Wednesday, June 30, 2010


"we recognize the universal power of music to touch the hearts of men and women everywhere and in all generations - to inspire and encourage, to sustain and lift, to comfort and bring peace"
-President Gordon B. Hinckley

i couldn't have said it better. music is very powerful, i know that is has the power to effect my mood for the good or the bad. but church music always comforts me no matter what i am going through, so after feeling a bit down today i pulled out one of my old EFY cd's and gave it a spin. i came across this song called, time that's left by, dave kimball. the music is really pretty and i love the lyrics, so here they are.

what will you do with the time that's left
will you live it all with no regret
will they say that you loved til your final breath
what will you do with the time that's left

what will you do with the time that's past
with all the pain that seems to last
can you give it to Jesus and not look back
what will you do with the time that's past

what will He say when your time has come
and He takes you into his arms love
with tears in His eyes will he say "well done"
what will He say when your time has come

i will reach for a higher way
i will follow him all my days

what will you do with the time that's left
will you live it all with no regret
will they say that you loved til your final breath
what will you do with the time?

i know that i need to fill my days with good things and always to my best no matter what it is that i'm doing so that when my day does come He will say "well done".
what will you do with the time that's left?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

out with the negative, in with the positive

i've decided that i need more positivity in my life. i've developed this habit of watching CSI: crime scene investigators every single day. i thought it was so interesting. but every episode is about murder and crime and it was starting to consume my mind. i don't like that. so, no more CSI for me. it's been two days and i have withdrawals... BUT i feel better about my day after not watching it. today i watched this show called a baby story, now that is more my style. babies! i also have been reading talks by President Monson, this also makes me happy. i need happiness. i get depressed so easy these days that i know i need to do things that uplift me and make me happy.
so it's goodbye to csi and hello to things that make me happy.

25 weeks down, 15 to go!!

i'm 25 weeks pregnant today! that means 15 more to go! i still feel like that is so far away but it's really not that far away! i i know i say all the time that i can't wait for her to get here but seriously, i can't wait for her to be here!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

doctor appointment

i had a doctor appointment today. everything is looking good. i have a very active baby. which is a good thing. she moves around a lot. i haven't gained too much weight even though i feel very fat. but the important thing is that baby brooklynn is healthy!! also, i am very lucky to have a doctor who does an ultrasound every visit so i got to see her today! she really is growing in there! :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010


is exactly what came out of my mouth when i opened the dryer and saw that i had washed and dried almost every single piece of clothing that i own with a pen!!! that would just be my luck! pen everywhere!! on everything!! i could have cried. my mom has this ink remover stuff and we are in the process of trying to save as many things as we can. what makes me mad is that normally i always separate my laundry and take my time with it but last night i just wanted to get it all done fast. i've learned my lesson. never again will i do my laundry like that! here is just one example of one of my shirt that i washed. bbooo!!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

summer time and the livin IS easy...

my life is so easy right now i don't know what to do with myself. everyone keeps saying to me, enjoy it while you can cause after the baby is born you will never be alone again. but why is that so bad? i don't like being by myself so much. it gets me down. so far down that i don't feel like doing anything. i don't know how to get out of this funk. i try to be productive but my back, butt, and leg pain makes that really hard for me to do. i love just walking around the mall and window shopping but now even that comes with a price. and price of pain. i've always had back problems but i always could bare it. but being pregnant with back pain is not as easy to cope with. however, i wouldn't trade being pregnant for anything. i love this baby girl more than anything! she is worth it! i am going to have a beautiful daughter! so why on earth do i feel so down?! i don't know. i try so hard to be positive. i pray for the power to be positive every day and night. so why am i still so crabby all of the time? i really don't know. i have a lot to be thankful for. and i'm usually a really happy person.
hopefully i can figure it out soon...

be kind

someone once said,

"if you have the choice to be kind, or the choice to be right, choose to be kind"

this is something that i know i need to be better at. i know that if i think that i am right that i will back it even if i'm not being the nicest person. i realize that just being kind in most situations is probably the better way to go. i want to be remembered as a nice person not someone who was always right. so yeah, be kind! :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


today is thursday. not much going on today. i had my bagel this morning and i'm watching CSI. that's pretty much how all of my days start off. now i'm trying to figure out what i am going to have for lunch. haha wow my life is so hard right now. kidding. last night i spent 2 hours downloading and installing the new 4.0 software for my iphone because i wanted to be able to put a picture on the back screen. turns out after all that time that feature only works if you have a 3gs. i have the 3g. bummer!! that's alright though, it's not the end of the world. there are still some other new cool things that are done with the new software. truly, i love my iphone. :) tonight i am going with my friend to get her new iphone 4. i'm excited to play with it and see if it really is as cool as every says it is! woohoo! today i am wearing a shirt that my sister got me that says "due in october" on the front. it's always funny to see the reaction i get from people when they read it. i get people asking me if i really am due in october?! of course i am! no, i just like to wear this shirt cause i think it's funny. haha. well i've just been ranting because i'm bored but now i really am going to figure out what i am going to have for lunch!! byeee!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

some things that i love...

