Wednesday, December 23, 2009

and yet another reason I love this time of year

FOOD! Yummy food. There are certain foods that I only eat this time of year and two of my favs are....


So if you need a gift idea for me. I love these! Thanks Amy for the pistachios!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

seriously scary Santa

I think this is the scariest Santa I have ever seen. Nightmares for sure.

Friday, December 18, 2009

WHA?? Christmas is just around that corner

Don't be scared! but Christmas is only a week away.......1 2 3 4 5 6 7 days away! Oh geez. So I thought I was closer to being done but let me tell you...I have to buy my parents a gift, my brother and his girlfriend a gift and I still have get a couple more things for Luke! Okay so that is the shopping but then I have the wrapping...which I do not really enjoy too much....oh and then wait did someone just say "um Ariel your Christmas tree is still not up" Wha!?? See busy weekend for me!

Luke said something so funny to me the other day and I just need to share.

Luke: Ariel don't you think that Santa has to use people's bathrooms sometimes.

ME: Um I guess so, I have never really thought about it.

L: Well 'cause I was just thinking that he eats like a million cookies and drinks a lot of milk so how could he not ever have to go the bathroom on his trip.

M: Well that is a very good point.

So I think when I have him put out cookies and milk (and carrots for the reindeer) for Santa maybe I should have him write a note telling him he can use out bathroom if he needs to. Kids are so funny.

Merry Christmas to you all!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Favorite candy of the season!

I just wanted to say how much I absolutely love this delicious little kisses! They are seriously so melt in your mouth, wonderful, yummy little things. They make me smile every time I pop one in my mouth. Please try them! So good!


So things are looking up just a bit.....They found Shane's van! Yay! The people took about $1500 dollars worth of tools that they had to go and replace last night. That is a lot better than what we thought they were going to have to pay. Now if everthing else could go good the rest of this year that would be wonderful. I am sorry about the downer post yesterday I will try to be more positive from now on. :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

When are things going to start looking up?

I feel as if there is something that is holding me back from being fully happy lately. I have wonderful kids, an amazing husband, a good job, and great parents and brother so why do the bad things that happen over take all that happiness. Blah! I really just want to crawl in a hole until this year is over!! Besides the birth of my wonderful daughter this year has been a royal pain in my rear!!

This morning Shane's work van was stolen from our house and it is so horrible! Why do people have to suck so much? There was so much money worth of tools in that van and now Shane has nothing to drive. Really? Could things possibly get any worse.

I am not a bad person so I ask you world what did I do to deserve all the misfortunes in my life lately? I am not much of a complainer but I just have to let it all out before I explode! Please please let something good happen before I give up on all hope!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I don't have an excuse........

Where have I been? I dunno. What has been going on? Lots of little things but nothing too exciting to blog about. I am not going to give a list of excuses for being absent so long from the old blogaroo. So deal with it. I hope someone still looks at the blog......anyone......hello?

I am super excited for Thanksgiving because well I love to eat and be lazy. That sounds bad but it is true. It is nice to spend the day with the people I love most in this world and eat the food I love most in the world. I never really get excited for Christmas but for some odd reason this year I am. Maybe it is having a new baby or maybe I have just had a change of heart but whatever it is I am loving the holidays this year and no one can stop me. I even sing Christmas music to Addy while I am trying to get her to sleep at night. Silly me.

The kids are both doing good. Luke is doing great in school and he is a great kid we are lucky. Addy is going to be 10 months next week. Crazy! She is going to be a year before we know it. She is a wonderful baby and I love love love her. I would post a new picture of her but my computer at home is broken so I am forced to update this blog while at work....shhh don't tell.

All and all things are good for us. Shane is putting in a new floor in our kitchen and I am excited about that, but our house is in a total shambles for the time being. Oh well it will be worth it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Last night I took Luke to football orientation. He was so super excited! It was a lot of fun, but I realized how small Luke is. He is the smallest one on his team, it was kind of funny. I think that means he is going to be the fastest one on the team. Right?? We got his jersey and flags and then they practiced for a bit. It was a lot of fun. They decided on the team name they are the enchiladas. Cute!

