Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm not dead...but thanks for asking

What have I been doing for the last 2 months? Birthdays, Thanksgiving, 13 frilly aprons (hand made with love but overwhelming) cosmetic dentistry, oh and Christmas.

Addison is 2 now and had a really fun birthday and is spoiled completely!

This is her birthday cake...pretty cute if I do say so myself.

More to come later.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Prayer

I hope this sounds familiar to anyone...

Praying in my bed at 5:45am
"Heavenly Father please let her not wake up right now."
"I'm really tired Lord, and she really needs more sleep than this"
"Please stop crying, please go back to sleep" more crying...not sleeping
"Heavenly Father just let her sleep for 45 more minutes, then I can tackle the day."
"Please go back to sleep baby, mom needs 45 more min. Please!"
"Lord if she wakes up right now, I don't know how I'm going to do it today!"
"Please make her go back to sleep......I'm asking humbly..... I'll be a better person. just let her go back to sleep"

Most of my days start like this. Yours?

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Today has been a long day for me. Besides the sore throat ,and exhaustion for chasing a two year old around. Love the rain though. It smells good outside. Fresh.
I am not ready to go to work tomorrow m, to much still needs to be done around here
Laundry.....always laundry.
Disposable clothes. Not a bad idea, maybe out of rice paper and then if your really hungry you could eat the laundry. Eating is something I always have time to do. all day.

New thing I am obsessed with is canning. botteling or whatever you call it. Jam, apples, salsa. I love it I feel productive. Earthy. Old fashioned. Better than other people that don't can. only kidding.

Time to eat my laundry and go to bed.

Young Love....

This is Maryina my neighbor and best friend. She's gettin' hitched! After 4 long years she is going to make an honest man out of him...that him is Russel Elder aka Rus. I am so happy for them both and couldn't be more excited for the wedding. October 10th.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Night "Out"

I was all planned so perfectly. I had a babysitter, Addi fed, make-up on, cute clothes on and ready for a night out with Heath. No No universe doesn't work that way.

6:15 pm enjoying ice cream at my friends Mary's house-its cool, addi's is outside with us having a good time. Killing time before Annie comes to babysit Addi so Heath and I can go out.

6:29 pm ( one minute till Heath is expected home) WHACK!!!!! Addison falls and smacks her head on the metal lawn chair. Lets out a scream I've never heard before and instantly feel panic. I run over to her and she has blood pouring down her little face and I see the gash that is above her eye. It's deep. Does it need stitches? Clean it off with a paper towel -yep! it needs a stitch or three.

Mary and I take her to my house. Look at it one more time to reassure ourselves it needs attention other than a band-aid. Jump in the car and furiously drive to the Insticare-- Addi did great till Mary, I ,and a nurse had to hold her down to get the 2 sutures in. Oh she can scream. Great nurse. Great Friend. Great Doctor. Not a great night out.

Sniffling after it was all done. The nice nurse asked if she wanted a sticker and a prize. In the saddest little voice she says. "yeah

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Minky

Addison has named her favorite blanket- "Minky" All day long its "where's the minky, go get your minky, MY minky."
Heaven forbid we have to wash said "minky" . I did once and she had a total melt down in front of the washer. "NO, NO, Minky" Hitting the glass on the door saying "MINE, MINE!"
I don't know why she in so attached ... but, there is no stopping it. She is really funny about it, she loves the corners and will rub them on the palm of her hand. I think it soothes her.
I carried around a red and white elephant named Happy till I left home, so I kinda understand it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hibernating in the summer...

