Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lucky Girl

This is going to be a sappy love post.
If you don't want to hear it, then go back to Facebook.

Y'all. I am so in love.
Brian is so good to me.
I have butterflies right now just thinking about him.

I've got to say, after being with him for about two years (our anniversary is October 15th!) I'm so lucky that he gives me the chance to fall in love with him more and more each day.

He and I met at SLCC, we had a math class together at the Highland campus, I had a book and he didn't.
He came and sat next to me and asked if he could look of my book, and his voice sounds like James Franco.
I liked him right then, but he had a girlfriend at the time... :(
Eventually we both dropped the class, and I didn't see him again.

Jump forward to next semester. Same class, new campus, who walks into my class, but him?
It was fate.
That's all there was to it.

Of course we became fast friends, and study buddies (the girlfriend was gone...don't worry)
He was so persistent in trying to date, but I was just as firm in telling him no, even though I loved his attention. He-he-he!

After I moved to New Jersey, I remember texting him on his birthday, and we talked about everyday afterwards.
Our relationship was long distance for the first 7 months. It was hard, but so worth it.
Because all we had was talking, I got to know him as himself, before it was him and I.

Life has been bliss since I've been home, and he's been by my side.

We have both had some awesome trials that have strengthened us, and helped us learn how to help each other.

He is all I could ask for! I'm a goofy girl, and he'll match it. I love that he'll be silly with me.
I tend to be loud (too loud) and quick to be silly. He's quiet at first and is somewhat serious.
He's my other half.

I'm so lucky.
I love you Brian Dee Kenney!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

On a scale of one to Lord of the Rings, how much did you walk today?

I'll get to that title in a moment. But first, lets look at this picture...

Hold on...
Let's try that one more time...

Let me introduce you all to Mr. Nick Olsen
(cheers from the audience)...I know right?

Story time. 
My lovely mother was overweight and took her life into her hands. Sometimes being overweight and taking on a new life change can be overwhelming. This is where Nick comes in. 
Nick has been training my momma for about 2 years now and has helped my mom change her life. In changing hers, he (without meaning to) has changed mine. 

Because of my mom's efforts with his help, our home has become a lot healthier.
I can't remember the last time we had a gallon of cow's milk, and if you are looking for anything sweet to snack on, you can have a spoon of xylitol or a nectarine! Hahaha

However, just because my home doesn't have junk and gross stuff lingering, doesn't mean my eating habits are 100% clean. 

I love fast food guys. I love sweets too.
Jalapeno Oreo shake...crisp bean burrito....anything Hot Dog on a Stick..yum.
I know, I know. They aren't good for me. But it wasn't stopping me. 

(deep breath Kaytlyn..) Due to my love of fast food and my mean sweet tooth, I now weigh 205.
Yuck. Yuck, yuck, yuck.
I hate that so much.
Hate it. 

This is the heaviest I have ever been and the worst I've ever felt. 

Yuck. (don't mind my blacked out room)

Nick has a really smart way to get your head in the game.
Answer these questions;
What do you want?
Why do you want it?
How are you going to get there?
Well Nick...
I want to feel happy and comfortable in my own skin. 
I want to put on a shirt without having to stretch it out before hand. I want to be healthy. 
I'm going to push past the stupid obstacles that are going to try and knock me down and stay positive. No. Matter. What. 
Motivation wall in my room
This is it y'all. I have written it down. I am going to share this post so I am accountable. I am not going to give up. I am going to feel happy about myself. I am going to work hard.
What I have done already is I'm on my mom's food plan. 
Nice and strict so it's easy to stick to. 
I am in a weight-loss group at Lifetime Fitness on Monday, Wednesday's and Friday's BUT now I'm going to my moms workout with Nick on Wednesdays! :O
I went there today and I think he was trying to kill me.. okay not really...

This was at least an hour after my workout. I matched my shirt earlier.
Just this one time that I have been there, he's great! Kind but motivating! Which is awesome. 
Guys. I'm so excited. 
Here I go!

Ttfn friends!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Μέχρι είστε γεμιστά!

That's Greek for "Till you're stuffed!"

This weekend is one of my favorites among the festivities that occur in Utah!

The Greek Festival is just happiness. In all honestly, it just a food fest, but those are the best!
Ever since my grandma introduced me to a Gyro in California, I have loved Greek food(s)

Last year was the first year that Brian came with my grandma and I and he is hooked, and I know that you will be too. 