As a side note as I was driving Luke back to his mom's house I got pulled over and got a speeding ticket. Crap I hate that! It is $90! Whoa speeding tickets have gone up in price since the last one I got like 10 years ago. Stupid stupid stupid. There are a lot better things I would like to spend $90 on. Oh well.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday


Today is your 8th birthday. You have been a big part of my life since you were two years old. I still remember the little cubby two year old that was crazy but so fun. We have all been through so much together. I have watched you grow into this smart little boy that is so good with his sister and such a polite and kind little son. I am so glad to have you as a part of my life you make me smile all the time. I hope you have and have had already the best birthday. Already this morning I have heard you say thank you for the gifts a lot and that is so sweet. You deserve it! You are wonderful and your dad and I love you very very much!


We went to Luke's favorite pizza place Este's then we went to Boondocks I will post pictures when I get them downloaded. So far we have had a lot of fun! Luke has more fun to come today. Yay for birthdays!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A quick post

I feel bad that I have been such a slacker on blogging! No posts since July really what is my problem.....

I am super excited for September. September is my favorite month of the whole year. I love the crisp air in the mornings, the leaves changing colors, fall clothes (yay another excuse to buy clothes), and just the smell of fall. I feel sad because I feel like this summer we got riped off an entire month...stupid June all rainy but I am happy for my favorite season.

Addy is going to be 7 months this week and I really can't believe it. She is going to be a year before I know it and I don't want that to happen. When are they going to figure out how to make our babies stay babies forever. dang! She is almost crawling and it is so fun. She can almost wave and I think she says baba (bottle). She is eating her solid food and with every new food it is a new adventure. Oh the faces that little girl makes...I tell you I will never get tired of them.

I finally got my tattoo colored in last night. Ummm my leg hurts. Tell me why I always put myself through that pain. It looks really good though I will post pictures soon.

I think that is really all of my updates for now. Maybe I will get really motivated and post pictures this week!

Oh one more thing...Luke started the 3rd grade today! What the crap! I remember the 3rd grade really well and it is crazy to me that he is going to be a 3rd grader. He is also turning 8 on Saturday. He is so so excited for his birthday. We are going to Boondocks on Friday and then Saturday he is having a party with his best friends. So fun! I think I might be getting old though and I am not sure how I feel about that. Sometimes I still feel like a kid so how is it that I have kids! Crazy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy 6 months old baby girl!

Wow today my little baby is 6 months! What!? Where did the time go? I can't believe that only a little while ago I had this baby that didn't do anything but sleep, eat, cry, and poop. Now I have this little baby that does so much, so many new things and I just get to sit back and watch it all happen. Okay well I am not just sitting back and watching, but you know what I mean. Being a mom is an amazing thing it is awesome to watch this lttle person grow and learn more and more each day.

She babbles, rolls, smiles, laughs, plays, eats almost real food and so much more. By almost real food I mean she eats rice cereal and I tried it and it is not good! She went for her 6 month check-up today and he said I could go ahead and let her try some veggies, so we are trying it tonight! I excited! She now weighs a whopping 18 lbs. She has 4 teeth. I could just go on and on about how amazing she is but I won't. I will just leave you with a few pictures of her cuteness.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


I just need to vent for a minute. My neighbors are having a new garage built which is great, good for them. I really am a pretty tolerent person I promise, but I can only take so much. The construction workers doing the work are stupid! I know that is rude and immature to call someone stupid but I just did so deal with it. This morning at 6:00 I could hear pounding outside my window, I look out and there they are working. 6:00AM REALLY! I have a sleeping baby and I didn't go to bed 'til 12:00. AHH! The other day they were putting some gravel down before they laid the concrete and there was a huge pile of gravel in front of my house. Fine I can deal with that, whatever. But then at the end of the day they left a bunch of it in the grass of my parking strip and a bunch in the road in front of my house. Now that is just rude! Have some common courtesy this is a residential neighborhood! Whatever it will all be over soon, it is just annoying for now.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New stuff

I finally got to post on our blog. I have been meaning to for a couple of weeks but since I never have time it never has happened. Thank the lord that babies take naps! Please do read and enjoy. Oh and here is a cute picture of Addy I took today.

Mini road trip

Yesterday....July 11th.....Shane, Addy, and I took a mini roadtrip to Sunnyside, UT. Where is Sunnyside, UT you ask? Well it is Southeast of Salt Lake. It is about 20 miles past Price. And why did we go to Sunnyside? which is a very small and run down town by the way. Well we went there to see a car show. And I will tell you it was worth the drive. Shane and I both love hot and rat rods and that is all that was there. It was killer!

