Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The waiting game

Just sitting here and waiting.

Waiting for the phone to ring.

Megan went into the hospital at 2:00 this afternoon.

Maybe sometime soon she'll have a baby.

Yup. Just waiting.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mr. T and his Awesomeness

Finally!!! Craig Ferguson is brave enough to say it like it is! Thank you Craig for supporting the good of every decent American Citizen. My sentiments exactly.

(The best part of the clip is from 2:00 to 2:49)

The fitness experts:

My target weight for the next weigh in (that is in one week!) is: 3 lbs!! I can do it!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The pleasure of your company is requested for an
Evening of Music,
Art, & Inspiration

Thursday, the twenty fourth of September
Seven o’clock in the evening
River Ridge LDS Chapel
adjacent to the Jordan River Temple
10124 South 1300 West
South Jordan, Utah
Featured musicians
Nathan and Warren Mueller, violin and cello duo
Alexis Boskovich, harpist
Susan Alldredge, vocal solo
Unveiling of artist’s painting
Anne Marie Oborn
Guest speakers
Roger and Melanie Hoffman, composers

This program is presented in conjunction with the
Temple to Temple Steeplechase Charity Chase (run/walk)
which is partnering with the Christmas Box International
to bring awareness and community involvement to
“the sweet tender children who must suffer on this earth.”
For information and donations visit:
Sunday dress. Seating is limited to ages 18 and older.


I am moving from angry (I resolved the issue!!) to spiritual!

A wonderful woman in my ward has organized a charity even that I am thrilled to help out with.

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 7:00 a.m. there will be a 5 mile Temple to Temple Steeplechase. The steeplechase begins at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and ends at the Jordan River Temple. This is not a race but an opportunity to spend 5 miles of your life helping children in need! It is meant to be a fun walk/run where for everyone of every ability. Children are welcome! Along the route will be the opportunity to reflect upon life and the obstacles we face (I have heard rumors that there will be spiritual opportunities along the way if looked for).

The race is $15 for adults and $10 for youth/children. All finishers will receive a specially-designed key chain medallion. Registration must be completed by September 24 at midnight.

Here is an excerpt from the Cynthia, the race director, regarding the charity to be helped:

"I'd like to tell you a little more about the reason I chose The Christmas Box House charity for our Steeplechase." Through my experiences as a licensed foster parent and as an adoptive mother, I have seen first hand how children in state custody (who are all ready in fragile condition) cope with their ongoing fears, frustrations, and overwhelming turmoil. With amazing strength these children of survival endure their heart-wrenching situations. But they cannot combat their problems alone. Only with heaven's help and the involvement of many caring people working together can each child find what they deserve- permanency and parents-that home of their own. I have learned that taking care of our at-risk children is a complicated concern, deserving of our keen attention and cooperation. Every effort makes a difference."

"The Christmas Box House is dedicated to easing the trauma that these neglected and abused children experience. I am grateful for the opportunity to donate the proceeds of this race to their care."

I have worked with many children from the Christmas Box House and am proud to attend this event. This is one of those organizations that I cannot say enough good of. They have saved many of my precious little children that I have had the opportunity to serve and love.

There will also be an Evening of Music, Art, & Inspiration. I am super excited for this! It will be held Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the River Ridge LDS Chapel on 10124 S 1300 W (adjacent to the Jordan River Temple). Featured musicians will be Nathan and Warren Mueller, Alexis Boskovich, and Susan Alldredge (also in my ward and an adoptive mother). There will be an unveiling of Anne Marie Oborn's new painting. Roger and Melanie Hoffman (composers of 'Consider the Lillies of the Field') will be guest speakers. This event is Sunday dress and seating is limited to those 18 years of age and older. There is no cost to attend but additional donations to the Christmas Box House will be accepted at the concert donation table.

Interested in coming to either or both events? Register for the race at and click under road races and look for the Temple to Temple Steeplechase. No RSVP's needed for the benefit concert.

Come support our at-risk kiddos!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Sorry friends, this will be an angry post.

I was just called up by some this mom of a woman my sister works with. She started the phone conversation by saying she could ruin my reputation. Say What???? That is all I really should say of this matter other than I totally lost my cool and told this lady off. And, that is not something I do often. The last time that happened was a year ago with a family member who was a bit out of control in front of my children (which I will not tolerate). I really am a non confrontational person but there are some things you don't do, like call someone up and tell them they are going to ruin you. Sidenote: I have NO idea what this is concerning!!! This mom couldn't explain anything to me about what was going on!!! And, that just made me more mad. I then told her that she shouldn't interfere with issues she knows nothing about and that I would no longer talk to her and that if her daughter has an issue with me, she should call me instead of everyone else. Then I hung up.

Then I called the woman up to ask her what was going on and she didn't answer. I did leave a message. I told her I was angry that her mother called and yelled at me. I don't think she will call me back. And if I want to be a better person than I REALLY am, I will need to attempt to contact her until this stupid issue.....whatever it resolved.


Thanks for listening. This was just what I needed. I feel much better now.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My cousin rocks!

