Sunday, March 30, 2008

Manic Monday

What is the sexiest part of the body?
Well for men it would have to be the "V" I have no clue what the proper term for that would be but here is the PERFECT example vin
and for women I would have to say backs are so pretty.Bare Back
If you kissed a frog, who would you like it to turn into?
That would have to be my husband...when I was little we had a creek running through my backyard and there was always a ton of frogs in there and yes I did kiss them and I would wait for them to turn into my prince and I was always so confused and disappointed when it never happened...I cant believe I really put that up here! HA! I was a strange child!
What do you have stuck up on your refrigerator right now?
Magnets, pictures of my family and lots of 'save the date' wedding things!


randomness...feed your mind and your blog

Fill in the blanks for this weeks meme....
1. I always wanted to pet a real life dolphin.
2. I really hate it when its cold outside.
3. My best friend is my husband and he is amazing.
4. In high school I was always doing something fun.
5. My greatest fear is something happening to my family.
6. My dream job is being a mommy and I'm living it.
7. Some people really should be more open minded and stop dwelling on the negative and smile more
8. My favorite author is Maya Angelou

Friday's Feast...on a Sunday

Ok so I am extremely late this week I have been so busy so here is my feast...

What does the color dark green make you think of?

My old house when I was a little kid, my mom went through this green stage and painted our walls a dark hunter green it was pretty but she got over green pretty quick after she painted...haha
How many cousins do you have?

this must be a trick question...I have well over 100 cousins that I can just name, my mom's family is HUGE and I haven't even met half of them but I know I have a ton!
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how honest are you?

I would say about a 9 I'm pretty dang honest, the only time I'm not is if I am telling white lies to spare someones feelings. But if you are really close to me I will definately tell you your haircut sucks and then try to help find an alternative.
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Name something that is truly free.

Air...I wonder how long that will last
Using the letters in the word SPRING, write a sentence.

I love Shopping, and finding good Prices, then Riding quads In the dessert, Napping in the truck, while Going on vacation.
that was kind of hard!

Blog Party Ends Tomorrow...HURRY!!!

My friends over at Mommies United is having one of the best blog parties I have ever seen! They are giving away tons of prizes one of my favorite prizes is the hip-t which is this awesome little half shirt to cover your butt cleavage when your wear those super cute and super low jeans, its also great for breastfeeding so you don't have to ever expose your belly and did I mention it looks great under shirts...the have tons of other prizes they are giving away so DON'T MISS IT!!! Head on over to Mommies United now and sign up before it's too late!!!

LA Police Gear

What a great site LA Police gear has it all and they are now open to the public to buy tactical pants, shirts, footwear and even Blackhawk holsters. They have it all and at great prices too, and very stylish. So head on over to LA Police Gear and check out what they have to offer.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry I have been MIA the last few days, I have been extremely busy with work and kids and I am happy to report my husband is home to stay! So I'm hoping Tuesday I can get back into my blogging routine. Now I'm off again to my my non stop life! Talk to you all soon! Oh and when I get a chance I will be posting some pictures up from easter! Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday Toot

So this week I havr been extremely busy, with being a wife, mom and running a company and I managed to clean the car out and wash it, and scare away the bear before he got in the trash, but that is really all that happened this week...nothing too exciting. OH but I did put gas in the car and my husband was very surprised because that NEVER happens with me! haha! Happy Tuesday Everyone! Shoot its trash day for me, I'm going to take the trash out now at 1:34am! I am not going to miss it again! YAY!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday Social

What is your favorite holiday and why?
My favorite holiday would have to be the 4th of July because its right in the middle of summer and there is always water somewhere near. I love the fireworks, all the little parades and the fun little events that take place, especially jamboree days! so much fun! Now I cant wait for the 4th of July!!
Happy 4th of July

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fridays Feast


Given the choice, would you prefer to live in the country or in the city?

