Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 24

~~Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.~~

The Salt Lake Temple..this is where Adam and I were sealed for eternity. I don't go as often as I should,but just thinking about the temple gives me a feeling of peace and reminds me of what is important in life.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 23

~~Day 23 – 15 facts about you.~~

~I'm the baby in my family. There are 15 years between me and the next oldest sibling so while I have young kids,my sibs are all grandparents now.

~I was a dancer when I was younger. I performed in competitions and marched in parades. I really wish I had stayed in dancing.

~I know a lot about pop culture and entertainment. Family and friends often call me for an answer to their movie questions.

~I had 4 miscarriages before Josh was born.

~I love to scrapbook but with 5 kids,I've become more of a collector then a scrapper.

~After I've deep cleaned a room,I go back to admire it often since I know it won't last for long.

~I used to collect TV guides.

~I love looking through other people's photo albums and watching wedding videos.

~I read a lot of books and articles about being organized but I've yet to accomplish the organizing.

~I'm a list junkie. I make many do to-do lists and I always have a notebook in my bag.

~I'm obsessed with purple. I have purple shirts,purses,earrings and shoes. Even my bedspread and bedroom curtains are purple. I like darker shades like plum and aubergine.

~I'm a huge chocaholic. I have treats hidden all around in my house.

~I'm a big bookworm. I love reading to the point where I get lost in a book.

~I'm a magazine addict. I love to read Entertainment Weekly, Parents, Family Circle, All You, Woman's Day, Redbook, and People. Once in awhile I'll read Glamour and Cosmo.

~I love to sing. I'm not very good at it but I've always enjoyed it.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 22

~~Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.~~

Although I have been hurt,I'm not going to make it public knowledge. However I know something that I will make public.

Dear Government,


An angry American

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 21

~~Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.~~

Obviously I have a few things...

PURPLE - Best.color.ever!

Blue skies and sunshine - Always cheers me up!

Scrapbooking - I haven't had the time to do this for awhile. One day I'll catch up..

Playing on the internets - No explanation necessary.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 20

~~Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.~~

Stace is my nickname and place rhymes with Stace. This will probably surprise you,but it didn't take much to come up with the name.

Really,it's true.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Day 19

~~Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.~~

This picture was taken 12 years ago. I was 21 years old and skinny. I may never be 21 again,but I *will* be skinny!

Stop laughing,I'm serious.


Days 16, 17 and 18

~~Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.~~

I've had many crushes over the years. Johnny Depp,Kirk Cameron,Christian Bale,Gerard Butler and Hugh Jackman. My current crush is Jensen Ackles.

~~Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.~~
This is the closest I can get to a family pic right now.

~~Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.~~
If it's a salty craving - Chili-cheese or bacon-cheese fries
If it's a sweet craving - C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E! Especially brownies!

This is a picture of my favorite brownies. I even included a link to the recipe..because I want to share the chocolate love.
PB and chocolate heaven.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 15

~~Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without~~

There are a lot of things..

~Kids - I hear it's frowned upon if you leave them alone so they can burn down the house.

~Keys - Doy! I can't drive without them...unless I am riding with someone else.

~Diaper bag and wallet - For obvious reasons.

~Cell Phone and iPod - Double doy!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Day 14

~~Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.~~

Once again,I can't list just one.

Hawaii Five-0 - This is a great remake. Fast-paced and fun!

NCIS - This is probably my favorite. Great characters,fast moving plots and lots of humor. I have to finish last season and then I will be ready to catch up on this season.

Glee - This was one of my favorites last year so it saddens me to say that I'm disappointed with this season. I'm just not feeling it and most of the songs have been "meh".

Raising Hope - This is a really funny show! Even though every time I see Martha Plimpton,I think of the line,"I feel like I'm babysitting,except I'm not getting paid."

Community - Another great cast. They all play off of each other really well. Troy and Abed rule!

Supernatural - I was disappointed with the season premiere but the other episodes have been much better.

Blue Bloods - Yay for the return of Tom Selleck!! And Donnie Wahlberg is awesome on this show! (and I'm not just saying that because I loved NKOTB)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Day 13

~~Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?~~

I enjoy a variety of music,but most of my favorite artists are country singers. I can't pick just one so I'll list a few of my favorites.

Rascal Flatts - Love these guys! Their music is so much fun and they sing beautiful ballads. "Life Is A Highway" always energizes me.

Carrie Underwood - I wish I could sing half as well as she does,her voice is just! "Cowboy Casanova" and "Undo It" are my fave songs.

Keith Urban - I love "Kiss A Girl" and "Tonight I Wanna Cry".

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sweet Savvy!

My baby girl is 3 months old today! She is such a happy little babes. :)

Day 12

~~Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.~~

I found this picture on the internets and it was so beautiful that I had to use it.
I absolutely love living by the mountains! :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 11

~~Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?~~

Sharpener,tweezers,eyelash and brow comb,eyelash curler,powder,mineral concealer and foundation,eyeshadow,eyeliner,mascara,blush and my favorite lip gloss.

Seeing my bag is the highlight of your day,right?

