Sunday, November 30, 2008

We are silly

Christmas Time

Here is Kayhlen putting up her first ornament.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Life is Complete

A while back, I blogged about the fact that Uconn was coming out to play BYU. It's been a dream of mine to see Uconn play in person since I became a "somewhat obsessed" fan about 10 years ago. Two times I have had tickets to games, and 2 times due to blizzards I wasn't able to go. This time, however, nothing was going to stop me. Just seeing them play in person is on my list of 10 things to do before I die. Imagine how I felt when the morning of the game I got a call inviting me to go to their shootaround practice and meet the team. My heart started pounding, my hands started sweating and my face turned beet red and stayed that way for several hours. My wonderfully thoughtful cousin, Kara, who is the coach of the Utah Sky team had arranged to go and she thought of me and my "obsession" and invited me to come. I got the call 1/2 hour before practice started and I had just finished working out for the morning and was getting ready to feed Kayhlen. I had to get down there in a jiffy (thanks Carrie for taking Kayhlen) and I certainly wasn't looking the way I would have liked :) but I didn't care!!!!! This really was a once in a lifetime opportunity. So many people would've killed to have been in my shoes. Thanks again to Kara. It was the third best day of my life!!!! (#1 wedding, #2 Kayhlen)
Tina Charles (All American) and Maya Moore (only the best player in the nation)

The man himself...the grin on my face says it all...i can't believe Geno Auriemma has his arm around me!!!

Geno Auriemma, Kalana Green, Tina Charles, Shea Ralph, Renee Montgomery, and Maya Moore...not too shabby for Jodi

The #1 team in the nation

#1 coaching staff in the nation (all 4 of them are LEGENDS)

Does BYU know they're about to get tranced on?

Told ya (the sad part is the Uconn looked pretty bad throughout)

The future #1 fan

Carlie and Ayla

Saturday, November 22, 2008

48-24 Go Utes!!

The Cougars have had our number the last couple of years, but there was no way they were coming out with this one. The Utes have had a phenominal season and will be headed to a BCS bowl game. All I heard all week at work was how Max Hall was easily the dominant quarterback out of the two, so I just had to post these numbers.

21/41 205 0 5
30/36 303 4 0
Oh, those numbers don't include Max's fumble as well as 6 tipped passes...but who's counting really? It was a great game and a lot of fun to watch...if you're a UTE fan!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is this prison?

Apparently we lowered the mattress in her crib just in time because this is what I found when I went in this morning.
Yes, she was crying

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Oh boy, our lives/house are about to change.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baby Tag