Here is my list of requirments to have an excellent roadtrip.

-You must eat so much junk food you want to puke when you finally make it to your destination. On my mini trip yesterday I ate peanuts, lemonheads, fruitcrisp bar, banana, and a wendys cheeseburger and fries. On the way back home I ate more lemonheads, gradettos, m&m's, beef jerky (I only allow myself beef jerky on roadtrips so had to have it) and so much ice tea it is ridiculous. I swear I did not want anymore food the rest of the day. Blah!

-You must have fun! No whining about how long it is taking to get there.

-You must enjoy the weird people that live in the smalls towns you stop in. Shane and I get all sorts of weird looks when we go into these small towns. We both have tattoos so they automatically think we are bad news. It is fun!

Since this is about as close as I am getting to a vacation you get a long post. Sorry.

Couple of pictures of the trip......

The 4th!

On the 3rd of July we went and saw fireworks at Granite. It was a lot of fun and Addy did really well. I thought she would be scared but she wasn't at all just amazed by the giant light flashing above her. On the actual 4th we really didn't do anything, we just hung out an BBQed.

A couple of pictures of the kids watching the fireworks!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Laziness and HApPy FaThers daY

Today I have been super lazy, mostly because I feel like absolute crap. I have a really bad sinus infection and my ears feel like they are clogged and my brain feels like it is sloshing around in my I have been laying in bed pretty much all day, luckily Addy has been pretty lazy too so that allows mom to be lazy. :)

Besides complaining about my sickness I wanted to say happy fathers day to my wonderful Father. For those of you that don't know I am a huge daddy's girl I always have been I am still and I am 25 years old. My dad is the best (I know everyone says that, but mine really is). He helps us so much with every thing, he is pretty much the smartest person I know, and he is a wonderful grandfather. I love you dad, my life would not be the same without you!

I would like to say happy father's day to my wonderful husband too. He is a wonderful father to both of his kids! He is so fun and playful with the kids and they both love it. He is a big softy and Luke knows that as long as he is with his dad he can pretty much get away with anything. He helps me so much with Addy and he was so good to me when I was pregnant with her and for that I think he deserves father of the year, because putting up with pregnant Ariel was not easy! I love you Shane you are a wonderful father and husband!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Some fun weekend we have here......

This last weekend was a busy one but a fun one....sometimes it is fun to be busy. Friday when I got home from work we hung out for a while then Luke got a lesson in lawn mowing.....

While Addy and I watched....

Then on Saturday we went to Luke's baseball game...they kicked butt. Then we went to the family reunion and my grandparents house. It was great I got to see a lot of my family that I haven't seen in ages.

My cousin Amanda Jane and Addy

Dad and Brother Zak

On Sunday we went to the movies. We saw UP it was really cute. We took Addy with us and she was really good, she was a little afraid of how loud it was at first but by the end she was passed out. The rest of Sunday we just hung out and relaxed after the busy weekend. Fun fun!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What is all this....

I have lived in Utah my whole life and never do I ever remember it raining this much for so many days in a row....and in June! Don't get me wrong I love the rain, but I feel like I am living in the northwest. Oh well I am just going to be happy because in a month when it is 100 degrees I will be sweaty and unhappy and no fun! Love you rain!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Baseball Fun

Luke has been playing baseball for the past 2 years. Last year it wasn't very serious but this year it is a big deal. They are in the playoffs next week...his team is really good and Luke is getting really good too. His games are so exciting I love going to them! Here are a couple of pictures of the boy in action.

Just some photos for fun!

All the plants are happy and big in my yard and that makes me happy. I am so into the yard this year! I am a little obsessed I'm not going to lie!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

4 months

On Monday I took little Addy cakes to the doctor for her 4 month appointment. She is 16 pounds and 27 inches now! Holy crap she is a big girl, it's no wonder my muscles are getting so large! Everything was great except for the dreaded shots, everytime she has to get those I just die inside. The doctor said we could give her rice cereal if we want to, so I think I am going to try it tonight. Wish me luck! i am sure she will love it since she loves to eat more than anything else.....well except for her wonderful mother!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

So this is what it sounds like when doves cry

This morning I discovered my first gray hair! What the crap! I am just not okay with that. And no you can't see it so don't even ask. I didn't pull the thing out yet because I had to show Shane what he has done to me! I know in the past I have given some of my friends crap for having gray hairs (I won't mention any names, you know who you are) and for that I apologize. This has been a very stressful year for me and I guess now that I am a mother I have that much more to stress about, but a gray hair come on. I guess this is God's way of telling me that I am getting old and I need to slow down and not party so much. No more late night drinking with strange men and no more clubbing 'til all hours of the night. Geez! I will be okay don't worry about me....I just need a moment........Okay I am fine. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Absolutely Divine

I have been really into classic movies Netflix quene is full to the gills with classics. The most recent watch was Dial M for was wonderful. I love the vintage style....I wish I could take myself and put me in 1954. It just makes me so happy just thinking about it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

the life and times of boring people.....

