Monday, December 13, 2010

Big Kid Time!!

 I still can't believe he is getting so big!! He is quite the little monster these days. The terrible two's have hit us early with the tantrums and saying no. It has been quite a struggle and so I was scared to start transitioning him into the big boy stuff, but to my surprise those things have been great!
So.. He got a big boy bed! Well thanks to my hoarder of a mother we inherited Becca and I's old bunk beds. They are pretty sweet and I am so glad NOW that they saved them. They are these little bunk beds that a friend made for us in his wood shop class in college, best part they fit a crib size mattress! So they have been through all the Mahoney kids and they still look really good. They are small and they come right apart so they can be separate or bunk beds. Very convenient.
So here he is happy as can be. He loves it. He is so good about going to bed. The first two nights he came and stood by the door and cried and opened the door, but now he will get out of his bed turn off his heater, play a little and get back in bed and go to sleep. It is magical. My other worry was that in the morning he would leave the house cause he can open all the door and locks now, but to my surprise, He doesn't even leave his room until I come and get him. He just sits and reads, and does all his puzzles. It is the cutest thing I have ever seen. It has been so wonderful.

Another big boy thing we started is the potty training. He has been super interested and wanting to try for a while now, but I was the one that wasn't ready. but I finally broke down and bought a little froggy potty. It was just to cute to pass up. We aren't going cold turkey yet. We just ask him once and while if he needs to go and he runs to the bathroom and strips down and pee's. He is so good at it. He loves going in his toilet. We are going to wait until finals are over to go hard core on it.
Funny story about that though. He had to go #2 so he ran to the bathroom and Becca was in the shower and so he ran to our bathroom and someone was using it, He was knocking and yelling and trying to let them know in the jibber jabber that he does, but he couldn't wait anymore so he went over to the rug and pooped there. Haha. It was so funny. No one knew what he was yelling about until they found the mess, but it was to funny to be mad about.

 I forgot to blog about it, but I just had to show how cute these turned out. We had this fabric from pictures, so I thought I would put it to good use and it matched Reed's room so well.  I just got a few sticks from outside, spray painted them, and hung them up, and walmart has the rings with the clamps on them so I just used them. Cost me a total of $15, and they are so fun!

Monday, November 22, 2010


It seems to just get longer in between each time I update the blog. I blame it on pregnancy. I am just to tired and maybe just lazy to do it.  Plus my computer has been acting up at home. I don't think it is going to make it much longer. I am pretty sure that it hates me. I feel the same towards it right now, and if I even think about getting it out while Reed is awake, it turns into a giant fight. So yeah. Its not my favorite thing to do at the moment.
we are having another little BOY! So that is really exciting. I was thinking it was a girl since everything with this pregnancy has been so different. But its a little boy. I am excited that Reed will have a brother. I wanted it to be a boy because I loved having sister close to me and an added bonus for me is I don't have to buy hardly anything at all!! I really like that! So much less stress for me.
Another awesome thing that happened recently. is that jake is not working again. Okay not so awesome, but I am just starting to getting to used to it I think. Who knew that a type 1 diabetic couldn't get a CDL, we didn't! We always survive somehow. So I have just stopped worrying. It has really made me put things in perspective, and really decided what is the most important things in my life are. This year has defiantly been a roller coaster year, but we will get through it and I am just hoping for a better 2011. He has a few jobs that he is just waiting to hear back from. So hopefully we hear some good news soon.

ALSO Some that is really awesome that we are looking forward to is Jake's parents are coming HOME! They have finished their 2 year mission in Samoa and will be back Dec 11! We can't wait to see them!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

corn maze

We had so much fun at the corn maze down here. Well the corn maze part wasn't that fun, but everything else they had for the kids was great! Reed loved the animals the most!

He is so funny. He makes the funniest faces.

Monday, October 4, 2010

5 jobs later..

