Wednesday, September 25, 2013

::Confidence Fail::

Wednesday, September 25: 
Write about a time you screwed up - a mistake you made. 

 One of my main mistakes comes to me from senior year drill-team competitions. We had 5 seniors who did head stands in our military routine. In every performance at our basketball games I nailed it, held my counts & followed thru with a happy attitude. Shortly before this competition I had broken up with a boy from Soda that had a sister on their team so of course he was there. But front row right in front of almost every position I had, seriously. I had came to impress the judges & that wasn't happening. We did however end up with first, so it was totally ok. Learned that day how much it does not matter what everyone else thinks, only yourself.
Monday, September 23, 2013

::Life As We Know It::

Monday, September 23: 
A "life lately" post. What you're up to, how you're feeling, how you're doing on your goals, etc. Bonus points for great photos! 

Our life lately has been on downtime. Nothing new has happened. I'm getting bigger & the boys are getting more wild with every hour of every day. We have decided this new little BOY ( I'm pretty sure I never did a post on this! I will add pics!!) now has a name. Peyton James Mecham. I can't believe I am going to live in a house full of boys! My goodness I am sure to know every rule of every sport possible. Sometimes I am insanely overwhelmed by all these boys, & wonder where all of my groceries are going. In about 10 years when these boys are drama-free (somewhat anyways) I will be thankful. I will not be buying over priced clothes & wondering how many times a heart can break. Plus, I am gonna have a lot of protectors when they all get big! Other than our big gender reveal. We are pretty boring. It is spud harvest right now. School is out & I have had 2 weeks off of babysitting. Kinda sad, she was just starting to get our schedule down. Hopefully she comes back next week & remembers everything. 
 We are getting Kam every other weekend. I am having a hard time believing he is 5 & in Kindergarten. He just came to dad's house this last weekend & brought homework. It was so fun to see Trevor helping him. I tried to get a picture, but a little 1.5 yr old demanded my attention. 
 Carter is still LOVING Pre-School. He has been pretty bummed that they don't get to go during harvest. It seems like its really fun for him. He decided on a Ninja Turtle for Halloween & is so into the Ninjas Turtles its fun. I think in secret his dad likes to watch the movies & cartoons too!! 
 Wyatt has taken on the spoiled little brother role far to well. He throws tantrums like you wouldn't believe, & still has the stupid binky. I have a love/hate relationship with that stupid thing. He can be the cutest little stink ever, but those moments are rare lately. 
 Peyton & mommy are 19 weeks today! He is kicking lots more at night. Between his kicking & my annoying allergies I haven't got a good night's sleep in a while. They need to figure out a safe & STRONG allergy & cold pill for pregnant girls. Its only fair, seriously. 
 Me & Trev are good. He is still at Kiewit finishing up a reclaiming project, then he will be moved back to the mine most of the employees are at. Like I said before I am babysitting a little girl that is about 14 months. Its fun! I am in the nursery now, so we have been having fun there on Sundays!! Here are a few recent pictures!!

They have a pretty cool dad who loves to play with toys as much as they do!!
Friday, September 20, 2013


Friday, September 20: 
React to this term: comfort. 
Comfort to me is having my husband home after a long day & seeing how excited my boys get to see him. Throughout the day Wyatt says da-da close to a million times throughout the day & his face seriously lights up the second Trev walks through the door! I already know Trev is an amazing dad, but seeing that excitement from his boys comfort me in knowing he could take care of them no matter what.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

::High School Days::

September 17: 
A memory you would love to relive. 

I loved school...almost every aspect of school was good for me. I had good grades & for the most part good teachers too. I was on drill team & lived for dancing. I miss dancing so stinking much. It was such a good relief 7th hour after the stress of tests & hard assignments, to just go dance it off. I had the life in high school, we had so much fun. I miss having such a carefree life, the money from my job was just to spend on whatever! I could shop, I could do whatever I pleased! I had fun & maintained good grades, I worked & still had fun. I learned to be responsible but I do wish I would have been a little more daring. If I could relive anything it would be my carefree high school days.
Monday, September 16, 2013

::Dear Darla::

Monday, September 16:
Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn't necessarily need to be romantic.)

Clever little post title, right? I thought so! Only because Carter & Wyatt love The Little Rascals.

