Thursday, December 27, 2012

July 2012 Oregon Family Vacation *Updated*

So Jed's company has a full company shutdown and makes everyone take a full week paid time off. I know sooo hard..but we managed. He worked 2 weeks straight barley even sleeping, in those 2 weeks he didn't even come home, just slept at the office. My poor husband, such a great hard worker! We are so lucky to have the best Daddy ever!!

So on Friday he came home at 3:00pm after not even coming home that night, and slept until 7:00pm.  We then went and started our VACA to the Pleasant Grove Swimming pool that my treated us too. There we "TRIED" to surf board and fell automatically on our tushies!! We PURPOSELY did not take any pictures of that. BUT we have some great pics of OTHER people hehe.

After that on Saturday I got to get a facial from my cute friend Rachel!! I haven't seen her since we went to Germany, (Yes I will post all about that later!) But it was so relaxing and my skin was soo soft! LOVE IT!! She also waxed my eyebrows and made them perfect!!!

We then took Katelyn to my Grandma's to Edwards birthday party and where she would spend the day with her Abulita! While the rest of us would go water rafting!! Now I have never been River Rafting and oh my goodness was that so much fun!!We went up to Morgon Utah, and went down that creek, I want to do that again. To show my adventoures side I got IN the water with Jed. It was FREEZING but after we numbed up it was good. We got into a splashing boat with the boat and it was so fun. Our whole family joined us, from both sides. We had the Crandells and the Ibarras, so it was sooo great!!

We then went to Park City to Pizza and Noodles and my dad treated us to dinner!! He said we could pick anything off the menu, Jocelyn asked...well Daba..can I have a Rootbeer Float? and he said....anything off the menu. Her little face...grining from ear to ear! We have the BEST BBQ pizza and Hawaiian ...the pasta ..oh my. Was so good!!

We then went home to start packing for our road trip. .....I'll do another post for that trip. Just because this is begining to be a long one! But number ONE thing I am going to have to do is SHOW my husband how to take pictures that are FLATTERING. He takes pictures of me while I'm bending down or my mouth WIDE open while I'm talking....or my hair is all messed up and he doesn't tell me. ahhh....he will be the death of me I tell you!!

The summary is .. We went to Portland, Slept at a hotel, Kate got sick, resturant- fish and fries...., antique shopping, Kate got a sand dollar, kids got rocks and beef jerky for free, Kids got coins for free, going to the beach the first time, going to cannon beach the second time. Reading books, forgetting sleeping bags, firewood, food, they had a costco, goodwill, audio books, car loaded....packed to the rim of crap. 15 hour drive, KOA camp amazing, flashlight, matches, oregon was amazing! trees, fresh air,
fourth of july with family.

AND...gotta go!! One day I will be able to blog more, but right now I'm doing things that make it so I CAN blog! =)


McDonald Bliss *Updated*

Hello Hello... I am at Mcdonalds with a bunch of little cousins screaming and Bridger chasing them. Kate is with her daddy at home. While I have a WHOLE table to myself, with a Dr Pepper on one side, French Fries and a Cheese Burger with no mustard, pickle on the other, and in front of me, my mini laptop! This last hour has been heaven, I have blogged stalked people, checked FB, checked Email, texted a few friends and I am loving it. I might never go back home! I feel a little guilty being so obliviously happy while Jed is probably entertaining the baby this whole time. Meh...this is like the second time EVER she's not on my hip or hanging off my chi chitas (oh I SAID IT!)  =) Guilt is now gone.

But while blog stalking, I read this wonderful blog about a list of things she would do today. It was such a cute list and it made me realize how big of a list I have, and how some of the things on the list totally matter and how some don't. The more I'm realizing that life is to grow up to fast, and life goes full speed after you turn 21. (Before then I swear time was standing still!) So inspired by her blog, I will write my list....

I will.....

not yell....(again) today....

I will make dinner this week
I will take more pictues
I will do laundry
I will get a drink with a friend today
I will tell my husband I think he's the most sexiest man alive...its the truth!
I will NOT berate myself for the 5 million things I didn't get done today because its ok!
I will play the Wii with Bridger
I will listen to Justin Beiber songs with Jocelyn....( when did she learn about this boy!?)
I will nurse my baby
I will play with my sweet Kate and take a million pictures of her sweet little face
I will also take pictures of my other children
I will take a shower today...maybe.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Eleven Step Program- I had to post this, just made me laugh out loud! *Updated*

I found this on another mommy blog and I actually laughed so hard, I cried. Like, actual tears were streaming down my face. I did not write this and I don't know who did, so I hope the Copyright Police don't show up on my doorstep anytime soon.

Here it is.

Thinking of Having Kids? Do This 11-Step Program First!

Lesson 1:

1. Go to the grocery store.
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the paper.
5. Read it for the last time.
Lesson 2:
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...
1. Methods of discipline.
2. Lack of patience.
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.
4. Allowing their children to run wild.
5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.
Lesson 3:
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...
1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)
2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.
4. Set the alarm for 3AM.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.
6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.
7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.
9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)
Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.
Lesson 4:
Can you stand the mess children make? T o find out...
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains.
2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.
4. Then rub them on the clean walls.
5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.
6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons. How does that look?
Lesson 5:
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.
1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.

Time allowed for this - all morning.
Lesson 6:
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment.
Leave it there.
2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.
3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.
4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.
Lesson 7:
Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.
Lesson 8:
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.
5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.
6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.
You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.
Lesson 9:
Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.
Lesson 10:
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.
Lesson 11:
Start talking to an adult of your choice. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011- Living this year LOUDLY! *Updated*

Well well...I finally get to write on my blog! Something I haven't done in awhile. I actually really love writing on my blog. Lets me get everything I think out, well maybe not EVERYTHING...hehe.

