Friday, February 29, 2008


Kooper has had a fever the last two days he woke up this morning at 7am and got into my bed and slept and watched T.V. in bed not moving until 1pm. Luckily we already had his two year check up apt today. The doctor took one look at his throat and said it had to be strep. Kooper cried the while time he was poking and checking him. Then the nurse came in to get a nose and throat swab and Kooper kicked and yelled "Mama Mama" While I am helping the nurse hold him down. So Sad! the throat swab came out all bloody. After all the trama he fell asleep in my arms with in 30 seconds, and slept while we waited for the results. So it ended up he has strep and so I asked for a shot of antibiotics instead of a perscription I would have to force down his throat.He was still asleep when they came in to give him is shot and was rudely awaken by a needle in his leg. he passed out as soon as we got in the car. I hope he gets better soon because watching him all day be sick and cry breaks my heart.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

My FISH...

Mike had training in Salt Lake Monday-Wednesday. Lucky me who isn't working yet and got to go with him. We went straight from Vegas to Salt Lake so I was happy to be home last night. His hotel had a pool and hot tub so we invited over our friends the bartletts to swim with us. Kooper is so fearless, we put the floaties on and he thinks he can do anything. he did not care if everyone was in the hot tub he would go swim in the pool all by himself, with us watching closely of course. I had my first staff mtg on Wednesday evening and start training next Tuesday. I can't believe my vacation is almost over. (Tear!) Kooper has not been sounding good all week, and this morning he woke up with a fever, he dosen't act sick at all just cuddles a little more. Tomorrow he has his 2 year doctor apt. so we will wait and see whats going on then.
Just in case anyone was wondering what in the world is going on with our house, we finally got it sold while we were in Vegas. It was a week late on closing and had me in a little panic, the money is finally in the bank I feel so much better. As for our townhome we had to fill out a bunch of paperwork because our house closed later than we thought so our move in date was pushed back I am assuming to sometime next week. I am dreading moving and can't wait to be done.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Viva Las Vegas!

Jennie and I in our tub at our suite in the Luxor
On the Red carpet at the Luxor, Ashlee Simpson was going to club LAX Saturday night

Look who we meet at the wax museum...Nicholas Cage.

Mike and Tyson hanging out with Jerry Springer at the wax museum

playin' a little slots... 25 cent wheel of fortune is my favorite.

At the canal shops in the Venetian

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hair cut and Vegas Baby

Kooper and I flew to Salt Lake Yesterday morning, I dropped Kooper off for the weekend and I got my hair done by Nikki. I guess I'm not too prideful to take a picture of myself, even though it is an awful, awful picture, oh well. Mike was asleep when I got home last night and gone when I got up this, so I had no help. I had promised I would post a picture of my new hair cut with BANGS, Ahhhh! I feel like my hair is a lot lighter in real life. Bangs are really hard to get used to again so I have been pulling them to the side so they don't drive me crazy. I feel like a 12 year old, except back then I curled my bangs and possibly even ratted them. I have this thing where if I don't walk out of the salon with something dramatic or really different than what I had before I feel disapointed so we did something dramatic. Thanks Nikki.

We are off to Vegas this weekend with friends to go to a concert, we are seeing 311 Mikes favorite band. Some of you might remember we just saw them in August for Mikes birthday. Ok so Mike and his friends really, really love 311, and I really really love concerts, oh and Vegas.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Drama King and new T.V.

This is the funniest thing Kooper does, when he is upset he puts his hands over his face and fake cries. He even puts his head on the table or flooor for effect. It makes Mike and I laugh every time. This is when he is a little upset and the previous post with head thrown back is when he is really mad. He is becoming quite the Drama King.

We bought a new T.V. we thought it was about time to get with the times. Besides Mike had to have an HD T.V. for new surround sound. Our big debate was either to get a big T.V. and buy a new stand or just buy one that fits in our entertainment center, Our practical side won. Mike is one very happy man either way!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!


I was trying to take a picture of Koopers new Valentine Jammies from Grandma D, and Kooper went crazy. So these are a couple pictures of classic Kooper tantrums.
Eatting yummy valentines cupcakes

Kooper and I took a bag of V day candy and an energy drink to Mike at work this morning. We also made cupcakes for Mike but had kinda a hectic day so we never got to take then to his work, so he got them after work. Last night we had a huge snow storm, a plane diverted from St. George to Cedar because they were having 109 mile per hour winds in St. George. When they landed they ran off the runway and broke a propeller, broke three lights and two signs. So Mike went out in the storm to help out at work and didn't get home until 1am.

My gift from Mike. I love Valentines day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Look who came to town...

The Harlem Globetrotters
Pre game Popcorn

We got there a little early

Slam dunk over the Washington Generals

post game signing session

Globie the mascot
Last night the Harlem Globetrotters came to SUU here in Cedar City. It was so much fun. Kooper love the music and danced and cheered, until 8pm then he was done and just wanted to cuddle with dad. He skipped his nap today and was so tired by the end of the game. Mike and I really enjoyed the entertainment. They wouldn't let us take a picture with our camera and the players they have offical photographers and then you have to get on the website and buy the picture, we were a little bummed about that. We did sneak a picture with Globie!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I was tagged by Jennie.

A. The rules of the of game are posted at the beginning.
B. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names and then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and that they should read your blog.