 Dear love of my life: 
 You have done so much for our family! You re the best dad & our boys absolutely idolize your every move. I knew I loved you from our very first date. You have always been so kind & loving. You have made me so much more outgoing & willing to see the fun in little things. You have taught me that a marriage only works with communication, whether you are mad at each other or just talking about each others days. We never go to bed mad at each other. ( maybe annoyed that one is hogging the bed a little to much) We are never to goodbye without telling each other love you first. I can't wait to spend the rest of our life together!! 
 Love, Ky
Friday, September 13, 2013


Friday September 13:
A Self Portrait
This is definitely a relaxed look, so please don't judge & those glasses have become my best friend!
Thursday, September 12, 2013

::Facebook...Instagram & Blogger::

Thursday, September 12: 
Discuss ways that blogging or social media has changed you. 

 I don't think I can really say that it has changed me, ok yeah I guess it has! I like to facestalk or instastalk people! I like to be upset with people who take lots of "no makeup" pictures & still look amazing. I love looking at my family & seeing their cute faces. Blogging has definitely made me more conscious of my kids and the things we do. I take pictures of everything they do! I have over 500 pictures on instagram! I love to look through the past year & see how they have grown!
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

::Shopping Wishlist!::

Wednesday, September 11:
Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.

A few of favorites from my wishlist!!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

::Turning Point In Life::

Tuesday, September 10: 
Describe a distinct moment when your life took a turn. 

 Looking back & thinking about what exactly was the biggest turning point in my life, I thought maybe graduation, moving away from home, getting married or having my babies.... yeah those are definitely huge moments. I thought about it a little more & decided dancing was a factor to life turn. I have always loved dancing. Since I was little, I would dance around the house, demand to be in dance classes & spent hours making up dances in my room downstairs for myself & the little girls I taught! It was my life, more so when I got on the high school drillteam. I also learned what it was like to have the pressure of lots of people staring at my body in tight dance outfits. Enter eating disorder voice in the back of my head at every meal. I wouldn't say that I was out of control completely, but I had my fair share of scary moments. Time I was so hungry I would get lightheaded & have to sit down, excuses I would make up to my parents to avoid eating. I look back now & wonder what I was thinking & how I never got caught. I think the turning point was my senior year when I started dating my amazing, patient & loving husband. I would go to Pocatello on the weekend to see him & sometimes we would go to dinner. One night while he was outside with his roommate I was feeling guilty about eating all that food & threw up. I was caught & have never seen Trev as mad as he was that night to this day. He gave me the ultimatum that night....him or the eating disorder. I left way early that night & we didn't talk for a week. Not because I didn't choose him, but because I was extremely embarrassed I did that & caused a scene. After his roommate's girlfriend let me know how worried he was about what happened & what was going to happen, he came to my house & we talked for a long time. That night made me realize that 1) I was slowly killing myself & the chance to have kids & 2) I was going to lose this guy I was falling in love with, neither of those things were a path I wanted to walk. I chose to realize what I was doing was stupid & not worth it. I still have issues every once in a while, but Trev & my boys bring me back to reality!! Although it was a bad experience I wouldn't ever take it back, that is when I knew how much Trev really cared for me.
Monday, September 9, 2013

::Jung Personality Type!::

Monday September 9:
Take this test & respond to your results.

 I took the test & my results came in! I learned more of my personality type from here::

  Portrait of an ESFJ - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging (Extraverted Feeling with Introverted Sensing)

