Sunday, October 5, 2014


This one is a big one. In the end of Augusted we made an announcement. Actually Faith made the announcement we shared w Friends, family and etc. This is how she announced it.

Yes we are expecting a baby. Due date is March 26(mind it's Faith Bday) 2015. But since our first OB appointment it's actually changed each time. So I will say the end of March. Faith doesn't really know what she is getting into w this sign, lol. Actually I am sure she will be a great big sister and love her sibling. Oh my yikes we took so many pics of Faith holding the sign. She loves the camera.

We are so excited. In November we will find out the sex. I am now currently 15 weeks and I am in second trimester now.

Bedroom transformation

First I have to say I am not good at blogging. It is my intention but it doesn't happen. In the beginning of August we decided to do some bedroom remodel/ change things around. Our AC vent was right at the head of the bed almost part way under the bed. Our room has always been about 10 degrees hotter or a little more than downstairs. We do have central air. I just couldn't live w out it. I get so hot(grandma always said I had good cirrulation). If I over heat I am not a happy camper. I just couldn't handle it and I said ok we need to see what we can do. So I thought about how things could be moved and changed. One afternoon we spent most of the time changing our room. Ha and w a toddler who got into everything as we worked on it. 

I didn't remember to take before pics but this is after. 

Believe me when I tell you it looks so much better. We have even more room also. 

You wouldn't believe how much cooler our room is w the bed not being just part way on it. We love it! 
We also got a chance to clean up a bunch of clutter and junk we had in our room, I don't know but some how that stuff multiplies. I was planning on moving the pictures around and as I see I haven't gotten to that yet. And also putting up some pics of Faith in our room. 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bread making

I decided to make these French toast roll ups and I ended it using all my bread. I knew I had no plans of going to the grocery store that day. An idea popped in my head that I would try bread making AGAIN! All the other times it just didn't turn out quite right. So I didn't have enough white flour but I also had some wheat flour. I read up on baking bread w wheat flour, tip: make sure you add more water than. When I made the cinnamon rolls I learned a lot. That recipe had step by step instructions, even how to add the flour. I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. So I used my cousins bread recipe. So I used less flour at a time and really let it knead into the dough. I also learned just cause it says 12 c of flour depending on the envioment it may not really need that much. Mine took 9.5. Okay the next thing I discovered my mixer can't handle that much dough. So next time I am going to have to half the recipe. I ended up finishing the kneading on the counter. My little cutie pie loves to now help momma in the kitchen. It doesn't matter what I am doing. She learned to climb up on our kitchen chairs this week and learned how to climb up on the metal chairs at church today. 

Look I got her washing dishes already, lol.
 Now the bread is rising!
And the finished product. 

I have to say I was pretty pleased. One tradition my aunt had when she baked bread she always shared a loaf w either a neighbor, friend etc. I decided I wanted to do the same. I really thought about who I wanted to share it w. Two days went by and I am like oh no I have to do it today. You know how you get busy with all kinds of stuff. I had decided on sharing my bread w a very special lady who is like my grandma. I had met her in the temple(she is a temple worker, Janice). She is so special to me! She had also never seen Faith. So after Faith's nap we just hopped in the car and went. I had actually found out she had been sick when we got there. She was so happy to see us, loved Faith of course. And like wise, we were happy to visit her and wished her well. That was such a sweet day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Grilling w charcoal!

So I bought a charcoal grill used off a website, I think for a good deal. It's a red mini one (weber). Well I have never used a charcoal grill. I asked Kasey what I needed and off I went to the store to collect the things I needed. I marinaded the chicken breast in teriyaki sauce for a few days. I hadn't intended to marinade it for a few days, but things came up and we hadn't made it to the store yet. So I watched a YouTube video on how you use a charcoal grill, lol. YouTube, it's my go to when I don't know how to do something and Kasey wasn't available. I used lighter fluid on the coals. it took me a little bit to get the coals all lite.
I felt pretty impressed. 
 I was having a little bit of a struggle but than I got. Just throw on my lighter fluid, pow! lol. Well once the coals were all heated I threw on the chicken. 
Lookin pretty good!

