Friday, August 29, 2008

I Got Tagged!

Thanks to my friend, Dawn, for this fun tag. Here goes!

20 years ago:
1. I was 10 years old and starting the 5th grade in Mr. Wood's class. It was a fun class. Susan Williams, Hilary Jennings, Mike Hales, Brandon Rasmussen, & Tyler Okerlund were all in it.
2. I was known as Kimbo, thanks to Mr. Wood's crazy song, "Kimbo the Clown." It was embarrassing! I hated that song!
3. I started to wear just one contact. I had one really bad eye and the other one was a perfect 20/20.
4. My youngest sister, Leslie, was born in February. I had lots of fun playing with her.

10 years ago:
1. I was attending Southern Utah University and had just decided that I wanted to go to nursing school.
2. I was dating my husband-to-be, Scott.
3. I was working at Cedar Breaks Lodge in Brianhead as a server/hostess.
4. I started a difficult cross-stitch that I ended up working on-and-off for the next ten years. (See "This Year" list.)

5 years ago:
1. We were living in Paradise Valley, AZ while Scott was attending Scottsdale Culinary School.
2. I was working full-time nights at Mayo Clinic Hospital on the Neuro and GU/Orthopedics floors.
3. I had an almost 5-month-old daughter.
4. We were the Sunbeam teachers in our ward. We had 10 rowdy, rambunctious kids in our class.

3 years ago:
1. We were living in an apartment in Murray, Utah.
2. I was working full-time nights at St. Mark's Hospital on a GI floor and working mainly with gastric bypass patients.
3. We were saving for a house.
4. We suffered the loss of our baby boy after 17 weeks of pregnancy.

1 year ago:
1. We bought our first home in Daybreak, Utah.
2. I had a 4-year-old daughter who could read 3rd-grade level books.
3. I had a 6-month old baby boy.
4. I was working nights at St. Mark's Hospital in OB/GYN.

This year:
1. I ran my first half-marathon in April.
2. I finished that dumb cross-stitch that I started 10 years ago, but never finished prior to this because the picture and the cross-stitch pattern didn't match. I ended up finishing it solely by looking at the picture. It was time-consuming and a huge relief when I finally got it done. (Now that it is done, I don't know what to do with it. It doesn't match any of my decor!)
3. We went to Disneyland--the kids' first time going.
4. I read all of the Twilight books in 1 1/2 weeks.

1. I got Kylie ready for school, took her to school, and picked her up from school.
2. I worked out to my "The Firm" video.
3. I studied for my Neonatal Resuscitation certification class and completed my adoption case study assignment for work.
4. I worked a 12-hour graveyard shift after taking Kylie to "Skate Night" at her school.

1. I wrote this blog.
2. I went to Target to shop for a birthday present and to Harmon's for food for dinner. Then I went to Hobby Lobby to spend more money!
3. I cleaned up after Cooper's string of messes, until he finally went down for his nap.
4. I washed the Durango.

1. I will take Kylie to a birthday party.
2. I will take Kylie & Cooper to the library to check out some new books.
3. I will practice the piano for the Stake Baptism next Saturday.
4. I will paint Kylie's letters white for her room and finish some more hair clips.

Next year:
1. I will run a marathon.
2. I will be vacationing in San Diego in July with Scott's family.
3. We will add baby #3 to our family. (Don't get any ideas. I'm NOT pregnant! This is called family planning!)
4. Our basement will be finished.

I tag Sarah, Gail, Jennie, Karen, & Becky.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Park City Fun

