9.18.2011

Blog is changing

My email from this blog is so old and never used that I can't verify my email. I'm just starting over cause I can't figure it out. Stay tuned for the new blog.

3.15.2011

Calling all you gorgeous bloggers

K I can't figure out my blog anymore. As you can see I'm trying to give my blog a face lift. I have racked my brain trying to change things and I can't.... I want our blog title on our header and I want to change my font... and so many more things. But can someone just take over I'll give you my password and you can have at it. I'm done feeling computer illiterate. HELP

11.05.2010

Extra Extra Read All About It

The update you've all been waiting for, I think.

Chris left for the Basic Training middle of January and we filled for divorce shortly after that. The Army is a funny thing, it either makes you or breaks you. I was hoping it would make him but thought it would surely break him. Chris finished Basic and was stationed in Monterey California waiting for his language classes to begin. He had a few days off in July and wanted to come back to Utah to visit Griffin (and I) before his classes because he would have no time off to visit once they started. About a month leading up to his July visit he would call me all the time and tell me how great he is, and how we should start dating again. I didn't want any part of it and didn't want to look back. I didn't think any body could change just because they went to Basic Training. However, I finally started listening to him and was wanting and curious to see if anything had changed.


He arrived in Utah and we pretty much hung out the whole nine days he was here. He was adorable, he was strong, and confident. He had this new outlook on life, he was happy, he was full of life, he had goals, he actually liked to excercise, he was a better father, he was inshape, he watched what he ate, he wasn't on any medications. He was finally himself, he was finally sound, he finally grew up and had his head on straight. I was not expecting to feel the way I felt when I saw him and I was not expecting the army to break him down and build him back.

Well then reality hit, we talked about getting married again CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY. It felt right, he was the man I married the first time, almost six years early. Life got crazy for four of those years. He lost himself he lost site on life. But he was back and better then ever I couldn't just walk away. I knew that if we got married that he would work harder at being a father and a husband, that he wouldn't quite or give up on anything.

Then while talking with my sister and telling her how bizarre this is that i would want to marry him again. She said, "well, he is going to be in school for the next year and won't be able to leave. He is leaving back to CA in two days, so really the only time to get married is tomorrow" lol, she was right. I wasn't about to date him long distance, he's in the Army so we don't need anymore long distance time, we will have plenty of those possibly in our future. It came down to two days. I made a few phone calls and had everyone asking me if this is what I want. I wouldn't do it unless i wanted it. Of course it was what I wanted. No really knows what that like getting married to your first husband for the second time. It just doesn't happen all that often. Unless your on Desperate House wives....My family had mixed emotions and people were shocked, but so was I. I never pictured myself marrying him again. But this was my life and I know what makes me happy so I went for it. We had many support us and thank you all those that did. Especially those that prayed for us while we were divorced. We are blessed to have so many loving faces.

We like to say that our divorce saved our marriage. But it was a combination of things including the Army, the Army was the best thing to happen to him at the right time.

This is actually our third marriage technically. First, was Las Vegas Drive threw, so we are no strangers to quick weddings. Second, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Third, a Native American Blanket Ceremony.

Griff was so happy it was adorable, I mean what kid doesn't want there divorced parents to get back together right.

It was awesome, we actually had vows this time and they were beautiful.

I'm the luckiest girl around to have such an amazing husband!

We are now in Monterey California it's a fairy tale here. We live two blocks from the beach. A block from the biggest/coolest park in the world. We get to see all kinds of beautiful tropical plants and flowers everyday. Chris is learning Thai and we are getting used to Army life and loving it so far.

Cheers to holding out for what you deserve and having it come back to you





9.17.2010

Guess what I have stashed in my closet?

Text Color

I'm kicking off my blogging posts with this funny true life snap shot of our world.

We went to the "walmart is the devil" store, go watch the movie. We don't go often because of this movie and because of other reasons. We are scoping the store looking for something. When Chris comes across the clearance end cap where everything is $1.00! There were an assortment of shampoos, brushes, then the rest of the shelves were filled with tampons and not just any tampons, the tampons that I happen to use. Which normally cost $7.00 dollars a box. Chris was way more stocked about this then I was. Chris suggested I get a few boxes, so while he is browsing. I was thinking this is a hell of a deal, unless for some reason they are a dollar because they are defected or have already been opened or something. But I should really get EVERY SINGLE BOX that is on the shelve. So I fill our now full cart, full of tampons. Chris comes back and says "ooohh, you got all them huh" he was so embarrassed that first off, the only thing in our cart were tampons, and second that it was full of tampons. I had to push the cart because he refused and when people looked at us even just a glance. He was like "oh no they are looking at the tampons"
This is the guy who hates to buy toilet paper because he doesn't want people to know he poops or something. So we go to check out and of course we get a male checker.
Chris tells me to tell the checker that this should hold me over for the week. As if that would make the situation less embarrassing, I wasn't about to say that to the guy.

So now my closet is full of tampons and yes they work.
I saved myself a good $70.00 dollars that day.
I guess sometimes the devil has good deals worth crossing over to the dark side for. Lol

4.01.2010

"The only constant is CHANGE"

I don't know who said it but, it's true, change is the only constant.
The change in my life has been approaching for some time now but it's actually happening
I'm about to be single once again
Yep for all those slow folks we are in the process of a divorce
I think its funny when people say "I'm so sorry"
because those words should be coming out of his mouth not your's
I know it's like a reaction to say sorry but really you have nothing to be sorry about
How about "how is that working for you?"
Really, it's a good thing i'm excited for the next chapter called my life
Can't wait,
I
love my
life
because now i'm CREATING it
Chasing
dreams
life
love
peace
spirituality
and existance
Get ready for the new ME

12.17.2009

First Change of Events


My sister of 26 years moved to Mutsu, Japan.

