Thursday, February 28, 2008

The birds and the bees....and popcorn?!?

So this morning Kody and I were laying in bed talking about having another baby brother and/or sister. (when you do IVF- the prospect of twins, triplets, etc... is always on the forefront of your mind, and when you are looking at minimum $15,000 and over 300 daily shots for the next couple of years- I needed to know how everyone in the family felt before we plunge ahead. Hence the conversation with Kody this morning.) Any ways, I thought I would see how much he knew about HOW a baby was concieved and this was his reply:

Me- Do you know how babys are made?
Kody- Yes.
Me- How?
Kody- They start out as a little popcorn and then the popcorn pops and then it makes a baby.
Me- OK. Good. Im glad we had this talk.

Are you kidding me? Where in the heck did this kid get this information? Popcorn?? Really?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

American Idol

I need to get somethings off my chest about last nights show:

There is something about this kid that is so feminine I have a hard time believing he is a he. If you take away the dreads- I am most certain that he could pass with flying colors for a she. He is pretty. For a he/she. He's got great teeth too. Something us "post adult braces wearers" notice instantly. Why are all the boys so pretty this season?

Does this boy remind anyone else of Jessica Alba? I can't get over how much they look like each other. He's very pretty too. And I like his spunky attitude-ish. I don't know about his voice though. (singing AND talking voice) Both bother me to no end. Something about him just screams GO HOME! But he is very pretty to look at.

This boys has the best lips I have ever seen. When he sings- all I can do is think about how I want to kiss his lips. He's only 16. And I am married. Two things that make it very wrong. (not to menion illegal) But I love his lips.

On a side note- I just want to throw this out there:
I have been wanting to get that out there for a while. I feel better now.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It feels like home to me....

I got tagged to answer these questions about my significant other. And since I am a sucker for these "tags" I thought I would give it a whirl.

What a perfect day to reminise about how it all began...
What is your hubby's name? Jared Hyde. I normally call him Jarhead, Jar, J-rod, Rod, JJ, or J-red. I save "daddy" for special times. jk.

How long have you been together? We started dating in October of 2002 and got married in October of 2003. Wow- time flies!!

How long did you date? Which time? The time BEFORE he broke up with me for another girl, or AFTER he begged me to give him another chance? Doesn't really matter because even though he was "with" another girl for a few months- we still went out anyways so I would say a year total.

Who said I love you first? For sure HIM. After he said it- I was so shocked that I just said Thank you. How lame is that?!?

Who is taller? Jared if I don't have heels on.

Who is smarter? We both have our strong suites, but I would sadly say him. I mean, I'm smart but he is just a little teeny tiny smart-er.

Who does the laundry? I sort, wash, fold, and stack in piles of rooms they go in. His job is to put away.

Who does the dishes? Me. I wash and start the dishwasher, he empties it and puts away.

Who sleeps on the right? We take turns for the coveted right side! Right now- he's there. Next week- it's my turn!

Who pays the bills? All me. He makes the money- I spend it. I'm noticing a theme in our marriage...

Who mows the lawn? that's cute.

Who cooks dinner? Me. But he's pretty good about ordering and picking stuff up!

Who drives when you are together? For the sake of our marriage ME!

Who is more stubborn? Me. When he tries to be all bad a$$- it makes me laugh.

Who kissed who first? He kissed me. I am a good girl. I don't do that sort of stuff.

Who asked who out first? We "hung out" as friends for a couple months. One night we went to dinner and Jared and this other guy (that I thought was cute) both had seats by them that I could have sat in. I picked Jared and the rest is history!

Who proposed? Jared.

Who has more siblings? He does.

Who wears the pants? I'd like to say we both wear a leg, but who are we kidding. Jared would probably say him though but only if you asked him while I wasn't around. He wears the pants while he's at work and I wear them while I'm home. So- we take turns.

I love you J-red. You are the best and only decision in my life I have never doubted for even a second. You have rescued me from a life of bad grammar, sun burns, and construction! Thank you thank you thank you! I love you the most-est! From here to a hundred million miles above the sun.

Monday, February 18, 2008

14 Karats

Ayla Alden

Born 2/17/08

8:40 pm (around there)

weight: 3 lbs. 14 ounces

length: 17 inches

God threw us a bone just when our family needed one! She is perfect. Doesn't have that premie look to her at all. She's just tiny. But hey- weren't we all expecting that? She really is our little "Golden Baby".

