Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thank You Jessica R...

For bringing to attention my Mouthwatering Monday has been MIA.
As many of you know.. I have been having some crazy hours at work as well as being busy with some projects and stuff. So the last few weeks have been a mess. So for this last Monday's Mouthwatering entry.. it is a tidbit of advice.

NEVER. EVER. EVER. IN your long legged life..

Turn down a dinner invite from Kristy Egan. Makes for a mouth watering monday, or tuesday.. or anyday.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Trippin on Tuesday..

Things that have me trippin today..

1. Woman leaving 18 month old in car for hours and baby dies. Trying not to be judgemental here, but how you just accidental forget your 18 month old is in the car hours after you have carried in your groceries. Accidents do happen, and its so sad. Let it be a huge learning experience for us all to be more careful.
2. Roman Spencer the last 3 nights.. This whole waking up at 1 am. He woke up last night, threw a huge tantrum for his dad, I come out in the living to try to console him and he is acting like a wild bangee crying and fussing and worming off my lap and sitting on the floor screaming. I am thinking something is seriously wrong and I am pointing to my mouth.. asking mouth.. does it hurt.. ears do they hurt.. EFF i wish we could communicate. So then my mom comes out and tries to console him.. no luck. Then I decide forget it I am taking him back to my bed.. We walk down the hall.. Roman still pitchin a fit.. and as soon as I cross the threshold to my room.. Roman instantly stops crying.. perks up.. says "THANKS!" and smiles. WTF people? He sits on my bed pointing and staring at the TV... until I turn on the Backyardigans and then he says "YES!" and then "Thanks". I need to stop this insanity!
3. Gas Prices.. nuff said.
4. The groom who karate kicked his wife after the ceremony. Couldn't he just have changed his mind. Jerk.
5. The Miley Cyrus ordeal. Note to Miley: You are 15. Note to Vanity Fair: She is 15. Note to media: "We really don't care that much so quit exploiting it."
6. Bush scolding congress on the state of the Economy. Um. Okay. DA.
7. My office building's heater is stuck on at 82 degrees. I am sweating like a you know what. Been a rough day.
8. The creepy man Austrian man who fathered 6 children with his own daughter who he held captive and the wife/mother didn't know. UM GROSS. I wonder if Dr. Phil has called him.
9. Jimi Hendrix sex tape. I wonder if drugs are involved.

Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's at Gateway!

Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's at Gateway!

Go get a SCOOP!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fun with FrontRunner...

After working and a baby shower on Saturday I got home and we decided to take Roman to the opening day of the FrontRunner. The FrontRunner is a public transit commuter train that runs from Ogden to Salt Lake City.
I was not happy about going, as I was exhausted from a LONNNNG week (see blog below) and wanted to nap. But my guilty mother conscious took over and I decided I just could not miss being there when Roman road a train for the first time.
We spent around an hour in line.

Roman and Dad in line.

Roman running around the platform after I gave up wrestling with him.

Grandpa taking his turn holding him.

In case you wondered what station we got on...

Waiting on the bench to catch our train because we are fancy world travelers and stuff.

Roman scoping out the terrain out the window. Not much of a view. But he liked it.

My one thing that really bothered me.... Is Chivalry Dead? After wrestling my toddler in line to get on the train we finally get on to not even ONE open seat. So my baby an I rode most of the ride standing up balancing an holding on to the bar. Finally we walked upstairs and I nice Gentleman offered me his seat. I just could not believe how lame some men are. I mean it could be the way I was raised but my dad or brothers would be the first to jump up and offer a seat to a lady, not to mention one holding a baby. I tell ya.. for being the "Happy Valley" there are some pretty classless men out there. There were a few other mothers with small children trying to control their kids as well while balancing. I guess I should get over it.

Anyways it was a fun day and I was happy we took Roman. He liked the trip and afterwards we tried out the Fire House in Centerville which I have been wanting to do for a while. It was very tasty! A must try!

Things that are not okay about working at 5 am all week:

1. Waking up at 3:50 am.
2. Showing up to work and forgetting if you brushed your teeth.
3. Showing up to work and forgetting your glasses.
4. Showing up to work with your shirt inside out, and not knowing it until 7 hours later when your co-worker notices.
5.The fourth meal I somehow seem to have taken on.
6. Not cooking a meal for my family all week. And being okay with it. I am not sure what we have eaten. But no one is starving.
7. Wearing the same shoes all week because who worries about looking cute when you have to leave for work at 4:30 am.
8. My skin will never be the same.
9. No social time for my kid because of my tiredness level/
10. No walking with Kristy.
11. My son has learned 8 new swear words this week.
12.Worst of all, my butt has taken on the shape of my pleather chair.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tripping on Tuesday

A few things that having me trippin today..

