31 March 2009
28 March 2009
James and I were married on March 28, 1997. Just a dozen short years ago. In honor of our twelve years, I will present twelve facts about us. All this is really for our amusement and for entertainment value only, I don't think this is the platform to get too personal.....
ONE- We were married on Good Friday. Yes, yes it was a good Friday. TWO- We were sealed in the Washington DC temple (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) exactly one year later, on March 28, 1998. THREE- We served jelly beans as appetizers at the reception. Hey, it was Easter weekend... FOUR- We spent a week at the beach for our honeymoon (Thank you, Best Family!!!) flying kites and walking in the dunes. There was a hot tub on the patio, and on April Fool's Day it was snowing. We sat in the hot tub and watch the snowflakes melt in the air around us. FIVE- In the twelve years that have followed, we have never spent a week at the beach. SIX- We had met only three and half months before our wedding. SEVEN- In these twelve years we have lived in five states and had five children. EIGHT- Since the night of our first date, the longest we have been apart is a week, and that has happened only twice (once James was at training for work, and once I went to a conference for Seminary teachers at BYU). NINE- Our first date was a set up, and the man who set us up was our best man at the wedding. TEN- On our first date, we went to a rib joint/bar - Adam's Ribs. I still have the receipt. ELEVEN- We both knew the night we met that we had found the one we would marry. TWELVE- I would do it all over again.
Our Spring Break last week was very relaxing. We did little to nothing; we didn't really go anywhere. We were home, playing with friends and just "breaking". Staying up late, sleeping late, eating casual dinners (ie, cereal). James was off for most of it, too, and we literally just hung out at home. It was a good break - we were just the Ball Team at home. A few snapshots of our week...
24 March 2009
Jay was finished with his supper and thought he could put the fork to a better use. He was supervised, even coached by his older sisters, and we never left his side. He survived the episode unharmed, and will probably try it again...love those curls and winning smile. What a joker!
19 March 2009
Basketball plays a big role at the Ball Team House. James plays every week with his friends from church. The ladies play with their Dad. We watch games and learn the game, and I try to keep up. It's a fast game, and I never could see the fouls, but, that's just me. Anyway, it's time for March Madness and James has his bracket all ready. I have to admit, I really do like that part, even though my picks are based on how well I like the school, and not any knowledge of the players or coaches. James takes a more scientific approach and is picking UNC to go all the way. I am going with Duke - a classic Carolina battle. We won't know the winner 'til April 6 and the news will be full of it until then. When do these kids study during this time? Hmmm. Did you pick a team?
18 March 2009
Second, a "Listening Chart". Charlotte had to sit outside on the playground and draw what she heard, then make tally marks for every time she heard it. I thought this was either a clever way to have the kids listening, drawing, and numbering, OR, the teacher just needed everyone to sit quietly for a while. I thought Charlotte's drawing of the wind was pretty darn remarkable, but, hey, I'm the proud Mom. Give me this one.
13 March 2009
12 March 2009
08 March 2009
The cute kid quote of the day goes to Josephine - age 4. Jo was outside playing and came in the house crying. I asked what happened and she said that she fell off of the dome. She was not really hurt - just whimpering now. So I said how did you fall? She said - I let go, Mom.
So great to be four.
03 March 2009