Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Mark and I met in our singles ward in Washington, our first date was a late night showing of "Remember the Titans" Mark explained the entire movie while we watched. I thought it was cute. Some of our more memorable dates consisted of miniature golf with our friends, a trip to the temple, Mark cooking for me, and me attempting to bake for him (we had to throw the cookie sheet away I burned the cinnamon rolls so badly!). I brought him home 3 weeks later for Thanksgiving, he slept on the couch with my dog and endured it all very well I thought. This is when he told me he loved me! I was very surprise, and didn't know what to say. So I said what came to mind, unfortunately, I replied, "That's nice!" Boy, that's the line of the century. A few weeks later, after quiet contemplation, and great arguments with myself about how fast this was going I finally admitted that I loved him too. I had never seen that expression on his face, it was so wonderful. I saw it again when we were married, and three times more when our children were born.
Mark has always been a black and white guy, he can see the logic in things I fail to see. I love him for that. And for the fact that he has to finish something once he's started it. I love the way he get's down on the floor to play with the kids, and is very patient with me when I'm stubborn. Overall we've had a wonderful 8 years, I don't ever remember him raising his voice to me, or saying something to hurt me. This has been a great marriage! I know it will be wonderful in the future as well. I know this is sappy, and that is so not Mark, but what can I say? I love him, and I'm sappy! Love you Mark!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Shawn had his 6 month appointment yesterday. For you who voted over 18, congrats! He's 18 pounds 14 oz! A good size chunk! I asked the doctor about the no sleep thingy, she said to feed him well, and go ahead and let him cry, he's big enough he doesn't need to eat at night. Yesterday night I took the kids to see a dollar movie and we didn't get home until 10! WAAAYYY past their 7pm bedtime. So I fed shawn and put him to bed. He must have taken the threat seriously because he didn't wake up until 6am! I slept like a rock! What a marvelous thing to happen! We'll take it seriously if it happens tonight as well! Other then the sleeping thing he's as healthy as a horse and as large as a baby pony!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Haley and Mark are changing right before my eyes. Walking back from downtown in Seaside I began to urge her forward faster. She asked me, "Why are we going so fast?" I replied that I had to use the restroom, to which she commented, 'Don't tell me! i'm not your mom!" That got me giggling. She's a sassy bundle of girl. Mark is getting older and realizing that he doesn't have to follow the rules, he has a choice. Unfortunatly he also is finding out the consequences of not following them. This too shall pass, i hope.
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Saturday, March 7, 2009
Haley and Mark, flying their kits. Haley ran around in circles with no luck. After this she said, "I need a break!" we told her to sit down. She fell down on her back and said, "Whew! That's better!" And her kite flew great!
Thursday, March 5, 2009