1. cheese pizza - this is first on the list because i just had some cheese pizza. call me boring but cheese pizza is the BEST! mmm best lunch ever!
2. my husband, curtis - okay duh, of course i love him. he's my husband! but i really do love this guy so much! he's pretty much the best husband ever and you should be jealous.
3. music - it's crazy how much music can effect my mood. music makes me happy. it also can make me sad. but i know what music makes me happy and i'm thankful for that music.
currently in my cd player: miley's new album.. don't judge me!
4. my family- even though they drive me crazy sometimes i would be lost without them. they do so much for me and i love them so much!
5. swimming- an exercise that i can do that does not hurt my back! and man, being 6 months pregnant i am sure thankful for that!
6. feeling my baby move- this might be my favorite thing ever right now! feeling brooklynn move around in my stomach is the best feeling ever! she is getting bigger every day which means i can feel her move more every day! i love it and it makes me very happy!
7. a clean room- this may come as a shock to some of you because my room seems to get messy so easy. but there is just something about having a really clean room that i love (that reminds me i need to clean today)
8. pedicures- i'm not huge on having my nails painted but it's the part where they rub my feet. mot relaxing thing ever! especially now being pregnant is hard on my feet, so getting them rubbed is like heaven!
9. my water bottle- i only like cold water. i have the best water bottle that has a big enough opening so i can put ice in it. i know that seems like such a silly to love but i really do love it.
10. BAGELS- i love bagels! seriously, every morning. i have to have a bagel before i can do anything else. it's the only thing that i crave. they are so great.

i love a lot of other things as well but these are just a few! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

24 weeks pregnant!

which means that i am now officially in my 6th month of pregnancy! that is so exciting! every day i get more excited for Brooklynn to get here! and i only have 2 months left until i'm reunited with my amazing husband!! things are looking up!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

nicole's wedding

wedding time!!!
saturday one of my best friends nicole got married. she has been one of my best friends for about 10 years now. it was a beautiful day and a more beautiful wedding. it was a fun full day. we started out meeting at 8:45am to have a delicious breakfast. then we were off to the salon to get our hair and makeup done. it was really fun to be pampered and hang out with the girls at the salon.

we then got picked up in a limo to take us over to the church. we had to get out of the limo twice because it couldn't get out of the salon driveway. haha. i made a sweet mix for us to listen to on the way there. lots of dancing went on. it was a good time.

we got to the church and finished getting ready in the bridal room. nicole's dress was beautiful and she looked beautiful in it! the ceremony was amazing and i was so happy to be apart of it! although each bridesmaid had to walk down the isle alone at the beginning and i was really nervous about it. being pregnant and made me not have the best balance and i was nervous that i was going to fall down. but i didn't and the ceremony was perfect! nicole and chad are a perfect couple!

after the ceremony we went to the alta vista golf club where the reception was. my back was starting to hurt so i put my camera away and just focused on the reception. we took pictures then the wedding party was introduced to all the guests at the reception. my and my two groomsmen escorts got to dance into the reception dancing to who let the dogs out. it was pretty fun! then after we ate then had a lot of dancing! it was a fun night and i made some new friends. i am so happy for nicole and chad. and their super cute son carter! they are such a great family and i am so lucky to know them!
congrats nicole and chad!!! :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010


today was fathers day. i think fathers day is a great day. i am so blessed to have grown up with an amazing father who has always been there for me! through thick and thin! he has never judged me and has always loved me for who i am. he is such a hard worker and i am thankful for him! i love you daddy!

i also have great father-in-law who so far has been nothing but wonderful! i haven't gotten to spend much time with him but the time i have gotten to spend with him has been wonderful! he is always so happy and so delightful to have around! he is a great example to me and i know that my husband looks up to him very much!

my husband, curtis who is a father-to-be is going to best the greatest dad ever! i can't wait for that first time he gets to hold his daughter! i love him very much and i know his daughter and other future children are going to love him as well!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

i love my short hair!!

you want to know what's frustrating??

when you are trying to find something nice to wear and NOTHING that you own that is nice fits you! i know that comes with being pregnant but man, trying to look nice while pregnant is a difficult task for me apparently. boo.
i'm frustrated.

my mom is AMAZING!

