Monday, July 28, 2008

Gotta love a 4 year old's honesty

Ok so I had to blog tonight on something that really entertained me this past weekend. I had the great oppertunity to watch 3 little girls for a friend of mine while she and her husband took a weekend trip. It was so fun to be able to hang out with my little friends. Especially because they love me and they are so honest. They also know how much I love them. 4 years olds I decided can sometimes be a little too honest and the things that fly out of there mouths sometimes are down right hilarious. I had a little note book handy because I knew that I would be laughing at the funny things these kids would say. Especially the 4 year old Ciel. I wrote down most everything that I laughed at coming out of her mouth. I don't have kids of my own and it made me want them more and more after hanging out this weekend. (Not to mention, they are a bit dramatic at times too! Everything is SO much!!!)

CiCi'isms. (4 Year Old)

Abbey: Do you want to watch Lion King?
Ciel: No, I want to watch Little Mermaid
Abbey: Little Mermaid is on video tape and your VCR does not work
Ciel: Oh Dang it!
Abbey: How about we watch Brother Bear
Ciel: Oh ok I love that one
Abbey: Are you ready then?

A while into the movie CiCi and I were lying right next to eachother on the couch and we were kinda squished, so I asked her if she was comfortable

Ciel: Yeah I just have to put my armpits in.

Abbey: Thanks Ciel for giving me a kiss that is so nice of you!
Ciel: Did you know that sometimes girls can marry girls?
Abbey: Uh, yeah I guess. (I did not know what to say at this point, this was coming from a 4 year old)
Ciel: My friend Paris told me that girls can marry girls.

Lets just say the conversation ended there.

Maddie: (Ciel's 11 year old sister) CiCi why don't you come eat your pizza
Ciel: Because I don't want to Maddie
Maddie: It's going to be wasted and your going to be in trouble
Ciel: (So LOUD that she could have woke up the neighborhood) MADDIE! IT'S WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT!

that made no sense whatsover but it made us all laugh so hard.

CiCi: Abbey do you want to taste the most delicious food in ever and ever
Abbey: Sure!
CiCi: Ok, Hold on you will love it!
Abbey: I'll bet, can't wait!
CiCi: (Bringing over a box of cereal) Stick your hand in and try
Abbey: Yum those are delicious (Blueberry Frosted Mini Wheats)
CiCi: Aren't they just delicious! I love them!


Ok so this is where the honesty kicks in...I thought this was the funniest thing. My friend Kaycee and I took the kids up to Silver Lake on Sunday for a walk and picnic. Kaycee has a 4 year old little Kyli who is the cutest thing in the world. It was nice to see Ciel and her get along so well. We were walking down the board walk and Kaycee and I were kinda minding our own business when a family of Polygamist people walked past.

Kyli: (SO LOUD RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM SAID...) Mom, why is that lady wearing a white long dress when she is hiking.
Kaycee: You know that is a great question.

I was laughing so hard I could barely contain myself, Kyli was just curious to know why this person was wearing her long dress with pants underneath and she did not care to say it right in front of her. It is those moments you want to just crawl under a rock and die. CLASSIC!

I had to take Ciel to the potty because she was walking kinda funny and doing the pee pee dance.

Abbey: Do you need any help CiCi
Ciel: Nope
Ciel: Actually, I do need help.
Abbey: Are you ok?
Ciel: No, I can't get my underwear down its too tight!

I walk in there and she had both legs through one leg hole in her underwear. No wonder's she was walking funny! I had asked her earlier that day to go change her underwear...I guess she needed my help! Man it was so funny!

I could go on and on...I feel so lucky to know these little people in my life. They keep me grounded and I am so grateful for those oppertunities. If you have little kids, next time they say something funny you need to write it down. It would be cool to show them years down the road when you need a good laugh, or when you need something to make you smile on a not so good day. I love kids!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chase Walker Photography

Last night I went out on a photo shoot with an amazing photographer. Check out his website. He is a new photographer mentoring from some amazing people and he is building his portfolio. He asked me to be a model for him and I was reluctant to go but all in all had a good time. I am no model but it was fun to feel pretty for a minute. Tell me what you think.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Week In Review

Madelyn, Abbey, Kyli at the Draper Day's Rodeo

Kyli, Madelyn, Sarah at the Rodeo. I love being with the girls!

