I Spoke Too Soon...

So, yesterday was one of my better days, until about 1:00 in the afternoon where I began to throw up EVERY 10 MINUTES non stop.
I had to start taking my antibiotics for my lovely bladder infection yesterday, and it turns out they cause nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. I had to leave work around 3 and could barely even make it to Jen's house without throwing up. It was horrible. I don't think I've had that horrible of a day my whole pregnancy. :(
As of right now, I refuse to ever get pregnant again, EVER!!


A Few of My Favorite Things...

1.) Taco Salads...minus the taco, minus the meat....hehe
Those have been some of the cravings lately...lettuce and rice and tomatoes and olives and salsa and sourcream...mmmmm yummy

2.) Mr. Clean Magic Erasers. Those are so cool!!! No, not to eat, but to clean with!! I actually was having fun cleaning because of how well they work. Marker, gone, crayon, gone, black scuffs ALL OVER THE WALLS, gone. Those things really are magic. So so cool.

3.) Sleeping in until 8:30, and not being expected at work until 10. So so wonderful.

4.) Great Harvest's cinnamon raisin bread, fresh from the oven, soft and hot and oozing with Apricot jam. Yummy yummy yummy.

5.) And to top it all off, a deliciously scrumptious fresh peach raspberry & sorbet smoothie from Jamba Juice. Definitely must be tried by everyone. :)

All in all, in case you can't tell, I am having quite the wonderful day today.
Although, yesterday wasn't bad either. I only had to work half a day, and then I went to Alan and Jen's, they made me lunch, and then I took a nap on their couch, and when I woke up, my husband was there! :) Then we went and cleaned Emi's yucky rental house, and made it beautiful again, and we went to bed way too late...but still, a pretty good day.
Yesterday's good day, and today's good day, puts me on a roll. :)


Dacia's "Tag 11"

1. One of my biggest regrets in life:
High School. High School. High School.
Need I say more.

2. Stupidest thing I ever did:
Date that stupid boy named Jay Karl Webb. I don't know WHAT i was thinking!!!!

3. Funniest thing I ever did:
I do many stupid and funny things. But probably the one that sticks out most in my mind is mine and Dacia's sour cream fight. haha. thinking about that night always makes me laugh. we were eating tacos and ended up chasing each other around the house throwing sour cream at each other! hehehe

4. Favorite joke:
may not be a super funny joke...but its the best I got...and it makes me laugh.

What did the Fish say when it ran into the wall?


What did the wall say when the Fish ran into it?

Dumb Bass!!

5. One favorite odd thing to do:
Strangely enough, I agree with Dacia and Emily, it is so much fun to bite Topher!! hehe. they're of course loving nibbles. but still, very fun indeed.

6. Could spend hours doing this:
sleeping. shopping. watching gilmore girls. eating ice cream. snuggling with my husband.

7. Dream Job:
One where I could rotate doing different jobs depending on what I was in the mood for every day. :) I could be a teacher on monday, a chef on tuesday, a cosmetologist on wednesday, a travel agent on friday, and a swim teacher on saturday mornings....then be a mommy and a wife on saturday and sunday. hehe. i think that would be the best job EVER. too bad it doesn't exist.

8.Favorite room in the house to clean:
why should I clean when I have a Topher?! hehe...none of the above. i hate to clean. if i have to clean, then the living room. cuz it always looks so darn pretty when its clean.

9. A future goal:
Along with Dacia...I hope to travel the world with my spousey. He has seen a good portion of Asia, and so he could be my tour guide through that continent, and I could be his tour guide through Europe. And then we could explore all the other places neither of us has ever been to. :)

10. My perfect day consists of:
Being able to sleep in until at least 7:30...Waking up with energy, and for once in the past 7 weeks, NOT being exhausted, therefore, being able to shower and dress myself, and to have the energy to actually DO my hair and make up half decently. My day would then consist of not having to go to work AT ALL, and Topher not having to go to school. Topher and I would stay home and have a yummy breakfast together. Then we would meet up with my family somewhere, a park or something fun, and we would spend the afternoon eating, laughing, playing games and just being together as friends and family. Then Topher and I would got out for dinner. Have fun just being together. And then we would go home, snuggle up in our bed, watch a movie together on our Projector screen, and fall asleep by 10. It doesn't get much better than that...well, I guess If I randomly won 1,000 dollars for no reason that would make it a pretty good day too.