it's true. my mom really is amazing.
however, i already knew this. but last night she proved it to me again by fixing my dress with no issue at all! i don't know how she does it but she always pulls through for me and i can't tell you how much i appreciate that! i don't know what i would do without here! whenever i am extremely stressed about something she ALWAYS knows how to fix it. ALWAYS! and if it's something that cannot be fixed she still has some way of making me feel better anyway! i am so lucky to have such an amazing and talented mother!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

stress from a dress

this weekend, one of my best friends nicole is getting married. i am honored to be one of her bridesmaids. when she told me the news i was so excited! she picked such beautiful dresses which made me more excited. so i rushed off to david's bridal to order my dress. then guess what? two days later i found out i was pregnant! being so excited about the pregnancy and everything that was going on i completely forgot about the dress! so when david's bridal called me and told me my dress was in i knew i was in for trouble! i went to try my dress on again and guess what? IT DID NOT FIT! the wedding was 2 months away and it takes 6 to 8 weeks to get the dress if they have it in stock. i was going to be cutting in close. so i go to the front to order a bigger dress and guess what? the only one they had that would get to me in time for the wedding was only one size bigger. that wasn't going to work either. but i ordered it anyway. i have the dress now and am in a rush to figure out how to make this dress work! the wedding is on saturday! YIKES! i always thought the dress that would cause me the most stress would be my own wedding dress but honestly that was the easiest dress situation ever! now this bridesmaid dress is a whole new story! tonight me and my mom are going to try and get creative!
wish us luck!!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

23 weeks and a name!!

today i am 23 weeks pregnant! one more month and i'll be in my 3rd trimester! so crazy! she is moving a ton lately. it's so exciting. no matter how much my back hurts as soon as i feel her moving it makes it all worth it! she now has a name. the final name is....
Brooklynn Eileen Duty!!
that's it. no more changing. haha. i can't wait for little Brooklynn to be here! :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ashley's Shower

Today was my sister Ashley's wedding shower. It was a great success. My mom and my sister Janice made these awesome home made bath bombs. They were a hit! Everyone loved them! Ashley got some great things. Everything looked so beautiful and everyone who helped was greatly appreciated. 28 days until Ash gets married! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

today i am..

22 weeks pregnant!!!
according to the books that i read that means:
-the baby weighs about 1 pound! and whole pound!
-is about 8 inches long!
-the baby has eyelids, and even eyebrows!
-fingernails are now visible
-the baby now reacts to light (crazy)
-the baby can hear my voice and pretty much everything around her!
-and last but not least taste everything i eat!

it's crazy how much these little ones can do inside of us. i feel her moving more and more everyday and it's the best feeling ever! i go to sleep to her moving around in there and i wake up to her moving around. i feel like we are almost bonding. i love knowing that she's in there by feeling her. it truly is the best feeling. being pregnant is such a miracle and even though at times it is difficult i wouldn't trade it for anything! i can't wait until she's here!

Monday, June 7, 2010


just found out today that my sister-in-law is having a baby boy!!
she is due almost exactly 1 month after me.
they are going to be so close in age it's going to be very fun!
so congrats courtney on the baby boy!!

beauty in the backyard

the other day i had the best green beans i'd ever had! and guess where they came from? my backyard! my parents have this cute little garden out back where they grew the green beans! they are also growing pumpkins that should be ready by october! how fun is that? i walked back there today and realized how pretty my backyard is. i found some pretty flowers. enjoy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


a puggle!!
i saw this puppy at the pet store and i just want her!
this isn't the actual one i saw but it looks exactly like her!
i want to buy her and keep her forever!!
i can't get over how cute this dog is!!

i love...

late night pinkberry runs with my parents!
even though my mom gets gross stuff on hers it's still fun.
now my dad is off to new york for the week and i'm going to miss him
but at least he left me with a full tank of gas!
what a nice daddy he is!


Saturday, June 5, 2010

guess what?!

she's growing!!!
last night for the first time ever someone else was able to feel the baby move! we were watching a movie and she was moving quite a bit so i asked my friend melanie to see if she could feel her move. and she could! it was a very exciting moment! i'm sad that it will be a while before curtis gets to feel her but it's good that she's growing!
i think she misses her daddy though.
well i just thought i'd share the exciting news!

Friday, June 4, 2010


good morning!
this may not look the best but trust me..
.. it's the best! YUM!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

dentist disaster

today i went to the dentist to get a filling, the numbing did not go the way it should. i felt the whole thing and then of course right when i leave my whole face goes numb! and not only that but it stayed numb for 5 hours!!!! and now my jaw is so sore and i can feel where he injected the numbing stuff.
not cool.


i am so happy that it's june.
every morning since june 1st i have woken up to and overcast ski. talk about june gloom. it seems that it's getting better as the day goes on. i'm just waiting for my dad to get home he's bringing me lunch. cheese pizza! i LOVE cheese pizza. it's one of my favorite foods. and these days i think about food a lot.
but on the other hand i have been swimming a lot. my doctor says that swimming is the best thing you can do while pregnant because it takes almost all of the pressure off your joints and it keeps your body temperature down. even just being in a swimming pool is good for your body. so that's my new favorite thing to do. it's nice that we have a community pool right down the street from me so i don't have to go far. i think i will probably do that today.
after i eat my pizza.