Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a fun holiday spending time with their family! Our exciting news.. After 4 months of Sienna going to nursery and being brought back to me within 10 minutes sobbing hysterically, Sienna stayed the WHOLE first hour! Now that's progress! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

"wear my ladies!"

"I potty, wear my ladies!"
That is the statement I hear every day. "Ladies" is what Sienna calls her training underwear. She came back into my room today and had them pulled over her pants so I had to get a picture. Usually at least twice a day I find her with all her clothes pulled off trying to get her "ladies" on. Does this mean she is potty trained? Oh no.. she will sit on the toilet all day long saying "I potty mom!" but never actually goes. The other day she came to tell me "pee, carpet" and yes there was pee on my carpet from her! Oh well.. I guess you have to just enjoy the little funny things your kids do or you would go insane!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


So it is official.. I am reaching the point where I can't get up by myself if I am laying down and get out of breath doing the dumbest things. It doesn't help that my kid likes to go around emptying every drawer in the house, which requires me to bend over and pick it up all day long. I get done picking up one mess to look up to another. All those who have been pregnant know that is NOT the most comfortable thing. Anyways the point of my post- I have been getting these wierd leg spasms in my inner thighs. I will be walking and have a shooting pain in my inner thighs. It is almost like my legs cramp up almost knocking me over. It's like a charlie horse in my inner thigh and they are getting more and more frequent! Anyone get these? I never did with Sienna... All I know is they hurt and I just want to make sure it is normal.. so let me know! PLEASE! I have tried upping my banana intake for the potassium but it is not working! Thanks!

Friday, December 14, 2007

So far in December...

A new post...I have had a few bugging me so here you go!

Because I use this as my journal, excuse all my rambling! Read on if you wish! This month has been completely crazy! We have had something every weekend and even the weeks are crazy with Christmas parties, christmas shopping (soo fun!) etc..etc..!

The first weekend in December we went to our niece Bailey's baptism and our nephew Jaxson's blessing in Logandale. Here are some pics of the event! It was fun and so neat to see Bailey be baptized. Aaron lived with Kim and Jamon when we dated (they still lived here in Vegas) and we always would watch Bailey and Sierra and see them. It wasa fabulous parent training! =) Bailey was 3 and Sierra 18 months then..I can't believe how time is flown and now she is 8!
Here is the whole family! Trying to get a pic of everyone... impossible!

Next is a picture of all the girl cousins. I am SO glad Sienna has cousins on at least one side and she absolutely loves every second of playing with them! I grew up with so many cousins around my age, I can't imagine life without cousins!

Later in the week we went to the Magical Forest put on by Oppurtunity Village for family night! Sienna LOVED the lights but she was still too young to enjoy the rides and it was freezing! It was still fun to spend time as a family because we don't get to do that very often with Aaron's crazy schedule.

(And yes I know I am ginormous... the joy of pregnancy..)

The next weekend was bittersweet! My parents flew with Sienna up to Salt Lake for the weekend. I went up to Cedar City with all the young women and leaders. We went to the Nativity at Tuacahn on Friday, stayed at one of the leaders beautiful cabins, and went to the play "A Christmas Carol" in Cedar City. It was a lot of fun and I have so much fun with the girls and leaders! It truly made me miss being 16, but so glad I am not there anymore! They were all blasting their music on their IPODs, dancing, singing, checking out boys.. etc.. etc..! It was hilarious and made me
just laugh thinking back at my young women days!

My parents flew out Thursday morning and didn't get back until Sunday night! I about died without my baby, but it was sure nice too! Aaron has school most the day on Saturday and we left earlier in the afternoon on Friday, so my parents took her with them! I am so blessed to have parents who take my kid anytime, anywhere. I am not kidding when I say Sienna is best friends with her Papa and Grandma. Aaron is gone so much, it's nice to have them to turn to whenever I need a babysitter! I had a fabulous lunch with the girls, got all my gifts bought and mostly wrapped and best of all, I saw Amanda's precious twins! They are seriously the cutest little girls!!

Well that is all for now, but this weekend Aaron's family will all be in town for the NFR and so we will be having more fun times!

