Monday, November 29, 2010


I feel like I'm going to throw up Right now. i am trying so hard to take my mind off of it all. I had surgery on Wed of last week and BOY what a treat it was. I had a screw put in my foot to hold it back together and they cleaned it all out. Dr. Powell is amazing and did a great job. It hasn't swelled up at all which I am so thankful for. I have been drugged up for a week though and I don't like being on Drugs at all I can not imagine getting hooked on this stuff it makes me sick.
I can't put any pressure on my foot for 8 WEEKS that is a really long time. I bet I forget how to walk. My arms sure are going to be strong from crutches.

Things that keep going through my mind. I don't know if it's the Drugs or what. :)

I want to have another baby. I never thought I would say that but I do want one. Even if it's just for the Sake of Oaks I think she needs a sibling. It's not going to happen any time soon but I am FINALLY READY. Now it just seems like every thing else in our family life is not in place.

I keep thinking about presents for everyone for Christmas. I bought some stuff online today and I hope I did good even though I am Drugged.

I think I really am going to THROW UP.

I have been crocheting like a mad woman

Ok enough posting. i better get off this computer before I hurl.
HOpe you all have a great week!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Always trying to catch up...

I feel like I'm always trying to catch up with this BLOG thing but at least it gets done at one point. It's kind of late to be starting this but I can't sleep. I just found out today that I will need to have Surgery on my foot after all and my heart is broken. I was finally getting in shape doing CROSS FIT and I was seeing the changes in my body... I've had such a hard time the last three months trying to set a goal to get back for my foot to heal. But it hasn't gotten better. My tendon (LIZ FRANK) has ruptured. SO LAME!!!! Well this surgery is for sure going to set me back A LOT. I will be down for 2 weeks and then for 6 weeks after that. I will need to stay off it no pressure on it at all. REALLY???? I don't know how I will do this with a two year old. But she is so great. I know we will have lots of resting time. and indoor time. Christmas activities I guess. Oh I just keep crying I am so sad. THIS TO SHALL PASS RIGHT. Ry was really sweet he just came home and HUGGED me so tight. He sees how sad it makes me feel. My body by the way is going back to crap I have to do something about it... Goal upper body at least. Even though my lower half is what needs it the most. At least they didn't tell me they have to take my foot off right? I will survive...

Here is a little post about the Shark Reef

These pictures are of us when we went to Vegas on a little Family get away and went to the Shark Reef it was really cool. It smelled weird but Oaks loved the Fish and Ry too:) We got to touch the Sting Rays which was pretty cool. I was expecting to see a great white. There wasn't anything that big but it sure was fun to be there. And spend some time together.

My little Princess thinks she can get anything out of the pantry these days. She thinks she is so big and also the KID won't it a darn thing I make.. She covers her mouth and screams. Oh boy am I in for it. I will keep trying I guess if she get hungry enough she will eat correct? Oh please don't be picky forever. You will miss out on so many great foods. Funny the girl will eat Broccoli but not shredded pork, green beans and stuffing. Oh well PATIENCE

Random Family picture at Ryan's works fourth of July Breakfast RY was in Charge of it and it looked great and went really well GOOD JOB SWEETIE.

Oaks figured out how to open my Mascara. Fantastic. Doesn't she look so nice.

More catch up later I better get to bed. Long work day tomorrow...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!! I'm sure your very MOOved!!!!! Hope you all were safe last night Trick Or Treating and that you have a Spooktackular Sabbath Day...
P.S. I have a new Nephew and Boy did his mommy do great.... So excited for Matt and Steph. Now just waiting for Kiss and Derek:) So excited for new babies.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthdays from the last few months.

Before Berk Left on his mission to OK we threw him a super hero Birthday and it was so much fun.

All the super heroes...

We did on fondue dinner and it turned out really yummy...

Oaks wearing uncle Matts costume she looked so cute. Little Pozer....

DABS Birthday we went to dinner at Osaka's and then they came over and we sang to her and just hung out. They are such good friends and we love having them around.
Boy did we go a little over board for a 2 Year olds Birthday but it sure was fun to have family and friends get together and celebrate our little girls day. We did it half princess have Toy Story because she loves both.... Had a BBQ and the girl was spoiled for life with gifts.

We woke Oak up in the morning to give her breakfast...

With Daddy on Birthday morning...

Eating her Breakfast. Not really sure what I made her but it sure was a lot of food. She probably ate two bites and said DONE...

Oaks Birthday out fit I completely spazzed and forget to get her one so I took one she already had and Bedazzled it a little:) She looked so cute

Let the party begin family and friends swimming at Oaks party.

THis is Ethan Oaks friend he sure was excited to swim.

Ryan and Drew Cookin the Grub...

Kelli by the pool...

