Loved you yesterday,
Love you still,
Always have, Always will

Damaged people are dangerous...they know they can survive

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace ~Jimi Hendrix

Let us reach for the world that ought to be. We can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace. ~President Obama

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware...joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -Henry Miller

"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
-Bob Marley


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Monday, December 27, 2010

The Wait is OVER!!!!

That last post was really mean, and I'm so sorry...but I just couldn't help it!

I was too excited to say nothing, but it was too soon to say anything so you got what you got.

Kevin and I have some great news to share!!!

After a year and half of waiting and hoping...and waiting...we are finally pregnant and expecting our little one July 28th!

I am about 9 weeks along right now, and so far have been feeling CRAPPY! I didn't think it was possible to feel that gross, constantly, but it is. And it sucks!

But I'll take it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

My, Oh My...

That's is all I have to say on the subject.

I know...SupER teAsER, but I just can't resist. For now anyway!

But don't worry...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Did that eyeball freak you out?? :)
So sorry.
I signed up for a course through my school to get certified to do eyelash extensions!!

I was worried I wasn't going to be able to because of the cost, but it turned out that the school owed me money from a down payment match they do so it actually didn't cost me a thing, and I will still get some money back!

It worked out so perfectly!

The class starts on November 20th and I will need a model that day, and then other models to practice on and certify with on a different day. If you're interested, let me know!
I am so excited about this! It's one extra thing that I can add to my resume when I'm done with school, and even before I'm done with school! Woohoo for progress!!
Speaking of school, I'm done with orientation this week. Friday will be my last day in that class and then I'm on to intermediate and start taking appointments in the spa. Yay!!
I'm not sure what my spa schedule will be yet, but I will let you know!
All you peeps should come down and see me!
I've posted the spa menu and such over on the side there so you can check it out. At first I can only do facials, manicures, pedicures, glitter toes and gel nails. But I will be certifying in more things soon and will update that little side blurb to let you all know.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Well, hello there.

I know it's been a long time.

I'm sorry.

Can you ever forgive me? Please??

To say my life has been crazy since we spoke last would be the understatement of the century. Seriously. Things have been nuts.

In a nutshell:
  • started school
  • had to have 3 biopsies for cervical cancer (OWWW!! btw)
  • have been rocking school
  • have been waiting and waiting for something that I didn't think I would need to wait for
  • have been spending as much time with My Love and my family as possible

Let me now start by saying that only one of my 3 biopsies came back with abnormal cells. The Dr. didn't seem too concerned about it at this point and just said I'll have another pap with my Midwife in March and then we'll go from there. That was the worst 3 weeks ever. Too much waiting, not enough knowing. But when I got the call that just said to check on it in 6 months, that was a good day. So, no need to worry about Chels. It's all good in the hood.

I started school on the first, and It. Is. Amazing. !!.

I love, so much!! Its been a hard adjustment with these super long, full days but I'm starting to get into a routine and getting used to pretty much being tired all the time.

So far we have learned: facials, manicures, pedicures, did glitter toes last night and will be doing gel nails tonight. I forgot how much I loved doing this stuff. It makes me happy.

My new schedule consistes of Work from 8-4:30 and school from 5:30 to 9:30..I leave my house at about 7:30 and get home at 10. Its long, long, long and hard, but its only until Next November, so I will not complain too much. My only real adjustmet has been to not seeing Kevin hardly at all. That has been the hardest. Because his schedule was kind of crazy to begin with, we now have even less of a chance to spend time together. Which makes me sad. But we're dealing.

Other than that craziness, life is just life. Working, schooling, playing. Over and over again.

Me and Kevin are heading to Vegas this weekend for a little trip, just the 2 of us and I can't wait! My mind is already in vacation mode and its only Tuesday. We don't leave until Friday, so that makes it bad for my working situation.

I'm hoping to get back into a groove of blogging soon, so hang in there peeps!

Much love!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's time...for an announcement. it is.

I am officially starting school again. Tomorrow. September 1st. At...

I'm super excited, a little nervous, but mostly ready to get started so that I can be finished and have a career...finally!

It will be 15 months of part time-ness, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9 and then every other Saturday, except this first month will be Monday through Friday for orientation.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Times, they are a changin'

Okay...not really, but they need to.

I'm needing a change in my life. Nothing too spectacular, just some new scenery.

I've been trying to talk Kevin into getting transferred to St. George so we can move down there. At first I was just talking, got a bug in me that I needed to live there. Now its becoming more and more of a possibility.
(No one freak out yet; nothing is decided, or even anything more than just talked about. But, it turns out that there really may be an opportunity for this to happen. Seriously, please don't freak's really nothing more than a distant possibility at this point.)

