Saturday, April 30, 2011


I know...I know...

I have been TERRIBLE at posting lately! I never get on the computer anymore. I really don't have a lot of time too since my computer is upstairs in a little secluded area which does not allow me to watch Keshlyn. So unless Keshlyn is taking a nap (which then I'm cleaning, organizing or working on a project) or asleep at night (again, usually working on a project or squeezing in reading time for my book (I'm on the 3rd book of The Hunger Games- HIGHLY recommend this series!) I don't have the luxury to get on the computer. Plus, I've just felt REALLY busy lately.

I don't know what happened but all of a sudden my "to-do list" before the baby comes has become all I eat, sleep, and breathe! I have LOTS of projects I'm working on lately that I will post pictures of soon! I am currently (with the help of a friend) making a nursing cover, carseat cover, throw pillows, curtains, and a crayon roll. I also am redoing 4 rooms right now: guest bathroom, Keshlyn's bedroom, baby room, and guest room. My house is always a work in progress. I LOVE decorating. I have this list (of course) with each room listed and under it is a list of everything I want/need to do to finish decorating that room. I've been marking things off little by little. Can't wait to share pictures soon!

I really do miss blogging. I still write in a journal but I just love posting my thoughts on here for people to read. Rather than just random updates on my blog I would like to just occasionally post my thoughts on a subject or feelings about something just as "The Rant." I need to post more often so I don't feel so overwhelemed about what to say!

Most recently, Shannon and I just returned from Hawaii on a much needed vacay. Here are a few pics:

Beached Whale?

We Snorkeled...well. Shannon did and I attempted for about an hour. I was too freaked. I know...I'm a pansy.

We visited The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple:

 We visited the Polynesian Cultural Center and learned to play the Ukulele!

We celebrated Shannon's 28th Birthday in Hawaii... This was a fun moment. Shannon went for a run every morning we were there. So, one morning while he was out of the room I quickly strung up the Happy Birthday Banner and got his cupake ready to yell happy birthday! Ok, so I forgot to grab a cupcake so instead I used a package of poptarts for the cake and a Pirate's hook as the candle. Shannon humored  me and "blew out the candle." He's so good to play along with me and my silly games. (P.S. Shannon's Alma Mater is the Moapa Valley Pirates- hence the Pirate gear!)
 His gifts: a book, a map of Oahu to tell him we were going to Hawaii for his birthday (lol) and pack of these (below- *wink, wink.)... His face tells it all: He just really loves how goofy his wife is. He always says, "What am I going to do with you? I can't take you anywhere..."

 We enjoyed a Luau:

We also enjoyed Pearl Harbor and the beach (you know, the tourist-y things) but it would take FOREVER to upload all of our fun pics. 
We sure  missed little Keshlyn while we were away. I'm SO thankful my friend Catherine was so willing to adopt her into her family while we were gone though! When we returned home, Keshlyn had to try on all of her dresses she got from Hawaii and wanted to watch "Cindawewwa" with Daddy (after she put a flower clip in his hair of course). Look how big she is getting!

Well... there's so much I'm leaving out I'm sure about what's been going on in life but for now, this is all I can think about...

27 weeks here... *Sigh* Pregnancy... That would be an entire post on its own. I'll spare you for now. Lucky you. Shannon is soooo jealous right now that you get to skip out on the "Complain Train" and he doesn't! :)


Good Night!

Note that there are 2 new posts... look below for the other one!

The Adventures of The Phills

I used to do better about writing down moments of laughter between Shannon and me. Our whole life seems to be filled with jokes and humor. These are just a few of my favorite quotes and moments. We definitely keep each other laughing our way through life one day at a time. I hope to keep adding to this occasionally.

  1. Keshia: "I change lives- one laugh at a time." Shannon: "Really?" (looking like, "did you really just say that?)
  2. Shannon:  "Who do you think whistled first? Adam or Eve?" 
  3. (On a narrow, winding dirt road up the mountains to find a place to camp) Keshia: *Gasp* "Shannon, I can't see the road at all!" Shannon: "Calm down, I can't either!" Keshia: "Then hang your head out the window and do the Ace Ventura so we don't DIE!"
  4. Shannon: "Did you know that Logandale has 2 of the 3 largest trees in Nevada? Keshia: "Why. Do. I. Care?" (Seriously, why does he know that?)
  5. While watching a Quilted Northern Toilet Paper Commercial, Shannon casually says: "I want to see an action shot. One wipe guaranteed or your money back."
  6. While sitting on the "John" playing the hand-held Yahtzee, Shannon yells out to me: "Chloe, I'm going dark." and shuts the bathroom door...(Only 24/Jack Bauer fans can appreciate this one! Also note that I always know when Shannon is taking a poo because I randomly hear "Yahtzee" squealed at the top of his lungs while I'm somewhere else in the house. That's his favorite past time while sitting on the throne...)
  7. Speaking to me, Shannon says, "You're chubby, but you're not ugly." (i died laughing! In his defense this was said while I was obviously pregnant. Thanks for the pep talk babe! Lol)
  8. Keshia: What's something funny I've said lately? Shannon: "I don't think you're that funny." (Then we laughed hysterically because we both know that's not true! bahahahaha *wink)
  9. After I do something dumb, Shannon always says to me, *sigh,* "You'll always be my 19 yr old [wife]." Keshia: "Yeah, well, that's gonna be REAL creepy when you're 60!
  10. In the car, (No, we were not "parking," we were driving!) discussing when child number 2 might come along (Shannon is always gung ho)... Keshia: "I don't know, Shannon. It was miserable. I don't know if my poor body is ready for that again. Let me see a picture of myself again. I forgot what I looked like even." He hands me his phone and I look up some pics on his facebook or something. Keshia: "Holy Mother of Pearl! My neck threw up! My face got fat? Why didn't you tell me my face got fat? You're telling me you willingly want to look at that again? I get ugly and absolutely disgusting..." Shannon, bless his heart, cuts me off TRYING to calm me but doesn't even really catch what he's saying... "Yeah, but it happens so gradually. We'll get used to it again..." BAHAHAHAHAHAH! I laughed SO HARD AT THAT! He totally concurred that I got ugly and disgusting and said that WE would get used to that together! LOL
  11. BEST FOR LAST: (After leaving an open pop can in the Fridge for a day or so...) Keshia: Shannon, I'm throwing out this soda you didn't drink. Shannon says quickly: "No! Don't throw that out. I still want it. Keshia: It's probably flat by now. You won't want it. Shannon: Without skipping a beat says, "Well you're flat and I still want you." (After a second of shock, I laughed so hard. I thought I was going to die!)