10 years ago...

10 years ago I was in 8th grade at Horse Heaven Hills Middle School, Go Mustangs! I was most likely playing basktball or finishing up the season. I was also ASB Vice President, That was a great year!

5 things on my list to do today...

1. Workout
2. Go to last advocacte training
3. Get finger prints from police station for background check
4. Get Cashiers Check for background check.
5. Clean (which by the way did not get finished)

Snacks I enjoy...

Original Gardettos, Salt and vinegar chips, bread dip, pepsi, chocolate

What I would do if I were suddenly a millionaire...

Buy a house and all new furniture, go back to school, have Mike get more schooling, buy a boat, invest, and get a boob job :)

3 of my bad habits...

1. Shopping when we don't have money
2. Drinking Pepsi Mmmmmm!
3. procrastinating until the last minute

5 places I have lived...

1. Kennewick, Washington
2. North Bend, Washington
3.Idaho Falls, Idaho
4.Rexburg, Idaho
5. Cedar City, Utah

5 jobs I have had...

1. Front desk, Tropics Tanning Salon
2. Cashier, Northwest Beauty
3. Kids Leader, Park and Rec. Day camp
4. Hostess, Applebees
5. Copier, Quik Ship N Copy

5 things people don't know about me...

1.I love, love, love to garden
2. I am incredibly afraid of scary movies, I don't ever watch them, I think they are evil. If I am persuaded to watch one, it turns into more of listening to one from behind my blanket.
3. I do not wash my hair every day
4.I do lots of projects, I see something and think I can make that for cheaper. 99% of the time I should have just bought the top quality project.
5. If I could do anything I would be an Interior decorator.

I am tagging Mom, Rochelle, Chauntel, Kendall, and Jenna (welcome to the world of blogging).

Monday, February 11, 2008

New Job

I had my interview at the Canyon Creek Womens Crisis Center on Friday, it went great! I just found out today that I got the job. I will start in March which is perfect and will be doing graveyard 6pm until 8am two maybe three times a week. I will be awake for half the time and then sleep at the center from midnight- 8am. The Graveyard thing kind of freaks me out but because Iget paid to sleep and still spend time with Kooper during the day sounds good to me. So Happy Day for me.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

bath time and too cool for school...

My kid is way to cool for school in his new outfit we bought last weekend.

Bath time today was out of control, Kooper screamed and kicked the whole time. It was awful he usually loves baths and cries when he has to get out. I was soaked from all the water he splashed at me while screaming. I'm not sure how clean he actually got today but when we were done he cried and kept saying, "night, night" and " Blink" (blankie). So I grabbed his blankie and and tossed it to him as he made a little bed on the bath mat. He laid on the mat for at least 15 mins with the lights out before he had enough. So the actual bath was awful but after the bath was pretty cute.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Amazingly all by himself...

I can tell most of you are ooooing and ahhhing over my sons abilities to dress himself. Even some of you with kids his age are eyeing him in envy. No he did not want to wear the ridiculous outfit I picked out for him after his bath he had to go through his drawers and pick out his own outfit. He of course found his adorable boxer briefs, all though I tried to explain they were for when he decided to go pee pee in the potty he was not having it, and on they went over his diaper. I'm pretty sure the underwear on the head he learned from Grandpa DeRoest ( Thanks Grandpa). last but not least his basketball shorts both legs in one hole! I am giving credit for his style to his dad.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Just Koop...

Kooper cuddling his new valentines tiger from Grandma DeRoest

My little man.

One reason why I am so glad we moved...

Cedar City
TodayFeb 5
Partly Cloudy

WedFeb 6
Partly Cloudy

ThuFeb 7
Partly Cloudy

FriFeb 8
Partly Cloudy

SatFeb 9

SunFeb 10
Mostly Sunny

MonFeb 11
Partly Cloudy

TueFeb 12
Partly Cloudy

WedFeb 13
Scattered Snow Showers

ThuFeb 14


TodayFeb 5
PM Snow Showers

WedFeb 6

ThuFeb 7
Snow / Wind

FriFeb 8
Few Snow Showers

SatFeb 9
Partly Cloudy

SunFeb 10
Few Snow Showers

MonFeb 11
Few Snow Showers

TueFeb 12
Snow Shower

WedFeb 13
Snow Shower

ThuFeb 14
Few Snow Showers

Notice that Rexburg will have snow and we will get up to 55 degrees and sunny. Ha Ha I love it here.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Guitar hero and sick...

Me pretending I am good at guitar hero
Mike in all his Rockstar glory drinking an energy drink before he rocks out.

Mike and Mike's friend Tyson mezmorized by the game.
This weekend Mike and I went up to Salt Lake, Kooper got to spend some quality time with grandpa and grandma. Mike and I did some shopping and hung out with our friends Tyson and Jennie. We took the Wii and Guitar Hero over to their house. This is Mikes new obsession, He plays it constantly. I started to feel sick friday and just kept feeling worse all weekend, of course now that I am home I am starting to feel a little better.Hopefully Kooper won't get sick , he is a little stuffy but dosen't seem too sick, so I am praying he stays healthy. We watched President Hinkeys funeral on T.V. on Saturday, what a great service. We watched about half of the superbowl before we had to fly home. Well I am off to my next volunteer training