Monday, December 31, 2007

9 Stitches Later

Last night was quit the adventure with Peyton. We were just hanging out at my aunt and uncles house just having a fun night of playing games when it turned into tragic!!

While Peyton was playing with Maddie, my aunts dog, and playing with Ali, a friends dog, Peyton tripped and fell on Ali. Ali's natural dog reaction was to snip and it just so happen to get poor Peyton's face.

So needless to say we spent 2 hours in the ER room last night and 9 stitches later we made it back home. Peyton had to get 7 in her check and 2 in her lip where the dog bit completely through her lower lip. Luckily the bit on her face was straight across and easy to sew up. I am just thankful it's not any worse then it is. Because I have seen cases where the dog has bitten a chunk out of a child's face.

Peyton is doing great!! Last night after it happened she only cried maybe 5 mins and didn't cry till the held her down to stitch it up. She is a tough little girl and I am grateful for that. It's hard to see your child in pain. I think I cried as much as Peyton last night while they sewed her up.

Here are some pictures of her sad little face. Two of them are from the hospital that I took on my phone. She had to put on a cute little yellow gown. I really just hope it doesn't leave to much of a scar.Here it is before they sewed it up. I know it might not look too bad, but trust me it was bad and was bleeding for over 2 hours until they stitched it up

Here she is in her little hospital gown reading a magazine

These ones were taken this morning. Poor girl!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


This morning Peyton was having so much fun in the bath tub!! She was laughing so hard about her hair when I put this foam soap all over her hair. She was looking on the little metal piece on the tub to see what she looked like. I had to take a picture to share her funniness!!

Look at This Great
action shot of her falling!!

Christmas Slide Show

Here is the slide show I promised!

Christmas Day

Can I just say "AWH"! (With a big sigh) I am so glad that Christmas has come and went. Don't get me wrong I love Christmas. It is actually my favorite holiday. I just love the feeling Christmas brings but also when it is over I feel so relieved that I can sit back and relax once again!!

Joel Peyton and I had a wonderful Christmas this year. On Christmas Eve we went out to dinner with my Aunt Sandy, Uncle Jim, and cousin Jeff. We had a great time. Then after dinner Joel, Peyton, and I came home to open our new pajamas and read The Night Before Christmas.

Christmas morning Peyton woke up with so much excitement as if she really knew what was going on. She loved all the great things Santa had brought to her. She kept saying Santa and smiling so big.

We had my aunt, uncle, and cousin over for breakfast and so they could watch Peyton open her presents. It was fun to have them over and share that experience with them. Peyton got a lot of fun things!!

In my next post I will post a slide show of Peyton on Christmas!! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

22 months old

I can't even believe that Peyton is 22 months old and in two short months she will be 2. Wow where does the time go? It really does seem like just the other day we were finding out that I was pregnant. It makes me a little sad to think that my little baby girl is almost 2. But at the same time I can't wait for her to experience life and all the joys it brings. She has already started her terrible twos and I am ready for that to end, but unfortunately I think it has just begun.

She is just so much fun! It seems to me, but maybe because I am her mom, that she gets prettier by the day!!

What a cute girl with a lot of sass. I just don't know where she gets her sass from??

That time of year

It seems to be that time of year where you are always making yummy treats and taking them around to family and friends. Well yesterday we had our neighbors over for dinner and then decorated sugar cookies. We all had so much fun. I got everything earlier in the day time by preparing the dough and making all the frosting. Peyton even helped me and got mad when I wouldn't let her hold the hand mixer all by herself. By the time we were done making the frosting I had red and green frosting all over my kitchen. What a mess it was but how fun it is to bake with Peyton!! Here are some of the pictures I took of yesterday. Peyton got to lick a beater with frosting and was so excited. After she was done with it, she licked it so clean it looked like it had just come out of the wash!!!

She still looks pretty clean her in this picture. She was just getting started!

Like I said she was so excited to eat this she even took a quick second to smile at the camera!

By the time she was done it was all over her face, hands, and clothes!! It almost looked like she was bleeding. Maybe I should have given her the green one!!

Leavitt/Conger Christmas Party

So last Saturday night we had a little Christmas party with our friends Nicole, Brandon, and Chayse!! We had a lot of fun!! Nicole made a very yummy dinner for all of us then we hung out and opened presents, and ate peppermint ice-cream. It's always fun when we hang out and the kids have so much fun together. It seems like when we hang out it's never enough time. I feel like we get there and then we have to leave. I wish we still live in Logan so we could hang out all time like we use to!! Here are some of the fun pictures Nicole took because I had forgotten my camera at home!!Here's the kids eating there ice-cream cones!! They enjoyed them!!