I really have a neat family. Did ya'all know that? Well, my cousin (who is actually my cousin's daughter so she is like my first cousin once removed or something like that...) has started a little boutique that is so darling! She is having a giveaway as a opening celebration!
Check her boutique and the giveaway out Paisley Pink Boutique .
I mean, how darling! And the prices can't be beat anywhere else!!

I think I really want the baby in the picture to come along with the sling!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Celebrity Fit Club Cast Part Duex

Maureen or "Mo" McCormick (sp). Marsha Brady

Me. Please be kind!
My stats are a little hard to read so let me post:
Height: 5'5"
Starting Weight: 144
Target Weight: 133
Body Fat %: 27*
*Totally made this figure up to look cool

Warren G. Gangta Artist!

Cledus Judd. Country Singer.

Not pictured: Da Brat. Don't worry, she'll make an appearance.

Here's the cast and we are off on our 100 days of fitness training! For the first weigh in, I'll introduce you to our three fitness experts. And boy, Harvey makes a fantastic entrance. More to come soon! (I'd tell you when but then I never post when I say I will so I just won't make any promises of a certain date!!)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some things are No No's

Three things that should never go together:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


So, I know I was supposed to finish showing the cast but I am sick. I feel real icky. My face hurts all over. And my poor baby has the same thing. Poor Aiden. He is currently clinging to Dan. There really is nothing worse than a sick baby.

Anyho...I digress. I am not feeling terribly clever today so I will just explain what I am doing with this Celebrity Fit Club. This is a series that Dan and I used to watch on VH1. We loved it!! I loved the accountability that people were forced to have in their lives. It wasn't just about weight. It was about being fit emotionally and physically. They did have to weigh in every two weeks and were called out on the carpet when they didn't make progress. Many celebs would give excuses but the judges never let them get away with it.

Well, I am trying very hard not to whine about my weight anymore. It is something that I need to get over. BUT I do need some help being accountable for my decisions (primarily to eat nothing but crap all day long). And I always wanted to see how I could compare to some of these celebs on the show. So, I figured I would do it!

This series actually aired a few years ago. It was very memorable due to the infamous Dustin Dimond. But there were some really motivated celebrities on there so I figured this would be a good team to make myself motivated.

The way it works: I get 100 days to become fit. I will have a target weight and weigh myself every two weeks. I HAVE taken photos of myself and at the end I will compare the two. My main goal is not to lose weight, but to create a habit of working out and eating well and I am hoping that this tired body will tone itself up in the process.

So, I am just trying to have a little fun with getting into shape. I figure if I have to blog about it I will have to do it, right?

So, when I kick this nasty little virus, I'll get going! If anyone does want to join me, feel free!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Celebrity Fit Club Cast Part 1

Dustin Diamond. Saved by the Bell

Kimberley Locke. American Idol, Season 2.

ROSS THE INTERN!!! I LOVE this man!!

Tiffany. Yes, the Tiffany.
My next post will include the last half of the cast. And, that does include me!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Celebrity Fit Club

Okay, so I bet you didn't realize I am a celebrity.

Yup. I have been on television in my high school days on the high school TV program. I even worked at the local TV station (well, that was until I was stricken with a sever case of mono a month into it and had to back out, but that is a different story.). I also made a music video with my bud at Snow College to the Dancing Queen. We were fab.

But that was 12 years ago. It is time for me to get some more publicity to restart my career in the biz. So, I am jumping on the reality TV bandwagon.
I am going to star in Celebrity Fit Club: Men vs. Women (registered trademark of VH1).

What's that you say? Hasn't that all ready aired? Well, did you see me in it, folks? I think not. Starting tomorrow I will upload the cast and their stats. And over the next few weeks, we'll see who becomes the winner! The loot: the hottest has-been body around!

I bet you can hardly wait.

Bedtime Stories

Tomorrow night we are heading down to Mt. Timpanogus Park for some Bedtime Stories during the Timpanogus Story Telling Festival! I can hardly wait!!! I have always wanted to go, so here is a huge shout out to Cherish Bound for making that happen. (I have another post about cherish bound in the works...)

Bedtime stories are my fave!!

As a tween, I would lie in my bed and think of the most tragic story. Everyone always died but me. I would cry so much that my pillow was soaked. The story of Timpanogus was always one that I loved to hear as well. I hope I hear that one at the festival ~wink~wink!

Alora now loves stories.
Here is one from her:
"Once upon a time there was a little girl; the mom gave her a fruit snack. The end."

She's got it!! I think I'll sign her up next year!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Okay, so I have been a sporadic blogger which is not a nice thing to do when you have a giveaway going on.

Sorry, and on to the winner......

Cal won! Yay Cal!

And, Janessa and Errin are still the winners of a cheapy gift from a giveaway from way back in the beginning of the year. Yes, I still have these silly gifts sitting in my closet. Janessa, will you please email me your new address?

Love to all! And, look forward to me being in the new season of Celebrity Fit Club!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

Flu Shots

'Tis that time of year
When all babies shed a tear.

Here comes the poke
This isn't a funny joke.

By Amber

(Really, I missed my calling on becoming a poet, dontcha think?)