1- Where were you when you first found out you were pregnant?
At home
2- Who was with you?
No one, all by my lonesome
3- How did you find out that you were pregnant?
Home prego test
4- What was your first reaction to finding out you were pregnant?
A little disbelief…hence the fact that I took 3 tests just to be sure
6- Who was the first person you told?
Well, I’d like to say that it was my husband, but it was actually Michelle because we had been talking so much about it that I just had to call her…plus I wanted to tell Mike in person so I had to wait until he got home
7-Did you plan to get pregnant?
Sort of…not preventing but not “trying” if you know what I mean J
8-Was everybody happy for you?
Well, let’s see…Mike’s an only child so this is the first and only grandchild for them…I think it’s safe to say they were excited. And my mom has been counting down the days until I would have children because a long time ago she put a curse on me that my kids would be as rotten as I was as a kid…so I think my family was pretty stoked as well
9- Did you go out and celebrate?
That night we went out and bought “the book” What to expect when you’re expecting
10- Did you want to find out the sex?
Absolutely…I can’t imagine having to do all the shopping and everything after the fact
11- What was the sex?
Shockingly, a girl…I asked them several times if they were sure because I just had “known” that it was a boy…to the point that I had already bought a lot of boy stuff
12-Did anyone throw you a baby shower?
13- If yes, who?
My office had one for me and my sisters/mom had one for me
14- Did you get any outfits at the baby shower that you just knew you weren't going to put on your baby?
15- How much weight did you gain?
When it was all said and done I gained about 55 pounds…20 of those came literally in the last month
16- Did you lose all of the weight that you gained?
I still have about 10 pounds of pregnancy weight to lose
17- Did you get a lot of stretch marks?
I didn’t think so at the time but now in the aftermath I have quite a few on my inner legs
18- What did you crave the most?
Not so much cravings but was absolutely REPULSED by even the thought of CafĂ© Rio…still haven’t been back since
19- Did you crave anything crazy?
20- Who or what got on your nerves the most?
Um, the nausea got on my nerves A LOT…I had a rough first few months…and having to get out of bed every day and go into work got on my nerves A LOT
21- Were you married at the time?
22- Did you have any complications during your pregnancy?
High blood pressure which caused me to have to spend hours doing those freaking stress tests and keeping track of my pee which was really annoying because you have to keep it refrigerated and when your fridge is downstairs and your bathroom is upstairs it’s not fun (oh, and having to take it to work and keep it in the fridge there was REALLY fun)
23- Where were you when you went into labor?
The hospital…I was induced after 4 days past my due date
24- Did your water break?
Yes, after they stuck the rod up me and popped it is that too much info?
25- Who drove you to the hospital?
I drove myself and Mike met me there because I was going in just for an appointment and then because I was late and my blood pressure was high they sent me over for a stress test in which they found that Kayhlen’s heart rate kept dropping so they just decided to induce me then instead of my scheduled one which was still 3 days away
26- Did you go early or late?
4 days late
27- Who was in the room with you when you gave birth?
Mike, my sent from heaven nurse and the doctor
28- Was it video taped?
Never in my life
29- Did you have any drugs for the pain?
Um, yes, I am sane so you better believe I had that epidural
30-Did you go Natural or have a c-section?Natural
31- What was your first reaction after giving birth?
I started bawling…mostly I think from exhaustion. There’s just no way to truly describe in words that experience…it’s emotionally and physically overwhelming
32- How big was the baby(s)?
6 lbs 13 oz
33- Did your Husband cry?
I don’t think so but he was pretty subdued…I think he was thinking “what did I get myself into?”
34- What did you name the baby(s)?
Kayhlen Melissa Lee
37- Did the baby(s) have any complications?
She was not breathing properly when she was born and wasn’t crying either…they pretty immediately took her down to the nicu and Mike went with her where they poked and prodded and basically “jump started” her lungs. They brought her back to me about an hour later and she was fine after that. I was emotional enough without that happening but that really set me over the edge J Mike says it’s a good thing I wasn’t there to see all the stuff they did to her.
38- How old is your baby today?
6 ½ months
39- When is the next one(s) coming?
Um, it depends on who you ask
40-If you could, would you do it all over again?
You better believe it

TAG: Rhonda, Michelle, Marianne

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Tuesday

In a few hours Mike and I will be walking over to the local elementary school to cast our vote for what I refer to really as the "lesser of two evils". I have never posted anything political and rarely talk about it because it tends to "set me off" if you will :) Yesterday, while sitting at work a bunch of the guys that sit around me were doing their daily political rant which consists of nonstop chatter about a certain candidate that they almost revere as a God. I in no way whatsover agree with their feelings and after listening to it daily for about 2 months, i finally kinda hit a breaking point yesterday. They are entitled to their opinions but i was so sick of hearing it that i quickly walked out to my car to get my Ipod and headphones. While i was walking all i could think about in my head was "are you kidding can you feel like that...this person supports all these things that are just not moral to me" Anyway, as i was thinking about that i also started thinking about all the other things that are surrounding us right now...the economy, what's going on in California, the wars, the safety of our children, ect. When you think about it all at once, it can be really overwhelming and that's what started happening to me. And then it hit me. We all know that these are the last days. We all know that the scriptures tell us that things are only going to get worse. While i hope that the election goes the way i want it to, i don't really think that it will (and even if it's not like i LOVE that candidate). If ever there were a time when we needed to "get our houses in order" and "cling to our faith" it is now. I, personally, have more areas that i need to work on than most, but one thing i do have is a testimony. While things in the world seem hopeless...We must continue to stand apart from it and cling to the things that we know...the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is in our testimonies that we can find the only hope there is.