Jake has switched jobs for the the 5th time this year.. Yeah 5 times. It is stressing me out. He was doing fine at his other job, he didn't love it it, but it was a job. I think he mostly just didn't like getting up at 3:30am. I don't blame him.
He is now working here.
He is a delivery boy. He loves delivering and has been looking for a job like this. He worked Friday and Saturday last week and really enjoyed it. I am hoping for the best. They really like him and really wanted him to work for them. They did a couple extra things to get him to go there. So I hope it works out. I am done stressing over jobs already.

In other news. I am feeling better. I am going on my 3rd day of not wanting to die. So I hope it stays this way and its not just a trick. I need to schedule a doctors appt. I am being bad. But I don't want to pay for it. It is expensive, even with insurance. We almost qualify for medicade, but not quite so we are just trying to decide what to do. Any suggestions??
I am starting to show already. much faster with the second one. My pants won't button anymore but I can zip them still, but maternity pants fall off still. I am just in that weird middle ground.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pumpkin, Corn, and Lemongrass Soup

This is what I made for dinner last night. I know you are jealous. It was fabulous. Its not pumpkin, it was squash. It was great. To bad Jake doesn't like squash, but me at Reed just ate it up. You can get the recipe here! 

I love fall. I am so excited for all the holidays. I already have a pumpkin spice candle burning in my kitchen. It is still 95-100 degrees here in the south, but the leaves are starting to change so that;'s good enough for me!

I have lots of pictures to post, but I just haven't felt up to it lately. I will get some up soon. Reed is getting so stinking cute I can't believe it. It is more and more fun with him everyday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

dinonsaur baby

Everytime I open my blog and I look at the baby ticker. I just can't help but think that is a really ugly baby dinosaur. It really does look like a dinosaur though. I know it will get cuter eventually.
So here's to deal. I am sick. I am not throwing up yet, but I am a fighter and I won't throw up till I absolutely can't physically keep it in anymore. I have found if I keep myself busy then it helps, it makes it so I don't have as much time to think about my food coming out of my mouth. So I am blogging.
I am scared about this baby. I am scared about the birth and the heartburn. That is the worst parts. I am excited for the sickness to end and for the 5th month. That is my favorite month. I feel great I am not to big, but big enough that I look pregnant, and I know what I am having so it is so much fun to look at all of the baby stuff. That I love..

This baby did come as some what of a surprise. We had talked about having another one, but we weren't "trying". It took me a year to get pregnant with Reed so I just figured it would take a little while for our next one too. Well I had decided that I wanted to wait a few more months to try so that it would be born in the summer time. It would make it a lot easier on family and anyone that wanted to visit, and on Jake since he is in school now. So I wanted to hold off. Apparently that is all I ever had to was try to avoid getting pregnant and I will. So April 7th is the due date. Just in line with the rest of the family's birthdays. we have 2 on the 2nd, 1 on the third, 2 on the 5th, and 1 on the sixth of April. We are really excited, nervous and scared on what is to come, but can't wait. Everything will work out and I am sure that having another child will be so amazing. We love Reed so much and he has changed our lives more than we could have ever imagined. I can't wait to see what this one has in store for us!

Monday, August 16, 2010

I just can't keep it a secret anymore. Lets face it I can't keep secrets very long. AND I am so sick already and I need to talk about it!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I am missing my baby right now. I need a big slobbery kiss..

Grandma has had you long enough. Time for you to come home, even if you like it better there.
Love, Mom

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Freedom Ring

4th of July was great! We had a great time. We went to our little town parade. Little meaning it lasted for 10 min. It was fun though. They threw candy and Reed got 1 sucker and was so happy and it was good because all the other kids were going crazy over the candy and would have punched Reed in the face for it. Haha, but it was fun to watch.
Reed also competed in the baby race. He lost. He walked to steps and stopped and couldn't figure out what was going on.

Then Later that evening we went over to St. George to all the fun stuff there. He played on the bounce houses and screamed when we had to leave. He didn't care for the fireworks though. Not scared just not interested. To many things to do. He is just a busy guy!

That may look like the face of happiness, but it is the face of anger. He was so mad that we were making him leave. He is screaming as loud as he could in this picture.

Also My sister Jessica is getting married and we found these great necklaces online and they wanted like $25 a piece. So I used to make jewelry in high school so I thought I would give it a go. I think they turned out great! What do you think???

