Monday, July 5, 2010

Mysteries of my life unfold.... well.. not really...

SO! If you have ever met me and we talked for more than about 30 seconds, I would probably at some point have mentioned my sick addiction to all things Twilight. MUHAHAHAHA! Yes, I'm one of those Twilight people, and no you don't have to like it because I do. I'm not one of those "Fan Girls" running around screaming my undying affection for Edward Cullen in your face. BUT none the less... I am a Twi-hard Fanpire!

So I don't have pictures from it yet, BUT I would like to talk all about my wonderful family vacation last week and the wonderful Twilight: Eclipse premier we got to attend whilst there.

DAY 1: Monday my little family, my parents, and my brothers family, all packed up and drove northward to begin our adventure. We stayed at Thanksgiving Point (a usual for our family) and then proceeded to Chuck-E-Cheese, where we met up with my sister who lives up there already.

I remember going there as a kid thinking it was totally awesome with games and prizes and all that, but I was ALWAYS afraid of the HUGE anamatronic rat that would sing and wiggle around with his band. Can I just say... Chuck hasn't lost his edge. I'd still have to say the best part of the night tho, was when Chuck decided to sing "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train. I kid you not he was workin it in his background music video. All strollin down the street and a giant dog playin a ukulele. He's all into it, big rat foot tappin and everything. Anywho, aside from giant dancing rodents, we got lots of tickets from games, ate some pizza, and each of us did these little picture id cards that the machine picked u an occupation. Mine was like professional Diva or something, Kaitlyn was a soccer player, Kylie a cheerleader, and Alex was some freaky worker at Area 51. It was quite funny. My bro Jeff did his twice with rather bizarre faces, but I don't exactly remember what the cards were... just that he looked like... well... like Jeff.

DAY2: Oh this is my favorite day... SO day 2 was an all girls day. Oh yeah.. it was sweet! We started out by going to the spa my sister used to go to school at and got facials and pedicures. I reached a seriously high level of relaxation whilst there which was much needed and much enjoyed. We all picked out different shades of red for our toes in honor of the upcoming evenings events.

After the spa morning, we went to lunch at Zupas (if you've never had it.. i pity you... it's awesome!) followed by a tour of my sisters new work, a laser spa type place where they make you fabulously beautiful. We all got to do this skin analysis machine that shows like sun damage and wrinkles and pores and all that... wasn't my favorite part cuz I don't like knowing my skin is not the best, let alone having a computer and HIGH RESOLUTION camera confirm that knowledge. *interesting side note. That spa does laser liposuction... which only leaves like a pinhole scar and you don't have to be unconscious for the procedure. Also.. the owner decided to show us a big bag of fat that had been sucked out of someone.... I gagged a little...*

Stopped at the mall for a few minutes to look around, then we went up to my sisters house for a little bit so i could help her put a vinyl on her wall we had made a few weeks before, then she got out some wax and started ripping hair off all of our faces. That was exciting and I cried a little. Not a fan of it, but we women must suffer for our beauty!

NOW MY FAVORITE PART OF THE DAY! We went back to the hotel to get ready for our special event we had been waiting months for, rereading the series 3 times for, and had tickets for a month in advance! TWIFEST! Yes such a wonderfully exciting gathering of Twihards exists and they had them all over northern utah that night for the big eclipse premier. Erin and I, being the severely obsessed fans that we are, dressed up like characters from the movie (suggested by the Twifest people cuz of a costume contest to be held). Erin went as Alice and I went as Bella. We had been working on our costumes for weeks in advance and everything came together just fabulously! (minus my hair, but i got over it eventually). So we all got dressed up and headed out for a family dinner then back to where the "Twifest-ivities" where to be held. OH MY WORD! It was so fun to just see a ton of people there together all psyched up to see the movie at midnight, people screaming back and forth for Team Edward or Team Jacob.. with the occasional Team Switzerland thrown in there. We all got lots of freebies and whatnots. Mom, Jessie, and Erin, all got plastered in white face powder and glitter after declaring themselves Team Edward.... the glitter was seriously intense!! I managed to avoid it in an effort not to ruin my "Bella" look... cuz you know... she's not a vampire... yet. muahahahhaha...... MOVING ON. we got to hang out, do the costume contest, which we all won, hung around for a while, got some snacks and whatnot. Then the countdown began.