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Shout out # 13 and # 14

By far my most favorite thing to love! Kody Gage and Lennix June! My heart smiles at the mere thought of them. There are so many things I love about these two little humans this post could go forever. For the sake of everyone reading (yes, I know EVERYONE reads my blog) I will try and keep it sweet and short. Let's start with the man. Kody- I love every inch of this kid. I have said from the day he came into this world that he is an "old soul". He just "gets" things like no other kid I've ever met. I'm not talking about school things, I'm talking about life things. He has such a strong sense of self and never doubts himself. I love being a mother to this boy. He is such a joy to have around the house. The best big brother you could ask for! He is a hard worker and loves to play even harder! Now that we have him full time, I feel like our family is complete. It never got any easier when he had to go to his other dads house. Every time he walked out that door- a piece of my heart went with him. I am grateful that this little man was brought into my life almost 8 years ago. He truely is the best thing that has ever happened to me!
My baby girl Lennix. Who by the way- had her first birthday yesterday! I have a 1 year old!! Someone asked me today how old she was, and I teared up when I answered "She's one". This little girl makes me so aware of my feminine side. I feel empowered by raising a girl. Like, if I can somehow figure out to raise her to be the woman I know she was born to become- I will change the world. She instinctivly knows how to carry a purse, push a stroller and mother her "baby". This baby girl is ALL things GIRL! She laughs with so much gusto you can't help but join her. She has her daddy (and mommy AND brother AND grandma AND Uncle Steven) wrapped around her finger and she knows it. I love her smell and her chubby little thighs. I love her curly hair (so what if I have to help it along...) and the way she rubs the top of her head after I take her pony-spout out. I love that she is interested in plants and dirt but doesn't like to get too dirty. It's because of her that we will probably head back down to Beverly Hills to do IVF again. With a baby that cute- how can you not?
I love my kids. I love being a mom. I love being THEIR mom.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Shout out # 12

I love the Ventura County Sherrif's Department! I know it sounds weird, but today I had my car broken into and had my camera stolen. I had to call them to have them come make a report and they were so nice and empathetic. Something that I you rarely see these days! First off let me just say that my car WAS locked and it was in the middle of the day! (3:30 pm to 4:30 pm) I was shopping at the Target/Micheals shopping center in Moorpark and didnt even realize I had been broken into until I got home and saw my passenger side lock all banged in. I called the Sherrifs Department and they dispatched an officer (two actually) right away. Less than an hour later I had these guys taking a report and photos like something you would see on The First 48! (something else I LOVE by the way) I was so upset when they got there but by the time they left I had a smile on my face and had sort of moved on from the initial "I'm going to kill whoever did this to me" state of mind I was in. I'm sad about my camera. I really loved that sucker!! But, life goes on and I can get a new one right? Any ways- thanks police officer men that came to make things all better. I doubt they will ever find my camera but feeling like they cared or sympathized about the situation made it okay.

Just a side note- I was going to give a shout out to Zithromax for making me feel all better. But I do not. Feel better that is. My trusty- go to Zithromax is failing me! I am still sick. If you Mr. Zithromax want a shout out- I suggest you start killing off the bacteria that is filling up my lungs, ears, throat, nose, etc...and making it difficult to function. Life is NOT fun for anyone when I am sick.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Shout out # 10 and # 11

I will have to do a combo shout out because I was sick yesterday and couldn't lift my head off the pillow let alone get up and blog about something I love. I'm still sick today but I have taken enough drugs that I am either deliriously better, or am masking major signs of illness which will only make things worse and I'll end up in the hospital later today. Shout out 10 and 11- I love my family. Not just like the normal love that everyone has for their family. If I didn't have to have them as my family, I most certainly would have picked them as my family. We are far from perfect- but thats what I love the most. We all have our good days and bad days...and some even have our "near diabetic coma/I'm going to kick your butt" days"...but I love them all regardless of what kind of "day" they are having! I can't think of a single thing I would want to change about my family. Nevermind- there is one thing. I would move Sharalyn closer to the rest of us. I miss her terribly and would love to have her closer to me. I am grateful that our children are growing up knowing one another. They know how to call eachother/email eachother/and even IM eachother! And ask to do so on a fairly frequent basis. I love that my kids will have grandparents that they are making memories with. I never had that and I never realized what I was missing out on until I saw the relationship Kody has with my parents. He adores them! I love it when he asks to have a sleep over at their house because I know that is something he will always remember! I cannot wait to see little Ayla when she gets here. There is something about the thought of Scott becoming a dad that makes my insides smile. Maybe it's because this is something he has never done and I get to see him learn something new, or the fact that he can't say Ayla's name without getting a smile on his own face. Hurry up little Ayla....we are all waiting for you! Oh- before you leave Heaven, do you think you could look around and see if there are any babies waiting for me??