I thought so.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 10

~~Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.~~

Outback Steakhouse is my favorite place to eat...when we have a little more money to spend.

For a cheaper date,Training Table is the way to go.

Both places have delicious cheese fries. Yum!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 9

~~Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.~~

A DVD of the movie "How To Train Your Dragon".

I was going to post a picture of the diapers and toiletries I bought but then I decided that this item was the better choice. ;)

Adam and I took our kids to see this movie in the theater. They loved it! None of them misbehaved,not even Camdy. Adam is watching it right now..I think he likes it more than the kids do. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 8

~~Day 8 – A song to match your mood.~~

"I Wanna Go Back" by Eddie Money

Nostalgia is my mood lately. I love how listening to certain songs can take you right back to specific moments in your life.

Lately I've been listening to a lot of songs from the early to mid 90's,which are my junior high and high school days. While I love my life and my family,some days I wish I could go back to those times. Care free, hanging out with my friends, crushing on cute guys. I had so much fun in the summer of '93. Best summer ever! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Day 7

~~Day 7 – Your dream wedding.~~

I was married 15 years ago. Was it my dream wedding? It was because I married someone whom I loved very much and still love to this day. The only thing I would change is my reception. We had a bridal party line for the whole two hours. Two hours was a LONG time! If I could do it again,I would have a line for the first hour and dancing for the second hour.

9 years later,Adam and I were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. When I arrived at the temple,I saw my sister. She told me that I looked like a new bride. It brought such a warm feeling to my heart. (even though most new brides aren't usually 7 months pregnant with their second child.) ;)

My BIL,Dave and his wife Melissa bought us a wedding cake. My SIL, Emilee made us a wedding DVD. We had a luncheon afterward and everything was perfect.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 6

~~Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.~~

Right now we have a cat and I'm not sure why since I don't like cats. (My kids were begging for a pet and my pregnancy brain made me give in.)
I've wanted a dog for a long time but since we got the cat,I'm not sure I want a pet anymore. I'm the one who takes care of the cat's needs about 90% of the time and I get tired of it.

I've always been a dog person and I love puppies. This picture is so cute that it could change my mind about having a pet. ;)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day 5

~~Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.~~

This was taken when we had family pictures done with my IL's. My hair was much shorter than it is now. It was very bright which is why I'm so squinty-eyed. Although I had hoped that by now,I would be much skinnier. :(

At least I have maintained my weight loss, which is definitely better than gaining,right?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Day 4

~~Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.~~

My best friend is and always will be Adam.

I'm posting 2 of my funny,one sweet.

Our second "dance" date. Apparently I loved those pleather pants. Adam forgot he was wearing the pink bandanna on his head. *snicker*

Brianna was 3 years old and a big "daddy's girl".

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Day 3

~~Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.~~

"I'd have to say April 25th because it's not too hot and not too cold. All you need is a light jacket." - My favorite line from Miss Congeniality.

My favorite dates were dance dates in high school. It was so much fun to go in a group with my friends,doing different activities and then dinner,then heading off to the dance. I love dancing! I really wish I did it more.

The date that came closest to perfect for me was mine and Adam's first date. I can't remember the theme but obviously it was something to do with money. Hmm..ok.
I am SO rocking that leather/jean pant combo.

We went to a girl's choice dance with a few of my friends and their dates. We picked up dinner at KFC then we went over to my friend's house to eat. We went to the dance and got our pictures done before we went out on the dance floor. Adam knew some country dance moves (bonus points for him!) and he did one where he flipped me over. I'm so glad I didn't land on my head since I was not at all ready for that move! :) After the dance we took the guys home and I remember telling my friends that I was twitterpated over Adam and I hoped he would go out with me again. Now we've been married for 15 years and we have 5 beautiful kids. I couldn't ask for more.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 2

~~Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.~~

I don't have an actual picture of the food because I made dinner late. As soon as it was ready,I scarfed it down like a little piggie.

I <3 these steaks! There is a packet of gravy inside the package and it's so quick and easy to make. Add some potato pearls and you have a delish dinner in 20 minutes. :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 1

~~Day 1 - A photo of yourself and a description of your day.~~

I had a pretty average day,except for the sickies. Took kids to school,picked up kids from school, kept kids alive. ;) After dinner I went upstairs and visited with some of my IL's. Then my SIL, Jenn, came downstairs with me and put my kids to bed. (So nice to have help!) Then I watched Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds before I went to bed.

Bruised and Blue

Here is the bruised..

Brady elbowed me in the eye last night when I was moving him to his bed.

And the blue is how I feel today. Lately Josh has been really worried about people breaking into our house. Last night he asked me, "What if people break into our home and shoot us?" It saddens me that he has these fears. I've always told my kids that when they are scared, they can pray to Heavenly Father and that will probably help them because it helps me. That made them feel better.

I'm also blah today because I woke up with a head cold,so I'm worn out and sleepy. I've been pigging out all day too. Feed a fever,pig out with a cold.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge

I'm going to start this tomorrow.

Will I be able to do it every day?

I make no guarantees. ;)

~30 day Blog Challenge~

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past.

Thanks to my SIL, Karla for the idea. :)