Sunday, October 27, 2013

Three Years?

Happy Birthday to Me!

What are the odds of me randomly remembering I have a blog and then visiting it for the first time in three years on this very day?! Freaky. Just Freaky. My last entry was on my birthday three years ago. I love this kind of magic. Chance. Fate. Serendipity.

I blame it on Facebook. FB has taken over my cyber social life. Plus, it has Candy Crush...yet another awesome time suck. I will give the blog another try. I'm not committing, because obviously it would be a lie. The three year sabbatical is proof. Never the less...

I still hate running. I'm still trying to love it. I'm not any faster. I actually chant "I hate running" as I run. Errrr, run is a relative term. It's more of a run/walk/curse/run scenerio. But, still I try.

I am done with school! I love my job and I love my second job, too. I work as a COTA/L at a rehab center and do home health on the side. I have great coworkers, great hours, lots of flexibility and I make bank. Bank being another one of those relative terms. Bank is whatever you feel is enough plus a little bit more :) Completely subjective

Jake loves his job and is a great provider for us. Life is good, can't complain.
Coleton is at USU enjoying his first year at college. Yes, he is that old! 18!
Cassandra is a sophomore and has her driving learners permit. She dances on a competitive team and loves every minute of it. She is 15.
Caden is in 6th grade, is 12 years old and plays the piano and viola. He told me today that a girl at school thinks he's cute and won't leave him alone. He says it's like living in a horror movie. I say, bless his innocence! Please, please, please don't grow up too fast! You are my last one. Stay little.
They are the reason we work so hard. College, dance, music lessons, kids in general...they cost a ton! But, they are so worth it! I love these people :)

We have a dog. I know. I never wanted one. I caved and brought home a tiny little ball of fur and I am now completely smitten with her. We adopted Bella from the Humane Society about two years ago. She rules our house and we are all her puppets. She is just so cute!
We still have the two cats. I wish they would run away. Or turn into rocks. The kids really love them so it's a losing battle. Oh well, I will just keep wishing. Whenever I go to sleep with wet hair and wake up looking like Medusa, I stare into the stupid cat's eyes hoping they will "rock out" but it never works. I'll keep trying.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a really good day, which is surprising considering I had school today. We got out of class 1 1/2 hours early! Who doesn't love that!? My friends all sang to me and brought me treats and presented me with Jefery. Jake and the kids gave me birthday loves and homemade cards and my wonderful mother took me shopping for some much needed new threads. My Facebook page was filled with happy birthday wishes and I received several phone calls and text messages! I feel so LOVED! I have the BEST family and friends EVER!

This semester is going well and flying by. Sometimes I think I'm too school for cool :)

Today was the first real snow of the season...ugh. I think it was Karma wishing me a happy birthday. Karma can be such a beoch! We are ever at odds.

I think I will end the night with a bowl full of super-buttery popcorn and some chocolate covered cinnamon bears (my new favorite indulgence!) Happy Happy Birthday to Me!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update :)

We spent the 4th of July with my parents playing games and eating LOTS of yummy food, then Me, Jake and the kids headed over to the Sandy City firework show! We were a little disappointed at the fireworks this year...might be time for a change of venue? We'll see.  That being said, we still had a blast just being together and acting silly! We absolutely love the 4th of July! It is the very essence of summer :)

Me and Caden saying "Cheese!"
Jake and Cass being dorks!
Coleton is mad that I am taking his picture and Caden is doing his "intense smile!"

We spent a lot of time at Springhollow this summer! We love it up there! It is always so hard to come home after spending time there. We made some wonderful memories this summer and had a lot of laughs together. I love having a cabin and watching my kids grow up with a passion for the mountains, wildlife, and spending time together as family and friends.

We had our back-to-school dentist appointments and Cade scored this fantastic prize for being a good patient! Awesome!
Um, I think you have something on your lip...

