Aric had a camp out with the scouts and froze his tail off. While Aric was making tin foil dinners and getting smoked out... Maya, Edee and I had ladies night. We went to the mall of course! They finally earned enough money to get some more clothes/shoes for their build a bears.(No pictures of this...but Eden got a fancy white/silver tank top and some silver "heel highs" for her dog, Sara, and Maya got a very conservative outfit and some slippers for Bananas the monkey)
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Alot of people who know Micah, think of him as "Micah the Marine". Aric and I are incredibly proud of Micah for his service in the US Marine Corp. And we are so very grateful that he came home safe and sound after three tours in Iraq. Marines are known for their courage, loyalty and strength. Micah definitely has these characteristics...but he is so much more than a Marine. This is the Micah we know...
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday ~ Almost all the way better. Got Maya off to school. Tile guy came and fixed the mess he made earlier that week. Took Eden to story time at the library. They had a hippy guitar lady singing to them. She was actually really cute and a great singer. Eden picked out her usual 6 books and one movie. She always picks out like four non-fiction books. Last week I had to read a book to her about spies and money. I try to talk her out of them but she likes them. They really aren't fun to read out loud...Later we went over to the Sampsons to work on their kitchen, they are painting it red. They make us work for their friendship. Aric whipped up some ribs on the grill, and we watched a really dumb scary movie "THEY". Don't waste two hours of your life on that one...
Saturday ~ It was our families turn to help clean the church. Aric went to represent our family while I took Eden to her dress rehearsal for her dance class...they have a performance next Saturday. My mom was in town visiting my sister so she came over for a few hours and helped the girls clean the basement. They still hadn't earned all the money they need to buy new outfits for their animals. So with her help we were able to get the house cleaned and work on our talks/lesson/BYD until Maya's soccer game. We had scheduled a babysitter like two weeks ago because we had made big plans to go out, but I was worn out so we just went out to dinner with the Sampson's and then came home to work on talk/lesson/BYD. Then we went to bed early.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
My Tio Marco has loved me since the day I was born, and has been there for me ever since. This is a picture of me holding on to his "fro" for dear life.
Since my biological father has never really been a part of my life, and my first step-dad was not the greatest father figure...my Tio Marco stepped up to the plate for me and my brothers and sister and has never moved. He has always been there...
-When I got a Barbie car and Barbie bicycle for my Barbies, he assembled them, stickers and all.
-When I needed help with homework especially when those blasted computers first came out. He taught me and let me use his.
-When I needed a ride to or from school, practice, a friends house, etc...he picked me up.
-When I needed to be disciplined for some misdeed, he grounded me.
-When I was totally broke in college and couldn't afford my rent, he sent me money.
-When I needed a priesthood blessing, he gave me many.
-When I needed someone to look up to as a loving, honorable priesthood holder. He gave me an example. (I've been thinking a lot about this because I have to give a talk on the restoration of the priesthood on Sunday)
So basically he (along with my Uncle Al) has been the main father figure in my life. Tio Marco has always attended every major event in my life, the lives of my children and everyone else in my family. If he wasn't there, he had a very good reason. He took over as patriarch of the family at a very young age. Shortly after my family came up to the US from Honduras, my grandpa, his father, died of cancer. (My grandpa was in his thirties) I know that Tio Marco sacrificed a lot and put many things in his life on hold to take care of the family. He has always been a hard worker and never a complainer. He was the first in our family to go to college and go on a mission and....If I go on anymore it will sound like a eulogy...
So here's to you Tio Marco! You were the first man I ever loved and the only one who has stuck around from start to finish. Thank you for everything! Feliz Cumpleanos! Te amo mucho!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Notice Ashley without Kyle and Ryan without Jessica. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Either they totally love us and know that we throw a good party and they will still have fun without their spouses or...they are totally afraid of us that we might hunt them down and verbally assault them for not showing up. Poor Jessica had a rough night due to pregnancy issues, and Kyle was on a flight back from Holland...don't worry he showed up...after traveling for like 20 hours! Now that's a real friend.
Kyle showed up just as Sing Star began. He assumed his usual position. Notice him in the background. For those of you who don't know Kyle...he doesn't sing...ever. Not even "happy birthday". But we love him anyway and keep on inviting him to our parties so that Ashley can get the karaoke out of her system.
Meghann and Cynthia held their own. After a couple of rounds Cynthia stopped singing because she was laughing so hard at Patrick.
... Something that really annoys me is hearing/reading untruths or misconceptions about my religion. Mainly because instead of looking at the core of our religion, the gospel of Jesus Christ, they look at the outrageous and totally misunderstood writings of our doctrines... Which are usually written by a non member or excommunicated member, and then use that information to base their opinions of what I believe. I so appreciate when people ask me questions, in fact I love it when someone asks me about my beliefs, as long as they aren't just trying to pick a fight. So when I read this, the gab blog, I had to link it.
...I love photography, I love good music, and I love Jesus Christ. My friend e-mailed me this link, Reflections of Christ. These pictures that look like paintings, are on display at the Mesa Arizona visitors center. Some very smart, inspired person put them to music for us to enjoy. I hope when you watch the video you feel the spirit testify to you that Jesus is the Christ and that He did live and if there would have been cameras back then maybe we would have seen some pictures like this...
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Trying on my shoes...
When she put these on she said "Do I look like I'm seven?" thinking seven is so grown up.... I say "Uh...more look more like twenty-seven." she says "Nah, I think I look like I'm seven."
So there you have it, my shoe obsessed four and a half year old...(going on seven). I have to admit that it makes me smile and I can't help myself when I find fabulous, funky shoes that fit her. She has at least twice as many shoes as Maya. But Maya could care less....as long as she has her tennis shoes and fake croc's she's happy as can be. Which makes it even more fun for me to indulge Eden's love for shoes. The apple didn't fall too far from the tree here, now did it.
Monday, April 7, 2008
1. I want to learn how to play the cello. I have always loved the sound and I would have taken it instead of the stupid clarinet when I was in junior high but the clarinet case was way cuter and smaller than the cello case. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Now I have to pay lots of money and find time in my crazy life to take lessons as a grown up.
5. I hate public restrooms. My germaphobia kicks into high gear at the sound of "Mommy I have to go potty reeaally bad and I can't hold it" My kids know that whenever it is possible to hold it, they need to hold it, because I seriously hate going into one of those germy places. I have to plug my nose and I try not to breathe when I enter one. I hate it when you have to peek to see if one is available. I hate it when someone doesn't flush or the toilet doesn't flush right...so gross! I hate the smell of the cheap soap and I hate it when there is no toilet paper and you have to have your 4 year old get some from another stall...Yikes! We always use seat covers and flush with our feet. I do have to say the Target in Coeur D' Alene and the Macy's in the valley mall are the cleanest public restrooms I've ever been too. Oh and don't even get me started on rest areas, I'd rather go on the side of the road. Too much information...sorry!
6. If I had unlimited money and no morals I would totally be a band groupee for the likes of Dave Matthews, Moroon 5, Guster, Jack Johnson and Oasis...just to name a few. I love live music. Aric and I try to go to at least one concert a year. Now that we have responsibilities like kids and a job we can't go as often as we used to.
So there you have it. My six+ one extra things. So now I'm supposed to tag six people and since I'm not as nice as Ilene I am totally tagging...Amy S, Ashley H, Penny R, Lindsey W, Bonnie P and Kara Barnett. Tag...you're it!