I am just dying at how fast time is flying and preparing for another kid! AAH! Being prego over the holidays is a littel crazy because the time goes so fast! We still don't have a name and nothing is really done yet. (Can you tell it's our 2nd..haha) After the New Year we will start getting ready! Ok well this is LONG enough! Thanks for reading! Hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season! I sure am with my little toddler- I never knew Christmas could be so fun!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend

Well I am getting around to posting our Thanksgiving pictures! We had lots of fun hanging out with Aaron's family in Beaver! Sienna LOVES all of her cousins! She now knows all their names, so she likes to try and boss them around even though she is one of the youngest!=) This weekend also made me realize how hard having another baby around with a 2 year old is going to be. Sienna would not leave Jaxson alone (he is 2 months)! She constantly was having to kiss him and try to hold him while trying to take card of him when he cried. This is going to be interesting...

On Thursday night I headed to St. George with my sister-in-laws for Black Friday. I had never been before and man is it crazy!! We started at midnight with the outlets and stayed out ALL night. They had never done that one before but I think I almost was put into labor! I got so sick and was having "mini-contractions" or so the doctor told me at my appointment yesterday! Oops! I did get some fun stuff and I have so much fun with the girls in my family! It was lots of fun! Maybe next time I will go when I am not 7 1/2 months pregnant though or not skip out on a nights sleep! I have some die hard shoppers in my family and let's be honest- I fit right in! Thanks Aaron for watching our crazy!

We came home Saturday and set all of our Christmas up! I am sure glad to be done with that! Now I am constantly reminding Sienna we just lookand don't touch the tree. She likes to act like she's just looking and when I turn away, grab something off the tree and run. I don't even know why I bother! I thought she was bad last year at 10 months..yea right! I must admit she is so fun at this age! She loves all the lights and reminds me each morning to put them on when we go down for breakfast. It will only get funner from here on out with her! Well I have rambled on enough!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cindy Lou Who

I love this picture! I think Sienna looks like Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch and I had to post it!

Weekend Fun

This last weekend was quite an eventful one! Aaron went to Phoenix with one of his best friends from high school so Sienna and I hung out with my family. (we do ALL the time anyways since Aaron is a BUSY boy!) On Friday we went to the lake. It was so nice out there! A little chilly when we got going, but fine when we were just floating. Sienna loved the boat and lake and woke up this morning telling Aaron "boat, lake, fun!" and laughing. Here is a pic of her out there in her "jacket" that she hated...wouldnt you??

On Saturday we went and stayed at my parents "Sienna house" in St. George. They built the house even before Sienna was born and the neighborhood is named Sienna Canyon which explains the name. My parents like to tell Sienna it is her house so when we got there she told me "Mom, House- Sienna's!" and would get all excited. I am not sure she gets it but it was still funny. My mom and I went to Tai Pan (loooved it!) and we went "cruisin" through Zion's National Park after my dad insisted. He is a little obsessed with nature and would have driven all day if we would have let him BUT little girls, pregnant ladies, and 16 year old Jeremy don't like to sit in cars for long periods of time!=)
We had a picnic and enjoyed the leaves! Sienna and I went to lunch with my sister in law Tiffany and her little girl Whitley. Sienna and Whitley are 7 months apart but still little pals and had a blast together. I also got some way cute cowboy fabric for a blanket for my little boy who is coming way way too soon!! AAH! I am starting to freak out a little (can you tell??) I am so scared to have 2 kids but I will adjust! Here are some pics in the leaves!

Friday, November 2, 2007


Well it has come.. we can finaly put Sienna's hair in a tiny (and i do mean tiny) little half ponytail! She is almost 21 months and we are now getting to play dress up. haha.. This is an exciting day for a mom of a once bald baby! I think you truly have to have a bald baby to understand the significance of this wonderful day! I do love that Sienna does have quite a bit of hair in the back and it's so curly and cute! I love my little drama queen!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trick or Treat

I feel like I have posted a lot lately, but I guess we have actually had stuff going on, and I have been taking pictures of it! This weekend we went to my old wards Trunk or Treat. (good old Painted Desert Ward!) It was so fun! Sienna had a blast between being with her friends, eating yummy food, and going down the huge slide with her daddy who got a little tired and had to take a break! Here are some pictures of our fun night!

