Sunday, November 7, 2010


We went to Boise this year to spend time with the family and to enjoy Halloween with our nieces and nephews. It was also Colby's 30 birthday. We took the kiddos to Grayson's neighborhood who had some fun Halloween events then went to dinner with the fam to celebrate Colby's 30th. Some of the adults went clubbing afterwards and had a good time. Here are some of the pics :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Family time

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What's been new?

Nothing really.. We haven't been doing too much. I'm still on my eating healthy kick and I've been feeling better than ever. I have moved on from P90X to Insanity and I love the Insanity workouts even more! I've been a true member of the "Eat Clean Diet" and I have been LOVING every second of it. It's amazing what eating healthy can do for your body.

On to fun news, it was Tony's b-day and we recently had our 3 year wedding anniversary! What an amazing 3 years it's been with Tony! Here are some recent pics. Hope everyone is doing well.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I made it

I have loved reading my new magazine Oxygen, it is one of the best fitness magazines that I have found! It's motivating and plus it has super "fit" women in it. I am sooo sick of seeing weight loss magazines like Women's Health! I used to be a avid reader of WH but I got soo sick of seeing skinny actresses who either have anorexia or who haven't even graduated high school. Insert Miley Cryus here! I'm sorry but I could care less about a 17 year old who says they eat whatever they want. It's sooo not motivating to read! Oxygen has real women who are crazy about eating healthy, who have children, and who work their butts off to look good! Not only do they put out a killer mag every month they also have a great website with tips! I love their training portion of the site! How motivating!

In this months issue they had a column about rewarding yourself for lost weight! I have always been brought up that rewards are with dessert and I will not be passing this reward on to my children! It's a hard habit to break! Anyways along those lines whenever something good happened in my life I have always awarded myself with an expensive dinner or dessert. Since I am really trying to eat healthy and to change my "Life Style" I thought the tip was written just for me!! The tip was to reward your weight loss goals with fun things! For example every 10 pounds you lose buy yourself something to motivate you to lose the next 10 pounds. Well I am now down 11.5 pounds and every 10 pounds I am rewarding myself with something awesome!! Today we went shopping and this is what I got to motivate me for my next 10 pounds!!

This is what I bought:
A new training mat
New weights 3 and 5 pounds
Weight gloves
A 5 pound weighted ball
A new excersie ball (a smaller version of the one I already have)

I have to say I am thrilled with my purchase and this will only bring more fun to this weeks workouts!
Anyways off for my daily run! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

the good with the bad

Its been a long time since I have written. Mostly for dumb reasons but I'm doing it now so that's all that matters..

I have been off work for 2 weeks because I got my tousles out. It's been a good/bad thing because sometimes the stress of work gets to me and I find myself being too tired to care about the house cleaning and about getting things done. I was alone most of the 2 weeks which gave me time to think about a new me! Things that I want to do with myself and things that I just want to get done.

1. I want to lose weight. I'm sick of feeling chubby, and I'm sick of the way I feel in my t-shirts! I rarely wear shirts that are tight, and I always cover up my stomach with a sweater or sweatshirt. I'm sick of seeing old pictures of me when I was 120-130 pounds and wishing that I could weigh that again! I'm sick of growing out of my clothes, and having to buy larger ones! That's it, I'm just sick of it, and with the way I have been .. It's time for a change!

Welcome to the new me! The me that has already lost 8 pounds from surgery! The me that will meet my goal and be down to 130 by June, and the old me that will fit into my clothes again!!

Who would have thought that having surgery could really end up being a good thing instead of a bad thing?

2. I want to blog more, more about my life my struggles, and my weight lose goal!
3. I want a stress-free life! I have had time to ponder the important things:

Tony: My man is insanely in love with me. After my surgery he took care of me, brought me flowers to make my day better, cleaned, took Bear out twice a day everyday, and has keep a smile on his face. He keeps me in check when I'm moody, but knows the right things to say when I'm lonely and home sick. He truly is my better half and my best friend.

Bear: He has been sooo stinking cute this whole time I have been home. After Tony takes him for his walk in the morning and kisses me goodbye Bear jumps on the bed to snuggle. He curls up in a ball to fit perfectly around my folded legs. He protects me throughout the day by growling at every person who walks by our place (which he totally does not do when Tony is home). He's been going easy on me when I take him for short walks. With his wet nose he sniffs my nose to wake me up which I happen to think is the cutest thing in the world! He's been such a sweetie

Family and Friends: I'm so blessed to have such a great family to call and check on me even though they knew I couldn't talk for the first week. They sent emails, text, and cards just to make sure I was doing ok. My friend Cheryl came into town to stay with me while Tony worked, my friends Nick and Tracie came over during the day while Tony was busy to keep me company and to watch countless movies with me! My friend Krystal who has texted me almost everyday to keep me sane! It's little acts of kindness that mean the world to me!

