Monday, February 16, 2009

8 Random Things...

8 Favorite T.V. Shows :
Greys Anatomy, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Private Practice, Real World, Desperate Housewives, Life, & The Office

8 Things i Look Forward to: Traveling to exotic places, Visiting my Mom in Arizona, Having kids someday, Buying a house, Finishing odd ends of the remodel on our condo, Spring & Summer!, Winter being over, Going to the Celine Dion concert next weekend(yay!!)

8 Favorite Places to Eat: Ichiban Sushi, Dell Taco, Old Spaghetti Factory, Z Tejas, Ruby River, Paradise Bakery, Kyotos, Chipotle
8 Things on my wishlist: Happiness, House, Babies, a fun vacation with my entire Family (both sides!), Another trip to Hawaii, A trip to Fiji, Scuba Certification, running a marathon!

8 people i tag: Alisha, Peggy, Stacy, Mom, Laurie... whoever else wants to!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Jackson James Barker....

So this past Friday, at 3:24 p.m., this delightful, precious, perfect little baby boy was born! My "BFF" Jacque had her baby... oh man, there is just something about a new little baby that just melts your heart. He is so adorable, and I didn't want to leave and give him back to his parents, I just wanted to hold him forever.
Congrats guys, you make cute babies!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A bit of change...

I needed a change of scenery.... or the lack thereof in the frontroom. Ever since we repainted, remodeled, put in the new floors and such this past summer, we put away most of our decor in storage, and never brought it back out... life just got busy.... so I got real sick of this totally blank room, and with a very small budget, I attempted to redecorate! Sometimes little projects like these make such a difference. I love change...
Anyway here are all my thrift store finds... this weekend I plan to paint the old ugly coffee table, and misc tables I have in the frontroom, they were a hand me down from my Pops. But everything, minus the mirror, is brand new, and I spent under 200 bucks!! Pillows, vases, artwork, rug, new curtains (ok they are sheets, but you can't tell)... It was a fun project, and is ongoing... and helps me get my mind off any stress that might be going on!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Just what the doctor ordered...

I must say, how does anyone in the world survive with out their Moms? I know it's hard enough for me with her being 10 hours away in Arizona.. and I don't know what I'd do without her. I've been having some struggles lately, and there is nothing, absolutely NOTHING like a Mom to take care of you, and love you, and make you feel like you can conquer the world.
I came in on Thursday, and we just spent the day relaxing, had dinner.... and then I made her go jogging with me-- what a hoot that was! :) Then we came back, sat in the hot tub while we were in the hot tub, looking at stars in the sky. And let me tell you... the weather there is just perfect right now, like springtime in Utah. I was LOVIN' it.

The next day was even better... wow! She took me to this resort called The Princess... and a spa at the resort called Willowstream. Now, I must admit, I love spas, and have been to quite a few in my day. But there was NOTHING that compared to the amazingness of this. We relaxed in the mineral pool, then up top in the outdoor pool we laid in the sun, played in the mineral pool waterfalls, relaxed in the hot tub, and in the steam room, and the BEST the "inhalation room" which was just this dark cool room that was surrounded by aromatherapy type scents. Heaven! We then got pedicures... best pedicure of my life! I sipped on the most delicious "prickly pear" lemonade.... and my absolutely NEW favorite drink ever, the Kiwi Cactus iced tea. It was divine, and a day I will never forget.

That night we went to see my AMAZING cousin play in his band called The PJ's... I had never heard him play, and I was just so amazed. He was great, and it was so much fun to see him, and to see him play. He's so talented.

(Me & my cousin Jeremy)

(The PJ's!)

( me & the Band)

The next day we headed out to Sedona, AZ.... which is so much like Southern Utah, big red rocks, and mountains. But very beautiful & fun.

All in all, it was amazing... to be with my Mom, and to forget about life problems... she is the best! Moms can solve everything... at least temporarily!! :) I miss my Mom already... some time away and being with my Mom is just what I needed! :)