Sunday, June 29, 2008


Well The Chinos have had a fun busy week its funny how one week you will really do nothing but chill at home maybe go get something too eat but this week it was almost something new every day! :)

We Went to the Drakes Apt and played poker and had so much fun, poker has been the thing latley with us, Tomas loves his new table and Danny had one custom made and has some really cool chips, we stayed up way too late and lost of course, I need to get better! But the girls were doing real good I thought. Keri stayed in for a long time and Paige gave her chips to her hubby and she only had like three or four chips left and two hours later Nate had a tons of chips, he was really good!

When we were at the Heidi and Danny's house they had a little fish bowl and a fish in it and Reese loved it, LOVED IT she kept saying Hi Nemo Hi Nemo, she really likes that show and Tomas awhile back was like lets get her a fish I wasn't sure just yet cuz I didn't know if she'd like it, well after seeing her reaction to jonahs fish I knew we had to get her one... WEll Me and tomas were both thinking buy a fish get a bowl toss it in your good to go! EH WRONG we wanted to get the little nemo fish well that is a salt water fish hence you need a salt water tank so we headed up to a Salt water fish store and I fell in love with the beautiful tanks, not just the fish but the corals and all the live rock and the colors, it was amazing, So we were there for like six hours deciding what kind of tank to get and we ended up wanting to start a MINI REEF way cool but tons of work anyways much more later on the fish tank but here is the start we have the live rock and the live sand and a few crabs to start the water need to cycle and get rids of ammonia before we can start putting fish in it or some coral ps the coral I want is from Fiji its called Elegance and its like two hundred bucks can you believe that!

On Thursday me and Ashley went to Amys Hair show she is going to Hair school right now and the show was way cool, her theme was the spice girls and she did Baby Spice's hair SO AMAZING it rocked, just big and fun, but my freaking camera was so jacked I had one of the shutters closed so sorry these pictures blow go to Amys blog she will have some good pics for sure. Good job Aims :)

On Friday after running to the fish 4 u store like three times :) Me and Kass drove down to the North Ogden pool and hooked up with Brooke and Syndney, Channa and little Nate Nate for some fun in the sun, but ps I15 is a disaster its a joke all the construction unreal, anyways Halle did really good it was her first time swimming and she did great, I dunked her a few times and she handled it well :) it is alot of work however with two small babies at the pool Reese loves the water and just runs off had to keep a close eye on her the whole time, and after we went to Channas and had sandwiches and the kids all took a fun bath together!

And on Sat Me and Tomas and the girls hooked up with Miss Taylee and her super cute fiance Paul and went to the Utah Arts Festival, everything was so so expensive, Paul would go check out the prices on something we all thought was way cool ya in the thousands, crazy... But the outfits people were wearing were so funny, I only got like two pictures cuz they'd walk away too fast but I got a few. They had several bands playing also we sat and listened for a bit but the girls were very tired by the end and we headed home and watched some office and Chilled!

This Pretty much sums up our week up Tired :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.'
Live with the 3 E's—Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
Play more games and read more books than you did in last year.
Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
Dream more while you are awake.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life.
Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
Smile and laugh more. It will keep the negative blues away.
Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
Forgive everyone for everything.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Remember God heals everything.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
The best is yet to come.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
Do the right thing!
Call your family often.
Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for _______. Today I accomplished ____.
Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change.


Friday, June 20, 2008


So I don't mean to get all opinionated but when I see things like this I just can't help it! I was talking to my friend and she informed me that she had become a vegan and no longer ate or used products that came from animals being curious to her thoughtful change I decided to check it out! Well Darn it, part of me wishes I wouldn't have! I didn't grow up on a farm really but we had chickens, cows, pigs all sorts of animals and they all had great lifes! Our cow Buster was our Friend and would run along the yard fence with us and eat apples from me and my sisters hands, Well needless to say the butcher came by with a CHAINSAW!! my mom was running from window to window closing the blinds so we wouldn't see our Friend get its head saw'd off! Thanks mom :) anyway when we had dinner and my dad told my grandma Whittenburg that it was buster she was eating she couldn't do it! But I was okay eating good ole Buster cuz animals are for eating thats just how I was raised! I don't however forgive my dad for bringing over the scouts and killing our pet Bunnies for an activity! But anyhow This vidoeo its out of control I can't believe it and it makes me very sad, I enjoy eating meat however and don't think I could commit to something like being a vegetarian, so I ask this what can I do? Because this kind of treatment is Ridiculos! Its Horrible! And I'd like to be part of that change in helping animals so this doesn't happen what is a Meat eater to do?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


