Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nine Months

Yup! My little baby is nine months old (yesterday). I can hardly believe how fast time goes. Here's a little video....every one of her moods in only one minute. Pretty impressive! Friday is her doctor appointment so I'll post her stats then. Enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

State Fair

Jason went hunting and the girls and I went to the State Fair. We went with my Mom, Jaymie, Kara, Julie, and Heber. It was fun...BUT REALLY HOT! I really don't like to be hot. Really, not at all. So, I was not in a good mood, but it was still fun. Jordyn loved the animals. Tessa loved riding in the stroller, most of the time.

This was my favorite part...

Yup! Jordyn got to ride a pony. His name was "Too Slow Joe". Sometimes we call Jordyn "Jo Jo" so she thought it was cool that the horse had her same name. She liked it, but near the end she asked to get off. It was so cute!

Tessa had a good time too. She is really funny. She started waving at the fair. She waved at everyone. Especially Jordyn. It was super cute!

I'm glad we went, but I wish Jason could have gone with us. I'm sure that he is having lots of fun hunting. He loves the mountains. He would run away and move there if he could. It's one of the things I love about him, his love of nature and all of the wonderful things our Heavenly Father made for us. Even if they Jordyn kept saying at the fair.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Birthday....

...And Other Great Things!
That's right. My birthday can be called GREAT! It was a super great day. It all started with Nonie writing "Happy Birthday" on my house and car windows. After Julie dropped off Heber for the day I noticed a little package in the diaper bag. To me, from Heber. So CUTE! Then Nonie came back over with a huge plate of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and a card from Norah. During the day Jordyn and I made a pink cake. YUM! Katy and Ryann brought by my favorite smelling soap, Pineapple! When school was over Norah, Nonie, Camie, and Janae all came by with an ice cream cake from Baskin Robins. Even more YUM! My Mom stopped by after work. And my friend, Marcia, stopped by too. When Jason came home he took me to Red Lobster for dinner. (MY FAVORITE!) Before we went he had the girls give me gifts (books and slippers) and he gave me the new Scentsy pumpkin warmer. Super CUTE! When we got back from dinner Jason's family came over for cake and ice cream. It was a super great day! Hopefully this means the curse is broken...Well, beside the fact that I had a terrible tooth ache and yesterday ended up having a root canal. Birthday Done! I don't even mind to much that I turned 27.
Here are some pictures from the last couple of days.
Jordyn went potty for the very first time. You should have seen Jason and I jumping and screaming and dancing all over the place. I'm pretty sure Jordyn didn't mean to do what she did, she just happened to be in the right place and the right time. This tub picture is right after the dancing stopped. Both of the girls have this look that says, "my parents are nuts!"
The potty thing happened Sunday morning. This is what Sunday afternoon looked like. Peace, Quiet, LOVELY!Tessa has really starting to change and grow. I've noticed it a lot the last few days. Here she is in her "jail". She loves moving around even though she doesn't roll, or crawl. She'll get there....sooner than I'd like I'm sure. Crawling baby = more mess for mommy.And this picture is from today, Thursday. Jason left this morning to go hunting with my Dad and brother-in-law. Jordyn had a great time dressing up in all of his orange. When he told her that he was going camping she came running up to me and asked, "Me sleep in you bed night?" Hopefully she forgets that I told her yes, but she probably won't. So, besides the pain in my face, things are going really great! I'm happy, my girls are happy and health, and Jason is off for the weekend to one of his favorite places...the mountains.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Doctor Visits

Today was a super busy day! This morning Jason got up a little extra early and took Trigger up to the Utah Humane Society. NO we didn't give him away. He had to have his "boy parts" surgery. Now he gets to have this "collar of shame" (as Jason calls it) for 10 days. Poor dog! But it had to be done... Next, the girls. Jordyn had her two year appointment today. She did so great. I had been preparing her for awhile. I'm totally into telling her the truth...the whole truth about some things. So, I told her about the shots she would be getting. She was totally okay with the shot thing because I told her about the bandaid she would also be getting. She's so funny.
Anyway, I also told her about how the doctor checks her eyes and looks in her ears and mouth and listens to her heart. When she was all done with the doctor, who she kept calling the dentist, he put her down on the ground and she said, "Mama, no my heart!" She is so smart....and of course after that he listened to her heart.
She weighs 31.5 pounds (91.54%) and is 35.25 inches tall (85.34%). Oh, and in case you were wondering Trigger weighs 54 pounds!
Both of the girls also got flew shots. Lucky them, right!
So, here are a couple pictures of Jordyn from tonight. We gave her some yogurt and while Jason and I were in the other room with Tessa she painted herself, and the table. Silly Silly Girl!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Coolest Thing!