We couldn't go sit in the theater till about 20 minutes before the movie started, but we were some of the first in there. Every single seat in the theater had a special edition Eclipse Vitamin water in the cup holder. That was pretty sweet. We just chilled rather impatiently as the theater filled and kept tabs on the time waiting for the movie to start. Then finally the blessed moment came and I swear to you, I have never seen such a fabulously glorious sparkling vampire look as good as he does on a MAMMOTH SCREEN!!!!!!!!! (ok.. I'm doing to pull a fan girl for a second... I was all OME!!! *oh my Edward!*) The movie was absolutely fantastic and I was SO excited I was squealing along with every other giddy girl in that theater. I totally loved it and it was for sure my favorite of the 3 so far. I'm still pretty much in shock that it's out already and have since seen it 5 times now. It was a super fun night and I will always remember it and all the fun we had that day with all us girls just relaxing and being together!

Day3: BOYS DAY. So the boys got up bright and early after having watched the kids the entire day before, for which I'm very grateful. They decided to take a fishing trip that day while we watched the kids. This plan was also the only way we could convince them to go and let us have the girls day and Twifest. hahaha! So they went fishing most of the day whilst us girls took the kids down to a farm there at thanksgiving point. It was a lot of fun. Lots of animals to see, a wagon ride, but the hit of the day was the pony rides. You'd never suspect so much joy could come from riding a little horse around the same circle 10 times, but they had a blast! Kylie was laughing and Kaitlyn loved it and was determined to take her horsey back home. She said "But mommy, my horsey needs to come meet Daisey and Cindy so they can be friends!!!" It was so cute. After the farm, we went to Burger King (still in the spirit of Twilight, because they have eclipse toys in the kids meals haha!) Got some food and let the kids play for a bit, then we went back to the hotel for much needed nap time. Once the boys got back from fishing, we went out to dinner at Denny's then everyone pretty much crashed out for the night. We were all so whipped after both our long days.

Day 4: Return home trip, I slept almost the entire way. haha Kids slept too luckily. We had such a great vacation and it was a much needed break from reality. Much much thanks to my parents for making it such a great trip and for everything!!! We had so much fun! I'll post some pictures as soon as I get some from my momma and my sis in law. (your gonna love em!)

So that's my vacation update... Also on the side note of upcoming photos, Happy Fathers Day, Anniversary, and Birthday to Alex! His birthday was on the 3rd and we celebrated with fireworks and fun stuff. Pics to come soon! Seriously!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

To the JERK that ruined my night......

Random and quickly before I go to bed.... We just got back from a night out. Alex and I got tickets from some friends to go out and see Tarzan and Tuahcan. It was a little windy and cold, so they said they couldn't do some of the stunt work and some of the props were missing because of high winds earlier. Overall tho the play was really cool! Gorillas swingin around over the crowd and waterfalls and stage flooding when the ship "wrecked". I really liked it!

On the downside, while we were in the play, some jerk decided to ruin our night and break into our truck. They didn't take much really. My father-in-laws business bag was in there with a few tools (wrenches and tape measures and such) but they ravaged through everything in the glove compartment and center console. They even went through Kaitlyns tinkerbell purse and princess wallet that was on the back seat!!! That's pretty pathetic if your gonna take something from a little girls wallet like that! So sadly, that kinda ruined my night. So whoever you are out there, the jerk who broke into our truck, and 5 other cars in the Tuahcan parking lot that the police know of thus far, I hope it was worth it, and I REALLY pray that you get what's coming to you cuz your pathetic!

Thanks friends for enduring my rant... helps to vent a bit. ;)

Back from the land of the non-bloggers!

Well HI THERE! No I didn't die, or become computer illiterate... Life just got a bit crazy and I've been seriously meaning to update my blog since like forever ago!

