Sunday, October 31, 2010

we loooove halloween

the mohlman family halloween party was held on friday, the 29th. It was as Chris and Lisas house. It's always so much fun and everyone goes all out in outfits. The food was great, and we got to vote on who had the silliest costume, cheesiest (ours was that one), the funniest, the scariest... etc. Love the annual family party

Last year kevin and I were white trash pregnant people. Our costumes were so awesome. BUT, this year, we decided on babies! We wanted to think of something super cool, but then Kevin was SET on being babies. Back in August (I know, we think of our costumes way in advance! I love halloween!)  we decided we would be babies, because he wanted to own a pair of footie pajamas. 

So, off we went to target, to get us some footies. They were XL in kids, and super tight, but we had fun with it. Kevin stuffed a pair of my hot shorts (spankies) with newspapers so it looked like he had a diaper on. We looked for bibs, but didn't find any our size. I should have just made some :)




On Saturday, we decided to throw our own party. Last year, we had the lamest halloween because no one threw any cool parties and so we party hopped all night... only to find out that all the parties we went to were LAME! So, we wanted to throw one of our own. Well, I guess all our friends had the same ideas, and threw parties that night as well. I had sent out an invite a month in advance to see if people would come, and almost everyone we asked said they would be interested. Well.. so happens that almost everyone flaked out on us and didn't come. lame. We had like 15 people come, which is still a good amount, but we were surprised that that was all that came since we invited so many people- only half our super close friends came. Oh well. We still had a BLAST with the people who came! Those of you that skipped out, you missed out. We listened to music, ate and ate, played games, laughed till we cried, watched some funny videos, and had a good ol time!!!! Seriously though, we had so much fun. I loved having people over!

I made homemade cinnamon rolls... mmmm

reach for the sky woody! (our friend Alex!)

my baby :) 

our neighbors nick and lisa! I love the wigs! Wish I had some!

DeAnna and Tiffany! Kaitlins roomates. Love these girls

oh, idk, my bff becca. hahaha she cracks me UP!

cutest couple award for sure

my flapper girl sista!

the goods. I didnt take pictures of the drinks. but they were on the other side of the kitchen. yuummm... veggies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, pumpkin dip with apples and graham crackers to dip in it (thanks soo much autumn!) chips, pumpkin rice krispies! looots of good food. Thanks mom for helping me out with the cooking today!

roomates :)

someone decided to be so rude and throw our pumpkins at our door while we were all playing a game! so sad. :(

haha, this is my lame attempt at making mummy pizzas. they tasted good though.

party people

candyyyyyy

loved these little guys.
Loved having a party. It was so fun. There were some people I didn't get pictures of, so sorry! I kinda forgot to capture all the fun moments. Got too busy having fun!

The only bad thing is we woke up with a terrible cold- again! blah. Hopefully our party people didn't get sick.

Anyway, hope you all had a fabulous halloween! Today we watched "cry wolf" and I just about peed my pants. Scary movie. probably not the best sunday movie....

Happy Halloween!

A little behind! Day 5 and 6

Continuing on with my 30 day challenge..

Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to
Day 6-Favorite super hero and why

I have not been to a ton of places. I have only been on a plane twice, once to Florida, and once back. (For Show Choir.) All the places I have been for fun visits have been, Florida, California, and Branson MO. I went to all three of those places for choir tour. Haha. But, I have been a Cali a few times, and I love it there. I want to live there someday! I took a trip with my best friends for 8 days to Cali a few years ago and it was a fun trip. We went to Disney Land, Balboa, California Adventure, The Beach, Laguna, Hollywood.. all kinds of places! For my honeymoon Kev took me to California as well. 

So, here I am with my friends on a girls trip over Christmas Break. So much fun!


Here is on our honeymoon, to the Conan O'Brian Show!