I would definitely chose the country! I have lived in the mountains my whole life (except after high school and moved in the CITY for 4 years!...and I moved back!) and its a pretty small town really nice, quiet, hardly any violence, and I absolutely love it here! I hate the city and never in a million years would I want to move back, the only thing I liked about the city is everything is within a 5 mile radius....BUT I would MUCH RATHER drive 30 miles to go to wal-mart or the mall then have to live in the middle of that crap!


Who is the
cutest kid you know?
DUH!!!! what kind of question is this haha, I guess this one is directed to all the people who don't have kids, cause I know mine are the cutest ones I know, and I know every parent thinks their kid is the cutest and no parent would ever agree with any other parent, and if they were they are what they would mean is 'your kid is the cutest kid I have ever seen, aside from mine of course' yeah Jake and Jordan are the cutest kids I know!


Fill in the blank: I couldn't’t believe it when I heard ___________.

The Hills is starting back up! I am seriously so excited! I cant wait for Monday! YAY!!!
the hills

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If you could star in a commercial for one of your favorite products, which one would you want to advertise?

It would definitely have to be a Corona commercial because I would absolutely Love to sit on one of those beaches it looks so much like heaven!
Corona Beach


What type(s) of vitamins and/or supplements do you take on a regular basis?

um....I don't take anything, sometimes I will have a prenatal vitamin just because but other than that I don't take anything.

Thursday Thirteen

13 Things that are on my Mind
1. My sister is a strange strange lady haha!
2. I miss Paul i love paul
3. I can't believe John seriously asked me what happened to my kids bellybuttons (they have cute ones!)
4. I hate Bank of America
5. I'm glad I got a new bank and get to shut B of A down!!!
6. The Backyardagins is a pretty cool show, especially when Jake sings the 'Super rad moves' song
7. I am so completely bored I am running out of things on my mind
8. Yay!!! it's the 1st day of SPRING!!! I cant wait to be warm all the time! First Day of Spring Picture
9. I can't believe we missed trash day again!
10. It's almost nap time
11. I love the new fresh linen scents I just bought, I got the air freshener and the carpet powder!
12. I wonder what Paul is doing at this exact moment?
13. Why can't my kids just listen to me the 1st time I say something, I find myself having to repeat it 3 times for it to somewhat kick in!

So here is my Thursday Thirteen, I know it is a pretty random list but I really couldn't think of anything else to put down!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Love...all it's cracked up to beWell I am racking my brain here trying to think of what cute things my darling children have said this week and I can't seem to think of anything right now, probably because it is 1:00am...But i can't help but only think of the mess they made this morning on my freshly mopped kitchen floor! My little one Jordan thought he would help me make breakfast this morning, so while I was downstairs getting their clothes picked out he was fast at work cracking eggs on the kitchen floor, 8 of them to be exact. Then when he realized he made more of a mess than breakfast, he thought he would sweep it up, and that didn't work so he used the swiffer! All this mess in a matter of no more than 4 minutes. As I am walking up the stairs Jake yells "Mommy Jordans got the eggs!" Then I saw my lovely egg covered yellow kitchen floor....KIDS MAN!!!! At least he attempted to clean it up!

Ten on Tuesday

10 Places I Would Take A Tourist to See in my Hometown...
well I live in a small town but it is also a big tourist we call them 'Flatlanders' you can often find them playing on the side of 18 in dirty snow, packing snow on top of their cars to be 'cool' and doing about 25mph on 18 and never using turnouts.... here is my home town, Lake Arrowhead
Lake Arrowhead
where 'Flatlanders' often like to go are lame places which aren't so much fun and everything is way overpriced! so I would take a flatlander here:
1. The Flats - we go off roading there often and it is beautiful I like to picnic there
2. Deep Creek - so much fun most who visit the mountain don't got there because they don't know it exists, and you need a 4 wheel drive to get there.
3. Crab Flats - great hiking
4. My house around midnight - we throw awesome parties and they will more than likely see a bear and coyotes about 10 feet away
5. Lake Silverwood - because they don't have as many stupid rules as Lake Arrowhead, and lake patrol down there is way less uptight!
6. The Pinnacles - super fun trails that lead from Dart Canyon to Silevrwood, my husband and I used to take them all the time in high school
7. Papaya Bay or the Chefs Inn - its way fun on Friday and Saturday nights
8. Camp Seeley up to Heart Rock - its a fun hike I used to do it about 3 times a week with my Dad when I was a kid.
9. My old house - we had the best water I have ever had we had a natural well in our backyard, people should be able to know what real water taste like.
10. Panorama Point - the prettiest view ever, especially on a clear day you can see Catalina Island, the tall buildings in L.A. and ships on the ocean, Lake Elsinore, Lake Paris and can get a clear accurate traffic report and know which freeways not to take if you have to go down the hill...I love it!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Manic Monday