I had to add a funny story about Sienna so that I remember.(I don't journal) About a month ago my parents were watching Sienna and she was outside playing in her playhouse. She came in crying really hard. Once she calmed down she told my dad "Bee, mean!" grabbing her foot. He looked at her foot, and she had stepped on a bee. It had stung her so my dad had to pull it out of her foot. (sick!) Anyways, after that whenever she sees a bee she says "bee, mean" and points it out to me. Needless to say I already had her bee costume and whenever she saw it she would tell me it was mean. So I was a little nervous about her actually putting it on. She screamed her guts out at first but then got over it. I just had to write this down because I thought it was funny and I know I will forget all about it if I don't document it! Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Can we say sugar high??

Sienna loves to climb onto my moms barstools, onto her island, and then preceed to the candy corn aka "canny" to Sienna and munch away. You leave her for 1 second and thats what you will find! I think she has had about 20 candy corns today.... what to do, what to do...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Every October Aaron's family goes to stay at their cabin for the Annual Deer Hunt! So this weekend, off we went! We had fun hanging out with the family and Sienna had a blast with some of her cousins! I learned to crochet around the edges of a baby blanket! (I felt soo crafty..) Two of my sister in laws are pregnant and were all due around the same time so we had fun making blankets for our babies. Thanks Kristen for the little boy hand me downs- they are much appreciated! =)

The DEER... sick if you ask me!!

Sienna LOVES her cousins! She would wake up saying "toys, kids!!" and jump out of bed to play.

Sienna and Whitley love to go on rides with "Papa Bruce" on his wheelchair.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


So, my child is crazy, and has never been one to sit and just watch any tv show. We have tried Baby Einstein and all sorts of shows but all Sienna wants to do is constantly be moving around getting into EVERYTHING! Until we found Yo Gabba Gabba! She will sit and watch it over and over and over. She LOVES it. When she's calmed down a little she will get the remote and point to the tv saying Gabba Gabba. When we go visit Katie she always grabs the remote to put it on. She thinks it should be on everyone's tv because my mom has it on her Tivo too.

So I have given up my sanity (watch the movie) for some quiet time where Sienna isn't nagging at me or getting into everything else like she does all the rest of the time. Aaron and I always are singing the songs and laughing because they get stuck in your head. BUT on the other hand it does teach your kids some good things. So I just had to show you what my life has become. Welcome to having a toddler I GUESS...

Sunday, October 7, 2007

My Tired Girl

This afternoon Sienna refused to take a nap and I was exhausted. I sent her downstairs for Aaron to deal with her craziness. He put her in the highchair and this is what he found a few minutes later. I just love it... Sienna just goes and goes at all times until she crashes. She is getting so big and it makes me sad. Even though I will have another baby in no time, she is still my baby and she is starting to turn more into a little girl every day. I just thought I would post this picture because it cracked me up and was precious at the same time.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Watch what you say....

So Aaron just pointed out to me..
The dogs were barking and Sienna was yelling "shut up" at them and then saying NO NO NO!!! He asked me if I realized what she was saying. Oops...

She talks non-stop these days and it usually isnt a problem when she copies everything we say. I couldn't help but laugh. Hopefully she won't say it when someone says something she doesn't agree with! We still love her and I can't get mad because I taught her to say it!

On another note at lunch today she would take a bite of her lunch, chew it, and open her mouth to show us and start cracking up. After I gave her a dirty look she would say "ja ja" and laugh even harder taking another bite and doing it again. Thanks a lot Jared! You just wait until you have kids.....

