Monday, December 31, 2007

Finally a Dr. Apt...

SO...we finally had our first Dr.Apt today in Washington and it went quite well. The babys heart beat was strong a regular! YEAH...then he checked me and said that I dont seem as far along as my last missed period the ultra sound on this Wednesday will confirm the due far he is leaving it at May 26. We are so happy that so good! The ultra sound will tell us more. As far as insurance goes we cant get it...I tried to purchase insurance and being pregnant is a pre existing condition and is not covered. So now we are trying to see if we can get insurance through Washington state and just move back up here...we'll find out on that next week! least we know that the babys heart beat is well and that puts a lot of peace in our minds! Well I will post more on Wednesday when we find out more...Oh and by the way...the Christmas cards...yeah they ended up being New Year you will all be recieving them much for trying to be organized~! Anywhoo..Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome 2008!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


So I haven't posted in awhile! I haven't had much to say! No news about the baby because I CANT GET INSURANCE for the life of me so...I can't get checked out! I am feeling ok about it though...I keep getting flutters so I know the baby is growing and moving, which is good. But other than that, I have nothing to go off of! All I know is that I am 16 weeks along and TOTALLY FRUSTRATED. I have tried everything to get insurance and it doesn't work. If I pay for a visit outright it will be anywhere from $300-$700 a visit. And they can't give me a closer estimate than that!

We are leaving Friday to go to Washington for Christmas which will be very helpful to get my mind off all this CRAP and be with my family! Chloe is thrilled that she gets to go and see Granny Jani and Grandpa Davis (that's what she calls my parents!) And she is really excited to see her aunts and uncles who by the way cant quit calling to see when we are going to be there! She is loved, can you tell???

Brian is doing well here in Redding although we wont be here as long as we had planned. The owner of the Company is a jerk and is going bankrupt and is CRAZY. So...once again we are going to have to move...when...where...I HAVE NO IDEA! We have discussed Washington again and also his friend wants to open a school in Montana...which is beautiful but cold and...NO ONE LIVES THERE! No shopping, restraunts, civilization...we'll see. He is LOVING what he does and that is all that matters!

Chloe is starting Ballet in January when we get back from Washington and she is really excited about that! We went to my cousins ballet concert on friday and Chloe said..."Mom I wanna dance on that stage like a princess." I told her if she practiced hard she could one day...she pouted!

Well that is my life for the last month...nothing exciting...more depressing than anything. We miss you all and hope you find your Holidays Wonderful!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

6 Facts about me you might not know...

Thank you Mel for tagging me!

1. I hate, hate, hate doing the dishes! I would rather clean anything else in the house than the dishes. So, poor Brian gets to do them mostly...yeah selfish huh? I just really hate doing drys out your hands.

2. I used to love shopping but lately I don't have the patience for it! I can be gone no longer than 30 mins before I start freaking out and want to leave. WEIRD! I used to be able to shop for hours on end and really hate it now...which is good I guess...Brian likes it alot more.

3. I LOVE VEGGIES. Really I can eat them any time! There are only a few veggies that I don't eat, like...eggplant, radish, and I can only think of those two. My favorite however are carrots, broccoli, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, squash and zucchini.

4. DO NOT EVER WAKE ME WHEN I AM SLEEPING! Seriously, if you don't want your head bitten off then let me sleep. I am the rudest, crankiest, and meanist person every if you wake me up while I am sleeping. I might yell, kick or hit you! My dad used to stand at the door when I was in highschool and he'd wake me up for seminary because he knew I just might kick or hit him. I don't do it to be mean it is just a instant reaction to being woke up! I really need to improve on that but I really most of the time don't realize I am doing it! OOOOPS!

5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chapstick! I am always trying new kinds but...I always go back to two that I LOVE! Cherry Natural Ice...NOT THE ORIGINAL... that is definetly #1 then there is Burts Bees Menthlyl, if you haven't tried either...go buy them will fall in love and they both feel so great on your lips!

6. I LOVE ARBYS. It is my favorite fast food resturant. I LOVE the Regular Roast Beef Sandwich and curly fries with a chocolate milk shake...heart attack...YEAH but it is sooooo good. And what is ever funnier is that my parents tried to get me to eat it when I was younger and I would never try it. So...the first time I tried it was my junior year in highschool...I CANT BELIEVE what I was missing out on! AHHHHHHH!

So there are a few tid bits about me!

Rules:1.The player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves - try to find 6 you haven't already posted about.
2. At the end of the post, the player tags 6 people and posts their names, and then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog for the rules

I am Tagging the only people who read this blog and have a blog themselves...Heather Brady, Heather Bigler and Becca Olsen!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

We are so incredibly Thankful!!!

