People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Case of a bad upper lumbago...

...or at least that's what my dad calls it when you get sick. I'm feeling pretty crappy. Don't you just hate those days? Big thanks to my amazing husband who took care of the kids today while I pretty much slept the day away. Kind of sucks when you have kids and are sick because they don't give a crap if you are sick and won't let you rest. Boo hoo...I miss my mommy!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's a Regan Day

I took these pictures of Regan a couple of weeks ago. They kind of pull a heart string on me so I thought I'd share.

Don't worry, Sophie will get her due.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tag Team

OK, I've been tagged by a couple of people for different things, so I'll have to do the second one later to save you from a loss of interest. Here we go ABC style....

A- Attached or single: attached
B- Best Friend: Jason
C-Cake or Pie: depends on what kind
D-Day of Choice: Saturday 'cause Jason is around to help with the girls
E- Essential Item: milk (for cereal!!!)
F- Favorite Color: Blue
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: neither
H- Hometown: Heber, AZ
I- Indulgence(s): Oreo's
J- January or July: July, January is comparible to Monday of the work week
K-Kids: They are a lot of work
L-Life is incomplete without: family and friends
M- Marriage Date: June 9, 2001
N- Number of Siblings: 3
O- Oranges or Apples: Well, if the orange is really sweet and juicy, then orange
P- Phobias or Fears: SNAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I'm also afraid of loosing one of my family members
Q- Quote(s): Which one to choose?!?!?!? "Hallow. My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father. Prepare to die."
R- Reason To Smile: Regi-roo and Sopher Dopher
S- Season: Summer or Fall. Spring stinks!!!
T- Tag Three: Wendy, Catherine, Kandra, or anybody else who wants to.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Opressor
W- Worst Habit: Wasting my life on this blog
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: WTH?
Y- Your Favorite Food: Sugar, but as Keia put it, "food in general is my friend"
Z- Zimbabwee or New Zealand: NZ

Monday, February 18, 2008

Potty Training Diaries cont...

Well here I am. I have survived the last few days if any of you were wondering. I have just been pretty strict with her not wearing a diaper and making sure I reward her for going pee pee in the potty. It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing (she did pee on my leg while we were right next to the potty chair), but we are making progress. Today she only had one accident and that was because she fell asleep in the car and peed while she was asleep. Not too bad though. I remind her to pee in the potty about every ten minutes and if she needs to go she says, "Poo poo potty?" And sometimes she just comes out and says it so then we rush to the potty chair.

Potty training is a hard, frustrating, icky, stinky process, but no one ever told me that I would feel more pride in her the first time she peed in the potty than if she won the Nobel Prize. Or that I would be bursting my buttons the third or fourth time and then when she has gone the whole day without an accident. (My parents must still be proud of me for going pee pee in the potty!) As silly as it sounds, this horrible process has some sweet rewards that only come from enduring it and seeing it through. At the beginning of this I thought I wanted to kill myself, but there may be a silver lining after all.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Potty Training Diaries

Well, you heard right. I am starting off on the marvelous, wonderful road of potty training. So yesterday I was geared up. I was gonna get her to pee pee in the potty every time, there was going to be no accidents. I was going to be vigilant! And yesterday the count stands at Regan 5, Mama 1. She peed where she wanted 5 times and she peed where I wanted 1 time! Oh I was vigilant. We pretty much set up camp in the bathroom. I had crakers and snacks 'cause that was pretty much the only way to get her to sit on the potty. We got a seat that sits inside the regular toilet seat and there was a built in shield. I think it got kind of uncomfortable for her. And she really couldn't climb up there even with the stool we got her. Anyway, I think she held it whenever she was sitting on the potty and whenever she was off she let her rip. UGH!!!!! So by mid-afternoon I had had enough fun and put a diaper on her. I was sitting there thinking that I would really like to hire someone to come and do this for me! What was I thinking! Maybe she's not ready! Maybe I could wait until she is 10. There has to be a better way!!!! Well she hates her diaper on and keeps saying, "Pee pee in potty". So I'm thinkin' I better give it another shot. Rome wasn't conquered in a day right? So last night I had Jason go to the store and get a potty chair that sits on the floor. It has a comfy little seat and the shield is reversible. I showed it to Regan this morning and explained that it was her big girl potty. I set it down, got her undressed and she imediately sat down. I had to take her off to get a towel underneath it and she screamed 'cause she wanted to keep sitting on it! So when she sat down she starts peeing in the potty!!!!! HALLELUJAH(Insert choir singing here)!!!!! I set the potty next to her books and then in the living room. The count today stands at Regan 1, Mama 4!!!!!! I know it is not over yet, but it is a BIG leap from yesterday!! Well, I'll let you know any developments in the adventure. I have a bunch of errands to run today so I'll have to put her diaper back on, but is that bad? I mean once I have started this is it ok to maybe have these first few days to introduce her to it? Let her warm up a bit, or from here on out should I be very strict about her going in the potty while she's awake? And is it bad to set up camp in the living room? Any tips from you seasoned potty trainers would be awesome!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day 1 of Kristal

Ok. I know the suspense is killing you. We are coming to a close with the 10 days of Kristal, but don't you worry. I have something up my sleeves.

Movies!! I love watching a good movie, but who doesn't? Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Bourne Identity series, Pride and Predjudice, ect.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Day 2 of Kristal

I can't decide which I like best. If I had to choose only one I don't know if I could do it so I'll just present both.

Twix and Double Stuff Oreos!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Day 3 of Kristal

Well enough bragging about myself I guess. I know what you've all come for. What's going to happen when the 10 Days of Kristal are over? Will you be able to get on with your lives? Will you keep coming back? I'll just have to find some other lame idea to draw you all here. So here we are, #3 of Kristal's top 10 favorites:

BOOKS!!! I love to read and I have actually really gotten into books on cd. It is nice and relaxing to have some one else read to you. Oh well. When I was young my mom would ask me what I wanted for Christmas and I would always say books. After Christmas morning you could count on not seeing me for the rest of the Christmas break! One year I guess my mom wanted to see me for a few more hours than usual, so she made a treasure hunt to get my book. Well one of the clues was inside the Christmas turkey so I had to wait until that night to even get my book.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hooray for Me!!

Ok, so I know this isn't one of the ten days, but I have been pretty busy. I am so excited to tell you all that I have been working on some digital scrapbook "quick pages" for Ellie Lash Designs, and they are now being sold in her store!! It is kind of exciting to do something that I love that people can get excited over. So anyway...I'll post Day 3 of Kristal later. Peace out!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Day 4 of Kristal

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING!!!! It is the best thing since sliced bread.

Average cost of a layout: $1

Average time spent on a layout: 1.5 hour

No more mess, and no more kids messing up the mess: priceless!!

Day 5 of Kristal

Ok, sorry to keep you all in suspense. It has been a busy couple of days.

Flip Flops!! Jason gets so mad at me for only wearing my flip flops even in winter. My feet are taking a beating , but it is all for the cause.