 The Caregiver

 As an ESFJ, your primary mode of living is focused externally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit in with your personal value system. Your secondary mode is internal, where you take things in via your five senses in a literal, concrete fashion. ESFJs are people persons - they love people. They are warmly interested in others. They use their Sensing and Judging characteristics to gather specific, detailed information about others, and turn this information into supportive judgments. They want to like people, and have a special skill at bringing out the best in others. They are extremely good at reading others, and understanding their point of view. The ESFJ's strong desire to be liked and for everything to be pleasant makes them highly supportive of others. People like to be around ESFJs, because the ESFJ has a special gift of invariably making people feel good about themselves. The ESFJ takes their responsibilities very seriously, and is very dependable. They value security and stability, and have a strong focus on the details of life. They see before others do what needs to be done, and do whatever it takes to make sure that it gets done. They enjoy these types of tasks, and are extremely good at them. ESFJs are warm and energetic. They need approval from others to feel good about themselves. They are hurt by indifference and don't understand unkindness. They are very giving people, who get a lot of their personal satisfaction from the happiness of others. They want to be appreciated for who they are, and what they give. They're very sensitive to others, and freely give practical care. ESFJs are such caring individuals, that they sometimes have a hard time seeing or accepting a difficult truth about someone they care about. With Extraverted Feeling dominating their personality, ESFJs are focused on reading other people. They have a strong need to be liked, and to be in control. They are extremely good at reading others, and often change their own manner to be more pleasing to whoever they're with at the moment. The ESFJ's value system is defined externally. They usually have very well-formed ideas about the way things should be, and are not shy about expressing these opinions. However, they weigh their values and morals against the world around them, rather than against an internal value system. They may have a strong moral code, but it is defined by the community that they live in, rather than by any strongly felt internal values. ESFJs who have had the benefit of being raised and surrounded by a strong value system that is ethical and centered around genuine goodness will most likely be the kindest, most generous souls who will gladly give you the shirt off of their back without a second thought. For these individuals, the selfless quality of their personality type is genuine and pure. ESFJs who have not had the advantage of developing their own values by weighing them against a good external value system may develop very questionable values. In such cases, the ESFJ most often genuinely believes in the integrity of their skewed value system. They have no internal understanding of values to set them straight. In weighing their values against our society, they find plenty of support for whatever moral transgression they wish to justify. This type of ESFJ is a dangerous person indeed. Extraverted Feeling drives them to control and manipulate, and their lack of Intuition prevents them from seeing the big picture. They're usually quite popular and good with people, and good at manipulating them. Unlike their ENFJ cousin, they don't have Intuition to help them understand the real consequences of their actions. They are driven to manipulate other to achieve their own ends, yet they believe that they are following a solid moral code of conduct. All ESFJs have a natural tendency to want to control their environment. Their dominant function demands structure and organization, and seeks closure. ESFJs are most comfortable with structured environments. They're not likely to enjoy having to do things which involve abstract, theoretical concepts, or impersonal analysis. They do enjoy creating order and structure, and are very good at tasks which require these kinds of skills. ESFJs should be careful about controling people in their lives who do not wish to be controlled. ESFJs respect and believe in the laws and rules of authority, and believe that others should do so as well. They're traditional, and prefer to do things in the established way, rather than venturing into unchartered territory. Their need for security drives their ready acceptance and adherence to the policies of the established system. This tendency may cause them to sometimes blindly accept rules without questioning or understanding them. An ESFJ who has developed in a less than ideal way may be prone to being quite insecure, and focus all of their attention on pleasing others. He or she might also be very controling, or overly sensitive, imagining bad intentions when there weren't any. ESFJs incorporate many of the traits that are associated with women in our society. However, male ESFJs will usually not appear feminine at all. On the contrary, ESFJs are typically quite conscious about gender roles and will be most comfortable playing a role that suits their gender in our society. Male ESFJs will be quite masculine (albeit sensitive when you get to know them), and female ESFJs will be very feminine. ESFJs at their best are warm, sympathetic, helpful, cooperative, tactful, down-to-earth, practical, thorough, consistent, organized, enthusiastic, and energetic. They enjoy tradition and security, and will seek stable lives that are rich in contact with friends and family.

 This is just me, but professionally said. Ha. Perfect.
Friday, September 6, 2013

::February 11::

Friday, September 6: A story about a time you were very afraid. My pregnancy with Wyatt was a rollercoaster to say the least. I was never sick, which was fabulous, but at 32 weeks I started pre-term labor problems. I was babysitting a 2 year old plus I had Carter & occasionally Kam. More than enough to put me into labor I guess. I was there for 6 hours trying to stop my labor with these horrific shots. We got through that one & 36 weeks came & he tried to come again. 6 hours later & only one shot we were good to go. Just knowing that you are not full term but your baby is coming & not healthy is one of my biggest fears. The rollercoaster didn't stop there. 37.5 weeks my water broke. We were good 37-38 is considered full term. Ok great, but I dilate to a 5 & stop progressing. I'm still having contractions & with every one Wyatts heart rate was dropping. Another huge fear to hear that the umbilical cord could be wrapped around something. This kid...he still gives me grief. I ended up getting an emergency c-section & he was out in 7 minutes from the time they wheeled me to the e.r. to the time he was in trevs arms. Scariest thing ever. I had carried Wyatt for 37.5 weeks & the thought of losing him now but horrible. Neither of the dr's or nurses could figure out what was going on with his heart. He was born healthy & never had any problems since. But he's good at stressing his mommy out!!
Thursday, September 5, 2013

::Advice Anyone!?::

