Saturday, November 24, 2007

I Got Tagged

Last time I got tagged I just ignored it and never did it. This time my wonderful sister Cindi tagged me and told me I had to. I took a deep breathe and said okay so here goes....

1. I love cereal!!!! That doesn't even begin to describe it. I can eat any kind of cereal but my favorite is Lucky Charms. I could eat those for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I ate it all the time while I was pregnant. We joked that Dallin would come out with Lucky Charms in his hands because I ate it so much. I never really ate much of them before I got pregnant so I blame Dallin for this one.

2. I have a little OCD in me. Everything has to be in its place before I can relax. I always am picking up the house after Dallin goes down for a nap. Ryan loves this one. Our closet doors slide back and forth. I can't sleep if the doors are open even just a little bit. I now find Ryan closing them all the way before he climbs into bed. He says its better that way. I think I'm rubbing off on him.

3. I never leave dirty dishes in my sink and go to bed. I don't know how people can do that. I think I would have nightmares that my dirty dishes were coming after me. I love a clean kitchen and usually do dishes as I cook to help with less clean up after I am full.

4. I was training for a marathon which is 26 miles. I love running and did it everyday except Sun. I got up to running 42 miles in a week. I even got up at 4:30 in the morning to run before teaching school. But, 5 weeks before my marathon I hurt my knee. I strained it really bad and my dreams of a marathon were gone. I was devasted because I had trained for 5 months. But the next month I met Ryan and he made it all better. I soon forgot all about a marathon.

5. I hate roller coasters. I never will go on one. I always went to the fair with my friends but just watched them on those crazy rides. One trip with Aimee Nicole to Vegas she got me on the New York New York one. Don't ask me how!! As it went up I got scared and mad she got me on it I started to cuss and she just laughed at me. I will never forget that ride. I barely lived.

6. When I was little I was really good at popping my arm out of its socket. Yes that really hurts. For those of you that don't know what that means it's when your arm moves out and stays out of place at the shoulder. I have done that so many times. I remember one time my brother Scott moved my arm just right as we were playing that it popped. I had to wait for my mom to come home. That felt like eternity. I can still sometimes move my arm out of place but it will go back into place. I would do that as I played softball and volleyball. It still hurts.

7. I love reality TV shows. Two summers ago I got Ryan hooked on Big Brother and we watched it again this last summer. We also love So you think you can dance, America's Got Talent, and now we love The Biggest Loser. I hope Bill wins!!! Ryan won't admit it but we also watch America's Next Top Model. We both think that is a silly show but you get hooked and want to see who wins. Sometimes I wish they would just have reality tv shows but then I would miss CSI. I love that show too.

8. I have the BEST, BEST, BEST, BEST, BEST husband in the world!!!! I love our little Dallin so very much also!!!

So now you know a little about me. Now it's time for others to share 6 or 7 things about them. I tag Megan H. and Amy Sorenson so they have to start a blog, Brad Payne since he says he looks at blogs, Mark and Mary, Lindsay, and Marjorie. Have fun!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

I love my Honey!!!

I love Ryan so very much!! He is my best friend, an amazing husband, and awesome father. He always brings a smile to my face. I can't imagine my life without him. He does so much for our little family. We appreciate and are so thankful for all of his hard work and everything he does so that we can be a happy family. My life is so blessed because of him! I love him so much more than the day I married him. I love you honey so much! I am also very thankful for

this little guy!! In this picture he has fallen asleep in his car seat and is holding onto his pull toys legs. He has blessed both of our lives. I just smile everytime I look at him. He has taught both of us so much but the most important thing he has taught me is the importance of family and love. I love our little famliy and the things we are working toward and doing today!

Last night after we put our little man down we both crawled into bed. We couldn't believe we did that at 8:10. Ryan held me in his arms and we both told each other what we are thankful for. It was nice to have someone hold me in their arms and to know they love and care a lot about me. It's moments like that, that bring a tear to my eyes. I love those little moments that I get to share with Ryan. With this being Thanksgiving week, our family is thankful for many things. We are thankful for each other and each one of you. We love our friends and family. We are excited for this weekend and spending time with both families. Remember to enjoy those little moments in life!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Franklin North East

This afternoon Dallin and I went to Franklin's Fall Festival. Ryan was hunting and took the camera so I don't have any pictures. It was really fun to see all of my kids, teachers, and parents. I got about 5 feet there and 5 girls came running toward me wanting to give me hugs and see Dallin. I love all my kids!!! It was so nice to see them all! I even got hugs from my kids that I taught my first year. I had to laugh when I got a hug from Brighton. I taught him my first year. Back then, he was almost as tall as me. I told him he couldn't go to 5th grade if he was taller than me. I still let him go to 5th grade. But this afternoon, my head went to his shoulder. Man has he eaten his wheaties. I told him in 4th grade he needed to stop eating them. His mom told me one day while they were at the store he wanted to buy some because he wanted to be taller than me. My kids make me smile!! I love teaching and all my kids but I wouldn't change my life today for anything!

I am so proud of Franklin North East. This last summer they were 1 of 4 schools in Arizona that was awarded the Blue Ribbon Award. My principal and a teacher went to Washington to get the award from the president. Wow!! Way to go Franklin. I am proud to be apart of Franklin and to be a part of the award!!!

PS Ryan didn't get a deer. Bambi lived!!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Our Fun Dallin

One of Dallin's favorite things to play with is our basket. I know if I move it he will still find it. It's so much fun to play with the wipes and burp rags in it.

By our bathroom there was a little carpet string and of course Dallin found it. It gets longer and longer each day with each pull and tug. We need to replace our carpet so we don't care if he keeps playing with it.

One day my dad's hat will fit me!!

Dallin has found our tree a couple of times. He loves to pull the grass out. My favorite part is watching him still try to watch his Einstein movies.

Ever since Dallin has learned to crawl his bouncer has been the first place he goes when he gets down. He loves straps and always finds them. Now he stands up on his feet while holding onto the bouncer. I always make his sit down so he doesn't fall.

Our little Dallin is so much fun!! He is now really active and loves to crawl. I love it how he likes to follow me everywhere now. He has gotten a cute personality and is our free entertainment!!! We love him so much!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat

My little tiger!! He is just getting over a cold and still has a runny nose. He was a little grumpy. Poor guy!!

Dallin as a tiger, Kennedy as a cute cat, Hadlee as Boo from Monsters, Mason as a lion, Carter as a dragon, and Drew as an elephant.

Ryan and Dallin ready to go.

Trick or treat!! Where's all the candy??!!!

We had a blast going trick or treating with the Christensen family. Most of Dallin's cousins were there. It was fun to see all of the kids dressed up. Can you find our little tiger??!!