Nothing too exciting has been going on with us lately so I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. Shane has been working on his truck a lot and I have been working in the yard a lot and of course taking care of little Addy. Addy got her first two teeth so she hasn't been a very happy camper lately, but she sure does look cute with teeth. Luke has been playing baseball and doing awesome and he is out of school for the summer in two weeks...lucky! Tomorrow is our two year wedding anniversary but I will post something for that later. So that is all that is going on with us so here are some pictures to make the post a little more exciting!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

And the lord said let us eat pie......

Today is not only Mother's Day....happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! It is also my mommy's birthday. I won't say how old she is because I don't think she would appreciate that too much, but I will say that I love that woman dearly. She is the best mother in the whole wide land to me. She is kind, caring, loving, and the best gosh darn grandma this side the Mississippi. So mom I say happy birthday to you and happy mother's day too!

Also Lets not forget yesterday was my dear husband's birthday. It was half a good day and half a bad day. We won't talk about the bad day part just the good. We went and had sushi..yummmmmmm, then we had brownies for dessert it was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed hanging out with the love of my life. Shane you are an amazing, hard working husband without you I would be absolutely lost, you are the best dad ever....I see the way your kids look at you and you can tell they both absolutely adore you. Happy birthday my sweet!

We had yummy tacos over at mom and dad's house tonight for the birthdays and for mothers day and on Shane's request we had yummy pie, hence the title of the post. Great weekend, yummy pie, good memories!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Losing some LBs.........

I am so super excited....yesterday I weighed myself and I lost another 3lbs. I weigh less than before I was pregnant! I am so proud of myself...I have been eating a lot better and I don't drink soda anymore...only water and tea for me. I have been on a salad kick lately so I thinks that helps. I really feel great I have way more energy than I have in the past and I feel awesome! Okay I am done I just had to share my happiness with you all.

And P.S. Happy Cinco Day Mayo! Eat a Mexican....oh wait eat some Mexican food!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Honest post

I saw this on my friend Tracy's blog and it sounded like fun so I am doing it....

It is called honest scrap...

A) First list 10 honest things about yourself--and make it interesting even if you have to dig deep.
B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of Honest Scrap...

1) When I was pregnant with Addy I knew I would love her but I didn't know how much I could love her. I never knew I could love, worry, and care for another person so much. I can honestly say it is the most wonderful and amazing feeling in the world.

2) I have really bad social anxiety. I am fine when I am with friends or at work but when I am with people I don't know I ball up and freak out a little inside. I don't like when strangers try to talk to me it makes me really nervous and I don't ever know what to say. I am terrible at small talk.

3) I don't like when my family give my their opinions about what I should do with my baby. They say things like she is too hot take her jacket off, she is too cold put her jacket on, she doesn't like that headband on. It drives me nuts! I think I can decide what is best for my little lady.

4) The only thing Shane and I fight about is where and what to eat for dinner. It is so stupid. We both are very passioniate about food so why do we have so much trouble when it comes to dinner. Ahhhh!

5) I really hope that Addy always has a close realtionship with her grandparents. I was never really close to my grandparents growing up, I really only saw them on holidays and other special occasions. Now that I am older I talk to them more but I feel like I missed out on a lot of years that I can't make up. I don't want Addy to have those same feelings we she is an adult so I would like her to always be close to my parents.

6) If someone gave me a million dollars I would spend a good portion of that money on new clothes. I really dislike most of my clothes and I would like it if I could just buy all new ones and start my wardrobe all over again that would be awesome.

7) I am trying really hard not to fatty and junky food but it is so hard. Why does all the fatty food taste so good. I want to be the same size I was in high school. I may never be that little again but it would be nice if I could lose some weight. I really don't like to exercise all that well and I need to work on that and that would help me lose some of this extra weight I am carrying around. I am going to work on that.

