Sunday, October 21, 2012

Q&A





My awesome friend Lauren (http://laurendonna.blogspot.com) recently did a Q&A post and my reward for reading it is now having to do my very own, so here you go.......thanks Larbar! (Oh and just a quick disclaimer....my answers aren't nearly as clever and witty as Lauren's so if you haven't read hers yet definitely check it out)


1 / What do you wish you were better at saying no to?
I wish I was better at saying no to Sam. So far I've noticed as a parent I am totally a pushover. Sam is only two years old but he knows that when daddy says no to that second (or third) piece of candy he can go straight to me and I'll sneak it to him ;) Gah! I've got to become more strict, but he is just so cute and I can't say no to that face!


2 / What do you love most about where you live?
Well this question is fun since we just moved. Right now I love how convenient this area is.....in just minutes I have a target, Barnes and Nobles, In & Out, Home Depot, Paradise, Einsteins, Noodles and Co, DownEast, Lonestar, and Outback Steakhouse all at my disposal!!!  Amazing! Its all here! (can you tell I'm pregnant and pretty into food at the moment???)

  
3 / Who would you nominate as person of the year + why? 
I would definitely nominate my one and only Kevbev! He has been my rock this year. He keeps me grounded but at the same time gives me hope that all our dreams will come true! I'm sure you know how many anxiety's and fears I have and he seems to keep them at bay :) He works SO HARD for us and gives us the best life. I couldn't be happier or more blessed. So here's my shout out to you Kevbev! You are officially the person of the year! Woot woot!!!


4 / What makes your skin crawl?
 Cotton. I hate it. Are you surprised? I don't really like to talk about it. I can't touch cotton. Specifically cotton balls. The way they get caught on your finger nails and start to separate and pull apart........................Ok I'm sorry but I can't talk about this anymore. My bones literally hurt! Bleh!!!


5 / What was your first job?
 I got my first job in 7th grade as a bus girl for Los Hermanos. I don't think I understood the concept of having a job because half the time I wouldn't go in purely because I didn't feel like it and when I was actually there all I remember doing was eating fried ice cream. I was a terrible employee! I may or may not have been fired......I can't remember :)


6 / Name your top 3 restaurants. 
Bombay house-Love it! Totally recommend it if you like Indian Food!
Zupas- They have the most amazing Mango Berry Salad that I'm in love with :)
Oh Sushi- I love sushi and I miss it so much right now....this little joint is my favorite. Hopefully we will end up living close by this place again soon :)


7 / Would you rather age forward or backwards from this point forward? 
This is a hard question. There are days where I miss the "good old days" when I spent everyday in the studio dancing my heart out and some days I wish we could just fast forward and I could have all my kids here and know they are all ok and safe and we could have our house and be completely settled.........but honestly I don't want to miss a second of any of it (it already seems to be flying by too quickly) and I definitely wouldn't trade life now for what it used to be. I think I'll stay right here thank you :)

8 / How do you measure success? 
 I measure success by the peace and happiness it brings. Whether if it's me or others that have succeeded I feel it inside and it makes me happy!

9 / Describe yourself in 3 words? 
Silly, emotional, and tricksy ;)


10 / What is the very best smelling perfume?
 Off the record I think this is a very weird and random question......... I don't wear perfume but I have always loved my mom's. She wears Beautiful by Este Lauder. (Hope that wasn't a secret Mama!)

11 / Do you prefer to read, write, or run in your free time?
Hmmmmm.......I prefer none of the above...... Haha! I love to be with my family and friends in my spare time and in my sparest of spare time I like to sit with my lappy and look up amazing singers like Ramin Karimloo, Anthony Warlow, and Michael Ball on youtube and dream of singing alongside them on broadway............AHHHH BLISS!!!!! But if I had to choose from those 3 thins I would choose read, then write, and then lastly (avoided at all costs) running.


So there you have it! Don't you feel so much closer to me now?!? Hope you learned something new about me and had some fun because I definitely had fun doing this Q&A. Until next time!!! 





 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Winds of Change........

Well to say that the "winds of change" have blown over our little family would be a huge understatement. Literally everything in our lives has flipped upside down and for a while there it was really hard for me (just ask Kevin......lol), but now I am happy to report that all is well and we are very happy with our new life and our new routine :)

So what has changed in our life you might ask? Well..........we officially sold our home, we moved, we stayed with my parents, we moved in with my brother, Sam turned two, Kevin got a job offer and accepted it so now he's starting a new job and saying goodbye to candeo, since Kevin is changing jobs we have new insurance so we have to find all new doctors (super sad for me because I am in love with my OB), all the while I am slowly changing because I have a little peanut growing inside me..... :) So ya......it feels like nothing is the same! Nothing!!! I'm not even the same! LOL. It is sooooo funny because for months these were things I was praying for. I wanted change so bad and then when it actually happened I found myself wanting nothing to change (I know I know....I am totally messed up)but in my defense I didn't think it would happen all at once! I loved living in Georgetown and I loved our ward so much so leaving was pretty tough, BUT we are doing so great now!!! My brothers house is amazing and it already feels like home. We have the entire basement to ourselves and it will be the perfect temporary home until we find a home of our own soon. Keep your eyes and ears open for anything you think we would be interested in. I can't wait to start house hunting, but for now I couldn't ask for anything else. We are SO blessed and so lucky to have each other. So that's it for now..........here are some pics just for fun :) Oh and happy fall! Love this time of year.....it makes me want to go buy school supplies ;)


                                         Sam's birthday party! Can't believe he is two!!!

     Clayton and his stink'n adorable baby Jonathon.....so glad I get to see him everyday!


                                                                      Cute boys!


 Our living room downstairs.....you can see Sam feels right at home and has made himself quite comfortable here ;)


 Had to show off our new mini fridge......I am in love! Perfect for all the ginger ale I'm downing......


                                                                   Sam's new room


                                                              Our lovely room

And lastly, here is a cute video of Sam blowing out his candle at his birthday party.........mental note to never sing Happy Birthday ever again......I apologize in advance ;)

video