Allison, Abbey, Savannah at the Rodeo

Abbey and Sarah at the Draper Rodeo

Abbey and Madelyn at the Draper Rodeo! I really can't get enough of my nieces!

Well it is Sunday night and I am about to go up to bed but I decided to sit down and write a blog tonight. I had a great week. I have to say what amazing friendships I have started to build lately. I have had some amazing people come into my life. Let me review on the great things that happened to me this week.

*Home from Vegas, it was so great to come home and get back into my routine. Teaching my cycle class Monday night was a great highlight.
*I love Allie, Matt and Jay. I am so fortunate to work with them and I look forward to the laughs every single day. They are great people!
*Harmon's Sushi, it was the first meal I had when I came home.
*Fusion on Wednesday night, great class Kaycee!
*So you think you can dance! It is my favorite T.V. show. The dance done with Katie and Will to Imagine by David Archuleta was out of this world amazing. How do people move like that...I am so intrigued!
*My sweet friend Debbie. She is so full of wisdom and is so beautiful. I am so grateful for new friends like her, someone I know now that I will be friends with forever. I learned a great deal from her this week and I will forever be connected to her for the help she gave to me. I love her!
*Seeing people that couldn't run or use their limbs as I can made a huge difference in my life. Made me feel grateful for what I have and the health and strength of my own body.
*My mom, what an amazing mom
*Allison my sister. Watching her makes me want to be a mom. She is so beautiful and I am so grateful for her as my sister
*My family
*I adopted a new child to spoil this week. Kyli, now this little girl is so fantastic. I was laughing so hard when she and I had a little conversation in the car. Kyli-"You know what Abbey?" Abbey-"What Kyli?" Kyli-"My dogs have been having problems lately?" Abbey-"Really, sad what kind of problems?" Kyli-"No, its ok they have problems because they are getting better." Abbey-"Oh, ok." Kyli-"You know where pets with problems go?" Abbey-"Nope, where do they go?" Kyli-"They go to the pets with problems store." It was the cutest thing I have ever heard in my life! Thanks Kyli for making my weekend great!
*The Draper rodeo with my family. Listening to my dad laugh at the clowns jokes when they weren't even funny. I got a kick out of it and realized how much I loved my dad.
*BBQ at the Burger's house. Jeff's amazing Salmon. He was so proud of it.
*Riding my bike up Big Cottonwood Canyon with Debbie, Kaycee, Jaynann and Tara. It was so much fun. Then eating breakfast at Silverfork and talking on the deck while sitting in the sun for a hour or so. Riding down so fast to the base of the canyon, feeling like I was on top of the world and being so grateful for what I have and where I live.
*Fusion class on Sunday morning
*Talking in church on Sunday. Feeling the spirit and the peace that comes from it was amazing.
*Call from Brother Moyer made my night
*Janessa my cousin reaching the Suncrest summit on her bike after I told her she would do it and her not believing me!
*Getting invited to go see John Mayer and buying my tickets!
*Getting my E.L.F. makeup order in the mail this week. AMAZING product! Love makeup!
*Madelyn, my sweet Madelyn. Getting to snuggle with her
*Having a sleepover with Madelyn, Sarah and Savannah in my little queen size bed and all of us sleeping diagnol. Love them!
*Fireworks and Friends
*The Moon

I had a great week. I appreciate all my friends that have come into my life recently and for the amazing difference they have made in my life. I hope everyone has a great week next week!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Do!

Alright, I finally got my hair done after a long hiatus from not doing anything to it. Typical daily hair routine for me consists of washing my hair and brushing it. I let it air dry because I am usually late for work. So upon returning from all my trips and races I decided to pamper myself a bit. Do you like the bangs? I think I will keep them for awhile...we will see how long this lasts! ;) Thanks to Sydney the wonderful hair dresser who takes care of me.

Yes I had to take a picture of myself to get it! Don't laugh!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

IDEA Fitness Convention July 8th-13th 2008, Top Ten List and more...

The AMAZING booth we set up at the expo! Impact Fitness Wear

Good Times! First day selling!

Megan the owner of Impact Fitness this is why I came to help support her and her awesome fitness clothing line!

Mindy what a cute person she is, I loved hanging with you Mindy!

