Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Vacation to Colorado

Flew out of the Provo Airport which was nice because it was close and small. On the way there I happened to witness a hitchhiker run into a mail box. Pretty funny.

Went to mission impossible, State Capital and our favorite Panera bakery.

We also went to none other than the famous Casabaneta restaurant. We had to go see Sherlock homes and it was pretty fantastic.

Here is us Christmas Eve

They made an adorable Joseph, Mary and Angel.

 Christmas Morning

Before we took off I went laser testing for a new laser for Elase. Preston got his neck lasered. We also made one more stop and had lunch with one of Preston's clients.

This was a great time we had. I sure love seeing all the little ones and sending time with the fam.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Elase Christmas Party

Courtney and I made it award night for our Christmas party at Chef's Table. We gave all our girls nick names and a small little gift to correspond. I felt like I was back on the mission and finding my creative side. The food was super good. Preston had only eaten 3 dirt balls this day so his chicken cord-on-blue was exceptional.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Me only 27 years old

Woke up feeling great. At work they fed me grilled cheese sandwiches and tomatoe basil soup. Preston sent me a beautiful bouquet of yellow flowers at work. Then surprised me at work, when he told me he had to go to a study session. Enjoyed dinner at Texas Road house. Then went shopping. It was a little tough trying to find clothes that could both work both normal and pregnant, but the night was a success.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Have I ever told you that I really like organizing. I should have taken a before picture of the Elase storage unit but I didn't know I was going to organized. Once I started I just kept going and no one could stop me. Just image it craziness in there. p.s. all that stuff in the front middle is trash, I just didn't have the room in my car to throw it away.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ginger bread makin' at the Van Dyke's

Preston helped Spencer and I was on my own. You should see the makeshift chimney Preston added on out of wheat thins.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

23 week

The kicking is the best part about this whole pregnancy. I love it!! Christmas party was a hoot. It was Casino Royal 007 themed. We played 21 all night with a dealer that cheater in our favor. I would have love to see her in Las Vegas.

I did feel pretty bloated this week of pregnancy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cherry Pep Bites

This would be my new favorite snack. I'l call them cherry pep bites.

  1. Chop up string cheese and place on pepperoni
  2. Microwave 
  3. Place a cherry tomato on each pepperoni
  4. Enjoy
For best results use turkey pepperoni, they aren't as greasy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

22 Weeks

Decisions decisions decisions. Never thought it would be this hard to decide weather to work part time or not work at all. Working Mothers vs. Stay at home Mothers???? help please!

This video didn't help me get to any conclusions either.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

21 weeks

Started my research for the perfect travel system for our baby.....I might have spent a lot of hours on this but this is what I've come up with:

Phil & Ted Stroller

Bob Stroller
Britax B-Scene Stroller
Bumbleride Indie Stroller
Valco Stroller
Chicco Stroller
Can you see a trend?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Katie's Wedding

Mom came down and we went to Katie's wedding and Nicky's baby blessing. not to mention found a perfect nursing chair.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

20 Weeks- IT'S A BOY

So both Preston and I had dreams that we would have a boy. So at this doctor's appointment Preston was just confirming that he was right. And what do you know it was confirmed. We are so excited. I've always thought a boy should be the oldest although I did kinda want to dress up a little girl.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

H & M

Preston surprised me on friday night and took me to romantic bruschetta restaurant, movie and H&M's grand opening.
  • Waiting in line to get into the store = 30mins
  • Waiting to get into the dressing room = 30mins
  • 1 Dress, 1 blouse, 1 sweater, 1 blazer = $200
  • Experience = Priceless

