Saturday, July 24, 2010

JULY 23rd

Ok, so, yesterday was a fantastic day. It was our five year anniversary. 5 YEARS?? Yep, that's right. We are old. Time for a mushy moment. There is really just one person I my life that I feel completely comfortable around. One person who I can go have a good time with, look horrible around, have an emotional breakdown to, be completely elated with, and feel ok just sitting beside. That is Danny. I don't have to be fake. I don't have to try. I just get to be. That is why I love being married. That is why I feel lucky to be married to Danny. The End. Mushy part over. We really did nothing huge to celebrate. The night before we went to Inception. Which is, yes, the best movie ever made. We had a nice breakfast together and played Call of Duty while the boys napped. Then the real fun happened. Almost every year our Anniversary falls on the day our ward celebrates Pioner Day. We headed out to this cute little place called Ray's Place. It's where they have line dancing classes during the week. Is has all kinds of old farm equipment hanging from the walls and ceilings and huge deer like creatures mounted everywhere. Really fun place. We eat ( dogs...and summer salads)!! Then, we dance. Line Dance. So fun. It lasted from 6:30-9 and I think I held Joey for maybe 10 minutes the whole time. We have a lot of nice ladies that snatch him up the second they get the chance. The reason this was so fun....last year, Kirk freaked out....the big deer, the loud music...freaked out. This year, he immediately ran off with his friends and played Skee Ball until time to eat, then when it came time to dance, he was right out there in the middle. It was actually pretty cute. You had the group of line dancers in one area then a big group of kids, all 6 and under, dancing in another area. It was a pretty fantastic time.
Yes, he is the only boy dancing, but he was also only 1 of 3 boys there.....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Last night I had a dream I met Milo Ventimiglia on a cruise. We started hanging out and he introduced me to his dad, Sylvester Stalone. So, of course, I am having a Rocky marathon today. Number 2 is my favorite. Yo, Adrian. I did it! Tears me up everytime.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boosts To Our Parental Self-Esteems

Two things happened today that made us feel like we might be accomplishing something as parents. One very tender moment, and the other not so much.
1. We are trying to let Joey self-soothe and get to sleep on his own. This means crying himself to sleep most of the time (don't worry, it only lasts for about 5 or 10 minutes.) So, we go in every 4 minutes or so to check on him. When Danny peeked in he motioned me over. I looked to see Kirk leaning over the bassinet and singing "Go To Sleep, My Little Buckaroo". This is kind of a big deal, cause I wasn't sure how much Kirk liked Joey. He's been having some jealousy issues lately, acting out when Joey is getting attention. So, to know that Kirk wanted to comfort means that maybe things are going to be ok.

2. Amanda knows about this, Danny loves doing magic tricks. Specifically making cards dissappear. Kirk has finally shown interest in this and Danny couldn't be more thrilled. Here's a little clip of Danny the Magic and his exuberant audience.

PS After this, Kirk attempted to actually eat the card.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More gas humor...

I'm overhearing my lovely husband tell Kirk a bedtime story. So far I've overheard these for tidbits.
"And Kirk said "I tooted!""
"Woody said 'There's a fart in my boot!""
"Buzz said "That stinks, to infinity and beyond!""
"And they all passed out from the stench and fell fast asleep. The end."

Sweet dreams, Kirk.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I wonder who taught him this?

My dear, sweet, angelic 2 year old and I had this small conversation today.

Kirk: "Mommy!!! Ya hear that?"
Me: "No, Kirk. What was it?"
Kirk: (spoken in a voice that sounds like Fat Albert) "I tooted!!!!!"

What a wonderful male role model my sons must have.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am quite the goal oriented gal. However, my goals are usually slightly outlandish. Like my goals for the rest of the year. They include:
-Lose 20lbs
-Potty train Kirk
-Get Joey to sleep through the night (hopefully sooner than later)
They might be kinda hard, but I honestly believe I can get them all done. I already have the treadmill going, we have a small stock of Buzz Lightyear briefs, and well, I think Joey loves me enough to sleep all night, don't you?