Aunt Dab:)

Bompah really enjoyed the party HE HE HE

The Guys isn't my Husband so Handsome? :)

I could not have done the party with out these two they were so willing to help just jumped right in. Aren't they beautiful too....

Some of the Girlies hangin out...

Mammie so great. She had surgery on her foot and was still recovering at this point it was a long road of recovery but glad she is doing so well now...

The two preggers I'm so excited for these two they will both be such wonderful mothers... We are totally on the count down too. Steph is due on the 26th of this month and Kiss middle of Nov. But its lookin like Kiss might beat steph to the hospital the race is on!!!!

All the kids HANGIN out at the party.

Everyone at the party...

Opening her presents she sure liked this Chair from Aunt Kiss

She got so many presents. I even out some of it away to give her at Christmas cause she got so spoiled... :)
Probably her favorite was the necklace that sings the Ariel song AAAH AHH Ha. I heard that for days after her birthday. THanks and Jess...

Thanks to everyone who came it sure was a lot of fun. Will I ever do one that big again... NO... But it was a good time...

Friday, October 15, 2010

A quick post!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Make it a good one and have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I need your vote...

I am contemplating cutting my hair I love it blond but feel like it is a little too long for me it gets stringy so I need your vote and thoughts here are the styles I love!!!

I know who it is but I reeaaalllly love this hair...

I love this one too so much

This is a great one too short and sassy

This is a great classy cut I really like it... But is it too mommy

So these are the ones I like so far. I wish I had thicker hair cuz then I would keep it long but its kind of stringy and I wear it in a pony tail everyday gross...

I need your vote...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Oaks is 2

My baby is 2 can you believe it? It's one in the morning and I am just about ready to go and read my scriptures and hit the sack. But I just wanted to say how much I love my Oaks and the sweet girl that she is. This picture pretty much sums her up. FULL of IT. PERSONALITY.... My goodness. What a dolly. I am so proud to be her mom. I think about what was going on RIGHT now two years ago and I was still walking the halls of the hospital wishing and praying she would come. What a crazy experience. I wish I could pause time and that she would never grow up. But at the same time I'm excited to watch her grow and learn. She is so smart and so sweet... Watching her go to dance the other day for the first time was so cute it seriously melts my heart. I am excited to see the changes she will make this next year. I hope the terrible twos are fun and that we can get through all they bring... I really don't think they will be that terrible. She is talking so much and the more she can communicate the better right? We'll see I guess... HAPPY BIRTHDAY my little sweet girl.

Sis the things I love about you...
- When I come and get you in the morning and you are so excited to see me.
- When you are surprised I love the look on your face.
- When you eat a big breakfast, lunch or dinner I don't feel as stressed.
- When you dance, and sing ariel no matter what princess you are looking at.
- How girlie you are
- When you ask me a million times if you can "watch a movie mom" it cracks me up even though I say no 10 times I finally give in cause your so darn cute..
- When you brush my hair, or want your toes painted
- When you dress up and want your daddy to tell you how pretty you look
- I love when you hug me and give me kisses even though two seconds before you probably head butted, or slapped me...
- When you ask where NIA is
- When you carry around any purse you can find
- When you jump, march, play pirates, read with me....

I love everything about you and I hope you have a great Birthday sis...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Little Dancer...

Today was Oakleigh's first Day of Dance. At west side studio and she LOVED it!!!!
So cute she got in there and the teacher put little mermaid outfits on the girls and turned on little mermaid music and away she went. She posed for these pictures and it melted my heart. They don't allow parents to be in there because they want the girls to focus and dance. Which I understand but it made me sad that I couldn't be right there. They give them snack time afterward like a little tea party SO STINKIN CUTE!!! She had the biggest grin on her face when she came out. Notice her sad little ouchie on her hand we were getting ready for a wedding reception on Saturday night and she reached up to put her deodorant on like she sees mommy do ;) and I feel so bad the curling iron was right there. It BROKE m¥ hear I felt so bad. But we are taking care of it I just hope it doesn't scar her little precious hand. :(

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I know it's not fall yet but I liked the Template:)

So things are rolling right a long these days. Oak is turning 2 next week she is getting so big.. New thing of the week she does not like me taking her PJs off to put on an outfit for the day she screams and screams... Hopefully it's just a really quick phase... I HOPE!!! She is my little swimming bug and she loves playing with Princess stuff check out what I found on KSL... I love when I find a good bargain she is getting this for her birthday and I can't wait to give it to her...

She will also be getting this...

But we will save this one until Christmas...
I don't want to spoil her too much. Bonus I'm already getting a kick start on Christmas presents so much better than waiting and having no money at the end of the year. Even though that's not how we do Christmas that's how I feel at the end of the year.

A few picture updates

RY and I and my Birthday...

