Thursday, January 31, 2008

10 Things I love about Luke

1. His laugh/sense of humor. He always laughs over the strangest things and I find myself laughing too, but I'm really laughing at his laugh.
2. How he's always dancing. He tries to come up with ugly dances all the time. Even in typing this I'm smiling thinking about how funny his dancing his. Strangely enough, he does have good rythm.
3. He doesn't care what people think about him. He expresses himself in a way of his own and if he's being silly or doing something that will embarrass me, he loves it even more.
4. He's good with money. I'm glad he is becasue I love to buy things.
5. How he gets so excited to see Moose when he gets home. He makes such a huge fuss over him. It makes me anxious for when we have kids. Let's hope he'll be as excited.
6. I have fun with him doing anything. If its going out to dinner or just hanging out watching TV. I always have a good time.
7. I love that he is always warm...litterally. I'm always cold. Summer, winter, you name it and I love that anytime I am, I can rely on Luke to keep me warm.
8. His eyes. Luke has the most intense eyes and I love that they are green.
9. That we love many of the same things, yet there is still so much that we don't have in common. It keeps our relationship interesting.
10. The amount in which he loves me. Even with all my many flaws and bad habbits, he still loves me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I'm an Aunt!!!!....again.

Well It's official. Jackson Ray was born Yesterday, January 28, 2008 at around 4 pm. He weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz. (8 must be his lucky number) Luke and I are once a again a new aunt and uncle. This makes it 15 nieces and nephews! Luke doesn't like to hold new born babies, so I guess I had to.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Winna winna winna...FRED!!!

Last night I got spend some time with one of my favorite sisters, Wendy (Aka: Winafred, but she hates it when I call her that and hates it even more when we sing it to her like in the title of this post). She is going to be having her baby this weekend and so I went over to see all the cute baby things she had gotten, Read books with her, Gave her a much needed foot rub and just hang out with her. I had such a good time just talking about old time and things for the future. I was able to feel the baby move around and we shared some laughs that concluded in tears running down our faces. I'm so excited for her to be a mom. I know that she and her husband will do an amazing job raising this child. I can't wait to meet this little guy. It's funny how fast 9 months go by, yet it seems like in the last few, it takes forever, but I'm so excited that the time is coming to meet him. I just love the smell of new born babies, how they are so small, how they are always so warm, how they just sleep and cuddle up with you and I even love their small almost helpless cries that remind me of meowing kitten. Babies are so stinkin' cute! I'm lucky to have so many opportunities to hold little infants and to be around them so often. I love all my nieces and nephews and I consider them to be such an enormous blessing in my life. It's no wonder that the Scriptures teach us to become like little children. They are some of the most precious things on this earth.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Attention! Attention!

We have decided to change our blog address to we will be doing this by the end of today, so if you are linked please change it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sleeping bags or Teletubbies?

Luke thinks that I should get one of these to keep me warm when camping since I get cold so easily. I dont think so...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Moose and his Chewy

This is for the kids. Hope they like this video as much as the other.

Moose is a smart dog anytime we ask him where his chewy is he goes and finds one of his many bones or toys and brings it to us.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Are you ready for an earthquake?

I found this quite interesting. You never really think of the bad things that could happen to you, but they're out there waiting to happen. I only got 60% on this test. Looks like I have some reading up to do.

Monday, January 14, 2008

"Those Vampire books" -Luke

(Per Amys request...)

Last night while I was playing online, I remembered to check the latest updates on For those of you who don't know who Stephanie Meyers is, She is the amazing and very imaginative author of one of my favorite book Series. Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. It is the story of a girl who is challenged by life, Mortality and choices that she needs to make all in the name of love...for a vampire...her "forbidden fruit". One of the reviews that the book received goes as follows:
"As Shakespeare knew, love burns high when thwarted by obstacles. In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship.Meyer has achieved quite a feat by making this scenario completely human and believable. She begins with a familiar YA premise (the new kid in school), and lulls us into thinking this will be just another realistic young adult novel. Bella has come to the small town of Forks on the gloomy Olympic Peninsula to be with her father. At school, she wonders about a group of five remarkably beautiful teens, who sit together in the cafeteria but never eat. As she grows to know, and then love, Edward, she learns their secret. They are all rescued vampires, part of a family headed by saintly Carlisle, who has inspired them to renounce human prey. For Edward's sake they welcome Bella, but when a roving group of tracker vampires fixates on her, the family is drawn into a desperate pursuit to protect the fragile human in their midst."