I'm not the kind of person that keeps everything bottled in, nor am I this shy, quiet, go with the flow person. I've been called LOUD. I didn't like that word associated with the description of who I am. ..LOUD... mmmm I've never thought myself a "LOUD" person. Talkative, outgoing, energetic, ....YES. But I never thought of myself as loud. Then being called loud by a few of my closest friends and family, which they were saying was a wonderful thing, I had to wonder what LOUD meant to me.

When I was in speech therapy last year with Bridger they had a Mommy class, where the moms would have a group and individual sessions about their children, to be better parents. Ect. One of the things we learned was to determine what was a real thought and what wasn't. They explained by how sometimes our minds trick us and how we then follow the negative thought and fulfill it, by making the thought true. So for example: I'm a bad mom. Thats my negative thought, the kids come upstairs and ask me if I want to go to the park. I tell them No because I'm tired. I go to bed. See I'm a bad mom, I didn't take my kids to the park so I self-fulfilled the negative thought. I'm a bad Mom. So they told us to ask ourselves questions to give ourselves a reality check. If its true, are you going to die from that decision, can you change that decision, ect. Then she said something that has stuck with me, she said, Learn who you are and accept it with confidence!

So I ask myself am I LOUD? I ask Jed, "Am I loud?"...He smiles, laughs and says "Oh yeah, we are loud people Cat". I smile and said "we aren't LOUD...I said how are we supposed to talk, in a whisper?!? I can't even hear sometimes. I don't think we talk LOUDLY we just talk normally." He said, " we are loud".

So on a double date we were talking, and again the disscussion of me being loud came up! Jed just smiled at me and knew that I was sensitive to the word, and I said, what?! I'm not loud!? And she said, your being loud right now! hahah....So I come home and I look at Jed and I said, I was called LOUD again. ....and he starts laughing at me, he comes grabs me, gives me a huge hug and says, YOU are LOUD! You are vibrant, outgoing, you have such a big heart  everything about you is LOUD. You live your life LOUDLY. You care LOUD, you do things LOUD, and I love you for it. Well that totally gave him HUGE deposits in the marriage bank. =) Then he said how he was so lucky to have me as his wife, and how he worships the ground I walk on...I might of embellished a tad bit there at the end...but pretty close to what he said.

So back to the question " Am I loud?" ...Yes, YES I'm loud, and I'm going to accept it with confidence. I am loud, to my big wild LOUD curly hair, My big LOUD eyes, my big LOUD opinions, my big LOUD voice. The more I thought about it, I am LOUD.

So starting out my year LOUD!! Its a LOUD year, I'm turning 30 , Jed and I are going to be married for 10 years! My sweet baby girl is going to be baptised, very loud year for the Glazner family and I love it!!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Katelyn's Blessing!! *Updated*

It has been such a long time since I have written, time has flown by!! Well I'm gonna post LOTS of pictures and maybe update with whats going on. Starting with Katelyn's Blessing!

Katelyn just turned 5 months on the 14th!! My sweet baby girl is so big! She is now laughing, not just smiles, but full on, from deep down in her tummy laughs! I LOVE to hear them. She loves ME, she sees me and smiles, and only wants ME. I'm sure later that will get annoying, but as of right now, I'm LOVING it. I am loving this little girl!! She has totally stole my heart away! In October we finally blessed her, she was 4 months and her Great Grandma made the dress.This is us trying on her blessing dress a couple of days before the actual blessing.

We then had a professional photographer come and take pictures of the blessing too:

 This is OUR family! Not all of us, but most! Thank you for being there to celebrate our important day for our tiny baby. I know the other family members wanted to come and I totally understand that its sometimes not possible! But thank you for your sweet messages and phone calls.

 Our sweet Katelyn!

 My Mother inlaw made the blanket and my grandma made the dress! =) Perfect!

 This picture makes me laugh! Bridger is so funny!! Love that boy!

 Abulita, ME, My Mom, Katelyn
 Val, Julieanne, ME, Karrie, Robyn
 My Mother inlaw with Katelyn, they are matching!! How cute is that!?
 This is Jed's mom, and seriously couldn't of asked for a better mother inlaw. She has been amazing and my kids love her so much. We love going to WYOMING and getting to play games and visit. Its a lot of fun.
 The food was SOOO yummy!! We did Cafe rio style food..and it was amazing!

 Emily helped me out so much this day cooking and preparing for me while I was at the church or tending to other family members! I love this girl so much!! She takes me flaws and all! =)

My Mom! What would I do without my mom!! I dont' know. She is such a huge part of my life and I love her so much. We live 10 minutes apart and sometimes thats close, but most of the time we love it. My kids adore her and know her since we see her on such a daily bases. We are so lucky to have family so close around us!

I'm so grateful for everyone that came to Katelyn's blessing. We loved having you with us and in this special time of our sweet baby.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Katelyn is a MONTH OLD!! *Updated*

Katelyn is fill out SOO much. She is so chunky and growing so fast, her Newborn clothes are not fitting her anymore. LOL she's growing so much! She's still so tiny and little though, and she's starting to focus on my face and voice.

She is so smart for being such a tiny baby! What other baby "talks" at one month? Seriously shes always using her voice! Its so funny, if not using her voice she makes these little "Horsey" noises that are SO cute! I have to record them and put them up.