Speaking of back-to-school...Cassandra was excited to see all her friends again and be social. Caden was seriously annoyed that he had to go back to school to, "be bossed around all day by teachers who just talk and talk and talk."
August 17, 2010
Cass and Cade on the first day of school
And last but not least...The Family! Yup, Coleton is 2 inches taller than me :)
August 14, 2010
At the Reberg Family Reunion
Coleton (15) Cassandra (12) Caden (9)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The unjoyousness of fall...or something like that. Plus some gibberish.

Summer is almost over and then the crazy will begin again. Cass and Cade start school on the 17th and me and Coleton start on the 25th. Yay. Or not yay. Anywho, Coleton will be in 10th, Cass in 7th, Cade in 3rd and I am seriously always in college! One more year for me and then I am really done. For reals. Seriously this time :)

The cats are doing great, thanks for asking. Meow is a lover who has a fetish for knees. They are her favorite places to perch upon and dig her claws into oh so lovingly. Gab is fat and still has pica; tape is her personal favorite treat.

Tilly is a flying fool and loves to live cage free. We only lock him up at night and he hisses at us when we do. I think that's probably how he cusses us out. Glad I don't speak cockatiel.

                                          This picture was taken in June. Wtf right!? Erg, snow.
I love summer. I never want it to end. Winter bites. Fall and spring are groovey but summer is where it's at. I hate snow, ice and cold. Oh, and there is school too. School bites as well. Living in Utah with all it's 1.5 seasons is like being constantly nibbled on. And not in a good way!

Speaking of nibbling; I still LOVE movie theatre popcorn with lots of butter and salt...Mmmm!
I love love love junior mints, hot tamales and nachos. Respectively of course. And my new favorite eat is roasted broccoli! I also like Pina coladas and getting lost in the rain :)

Oh, I almost forgot the Jake update. He is still married to me so he gets kudos for that! He is ever the softball player and enjoys not just spring ball, but fall ball as well! He works hard to support us and we love him dearly. Plus he's HOT so I am doubly lucky ;0

The cabin is awesome and I wish we lived there. So perfectly beautiful and peaceful. In fact, we are headed there tomorrow, sans Jake, to spend the week and weekend. I can't wait! I got some new books, a fully charged Ipod and a weeks worth of junior mints and hot tamales! Niiiiice.

My new favorite word is fidiot. It just sums so many people up and can be said in public; so it is on the very top of my favorite words list.

I'm still running. Have gone down a shirt size and feel really good about myself. My hair is getting longer and I have avoided the ever present temptation to chop it off. So far.

And that's all I have to say today.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Still Trying

I'm down to a 20 minute mile. That's 4 minutes better than when I started :) I am still reserving judgement on wether or not I love to run, but it is getting easier...and less of a chore. I kind of look forward to my run now instead of dreading it. I am still only running on the treadmill as I am way too self concious to run out in public. I think Jake is just as excited as I am at the possibility of us having a common interest. He has been running for a long time and has always wanted me to join him...So, ok, I'll try. But, he is so much better than I am it is a bit of a pride thing. I don't want to run with him outside until I can clear at least a mile before needing to walk. I don't want to look like a pansy dancer and slow him down. My goal is for us to do a 5k sometime next year and to run the thing side-by-side the whole time. If only. That is the plan...we'll see :) Ugh. Why didn't I start running when I was like 12?

On a brighter note...My kitchen faucet died! Yay! Why yay? I'm glad you asked! Yay, because now I can justify getting a new one! Jake installed my new faucet yesterday and I love it. He taught us all some very interesting new four letter words while he was playing plumber, so it was educational as well as exciting. Caden loves the faucet and told me we should decorate the house to match it. I think that is how 9 year old little boys tell you, "It's time for an update, this house is showing it's age!" I must say I agree. Getting something new in your home is very inspirational and makes you want to improve everything else. If only we had a money tree ready to harvest. Oh well, one thing at a time eh?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Week One