I LOVE the Christmas season! I love the feeling in the air, everyone is kinder and more thoughtful! I find myself thinking of things that I can do for others and I LOVE IT! I love that my parents raised me to be greatful for the things I have and to share those with others! My parents have always been such an amazing example of a Christlike heart! They truly have shown me how to follow in the Saviors path. I thank my Father in Heaven eveyday for wonderful parents. Since I can remember we have always been doing charity work and helping other families in our town through the holiday season. There is NO OTHER feeling better in the world than helping someone in need and showing them the love that the savior would! I challange all of you to find someway that you can contribute to your community and show the savior's love through your hands! It can be as little as helping your neighbor, buying gloves for the homeless, donating food to the food bank and help hand it out, taking a childs name off the angel tree at the mall, mow someones law. Try to do as many things this holiday season as you can and I can promise that you will be truly blessed!
So I saw this on Heathers Blog and I too myself have been feeling so very thankful for so many things lately that I needed to share!

A ir we breath to stay alive
B rian, he is the BEST husband in the world, I could never ask for someone better!
C hrist, and his Atonement for us also my little Chloe Bugs, who light up my life!
D ark Chocolate :)
E ars to hear all the beautiful things of this world, rain, thunderstorms, birds chirping, singing, the wind blowing, the ocean, my daughter laughing!
F aith, without it I don't know where I would be and FAMILY
G od for this AMAZING world that we live in, what patience and care went into making this the best place for us all to be raised!
H ands, our home, Hawaii
I dividuality, that eveyone is their own person and it's meant to be that way!
J oseph Smith and the gospel he has brought back into our lives
K indness of others
L ilac flowers, the beautiful smell that they radiate and LIFE in general the chance to make a difference in this life that we have been giving and to make it home to heaven!
M y new car that runs so smooth! I LOVE IT, also can put you in any mood you want to be in!
N ever Judge another person...that is my goal this year to NEVER judge another person. We have never walked a day in their shoes and we have NO right to think bad thoughts about them...and I am greatful that I am working towards this goal!
O ur NEWEST addition to the family
P arents who love and care about us and will NEVER leave our side
Q uite moments, I love these moments when time stands still and it is peaceful and quite.
R eggae music and Rasberries
S easons, I love when the seasons change...I love them all except winter...I love fall when the leaves change and spring when the flowers bloom!
T aste buds to be able to taste all the wonderful food in this world...although it all tastes gross right now but I am greatful to be able to taste it
U nderstanding husband, I know I already used him but I am truly so GREATFUL for his presence in my life. He truly understands me and lets me be who I am without judgement...just pure understanding! I LOVE YOU BRIAN~
V oice, so I can express my feeling and also to be able to sing my heart out
W arm beds and Water that is essential to life!
X mas, it is a time for myself to reflect on the last year and remember what this life is all about...CHRIST and to help me start out my new year with him in my thoughts.
Y ou all. I am so incredibly thankful for all my friends and family who support us through all our journeys in life!
Z illions more things, I am feeling so thankful, I feel like the Lord has blessed my family in so many ways and I am truly grateful for that!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Merry Thanksmas!

So for Christmas this year I decided to get creative...since I have been having fun with my creative side the last few months. My In-Laws have everything they could possibly want and if they don't have it they can just go to the store and buy it! So buying them presents this year has been tough...and I have had to do it sooner than usual since we are having Thanksmas with them this year...(Thanksgiving and Christmas all in the same weekend since we are going to My parents for Real Christmas) So...My In-Laws LOVE their garden so I though...why not make them some bird houses for their garden so Chloe and I went to Michaels to buy some premade bird houses to paint and decorate! While we were there we found some wooden ornaments and I got some of those so we could make them some ornaments as well. I think it all turned out GREAT and with supplys and paint it only cost $42 for everything in all the pics! Pretty darn good! So tell me what you think, did they turn out? I can't tell if I just love them cuz I put 6 hrs into all of it or if they do look cute! Chloe helped out soooo much...she helped paint EVERY single item....I was really proud of her!
So this is Chloe's PINK Bird feeder! With Princess jewels on it...(BARF) I let her choose the color and the decorations she wanted to use since it is HER present! We'll see how the birds like it! HAHAHA
And this is my bird house. I had soooo much fun making this...Brian said I should make them and sell them but it took too long to 3-4 hrs and it was exausting but I think it turned out Great!
Santa I pretty much did other than Chloe painting it ALL white first...yeah she got outa control after painting the snowman white and decided all the ornaments needed to be painted white!