1. See previous post. Are you serious, 110 billion bags.
2. The fact that I will be at work at 5 am tomorrow.
3. My dry skin.
4. $3.35 a gallon for gas.
5. Laura Bush hosting the Today show. I mean, come on. Weird. Go read to kindergartners or something.
6. The fact that "The Training Table" is Utah's original. I mean come on. It should soooooooo be Crown Burger.
7. The whiney grunty sound Roman has mastered.
8. The fact Roman woke up at 4am the last 2 days and 5 am on Sunday.
9. The fact the Roman blows kisses. Trippin in the best possible way.
10. The fact my spouse does not like Strawberries. I mean who does not.
11. "Do you smell what Barack is cooking." Silly crazy funny!
12. The show "Deal or No Deal". Why must people be so greedy. Take the damn DEAL!
13. My fascination with the Hills. It's a drug, I think they have subliminal messages I swear. I have no clue why I love this show so much. But I do. At least I will own up to it.
14. The news just reported Hillary won 57 to 43 in PA. Trippin in the best possible way AGAIN!

Going to leave on a good note. At least good for me. :)

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!
In celebration of Earth Day I decided to do my part and buy reusable cloth grocery bag's. I searched online for a good price and felt I could find better. Little did I know I would find them on my lunch break. I ran to Whole Foods for their FAB salad bar and today Whole Foods is giving out a100% recyclable grocery bag to all of their customers. And the best part is additional bags are only .99 cents. So go out there, do your part for Earth Day and get some cloths grocery bags. A plastic grocery bag takes 10,000 years to biodegrade. American's use 110 billion grocery bags a year.
"Recyle, Reduce, Reuse and Close the Loop!"

PS. Oak Hollow girls. I am working on the recycle bins.

PPS. If anyone lives in PA, get your booty out there and VOTE!

Monday, April 21, 2008

We should all be better people..

And support These ladies.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Juno.. A must see!

So. I just got done watching Juno. I have had many people recommend I watch it, because it has to do with adoption. I loved this show. It was about adoption but just so much more, it was sooo hilarious. It gave me all of the good feelings I want when I watch a movie. Happy, Weepy, Amused, Sad and Warm and Fuzzy all over. :) Juno is such a great character and just so entertaining. I could relate with adoptive mother a little but I am hoping I was not that uptight, but I think I was in a lot of ways. You just worry so much the birth mother is going to change her mind. But anyways this movie was great, Juno has an amazingly dry sense of humor that I loved and the music is so awesome. I would recommend it to anyone. It had a few suggestive spots and she dropped the "F" Bomb during labor, but hey who can blame her. Heheh. Defiantly going to return to the redbox and go buy my own version. It ROCKED!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Click HERE to watch the video.

Watch the above video.
This is just terrible.
This madness has to stop!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I got accosted by this old man today. Okay a man that looked just like him. I went for a walk to the most terrifying ghetto (not in the cutesy.. teenager slang way, but the real hard core ghetto) Maverick in the entire world. The one at Main Street & 13th downtown SLC, with my cutie friend Brenda. After filling up the ol' 52 oz'er mug of mine and getting a pink cookie.. and yes a salted nut roll.. we started walking slowly back to work and these two men stopped us. One was driving a wheel chair.. the other was sitting in the wheel chair.
Old Scary Toothless Wheel Chair Bound Man: " HEHHEHE Hey ladies come sit right here (pointing to his crotch) and I will give you a ride in my wheelchair..heheehh (cough, cough) haha, (cackle, cackle) muhahaa, (choke, choke). Sit right here on my lap. (Points to his crotch again.. which is covered in unimaginables..)"
Me: "hehehahahahh oh isn't he funny. HEEHHEHEH silly old man..heheheeh"
Brenda: (gives me the shoulder shove) "NO Thank YOU!"
Me: ( I just got hit on.. whohoo.. I knew there had to be someone who had a thing for chubby girls) "heehehhahahahah silly old man"
Brenda: "Come on Jessy."
We made it back to work in one piece and safe and all and Brenda turns to me and says: " I felt like I was your mom out there, like I had to protect you."
You can take the Country Girl to the Big City.. but you can't take the country out of the city girl.
Hey.. he looked like a few of my relatives.. okay that's another blog for another day..

