mom of four, wife to one, life is good

Monday, September 29, 2008


If you are lucky enough to have a baby at St. Marks Hospital you get to try The Cocktail. I heard about the "yummy drink" from a girl before I even had Ivy. So after Ivy was born and I was in my recovery room my nurse brought me some juice, man it was tasty. When my kids came to visit they both drank a full 32 oz's gone! And I promised on their 2nd visit I would ask the nurse for more. So when I was feeling like a cold was coming on and I felt achy and tired I thought of the cocktail. Here it is, 1/3 equal parts Sprite, cranberry juice and orange juice. I promise it is tasty and it will make you feel good. It is almost worth having another baby to get it, almost.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

princesses everyday

this is Ella with her friend Paige.  They play princesses everyday.  A few days ago the pretty princesses found some make up and decided to put it on.  Oh, how beautiful they look!
We had to have a photo shoot.
Paige told me she was Ursula and Ella was Belle 
I love these two, they are two peas in a pod.  

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tagged - Andrea
10 Years Ago I:
1. Was living at The Colony
2. Working as a hostess at the Outback
3. Going to the Utah College of Massage Therapy
4. about to break up with a psycho boyfriend
5. 4 months away from meeting Steve

Today's "To Do" List:
1. clean something, it doesn't matter what just something
2. take a shower
3. help make dinner for a neighbor
4. get money to Amy for a super saturday
5. chiropractor at 400
1. string cheese
2. peanut m&ms
3. dr. pepper
4. pineapple
5. oreo shake

Places I've Lived:
1. Sandy, UT
2. Provo, UT
3. Tucson, AZ
4. Mesa, AZ
5.  and right back to Sandy, UT

1. Deli girl at Reams (best one they ever had)
2. busser at the Outback (Sandy)
3. receptionist at Just For Sun (yes a tanning salon)
4. hostess at the Outback (Orem)
5. waitress at Wingers (winner of %100 secret shopper twice!)

If I Had a Million Dollars:
1. Pay off the mortgage
2. buy Steve a truck
3. install hard wood floors
4. go one multiple vacations; cruises, Europe
5. Save and invest so Steve and I can live it up once our kids are gone :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tagged - Steve

10 Years Ago I:
1. Just got home from my mission
2. Playing bass in the Truffledogs
3. Going to BYU
4. Living in Salem with Joe
5. 4 months away from meeting Andrea

Today's "To Do" List:
1. Trim bushes in front yard
2. Mow lawn
3. Go to BYU vs. UCLA football game (BYU won!)
4. Play with the kids
5. Get ready for Sunday (today's a special day)

1. Cracker Jacks
2. Pie (any kind, but especially strawberry-rhubarb)
3. Club Soda with lime
4. Fruit smoothies
5. Chocolate Cream Pie milkshake (from Sonic)

Places I've Lived:
1. McMinnville, OR
2. Provo, UT
3. Tucson, AZ
4. Mesa, AZ
5. Sandy, UT

1. Air Liquide - painted pipes and stuff
2. Yard maintenance company
3. Garden center/nursery
4. TA - freshman biology
5. Scientist

If I Had a Million Dollars:
1. Pay off the mortgage
2. Buy a truck
3. Buy Andrea something nice (maybe a cruise or jewelry or both)
4. Let Andrea do whatever she wants with the house
5. Invest the rest and find cool ways to help people

Thursday, September 11, 2008

poop is now under control

I need to give ella her "ya hoo!" for being such a big girl and going to preschool. She loves going and loves Mrs. King. I am relieved that I don't have to deal with a crying kid, prying her off my leg to get into the class room. After I dropped her off on Tuesday I stood outside the door and heard her tell Mrs. King that she had papers in her backpack (homework). It made me smile to hear her talk like such a big girl and not be afraid. I love my Princess Roger Ella Rose Bunzarelly!

Also, Today I took the kids to Sandy City Hall to look at the flags for 9-11, it makes me cry and I think, "gosh, you weren't there, nor do you know anyone who was personally impacted, get a grip". But I just can't believe the evil that occurred, it scares me. Andrew has tried to understand it before and still he asks about the guys that did it. "didn't they know that they were going to die too?" "that is how evil they were, they didn't even care".

I am trying to add pictures but blogger is having a problem. maybe later

Monday, September 8, 2008

my week

how many times can one person poop on their crib bumper? lots.... I think I have washed it almost everyday for the last week. I am tired of poop and barf, I know I have whined about this to some of you, but seriously.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Andrew started Kindergarten last Tuesday. What a big day, I did cry and luckily I was not the only one. He just looked so big and so cute standing in line with all the other kids. After school I asked him how it was and he said "I don't want to talk about it" in his super ornery voice (I wonder where he gets that?). But later he said it was the best day of his life. He was wiped out this week, it has been a bigger adjustment than I was anticipating but he does enjoy it. Ella will start preschool this week but sadly due to the "pooping bug" she will have to miss her first day. She and I had the flu this week and it is taking her a while to get through it. So if you are at our house and you here us say "squeeze your cheeks!" we are talking to Ella while she is RUNNING to the toilet. This weekend was also Steve's birthday, he turned a whopping 31. We had a little celebration with his parents and sister which included bbq and pie. We love our Steve and wish him the best year yet.