If you could have any music group or musician play at a party, who would you hire? I think I would have to have Cris Cagle, or Marc Broussard that would be one amazing party! Marc Broussard

Name three things to be happy about today.
1. My husband will be home tonight
2. My house is spotless and we wont be here to mess it up
3. I get to see my friend Desiraye....hopefully

How do you release frustration?
Either by writing or going to the beach, if I can do both I'm like a new person, also just hugs from my husband really helps even if I'm frustrated with him...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday's Feast


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting?
I guess I would say its an 8 or a 9 depends on the day.


Do you prefer baths or showers?
I love baths, but I never have time for them!


What was the last bad movie you watched?
hmmm....I would have to say, I cant remember I don't watch a whole lot of movies anyway...

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Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life.
I am definitely addicted to love, I love how it makes me feel, also I love attention, I'm really quite the attention whore... oh and chocolate chip cookies, I think I may be addicted to those, especially homemade ones!


Which instrument is your favorite to listen to?
I used to play the trumpet when I was a kid so I like listening to that, but really any kind of instrument, I love music

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

13 things I wish I were doing right now...
1. I wish I were on Vacation
2. Anywhere with my husband, even if he was home
3. Home all alone, with my kids with my mom!!!
4. On the lake in 90 degree weather
5. Exercising...
6. Relaxing while the kids are taking a nap
7. Shopping somewhere in OC or Cabazon
8. Eating Sushi at a really nice restaurant overlooking the ocean
9. Driving somewhere fun
10. In Palm Springs at the pool
11. Getting a massage instead of giving one later
12. Hanging out with my friends
13. Having a BBQ with my husband and his amazing steak...yum

If I were doing any one of these amazing things right now I would so amazingly happy! But instead I have a million non fun things to do today, including going to the bank with 2 little kids that HATE the bank...and I have to work at my parents house, and I'm already late, I miss my husband, and I have to pay bills today! YUCK! However, I am happy and blessed that God gave me another day in this world and to be with my kids and family and be able to pay my bills, and have the oppertunity to work, so my day isnt that bad I just have to remember all the blessings I have and hey maybe God will even have my Dad bring some sushi back with him tonight....hahaha its a thought, and quite possible!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Wish I was Here


This is where I should be right now, but instead, I am stuck in the mountains, freezing, missing my husband, and now I have to go through 20+ boxes to find paperwork from 6 years ago! Wow!!! This is going to be a fun day!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday Toot

So this week I have managed to stay up on my housework, while helping run a company and try and sell a house! I am very proud of myself, and yesterday morning we were getting ready to take Paul to work around 5am we were in a rush to get out the house, and we see a MOUSE run across the floor!!! (we live right in the forest so we have seen them around but never in the house) We are in such a hurry we don't have time to deal with it, (and I'm pissed cause my kids play on that floor and I have been trying really hard to keep it clean!) So Paul heads out the door with Jordan, and Jake and I are about to follow, then there goes the mouse again, so I grabbed Jordan's shoe, and the mouse runs into my intake vent for the heater on the floor, I was smacking the vent with the shoe, I was not going to let him get away, and I was hoping he would fall in the hole...but instead he popped his little head through the top and got whacked with the shoe, and it layed there twitching, Jake yelled "Mommy you killed the mouse?" I told him he was sleeping, so I opened the vent and grabbed its little tail run outside to the car, and yelled to Paul "Look what I got" he thought it was his coffee til he got closer then said "how the heck did you do that?" I threw the mouse into the trees across the street, said a prayer for it and we went on our way, after I scrubbed my hands like a mad woman. I feel bad in a way, I wished it would have just ran out the door, but then again this is my home and my kids are safe from that nasty little mouse and whatever disease it could have been carrying! So I did it I got rid of that mouse without using a trap! GO ME!!!
field mouse

