Monday, September 20, 2010

sfebff = super fav ever best friend forever

A while ago, when I watched TV, the Today Show did a segment on women and the benefits of friendship. They talked about how women who have a best friend live longer and are healthier. Last week Ryleigh had to make a poster of the water cycle. She was so super excited to do this project with her best friend Kossian. We wrote a list of things they would need and sent them on a scavenger hunt to find things to use. They had such a good time doing the whole project.

Watching them reminded me of the story on the Today Show and I started to think about the relationships I have in my life. It goes without saying that we marry our best friend but I think its healthy and normal to have a sfebff. Its nice to have someone to do all the things with that our husband cant or doesn't want to do. Like going to lunch and getting a pedi, or jean, purse and shoe shopping. Its nice to have someone to do yoga with and to listen to daily vents, ya know someone who understands girl talk. I don't care how old you are girl time is so very important. Just the other night my sister went out for girl time because her hubby was going out of town for a few days and needed to recharge before he left. My teenage girls need girl time everyday after school to unwind and discuss the events of the day. What boy said hi or who the new hottie is and my nine year old needs girl time at least one night every weekend. They stay up and giggle and do make overs and play pretend...we all need girl time. It makes us happy.
I don't have any idea how I would have done the last two years without my sfebff. There have been many days and nights where I have cried and vented. Where she told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear. I've learned so many things from her and am a better person because of her and the way she loves me. I don't think there is anything she wouldn't do for me and there isn't anything I can't ask her to do or tell her.

I don't know of any rule that says who your sfebff has to be. I think your lucky if your sisters happen to be that for you. In fact I think you're pretty lucky if you have a sfebff. I think that God gave us our best friends to help us get through life. So, here's to girl time, sfebff's and getting through life!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Day

I love Mothers Day!

My beautiful family

Me and my mom
Heather, me, my mom, Kimmie and Kat

Me and my amazing kids!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Vegas and a Book Report

Jsyk, the title of this post are in no way related. I didn't go to Vegas to do a book report. For a few weeks life was a little crazier than normal for me and a friend of mine. I had had a few doctor appointments and Jamie had been dealing with a few of her own things. Both of us were at a serious breaking point. After talking to Danny and Josh we decided we would go to Vegas for a girls weekend. We booked a room Monday night and left Friday morning. One of my favorite things happened Monday night at FHE. All eight children needed to be told the mommies were leaving. During FHE Josh and Danny told them how much the mommies do to help our families and even when get relaxing time we still have things we have to do and that we deserved real relaxing time. They then told them the plan for the weekend. It was so sweet. Jamie and I left with no real plan in mind, just to enjoy the weekend. When we got there we checked into our room and went to sleep. I don't even know what time we got up an went to dinner (We happened to find a sushi bar that was open 24 hours). While we were there we slept, shopped, walked the strip, ate when and if we wanted, and saw the Cirque show Mystere. It was a fab weekend. I'm so blessed to have a hubby that lets me be me, who takes care of me and wants me to be happy. I'm also blessed to have my SFEBFF to help me get through life. It was an incredibly fun and relaxing weekend. I'm thinking girls weekend needs to be a yearly event. If I thought it could happen every six months I totally would push for that!

Each book report Carter has had to do this year has been different. Like last month it was a book report in a bag. This month it was to turn part of the book into a game. Carter read "Diary of a Wimmpy Kid". Carter absolutely loved reading this book. I loved when he would come up to me and read a part that he loved. He laughed so much as he read it, it made me laugh too! Carter came up with the idea to turn the haunted house part of the book into a his book report. He and Jamie came up with the layout and Carter and I came up with the game pieces. It was fun to help him and watch his idea come to reality. He said his class and teacher loved it, but more importantly to me, Carter loved it and it turned out the way he wanted!
Just one more book report for the year.....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