SO! Life has been a bit crazy lately, as can be expected with 2 small children. We have moved in with Alex's parents (if you are reading this and didn't know... you've been under a rock for too long... come out and see the world again) while we try to get back on our feet after some seriously stressful times. I'll leave it just at that. It's been a little rough because all 4 of us are in just one big room downstairs, kind of like a studio apartment or something, but we are trying to make the best of it.

We still have Daisey and one of her pups, Cinderella (Cindy), which is comforting. They are so much fun and really good with the kids. They hang out in the nice shady backyard and love it. I don't have any new pics of them yet, but I'll post some soon.

So lets see here... Lets start where we left off. Last August I believe... wow really it's been that long? OK! SO! Kylie had her first birthday on August 26th. We had a big backyard luau! I made a mini scrapbook for her's like i did for Kaitlyn's first birthday. It too isn't entirely finished... but here's a quick look.

That's what i'm posting for right now, cuz i gotta run. But I PROMISE!!!! I will post more.. cuz i have lots more exciting things to post about and more fabulous pictures and projects to brag about! ;)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My (last) Week in review.. part 2

Yeah so, I'm slow to get the second part of my last week posted.... but here it finally is!

So Friday I had the great pleasure of going through the Temple with my dearest friend Rachel. It was really beautiful and it's been a while since I've gone, so I'm glad I had the opportunity to go with her. :) Also, her parents (my adoptive parents for all story purposes) took me to lunch with them and Rachel's Branch President from CA and his wife at the ever fabulous Panda Garden. Highlight of the meal... Rachel's BP unkowingly took a giant spoonful of "Wasabi" (hot japanese mustard if you don't know) and his face like seriously almost exploded! I felt so bad for the poor man! But I'm happy to say he survived after much gagging and water guzzling and finally eating something not so hot.

Dang we look just fabulous!

Rachel, her parents and her branch president and his wife from California. They were great people!

Ray's parents. I'm pretty much adopted into their family so I call em Mom and Dad sometimes.

So that was my awesome friday....

Saturday however.... not so awesome. Here's the story. We had some friends over for a visit and Kaitlyn was having a "bad night" in the fact that she wouldn't go to bed. Bedtime with her is a constant battle any more. Usually it starts around 8 when she starts to feel tired, but gets super hyper because she doesn't want to go to bed yet. Around 9 is when i generally try to put her down to bed after a quick routine being jammies and diaper, brush teeth, get a drink, read a story, say prayers, put on a movie and she goes to sleep. But the past oh... 2 months or so Kaitlyn firmly believes she can not go to sleep without someone laying next to her and tickling her back basically all night or she wont go to sleep. It's screaming and crying and tantruming and all that fun stuff that goes with a 2 year old. And if you leave her room while she's sleeping, she generally wakes up withing 10 minutes and either cries at the gate (if i have it up), climbs the gate, or just plain comes running in screaming at me to come lay down by her which wakes up her sister. Always not goood! After these 2 months of this and no change even when I've tried pretty much everything from letting her cry it out to giving her constant attention to a little attention... nothing was working!

SO! Saturday I had finally just said "Enough is ENOUGH!" Alex and I decided to close the door to her room and basically hold it shut because she can unlock it and can climb the gate so she can escape when she wants to. So we said we'd just let her scream and cry and whatever no matter what we were not going to go in until it was quiet. So we close the door, immediatly she comes pounding and screaming trying to open it, but i was holding the nob so she couldn't turn it. This made her MAD! She starts pulling out toys all around her room in rebellion. First I hear the dishes from her play kitchen come flying out as she's screaming and crying, then she came and checked the door again and screamed. Next the stuffed animals. More cries. Then I start hearing louder crashes and bangs. I want to cry because I don't want her to be upset and doing this, but it's tough love. Then a LOUD CRASH!!! It made me nervous so me and alex finally went in despite that she was still crying.. i didn't want her to get hurt.

We opened the door. The crying immediatly stopped. Alex and I stood at the door for about 10 minutes just speechless............... Seriously.

I didn't know what else to do about 20 mintues after standing there so I took pictures becuase I don't think i could even begin to explain. And the pictures still don't do it justice!

Okay so here's Kaitlyn's room when it's clean....

This panoramic didn't turn out as good as the other one.. some of the pics didn't quite line up.. but it's still gives you the idea... and trust me the pink and purple stripes really are straight!