Tiny Talk Tuesday

Well this week my kids have said some pretty cute things, I have been called 'Princess Mommy' a whole lot and my little one's favorite is 'hush' he says 'hush mama' and 'hush dada' a lot. But right now I can probably remember the more naughty things they have done this week as opposed to the cute things. Oh another sweet little story is from Jordan, he has been quite the cleaner/helper, the other day he woke up from a nap and saw a scrabble letter on the floor, he picked it up and put it away without being asked, he also spilled a couple drops of milk on the floor so he grabbed the swiffer and wiped it up, then put the swiffer away! How awesome is that? Now if I could just get my oldest to do that, I wouldn't have so much work!

Ten on Tuesday

10 Things I am looking forward to in the spring
1. Warmer weather
2. BBQ's
3. All my cute clothes
4. Flip flops
5. The lake
6. Mother's Day
7. Pretty Blossoms
8. Being able to dress the boys in shorts and tanks, no more stupid sweatshirts
9. Not having to worry about black ice

Monday, March 10, 2008

Daylight savings time SUCKS!!!!

Daylight Savings Time

So today has been a weird one, this whole time change thing has got me all mixed up and I feel so rushed, and on top of that I had to take my husband to work this morning and we had assumed he would be coming home this evening, but we found out differently this morning, I guess someone changed their mind about staying sometime after 10:30pm and we never got the phone call. So my honey is down in San Diego for the week with only the clothes on his back, no cell phone charger, toothbrush, etc, so it looks like I will be making a run down there later! As for the kids, they have completely destroyed the living room, it looks like I haven't cleaned it in years, when I just did it last night, hence the reason why I am typing this blog...I am putting it off for as long as I can and I just organized all their toys last night, I should have taken a picture, I knew it wouldn't last! I also made a new rule...when you get a new toy, you need to put the other one back NEATLY, that worked about 5 minutes, however, when it was nap time they did put them away, they threw them in the corner but at least the toys made it to the corner. Now they are awake and its worse than before they went to sleep, then again I have to remember they are kids and their job is to make messes (job security for me...right?) at least one is playing quietly the other is coming over with ever car and truck we own and pretending I am his personal race track. Now I need to go clean get them dressed cute, run some errands, go sing happy birthday to my little sister she's 10 today, do some paperwork at my parents, then possibly drive to San Diego, drop off his stuff and turn around to come right back home...but its no big deal its only about 150 miles each way! At least I will get to see him and give him a big kiss! I miss him so much already!

I signed up for PayPerPost!

I did it, I signed up for payperpost, I am extremely excited because I can get paid to blog, since I am on here all the time I might as well get pay a few bills! I learned about payperpost through my friends Kristin and Amanda I am pretty new to everything but there are a lot of opportunities to make money, which is so cool to me, because it gives me a chance to help my husband out and have a little extra to buy something nice for my family or myself. It also makes me feel better about my time spent on the computer, I know I probably should have been doing the dishes, folding laundry or cleaning the bathroom but hey instead I made some money, now let me hear a husband complain about that! Although I am pretty new to payperpost I am starting to learn a whole lot, I still get confused about my little blog world at times, but payperpost has videos that can walk you through certain things if you don't understand them, they also word their site very clearly so it is easy to understand. I love payperpost and I am learning new things everyday!

Manic Monday

What's your favorite thing to spend money on?
ME!!!! or the kids, or paul, but I love to shop I love shoes, purses, clothes and anything fun, I could go on forever!

If you could retire tomorrow what would you do?
Well that would be nice, I would travel a lot and take the kids to different countries and have them experience all kids of different places and cultures, just enjoy life to the fullest!