Well it's all done. It looks yum and taste yum. It's what's for dinner. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

First time making cinnamon rolls

Ok so I had pinned this recipe from this blog a long time ago. I got this huge craving for cinnamon rolls. I decided ok I am going to make this for our FHE treat. I started at 4:45 the same time I was making dinner. After the dough rise, I punched it down and rolled it out. During this part I had a little helper standing on a chair right in front of my dough. First she put her hand print in it and than she kept grabbing and pulling off pieces of it on the side. I wish I had a pic of her but my phone was charging upstairs and I had butter all over my hands. I don't want to tell you how long it took me to make in between trying to meet the needs of my toddler feeding us dinner etc. Kasey went to bed but I waited for them to cool and put the second layer of frosting on. Here is the blog post I got the recipe from.
Here are my pics.
Before baking
After baking and first layer of frosting.
W second layer of frosting. 

Oh my it was so good but way rich, don't eat the whole thing like I did. Okay now I am on a diet and can't eat anymore. It was a fun experience and fun to be patient or more like work as fast as I could before my child destroyed it, lol.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Our Little Dipper

So we have discovered Faith likes to dip her food. Some items she wouldn't eat. 

We were eating chicken nuggets I cooked in the oven(she isn't big on chicken), Kasey dipped them in BBQ sauce and she was golden. She loves eating veggies in ranch, too. Of course she is cute and puts her finger in it too. 
Our messy little girl w ranch on her face!

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She now even knows the bottle of ranch that we have to hide it from her. She wants to dip everything. We had to say no on something's.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Easter crafts

I saw someone on my FB made this cute wreath, so I looked it up on Pinterest.
It turned out really cute. I was a little late. I made it three days before Easter. I really wanted a wreath for Easter. The bad side is all the color faded off the peeps. I am so bad it's June and it's still on my door w white peeps, lol. I need to throw it out.

Easter-not so good at blogging

It was a wonderful weekend. Faith went to her first Easter egg hunt.                                   
She had lots of fun. Mommy helped get the eggs. 
I think my lense was dirty, why they are blurry. It was a perfect beautiful weekend.  Just perfect to reflect on Christ and how blessed we are because of him. 

Mommy and Faith! Daddy had to work that Saturday. 

She played on the toys and ate grilled hotdogs. 

Her very first train ride. The first thing she did when I sat her down was she grabbed the wheel. She wasn't sure what to think but she didn't cry. Her cousin was in the front. 
That was a very special Sunday. Church was wonderful. After we talked about Easter. How wonderful we get to celebrate what Christ did for us always and etc. I changed her out of her Easter dress before I remembered to take a picture. Oh well this is cute too. I let her eat some candy and than momma and daddy ate the rest in a week, opps. Lol!

To end the day we went to the park and she had her first swing ride of the season. She loved it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Upper Endoscopy

On Tuesday May 24 i had an upper Endoscopy procedure done. I am always so nervous before any procedure or surgery,I  get anxiety really bad. So i told the nurse and they were all so nice. They started it at 7:45am. I believe my nurse gave me something for the anxiety and the sedative for the procedure. I am going to tell you as soon as it kicked in i was out like no tomorrow. I read up on it and sometimes people are slightly awake for this. Kasey told me some funny things when i started coming too. I guess the Dr came in to talk about the results and tried to talk to me and i was so not coherent, mumbling etc, i have no memory of seeing the Dr after. Kasey relayed the info to me. The Dr told me before that I do for sure have a brand new diaphragmatic hernia over to the far left and a belly button hernia. We talked about surgery and at the moment my mind is going over it"I do not want surgery at all but mostly not now". He said we would talk more later. After the upper endoscopy the DR told Kasey I have gastritis and it could mimic the pain i thought i was having from the diaphragmatic hernia. I was put on two medications for 30 days. So far i have been pain free. The Dr said i could live w the hernia for now. Because we want to have more kids pregnancy just weakens my diaphragm, he said i would increase my risk of another surgery if we repaired it now. So we will just have to see how things go.....Ok now i am going to tell you the funny parts. They should have let me come more too before they sent me on my way. I couldn't even stand up so the nurse had me wheeled out in a wheel chair. These two cute little grannys wheeled me to the lobby, i remember. I asked if i could take my soda w me. When we got to the lobby i just dropped it and soda was everywhere so they had to clean it up first. My sister watched Faith and she said she couldn't understand what i said, I was slurring my words. It was Kasey Birthday and he was playing videos on is phone of his nieces and nephews singing him happy Birthday. I remember asking him if it was my birthday, but than remembered right after why did i ask that. I told Kasey I just couldn't stay awake. I woke up at noon and i felt great. I have never been so out of it before, yikes, i felt so silly after. But i said lets go to lunch for your birthday and we did. It really wasn't that bad. Poor Kasey on his birthday. He is such a good husband.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The same diagnosis