I hope someday to visit France, Germany, Hawaii, Fiji, The Bahamas, And basically anywhere but here. :)

Ok, on to day 6, who is my favorite superhero? Gosh, I don't know. I want to say Spiderman because I don't know of any others really. And I like that movie, so Spiderman is pretty cool. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 4- a habit I wish I didn't have.. hmm... theres a few!

Day 4, a habit I wish I didn't have...

I bite my nails. Hate that.

I have a habit of NOT hanging up my clothes after they are clean. Hate that too.. haha

I have a habit of turning off the lights in every single room when I am not in it. I like that one, saves us $

I have a habit of forgetting to turn down the music in the car after I get out (and have been singing with blaring music) so that when we get back in the car, we cover our ears because it's SOO loud! Kevin hates that one hahah!!

I have a habit of calling my mom every day. like that one.

I have a habit of taking my ring off every night when I go to bed. Like that one because if you keep it on, the sheets wear your diamond and prongs.

Well, thats basically all I got for you today. I have way too much to do today . Sorry! Happy Halloween!!!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 3- A Picture of me and my friends

Well, it's day 3 in this 30 day challenge, and I am going strong! This one actually was hard to do though because I couldn't just choose one picture.  It says to put a picture of my friends and I. 

Well, I consider myself to have millions of friends because if you are nice to me and we get a long, we are friends! It doesn't mean we have to hang out all the time, but it means we are friends. Most of the people in all these pictures really are super close friends to me- but I never hang out with like any of them. Doing this post made me realize that! It's kinda sad! I just had so many groups of friends. I never had one "group" that I hung out with or anything. I had the choir nerds, the dancers, the boy crazy girls, the down to earth people, yea, the groups were all very different!

I think we are all just in such different places in our lives that it's hard to get together with most of them. But thats ok. If I missed putting a picture of you, please know that you are still my friend and I still love you :)

 This one is with all my siblings (except for one who is lindsey, she couldn't be here.) I love all of them. They are all my best friends. This was taken at my brother Dave's wedding.

Here is at my wedding with ALL the siblings and my parents. Without my family I would have never made it through this life so far!

Kev's family. Love them. Haha, they all have such fun personalities. This is with all the kids too

My Elk Ridge Gang. The 'Inner City Beauties' Eliza, Me, Kilee, Camilla, and Courtney. We all grew up on the same culdasac and hung out pretty much every day from the time we were in 4th grade till now. There is only two left to get married now! Hurry up liza and court! Haha (Court is still in high school... so I guess don't hurry up court lol) Kilee lives in Salem with her hubby, Camilla moved to Michigan with her hubby for Law School, and Liza is going to hair school. Court is still in high school. 

My best friends.

Haha, we used to go get pictures taken of us at Walmart every year. We were sooo nerdy. I love it! We would surprise our moms with the pictures and give them something cool with them. Haha.. we were like in 9th or 10th grade right here.. hahahaha

My Choir buddies. Jena, Brittany, Me, Lizzy, Elizabeth, and Rebecca. I made so many good friends in Choir. I havent seen half of these girls in months, but I still love them!

My Encore group. We all sang together. We are missing 3 boys in this picture, but ALL of them are home now, so we all want to start singing together again. We have seen it all in this group. Underwear, bras, spankies, crying, laughing, lying, being sick, fighting, loving, the gospel.. basically everything. 

Us again in our photoshoot for our 70's show. These guys were my closest friends when I was a senior in high school.

Hair school buddies. If I didn't have these girls, I would have NEVER made it through hair school. Whitney, Sadie, Makelle, and Jentrie. Love you guys! (this picture was halloween 2008)

More hair school friends. These girls all graduated not too long after I started hair school, but I loved all of them and see some of them often.

Spanish fork friends. Since I lived in Elk Ridge, I was technically supposed to go to Payson High. Well, my parents didnt want me to, so I went to Spanish Fork. Because of that, I had friends from both schools because everyone in my ward was from Payson. It was nice to hang out with either groups of friends. This was at Lizzys bridal shower.

Singles ward friends! Yay! All these people took me to dinner on my 20th birthday- including my husband. (whom I was just dating at the time.)