So I just got done watching this documentry on Walmart!! And I am so freaking shocked! I AM NOW NEVER SHOPPING THERE AGAIN! My dad will be so proud he hates walmart as well and will not shop there! Pretty Much Walmart is bad from every angle! To how they treat there employees to how they treat the enviroment! It is so sad some of the things they have done!! In the Documentry it takes you too the factory's in china and ya you will wanna cry!! To all the Robbery's in the walmart parking lots! Rape,robbed ,held at gunpoint and walmart did nothing about it for so long! They installed sercurity cameras but wouldn't pay someone 8 bucks an hour to moniter it!! Uh whats the point if there is no one watching the camera! Anyways if you have comcast on demand its under the Free movies! Me and Tomas shopped at Walmart lots its cheap and you can get everything at once, but in all actuality its hurting so many many people! And the customer service is Ridiculous! SO I CHALLENGE YOU ALL TO NOT SHOP AT WALMART! and if you think I'm going to shop there go and rent the documentry on Walmart against America and I promise it will change your mind! Get educated and then make a decsion don't just sit back and not care! LOVES ;)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


So as the day comes to a close I know that it is when the girls are tired from the day and a bit fussy, so I have been trying to take them on walks and get them outside more around five ish so bedtime will be a welcomed thing instead of lounging around and Reese throwing herself on the floor and Halle fussing for two hours! So I called Ash up and said you wanna go grab a sandwich and would you like to walk! She was up for it I just love that girl! So went on a walk got blimpies the girls were in great spirits, got home and sat on the porch and decided that we wanted a Spoon Me! Fun little treat here in SLC! Well its like 13 blocks away no big deal went there grabbed soem spoon me and then headed home well Halle had had it! So she fussed in the stroller all the way home about two blocks away from my house it was full blown crying she was Hungry and wanted to be home!!! Well I hadn't eaten anything all day exept for some pancakes early this morning I just forgot too eat! LoL Blah! So I was a bit sick and had too go to the bathroom, well right when we walked in the door Halle starts Screaming so I think okay hurry out her in the bath and then go to the bathroom, so start the bath and upon inspection Reliaze Reese is covered in chocolate so I have to hold her in the bathroom, all the while trying to get Halle bathed, and all the while still needing to go to the bathroom!!! I Stripp Reese down turn on the water and put her toys in, pull Halle out put her on the bed wet and screaming now at the top of her lungs, and hurry and throw on a diaper and some pj's! FREAK I HAVE TOO GO TO THE BATHROOM!! But the water is still runnning run into the bathroom about to overflow Reese is dumping cupfuls of water on the floor, decide to just hurry and bathe her too! HAlle is so steaming mad and just screaming on my bed!! And then my milk comes in!! FREAK Luckily I 'm already covered in water anyways so who cares!! Hurry and wash Reese throw her on the bed diaper pj's brush hair and I will just go put her down for bed!! Get downstairs can still hear Halle poor thing Reese wants to watch Toy story, what is it with Disney Movies and all the Damn previews AAAHHHH and you can't just skip to the main menu you got to skip each one individally! FOR THE FREAKING LOVE!!! So finally get to the main menu say prayers press play say goodnight!! Fly up the stairs and I have to go right now, I feel sick Halle can scream just a bit longer, ya there was no toilet paper!!! Holy Hell I just sit there Laughing, but someone is looking out cuz on the sink is a package of baby wipes!! Go into my room scoop up Halle who is a tomatoe, our central air is broken at the moment too, and my house is so so Hott, grap too glasses of water and sit on the couch to feed Halle accidentally dump one glass over! and sit there feeding Halle just compltley exhausted, go lay her down and fall on my bed wondering why the hell I thought lets take them for a walk right before bed and how women Handle more than two children Hell how do they handle one!!! :) One of my favorite moments as a mother is when they are both put down for bed and I can just sit for a moment and just Breathe!!! :)

Monday, June 16, 2008


So we went to Hogle Zoo today and had a wonderful time, it was like 92 degress but nice to be out in the sun and with family! Me Tomas the girls and a very Prego Jessica and Kenz and my mom, Reese now knows what the animals are and she loved seeing them, it was "hi monkeys hi monkeys all day" and she absolutly loved the Carousel! And cried when we had to take her off Aunt Kenzie took her twice because she loved it so much! Its so much fun when she can understand what she is seeing! :)

Jessica was hoping to go into labor I think :) with all the walking but no such luck!
She didn't like sitting on the elephant very much but liked getting hit with the water!

She LOVED the carousel but her face doesn't really show it, but it was her favorite thing for sure!

This lion is one of the things that I remeber from Hogle Zoo when I was younger! :)

This is last year we went on Fathers day! Reese is getting so big!

The Tigers and Hippos are by far my favorite animals too see at the Zoo! Ya they don't have the hippo anymore but wow I got some really really cool shots of this Beautiful Tiger she was very anxious because they moved some bobcats close to her fence and the smell of them and the noise they were making, were making her a bit nervous! But helped get some great Pics I love them!

This is the biggest Turtle Ever! She was feeding him Strawberries and he loved them he was trying to climb up her it was cool!

Carousel round #2

Halle was not as enthusiatic as Reese about the Ride she was ready to call it a day, Kenzie bought Reese this cute little White Tiger and Halle got a cute cuddly Tiger!

What a fun time at the Zoo, I think we need to invest in a monthly pass!