Sunday, June 6, 2010

fun, sun, and mud!

We went outside the other day to play and they had been watering the lawn at the park across the street. Aparently ALL day, because there were huge mud puddles. So I decided to let him go crazy! He was in HEAVEN!

He would barely even look up at us to get a picture he was having so much fun.
All of our feets

We got to go camping for a night over memorial weekend. It was so fun. It was nice to just sit in the sun and have fun. We camped right on the beach and got to try out our tent trailer that my parents gave us. It was so nice to just get out. We got Reed a life jacket, so he could go in the water and I didn't have to worry about him drowning all the time. He did so good. He didn't get that deep in the water because it was cold. 

So Tired from all the swimming.

He even says cheese when he smiles. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

what am I feeling..

I'm not really a person to be able to write down what I am thinking. I just skip around and it just makes it feel like I never put any thought into it. I have never been good at writing english papers and when I did write a decent one it took me a REALLY long time. I just don't know how to express in detail what I am trying to say. I am kind of tug a war with myself right now. I keep going back and forth about what to do with myself. 
I am a working Mom. I have to work right now. There is no getting over that. We have to have that income, especially now with how jake can't find a good job ( we are going on 4 new jobs in the last year) I want to have savings, I want to be completely out of debt, I don't like where we are financially. I have been trying to think of ways to earn extra money and that I can still do working full time, and being a full time mom. 
Jake's new job is better, he does make more $, and we don't pay as much day care, so that is really going to help. I guess I haven't seen the money yet, so I don't believe it is going to be there. I just feel lost right now. I want a quick fix and its not coming. 
there is also so many things going on with jobs that I am being looked at that would really make the money situation a lot better, there is an online job that I could do at night, and a different job that I applied for that would pay more, but I don't want to get my hopes up for anything because I have been let down so much this year I can't even begin to tell you. 
I really think that is my problem. I can't get excited over anything because not to much has gone as planned. 
I really want to stay home with my baby. I did get to stay home with him for 6 months and had a love hate relationship with it. I love going to work, and being part of something else, but I love staying home with Reed, I feel like staying home is harder sometimes. I have to have the motivation to do a thankless job. not my favorite
I like my job right now, they think that I am so smart and that I can pretty much do anything. :)
It nice to feel needed. 
but at the same time I want to have more kids, I don't want Reed and the next child to be to far apart, and it took me a year to get pregnant with Reed so I just don't know how to plan this out. If I don't get pregnant for another year they will be over 3 years apart. what to do. I do not know. I probably should just listen to the my own advise on the visiting teaching lesson I gave this month and have patience. And you have to have faith to have patience. I must be lacking in the faith department. 
I think I just need some sunshine. 
that always makes me feel better. swimming Saturday anyone?? noon?

P.S. Jake starts school on Tuesday! I can't wait to get him graduated! (its far away, but at least we are making progress) 

Monday, May 17, 2010

yeah for jobs!

Yes it is true Jake did get a job! I saw an advertisement on the LDS jobsite ( which by the way if you are looking for a job make sure you get an account on there, they had so many more jobs and different ones then any other job site) Back to the subject. I saw an job ad looking for someone to blow insulation in attics. This is high demand thing right now because they are doing all the rebates for it right now. So he called them Thursday they set up an interview for that evening, and offered him a job, and then he started work on Saturday! He only works 3-4 days a week and make decent money. They said it is for the summer for sure, but it could turn into something year round, but we will see. At least it buys us some time.
We feel so blessed to find a job so quickly. It has been a very stressful 2 weeks, I can't imagine the people that have been out of work for months. I am so grateful to have such supportive family and friends. I can't tell you how much your donations meant to us. That money really did keep us afloat these last to weeks. We couldn't have done it with out you guys!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Since Jake is currently the stay at home dad he had been expanding his baking skills.

This is what I came home to today
HOMEMADE chicken pot pie! He even made the pie crusts from scratch!
It was so delicious! We love you Jake!

Friday, May 7, 2010


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Monday, May 3, 2010

life isn't fair.