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Donut vs. Jogging

So on Saturday morning I left Sienna with Aaron to go clean my dad's office first thing in the morning. I was really craving a donut, and for once I didn't have Sienna with me to get her out of the carseat, load her in the store etc.. etc.. you know the drill! I was SO excited to just go in a store MYSELF!! I was debating whether I should get a donut due to the fatness of one but I caved. I just wasn't going to care for once! (ok maybe twice or three times since I haven't been so health conscious lately)BUT I haven't had a donut in-- I can't even tell you how long!
ANYWAYS- SO i am pulling out of the parking lot thinking of how yummy my donut is going to be, when this lady jogs by. She is probably mid thirties and not only is she jogging at a very high speed (with a killer body might I add..) but has a whole waistband thing on holding about 6 small water bottes around her waist. Are you kidding me? It made me actually feel guilty even thinking of my donut! I knew there was no working out in my free time today... Needless to say I only ate 1/2 my donut and settled for an apple to fill me up!
I just wanted to post this story because I know people out there can relate. Not everyone is like my husbands family who can eat anything they want and LOSE weight! (I wish I could be like that!) I just thought I would vent that sometimes I just need to not care so much and eat my donut and not even care! SO tonight i made Aaron go on a walk with me just around the neighborhood, but better than nothing right??=) Is it just me who feels guilty when I eat crappy things or is it others out there?? Especially when you are pregnant and know you will have to lose extra weight that wasn't there before! Uugh! I will just remember how precious newborns are and that they don't stay that way forever! It's worth it right??

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


So some know, some don't. I have known awhile but havent posted! We are very excited, especially Aaron! All my sister in laws on Aarons side are pregnant and so far it's 2 boys and we find out what Tiffany's having on Friday! 4 new cousins all within a day or a couple months apart! Watch out!

I am trying to teach Sienna to say baby "brother." She is excited, but really has no idea. She just thinks everyone has a baby in their tummy including herself. She is obsessed with her baby doll and we have to give it baths, change it into her jammies every night and then dress her in the morning, feed her, and take her all over with us. This poor boy doesn't know what's coming at him... Sienna is going to be such a little mom. Well I thought I would finally post the news! I wanted to put the ultrasound up but our scanner is down so this will have to do!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Newport Beach August 2007

Here are some of the pictures from the beach this last week! Every year we go to Newport Beach, CA with my dad's side of the family for a few days. It was soo fun and I don't want to be home! Sienna loved every second of being in the sand, being mauled and entertained by her cousins every second, and going from person to person to get some food like we starve her or something. I enjoyed just sitting on the beach while everyone else played with my kid so I didn't have to chase her all the time and could relax a little. =) It was also nice to actually get to spend some time as a family since Aaron isn't around as much as we'd like. Overall it was great and we can't wait til next year when we go again!

Sienna has a small obsession with "chalky" aka chocolate to the rest of us. What can I say?

Sienna with two of her most favorite people in the world!

Our little family

The whole Callister Family

My family! I just love them!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Alaska... just a little late!

So here are some of the pictures from when we went to pick up Jared in Alaska! I know I am a little late but I had to get the pictures off of my mom's camera. I finally did that and posted them to my blog! It was so beautiful there! Pictures of the beach soon to follow!

Monday, August 6, 2007

2 posts in 1 day! Check me out!

So I was going through e-mails and found this picture of Sienna when she was just 1 day old! Newborns just grow way too fast!! I know all my posts are Sienna but let's be honest..who runs my life? I just thought this picture was precious and it makes me so excited to hold another newborn in a few months! The sleepless nights, crazy schedule and everything about a newborn are so exhausting at the time but before you know it, they aren't so little anymore! So I am trying to enjoy every moment I have with my little girl while it is just the three of us, even if it means my house is a wreck and she is a little on the spoiled side...Ok so that is my thought for the day! Anyone else with an insight to think about??

Tag I'm It!

OK OK I know I am a slacker but I have been gone for 1 1/2 weeks and no internet service! So here you go Katie and Emilie!