More spanish fork friends.

Dance friends!! Chelsea and I danced together since we were 10. She is the friend that no matter how much time goes between us, we can always catch right back up to where we left off. I love her so much. I wouldn't have made it through life without her! She has been such a good friend and someone who I truly care about and trust. I miss seeing her every day, and farting at the ballet bar in dance so that we got kicked out... Hahaha... we were good partners in crime. (Thats her hubby Eric in the pic, he is awesome too.)

Nicole, our ballet instructor at dance camp, me, and chels. We were the trio of ALL Time! we thought we were so good until we went to this camp and saw dancers who had been dancing 25 hours a week... ugh... yea, we werent so good anymore.

My Logandale Nevada friends! Mandy, Duane, Trish, me and ally. I have stayed with Duane and Trish many times. I love them! They are so giving and kind. I would call them my own second parents, but I dont think they are old enough ;) They are Ally's Aunt and Uncle. We found out after Kev and I got married that he is related to them! Crazy life.

At Trish and Duanes house with the dog Sophie! 

My springville friends! Met all of them from my husband since he went to school in springville. 

Kevins best friends, now my other best friends. They are so awesome.

My BEST friends in the world! Ally, Alyssa, and Britt. Ally just got married, Alyssa is going to school at UVU, and Britt just left on a mission. Their nicknames are Allister, Smissa, and B. They have been there for me through thick and thin. I don't know what I would have done with out them. Ive been friends with Ally since 6th grade. Alyssa since 9th, and B since 9th. Long time!


Becca and Alex Evans. We LOVE them. They are in our ward right now and Becca and I are visiting teaching comp. Her hubby is our home teacher! We dont even do a lesson when they come to see us because we are always catching eachother up on life and laughing the night away. We have hung out with them a few times and love them so much.

 my very very best friend is my husband. I love him more than anyone or anything in the world. I'm so fortunate to have him. He has been the best thing that has EVER happened to me! I love you babe!

But most importantly, my savior is my friend. I don't have a picture with him yet, but someday, I will. This picture is drawn by my great grandmother, Minerva Teichert. I know the Savior loves me and wants to be my best friend. I hope I never forget that even when I am going through hard times. Like yesterday for instance, I was able to pray for some comfort and he comforted me and helped lighten my burden. Oh how he must have loved me to bleed so much for me and die for me. How I hope someday to only be as kind and forgiving as him. 

So, even though I don't hang out with really any of these people, I love them all lots. And think about them all often. I worry about them. I pray for them. I hope the best for all of them. Even though I don't hang out with them, they all impacted my life in many ways and for that, I will always call them a friend. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 2- the meaning behind my blog name

Day 2. The meaning behind my blog name.

Well, the name is Kevin and Gillian Mohlman. It cant get more real than that right?

I didn't come up with a fun name or anything super creative because this blog is about me and my hubby and our oh so interesting life. Haha, really though, like I have said before, it has our real names, because this is a real blog with real life and other real stuff.


Here's a real story for you today.

Please be sensitive to this post.

just warning you if you aren't interested in periods and pregnancy and such, don't read this. you can if you want, but because I warned you, that means no rude comments are allowed. :)

I have debated sharing this for a while.

But today after Kevin and I had a long visit with the doctor, I thought I needed to write my feelings down somewhere or I won't ever have record of it. And no, I don't like writing in a paper journal. Never have.

In April, it had been 2 months since I had had a period. I was on the birth control Yaz, so I thought there was no way I could be prego, but since I was having every symptom of being pregnant, and had no period, I stopped taking it and went to the doc to get a blood test. The test read negative.

The next week, I miscarried. (kinda. let me explain....)