I LOVE YOU KIRSTEN her and I had the funnest time's with the Top Ten list! We will sure miss the juice man.

Danny! What a good sport! Megan's hubby, he was always working so hard to make us girls happy! The trip would not have been the same without you.

Well I'm finally home after a crazy June and July! Every year I go out to this convention to get some much needed ideas for my group fitness career in teaching. This is very entertaining for me to attend Idea. Usually what happens is I go and really I don't come home with tons of ideas. What I do come home with is hillarious stories and great memories. This convention is packed full of people of every shape, size and say the least! Master presenters from around the nation come and present their format to the attendees. (Which are other fitness instructors, guru's ect.) Our day's are packed full of workouts and lectures. Then there is the awesome expo where vendors come with their product to sale to the many of us who just don't know how to stop swiping that piece of plastic on more and more and more fitness clothes and accessories. I have more work out clothes than I can use but I kept buying and its all in good fun! Here are some highlights.

The last couple of years I have also been going out there to work for Impact Fitness Wear and sell Megan's awesome fitness clothing line at the expo. It is a hoot! We made up the top 10 list and if something is funny or weird enough it goes on the top 10 list for the top funniest things we see at the convention. If you make the top ten then it has to be good!

Kirstin and I's second top ten. This is just not right. This guy's shirt was a little small but you can tell he is really into aerobic's. We saw a whole bunch of these type's of outfit's on the wrong gender.

Tuesday July 8th
*Fly out to Vegas at 8 am with Sariah, stoked to go to Vegas!
*Meet Megan at the Marriot it is 115 degrees! Can't wait to work her Impact Fitness booth!
*Set up booth and expo hall opens at 4:30-7pm. First top ten occurred within ten minutes of opening. I called it! I told Megan and the girls that the Asian's love the headbands for some reason its their favorite thing. Well we put the headband's up and guess who are first customer was, well I will post a picture. It was awesome! We laughed our butts off!

*Close down the booth
*THE FUN REALLY BEGINS...Meet Kaycee at the Condo at 10:30 P.M.
*Go to the store and run into a man with a gun at Food 4 Less, NO JOKE! We were trying to dodge him the entire time, but Kaycee walked down his aisle kiddin me. She said she didn't want to look like a target. I was outta there. No more Food 4 Less anymore. We did get our oatmeal. PHEW!
*Emily arrives at the condo 1:30 a.m.

WEDS July 9th
*Wake up time to go to the EXPO and work! MORE TOP TENS TODAY!
*Strike with Kimberly Spreen from Lifetime Fitness at 5:30 AWESOME WORKOUT!
*Dinner at Grand Lux Cafe for Megans Birthday. YUMMY!
*Go back to condo goodnight!

All of us girls! Happy Birthday Megs!

THURS July 10th
*Wake up and head to EXPO SELL OUR GUTS OUT!
*Kaycee picked me up at EXPO we head back to get ready for SUSHI at a place called RA. VERY YUMMY!
*hung out and baught fun make up in Sephora, went dancing and went to a piano bar. Fun times!
*Get stuck in a parking garage at 4 a.m. took us 45 minutes to find a way out, had to get security. I thought I was going to die of being so tired!
Kaycee and Abbey at the Piano Bar. Kaycee is always one to make a trip a bit more exciting with her humor and the way she just is! I want to thank her personally for the many laughs and good times! I don't know if many could say they love their boss. I love my boss and she is a great friend.

Emily Dancing!
FRIDAY July 11th
*Kaycee and I went to a hole in the wall Sushi place for dinner that was amazing!
*Sonic Burger Shakes! Getting fatter by the minute
*Go back to condo and just hang in our pajama's.
*Bed time

SATURDAY July 12th
*No Expo today
*Do some damage at the outlets.
*Drive to St. George and stay at Kaycee's parents house

SUNDAY July 13th


Part of our Top 10 List. I spotted this guy at the Piano Bar, he looked like he just needed a woman. It was so funny!