Chayse was trying to kiss her and she was too into her ice-cream at this point!

Peyton talking on her new cute phone that Chayse got her!

Joel and I

Me and my "bestest" friend and me!

We all had such a great time!! I feel so lucky to have such a great friend!! Even with me moving all the way to Twin Falls we have so close and still talk almost everyday. Nicole is the kind of friend that you usually only find once in a lifetime. We can talk about anything and everything and we are always there for each other to help one another out with our problems. Nicole I don't know what I would do without you and who I would call when I need to talk or have a problem or I just want to vent. Thanks for always being there for me. I love you and am thankful that our lives crossed paths way back in March of 2005. Thanks for everything you do for me!!

Peyton in Washington

See I told you I would be back to post some pictures. I wanted to start with my Washington ones. Now I didn't take very many put I did at least want to share some of the fun things Peyton did!! Peyton got to eat by candle light every night!! She loved it and could hardly wait for her Nana to get it for her and put it on her highchair!!
My parents have a Homer that sings music and says funny Homer sayings!! It's great but Peyton was so scared of it. I asked her to go stand by Homer so I could take a picture and this is as close as she would get!!
She helped Nana and Boba (that is what she calls my parents, Boba is what we called my great grandfather) put up there Christmas tree and decorate it!

I wish so badly we could have a dog. Peyton LOVES dogs so much. She had so much fun with Gretchen. I think Gretchen was ready for us to leave cuz Peyton bugged her so much!!

We had a lot of fun in Washington!! It seems like it was so long ago that we were there. Hopefully someday Joel can be transfer up there so we can be closer to my family!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Okay so I know I have been back from Washington for almost two weeks now and still haven't posted anything. (Thanks to Nicole for reminding me!) I thought I would just write a quick over-view of everything that has been going on. I promise to blog more tomorrow and post up some pics!!

We'll all my Christmas shopping is done and has been for quit some time. I finished most of it in Washington. The funny or not so funny things is while I was there I was finding all these great deals and bought all my stuff there. When it was time to re-pack for me to fly home I had a slight problem. I couln't fit all my stuff into my suitcase. Well two huge boxes later and a total of 50 bucks shipping I don't know if it was really worth it on all the great deals!! But it was a lot of fun shopping with my mom for two whole weeks!!

This last weekend we got to travel to Logan. It was a lot of fun!! We got in Saturday night and had a wonderful Christmas party with our "bestest" friends (who we miss so so much) the Leavitt family!! We had a great time I will post pics and blog more about that later.

Then on Sunday we had the Conger Christmas party. It was a lot of fun but we really missed Nate, Tonia, Dayna, Matt, Joel, and Emme. We wished everyone could have been there. It just wasn't the same without you guys. But we still ate too much and played some really fun games.

Then on Monday I had to go to court for the whole case with Matt Lyman the dentist I use to work for. I was hoping it was my last time there but the Judge wants to do his final sentencing on March 17th. But until then he will sit in prison. Thank you Judge Jankins for not letting him get away with what he has done!!

Sorry this post if a little boring. I promise to be better since I am home and my life is slowly slowing down. I hope everyone is ready for Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Taking a Break!

I am currently out of town in Washington and have been since 2 days after Thanksgiving. I am at my parents house helping my mom Christmas shop for everyone!! Let me just say it has been so so much fun. I almost don't want to go back to Idaho but I know Joel misses Peyton and I both. So I won't be posting till I get back which I won't be back till the 8th!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Little Drummer Boy

With Christmas right around the corner I have been thinking about Christmas music. Today I was shopping with my mom buying presents for everyone when we went into the music store. While in there my mom notice they had the new Toby Keith Christmas CD and couldn't wait to buy it. So it got me thinking of my favorite Christmas song and sung by the two and only Simpson girls!! I just wanted to share it with you all....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Dinner

I just recently found out that for Thanksgiving this year my family will be coming out here from Washington. I am so excited to spend time with them especially on Thanksgiving. The last time I spent Thanksgiving with them was 5 years ago. I can't believe it's been that long, but since I met Joel I have always spent Thanksgiving with all his family. Except last year when we decided to not do Thanksgiving because Peyton was sick and everyone went down to SLC. Instead we ordered pizza and rented movies and put up all our Christmas tree!!
It will be fun to have everyone here. Did I tell you that there will be 28 people? And did I tell you that my 89 year old Grandma is cooking for all of us? She cooks Thanksgiving every year. And the sad thing is she WON'T let anyone help. We have all these great cooks, especially my sister, and the only thing she wants us to do is a salad. Silly old Grandma!! We just love her so so much!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Dress up

I love the days that Peyton comes walking out of her room and just makes me laugh. Last weekend Joel and I were getting ready to go out to breakfast. As we were getting ready to leave Peyton came walking out her bedroom thinking she would wear this lovely outfit!! All I could do was laugh and I told Joel she could just wear it to breakfast!!

