Monday, August 29, 2011

Beth Moore- Living Proof Live- SLC

Oh. My. Gosh.

This weekend I went to a women's conference in SLC with a bunch of ladies from church.  Beth Moore is a well known Christian bible study teacher, inspirational speaker, etc. I've never been to something like this before and didnt know what to expect and it was amazing. It was powerful, fullfilling, uplifting, and just spirit filled. It was exactly what I needed.

Here are some pictures from our weekend...

Beth Moore

When Jesus Christ is Revealed

Me and Brenda

Worshipping to the music of the Travis Cottrell Praise Team

Some of the ladies from my church. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Confessional


Considering I've been laying around in bed for 2 weeks, I am not sure how much there is to confess this time but we'll see how it goes.

I confess... that I havent been laying around the whole time. Any chance I had to get up I took it... 2 weeks is a long time. I am feeling pretty good that I am now able to work from home 4 hrs a day and ease back into full time.

I confess... I FREAKED when I took off my bandage. I thought I looked like a monster. Luckily, the insicion on my neck looks a lot better.

I confess... I got eye last extentions and I am not sure I love them. They were pricy and look cool, but seem like a lot of work and my hope was to make for less work. Its only been a day so I am not going to make any for sure judgements yet.

Yay!!! Swap Time!!

I am so excited... it's time for another swap. This is a favorite colors swap... it will be fun :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I'm not going to lie. This has been an adventure. Pain where I didn't have it before, my favorite drinks taste like crap, sleeping is a chore, my neck looks like a monster dug into it.

However, the old pain is gone... My headaches are gone... My incision should heal nicely...everyone is waiting on me b/c I can't drive or lift more than 10 lbs.

So while I say "ugh" now... I really will mean " thank you" later.

Monday, August 8, 2011

I Heart Harley-Davidson

Over the weekend we got a text from my dad asking if we've ever thought about a Heritage Softtail Classic. Ummm... I hadn't, but Bryan's always thinking of bikes so he had. He told us to come down to the HD dealership, he had an idea. Great... his ideas normally cost me a lot of money.

We get down there and we talk with my parents... they have a 2006 Fatboy that we have been making payments to them on since May and while we were in Vegas we had to put some money into it b/c there were some issues. That got my dad thinking... and he offered us to trade in the Fatboy for something newer with a warranty so if anything did happen, he didnt feel responsible for it.

After doing some negotiations and paperwork.... we are now the proud owners of a 2012 Heritage Softtail Classic (with a warranty and a prepayed service plan) for only $10 a month more than the payment we were making to him. Yay!!

This is a picture of it from their website... that's the color and everything, only missing the engine guard and highway pegs. Isn't it beautiful??

Friday, August 5, 2011

WTF... F= Friday!

1) A magazine, newspaper, or website just offered to give you your own advice column. In what area of life do you advise people, and what is your column called? I tend to give advice a lot. Most of the time people ask for it... and when I do, I tend to ramble... so I'll stick with my blog title for my advice column "Ramblings of the cool chick"

2) If your favorite celebrity endorses a product, are you more likely to buy whatever it is? Nope... I dont care so much about that stuff. Does it matter if you wear the same underwear as Michael Jordan?

3) In what way do you reward yourself for your accomplishments? Pedicures, shopping trips, coffee!

4) If you could only pick two of the following attributes to have -- being intelligent, good looking, or emotionally stable -- which two would you pick? Emotionally Stable and Being Intelligent.

5) On ABC Family's show "State of Georgia," a man is seen sliding down a department store's escalator while wearing lingerie. What is the weirdest thing you've seen in a store? Someone going from the dressing room half naked to find another size off the rack.

6) If you owned an airplane that can do skywriting, what message would it write across the sky today? " 6 Days Until Surgery"

7) What is one of your favorite lines from a recent movie? " Just stick out your pudding cup".... from the ZooKeeper movie. That part made me laugh so hard. What was even funny was me and the kids talking about it in front of my hubby who didnt see the movie and as we were walking down the street I acted out the scene and he was utterly embarrased. LOL

8) Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you because of something you once did to a duck. Are you ever afraid that you're being watched? Not usually...

9) What are some things people should never do in public?  Pee, wear hair curlers, go without a bra

10) What is something you've never seen in a vending machine that you wish you could buy out of one?  Hmmm... good question. Maybe just general supplies you would find in your purse but are always missing when you need them. Like make up, or safety pins, or super glue.

Friday Confessional


I confess... I missed my hubby while he was away. I am so glad he had a fun time in San Francisco, but am glad that he is home now.

I confess... that I was suprised when he brought home gifts for me and the kids. He got me an awesome cross prayer box, got Ty a purse, and got Drew a sword. Does he know us or what?

