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Pre-Christmas Festivities

Christmas is by far the most wonderful time of the year! We have been able to do some fun things with this winter weather and in preparation for the big day. After the 'BIG blizzard' hit Utah, JD and Dutch took Jonnie out sledding just in my parents' front yard.... and she loved it!
As soon as we got up to Montana on the 10th, we hurried and got our Christmas tree cut down! Jonnie zonked out on the way up there since Grandpa was driving grandpa speeds in the loader in front of us;)...

so JD and Charlie were in charge of finding our tree.....

..... and I stayed in the truck with her. Look how deep that snow is! No thanks. I didn't wear snow pants!

Such a fun tradition up here at the ranch though.

Good thing we got it that Sunday cause JD got called a couple hours later by Tampa Bay and had to head there the next day. We miss him:(.



Has it really been THREE years already?! On December 8th, we celebrated our anniversary and believe it or not.... we got to spend it together! JD got back from Miami on the 7th and then left for Tampa on the 11th so luckily we got to squeeze in a day together in between. We were in Utah so my Mom offered to watch Jonnie... thanks mom:) JD and I started out by going to 'linner' at Rodizio Grill... YUM!... then we went to see a movie, which NEVER HAPPENS! It was so nice to just get some alone time with my sexy husband. I sure do love him! We headed home after that and finished the night with little Jonnie Belle by going to DQ for a blizzard and snuggling up next to the fire to watch Home Alone.

I was SO excited when JD called and told me he was on his way home... an anniversary is no bueno if the hubby isn't around. We might not be together for Christmas this year:( so at least we got to spend this day together.
JD didn't know if he would be home or not so he had roses sent to me from Miami. What a sweet boy I have.
This is the only picture we took together! We are kind of lame.... but at least we got one with Jonnie the next day!
Here we are... 23 week belly and all.
She LOVES her Daddy so. It is quite adorable to see them together.

And here is my lil sugar mama. These were right before we went to our big ultrasound to see little brother:)

JD, I love you MORE today than the day I married you. Can't wait for our forever years to come!


my little helper

 I always wanted to have a boy first so he could look out for the other brothers and sisters & stuff like that.  I now know why Jonnie was the first-born...... so she could help her mama!! She seriously is the best helper... it doesn't matter what I'm doing: wiping up messes, folding clothes, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming, sweeping. She loves it all! And from the motherly instincts that she shows with her babies, I'll bet she's gonna be a GREAT big sister too:) Here are some of her vacuuming in AZ... she LOVED that it was just her size.


Halloween in Utah

We were able to be in Utah for Halloween this year and were able to fly JD back that day so he didn't have to miss out on the trick or treating! Jonnie dressed up as a witch and wore the cute Halloween dress that Grandma Nan made her.... and even though it was raining the whole time... she LOVED trick or treating. She master 'trick or treat' just in the knick of time and was amazed at how easy it was to get candy after saying it! We had lots and lots of fun with my family and are now having fun in Arizona:) Here are some of my favorites from the scary night.
The lighting was horrible... but this is before we headed out.
 Had to document my brother's awesome Halloween mullet. Sorry ladies, he's taken! haha
 Ready for the rain.

All in all it was a super fun Halloween. We were glad we got to spend it with family which made it that much better! Weird to think that next Halloween we'll be in Oklahoma! AND with another baby.... CRAZY!


A Place Where Dreams Come True

We were able to take Jonnie to Disney World last week before we got the heck outta Florida and I'm so glad we did! Even though she won't remember it, we'll always have the pictures and Miss Daisy to remind her.
She picked out Daisy the duck and it was love at first sight!
At least through all the craziness of moving a million times we've been able to find time to do some fun things and create some good memories as a family. JD and I were talking about how all our other kids will probably think Jonnie is so lucky for doing all the fun stuff we've been able to do the last year and a half.... then we'll just remind them that she hardly knew what her own bed was.. and the word HOME??? What the heck is that anyways?! She might not know that one for another year or so! Though these have been some crazy times, we wouldn't trade them for anything. All I know is I sure do love my crazy little family! Here are some of my favorites from our Disney World adventures:)

