Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tangled up baby

When I'm on the computer I'm always trying to come up with ways to entertain Lilian so she'll let me finish what I'm doing. It's hard...she's always grabbing stuff she shouldn't. Yesterday I handed her these headphones. Probably a stupid thing to do because what if she broke them? Really, that wouldn't have been too surprising. But I tend to give her things to play with that I normally wouldn't when I'm getting down to my wits end. So, the headphones. About 5 minutes later I found Lilian walking around the house completely wrapped up in the cord. It took a few minutes to untangle her....with a smile on her face the whole time. It was as if she was rather pleased with herself at the crazy mess she had created.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

15 wonderful years

Bryan and I celebrated our 15th anniversary this month. Fifteen years seems like such a long's kind of mind boggling that we have been married that long. And yet, at the same time, I can't imagine not being married to Bryan. I look back on our marriage and feel amazingly blessed. I married a kind, supportive, funny, considerate, passionate, awesome man. He is an amazing provider for our family...I am constantly awed by all he can do. He is wonderful father who constantly reminds our children how much he loves their mother. I loved him when I married him. I love him now. And I'm looking forward to loving him for the next 15 years.

Rebekah at Girls Camp

Rebekah just got back from Girls Camp. I cried on my way home after dropping her off which really surprised me because she's been on trips without me before. Why was I being so emotional? I think it was partly because this was her first trip without any family...usually if she's on a trip without Bryan and me she's with her grandparents. I think, also, it was partly because I was a bit overwhelmed with the fact that she was even old enough to be able to go to Girls Camp. Anyhow, she had a wonderful time. She left Monday and came back Friday, after which she promptly fell asleep on my bed for the next 4 and 1/2 hours. She came home with lots of stories, braids in her hair, black fingernails (from polish, not dirt...girls take fingernail polish camping??) and plenty of dirty laundry. We are happy to have her back home and she is excitedly looking forward to next summer's camp.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Best Stuff

*15 years of marriage to Bryan
*Moving into the teen years with Rebekah
*Listening to Julianne sing
*Watching Brandon's "moves"
*Kissing my Lilian baby
*Singing fabulous music
*Reading "Twilight" to my girls
*Working side by side with Bryan on a project
*Eating sushi
*Watching snow storms from the coziness of my house
*Eating chocolate chip cookies while watching reruns of "The West Wing"
*Going on cruises
*The lump in my throat when the flag goes by during the 4th of July parade
*A vase full of flowers on my bedside table
*Christmas lights late at night
*Volunteering in the kids classes at school
*My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints