Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One more year down......

So 2008 is pretty much over...only 14 hours to go. 2008 has been a great year in my life, definitely one of the better ones. I am so happy to have such an awesome and supportive husband, our marriage is so great I just couldn't be happier with any other person. I love to watch Lucas grow and grow I can't believe how much he has changed just in the past year. Shane and I have been together since Luke was 2 and I have seen him go from baby, to toddler, to a boy. Now we have a little girl on the way that will be here in a matter of weeks and I get to start the process all over again and I couldn't be more thrilled! I know it is going to be rough at times but I know there will be plenty of amazing times to outweigh those rough times.

Other things are great too! Shane and I have had the opportunity to do some improvements on our little home. I love it! I am so grateful that Shane and I have stable good jobs so we are able to do these improvements on our house. I am happy that we are able to make our mortgage payment from month to month. So many people have had to struggle this year and I feel blessed that we have not had to struggle, we are happy and healthy.

I hope everyone has had a good 2008 and I hope that 2009 will be just as awesome!

I will leave you all with a few pictures from 2008!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I love this nursery!

7 & 8 Tag

7 THinGs I dO
- shop
- sniff my hair
- People watch
- daydream
- Love my animals
- clean my house a lot
- listen to Shane talk about cars

7 tHIngS i CAn'T Do
- eat lamb yuck!
- Let people other than Shane, my family, and really special friends hug me.
- Not get angry when I drive.
- Go to bed early.
- stop talking
- not freak out when people touch my belly button
- today I can't work. too tired

7 THIngs I alwAYS sAY
- IZZY!!!!!!!
- I love you.
- that's funny
- I don't know
- Dear
- geez
- bummer

7 Things I always Eat
- cookies
- Candy of any sort.
- Cereal
- Pizza
- edamame
- clementines (oh soo good)
- yogurt

8 TV Shows I like to watch:
- House
- the news
- bones
- kitchen nightmares
- scrubs
- jeapordy
- wheel of fortune
- the simpsons

8 restaurants where I like to eat:
- ginza
- caputos
- cafe rio
- greek broiler
- olive garden
- crown burger
- chik fila
- paradise bakery

8 things that happened today:
- My alarm went off at 6am
- Did payroll
- Fed my fish
- fed my dogs
- Ate eggs
- looked at the new postsecrets
- got heartburn
- talked to Shane on the phone

8 things I'm looking forward to:
- My baby coming!!
- Family Christmas party on Friday
- Christmas
- More snow
- Having 12 weeks off when my baby is born
- going to Target
- Seeing my brother in February
- Is it too early to look forward to spring

Tag anyone who is bored and wants to do this!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Shower # 2

The wonderful girls at work through Abby and I a shower. We only played one game and it was fun and ate really yummy food! I had a lot of fun and I really enjoyed having a joint shower with Abby! Thanks girls!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Posts

I added a couple of new posts! Check them out! I have been a blogging slacker sorry y'all! Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Poor Pup!

My precious little Dignon had a wound on his head called a hot spot. We had to take him to the vet and they had to shave his head and clean the wound. It is doing a lot better now. Here is a picture of his bald head. It is kind of a gross picture so BEWARE!

The Baby Shower

Last Saturday was my baby shower with friends and family. It was a lot of fun! We ate, sat around and talked, and opened all the presents. We did not play any games and I was okay with that I don't like baby shower games. It was really fun! Thanks to everyone that came. The wonderful girls I work with are throwing Abby and I a shower on December 4th! It should be a lot of fun! I love baby stuff!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Halloween pictures

Ready already

Okay I know I only have 11 weeks more to go with this pregnancy, but I am so ready to have this baby. I just want my little girl to be here. I know I need to be patient, I will try but is not going to be easy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Update on everything

I went to the doctor on Monday. Everything is going good. I heard our little girl's heartbeat and it sounded great. I had to take my glucose test, it really wasn't as bad as everyone said that it was. I had to get a shot because I am RH-, I hate getting shots but that wasn't that bad either. My blood preasure was a little higher than normal (probably because I had to get a shot and get my blood drawn and I was nervous) so now for the next month I have to take my blood preasure two times a day, it is kind of a pain. On another note my brother made it to Portland save and sound. I talked to him on Sunday and he sounded happy....I can't wait to go visit. Tomorrow is Halloween and Lucas is going to be a cowboy/sheriff...I will post pictures of him later.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Goodbye for now

I went to dinner at my mom and dad's house last night. My older brother Zak came to dinner, I have not seen him for over a month so it was nice to see him. While we were eating dinner he told us that he is moving to Portland in three days. He is moving in with a girl that he says he loves......WOW, this was a shocker to Shane and I. If you knew my brother hearing him say that he loves someone is something that is very hard to grasp. I still can't get over it! I will miss him very much! Luckily he said that he will come back in January when I have the baby. I am sad and happy for him all at the same time. I just had to share this, I still can't get over it. Crazy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

24 weeks and counting

I haven't blogged in a while. Things are going good with the baby and I, we had a doctors appointment last week and everything was good. We have to go again at the end of this month. I am 24 weeks which is 6 months, for those of you that don't want to do the math.....that is crazy! Other news Shane has been building a car for our tattoo artist for the last two years and he started it up last week, we were so excited I am so proud of him, he is amazing. Now we need to start doing more on the house so we can be ready when the little one comes! Things are going great! And can I just say how very very excited I am for the fall to be here. I love the rain and the changing leaves it is absolutely wonderful!

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's a Girl!

We found out that our new love that is going to be born in January is a Girl! We are super excited! I love little girls! I really wanted a little girl, but if I knew if I said that it would be a boy.....not that I would have loved a boy any less, but I just really wanted a girl. I can't believe how fast time is going by...I know our little girl will be here before we know it....although I am not looking forward to giving birth to this little one, I am looking forward to falling in love with her. She is really healthy and is growing the way she is supposed to. The doctor says that I am doing good too! So far so good!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Baby Update

So we had a doctors appointment yesterday. I was hoping we would have another ultrasound so maybe just maybe we could find out the sex of our baby, but no ultrasound. The doctor went over all the blood tests I have had and everything was normal and I found out my blood type. I am type O-. I was really excited to find this out, don't ask me why I just was. Then the doctor let us listen to our babies heart beat, it was in the 150's and that is normal. So far the baby and I are healthy. We are coming right along. So on September 3rd we have an ultrasound appointment and then we will know if it a boy or a girl. I can't wait!

Monday, August 4, 2008

August already!

I can't believe that it is already August I am in total shock! It is almost Lucas' 7th birthday another thing I can't believe. Shane and I have been together since Lucas was 2 and now he is going to be 7! Crazy! Before you know it is going to be January and I am going to be having a baby. Where does the time go? I just wish that time would slow down a little! Although I have never been more excited for the month of January in my life. I can't wait to see our wonderful new addition to our cute little family. But once that baby is born time better slow down or else.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ariel's blog

I am going to start a new thing on my other blog A picture a day. It is going to be a picture that I take, most will be artsy pictures. I love photography and I would like to start doing more of it, and I thought what better way to share than on my blog. So stay tuned for that. The first picture should be up later today.

Monday, July 28, 2008


This weekend Shane, Luke, and I went camping in the Uintah's. It was so nice to get away for a few days. We left Thursday afternoon, my Brother Zak joined in last minute. So we packed up the dogs and left. It was so nice up there. It was nice to get out of the heat for a little while. Friday we went fishing and swimming, then our friends Becky and Justin met us. We went fishing some more then made some wonderful camping dinner. Saturday we got and made breakfast and packed up and went for a little drive, then headed back home. It was such a shock coming back down into the valley, it was so HOT! So then we decided to shower and go to a movie. We went and saw The Incredible Hulk, then to dinner, and then home and passed out. Sunday we cleaned all day. It was a really good weekend for all of us, including the new baby, I can tell it already loves camping!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Da Weekend!

We went and saw Batman this weekend! It was really good. Heath Ledger was the best Joker ever! I loved it! Everyone should go see it!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!

So I have been a blogging slacker lately! I thought since I have big news I better post something! I am PREGNANT!!! We are so excited! For those of you who don't know we have been trying for a little over a year, so when I saw those two pink lines on that pregnancy test I started crying instantly. We have a lot of preparing to do for this little one. We have been trying to decide which room will be the nursery, but I think we have made our decision, it will be the room downstairs right next to our room. Right now my due date is January 25th, two days before my birthday! The baby will be a wonderful birthday gift for me! It feels so great to finally tell everyone, we have been keeping it a secret for like 2 months now! Well that is it for now.....

