Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Overly-obsessed with...

The Real Housewives of Orange County!
Travis and I watch this show every week and I am totally into their drama! Anybody else feelin' it? I love this show for a few reasons:
-Slightly (okay extremely) jealous of thier lifestyle. Shoes, clothes, cars, houses, etc.
-Love hearing what they all say about each other in the interviews. Usually totally contradicts what you see in the scenes.
-Vicki! Woo-hoo!!!
-Gretchen's hair. 'Nuff said!
-The constant battle over who is the hottest housewife, Tamra or Gretchen. My money is on Gretchen although she isn't technically a wife.
-Lynne's dumb comments and always blank look on her face.
-Jeana is finally moving on from a jerk of a husband.

I am so sad that tonight is the finale. Now I must try to get into The Real Housewives of New York. Last season left much to be desired so I hope they step up the drama this season and hopefully get some more dynamic personalities on the show. Also, I can't wait for Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Go NeNe!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Can I PLEASE get over this stupid cold/headache/cough/head-wanting-to-explode? Just asking! That's all.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Red Roses and girls night!

While I was at work today, a floral delivery man pulled into our snow-laden parking lot and I spotted him through the window. My heart danced with anticipation wondering who they could be for. It is always so exciting when flowers are delivered to our salon because you always hope they are for you! This time they were for me! My darling husband sent me the most beautiful bouquet of red roses with a hand written card telling me how much he loves me. It really made me feel special since he is clear across the country on a trip with some work friends.

Since our better halves are out of town, my fun friend, Holly, and my surprisingly single friend, Kelsey, went out on the town for an early dinner. Hoping to beat the crowds, we went first to Tepanyaki only to find out that the wait was already 1 1/2 to 2 hours. What? They opened at 4:00 and we got there at 4:15. We decided that was seriously too long to wait. We then ventured over to Corbin's and since we didn't have a reservation, they couldn't get us in until 8:30. Again, too long! We settled for Rooster's, and even though I have some horrible memories of an after-Rooster's experience, (you know what I am talking about, Jenny) the food was good and the company was great! It didn't beat dining with Travis, but my fun friends were a great replacement! Thanks Hol and Kels!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cupcakes and a BIG mess

The other day I decided that I would make some cupcakes for the girls to take to their babysitter and to share with the other kids. Okay, maybe I just felt like licking the bowl, but for whatever reason I opened up the store bought cake mix and got started. After getting them in the oven and licking the bowl/beaters/spoon/scraper/etc. I let them cool and started frosting them. I thought it would be fun to let Skylar do the sprinkles. She hasn't ever been big enough to "help" me do anything in the kitchen before so I thought I would try to give her a chance. She was so excited to help and did a fairly good job giving each cupcake her personal touch with some getting a lot of sprinkles all in one spot and some others getting only about two sprinkles total.
The sprinkle jar had frosting all over the lid from getting it too close and many, many more sprinkles got on the chair/floor/counter/etc. However, it was all worth it and we had a lot of fun eating our creations, too!
I don't ever think that I will get all of the sprinkles cleaned up off of the floor. They just keep showing up!

(Don't know why this photo is pink. I think I need some photography classes or something!)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

So funny!

I just saw THIS on my cousin's blog and loved it! So funny coming from a newlywed!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

30 Random Things

This is something that Mary tagged me to do. Here are thirty random things about me...