I confess... that I had a meltdown last night. The past 2 days have been terrible for me. My pain is a lot worse than its been and I just sat there in Bryan's arms and cried. All these silly "what ifs" came up... "What if I die in surgery, will you still take care of my kids?" or "What if something happens and I end up paralized?"... ya know, dumb stuff. I had a moment of weakness. I know my God's got this...

I confess... that even though we were invited to Bear Lake for the weekend, I dont know that I want to go. I want to get my house cleaned, I want to do last minute errands, I want to just relax. Maybe we'll go to the Smurf's movie instead.

I confess... I made the kids go to McDonalds the other night and made everyone get kids meals so we could get Smurfs toys. I have Brainy sitting on my desk at work. LOL

Thursday, August 4, 2011

WTF.... T = Thursday!

Drawing eyebrows with a Sharpie and other crazy things

1) Daily deal websites (like Groupon, LivingSocial, Seize the Deal, and even the pet-oriented DoggyLoot) are all the rage right now. Have you bought anything from any of those deal websites?
Yes, I shop off Groupon and GoDealGo all the time. I have gotten some awesome deals.

2) A former classmate of mine posted a Facebook status recently saying that she finally got her first "real world" job, to which I welcomed her to the hell of adulthood. She responded by saying, "Hell is being an adult and still having a part-time job at Old Navy!" How would you describe hell on earth?
Not sure its really hell on earth, but some bad things I've dealt with.... Watching my mom go through chemo and radiation for breast cancer, watching my daughter's saliva gland have issues and see her and pain and not be able to help, watching my son have seizure after seizure... stuff like that.

3) Many people are doing their back-to-school shopping for their children or themselves right now. Did you have a favorite character/theme for your school supplies when you were in school? Or, do you like to have unique supplies (like the high heel shoe-shaped tape dispenser on my office desk) for your office/home today? We arent doing anything fancy for school supplies... the kids each picked a color and tried to find the majority of their supplies in that color. I am irritated that ShopKo had better prices than Walmart so I have to return stuff today. Dang it!

4) Speaking of office supplies, some people love using Sharpie markers to draw in eyebrows. What is your favorite use for a Sharpie?  I love to write with the thin Sharpies. My writing always looks better.

5) Who is a celebrity you'd love to sit down and have a conversation with? I am so not a celebrity junkie... I guess if I had to choose someone it'd be Oprah or Dog the Bounty Hunter. I think I am leaning more on Dog.

6) I recently discovered a list of 100 "crazy" things you should do before you die. (Click here to read.) What is something you think everyone should do before they die? Hmmm... Crazy? Get a tattoo, spend a weekend in Vegas, I don't know... LOL

7) What is the worst job in the world? I couldnt be a janitor. I dry-heave at the thought of cleaning up other people's messes. I have a respect for those who do that job and do my best to clean up after myself b/c of it.

8) What television show's filming would you love to be in the audience watching?  I would have loved to see the Oprah show... but maybe Ellen would be fun too.

9) Some people are annoyed when other people talk on cell phones while in line at a store. I discovered something even more annoying -- someone ahead of me paying for a case of beer with all pennies. When you've been behind someone in the checkout lane at a store, what is the most annoying thing a person has done? A lady arguing with her kid over a candy bar. She was being rude, the kid was getting upset. I just wanted to buy it for her to get her moving.

10) I don't know if they really exist or not, but I heard a TV show talking about memory foam toilet seats. Do you think a toilet seat made from memory foam that shapes to your specific bottom sounds like a good idea? If you are spending that much time on the toliet, you've got bigger problems than the seat.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WTF Questions.... W= Wednesday!

1)  Do you feel it's okay to feed people food to pets or should you always follow the vet's instructions?  I dont feed my dogs human food and I dont feed my kids dog food... each has its own! 

2) Have you ever become addicted to a game (of any sort)? If so, what was it? Yes, Bejeweled Blitz

3) This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Should women be able to breastfeed in public places (assuming their covered up)? As long as everyone else doesnt see anything, I think people are fine to feed their babies in public.

4) It is National Clown Week. Have clowns ever scared you? No, but my daughter is scared of them. Although, my husband does have a scary clown shirt... Hmmmm.

5) If you became a spy and could pick anyone (living or dead, real or fictional) as your partner, who would it be? Good question... I dont know...

6) Where do you (or did you) get the majority of your life philosophy? My mom :)

7) Have you ever had a deep conversation with a cab driver? Well, over the weekend we were in Vegas. Twice we had issues with the taxi... one was b/c the A/C didnt work and it was 107 degrees. The other was when I asked him to take us 2 casinos over b/c I didnt feel like herding drunk people down the street in the 107 degree weather and he got snippy with me and yelled at us when I paid him (mind you, I tipped him over 30%) saying it wasnt worth this while, blah blah blah. Being the nice person I am, I chose to walk away rather than have a deep conversation with him b/c I dont think the sober person in the group should use those words.