Hibernating> verb- the art of moving from one air-conditioned dwelling to another in the Utah summer.
Anybody that knows me, well actually anyone in ear shot knows how much I hate summer. Not all of summer. Just 95+ days. Which is most of July and August.
I don't like to sweat in my clothes and be sticky. And I have to wear three layer of clothing ( you know what I mean.) Cursing every time I get in my car because its 1000 degrees inside . Having to lather up every inch of me and Addi with sunblock if we venture out, Its like preparing for deep sea diving. I never have been able to tan-never will. Swimming at the local pool feeling completely inadequate on front of the toothpicks. . . till you see the 400 lb woman and I think " I'm not doing so bad, am I?" sad. Trying to find a bathing suit that remotely hold up the girls while controlling the baby gut, and doesn't ride up the crack ...its out there I know it---the search continues. Fireworks till 11pm-come on people..go to sleep already. Sunrise at 5:30am
One consolation is that the earth is still rotating counterclockwise and it will not be summer forever. Amen-Hallelujah

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Pictures

Funny Little Addi
No fear

Oh..... Sweet.
I haven't taken "photos" of Addi in a while and have been meaning to. So today was the day. She hates me now...... but....the pictures are done and I feel happy. She is getting so big so fast. not to mention she is the size of a 3 year old. I love her so much, even though this week she has started what we call "Addi-tude" Everything is "mine""no!" The terrible two's are here early I guess. sigh.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Goodbye Boots

our good friend and pet Boots the cat died yesterday. It has been such a hard day for me. I cry just typing this. He somehow got Asthmatic Pneumonia and could not get better. After watching him struggle to breathe for 3 days we decided it was his time to go to kitty heaven. ( which I really believe in , see D&C 77:3) I miss my friend. He was such a good cat, gentle, loving and funny. I will miss him sitting on his window seat, and sleeping with me at night. He was a good mouser and always brought us "presents" at the back door. He was our cat for 7 years. It is a habit of mine to look for him at the back door. It is sad not to see his little face there anymore. Miss you Boots.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

To all my dental peeps....

This is a post for my people. The gross people I love, that pick at teeth and get a sick fascination from it. others read on but you might not get it.
So I am diligent about brushing Addi's teeth, fluoride every day. etc. well last night and today she slept horrible. I didn't sleep much either. So I'm brushing her teeth and I notice the tooth brush is all bloody and i think it is way too early for 2 year molars and I struggle to pull her cheek back and look and I see her upper right molar is all red and puffy on the buccal side. and I see what looks like some calc. or something. So grab my handy explorer that it is in my bathroom drawer and go excavating. not pretty but I get an entire oatmeal kernel (or whatever) from the sulcus. I gave her a granola bar YESTERDAY! fascinating. I bleeds like crazy and then it lookes ten times better.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

$2.50 at a garage sale=Princess Addi

So I love garage sales. Love them . I have to stop when I see one. I picked up some rather exciting items on Saturday including... topless barbies, a ratty Strawberry Shortcake doll that Addi would not put down. lovely. And these super fun tiara's. After bleaching and sterilizing the items, she had a ball the entire afternoon with her new found treasures. Worth three times what I paid.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This Easter was filled with the usual eggs, hunts, and cute Easter dresses. Addi had fun finding the eggs and then putting them back in their hiding spot. The best part was Ava (cousin)and Addi playing together, they are so cute together. They are nine months apart and very funny. Love the picture of them climbing the fence at Grandma and Grandpa Dalton's house.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Taylor Family Pictures

Scince I owed Jenny a photo shoot from 2 years ago we all decided to get a big family picture while we were at it. We only do this like every 5-10 years so it is worth a post right. We all look alright I think.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Whew! What a week.

I have had a busy, stressfull, emotional week. I am drained. And it is only Thursday.
Sunday I found out that my ever so helpful husband ERASED my sisters wedding pictures from our computer. Not that he did it on purpose, thinking he had made a DVD of them, thinking he had made a back up, Not actually checking. Recycle Bin-Delete! So being the procrastinator that I am I haven't looked at them since November. I went to find the reception, and temple pic on the so called back up DVD, Gone! all gone. WHAT!!!!!!! I freaked, swore, cursed, you name it I said it. my poor husband, I feel bad now but I was in fight or flight mode here people.
Good thing my Bro in Law Jerry is one of those people that actually know show to use the box that we call a computer, one of those people that are a godsend in times like these, but we make fun of the rest of the time. He's that kind. Smart, nerdy, and knows how to retrieve stupid husbands mistakes
After 3 days of a program SCRUBBING! my hard drive and almost getting divorced.(not really but I was really mad) Jerry called and said he found 95% of the pictures.
I was so relieved. I cried, and apologized to Heath. Annie(my sister) came and picked up the DVD yesterday. Thanks a ton Jerry, I don't know how to repay you.

