Monday, January 19, 2015

Betsys 4 year video

This video is a bit over due since Betsys birthday was in October.  Better late than never right.  We love this little lady and are so glad she is in our family

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Our trip to Hong Kong

Rob and I decided that we wanted to go to Hong Kong around Christmas.  Christmas morning we woke up, opened our presents and stockings and then had our driver take us to the train station where
we took the train to Hong Kong

We found a place on air bnb to stay that was great.  It was close to the train station, close to lots of fun restaurants and on the beach

It was pretty cold out, Oliver was bundled up, I was complaining of being frozen...

And Betsy would have played in the sand for hours

We had decided that while we were in Hong Kong, we wanted to go to Disney Hong Kong.  We had heard mixed reviews, people told us not to have high expectations, that it wasn't as good as Disneyland California(but really is anything), but it was AMAZING.  It was the perfect size that we weren't rushed.  You have to take a train to get to it, and its totally secluded.  The second you step off the bus you forget you are in China.  We loved it

 Anyone who knows me well, knows that I get extremly sick on spinning rides, so I waited in line with Betsy and was hoping they would just let her ride alone, I said can I go buckle her and and then not ride, he said " No you have to ride'. I really must love this girl.

No matter what country you visit in.  Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome to China

If you are just seeing my blog for the first time, Welcome.  If you have frequented here, you already know me, even though I haven't undated in quite some time.  To get you all up to speed I'll give the a brief intro into whats been happening
My husband and I and our two children are living over seas in Dongguan, China.  We moved over here the beginning of November 2014. Rob got offered a position that was too great to pass up.  We sold all but 6 suitcases and 4 boxes of our earthly possession, including cars in two weeks and flew over here(our house sold and closed last week, after only 2 months, YAY!).  Rob is working in the furniture industry and is loving it. The kids and I spend our days, playing at the playground, feeding the koi in our apartment complex, adventuring around, and getting adjusted to life here. We are all loving it and feel very lucky to get this oppourtunity to live in a foreign country.
This blog will be where I keep family, friend, and anyone else interested up to speed with what is going on.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Blog Chain Letter

My sister Tracy challenged me to a chain letter blog.  I think she just wanted me to update my blog that hasn't been updated in about 4 months.  Here are the guidelines for playing:

1. Post 11 random things about myself. 

2. Answer the 11 questions my nominator asked me. 
3. Create 11 questions for my own nominees.
4. Nominate 11 different bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.
5. Notify them and hope they play along.

So here are 11 random things about me (that I'm sure you all care to know)

1- I love the tv show friends, and can quote it like no one else.  I don't know if I have gone a day without saying " its like that episode of friends where...
2-  I have horrible eating habits, like awful, I snack all day, and thing a great dinner is a Dr. Pepper and doritos
3- Along with my horrible eating habits, I also have the eating habits of a 6 year old, and LOVE foods like, bagel bites, hot pockets, lunchable pizzas, spaghettios. etc.
4- I am the worst at song lyrics, like worse than you would think is possible.  I just sing along and not until someone tells my do I have ANY idea that I was singing it wrong all this time.  For example there is a country song that states " I want to live where the green grass grows, some other line.... point our rocking chairs towards the west, and for about 7 years of my life, i swore that part said, point our rocking chairs tortuous, what does that mean, no idea but its what I thought they said
5- I recently (8 months ago) started working for a lawyer, typing up hearings.  I love it, and it makes me feel so so normal, listening to people at court
6-I love orange and grape soda, its one of my most favorite thing-but I love Dr. Pepper the most
7- I love candy- and consume more than I probably should
8-I hate flossing my teeth, I can probably count on two hands the amount of time I have, and yet I have only ever had 1 cavity before
9- It takes alot to make me laugh, but my three sisters and I are hilarous together
10- I think reality tv is great, the bachelor, amazing race, sister wives, I love reality tv
11- I have always loved stickers, or anything sticky, tags from food, duct tapes, glue, don't know why

