Friday, May 28, 2010

Farewell to Lost...sniff sniff

So, Sunday night was the final episode of Lost and what can I say? This show really moved me in so many ways and I'm seriously going to miss watching it every week. I know it was on the air for 6 years but it never really seemed to interest me until a lot of members of my family were watching it and talking about how awesome it was. I ended up renting the seasons from Netflix and have never been sorry. It truly has been my favorite show, by far. It was so different than any other show that I have watched. Those writers had some pretty awesome imaginations. I fell in love with each of the main characters for different reasons. Although, they were only a part of my life for a short time, I felt like I knew them personally. I know this post is cheesy but if you haven't watched this show, I highly recommend it. You won't be sorry. There is definitely some eye candy for the girls too. ha ha!! I loved the final episode. I have heard that some people didn't like how it ended but I really did. There are still some unanswered questions but I think for the most part they did such a great job of wrapping it up. The finale really tugged on my heart strings and I found myself getting emotional and fighting back tears in some of the scenes. This show has definitely been a phenomenon and I'm so glad I gave it a chance and watched it. Goodbye Lost....I will miss you terribly.
And in case you needed another reason to watch Lost....

Need I say more? Sorry, I had to put him in.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girls Weekend

This past weekend, we went to St. George for a much needed girls trip. My Mom, Kristi and I drove and met Tara in St. George. Kelly and Cherish were already there. They came to celebrate their anniversary and let us crash the party and stay at the house with them. Tara wasn't able to come until Saturday morning due to her boys being sick but we were so grateful she was able to make it. It wouldn't have been the same without her. Friday night, my Mom, Kristi and I went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. It was so yummy. After that, we just went back to the house and chatted. Saturday morning, we got up early and went to the St.George temple. It was such a great experience and such a perfect way to start out the day. After that we all went to breakfast including Tara and Kelly and Cherish. Then we went shopping all day. I was surprised I didn't spend more money but I guess that's a good thing. We had a great time. In between all the shopping, we also got pedicures. We went to dinner at The Pizza Factory. It was really good also. Then we went and saw "Letters to Juliette". It was a cute girly, chick flick. We talked until 2 a.m. Saturday night and then got up Sunday to pancakes, courtesy of Kelly. Then we cleaned up, and departed. It went so fast but was such a great time. It was my Mom's birthday on Sunday so we treated her to her pedicure and dinner on Saturday. I'm glad I was able to go and bond with my sisters and Mom. I think we are going to make it an annual tradition. I wish I would have gotten more pictures but sometimes it's just a pain in the A to take the pics and drag the camera everywhere.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Just Keepin' It Real.....

Disclaimer....this post could be depressing and/or boring so be forewarned.

Where do I start? I have been doing this blogging thing for about 2 years or so, give or take and I have enjoyed it. I usually keep my posts positive and happy and about the good things going on in our lives....however, just because this blog is always happy, doesn't mean that occasionally things are kinda crappy. I've been a little down in the dumps as of late and can't quite pin it down to one thing but a few things.

-My weight...I put this first because this is probably the biggest downer with me right now. I really hate it and while I know I'm not ginormous (sp), I am definitely in the "overweight" category. It even told me that when I did a BMI assessment online. Not that I needed that to tell me what stares me in the face every night. I go to the gym pretty regularly and I try to watch what I eat but if I eat one bad thing, I'm doomed. All I seem to be able to do is maintain and as far as losing, I pretty much have to starve myself. Ewww I hate it. It's not fun for me to go clothes shopping because none of the cute stuff looks cute on me. It gets quite depressing.

-My life...I LOVE that I am a mom to Noah and he is my world so don't get me wrong but at this point in my life, I always imagined that I would have 4 or 5 kids and be happily married. Now I'm divorced twice and not sure that I want to take the plunge again after 2 bad experiences. I hate that Noah doesn't have siblings and doesn't know what its like to grow up with siblings and 2 parents in the home. I try to pattern things in our life as though we do have a family but our family is just the 2 of us. I still try and do things with him like FHE and family activities even though it is just us. I hate that he is growing up so fast. Please time...just stop and let me enjoy his childhood a little longer.

-My age...okay, I'll be turning 39 soon and then next is the big 4-0. I can't stand the thought of it. I think next year on my birthday, I will just want to curl up in a ball and die. I wish there were some way to stop it, to freeze myself in my current age..Why do we have to get old? Seriously, is it really necessary? Awww!!!

-My I've been a nurse for 15 years and for all of those 15 years, I have had job security. I could work anywhere, anytime, work overtime,etc. Now suddenly, in the past few months, there is an overabundance of nurses and its harder to get my hours and shifts that I want. There has been talk of layoffs and it just scares the crap out of me!! I'm a single mom and I'm the bread winner. I just pray that I can keep my job and get the hours I need to make ends meet.

Well, I feel better now that I vented. I really didn't mean this as a "poor me" post but I know it sounds that way. I know I need to be grateful for the blessings that I do have. I know there are people who definitely have it worse than me. I guess I just wanted to blog about this because although we do a lot of fun things and are enjoying life, it isn't always that way. Sometimes I let my fears get in the way and I know life just isn't rosey all the time. So I figured I was just keepin' it real.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Last Thursday night was Bunco night. Just to back track a bit last year, I attended my high school reunion and a couple of us from the reunion thought it might be fun to start a Bunco group. It's kind of a mixed group but it has been a lot of fun. The girls from high school are Ronalee Kimberlin, Lisa Foster, Jenny Buell and Christy Gates. It has been so much fun playing with them and getting to know them all over again. We meet once a month and take turns hosting at each others houses. Last Thursday, it was at my house. I was a little nervous due to lack of space but I think it turned out okay. Everyone seemed to have fun and liked the prizes. My mom even came and subbed for us last minute because Lisa hurt her foot and wasn't able to come.
This was the "biggest" prize and Jenny got it for getting the most Bunco's. She had like 6 Bunco's which is pretty unusual.

These were what we call the "booby" prizes. Everyone walks away with a prize so these were what everyone got that didn't win anything. I thought they were cute and they were filled with mini candybars.