4. I want to move home, and to start my own family. That's right I said it, I want my own family! :)

5. Mostly I just want to be happy! The end

Monday, November 2, 2009

We have been busy with PUPPIES!!

Most of you know that we foster puppies! We have been doing it like crazy! Here are some pics of the cuties we have had at our place!

Families are Forever

I'm finally learning photoshop. It's a work in progress, but hey I'm trying.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bridal Pics

Kaila got her pictures back. Here are a couple pics of the girls

Sunday, August 16, 2009

CAWS -- Community Animal Welfare Society

A couple of days ago on my day off I took Bear to Pets Smart to get his yearly shots. While I was there I met a wonder lady name Margo. Margo is a part of CAWS. They are a society that comes together to help animals in need and have a strict "no kill" policy. They help find animals families. I love animals, and it would be a dream to have a huge house with tons and tons of animals. While I know right now we can't get any more animals, this didn't stop me from trying. :) Margo told me the importance of being a "foster mommy" to puppies when they need homes. Of course I jumped right on that! Tony and I decided that every weekend when we are home that we will bring a puppy home, and be their foster parents for a weekend. We had this cute lil gem this weekend. We named him JR because he is a mini me version of Bear. After spending 2 days with this sweet puppy it was hard to give him back, but I truly feel he will be placed in a good home, and I feel blessed to be a part of this program. I can't wait to see the next puppy we get! So expect to see lots of pics of the puppies we foster!

Lunch with Kendra

Kendra and her family came to Utah for a weekend, and I was able to sneak in a quick lunch with them! Kendra and I used to get into sooo much trouble together! We finally grew out of that and have families. It's been 2 years since I saw her last! Her kids are stinking cute, and I'm so happy that after all these years we are still friends! Thanks for saving some time for us!

Nicks Wedding

I have known my friend Nick for years, and I'm so thrilled that Tony and I could be a part of his special day! You guys finally did it!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Gutter

Last weekend we went to Boise to vistit Cheryl and Don for his birthday! We feel very blessed to finally get to see them more throughout the year! It's about time! Here are the only pics we took while we were there. LAME I KNOW

We love our Family

We had a chance to go to the Stark Family Reunion. These will be memories I will never forget! Here's a funny pic of the boys doing a YMCA preformace for us
Here are some pics of my cute nieces and nephew. I love and miss you kiddos!

Audry - Ian's daughter

Katy -- Colby's daughter

Davi -- Ian's daughter

Lil P (Preston) -- Colby's son

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Ya you are seeing right-- We hit Vegas again! This time we had 5 couples meet us in Vegas! It serious was a blast and I recommend EVERY going with 5 couples! We met my Best friend Cheryl and her husband Don in Vegas for a 5 day vacation. Cher and Don live in Spokane so we rarely get to see each other so we planned a trip to play! We also invited our good friends Chris and Rachelle. About a week before we left Grayson, Mike, and her friends Jeff and Alley and Barrett also decided to go. It was so much fun! We will do this again for sure! Next stop Disney World in Jan! Tonys good friends Miller, and Shantay who live in Vegas met us for the Carrot Top show and dinner at ESPN
One of my fave girls-- Rachelle and I rocking the white shades
Pretending to Gamble with my Bff Cher

Tony, Me, Cher, Don
Swimming at MGM
YAY we made our first trip together in YEARS!!
So happy to finally see each other after almost a YEAR!
Striking a pose, and looking different places haha

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

where has all the time gone??

I can't believe that May is already over! SOO Sad! We had a very eventful month hence why I haven't been blogging at all! We were gone every weekend but one in May! Here's a high light of what we have been doing!

Trip to Boise # 1

Lagoon with Ash and Steve
Boise Trip #2 Visiting Twin Falls with Chris and Rachelle
Celebrating Memorial day with Tony's mom, and remembering Tony's dad Lee

Sweet embraces

Celebrating our loved ones one day at a time

My little sisters wedding.. SAD she's my baby sister all grown up
Oh ya they made it!

Kaila and Drew

My brothers Kailas bachelorette party -- LIMO time
Lake Powell Boating trip

Cliff Jumping -- this is about as crazy as Tony gets

Waking boarding in Powell

Bear rolled in the dirt and this is what we got. A black and Orange dog! :)