Sunday, April 27, 2008
The box of Bisquick was new (only used once) and the culprit looks like Caden, and while he did have loads of fun playing in it (he was covered head to toe) Kember was the one who actually started it. I was checking my e-mail and looking at some friends blogs and I heard the kids playing with something.
"What are you doing Kember"
"Are you having fun"
Pause..."Are you making messes?"
I had just barely vacuumed. Right when I came out Jermey knocked on the door to drop off Maeli for the morning. Well, I'm proud to say instead of getting mad, I grabbed my camera instead.
It was very very cold and windy and Kember didn't really get the whole pick up the egg and put it in your basket. Which really confused me because she's done it a lot before and loved it. I originally intended for her to run rampid and help Caden in his section, but since she didn't get it, and the other little kids and their parents were...not...hmm...sharing? Caden didn't do it and neither really did Kember.
Oh, and at the Stake Activity I wanted to get a picture of Kember with the Easter Bunny, but she was terrified of it (the costume was a little freaky). In fact, she is still scared of the Easter Bunny. Oops.
This has nothing to do with Easter, but since Dan was gone, we ate dinner on the floor one night. It was rather entertaining and lasted a good 10 minutes.
-Convincing Kember that the pool wasn't too cold to play in and it would be fun to be in there with Daddy (since it was hard to have both Kember and Caden in the hot tub). I might add that I think I'm rather brave posting pictures of me in a swimming suit. Look at my inhibitions fly away. Oh, and Kember learned how to put her swimming suit on all by herself, which is why it's on backwards, but hey, I didn't have to do it.Fire Truck #1Fire Truck #2Fire Truck #3
-Caden rides a tractor...naked of course, because how else would my children be?
-Caden discovers the joys of the ranch, and sleeps through most of it.
This is inside what I think is the grainery. Isn't it funny how the bed is there? I'm not sure how it got there. Maybe the boys were playing house and dragged it in there from somewhere, or maybe the guy who built this place got in trouble with his wife and had to sleep out there...who knows...but wouldn't it be cool to know?
There are all sorts of old old old farm macherinery all around the Ranch. It is really cool to go walking around and find something like this. Kember thought it made a very nice place to sit down.
Now, this isn't the greatest picture, but if you look closely you can see a pasture on the left, the horse corral on the right and the ranch house in the center. There's a lot of history behind that ranch house. I didn't get a picture of it, but further off to the left (if my directions are correct, and they might not be) is an old old chicken coop. I tell you, it is the coolest thing ever. If you ever get a chance to explore it, I recommend it.
Well, anyway, I wish I would have thought about doing this before we came home. There are a lot of neat things I just don't have pictures of, and each season brings its own beauty to the ranch. These pictures definitely don't do it justice.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Where did you go on your first date?
Our first date was set up by his cousin Dave (thanks Dave). We went swing dancing in American Fork...or one of the Fork towns. Never being good at directions I have no idea which one. Then we went to the park and the cops came...oops. Dan also stole my flip flops and hid them. Shameful flirting...shameful. And then I didn't see him again until...4 or 5 months later.
How long have you been together?
Oh man...is it bad that I don't know? Umm...I think we were married in 2003 so I guess we are going on 5 years. Hey, look at that...five years and we still really love each other! Rock on.
Who eats more?
What a silly question. Dan of course. He appreciates food more than I do. Food to me is just something that has to happen. Food to him is an experience.
Who said I love you first?
Neither of us remember. That's kind of sad. But I'm going to say that he did, just because he should have. Oh, I remember when he told me in German (he didn't mean it, he was just teasing me because he didn't think I knew what he was saying...little did he know. He got scared when i found his Dad's german/english dictionary).
Who is taller?
Again a silly question for me. There are not many people shorter than I am. Dan is definitely taller, although I don't realize by how much unless I see a picture. He likes it when I wear really tall shoes. He says its easier to kiss me that way :)
Who sings better?
Dan. Which is really distressing to me since I grew up thinking I could sing. It wasn't until high school that I realized I really couldn't. He doesn't sing though. I have to drag him to choir on Sundays.
Who does the laundry?
Me, although not really willingly.
Who pays the bills?
Dan. Unless it requires that a check be sent in. Then I do it. But if it can be done on the computer Dan does it.
Who mows the lawn?
No lawn to mow...but when we had one I did it because we could borrow his grandpa's really cool riding lawn mower.
Who cooks dinner?
I'm going to say me, but Dan would disagree. I didn't say I cooked it every night, but I do cook a little more than he does. Not much, but a little more. He's a better cook by far. It probably has something to do with the fact he actually likes food that isn't bland.
Who drives when you are together?
Most definitely Dan. I am not a good driver (and when I met him he wasn't really either, but he would never admit it). On our long trips to Utah I drive very little because he likes to be in control. He's gotten a lot better at driving by the way. Once he had to start paying his own car insurance and realized that tickets up it he got better.
Who is more stubborn?
I am for sure..when I care about what I want to be stubborn about.
Whose parents do you see the most?
Who kissed who first?
Definietly Dan. I'm not brave enough to do things like that.
Dan proposed, I brought up the topic first. He needed a little encouragement. Thanks Scott!
Who is more sensitive?
Hmmm, well probably me. But Dan does surprise me sometimes.
Who has more friends?
Well, we have the same friends so....neither?
Who wears the pants in the family?
He thinks I do, and I think he does. It's a perfectly matched relationship.
And now I'm apparently supposed to tag someone, so I tag mom and Karen. Can't wait to read it!