Monday, December 29, 2008
Our family had a great Christmas! We started out by going to Sugar City and going to the Arnold family Christmas party. That was a lot of fun for me being that I hadnt seen alot of my family in years! We then headed to St.George, UT where my sister lives. We had a fabulous time eating, shopping, golfing(for the men), and letting our kids fight, I mean play together. My sister in law is really good at updating her blog and she made these picture collages.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Yesterday was the opening of Twilight. I have to put in my review. Although they left out a few things in the book. I loved, loved it, loved it. Edward had to grow on me a bit but by the end of the movie I got used to him. I knew no matter where they stopped the movie I would want more. And of course I did. If you havent seen it, it is a must see. Even if you havent read the book I think you would enjoy it. Although I think it is 10 times better if you had. We had to wait in a huge line and we were not sure if we were even going to get seats. But it all worked out.
This was my first real outing since my surgeory. For those of you who dont know I went to the hospital about 2 weeks ago in indescribable pain (worse than childbirth). It was on my right side so Jeff was sure it was appendix and insisted we go to the hospital. After starting to throw up because I was in so much pain I finally agreed. I laid in the hospital for 2 days on morphine while they tried to figure out what was wrong with me. My OB was afraid to operate because I was 11 weeks pregnant. But after two days we realised there was no option. So after multiple priesthood blessings and prayers I went into surgeory. Apparently my right ovary being so oversized had turned over on itself and cut off the circulation, so the ovary had died. They removed it. A normal ovary is the size of your thumb and mine wasnt even close to that size. The picture looked like something out of this world. My left ovary is still also enlarged so I am praying that things will go fine and I will be able to keep it. My mom and family came to help me through it and I am so grateful for that. A person who has never had surgeory has no idea what it is like. I am thankful for all of my visitors, calls, and prayers received. Baby is fine and I have been truley blessed.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
They worked very hard on their pumpkins. Dalton and Cody did most of the work themselves this year!
This was Preston's first year of really trick or treating. The rain put a little damper on it but he was a little trooper. He didnt want to stop trick or treating. Dylan helped him with his pumpkin this year.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
8 week ultrasound pic. Baby's heartrate was 170 bpm.It is normal for the baby to have a huge head at this point.
7 week ultrasound. Baby heartrate was 130 bmp
6 week ultrasound. Saw first heartbeat.
5 Week ultrasound. Saw 1 sac. It is the one on the left.
First baby picture. Embryo before transfer.
Monday, October 20, 2008
We had a fun weekend filled with fun,food, laughter, shopping, and Phantom.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
It really makes me think about my Savior and the amazing life that he lead and the example he set. You cant help but feel a deep love for the Savior when you watch this. It brought much needed spirit that I needed to feel.
Check it out!
You may have to type the link in if you cant click on it.
Friday, September 26, 2008
1. A Freshman is High School.
2. Hanging out with Dacia everyday
3. Driving my parents crazy with worry
4. In a size 1 jeans.
5. Got my braces off.
Five Things on Today's To Do List...
1. TONS of Laundry
2. Finish planning Preston's birthday party
3. Get Preston a haircut.
4. Take a nap. ( I have been up since 4)
5. Go out for a night of fun with Kassie.
Five Snacks I Enjoy...
1. Chocolate Chip cookies
3. Toast and butter (especially homemade bread)
4. Chips and Salsa.
5. FiberOne Bars
Five Things I Would Do If I Were A Millionaire...
1. Pay off all of our debt!
2. Buy a new run around car!
3. Get tons of food storage!
4. Take a tropical trip with my husband.
5. I think if I were a millionare...I would make my husband smile more.
Five Places I Have Lived...
1. Boise, Id
2. Twin Falls, Id
3. Lewiston, Id
4. Moscow, Id
5. Clarkston, Wa
Five Jobs I Have Had...
2. Front desk at Howard Johnsons
3. Jim Grow, Attorney
5. Callings-Scouts, activity days, Young womens
Five People I Tag... (You can do both!)
5. Anyone else who wants to
8 Things Tag...8 Things I am PASSIONATE About...
1. My family
2. Adding to my family
3. The gospel
5. Clutter (I hate it)
7. Exersize (when I am aloud to)
8 "words" or "phrases" I say way to often...
