Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sharing is caring

First off, I would really like to know how to make a cool top picture for my if anyone knows how, please feel free to share. I thought I was pretty good with this kind of stuff but turns out, I suck.

Second, my phone is making me angrrrryyy...It won't send emails. Stupid thing.

Third, Last night we ate at Chris and Jen's. I totally ruined my awesome diet I had going on. They made Indian Taco's (with deer meat!) They never buy meat. They make everything with deer. It was the most amazing Indian Taco I've EVER eaten. Be jealous of all that oooy goooy goodness!

I'll stop counting now. The other day I bought some 90 calorie Fiber One bars. All I can say is...YUM!!!

Lots of stuff to share today. The girl that took Kinzi's 6 month pics, Misty, (visit her website HERE. She's so so so good! Love her!) is doing one of my boss's daughter's newborn shoot tomorrow (that was confusing) and she asked me if I wanted to assist her. Needless to say, of course I can't and I'm bummed about it! Not only do I wanna love all over that sweet little boy, Keller, but it made me feel special that she asked me to help her. BUT, I can't so moving on with that! Be sure to visit her website (it's still a work in progress) and give her a call!

I love love love my job! It still shocks me that after 4.5 years, I can still say that, and mean it! I love the people I work with and I love what I do. And, I love the company and it's leniency. I'm very lucky!

Me niece, Makenna Jayne, will be 3 tomorrow and Kinzi will be 7 months old! CRAZY! Time freakin flies!

Also, The Vintage Pearl (blog and website) has the cutest jewelry ever!!! They're giving away 5 - $100 Gift certificates on their blog today and I would be so excited if I won one! I've wanted the "I Love You to the Moon and back" necklace with Kinzi's name on it, for months now! I would be ecstatic to get it!!!

And, we all know I have to post a picture of my love. Little stinker cracks me up!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I'm stealing this from a friend's blog. LOVE THIS song!

And like to run to THIS and THIS.


So, I just went through my blog and noticed I had a comment and 6 followers. I feel special! : ) I like doing this, and I like that people like to read about my simple little life.

I donated to the SIDS foundation the other day. It wasn't much but it still made me feel good. Since reading Kellie's blog (, it has really opened my eyes to SIDS. It's so scary. I've always told Kinzi I love her, and I've always loved on her and gave her countless kisses but since reading about Maddie, that has changed. I don't think Kinzi goes 2 minutes without a kiss, a hug, or an I love you! I don't feel like I can tell her enough. I just love her so so much!! I got her 6 month pics in. I love love LOVE them! I'm so excited for family pics in May!!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

baby weight

I really fear that this baby weight is never going to come off. I guess I should have listened to my doctor when she said, "I don't care if you gain 75 pounds, but YOU will." I'm like, yeah whatever. I'll just bust my ass to get it off. HA! Easier said than done. Grant it: I could eat a heck of a lot better. Which, I have been. Just not as good as I should. And now I have committed to doing this race. Three miles doesn't sound like a lot but when it gets down to it, it IS a lot. EEeeekkkk! I need to kick it up a notch, or 2, or 3! Totally got me a jogging stroller and some new running kicks (thanks babe : ) But, thanks to this awesome cold weather, doesn't look like I'll be getting to use it until Saturday. Which is ok because I probably won't wanna run (run, ha! jog) after work anyway.

Friday we had our annual meeting for work. I actually got a door prize. $50 to Interurban. That's what I'm talkin' bout.

Side note: My mom makes me laugh with her random thoughts and comments.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Shmuesday.

It's only Tuesday? Boo! This past weekend was fun! Sunday, we went to the zoo, as a family! We don't do much as a family because Jacob has been so busy with his bed. So, it was nice to do something. Kinzi is such a good little baby.

I've been wanting ro run a race. If you know me, you know, I HATE to run. But, since I started going to the gym and doing it more, I actually like it. I found out that some people at work were doing the relay. I thought, this would be great for me! I would work a lot harder because I don't want to look like an idiot. I won't take my time because there will be someone waiting on me. I talked to one of the guys doing it and he gave me his 5k leg! I am so excited but already nervous. I have 5.5 weeks to train. It's May 1st. And the best part about this is...I can't back out! Did you know that if you don't drink a lot of water while you run, it makes you have to poop? Thank jk! Now I'm terrified I'm gonna poop my pants!

