Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Long update!

Can't believe once it gets warm here in Rexburg, How fast the time goes! It seems like finally (within the last week and a half) it has gotten warm. And since our place and The Garvins place was built without air conditioner, we are outside CONSTANTLY! Kendyl and their little girl Brylie are BEST FRIENDS! Seriously they have so much fun together and give eachother hugs, and Kendyl freaks when she see's Bry, she loves her! We are so excited to see how they act when they see eachother again next January. ( oh ps, were headed to Kansas and they are headed to Oklahoma)
So yesterday we headed to the brand new Rexburg pool. It was fun! Kendyl loves bath time, FREAKED when she got in the water. She clung onto me was crying, she HATED it! She clung onto me for so long I have a little sunburn line of her hand holding my shoulder! We stopped and just let her splash around and then she saw Brylie was loving it, then she was ok to not cling on anymore. It was hilarious! Then we went over to do more sunscreen for the babies, and we were taking pictures. Kendyl has been such a big girl sitting so good lately I thought for sure she would be ok to sit for a few quick pictures. Bad mom moment, she fell and hit her head on the cement! :( I just wanted to burst out in tears! (oh i should mention this place you can't sit on the lawn cause it was just layed and there are no lawn chairs there!) I learned my lesson to never let her sit alone on hard surfaces again. She is ok tho, just a little scrape but i was really worried! I think it more scared her!

She then she decided she had enough and she passed out and took a little nap.

So we took pictures of Brylie! ps, this girl is such a diva and she always matches! Kendyl and I are quite jealous!

Here they are just playing! this is seconds before she bumped her head!

So a few weeks ago we wanted to go to the Zoo in Idaho Falls. Jase quickly learned his bro in law Tyson and his fam was coming up to fish so he wanted to head out there. Good thing the weather turned bad because we felt so bad ditching Kody and Cami. So FINALLY we got to the Zoo! It was seriously so much fun! Its no hogle zoo but they do have their share of fun animals! We loved the monkey, he was showing off for us for a good 10 minutes! I love the sloth bear! They had a black swan, kangaroos, penguins, Lions, and supposedly a Tiger but for 2 years now we have yet to see him.

These are my new favorite! Seriously I just love their hair!

So anyway, My last day of work is the 8th, and I have to be up on the ranch starting the 11th to start cooking for 2 weeks. That means this house has to be packed and ready to go by then. Have I started? no Am i stressing? YES! I have no idea what to take, what to leave, where to get cheap packing tape. you name it, Im stressing! So Im off to go pack!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

How can you not love this

so sad that i love her face when she cries! cutest crying face ever!

cookie Tuesday

I have decided today to share a recipe that I love. I have been looking all over for a fabulous Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. I think I found my match! I got this recipe over at Chef-n-training and love it! If you want the recipe just click right HERE and it will take you right to the recipe! P.s I stole the pic from her blog since I move so much and have UGLY plates at the moment!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

She is Growing So big!

First off this picture is August Brielle Romney! My bff Shae and Chris had her on June 10th so she is EXACTLY 7 months apart from Kendyl. She is So cute and SO tiny! Congrats you two!

Now on to Kendyl, 7 months already and already a sassy girl! She cannot get enough of her toes. If her toes are showing, they're are up in the air or in her mouth. She also has officially learned how to sit. She LOVES to pull on all my necklaces and earrings. She shakes her head no really fast now. She loves to spit. She rolls her wrists and ankles in cirlces all day long. (Hopefully she will have strong ankles so she doesn't break them like I did!) She sleeps through the night if she wants to. Other nights its her "play time". Her laugh still melts my heart. She can stand pretty well with support from us. She still wont roll from her back to her stomach. Although I wish she would, This makes changing her and laying her on the bed a breeze. She gets so angry if you take her toy away. Last night we went to ice cream and forgot a toy and she loves to hold paper so we let her until she started chewing on it, we took it away and she freaked! We had to dip our fingers in ice cream and let her suck on them to keep her quiet!
Today when I got home from work I hadn't gone and said hi to her yet. She could see me and she was squeeling like "hey did u forget about me!, Im over here!" So cute and So fun to come home to this little monkey!

Monday, June 13, 2011

10k down, half to go!