We were never really sure if I was ever completely pregnant because the test said negative, but we think it could have been some weird thing where the egg dropped making my body seem pregnant but it never fertilized and just kind of stayed in my tubes or something. I don't know. I gained a lot of weight and was really sick for a few weeks. When I had my period that week, it was bad. I was in some major pain. It lasted a short day and a half, but I had the most pain I have ever had. I was not home when this happened, and didn't realize what was really going on. I was in Vegas with my friend at a hair show. I thought it was just a bad period, but there is no way a period can be that bad, especially for how much blood I lost. (sorry, TMI). Anyway, it was a sad, and hard thing. I was away from my husband and didn't really know what was happening. I had hoped I was pregnant because I always wanted to be a young mom and start having kids soon, but Kevin wasn't quite ready, so I took that as a sign that things were not meant to be yet. So that's why I say I am not really sure it was a miscarriage or not... it sounds like one, but yea.

Since then, I have not had a period.

It's been 6 months.

We don't have insurance, so we didn't want to go to the doctor. I was sure I would start because I have always been irregular. But, months kept flying by, and no sign. I haven't been on any type of birthcontrol/prevention since April.

I hated birth control. It made me crazy. I gained a ton of weight. I also found out last November that I have cysts on my ovaries. That could be the cause of most of my cramping.

We have been praying about when to have kids. We don't necessarily want them now. I kinda do, but I'm not sure we are ready yet. I am not sure I want to give up my life with just my husband just yet. But if I got pregnant, I wouldn't mind either. Having that said, when praying about it, my only thoughts that kept popping in my head, were adoption, invetro (sp?), fertility stuff.. etc. Soon after we first started praying about it, I came in contact with many people who are going through miscarriages, fertility, etc. I kind of took that as a sign. I didn't want to believe that could be me someday, struggling when the time came to try to get pregnant, so I pushed the thought behind me. But, as time kept going on since April, the thought got stronger and stronger. I knew I needed to go to the doctor. I knew it wasn't healthy for my body to be acting this way.

So today was the day. I took Kevin with me to the doctor. I took a urine test, not pregnant. Which is fine at this point. (No, we aren't trying to get pregnant.) But, then came the news I wasn't looking forward to hear.

The doctor said that not having a period for 3 months is pretty normal, but anytime after that, is not. He said I probably should have come to the doctor sooner to get this back on track. He said that a lot of women have this problem unfortunately. He put me on a 10 day medicine. It's supposed to start me within the ten days. If it does not, then there will be a problem. He said I could very likely have Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Wiki says: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders affecting approximately 5%-10% of women of reproductive age (12–45 years old) and is thought to be one of the leading causes of female infertility.[1][2][3][4]

The principal features are obesity, anovulation (resulting in irregular menstruation) or amenorrhea, acne, and excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among women. While the causes are unknown, insulin resistancediabetes, and obesity are all strongly correlated with PCOS.

He doesn't think I ovulate. I am supposed to get some ovulation kits and see if I am. If we find out that I am not, then there will be a problem.

I then asked him what he thought my chances were of getting pregnant right now (even thought we don't want to try right now, I just want to know what it would be like if my body doesn't change with this medicine) and he said chances are, you will not get pregnant easily or on your own by that matter. I will probably have to be put on some fertility drugs or something.

When he said that, my heart just sunk. I felt sick to my stomach.

All I ever wanted to be was a mother.

I know I need to have faith that what happens is meant to be, and I do have faith, but can I just say...

I'm scared.

I'm sad.

I'm confused.

I don't want to have poly cystic ovarian syndrome. I just want to be NORMAL for once.

I put on a brave face for the doctor and pretended like I was ok about it and I knew it would work out to my benefit, but once I dropped Kevin off at school and was alone, I cried. Not a lot, but a little. I guess my fears were just kind of confirmed today. Instead of it being a thought, it became a reality.

I don't think I am strong enough to have this all happen. I realize I may be jumping the gun and I may be completely normal and be a fertile mertyl, but what if I'm not?

This is the time when I need to just sit back and let the Lord bless me and comfort me. I'm not sure what Kevin is feeling, but I know he is probably scared too. He doesn't say much when he is sad. All I can say is that if I have to go through this, I am glad I married my husband- because he is the right person to to through this all with. He is patient and loving and spiritual, and I know with his help and Heavenly Father, I can get through it.