Should anything be censored and if so, what and why?
hmmm...some stuff I hear on TV sometimes I can't believe it! I think they should not be allowed to say any kind of bad words on TV, I think its sad how society is used to it, and it's considered 'normal'

Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday Feast


If you could be any current celebrity for one whole week, who would you want to be?
Honestly they all seem like they have issues, and I like my life but if I had to chose I think I would want to be...Jessica Simpson cause I would love to know what it feels like to have a stomach that flat, and shes got a ton of money so I could actually shop at Barney's and not be afraid my husband is going to divorce me when he finds out how much I've spent!jessica simpson


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how much do you enjoy talking on the phone?
It depends on who it is and how long really I range from a 1 to a 10 all the time!


Name a charitable organization to which you have donated (or would like to).
Welcome Home Ministries its an orphanage for babies and kids in Africa my in laws are really involved with it, they were over there during sept. My heart really goes out to all those kids.

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What is a food you like so much you could eat it every single day for a month?
That would definately have to be sushi, or chocolate chip cookies...again probably why I've never had a super flat tummy! haha!


Have you or anyone in your family had the flu this year?
Nope, my kids have never had the flu, I have never had the flu and I dont think my husband has either, and they funny thing is we have never gotten a flu shot! I may get a cold 1 or 2 times a year, and so far Jake has had 4 colds in his almost 4 years and Jordan has had 2 and hes 19 months, we are a pretty healthy family, thank God! when my boys get sick, and I mean all 3 its like a little slice of hell in my house, such babies they turn into!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

$100 Gift Card for TOYS R US

Kidazy is giving away a $100 GIFT CARD TO TOYS R US! To enter just write a post on your blog linking back to Kidazy and you will be entered! I am excited this would be a great gift for the kids and me cause I like to play with them. Hurry as of right now only 17 people have entered, the contest is over March 18th! Good luck!

Wordless Wednesday - my babies

I was just looking at some baby pictures of Jake and I know he and Jordan look a lot alike but I didn't realize they looked this much alike, it's really weird!

So here is Jake about 12-13 months old

and here is Jordan at 13-14 months old

I have some more pictures of them here at home (I don't have a scanner so I can post them, sorry) I showed them to Paul and asked "which one?" he had no idea then he figured it was Jake because the stroller looked new and his adidas were in the picture. They look so much alike its really hard to tell their pictures apart. People always ask me if they are twins, and they are 2 years and 8 days apart!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My 10 favorite drinks

White Chocolate Martini
1. Water, I drink it all the time everyday, its my absolute favorite
2. Coke with lemon
3. White Russians but instead of milk I use Bailey's Irish Cream...yum!
4. Chocolate Martini
5. Sweet Iced Tea
6. Corona with lots of lime
7. Scooby Snack
8. Tokyo Tea
9. Mint Mojitos
10. Bailey's, Coffee, Vodka, and White Chocolate Creamer blended with ice and topped with whip friends and I were experimenting one night and this drink totally rocked our socks off!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tuesday Toot

So this week I have gotten sooooo much done, I have stayed up on my laundry and I am happy to report right now the only dirty clothes in my house are the ones on our backs! FINALLY!!! It was hard but I finally did it, and my whole house is really clean and my closets are organized, and my husband scrubbed the rug last night and then vaccuumed to help me out. I am very proud of myself for keeping up with everything and to top it off I have more free time, when the kids take a nap I'm not frantically cleaning, I can sit and have a cup of tea and watch TV or take a shower, heck I can even take a nap (note to self) and I taught Jordan his ABC's this week with the help of Jake. He gets things mixed up but he can sing them pretty good...not bad for a 19 month old! Oh and Jake is OFFICALLY POTTY TRAINED we even went to LA and not 1 diaper for him! This has been such a good week...seriously WONDERFUL! THANK YOU JESUS!

