Monday, May 28, 2007

our Memorial weekend

My family has a tradition that every Memorial weekend we go up to the Whiting Homestead and spring clean our family cabin. All the other Whiting family members go up and all of us families spring clean around the homestead. This year Ronnie got to show off his landscaping skills by trimming the trees. I was impressed he did a great job. This was also the first year that Faith was old enough that I could just let her roam around the homestead with her cousins. She had the time of her life!

Of course it wouldn't be an exciting weekend for Ronnie unless he got to shoot something...poor fox:(

We had fun at the park in Show Low with my sister Lindsey and her two kids Shanay and Matthew.

What could be more fun than going to the carnival in the Safeway parking lot in Springerville? Even Ronnie and my brother Jay had fun sliding down the giant slide with Faith.

Sunday my whole family went to St Johns to clean around my dads grave site and leave some flowers. The picture with Jaylee and my brother Jay is very special to me because this was the first time Jaylee has visited her grandpa Jay who she was named after. This by far was my favorite day of our trip. We left on Wednesday and got home tonight. It was a long trip in the mountains but Ronnie had to satisfy his craving because we leave on Friday for San Diego and wont be home until July 1st. Ill post pictures of our Cali vacation from our laptop while were there.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Today was our seven year anniversary. I think that this will be the best year so far because my lucky number is seven and this is our seventh year of marriage and its also 2007:)Tonight we went to the movies and saw Next. I really really liked the movie and I think Ronnie did too even though I had to keep punching him because he fell asleep three times. After our movie we went to Claim Jumper for dinner. Yummy! Happy Anniversary Ronnie!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007



The first time I saw Ronnie was in 7th grade. He came in the middle of the year. It was 1st hr English with Mr. Hall at Gilbert Jr High. Ronnie walked in that morning and walked down the row of desks with his tucked in rayon button up shirt (that was in style then). My heart honestly did a flutter and now I know why. Ronnie ended up switching classes after only a couple of days and I never really saw or thought about him again. That was until we ended up in the same 8th grade band class. Ronnie and I ended up "going out". We broke it off at the very end of our sophmore year in highschool. We always stayed close friends. We hugged on the football field gradution night and I felt that little heart flutter thing again, but blew it off. Ronnie moved to Utah for a while after graduation, we talked almost everyday (only as friends). When he came back he came to see me, we hugged and there was that flutter again. We dated again for about a year and a half and then he SURPRISED me Christmas Eve with my diamond. We were married May 19,2000 and the rest is history...

Monday, May 14, 2007


The highlight of my day yesterday was watching Faith sing in front of the church with the primary a special song for the mothers. She is a sunbeam this year and it was her first time to do this. Faith walked right up there and sang that song and wasn't even nervous which really surprised me. Also I was brought to tears when I saw a little boy in our ward who was born with spina bifida being carried up to the front and held by his dad to sing to his mom with the primary too. After church we went to Lydia's for yummy dinner and dessert. Later Uncle Homer, Aunt Connie, Josh, Meagan and Brooklyn came over to visit. It was a special day. Happy Mothers Day everyone.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

7 Random Facts About Me

I was recently tagged by Amber. Here's how it works: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their 7 things, as well as these rules. You need to tag 7 others and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Here is mine:
1.I am obsessed with my eyebrows. They have to be shaped a certain way. If I could, I would pay big bucks to go to an eyebrow specialists (anybody know one)? I have a crazy habit too, when I get nervous I start twisting and pulling out my eyebrow hairs. I am a big fan of the show What Not To Wear. I saw an episode where Carmondi lightened a lady's eyebrows with facial bleach. Am I the only one who tried this? Needless to say, I spent last Thanksgiving with Sizzled Orange eyebrows.
2.I love to do yoga. Something about the warrior posses...I make believe that I am a samurai. Every since I watched the Last Samurai years ago I want to be one.
3.I am a big fan of Kevin Trudeau and his Natural Cures books. I read his first book almost three years ago and it changed my life forever! I recommend every one read his books. Because of him our household no longer has a microwave and I am a picker eater than I was before.
4.I worked for Chase from 1997 until 2006. I worked the first 2 years as a teller and spent the rest in customer service. Because of this I cringe if I see someones money and it isnt bank faced (all facing up and in the right direction). I also love balancing check books and would only charge a small fee for those of you who need assistance.
5.I love my filing cabinet. Its perfect down to every last file. Sometimes when I walk by it I open it up and run my hand down all the files because I like the way they feel and sound.
6.Did you guys ever own a caboodle in the early 90's? I have a caboodle stuffed full of every love letter Ronnie ever wrote me starting back in 1992. They are all numbered too. There are 500 and something.
7.I feel that I have found my purpose in life but not my lifes purpose. I am looking for it every day. I love being a mother and a wife but I'm talking about that BIG change the world thing. Something that I am really passionate about. Something so big that one day I will be telling my story on Oprah. I admire Angelina Jolie for her contributions to the world. And the Asian reported that Oprah has on now and then (the really pretty one). And my sister in law Heather who is living her life's passion everyday. I want to FEEL what its like to be something greater than myself.

So now you know some random facts about me. Here are the people I am tagging: Ashleigh,Bailey, Sariah, katie, Heather,Meagan and Shannon.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Me A to Z

A - Age: 28
B - Bed size: King...still not big enough. I once put tape down the whole middle of the mattress to keep Ronnie on his own half (didn't work)
C - Chore you hate: laundry, it never ends
D - Dessert you love: cherry cheese cake and strawberry shortcake
E - Essential start your day item: make Jaylee a bottle (this is my alarm clock)
F - Favorite actor(s): Antonio Benderes and Julia Roberts
G - Gold or Silver: Silver
I - Instruments you play: Piano, clarinet (in High School) tried guitar after I had Faith it was too hard
J - Job title: too many
K - Kid(s): Ronnie 28, Faith 4, Jaylee 7mo
L - Living arrangements: 5 Bed room
M- Favorite month: June, usually when we go on family vacation to Cali (it's the most I get to see Ronnie)
N - Nicknames: A-Dawg (Ronnie's the only one who calls me that)
O - Overnight hospital stay other than giving birth: none
P - Phobia: flying, staying home alone at night and scorpions
Q - Quote(s): "Just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do."
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 3
T - Tattoo(s): 0
U - Unique talent:not talented
V - Vegetable you hate: artichoke
W - Worst habit: never can find my keys
X- If you were told to Xerox a part of your body what would you agree to: my hand
Y - Yummy food you make: garlic mashed potatoes
Z - Zodiac Sign:Aries