This is "Roodle" as Chloe would say...she for some reason can't say is soooo funny!
Chloe was soooo funny she insisted on putting glitter on the star because she says "All stars shine mom!" would I not know that!
We did a Lady bug because as you all know, we call Chloe...Chloe Bugs, and for her first birthday we did a lady bug theme with lady bugs candle and we all kinda associate lady bugs with Chloe!
And these are My In-Laws as Snowman...Frank is on the left and Jan on the right...and they even have REAL branches for arms!

Just another snowman!

So, in all it was a fun, fun day with Chloe and I know that these presents will mean more than any of the other store bought presents that I got fot them! Plus it was really fun doing it with Chloe and letting her use her creative side!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Ok I really honestly never thought I would miss Hawaii as much as I do! I MISS IT SO MUCH! Some days it makes me CRAZY!

I miss our friends,

the ocean and the beach

the warm weather

the dollor movie theater

the shopping


BBQ on the beach

our young couples get togethers

warm rain

Good resturants

Island Hopping!!!! I miss Kauai the most!

Although, I do NOT miss the cockroaches

the humidity

our CRAPY and tiny 1 bedroom apartment

our CRAPY car

food being so dang expenisve...i bought a head of lettuce for .88 today! Not $4 in Hawaii!!!

Island fever

Traffic from 2-7

No airconditioning

Crapy walmart furniture!

Our tiny full size bed

the poop smell on Kapiolani and twards the airport

Really I just miss all of our friends, it is soooo hard moving somewhere new when you know no one! We are having a really hard time here with friends, it seems that we don't click with anyone...OK really I am just feeling depressed and it has A LOT to do with being pregnant and sick all the time! But I know that if I was Hawaii I would have so much support and love from everyone so...PITTY PARTY FOR ME (HAHAHA!) I just want everyone from Hawaii to know how much you have impacted our lives for the good. You have all made us feel so wanted and needed and we really appreciated that! We miss you all and hopefully we can get back out there to see everyone soon! Here are a few pics I took of our BELOVED Island the weekend before we moved! I LOVE YOU OAHU!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Well, Halloween this year was pretty fun. Chloe was more excited this year than last year and she looked so darling. Chloe was Snow White and everyone just loved her costume! She had the wig and all...she played the part as we all know that Chloe IS the Princess of the house, it was quite FUNNY! She had a Great time. We went to our ward Trunk or Treat and that was OK not the best but not bad. Then we went to my Grandmas house and saw my grandma, aunt and uncle and cousins (which LOVE Chloe, they are 12 and 15). We then walked around Grandmas neighborhood with them and had a really GREAT time! Brian and I were 80's Butt Rockers and had quite a FUN TIME...although at the trunk or treat all the elderly people were giving us NASTY looks we just laughed. We did get some GREAT compliments on the outfits though...everyone thought I was Madonna...Whatever! In all it was a good Halloween and we wish we could have shared it will all of you...but pictures will have to do!~ Can't wait to hear what everyone else did!

Monday, October 29, 2007


So today we FINALLY got around to painting our pumpkins...a little late ya think! Yeah I know...this whole Pregnancy thing is KICKING my butt! I really do HATE being pregnant...I just know the outcome is worth it! But why does it have to be so difficult for me??? WHY??? No one else I know gets a sick as me except my mom...WHY??? I told my mom BAD BAD Genes!!! Ahhhh I hate being sick...I feel like I can't accomplish anything! I just wanna lay down and do nothing but gag! Anyways...

SO...back to the Pumpkins...We had soooo much fun! Instead of carving them as we usually do...WHICH I HATE...because stuff gets everywhere and it takes soooooo LONG...we painted...and we all LOVED IT! It only took us about 40 mins and we were totally finished! Chloe had so much fun she couldn't you will see in her picture of her's! And I really enjoyed myself...I really have found out the last few months that I really am ARTISTIC. So I painted a Pirate and Brian did Dracula and Chloe did...well a Princess she says! Chloe is getting so excited for Halloween she can't wait...she know's it's only in 2 days so she has been talking about it non stop! Anyways...enjoy the pics of the Pumpkins! I know we did!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