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Trippin on Tuesday..

Edit. Thanks to my ever knowing husband for pointing it out.. I spelled polygamist wrong. How can I be a good blogger if I spell nearly every word on my blog wrong, guess I did not run spell check. So embarrassed. I bet the self taught polygamist women are way better spellers than I am. I am going to crawl under a rock now. LOVES!

Things that are disturbing me this week.

1. Three men microwave human poop at the 7/11 in Sandy. So glad that I don't live there. Crazy ass people microwaving crap?
2. The Polygamist Mother's with children over the age of 5 are separated and sent back to the compound. Ummm. Not okay. If they abuse children, they abuse women.
3. SNOW. Yesterday it was 82 degrees and I got a little hot at play group. Today its effing snowing. So not okay.
4. Chuck getting surgery again. Dang knee!
5. Oil prices at an all time high.
6. Orphan boy living in garbage DUMP. People do understand that it costs at a minimum $25K to adopt over sea's, right?
7. My chubby level. I need to get under control. But I just want treats. Tomorrow I am starting my newest diet.. chase everything you eat with a head of spinach filled with e-coli.
8. The 80s' bangs on the women from the FLDS Church. Holy Wave. Not okay. And obviously they do not have a tweezers. Holy UNI. Okay thats rude. Sorry.
Okay done for now.


Monday, April 14, 2008


My cute faced cousin talked me in to trying out Facebook over Myspace. I am up for anything less spamish and way less skankiness. Do any of you have a Facebook??


Mouthwatering Monday..

Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (2 1/4 inch thick) center-cut, bone-in pork chops
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper
In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
Lay the chop flat on cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone, but leaving the sides intact. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket, and close with a wooden toothpick. Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more black pepper. Fry in frying pan for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.
For the pictured side pasta we used the remainder of the Cheese, Bacon and Parsley mixture and mixed with cooked, drained Rotini pasta and olive oil. Now that was amazing and totally a meal in its self. Hope you enjoy! LOTS OF LOVE!

Miss Kennedy.

I had the luxury of shotting this delish little girl I can call family on Saturday.
She is my darling cousin Sandy's little girl. She is so yummy cute goodness and I just love her so! Here are just a few of my favorites. She seriously is so photogenic that I had a hard time picking which ones to post. That is understandable though because she is half Palmer. HEHE!

Friday, April 11, 2008

How cute is Miss Arden Betty?

Took this little Diva's pics the other day and isn't she lovely??
I love her so!

Things that make me go hmmmm..

1. There term "terrible two's". Who penned that phrase? Do the terrible two's start at 12 months really?
2. Where my child learned to bitch slap. Last night my cutie cousin Sandy came over with her darling child Kennedy and Roman was very pissed they were leaving. He threw a tantrum at the front door. A total first. Then his daddy picked him up and Roman cocked his little arm back as far as he could and BITCH SLAPPED Chuck like no other. I mean the SLAP was loud and hard. Sand, Chuck and I were shocked for a moment and Chuck took Roman too time out for a minute while Sandy and I laughed our butts off. I know.. its not funny.. but really it is. Chuck laughed afterwards too but I mean it was a lethal slap. I was pretty embarrased that my kid could be such a BRAT.
3. Why my memory is not as sharp as some others. My cousin was telling me that another younger cousin of ours remembers us tickling him until it hurts. I dont remember things like that. He had to have been 3 tops as I am a good 13 years older than him. I remember special times a child, or times I was really awful. Like the time I was upset at my mom for not taking me with her to Pocatello one day and leaving me home with the kids. I think I was probably around 11. When she and my dad got home I told them that the radio station called and we won $1000 and just needed to go pick it up. Now in 1991 $1000 was a lot of money. Still is, but for a radio station in Pocatello then that was a lot of money to be giving away to an 11 year old. So how my mother believed me I will never know. I most have been completely rotten and a marvelous liar. Man I still feel bad about that.
4. This weather. Nice, bad, warm, cold, which is it. Cant wait for this weekend though! YEAH!!


