I was holding him wrapped in a blanket when Jenna's family arrived at church and came and sat in our row. Her little boy Tyler took one look at me, gasped loudly in delight and with a twinkle in his eye said...
I almost pee'd myself laughing.
(Yes, you do have to press play...)
I know that as women we are often very hard on ourselves. Have you ever had times that you question if there is anyone that could possibly even like you, never mind love you? I do. Frequently. But this week has not been one of them. I only hope I can return the favor to my family and friends SOON!!!!
Love you guys, and THANK YOU!!! :)
Some other signs that you might be aging...
"Age is something that doesn't matter unless you are a cheese." -Billie Burke
"doesn't come from a store."
means a little bit more!"
I don't care if I don't get the latest Ipod or a touch screen phone. Perhaps Christmas NEEDS to be downsized a bit. Perhaps we need to concentrate less on the size and value of the presents we give and receive, and focus more on the Spirit in which they were given. Our nations economy isn't gonna make this Christmas "the worst holiday season ever" for me or anyone around me because I plan on spreading the joy dude! (Starting with a Christmas play list on my blog! That's right folks... I am giving in to help save the season!)After all, Christmas is all about a little baby who was born in a stable... honestly, what more do we need than him?
Last Friday I received a call from one of DeAnna's teachers telling me that she was receiving the "Falcon of the Quarter" award this week. They asked me to write a little bit about her and then to come Thursday morning to the school for the presentation and a little reception afterwards. It was to be a big secret (Great... I am just FANTASTIC at keeping secrets.) Anyway, this week I had to severely watch my mouth, (so hard when you are so excited), and even be little sneaky... especially when various people from the school kept calling... (DeAnna is so nosey. She mutes the TV when the phone rings to try and hear! Makes it right difficult to have a conversation.)
The hardest part of the whole thing was the fact that I usually go in to work at 6am, but since this was at 8, I decided to take a half day and just go in afterwards. However, I would have to come up with a good reason for being home, because this is something I NEVER do, and the kids would get suspicious. So I told them that since I have to change my schedule in a few weeks when Dad starts working, I had arranged to do a test run Thursday morning with me getting them to early morning seminary and school to see how long everything would take me. (I know, lame excuse, but it was all I could come up with.)
Can I tell you, my house is completely out of control in the morning! (I am not usually there to witness it!) But that is another story all together...
After a very chaotic morning, I made it to the assembly. Unfortunately Hot Hubby could not make it because he is in clinicals and you can't miss those for ANYTHING! However, Auntie Jenna came with me and it turned out to be a really fun morning... DeAnna even got a plaque to hang on her wall.
This video is for all the family who couldn't be there. It is an awful video, but you can hear ok. If they had told me that the family would be sitting near the back, I would have brought my 10x zoom camera!!!! However, this is better than nothing. (Yes, as usual, you do have to press play!)
I am so proud of you!!! :)
Can't wait to see what happens in Junior Jazz! :)
My hot hubby has had a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG journey in school. It all started about... 5 years ago?? If you didn't already know, he had originally gone to technical school to be an HVAC tech. He then secured a job at the apartment complex where we lived as an apartment engineer which provided free rent, etc. allowing me to stay home full time with our kids. There he learned all kinds of handy stuff... seriously, the man can fix just about anything!
However, after both the kids were in school full time, he decided he didn't want to do that for the rest of his life and decided to go to college. He had to take a lot of prerequisite courses at night, then all the general courses... again, at night, then finally he applied and got into the PTA program at Montgomery College. At this point he had to quit his job as apartment engineer so that he could go to the full day program. After finally completing a year of the program we moved out here to Utah, but to our dismay, he had to start the actual program courses out here from the very beginning because their program was a little different from MC's. So for the last year and a half (including summer semester), he has been working his butt off to get through this program.
So here we are, 33 days away from graduation, (if you didn't notice my little ticker on the side there), and today I could not be prouder of him. He has been offered a couple of positions the past couple of months for when he graduates, but last week he decided to apply for a position at TOSH working for IHC. It is a state of the art facility that treats all kinds of different injuries with all the latest equipment, a pool, (he loves aqua-therapy), and they pay well, but they also have fantastic benefits which was important to us. It was a long shot and we both knew it... still, it is where he wanted to eventually end up... his dream job so to speak, so he applied anyway.
He actually got a call for an interview, (which was exciting), and arranged to interview yesterday at 6am so that he could be at his clinical on time. (Lucky for us he is a morning person;)) Well, they called back and this morning at about 7:45am he accepted the position.
Do you know what that means???? MY HUBBY IS EMPLOYED!!!! (Starting Dec 15th, obviously contingent on him graduating on the 9th ;)
Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives. :)