September 5, 2013 Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered. The most useful advice came to me as I started the most important stage in my life, becoming a mom. I was very selfish before my boys came into my life. I cared about myself, bought things for myself all the time & chose to do things I would never do now. The day I found out I was pregnant I knew things were going to change drastically for us. When I took over another human being the night of November 11th, I was so overwhelmed. All I can say is it is a good thing I have my own mom, Trevor couldn't take days off after Carter came so my mom did & saved my life. NURSING...BREASTFEEDING. the worst thing I have ever experienced. Yes it may be the best way of feeding your baby, it may be a good way to lose weight fast after birth, & it's also a good way to cry your eyes out postpartum & think you are the world's worst mom. A week after Carter was born I decided to try pumping, I dried up about a month after he was born. That first month was Hell on Earth. I cried, Carter cried, & Trevor thought I was insane. I was crying my eyes out one night with a clogged duct in one of my breasts, my mom finally talked me into formula. I decided it would help ease my stress, Carter's crying & Trevor could help me to. Letting others help after you have had a baby does NOT mean you are a bad mom, it means you are normal!! Everyone needs help at one point in your life. It does not mean your worthless....again you are normal!!

::School Starts::

I almost forgot to post our First Day Of School pictures! I am so excited for these boys! They are having so much fun already!!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

::September 4. Three months Off::

If you could take three months off from your current life and do anything in the world, what would you do? This is a harder post for me. I love my life. I have an amazing family, an awesome husband who takes care & provides for our family, & 3 entertaining little boys. I don't even like the thought of leaving them for that 3 days, let alone 3 months. So maybe a few years down the road, when those 3 little boys become 3 big boys who are messy & constantly eating, I can leave them for a little bit. If you know me, you know I am a huge sucker for reality shows. I love Keeping Up With The Kardashians. When they went to Bora Bora, I was so jealous. If I could get over my fear of flying & my fear of water I could go to those places, so maybe when my boys are old enough to fend for themselves I could overcome my 2 biggest fears. I was searching on Google & found some of the places I would love to go!
3 months in this beautiful, so relaxing place would be heaven. Major mommy time!!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

::The Start of Blogtember!!::

It's the start of BLOGTEMBER. I am so excited to start this. I love having prompts to write about!

Today's prompt asks that you describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.

There are lots of people that I come from. I could go on and on about the farmers, the "poor" hard workers from way back when. All that is interesting , don't get me wrong, but mostly interesting when your doing family history. This is not family history though. This is supposed to be about me & to give you an insight on me. I have two amazing parents & my guardian angel Grandma Vicki that have made me who I am. I have carried down their traits in my genes & now my kids will be able to have some traits of theirs as well.
This is my guardian angel. She battled cancer for a very long time. I had to watch her suffer through chemo & not have enough energy to walk 5 feet. She is the definition of peace. This woman was the glue of our family. She kept the crazy to a minimum when we all decided to get together & chaos would break lose. She had the best advice & the best listening ears around. I never went a week without talking to her. She made sure to come to one of my dance competitions every year when she lived 6 hours away & it was usually nearing the end of winter. It never stopped her from supporting us Idaho grandchildren. She would sacrifice anything to give her family what they needed. In that way I am just like her. I think of others before myself. If I have extra money, I think to pay a bill or buy my kids clothes before buying anything for myself. I try to communicate with Trev the way she communicated with Grandpa. Their marriage was one of the strongest. They always showed love for each other. Grandma had a way of making people feel special in their own way. I think I do the same. I "spoil", I guess you could say, my boys in different ways because of the different things they like. She has and always will be my hero. I treasure the memories I have of her & I will never forget.

These two people are the most amazing parents someone could ask for. 25 years later they are still happily married. They have been through some tough things in their marriage, but they stayed strong & pushed through it all. I learned how to be a parent through watching them. I know that no matter what I can depend on them. I have been told that I am a very dependable person. I get that from them. I see so many of my personality traits from my mom & dad. I hate to be late, I'd rather not go if I am late (dad). I say a lot of things to Carter that my mom used to say to Braden (deja vu much). I am very quiet, but stubborn. Combination from them. I am a list maker & I worry constantly about money. I get that from my dad. I'm convinced I will have high blood pressure when I am older, just like him. So i guess you could say that I come from stubborn, strong-willed, sympathetic, helpful & very lovable people!

Monday, August 26, 2013


I am so excited for this. Weekends off, but lots of fun new topics that I will love to look back on!! I have been in a slump & didn't finish out Blog Every Day In May. It starts the 3rd!! Woohoo! Go check it out!
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

::Blogging With A Purpose. If I Won The Lottery:

I haven't wrote for quite awhile. We haven't been doing a lot. The usual, play outside, swim & run in the sprinklers & going for our nightly walks.

Just as a topic to write for fun, I picked...If I Won The Lottery!!

1) Buy a property here in town that a lot of people are extremely envious of...knock the house down, build a new one & watch my husband be happy.

2) I would pay my parents back with interest for everything they have covered for us. & build them a new house too!