Anyway, a change. Maybe a new job, maybe just a hobby. I don't know, but something. I'm working on figuring that out right now. I'm looking at some options, and am going to pursue them and see how they turn out.

In other news:
Me and Kevin are working on getting into an exercise routine. We both need to lose some weight. Its starting to get out of hand :)

We were supposed to start on Monday; full on, get-with-the-program starting. That didn't actually happen but we are still working towards that. The problem is that we don't actually have any space to do said program, so we are having to make space. The only space we have is the second bedroom that is currently just a crap room with a computer in it. So we have to clean it out, re-organize some things, and probably get rid of quite a bit of stuff. As soon as that's done though, it's on! And I think it will actually work this time. Because Kevin is fully on board with me now, which means motivation for both of us....and if we get too lazy, one gets to flick the other one's ear!

But since we haven't been able to start officiallly, we are taking this time to get more active before this thing kicks our ass(es). We got bikes and have been riding them at night, we play tennis on occasion. There is a lot less sitting on the couch all night now.

Also, I have become a vegetarian!

It's only been a week, but I already feel better. Seriously! I'm not going to really get into the why's, but here's the basics: For the most part, meat grosses me out. It actually takes a lot for me to eat it. I started thinking about why meat grosses me out, and came to the realization that its because its meat! It's the flesh of another living thing, that is now dead and you could technically say rotting. Yuck! And it's healthier not to eat meat. There are plenty of other ways to get the vitamins and minerals and protein you need, without adding cholesterol (that you absolutely don't need, and is completely extra) to your diet.

But, yes, it's been a week and I'm still holding strong. It kind of amazed me how much meat I actually do eat, and didn't even realize it until now. I will miss some things, but I think the benefits will greatly make up for that.

I'm still working on a post about our trip to Washington, with pictures. That's why it's taking so long. I can only do it pictures at home, and sometimes I just lose track of time after I get home from work and then suddenly its time for bed. Its coming though, I promise!

Monday, July 19, 2010


..we had a going away BBQ for Kevin's sister Heather...she's heading out to Florida. Moving to Florida...starting some much needed FReshNeSS!

Heather was saying how Becky and Kellie would need to start updating their blogs more because she wanted to see how the kids are doing and what everyone is up to since she will be so far away. Then it turned into a back and forth...

"...well you need to blog too!"
"What about you? You haven't been keeping yours updated lately either."
"...if I do it at work, I'll have to take my camera and if I wait til I get home..."

And then there was some talk about an Anti-blogging Blog...I don't even know how it happened.

But the point is...Heather doesn't care about mine and Kevin's slightly boring lives at the moment. No offense to be taken, but she doesn't. But at some point, hopefully very soon, we will be having a baby. And she will want to know what's going on with that baby and hopefully that baby's parents.

Now this has nothing to do with keeping family updated but I'm trying to be a better I used to be and have slowly gotten out of the habit of.

I found this little list...written by Guest blogger East Side Bride and her husband on Unruly Things.
It made me giggle and I wanted to share it with you.

10 Reasons why Being Married is Just Better

1. When I take money out of his wallet, I don’t have to pay him back. (Warning: This works both ways.)

2. He makes the coffee 63% of the time.

3. When we have a really crazy, stupid, screaming fight, I never have to think, “Oh my god, are we going to break up over this?”

4. Wrangling our finances has made me a more responsible person. I.E. I no longer buy $800 leather pants I can’t afford just because I hate my life.

5. Planning meals for two encourages me to eat better meals. Let’s be honest, it forces me to eat meals period. I mean, I can’t let my husband eat a jumbo bag of gummy sours for dinner.

6. He/she puts up with my crazy family. (Downside: She/he reminds me at inopportune moments how much I am like them.)

7. Her hatred of clutter inspires me find more creative places to hide my crap. (Note: The bedroom may not be considered a “creative” place to “hide” an effing enormous cardboard box.)

8. She has a long-term plan for my personal style. (Downside: She also has a short-term plan for my personal style.)

9. He can actually tell me which outfit looks better. (Bonus: He’s learned to keep his mouth shut during the delicate pull-everything-out-of-the-closet-and-throw-it-on-the-floor phase.)

10. She makes me come to bed before the birds start tweeting.

I just love it.

We'll miss you Heather!! Have a safe trip and keep us updated on where you're at on your freakn' long drive!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware...joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -Henry Miller

Who can even guess how in love with this quote I am?? Anyone?