Thursday, April 10, 2008


Did anyone else watch American Idol last night? It was the Idol Gives Back program. I did. I was completey inspired. Now what am I going to do about it? I dont know. I was not so inspired by all the celebritys.. well Brad Pitt was looking F-I-N-E but otherwise it was the stories of people, all over the world who live in seriously grave situations. From the sweet people in Uganda that the band "Daughtry" visited, to the people of our very own country in rural Kentucky that live is shambles of homes. Where less than 50% of the population graduates high school. Where parents can not afford to feed their children, let alone by them books to learn to read. This one families Kitchen was seriously shambles. Not one cupboard had a door on it. The sweet kids from New Orleans saying that they day dream about just going home. And having a home, not a temporary place to lay their heads nearly 3 years later. I feel like we have so many less fortunate people in this world. I think of these little souls who were born in Africa only to have their parents die from AIDS. I was inspired by Alicia Keyes' statement that if America cared enough about the AIDS crisis, cared as much as we do about celebrity drama, that we would be well on our way to a solution to this monumental, global problem.
I also seen an article about the amount of money Jolie/Pitt family donated to charity last yer. Nearly 50% of their earnings. How amazing. I thought for a minute, wow, they make millions they should donate and then when I got further in to the article I seen the amount of money people like Tim McGraw and Faith Hill make and do not donate nearly the amount of money or time to such causes. The kicker was Jay-Z and Beyonce, who earned over $100 million dollars combined last year. And it didnt mention what they donated but probably not nearly what the PITTs did. I dont even know what I am talking about anymore but I just wish I had the funds to help more people. I feel guilty for throwing away food because I let it waste, or not appreciating a having a home, or clean water, or access to doctors. I feel good about being a member of a Church that contributes so much to humanitiarian efforts, I always give money to the humanitiarian fund, hoping my little donation will help. My point is this, if American Idols goal with doing the Idol Gives Back show was to make me feel blessed and want to do more for the impoverished people in this world, that it worked. Now I need to figure out what I can do. If you didnt watch it you missed out on some comedic moments with Robin Williams talking about Simon's man boobs. FUNNY! and Ben Stiller talking about a Gagillion dollars and Simon needing some of it for a new shirt. My favorite was Rob Snieder saying that Bono only has have the money to save Africa. Hence the reason we need to participate in Idol Gives Back. Anyways it was a good show! Help me think of ways to help PEOPLE!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Trippin' on Tuesday.

After being told by a friend that I use the word “disturbed” a lot I decided that once a week I am going to share a list of things that have most “disturbed” me in the last week.

I think that Tuesday is a good day for it. Because Tuesday is just a plain blah day. Like Monday is the bright new future of a new week. Wednesday is Hump Day. Thursday is almost Friday. Friday just plain rocks(what is better than a Friday night hanging out at home just knowing you have the whole weekend ahead of you.) Saturday is a special day as it’s the day we get ready for Sunday. Sunday lazy afternoons are the best.. I despise Sunday nights.. as the reality of another week sets in but thank goodness Desperate Housewives is back this weekend to bring me some trashy cheer.

Anyways.. so now Tuesday is going to have a post called. “Trippin’ on Tuesday”.

Ahh.. the birth of a new post:

A list of the things that disturbed me most this last week:

1. The Maverick on Shepherd Lane. I stopped there yesterday to fill my mug on the way home and the gentleman who helped me had a name tag that said: “Something Galactic Commander” (don’t quote me on that.. it was something like that). Now as I am waiting patiently in line, he keeps telling everyone their total and adding “with a vengeance” to it.
Example: .95 with a vengeance. This is not okay. He had long scraggly hair and needed a shower and I just felt dirty afterwards.

2. At work I sit behind a window with 2 way glass. I see very disturbing things. Like people checking themselves out. And homeless people grooming. The girl who used to sit at my desk seen a homeless man whip out all of his glory and pee. I am patiently waiting for this to happen.

3. Speaking of Pee. Horses Peeing. That is disturbing. It give me the creepy crawlers.
4. Men who speak to boobs and not your face. This happens a lot.
5. Warren Jeffs and the FLDS. 100 outbuildings in that compound? I mean seriously who knows what could go on behind all of those doors.
6. Cockroaches. They found 2 more GINORMOUS ones at my work today.
7. Pregnant Men. I mean EWW. I am so jealous. He even had a glow.
8. Moldy strawberries. I bought a bunch of them on sale and forgot about them in the downstairs fridge. UGH.
9. President Bush. I mean does he have to be so creepy and retarded?
10. Gas prices defiantly disturb me. I mean I am actually considering using the FrontRunner once it opens to get to work. Although I am slighty disturbed about the people who hang out at the Trax stop by my work. I mean SCARY people. I thought about possibly taking my sweet awesome purple bike. But I mean who can ride a bike in heels? Not me.
11. Folding clothes. I just received a phone call from my mother informing me she couldn’t find a thing for my Roman to wear. If anyone knows me well they know that Roman’s clothing situation is complete out of control. He has more clothes than Mariah “MIMI” Carey. What does this mean to me? Washing, folding, organizing and putting clothes away today after work. That plain sucks. Yup. Its disturbing.