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hubby Tag

1. What is his name? Shane Randal
2. Who eats more? I would have to say Shane. He can eat a lot.
3. Who said "I love you" first? He did. He did it in the funniest way ever.
4. Who is taller? He is not by much though.
5. Who is smarter? I would say me, but I don't know for sure. Depends on the subject.
6. Who is more sensitive? We both have our days
7. Who does the laundry? Me.
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Looking at the bed, him
9. Who pays the bills? I pay them, but he makes more money to get them paid.
10. Who cooks more? I do, but he is a better cook I think.
11. What meals do you cook together? We cook together when we BBQ
12. Who is more stubborn? Me
13. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Shane, I am never wrong :)
14. Who has more siblings? He has 3, me only 1.
15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I like to think I do, but Shane does whatever he wants usually
16. What do you like to do together? Camping, working on our house, yard work, watching movies....and pretty much anything else you can think of. We love being together
17. Who eats more sweets? Me. Shane doesn't really eat a whole lot of sweets
18. What is his guilty pleasure? Hot rods. We have more cars than we have people in our house.
19. How did you meet? We worked together.
20. Who asked who out first? He asked me out. I was really excited because I also had a huge crush on him!!
21. Who kissed who first? I think that he kissed me first
22. Who proposed? He did!! It was the best day of my life!!
23. His best features? His eyes, his arms, his smile. Pretty much everything my husband is hot!!
24. What is his greatest quality? He is the hardest worker and he is Mr. Fix it around the house. He still amazes me with all of the skills he has.
25. Tag Everyone!

Monday, June 9, 2008

What a bruiser!!

This weekend we had a lot of fun with little Lucas. We took him to his friend Skyler's birthday party, there was so many games for him to play....they had limbo, a dart game, horse shoes, and a pinata. He had so much candy and then there was cupcakes and pizza and soda oh my!! We took him back to his mom's house after that and he went to a pool party with his baseball team. Well while he was at the party he slipped and cut his chin open. We got a bunch of calls from his mom telling us that she had to take him to the emergency room to get stitches in his chin. It turns out that he did not cry once, not when he fell and not when he was getting the stitches. The doctor and the nurse were so surprised how good he was. He ended up getting six stitches in his chin. He is so awesome!! What a little trooper.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

About me

I saw this one Sarah's blog I thought since I was bored I might as well do it.....

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:15 in the AM

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3. Last movie you saw in the theater? Lars and the Real Girl...I think it has been awhile

4. What is your favorite TV show/s? Hell's kitchen, So You Think You Can Dance, and the Family Guy

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Fruit, granola bar, yogurt

6. What is your middle name? Brook

7. What food do you dislike? Right now Chicken

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? A CD that my friend Meg made for me.

9. What kind of car do you drive? Honda Civic...I call him Civvy

10. Favorite sandwich? What sandwiches!! I love any kind of sandwich!!

11. What characteristics do you despise? people that are fake and people that act like they are too cool for school.

12. What is your favorite thing to wear? PJ's and my favorite black underwear

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go? I really want to go to Mexico...It is warmer than Utah right now.

14. What color is your bathroom? Blue and White

15. Favorite brand of clothing? I don't really have one.

16. Where would you retire? Some place warm.

17. Most memorable birthday? I think probably my 21st...Shane and our friend Dan beat each other up and that was crazy crazy!

18. Favorite sport to watch? I don't like to watch sports, unless it is Lucas playing baseball.

19. Favorite saying? Don't have one really.

20. When is your birthday? January 27th, 1984

21. What is your shoe size? 8

22. Pets? Two Dogs Dignon and Izzy....Three Cats Valcor, Leonard, and the best cat in the whole world Boogie Kitty.

23. What did you want to be when you were little? I wanted to be a vet or a dancer

24. What are you today? I am an Administative Assistant.

25. What is your favorite candy? Bottle caps and anything chocolate

26. Your favorite flower? Gerber Daisies and Roses

27. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward too? July 4th

28. What are you listening to right now? Ben and Janet talking

29. What was the last thing you ate? Spaghetti and meatballs

30. Do you wish on stars? YES!

31. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I think red...I really like red right now.

