Thursday, December 8, 2011

We aRE MovINg WheRE????

So Russ and I have made the decision to move to Vernal.. Yes that's right I said Vernal.. He has been offered a job with an Oil Rig company and well the money is just too good to pass up.
This past weekend we went to Vernal with Hailee for the weekend. We stayed at a hotel and spent Saturday looking for a home. We have found a few different options and so now we are just playing the wait game while we ever so patiently wait to hear from the townhomes we are looking at renting.
Hailee was all sorts of excited that they have a big pink Dinosaur right off the side of the road. We totally forgot to get her picture taken next to it but since we will be moving there I am sure we will have a few pictures taken by the big pink dino...
One of the great things I love about my job with the State is that I can move pretty much anywhere in the state as long as there is an DWS employment center. So we checked and sure enough Vernal has one. This sealed the deal for us so we wouldn't have to worry about me quitting a job I love that has great benefits to find something that would more than likely not offer quite as good of a benefit plan.
We told Hailee this weekend that we are moving and she is so excited to be able to get into her own room again and be able to have all of her toys back.

With this whole moving thing happening I have been instructed that I HAVE to keep up on my blogging. I am hoping this won't be a problem and I hope everyone will still keep checking to see what is going on in the B/S home.. LOL

Until next time when I hope to have pictures of our new home. :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Where to Begin???

Ok so as you can see I have changed the name of my blog.. Now that Hailee and I have a new addition to our family. The name has nothing to do with what you all think of when you hear B/S. It is our last names.. Brooks & Stobbe.
There are so many changes that have taken place over the past 2 months and even more that are going to happen over the next month.
With Christmas just around the corner and other major changes coming at the beginning of 2012 we have decided to start up our new B/S blog to keep family in touch with what is going on and to keep family close to us.
We hope you will stay close to us and we look forward to bringing you all the happy news as soon as all the little details are finalized.

Monday, March 28, 2011

ThE PasT 12 MoNThs

OK so I know it has almost been 1 year since my last post... What can I say things have been crazy in my life... So to get you up to speed from the last post..... My divorce got finalized... YAHOO!!!! I am starting to realize how much I love being single but at the same time I am also looking forward to finding that special someone to spend my life with. I have gained a whole new appreciation for single moms... I know I only have one child but still it is definitely hard doing most everything by myself. Now don't get me wrong Mom and Paul help with A LOT of things and there are definitely things I wouldn't be able to do if I didn't have their help.

So thank you very much Nanna and Papa for all of your help.

Let's see.... What else has gone on...

I have decided to grow my hair out. Nothing too long, but longer so it doesn't look just like my mom's hair do... Nothing against my mom I love her to death but we have been asked so many times if we are sisters and so I just had to change it. :)

So to show you all the new do and also because I needed some updated pictures of me and Hailee I had my wonderful Sister Sarah and her wonderful and talented husband Ryan take some pictures of me and Hailee... Here is how they turned out.

Disneyland has not happened yet which has really pushed me to my limit and so I have finally put my foot down. While I was in Las Vegas the last weekend of February I purchased this HUGE coke bottle bank at The Coke Store..

When I was checking out the cashier told me that if it was filled with quarters it would hold $5000. Well I think that should be plenty for me and Hailee to enjoy a week in Disneyland.. So I have been working a second job on Fridays at Utility with my mom and so now that I am back on top of finances I am taking my extra checks and cashing them into quarters (The people at the bank don't like me every other Friday) and put them in the bank. As long as I can keep this up and take then we will be able to go to Disneyland over Halloween.

Hailee started preschool in September which she absolutely loves it. She gets to go to Wheeler Farm this Friday and I am thinking that I just may have to go with her...

She is so excited to start Kindergarten in either July or August. It will depend on if she gets into all day Kindergarten or not. (I am praying that she does.)

Here are just a couple of pictures of her first day of Preschool.

I am really going to try and post more often... I will try to be more like my Sister Sarah and do something at least every week but don't hold me to it and don't hold your breath... LOL

Saturday, April 3, 2010

FrEsh StARt

OK OK. I know I haven't posted in a long while but here is what has been happening lately. So Disneyland has been postponed until September because I don't want to go in the heat and I am really hoping that I will be able to go through the San Diego Temple at the same time. I have started my temple prep class and I am really enjoying it and learning a lot. I am getting really excited to be able to go.
So I can't believe how wonderful 2010 has been so far and I am so excited and determined that the rest of 2010 is going to be just as wonderful.
So a little update on my New Years goals:
I got the bedroom set I wanted and I am loving it. Here are some pictures.

I have dropped some additional weight and I have dropped a size in pants so I am super excited about that and I can't wait to drop 3 more sizes.

I have also bought a new car. YEAH!!!!
I was able to trade in the Nitro and I got into a newer car. I love my new car.
Here are some new picture:

I got a tax refund which was so wonderful because I was able to get Hailee a new bed. :)
Yes here again there are more pictures.

Her bed has a trundle on it plus 3 storage drawers and Hailee loves it.
I can't believe how wonderful 2010 is turning out so far and I am really excited for the remaining months to come.
I just want to say thank you to everyone for their prayers and kind words that have been said in mine and Hailee's behalf. We love you all so much and look forward to many blessings to come.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


So I know before I said that I didn't want to go to Disneyland. What can I say... I changed my mind. My daycare lady is going out of town the week of June 4- 14 on a cruise with her family so I have a forced vacation because I don't have anyone to watch Hailee. I decided that because I will be out of debt by the end of next month that I would be able to save up and go somewhere fun. I couldn't think of anywhere else to go. What's even better is Hailee's best friend Cambree and her mom Melissa are going to be coming with us too so Hailee will be there with her best friend and it's both of their first times. I am so freaking excited I am just like a kid again. I haven't been to Disneyland in over 5 years. I am aslo hoping that my mom and dad (Paul) will be able to come to enjoy Hailee's first time there but if they can't then I will be taking plenty of pictures and you will all get to enjoy them.
The best part is that I am not going to tell Hailee at all until we get there. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Good Bye 2009 - Hello 2010!!

Words cannot express how greatful I am that 2009 is over and gone. I experienced some things that no person should ever have to experience in their lifetime. As I begin the long road to single mother hood I have had a lot of time to think about what I want out of life and what I want to be able to provide to Hailee throughout her life. I have finally come to some conclusion that the best thing I can offer her is a healthy mom. A mom that loves herself and that stands up for herself and doesn't allow others to treat her like garbage or to be a doormat for others.
I have made the decision that 2010 is going to be the year of Annie. This is my year. I am going to do what I want this year. I am going to enjoy this final year of my 20's and I am going to get closer to my daughter, family and hopefully my friends too. I am going to be the mom that Hailee deserves so hopefully I can teach her how she can be when she grows up so she will too stand up for herself and not have to experience anything like 2009 again.

Here are some of my New Year Resolutions:
1) - Get active in the church and do what I need to do to be sealed to Hailee in the San Diego Temple. :)
2) - Learn to love myself for the wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt & friend that I am.

3) - Get into size 10 (or smaller) clothing, AND feel comfortable in them.

4) - Buy me the bedroom set I have always wanted. ($2000) This is really the one I want.

5) - Go on at least one trip with Hailee just the two of us somewhere fun for Kids. Any ideas?? Somewhere a 4 year old would enjoy, but not Disneyland because she is too short.

Well as if that isn't enough I am sure I will think of more but that is all I am going to post for now. I hope to stay in contact with you all throughout 2010 and the years to come. I love you all so much and appreciate all of the love and support that I have received the past year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

MeRRy ChRisTmaS!

Merry Christmas!