Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hello Los Angeles!

See ya Sac!

I am in Los Angeles today!! Getting some Surrogacy Stuff done!!

More on my Surrogacy Blog!

Have a great day!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday Social!

Today I am linking up with Ashley & Neely for Social Sunday!
Grab the list & Link and join in on the fun!
Happy Sunday!

1. Name 4 jobs you've had in your life.
- Big 5. I was a Cashier for the Holidays!
- Merrill Garden's Retirement Community. I was a Server.
- JC Penney's. I was a Cashier/Lead Sales Clerk for the Juniors/Women's Dept.
- Day Care Assistant. Worked at an at home day care {then I got Preggers!}
I have now been a SAHM for 5 years! This is my favorite job :)

2. Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.
- The Hangover
- Hocus Pocus
- Easy A
- Sixteen Candles 

3. Name 4 places you have lived.
- My Parents
-  Apartment w/ my Ex
- Apartment w/ my Old Roommate
- With my Husband
{all in the same area. Never lived outside of the county}

4. Name 4 of your favorite foods.
- Cobb Salads
- Steak
- Watermelon
- Yellow Bell Peppers

5. Name 4 things you always carry with you.
- My Purse
- Cell Phone
- Epi-Pens for Allen
- Diapers

6. Name 4 places you have been on vacation.
- Disneyland {when I was 5/6}
- New York
- Tennessee
- Chicago

Sunday Social


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving...

From our family, To yours!

Dave, Breanna, DJ, Reagan & Allen


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kids Wish Lists...

So it seems like the kids want every toy that comes on tv.. They always yell out "I want that!" or "Hey Reagan/DJ/Allen wants that!" lol

I told the kids to make me a list or tell me 5 things that they want... And here are their lists..


1. A Super Mario Game like this {he then proceeds to jump up and do a round house kick}
2. A Bike with no Training Wheels {because I am a 5 year old and 5 year olds dont need training wheels}
3. A special Bowser helmet with fire on it.
4. A Bowser Castle Set.
5. Cool New Glasses with Bowser on it.


1. Princess Bike with ribbons on it and a basket on the back to hold my poodle when I ride it.
2. Princess Helmet so I can ride my bike.
3. Dora Christmas Doll.
4. Doc McStuffins Bag with all of the check up stuff.
5. Dora Swimmer

Allen: {DJ & Regs helped by naming off every single character in the universe}

1. Caillou
2. Toys
3. Toy Story
4. Bike
5. Soccer Ball


Here are a few things that we are planning on getting the kids :)


1. Nintendo DS - Blue
2. A few games.
3. A Bike.


1. Disney Princess Ultimate Doll Collection {Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Tiana, Rapunzel, Jasmine & Merida}
2. Princess Bike
3. Doc McStuffins Doll/Check Up Bag


1. Learning Resources Rainbow Color Cones.
2. Strider Bike
3. Learning Blocks/Puzzles/Toys

Now for my list!!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winner Winner!!!

Hope everyone is having a fabulous wednesday!!!

First off... The winner of the 1000th Post is....

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Rebecca!! Please message me all of your info at!

On to other news!

If you haven't read about our good news on my Surrogacy Blog, We are Matched and are working with an amazing couple from CHINA!!!! If you would like to read all about our up and coming journey, make sure you follow my Surrogacy Blog!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Life Changing!

What a crazy day we had yesterday!!

I got an email from the Founder/Director of my Agency yesterday saying that she was in town and wanted me to join her and a few other Surro's that are in the area for lunch! Of course I said yes! It was really nice to meet other Surro's that are in different stages of their journey's! I absolutely love, love, love my agency and everyone who works there! I had learned so much and cant wait for these next few months to pass!

Other exciting news is on my Surrogacy Blog!!

The kids have today off, so I am thinking of bundling them up and heading to the park! That way they can sleep when I have my International Conference Call! 

The kids made Gingerbread Houses on Friday... I will let the pictures speak for themselves...

Don't Forget.. Just a few more days to enter my 1000th Post Giveaway!!! Make sure you enter!

I also got a new necklace from Western Chic Couture! I absolutely love it and will be doing a giveaway on one of these in a few weeks!!!

Hope everyone has a great week!!!!

miscellany monday at lowercase letters
Don't forget to Link Up!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bikram Yoga!

Oh Yes!!!

I joined the band wagon and started Bikram Yoga!!!

My first class was on tuesday evening :) I was a little nervous since I hate summer heat and I would be walking into a 103 degree room to do yoga.. Right when I walked in, I was hit with the heat. It just about took my breath away. I started chugging my water and that made me feel better. I had already drank 4 liters that day and felt like I was dying from thirst..

During the class I would get distracted and not notice the heat. But when we would just sit or lay there, I would feel my heart pounding out of my chest. Luckily my soothing breathing calmed me down and I kept telling myself "Only 10 more minutes, you can do this!" "Only 5 more minutes, you have done it!!"

I am taking the one hour class instead of the 1 1/2 hour class so I can get a feel of everything. When I feel that I can handle the longer class, I will switch!

I also lost 1.9lbs just from one class!!

Heading out in 2 hours for my 2nd class :)

Don't Forget about my 1000th Post Giveaway! You have until 11/14 to enter!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1000th Post Giveaway!!!!

This is my 1000th Post!!!

Why not celebrate with a Big Giveaway!!! 


First I would like to thank each and every one of you for following & reading this little blog of mine! I appreciate every comment and just wanted to say thanks!! 

