Friday, December 16, 2011

Fell off the bandwagon.

I was doing so good blogging and got really busy again. But I will do my final thankful post about my amazing sisters. They really have turned out to be my two best friends and I don't know what I would do with out them. They are the only people in the world that I would stand up and defend to the end. Even though we are so different all three of us would drop anything to be there for each other. Hopefully we all end up in Sandyland so we can raise our children together.

Friends come and go but you are stuck with your family.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That's only a dollar?!?

Day 22: today I am thankful for Deseret Industries because their books are cheap. Thy might have diseases on them, but they are only a buck so I won't complain.

Reading is my first love.

Smash them piggies.

Day 21: Today I am thankful for angry birds and the fact that I can sit around in my pjs for hours and just play till I get 3 stars on everything. Yes, my life is very difficult.

Caw, caw, caw.

Mi casa.

Day 20: Today I am thankful for my home and that my car can fit in the garage. {that's a jab at my husband...} I love not having to wake up early in the winter to scrape snow off my car!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Am I the only one?

Day 19: today I am thankful for my mother in law. Yes. You read that right. Having her here has been heavenly and I will miss having her around so much.

Behind every successful man stands an amazing mother-in-law.

Loooong week.

Day 18: today I am thankful for the "Friday attitude." Sometimes Friday night is all that gets me through my busy week!

Monday you can fall apart. Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart. Thursday doesn't even start. It's Friday, I'm in love.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Feliz compleanos.

Day 17:
Today I am thankful for my mom because it's her birthday! Happy birthday mommy! And to celebrate her birthday I went and saw twilight with out her! The movie was better then the last ones but still don't do justice to the amazing books!

Every time you watch Jersey Shore, a book commits suicide.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Day 16:
Today I am thankful that I can afford to get eyelash extensions. These stupid eyelashes really are the greatest thing I have ever done for myself. They make me feel fantastic and every woman deserves that!

Mascara? Who needs mascara?!?

Does anybody know of a good recipe for crow?

Day 15:
Today I am thankful for friends that will put you in your place when you are wrong and still love you. As much as it sucks for someone to call you a bad friend for shitty things you've done sometimes you really need it. And yes I was a very bad friend and I hope I can be better person!

Try a little harder to be a little better.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Who knew?

Day 14:
Today I am thankful that I live 1 mile from my parents. We have never had the boundary issue that I was worried about when we bought our house. It's close enough that my mom and I see each other almost every other day. Today we shared cooking dinner! She made the most amazing egg rolls and I made sweet and sour chicken to go along with it. So much easier!

Now I'm full and I need to go to bed.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Only on days that end in Y.

Day 13:
Today I am thankful for mi esposo. Sometimes I am sure he wants to turn me in for a new wife and other times I just want to kick his butt, but at the end of the day I love that he is the man I chose to live my crazy life with. I know it sounds snotty but I really do have an amazing life and it's all because of Diego. He works harder then any man {besides my amazing father}I know and does it with very minimal complaining.

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
Day 12:
Today I am thankful for my cooking skills. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do after a long day of work. The longer in the kitchen the better I think. I love to make up my own recipes even if they do fail sometimes.

Food network is my kind of porn.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Day 11:
Today I am thankful for everybody that has served our country. It's disgusting to me that people would hate on people that served our country in any way.

Hoo rah.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Why didn't I think of that?

Day 10:
Today I am thankful for my Kitchenaid mixer. It makes my life so much simpler. While on pinterest I saw an amazing way to shred chicken. Place cooked chicken in bowl, tilt head down and lock, turn on to medium and watch greatness happen. My chicken salad sammys turned out beautiful!

Spin me right round baby right round.

Almost a decade.

Day 9:
Today I am thankful for my job. I have been at "the head" since I was 16 years old. I can't believe in June it will be my tenth year with such an amazing company!

Anybody need a crown?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just a roll of the dice.

Day 8:
Today I am thankful for new friends. My friend Ashlee invited me to join her bunco group next year and I was so excited. Little did I know that I would get to play three times this year with them! These women really are amazing and I can't wait to get to know them all better!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My life is so difficult.

Day 7:
Today I am thankful for my daily commute. I am so blessed to only work 4 miles from mi casa. When I hear about people sitting in traffic I feel so bad for them! It makes life easier if you live, work, play, and shop in Sanyland!

This city, is my city, and I love it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Want an invite?

Day 6:
Today I am thankful for Pinterest. If you have not been invited to this secret club leave your email and I will invite you. But be warned. Hours and hours of your time will be wasted/used up by this website. My parents had us over for inner tonight and eating only took up 15 minutes, the rest was laughing our asses off at my favorite pinboard.
Pin it! Pin everything!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The simple things.

Day 5:
Today I am thankful for mi familia. Even if we fight over the dumbest crap, like rolls, we all love each other at the end of the day. When my sisters and I are together all we do is joke and laugh.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Off to the library.

Day 4:
Today I am thankful for my love of reading. I don't know how I would get through my work day with out listening to books on tape. I usually read/ listen to about 3 books a week. Thank goodness for the library! Some books I can listen to ten or fifteen times and never get bored of them. Hopefully one day if I ever get to have kids they will love to read as much as I do.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I run things.

Day 3:
Today I am thankful that I have a treadmill in my basement to use at an time of the day. As sad as I am that it's too cold to ride my bike outside, I'm excited to switch up my exercise regimen. My throat still bugs me a little when I run but sometimes you just got to suck it up and get it done right?!?
Peace, love, and save the shrimp.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

No judging.

