Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Just in Case...

I don't write on this blog anymore and I don't think anyone is following it, but just in case someone out there wanted to read Benton's birth story and didn't know where to find it, Here is the link.

Monday, July 22, 2013

financial burdens

For whatever reason it helps me to write about the money things that are concerning me. Since my last money post I did get a Mazda 5 (yes I am spoiled.) I also found a good price on some bedding that works (and I never make the bed... Fail.) I got insurance covered care from a chiro because I got lightly rear ended. Still looking pre schools.
I'm a bit stressed about money today. Thankfully we have been blessed with extra work for Ryan which will keep us afloat but it's still annoying.
We recently had a pricey trip to the ER because of my anemia. We are trying to pay the rest of the  birthing center/ midwife fees for this baby. My anemia has also made me visit an OB a couple times and have several more expensive lab tests done. I'm on a bunch of supplements and considering trying other more expensive irons to see if they sit better with me.
Our scooter got impounded this weekend for no reason.
Kevin just got a new prescription and needs new lenses for his glasses (his prescription is super strong and requires special lens to not look like coke bottles.)
I'm out of contacts and need a haircut really bad.

Any way I just needed to write it down somewhere because it really doesn't feel as out of control like this.

Friday, January 4, 2013

If I Were a Rich Man

We are waiting patiently on either a well deserved raise or even a new job to fall into Ryan's lap. Don't get me wrong I'm glad he has a decent job it just sucks that we paid for a masters degree and he doesn't make enough to do much more than pay for those loans. We never knew we'd regret getting an education so much! We believe in getting out of debt not creating it. Any extra income goes towards school loans and we don't believe in consumer debt (credit cards and such.)

Here's my wish list...

Preschool- Kaylee asks to go to school every single day. I feel like the worst mom on the planet. I never thought of preschool as a need. I always thought most people just sent their kids to preschool to get a break from them but now that she begs for it I feel horrible about not finding her one.

Chiropractic- I've always survived without it, but pregnancy really takes it toll on your body and I wish I could plan to see a chiropractor regularly while I'm pregnant to help prevent some of those aches and pains.

Mazda 5- I've always said that when we had 3 kids we would upgrade to a Car that could actually fit three children but as it stands I don't think it's gonna happen. I'll never leave the house again in 8 months ;)

Tanning- I want to make tanning at the gym part of my routine because vitamin D is the cure to just about everything. I just need that little bit of energy and warmth that comes from a few minutes in a tanning bed but it costs money! Since it's literally below zero outside lately getting free UV rays is definitely not going to happen so winter blues are inevitable!

King Bedding- My new bed frame doesn't really have bedding to go with it. Not the end of the world.

I have been looking into getting some of these things on trade for some of Ryan's web services so maybe something will work out.

The good news is that a lot of the little things we've needed for a while were given to us my family members for Christmas :) Also I can't really complain because I'm super spoiled in that I got a new bed frame recently and a new phone (and I LOVE them both!)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hello out there...

It's true I have stopped blogging :-/ I'm not really sure anyone is out there still reading it. Most of the people who were the ones reading my blog are all on facebook where I keep everything very up to date with pictures and status'. I'm mostly done with this blog but maybe I'll pop in every now and then and write down a few things for journaling's sake
I am still doing the 365 album and still working towards finishing my certification. I have 1 paying client and two volunteer work clients so I will have all three certification births done soon! Go like my doula facebook page please.(http://www.facebook.com/doulautah) Ryan is still works for Oozle. They are making some changes there but luckily those changes involve keeping him around. Kevin will soon be getting his indestructible $300 glasses! Hopefully his prescription doesn't change often cause those things were expensive! Patching works more effectively now but he still hates it. Kaylee is freaking hilarious. She is such a talker now and notices/ remembers the funniest things. The other night I was at chases and Ryan came over after on the scooter. WHen we went to leave He and I climbed into the car and totally forgot the scooter. He pulled down the street and Kaylee very matter of factly says Dad you forgot your motorcycle. We just got back from the Hightower family Lake Powell trip (pics on facebook) and had a blast! There were a lot of things that I didn't like last year like Kaylee hating the boat so me NEVER getting to do anything so I am so glad this year left such a better taste in my mouth! Looking forward to it again next year :)

Good times!

<3 Stacey

Sunday, January 22, 2012


So I've been talking about being a Doula for a while now and I am happy to say I am making progress on the goal. I am currently enrolled in a Doula course through SLCC with 2 amazing teachers who have both been in the field for 20+ years! I love my class (except the assignments... didn't I finish school?) When I finish I will have a lot of things crossed off the DONA (Doulas of North America) certification list. Ryan has also thrown a little website together for me and I have been adding content and things. All the interesting things I find about pregnancy, labor and delivery, postpartum, etc, I have been posting on the blog section of my site. There is still pages and things to be added but It's still fun to have. You can check it out at DoulaUtah.com
Let me know what you think and also if you catch my typos or have idea for added content please let me know!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

365 Pictures

So I'm doing a picture a day for a whole year challenge. I don't think anyone who reads my blog is not on facebook but just in case here you go.
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click on that link periodically to keep up with my day to day :) It's been fun so far!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas

Here is our 2011 Christmas Card. Hope you have a very merry Christmas this year!