I really just want to be a mother. I think that's partly why I chose my career, so I could stay home and be with my kids. I am glad my mom was home for most of my time growing up. I loved it.

It bugs me when people complain about having kids and having to stay home all day with them when there are people who are out there that can't even have kids, or who may not someday have the easiest time having them. I just ask that all of you be extra sensitive to anyone you may know that cannot have kids or who are struggling to adopt or whatnot. That doesn't mean you cant talk about how much you love your kids or how lucky you are to have them. It's just the complaining about kids that bugs me.

I know I may be being a little dramatic. But to me, this is a big deal. And it's something I have always been afraid would happen... struggling to have a normal functioning body so that I can be a normal person and have kids and be a mother.

So I ask you, please keep us in your prayers. Hopefully Heavenly Father will have mercy on us and allow us to bear our own children someday. If not, I know that will be his will and I will do what he would have me do.

So, to the title of my blog, this was as real as it gets people.

Here is a song that I am relating to right now- because like it says, "when all my strength is gone, In you I can be strong. I look to you." Because I really do look to my Heavenly Father and trust it will all work out.

Lyrics:

As I lay me down 

Heaven hear me now 
I'm lost without a cause 
After giving it my all 



Winter storms have come 
And darkened my sun 
After all that I've been through 
Who on earth can I turn to? 



Chorus: 
I look to you, 
I look to you 
After all my strength is gone 
In you I can be strong 
I look to you, 
I look to you 
And when melodies are gone In you I hear a song 
I look to you 



Have to lose my breath 
There's no fighting left 
Sinking to rise no more 



Searching for that open door 



And every road that I've taken 
Led to my regret 
And I don't know if I'm go'n make it 
Nothing to do but lift my head 



Chorus: 



My levees are broken 
My walls are coming down on me 
My rain is falling 
Defeat is calling 
I need you to set me free 
Take me far away from the battle 
I need you 
Shine on me! 



Chorus:


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

30 Day Challenge

So my friend Jess Beach posted about this on her blog, and her friend posted it on her blog. Its been going around the blogging community for a while now and I have seen these everywhere, so I thought I would be a follower today and do it myself. Here is what you do:

Each day of the month, write a blog post according to these guidelines below:



Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 3-A picture of you and your friends
Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been to
Day 6-Favorite super hero and why
Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them 
Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days

Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped
Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one
Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14-'A picture of you and your family
Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play
Day 16-Another picture of yourself
Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have 
Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them
Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23-Something you crave for a lot
Day 24-A letter to your parents
Day 25-What I would find in your bag
Day 26-What do you think about your friends
Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?
Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?
Day 30-Your favorite song

So, I will start with day 1. 

Recent Picture of me, and 20 facts about myself. 

1-I have arnold chiari. This is why I get about 2 migraines a week. The definition from wiki is: Arnold–Chiari malformation, or often simply Chiari malformation, is a malformation of thebrain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull), sometimes causing hydrocephalus as a result of obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) outflow.[1] The cerebrospinal fluid outflow is caused by phase difference in outflow and influx of blood in the vasculature of the brain. It can cause headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness in the head and face, difficulty swallowing, dizziness, nausea, impaired coordination, and, in severe cases, paralysis.[2]

2. I cannont hang my clothes up. ever. I am OCD about having the dishes done, kitchen clean, bathroom scrubbed, but you will never see my bedroom super clean because I HATE hanging up clothes with a passion. Hate it. 

3. I have an extremly good ear when it comes to music. I have taught myself to play songs on the piano because of it. I will be taking lessons soon though because one of my clients wants to trade for hair/piano lessons. So, we are currently looking for a full keyboard on KSL. 

4. I cry probably once a day. Because I am happy, sad, overwhelmed, hurt myself by stubbing my toe, someone got mad at me, I watched a good movie, or I felt the spirit are all reasons I cry. I am the most sensitive person you will ever meet.