When we got to Perkin's Joel insisted we take it off. Peyton's little heart was broken as Joel was fighting with her to get the skirt off. I guess Joel doesn't think it's okay for her to look so silly in public. I told him it can't be worse then the time he was little and would walk over to the neighbors house in his diaper and boots and stand at there bed while they were having Sunday naps......Now that is silly!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Since last night was Halloween I thought maybe I should post up some pictures of Peyton in her costume. I also thought I would tell you how our night went!!

It started off great!! We drove to my aunt and uncles house where we decided to take Peyton because it's a really nice neighborhood and we knew we would be safe. We went trick or treating at my aunt's house first then off to the other houses.

The first house we came up to Peyton was very excited, but as soon as that door open and there was a stranger standing there with a big bowl of candy she freaked!!! Lets just say she didn't like it.
After a whole hour of walking around and knocking on about 25 doors Peyton, Joel, and I were freezing!!! We decided to head back to my aunts house and hand out candy and warm back up.

Maybe Peyton will like it a little more next year!!

This one she was running to me because she was scared. See her frozen tears?

This was after we got back from trick or treating and my aunt gave Peyton her Halloween bucket and these cute princess shoes were in there and she had to put them on!

This is her favorite thing to do at my aunts house.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Corn Maze

Tonight we headed out into the cold weather for a little family fun. We went to the CSI corn maze that is over on campus. It was very cold and to be honest it was pretty lame!!! But Peyton had a fun time and we got to hang out by the fire and get warm. We went with our neighbor and her two kids. Then we came back and had hot cocoa and brownies. Yum!!


Peyton's hair is starting to get so long. I love having her hair up in pony tails or half way up with some of her hair done. I hardly ever leave it down though because it's so fine and stringy. And we are try to grow out her bangs and they are at that weird stage where they are too long to look cute down but too short to pull back. The other night I decided to put rollers in her hair and have her sleep in them!! She was laugh so hard when she saw herself in the mirror. Luckily she left them alone and slept all night without pulling any out!!! I don't know how I feel about it down and curly. What do you think?


On Sunday afternoon Joel, Peyton, and I decided we would make some pumpkin cut out sugar cookies!! We had so much fun eating the candy and the frosting. We made up all these cute plates and took them around Sunday night to friends and family. It was a lot of fun and Peyton's first time actually helping. Can I say she LOVED it!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

15 pounds!!

So since Joel and I are heading on a cruise in April Joel and I are trying to lose weight!! I want to lose at least 15 pounds before we go and Joel wants to lose 30 pounds!! I know it can be done. We both just have to keep working at it. I have already started a workout routine with my neighbor and have been working out with her. Joel on the other hand is so so busy he never has time to work out. But he will need to make time if he wants to lose the weight.

I really hope to lose this weight so I can wear things like this:

This would be perfect for the fancy night time dinners!!
This wonderful dress can be bought for only 178.00 just click here

This very cute swimsuit would be great for the cruise! I can picture myself wearing and 15 pounds lighter! If you too would love this swimsuit go here

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Very Cool

I want everyone to try this!! It is so neat how this works......follow the instructions below

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Soap up! The 12 germiest places in your life

I was reading the news today and came across this article. It made me want to scrub my house and always have hand sanitizer in an arms reach!! I thought I would just share this with all of you. Don't get too grossed out

1. Your kitchen sink
Kitchen sinks are dirtier than most bathrooms. There are typically more than 500,000 bacteria per square inch in the drain alone. Plus your sponge, basin and faucet handles are crawling with bacteria as well.

Reduce the risk: Clean your kitchen counters and sink with an antibacterial product after preparing or cleansing food, especially raw fruits and vegetables, which carry lots of potential pathogens like salmonella, campylobacter and E. coli. Wash your hands as well with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds (long enough to sing “Happy Birthday”). Sanitize sponges by running them through the dishwasher’s drying cycle, which will kill 99.9 percent of bacteria on them. As for the sink, clean it twice a week with a solution of one tablespoon of chlorine bleach and one quart of water. Scrub the basin, the pour solution down the drain.