Right after we entered the park. We had to get pictures w/
 the pumpkins so we'd remember we went around Halloween.
The castle! There were so many people walking around us...
 I thought we might get run over. 
Directing us where she wanted to go.
She got to drive the go carts and LOVED it.
When she sat down you couldn't see her head
so all the pics look like the car is driving itself
and JD is just enjoying the ride!
Checking out Mickey Mouse's house. 
We took a break to let JD go on a fun ride. It was H.O.T.
If you look closely you can see the bead of sweat
dripping down her face. Luckily she zonked out for a
good nap just a minute after this.
Before one of the shows... she was diggin' the glasses.
Flyin' on the Dumbo ride. It's funny how what we consider 'fun'
changes so much once you have kiddies! 
No doubt about it, she loved the
mary-go-round. It amazes me how much
like her Daddy this girl really is! 
She reminds me every now and then though that she's still
my baby too. Definitely got my sweet tooth. Loving the
cotton candy!
We took a break so Jonnie could run around a bit and she
was so dang funny. She would slide down and then sit at
the bottom and wait for the other kids to slide... and when
they would she would stand there and clap her hands and scream
YAYYYY!! She is such a funny little thing! Gonna be the best
big sister!
Still not a fan of all the characters. She cried right after I snapped
the pic! 
This was going into the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I though
she might get scared cause it was dark and a little creepy but
she loved it. The ride ended up stalling so we were stuck on the
boat for like 45 minutes. Luckily we had the most redneck kids
I'd ever heard sitting behind us to entertain us. JD swore they
were the kids from Talladega Nights.


First Snow

If Jonnie could be outdoors all day every day, SHE WOULD. So after the first big snow fall up here in Montana yesterday, I told her we'd have a big movie marathon and stay warm inside all day long! Well, that lasted all of one movie:) I can only hold her off so long after she brings me my boots and says "Mom, boots! Ousi!  (outside) and pointing to the door."... So after getting all my snuggles in, munching on some popcorn and watching 'The Princess and the Frog',
This girl LOVES her popcorn.
We even made a bed on the floor but she opted for the couch
once the popcorn came out:)
we headed out to play in the snow. She loved every minute of it and it was like pulling teeth to get her to go back inside! All worth it though; my favorite thing about this lil lady is how she soaks everything in and genuinely just loves life. I can't get enough of this munchkin. 
Showing she's ONE... and her first real snow:)
Loving it. Her favorite part was eating the snow. Hey, as long
as it's not yellow!
This is from a couple days ago before we went
to play outside... it was c.o.l.d. But she wouldn't
 take no for an answer.  She pulls quite the
outfits up here... my favorite part of being up
here! No one but family really ever sees you!
Right before we went out to help the guys ship
 cows. She LOVES to be a part of whatever
is going on. This place is seriously
 heaven on earth for her.

Well that's all for now folks. In a few days we are heading back to Utah to hang out with my fam for Halloween weekend and to hopefully find out whether baby #2 is a girl or boy:) Guesses anyone?!


my pregnancy must-have

I get lots of questions about what the heck these holographic chips are that I often talk about. So I figured I would do a post on here that I could always have to refer people to for more in depth info.  I was a guest blogger and posted about this a couple months ago but I didn't put it up on my blog so I figured I might as well do that for ya'll. As a little background, ibuprofen used to be my go-to guy for just about everything until I was introduced to a new technology in holographic chips that offers the same results without all the negative side effects.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and my advice is not intended to prevent disease, heal, or cure anything. I am simply sharing with you my knowledge of this product and the successes I've experienced from using it. 

We all know the cost of medicine.... but are we aware of the price we're truly paying?