1. Asian lady buying the first headband, after I called it! If you were there you would have laughed your brains out!
2. Guy in the aerobics its just not right.
3. Lady with the red shiny fake leather purse shaped as a watering can. I thought she was coming in to water our clothes...oh wait its a purse.
4. The guy running for dear life on the strip passing up two girls standing on the side walk in there running clothes and shoes doing nothing..who should be running here?? This other guy was in his jeans and tee funny!
5. The old lady decked out in spandex and eighties leg warmers with boxers over the top of her pants rocking out in a dance session. I literally thought I was going to die! She had some great moves if I must say!
6. Kaycee missing every possible exit and never one time getting on the right exit..well maybe once, the last day.
7. The old lady rocking out at dynamix music booth with the ear phones on and acting like nobody was watching. She had a magnifying glass in one hand because she couldn't see the songs she was picking. Not to say the least her little jig she was doing while listening to the music selections.
8. The guy at the piano bar decked out in American Flag apparel and all sorts of pins on his shirt. Enjoying his time alone, but he did need a lady!
9. The camel toe I called out..yes the many camel toe's I called out but this one was the worst of all..and sad to say I think the lady heard me because she looked down at her crotch and left the booth...I felt bad!
10. A lady that had probably size triple ee boobs and I am not exaggerating!She asked for a size small tank and than I looked at Kirsten with all sorts of confusion when she told us she was a 32 bust. Lets just say we got Megan. HILLARIOUS!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July and Biking!

At the top of Emmigration Canyon

Holy cow I have had alot going on lately. It seems that I have not stopped to breathe and take everything in that I have been doing the last few weeks. Since the Ragnars Wasatch Back Relay, I have been to Lake Powell and back, I also took a trip the very next weekend to Logan for the MS 150 ride that I did with Life Time fitness. Please read on as this is my second post today because of so much that has been going on that I have not yet blogged about. I leave Tuesday for Vegas for the Idea Fitness convention and I already can't wait! I will be headed down with some of my Life Time friends and I will be helping Megs out in her awesome Impact Fitness Booth for the week. Last night was the 4th of July and it was so nice to be with my family. We went to my sisters house and had a bbq and watched my dad as he and Joseph entertained us with store baught fireworks. The funniest part was playing cop patrol, making sure they were not lingering around the neighborhood to catch us in our mischief. I love my family!

SO, today I finally got some alone time. I have not had any in awhile. I'm the type of girl that every once in awhile I just need a break and I need some Abbey time. So, of course I decided to take that much needed alone time and go for a 70 mile bike ride. It was a long day but the views at the top of Emmigration canyon was amazing! It was very hot and by this time my arms were full of heat blisters so I quickly got back on my bike and made my way back home. What an amazing thing it is to see such views after a long hard climb. It makes it worth it!

View at the top of Emmigration Canyon after a long ride from home

Over the weekend, just being silly!

Keep reading on to see my latest blogging about the MS ride.

MS 150 Life Time Fitness June 28th 2008

Let me just say that I really do have the best job in the world! It is times like these and events like this that I am reminded of how lucky I am to be a part of such an amazing team. Last weekend was the MS 150 bike ride in Logan. Life Time is always a huge part of this and we try to raise as much as we can for this great cause. This year we had the biggest team of 177 riders. We rode 100 miles in 97 degree heat but it didn't matter, I was with my favorite people in the world. I rode with Kaycee, Deb, Heidi and Kasi and we called ourselves the fab 5. Nobody else could stand a chance to hang with us, so we stayed together and kicked major booty. The 100 mile ride would not have been the same without them. We also had a blast hanging out the night before. We had 4 people in one king size bed and that alone was a comedy. I don't think I slept and if I did it was probably for only ten minutes. The night before we decorated our bikes and stayed up late laughing and eating candy. Kaycee and I had noise makers on our bikes to keep everyone entertained. I had a huge horn that we baught at Walmart on our way up and Kaycee had a rubber parrot named Pete that I had mounted on her handle bars. Holy crap, we almost peed our pants everytime we honked these suckers. So did everybody else! Anyways, here is some pictures of the race. I don't have many posted, but once I get the others from Kaycee I will blog more about my fun weekend. Enjoy!

My team! I can't express to you how much these people mean to me. LOVE YOU!

All of the girls being silly! This pyramid did not last long, we all fell like two seconds later! Kaycee we can't see your muscles because your hair is in the way! ;)

Good Times!

Debbie and Kaycee! Man I love these two!

Yikes! Never cute in a helmet and a very close up picture! I have to say though that I was sure glad to be done with 100 miles!

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