Tuesday, November 18, 2008

6 Random Facts tag

The Rules
1. Link this post to the person who tagged you: Kristen
2. Post the rules on your blog (SEE!)
3. List 6 random things about yourself
4. Tag people at the end of your post

Okay this is a hard tag trying to think of 6 things. We may not make it to six, but we shall see.

1. I love reality shows. Lame I know. I love Biggest Looser, Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor, used to watch Desperate Housewives of the OC but no longer have the Bravo channel-sad, sometimes even the lame VH1 and Mtv reality shows. I think I'm addicted.

2. I have had all my children c-section. When I was pregnant with Siera and we were down to the last few weeks, my doctor did a pelvic exam. He told me that we cannot let the baby get any bigger and that I needed to be induced. So the next week I was induced and they broke my water and I was able to dialate to a 10, but after pushing for 2 hrs and the dr trying forceps and everything they could to get her out, we ended up having to do an emergency c-section. Her heart rate started to go down and that was it, it was c-section time. So I was scared to death and so disappointed that after 10 hrs of labor I had to do this. But with my other 3 kids I didn't want to chance going through all of that again and so I opted for the c-section. It was nice to be able to plan the births and go in and have them born after 20 mins. (trying to think of the positive to c-sections)

3. I love sports. Especially football and this time of year. We are huge Y fans and never miss a game. We bought season tickets but had to sell them after realizing we would never be able to make it to the games with our crazy saturday sports schedule with the kids. But I love to watch college football and love basketball. Hopefully the Jazz do great this year. When I was a kid about 12 I met Karl Malone and he was so nice to me and so cute that I fell in love with him and the Jazz. (although not a big fan of him now) Honestly though I really enjoy sitting with my hubby and watching some good games. GO BYU!!!

4. I love peanut butter and chocolate together. Yummy! In candy bars, ice cream you name it. If it's sweet then I love it. I don't love peanut butter sandwiches, just the sweet stuff.

5. One of my favorite actors (if you can call him that) is The Rock Dwayne Johnson. I think he is so cute. He is 1/2 poly and you know how I like the brown boys. I just think he is hot! My kids and husband always tease me about it. No matter how lame his movie is, I really enjoy watching it. How could you not??? (okay I can't believe I just admitted that)

6. I'm kind of a freak when it comes to my house being clean. I can't stand to have an unorganized, dirty house. It just drives me up the wall. I sometimes feel so bad that all my kids are going to remember about me is that I was constantly telling them to clean up this or clean up that. I get it from my Mom, she was exactly the same way. Our house was never peaceful and you couldn't relax until it was clean.

Okay so now it's your turn. I tag Jessica, Cindy, Mel, Shannon (come on Shannon this is an easy one) and Heather/Randy

Monday, November 17, 2008

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

So for the past couple of months we have had this trip planned to Vegas to see Mama Mia. My sister Tara lives in Vegas and so my Mom and me and my sister in law Cherish flew down Saturday morning and came home Sunday night.

We are all huge ABBA fans except for probably my Mom. She likes their music but the three of us love it! We were so excited to see this broadway musical. Well we were pretty disappointed. We were all a little shocked at how dirty it was and how many sexual innuendos it had in it. The story line is really lame, which we all knew going into it, but again with our love for ABBA we were hoping for just a fun musical. The music was Fantastic! The performers all had beautiful voices. It was kind of fun because it wasn't sold out and so after the first act they let us move down close to the front. The best part was after the show had ended they came out and did 3 of our favorite ABBA songs and everyone stood up and danced and sang a long. So much fun!! But if I had to give that show a rating (which would be so nice to know the content in these shows), it would of been an R. Oh and I was so disappointed with the Vegas strip. You cannot believe how many billboards and signs that are promoting sex and pornography. As we were walking out of the hotel (Mandalay Bay), they had strippers outside of one of the clubs dancing trying to get people to come in their club. The sad thing is these girls were so young. It really made me think that I have an important job to do to make sure my 3 girls know the value of their self worth. Man there not kidding when they call this place sin city.

Anyways, we had such a great weekend shopping and eating out without any kids to worry about. Thanks to our great husbands who took over for us during the weekend. We stayed up late talking till I think 4am and then it was so nice to sleep in till 10am (yea when does that ever happen), we laughed and had such a great time.

We have decided that at least once a year we are going to do something fun like this to get away for the weekend with us sisters and my Mom to have a break and a fun bonding time.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Football is over.

Well we have survived our first year of football with many more years to come, I am sure. Actually the entire experience was Great! I would recommend it to anyone that is thinking of putting their child in football. The coaches were so great with these kids. There was such unity and friendship on the team. They won half of their games, which was pretty good. I know Joshua learned so much. He played so many different positions and was sad to see it come to an end. They had their banquet on Monday night. It was fun for them to all get together one last time. We went to Hires restaurant and they had all you can eat pizza and drinks. Then the coaches called up each kid and gave them their trophy(which Joshua was so excited to have his name engraved on it, all the other sports we have done so far are generic trophys). When they called up each kid the coaches each said something about them. I know it made all these boys feel very special. One of the coaches said in their opinion they thought Joshua was the most talented on the team because of how versatile he is, that he can play any position. He made the first touch down and tied with someone else for the most touch downs made during the season. They really built up these boys and made them feel like a million bucks! We were so lucky to be on such a great team with great kids! They asked my husband several times during the season to help out in coaching. He has been so extremely busy at work, that he was so sad to have to tell them no. But they have committed him to coaching next year. Football is his passion and I know he will be great, plus it will take pressure off me going to practices. Yea! One of Joshua's coaches also coaches competitive basketball and wanted Joshua on his team. So now we are gearing up for basketball. Oh and Joshua is #21 on the first row of the picture.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trick or treating with Semisi

We had such a great time on Friday. Lloyd's niece Lolohea and her husband Manase and their darling son Semisi (sorry all my white friends and family, I know those are hard names to pronounce) came up from Provo to spend the night with us.

It was so nice to go out and trick or treat in nice warm weather and not freeze and not worry about the kids being warm.

We have so much candy that I am secretly trying to throw a little out daily. The control freaks that me and Lloyd are, after trick or treating we make all our kids give us all the candy. We put it all in one big bowl or in this case several big bowls and then we let them eat a few pieces a day.

Semisi even scored with a huge bucket of candy. Hey on a side note. Just want to say that I hope everyone made it out to vote today. Just want to tell our family in California how proud we are of them. I'm sure many of you are aware of Proposition 8 that we are hoping to pass today. A month or so ago my ward was asking for volunteers to cold call people to ask them to please vote yes for Prop 8. I remember feeling very uneasy about it and thinking that would definitely take me out of my comfort zone. They ended up not needing our help with that. But our family in Cali has done so much. They have stood on corners holding signs, gone door to door, they have signs in there yard and on there cars. They have had vandalism because of it as well. They have been so strong, now I hope it will pass. We are so proud of you guys!!