8)  Do you think toilet paper should be hidden or is it okay for people to see it "naked" in your bathroom? Hell, I'm just happy to have toliet paper in the bathroom so it can be seen or unseen. Hubby uses it all and doesnt replace it. Pet Peeve!

9) The Food Network's show "Meat & Potatoes" is rated "M" for "Meat." Many movies are rated "PG" for "Parental Guidance." Some video games are rated "E" for "Everyone." What is your life rated? LG - Loving God. I want everyone to see the goodness of the Lord through my actions.

10) What was a quick decision you once made that changed your life? Telling my friend that I wasnt dating anyone and was open to meeting the person she wanted to set me up with. Here we are 3+ years later :)

Could-a, Would-a, Should-a

Totally stealing this from one of my blogging buddies :)

I can't...
•go with unpainted toe nails
•stand to touch wet paper... paper towels, toilet paper, etc. Blah!
•wait to have my surgery done and behind me
•believe how fast the past 3 yrs has gone, we are sneaking up on my anniversary next month

I can...
•use my pineapple cutter I just got from Pampered Chef and it tasted wonderful (big step considering I dont have much strength in my arms right now)
•spend hours on Facebook
•watch re-runs Law and Order SV over and over
•make some pretty cute homemade cards

I won't...
•ever be seen holding a spider. HATE them.
•mix jager and beer the way I used to.
•be watching any of Shark Week.
•tell you what you want to hear. If asked, I will give you my opinion. -- in a loving way, of course! ;)

I will...
•always be emmotional about everything, it's who I am.
•always see two sides to every story.
•always thank God for all the blessings He has given me.
•always question what needs to be questions, I've got to understand what is in front of me.

I shouldn't...
•worry. Period.
•get worked up over silly things.
•keep dollars in my purse b/c the vending machine keeps calling my name in the afternoons
•let my past determine my future.

I should...
•drink more water.
•plan more meals to eat at home.
•do a deep cleaning of my house before I have surgery... or pay someone to do it b/c I dont know that I am up to it.
•live my life to the fullest every day.

We Want To Know Wednesday


{1} If you could spend a day with a blogger, who you haven't met in real life, who would you choose? Hmmm... probably my old swap partner, JennyKate ( We had SOOOOO much in comman that I think it'd be fun to meet her if I ever made it to OK.

{2} What website do you check first when you go online? Facebook, duh!

{3} What is something you are saving money for right now? To pay off medical bills before they come in. We just paid off 2 of our credit cards, can I get a Hallejuiah?, so that leaves one credit card left which I am making good progress on and I am anticipating about $700 in medical bills for my surgery when its all said and done so I'd like to get a head start on that.

{4} What is your go to silly face when a silly face is needed? (post a pic of it and be entered to win a prize from Mamarazzi) I roll my eyes alot, does that count?

{5} How do you relieve stress? Coffee, crying, sleeping... all depends on the stress.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

LastThursday my mom, MIL, SIL, and I drove down to Vegas to meet the guys who rode the motorcycles down the night before. We were going to celebrate my nephew's 21st Birthday. We stayed at Hooters Hotel and Casino so when we got there, we found the guys in the restaurant and they were already a little tipsy :)

We went over to MGM Grand to get Fat Tuesday drinks (jello shots included) and go to the Harley Davidson store... went to NYNY to go to the Harley Davidson store... oh yeah, we stopped at HD in St George too, are you feeling a theme??

The next day we wanted to the HD dealership (HD Red Rock) that we havent been to before and on the way there, Bryan's bike started acting up. Started sputtering and wouldnt get out of 2nd gear. Freaking great. They ended up keeping the bike over night and got it up and running again. It was pricy (the joys of owning a Harley) but I am thankful it happened there instead of when they were in the desert.

Highlights of the trip, besides all the Harley Stores:
  • Bryan, Danny, Renee, and I went to see "Tony and Tina's Wedding". It was really funny and had a good time.
  • All the guys got new tattoos... Bryan got a HD skull, Dad got a flying pig, Danny got a hog, and Levi got a Koi fish with a Dragon. Awesome work... I recommend the Sleepy Lagoon in the Hooters casino.
  • We found the "American Idol" slot machine and thanks to it, I came home with money. It was fun b/c you could do group bonuses!
  • I didn't need an ice bucket, enough said!! LOL
The guys were supposed to go on to CA but thanks to the monsoon they ended up coming home, cancelling their hotel rooms, and taking that money to get cheap flights to CA so they can still go to the Giants/Diamondbacks game tonight. Fun times!