11. Something that needs to be invented:
Well, Topher thinks that all the wind that rushes past your car should be converted into a system that helps your car be more efficient. he thinks that cars should have turbines that convert the wind into electricity...he's a weirdo though...
I think they should invent robots that do your homework for you, and go to class for you, and go to work for you, and entertain your husband while you sleep. ;) hehehe

Sara's Blog Tag :)

Blogger Tag
4 jobs I have had
1. Love Sac baby!
2. Lifeguard/Swim Teacher
3. Sales Rep/Pretty much Tele-Marketer for Pure Credit Unlimited...yeah...ditched that job without giving 2 weeks notice. oops.
4. Receptionist at Columbus Travel and Sweets Candy as well as Tour Guide

4 movies I can watch over & over
1. The Notebook
2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (new version)
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Meet the Robinsons

4 places I have lived
1. Farmington, Ut
2. Blue Springs, Missourri
3. Irvine, CA
4. Germany

4 favorite TV shows
1. Well, I don't have T.V. but if I did...Discovery Channel
2. Gilmore Girls
3. History Channel
4. Next Top Model

4 of my favorite places I've been
1. Italy
2. Disney World/Sea World
3. Oregon Coast
4. Mexico on my Honeymoon

4 favorite foods
1. Mom's Lasagna mmmmm
2. Fruit Pizza
3. Ice Cream
4. Pretty much anything from Taco Bell

4 favorite websites I check daily
1. Blogs
2. e-mail
3. Google
4. Msn.com

4 favorite hobbies
1. Sleeping
2. Shopping!
3. Scrapbooking
4. Snuggling my Hubby

4 places I'd rather be
1. With my Mom in Idaho
2. Anywhere with my family
3. On vacation - preferrably Disney Land or Sea World or Europe
4. Curled up at home in bed with some comfort food and watching Gilmore Girls on the Projector screen

4 friends I would like to tag...

anybody please!


Amazing Family Ties...

So, this post is sort of random..but after sitting here and thinking for what was probably way too long for me to be thinking, (i could've hurt myself) I have come to the realization that I have an AMAZING family.
I have always been ready to admit that I have a wonderful family and that each member of my family is my best friend is some respect. But I think I have taken advantage, or just overlooked, how amazingly talented each and every one of them are.
I was just glancing over Alan's website, AlanJPhoto, and realized how amazingly talented he is at photography. Maybe he has always been really talented at this, but it seems like it has just recently started to take flight into an amazing ability...And THIS realization, is what brings me to my blog.
My amazing family, and all of their abilities that leave me in awe.

I guess I'll begin with Alan, since he's the Oldest and the freshest on my mind.
When most people meet Alan, they think he is an amazing outdoors man. Awesome at biking, hiking, repelling, mountain climbing, the works...whatever it is outdoors, he's mastered it. And this is of course true, he IS amazing at all those things. In fact, when I describe my brother to people, I am normally ALWAYS bragging about his amazing repelling/mountain climbing and mountain biking skills.
But on top of those things, he is an outstanding photographer. Talk about talented. He just seems to get better and better and better with every single photo shoot!! He always finds these unique angles, and has the right setting and mood and lighting. And he has so many cool ways of editing the pictures to enhance features, and highlight aspects of the photo. He is just amazingly talented. Wow. Props to the big Brother. :)