I have joined up with a bunch of great ladies for this amazing giveaway! Lets see what the amazing goodies are!!!

Jenni is an Independant Consultant for Jamberry Nails! Have you ever heard of these before? These are such a fun way to decorate your nails! They come in a huge variety and are very easy to apply! They also just came out with a children's line! The winner will be getting one sheet of your choice!
Jenni's Facebook Page & Website 

Heather is an Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef! I absolutely love Pampered Chef and I am sure everyone in the world knows who they are! I am planning on getting one of the Cut n' Seal's and why not give one away!! The winner will be getting the amazing Cut n' Seal!!
Heather's Facebook Page & Website

Nikki is a Representative for Avon! I have always loved Avon. I remember when it used to just be bath stuff and now you can get just about anything from them! The winner will be getting a Christmas Light Up Pal! These little guys are the cutest things ever!
Nikki's Website

I am a Shutterfly Addict and love making photo books! I get my Holiday Cards from their every year and made Allen's Birth Announcements and First Birthday Invites from Shutterfly too! The winner will receive 1 8x8 Photo Book & a $20 Product Credit {$20 Product Credit must be on a $20 or more order}
Shutterfly's Website

I am also going to be giving away any Holiday Plug-In of Your Choice! As most of you know, I am a Scentsy Family Consultant. I am a lover of Scentsy, Velata & New Grace Adele :) You will be able to choose from either the Fall & Winter Catalog or the Holiday Brochure! Don't forget, the Buddy Holiday BOGO is still going on!! They are going pretty fast, so if you have been wanting to get a few buddies, make sure you do it now!

So, ONE Winner will get all of these goodies!!!
1 - Jamberry Nails Nail Sheet of Your Choice
1 - Pampered Chef Cut N' Seal
1 - Light Up Pal from Avon
1 - 8x8 Shutterfly Photo Book
1 - $20 Shutterfly Credit
1 - Scentsy Holiday Plug - In of Your Choice


Crock Pot Oatmeal

I am a lover of all oatmeal. My kids love it too!
This was such a delicious recipe!! Hope you enjoy!

Step 1 - Get all of your ingredients together... Apples, Cinnamon, Butter, Milk, Steel-Cut Oats, Brown Sugar, Water, Salt & Toppings

Step 2 - Coat your crock pot with baking/cooking spray.

Step 3 - Peel and Core your apples. Cut them into 1/2 inch pieces.

Step 4 - Toss all of the ingredients into the crock pot.

Step 5 - Stir it. Put a lid on it. Cook it for 6-7 hours on low. Go to bed...

Step 6 - Wake up to this deliciousness! Seriously, How amazing does this look?!?

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter
Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary). Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.

To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.

Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.

Nutritional Info (per 3/4 cup serving): 149 calories, 3.6g fat, 27.3g carbs, 3.9g fiber, 4.9g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 4 pts

Don't Forget!!! 
My 1000th Post Giveaway starts tomorrow!!!!!
Make sure you swing by and see what goodies I have!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Misc. Monday!

Today there is no school for DJ and Miss Reagan woke up with gross crusty eyes, so no school for her either. It doesn't help that all three kids have the sniffles and I am getting sick too :(

The kids had a pretty eventful weekend and I am glad that the week is back up and running. I like having a schedule and routine, so when the weekends get here, the kids are all sorts of crazy! Did I mention that the kids will now get 2 3-day weekends {since Regs is staying home today} Oh Joy!

For those that don't know what is going on with my Surrogacy Journey, I  have created a blog for it :) I think this will be great to look back on and maybe even print it out into a book :) So, if you would like to follow my journey, go ahead and click here or the button on my sidebar :) Things are starting to move fast and we can't wait until we get that special phone call!!

Who is ready for Thanksgiving & Christmas?!? I cant believe Black Friday is only 18 days away! This year has definitely flew by. The kids are in the process of making their christmas lists, and by that, I mean they are circling everything in the TRU, Kmart, Target & Walmart ads..

Wednesday is my big 1000th Post Giveaway! I have a lot of fun goodies in store! I am so excited to be able to work with such amazing Ladies!

I've linked up with Lowercase Letters for Misc. Monday! Grab a link and join in!
miscellany monday at lowercase letters


Sunday, November 4, 2012

A day with the in laws

Yesterday we got to see the in laws :) Nana Rae & Papa George decided to take everyone to the Folsom Zoo and the kids had a blast! After the zoo, everyone got to ride on the train :) That was Allen's first time on the train at the zoo and he absolutely loved it!

After the train ride, we parted ways for about an hour and then the kids trick or treated their hotel room :) They got lots of candy and had so much fun playing with them! We met up with Uncle Drew & Auntie Amber for dinner and the kids were so excited to have their grandparents & Uncle/Auntie there! At the end of dinner, Reagan decided to get sick and puke all over me while I ran her to the bathroom. Poor thing had too much sweets..

All in all, it was a great visit! The in laws are heading back to slo in a few days. They are also house hunting up here, since they are thinking of moving back up here :) The kids will really love that!!

Stay tuned!! Wednesday is my big 1000th Post Giveaway and I have some pretty awesome goodies to give away!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Recap!

Reagan had her Pumpkin Patch Field Trip on halloween and got to wear her costume :) She absolutely loved her Minnie Mouse Dress.

 Getting ready :)
 Frankenstein, Minnie Mouse & My Puppy Dog who didn't want to keep the hood on.. lol

The kids got a combined 15lbs of candy.. We were out for about an hour and got back 5 minutes before it started raining! Great timing!