And THIS.... is what her room looked like when me and Alex walked in....

I put the pictures together in a panoramic view to possibly convey the damage. Bed moved, toys and all that scattered everywhere. What really scares me is she pulled down the TV and the shelf above it, and managed to tip over her huge kitchen cabinet that weighs a minimum 50 pounds!

The other picture didn't show this but her side dresser that usually goes next to her bed is moved clear across the room under her build in desk. That is awkward to move and weighs about 25 pounds. I swear she turned into like the Hulk or something!!! (please note Kaitlyn laying in the bottom corner of the picture drinking her bottle like it's no big deal. Luckily all she got was a very small bruise on her cheek which she just says it's from " i make a crash! It give me boo boo's!"

So this all took place at like 1:30 in the morning, and i hadn't slept the entire night before, so all this stress and chaos led to me having a panic attack.. yeah that was exciting! Then Kaitlyn got really serious and apologized to me and Alex. We could tell she was sincerely sorry because she was really sad and made sure we were looking at her when she said "Daddy, i sorry i make a mess. i help clean up!" followed by a hug and she started to clean up her toys. It was a miserable night, and letting her trash her room really didn't help because she still does the same basic things at night, but we're working on other options. I'm open to suggestions as well!!! :)

SO! that's about it! i hope you enjoyed it. Next blog will be Kylie's birthday pictures! She's turning one on Wednesday and I'll be happy to post pics from her party when it's all said and done! EXCITING!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Welcome to my week in review!

Alright campers! Ya ready for this? OK! This is what has happened in my life in the last week! (technically 5 days.. but hey)

SO! On Tuesday Kaitlyn, Kylie, my mother, and me went up north to visit Jessie and give her a hand organizing all her wedding gifts and such in her first house. We arrived at about 3:30 and met Jessie at her work, which is an awesome tanning salon. She let me get tan.. so I'm a smidge less albino now but you can't really tell because I don't tan enough.. especially if i stand next to Jessie who makes me look like I've never seen the light of day, but it was still fun. My tanning session was followed by dinner at Olive Garden, which was tastey good. Anyone who knows me well knows I am a pasta addict and love my noodles! :)

After dinner we went to see Uncle Chad down on the farm. Which was SO fun because Kaitlyn and Kylie got to ride his horse, Leo.... who Kaitlyn lovingly renamed "Wee-woh". Kaitlyn was absolutely loving it... kylie was more just bugged to have sun in her eyes. Ha ha! So after they rode Leo with Aunt Jessie, we went out into the field where chads dad was training their BIG horses for a horse pull. (Horse pull- Great big horses... seriously the biggest horses you will ever see... are hooked up to sleds with a bunch of weight on them. Horse teams compete to see how much weight they can pull for like 15 feet each time weight is added to the sled. it's CRAZY how strong those horses are!!!) SO Kaitlyn hopped on the sled and helped "drive the horsies!" which she thought was amazing. I love the dust pictures cuz it's like "Where's Kaitlyn?". So after a big lap around the field, Kaitlyn said by to Leo, who was a gentleman and bowed to her, then she blew him a kiss... and he tried to return the favor.. which made her a little bit nervous, but was still cute and made her giggle afterward.

Cute right?! We had a lot of fun, even if it was pretty hot that day. Then with our dusty dirty sandals we were all wearing on the farm (brilliant right?) we decided to go to the mall and do a little shopping. Got myself an awesome new shirt, Kaitlyn got a cute new bracelet she doesn't hardly take off, and kylie got some new pjs which were desperately needed! We headed to the hotel after shopping, got a little sleep, then went to Jessies house the next morning to help her decorate and make her house super cute, then went home on Wednesday afternoon. I think it was a fairly successful trip!

