Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Monday: It was Presidents day and the boys didn't have school so, Ryan, Colby, and I went to the matinee to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. Okay I know we are a little slow. But it was a GREAT movie and we all enjoyed it . There was a guy in the theatre laughing so hard I thought he was going to fall of his seat.
Tuesday: I got a call from Sunrise Elementary at 11:35....
her: "Hi this is blah blah from sunrise elementary. I have Ryan here in the office. Long Pause
her: (in a whispered voice) " he's throwing up"
me: " I'll be right there" I wait for Colby to get on the bus. Load up Jace (the little boy I babysit)and Taylor and head to the school. The whole time thinking. Why was she whispering?
Wednesday: Go to visit a Mom in our ward who has three girls in young women's right now and over the past few months all of them have quit coming. I won't go into all the details of the conversation. But we were basically told that.... we had failed her girls and it was our fault they were choosing not to come; but that she wasn't worried about them because they get what they need from home. Besides they are good kids they aren't doing drugs or drinking. So we have no need for concern.
Thursday: spent the day cleaning my house. After school I ran Ryan to scouts, then Colby and Ryan to piano. Then had dinner and picked up the house so a girl from our ward who is attending college could come do a "test" with Taylor for one of her classes.
Friday: Had "the girls" over for our weekly scrap booking/ lunch day. Until it was rudely interrupted by yet another call at about 2:00 from Sunrise elementary... Informing me that I needed to come pick up Colby because he has the chicken pox. (So much for the vaccine we got). When the office secretary knows you by name and you have never been formally introduced... What does that mean?
Saturday: spent a lazy morning in bed watching cartoons with Taylor then did a little housework and made some cinnamon rolls. Then at 3:00 we went to watch Ryan play his last basketball game. Typically the coach has them play one quarter then rest a quarter. But this weekend they were short a few of there players, so Ryan played two quarters in a row: And suffered his first experience with lung burn. All of the sudden he is walking over to us in a panic saying he is having a hard time breathing. We got him calmed down and encouraged him to go play some of the last quarter.But he was on serious melt down. You would have thought he was dying the way he was acting. Needless to say he is not the toughest boy you've ever meet. Wade and I were forced to leave the gym without making eye contact with anyone; Due to the overwhelming embarrassment we were experiencing. We're just glad it was the last game of the season so we don't have to face everyone again.
Sunday: wake up a 6:00 and get ready so I can make it to ward council. Come home to pick up Ryan and Taylor for church. Nobody is dressed and Wade informs me that Ryan is still in bed. I come down wake up Ryan then quickly dress Taylor. Wade says he'll bring Ryan up in a bit if he gets ready. Endured sacrament meeting with Taylor...Ryan never made it. Then came home scarfed down some nachos(great Sunday meal) and Taylor and I had a nap (heaven). We just finished our house 'picking up' party and now I'm catching up on blog stuff. Now were are going to get the boys to bed early and veg out in front of the t.v.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Those of you that went to a fancy resturant last night or spent a romantic evening with your favorite sweetie may not fully appreciate my recipe for the perfect Valentines Day... I realize that it is an aquired taste. But I have to say I have taken quite a liking to the simple life.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I woke up this morning wondering what I could write about today and this line,which I believe is from a movie and I can't for the life of me remember which one, kept running through my mind. At first I was focused on what movie the line was from and trying desperately to picture the face of the person who had said it. When suddenly I had another thought. Truly, don't you just love, love? Don't you love the way it fills you from the inside out. Don't you love the way love makes you feel happy even giddy at times. Don't you love how love makes you feel special or like you can conquer the world. Don't you love how when you truly love someone they can understand your heart even if the words don't come out right. Don't you love the warm peaceful feeling love brings. I love how love can bridge distances and years. When you have love for someone you can overlook faults and see through their misguided efforts. When you have love you gain compassion and understanding and forgiveness and patience. When love enters your heart you have the potential to become something more, something better than you were before. I have truly come to appreciate those people who can love someone who isn't loveable, how they can somehow see through the layers of self hatred and self doubt and love them inspite of it all. And I'm thankful for people who love unconditionally... So to all of you out there .... Don't you Just LOVE, love.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
My sister-in-law Claire tagged me yesterday. I'm new to this whole tagged thing and am still undecided...I love reading about what others write when they are tagged so I will play along. Besides it really makes me think and refelct and that is always a good thing.
So here goes nothing....
What is the best thing you cooked last weekend? The best meal last weekend was the meal I didn't have to cook. Wade and I went out to dinner at this little diner called L.d.'s
If money, time, and babysitting were no object, where would you go and with who?
the who is the easy part...I would love to travel with my husband. The where is a little harder.
I would have to say Austrailla. My husband served his mission there and now his brother and his wife are serving as mission president there. I love hearing about the places and people there and would love to experience it first hand. I would also love to visit italy, hawaii and paris.
When was the last time you cried?
sunday... I was talking with a group of my friends and we were laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face. Okay I know that's not exactly what you were going for but I haven't shed real croccodile tears for a long time. I honestly can't remember.
List 5 things you were doing 10 years ago. 1998- I was working at ICON health and fitness as assistant manager of payroll. Living in my inlaws house while they served a mission in New York. Teaching the 15-16 year old Sunday school class with Wade. Learning to drive a tractor...What can I say Wade was desperate for help. Mothering stray kittens we found at the barn.( glad that phase passed)
List 5 things you were doing 5 years ago. 2003- Being mom to a 1 year old and a 3 year old. Taking Ryan to preschool twice a week and storytime once a week at the library. Serving as the 1st counselor in the Primary presidency. Enjoying a monthly recipe club with friends. Going to an aerobics class.
List 5 things you were doing 1 year ago. 2007- being Mom to 7- year old Ryan, taking him to basketball practice, games and piano lessons. 5-year old Colby running him to and from preschool. 1- year old Taylorgoing to weekly storytime, dealing with ear infections and finally opting for tubes . Babysitting Jace a 9- month old little boy for friends. Serving as the Young Womens President. Getting together with friends every friday for scrapbooking and lunch.
List 7 of your favorite hobbies. Scrapbooking, reading, playing with my boys, spending alone time with my husband, having lunch with friends, planning my next trip or my sister's next visit, writing on my blog.
Name 5 of your favorite foods. Pasta , chicken, chips and salsa,chocolate, fresh baked bread
Name 5 places you've been. California, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New York, Wyoming.
List 5 of your favorite memories. Meeting Wade for the first time. The births of my three boys. Diet pepsi kegers (listening to kenny loggins) in the sand hills of Cowley Wyoming. The night Wade proposed. My wedding day. christmas break at the cabin this past christmas.
Tag 4 people (Debbi, Laurel, Robyn, Mom)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
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