Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Life gets wild sometimes!

I'm apparently getting older than I thought, because I now have a 4 year old! Ashton celebrated his birthday on Dec 10th and it seems insane that he is really that old (and about half my height lol).
And, then there's Kingston... My little 1 year old. He celebrated his birthday on Dec 6th. This has also flown by extremely fast. Where did the last year go?!? And, him and his brother couldn't be more opposite! I love that they are so different! (and hate it sometimes). Ashton has always been fairly quiet, very non-aggressive, just a little sweetheart from day one. Kingston has been our roller-coaster child. He has been cranky, loud, out of control, and lately showing aggressive tendencies at work (hair pulling, grabbing at other baby's faces, etc)! He's only 1! We're definitely going to have trouble with that boy! But, he can also be super cuddly, insanely cute (with those adorable blue eyes and huge smile), and so much fun! I love my boys to death! They are so opposite, but play so well together and tie our family together perfectly! They are definitely the icing on my cake!

So, now that I've poured my heart out about my little angels, let's get more serious and whiny lol. Things have been a bit hectic lately. I went a couple weeks with one contact, thus a constant headache making me super cranky. We also have been having a problem with our water pump in our car. So, sometimes the temperature sky-rockets, and sometimes the heater chooses not to work. Yay! NOT! Also, finals have been creeping up this week and last week. Our computer crashed last week, making finals quite difficult, considering I am an online student. Luckily, we were able to get a new computer and I made it work somehow. Now, I only have one final left (history) and the entire thing is extra credit, so even if I choose not to do it, I will pass the class. I did my Math final today and probably failed it or got a very low grade. It's seriously a foreign language to me... I studied, got frustrated, tried to study more, gave up, took the final, now wish I'd not given up on studying. But, oh well- what's done is done I guess! Jay turned in like 7 resumes to different places... hopefully something comes up, but also it would be pretty sad if it did, seeing as how we would undoubtedly have to move. He applied at places like Chicago, New York, Saudi Arabia, Alaska, etc- everywhere but Utah, because there aren't any flight jobs here. Nice career choice but also sucky. I've gotten fairly comfortable here in the last 4 1/2 years and I don't want to leave! So, we are keeping our heads high and our spirits strong to get through life lately and it'll pay off hopefully!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Big changes in life...

Well the horrible has hit... Jason's couple of students he had have now run out of money, meaning he is out of work for the most part. UGH! Although a baby would have been a really great thing to add to our family right now, we are not going to try anytime soon. Thank you money problems!!! So, after much deliberation, I have decided to officially submit my candidacy for Team Lead position at work (again). I was Team Lead there for about a year and a few months just before I got pregnant with Kingston. I honestly don't mind the job at all. It puts me in a position of authority and I already know how to do all the necessary paperwork, scheduling, etc that go along with it. So, I think this will be a good thing. The hours will be great. I am currently working about 10 hours a week and this will put me at 32 hours a week. It will be hard to get back into that many hours, especially having another kid this go around, but I am excited to make more money. We're talking quadrupling my income. It still won't make up for Jason's but it will help a lot! So, I just have to wait until Tiffany says "yes" or "no" to it. She is conducting "interviews" in a week or two and, so far, I am the only one interested, so we'll see! Hopefully nobody else goes for it and it can be an easy process! Ah, the joys of life and money! One day we will dig out of our financial rut and be making big money- you know, when Jay hits 2,000 or 3,000 flight hours and can be an AirMed pilot (this is his goal). However, he is sitting at just under 900 hours right now, so it'll be a few years. Until then, we will hang on by our thread and keep deliberating when to expand our family. The only problem is that a month ago, I was anti-anymore kids. Now, I'm crazy baby hungry. A few months from now, I may turn the tables again and we may not ever have anymore. We'll see... if anyone reads this, I love you for it! I know I'm fairly boring and complain a lot, but I appreciate people who listen to me. xoxo Christy