I tanned today after working out. I upgraded to the "better" beds. When I walked in the room, this is what I saw. Kinda freaked me out for a second. Think I could go back in time or to space?!

Found out today that Jacob's sister is having a boy! Another boy in the family. They're naming him Krosby. Mj and Kinzi are the only 2 girls. Girl power biotches! : )

Last night I was rocking Kinzi and I looked down at her and she had crashed. I just stared at her. I love that little girl so much. It's unreal! I had to take a picture. She's so stinkin pretty!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mean and Green

Happy St. Patty's Day! When I got dressed this morning, I realised how bad I really need to lose weight. I've been working out but not eating as good as I should. I've lost 6 pounds but that's not enough and I still have a long way to go. I realized this because everything green that I have, doesn't fit!!! Booo! So, guess who spent too much money at GNC on her lunch break today? Yep, this girl! Jacob would kill me. The guy at the store said, "Let him see the results in 30 days then tell him. I'm sure he won't mind so much then." haha.

I think I have an obsession with buying baby food. Every time I go to the store, I buy some. We are going to be stocked up by next month till her 1st birthday if I keep this up. And, I'm not sure why I do it either.

Yesterday I ordered Kinzi's 6 month pictures. I am SO excited to get them in and get them hung! I scheduled us for family pics for May 21. That's my weight loss motivation right there!

Tomorrow is....Friday!!!!!! Another zoo trip is planned for Sunday for our little family. That is, if I can pull Jacob away from his welding bed project. He works on it every.single.night. until at least 9:30.

Jacob and I were talking last night and he said something that completely melted my heart. He said, "I am not a morning person and I absolutely HATE getting up but it's the BEST feeling to roll over and see Kinzi smiling at me. I love her so much!" It almost made me cry.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I'm way behind.
Saturday I met my mom at the salon to drop on Kinzi. She kept her Saturday night. After that, I went to Ricky's to meet Jeri Kaye and her seester. p.s. The manager there is a weirdo. Just sayin. After lunch/dinner, me and JK went to Louie's and had a couple (few or more) drinks. I had so much fun. I don't go out and do much anymore so it was nice to get out and have some drinks and just talk and laugh...a lot! I love that girl. There hasn't been a time that I've been around her when I didn't laugh.

Yesterday was Kinzi's 6 month check up (and shots). Her appt was at 10. We got up, ate, played some and were out the door. Gigi (my mom) met us at the dr's office, as she always does. She's been there for every set of shots. Thank God! It's hard on me. I think it's harder on her though. K's 27 1/4" long and is 15lbs 4oz. She's still little. Long and lean is what her pedi said. I was kind of worried when they told me her weight because she was 14lbs at her 4 month appt. But, the dr said she's fine. She's still gaining weight and is in the 30%. So, all in all, she's doing great. She even said her ears are "beautiful". Odd, but made me smile.

Daddy hasn't been home hardly at all lately. He's been working on his bed to try and start contract welding. We miss him. But, hopefully he will be a lot happier with his job and be making a lot more - cha ching.

Went to the gym today. Actually worked out and tanned. Think I might be a tad red. Come back to work and my little friend Rusty bought me some Peanut M&M's. I've been complaining for the past 2 weeks that our vending machine here at work hasn't had m&m's. How un-American is that?! Crazy, I know. So all that work out was pretty much for me to come back to work and eat candy. ha!

OH! And, Misty (the photographer that took K's pics) posted a "sneak peak" of her pics on fb Monday. I am DYING to see the rest. She is absolutely brilliant! And my sweet baby girl looks perfect!!!!!

SO sweet and SO perfect!!
Kinzi Laiken - 6 Months Old

Thursday, March 3, 2011

i love you.

No one will ever understand the strength of my love for you. After all, you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.