My Yellowstone Bear World Friends, Amanda, Me, Julie and Amber

Alright! So this was my first race EVER! It was the funnest thing I have ever done. A few girls from Bear World and I signed up and was SO excited to Run! We just did the 10k cause a few of us are just beginners in the running field.
I was SO nervous I made myself sick. I kept saying before that I was going to throw up. We started and it was amazing all the energy that was there and the feeling of 250 of us running all together!
I wasn't expecting many hills and just tiny hills if any. Next time I think I will scope out the course because from miles 1.5-4 were straight up hill. Not just a slight hill, like Antelope dip hill.
I struggled on the hills. My goal was to finish in 1 hour but once the hills caught up with me I thought o boy I am so out of shape lets shoot for hour and a half! (Plus i have MEGA shin splints that i can't even rub lotion on without them killing!)
we got to mile 3ish and there was a water stop and grab an orange slice. The water was NASTY! so I grabbed an orange slice to moisten my mouth. Bad idea! It made me So sick.
So anyway I finally finished! WOO! It was so fun to see all the people at each intersection cheering for me! There were so many volunteer missionaries and they were hilarious to run past. Jase caught me on the last stretch before the finish line and caught a few pics.
I finished in 1 hour 9 min (not as good as i originally wanted but I am still happy!)
and I got 99/250 (still not great but hey i was in top 100! woo

Here are some pics I will explain underneath each pic.!

Jase Kendyl and I after I finished! She didn't know what was going on but sure wanted my water bottle!

Jase barely missed me finishing cause he was getting Kendyl out of her seat.... but this pic was right after I finished

Here i am passing 2 runners! WOO

Running some more!

But seriously, if you have ever wanted to run a race and was always nervous, DO IT! I am in LOVE with them and they aren't scary! There is so much energy and excitement I promise you will finish!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The best chicken enchiladas

This week Jase is in Kansas. I decided I would come to Utah cause I missed my family and I couldn't work anyway so why not come on down. I haven't seen my Best Friend Jessica in so long, so I packed up Kendyl and headed to her house. We decided we wanted to make some chicken enchiladas. Her mom makes so good ones but they are too spicy for Jess. :) So she kinda just made up this recipe. We were so nervous to eat it, but it was so good I want to make them again this week!
Here is the recipe!
1 jar Alfredo sauce
2 cans green chili sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup
couple dashes of crushed red pepper
1 jalapeno chopped up

Boil your chicken and shred
coat the bottom of your pan with the "sauce"
spread chicken, sauce and some cheese in each tortilla
wrap up and place in pan. Pretty simple, so do i really need to explain it? When finished filling up your pan with enchiladas pour remaining sauce ALL over the top. It will look pretty soupy but this is good. Top with Cheese. (we used some cheddar and some mozzarella) Put in the oven at 350 for 30 min. Let cool and serve.

Thanks for letting me eat these Melba!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Must see...

I just want to share my new favorite site. These sisters grew up just up the street from me. They are amazing and so talented. I have tried many of their recipes and crafts and loved them all so far. Check them out, they are starting to get very popular!
So go HERE and check them out!
or just look on the right and see the list of blogs I follow and you will see "Six sisters Stuff"

Also check out on the right "Chef n Training"
She also grew up in my neighborhood and her food is DELICIOUS! and some very fun and easy recipes!

Aches and Pains

So i signed up for the Teton Dam 10k which is a week from Saturday. I was for sure I could do it no matter what, until after last nights run. My shins are KILLING me. I have shin splints so bad my whole shins are bruised. I have been icing and massaging. I will run this race if I have to run it like the movie Run Fatboy Run. Lets just say I will be on the bike the next few days in hopes of a recovery.

I used to HATE running. In fact one of my coaches in highschool saw me at Weber State running with Jessica and was floored. He yelled "Shields, you dont run! What happened!?" I hope I see this coach sometime in my life so i can tell him what i have got myself into!

I got this quote the other day from Runners World

"Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that your young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on th accomplosh everything you want to do. Don't let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself"

- John Bingham


So my Grandma Shields sent Kendyl this outfit for her 6 month birthday. With all the confusion with the mail, the bad weather, I finally got this on Kendyl just in the for her to sit by herself and pose. She loves it! Thanks so much!