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Shout out # 9

I love date nights with my husband. Well, let me correct that. I love date nights with my husband- while my mom babysits my children. I mean, any chance to get away and spend some alone time is great but knowing my children are being cared for better than I would do makes me enjoy the evening that much more. A care free date night is what I'm all about. I am grateful that we can still laugh at ...I mean... with eachother. He still opens my door for me and picks up the tab! I'm a lucky to girl to be with someone who I can really call my best friend. A little sappy I know, but it's the truth. I love being a wife, but I especially love being HIS wife. We went on some pretty awesome dates while we were dating so I knew long ago that he spared no expense when it came to having fun together. I'm lucky that I can still "date" my husband. Now, if I could only get him to park on a dark street and make out with me!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Shout out # 8

The best money I have ever spent. Seriously. I have worn glasses or contacts since I was 9 years old! I had always thought about getting Laser Eye surgery but never did anything about it. Luckily for me, I have a husband who was 100% behind me and supported my decision (and handed over his wallet!) No more having to worry about contacts, solution, glasses, etc! I had my vision tested the very next morning and I have 20/20! Crazy. If you are thinking about getting it done- do it. It was worth every penny!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Shout out # 7

I looked at the weather channel this morning. It said 70 degrees and sunny. My heart skipped a beat. I'm such a product of my environment. If it's sunny outside- I'm in a great mood all day. If it's cloudy and rainy- I want to stay inside and eat. Sad, but true. I love the sun. I love the way it makes me feel inside. I love how everything seems more positive and bright when the sun is shining. I love going through my closet and finidng my shorts instead of layering to stay warm. I love you sun. Please stay a while.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Shout out # 6

My miracle worker. There are so many words I could use to describe the way I feel about my doctor that helped me get pregnant with Lenni. "Love" doesn't even come close. He was an answer to so many prayers and I believe was brought into my life by the guidance of our Heavenly Father. Infertility is such a scarey, frustrating, humiliating, hopeless thing to have to deal with. It seemed so cruel that here we were wanting to do something good and bring a child into this world and yet, we faced so many obstacles to get there. My life is sweeter because of my doctor. My heart has been softened for those women who are going through what I have been through because of this doctor. Every time a cycle would fail- he would hug me and let me cry on his shoulder until I didn't have any tears left. When I told him time and time (and time) again that I was DONE and I couldn't do it anymore, he looked at me and smiled and went ahead and scheduled the next appoitment. I remember when I miscarried- I thought of him. I called him and he cried with me. I love everyone that works there. When I say it took an army to get Lenni here- I'm not joking. The nurses, doctor, embryologist, anesthesiologist, receptionist, financial director, cycle coordinator, etc.....they all hold a special and HUGE spot in my heart!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Shout out #5

Just making the 10 minute drive to this store makes me break out into an anxious sweat. I love this store. Sometimes, I think that if I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life, I would pick Chicks Sporting Goods. It's one of those stores where you wander the aisles for hours and fill your cart with fabulous loot. Cute clothes, cute gear, cute shoes, cute luggage, cute EVERYTHING!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Shout out #4

This may come to a surprise to some. I love The Melting Pot. Something about it's dark, sultry decor or the fact that dinner takes you about 3 hours to cook and consume- just makes me melt (no pun intended) inside. We make sure that we only go here to celebrate something super special so that makes me love it THAT much more. I only have happy, good memories of when I think of this place! Melting Pot- you are SO much more than just a fondue restaurant. You my friend, are a f-U-ndue restaurant! I love you.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Shout out #3

By far the best birthday present I have ever been given. It has helped me capture some of the sweetest moments of my life. Way to go Nikon D40X DSL camera making people! I love this gadget.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Shout out #2

Sometimes there are no words. Just Pinkberry.I love this frozen goodness!

Friday, February 1, 2008

It's the final countdown

Happy Love Month!! In honor of Valentines Day I thought I would give a shout out to the 14 things I love to love. Shout out Number 1: My running gear. B.O.A sports bra. Comes in the best colors and fits amazingly well. Even for us "less endowed" girls. Gel Kahana Asics shoes. Not for everyone but they work wonders for my dogs. I haven't had a single blister since slipping into these suckers! And last but not least- my Brooks Epiphany stretch running shorts. Oh how I love these. I have learned to embrace the short shorts and go with it.