So, next in line would be Emily. Emily is,... well, Emily. Thinking about her always leaves me at a loss of words. Emily is always dedicated, and focused and always seems to know exactly what she wants and needs and what needs to be done to get it. Her determination is something that I envy. Not only did she graduate High School with High Honors, while being in Limited Edition, Advanced Theater and numerous A.P. classes, (something I WISH i could've achieved) she also got her bachelors, AND a law degree. AND she got her law degree while she was taking care of a little baby. She is SO SO amazingly smart. I can only wish that somewhere deep inside me is a little bit of the motivation and ability that drove her to go through such intense schooling and to finish on top. I can barely even manage three easy general ed classes, and I have no excuses not to finish them or suceed in them. Emily is simply amazingly smart. But, like Alan, being smart is not her only ability that amazes me. She also, is an AMAZING gourmet chef. She may tell people its just a hobby, but she comes up with some of the yummiest and most BEAUTIFUL concoctions in the whole world. I envy her ability to make a trifle that looks flawless, when there's me, who if I EVER try to make a pretty dessert, I have to tell people "Who cares what it looks like! It tastes good, I swear!! It all goes to the same place anyway..."
And, I won't stop there, Emily is also an amazing piano player. Never once did she give up on piano. She was always practicing and doing all her assignments in piano lessons. She wasn't a slacker like me, she actually devoted time and effort to it. She is AMAZING. And to top it all off, she is a wonderful mother.

Next is Dacia.
Not only does she have the ability to make anyone smile and laugh, but she is also very very gifted in graphic design. She can make ANYTHING, from a scrapbook page, to a home made card, to an entire magazine look above and beyond professional. She has the ability to make everything flow, and no matter what the design or object of her task, she always seems to get the desired effect. Her magazines are spectacular, they look flawless. Her designs and color schemes are always unique and beautiful. Her scrapbook pages are the object of probably every girl's envy. She's just got an eye for good art.
On top of her talent with a Mac and being able to lay out any design she desires...she is super talented at drawing and art. I remember looking at her artwork ever since I was in Elementary School and wishing I could draw like her. She always made everything look so real. Everything she drew ended up being perfect, and she could draw it in HALF the time it took me to conjure up something half as impressive. She seems to think that because she has an artist for a husband that he overshadows her, but I would SERIOUSLY contest that. I have always thought, and still think, that she is an amazing artist.
Aside from her artistic abilities she is an amazing best friend.

So...those are the siblings. Pretty amazing.
But, I would never dream of leaving out their spouses!!

First off Jen, cuz I know her better than Jared and Joe, and therefore have much more to say about her. :)She is one of the most caring people I've ever met. She is always interested in everyone's feelings and hopes and dreams. Within an hour of meeting her, she has undoubtedly caused you to have diarrea of the mouth and you're telling her all your hopes, dreams and dark secrets!!
Jen is also amazing with kids. I don't think i've ever seen a little kid not fall in love with Jen.
jen is also super impressive when it comes to the outdoors. While most of the family would be whining and complaining about a hike, she actually enjoys and kicks butt when it comes to hiking and backpacking. Something that part of me envies, and part of me is just in awe that anyone would enjoy such an activity. ;)
Jen is also someone who doesn't seem to ever give up. She'll try over and over again at anything. I mean, look at the family she married into! and She still hasn't divorced Alan!! haha. jk.
She seems to have done everything and been everywhere and experienced everything, and that makes her very wise in my eyes. :)

Jared. Jared seems very wise, but also like a little boy sometimes. Just over the past year, I feel like I've noticed a lot more how much he is in love with Emily, and that right there is a talent in and of itself! hehe. jk emi. Jared really does seem to be an amazing spouse though. He seems to take such good care of his wife and children, and it seems as though his family all love and respect him very very much. He also, from what I can tell, seems to be really super smart. Getting a degree in criminal law, going to the Police Academy, being in the military, these are all feats that seem unbelievable and unascertainable to me. He is very versatile and talented in everything he does. Also, something that completely amazes me, is his ability to walk into a house, a house of any means or situation, and turn it into something beautiful. His ability to alter a house's appearance by means of flooring, cabinets, carpeting, ANYTHING that needs to be done, is just amazing.

