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Friday, February 29, 2008


Well I heard from Sam tonight. They are in Mazatlan, Mexico! He is doing good and of course is missing G&G and me. I miss him very much!! I went to the store tonight and I swear every other thing reminded me of him in some way. Here is a website that I found that has some history about where Sam is.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

back in Utah

I am home in Utah again! I have been here since Monday but I just have not had time or the energy to post here. I will be here for just under two weeks. Then I am flying to San Diego to have a weekend with dh (he is just in port for the weekend). We are here pretty much the whole month of March. Then back to San Diego for the month of April to pack up the house and get things ready for deployment. Then I am here for seven months more!! We are treating this month as a test run to is if eight people can live can live in this house.

The drive here was not to bad beside having to stop a lot because one of them were crying and I need to comfort them. I was hoping they would fall a sleep in the car for their nap. Gilbert did, but Gwen fought it. She cried so much that she threw up!! and that woke up Gilbert so he only took a 20 minute nap. I pulled over and cleaned her up. I got here at 10 local time so it was 12 hour drive. About an hour from getting here G&G fell asleep and I did not feel like fighting with them to keep them a wake (I turned off the over head light which was keeping some what a wake). When we got here G&G were a little confused they did not want me to leave them. if I walked out of the room they cried! Gwen did go to my mom but still she would get upset if I was not in eye sight. At midnight we all went to sleep. Gilbert tied to play a little but he fell a sleep fast. I think it helped they has their mattresses. I brought too much stuff to fit their beds. I bet I could have brought them if I would have packed differently but I did fell up to redoing things and I really wanted to get on the road. I started to cry when I started to drive but I kept telling myself that I did not need to cry I would see dh in less then two weeks. I think having to drive helped me not to cry,

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I will not be posting anything tomorrow because I will be on I-15 all day! Please pray that G&G will make this road trip bearable! 11 hours stuck in the car here we come!

Sam's mom came into this weekend to visit us. It was a really good visit. G&G got to meet their Grandma for the 2nd time. Gwen was so much better with her this time around. I am glad she is getting use to other people in her life. I will post some pictures later, when I get to my mom's house.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


So what do you think of the new look?

under construction

please excuse the mess of my page! I am redoing things and I just notice the time! I am going to bed for the night. I will fix the rest of the page tomorrow

Friday, February 22, 2008

glory of being a mom

I went to go check on G&G after they have been in their room for an hour and a half and I could steal hear talking. I walked in there and there was this horrible smell!!! I saw a baby in Gilbert's bed butt naked! I looked over in Gwen's bed and there was Gilbert! I checked his butt . . . poppy! I changed him. but the smell was still there. so I looked around Gilbert (in Gwen's bed) no poop fell out. I looked over at the sleeping baby, Gwen. I don't see anything. I looked over by the closet, yep there is the smell, poop! I clean that up then headed over to the sleeping baby yep it was her she had poop all down her leg. so I grab tons of baby wipes and cleaned her up, put on a new diaper all while she is still sleeping!

**edit** while I was typing this Gilbert has decide that even though Gwen had only been a sleep for about a half hour it was time for her to wake up!!! So since G&G were a wake I stripped Gilbert's bed. I had not notice, in the dark, that it has pooped smeared on it when! I put Gilbert is his bed and put Gwen in hers. It been ten minutes and I have not heard them so I am crossing my fingers that they are both a sleep!!!

cookie jar

I woke up this morning to a whimpering. I went to go see what was going on. Gwen was on the floor (Gilbert was a sleep in his bed) making a whimpering sound. I went over to her to see what was going on. She had gotten a hold of a sippy taken off the lid and had put her hand in the cup and could not get it out!! It took me a couple of tries to get it out up we got it out. It was weird I stayed calm I knew exactly what to do. Now I just laugh at what happened. I wish I would have taken a picture up at the time I could think about was taking the cup off her hand.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Gwen sat on the potty tonight! I am so excited! For those of you that don't know Gwen would not set on the potty if the lid was up (only if it was closed). Well tonight when I asked Gilbert if he needed to go to the potty he said yes and Gwen started to yell. I told her she did not have to go if she did not want to. We all went into the bathroom to encourage Gilbert to go and after he was done Gwen went over to her potty, opened the lid and sat! Trust me I made a very big deal about her sitting. I clapped and hands, smiled really big and told how well she was doing! She tried really hard to go pee but unfortunately nothing came, but was ok because she kept on trying. We sat there for a good ten minutes until Gwen wanted to leave. So we left and she pulled her potty into the TV room. So we sat (Gwen sat on her potty) and watch Elmo's potty time (G&G really loves that DVD). We did that for another ten minutes. But Gwen never went I told her it was ok and they we would try again in the morning. I am so excited that Gwen is finally ready to start potty training. The only bad thing is I have no idea how to do it. I guess I really have to start looking up info on it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

24 hours

ok yesterday about this time Sam gets a phone call saying he is on 24 hours notice that his ship might go out to sea. They were suppose to be inport this week! Well here it is 2:30 in the afternoon and we still don't know what the heck is going on!!!!! Sam packed his bag last night so if they do end up going out at least he is some what prepared. We never did go get longjohns for him. I just hope he says warm!

