10. I never used to notice when people didn't shovel their walkway.
9. Some people are friendly and some people are not friendly. I prefer the former. (you know who you are Mr. Custodian at Bingham High School).
8. I have an extremely unhealthy relationship with Maverik. For example, Shawn loves this one item that is one extremely huge and thick hot dog wrapped in a croussant. I can't take more than one bite and feel good about myself.
7. I am not a whiner.
6. What I can accomplish and what I think I can accomplish are too very different things. I can do hard things!
5. You can get a whiff of someone's house, without them opening the door.
4. I've discovered three more "faces" of Shawn: Work Shawn: Fun guy. Wednesday Shawn: (the busiest day of the week at UPS): Not-so-fun guy. Christmas Shawn: (Wednesday Shawn x10)
(you can't blame the guy, 250 stops in one day!!!)
3. I still do, and always will have, chivalry in my marriage (nothing over 20lb!)
2. My husband works very hard for our family. I truly appreciate that now. Hope this makes up for #4! You know I love you!
1. I used to love the color brown.
p.s. Number of times I've bit the dust: 3 Number of times Shawn witnessed said falls: 0
so here I am. In my browns. for all the blogging world to see!
For those of you who don't know, I am Shawn's "runner" for the holiday season, which means he drives the truck while I "run" the packages. (This way I will actually get to see the husby during the holidays) We have been having way too much fun. I'm so glad I did it!
Shawn received this letter from Jaxon: (I wish I could scan it)
Dear Dad, I am responsibl to have a cell phone. I wont call 911 unless your perishin (think he means permission) I won't lose it. Grandma got me a case fore it. I need it because I have a hard time remembering and I need it to leve messiges on it. I will call on it only for emergences or I need help with home work. ___
sweet Jaxon. I'll give him an "A" for effort.
Five: 1. Wanting to grow up too fast. I was the same way. 2. Jaxon pleading his case. 3. The crisp chill of Fall. 4. Pumpkin pie bars, as Linc calls them (recipe below). 5. Meals prepared in advance.
"Pumpkin Pie Bars" (This is my sister Natalie's recipe)
4 eggs (well beaten) 1 C. oil 2 C. sugar 1 t. vanilla 2 C. pumpkin
stir together then add:
2 1/2 C. flour 1 t. soda 2 t. cinnamon 1 t. salt
Put in greased jelly roll pan (approx. 12x17) Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely and frost.
3 oz. cream cheese 1 t. vanilla 1 cube butter (softened) 2 C. powedered sugar
so for UEA Shawn's parents took the kids up to cache valley, and for the record, it was their idea! They jumped at the chance to sleepover, play in the treehouse, ride "Jet" and go to a movie, all of which they did!
It all started because we needed a sitter for a wedding at the temple on Saturday. My cute cousin, Amber, was marrying her boyfriend of six years! They worked really hard to get to the temple and I am overjoyed for her! They had a yummy wedding breakfast at Tepanyaki!
The very best part was the temple sealing. I am amazed by the look on her face as they were sealed together for time and eternity!
Needless to say, I had a lot of alone time on my hands. Shawn is very busy at work and working late and I admit it, I played! But by Saturday, the house was too quiet! I missed them so much!
Five: 1. A Ben's cookie and milk for breakfast. (Milk chocolate + skim milk=perfect balance!) 2. First dance of the wedding couple to "It's Your Love"-Tim McGraw. 3. My aunt's smart car. We drove it before the wedding breakfast and it is too cute! 4. Red Box movies. That's what we did when I got the kids back, went to Red Box, got in our jams and snuggled on the couch and watched movies. 5. Freedom. The first thing Landon wanted to talk about as we drove home, was that he was worried about who our new president would be. He told me, with tears in his eyes, that he was worried that if the wrong person was elected, we might not have our freedom. That kid. I quickly put his mind at ease and explained it to him. I'm not sure what he heard or misconstrued, but I ached for that kid.
Today when I dropped the kids off at school and we were saying our "Iloveyou's" Lincoln turned around and blew me a kiss. and I wanted to cry. Is that wrong? I wanted to stop time or go back in time and enjoy every minute with him. I feel like I cheated him. He was only 6 months old and I was pregnant! I had two babies. and he got the short end of the stick. I'm sorry Lincoln. I love you.
Is this why he pulls at my heart strings?
five: 1. Yo yo's. Y are my kids fascinated? 2. Lincoln and Jensy drawing pictures together, his of spiders. hers of dragons with pink wings. 3. bike rides. This is on my list of beforewegetmoresnow. 4. batteries that recharge. 5. UEA. More about why I'm grateful for that...later.
This day happened to be our 13th anniversary! We celebrated at the Cheesecake Factory and then we went and saw Wicked. Let me just say, it was Wicked awesome! I absolutely LOVED it! We had such a great day! Another day we were able to go see Shawn's brother Scott and his family at their home in San Diego. This is a picture of Jens by their pool that I liked a lot... and one with her daddy... Enough already! (I know) This is the end of my postings about our trip. We just had so much fun and it was a long time coming! the end.
This was Jensyn's favorite part of our trip! She got a new doll "Kit", which is also part of her Christmas (wink!) Mom and Jensy... Jensy with her doll "Kailey", she got her hair done...(yes, the doll...)
Okay, I just couldn't wait to post some pics! passing out our passes...
Family photo front and center...
Look at Jaxon checking out Minnie...
Four of the happiest kids on earth eating their lollies...
Disneyland Five: 1. Indiana Jones! My favorite ride! 2. Dole Whip! My Favorite treat! 3. Seeing my kids faces in Disneyland. 4. Kids favorite rides: California Screamin' (Jaxon), Grizzly Bear Rapids (Lincoln), Big Thunder (Landon), Mullholland Falls and Go Go Gagdet Coaster (Jensyn). 5. Seeing Shawn's face before and after Tower of Terror!