There are warnings on the bottles, but do we really read them? The use of pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen are one of the leading causes of stomach ulcers and have been associated with side effects ranging from stomach upset to stomach bleeding, which can be life threatening. In fact, NSAID use leads to more than 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths each year in the United States. That happens to be more deaths than from AIDS and more than four times as many deaths as those from cervical cancer. Both pain and sleep medications that many people take daily have side effects that are life threatening, yet people don't think twice before reaching for them in their cabinet. I feel so fortunate to have a completely safe alternative to these medications.

How do the chips actually work?
 CieAura holographic chips are based off of 3000 years of research in regards to and work much like acupuncture.  HarmonicFM has discovered a way to adhesively bind intrinsic energies into holograms for the purpose of influencing the human cycle.  The chips influence key points to create the desired effect. The natural meridians in our body get out of balance and cause blockages in the natural energy flow between the vital organs, cells and tissues of the body. The body works to connect these energy flows; however, without help, there is rarely if ever a balance in our body that keeps energy, concentration, stamina, and plus and minus (Yin and Yang) at the optimum level.

The intrinsic energies infused into the chips are formulas composed of over 30 inputs. Depending on the formula, different results can be achieved and CieAura chips can aid the body to naturally correct energy deficiencies, discomfort, and rest issues. When placed within approximately 2 inches of the body, the energies interact with the body’s field and help the body regulate itself naturally. Again, the chips are totally non transdermal. Nothing enters the body.  No drugs are used and no associated side effects are present.  With the use of CieAura chips, we see and feel the body meridians come into balance, relieve blockages, and the energy flows take over. 

What are the different types of chips?
CieAura currently has six different chips on the market and are in the process of creating more (a weight loss chip should be released in the next few months---woohoo!!)   
 Pure Relief (pain)-- uses your body’s natural meridians and interacts with your body to rapidly reduce or eliminate discomfort by redirecting its energy flow.

 Rest Quiet (sleep)-- will not put you to sleep, but they allow a deeper more restful night. They will put you into REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. Sharp, clear dreams are a sign it is working. The chips can reduce or eliminate annoying respiratory snoring while resting and can provide a thorough restful sleep so you wake up refreshed.

 Pure Energy Plus (energy / overall balance)-- doesn't create a burst of energy but a subtle increase of consistent energy, balance, and mental alertness all day long...naturally. It is the chip that creates a total body balance to help with overall wellness.

CX2 (enhances athletic performance)--significantly improves endurance, mental clarity and focus, stamina, balance and muscle mass as you workout or compete. 

 EMF-- counteracts your cell phone’s emissions and fortifies your body’s natural resistance to EMFs, especially in concentrated areas on the body such as your ears and brain.
Sinus Allergy Relief-- Our bodies were not intended to have allergic reactions.  This chip helps balance energies and strengthen your body's system, specifically as it relates to sinus allergy reactions, and put you back to your natural base functions. Also can be used on reactions to food allergies and common cold symptoms...(great for infants since they no longer recommend cold medicine.)

What do I use the chips for?
I know when I was first introduced to the chips I was a little skeptical that something that looked much like a sticker could actually help me.  But after using them myself and also seeing the results they had on my hubby, friends, and family I can't help but know they work.  We honestly use these now for everything.  About the only time we use medicine is if we need antibiotics or something along those lines.  I'll just share a few of the experiences with you so you can better understand what you can use these chips for in your own families. 

Pure Relief
Headaches/ migraines: Place a Pure Relief chip on either temple, behind either ear, on forehead, or at base of neck to relieve headaches AND migraines. <------------ (LOVE THESE WHILE I'M PREGNANT!)
ANY aches and pain: Place a Pure Relief chip on any site of pain to help relieve or alleviate discomfort-- (if in doubt, place between the pain and your brain). YES, any pain:. arthritis, heel spurs, fibromyalgia, MS, menstrual cramps AND labor,gout, plantar faciitis, shin splints, back aches, any area while recovering from surgery, just regular aches and pains in general.
**You can also place a Pure Relief chip on your head or around mouth after visits to the dentist instead of taking the pain medications. My mother in law had EIGHT teeth pulled and used one Pure Relief chip for 3 days instead of her prescribed percoset and all the throbbing was alleviated within 20 minutes. 