In April 2012 I had surgery (major surgery) to repair a diaphragmatic hernia. Two months later(June) I had surgery to remove my gallbladder, laparoscopic. Which was a piece of cake to the first one. After that I got pregnant and had Faith on March 26th 2013. In the fall of 2013 I started to notice I was in pain in my abdomen. I am pretty tough and usually just suck it up. It takes me a lot to go to the ER. I went to the ER in September. After different test they told me nothing was wrong. Around the end of March I noticed I was starting to have pain in my abdomen. But it wasn't unbearable and it came and went. By the end of April it got really bad. Finally on April 27 I went to the ER agian. They made me feel like it was all in my head and there was nothing wrong w me. You start to almost believe it but you know you really hurt. They told me all my test came back normal and they were discharging me w ulcers. My CT came back after this. The Dr mentioned something about a diaphragmatic hernia and told me I should go follow up w my surgeon. My appointment was Tuesday. They told me everything that was on the report from the radiologist. In September there was an opening in my diaphragm but only fat was through it. Now I actually have a diaphragmatic hernia( which is the colon through the diaphragm). My surgeon wasn't sure if the mesh tore from my last surgery or it's new(he hadn't seen the imaging, yet). Possible reasons are pregnancy causing a wear on my body either re opening or new, or when I fell down the stairs last year. What's next? An upper endoscopy on May 27th to check for anything else, than deciding on surgery. 😒 my pain comes and goes because when the colon slips out I feel okay but when it goes back through the hole I feel horrible. I haven't felt that great all night. Good news is I am not crazy I have answers and a wonderful loving husband.

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been 1 year today.

           Today is one year since my sweet grandma past away. She past away on Mothers day last year. This is a really emotional one for me. Not sure i can write this. There was one thing I wanted. I prayed that she would live long enough to see and know that i had a child. I remember when we took Faith to see her in the nursing home. She wasn't always w it, but she knew who you were. she said" this is your baby" "you had a baby" "she is a doll, she is a doll". I could see how happy she was for me.(i don't think i have a picture w her and Faith, wish i did.)

           She was such a dear sweet grandma i was close too. I wouldn't be where i am at today, if it wasn't for her.(I knew the tears would come). I know she is so happy right now. She is w my grandpa and our Savior. I am so happy for the Plan of Salvation. Having the knowledge that i can be w her again one day. I am so thankful for families and the sealing power, to be sealed as a family.

Grandpa and Grandma Pearman in Hawaii
Grandma at the Koga's house.
Grandma Pearman holding my niece Cali @ the hospital.
Such a cute couple. Look what is in her hand. She loved to talk on the phone, she was a social butterfly.
She is beautiful!
My sister holding her sweet hand before she past away.

I love you Grandma!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Today is the big day! Faith is one. Where did the year go! We are so thankful for her. She brings so much joy to our family.  We love everything about her. This is going to be a fun day. Momma is making her cake. Being a mother is such a huge joy! Love her! I have so many emotions inside right now. My baby is now a toddler. But always my baby in my heart. I thank my Heavenly Father so much!
Isn't she a cutie!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Practice round

So Faith birthday is coming up. Who I usually order my cakes from is on vacation. I had many ,give me referrals, but I decided I would make her birthday cake. I found this cake and decided I would copy it.

I also loved this on too!
So I got a small pan and baked a 6 inch cake. I made this yummy filling and got my cake all prepped. I went and bought the tools I would need. I wasn't sure how to go about this. I colored my frosting and just started working. Well actually in between taking care of my child, cooking dinner, eating dinner, getting Faith a bath. And than later I got back to work. 

It's not what I wanted but a good attempt. My younger sister Andrea gave me so great tips to fix my mistakes.( make my own frosting, start rosettes in the center and work out) This is fun. I all of a sudden have an interest in cake decorating.