OK! THURSDAY! Got up, got ready... went to a chiropractor appointment.. came home and noticed that our dog Daisy wasn't at the gate where she usually is when i come home. I go in to peak on her and lo and behold there were 2 little puppies in there!!! We knew she was pregnant (something i failed to blog about) but she was still going! Luckily alex's friend Skyler had come over to see Alex (who was working) and he jumped in to help with the kids while i helped Daisy, who by this point was seeming a little stressed and tired. I also called my mom to come help with the kids, as to not dump them off on poor Skyler. So I went in to help her deliver 5 more puppies, two of which scared me a little because they weren't breathing, but they are alright now. It was really exciting and I'd never seen puppies born before so I was a little nervous too. But here are some pictures of them! We have 3 girls and 4 boys... all SUPER adorable! We plan to keep one of them, but the rest will be sold to good homes and some are already going to family and friends. :)

Darling I know right?! So Iwill finish this post tomorrow as I'm having crazy busy times right now and can't finish. but this is what's up! SO Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Random bits of Rochelle

My dearest amigo "Katria" did this on her blog and said no one else would do it... so I'm doing it mildly to spite her but more because i think they are entertaining.

1. Do you always answer your phone?
Only if i recognize the number, or i'll call back if they leave me a message.

2. Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Probably one of my friends either asking a "mom emergency" question or having a melt down.

3. If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I always wanted blue eyes.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic?
I truly enjoy strawberry limeades!

5. Do you own a digital camera?
Yes, used to have another, but sold it, but my mom and dad let me use their nice one too. :)

6. Have you ever had a pet fish?
Yes, Goldy. Won her at the school Halloween carnival. That tiny little goldfish grew great big and lived for like 3 years!

7. Favorite Christmas song(s):
I'm with Katria on Carol of the Bells. And O Holy night is a good one.

8. What's on your wish list for your birthday?
I fiercely want new clothes... also a trip to Disneyland wouldn't be bad!

9. Can you do push ups?
Yes, not a lot tho... and probably only girl push- ups. but I'm working on it!

10. Can you do a chin up?
I really don't think i could if my life depended on it.

11. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Both... because that means my kids will grow up which is exciting because i can get my life back a little.. but makes me very nervous because it will all be new to me. Also... future means again... which is always scary!!

12. Do you have any saved texts?
Yeah.. way too many!

13. Ever been in a car wreck?
Luckily not too bad of ones, but technically I've been in 3. but no one really got hurt! just a little bit of whiplash.

14. Do you have an accent?
Some people say I have a "hick" accent... and some people say I have that "teen" accent... which i think just means I slur my words because i'm lazy. But I'm really good at doing other accents too... i work a mean brittish accent!

15. What is the last song to make you cry?
It's the strangest thing.. since I've had kids, I am a big boob and cry at pretty much everything. I started crying when Kaitlyn was singing the tinkerbell song "fly to your heart". Basically any song about children and such could make me cry. But the last song I heared that really mad me cry is "Baby, mine" redone by Jim Brickman. Gets me everytime!

16.Plans tonight?
Not yet... but I intend to come up with something besides sitting on my butt or having my kids driving me nutters!

17. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Yeah. not a happy place to be. The "THUD" sound my head makes when i hit is a little bit entertaining tho.

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
Dinner.... Mini golf passes... and Go cart tickets......... me and alex had a date night.

19. Have you ever been given roses?
Yes and I'm always willing to accept more!

20. Current worry?

21. Current hate right now?
Finances and business

22. Met someone who changed your life?

23. How will you bring in the New Year?
Probably quietly watching the party in times square and the fireworks in town from my balcony in an attempt to not wake my kids up.

24. What song represents you?
"You had a bad day"

25. Name three people who might complete this?
hmmm... well Katria already did... maybe Erin and uh... Lindsey?

26. Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Possibly but just to relive some of my best times.

27. Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Only my hubby... goin on 6 years this fall. (not married.. just dating)

28. Does anyone love you?
I'm pretty sure a few people do... at least i hope so!

29. Ever had someone sing to you?
Alex used to sing to me every night over the phone when we were dating. Still does on occasion.

30. When did you last cry?

31. Do you like to cuddle?
As long as I'm not sweating.

32. Have you held hands with anyone today?
Does my toddler count?

33. Are most of the friends in your life new or old?
Generally old friends, but I do have few new ones.

34. Do you like pulpy orange juice?
ACK! Pulpy orange juice is one of my biggest pet peeves! I don't like "chunky" drinks thanks!