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Um, I looked in the mirror doing zumba today and realized I make a weird face while dancing. And, I have an annoying habit of chewing my gum while dancing or just letting my mouth hang out wide open lol. I wonder what everyone else thinks of it?!? For some reason, I get embarrassed and instead of smiling or trying to hide myself, I put on this strange face... there aren't even words to describe what it looks like. It's just weird!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm finding myself completely in love with the song "So Obvious" by Runner Runner. I know it's totally a radio hit, but let's face it, I'm a music person- whether it's super popular or completely underground- so I LOVE IT! It makes me think of Jay and how much I love him! I just wanted to spotlight my wonderful husband today! Jay and I knew each other in high school down in little old Manti. We didn't speak a single word to each other then, but he claims he thought I was hot...lol. I graduated in 2004 and was working at Western Wats call center in Ephraim as a supervisor. Jason started working there in 2005 and we talked a little bit. Then, I started taking guitar lessons from his little brother, who is very musically talented. They didn't last long, because I am musically UN talented(yes, I'm aware that is not perfect grammar). So, I suppose I felt some sort of entitlement to be able to start talking to Jay and ended up hanging out with him. Now, at this time, I was going through a divorce and Jay had a sort-of girlfriend...yes, we were bad! So, Jay broke off things with his "friend" and I kept trying to rush my divorce so we could just be together. We made things more official on Halloween and it's been 5 years since then. Jay is my rock! He is the best dad in the world, he puts up with my nasty mood swings, and he works harder than anyone I know. Jay has been a helicopter pilot/flight instructor for 2 years now and is so dedicated to his career! It's feast or famine right now, but his hard work will pay off very well in about a year. Once he hits 1,000 flight hours, he has his eye on two jobs. 1.) Las Vegas doing Grand Canyon tours... yes, we'd pick up and move. 2.) Saudi Arabia working 6 weeks on/6 weeks off flying the big "birds" for I think an oil company... sadly, we would not pick up and move. I would live somewhere of my choice and Jay would come back every 6 weeks to see us! Kind of crappy but it's very good money and we could take nice vacations every 6 weeks! HECK YES! lol. So, anyhow, I'm very proud of my amazing husband and all that he's accomplished! He's come a long way from the still in high school, has a pregnant girlfriend, and had no plans for the future... he is very responsible and the perfect man! Jason has changed me in so many ways and I love him to the end of the earth and back!
On another note, we put up our tree and although Christmas will be slim this year, I am very excited about the Holiday season- more so than other years! I love the lights, the music, and hot chocolate with marshmallows!
And, then there's my cute little Kingers... He has recently gotten into babbling on the phone. He carries my phone around everywhere he goes and holds it up and babbles. He also likes to have the music turned on- although it is very old stuff on my phone- and he dances and laughs. He is such a cute boy. His smile is priceless and he has such an innocent, unconditional love for all of us that we just die for! Ashton is the same way, but he is starting to reach a stage in his life where he recognizes mean kids at work and says he doesn't like them and stuff. He has always been so good to turn the other cheek, but lately he is fighting back and it breaks my heart when he gets in trouble. He is my big sweetheart though for sure and I love him so much!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Golds Gym and Zumba!

I have decided to do 2 posts in one day! Crazy, maybe? I don't really know how this blogging works anyways, so I'll make my own rules... I feel a need to spotlight my favorite hobby~working out~
Yes, that's a strange hobby to call my favorite, but I have fallen in love with the gym! Up until after I had Ashton, I didn't workout a day in my life-aside from PE in school- and I didn't really need to. Now, I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I just didn't. After my little angel was born, I started working out like once a week or something. That is where I got the idea to work at the gym. I needed somewhere to work where I could take my then 1 year old boy and Golds Gym playroom offered that! YAY! I have worked there 3 years now and couldn't be happier.