Jobs I've had:
1. Receptionist at Albright Callister
2. Lifeguard
3. Kara Chocolates (I think I gained 5 lbs because I would sit and eat chocolate for free!)
4. Legal Secretary

Places for a Weekend Getaway:
1. Newport Beach (go Wednesday!!)
2. Springville/Mapleton, Utah
3. The lake
4. Beaver,UT only when all the family is there

Movies I can watch over & over:
1. Sweet Home Alabama
2. 10 Things I Hate About you
3. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
4. Gilmore Girls DVD's

Guilty Pleasures: cream, ice cream, ice cream
2.going shopping for anything even though I have no $$
3. pretending I'm the fashion Police (like I have any room to talk, its just a bad habit that I can't seem to break)haha Katie-me too-
4. getting out of the Vegas heat and dreaming of moving anywhere but here

Places I've Lived:
1. Las Vegas
2. Provo, Utah
3. Orem, Utah
4. Las Vegas..ok I am a loser

What I thought when I first saw my significant other:
1. his teeth are super white (i am a teeth freak!)
2. loved his olive skin and eyes
3. i wasn't totally smitten at first to be honest..i was still kinda dating a total loser and to be honest Aaron was the first guy that really helped me get over him.. he was a rebound that was so so so so so much better! but i love him even more for that!
4. he treated me like a princess

Places I've been on vacation:
1. Hawaii
2. Orlando, Florida
3. California
4. The church history tour

Favorite Foods:
1. ice cream
2. any mexican food
3. pizza
4. any fruit

If in a "jam" with my spouse, tactics I use to get out of the Doghouse:
1. annoy him and tell him he knows he loves me
2.Just leave him to stew and get over it
3. usually sienna does something funny and we just laugh and get over whatever we were mad about
4. feed him, that usually gets him in a good mood

Websites I visit daily:
1. yahoo mail
2. blog stuff

First kiss locations:
1. my car
2.his house
3. my house

Places I'd rather be:
1. newport beach already
2. my parents house in Utah even though I barely got back
3. Hawaii
4. shopping

People I want to Tag:
1. Kelly because she hasn't been tagged!
2.Amanda because she still hasnt done it or posted FOREVER
3. Kathryn so she will get a blog!
4. Michelle (I will let you get back from Hawaii though..)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

My Little Crazy Lady

How could you not love this little girl?? What makes for a more perfect day? Hanging out at the lake eating an Oreo... Life doesn't get much better than this. This picture just made me laugh because it is such a typical Sienna face. I never thought I could love someone so much. It's crazy how much she has changed even from just 12 months to now! I just looked over and Sienna was holding my camera up to her eye saying "Cheese!" like she was trying to take a picture. She cracks me up all day, every day. Well I hadnt posted for awhile and thought I would post something!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

June Recap

So I decided to post a blog entry finally! June was such a crazy month! I went to Utah for 5 days with my mom, came home for a week, went to Girls Camp for 3 days (was surprisingly very fun!), came home for 3 days, and then went to Alaska for 9 days to get Jared! Alaska is gorgeous by the way and perfect summer weather! Then it was the 4th of July and Jared's homecoming which brought all sorts of people to town. Needless to say it has been crazy around here! I have been so happy to just chill out this week, especially being pregnant. I am always so exhausted and don't want to do a thing. My poor house. Sienna likes to empty every drawer and climb onto everything all while I just lay there. I gave up hope picking up when I would go to clean up one mess and she was onto another! How does anytone have more than one child? I really don't know how I am going to do it. It's been fun having Jared home though, Sienna loves "ja-ja" as she calls him. I do love my little girl more than anything even though she drives me crazy. She is growing up too fast. She's saying so many words and turning into such a toddler. I will post pictures later but I just wanted everyone to know I am still alive! Hanging in there in this horrible heat! Any ideas of things to do besides swim everyday to entertain a 17 month old??

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Jared + Alaska= CRAZY

Now when you look at these pictures do you think,--oh that must be a missionary! NO! Well my brother Jared is on his mission in Anchorage, Alaska having the time of his life! Jared is the assistant to the President so he travels all over Alaska making sure the missions going well, and then gets to do cool stuff like this! Our family has never heard of missionaries being able to do the things he does! And can you handle the bear just right across from them? I swear he got a mission president who is Jared in 40 or so years!=) I am so proud of him. He has served an AMAZING mission and we get to go to Alaska in 1 1/2 weeks to pick him up!! We have missed him and can't wait to have him home! Sienna can't wait to meet her Uncle Jared!

