Showing posts from June, 2008

nineteen years already????

Today Brent and I celebrated 19 years of wedded bliss. I can't believe it. I tried so hard to find him a gift but he has honestly become the hardest person to shop for that I know. He doesn't NEED anything and has become kind of picky about clothes, sporting goods, etc. We had a swim meet for our kids tonight so we were there until after 8:30 with them. Needless to say, we were not going to go out for a romantic dinner. Quite honestly, that is fine because we go out pretty much every friday night - just the two of us. Anyway, when we got home I found a really sweet note, 2 dozen red roses, and a portable GPS! (insert "awwwh" here)

I am so jazzed about this! I get lost all the time! I think maybe he got the idea to get it for me the other day after I called him in the middle of the day to help me get home from a swim meet in Highland Park. I do that kind of thing all the time. He knows how to get anywhere from anywhere in Dallas. I have absolutely no sense of direction…

sick kid, a priesthood blessing, and gratitude

Well our little Reagan is REALLY sick! She has really had me worried the last few days. It started Tuesday with nausea. Wednesday she developed a low grade fever and a sore throat. Friday we took her to Care Now for a strep test. Negative. She has been on antibitotics for two days now but she was still running a 102.1 fever this morning (Sunday). Normally, I would not freak out about this. I have seen a lot of viruses and sickness in the last 13 years. But Reagan tends to throw me into a tailspin when she gets sick because we almost lost her to a virus/staph infection a few years ago. Remind me to tell you about that one some day. That was a real testimony builder! Anyway, when she gets sick I probably worry more than usual because of her close call. We were actually contemplating taking her to the ER when I got home from church because she seemed to be getting worse. To add insult to injury Brent was really hurting today too. Most of you know that Brent has suffered from a chronic il…

Bye bye boppy

Yesterday Brady turned three. He got presents, ate cake, celebrated with dinner and a movie with the family, and ...oh yeah...he gave up all of his boppies (pacifiers). Save all the lecturing. I know, I know. He REALLY should not have had a pacifier this long..but..but ..he is my BABY. My caboose. The absolute last of my offspring. I wanted to keep him a baby for as long as I possibly could. It was poor parenting on my part but chances are pretty good he will need alot of othodontic intervention in the future (judging from his siblings - pacifier users and non pacifier users alike). Boppies make life so much easier! I could literally tell that boy at about 2pm to go in his room and take a nap and as long as he had his boppy - he was all for it. It was so nice. Those days are gone. I know it is best but it was still hard. We wrapped up all the boppies in the house in a present to give to Amanda's new baby, Liam. We told Brady that since he was a big boy now it was time to pass his …

A little mother/daughter bonding

Jensen is a HUGE fan of Taylor Swift so when I heard she was the opening act for Rascall Flats and that they were coming to town I immediately called my hubby's best friend who can always get us the most amazing seats. He came through as he always does (THANKS JEFF!). Jensen was so excited. Here is the part where it takes a turn for the worst...apparantly there was a Dallas Summer Musical going on at the same time plus construction througout Fair park. The traffic was ridiculous. To make matters worse, cars were running out of gas all over the highway from idling for two hours from the traffic jam. We moved about a mile in 2 hours! When we got there we had totally missed Taylor. I seriously went to the bathroom and just sat in the stall and cried - I was so disappointed for Jensen. Being the great girl that she is, SHE was the one comforting ME. We decided to make the best of it and stay to hear Rascal Flatts, ordered hot dogs and hamburgers and sat back and took it in. She just h…

whadya think?

What do you think of my new wallpaper people? I was hankerin' for something different. I am not as creative as some of you (Haley, Brianne) but I am trying to decide whether or not this is a keeper.

Swim team ROCKS

Well we had our first swim meet today and boy was it fun! We are really enjoying it especially since so many of our friends from our church family are on the same team. The Morleys and Fergusons are great people and we have a blast carpooling and hanging out with them before, during, and after practices. One of the highlights was that my little sister, Lindsey, came to watch since we were so close to her office. She was a real trooper watching in the heat on her lunch hour. Here are some pics from the fun today.

The Savior Heals Without a Scar

I went for a morning jog and listened to this while I was on the track. Sooo Good. WE all need healing throughout our lives. I think all of us go through ups and downs in life where we encounter things that have left scars on us. Some big. some small. There are spiritual scars, mental scars, emotional scars and physical scars. Maybe it is a friend who has been hurtful, or a relationship that has fallen apart, sin can do it too. You can't very well go through motality without suffering some sort of scars here and there - not matter how hard you try. I just have such a strong testimony that the Lord CAN and DOES heal us and that when we LET him he can do it without leaving a scar.

David Archuletta singing "Be Still My Soul" Sunday, June 1st.

"7 quirks tag"

I got tagged by Lynsi. I'm supposed to list 7 quirks/facts about myself, then tag 7 other people. So, here it goes...

1.) I write with a ruler. Now if THAT isn't a quirk I dunno what is! Some other time I will tell you WHY and how that all began.
2.) I won a hair contest when I was 7 that was sponsored by a local radio station.
3.) I love the sun. I could lay out by a pool every day and never get sick of it.(copied that one from you, Lynsi, but it is true!)
4.) I like to put plain M and Ms in my popcorn. a little sweet + a little salty = yummy!
5.) I love to color. I collect markers, crayons, colored pencils. You name it. I especially love to color with my kids.
6.) I'm a total chocoholic. I eat a couple of hershey kisses to get my fix every once in awhile so i won't overdo it, though.
7.) I have totally eclectic taste in music. My son seems very impressed with the fact that I have almost 3000 songs on my ipod. When we put it on shuffle it is funny sometimes what comes up. We…

the bachelorette

I was listening to a talk from my "SHERO", Sheri Dew and she was blasting reality shows like the Bachelor for their lack of value and shallowness. I agree! BUT, but, but I really like Deanna! She had her heart broken by that horrible Brad Womack fella' from last season who just played her and then couldn't make a commitment. She is a cute girl with a heart in the right place and I want to see her find true love. Then maybe next season I can quit the bachelor/bachelorette cold turkey. I will really try. I will replace it with BYU TV reruns of General Conferences. Really, I will. (I actually happen to love BYUTV in all honesty -I have atleast 50 hours of talks on my tivo that I love to listen to over and over. ) Until then, here is my two cents about this season.

My favorite guy us Jeremy. He is handling this whole thing with RON THE JERK (yeahhh - as of last monday night he got sent home) so well. He seems to me like he is very comfortable in his own skin and …

back to just two eyes...

Jensen has been eagerly (and very patiently) awaiting the day when she could trade in her much hated glasses for contacts. Today was the day!