Saturday, August 23, 2008

Mike the Magnificant

I just had to brag on him....just a little. I relish in every opportunity to do such, though I rarely take advantage. How could I possibly find time in the days to blog about everything wonderful that he does?

Today was very special though. I was a chaperone on our youth float trip on the James river. I was up bright and early and on my way to a day full of fun with the teenagers, floating down the river. A few more rocks than I would prefer and the seaweed was in plentiful splendor, but all in all it was a really fun trip. The sun and I didn't get into too much trouble so that was nice too.
The real excitement came when I got home! I walked in the door expecting to feel wonderful seeing my sweet husband and my happy kids but I got even more! There was my cute family waiting to hug and kiss me but all around was the evidence of their love. My house was spotless! The dishes were done, counters wiped down. The toys were picked up and the floor was vaccumed. Everything was neat and tidy. I almost couldn't hold back the tears.
After getting a nice hot shower and rinsing the remnants of river goopey off of me, Mike kissed me goodbye and rushed out to pick up dinner so I wouldn't have to cook. Truly a day off!!!
I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. What I ever did to deserve him, I will never know!! My version is that Heavenly Father was afraid to send me knowing I wouldn't be able to find a husband so Mike accepted the job as a service.
He is truly the most wonderful man. He is so selfless and kind, the perfect father and husband. He's hot too...which helps. :) I am such a lucky woman!! Everyone always says that I will outgrow that newlywed phase. Newsflash...they've been saying that for about 7 years now....and I still get all weak in the knees when I see him. You can tell me it will wear off but you will be wrong. He is my true love....die-hard, hopeless romantic that I am, I have no problem admitting that he is my whole heart.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yay Me

I actually got interviewed and quoted in an article. Check it name in print. I was so pumped.

The Husband Post

Here you go Kelli....furnished upon request.

What is his name? Mike

Who said, “I love you” first? He did

Who is taller? He is, but not by much :)

Who drives most when you are together? me actually....i have control issues and his driving scares me

Who’s more sensitive? hahahahaha.....that would be me

Who does the laundry? me also

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? well, that depends on the perspective i suppose....if we are lying in bed, i am on the right, if you are standing facing the bed, i am on the left

Who pays the bills? usually auto-pay....other than that it's just usually whoever gets to it first

Who cooks more? we both really enjoy cooking and mike is actually an excellent cook so i'd say it's a darn near close to even split, with maybe a small tilt in my direction

Who is more stubborn? oh please, all he has to do is flash his smile and i am a useless pile of goo so he ALWAYS gets his way

Who is the first to admit they are wrong? me....mike would say that's because he is always right

Who has more siblings? he does, not hard to beat an only child though :)

Who wears the pants? suzy

What do you like to do together? um, this is a family blog ;)

Who eats more sweets? me for sure!

How did you meet? at college, i was watching a movie in the common room with some friends when he came in from soccer practice and we were together pretty much every spare second after that

Who asked whom out first? well, i guess he did. we just would hang out in a group but the day after we met we were holding hands so it was not a long process..hahaha, Little eager beavers!! :)

Who kissed who? funny story.....we had been dating a lot and i was actually starting to think he didn't want to kiss me because he just would never make a move! i finally kissed him on the cheek as a hint...he got it. later he told me that he didn't want to kiss me right away because he always wanted me to know that i was special to him and that he respected me.

Who proposed? he did, another funny story. i actually thought he was going to dump me. he asked if we could go on a walk because "we needed to talk". gulp. he was saying all the things that made me think he was going to end it and then, when i was totally crying thinking we were breaking up, he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him.

His best features & qualities? he's hot
okay, okay...aside from his overwhelming good looks he is also the most wonderful person i've ever known. he is so devoted to his family and to our heavenly father. he loves the gospel and he is the best husband and father ever! also, he's very hot!

*alright Kelli, you promised me a comment...get to it, it had better be a good one. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

My Daughter

I am so behind on my here goes blog number two of the day. I had such a great experience this weekend.
Mike took the boys to see the Richmond Kickers (semi-pro soccer team) and so Suzy and I got to have a girls night.
We decided to dress up and have a night on the town....well, a walk around the block at least. :) After getting cleaned up Suzy dressed in her cute ballerina jammies, a pink tutu skirt and her necklace, oh and her butterfly sandals...of course.
It was so adorable watching her strut her stuff around the neighborhood. She is in the awesome, "whas dis mommy?" stage. Everything we would walk by...."yes Suzy, that is another tree, mailbox, house, grass, fill in the blank....." She loved the moon and of was so excited when she got to show her care bear to the moon. "Hi moon...dis a my bear!"
After our walk we propped ourselves on the couch and watched sing a long songs and had a snack. I am truly amazed at how smart and vibrant she is. While her temper leaves something to be desired, she is so full of's so adorable!! She loves to dance and sing and you just can't help but want to do it along with her.
I am so thankful for my kids and the great experience I had with my sweet little girl.

Twilight ParTay

In celebration of the long awaited fourth book in the Twilight saga, I, devoted die-hard fanpire that I am....threw a party.

After an evening of feasting, listening to Muse and gathering with other expectant was finally here!!!! BREAKING DAWN!!!!

After about 15 hours of intense reading, the journey was over. 754 pages of vampire greatness....oooooooooooh thank you Stephenie Meyer!!!!!!!!!