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

My little trip to Colorado, pre Christmas

I'm pretty sure the whole point of this trip was to help mom with her book shelf in the piano room. Don't worry we tackle that and enjoyed the time together. We also had time to:
  • Go trunk or treating with the McDonalds and Baillio kids when it was super cold, at least their was some yummy potato soup at the chile cook off!
  • Enjoy Mom and Dad beautiful new home
  • Cry in relscosioty. Mainly because Celeste meet 3 families that
  • Get into a mid-evil show. (normally wouldn't go there, but really enjoyed the show)
  • Cough and Sneezed a lot
  • Shop at Ikea
  • Organize the pantry
  • Help nauseated Danica with her house
  • Look at a possible house for the McDonalds
  • Nap
  • Cry again because I take things personally
  • Play with some of my favorite nieces and nephews
  • Watch The adjustment Bureo thinking that no one had see the movie but everyone had
  • Sleep in
  • Drive in Mom's Crazy car
  • Wrestle with the kids at the park
  • Watch Hunter have a temper tantrum
  • Catch up with my favorite sisters
  • Cut hair
  • Watch Hunter and Brooklyn in a make-up store
  • Talk about babies
  • Go to the Mall
  • Hang out and Love my family!

Monday, August 8, 2011

8 Weeks-Third times the charm

We're pregnant but not tellin yet. It was pretty obvious though. Up in park city the van dykes totally knew. I was nauseous, tried and in bed the whole time. Preston would say it was obvious because I had a white towel with green peppermint oil up my nose the whole time. (only because I had read that would help with nausea.)

Preston was so cute, he wanted to go on a little romantic walk and dinner up in park city but I couldn't do it, so we ended up at a Mexican restaurant. Not my choice of food but everything sounded gross. I had two bites of soup and called it good. I was lucky nothing came back up. The car trip home was the worst. Had to take some sleeping pills and b12 o help. Didn't realize out of all the drugs pregnant women can't take I sure thought it would be a sleeping pill. Are you with me on this one?

8 Weeks and 2 days

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Draschil's Fair-well

Had to say goodbye to melinda & Joseph :(
(Afton, Cayeling, Me, Preston, Melinda, Joseph and Ryan)

But while we were at the park we ran into sister Larsen's little brother and his wife.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Farwell to the Asian Barrands

I'm so sad that Bryce is taking Marica and their kids and leaving Utah. I'm the only one left:(. They are going to have so much fun in New York though can't wait to hear of their adventures! They will be loved and missed

We had to go out for ice cream before they depart.... us at Coney's

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gallstone surgery

For the past 5 years doctors have mistaken my gallstone for heartburn. I've tried and paid for all types of medication and nothing did the trick. I always thought it was funny that when I laid down it felt better. Finally a nurse figured it out. Got an ultra sound(wasn't to found of my experiences with those machine but it was ok this time). I joked with her to give me a real ultra sound but she couldn't. A week later we found out we were pregnant but miscarried while boarding the cruise:(. I cried but this misscargie was as hard as the first. On a positive note the baby would have been born on jan 1st which i woulnt was a baby born then and I got to get rid of this pain in my abdomin. As soon as it was ok to go with the surgery I got really scared but Danica said it was so worth it and she would do it all over again. I was worried about the horror stories I'd hear about diearreha but Dan made me get over that. So I went with surgery. It wasn't bad at all, I just couldn't leave until I pee'd enough which never happened so I had to get a catheter, which sucked.recovery also took a little longer tan I expected but the time off was nice.

Best part was the doctor took my request of letting me see the stones. I got a picture as my parting gift:)

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Roatan Honduras

This place was beautiful. Preston wants to live here not to mention make millions and live here. I think it would be fun but way to humid

We had Chicken Strips here at this beach side restaurant. We also were helped by a tall, tall, tall native that rubbed vinegar all over our jelly fish stings. He had the biggest monterous hands I have ever seen.
This water was so blue. Went snokeling with jelly fish, not that fun when they are see-through, and they come up behind you and sting you. I lost the mouth piece, hope the jelly fish get stuck and die in that.

I was rockin out with these fine men and I was totally on beat and knew the whole song.
Had a lovely time watching Abu (Our waiter) Shaking his thing during dinner.