My 11 questions to answer

1. What is your biggest fear? Having my child kidnapped, could be that I read crazy stories of this happening, but its scary
2. What is your best quality?  Worst quality? I am easygoing, and easily adapt to whatever, my worst quality is probably how loud I am, I really like scream when I talk to pelple
3. What is your favorite magazine? Probably Us weekly, I rarely read magazines
4. Biggest pet peeve? (Have I mentioned that one of mine is the phrase 'pet peeve'?) When someone leaves the smallest amount of something to eat, like 3 potato chips, one gulp of milk in the carton, a few bites of ice cream
5. Do you believe in fate?  Karma?  Luck?  Superstitions? I believe in them a little bit. I met my husband a bit due to fate, I believe that what goes around comes around.  You make your own luck, and I never walk under a ladder
6. Lip gloss or lipstick?  What shade? Lip gloss all the way.  Bonne Bell Vanilla Frosting- again, I'm 7
7. If someone gave you $1000 to spend at a single store in 30 minutes, what store would you choose?Probably the Apple Store
8. How would you classify your style?  ie: classic, bohemian, grunge (I'm pretty sure none of my friends will pick grunge)  Out of those three, yes Tracy out of those three i would probably pick grunge.
9. Favorite quote or words of wisdom?  Who said it? I believe people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abe Lincoln
10. Favorite guilty pleasure? Dr. Pepper and white chedder popcorn, i can eat a whole bag in one sitting, and wait to eat it til Betsy is in bed so I don't have to share
11. What is the one physical quality you would alter about yourself? Nicer teeth

11 Questions for my nominated bloggers

1- If you had to eat at only one restaurant for the rest of your life, where would you eat
2- What is your dream car
3- If you had to live in another country for the next 5 years, where would you live
4- What is the first cd you ever purchased
5- If you could only have one tv station for the next year what tv station would you pick
6- What is your favorite thing about yourself, least favorite thing, looks wise
7- If your family got asked to be on TLC what would the name of your show be, and what would you be on there for
8- Would you rather you got one horrible haircut, or all your children got 5 horrible haircuts in a row
9- Favorite movie EVER and Worst movie you have ever seen
10- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, which one is your favorite
11- Do you like summer or winter better, and why

And I nominate:

1- Cortney Camberlango
2- Meagan Flake
3- Pam Levitt
4- Carolyn Baggett
5- Lana Cook
6- Britany Hurst
7- Stefanie Hathaway
8- Jocelyn Fox
9- Kayla Johnson
10- Faith Garffs
11- Ashlee Johnston

And Just cause whats a blog post without a picture.  Perhaps I should do picture from Halloween one of these days. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Besty's Second Birthday (Video)

Happy Birthday Betsy Lee
I know it sounds very cliche to say that the past two years have flown by, but they have.  Betsy is a complete joy and has taught me more in the past two years than any other person has.  She is such a joy, and I feel so lucky to have her in our home.  She is still quite bald, and still looks very much like her daddy. She is very tall for her age, and very skinny.  She is in the 25% for weight and 99% for height.    I made a video of the past year.  We love you little lady!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What Happens in Vegas... Well Lots of Stuff

So now that its been 6 months since I have written on here, I decided that I probably should. In January we moved to Las Vegas, and we LOVE it here. We love our apt, our ward, the weather(ask me when its 110 how we feel about that), the dozens of parks so close, the few friends we have made, the list could go on and on.

In March we went down to Corona for our birthdays. Rob and I went to Disneyland by ourselves one day and Nate and Mindy watched Betsy for us. The next day we took her with us. We had so much fun

Its nice that Rob works close to home now. We frequently visit the office.

His office brings in a yoga instructor twice a week and I go take Betsy to meet him and then he watches her while I do it.

We took Betsy swimming a few days ago, she was excited to be in her new suit,but was pretty scared of the water

All in all, we love it here in Vegas, we couldn't ask for a better place to be