Thursday, February 28, 2008
I was also thinking today about people's looks. I noticed that really cute people tend to marry other really cute people. Okay, I only noticed this on two people that I know, I've never even really thought about this with anyone else. Anyway, I was wondering why this was. I don't know if it was on a movie or in a book but someone somewhere made the comment about wouldn't it be nice if what we were like on the inside is how we looked on the outside. Which, hey, I think that would be pretty cool. But then I got thinking...boy, how would I look? I mean, I hope I would be nice looking (okay, I hope I would be drop dead gorgeous), but really there are some days that I'm pretty beastly to Dan. I blame it on all sorts of things, hormones, the kids, being a girl, hormones, being tired, hormones, being hungry, hormones (you get the picture) but it's just me. I try to be nice to others and have good happy thoughts towards my fellow men, but sometimes it just doesn't happen. So maybe, it's a good that God didn't make us to look like our insides. That way people can change and be better and not be stuck looking like a mean person. Some days people could even fake it (which I think is better than showing the beast, but that's my personal opinion. Most times if I'm faking it I eventually get to that point where it isn't fake anymore...not always, but sometimes). Anyway, this thought has inspired me to be a better "cuter" person.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Trying to keep track of all three kids was a logisitical nightmare for me. I eventually gave up and let other people keep track of them all. Lots of people held Maeli, lots of people watched Kember (one mom even took her to the bathroom), and like I said earlier, lots of people tried to watch Caden. I randomly asked around to find out where my charges were, and they were all happy (mostly) so we let it be. I was a little sad that I missed out of the fun stuff that Kember was able to do. They had the kids find candy around one room, they decorated cupcakes, and other stuff, but other people had to take Kember to these activities. I was so tired by the end of play group that I've decided that next year I need back up if I'm going to attempt three children again. I must send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped me though. You are all awesome women! Thank you!
Saturday Dan and I went on a date. I know, I know, it's shocking! It was for me too. We dropped the kids off at Chad and Jessica Christensen's and we had no idea what to do with ourselves. We grabbed some lunch, walked around downtown Pullman, went to the Dollar Store and Shopko. It wasn't very exciting, but it was nice to have some time just to ourselves. Later that night we went to "How to make good marriages great" by Brother and Sister Lund. This was an amazing fireside and as sad as it sounds it made me miss school sooooo much. I love the stuff they talk about, and I get really passionate about it (it was a lot about communication) so you all get to hear the things that I thought were cool. He said that the definition of communication was an exchange of understanding, and that talking and listening are only tools of communication, not communication themselves. I found this definition interesting. I don't believe that it has to be "of understanding"...most communication isn't understood. He later said that one out of every five communications are misunderstood. One out of five! It's a miracle anything gets done in this world and that so many relationships are good relationships. Anyway, he talked a lot about saying what you mean, and mean what you say. This is content communication, so regardless of how you say things, with a sigh, being sarcastic, whatever, if you say it, you need to mean it. He said that men (stereotypically) want to know three things. one: Is what you are going to say going to be painful? two: How long is it going to take? and three: What exactly do you want him to do about it? I thought this was hilarious, but Dan says it's true. Brother Lund said that if you don't really want to know his opinion, don't ask for it. Don't hope that he is thinking what you are thinking and then get disappointed if he says something else. I really liked when he said that if you can't come to an agreement on something then you need to take turns and support the person whos turn it is....and be happy and excited about it. Dan and I are excited to try this one. You have probably all heard about love languages. Brother Lund came up with them first...the popular one out there is the 5 love languages, but he orignially came up with three of them: Touch Oriented, Verbally Oriented, and Visually Oriented. This was really eye opening to me. He had us take a quiz to find out which one we were, and after doing so I could think of all the different times that I've just got Dan's love language wrong. He's a Touch Oriented person and I'm a Verbally Oriented person. I really liked how Brother Lund said that we needed to not assume that the other person should automatically know what we want, even if we've told them before. If we want a hug when we come home, we need to ask for it, and not be offended that we had to ask for it. Anyway, I'm sure you are all bored out of your mind, but like I said, I love this stuff. It was great and I'm really glad we got to go.
Sunday we had a Bang Extravaganza party for our friends Heidi and Justin who are moving next weekend. It turned into a Bongo party, but it was a lot of fun to get together with everyone and wish Heidi and Justin luck in the future. We're going to miss them, but at least they are close enough that we can still get together with them.
I was the lone member of the presidency on Sunday. All my counselors and my secretary were gone visiting family (or taking care of new baby). I think it went alright. Not many kids were there because of the long weekend, but this sharing time seemed to go alright...better than my last one anyway.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
"Heavly Fader, bless Jesus, Amen" Covers the main points I suppose.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
He got me chocolate (yum), a bubble gun, and lotion. He got Kember a little stuffed pony, and Caden some cars. They had tons of fun with these.
This is what I tried to do for Dan. Yeah, it didn't work, but it looked great on the website where I got the idea. They tasted really good though, even if they looked sad and pathetic.And this is just a picture of Caden being a goober. Isn't he cute?
We also went to dinner at Wingers (yeah, my favorite place to go...) with the Bott's. When we got home we played "Deal or No Deal" for our v-day gifts to each other. We each made a list of 25 things of possible gifts for the other person, then you play the game online to see which one you get! It was way fun, and I think very creative of Dan to think of it. I think I came off way better, but he seemed happy with his "gift" too.
I also got some "sexy valentines pj's" to surprise Dan with (they were red flannel pj bottoms). Dan just laughed at me, but what can you do? They are warm and comfortable.