1. I have extremely dry skin. I am looking at a cracked knuckle right now!
2. Travis and I started dating when I was 15 years old. I didn't even have a driver's license yet and I still had braces!
3. I have a severe phobia of snakes. Someone brought one to our Xmas party and I almost had a heart attack!
4. I don't mind doing laundry but I hate to fold it and put it away.
5. I usually sleep on my left side.
6. I love orange juice. I like to drink it right out of the carton. (gross, I know)
7. I have 5 brothers and 1 sister whose names all begin with the letter, L. (Lydon, Landry, Larkin, Lawson, Lantzen, and Lexus)
8. I gave Sailyr the middle name, Jae, after my middle name (Joan) and my mom's name (Joni).
9. Forest Gump is one of my all time fave movies!
10. I once did a cartwheel instead of an aerial at a Jazz game. (I'm pretty sure anybody can do a cartwheel, even a 3 year old. Yep, both hands went down! :( Pretty embarrassing!)
11. I don't like Peanut Butter.
12. I have almost always had short hair. Some styles better than others.
13. I have a cat named, Fred. I didn't name him, he had that name when I got him from the shelter but it totally fits him.
14. My parents got divorced when I was about 15 months old.
15. We went on our honeymoon to Jackson Hole and we came home early. (Don't go to Jackson in April. Nothing, I repeat, Nothing to do.) (I know what you are thinking but you can only do that so much :)
16. I started college with a plan to do pre-med. I now am a hair stylist. Don't ask me how that happened.
17. I think Travis looks so cute when he wears his hat backwards.
18. I have been on national TV. When I went to NY with the Hess', Patti and I went to The View. I announced an upcoming segment.
19. I used to volunteer for the American Cancer Society program called "look good, feel better".
20. I secretly enjoy watching Sesame Street with my kids! The same characters are still on that show as when I watched it years ago!
21. I have a really good memory. I remember things from when my parents were married. I can recall phone numbers pretty well also.
22. I know lots of random useless information. At work, they call me Dex, like the guy on the commercials.
23. I love it when Travis compliments me on being a good mom! There is no better compliment.
24. I almost always order Shrimp when we go out to eat at the Timbermine.
25. I really miss working there!
26. I love to brush my teeth and I can't wait to get my teeth cleaned!
27. I sing to the radio in the car (really loud!).
28. I have some really great friends!
29. I hardly ever wear perfume. I love it but I always forget to put it on.
30. I love my husband and daughters. Not random but true!

How Skylar came to be

Here you go mommies - a different kind of survey for a change - it's all about your first born!Just copy and paste it in a NEW note for yourself...


3. WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? Totally excited~
6. HOW DID YOU FIND OUT YOU WERE PREGNANT? I just had a feeling and I took a test (at work, what?) and it was positive. I then took 7 more tests just to make sure!
7. Who did you tell first? Travis and a few of the girls I work with

9. DUE DATE? June 2, 2007
10. DID YOU HAVE MORNING SICKNESS? Not bad. I just had to eat right away and I was fine!
11. WHAT DID YOU CRAVE? Guacamole
12.WHAT IRRITATED YOU? Trying to roll over in bed. And people always asking me, "How are you feeling?"
14. DID YOU WISH YOU HAD THE OPPOSITE SEX OF WHAT YOU WERE GETTING? No. We didn't care either way but were so excited to find out!
16. DID YOU HAVE A BABY SHOWER? Yes...I had 6 of them! Everyone was so generous. We didn't have to buy anything except a crib and dresser!

17. WAS IT A SURPRISE OR DID YOU KNOW? I knew about all of them!
18. DID YOU HAVE ANY COMPLICATIONS DURING YOUR PREGNANCY? None whatsoever. I feel really lucky that I had easy pregnancies!
19. WHERE DID YOU GIVE BIRTH? Ogden Regional
20. HOW MANY HOURS WERE YOU IN LABOR? about 5 hours.
21. WHO DROVE YOU TO THE HOSPITAL? Travis, I was induced!
23. DID YOUR WATER BREAK NATURALLY? No. My doctor came in and did it.
25. DID YOU TAKE MEDICINE TO EASE THE PAIN? Yes...epidural from start to finish!

26. HOW MUCH DID YOUR CHILD WEIGH? 6 lbs 15 ounces and 20 inches long
28. WHAT DID YOU NAME HIM/HER? Skylar Sierra Hess
29. Biggest surprise during childbirth? With my epidural I couldn't tell if I was pushing or not. I could only feel it in my face! Also it was way easier than I expected it to be! I was also really surprised that she had some hair!
31. DID YOU BREASTFEED? Yes for about 6 weeks. Skylar wasn't very good at it and I didn't know what I was doing. I felt a little guilty but she took to a bottle so well. She still loves her bottle (I know, I know)!

That is the story of Skylar's birth...What would our lives be like without her?!