Friday, January 31, 2014

Well, Hello!

A late Happy New Year to all.  My, how fast has time traveled as of late.  We are into another year and the first month is already over.  All of our monkeys are in school and that is CRAZY indeed.  It seemed like it was just yesterday that we were scared and deeply concerned about our ability to have a family, but the almighty had to teach us a valuable lesson that His plan takes place according to His time.  

This Crazy Thing Called Life has been full of joy, sorrow, celebrations, vacations, success, growth, learning and growing pains, and more.  But we love it, we welcome it, and are grateful for all of it.  2014 is going to be about the same because we know that that's was life is about, and that's why it is crazy.  PEACE! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Been too long

It's been a while since our blog has been visited let alone updated.  This crazy thing called life hasn't  been anything else but crazy since our last entry.  Needless to say, the craziness has been a blessing believe it or not.  We sense a wind of change heading our direction and we'll provide details as soon as things happen.  Meanwhile, it is our hope that all is well with you and your loved ones. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Family Reunion

In July our family went to Lake Tahoe for our family reunion with my Baird/Watson side of the family. We had so much fun with the family and as I stated to my aunt, it was such a great weekend because there was little drama! I loved it. Lake Tahoe is beautiful and I realized I really don't take advantage of living so close to such a beautiful place. I think we are going to make an annual trip each summer from now on.

Here is a short list of some of the memories of the weekend:
Pasta night
Apples to Apples
Hot Tubs
Fishing Farms
Walks down to the lake
Guitar Hero
Bullet in my toilet seat?
Playing in the sand
Family Pictures in a sweet spot (Thanks Roy!)
Minute to Win it
Watson Men who are still boys
Duck Tours
Family BBQ
Homemade Life's Jam

Mostly I loved it because I don't get to see many people from this side of the family. Out of 60 people in our family there were 44 of us there. Pretty good. However, I am hoping for an even better percentage in 2013!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kids are so funny

Had to document a funny statement by our crazy 5 year old, in the words of Tata:
While dropping off something at a friend's house, my lovely wife decides to visit for "a few minutes" as the rest of the crew and I sat in the car. Growing a little impatient, our 5 yr old asks, "Is it against the law to leave your wife behind?". I said, "No" and he responds with, "O.K. lets go home then".

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blogs and Flowers

I will admit I am sort of a blogaholic. There are several blogs I have booked marked and check often. OK, 61 in all. One of my favorite blogs to read is Three Men and a Lady.

Michelle and her husband went to the same college as we did. In fact I was in the same ward as Jake when we were single and then once we all got married we found ourselves in the same ward again. They are an amazing couple and I love that I can keep up on their happenings through their blog. I love how creative Michelle is. I am simply in awe of her mad design skills. I seriously can't wait to see what she does in her new home. I even brag that she was on the Nate Berkus show! (Because she was you know!) I secretly wish I could steal her away for a weekend and have her redo a room in my house.

I also love how she is always having giveaways. Seriously, you should check her out. You might even end up with some gorgeous flowers!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Wedding Anyone?

I will admit I got up at 2 am this morning and watched the Royal Wedding. O.K. it was kind of by accident. You see at first I was excited to set my alarm and join in the hype. But after a long week, I just fell asleep with the tellie on and didn't set anything. Surprisingly I woke up at 2 am as the wedding begin and I stayed awake.

Even from all the way over here on this side of the pond it was magical. I love weddings, and this was the wedding of all weddings. I want these two love birds to make it. There's is a beautiful love story and one that will last through the ages.

Besides this beautiful couple I love British weddings for another reason... Their Hats! Tell me you don't secretely wish you could pull off something like this...

or one of these...How they get those beautiful pieces of art to stay in place, I will never understand but I love the tradition.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Broken Bones?

I haven't been in the mood to blog for a long time now. I have started several posts on various subjects, mostly they have centered how our world was turned up side down in 2010, and then right back up. I've wanted to share what little knowledge I've gained going through the past 14 months of unemployment. How my faith has grown, how I feel my husband and I have gotten closer and all the blessings that has come from this trial. I thought about sharing my feelings about my husband going back to school and fulfilling his dream of becoming an attorney. Or maybe my feelings of being a "single mom" during the week as my husband works full time, commutes and has night class. How I am trying to stay positive and doing a lot of positive self talk about our new challenges. But to be honest with you all of that overwhelms me. I don't feel like writing a blog about my feelings, sometimes I am not even sure what they are. I can't try to be witty, funny and find a creative way to express myself. So instead I am just going to tell a funny story of my adorable 5 year old.

I surprised him with a trip to the doctor for his kindergarten exam. After getting 2 shots (also a surprise) we had this conversation:

LG: "Mom, that lady who gave me the shots broke both my bones!"

Me: laughing, "No sweetie, if she broke your bones you wouldn't be able to walk."

LG: "Yes she did break my bones!"

Me: "Honey, I promise you she didn't break you bones, when she gave you the shots."

LG: Realizing he wasn't going to win this argument finally relented and said:" Well then she cracked them."

I couldn't stop laughing at his perception of reality. He really thought she broke his bones. What a cutie!