3) I would pay off all the vehicles & buy some fun toys.

4) I would put a college fund with almost all tuition plus extra, for every child.

5) I would give to charity, probably a childrens hospital.

6) The rest would be put away into a savings account.

This may be super fun to think about, but I would still work as would Trev. T.V. shows show the reality of what happens after the lottery. I would never want to file bankruptcy or lose everything over being so stupid. Money is a fragile thing, it can either make or break your life. I would love to be rich & have a luxurious life, but right now our marriage is amazing. We struggle & it sucks & its hard. We love each other & trust each other. We can make it through anything together & its an amazing feeling.
Sunday, July 14, 2013

::My Life 5 Years From Now::

Topic from 52 Weeks of Blogging With A Purpose...

Hmm something huge to think about & really isn't that far away! Time goes by pretty fast, if ya haven't noticed.

5 years from now it will be 2018.

5 years from I will be done having kids.

5 years from I will be 29. Trev will be the big 30. Kameron will be 10. Carter will be 8. Wyatt will be 6. The new baby will be almost 5. Wow...

5 years from now I will probably be one of those fun moms helping out in the boys' classes for holidays & teacher appreciation!

5 years from now I hope to have our savings account on track. We may have newer stuff now, ( thanks in a large part to the previous owners of our home) eventually things will break.

5 years from now I hope to still see our fun & loving family still loving every second we spend.

5 years from now my boys will still need me every day. One day I know they won't & I will be devastated.

5 years from now my parents may live in Utah & the boys will start spending weeks down there just like I used to with my grandparents. Memories I will never forget.

5 years from now I hope to see my brother married & my sister with at least one more niece or nephew for me to spoil.

Friday, July 12, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

::Who I Am::

This is my first post from the 52 weeks of blogging with a purpose.

I am lots of things.

I am a daughter from these 2 amazing people.

I am a sister to these two.

I am a wife to this man who works so hard to support our family. I love him so much.

I am a step parent & a mommy to these three amazing little boys.

I am an aunt to lots of nieces & nephews. I am a granddaughter to some amazing grandparents.

Physically that is what i am, but i am also a very emotional person.

I am a very hormonal woman, i tend to wear my heart on my sleeve & over-exaggerate lots of things. I love to love & love to be loved. I am over protective with my boys & i always worry about them. They are my most prized posession. I am fearful of the future, but i am also very hopeful. I am trying to be positive & i try to teach the boys the right way to live. I am doing my best as a Stay at Home Mom. I am a hard worker. I am a friend to many & an enemy to some, but i try my best to kill them with kindness.
Thursday, June 27, 2013

::52 Weeks or Maybe Some Freeze Ideas::

I go through spurts of when we have so much to blog about & I can't get caught up, or I go through blah days when we do nothing & we're boring. Well here is such a cute little prompter for me. I love things like this, but I don't ever follow through after day 20. I feel like this something I can do in order but do it on my own time & if I want todo more than one a week I can!! So here is the link if anyone needs ideas....
Thursday, June 20, 2013

::Utah Times::

My parents are hoping to move down to southern Utah where they grew up, so sad. My dad went down to work on some farm stuff at the new place, we went down for a few days to go to my cousins baby shower & to see my dad. The kids had a blast. They love seeing their cousins.
(Photo credit to my cousin Amber) We had swimming parties almost every day. We got to stay at Grandma & Grandpa Toomer's! My boys were so good there, especially for their first time staying. My grandma is the cutest, she had a room set up for us, carter had his own mattress to sleep on & a T.V. to watch movies. She had every meal ready for us & the kids were spoiled with snacks. Grandpa even got the mini horse out for the boys. Carter loved him, Wyatt did not at all.
Monday, June 10, 2013

Island Park 2013

We got to go to mini-vacation to Island Park last weekend! Trevor's aunt & uncle went in together to rent this for the Ricker family. So sweet of them!
I thought all of us would be a tight squeeze but it wasn't to bad! The kids had a blast in all the dirt & with their cousins. So I'm just gonna add lots of pictures!!
On our way! The boys were so excited!
The boys got to go boating with their dad! Kam loved it, Carter did not!
Huge nasty frog Trevor caught in one of the little lakes!!
My nephew Colton has always been a favorite of my two youngest kids. For some reason, he is the most fun & is able to calm down Wyatt super fast! The kids watched Wreck It Ralph & Carter begged Colton to sit by him!
We also stopped at Mesa Falls on our way home. It was so pretty. These next few are of our stop!!
Our family at Mesa Falls 2013 We had so much fun!!