3. What are you new?
5. no longer with us
6. What were you thinking?
7. You know better than that!
8 Things I want to do before I die...
1. Make sure my children know I have a testimony.
2. Have another daughter.
3. Snorkel in Hawaii again(I love it)
4. Be completely out of debt.
5. Know that my children are okay.
6. Learn domestics . . .such as sewing, crafting, and coupon clipping!
7. Make a differance in the world.
8. Go on a trip with my mom and sister.
8 Things I have learned From my past...
1. Never expect things to happen to you, just because they happens to everyone else. (totally agree)
2. Your decisions never just affect you.
3. When you pray for faith the Lord will give you experiences to increase it.
4. Your parents are always right.
5. Being a Mom is the hardest job ever, but the most rewarding!
6. Honesty and trust is everything
7. If I don't do it myself, it probably wont get done!
8. Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be better, and gives up millions of chances to come back to him.
8 Places I would love to see...
1. Sandiego temple
3. Hawaii, you cant ever get enough of Hawaii
6. Salt Lake Temple
7. Nauvoo, IL- pretty much the church history tour
8. New York
8 Things I Currently Need or Want...
1. a nap.
3. a better relationship with someone not named
4. A baby.
5. a clean organized house.
6. a happy satisfied husband.
7. want to be out of debt and not worry anymore
8. Preston to be potty trained
Friday, September 5, 2008
*Went to the temple and did a session for the 1st time in a long time.
*Went to "pig out in the park" and had so much Yummy food
*Went to the mall and spoiled Sierra. (its so much easier to spoil my kids than myself)
*Ate at Chillis, Pizza Rita, Red Robin, and Olive garden. (healthy weekend as you can see)
*Saw "Housebunny" for the 2nd time and "Rocker" for the 1st (Rocker is good, & so funny)
*Puked infront of my husband in the car on the way home from a Spokane trip. (SEXY!!!)
*Saw my friend Natalies cute littile new bundle of joy.
*Watched episode after episode of "meet the kardashians" stuck in a hotel room.
Other than the puking part my week doesnt sound half bad!!!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
I finally found that yellow bathing suit I have been searching high and low for. I am praying it will be a little longer on me than the model ( I ordered the top a little bigger). Having a pool in your backyard it just isnt enough to have one bathing suit. So I have retired a few...I am missing a few...and tu-duhhhh. I found one I am in love with finally for this summer. If I am really brave I may post a pic when I get it.....! Yeah for good finds.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
B- Best Friend: Kassie(since we were kids)
C-Cake or Pie: Cake alll the way.
D- Day of Choice: Saturday
E- Essential Item (s): Proactive, straightener, sunglasses. toothbrush, tweezers.
Favorite Color: Brown
Gummy Bears or Worms: worms
H- Hometown: Clarkston, WA
Indulgence(s): cupcakes, icecream, and pasta.
J- January or July: July for sure.
K-Kids: 6 maybe more soon????
L- Like or Love: Love
M- Marriage Date: December 1st, 2001
N- Number of Siblings: 1 sisters, 4 brothers
O- Oranges or Apples:Oranges
P- Phobias or Fears: Snakes, Cancer, something happening to someone I am close to.
Q-Quote(s): Probabloy Napolean Dynamite is typically the most quoted in my house.
R- Reason To Smile: My family.
S- Season: Spring (did we even get one this year?)
T- Tag Six: Anyone who wants to.
U- Unknown Fact About Me: When I was young I used to stick corn pops up my nose.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: I'm sorry Sal...I love the meat.
W- Worst Habit: Worrying about things that dont really matter...inpatience.
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: meaning like or hate? if you need one does it really matter?
