Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
We didn't do much by way of a party. Dallas came and watched our kids and we took the birthday boy to Red Lobster and watch him scarf down a $23 plate for dinner, after which he looked at me and said, "I'm actually full." (could this be a sign of things to come?) We then went to go see "Ironman" because it was PG-13 and he was official. (the movie was actually really funny. I was surprised) I know he wanted to do something else like paintball or a huge party, but his birthday fell right in the middle of a big mess of things to do this year. I hope he enjoyed spending time with mom and dad by himself, even though we kept joking with him that he was actually on our anniversary date with us as the third wheel. He unintentionally got us back though because I had a sitter set up for over a month for our actual anniversary night, 4 days after his birthday, and we had to go to his Jr.High band concert that night. Ahh parenthood. Anyway Spen is a great kid. I love him a bunch and I am very grateful that he is a part of my life. I wouldn't trade him for a whole bag of Oreos.
My next post will be about my trip. I am a little sleppy, see how tired I am, I'm so tired I passed sleepy and went all the way to sleppy. And I need to send some positive energy toward my hubby. He's stuck in the New Orleans airport waiting for transportation and a hotel. He had to go back to work 3 days early to attend a meeting, I think they may have forgotten to arrange all of his travel for him. and it's almost midnight. So my positive focus now goes toward him...
Good day to ya.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Good day to ya.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Once upon a May 14th, some 10 years ago, I married the man who would become my best friend. It amazes me that this much time has passed so quickly. We were only engaged for a very short time. We really got to know each other after we were married. That first year was surprisingly difficult. I remember thinking things like "If we were just 'going out' I would have broken up with you by now." We were young. Well, He was young...Me? not so much. Things weren't as easy as you expect them to be when you're first married, (as a matter of fact things were pretty much normal) And we had to learn to function as a family. We were sealed for Time and All Eternity a year later, things improved dramatically, and they have been on an uphill route ever since.
Over this past decade I've learned that I'm not always right and that even when I know I'm right, I don't always have to say so. I've learned to be more quiet and less stubborn. I've learned to hug and be hugged. I've learned that there really are people worth trusting. I've learned how to love and be loved. I've learned that I am worth loving. I've learned that I am beautiful. And I couldn't have learned these things without Jason. We have grown together into one inseparable unit. I couldn't live without him. I wouldn't want to try. Not to be cliche, but he completes me, absolutely 100%.
We are not without our squabbles. I think it's good to not be mindless. But we know, when we squabble, it's temporary. I didn't get married to get un-married. Neither did he. Forever would be way too long to spend without my best friend. So we're gonna spend it together.
Sometimes when he is at work, my heart hurts. I love him so much, all of him, even the grumpies that occasionally come (sometimes at church) with being a very young father or seven.
He would do anything for me. He does everything for me. He makes me happy.
Jason, Thank you for being the other half of me. My best friend and beyond. Thank you for being so generous with your life and sharing it, whole heartedly, with me. I'm so glad we didn't miss out on each other. Looks like the *B* in*plan B* turned out to stand for BEST. I love you Rabbit. I'll see you in a few hours.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle) Naoizzle
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal) Blue Cat
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, and current street) Dean Rainmill
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 3 letters of mom's maiden name) Dur Na How
6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink) Cool Color Lemonade (I don't have specific 2nd fav colors)
7. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (Mother's middle name and father's middle name) JoDean Joe
8. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets) Black Maverick
Tageroonie You're It!
Monday, May 5, 2008
So after all that here is a funny image for you to put in your mind. It was nighttime prayer and my kids were scattered about the living room, sometimes we *circle the wagons* sometimes we don't. On my lap I held a Joey and a naked Jacob.(Jacob is always naked, especially when we have a bad potty day and no underwear left. Oh, that is the other nasty thing I had to clean up today. I should call that guy from Dirty Jobs. In my opinion poop in underwear is pretty bad but poop in the bathtub is the WORST) Anyway Spencer was saying the prayer and Jacob and Joey started to fight. So I grabbed the arms that were closest to each other and crossed them over their own bodies. This still left Joey's right arm available to grab the remote that was sitting nearby and attempt to use it as a weapon against Jacob. He missed and clocked me in the head. I didn't have a free arm to stop him with so on the next swing I grabbed it with my teeth. I can only imaging what this must have looked like to the other kids when the prayer was over and they opened their eyes. Naked Jacob and Joey pinned in each of mom's arms. And mom with the remote in her mouth. All in the name of reverence.
Good day to ya.
Friday, May 2, 2008
I got this from DALLAS's blog.
A - Attached or Single? Attached, happily attached
B - Best Friend? I have 2. My husband(cheesy but true) and Jennifer Hankins, no question hands down
C - Cake or Pie? cake...no pie... no cake...arrgh ...piecake?
D - Day of Choice? Thursday(isn't that silly)
E - Essential Item? bra
F - Favorite Color? I tend to lean toward cool colors, blues. But I understand that everyone needs a little yellow
G - Gummy Bears or Worms? I don't like gummy things, Spencer choked on a worm once.
H - Hometown? Laramie, WY
I - Favorite Indulgence? Asphalt Pie from Wingers in Laramie. Oreo crust, mint chocolate chip ice cream, whip cream , caramel sauce. Since I can't have that...chocolate.
J - January or July? Neither
K - Kids? SEVEN!!!!!!! and yes we are finished.
L - Life isn't complete without? LAUGHING
M - Marriage Date? 14th of May 1998
N - Number of brothers and sisters? 1 Older sister
O - Oranges or Apples? Grapefruit, but both oranges and apples are fine depending on the individual fruit
P - Phobia or Fears? fear of large bodies of water
Q - Quote? "When you think stupid thoughts does it show up on your face." me
R - Reason to smile? When my kids do something silly. Or when my husband brings me flowers
S - Season of choice?Spring
T - Tag ten people? I tag whoever is reading this!
U - Unknown fact about me? I used to live with a bunch of hippies.
V - Vegetable? green beans and peas
W - Worst habit? I over think everything
X - Xenophobic? Nope
Y - Your favorite food? Homemade bread. I also love Mexican and Italian...
Z - Zodiac Sign? Tarus