2. Airplane bathrooms
It may not be a shock that there are a huge number of germs in most public bathrooms, but experts agree the cramped and overused ones on airplanes are the worst. There are often traces of E. coli or fecal bacteria on the faucets and door handles because it’s hard to wash hands in the tiny sinks. And the volcanic flush of the commode tends to spew particles into the air, coating the floor and walls with whatever had been swirling around in it.

Reduce the risk: Toilet seats are surprisingly clean, but use the paper cover when available. After using the toilet, wash and dry your hands thoroughly, and use a paper towel to handle the toilet seat, lid, tap and doorknob. Put the lid down before you flush. If there’s no lid, turn your back to the toilet while flushing and beat a hasty retreat.

3. A load of wet laundry
Any time you transfer underwear from the washer to the dryer, you’re getting E. coli on your hands. Just one soiled undergarment can spread bacteria to the whole load and machine.

Reduce the risk: Run your washer at 150 degrees (you can check the temperature of your washing-machine water with a candy thermometer) and wash whites with bleach (not the color-safe type; it doesn’t pack the same punch), which kills 99.9 percent of bugs. Transfer wet laundry to the dryer quickly so germs don’t multiply, wash underwear separately (there’s about a gram of feces in every pair of dirty underwear) and dry for at least 45 minutes. Wash your hands after laundering.

4. Public drinking fountains
Drinking fountains are bound to be germy, but school fountains are the worst, with anywhere from 62,000 to 2.7 million bacteria per square inch on the spigot.

Reduce the risk: Send your child to school with plenty of their own beverages and tell them to wash their hands throughout the day.

5. Shopping cart handles
Saliva, bacteria and fecal matter are just a few of the substances found on shopping cart handles. Cart handles rank high on the yuck scale because they’re handled by dozens of people every day and, of course, raw food carries nasty pathogens.

Reduce the risk: Many stores have dispensers with disinfectant wipes near the carts. If your store doesn’t, bring your own wipes and give the handle a quick swab. Or carry along a cart cover like the Grip-Guard or Healthy Handle.

6. ATM buttons
If you’re not careful, you might pick up more than quick cash from your local ATM. These buttons have more gunk on them than most public-bathroom doorknobs! ATMs aren’t frequently cleaned, and are regularly touched — a perfect combination for a lot of germs.

Reduce the risk: Carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you and rub it on hands after visits. Also be sure to do it after you handle paper money, which actually carries quite a few germs, too.

7. Your handbag
Recent studies found that most women’s purses had tens of thousands of bacteria on the bottom and a few were overrun with millions. Another study found bugs like pseudomonas (which can cause eye infections) and skin-infection-causing staphylococcus bacteria, as well as salmonella and E. coli.

Reduce the risk: Instead of slinging your bag on the floor, hang it on a hook whenever possible — especially in public bathrooms — and keep your bag off the kitchen counter. Stick with leather or vinyl purses, which are typically cleaner than cloth.

8. Playgrounds
There’s just no way to put this delicately: Children tend to ooze bodily fluids and then spread them around. When researchers sampled playgrounds, they found blood, mucus, saliva and urine. Pair those findings with the fact that children put their fingers in their mouths and noses more than the rest of us, and it’s easy to understand why Junior (and maybe his mom or dad) has the sniffles.

Reduce the risk: Carry alcohol wipes or hand-sanitizing gel in your purse, and clean everybody’s hands a couple of times during a park visit, especially before snacking. Pick warm sunny days for outdoor play: The sun’s ultraviolet light is actually a very effective disinfectant. Most bugs won’t survive long on surfaces that are hot and dry.

9. Mats and machines at health clubs
Antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus has been found on yoga mats and cardio and resistance machines. At high schools, antibiotic-resistant-staph infections have been transmitted through wrestling mats. The same thing could happen at health clubs.

Reduce the risk: Wipe down machines with antibacterial wipes before working out. Bring your own yoga mat or cover a loaner with your towel. Shower after a workout and soap up your skin to rinse off any bacteria you may have been exposed to, as thorough washing gets rid of antibiotic-resistant staph.

10. Your bathtub
Shocking, but true: The place you go to get clean is quite dirty. A recent study found staphylococcus bacteria, a common cause of serious skin infections, in 26 percent of the tubs tested, as compared with just 6 percent of garbage cans. Tubs typically had more than 100,000 bacteria per square inch! You’re washing germs and viruses off your body and the tub is a fairly moist environment, so bacteria can grow.

Reduce the risk: Once a week, apply a disinfecting cleaner to the tub and actually scrub. Then you need to wash the germs down the drain with water and dry the tub with a clean towel. If you leave the tub wet, germs are more likely to survive. If someone who uses the tub has a skin infection, scrub it afterward with a solution of two tablespoons bleach in one quart of water.