I think I like it? Maybe, just maybe, I could grow to love running. I started the week at a lousy 24 minute mile. I have shaved two minutes off my time and five pounds off my body so far! Not bad :) I initially struggled to jog an eighth of a mile but can now relatively easily jog a quarter mile before I need to walk again. My feet, calves, thighs, butt, and back hurt...but in a good way. I am excited for the aches to go away and for my stamina to increase. Slowly but surely I shall get there! I have faith! In the mean time, I will take lots of Ibuprofen and continue to be proud of my little milestones...and hopefully, another five pounds off my curvy sections! I will try to do weekly or bi-weekly updates. Cause I know all my fans are cheering for me and desperate to know how I'm improving! Hahaha!

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Stunner of a Runner!

I have decided to become a runner. Yup. I'm gonna beat feet and hit the pavement (or treadmill) and find out for myself what all the hype is about. They say running is gloriously addictive and will change your life...I'll reserve judgement. My journey begins today; good bye fat practice, hello running shoes! Wish me luck and send motivation!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Say what? Oh my how far we've come!

Ha! I love this! Seriously, did they really think like this?! Thank my lucky little stars I was born when I was cuz, um, Homey don't play dat way!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Man I miss being home. I cannot remember the last time I was home with nothing to do. No homework, no kids, no shopping, no housework. Nothing. Today was wonderful! I took the kids to school (in my pjs), came home and had mac-n-cheese for breakfast and watched a total chick flick I picked up from a redbox. Then I took a 45 minute shower, made some lunch and caught up on a bunch of brainless television shows that have been patiently waiting for me on my dvr. I love being home. I cannot wait to be done with school so I can have a day home now and then. Hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, I will find part time work and catch up on everything I've let slide over the last year or two. Only two more semesters! I can do it! "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..."

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My oh My

Remember me? It's been awhile. I am back in school and life is busier than ever. I am just finishing up my first year in the occupational therapy assistant program. I am also the president of the students of occupational therapy club. I am a master of the school-family-work juggling act!

The kids are doing great and Jake is awesome. I am loving my new career choice and can't wait to be done with school and out in the workforce applying my new know-how :) Life is good and we are enjoying the moments as they seem to fly by in a hurry to get somewhere else. I swear time goes by faster and faster the older I get! Coleton is 15 and is getting his driving learners permit this week, Cassie is 12 going on about 25, and Caden is 8 and adorable. We still have two moody cats with too much personality, a bird who thinks he's a porn star, and four fish, Bob, Spot, Rainbow and Cracker. Coleton is king of the XBox, Cassie is queen of drama and all that is girl, Caden is keeper and wearer of The Gear (belts, guns, swords, handcuffs anything he can wrap, strap or hook onto his person to look cool.) My kids are amazing people and they keep me constantly entertained.

I'm going to try to be better on updating but I can't promise you anything :)
Chat at ya later - Peace out

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Spoonful of Cookie Dough

I woke up at 5:30 this morning, showered and got dressed then headed to work. I got home around 4:00 and was greeted by a messy house and starving children. I immediately started in on cleaning the kitchen, throwing a load of laundry in the washer, and rummaging through the pantry and freezer for dinner ideas. I got dinner in the oven and then tackled the cub scout paperwork for Caden which has to be turned in tonight...He is starting scouts this month!...I had to fill out 4 pages of info, call the pediatricians office to fax me his immunization records because I can't find my medical records folder (I'm sure I put it somewhere where it wouldn't get lost!...Sheesh!) and then feed all the kids and clean up after dinner...all the while I'm still doing load after load of laundry and dumping the clean ones on the sofa for some exciting late night clothes folding action! I sat down at the computer to do some online banking and a minute or two of blogging when Cassie says, "Mom, you look like you could use a spoonful of cookie dough." I couldn't have agreed more! She made me some chocolate chip cookie dough and it was just what I needed! Sometimes, at the end of a very long, very hectic day, you just need a spoonful of cookie dough.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Cometh!

One more day of school! We are so looking forward to summer break!