Saturday, September 17, 2011

This one's for you Coil!

I know nobody reads this...and why should they? It's been almost a year since this baby has gotten any action. Call me a slacker! I'm okay with that. Just thought I'd update my blog about my life for the one person who will read this (and you know who you are)!

This last year I spent transforming a lot of things about myself. I decided last fall that I wanted to join the Coast Guard reserves! I know, pretty random. So I lost a ton of weight, made it through the drama that is MEPS, interviewed in Alameda, CA. AND...didn't get in. No biggy, I'll try again next year. So in the meantime I decided to do something that I NEVER thought I'd ever do and that is to run a marathon. I've been training for the last few months and will run the Long Beach Marathon Oct. 9. I think I'm ready! I had a 21 mile run a few weeks ago and I DID IT! So what's 5 more...I got this! I've also been feeling like I need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I feel that I'm done having kids (cross my fingers)! So I guess that's the next step. I enjoy my children and love the rare moments here and there when they all get along....of course those moments are followed by long moments of fighting, yelling, and whining. Such is life.

Hmm.....anything else interesting? Well, Sydney, my now 1 1/2 year old broke her little arm yesterday by falling off the Tramp...poor little thing. Cameron, my 5 year old started Kindergarten and is in the same Chinese immersion program that Alyssa is in. It's fun to see them use Chinese words back and forth. And here I am with just 2 kids home and only one in diapers....WOW, what to do with all the free time!!!!!

The wrinkles are coming in fast and furious along with the gray hairs and life just keeps on ticking by whether I blog about it or not! Hope all is well with my few friends in cyberspace who may read this. OUT!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I was messing around the other day and thought I'd learn how to do this....this is what I came up with.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I have become a crappy-ola blogger. I rarely get on the computer these days. Having five kids takes some getting used to...I think the trickiest part is just having a newborn. Little Sydney is settling into the family nicely, today is her three month birthday, where does the time go? She is awake more, smiles a ton, and even had her fist little chuckle the other day, love her. Brian had his birthday on Valentine's day and we had fun celebrating him. He is an awesome dad and a wonderful partner in life. He make me laugh more than anyone I've ever known. This picture was taken that day with our timer on the camera. I think it turned out pretty well minus my overtired looking self. Sometimes the stars align and all the kids do something we ask at the right time. They are all gifts and I feel so blessed to have a wonderful husband and fabulous kids! The dog I could do without....kidding Prince, love ya too!

Friday, February 19, 2010

I'm BACK!!!

Soooooo Look who decided to come back to the blogging world!!!!! A lot has happened in the last few months and as you can see I've taken my time getting back to the world. We've had some birthdays (Alyssa, Cameron, and mine) and a birth day!!!
Here is Sydney Katharine Ford the day she was born...Dec 17, 2009 She weighed 7 lbs 2oz. and was 21 inches long...She is now two months old. She's an amazing addition to the family and we all love her so much and just can't get enough of her

She's ready for Easter!!!

This is the kids on Christmas morning for our annual Christmas stair picture!
They were all 'relatively' good this year so Santa dropped a generous load!

Alyssa ready for her Chinese New year program. What a cute little China Doll!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Halloween partay

Our church had a Halloween party and Brian was in charge of the 'donut on a string' game. As you can see, he had more fun than Cameron when his turn came! Cameron didn't care though, he laughed the whole way through and got a donut in the end...everyone wins!

Friday, November 6, 2009

8 is GREAT!!!!

Lindsay had a Bday and turned the BIG 8!!!! she had a great time at chucky cheese (why do they like that place so much???) With a few friends and of course the highlight of turning 8 is that she was able to be baptized by her dad on Halloween! Her birthday was lots of fun and she made it through the whole day with smiles (which is rare!) and her baptism was a really special day although she woke up that morning with a fever and couldn't go trick or treating later. I can't believe she in now 'accountable' and growing so fast!!! She is a fun and responsible big sis and we all love her so much!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009


Everytime I'd see this infomercial for the Touch 'N Brush all I could think was.....BRILLIANT!!!!! I have the problem of kids spreading their toothpaste from one side of the sink to the other. The other day while at Target I found the 'as seen on TV' section. Thinking to myself, " if they had that toothpaste one I'd buy it!!" Low and behold, there it was, and I couldn't resist! This thing does two great jobs: 1) NO MORE MESS and 2) the kids think it's super FUN to brush their teeth!

How dreamy of a product is that, and all for the small price of $19.99!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Popcorn...but better!

I need a new post on this baby. So I'll talk all about the yummy caramel popcorn I made the other night. The recipe is soooooo easy and from one of my new fave blogs I even became facebook friends with the two gals that run the blog cuz I think they are so witty and clever. The recipe has only three ingredients....well four, if you count the popcorn, but it's ALL done in the microwave and can be made in minutes!

That's my kind of treat!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autism Carnival

Every year Sahara Construction has a free Carnival for Autistic kids and their families. My kids look forward to it every year and have such a GREAT time playing games, jumping in the bouncy houses, eating lots of food, and the "best" part is coming home with lots of plastic little prizes for them to scatter all over the house. There are always lots of tables set up from groups in the Salt Lake area that offer services and great info for autism. It really is a great service Sahara does for these kids and there families - to provide a fun day with no judgements from ANYONE about your "difficult" child.