Whew! Between work, Kylie's school, reading ALL of the Twilight books (they were fabulous by the way), watching the Olympics, and keeping up with the daily grind, I've had NO time to update our blog. But, I'm going to try to do that this week...Soooo, two weekends ago we went to Park City with my fam. The parents rented a condo up there and we spent a few days playing around. It was lots of fun. Per Freitas family tradition, we rode the ski lift up the mountain to ride down the alpine slides...strolled along Park City Main Street, stopped at the bookstore and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to get fudge and ice cream...Check out Scott's new car! (Yeah, right! Dream on, baby!)Scott and I went to Yuki Arashi for sushi. We tried octopus and Ahi tuna! It was yummy!Grandma Net bought all the grandkids cute overalls and shirts.We made breakfast the first morning we were there--Scott made Eggs Benedict...and I made raspberry jam-stuffed French Toast. Yum!Hanging out at the condo...Jill trying on her new bike helmet to go with her new bike she got for her birthday.Have you ever seen the PBS kids show Boohbahs? Little Marlayna looks just like one! Boohbah Marley!On Sunday, we went to church, then had a picnic at the park.If looks could kill...Kylie dipping in the pickle jar...Here's Sarah, my fellow blogger.Family picture time! Here are the sisters (& sisters-in-law)...Silly sisters.The Freitas Five. (Yes, I'm the oldest and the shortest!)Come on guys! This is supposed to be the funny picture!This is what Cooper does when you ask him where his nose is. Hilarious!We took the kids over to play on the playground.Some of the grown-ups are still "kids" too!Uncle Adam digging in the dirt.Aunt Jill swinging with Amber.We had lots of fun! Thanks Mom and Dad!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Alright, so I finally jumped on the Twilight bandwagon. My friend, Jennie, let me borrow the first book in the series. I took it to work on Thursday night and started reading it between patient rounds and I got SUCKED into it! I was actually annoyed when it was time to do rounds or somebody put on their call light. I came home and read it all day on Friday. It was so dang good I could NOT put it down! I didn't even take a nap; I skipped lunch, and read it even when I had to pee. I finished all 498 pages by 10:30 last night. It was soooooo good! Loved it! Can't wait to see the movie in November. The actor who plays Edward better be H-O-T! (So, Jennie do you have the next one?)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kylie's First Day of School

Kylie went to her first day of kindergarten today. She was so excited last night that she didn't want to go to sleep; then this morning she woke me up at 6:45 a.m. to ask me if she could get dressed for school. Her class doesn't meet until 12:37 p.m., so I told her she had to wait until after she ate breakfast and lunch so that she didn't get her new outfit all dirty. I ended up getting up at 7:00 anyway because Coop decided to wake up and poop in his pants. :P
We had French toast for breakfast (thanks to Nana for getting my kids hooked on French toast!). I spent the morning slowly getting Kylie ready and I didn't realize time had gone by so fast when I looked at the clock and saw that it was already 11:30. Kylie was still in the bathtub, I hadn't taken a shower, and I needed to feed Kylie lunch. The next hour was a whirlwind of trying to find a decent pair of shoes for Kylie to wear, doing her hair (I had planned on doing something really cute, but I ended up doing the same thing that I always do with her hair--stick a flower barrett in it. At least it was one she had never worn before.), fixing her lunch, coaching her to eat it as fast as she could, and taking some pictures. I took a shower, but I went to the school with my hair wet and no make-up. I looked fabulous! :P
Anyway, I had gone the whole morning without a single "Oh, my baby's going to school for the first time," or a "Oh, she's growing up too fast," thought going through my head. I thought I would be able to drop her off at school without a sniff or a tear running down my face, but when Mr. Plott, her teacher, told all the kids to wave 'bye' to their parents and to tell them that they'd be back, I totally lost it. I watched her march in her class line into the school without even glancing back at me. So sad. For me. Oh well, I will get over it...soon.
Here's Kylie eating her lunch of a peanut butter sandwich, string cheese, pears, apple juice, and princess gummy vitamins. (Oh, did I get all of the food groups in there? Oh, yes I did! Such a good mommy!) She ended up eating lunch WITH her new clothes on. She did a really good job of eating really fast and not making a mess on her clothes by eating over her plate. You should have heard her when I was telling her to not mess up her clothes, "Oh mom, I'll just eat over my plate," like she was this expert on how to eat properly. I had to laugh.In her new school clothes from Nana and Papa.So excited!Here's Kylie standing in her class line. Look how big the blonde-haired kid is next to her! The red-headed kid on her other side ended up crying and running back to his mom when the kids walked into the school. Ha! My kid didn't even look back at me! *sniff*She looked so little out there! At the same time, though, I was thinking, "She's getting too big too fast."
I'm going to miss you Kylie! Have fun at school! Love, Mommy.