Next, would be Zeburr. Along with Daysh, he maintains the ability to make anyone laugh. But, aside from that, he is an entertainer, an acrobat, an artist, a skater punk, and a dirt bike junkie. Talk about multi-talented. Anything that boy puts his mind to, it can be done, and not only can it be done, but he can probably MASTER it. Water sports, yard sports, biking, you name it, he can probably do it, and if he can't, give him an hour and he'll have it down pat. :)
Plus, he writes hysterically funny church talks and treats my sister really well. :)

And of course I haven't forgotten the best of all, and that would by MY spousey. He is AMAZING!!!!!! You may all think he is a push over because he spoils me more than Veruca Salt, but I say that he is wonderful. He is so smart and self sacrificing and just down right amazing. He is always good at whatever he attempts and amazing at anything he really puts his mind to. He is kind and loving and DOWN RIGHT AMAZING with kids. Talk about being a #1 future daddy. He also is an amazing Korean chef, and linguist. He is so much fun to watch fly kites. I think I could watch him all day because of the smile on his face while he's doing it. He is amazing and capable of so many wonderful things. I'm SO excited I get to watch him accomplish them all throughout the rest of our lives together. :)

Now, I realize that this has been an AMAZINGLY long post, and for this I apologize. But my work here is not done yet. I still need to post about my amazing parents...but...i'm sleepy...and need to go throw up some more...so...adieu for tonight...

I love my family so so much!! Thank you all for being the best friends a sister could EVER ask for!


I Want My Mommy!!!

I'm anywhere between 3 and 5 weeks pregnant, and I'm already wanting my Mommy!
I feel so sick, exhausted, and over emotional its crazy. I cried all morning because I didn't was having such a hard time waking up. I then showered with the lights off, fell asleep in the shower, fell asleep again after showering, and then cried some more I was so tired.
I'm now at work, feeling sick, crying and feeling like nothing would feel better than throwing up. But, of course, I can't throw up, because that would be too easy. So I'm sitting here, nauseous and light headed, wanting to go home.
Luckily, Venice is at work with me too and she requested I sit at the desk, relax and not do anything.
I hope this pregnancy thing gets better soon, because right now, I'm about to resent this baby!
Honestly, that's probably not true...I'm so so excited to be pregnant. I've probably been thinking about this baby that's growing inside of me 23 out of the 24 hours in the day. I think its amazing, and I feel so lucky and blessed that Heavenly Father somehow has enough faith in me to entrust me with this little being.
And I guess that if Heavenly Father trusts me to HAVE a baby, then that means I'm strong enough to deal with a little bit of morning sickness in the beginning.
Anywhooo...to all of you that are familiar with pregnancy symptoms...PLEASE let me know when I can expect to be feeling better!


Family Reunion

So, this last week Topher and I went to the Johnson family reunion. It was definitely a very LONG vacation, (9 days) but we spaced it out between a lot of different places and people, so we didn't ever get burned out. :)

We started our vacation by goin to Mum and Sam's, (always a very relaxing choice) and we spent a couple days there with them chatting, shopping, watching movies, getting massages, and going to their spa.

Then on Saturday night we went into Jackson and the Tetons. We met up with Dad, Emily and Alan, had some wonderful dutch oven dinners, did some pretty hikes and some kyaking on Lewis Lake. Who ever said a one person kyak is for one person, is wrong, because Topher and I fit just fine in it together. It was very cozy...and quite convenient because I didn't have to paddle at all. :)

We slept in Dad and Karen's trailer and every morning when Rachel woke up, we'd take her out of the pac'n play and she'd snuggle with us and tell us all the bug names on my pillowcase,(So so sweet!!!).

The Tetons were beautiful and Topher and I managed to live up to our life motto of "Been there Kissed there"...

It was so much fun to have a couple days with my siblings and parents and to just get to relax and spend time catching up with mom, dad, emily and alan...(it would have been fun to catch up with Dacia, but she didn't feel the need to show up at Flagg Ranch with the rest of us...;))
After the weekend with the family, we went a little further into Yellowstone and then went to Harriman State Park for the actual reunion. Although the 'living space' was anything but spacious, or comfortable or cozy, it was fun and we managed to enjoy ourselves with a couple different activities. The family olympics were a lot of fun, (Topher almost won the Hula Hoop contest AND the pie eating contest!!)

Topher managed to go kyaking down the river with Joe (one of his highlights of the trip), we went to Firehole in Yellowstone, Topher got to fly his kite in Yellowstone, we played card games every night, and I had a lot of fun doing the dessert bar for the whole family. All in all, a sucessful trip for Topher to meet and mingle with the Johnson family, and a fun opportunity for us to spend time with my siblings and parents.