Jason and I were married on 06-06-06. Today we have been married for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days...AND the date is 09-09-09. AWESOME!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Ghosts of Birthdays Past

So, here it is....the reason I hate my birthday's....well, part of the reason.

It all started on my 15th birthday. My parents (I'm sure they'll just be so happy to see that I'm putting this on the internet) got in a huge fight at dinner. My Mom was so mad at my Dad that she Frisbeed her plate across the table and it shattered all over him. After that, one of them, I can't remember who, left and my sisters and I all sat on the front porch crying about how they were going to get divorced. (Girls are very dramatic!)

On my 16th birthday I went with my friends, and FBLA, to the Utah State Fair. They all forgot about it. It was NOT fun. When we were eating my friend Alisha turned and said, "Oh yeah, it's your birthday." Then another friend said, "I remembered. I just thought you didn't deserve a happy birthday so I didn't say anything." OUCH!

On my 17th birthday I stayed home with my that I wouldn't get my feelings hurt again by my friends. My Mom got me a cake from the store and my Grandma and Grandpa Halladay came over. After I blew out the candles my Mom told me to tip the cake so she could take a pictures. Well, because of the plastic tray and the paper under the cake....IT FELL OFF ONTO THE FLOOR! Wonderful!

Birthday #18 was held outside...We didn't want any more cake accidents. My Dad brought the cake outside, tripped coming down the steps, AND DROPPED THE CAKE ON ME! Duh!

I'm pretty sure I've blocked out what happened for birthdays 19-21 because I can't even remember them. I'm guessing it was something to do with Noah, if any of you remember. (It must have been bad!)

For my 22nd birthday I was on my mission in Argentina. I don't think anything bad happened...I was just far from home and missing my family. My Mamita (the sister we paid to cook for us) made me a WONDERFUL cake! So, that birthday was okay.

I was home for my 23rd birthday. Yeah, my family forgot! My Grandma Halladay was really sick so my parents were helping take care of her. (They are great examples to me of taking care of the ones you love...but that's a post for another day.) My sisters all forgot. I remember taking a bath that night when my Dad finally called to see if something was wrong. After I told him, and we got off the phone, my sisters all started calling. My Dad must have called and reminded them all.

On my 25th birthday, I was right in the middle of a my first miscarriage. Enough said.

On my 26th birthday we were living in Murray. The 15th of September is, and will probably always be, the deadline for Corporate Tax Filings at Jason's work. So, he is very busy. He stayed late to work. When he came home I was already in bed. In the middle of the night I woke up so upset at him and I was just crying and crying. He didn't get me anything for my birthday. (I'm sure he will also be happy to know I've shared this with all of you.) My feelings were hurt pretty dang bad. Oh, well. I've forgiven him. (Love you Babe!)

So, there you have it. The reason I do not look forward to any of my birthdays. I asked my Mom the other day if she would mind throwing another plate at my Dad. Maybe that would help reverse the cycle. Or maybe I could drop a cake on someone. Who knows!

Monday, September 7, 2009


Do you ever wonder where the time has gone? I do...Sometimes, at the end of the day, I just sit on the couch wondering if I even accomplished anything while the hours ticked away. But then, there is the other side, when I wonder if the day will ever end. My thoughts just keep repeating..."please let Jason come home soon".

My birthday is coming up. I hate them! It seems like they come faster each year. I'm not the type of person who looks back and says, "Look what I did!" More often it's, "If I only would have..." I try to be positive, but that's just not one of my qualities. I'm very quick to judge, especially when it comes to my life, and the things I do.

I wish I didn't feel like I was disappointing those around me. I wish I could be content with the hours and minutes. After all, time never stops, and shouldn't we "live in the moment"? I'm not very good at that. I'm a planner. The truth is, I've already started planning for Christmas. It seems I feel most comfortable when I'm one step ahead on the calendar...but then, in all of myText Color planning, what am I missing?

Do I let holidays, vacations, and birthdays rule my mental state? Probably. Do I need to change? Yep. I really wish I could have a balance. Most of these stupid thoughts of mine are coming from the looming date of September 15th. If I could just skip it....Ugh! (I will write about all my junky birthdays another day.)

So, I'm in a funk...A add to the blog, enjoy the weekend, clean your house funk. I just don't want to do anything. Good thing the weekend is over. I have a few days to dust off, stretch out, and get going again. Now...where do I begin?