Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pictures from my phone that make me laugh

 K so you can't make this picture out very well...because its a picture of a picture of a picture.  But for Mickie's birthday we went to Good Things Utah and Amy Rycroft was there (mom from little people big world).  So we had to get a picture taken with her. Can you guess why it's funny? um, maybe because you can't tell who the real little person is. 

 This picture doesn't really make me laugh, but it does make me smile.  We took this a few weeks ago at the Real vs Monterrey game.  Shawn had just chopped his hair.  He looks so much younger with short hair!
 My cute cousin Emily wearing my glasses on Easter.

 Curtis reading "Who Pooped on my Head".  Great book!
This picture was taken a few weeks ago, in MAY!  I can't believe this weather we've been having.  This certainly did not make me laugh at the time.  I think I actually cried.  But it does make me laugh now. 

I told Kallie to give Preslie a hug...she did NOT want a hug.  These girls are so cute!

We have these fake mustaches in one of our token vendings at work for the kids.  Thought I would try one on a couple of years ago.  
 Again, a picture of a picture...Pizza in Chicago.  Good times with my family!
 A few months ago I found Kal in the bathroom...I love this picture because her face says it all. 
 Shawn was so funny...he loved this Gaurges Seurat painting.  We went back to it a few times (:
  Oh...what an interesting piece of art...oh wait...its made from human hair??? Ewww! This was at the cultural hall in Nauvoo. 

 Kevin...remember that one time when you made us all walk 2 miles in the pouring rain?  Just to see the millennium bean?  Good times, good times.
 This is just so freaking cute...I was out watching the kids and Preslie woke up from her nap.  She was sad that her mom was gone, and only wanted her big brother to comfort her. 

Ashley & Charity's little doodle in church...
Shawn can teach anyone to play soccer...even one year old Justin. 

Kevin peanutbutter slapping Curtis.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5 years ago...

.....I met my husband. 

Lake Powell Summer '06
 I am so glad that he kept bugging becky pulham for my number...and that brooke & I were so bored that we said yes to letting some random guys come over. 

The last 5 years have consisted of almost 3 years of marriage, a total of 15 months of dating, and regretfully a 9 month break.  I love Shawn so much and the last 5 years we have grown so much individually, but more importantly as a couple.  I can't imagine life with out him!
First picture as a couple, June '06

Monday, May 16, 2011


I am so annoyed with blogging right now.  I really do have have a lot of catching up to do. I'm usually so good about blogging about things right as they happen.  I hate the feeling of being behind on things.  I refuse to blog about our trips, birthdays, soccer and every other event in our lives with out pictures!  I hate reading blogs that don't have pictures.

Excuses that have kept me from blogging.....
  • I've been studying.  I'm finally done with all of my dumb anatomy classes.  Yay!  I start clinic this Friday.  I am so excited!  I got all of my instruments last Friday.  It was seriously like Christmas...but much more expensive than Christmas...
  • Computer problems...our laptop has had all of these issues lately.  We paid for it to get fixed and now my SD card reader is not working, and I don't know how to transfer pictures the old school cord way.  I don't even know where the cord is. 
  •  Soccer & soccer & more soccer.  Shawn is at the end of coaching the spring season.  I absolutely love this aspect of our lives.  It does take up a lot of time, and lately has created Shawn a lot of stress, but it's worth it.  Shawn is such a great coach, and the boys seriously adore him.  They look up to him and all have so much respect for him. I am so proud of him for the positive impact that he's making in these boys' lives.  He has recently decided to change clubs...which has created some stress/drama.  It will be for the best regardless of what happens.  He has put up with a lot and its finally time to change things up.   I have such a hard time imagining Shawn coaching a different group of boys. Hopefully most of the boys will choose to follow him.  He has coached these boys for the last 3 or so years. I love them all, and especially their moms (:
  • I know that there are some of our friends and family who think that we couldn't possibly be busy because we don't have kids.  This pisses me off so bad. "You mean you can't make it to dinner last minute?  You mean you can't come participate in whats going on in our lives because you are coaching or are studying?  Can't you just do that later? ...I mean how can you be so busy...you don't even have kids yet?!?" 
LISTEN.  Shawn works a full time job plus a part-time job (coaching).  Yes, coaching is a job!  Yes he does love it, but he does get paid to do it...so that makes it a job.  And with that job comes practice 2 nights a week and games 2 nights a week.  And as for me...my life isn't quite as busy...however I am in school full-time.  And no, I don't have a summer break...I go straight for 20 more months. My life consists of 20 hours  of lecture a week + a few clinical hours now + studying time/homework at nights + my 8 hours a week that I work at the office + I clean a few of our apartments hallways/entryways to contribute a little something...$ off our rent + activity days (I know its only twice a month) + I go to all of the games that Shawn coaches.  Oh...and those things that you have to do...like clean the house, do laundry, and the dishes?  I have to do those too

Yes I know that our lives will be busier when we have kids.  We will have all of our own activities plus theirs, but it doesn't mean that our lives aren't already busy. We try our very hardest to split time between families and we are always at the important things. Family always comes first.   Anything extra right now is just so hard.  Know that we do love you all, and I love hearing all about your activities via blog-world. We are doing our best to juggle everything.

Anyway...I do love blogging, and I have missed it.  I hope to be back at it soon! For now...we are just busy with our "not so busy" lives!