5. I am missing a small bone in my right foot. When I was in 9th grade, I broke my foot. There is a spur at the back of your foot by your heel that you don't really need, so when I broke it, they just removed it. I still have the bone in a small container somewhere. Haha

6. I have never watched a rater R movie, and never will

7. I read about 50-100 books a year. I love reading. I am a bookworm

9. I never got a cell phone until I was 18. Now since then, I have had like 6 phones.

10. I don't like breakfast. Never have. I like breakfast foods, I just don't like to eat early in the morning. 

11. My lifelong dream was to be a professional singer or dancer. Still working on the singing thing. I sing everywhere I can when I am alone. The car, the shower, while i'm getting ready in the morning... anywhere. That's where I get my most practice. I can belt it out without annoying anyone (even if I sound good, it still gets annoying to hear someone wail out big notes over and over again all day long)

12. I live for my TV shows- One tree hill, life unexpected, gossip girl (yea, I know), The city, Glee... It's kinda bad that I watch that much. 

13. I spend more money on crafts than I do clothes or makeup or anything for myself.

14. I come from a family of 11 kids

15. My biggest pet peeve is when someone doesn't shut a door all the way. It either needs to be ALL The way closed, or all the way open. No in between. Drives me nuts

16. I am so picky. So picky to the extreme. I dont like onions, bell peppers, ham, mushrooms, strawberries, oranges, broccoli, peas, green beans, artichokes, cabbage, fish... the list goes on, and on, and on, and on.....

17. I get embarrassed so easy. Its probably because I get hurt doing the stupidest things. Once, I fell off a riser on stage and tore ligaments in front of a huge group of people after a choir concert. So embarrassing. I hate crying in front of people!

18. My favorite candy is caramel apple suckers.

19. My favorite movie is Letters to God and Simon Birch. I love movies. I could watch one every day!

20. My husband is my best friend. I don't really have a girl best friend, so I'm glad he stepped in and took that spot :) I tell him everything. I count on him for everything. We love eachother lots and love being married. I was totally meant to be married. I could never live alone haha!

Well, that's it for today! Till tomorrow. For now, I tag my sisters to do this. Chelsey, Adrianne, Lindsey, Kaitlin, and Even my mom if she will. :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

a quote book

I am always hearing funny things or awesome quotes or hear people use a talk that I like and I can never remember them later. Hence, the quote and thought book. These little notebooks are 79 cents at walmart and I love them! I use them for everything. I have one that I use for hair too. When I need new product, I write it down. So, I will carry this with me everywhere and when I hear something I want to remember or even just little thoughts I get throughout the day or things I don't want to forget, they will be written in this little notebook! 

I just traced out the notebook on some scrapbook paper, cut it out, and modpodged it on. For the flower, I cut out a few circles and wrinkled them, glued them together, added a button.

I printed out some words on the backside of the paper with the font sara's cute font from kevinandamanda.com. 

on the back, I printed the words "I am the one who writes my own story."


closeup of the cute flower

That's it! Hope you like it. It's easy enough that you all can make it. I already wrote my first quote in it: by : Kathleen H. Hughes
"Life often feels like a great pile of obligations, frustrations, and disappointments. But the Lord is there, always the same, His arms still outstretched. When we feel overwhelmed, we have to remember the peace He has spoken to us on previous occasions. His peace brings comfort and strength; the world cannot give that to us."
I love that quote.

I also wanted to let you all know about a week full of giveaway's over at my friend Laura's blog! It's her blog anniversary and so this week she is doing giveaways every day! So exciting. So head on over there and enter to win something amazing. :)

A good old fashion update on Kev and my life is coming up this week. Sorry I have been bad at updating on our boring old life :) Can I just say real quick, I love my husband. My studly stud husband who is the love of my life? He is amazing. Tonight, I haven't stopped smiling because he just makes me so happy. I am SO grateful for him. love love love me some husband. :)

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