Wednesday, September 19, 2007

BEFORE! Christmas 2005
Thos are my OLD JEANS!

These pants were even too big when I was preggers with Po Po!

Ok, well..... WAHOOOOO FOR ME! I just wanted to share some pictures of me. I have been on a long and ROUGH journey the past 2 years with weight. Well honestly, I have been ona HUGE weight journey most of my adult life. Well in January 2006 I had Lap Band surgery ( , and well... it WORKED! I am down nearly 100 pounds, and I feel so good! I have so much energy, and I know I will be around for my kids and my husband. I am not going to lie and say "oh this was so easy" Uh... NO WAY! It was and still is the hardest thing I have ever done! I have to work my butt off, and watch people around me eat such yummy food and I cant eat it! Oh, I stil eat ice cream, you will never get me to stop eating ice cream. Will I eat a whole pint of it....... hmmm sometimes! haha! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me through out this instense journey. Its far from over, I know I can lose more, and I will! Look out single digit sizes... I AM COMING!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007


OK here we go Kambree.....

1. Who is your man? Jake
2. How long have you been together? 4 years 10 months , 5 days, 9 hours, 24 mins, to be exact!
3. How long dated? about 4 weeks. Started dating in May, engaged in July, married in November. "Hey, when it's's right - why wait?" Copied Kambree.. wow, we have something pretty BIG in common! haha!
4. How old is your man? 34 years OOOLD
5. Who eats more? Are you kidding me??? His talent far exceeds mine in this category -and I'm MORE then ok with that! ;)
6. Who said "I love you" first? Jake did, and he said it VIA EMAIL! HA HA. He said it after knowing me for a mere 3 days... .hmmmm desperate for a wife.... or really in love haha!
7. Who is taller? Jake
8. Who sings better? We are both pretty bad at singing! Jake is good at making songs up to primary song melodies, and Lily is quick to correct him!
9. Who is smarter? Depends! When
it comes to life.... I have better street smarts!
10. Who's temper is worse? ME! WOW... pregnancy hormones... do those ever go away? It has been 4 months since I had Po Po, so you would THINK they would go away already!
11. Who does the laundry? Hmmm That would be ME.
12.Who takes out the garbage? He does
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Jake, sometimes Lily haha
14. Who pays the bills? Since I "create" the bills, I end up having to pay them! I am the money manager... am I good at it.... hmm.... at least our account isnt in the red, today !haha
15. Who is better with the computer? I know how to turn it on and type...he knows how to do "all the other stuff" I guess that makes him the "winner".
16. Who mows the lawn? Hm, well we live in a community where the HOA mows it for us.. but our 10 by 30 area in front of the house, sadly, our home teacher mows it...... we dont have a lawn mower!
17. Who cooks dinner? Me, always me
18. Who drives when you are together? We have a rule... whoever isnt driving has to deal with the I like to drive
19. Who pays when you go out? Usually Jake
20. Who is most stubborn? I think it that would be him....but I don't know for sure.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? "I am never wrong"
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Um, my mom lives in the basement..... but Jakes parents live pretty close to us
23. Who kissed who first? Jake... he was EAGER.... (I love you after a few days...... hahaha)
24. Who asked who out? I actually initiated the get together..... it was a blind date set up by a friend.
25. Who proposed? Jake
26. Who is more sensitive? I cry easier, but Jake is very sensitive
27. Who has more friends? Hmmm.. maybe me.... but we both have "couple" friends...
28. Who has more siblings? Me
29. Who wears the pants in the family? We work pretty well together - If I do say so myself ;)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

SO much has happened!!

Well to start off, WOW.... I can take a deep breath and FINALLY be calm! My family is doing GREAT. Lily just turned 4 on August 22 and she had a great birthday with all her friends and family. Its been really an adventure watching that little girl grow up! Everyday she amazes me with her little mind and what she says. She just started pre school yesterday and had a blast. She told me "Oh mommy, I love school, can I go tomorrow". Seriously, I needed to record her saying that, and then show it to her when she is in high school refusing to get out of bed. Our stake primary president runs a pre school out of her house, Lily will learn basic pre school education, but along with it, she will be in a joy school curriculum.Jackson is doing GREAT! He sees his teacher once a week, and a behavior therapist once a month. And now he is saying more things, helping us understand him by SHOWING us what he wants, instead of screaming and bashing his head against everything. It was very frustrating for a while! I was at a loss on what to do. No parent ever wants to admit there is a problem with their child, but as his mommy I knew there was something just not quite right. With Jacksons leaps and bounds with his school program, the teacher and therapist are feeling that he does not have Aspergers, but he will still be tested in a few months when he is 3. Jackson loves attention, and when he doesnt have full attention, that is when he rebells. What's his is HIS, dont you dare try and take something away from him, or you will HEAR it. That is one thing we are trying to work on. Sharing is not Jackson's friend right now! And with 2 siblings..... we REALLY need to work on that!Porter is GREAT! He is so stinking cute and fun! I just love that kid! I love his giggly little body! I love that he just needs you to LOOK at him for him to laugh! He is always smiling and loves to be close to people. He had his first taste of rice cereal last night, and well..... of course he LOVED IT! he was going after that spoon like he hadnt eaten in HOURS hahha. We got him a baby gym that lights up and plays music. When we put it over him while he was laying down..... his body twisted and turned and his eyes nearly popped out of his face! I dont think he liked it at first! But now he is "OK" with it for a few mins! We had pictures taken yesterday of all the kids, and I must say..... SO CUTE!!
About ME....... well I going to school in January! I will be taking some culinary arts classes, and starting my own catering business. I will start small, and work up from there! So if you are planning a party, and just dont want to cook... CALL ME! Since I am just starting, my prices are pretty cheap! Jake is in school right now, so I am again a single mom for the time being. It is worth it though.... as hard as it is, in the end when he is done with school (in 10 years) we will look back at these days when I wanted to pull my hair out and scream and say "Oh... those were the good ol' days!". Enjoy the pictures!!love, jennie