Wes's Baptism such a neat day... Thanks Wes for letting us all be a part of it.

I've tried to load more pictures twice and it doesn't load them so I guess that is all for now.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dear foot,

Dear Foot,

Your hurting me. I'm walking funny. I sit and you hurt. Seriously? I have missed working out for a week and it's depressing. Please get better soon so that I can be me again. On another note. I'm thankful I have a foot :)
I love you foot...

Sincerely, Mandi

Friday, July 30, 2010

SIck of IT!!!

I swear it's like that commercial with the dad and his son where they are making socks because they are sick of nothing fitting...
Well I am sick of getting a product loving it and then it's gone. Under wear luckily I wear alternate of that now cause American eagle doesn't carry the right ones any more. Hollister perfume it was amazing now they don't make it. And the most recent my hair goop. Seriously I love this stuff and they didn't have it at Wal mart. Its cheap stuff but I have tried so many and that one works the very best. Blast oh well... I'm over it I guess... I'm going to check on line I hope they have it...Pray for me...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chicken and Bean Casserole

I made this recipe the other night for the first time and it rocked. A couple of my besties tried it and wanted the Recipe so I thought I would share it with everyone...

Chicken and Bean Casserole

Mix the Following ingredients together:
1 1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 White or Purple Onion
1 Green Bell Pepper
2 Cloves of Garlic or one spoonful of minced garlic
Pinch of Garlic Salt
2 cans of diced tomatoes (optional)
If you don't want tomatoes add Half a cup of salsa
1 can diced green chilies
1 tsp chili powder
pinch of Ground Cumin

Other ingredients needed:
Chicken breast 2-4
3 cups of cheese
Flat out (flat healthy tortillas from Costco)
Or Tortillas Corn or Flour

Chop the onions and bell peppers. Then mix all the above ingredients in a bowl.

Cook 2-4 chicken breasts (depends on how much chicken you want in it)
Cut chicken in to small chunks and put in a skillet with a Tsp of Olive Oil, and a pinch of Garlic Salt, Salt and pepper.

When chicken is cooked now you will layer everything like lasagna.
First the Tortilla/Flat bread, chicken, the mix of Veggies, and then the cheese.
Continue with layering until desired thickness. Top with one more layer of Veggies chicken and cheese.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 Hr.

Serves 8

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oh Boy!!! It's been past a month Hasn't it....?


This is the view from right out side the cabin. Beautiful huh?

This is the Rat Cabin/Trailor we have the privilege of staying in each time we go to Idaho. My dad killed 24 mice before we even got there. When you go in it smells of Rat piss and bug spray and old carpet all rolled in to one. YUM. But call us CRAZY we love going. Goal is to build something a little nicer well at least something that passes code.

When we first got to the cabin Oak reached down at one of the mouse traps (no mouse inside) and it snapped on her. It's didn't get her but it scared her bad enough. She FREAKED!!! Ha ha ha She wouldn't even walk by that trap the rest of the time. And never tried touching any of the others. One morning we heard this little guy get trapped Oaks and I went to see. She was knee slapping and laughing so hard at this little guys she thought it was so funny I felt so bad but I was laughing at her little reaction. Mice make me sick. But this little guy was so cute. POOR THING. Now he is sleeping forever.

At the Mesa Falls

Ry went Golfing with my Bro Berk and my dad. oak and I lasted about ten minutes enough time for oak to figure out how to drive the golf cart and we almost hit a tree.

Ry and Oaks Bowling In Rexburg

My mom steph and Me
We played teams and Ry and I beat everyone. Ah Yeah
Ry is a really good bowler. pretty much he is good at anything he tries...

Mom dad and Berk Bowling

Dad Oak and Ry at the Bowling alley in Rexburg

Oaks with her Sombrero at Bajios

Ry with the Sombrero

Ry caught a T shirt at the Parade... LUCKY

Oaks wearing her dads hat at the fireworks on the Fourth of July. These two are so stinkin cute. They melt my heart..

Oak and I at the Parade in Ashton they go down once and turn around and do the whole parade again it is Fabulous. Seriously though they throw a ton of candy and, chocolate milk seriously? AMAZING!!! Oaks thought it was so much fun picking up the candy and putting it in her bucket. She kept walking right up to the horses, crazy girl!!!

Oaks with her bucket Ready for more treats

Ry and Oaks at the Parade

At the Parade So Classy

The Cabin... Please notice the expensive Carpet!!! Ha ha ha

We went to Dave's Jubilee Everyday to eat. It's a bunch of Fried Stuff for like 3 bucks. NO Ry and I never ate it but it's still fun to go along for the ride. Then they have Ice cream that is so YUM and it's only 1 dollar... Everytime you walk in to that Grocery Store it smells weird a mix between pee, grease, and Rat trap. Delicious!!!