Monday, June 30, 2014

Boredom and Netflix

I miss my kids. I never really thought of myself as the loving and attentive mom who needs to be with her kids all the time. I thought that my life as a child of divorced parents with 2 loving families that I spent my time between had really trained me to not miss people like this.. I was wrong. I miss my babies. I have missed them since Tuesday last week, which means it took a few days to get to the sad point. I guess I could be proud about that.

While the kids are gone, I have promised myself that I would get some stuff done for them that has needed to be done for a while. I have been washing all of Caity's laundry and trying to get her clothes put away correctly. Part of this is me getting rid of all of her extra stuff and stuff that is too small. Ugh. it is a lot of work. And I HAVE to have it out of the house before she gets home, or it will just be back in her drawers when she finds it. She is such a little punk.

Today has really turned into quite a bust. I did help Trevor work on the sprinklers some, but I am mostly just watching Scandal on Netflix. There is nothing like watching a whole season of a show in one day. The only thing that would have made it a better day was to have my babies here, to have not felt super tired, and to have had a shake from Sonic.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Update on us... it has been a very long time

It has been just over 2 years since I last blogged and there has been so much happen in our lives. We have moved, finished years of school, I started a new job that I no longer have, and now this is what we are up to:

Trevor is still working at Autoliv. He has been promoted to trainer and really is flourishing in that role. He is doing his best to be a provider for our family and to do the best that he can to keep us afloat. Currently he is searching for a weekend job, Friday through Sunday, so if you know of anything, let him know..

I am staying home now, trying to find out what is going on with my body. Last summer, I was found to have a gluten sensitivity (I chose to forgo a biopsy, but I have had many doctors since confirm it is likely Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease where if gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, or barley, is ingested, our body will attack our small intestine. The amount needed for autoimmune response is as small as one crumb and damage can lead to issues as serious as cancer over time) so I have been eating gluten free and it has helped my stomach issues greatly. Over the last 9 months I have become more and more sick with my migraines as well as some other issues. In March, I was diagnosed with Vasovagal Syncope (it is a form of autonomic dysfunction where my blood pressure drops too low on standing and I pass out). It feels very much like a head rush.. This last week I was diagnosed with another autoimmune disease called Sjogren's Syndrome. This disease most commonly attacks the bodies moisture producing glands, kidneys, and lungs, but can also effect any other major organ system. I currently have issues with my eyes, mouth, skin, and joints.

Andruw has finished 5th grade and is still making improvements daily. He is still behind in school, but I feel that if we kept working as hard as we are that he could catch up easily. He was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease and this has helped greatly with his behavior and his focus. He enjoys playing xbox and watching cartoons, likes to ride his bike, and loves to draw and build with Lego's.

Caity is still just the biggest princess you have ever met. She is still a total mess, but less tomboyish. She just let us cut off her hair 11 inches and it is super cute. She just finished second grade and is just as lazy with her school work as her mother was.

We have moved into a great house just about half a mile from our old house. We still live in the same school boundaries but have moved into a different ward. We like our new ward a lot and even though my migraines keep me home often, I feel like we are getting to know some really great people.

Keep watching for more to come as I look for ways to pass the time!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy long weekend world! Hehehe. It has been nice to be home more this weekend and be able to get some stuff done. We even got to go on a date thanks to our new friends watching the kids!

Friday we spent the evening at home. I can't think of everything we did, but it was fun enough. ;)

Saturday, the weather was yucky so we spent most of the day home until we went on our date. We went to our little favorite Asian place, Dragon Hill, then to the movies. Hunger games was pretty close to the book, but not close enough. Why do I keep watching movies that come from books??? IDK.

Sunday we went to church then came home and did nothing. I made some yummy fajitas with the help of Trevor of course. We spent most of the day being lazy. It was great.

Now, here we are, on Monday, doing nothing. We did some errands and yard work, then some cleaning.. but we aren't really sure what we are going to do with the rest of the day. I guess we see.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

another update

Hey all.  It has been another long while since I posted and our lives have been just as crazy as usual. We spend a lot of time working every week and it seems like the playing is far between. Recently we have been able to make the time to go fishing as a family but that is about it. We are hoping to go camping this weekend for some of the time, but how long depends on who you ask. Heaven knows I don't want to go camping for more than one night. LOL

On the good news front, I did get my property and casualty license for insurance.  That means that I can now help you with your Home, Auto, and Commercial insurance needs. Hit me up.. hehehe.

Trevor is working a lot of overtime right now which is good. It isn't fun on payday when he hasn't worked any, ya know?

Andruw will be finishing up 3rd grade next week. Seems like just last year we were putting him in preschool... lol. He has some work to do over the summer to catch up the rest of the way to the reading level that he should be on,  but we are confident that we can do it.

Caity is just about finished with Kindergarten and her tender heart is sad that she is not going to be in class with her teacher and friends anymore. She just realized that there is only a week left and she is very very broken hearted. She has been very easy to tears lately over most everything, and I am wondering if the pending end of school is what is driving her to be that way. It is hard to say!

Anyway, I am not going to be doing daycare anymore after the start of June and hopefully I will make more time to post on our blog! :)

Friday, April 13, 2012


We have been busy again lately.. it seems like that is the story always though, right?

Trevor and I have been trying to lose weight together.. sometimes we do well, sometimes we don't, but we have both been making time for the gym which is awesome! Now if we stopped making time for McDonalds and Carls Jr........................

Today I have been running around getting shopping done and stuff, so while we were out I turned on my new (this is so awesome) Billy Ray Cyrus CD and taught Caity, Lily, and Layton the Achy Breaky Heart.. so awesome.

Trevor has been fishing a lot lately catching the kids and I dinner. It is pretty awesome of him I'd say!! MMMMMM. LOL What a stud.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Life.. it is busy

I have been working on so many little things and projects and being lazy lately that I have been avoiding posting kinda. I promise that I will catch up soon, but until then, check out my recent blog posts elsewhere.... and

Loves all!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Trying out Windows Live Writer

Thanks to Mindy for teaching me a new trick with my computer, I am trying out Windows Live Writer.. She said that it is good for pics, so I will have to take some this week… that will be my goal Smile

Today is just another laid back Sunday and I love it. It was nice not getting up until 10 this morning also.. Just sayin’!
Tomorrow we will start the “New Year, New Jen” moments that I have planed so today is the last hurrah for some of my bad habits. WATCH OUT WATER, Jen is a thirsty girl!!