**edit** incase you wanted to know Sam never did go out!!!! Just hated the idea that he could have. These 24 hours notices sucks!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Here is a very cute picture of Gwen and Gilbert sleeping. I have been putting them to nap at around 11 every day. Most days they play any where from a half to and hour before falling a sleep in their own beds. Today they were a sleep with in 20 minute (after playing of course). I went to check in on them and they were both in the same bed! They were like this this morning too but in Gilbert's bed. Right now they are in Gwen's bed.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Tag you are it!

Don't ya just love the game of tag!!! I was so kindly tagged to do this by Aubrey.

::{ In the name of the game I therefore TAG Kelly, Tina, Sean and Emma }::

A- Attached or Single?

so attached!
B- Best Friend?
Sam, my mom & Heather
C- Cake or Pie?
D- Day of Choice?
E- Essential Item?
Diaper bag
F- Favorite Indulgence?
Long, hot bath
G- Gummy Bears or Worms?
H- Hometown?
Sandy, Utah
J- January or July?
July (G&G birthday!)
K- Kids?
Yes - Gwenith & Gilbert (and two furry ones too, Max & Jessi)
L- Life isn’t complete without?
M- Marriage date?
May 3, 2003
N- Number of brothers and sisters?
2 sisters, 2 brothers
O- Oranges or Apples?
Oranges with breakfast, apples any other time of day
P- Phobias and Fears?
Losing someone I love
Q- Quote?
"No act of kindess, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
R- Reason to smile?
S- Season of choice?
T- Tag five people?
I tagged a couple does that count?
U- Unknown fact about me?
I hate spiders
V- Vegetable?
Green Beans!
W- Worst Habit?
spending too much time on the computer
X-ray or Ultrasound?
Ultrasound, because that usually means you are going to see a baby!
Y- Your favorite food?
a casserole dish that I made up
Z- Zodiac Sign?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

tour of my house

Because Sam is away I have been cleaning to keep busy. Because my house is clean I want to show it off. So you all are going on a tour. I would show you all a picture of my entry way but I did not think to take a picture of that so you all just appear in my house, lol. Here is my front room. (by the way if you click on the pictures they will enlarge) From my front room you should go into the dinning room Now we shall go into the kitchen Now we go into the TV room / family room. A look down the hall (the front door is there too) and now into the half bathroom Oh wait I forgot to show you my "office" and the utility room. Both of those room are by the family room. Now lets go up stairs (no picture sorry) and into my bedroom. that was the master bath. Here is a look down the stairs Now into the bathroom Now lets go down the hall to G&G's room and a look back to where were just at Here is G&G's room Here is the play room That is my tour. I hope you all enjoyed it. Please come again, lol.

p.s. Happy Birthday Heather!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I don't have much to write about today. Sam is still gone. G&G did not want to take a nap this afternoon (they eventually fell asleep though). But they went to bed for the night with no problems! They are so cute but boy they can be a handful at times. I love them so much and I am very happy that I am their mom!

I am having a Tupperware party this Friday. If you want to you can come, lol. But really if want to order something let know and I will get it from you (DO NOT buy anything for this website because I will not get credit for it).

Monday, February 11, 2008


Well Sam is out to sea again. Well not really, let just say his ship is not in San Diego this week! I am home alone with G&G! Please pray for me to survive this week! So far things have been good. For the first time in a week they did not fight with me about nap time! It only took them 20 minutes to fall a sleep instead the the 1-2 hours it took last week!

Friday, February 8, 2008


A long with the markers I know have to hid my mascara. Yep Gilbert found a old thing of mascara that I thought I threw away and he managed to unscrew the wand and paint his face with it. Where was I when this happen . . . going to the bathroom! I use my makeup remover to remove the mascara from his hands and face (forehead, nose, & check) but I could not get it out of his hair. But as the day wore on it faded and when he had his bath tonight all of it came out.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Jeremy has been in Iraq now for One year! Just a little over two months until he is home!

In my shoes

Gwen put on my shoes today all by herself! She is so cute. She LOVES shoes!!!

19 months

G&G will be 19 months old this Saturday and we have entered into the mischief stage! Oh my goodness.

Gilbert will find any marker in the house. I swear he can smell them! I keep taking them away from him and he is able to find more. It is like he knows of this secret stash of them. Two days ago Gilbert found this orange permanent marker and drew on the stair case railing then drew a line down the whole length of the hallway wall (and bathroom door), which is about 8-10 feet in length, then on the wood entertainment center. Where was I when this was happening, I was on the computer! Luckily the Mr. Clean magic eraser took the marker off the wood and stairs case. But it did not work on the wall or door. I got out the Clorox bleach spray cleaner and it took it off! I can still see a very faint line in some spots but I am sure I can get it off and if I can't at least now I can paint over it without having to paint multiple coats. Pretty much Gilbert is testing his limits right now.

Gwenith loves to tease. Which is not to bad but it can get frustrating at times. She wants what ever Gilbert wants. She cries over everything. She seems to not know what she wants except she wants what ever Gilbert has. What ever Gilbert does she has to do it too.
Both of them love to strip right now and run around the house naked. They have has one or two accident where they have peed on the floor but usually they hold it. I still have not gotten Gwen in go in the potty (on yes, lol). Gilbert LOVES to sit on the potty. When he strips the first place he goes is to the potty.

I love both of them very much and I love being a mom but we are going to a rough patch right now. I hope this phase goes by really fast.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008