Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Bad Day Gone Bad

I just hate those days where everything seems to go wrong! Yesterday was one of those days. I just kept thinking it couldn't get any worse, but it just kept going!
It all started with my stupid car. Well, my car issues started about a month ago, but they have just gotten worse and worse (more on that in a bit). So, I was driving to work yesterday morning in my stupid car (I know, weird!), and I was on Foothill Drive in the rush hour morning traffic--which is constant stop and go the whole time! Well, every time I went to stop I would hear this beautiful scraping sound. I would literally close my eyes and pray that I was going to stop in time, and that I wouldn't hit the car in front of me. Luckily I made it to work without harming myself or anyone around me. Then I got a text from Ken asking me to meet him at the dealership with my car so they could see what was wrong with it. Good that we were finally going to get it looked at, but bad because I really didn't want to get in it again! My wonderful boss was kind enough to let me leave for a little while and take my car in. So I headed out to the front of the hospital to wait for the shuttle (we have to park far away and then they shuttle us to the hospital). After about 15 minutes of waiting, the 'O-Zone' bus finally came. I was kindly waiting for all the passengers to unload before I got on...and when I went to step into the bus...'SMASH!!' yes, that was me getting smashed in the bus door. Apparently the bus driver didn't see me getting on! Ouch! Then when I finally got on I got harassed by an Asian lady (I won't even tell you the conversation that went on between us). I dropped my car off at the dealership hoping and praying that it was going to be something that was covered by the warranty, but at the back of my mind I knew it wasn't. Ken then took me back up to work, which was nice that I didn't have to get smashed by the bus door again. When I got back to work I was greeted with loads and loads of work. I have been doing about 4 peoples jobs for the last couple of months, and I just don't have enough time in my days to get all the work done. Not to mention that everyone I talked to on the phone yesterday was not exactly nice. I won't go into all of that though... I also found out that it was my brakes and roders that needed to be fixed, which I was pretty sure was going to be the case. So, $370.00 later, at least my car was fixed! Merry Christmas to me! Next, we have my wonderful phone issues. I got a Blackberry Pearl about 5 months ago. Since then, I have had 4 or 5 replacement Pearls. I have the worst luck with phones! So yesterday I was trying to get my newest one all set up. Nothing on it was working! I was literally on the phone with T-Mobile for probably 6 hours of the day yesterday. I was so not happy!! I talked to about 5 different people, and none of them could make my new phone work. One of the guys told me that I needed a new SIM card. After work I headed to the store to get me a new one. I got to the store and they told me I had to go to another store because they were out. So, I drive to the other store and get a new SIM card. Finally, something that went smoothly! As I am driving home with my new SIM card in hand, I decided to put it in my phone and fix the problem...WRONG! The new SIM card didn't work either! I got home and told Ken what the issue was. I got my phone out to call T-Mobile YET AGAIN, and Ken offered to call for me. I think he was nervous I was going to rip someones head off, or say something that I shouldn't. So he was on the phone talking to them, and we were still getting nowhere. I was so frustrated! By that point I was just done with the whole day! In the end, I ended up just sticking with my previous phone and my previous SIM card. At least it somewhat works...
After all of that I was just fried. I had nothing left to offer anyone. I finally just broke down and cried. Ken was good to comfort me and just let me get it all out. What a crappy day!!!!
Sorry that you had to listen to all of that...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Go Utes!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whatever, Martha!!

I have been feeling a bit crafty lately. Maybe it's because I have been trying to cut down on my shopping, or maybe it's because Ken told me I am not allowed to buy any more furniture until we move (he doesn't want any more to move than we already have). So, we have this dresser...and it is OLD! I am talking, like, it used to be my grandparent's, and then it was my parent's, and now it is ours...Old! But it is really nice and really heavy wood! Anyway, it started out a mahogony color, when my mom gave it to me I painted it black (all the furniture in our house is black). Well, I am kinda bored with it...so I decided to change it up! I took off all the handles/knobs, got some new and updated knobs, found some cute wrapping paper (thanks Nicole), and sat down with some Mod Podge...

Here is what it started out looking like:

And here is the final look:

And here is a close up look:

Monday, November 17, 2008

I'll Be Loving You Forever...