Y- Your Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Z- Zodiac: Capricorn
Friday, May 16, 2008
Well, the other night Jeff had all our windows open to cool down the house, I was mortified when I looked up to see Preston sitting in the window seal leaning against the window screen. As we were in my bedroom that is 2 stories up and his landing would have been hard pavement. So, I screamed Jeff ran and got him out of the window and then showed him by doing a demonstration what could happen...Jeff leaned on the screen broke it loose and leaned out and explained that if Preston or dad had fallen out they would be seriously hurt or die. After our heart attack was over..Preston came over to me and questioned, "Daddy will die?" and I said if daddy dies we wont have a daddy anymore. He quickly replied, " We will just have to go to the store and get a new daddy." It didnt matter how much I tried to explain to him that people are not replaceable, he just didnt get it.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
1. Shower...for me and the rest of the world....categorize as get ready for the day.
2. Go to work..to wait for the phone calls that dont come.
3. Make cupcakes for Daltons birthday.
4. Go to dinner for Daltons birthday.
5. Greet my husband at the door lookin smokin hot w/ a big kiss. (yea right)
Where was I 10 years ago? I think I was a sophomore in High School...driving around
like a crazy women with Dacia (she had her license I didnt).
What are 5 snacks I like?
1. Fiber one bars
2. Apples with Cinnamon sprinkled on them
3. Veggies and dip (lots and lots of dip)
4. Cake!!!! Come on I had to put one cheat snack
What would I do if I was suddenly a billionaire?First I would pay off all my debt and my families debt. Then I would get the most amazing food storage known to man! Take a few trips.....and just enjoy life.
What are 4 bad habits I have?
1. eating when I am bored
2. California stopping (my husband reminds me of this all the time)
3. Spending unnecessary money ( I tend to buy alot of things I don't need)
4. Procrastination (mainly with housework..I am working on this one)
What are 5 jobs that I've had?
2. Front desk clerk @ hotel
DO I know anyone famous?
I cant say that I know anyone famous...but I do know many people who are IMPORTANT..and SPECIAL(not the short bus kind of special)
Have you started any trends in that last year?Definitely not..I live in Clarkston WA...maybe shorter hair.
If I were a pizza topping what would and be and why?
Probably the cheese that fell off the pizza and is on the floor forgotten about. Just kidding...I dont know what a crazy question.
What is your favorite clothing trend? Probably Chunky Necklaces
My newest favorite commercial is the arbys commercial where a hot chick walks by a group of construction workers and they dont bat an eye...but then a fat bald guy walks by with arbys and they start whistlin and getting all excited...laugh everytime..love it.
Which Napolean Dynomite character do you see yourself as? ( I changed the movie in this question). I think I would characterize myself as Deb...never to sure of herself, doesnt care about fitting in, and loves a nerd. HeHeHe
Tag Your it: Jen (try it Jen), Nicole, Sandy, Lexi
that my mom wanted to name me Christina Sunshine...I am so glad she didnt I dont think
it fits me. My middle name came from my Grandma Arnolds relative..when I was younger
I hated it. I once even voiced infront of my grandmother how much I hated it, but I didnt
know it came from her family. Now that I am older I have warmed up to it. My husband even
calls me "Adele". My husband recently built storage units, and named them Adeles.
Preston James Port- Preston got his first name from my maternal grandfather..I didnt know
him very well he died when I was young. The task of naming him seemed impossible but
when he was born the nurse asked me what is name was going to be and Preston came out, so thats what he is. He got his middle name from my dad and Jeffs dad..they are both named James. (nickname: Pdiddy)
Friday, March 7, 2008
2 packages (3 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups miniature or regular semisweet chocolate chips
1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla frosting
1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
2.In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 egg with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips; set aside.
3.In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and 3 eggs on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter among muffin cups (1/4 cup in each). Top each with 1 heaping teaspoon cream cheese mixture.
4.Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
5.Frost with frosting. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Makes 30 cupcakes.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Peeps are on of my easter favorites! Because I love marshmellow and I love sugar. I was browsing on Martha Stewart and I found a recipe for homemade peeps. They may be alittle time consuming...but they are "Oh so cute." Follow the link: http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=644576ecfd22f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default
Sunday, March 2, 2008
So yesterday was a great day of wrestling. Dalton got first (the gold medal) winning all three matches, and Dakota got Second winning his first two..and losing his last match but with great effort (the silver medal). It was a great day because Cody medaled for the first time...he didnt even know what to do when he got onto the platform. They are always winners in my book...but yesterday they had a medal to show for it.