Tiny Talk Tuesday

So today the kids and I were rushing out of the house to pick up Paul, as we are walking down our stairs Jake asks me "Hey Shonnte, can you make all this snow go away now?" I turned around so fast I thought my hair was going to fly off my head and I responded "What is my name?" Jake says "Mommy" I asked "and what do you call me?" he replies "not Shonnte!" it was so funny I had to turn away to giggle and as I'm walking with Jordan in my arms Jordan says "hi mama Shonnte" and he said it so well! This week my little Jordan has also been saying "no mama" like its going out of style, I guess we are now entering that phase, he says it so cute, but I know it won't be cute for long! Ha! My babies!

Five Kind Things

I was tagged by my friend Denise. Here are the rules: 1. List five kind things you do for yourself. List five kind things you do for your closest friend, partner or child. List five kind things you have done for a stranger.2. Tag five people.
5 kind things I have done for myself:
1. Bought some cute pants
2. Exercise
3. Talk to my momma
4. Watched the ocean
5. Got a new cwll phone

5 Kind things I have done for my kids and husband:
1. Love them all unconditionally no matter what
2. Clean the house everyday
3. Give them lots of hugs and kisses
4. Sit and watch dumb boy shows/movies without complaining

5 Kind things I have done for a stranger:
1. Given blood
2. Prayed for them
3. Let them go in front of me at the grocery store when they have less groceries than I do
4. Wait for them to pull out of their parking spots/driveways
5. Send letters overseas to the children my family sponsers

I am tagging *Kristin *Amanda *Aisha Holley *Laura and *Shari

Sunday, March 2, 2008

~Manic Monday~

You find that your best friend has stolen money to pay for medical treatment for a seriously ill relative. What would you do? I would be annoyed and hurt that they stole from me for sure, I would understand why but I would definately have a serious talk with them and let them know to just ask me. After all we are best friends and I would definately give them as much as I could to help, stealing is wrong. But I would try not to let it get in the way of our friendship, because it was for a good cause.

What three things you regret not learning to do? um I dont really have any regrets about anything, and I am really trying to think here...maybe not learning how to cook like my dad he was a gourmet chef before I was born and man he can cook like no other! But if I really wanted to learn my parents are only 5 mins away, and my husband is a pretty good cook. OH I regret not learning how to wakeboard in high school, i tried it twice then gave up, it really hurt when I fell, and I TOTALLY regret not learning that eating the way I did when I was pregnant with my 1st one would make me THAT FAT! yeah I definately regret this one I ate so much and the whole time I just looked like a had a belly, I was wondering where all that weight went until he was out, then I found it...all in my belly, so pretty! ha!

Sleepy Wrap GIVEAWAY!!!

Kristin over at An Ordinary Life is having a wonderful giveaway from Sleepy Wrap You could win $100 and a baby wrap in black or red, you choose. You can use the wrap as a front or back carrier, and if you have not so new babies it could be great for when they are sick and fussy and just wanting to be held all day, the Sleepy Wrap can make them happy and free up your hands so you can still have a life and do what you need to do. Here is one of the many testimonials from their website "I love my Sleepy Wrap because I am able to soothe Conner if he gets fussy while keeping my hands free for anything else that needs to be done. The wrap around carrier doesn’t strain my back like some of the other baby carriers I have tried. Thank you guys."
For more information on these amazing wraps and to enter for this giveaway head on over to An Ordinary Life

Pigtails and Polkadots Giveaway

I came across an exciting give away today...a personalized beach towel, just in time for summer! Just leave a comment with your favorite item from Pigtails and Polkadots and you are entered, go visit From Dates to Diapers to enter! Good luck!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

*7 weird things about Shonnte*

I was tagged by my friend Aisha Holley

here is 7 weird things about me....
1. My hair has been almost every color in the rainbow and I have never once dyed it!
2. I married my childhood crush.
3. When I was a baby I had Blonde hair.
4. I'm mixed with 7 different ethnicties.
5. I'm like a big kid at times, I can make my own fun anywhere and everywhere I go.
6. I love to swim in the ocean even in the middle of winter
7. I have been within 5 feet of a bear...yeah not so exciting!!

Here Are The Rules:
1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

So I am tagging *Kristin *Amanda *Shari *Utah Mommy *Laura *Denise *Motherhood for Dummies FUN FUN FUN!!!