bottom row: Marshall, Aaron, Ivan, Sergio, Sebastion, Erik, Ryan, & Nick
Monday, March 29, 2010
bottom row: Marshall, Aaron, Ivan, Sergio, Sebastion, Erik, Ryan, & Nick
Saturday, March 27, 2010
My Dad and I definitely spent most of my teenage years butting heads. After I graduated something clicked, and we are great friends now. . . as long as his blood sugar is regulated (:
I think the problem is we are too much a like.
Some things that I got from my Dad:
- organized (did not get that from my mom)
- my good looks (ha everyone says I look more like my Dad)
- My Dad's sweet tooth!
- love for music
- love for sports
- love for shoes!!! (yes I believe I got this from my dad)
- We both flip out when plans suddenly change...so I guess you could say we don't go with the flow!
He is very patient at teaching us. He has taught me so many things. I have lots and lots of memories of my Dad taking us to parks. Teaching us how to play baseball, tennis, volleyball, EVERYTHING. My dad used to make us memorize all of his favorite songs. He would turn on a song, tell us the words of the first line, we would all sing it, and then we would stop restart the song and keep going further and further in the song until my Dad has made us learn the whole thing. I think that is one my favorite things we did with my Dad. I know we complained about it...but I think we secretly loved it at the time. I don't know anyone else my age that knows so many John Denver, Elton John, Chicago & Carpenters songs!
The most important thing that my Dad always expressed and showed to us was his love for my mom, and his love for the gospel. I am so grateful that we always had the priesthood in my home growing up. It has been such a huge blessing to us. My Dad has always told us how much he loves us and how proud of us he is. There aren't very many dad's out there that are good at expressing that, and I'm so grateful to my Dad for showing us that every single day.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I have decided this year to do a tribute to those birthdays that are special to me.
Today is Spencer's Birthday. His 16th!!!
We have a home video where my parents are telling us that my mom was pregnant with Spencer. It is priceless.
Kevin: "can we have another girl? so then it will be 2 against 2 and we can fight!" kevin was 5
Curtis: "how, how, how, how, how the baby get in the tummy mommy?" curtis was 3 1/2 and had a studdering problem
Sunday, March 21, 2010
One of my sunbeams wanted chocolate chip cookies with frosting on top for his birthday treats. I got this frosting...and fell in love with it. It could be because I'm having ice cream with drawls. I haven't had ice cream for a whole week. But seriously you have to try it. Betty Crocker confetti vanilla frosting. I had a whole can this weekend!
gramma Joy where do you think this is going to go? (She says that all of my ice cream is eventually going to go to my hips...sad thing is that I'm totally seeing it).
So I was left with this huge mess. Hundred of pieces everywhere. I thought I cleaned it up really well but I'm still finding glass pieces. There were chunks clear across the room, pieces in my hair...and in my blender...kitchen aid...toaster...everywhere. I'm lucky that I wasn't leaning over the stove.
Anyways...Just a couple of random things this week that I thought were worth documenting.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I love these girls!!!
I don't see them very often, but when I do it's like we had just seen each other yesterday. We have so many fun memories together. We all pretty much reconnected when we all worked together at the Home Depot. We all started out as cashiers together... and then moved to other departments. Seriously I don't know how we all weren't fired from that place. I can probably count on my hand the number of days we actually "worked". We all actually even went to the same high school together...but we were never friends in high school. I actually hated Suzy! We both played soccer. She was a senior when I was a freshman...she doesn't remember but I remember carrying the senior's water and bags off of the bus. They made us do everything. Jess and I took a couple of night classes together. Which were filled with lots of random notes... Anyways this week we met up at our traditional place, Chilis, and talked & laughed lots. They are both getting married soon! I'm so excited! I love you Jess & Suz!
Last weekend my uncle Tyce and his family decided to come up and spend the weekend hanging out with the family. They wanted to see Kevin & the snow! Friday Shawn and I both weren't working so we met Tyce on Temple Square while my mom & Allison were doing some geneology at the family history center. It was such a beautiful day!!!!! The sun was out and so were the flowers!
I had to take a picture of this Korean Book of Mormon. Can you believe Curtis can read this??? Cuz I can't!!! It totally just looks like little chicken scratches to me.
I wish I had taken a picture, but our good friend Becky Pulham is serving a mission on Temple Square. She is the one who set us up! Whenever we are on the square we try so hard to track her down, but we never can find her so we end up just leaving her notes all over the place. Well this time we finally ran into her!!! It was so fun to see her. I'm sure she is a great missionary.
We met up with my mom & Allison around lunch time and walked down to the Blue Iguana for Mexican food. It was really good!
Saturday Tyce went boarding with the boys and then Allison met up with them to go sledding. Saturday was completely opposite from the day before. It was cold and really snowy! We all met up at the Tuscano's in the Gateway for dinner. We love that place.
Kevin insisted on squishing into this chair. He was pretty tired. They snowboarded and played all day.
Allison is pregnant with their 3rd GIRL. So crazy! Tyce says he doesn't know how to make girls...he blames it on all the speedos and is working out more at the gym to try to get more testosterone! It's okay. Their girls are adorable. They LOVED my mom. It was cute to see my mom with them. One day she will be a great grandma...even if she says she isn't ready to be.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This is for all of you haters out there that gave me crap about my last post!
I don't blog for you. I blog for me. I didn't ask you to read my blog. If you don't like it, then don't read it! (:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thank you for surprising me with new running shoes. You are the best. I love them and needed new ones so badly.
Thank you for holding me last night while I had a slight emotional breakdown. You always know the right things to say and do to make me feel so much better.
Thanks for putting up with all my craziness. I know you have been trying extra hard lately to ... make sure your towel is hanging strait and facing mine ... clean up your dishes ... make the bed ... close the shower curtain immediately after you shower ... put my clothes away in their appropriate color scheme.
Don't worry, I've noticed how you ... have been starting and unloading the dishwasher ... take the time to put your shoes away ... put your nasty, sweaty soccer clothes immediately into the washer ... no longer drop all of your clothes that you wore for the day right beside the bed ... never judge me for my nightly bowl of ice cream (even when I complain relentlessly about my chub) ...
Thank you for the cute notes you left on the mirror last night. I loved it.
You are the best husband for me & I am so grateful for you.
I LOVE YOU,