11. Your office phone
This is enough to make you dial 911: Office phones often have more than 25,000 germs per square inch, and your desk, computer keyboard and mouse aren’t far behind. Phones, including cell phones, can be pretty gross because they get coated with germs from your mouth and hands.

Reduce the risk: Simply cleaning your desk, phone and keyboard with a disinfecting wipe once in the middle of the day will kill 99.99 percent of the bacteria and viruses.

12. The hotel-room remote control
What’s the first thing you do when you settle in at a hotel? You grab the remote control and switch on the TV — you, and the hundreds of other guests who’ve stayed there. How dirty is it? A recent study tested various surfaces for the cold virus after a group of sick people had stayed overnight and found the virus on the remote, door handles, light switches, pens and faucet handles.

Reduce the risk: Clean the remote control, phone, clock radio, door handles and light switches with germicidal wipes.


My sister-in-law, Dayna, has tagged me, so here goes!

5 Things I was doing 10 years ago:
* Going to school! I was in 8th grade
* Playing Soccer
* Hanging out with Danna, Kahiki, Amber, and Emily
* Running Track
* Living the stress free life under my parents roof

5 things on my To-Do List today:
* Do the dishes (done)
* Laundry (still working on it)
* De-junk Peyton's toys (done)
* Go to the gym tonight
* Go out and find a duvet cover

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
* Invest for future
* Pay off my car and Joel's school loan
* Pay for a trip for everyone to go on
* Buy a new computer
* Go on a shopping spree

5 things I'll never wear again:
* Tom boy clothes
* Short shorts
* Mini skirt
* Overalls
* String Bikini

5 favorite toys:
* Zune
* Laptop
* Scrapbooking itmes
* Camera
* Cell phone

5 people to tag:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I would love to go there.......Maybe someday when Joel is rolling in the bucks!!

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart
Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome
Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand
And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Tonia This one's for you!

After reading Tonia's post about the sharks I had to post my shark picture!! This is as real as any story can get!! The only reason I have this picture is because my dad sent it to me. My dad and brothers went out tuna fishing about a month and a half ago. His friend Phil went about two weeks later for some dogfishing. While they were out this is there story:


While the ocean vessel 'Dawn Raider' was commercial fishing for dogfish, this Great White was hooked in the mouth but only resisted slightly for 15 minutes before it came up alongside the boat to have a look; long enough for one of the crew members to slip a rope around it's tail !!! The Shark took off towing the 42 foot fishing boat backwards through the water at about 7 knots. Just like in JAWS, the boat was taking on water over th e stern and the crew watched in horror as the shark would actually jump completely out of the water at times. This went on for an hour before the shark finally drowned. She weighed in at 1035 LBS. It is suspected she followed a weak El Nino current into local waters in search of food. Although mid 60 degree water is considered ideal for these sharks, the larger ones can tolerate water in the low 50s.

Mind you that this all happened in Ocean shores. YIKES! That makes me never want to go there again!! Tonia I hope you enjoy the actual real life pictures!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Potty Time

So here we go with the potty train. I was talking to my neighbor this weekend and she we was telling me how she trained her kids to go potty on the toliet. Both her kids were trained by 18 months. Now that Peyton is 20 months I think it's time to really start. She has been showing signs that she is ready by waking up with a dry diaper from naps and from night. It's not dry every single morning up I think that is normal. So this weekend we all went to the store to buy some pull-ups and some panties!! We tried to make it a big deal so that Peyton would get excited. We let her pick out some cute panties. Her first pick was the Happy Feet panties and then we told her to pick one more, so she decided to pick the my little pony ones. She was so excited and carried them around the whole time at the store!!

Today when she woke up with a dry diaper I hurried and put her on the toliet thinking she has to go pee!! Well after about two minutes she peed in the potty. She was so excited and was clapping and saying "yes, yes, yes!" I think she was very proud of herself. So my chore everyday is to take her every 30 mins. Until she can tell me she has to go potty!! I will keep you posted on how things are going. Today is the first day so check back tomorrow to see how it went!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Carving Pumpkins

Well tonight we had the neighbors over for hot cider and doughnuts!! We also carved up some very cute pumpkins. We had a lot of fun tonight although Peyton was being very very naughty. I think she has been naughty all day today!! Hope you like the pictures of our slide show!! I just have to add in here that the ghost one is mine, and the weird looking one that is a palm tree and a flamingo that one is Joel's. The other two are our neighbor kids!!!