As a 1930s wife, I am
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I am grateful for Dresden and for his tender heart. I am grateful that he was my firstborn. I am grateful that he is healthy and strong. I am glad that he likes to use his brain and hands to figure out how things work. I am grateful that he teaches me how to be patient. I am grateful that he loves me. I am grateful that he wants hugs and kisses before I leave anywhere. I am grateful that he is my Dresden.
I am grateful for Logan and for the smiles he brings to my face. I am grateful that he shows gratitude for everything that he receives. I am grateful that he is healthy. I am grateful that he admires Dresden. I am grateful that he loves to cuddle with me. I am grateful that he wants to learn and try new things. I am grateful that he is energetic and happy. I am grateful that he is my Logan.
I am grateful that my boys have such wonderful Grandparents that love and adore them. I am grateful that Larry's and my parents are willing to help us out when we need it. I am grateful that our boys have the opportunity to know both our parents and are able to share moments with them that will be in their memories forever. I am grateful that I still have my Grandparents in my life. I am grateful that my boys have the opportunity to know and love them.
I am grateful for my sister and brothers. I am grateful that we can plan a vacation together and everyone actually wants to go. I am grateful that they all have jobs that support their families. I am grateful that they have their health. I am grateful that each of them has a wonderful spouse that we all love. I am grateful for my nieces and nephews and the opportunities my boys have to know and love them.
I am grateful for my sisters and brothers-in-law. I am grateful for all the many ways they take care of De and Bertha. I am grateful that they love to get together for family parties. I am grateful that they love my boys. I am grateful that I am a part of their lives. I am grateful that we can spend the holidays with them.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Collin reading to Dresden, Logan, and Sydney.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only! Then I must pass it on to seven others.
Here are the questions:
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair color? blonde
4. Your mother? babysitting
5. Your father? work
6. Your favorite thing? icecream
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. The room you're in? office
10. Your hobby? DIY
11. Your fear? unloved
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? vacation
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? awake
15. One of your wish-list items? migrainless
16. Where you grew up? Sandy
17. The last thing you did? type
18. What are you wearing? clothes
19. Your TV? big
20. Your pet? Lady
21. Your computer? work
22. Your mood? sleepy
23. Missing someone? friends
24. Your car? camry
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? DSW
27. Your summer? vacationless
28. Love someone? Larry
29. Your favorite color? lots
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? awhile
TodayI pass the award to . . .
Anyone listed on my blog that would like to participate.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I can't wait to get home from work to ask Dresden all about his first day of first grade! How was the teacher? the students? how many friends are in your class? how was recess? how was the school lunch? who did you sit with? etc. etc. etc... I am sure I will bore him with all my questions.
I hope your first day was a terrific day, Dresden!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
So, my body has decided to go on strike for holidays. It first started this routine on Halloween. I was all ready to spend a fun evening with the boys trick-or-treating. Instead I had a headache, fever, and strep throat. I was still able to get all dressed up as Bat Girl and hang out with my little Batman and Robin at their daycare party. And then New Years Eve rolls around. After waking up with a sore throat I looked in the mirror and saw the familiar signs of strep throat. Strep didn't dampen our New Years Eve evening. We still had friends over until 4am playing Rockband. It will take more than a little strep throat to stop us from having a good time. Well, here comes the 4th of July weekend. I thought it would be a lot of fun to get some friends together that we haven't seen in some time. So, I plan a party. We bought hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, veggies, fruit, a pinata for the kids and fireworks. The morning of the 4th I wake up with a rather sore throat. Again, I looked in the mirror and saw the familiar signs of strep throat. I drove down to the clinic to have my throat tested, and sure enough, I have strep throat. Seriously, I have had enough of this. Now the dilema starts...do I call and inform everyone or do I just stay away from people and their food. Nope, I do the right thing and call everyone to give them the opportunity to back out if they want to, which I totally wouldn't blame anyone for backing out, but they all decide I wouldn't be giving them kisses, or as the doctor put it,"licking them as they come through the door" so our guests decided to still come, which I was really thrilled about. (sorry John & Crystal for not being able to get a hold of you, I really need your phone numbers.) The party went well and I had a great time seeing everyone. I really sincerely apologize to my guests if any of them end up getting strep.