Last night was so much fun! It was our stake lipsync. Each organization from each ward was asinged a decade and asked to perform. The young women were assinged the 80's. The yw secretary put together a collection of songs for the girls to choose from. After listening and much debate they decided on "Hit me with your best shot". The girls made up a dance and decided on guitars as their props. On saturday a few of them got together and added final details to their guitars and did hair. They also got dressed up in their version of 80's attire and even "pegged" their pants. The activity days girls also got into it by doing the chipetts version of "Single Ladies". Those of you who know Ryleigh and Kossian know they can be a bit shy. This is not the case when you give them a fab song, a microphone and put them on stage! WOW! can those two dance! They danced like they were the only ones in the room! Caitlin and Emma along with the other two yw from our ward did an amazing job as well. They were true rockstars!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Difficult to Post

It's pretty difficult to post without a computer! Our computer came down with a virus and finally died in October. I have missed having a computer. I don't think I realized just how much I needed it till it was gone. As many of you know the last year and a half have been extremely difficult for our family. We have been tested and tried to what feels like our breaking point. So purchasing another computer was completely out of the question. As usual we were rescued by our dearest of dearest friends this last week, who gave us their computer. I am so thankful to them for helping our family. Anyway, the point being is that without a computer I couldn't blog. This made me really sad because I love to blog and have missed it tremendously. So now that we have a working computer, you may just get sick of me! I have allot of catching up to do! Or maybe I will just pick up where we are now and forget the last little while....

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

15 Years

It all started a little over 15 years ago when I decided to move to Salt Lake. I went to church with my grandma and aunt and in walked Danny. I happen to believe in love at first sight, at least in our case. I really do think I fell for him that very minute. After a few Sundays of flirting in Sunday school, we met at the drinking fountain and 5 weeks later we were engaged and 3 months after that on October 19, 1994 we were married. It sounds kinda cliche to say, but I love him more now then I did then. He is the first person I think of when I have to tell someone something. I get sad in the morning when he leaves for work and excited at 4:45 pm knowing he will walk in the door in 45 minutes. I love dating him and spending any moment I can with him. 15 years later I still get giddy and blush when he winks at me. I am so thankful for the life he has given me and for how me makes me feel. He loves me like they love in the movies. I am thankful for the last 15 years and am so excited about the next 15 and the 15 after that. Thanksgivings and backyard weddings, and at least 80, right D! I love you!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Does Hair Really Affect Behavior?

The other day I was walking down the hall at school and this "teacher" (for lack of a better word, she isn't a teacher. I'm sure she has an official title w/a degree) stops me in the hall and tells me she has to share something with me about Carter. I'm always a bit nervous at this point. I'm never quite sure what Carter has done or said that has caused someone to start a convo with "I want to share something with you about Carter". Anyway she proceeded to tell me that Carter came up to her in the hall, called her by name, stuck out his hand to shake hers and asked her how she was. I was so excited by this. I thought, "he really is a good boy". Then she says to me "He is like a new boy. He wasn't his normal loud self. He was very polite with good manners. It's like you cut off all his hair and he is a new person". I wanted to slap her! Really, did she just say those things to me? I was so floored I didn't know WTH to say to her. In fact I'm not sure what my response was. Let's hope it was up to her expectations. Anyway, I loved Carter's hair long, it fit him. I thought it looked really good on him. My mom always said that you behave according to how you are dressed. If you have on jeans then you wont be as reverent as you would be if you had on a dress. Does that apply to hair as well? It may very well. I did notice this last Saturday as I watched Carter play soccer that he doesn't seem to be as into the game as he was with his long hair. In fact he may have regressed to a toddler. He was playing goalie and since all the action was at the other end of the field he decided to play in the dirt. Maybe it's time to grow his hair out again. That way I can be the mom of the unmanageable son and just so I can irritate others who think boys should look like missionaries. FTR, I think missionary haircuts are totally appropriate for missionaries. Hair doesn't determine what kind of person you are!