Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
My piano makes me happy! This is probably my favorite thing in my whole house...including the house itself. Before anyone thinks we're loaded, we're not! We just got a crazy deal from a piano store going out of business. Right after we got married Jeff bought me a keyboard for my birthday that I'd been playing up until now. This is so much better. I'm not even sure what the difference is besides the sound, but it's amazingly better and so much fun to play. I'm thankful that my mom let me have lessons as a kid when I know there wasn't much money. I'm not sure she even thought it was worth it at the time because my skills were quite mediocre compared to my sister. My sister was rather obnoxious and condescending about that little fact that sometimes it was tempting to just quit and have it not be an issue anymore. But the truth is, I had fun playing and I liked practicing. I'm glad I learned how to play and now that I love my piano and play it all the time, I'm finding myself getting better and better. Plus, it's given me many opportunities to serve in the church, where any level of mediocracy is appreciated. My husband loves making requests and listening to me play. And we both enjoy listening to our boys play Mary Had a Little Lamb and Twinkle Twinkle. Even when they're just pounding on it, it never really sounds bad. So thanks mom, for the lessons and thanks Jeff, for the the piano. It makes me really happy.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I don't have a picture to go with this one but it truly makes me happy:
I'M HAPPY I DON'T LIVE IN BLYTHE ANYMORE!
I think I was so used to Blythe that I didn't mind it so much. Plus, friends make Blythe bearable, which always helps. BUT...I had no idea I would like living away from there as much as I do. Okay so if any of my Blythe friends happen to stumble across this, know that I miss you desperately. I miss walking the neighborhood, hanging out in the yard while the kids play, and having everything no more than 5 minutes away.
Now for the happy stuff. I'm happy I don't have a freeway in my backyard anymore. I'm happy that I'm still enjoying 80 degree weather in the middle of May. I'm happy to be closer to family and get to see them more often. I'm happy about the convenience of having a variety of stores to choose from, and I don't have to purchase online and hope that orders arrive on time. I'm happy that I can go to Costco and not have to make it a day trip. I'm happy I can shop at Walmart and Stater Bros. and not be robbed by the most expensive Albertson's in the whole state. I'm saving gads of money on groceries. I'm happy I live close to a temple (I know I covered that on Day 4). I'm happy that I moved into an awesome ward with the nicest people. I'm happy that I don't have to be pregnant during a 120 degree summer. And I'm happy that even though I'm gone, I'm keeping in touch with the people who are important to me.
Goodnight and happy posting!!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Being pregnant, nothing makes me happier than eating yummy fruit. It's like sweet and juicy little drops of heaven right here in my own kitchen. After our last trip to Costco, we came home with asian pears, apples, apricots and mangos because I just couldn't decide which one sounded better. The checker that helped us said "that's a lot of fruit!"
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Toothless Tyler in his 3D bug glasses waiting in line for the Bug Theater.
This show is a little intense. Last year we had to take Tyler out because it was too scary. That's right, I took Tyler out. Jaden was just fine. So this year, Tyler wanted another shot at being brave...he lasted less than 3 minutes. We all left because Jaden was actually a little nervous, too. The whole bugs life area at California Adventure is amazing. All the rides are just perfect for preschoolers....and Tyler. I'm not sure I understand how this show fits in to all that kid-friendly stuff, because it is quite intense.
I don't remember what this ride is called but once again, Jaden was all ready to go on it, and Tyler and I sat out. There's a pretty significant drop and everyone gets soaked so I was sure Jaden wouldn't like that part but he came out laughing and all proud of himself. You can kind of see him on the raft. He's the really little guy sitting there on the right. You have to look close.
This is just outside "soaring over California". It was so fun, we did it twice. And if it seems Tyler was scared of everything, there were still tons of things we did that offered him plenty of fun. So it's absolutely worth it. And I love him just the way he is. He'll be my careful little driver in 10 years. I'll have to worry about Jaden, however.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Disneyland makes me happy. Is there a happier place? I'm thinking about it today because we were just at California Adventure (pics coming soon) and we're going to Disneyland on Friday. So excited. I love living only an hour and a half away now. Disneyland was mine and Jeff's place to go when we were dating. We had passes and would go all the time, for a day, or just an afternoon, whatever we felt like. Now that we have kids, and they're old enough to not be scared of everything anymore, we hope to take them more often.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Grandma wanted more videos. Here's a typical conversation at our house. And it may look like I'm playing faves with Jaden because all my posts so far are about him. Tyler posts are coming up I just need to get picures ready.
I'm not really sure what we're all talking about in this video but it's funny that Jaden always talks about poop.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I guess it took so long to get pregnant that even when I was 5 days late, I hesitated taking a test because I just couldn't believe that it would be possible. It was positive and I was in shock and didn't dare believe it. So I went and got another test and it was positive. Unlike the last two times, I took the tests without Jeff knowing. I kept it a secret for a day and waited until we were out celebrating our anniversary. We went to a late lunch and before we went in I gave him a small wrapped present. At first he felt bad because we had just bought the house and some furniture so we decided not to get each other anything. I told him it was for both of us so he opened the 2 sticks that I peed on (I know-how romantic) and sat there staring at them for a minute. I won't tell you that he got a little teary because he wouldn't like that...so I'll just say he was really really happy and also very SURPRISED! Just the night before (the day I found out but hadn't told him) he was talking about how nice it was to have the boys being so big, independant and out of diapers. I almost started crying just at the thought of him possibly not wanting another one. But, once he found out, he's SO excited and of course wouldn't change a thing.