Dolmathes, Pastitsio, Souvlaki, Spanakopita, Loukoumathes, Tyrapita, Amigthalota and of course the lamb pit are my top choices! I feel like Homer Simpson naming all of these off... 

Really guys, the only word for it is "aaaaggghh"

Like the title, you will eat until you are stuffed! I would suggest this festival to any kind of foodie. There are some items that are a little um, interesting to look at, but are even better to eat. 
Each food item has its own certain price, so going with someone who isn't nervous about sharing food is in your best interest otherwise it can get expensive really quick!


I love my family and our basic traditions! I promised J (that's my grandma's nickname) that when she's old and tired, I will park her in her wheelchair on their patio and bring her the goods! I know I'll bring my children and get them into new foods, fast!

Yum, yum...I'm already looking forward to next year!

Ttfn friends!

Friday, September 5, 2014

I'm still here!

Hiya Folks!

I'm still alive..I promise.
Life got crazy and then calming.. and then crazy again and this sad little blog became neglected..

I think I'll start here again. I miss writing things down and I enjoy feedback (sometimes)

I think I shall update you on what I've done with myself!


I have moved back to Utah and left my little girls and great friend. I miss them so much.. I am friends with the mom (who, like I stated has become a good friend to me) and I see her updates of them all the time. Which makes it a little easier to be so far from them all.

The last goodbye to my girlies 

Brian and I are coming up on our 2 year anniversary! So that's pretty cool. I adore that man with all of my heart!

I have settled into a pretty great job as Customer Service for The Ready Store. (If y'all need any food storage hit me UP!)

I bought myself a car aaaaaaaand...I drive a stick shift! It is a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and I paid for in all cash!
After crying many times in the car with my mom making me go up a hill, I finally got it down!

I have gained a lot of weight. I worked out while living in New Jersey and moving back I lost all motivation. I am doing a Team Weight Loss at Lifetime Fitness and I enjoy it, but I really hate working out. Hate, hate, hate it.

Well. I think those are all of the major things I have done with myself. And if I think of something else you should know, I'll be sure to bring you into the loop.

But for now...ttfn my friends!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

so hey

Sorry I've been gone for a while!
I have just been hanging out...too lazy to really want to do anything.

Um not much has been going on.
Just taking care of my little girls
Who are just as sweet as ever :)

Little A has been going to school for a week now.
no...she's too little.

But really. Everyday from 9-11:30 she goes to preschool!
She has already learned so much, it's crazy.

I'll post a picture soon of the girls going to school together.

Happy very early birthday to me!
I bought myself a ticket to go see (drumroll please).....


                                                          How can you not swoon over him?

It's going to be at Madison Square Garden, which I am stoked to go to.
the only thing that is sort of upsetting is that I will be going alone. I don't know what that is going to be like. But I'm the kind of person who can stand in a crowd all by myself and be totally comfortable.
December 11th!

I bought myself the Lord of the Rings Trilogy :)
Best buy of my life.

Last week was Tolkien week, celebrating 75 years from the publication of The Hobbit.

I'm so excited.

Today is the 22nd of September so...
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Bilbo and Frodooooo
Happy Birthday to you!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

God Bless America.

Can you believe it?

It has been 11 years.

I was 8 years old, sitting in another normal day of 3rd grade.

And the harder I think back on it, the less I can remember, so I called my family to see what they remembered.
My mom and grandma remembered everything about their days. Every detail.
Which helped my sister and I remember little glimpse of our days.

I remember the teacher across the hall, coming into my class...gasping, crying and saying the towers fell.
My teacher Mrs. Price began to cry, gathered herself and we continued.
The only other thing I rememeber must have been that evening or the next day. My family was sitting at the table watching it again. When the towers fell, my grandma put her face in her hands and began to sob.
That's it.
That's all I remember.

I was young. I didn't know what was going on.
But as each year goes by my heart aches more and more for the families affected.
I can't help but weep, now as a young adult, as I understand more and more of what it meant to families and friends.

Being so close to New York, I have decided that I'm going to go and see Ground Zero on Sunday.
It's bittersweet.
I'm excited to go back to New York and see a monument that means so much.
But the terms as to why it's there is heartbreaking.

I am so proud and know I am blessed to live in America.
I have decided in this moment that I will teach American pride and humility to my children.
The flag will be displayed proudly and reverently.

"I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sometimes I...

Watch the clouds go by.

Listen to one song over and over again.

Crave steak.

Let people into my heart to quickly.

Laugh too much.

Forgive to easily.

Think too much.

Watch the rain.

Get butterflies.

Talk to my pillow pet.


Cry in my car.