I know it sounds crazy and pretty geeky for that matter, but I promise it's good. Although the book was made for young adults, I have heard of moms and even grandmas reading these. An older lady in my ward has read all three about three times already since thanksgiving and plans to continue to read them. My brothers wife was so obsessed about them too, that my brother wanted to take the books away and would roll his eyes every time she made a reference to vampires and how she wished my brother was one. It's pretty funny to see peoples reactions. I must say that I'm not that obsessed, but I do love the words that are written. The book, especially Twilight, is so beautifully and tastefully done it just gives me butterflies in my stomach and in many parts, made my heart stop. It makes your mind wander to an unknown world with unknown people and circumstances. One of my favorite parts is when they are in the middle of the forest all alone in a perfect setting and he is about to kiss her. The words are so perfect it almost feels like your there. Oh man It's so good! I have to be honest though, I haven't read Eclipse yet because every time I try to, someone wants to borrow it and so I let them. I plan on getting it back this week to read it while I'm down in St.George this weekend. I'll let you know what I think... For anyone that wants a good read, I highly recommend it.I can even lend you mine if you want, after I'm done, of course.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

PomPom's Tiny Tub, Scary Bears and Succulent Pancakes

Since Kimmy talked about grandmas i thought i might do a short post about PomPom. Of course most of you know my mom's mom is called PomPom not because she was a cheer leader in high school or anything (she would have been great), but my oldest brother Cade couldn't say Grandma when he was little so he called her PomPom. The name stuck. Most of us have experienced PomPom's tiny tub, scary bears and succulent pancakes at one point in our lives and in different ways. We've experienced funny moments when she would get mad and point her crooked finger at you, or when she didn't hear a word you said and would just smiles politely. There is a lot of us in her family (probably about 763) and she loves us all the same. We love PomPom.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Let's go out to the movies....OR NOT!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Tonight Luke and I went out for a date. Something we hadn't done in a long time. I guess when all your money goes into your house, you don't have much left for spending on things like date night. We started out by going to one of our favorite pizza places. The Pie. The smell of wet shoes and wet floors wasn't very appetizing, but the food made up for it. After finishing our meal, we headed for the Gateway to see I am Legend. Here's my question. Why is it that every time you go to the theatre to see that highly anticipated movie, you always end up unsatisfied afterwards? I'll tell you why and I don't mean to sound so malcontent when I say this, but I must. Every time Luke and I go to see a movie which isn't very often, like I already mentioned, we always sit next to the worst people in there. It's like they know we're coming. This time was no exception. We got there about 20 minutes early, found our seats and were excited to see this film until... The loud crunching of popcorn never EVER stopped from the man right next to me. The people to the left of Luke talked, but I couldn't really hear it because the man to my right was speaking every thought that popped into his mind in between his chomping, I sware! A man about 5 seats down from us must have thought that popcorn chompers idea of talking throughout the movie was genius because he started to do it too. I couldn't believe it. I was more aware of my surroundings then the movie, so much that I still remember most of that mans comments. Shouldn't I have been remembering the dialog of the film? Oh well. Even though the experience itself could have been better, I still enjoyed having that date night with Luke and fortunately the movie was a good one. Next time I'm tempted to go out to see a movie, I'll remember this experience and think twice. It's usually much nicer watching a movie from the comfort of your own home (or Trent and Amy's).

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Here's to Grandma

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tonight I made a cake. It was one of my co-workers birthday and usually at work our department gets together and we buy balloons, decorate, and usually have a cake that we present sometime around lunch. My group volunteered me to make the cake thinking that I was somewhat creative in that field, which I'm not. Anyway, I proceeded to make just a basic 9x13 plain chocolate cake and attempted to decorate it by making it look like a football field. I even included all of the yard lines, field goal posts and added "LIONS" to the end zone in blue in white (the white substituting for silver) since this was my co-workers favorite team. Anyway, although it didn't look like much, in fact I'm sure an 8 year old boy could have done better, it worked and in the end, was eaten.

As I was focusing on making all those little yard lines, I was reminded of my grandma. My grandma was a professional cake maker/decorater in Mexico for about 55 years. She was good. She was known all over the city for her elaborate and delicious cakes and she put her heart and talent into each one that was made. It makes me wonder how many smiles of brides and grooms, Moms and dads, and especially little children were brought on because of her.

Abuelita Licha (Grandma Licha) was one of the greatest people I knew. Although I wasn't raised by her or saw her as often as most grandchildren see their grandparents, I got to know her. I'll always remember her as being very composed. She didn't show much affection, but we knew she loved us very much. She was born to work hard, even though it meant that she didn't have much money to show for it. She was very grateful for all that she had and although poor, she always found a way to give to others.

I think my fondest memory of her will always be watching her decorate those cakes. She could copy an exact picture of anything you could ever want. Just give her a picture and she'd do it. I always loved sitting in her kitchen for hours watching her create works of art. She'd tell us stories as we'd watched the cakes come to life. The best part was when she'd surprise us with a cake of our very own. Who could ask for a better grandma? Although she is now gone, I'll always be reminded of her every time I attempt to decorate a cake.