11.23.2009

Thank you

Four years ago today, you married me.

On our wedding day we danced to Natalie Merchant's "Kind & Generous" I had no idea then how appropriate that song would be for our life together.

Since then I have gotten older and fatter, but you still love.
Since then I have nagged you about thousands of things, and somehow you still love me.
Since then we have had some struggles, and we now love each other more.
Since then we have had a son, and I have watched you love him.

Thank you, Clint. I will never be able to thank you enough for the husband and father that you are.

I love you.

11.19.2009

Conversation today at work...

Customer: U.P.S. KEEPS LEAVING ME NOTICES SAYING I HAVE TO BE HOME IN ORDER TO GET MY PACKAGE!

Me: Yes, that's true. It's a $1000 package so it will require a signature for delivery, so that someone doesn't steal it off of your porch.

Customer: YOU PEOPLE ARE RIDICULOUS! HOW THE H*** AM I SUPPOSED TO GET MY STUFF?

Me: The slip UPS left you should have an address where you can pick it up at their location if you will not be home when they try to deliver again.

Customer: YOU EXPECT ME TO DRIVE 20 MILES TO THE UPS FACILITY!!! **INSERT EXPLETIVES HERE**

Me: Well we could also reroute it to a friend who will be able to receive the package if you'd like.

Customer: I DON'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS!


...shocker.

11.17.2009

Proud to be a Utard

I really am. I cringe when I hear people complaining about it. I just want them to move away. No, snow is not fun. Yes, there are a plethora of Mormons and we have arguably the worst hairstyles in the country. But I like it, and if you don't you can move.

I love Utah's history.
I love how everyone waves at each other when you are driving through town.
I love that there are 3 stakes in my tiny town.
I love that we have TWO outstanding universities (academics and athletics) in such a small state.
I love the shopping and restaurants.
I love that we have one major freeway.
I love that I can get through our airport so fast because it is small.
I love the Christmas lights at Temple Square.
I love seeing the giant Rocky Mountains everywhere I turn.
I love that my Texan husband is so willing to stay here with me (not that I'm not willing to move if I have to, because I totally am)

And today, I am proud to be a Utahn because...
we are the #2 healthiest state in the nation:

2009 STATE RANKINGS
1Vermont
2Utah
3Massachusetts
4Hawaii
5New Hampshire
6Minnesota
7Connecticut
8Colorado
9Maine
10Rhode Island
11Washington
12Wisconsin
13Oregon
14Idaho
15Iowa
16Nebraska
17North Dakota
18New Jersey
19Wyoming
20South Dakota
21Maryland
22Virginia
23California
24Kansas
25New York
26Montana
27Arizona
28Pennsylvania
29Illinois
30Michigan
31New Mexico
32Delaware
33Ohio
34Alaska
35Indiana
36Florida
37North Carolina
38Missouri
39Texas
40Arkansas
41Kentucky
42West Virginia
43Georgia
44Tennessee
45Nevada
46South Carolina
47Louisiana
48Alabama
49Oklahoma
50Mississippi

Woot! Woot! Break out the green jello and root beer!

11.09.2009

He's had a birthday, shout hooray!

{Yeah, I think in Primary songs. They say in a foreign language, that's when you know you're fluent... I guess I'm finally getting "fluent" in my calling?? }

This little munchkin (who was too excited too look at the camera all day)...
turned T-W-O on Friday. All day he would point to himself and say "Dallas birthday!" and tell everyone he was "two" (while holding up 5 fingers, of course). We had a fun day of breakfast with Daddy (a rare treat), bowling, the Aquarium and then a birthday dinner with my family.


We love you, Dallas.
You are so smart, so funny, so handsome, so sweet, and such a joy to have around. I can't even handle that it has been 2 years since we brought our 6LB bundle home and you spent weeks laying on those jaundice lights screaming your guts out and refusing to sleep. I loved you so much then, and I love you even more now. "Best friends!"
Love, Mommy

P.S. Congrats on your first day ACCIDENT FREE yesterday! You are rockin' the big boy underwear in style, Bubba. Love your guts!






...And as promised, a Halloween picture. Better late than never.

11.02.2009

Crappy Mama

I know, it is November 2nd and still no pics of Big D in his Halloween costume. How has my child not been taken by Child Protective Services yet with this kind of parenting??

They are to come shortly, I promise.