My sister Rorie just had her baby, congrats to her. As a future reference to my family (my side, not dan's side), I have decided that when I get pregnant and have another baby, I'm not telling you until after-the-fact...like three days later. Maybe that will teach you to not tell me! Ya, I'm just a little bitter. It is not Rorie's responsibility (she's the one that called me today) because she just had the baby. It could arguablely be her husband's though. However, if it isn't his responsibility, it is definitely my mothers...who incidentally decided to blog about it instead of calling people (or just me). But the blog had little to no details. I had to find out from my brother-in-law who just randomly mentioned it because I was asking for my other sister and he said she went to Nevada to watch Rorie's little boy. Grrrr...come on people, this is big news, you tell family this stuff. Friends can wait a day or so, but family needs to be notified soon after the event takes place. Okay, consider yourselves all lectured and I will try to let this go :)
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
"Heavly Fader, thank for day...Heavly Fader bless food...Heavly Fader thank day. Bless food. Bless Jesus. Heavly Fader bless food. Bless daddy and mommy and caden and kember. Bless Kase....bless food....bless Jesus. Amen."
So obviously that isn't exact, but there were a lot of Heavenly Fathers, bless food and bless Jesus. It melts my heart to hear her pray. I can just picture Heavenly Father smiling a loving smile when he hears his little children pray. It is so precious.
Oh, and in response to all the curious inquiries, here is what happened with the camera. My dear sister Rorie told me that they had numerous cameras and would mail one to us if we would like. Well, yes, we would like, so she did. Thank you very much, it's great. However, it doesn't have a cord that connects to the computer and I have no idea where to find such a cord (Dan would know, but he's been a little busy lately) and I know if I were to buy one it would be the wrong one...just like the windshield wipers I bought for the van. So there are lovely pictures on that camera that I can't get off right now because apparently we don't have a card reader (I think that's what it's called) on our computer either. We bought a camera, and those are the pictures that you see.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I love this picture. I stuck Caden on Dan's study chair and we played the "Whee!" game...which is just spinning him around and around. This is one of Kember's favorite games, and apparently Caden's too.This is one of my kids favorite activities. They follow me around all day with books. They don't do so well in the same chair together so we have to take turns, which the other kid, the one of the floor, doesn't like much. Cadens favorite book is "10 Minutes till Bedtime" by Peggy Rathmann. No matter where I put it, he finds it and brings it to me. Kember is getting loads better at actually listening to the story, so it's fun to read to her now. Caden loves to turn the pages, which makes reading the story challenging if Kember is around. I love my kids, they re too cute.
Friday, February 8, 2008
So, you can't see it in this picture, but Kember basically beat us all...What that says about our bowling abilities I don't even want to think about (and yes, I did take a bowling class in college...sigh). Dan actually won, he had a spare right at the end, but Kember was really close.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I had a great day today. Yep...I had a good day. Dan, not so much. He has had a lot of tests this week; two on Tuesday, one on Thursday, and one tomorrow. He was gone until about 6:30 tonight at which time I left for a Primary training. I got back around nine and he just looked wiped out. But, I had made him dinner.
Caden is doing the cutest thing. He has starting dancing. He put both arms up in the air (kind of like what you do when you say, "Touch-down!") and then spins in circles. He gets really proud of himself, and then gets really dizzy. He really likes it when Kember dances with him.
I thought about trying to potty train (yes, I know...you are all shocked since that's all I talk about) and today I figured out my plan. Yep...this is my brilliant plan. Kember gets 5 pairs of underware a day. Once she wets in the 5th pair she is done and goes back to diapers. She really doesn't care one way or the other, but this is for my sanity...and maybe all of yours because I keep talking/complaining/asking about it. Yep, brilliance.
Jermy came to pick up Maeli early, I was supposed to watch Jenna today from 2:30-5:30 but her mom came early...and I didn't really watch her anyway. Melanie brought her by (she watches her in the morning) and she stayed with her daughter Kaycee. Beth came by with Maeli and we all played Donkey Kong. We had a full house, and it was tons of fun for me. I love it when people come by.
Well, enough brillance for one night.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Thank you to everyone who gave me suggestions on how to harden Caden's poop. Probably not the best thing you all want to read about, but I still appreciate it. We went and got him more medicine today, and this morning his diaper rash was looking better, so maybe this time it will work. However, since the medicine has two refills, I'm assuming the doctors are assuming it will take some time to nip this in the bud. I'd pray for patience, but then God would give me things that I actually have to be patient for, and I'm not ready for that. So, we'll just pray that Caden will get better.
I took Kember to her dance class again today only to find out that it was cancelled. Her instructor got in a car accident. Everyone was okay (so the random lady told us), so that was good. Apparently we missed a make-up class from the last time dance was cancelled. How frustrating. Maybe I should put Kember in gymnastics. Actually, we probably shouldn't be spending the money at all, but she really likes it, and it's just too cute. I know she really likes it because when we were going back out to the car after no class she was crying, "I want to go to dance. DANCE CLASS!" She didn't understand why we weren't going. Ah well. There is always next week...hopefully.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Addendum: When Kember got back I said, "You didn't want to sleep over?" and she said, "No, I sleep here. My bed." Too cute, and way good for my self-esteem.
Friday, February 1, 2008
So, if you are thinking that this blog was a waste of time to read...well, ya, but that's how my day was...but I did make dinner! Although, dan wouldn't consider it a dinner (he doesn't like pasta...and this was just pasta, butter, and cheese...don't worry mom I had peas too).