12. Forgeting to do my mouthwatering monday post. Enough said.

March of Dimes WalkAmerica March for Babies

My family and I will be participating again this year in the March of Dimes- WalkAmerica March for Babies in honor of our preemie Brittan. This March helps raise much needed funds to fight premature birth. This event is very dear to me as I think there is a huge lack of information given to mothers on what things may cause a baby to be born premature.

Below is a special message from the March of Dimes Organization:

“Every year, half a million babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death and many life long disabilities. The funds we raise in WalkAmerica support research that saves babies' lives. The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.”

What can you do? Click on the link below and donate to sponsor my team.

Please don’t feel obligated to donate. We would love to have people come walk with us as well so join the team if you would like to!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Going Green.

(This shirt reads: "Pollution Stinks")
I purchased this shirt because it reminds me of the song "Recycle, Reduce, Reuse.. and close the Loop, and close the Loop" You girls my age hopefully remember this song from Saturday morning cartoon commercial breaks. This song always inspires me to do better. LOL. It has a nice jingle to it. If you are not familiar ask me to sing it to you.

Am I the only one who is disturbed that we live in a greater metropolitan area and we have no "pick-up" recycling services. I have been thinking alot about our environment lately. And how much it has changed even since I was a little girl. The sun is hotter, the air is dirtier, the ozone is thinner. This concerns me. I feel like if we choose to bring little children to this earth we should be better about taking care of it. (Sorry I will get off my soap box.) That is pretty hypocritical of me. I am not very good about being environmentally conscious. But today is the dawn of a new day. I checked some websites around town and found that we can drop off our recycling at different locations to the Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District. Sooo.. I am going to start taking my recycling there. I think we should recycle as a neighbor hood and show our children that its important to recycle. So any ladies in the 'hood wanting to join me? I will be placing 4 garbage bins in the inside of the fence against my house on the east side for recycling. Each bin will be labeled for the following:

PAPER- Magazines, Newspaper, ect.

GLASS- all colors but brown. (no need to remove labels)

ALUMINUM/TIN- Pop cans, canned good containers, ect.

PLASTIC- Number's 1 and 2 only. (look for a number, usually within a triangle, located on the bottom of the plastic container)

Please feel free to go in my gate and put your recycling there. Lets make a conscious effort to better or environment together!

*Special note: I just spell checked my post and believe it or not I had 11 frickin' miss spells. Ugh.*

**PS. Checked my spelling again, make that 15.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tubes and Tude's and Talent's!

Yesterday we went to yet another appointment regarding Roman and his ears. Good news! The fluid in his ears has complete cleared up. Not even the the normal "fluid" that is there. No redness, nodda. So we are going to hold off on the tubes and go in frequently to see if any fluid comes back. I am hoping not. But we shall see.

Roman is becoming quite the flirt. Our Pedi is a female and he was smiling and grinning at her through the entire appointment. She is a older philipino woman in her late 50's and she was just in hog heaven. He thought she was playing a game with him and just kept giving her lovey faces. I was so jealous! Wish I had my camera! Anyways, we about fell off the chair because he has gained nearly 1 pound in the last 2 weeks. Up to 23lbs 1 oz. and a whopping 32 inches long. I swear that the length was off but still, my baby is growing! I am so happy! He has been eating like a champ the last week now that his ears dont hurt. Its so fun to watch him grow.

His new word of the week is "YES"! "Do you want to watch Backyardigan's?" YES! "Do you want to go down the slide?" YES!

ITs so cute the way he says it too.

In other news I am going to start my own photography business part time. Its something I really enjoy. I have been so inspired by it and its something that I could see myself doing full time in the long long away future. Like years. But in the mean time it will be a great hobby and a good way to make some extra money. :) My little business name is RomaBee Photography.

Roman + Brittan= RomaBee. :) So watch for a launch to come.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My newest pics.

Here are my newest subjects. My friend Shelley's boys. We decided to do their pics since Everett is getting baptized next week. I still have about 400 pictures from the shoot to go through and edit but here are a few I worked on last night. SUCH CUTE BOYS!