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!!!


Look at that face!! She looks so innocent!!

I can not believe what a 20 months old little girl can do in about 5 mins time. Peyton must have snuck into the kitchen and grab a sharpie from the junk drawer, because I don't know where else she would have found one.

Here she is knocking the bathroom door. She knew she need to get cleaned up because of the mess she made!

It looks like Peyton had a lot of fun with the sharpie. From coloring all over her chair, her face, her clothes, and my leather ottoman. When I saw this my first reaction was "NO!" Then I started to laugh and take pictures. I was on the phone with my mom and so deep in conversation that I didn't realize what she had done until I noticed she wasn't making any noise at all. I guess that is the first sign that your child is doing something naughty. Peyton's poor chair now has to go away.......it looks like it came from the D.I. which it actually came from Target and was a gift from my neighbor to her. And my poor ottoman, I got most of the sharpie off but it's now a little discolored due to the nail polish remover that I tried on it.

I guess people with kids just shouldn't have nice things. It doesn't matter how careful you are something will always happen or get ruined with little ones!!

Here is her chair that looks awful now!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

20 Months Old

Well yesterday Peyton marked 20 months old. I can't believe in as little as 4 months she will be 2. Time has gone by so so fast. On Monday when we were in Logan Peyton had her check up. We were 2 months late since it was suppose to be for her 18 month check and shot. But since we have moved we haven't found a pediatrician like Dr. McKenna. So we decided to take her back there. I thought I would just fill you in on how much she has grown. She is in the 90th percentile for her height she is 34 inches!! And for her weight she is in the 70th percentile weighing in at only 26 pounds. I guess she will be tall and skinny!! Lucky her

New Makeup

Today I am getting all new makeup. I don't remember the last time I went out and bought nice makeup. Lately I have just been getting by with what I have but Joel decided I go out and get some new stuff. It always feels better when your husband actually gives you permission to buy something because then I don't feel so guilty. I love clinique makeup. It my favorite!! If you would like to buy some of your own clinique just go here!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cruising in April

Yes you heard me correctly......we will be cruising in April. Joel and I will be leaving on the 12th of April for a 7 night cruise. We will be going with most of my family!! I believe there will be a total of 15 of my family members. Did I mention that nobody is bringing kids?? Yes that is also correct!! No kids for a whole week on a vacation worth wild. I can't wait and just wanted to share with everyone how excited we are. It's time for vacation!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Who Does Peyton look like?

I have always been told how much Peyton looks so so much like me. When People saw that I tell them I think she looks a lot like Joel too. People always say that they think she looks way more like me and not Joel. Well This right here puts a stop to it!! I went to this great site and uploaded some pictures of us and they said that we are equal!! Everyone needs to try this is they have kids!! And then post them up on your blog I want to see the results!! Good Luck!!