It makes me happy just seeing it! All the different images that pop into my mind when I read it...makes me giddy!


We are going to Washington next Tuesday to hang with the family, on a beach in what is perhaps my second favorite place in the world. I haven't been up there in probably 5 years and I miss it so much!

And the best part...I get to ride all the way up there with Sister!!

I am so happy (dare I say BLeSsED ??) that me and Sister get along so well! I love that we have that kind of relationship, and that she is my best friend in the whole world. Super, Super LUCKY~!

smile...things could be worse!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Oh sister...

I love you!

Happy Birthday yesterday...and you make me smile!

Love you, Love you, Love you!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Man, oh man!

I have a dilemma.

I went to the school last night to check it out and talk with the guy.

It's amazing! It's very green (not the color), they are incredibly environmentally conscious as a company, and the curriculum and learning styles that they teach--unheard of! There is the standard esthiology textbook, but they also give you their own textbook (which is actually a binder, because it lasts longer...because you can can change and re-change pages as you like rather than the whole book) and DVDs to go along with the text they give you so you can take it home and learn some more!

I have a problem though.
There are no night classes for esthetics yet...and won't be until the demand is high enough.

Now, there schedule is only three days a week...Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. which is again, UNHEARD OF!

Here comes the problem.
In order to make this 3 day school schedule work, I would have to change my work schedule. I have to work as much as I do now, and make what I do now. That can't change. But to keep my hours at my current job, this is what my life would look like.

***I put my Wed, Thu hours wrong...they were supposed to be 9 hours not 10. I fixed it now***

Monday --School 9:30-5:30
Work 7p-11p
Tuesday --School 9:30-5:30
Work 7p-11p
Wednesday --Work 7a-6:30p
Thursday --Work 7a-6:30p
Friday --School 9:30-5:30
Work 7p-11p
Saturday--Work 6a-6:30p
First, I'm not sure if I can deal with that kind of schedule for a year. I'm not made for it. And second, it's so specific that I'm not sure my employer can accommodate me. They are very good at working with people's school schedules, but I feel that that is too much back and forth and there isn't a place for me to work those hours in the position I'm currently at.
Because of this, I think that it will be best for me to wait to go back to school. At least until we are at a place financially that I can cut back my hours a bit. Right now, there just isn't a ton of wiggle room in our budget for me to be making any less than I do now.
Now, you may ask....Why don't you find a school that offers night classes and go there? That way you can get going and get it over with and still keep your current schedule at work.
My answer to that...I really love this school. I've looked at other schools, and even attended one of them and this one surpasses them all. By far. And I would rather hold off and be able to attend the school that I want to attend, rather than just go to some school because its there. I did that before, and we all saw how that turned out.
I'm still thinking about it, but I have to turn in all my stuff by next Tuesday in order for me to start the July 12th class...that's not a lot of time for everything that needs to be done.
I'm really sad about this, but I think that right now its for the best. I hope that I keep this momentum until the time is right for me to go back, because I'm really excited about this.
So...I guess we'll see.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


A few things really quickly...

1...My sister-in-law is pregnant!!! That makes me happy for a myriad of reasons.

*Jer and Tell make the cutest babies you've ever laid eyes on
*Shantell makes a very cute pregnant lady
*They are great parents
*This means I have another baby to play with

2...I wanted to show you my favorite kitchen item. Ever

I'm in love with my red dutch oven! Its holding some tasty chili on top of the stove as we speak :)

3...Remember how I said I was going to go back to esthetics school? Well I officially found the school I want to go to, and it isn't the one I was talking about in that earlier post. Its a different one. But its amazing. But apparently the application process is pretty much like applying for a job. It isn't just a fill out this registration information and give us your money. There are essays, and references, and power point presentations...oh my! But its a really great school, so I'll be okay with doing that kind of stuff. And if I get in, I'll tell you more about it. If I do get in, I would start on July 12th.

I've been an awesome mood all day!

Love it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Nothing much going on

My life has been a little bit boring lately, blissfully boring, but boring nonetheless. Which means that I haven't seen any good reason to update you all on...well, nothing.

I've been in a bit of funk as of late as well. Certain things have turned out not to be as effortless or as easy as I had hoped they would be. Because of this, my mind has naturally and immediately gone to a bad place. Poor Kevin has had to put up with it, and I love him for it. I've tried to look at the bright side, and tried to be optimistic...but anyone who knows me, knows that that is nearly impossible to achieve.