I have decided that I don't want to be an adult anymore. I don't want to pay bills, clean the house, do the laundry, worry about what my kids are going to go through. I don't want to do this anymore. I want some one to take care of me and let me be a kid again. That just sounds so much better.
Jake got laid off his job on Wednesday.  It was a huge surprise. They just decided to lay off the 3 newest guys are he was the one of the unlucky ones. It really hit me hard. I wasn't prepared. We have had a lot of unexpected expenses in the last month .. so we are broke I mean flat broke. We filed for unemployment. $194 a week. are they crazy. Who can survive on that!
As we have be jobless for 3 days. I have been having a break down at least once a day. I don't know what we are going to do. Its not like people are hiring a lot right now. We've only lived in our house for a year. Its not like a lot of houses are selling right now anyways. I'm actually not scared to lose our house. Its kinda the cool thing to do anyways right now. :) 
You can't buy anything for like 7 years, but since Jake is going to Pharmacy school its going to be that long anyways. So that I'm not really worried about. I'm worried about where we will go, and what we will do.
Honestly if it gets that bad I'm going to do the one thing I swore I never would do... we are going to move into my parents basement. I've never wanted to do this, but there are schools up there, babysitters, cheap/free rent. What else could we ask for. I love my family.
I'm sure I'm just over thinking everything, and things will get better. I am always a worst case scenario kinda girl. I'm going to write Obama to pay my bills for me. That might work out better than finding a job!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

easter time

I just have stories to tell, but when I sit down to blog and when I finally get all those pictures uploaded my ADD kicks in and I have lost interest. My time at home is precious since I work full time, I hardly get to see Reed So I feel like the 3 hours a night I have with him are very important, and since he suddenly has an obsession with me and won't leave my side (not even for dad, Jake is very offended) its hard to get anything done. My solution for this problem. Blog while I am at work, and have nothing to do but surf the web. Upload pictures when I get home and Reed is sleeping. I hope this new routine works out!

First off I just have to talk about my now usable feature in my car. The iphone/ipod holder!! I have recently gotten the iphone YIPEE!! Yes it is all its cracked up to be! I LOVE LOVE it! We are best friends. My car has this holder thing in the middle console and its for your ipod. So that it doesn't move and you can plug it in with an axillary cable. Well we don't have an ipod because of an very unfortunate event. Jake was leaving work one day and left his phone and MY ipod on the roof of the car and drove away. Well a few hours later I received a phone call from his phone and it was a kind old man that had found both of them on the road. He just happened to see them while riding his motorcycle.. Well the phone was just fine with a few scratches, but the ipod wasn't so lucky.. It had been completely ran over. It was flat as a pancake.
so needless to say we haven't gotten another one.
Back to the Holder. It is fantastic. I put my phone in it, because it doubles as my ipod. Plug it in and I don't have to worry about it flying all over the car. That it was I hate, when you turn they fall, when you brake, they fall, when you speed up they fall. So annoying. So I'm very happy with this feature...

We had a fun easter this year. We stayed home and didn't stress. It was great. We got Reed some plastic eggs, and put a few jelly beans in each of them. He was so cute he would find one, open it and eat all the candy as fast as he could. He has tasted the joy of sugar and can't get enough.

Our dinner was so amazing! I wanted to try out some new recipes and they we so yummy.
We had lamb with a balsamic reduction sauce, Herb oven roasted potatoes, and Glazed carrots. It was so amazing. I really like lamb. It has such a good taste to it.
And for dessert we had fresh raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, with dark chocolate drizzled over the top.
I love to cook. I wish I had more time to do it.

and here is all of Reed's teeth! He has 4 molars in the back and I think there are 2 more coming in.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


We got to go down to Arizona this last weekend to see Jake's side of the Family. Shanna and Kasey got to bless their 4th child Brenna! It was way fun and lots of kids for Reed to play with. He mastered the stairs and now can go up and down them all by himself. He also can go up and down slides and open doors. He is getting to smart and sometimes I wish he wouldn't learn to do those things. It makes me nervous that he is going to get hurt!
Well I guess it has to happen sometime..