So, strep..bring it on! It's gonna take more than a little sore throat on a holiday to get me down!!!
Monday, June 30, 2008
were joined for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. We have been through good times and bad times and we both feel lucky to have made it to where we are today. I look forward to many more experiences that life will offer us and I feel blessed to have Larry by my side as my husband.
I love you!
Monday, June 23, 2008
My boys: Larry, Dresden, & Logan. I love it when the boys come into our room and jump up on our bed and we wrestle and tickle and giggle and laugh together.
Driving fast on the freeway in the evening time with the windows unrolled and the wind blowing through my hair.
Swimming. And I’m not talking about swimming laps. I just love being in water. It is so relaxing and soothing to me. I would love to have a swimming pool in our backyard but that is completely impractical so I may just have to settle with a hot tub.
I am afraid that someone will break into our house. I don’t know why I have this fear but I will wakeup in the middle of the night fearful that a door isn’t locked. I know they are but I will have to get up and check the locks anyway.
Not being liked. Everybody wants to be liked and I am no different.
Going along with wanting to be liked I am afraid that people think I don’t like them because I am not outgoing or talkative. I am not one of those people that have something to say about everything or that can talk about themselves easily. I like to keep to myself and in doing that I am afraid I give the impression that I don’t like people.
I’m not much of an obsessive person but I guess one thing that I obsess over is real estate. My most current obsession was the polygamist compound at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. I researched the property and found a notice of default. I got all excited thinking maybe I could find an investor to help buy the property (two houses on nearly 4 acres) if the price were reasonable. But after addition research I discovered that there are two notes on the property, one at 1.7 million and the other at 7 million. I guess I won’t be looking for an investor after all…
I love having a clean house but frankly, working fulltime just doesn’t allow for that. Atleast not for me. Anyway, when I vacuum I have to vacuum in straight lines. I love seeing the vacuum lines when I am finished vacuuming and it drives me insane when someone walks across freshly vacuumed floors.
I guess another obsession would include loading the dishwasher. I have a very set way the dishes go in. The forks go in their own slot as do the spoons, forks, knives, and so forth. And, the knives need to be facing down so the boys don’t poke or cut themselves when they get the silverware out. Bowls go in their spot, kids cups in theirs, small glasses, tall glasses. They all have a spot. Larry doesn’t get this but I haven’t really explained it either. It’s just best if I’m not around when he loads the dishwasher.
RANDOM THINGS ABOUT MYSELF
Remember when I said I don’t easily talk about myself???…..
I was once Miss Congeniality in the Miss Teen Utah Pageant. (my sweet grandma talked me into entering the pageant…not something I wanted to do but I did it for her and had a good time doing it)
I think I should be a racecar driver.
I asked Larry out on our first date. (He'll tell you that my friend asked him out for me but I still figure I did the asking.)
I tag Kristin, Nikki, Bekee, & Deidra
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
L: Will you stay with me forever?
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Our trip was fabulous and it was great to spend some one on one time with Larry. Enjoy some of our favorite pictures of Wellington...
Nothing more than a great picture that Larry took!
We were waiting for the ferry to take it across Cook Straight to the South Island and these tug boats were lined up outside the ferry port. Another great picture!!!
This is a view of Cook Straight when we were on the ferry. A beautiful look of the dimensions of the Marlborough Sounds.
One of the days we went on a fourwheeling excursion. We had a local pick us up in his jeep and drove us over one of the mountains and down to the other side. We fourwheeled along the beach which took lots of experience navagating. We drove out to these rocks where around 20 seals make this there year round home. This seal was very photogenic and it seemed he was posing just for us. I think the fourwheeling was one of my favorite experiences in New Zealand!