California Coast

So last weekend we decided to head to the California coast since it is only 3 1/2 hrs away. So we took of and headed to the coast. We drove through the Trinity Mountains and it was GORGIOUS! The colors were sooooo beautiful. The trees were all changing and it was lovely. Everytime Chloe saw a tree with yellow leaves she would say..."Another Spicy Mustard Tree!" For all of you, Chloe LOVES Mustard...I mean LOVES Mustard. She eats it with everything and she doesn't use ketchup. She puts it on fries, eggs, toast, sandwiches, chips, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, when she is through eating and there is mustard left she dips her fingers in it and even licks it off her plate...CRAZY! Yeah so she calls it spicy mustard...I don't think she knows the differnce between spicy and tangy yet....anyways it was really cute of her. So we drove to Eureka first and realized that you didn't get a good view of the ocean from there so we drove to Trinidad and it was SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL and it was overcast and really just BEAUTIFUL! I love the ocean when its overcast! So here are a few picture of our little adventure!
So, besides our little Vacation we haven't been up to too much. Next weekend we are going to go to Grass Valley where I lived for 7 years. I am very excited and can't wait for our next little trip! All is well other than morning sickness...and we are all very happy and healthy and loving our new city!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


So in order to not get FAT while I am pregnant we have decided to take up riding our Mountain bikes again. So we have been riding anywhere from 6-10 miles a day. I LOVE IT, I forgot how much I really enjoy riding bikes. And the weather and scenery are PERFECT! The Sacramento River runs right through Redding so it has a paved trail that run almost 40 miles up the river. It is Great! We bought a wagon to pull Chloe in that hooks on to the back of Brians bike and it is really lovely! She enjoys it so much...she gets to watch the river and go REALLY fast! She is so funny. So here are some pics from our last bike ride. Our friend Shaylan is in a few, he is from the Big Island and flys helicopters too and is now working with Brian. He is a great guy and we are lucky to have 1 friend!

So other than working out I have finally almost finished my two projects...painting my hutch, table and dresser...and dont worry I did it outside where it was well ventilated! I LOVE how they turned out I am really quite happy~! I just have to put the black molding around the top of the hutch and they are done...all of them have different knobs on them, I think it looks funky and I LOVE IT! The hutch has all brass knobs and the dresser has all different knobs...I saw it in Pottery Barn and just loved it so I had to do it myself. And the table I didn't take a picture of but it is Real Oak and I painted the bottom Black and left the top Oak and I roughed it up as well as the hutch and dresser so it looks rustic...It was a fun project! NEXT...Chloe's bed is also being painted black to match the new baby crib...they have maroon bedding and it looks very Country rustic...I LOVE THEM.

Other than my projects and trying not to get fat I really haven't been up to too much. Just enjoying Redding and our little house. Just planning for Thanksgiving with Brian's parents. That will be fun! Chloe is excited. She can't wait for " her next grandma and grandpa to come and visit our new house." Since my parents were just here helping us move Brians parents are the next grandma and grandpa...she is so funny!

Well we are OFFICIALLY missing Hawaii. The other day when we lit a fire we thought, WE MISS HAWAII but actually I don't really miss Hawaii so much as the people. I MISS you all so much. It is so hard moving somewhere new when you have made so many GREAT FRIENDS! I do miss the Scenery of Hawaii...sitting on the beach, looking at the palm trees or driving the east coast to Haliewa! I DONT miss the traffic or all the people everywhere though. But when I am feeling sad and missing Hawaii I just look in my back yard at my palm tree!!! HAHAHA not quite the same but a little bit! :)

So I still havent found Chloe a Pre-school and I am feeling sooooo HORRIBLE. I told her once we got here we would get her in school and it has been like, 3 weeks already and NO SCHOOL. It is so expensive, all the schools I have called on have been $120-$150 a month 2 days a week for 2 hrs. That seems like alot of money but I guess it is cheaper than daycare! Ahhhh I hope I can find one this week. I also found her a ballet school I just need to find out how much money we are going to have at the end of the month since we now have to pay water, sewer, garbage, electric, gas and $200 more a month in we'll see I'd like to get her in both if we can!

So...there is my life story for the last few weeks. Oh and the morning sickness HAS BEGUN! It still isn't quite as bad as with Chloe but I still think that that is comming! AHHHHHH And hopefully I will be getting into the OBGYN here in a week or so to find out my official due date...although when I have calculated it online a few places they all gave me May we'll see. It is crazy how many of us are having kids right now...Margaret had Wes, Heather had Kalia, Mel is ready to pop anyday now, Becca is Prego, Heather Brady is Prego and so am I!!! WOW perfect timming girls! HAHAHA Miss you all and Love you so much!!!

Au revoir for now!

Monday, October 1, 2007


I LOVE Chloe! She really is such a sweet heart. She loves her new house and is really adjusting well. She is playing so well by herself and trying really hard not to annoy Brian and I. Yesterday I wanted to take some pictures of her, so we went outside and began snappin away. She was usual and just being cute Chloe and she says "Am I doing good Mom, do I look good?" I couldn't help but laugh and tell her that she was Beautiful and she was doing great! She is just so precious and I am SO GRATEFUL to have her as a daugher! Through all these rouff last few months I realized she really is a sweetheart and has the best intensions and does try, life in Hawaii was just difficult. The small living space and the hot sun were hard on her, but CALIFORNIA IS LOOKIN GREAT. So here are the pictures I took of Chloe yesterday ENJOY!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oh the Joys of a New House!

