Wednesday, July 30, 2008

sleeping.... or not!

I don't know why but I haven't been sleeping really well this past week. Maybe I'm just too excited about our vacation to family camp next week... who knows. It's so weird because at the end of every day I'm physically and mentally exhausted but I can't wind down. I even took a sleeping pill the other night and it didn't help one bit!

Neil teases me because I can sleep just fine when the whole room is lit up but when it's late at night the little blue light on the DVD player or computer will keep me awake. What the heck huh?

Oh well... that's my rant! Hopefully after t-ball tonight I'll be too pooped to do anything and my body will just relax. Off to the land of the crazys!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Adisynne's blessing day...

It was SO special!! Adisynne received a beautiful blessing from her dad Rob. Rob's brother and sister in law were in town for the event.. they are super nice and I was really happy to meet them!

Here's pics of the little monkey... Adisynne Kay Payne

Adi's cousin Rylyn visiting from Idaho

Rob, his brother Ryan and Ryan daughter Rylyn

The brothers and the babies...

Rob, Kesha and baby Adi!

Beautiful princess Adisynne in her ADORABLE blessing outfit!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


That's right... I got a new car!! We went shopping for a new car for Neil yesterday... then I ended up with the new car!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
Here are a few pics! :) I feel like I'm driving a space ship... check out the control panel!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chloe lost a tooth!

Chloe lost her front tooth today! She went with me to get an oil change on Neil's car and I really wanted to pull it out... but she was too scared. After we went to McDonald's for a little snack and she screams.... MOM!!! I look back and her loose tooth is backwards in her mouth. She reaches up and pulls it out! Here's the happy girl with her missing front tooth! Now her and Mason have matching smiles!! ;)

The best girls night!!!

I had a blast Friday night with 2 of my awesome friends Carrie and Kathlene (Bean). Carrie and I had takeout chinese food then Bean met us at Carrie's house for pedicures and just hanging out. We're created many new sayings in our very crazy sleep deprived stupor and I had such a great time!! Thanks again Carrie and Bean for making me laugh until it "all came out" Love you guys!!

Here are a few pics of the evening. Carrie's amazing husband Aaron painted Chinese charactures on our toes.... then he did them in marker for "tatoos" (We were planning to do henna but it took too stinking long to dry and set!)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

More ravings about Clearly Lasik!!

So today I get a call from a florist in Central Point telling me that they had a delivery, but when they came by I wasn't home and when could they deliver it? I of course am NEVER home so I went and picked it up thinking... maybe my husband lost his cheap gene for a day and sent me flowers!!

To my surprise I found out that Clearly Lasik sent my floral gift! Neil reminded me that they only sent me flowers because I gave them money... but I like to think that I'm special!! It was a nice added touch to a VERY long day!!

Aren't they pretty?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pampered Chef Party!!!!

This Tuesday, July 15th 7pm at my house!!

We'll be making this AMAZING creamy strawberry trifle and having yummy appetizers and fun with the ladies!!

I hope you can make it!! :)

I can see CLEARLY now!!

My lasik is done and I CANNOT believe how well I can see!!! I went for my post-op testing this morning and I can see 20/20 in my right eye and 20/25 in my left... that was less that 24 hours after the procedure!!! I'M LOVING IT!!

Now if I had brought my snap-happy friend Kathlene with me I would pics to show you but alas... I was here alone! (It would have been cool to have you there Bean!)

The neat part is that it didn't take long AT ALL!! I mean less than 5 minutes for the actual procedure!! CRAZY!!

I am OFICIALLY GLASSES FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps- if you're interested in lasik and want to get it done let me know and I can give you a card worth $100 off your procedure!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

fun new friends!

We had a great time swimming yesterday with new friends! Chloe's friend Colette invited us over for a swim... little did I know that Mason would make a new friend... Benett and Abby would make a new friend... Ashton. We had a total blast and look forward to more fun!!

Here are a few shots of the kids in the pool.

Monday, July 7, 2008

a neat site!

My friend Tana LOVES books... even more than me! The women reads 100 books in a year... oh I wish I had the time to do that!

Anyhoo... she turned me onto this great website!

You type in your favorite books and it gives you suggestions on what to read next. The cool thing is that when I did it my search turned up a bunch of books that I have read in the past and really enjoyed! So I think I'll give a couple of the suggestions a try!


We had a great time over at the Skabelunds for fireworks! There were 7 families and the combined firework haul was REDICULOUS! The kids had a great time and we only had one casualty... Masons sparkler dropped crud onto his foot and left a nasty burn between 2 of his toes. Overall it was a great night with lots of good friends! :)

4th of July

It was a CRAZY day! We started with our ward pancake breakfast where I sang the Natioan Anthem. Then Chloe and I went to the CP parade to participate with CMTO. They dressed us up in costume... it was insane!

Then off to the waterslides for Ethan Skabelunds birthday. We all had a blast but stupid me shoulda brought my suit! Here are a few shots of those that brought their suits