32. What is your pet peeve? Slow drivers, stupid people.

33. Last person you spoke to on the phone?Ryan

34. Favorite soft drink? Root Beer

35. Favorite restaurant? Ginza...Yummy japanese

36. Hair Color? Auburn

37. Favorite day of the year? My Birthday or Halloween, it is a toss up!

38. What was your favorite toy as a child? I loved Barbies, cabbage patch dolls, and hot wheels

39. Summer or winter? Summer, I wish it was summer now, stupid cold weather

40. Hugs or kisses? Kisses, I don't liked to be hugged usually, unless I really like you

41. Chocolate or vanilla?Chocolate

42. When was the last time you cried? I don't remember...I have nothing to cry about lately.

43. What is under your bed? Nothing my bed is all the way down to the floor

44. Who is the friend you've had the longest?Kassy Keen

45. What did you do last night? I cleaned the house, made dinner, played with Lucas, watched a little TV, read my book, then went to bed.

46. Favorite smell? Citrus, puppy breath, my perfume "Holy Water"

47. What are you afraid of? Snakes

48. How many keys on your key ring? 3....My house, My parents house, and my car

49. How many years at your current job? 1 year

50. Favorite day of the week? Sundays

51. How many states have you lived in? just Utah

52. Do you make friends easily?Some days

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary!!

We had a wonderful 1 year anniversary!! Sunday night we had a really good dinner at PF Chang's, the dinner tasted wonderful and we had a piece of chocolate cake the size of my head! It was awesome. At dinner we talked about our first year of marriage and what we thought of the whole thing and we have decided that we truly do like each other. The next day we slept in and had a late breakfast. We hung out around the house most of the day and then went for a hike. The pictures above are of the hike. Then we rented a movie and ordered a pizza. All and all I would have to say that it was a good anniversary, not very exciting, but good.
Love you Shane! Can't wait to see what the years will bring us!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Wedding Anniversary

It is almost our first wedding anniversary....Wow one year!! Crazy!! Shane keeps on asking me what we should do....He wants to do something fun and special, but he won't give any ideas...I tried to tell him that he should just plan something and surprise me, that would be romantic right. He doesn't want to do that. So I need some ideas on something fun, memorable, and exciting. Please give some suggestions....I need help I am not good at this kind of stuff.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I just want to go play in the sun.....I am sitting here at my desk and I am so freezing (probably doesn't help that I am drinking ice water). I wish that I would have just played hookie today and played in the sun with my puppies.

Tomorrow Lucas has this art thing at the Hogle Zoo and I am pretty excited about it, first of all I love the zoo 'cause I love the animals....I kind of want to take them home and play with them, but then again who wants to clean up elephant poop. I am hoping that it is be fun stuff. I think the thought of the zoo makes me feel like it really is spring again! I hope that there are babies at the zoo nothing says spring like a fat little baby.

So the moral of my story is that I am so glad that it is finally warming up, but I get stir crazy just sitting here at my desk when I know that it is wonderful outside.....those windows to the outdoors are taunting me with their sunshine they are letting in.....Good thing it is almost Friday.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

San Rafael Swell

We are going camping at the San Rafael Swell this weekend with our friends Becky, Justin, Meg, and Patrick. I am so freakin' excited!! I need to get out of this city, even if it just for the weekend. We are celebrating Shane's 31st and we going to get crazy!! YEAH!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Birthday BBQ

We celebrated Shane and my mom's birthday yesterday. It was so much fun!! We had a cinco de mayo dinner and it was so yummy!! I love being with our family, they are so great, I don't know what we would do without them. Lucas had a blast and was being really cute. He loves uncle Zak because he is a big kid. It was a whole lot of fun.

Happy Birthday Shane and Mom!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

New Blog!!

I got a little bored with this blog really quick! So I have decided to start another blog with the things I love most. Food, gardening, tips for the home, stuff like that. Please check it out. It is

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo!! I am excited to eat yummy mexican food and make margaritas!! Just in case you didn't know I make a really good margarita. I love everything Mexican I sometimes wish that I was Mexican! I love it all!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Wonderful weekend

We got a new fridge this weekend and it is awesome!! We did so much work on our house it is so nice to finally be getting our house the way we want it. I am so excited!! When it is all put together we will have a PARTY!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Oh no I did it!!

I've done it now! I told the girls at work that I wouldn't blog, but here I am a blogger!! Oh well I hope I don't bore you all to tears!!