Day 2:
Today I am thankful for my favorite tv channel, Bravo. I know this an interesting thing to be grateful for but hell, it's my blog and I can do what I want. What would I do with out the real housewives of every city known to man? I would have nobody to follow on twitter if it wasn't for Bravo. Truth be known I am still sad that they stopped filming #RHOM, maybe others didn't like them but I sure loved watching their lives. But my real love of Bravo comes from Watch What Happens Live with the amazing Andy Cohen! I love all of his guests and Andy always makes me laugh. And now I need to go watch #RHBH. Peace.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November begins.

Every year I have friends that blog, tweet, or Facebook each day of November about what they are thankful for and I have decided to join them this year.

Nov 1:

Today I am thankful that my husband and I have amazing jobs that provide health insurance. When a dr. tells you that your only option is surgery it's such a relief to not have to worry about how you are going to pay for the procedure.

It's been a month today since I had my surgery and I feel spectacular. Most people don't even notice the scar on my neck anymore! I will take a picture this week!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Ultimate Artichoke Dip Recipe.

When I need a recipe I always find three that look good and take what I like out of each of them and create my own dish. I needed an artichoke dip recipe that rocked the socks off my friends feet. I decided i needed to add bacon to whichever recipe I chose. Here is the final recipe!

5-6 strips of bacon
9 ounces chopped artichoke hearts
1 cup mozzarella
1 cup Parmesan
1/2 cup cheddar
1 cup chopped spinach
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup green onions
{if you want it spiced up add a couple dashes of Tabasco sauce!}

Fry bacon till crispy, crumble.
Finely chop artichokes and spinach.
Mix everything together in casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degree for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Surgery was a success!

Last Christmas I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroisism. I put off going into to the throat dr. Because I have been trying to fix/ get rid of my endometriosis and that was taking up a lot of my time with dr appointments and shots. I finally decided to go into the throat dr two months ago and they told me the only option was to get 1 or more of my parathyroids taken out. Those little rice sized balls were affecting a lot of things in my body. It was creating kidney stones and I was always tired. They told me it would be an instant fix so I opted to go for the surgery. Before they do the actual surgery they send you in for a radioactive test to find out which one (or if all four) need to come out. They shoot you up with the radioactive die and then take hours of pictures of your throat. So boring. I went in for my results the next week and they informed me that they couldn't figure out which ones were acting up, so they did an ultrasound of my throat and that didn't help either. Dr. Sharma informed me that he would just have to go in blind and take samples from all four parathyroids while I was cut open, send the tests out to the lab, wait for the results, and then take out the ones that aren't shutting off when they should be. Just great.
Yesterday I finally went in for the surgery. It went amazingly. They ended up taking out two of the parathyroids which is great because they didn't want to have to take them all out. They had me under for almost 6 hours! They told me it was only going to be about a four hour surgery so I guess I will find out at my follow up appt. why it took so long. The nurse that took care of me after was AMAZING! I was kind of out of it while she was taking care of me but we talked slot. When she came in the first time I asked for a blanket because I was so cold. But after about an hour I started having night sweats so I was ripping off my clothes. She came back in to take my temperate and I was laughing because I was DRIPPING sweat on my forehead. She asked me if it was from my Lupron Depot shots that she had seen on my charts. I laughed and said fake menopause was awesome! She asked if it was helping my endometriosis and told me she had really bad endometriosis also. Her dr had wanted her to do the shots 7 years ago but she had only heard bad things about it so she decided not to do it. I asked her if she was ever able to have kids, (I apologized for asking, I was out of it.) she was never able to have kids but she adopted two kids from sisters! So her kids are actually cousins! When she was wheeling me out to the car she was telling me how much she hoped I could have kids because they are going to be so cute! I told her I just want one brown baby and then I can have everything taken out and go on with our lives with no endometriosis. She laughed and said her babies were half brown too! I love hearing success stories of people that have endometriosis. Now I am sitting at home relaxing and hoping this surgery was a success.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Passport stamped.

Diego went to Uruguay a couple weeks ago to go visit his family and bring his Mom back with him to stay with us for a couple months! Here are some pictures from the trip.

I stayed in Sandyland and held down the fort.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dia de Ñoquis.

It is an old tradition in Urugauy to eat ñoquis on the 29th of every month. Since today is the 29th my mother in law and I made some. Warning: Time consuming.

 On average you will need two regular potatos per person. Boil with skin on so the potatos dont get too mushy. Boil till tender.
 Remove skins with a fork.
 Put potatos through a potato ricer. If you dont have one of the gadgets you can just mush them with a fork. NO LUMPS!
 This is 5 very large potatos.
 Add about a cup of shredded cheese. We used mexican blend.
 Add 1 egg and 1 egg yolk.
 Add flour. Not sure how much because she just messes around with it till it feels right. You need to add enough that the dough does not stick to your hand.
 Roll out on a floured surface into "Snakes."
 Cut into little chuncks.
 While she was rolling them out I made the sauce. I did hamburger, onions, garlic and prego. Nothin fancy.
 Now is the fun part. You have to roll every damn little dumpling over the back of a fork  so they have ridges.
 Close up.
 Boil water in the biggest pot you have. Dump in about 20 at a time. When they raise to the top wait about twenty seconds and remove with a slotted spoon into you serving dish.
(Please dont judge my fatness.)

Then pour on your meat sauce and enjoy!!!