Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Little Help?

Ok so I've had this blog for how long now? I dont know, like 7 or 8 months probably. And some of you may have noticed that my background has been the same the entire time. So Im asking for a little help. And I know its sad. But. I dont know how to change the darn thing! Haha! Where do you all find those cute backgrounds?? And how do I go about changing it?? So if you would all be so kind.....fill me in on this secret so I can change my background because I cant stand the one I have now any longer!! Please accept my thanks in advance.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Websters Definition: Extreme folly or unreasonableness, something utterly unreasonable or foolish

Today was Day 1 of Insanity. And by that I mean the new work out program that lasts for 60 days that I began doing today with a few others ladies. It is intense. It is crazy. But it feels GREAT to be working out. I think for the first week I will be walking around like an old lady because my muscles will be like noodles. But Im excited. Im excited to look like this:

Ok, I might be dreaming a bit. Haha! But really, Im excited to be in shape again! I will keep you posted on how the insanity goes. Wish me luck. I need it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dear Readers: Please Disregard...... last post.
I now have a cranky baby who has been woken up from ALL her naps by previously mentioned Dog after only 30 minutes or less.

Mom of Cranky Baby

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ever since Marshall's parents moved into their new house we have had Misty, the black lab living with us. Now, I'm not going to lie, at first I wasn't too excited about having her live in our brand new back yard to do what she pleases to it. Dont get me wrong its not that I dont like dogs, but it's just even more responsibility having one, responsibility that I didnt really want to have. Feeding, walking, playing with, picking up cow size 'presents' from the grass (and yes they really are cow sized!), etc. But yesterday, I had a bit of a change of heart, and here's why.

It was Sunday afternoon and Marshall suggested that we take Sydney and Misty for walk. So we bundled up Sydney in her stroller, got Misty from the backyard and we were on our way. When we go on these walks we dont normally bring a leash for Misty because she is really good about staying close by. So not too long into our nice calm walk we hear something fast approaching from behind us. We turn around only to find this running straight for us:

And what did good 'ol Misty do? She defended us and more importantly little Sydney laying innocently in her stroller! Now, I know what you all are thinking, "that dog is puny and pathetic and probably couldn't hurt a fly" and ya know you are probaly right. But the point is her first instinct was to protect us and stand close to the stroller so that it couldnt hurt any of us. Misty has grown on me a little. And I dont mind having her so much. However.....ask me again in the spring and summer when I want to take our little girl out on the yard to play but it is nearly impossible because of all the 'landmines' everywhere. =)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mexico Pictures

Here are a few pics from our Mexico trip! It was so beautiful there and we had awesome weather the whole time we were there! Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Five Months!

Yep thats right! Sydney is FIVE whole months old today! She is growing so fast and getting so big!

The latest on Sydney:

~She now eats pears or other ground up fruit with rice cereal and LOVES it.
~She giggles for us on a daily basis now and it is ADORABLE.
~She "screams" (a happy scream) when we play with her and when we pretend like we are eating her extremeties. (We do this only in the privacy of our own home however because if we did it in public people would probably think we were nuts.)
~She loves her sleep!
~She is not a fan of riding in the car
~She loves faces. Grabbing them. Eating them. Slobbering them.
~She loves going on walks and riding in the stroller.
~She is small for her age and for now is still wearing 3-6 month size clothes.
~She enjoys sitting in her bumbo seat.
~She still isnt quite sure if she likes the bath.
~She does not like sitting through church meetings so you will often find us wandering the halls on Sunday.
~We LOVE her SO much and cannot imagine life without her!!


A few weeks ago Marshall and I headed to Cancun for a little vacation! We were there for a week and let me just say it was SO nice to be in the warm sunshine again! We left early Wednesday morning and flew out of pasco and we arived in Cancun about 5 that same evening. When we got to the resort we were a little disappointed because the room they had for us had 2 full size beds instead of a queen or king like we were supposed to get, so the 2 of us slept in 1 full size bed for a week! The room also was pretty old and kind of dirty feeling, when you turned the hot water on in the bathroom it turned a brownish color which was quite gross. In the first day we were there we used the word ghetto to describe the place MANY times. Kinda disappointing. This is the picture the website had, which doesnt look half bad, but the room definitely wasnt this nice.
Anyhow it ended up being ok because we didnt spend a lot of time in the room anyways, and we ended up really liking the resort. It was right on the beach, and the beach was beautiful! It had some yummy restaurants and a nice really big pool. They also had a few shows at night that we went to that were pretty good. The 2nd day we were there we went to the flea market in town. That was an interesting experience. You walk thru the flea market and the people that work in the shops stand out in the hallways and try to get you to come into their shop, they say stuff like my things are almost free and let me have a chance to rip you off. No joke. And once you get into a shop they will do just abouth anything to sell you something. If you show any interest at all they will try to barter with you on the price. Marshall bought a pair of sunglasses there and at first the guy wanted $48 for them and marshall ended up paying about $15. They seriously try to rip you off. At one store marshall was looking at a tshirt and the guy that worked there had the shirt in a bag trying to put it in marshall's hands before we could even say no we dont want it. It was crazy! I was definitely glad to get out of there! Then we walked across the street to look at a mall, where we were approached by a man that asked if we wanted to buy some party cocaine. Oh my goodness! You will be happy to know that we declined. HAHA! The following day we went to Xel-Ha and Tulum. Xel-Ha is an all inclusive place that has snorkeling, wildlife, dolphins to swim with, and much more! We got to go snorkeling which was a lot of fun! It was my first time and I loved it! After that we visited Tulum which is some sncient Mayan ruins right on the coast which was pretty cool too.
Another day we went to town to another shopping plaza where there was an aquarium, which ended up being really small, but it was cool because we got to pet sharks and sting rays! We also got to watch some dolphins perform which was way cool! Some other things we did were, hang out at the beach, hang out by the pool, we went on this paddle boat which was fun but we both got sunburned pretty badly! But it was cool because the water was shallow in spots and we got to see some neat fish. One of the days we took a bus to Playa Del Carmen where we spent some time at the beach. All in all it was a fun vacation the downside was Sydney did not go with us and we missed her so so much! I will post pictures later!