begin :S. I didnt take BEFORE pics, but I did get during pics that show what we were dealing with.

After we FINALLY got all the paint scaped off the tile and grout (this was the hardest part)

Allys a big helper

TADA: We got all new hardware, light fixtures, wood blinds, its amazing what a little paint can do!!!!

BEHOLD my grown up kitchen!!! I love it!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Well, I woke up on feb 9th, to completely numb and asleep feet. They have not woken up since and it has spread to my hands now, off and on. It started on a tuesday and finally on thurs. night I called an RN and she said I should probably get to the ER. Of course, woodward ER sent me home after giving me a diabetes test (not diabetic) and told me to follow up with my doc. So Friday I called Steve Madrid and made an appointment. He came in and said both feet and calves are completely asleep and woodward didnt even do AN XRAY?! WHY? I said, lol why do you think? its woodward. So first step was to send me back for back x ray and blood test. He said my thyroid had a lump and was swollen so we were really crossing our fingers that it was jsut a thyroid problem, whcih is a cause of neuropathy, but it wasnt. So, then he booked and ultrasound for my thyroid to find out why the lump. After my hands started getting weak I called and set up an appt. for this last friday. He said it was sounding like MS and fitting it perfectly, I started crying and he calmed me down, saying if they catch it early it is perfectly treatable and stuff. And of course he said, "im not saying it IS" Im just saying it could be. He said I really needd an MRI but to get my insurance to approve an MRI we have to go through ALL the motions first. So he sent me from there to buffalo for 2 cat scans. 1 with IV contrast and 1 without. Anyway, hopefully will hear something today, he didnt expect anything to show up on the ct scans. I go thursday for my ultrasound on my thyroid and so we'll go from there. All I know is that my feet are still numb, and have never woken up. It is the weirdes feeling in the world, considering I feel fine everywhere else!!!! Anyways, just thought I would update a little on whats been going on.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Just thought I would post a few pics of my new car, ignore the sideways one, I didnt know how to turn it around. Just turn your head to look.
I decided to try and put allys "mullet" in a ponytail the other day. She looked like a 3 year old :(
so grown up with a pony tail. Of course the top and sides are not long enough to go in a ponytail (hence the mullet) so I just sprayed them and made them look as cute as possible. We have been potty training off and on for a couple of months now, and last night she went in the bathroom with my mom and put her potty seat on the toilet, and my mom said "come on lets go", trying to get her out of the bathroom. I guess she really needed to use the bathroom because my mom said she peed not long after that happened. Adam and I both caught the stomach flu, so we had mom come over and take care of ally. we tried as long as we could, but it was not working out that well.

Anyway, just thought I would update a little bit, and put some pics up. Im fixing to tackle this FOG and run a few errands.