I also, apparently, need to learn how to spell.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Random Thoughts...

1. Day 6 on the I thin yet?

2. On a similar note, I will never get thin if people don't stop giving me tamales, cheesecake, and KFC.

3. Today, I locked myself in my grandmothers new car. I could not get out for 5 LONG minutes.

4. When I finally unlocked the door, I set the car alarm off and couldn't get it off for 5 more LONG minutes.

5. I am totally comfortable with who I am. I am just uncomfortable with the fact that other people are uncomfortable with it. I don't like being a disappointment, but I can see it in their eyes, for several reasons. I hate it that people think I sold myself short because I didn't go to school for a bizzillion years. I understand that money is essential, and learning for that matter. But it is not the main thing. I would NEVER EVER trade my kids for the biggest house or the nicest car. I am not being lazy nor does my husband force me to be a housewife. I am doing what makes me happy, people should get over that.

6. My best friend has decided to leave me. For college. This is hard for more than one reason (see number 5.)

7. Today my running mix included Blink 182, Steppenwolf, and Power Line.

8. I am watching a rerun of SNL hosted by Steve Carrell. Brillant.

9. My husband left his cell phone at home today. Panic ensued.

10. I am so glad that my husband takes care of us as he does. I am also glad that I have 2 very great little boys. They make my world go round.


Camping In

I really wanted to go camping this year, but I am sort of horrified of being outside at night (frogs, snakes, crazy neighbors, etc). So, we did like I used to do when I was little and camped inside. We got a tent, that was WAY to big to fit in our living room, we made inside smores, and watched a Buzz Lightyear movie. It was pretty great!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dannys Bag...

He told me that mine looked like a purse, so I tried to make this one look "manly"...ha


However, we went to see Kung Fu Panda at the summer kids movies and it was still excellent.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Scripture Case!!

I needed a scripture case, so I made one. It's not perfect, but it is mine. I am proud. Not in a way that's like "Hey, look at me. Look how awesome I am." It's more like "Hey, look at me. I did something and didn't fail completely!" I am making one for Danny, too. More pictures to come!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Here We Go.....

Today I am offically starting trying to loose weight. Target weight loss: 15lbs (20 would be nice, but let's be realistic.) I have zero will power when it comes to my favorite treats so I have developed a plan. I am going to lay off on baking things, because if I bake it, I eat it. I am also going to just try and control my portions. To top it off, I am hitting the treadmill. So, maybe this will last more than a week. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The 4th baby!

Outside of Christmas and Halloween, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I don't know why. Maybe its the warm weather and the ability to be festive outside. This year, we celebrated on the 4th on the 3rd. We had really big plans to go to the parade in the morning, but SOME of us couldn't get up and get ready (wonder who that could have been, Danny.....) It was no big deal. We loaded up and went to the annual fish fry at my grandmothers. I love hanging out with my cousins and family. They are great. Danny had to work that night, which is stinky. I think fireworks are kinda romantical hehe. So, we came home and got the boys down for a nap. When Kirk got up, we prepared for the night time activities. My parents and sister came up and we made sausage balls and home made ice cream. We also played Loaded Questions (funnest game ever). We let Kirk stay up to see the fireworks, which we weren't able to shoot until about 9:15....he goes to bed at 8. So, for the past 2 years I've gotten those neon, glow in the dark necklaces for fireworks. He would have rather stayed inside and played with those instead of the fireworks any day. We shot about half of them and Kirk was completely freaked out so we stopped. It was a lot of good food and a fantastic 4th of July!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lovin It!

My boys wore mathcing outfits today. So cute! Believe or not, I tried to take some pictures of just Kirk, but all I could get was the back of his head and a terrified scream of "No, Mommy, No!" Maybe I'll try again later!