Hello my friends! It feels like I haven't seen you all for so long! Well for some of you that is true! Oh where do I begin...The beginning of the move went GREAT the storage shed wasn't nearly as bad as we had expected...thank heavens and we had a really good friend help us load it in the uhaul and it only took 3 hrs...I imagined it taking days! The drive down went smooth, we drove half way on the 2oth and got to Redding on the 21st. Everyone was happy, no melt downs and the drive really flew by! My father drove the uhaul, Brian drove his truck and My mother, Chloe and I rode in my new car! :) No car problems or anything and the drive was BEAUTIFUL!!!

So we get here on the 21st and find out that...

1. There is no electric hooked up

2. The gas for the water heater is not hooked up

3. We have wet carpets, which they cleaned that morning

AHHHHH...I was totally freaking we call the utilitie companies and the electirc, water and sewer were turned on in a couple hours, wheew!

Then the gas company tells us they can't turn it on that day that they might get to it sat if not monday. GREAT NO HOT WATER. Which means no showers! Luckly my grandmother lives here so we can shower at her house. So sunday morning we wake up get a few things done, brian uses the restroom, flushes and the sewer backs up into the showers!! AHHHHHHH can I SCREAM! At this point I am in tears just had it, I have CRAP literally crap in my showers NO HOT WATER to clean them out and I am pissed!!!! So we call the rental company and they send out a Plumber who fixes the problem in less than an hour, we have a beautiful Oak tree in our frount yard and the roots had grown through the piping so he ground them out and said it should be good for 6 mos...but I still had crap in the showers and NO HOT WATER. So monday I go into the rental company in TEARS and plead my case and thank heavens they give me my rent back for September $600 which is half the months rent that I paid. And promise to fix everything! AHHHHH so Tuesday rolls a round and finally the gas gets turned on and the cleaning ladie comes and cleans my shower! HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH!!!

So, now that everything is working I am feeling much happier about the situation, the house is HUGE and I LOVE IT!! Chloe and Brian are both loving it. Having all of our nice things back makes me so greatful! On sunday when the sewer backed up I said I wish I had a Cockroach problem instead then it was fixed in an hour and I changed my mind! A few things had to go wrong becasue everything was going way too smooth! So I am so greatful for all that I have, and not being in my one bedroom apartment anymore!!! We have been so BLESSED and count our blessings every night!! 1,600 sq feet is a mansion compared to what we had! I LOVE THIS HOUSE! It is perfect for us and we are all enjoying it very much...Especailly Brian he went out and bought a new TV as you will see in the pics and he is in HEAVEN...even though I yelled at him for spending so much money...I have to say I love it to although I wouldn't admit that to enjoy the pictures and I hope you all come to visit soon! We LOVE YOU ALL and miss you so much!

This is the Family room...I LOVE my new couch it is Espresso leather in the frame and Beige Microfiber Cushions!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Brians HUGE TV it is 55 inch LCD Sony! YEAH BABY!

This is the Island in the Kitchen and from the Kitchen you can see into both the Family room and the living room...its really open!

The Kitchen is HUGE! I can't believe I have such a big kitchen I can finally cook again!

This is the living room, bad picture but it has a fireplace on the left and is quite cozy I can't wait to sit there in the winter and read a book! YEAH!

Guest Bedroom...Queen bed...for all those of you who ARE comming to visit!

Main Bathroom...pretty big and really nice.

Chloe's room which is not finished at all yet...I am painting her bed black and roughing them up to look old and worn and I am using the red comforters to look rustic...It will come in good time! Her closet is so large that we made it into a play house. Her clothes are in the guest room. She has her kitchen and a beautiful table and bench that my grandfather made for me in there and it is darling she loves it!

So...for all of you who know that Black is my favorite color I found this BEAUTIFUL bedspread...I LOVE looks so nice in the masterbed room with the green walls I REALLY LOVE IT...this is a portion of how large the room is it was just too messy to show you all...maybe later when the clothes are hung and it is clean I'll post a new pic.

And here is the master bath...HUGE...we love it and the shower is great the head on it is tall and you don't have to scrouch down to wash your hair...EXCELLENT! And again we went with the balck and white theme to match the bedroom!

So this our house, hope you all are jelious by now...JUST KIDDING! I hope you all Love it so much that you want to come and visit! LOVE YOU SEE YOU ALL SOON!