However that is beside the point! My point here is that since I've had Kingston, I have grown to LOVE working out! At Golds they offer the most amazing classes! I have literally developed an obsession with zumba and pilates is quickly turning into one as well! It started with 4 weeks after my little Kingers came along... I began going to a Power Pump class about twice a week and decided to try my hand at this whole zumba thing... Honestly, I wasn't all too impressed with my first experience, due to being in the wrong frame of mind and feeling absolutely ridiculous! However, I decided to give it another try and went into it making sure to stay serious and try to get some good cardio in! I fell in love! I literally was hooked! I began going to about 4 classes a week along with my 2 power pumps. At one point, I became obsessed with working out, to the point of doing 2-3 classes a day. I tried pump, zumba, spin(which is amazing but kicks my trash so hard I just can't bring myself to do it anymore), and sometimes just ran for the fun of it. I would go to 6am spin, 5:45pm pump, and 8:15pm zumba almost every single day.
Well, you can imagine this became a little bit much! I felt like I was turning into a crazy person that couldn't even focus on my kids or husband! So, I toned it down a notch and started working out once a day-sometimes twice. This is where I changed my workout times and became obsessed (yes, I admit) with Allison's zumba classes! I love her energy and choreography and the fact that I can keep up with her, rather than fall a little behind like I was doing before. And, she is SO nice to everyone in class! Knows you by name, takes a second to chit chat with you, etc. She is the most amazing zumba instructor! So, from zumba came pilates. She teaches pilates too so I thought "if she is this great here, I need to try pilates". And, I fell in love with it the 1st time I tried it! It kicked my butt, yes, however it was an amazing feeling when I left!
My typical day includes a zumba class, or a mix of zumba and pilates. I have also recently gotten into R.I.P.P.E.D which is a "one stop body shop" and is AMAZING! I only wish they had more than one class a week for it!
To sum up this huge post, I would just like to tell you that I love working out! I love the feeling I get dancing around or crunching my core so hard I can barely breathe! I LOVE ZUMBA! I LOVE PILATES and I LOVE GOLDS GYM for making them possible for me! On the downside, if I really choose to have another baby, there goes all my hard work LOL! xoxo


Okay, okay, so I clearly failed at the blog thing! My last post was September last year!!!! lol... I told people this would not be something I could keep up, but nobody listened! Anyhow, I will update you all on life- even though you probably know everything due to facebook!

Since September last year, our little Kingers was born! Probably around the time we made this
blog, we had found out in-utero that Kingston had a dilated left kidney. They call this hydronephrosis. There wasn't anything that could be done or even more details on it until he was born at least. So, at 3 days old, King had an ultrasound to determine if the kidney was the same. It was actually worse! They referred us to Primary Children's Medical Center Urology and we went from there. On January 12, Kingers underwent a few tests to find out what the problem was and what could be done to fix it. We were told he needed surgery to drain his kidney. SO, at only 7 weeks old, my little man went in for surgery. I actually ended up using that day to write a pap
er for English. It was a terrible, nerve-racking experience to see your tiny little baby who can't even hold his head steady go into surgery! The recovery was even worse and more sad! Surgery went well though and after 2 weeks with a stent, Kingers was a lot better. His kidney will never fully function(only about 45% actually), but they say as long as it doesn't get worse, they aren't concerned with the dilation it still has. He goes back every year now for a check up! Whew!

There was also a minor surgery involved with Ashton this year! He went to his very first dentist's visit and had 8 cavities! (yes, terrible parents here lol)... So, he had to be put under to fix them. That experience was hard as well, but mostly funny! Ashton was a crack up on his anesthesia! He was saying all sorts of funny things, so it kept the mood light :)
As you can see, they are both totally fine! Ashton loves his little brother! He does get a little rough with him from time to time, but Kingers laughs and follows his around all day! I couldn't be happier to have my two little angels in my life!
One more big thing that went on in our life was getting rid of Harley! We came to the decision after a good friend of ours offered to babysit him while we went on a week vacation and ended up falling in love with him! His dog also loved the company. We were getting stressed with him and he wasn't getting the love and attention we used to be able to give him, so after a lot of deliberation and sadness, we took him to the Rabans house in Am Fork for their little girl's birthday! The smile on her face was priceless and it eased our sadness a lot! We have definitely missed him but life is a lot easier without having to worry about letting him out all the time, keeping him happy and playing with him, and trying to juggle him and the 2 boys. I think of him from time to time and get extremely sad but I know he is very happy with his other friend and his little girl to play with him all the time!

Lastly, a somewhat new announcement that even facebook doesn't know about, although I was completely against any more kids after the ordeal we went through with Kingston, Jay and I have talked it over and we actually would like to try and have another one sometime next year, so please stay tuned to my blog and I promise I will try a lot harder to update it often!!!