Sunday, June 3, 2007


Well we are back! Our trip to Florida was so fun and Sienna LOVED every second with all her cousins! Some of the pictures aren't rotated and I couldn't figure it out so sorry about that! We went to Disney's Magical Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Sea World, and Epcot! It was a little overdose of amusement parks but still fun for the kiddies! We were supposed to go to the beach , but it decided to rain that day! Overall it was a fun trip and it was nice to spend time as a family with Aaron since he is gone so much! Oh yea ,by the way... im pregnant! I wasn't planning on telling anyone yet, but Aaron told some people and we had to tell his family due to the fact I found out right before we left for Florida so I couldnt go on some of the rides! They figured it out before too long! I am SO not ready for this yet but I guess the Lord thinks I am, so I will have faith! I think I am due Jan. 31st but will keep you posted when I know more! I am in too much denial to call a doctor. haha! Let the sickness begin....That's it for now!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

And we're off!

Well my blogging friends, our bags are packed and we are ready to wake up bright and early to head to the airport and then to FLORIDA! Sienna is coming with us now! I have mixed feelings because it would have been so much more relaxing, but it will be fun to see her reaction at the beach, Disneyworld etc... ! Aaron's mom can come Tuesday- Saturday now and since she doesn't get to see Sienna much and its a family vacation they're paying for, we decided we better bring her! (Plus my mother in law promised she would help out lots with my little crazy!) So good luck to me- flying 5 hours with my child that neither Benadryl or Dimetapp seemed to knock out when tested! We have lots of crayons, puzzles,books, treats FLORIDA here we come! Sorry to the passengers of our flight...haha I'll be posting pictures when I get back! I know you are excited!=)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

This is what I get...

This is what happens when I am playing on the laptop and not watching my child. You can't tell but she pulled baskets off the pantry shelves and spilled all the measuring cups. Then she continued on to the newspaper basket to make a mess. This is a small mess for Sienna but I actually had a camera ready while she was in action. I had to laugh at my little crazy..(and yes she has my moms pearl necklace on because she loves it and wants to wear it ALL the time
Onto other news... ok so Aarons parents are taking us to Florida as our Christmas present. Well I am totally bummed because Aarons dad had some health complications and cant go now. My mother in law prob can't go either. Why am I telling you this? Well, I want to ask your opinion. Would you take a 15 month old to Disneyworld ( 3 days), Sea World and the beach. Our hotel has like 5 pools too or would you just go with your husband? (My parents offered to watch Sienna) All my other family is bringing their kids but there older. Sienna is the youngest cousin. So for those of you with kids, cousins, whatever- will Sienna even have fun or will it be more trouble than its worth to take her to Disneyland? I will miss her HORRIBLY but I also figure it will be much more relaxing without chasing her etc... Please give me your opinion! Is she too young or will it be a good time?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Taking Time Out to Chill...

So this weekend was one of those relaxing lay by the pool weekends. It was so so nice! I put Sienna in the pack n' play with an umbrella and then we splashed in the pool. (She loved it!) It was so nice to just lay there and relax. Poor Aaron got lobstered. He doesn't have the olive skin he used to, because hes never in the sun. He's been laying here all day putting aloe on every little bit. I was smart and put sunscreen on and was fine! Sometimes you just need a day to chill and Saturday was one of those. Here is Sienna in her cute suit and shades. I feel like all my pics are Sienna but I never get pictures with all of us. I need to work on that!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Little Cowgirl

Today I was cleaning the kitchen and Sienna came walking up to me with my dads cowboy hat. (Were staying at my parents while they are on a cruise) So I of course had to snap some pictures. She never would look straight at me with the hat on right but what do you expect from a toddler? I havea feeling she's going to take after both her cowboy papas!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Melting Pot!

Sorry I have been busy lately and not had time to update! So... for our anniversary Aaron surprised me by taking me to Melting Pot. It was delicious! And how cool is the "ying yang" chocolate fondue they made for dessert. I definitely reccomend eating there but it was a little pricey. Thanks Aaron- I love you! (if you ever even read this!)