Friday, February 27, 2009

Cravings and Daddys

Picture yourself in the middle or your taxes, 32 weeks prego only 8 weeks til number 3 arrives, the dog who is living in your laundry room snuck out while you were gone and ate 1/2 the food in your pantry and destroyed your garbage all over the house, your allergies are really bugging you, the 2 year old wants to shove herself onto your ever shrinking lap every five minutes, all you have eaten in the last 6 hours was some soggy nachos and a variety of strange cookies and the computer starts to really tick you off!!! ok Now picture your always giving, super considerate hero walking in from serving at the temple for 6 hours strait, looking at you with those compassionate understanding eyes, giving you a quick shoulder rub and offering to make you what ever your pregnant little heart desires to eat. Ahhhhhhhhh! I lub my dad!

Ps he's not crazy, this is what happens to a man that survives raising 6 daughters!

Did I mention he is a way better cook and entertainer than Julia Childs :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My mom sent me this in an email and I thought it was great so in honor of Valentines Day here is a great little bit about some of the things I love the most, my mom and being a mom:

Before I was a Mom

Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.

I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.

I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom - I had never been puked on.

Pooped on.

Chewed on.

Peed on.

I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.

I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.Or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.

I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.

I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.

I never knew that I could love someone so much.

I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom - I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.

I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.

I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom - I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.

I had never known the warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.

And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom" feelings more than doubled when you see that l ittle bundle being held by "your baby".

..Send this to someone who you think is a special Mom or Grandma. And remember that behind every successful mother... Is a basket of dirty laundry.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Kara :)

Well my sweet heart of a big sister, Kara, decided that she would spend her weekend up in good ol Snowflake with me doing some things to get ready for the baby. We were going to get the nursery painted and maybe even get her crib and changing table re-finished, but thanks to a really nasty turkey sandwich from a random gas station she ended up sicker than a dog with food poisoning. Needless to say we didnt get much done as far as that went but its ok we still got to spend some time with her and her sweet new puppies. She also brougt stuff for the girls to make valentines with her and they really loved that. She is always thinking of others and trying to help out wherever she can. Thanks Kara for everything! We love you so much.