Sunday, June 29, 2008

Lovin' Life

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Western Washington. I know. I complain about it alot. It rains 90% of the time, the speed limit is 35 mph, and if I forget to recycle something I have 5 people jumping on me in a minute. But, If I take the time to push those petty issues aside, I realize there are some pretty amazing benefits to living in our new home. For example, yesterday we reached the highest temperature of the year. Drum roll please...........92 degrees. That is a full 20 degrees above the average for this time of year. I can just see all ya'll in Arizona salivating right now. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful, although unseasonal, weather and discover the outdoors. We had a picnic beside the lake that is 10 minutes from our home. After that, we went for a swim in it along with the rest of the free world. Also, in keeping with our nature-loving trend, we spent our date night out in the rain forest (literally, I swear!) making s'mores and reconnecting after a very busy week. Here are some pics from the second half of our adventure. (C'mon! Did you really think I would include pictures of me in a swim suit?!)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Let's hear it for the boy!

I just wanted to do a little shout out to the old guy that lives below us in our apartment complex. He keeps making inappropriate advances that are masked by his oldness. So, hears to you, old man. You're creepin' me out!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A tribute to Dads

I am waxing sentimental tonight. I think I will blame it on the chips and salsa. I was thinking about all the different men who play the role of "Dad" in my life. They each hold a unique and special place in my heart.

My Dad

For as long as I can remember, we have always been good friends.

"You have always given me wings to fly, and I loved you for it."-Marjorie Hinckley

Grandpa Stott

I have distant memories of sitting on your lap and in your recliner as you show me magic tricks. Those are my favorite. I love joking back and forth with you. You can always make me laugh (or blush :)

Grandpa Burr

Sorry Grandpa. I didn't realize you would be sideways in this picture. I don't know how to set you upright. I hear you are not feeling so hot right now. I wish I could visit you in the nursing home. Thank you for taking over the empty space where a Grandpa should be.

Grandpa Chatham

I've never met you, but I have heard lots of stories (good and bad). I look forward to meeting you some day. Thank you for giving life to my Mom. She is pretty swell.

Stan-My Father in Law

Maybe you don't know this, but I don't think there any other pictures of you that exist in this world. I couldn't find one anywhere! Thanks for being an amazing father to my husband and for teaching my that the word "father" can mean more than a blood relationship.

Cory-The future father of my babies

I love this picture. You look just like a little boy, playing with your transformer truck. The first thing that made me feel comfortable with the idea of marrying you was how amazing you are with young people. I knew you would be an amazing dad. Now, if we could just get pregnant next year will be a real Father's Day :).....

This is what happens when you leave me alone...

I always said I would never create a blog. "It is dangerous and its demand for time and energy will suck you dry" I said. Cory went out of town today for a week. His job as a Physician Assistant in the Army takes him away often. I have come to grips with this fact, and I am so proud of him for the work that he does. But, I never can seem to find enough activities to keep me from being bored stiff. It reminds me of the time when I was 3 and my mother left me alone with a cake "we" were baking. She had to run next door to borrow an ingredient for the cake. She made me swear on my life that I wouldn't touch or add anything to the cake. I made the oath. As soon as she was out the door, I promptly added a few cups of the most conveniently located ingredient....flour. When my mom came back, I was in big trouble. Well, guess what. You leave a girl to her own devices for long enough and she does the unthinkable.This time I was left alone and after exploring many other options, I succumbed to the danger of the blog and decided to give it a go. Hopefully this adventure won't get me into so much trouble....