Yeah it sucked, we helped her get through the airport

with all her kids. I don't know how she does it with 3 boys.
I cried the whole way home from the airport. She's the best sister, she listens, she makes you cookies, she stands up for you, she makes you see the big picture, she is so pretty, and she laughs at everything.
So Tam if you're reading this I miss you, I think I can speak for everyone here back in Utah that knows you.

12.16.2009

Back in the Day!


This was the girl who I used to share a room with. We used to throw dirty socks in each others faces. I would always turn the ceiling fan on while she was sleeping and she would wake up mad because I turned on the ceiling fan. I would always try and straighten her armour she would get mad because she couldn't find anything. I would later put her camara in the trash because she was mad and she never saw it again.
This is the girl who I now share an apartment with. This time no fan to fight over, our socks stay in the dirty laundry. And she doesn't really have any space for her things so there is nothing to straighten.
She is my other older sister of 26 years. Can't wait to start the healing journey with you Sis.

10.19.2009

I'M BACK

Wow, time flies by when you aren't blogging and recording in detail everday of your life.
So I'm back with lots of changes in my life
Stay tuned for all those glorious changes and u-turns I've endured in the last six months to be revealed.

5.02.2009

Need a harmonica player in your band?

Hansome kid

Gets along with others (most the time)

Is eating more foods lately

Official old because he no longer uses a binky

Has the BIGGEST imagination of any kid i've seen

Excellant harmonica player!


Check 'em out!
video

3.20.2009

Flash Back Friday

This is what I did in College

Most would be out drinking or dancing

But we had bubble fights and "All Purpose Flour" fights!!!



Oh the days of not caring and being childlike.... this is a tribute to the college years!

3.17.2009

March Birthdays

Daschle Charles Cobb is now ONE! He always gives me the same look like "what are you doing Tiff". He really is cute though, he does have the biggest head out of any kid I know but that doesn't change a thing. He's adorable and can't wait till he starts walking and talking.
My Daddy is the most outrages, talented, kind, smartest most interesting person I know. He always has a story for everything. He always has a pun for everything. I have enjoyed getting to know my Dad better as the years go by. I lean on his faith sometimes and am thankful for his example..

Happy Birthday Boys......Love you

2.20.2009

Flash Back Fridays

Alright so I'm getting a little bored with no job and tired of cleaning everyday so I decided I'm going to do a flash back friday every friday hopefully. I'm starting off with the most acquired family picture EVER.

I know some of you will hate me for posting this but tough it out.

Year was 1990 we were driving to Vegas for a family vacation. Its funny because its like are our personalities coming out in this photo. Crystal the mature one (love the young womens shirt by the way), Tamara the family clown, Brandi who wants to be a rock star, me who trys to be the family clown but that title was clearly taken by Tamara, Charles who is just happy to be with his family and Jeremy who is a wanderer and does his own thing which is probably the opposite of what ever we do. There are the Chamberlain kids in a nut shell!

2.16.2009

February Birthdays

Well its a little late but it was Anna's Birthday on Valentines Day.

I meet Anna in the church hallway she saw that i was new and came over and talked to me and we were sisters every since.
This crazy girl has taken me with her around the world. We have the most random experiences much like the Cupcake post i did earlier. We do plan on "saving the world"one day, one person at a time.
I pulled out a few photos of our adventures some are blurry so sorry.
Spain was were we discovered nude beaches, believe it or not it actually took us while to notice it was a nude beach. This is Germany I think near Beethovens house or something, we did an exchange she stayed in a familys house for a week and i stayed in another. It was a blast, we stopped off in Iceland on our way there. Iceland is where we discovered people take advantage of foreigners. We were downtown and wanted to get back to the hotel and thought we took the right bus. The bus driver and us were the only ones on the bus and we swear we were going the wrong direction for quite a while and then the bus just stopped and the driver said something in Icelandic and then got off the bus. So we just laughed at looked at each other like WHAT! we got off the bus and tried to find people that spoke English so they could tell us what the crap was going on. Apparently the driver just took a coffee break and left us on the bus to wait for him.
Africa, is were met Hyme our tour guide, actually i dont think that was his name we just called him that. There we learned how good we actually have it. People were standing inlines to get water and their houses were small with dirt floors. It was quite the experience all the little kids were trying to sell us stuff. The tour guide told us not to buy anything because they think they don't have to go to school if they can sell stuff to tourists.
I think this is DC, us three were the 5'2 crew cause we all pretended to be 5'2 when i think we are only 5 feet 1.
Flash back photo of The CrewGeez that was a long post Anna hope you enjoyed, Happy Birthday thanks for all the good times, Let me know when you want to start saving the world!

2.08.2009

Jobless

So I found out Friday that the economy sucks, because I got the boot. So for all you people who do have jobs, just be glad you do and work over time because you don't when it will all disappear in a flash. I'm pretty hopeful that everything will be fine, I wanted to go back to school this summer so I guess it will make it that much easier.