Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mud Fun!

So I let the girls go out to play one night while I was cleaning up dishes, this is what I come out to find, the girls playing in mud. Hallee had turned the water faucet on outside and they had a blast- especially Blyss, she was trying to cover every part of herself with mud.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Number 7

This past weekend was Zak and I 7th anniversary. How crazy, the years have just flown by- but they have been good- not necessarily easy, but we both have grown and learned from all the experiences and trials thrown our way. We have two beautiful girls who we just love and have fun with. I am so proud of Zak he works so hard to provide for our family and he is a great dad, and husband.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rough Week Baby!

This past week we decided it was time for Blyss to give up the bottle. We tried shortly after her first birthday, but she would have nothing to do with a sippy cup- I tried 4 different types of sippy cups and no luck. At that time the doctor and us were concerned about her growth and weight since she was not on the growth charts at all, and we were trying to calorie pack her to see if we could get her to gain weight, so we just went with the bottle. Over the last 6 months I have tried the sippy cup and she will not drink out of one, so I just gave up until life settled down a little, house done, moved in, unpacked, and used to new house. It has been a tough week, she cried for 3 days, for 3 nights she would wake up every hour, crying, I would hand her a sippy cup, it would make her so mad, she would throw it out of her crib, all the screaming and crying would wake Hallee up, so we would have 2 upset little girls. During the day she wants to get in the fridge and freaks out when there is no bottle in there or when I hand her a sippy cup. So its been challenging since she always had a bottle before naptime and bedtime, it is hard to get her to go down since she wants her bottle. But we are holding strong and hopefully the next week goes better.
On Friday we were outside and a hornet landed on Blyss' shirt and crawled up her shirt, then went down her shirt and stung her twice. Not so fun! I heard if you tape a copper penny on the sting it will prevent swelling and itching, so we are giving it a try. But she is one tough little girl, it hasn't bothered her to much.

On Friday as well, we meet Zak for lunch at Arby's and I was sitting across from Hallee and noticed that her neck was really red. So I told Zak and he started looking at her, looked down her shirt, and she was all red. By the time I got home her whole stomach, back, neck, up into her ears were red, with welts. So she has Hives- poor girl. She started itching immediatley after, the hives went up onto her face, down her legs, onto her toes, between her toes, down her arms, and hands. She is completely covered. So we are doing Benadryl and rubbing anti itch cream all over her about every 4 hours. If she doesn't get better we will take her to the doctor. Hallee keeps telling us that she doesn't feel good, that her whole body hurts, I feel so bad. Any advice would help! I can't figure out what she ate or was around to get them, because we've had the same old food, done the same things outside.

Today we went to Bear Lake (we had never been and thought we should check it out), despite Hallee not feeling well. We had talked about it earlier and Hallee wanted to go to the beach so bad. She told us that she was fine and that she wanted to go. So we went and played on North Beach. Hallee collected snail shells, Blyss chased seagulls, Zak and I built a sand castle and chased after Blyss. We had a great time and afterwords went and got a famous raspberry shake- it was tasty.

I found Blyss in the office one day, sitting on Zak's office chair playing with the calculator, I thought it was pretty cute.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Finally Some Fun!

Our fun weekend started off with going to the Cache Valley Fair and Carnival on Friday. My cousins kids were showing their sheep in the fair so we thought we should go and support them. We checked out all the animals and booths, Hallee just couldn't get it out of her head that she needed to go on a ride. So we looked at all the rides and she decided to go on the Bee ride, it just went around and around in circles. It was Hallee's first time going on a ride, as she was going around she was gripping the bar really tight, shaking, and almost in tears- she was going very red and that bottom lip was drooping, but when she got off I asked her how it was and she said it was fun. Blyss was to small for any rides, so I let her just sit on a little motorcycle they had on display and she thought it was great- she didn't want to get off. When I got her away from it, she wanted down and ran right back to it.

On Saturday Hallee and Blyss had a great time outside with the neighbor boys playing out in our huge dirt patch.

On Saturday afternoon my brother and his family came from Nevada to stay the weekend. They have kids the exact same age as ours. We had a great time visiting with each other, playing games, watching the kids play, having a BBQ, and going out for ice cream. On Sunday my parents, two brothers, and a sister in law came down from Idaho to visit as well. We had a house full, it was great and fun to have almost everyone here.

If anyone would like to come and see us and our new house you are more than welcome to- WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE COMPANY!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


My mom sent me this as an email. I found it very intersting, I love to always learn more about health and nutrition. Also I read a great article in the Ensign last night called- "Cancer, Nutrition, and the Word of Wisdom." I defintaley think the foods we eat affect our bodies and can benefit us or not do us so much good.

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

C elery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.


Last night we went to the Preston Night Parade, and I took pictures but my camera didn't save the pictures, I don't know why my camera is doing this, but anyways the picture that I took is of the Preston Cheeleaders, riding horses bareback, wearing buckskin indian dresses, the didn't look happy at all- we got a kick out of it, it was the most interesting thing in the parade.
We've had another busy week trying to get things organized and done, plus my birthday was on Tuesday, but we didn't do anything special- went out to eat, then to Walmart to buy diapers, then Blyss pucked all over me when we got home from Walmart. Both of the girls have been sick most of the week. Hope everyone else is having a great summer, its coming to an end, how crazy.