8) I really want to go back to school. I love school! I love learning new things and feeling like I am doing something with my life. So I have decided that I am going back to school in the fall.

9) I wish I was more crafty and creative. I look at other people's blogs and see all the cool things they make and it makes me jealous. I know I have a creative part of me I am just having trouble finding it inside of me. That is something I need to work on.

10) I should be doing work right now but instead I am working on this post and since I can't think of anything else I am going back to work.

I would like it if all my friends would do this on their blogs because I love learning new things about people. So do it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Birthday Shout out!!

The 25th was my blogs 1st birthday! Happy birthday blog. At first the idea of a blog was silly to me and I did not update it much. I got talked into the whole blog thing by friends, thanks Tracy and Amber.....over this past year I have come to love you blog and really enjoy you. Happy birthday and I am sure there will be many more to come!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

No one's going to rain on my parade today......

I am in the best mood today! There is not really any particular reason for my chipper mood, it's just a good dasy I guess! Really it's the little things that are making me happy today like the rain, yummy warm tea, a really wonderful salad for lunch, my happy little girl, and getting things done. I just wanted to share my good mood with those in the blogging world so there I shared.

I wanted to share a funny thing Luke said before we went to dinner last night. We went to dinner at La Frontera last night and every time we go there with Luke there is always police eating there....well we always tease Luke and tell him the police are after him and that is why they are last night as we pull in the parking lot Luke says "I think when I had to get stitches in my chin they put a microchip in there so the police always know where I am." What a crazy imagination that kid has. I just thought it was a funny and paranoid thing to say..made me laugh. Kids!

And on that note I will leave you with a picture of that silly boy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth day! I have always loved Earth Day, when I was a kid we would always do really exciting things on this day at school one year we even planted a tree at my school and it is still there today. So this Earth day I have decided I need to do some little things to help our Earth. First I have decided to start bringing a bowl to work to eat my morning oatmeal in instead of using a Styrofoam cup and throwing it away, next I have decided to bring a reusable water bottle to work too. They are just little things, but I think that it is the little things that count. I have been using my canvas bags at the grocery store for a few years now and I actually have a big collection of bags to use now. So show the Earth how much you love it by doing something for it! YEAH for Earth!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hiho hiho it's back to work I go

Today is my first official day back to work. My time off flew by....I can't believe how fast three months can go by. I thought it would be really hard to come back to work but it really hasn't been that bad. I fought back tears when I dropped little Addy cakes off today. I think this is going to be good and it is nice to have some adults to talk to again. I guess I missed all my friends at work more than I realized. And another plus is that I will have money again this last month has been kind of rough. So all and all things aren't that bad, but ask me again in a week and we will see.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thoughts for today

Why am I so grumpy today? I really have no reason to be, but I keep snapping at Shane. Ahhhhh!

My cat keeps drinking out of the fish bowl...Is this safe? He doesn't even know there is a fish in the bowl he just likes to drink out of the fish bowl instead of his water dish.

I can't believe I have to go back to work in like 10 days! I am so depressed about it. :(

I am excited for Easter I love to eat ham and Addy has a cute new dress to wear!

And finally I am jealous that Luke gets to go to California with his mom. I want to go a vacation.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Holy Crap!

Yesterday was a nice sunny day outside! It was wonderful...a little chilly but still good. So of course since it was a nice day Lucas was playing outside. He was riding his scooter around and playing games. He was outside riding his scooter and all the sudden I here "DAD IT'S in my throat it's stuck in my throat" well lucas was sucking on a piece of hard candy and it got lodged in his throat. Shane picked him up and ran him into the house as fast as he could and asked me what to do. I panicked and said I DON'T KNOW. Well Shane hit Luke's chest and the candy came flying out. We all should around and hugged each other for what seemed like forever. I was shaking so bad I have never been so scared in my life. I was so glad he was okay and I told him please don't ever do that again and he laughed and said okay I won't. GEEZ.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Yeah baby

I just wanted to tell everyone how happy I am. Addy slept through the night last night. It is a great day in parenthood when you sleep through the night, but I did wake up this morning thinking "is she still alive" and had to run in her room and check on her.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Little Smiles

Addy has been smiling a lot lately, but it is really hard to get a picture of her doing it. I got this one of her early this morning. I just had to share it, it is just too cute. Love her!