Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Brian!! Nov 1st!

34 Things I love about Brian:

  • Always up for anything
  • Changes diapers without being asked
  • Can fall asleep or wake up in a snap
  • Tells the best bedtime story to kids
  • Lets me talk to him about breastfeeding and birth AND acts like he cares
  • Always empties trash
  • Mows gigantic lawn and whistles while he does it
  • Does not complain
  • Does his best to provide
  • Makes sure I have down time
  • LOVES to serve and help others
  • Has a genuine personality
  • Is in a good mood whenever he comes home, no matter how many ornery customers he has dealt with
  • Supports my yard sale habit
  • I can’t remember last time I put gas in the van
  • I can’t remember last time I washed the van
  • Can befriend anyone
  • Has made up so many games with the kids that have unique names only they know
  • He is a morning person
  • Makes breakfast
  • He’s smart
  • He has blue eyes that I love
  • I love it when his hair curls behind his ears
  • He is happy
  • He doesn’t focus on negative
  • Finds the good in hard situations
  • Laughs at my jokes and comments (I’m not sure if he really thinks I am funny, but I feel funny around him)
  • Doesn’t think I am crazy for the choices I make (Well, I did chose HIM!)
  • He’s handsome!
  • Full of compassion
  • Enjoys traveling and plans great trips for cheap!
  • Worthy priesthood holder
  • Likes doing what is right
  • Understanding
I love you! Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Halloween Prayer

Aubryn's prayer on Halloween night, "Please bless Reagan can throw up. ( we had a close call. he ate TONS of candy.) Please bless Chillin' Rimrock can come over. Please bless everyone in the world."
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Brad has learned how to whistle. Which is quite impressive to me, considering I have yet to figure it out. I can't seem to get it. Sometimes I am not so happy that he has this new habit, like when the baby is sleeping. But, at the same time, no one whistles when they are sad. It's like a dog wagging his tail. If your child is whistling then you know life is good for them.

Today around 11:00 the phone rang. I said, "hello."

"Hi, Mom. I don't feel good."

Brad doesn't like missing school. We went and picked him up. He went straight to the bathroom. I heard the water running. He was in the bathtub. Every once in a while I would check on him. I could hear water running every half hour or so. About 4 hours later I heard the water draining. And, I heard whistling.

Monday, October 27, 2008

What did you learn?

After scripture study tonight, Brian asked the big question, "What did you learn?"
Brad replied, "To eat, drink, and get married."

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall Photos, part 4- KIDDING!

Really, The fall photos could go on and on! I took 226 photos that day. But enough is enough.

I have a hunch about Aubryn. I think she has a crush. There is a boy in our ward at church that she talks about all the time. Almost every day! She calls him by his first and last name, never just his first name. Here are a few things she has said about him. (I'll protect his identity and call him "Chilin' Rimrock")

"I saw Chilin' Rimrock at church today. I saw him looking at me. (sheepish grin)"

"Chilin' Rimrock was at the church. I was by him and he touched me. right here. (points to top of her arm) His hair was sticking up."

"Can Chilin' Rimrock come to our house? Why you never let him?!" This is when she folds her arms and walks away in a huff. (So if you're out there, "Chilin' " come over lift her sad heart!)

"I like Chilin' Rimrock. I like his hair."

The other day at Pack meeting I thought she was going to be so excited to see him she would pester him to death. But for the first time EVER I saw a shy side of Aubryn. She watched him. She did not smother. But, she was very aware. It's just nice to find out that she CAN focus on one thing for more than 10 minutes.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall Photos, part 3

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fall Photos, part 2

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fall Photos, part 1

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Into Aubryn's mind, kind of.

"Mom, Do you know what I like? I like make-up, boys, princesses, Dora, and Carebears."

"I don't want to get big. I don't want to grow up or be big like a boy or a mom. I just want to be a doctor."

"Is my hand scary? Spider man doos it." (holding hand all mangled like.)

Monday, October 20, 2008


8 Favorite TV shows

1. The Office
2. America's Next Top Model
3. Lost
8. (I don't watch much TV. When I do, it's online.)

8 Things I did yesterday
1. Went to church, they split our stake!
2. Went to park
3. Went to dinner at Brian's sister's house
4. Said goodbye to in-laws (left for St. Lewis mission today!)
5. Took a bath
6. Read blogs
7. Drank lots of Air Borne (I've got a cold)
8. Watched clip of Sarah Palin on SNL

8 Favorite places to eat
1. My Mom's
2. Moores
3. Javiers
4. Golden Corral
5. Chili's
6. Applebees
7. Pier 49
8. Ogden Pizzaria

8 things I'm looking forward to

1. Getting my hair cut! (nov 8)

2. Having the laundry done and put away

3. Project night this Thursday (you're invited! 7pm)

4. Having this cold GONE

5. Having my kid's cold's GONE!

6. Family night tonight

7. A good night's rest

8. Brian coming home from work (this should be number one)

8 things I love about this Fall-

1. The colors!

2. Having the windows open all day

3. Halloween costume planning

4. Brian's upcoming birthday

5. The crisp air

6. Starting to wear sweaters

7. playing in the leaves

8. General conference

8 things on my wish list

1. House payed off

2. Window coverings for all my windows

3. I liked cooking

4. I could sing

5. I could play the piano

6. To teach my children all they need to know

7. To loose the rest of my pregnancy weight

8. To be healthy and have a healthy family

8 people I tag:

Kristel, Shad, Craig, Jenny, Jenny, Melissa,Crissy, Jamie

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Swollen Heart

My heart is especially full today and I am not sure why. After church this morning we walked around a beautiful park. The autumn colors were vibrant. My children were running and exploring. They were curious and creative. My husband would run with them, come push the stroller, then put his arm tenderly around me. It was almost too good to be true, like a wonderful dream. I am so full of love for my family. I am so grateful. My heart feels swollen inside and my throat has a lump in it. (although that could be the stupid sore throat I have.) I love my life! I am not sure why I have been so fortunate. I have a fear deep inside me that I could loose this bliss in an instant. I tell myself to enjoy! It could be gone tomorrow. I have hard time putting these feelings into words. But, maybe you get just a glimpse inside my full heart.

Fall Fun!

Friday, October 17, 2008

pig-chipmunk, or cute boy?