While all this was happening the shit was hitting the fan at work, (sorry for the profanities but that is the only way to describe it. ) After 10 years for working together my friend Kami gave her notice to Dr Craig ( my boss of 10 years too.) He flipped out, yelled at her , yelled at me said a bunch of profanities himself and was down right scary. I've had it, after 10 years of working for the idiot this is how he treats me and my friend. Forget him. I quit on Wednesday.
I do have another job and I start on April 2, If anyone needs a good dentist I do know one. Just not the one I was working for.

I'm exhausted.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Nana's Peanut Butter Cookies

Funny picture of me and Addi making cookies together. I don't know why the toaster is out.
Nana ( my maternal grandmother) has been pretty sick lately. She has been in the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks now. Feeling nostalgic and having her in my thoughts made me want to make her famous Peanut Butter Cookies. I don't give the recipe out to many people. But she would want other people to enjoy them so I am having a change of heart. They really are that good!
Addi liked eating the cookie dough best.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 C. Shortening (Crisco ONLY! it's the only one that has decent consistency)
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter
3 eggs
tsp of vanilla
tsp of salt (you can taste a difference if you leave this out)
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Banking Powder
3 cups flour
Mix shortening ,PB and sugars until creamy, add eggs one at a time. add vanilla. Mix in dry ing. until incorporated
drop by spoon fulls on cookie sheet and smash with a fork in a criss/cross pattern
350 approx 10-11 min. more or less depending on your oven. till slightly brown.. DO NOT over bake they turn into hockey pucks if you do.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Is everyting as bad as they say it is

I have been feeling really down lately. Every time I turn on the news, radio, iternet etc. it is blasting me with " the economy is horrible" "the world is collapsing around us" "war, death, homeless people" "the DOW is down AGAIN today" I get so overwhelmed. Is it as bad as everyone is saying it is? Or is it the media blowing it out of proportion, like they always do.

I know things are tough. I feel it, in my pocketbook, I see and hear of layoffs. I am just wondering if anyone remembers 80 years ago(in our history classes and from what our grandparents talk about) how bad The Geat Depression really was, and that we don't have it THAT bad. I am a realist at heart and see things for the way they are. But I don't go hungry, I have a nice place to sleep, family, live in the best place in the world "USA", have gas in the car that I didn't wait in line for. Food at the store that I can buy, albeit expensive these days. Is anyone else feeling this way.

I hear everyone complaining, want the government to fix it. What happened to "make it do, wear it out, use it up, or do without. " Seriously! As a people it makes us stronger to go through tough times than to ride down easy street our entire lives. It hurts. But that is what the Lord put us on this Earth for is to have "TRIALS" The Greatest Generation ever to walk this United States lived through 2 world wars, The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl. Strong, determined people that can make a meal out of nothing. And live through anything.
I just wish the media would say that "hey its bad, but we will get through this just like we make it through everything" Really.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


My favorite thing these days is to put Addi's hair in pigtails, her hair is just barely long enough. It makes me laugh every time. But is does make her look like a big girl and that makes me a little sad. Playing in the back yard
oh she likes rocks. and she likes to show me every one she picks up. and she likes dirt. It's gonna be an awesome summer.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Sleeping thru the night is a unattainable goal for Addison and I lately. She has never, maybe once slept thru the night-all the way- since she was born. It has been fine, I think she will grown out of it. I try to let her cry for 20 min. see if she will go back to sleep on her own and I always end up changing her, giving her a bottle and laying her back down. Last night was the last straw though . She woke up at 12:30 am then again at 5:30 am UP for the DAY! I am so angry!! ( and tierd) I dont know what to do, all the books say "cry it out!" that seems cruel to me, but is it the only way. I've never been around kids or babies and I really have no clue what I am doing. HELP, any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Long Day