They are back, and freakin BETTER THAN BEFORE! I had SOOOO much fun at the concert on Saturday. Not only did we look freaking amazingly hot, but the music and the company were FABULOUS! I got 4 tickets, and I took Jayne, my bestest Nicole, and my sister-in-law Stacy. We started the night off with some dinner at the Training Table...fabulous cheese fries! When we got to the concert we had to buy Nicole a T-shirt... While waiting in line for that, I looked up and there was my sister Kathy and her hubby Kirk (What are the chances? I didn't even know they were going)! After discussing how hot we all looked, they invited us to hang out with them in their suite! We went on up, of course! We watched the amazingly beautiful and talented Natasha Bedingfield in the suite. She was awesome! Then we decided to head down to our seats to join some of my friends from work. Our seats were pretty freaking awesome (Thank you Make a Wish and Mandy)!! We had so much fun singing along to all the songs, and dancing like it was 1994 again! I could have listened to them play all night long! It was by far my favorite concert I have ever been to!!!
Now for the pics...I know, I look so hot!! Try not to be jealous! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Yes, that is correct! I am going to the concert on Saturday, and I can't even tell you how excited I am!!! I can't wait to get all decked out in my 80's attire and go kick it with Danny, Donnie, Joey, Jonathan, and Jordan!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Jaynifer Got Bangs!!!!!

So, last night Jayne and I decided that it would be fun if she got some bangs...all the girls are doing it these days. I told her I would take her somewhere and get them cut. She wanted me to do it because she doesn't trust anyone else! So, I got out my hair scissors and went for it! I think she looks so adorable. Please excuse the not so good camera phone photo.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I am a total dork, but I love blog tags!

8 TV Shows I Love to Watch...
1: Desperate Housewives
2: Brothers and Sisters
3: One Tree Hill
4: The Hills
5: America's Next Top Model
6: Grey's Anatomy
7: Friday Night Lights
8: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

8 Things That Happenend Yesterday...
1: "Helped" Ken make breakfast
2: Got kids and myself ready for church
3: Went to church
4: Took a TINY nap (This never happens!)
5: Went to my parent's house for dinner
6: Waxed my entire family's unwanted hairs!!
7: Watched Madagascar with the kids and Ken
8: Went to sleep entirely too early (with some killer heartburn)

8 Favorite Places to Eat...
1: PF Changs
2: Cheesecake Factory
3: Chadders
4: Cafe Rio
5: Texas Roadhouse
6: Training Table
7: Rusted Sun Pizzeria
8: Red Robin

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To...
1: Losing weight
2: Finishing school
3: Aden going to school
4: Ken working his day shift
5: Christmas
6: Going to the temple
7: Buying a home
8: Retirement

8 things on my wish list...
1: A house
2: A new car
3: Lipo suction :)
4: New wardrobe
5: A laptop
6: Health
7: Happiness
8: Long Life

I tag Nicole, Karyn, Erin, Julie, Katie, Afton, Lori and Tiffany

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Good News Minute!

Yay! I found an awesome lady to watch Aden for us. She lives about 2 blocks away from us, her house is super cute and CLEAN, she is state licensed, she has 3 kids of her own (one of them is in school all day), and she said she will only take 2 additional kids. She is accepting Aden and another 4 year old boy in December. I feel really good about this decision, and Aden is really looking forward to his new "teacher." What a relief!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween Pics

I guess I should probably post some Halloween pics, since it is now November! I can't even believe how fast this year is flying by! Halloween was fun. Jayne was a jock, Jared was a princess, and Aden was Batman. Yes, I know...interesting choices this year! They had a lot of fun trick or treating, and they got a TON of candy.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I have some good news, and some not so good news. The good news is that Ken finally got a DAY position at eBay! I am so tired of being home alone with the kids every night and never seeing my cute hubby, so I told him the next opportunity he has to get a day position, he needs to just take it! So, the opportunity arose, and he took it (He is so obedient!). So, please join me in welcoming Ken to the world of daytime work... :)
Here's for the not so good news. With a day position for Ken comes the loss of our stay at home dad. That means that Aden is going to have to go to daycare...sigh...we have made it through 4 years without daycare, so I consider us to be very lucky. I am currently on a mad search to find a daycare that measures up to my expectations. I have found a few possible options, but I have to go check them out first. If I walk in the door and there is any sign of nastiness or smelliness, I am walking right back out the door!
I'll keep you posted...