Rest Quiet
The Rest Quiet chips are NOT meant to put you to sleep. Once you are asleep, they help get you into your REM sleep, allowing you to get much more quality sleep with vivid dreams (my favorite part) and help you to feel refreshed in the morning instead of groggy and sluggish. You simply place one chip on either temple, or on the left inner aspect of the foot between the inner ankle and the heel before you go to sleep.
**MOMS-- My daughter didn't sleep through the night until she was 11 1/2 months old.  I placed one Rest Quiet chip on her foot one night and she FINALLY slept through the night! I only had to do it one night and she has been great ever since, with an occasional wake up every now and then of course. I seriously love these things! They are perfectly safe for everyone-- pregnant girls and infants included.

Pure Energy Plus
When I first used the Pure Energy Plus chip, I was expecting the to feel the same effects that energy drinks give me.  This isn't the case. It doesn't give you a burst of energy; instead it allows you to feel a consistent increase in overall energy and mental alertness and clarity.  These are also the chips that we use for many different things for complete body balance.  
**Some of things that the Energy chips are used for are: mental clarity (great for studying to stay focused and on task), draggy pregnancy days, cerebral palsy, breathing difficulty, circulation trouble, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, narcolepsy, ADD, autism, MS, and blood clots.  

The EMF chips are so simple and easy.  You place one chip on the back of your cell phone and it counteracts the radiation for up to 3 months.  You would then just replace it with a new one.  This one is harder to share a testimonial about since I don't feel the effects right away like the other chips.  However, we did do a muscle test and were able to see apparent results. TEST RESULTS: Place your arm out straight and try to resist someone pushing it down.  First you hold your arm out straight and in your other hand, hold your cell phone without an EMF chip on it and place it against your chest.  While trying to resist, your arm will basically just fall without much strength to resist the person pushing down. Immediately after, you place an EMF chip on the phone and do the same test and you are able to resist the person pushing down on your arm enough to hold it up. I hope that made sense because it is pretty incredible to see! Placing an EMF chip is a simple thing to do and it can make a huge difference in the health of our brain especially. With the amount of people that use cell phones so frequently, this is a chip everyone needs! Here is some physical evidence:
(The least amount of red the better.)
 The CX2 chips are great for anyone who needs a little extra 'umph' performance wise.  Many runners will use the CX2 chips for big races or any type of athlete can use these for games to aid in peak performance.  My husband plays football so the CX2 chips are great for him to use on special occasions like on game day.  They come with 2 different types of chips: the first is a professional strength energy chip that aids in performance, stamina, etc. The second is a circulation chip that you place on the areas that are most likely to be sore after the performance.  These ones aid in a speedy recovery. 

Three Key Factors:
 They have found that the chips work 95% of the time.  In order to have the best results, it's important to remember three key factors. Hydration-- drink lots of water since everything in your body uses water to communicate. Location--Sometimes it can be as simple as moving a chip ever so slightly to start feeling immediate results.  Some areas on certain people work better for them than others.  It's important to find what works best for you.  Duration-- Some people will feel the chips working almost immediately, while others it may take a couple weeks to really notice the difference.  This may also have to do with the degree of injury. The sleep chips are the same way.  Those who have serious sleeping problems may see slight changes right away or it might take wearing the chips each night for a week before they begin dreaming and waking up feeling more refreshed.  Each chip lasts 2-3 days; the sleep chips are the only ones you wear only when you're sleeping. If you remember these three things though, your body will love you for it!

If you'd like to try these chips on you or someone you know, or simply would like more information, feel free to contact me through my CieAura website.  Just click on my name and my contact information will be listed so you can email or call me anytime. You can order straight from the website; and if this is something that really interests you, you can also become an independent retailer yourself.

If you'd like to try a sample pack (2 chips each of the Pure Relief, Pure Energy Plus, and Rest Quiet) those aren't available on the site but I can get those for you so let me know! 20% off sample packs through November 1st when you mention this blog!