I have been feeling better the last few days, so that is a bright side. Me and Kevin cleaned out the front flower bed and began planting some things yesterday. We only planted some grassy kind of shrubs, but little by little...we'll get some pretties in there too. I'm shooting for mostly, if not all, perennials; planting new stuff year after year gets too expensive and frankly, I just don't want to deal with it.

I have missed the sun lately, so yesterday was good and made me happy. Plus, it was the last time I will actually get to see Kevin until next Saturday (in my book being asleep when he gets home from work doesn't count). He closed Saturday and last night; then closes tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday. But wait...he then flies out early Thursday morning for bowling nationals in Reno and won't be back until Saturday afternoon. I miss him already.

I wasn't kidding about nothing to this is it for the moment. Maybe in the next little while there will be something more interesting, and not so downerific for me to share with you.


Happy Syttende Mai everyone!

Today, Norway is celebrating their 196th Independence Day. Festivities will happen here in UT on Saturday May 22 from 11 to 2 at the International Peace Gardens in SLC.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More Pictures

I think this is all...thank you for your patience :)

March 15, 2010

I know, I know...serious slacker here! I'm sorry.

Can you forgive me?

I hope to make it up to you today...because I have something for you all.

Something the form of a million pictures.

Please notice the kick-ass hair.
Thank you.

Rockin' cake!

My niece wanted to dance with everyone, GTO was the only one her size.

The people on the bottom...courtesy of my niece

Frosting went up my nose

I love, love, love this picture.

My shamrock garter :)

Me and my Meggy

Don't ask. It's probably better that you just don't ask.

I will get to work on getting the formal shots up from that day...they are amazing!
Thank you Stacy for being amazing!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Now I know what you're thinking...this is not Part 2 of the honeymoon. But...I haven't really been at home (at all) since I did that last post and since that's where the pictures are, I kind of have to be there.

It's coming though...I promise. Now back to the point.

I've heard about them since they came out.

I've seen them once or twice.

My brother got one for Christmas...with rave reviews from the beyond-tech-savvy eldest Kirk.


Then we went on our honeymoon which, naturally, meant a whole lot of people watching at various aiports. It seemed like they were everywhere. People sitting there, rubbing it in my face: I have one and you don't.

Did they know they were doing it? Probably not, but that's alright. Pleae just let me wallow.

Facebook peeps probably already know where this is going, because I've been talking about it already this morning and felt it warranted its very own post!

I'm talking about the Kindle. This beautiful, handy, wireless, book downloader/reader for the person who loves to read. Books, magazines,'s insane, the possibilities! And you don't have to hook it up to your computer to get the these things, like an ipod. You search for them, buy them (only $10 a pop for most books) and download them, wirelessly, in basically the blink of an eye right on the little guy.


I HAVE to have it! I've been staring at it all morning on the computer and trying to wish it into my hands, hasn't worked yet.

Who has one?

Let me know what you think about them.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Our Wedding and O'ahu

So, for those who didn't know...Me and Kevin got married on March 15th. It was the perfect day and it honestly couldn't have gone better.

Absolutely perfect.

I only have a couple of pics from the wedding for now, all courtesy of Kevin's sister, Heather and her phone.

Thank you Heather, I hope you don't mind me using these. They're all I got right now.

Kevin's brother-in-law, Wes, married us.

I'm still not sure if he understands how much that meant to us.

He did make me cry which was uncool, but I think under the circumstances I can let it slide.

Wes making his speech :)

The rings
**The Kiss...Heather's comment made me
notice that I forgot to put this one up!! **

Cutting the cake, which was made out of

fruity pebble crispy treats.

My little surprise for Kevin.

I'm not sure why this one is so small

and the others aren't, but that is us

kissing after the cup-cake smash.

Kevin and his boys.

Kevin in back, then Ty, Bronson, and John.

Now, I don't know if everything really went perfectly, or if I was just too euphoric (I don't know if that's correct, but oh well) to notice, but either way it was a great day.

I'll put up some more pictures from Stacy when I get them back.

Now for Hawai'i.

I'm not putting up a lot of pictures because, well there are a lot and it would take forever. But...

Our first glimpse of O'ahu after that too-long-of-a-plane-ride.

Our view from breakfast in the morning.

We went to Pearl Harbor which, coming from a former Marine wife who has seen her share of military/US history, was absolutely amazing. One of the most serene, solemn places I've ever been to.

I'll put up some more in a different post...its too hard to keep moving the pictures down further and further.

Stay tuned for "The Honeymoon; Part 2"