Miss Personality


Yesterday Kinzi had her 6 month pictures taken. I left work and went home before picking her up so I could paint my toe nails. The photographer told me she wanted to take some shots of me holding Kinzi's hands while we were standing so to wear cute shoes. I was like CRAP! I HAVE to paint these nappy toe nails.
When I went to pick her up, she was still asleep. She napped for almost 4 hours yesterday. She definitely needed to sleep. I got her up, changed her, dressed her, fed her, then we were out the door. I was supposed to meet Misty (the photographer) at the north oval at OU. When she told me that, I thought oh lord. I'm glad I work with all these guys that are obsessed with OU. I got directions. I was told to just park on campus corner. Easy enough. yeah right. I got there and there wasn't 1 parking spot. Which, I should have known. There's only like 20 spots down that main road anyway. So, here I am driving around campus looking for a parking spot. Around 5:10, I finally just give up and park down the road. I pay $2, dumb. I get out, put Kinzi in the stroller and off we go. Now, if this wasn't a sight to see. All these college kids are walking around with their backpacks on, probably headed to the bar and here I am, just tootin along with my little baby in a stroller.
I get out to this big grassy area, that's inside a huge oval. Hence, the name, north oval. There was a big tree and a lot of the grass around it was actually green so we chose to take pics there. It was a lot colder than I thought it would be. I sat her down and she immediately started shivering. I felt so bad. Misty got a few pics of her. I know I'll love every single one so I'm not worried. She was just so serious throughout the whole time. Smiled a few times and she didn't fuss until the very end. I think she had just had enough of being cold. I'm so anxious to see them!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Gettin' comfy.

I wonder how many of my posts are going to start out about Maddie, Kellie and James Staat? I just can't stop thinking about them. I still think about baby Scarlett all the time too. Yesterday I had lunch with JK and I just kept saying how things like this hit you so differently when you have a kid. Not saying she doesn't's just different. I never fully understood a mother's love until now. I really need to stop snooping on the Internet. Yesterday as I was creeping through facebook, looking at random people's pages, I came across a lady that had lost her 2 year old boy to cancer. Geez! I keep reading all these horrible, saddening stories. I have to stop but it's like seeing a car can't help but stare. I constantly want to know how everyone is doing so I continue to go back.
Miss Kinzi has been sleeping horribly the past 2 nights. Sunday night she went down fine, at her usual time - around 7:30. But woke up around 1. I put her in bed with us and she slept till 6:30. Well, last night was a different story. I think I jinxed myself by bragging about how good of a sleeper she is. She stayed up until after 9 last night. She NEVER does this. So when she finally did fall asleep, I laid her in the pack n play. Obviously she did not want this, so she screamed. I put her back in our bed and she crashed. My mom and mother in law both said this morning...It's time for her to go to her crib. I know this. I know she needs this and so do we (for our own sanity and sleep). But now I am TERRIFIED! We have a spare bedroom with a bed that's right next to Kinzi's room so my mom suggested I sleep in that room just until I get comfortable. But, I wonder if I will ever get comfortable and if so, how long is that really going to take? I'm going to try. tonight! Key word, "TRY."
Friday is Jacob's Dad's I don't really know what to call it. What kind of retirement gift do you get a man that has everything? It's pretty difficult. But, this "party" means a day off. Fine by me!
Next Wed, the 9th, is Kinzi's 6 month appt. Which means, shots. I'm not looking forward to these. Not that I ever look forward to them but last time I was a lot more calm than the first time. I'm worried about this round because she's starting to realize what's going on and she's a drama. queen. I know she's going to freak out! It's still over a week away and I'm already stressing. Maybe this is why my stomach was so upset for over 2 weeks. I need to chill.
Saturday we have planned on going to the Wormy Dog to watch No Justice but the closer it gets, the more I fell like a mommy and a home body. I've been looking forward to going but then I'm like, well...maybe we could just see a movie or just go to dinner. I'm just not big on those places like I used to be. My mom is keeping Kinzi Saturday night though so we will be doing something.
I need to work. I really didn't do much yesterday and I have 20 emails to go through. bleh.
I will re-read this later to check for grammar errors.