Addison is down to one nap :( and she only took and 1 1/2 hour nap today. That made for a very LONG day. She has like 5 teeth coming in at once (no exaggeration)! We went outside today to have a change of pace and it was 40 degrees, so why not. She was so cute in her hat and coat. Addi loves to be outside and is obsessed with the dead leaves on the ground, I swear she picks them all up, licks them and puts them down. She's a weird little thing. Hopefully tomorrow will go a little smoother.

Monday, February 2, 2009

25 things

Dina tagged me on facebook but thought this is as good a place as any to post it.
Here we go...
1. I have 2 sisters Jenny and Annie, I'm in the middle-explaines alot
2. my best friend is 40 years older than me
3. I have worked as a Dental Assistant for 10 years
4. I was 22-almost 23 when I got married but Addi was born when I was 27
5. I don't like movies with animals in them, I think they will always die in the movie and I cant take it
6. I love to sleep, I never get to but I love it
7. I make really good Peanut Butter Bars.
8. I played tennis and was on the swim team in high school
9. I wanted to be a nurse but after working as a CNA in a rest home decided it wasn't for me
10. I have danced on a table with my girlfriends in Mexico
11. I like my fingernails and toenails painted
12. my favorite color is brown and red
13.I've never had long hair and probably never will
14.I was a gymnast for most of my life, got burned out when I was like 16 and quit, biggest regret
15. I would go back to college/school and become an oral surgeon.
16. I hate scrap booking. It makes me angry going to Roberts crafts.
17. I hate stories of feet like surgeries /fungus. it makes my stomach turn
18. I love diet coke, its the first thing I think about when I get up in the morning. SAD
19. I like the Hallmark channel, and the corny movies they show
20. I must leave my house on an errand every day, I cant be in the house all day. I go crazy
21. People ask me all the time if I dye my hair, the answer is no. Its my thing I have good hair
22. I want to visit Egypt and Rome someday
23. I think my car is ugly, cars should be red and fast looking
24. My favorite band is Metallica and BonJovi! ROCK ON!
25. I don't love being a mother but I am learning. Honest, really honest.

Now we know more than we wanted to know about Christy. I tag anyone who wants to be.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


My life is small but complex. well not that complex, but busy and full of stuff to do. I didn't even shower today...gross. But I have to yell at the top of my lungs and have someone listen to how happy I am.. Guess its gonna be you.
Addison is a gagger/throw-upper. Its her thing. most kids at around 9-10 months can handle a small bit of "human" food ie Cheerios,crackers, etc. and be able to gum it and down it goes, no not Addi. Give a little cracker or something and "Ralph" Time after time, doctor visit after doctor visit.
She puked in the grocery store once after giving her the smallest portion of doughnut you can possibly envision. Not just spit up. The full deal. People stopping and starring, gawking really. One time my good friend Maryina and I went to Applebee's for lunch, I gave her a Cheerio. Gag-Ralph-again not just a small amount. We're talking Mount Vesuvius. I wanted to cry. She was crying, Mary was laughing her head off and saying "now I know what your talking about!" It was a source of alot of worry here at that Dalton's.

Well we've been working on it and I've received lots of advice and I am proud to report that Addi, ate spaghetti for dinner and poppy seed chicken for lunch! She did so great! A little gag here or there but not much, she can kinda control it now. I am so relived that she will not be eating strained food for the rest of her life. Mom is Bustin'

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Whip It, Whip it Good!

Crack That Whip...

I wake up to stuff like this all the time. These to weirdo's have my mixing bowls on their strange little heads. The look just like the 80's band Devo, and that aweful video of Whip It. I couldn't stop singing the song for a few days. I hope it is now stuck in your heads.
Heath is so funny. Strange but funny.