Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Katie!


Today is Katie's birthday! I love my sister very much and I am so happy to have her as part of our family. It just wouldn't be the same without her. Katie, I am proud of the young woman you are becoming, and only wish that I could be there with you to celebrate your special day. Love yah!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wonderful Surprise!

The last few weeks have been pretty difficult ones for subbing. The students have just been so talkative and have had a hard time focusing and being respectful to each other and myself.
Almost every night I have come home tired, worn-out and stressed!
Last Friday evening, when I came home from an extra difficult day, Reed surprised me with three new bubble baths from Bath and Body works. He got me Warm Vanilla Sugar, Sleep- Lavender Vanilla and Moonlight Path. He also left me a cute little note on the counter. They were perfect and just what I needed. My hubby is always taking care of me!
Needless to say, I have pretty much taken a wonderful relaxing bubble bath everyday since. It has been a fantastic new addition to my routine! Especially with all of these snowy days too! Thanks, hubby! You are the best! Love yah!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!


Today is my Mother's birthday! My Mom has always been such a great example for me and truly a great mother! She has taught me so much and has blessed my life in more ways than I could ever say. Thank you Mom! I love you!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

PICTURES!

Amazingly, my wife let me blog on here AGAIN!! Yes, quite a shock. Anyway, I have some pictures (some promised, and others just bonus). Check them out! (I will explain them).

Here we go:

This picture is me scraping snow off our driveway. We had snow all day today (and it's still coming down). I did this a couple hours ago, and now you can barely tell.

These are a couple other pictures of our snowy yard and house. It has even gotten deeper in the last couple hours.

The next four photos are of my hats that I told you all about. If you want, you can comment and tell me which is your favorite.

The Fedora (a classic, but with the smaller-brimmed modern look).

The baseball cap. Probably destined to be the most-worn of all my hats. First fitted ball cap I've ever had.

Beanie #1

Beanie #2 I got two because they were on sale.

The picture below is actually I one I have been wanting to post for a while, but since I haven't blogged much I haven't. It is of a creche that my Grandma Adams gave to me a few years ago. I had been so excited to pull it out because I had never really seen it before this year. I had moved so much and didn't want it to get damaged, so I left it at my parent's packed away. Now that Audrey and I are settled I picked it up at Thanksgiving. I knew it was going to be a nice one because my Grandma had given it to me, but until I unwrapped it I didn't realize how nice and how beautiful it was!! It is hard to see in the pictures, but it is quite stunning. Thank you so much, Grandma!!

Well, that's all for now. If you don't hear from us for a while, send us a snow-blower and some hot chocolate!! Bye!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Long time

Well, it has been almost a month since we blogged on here, and so I decided to get on and chat about what has been happening. Audrey finally gave me the password, so I am able to give my second post ever on our blog;). Anyway, here's what's been happening since our last blog:
We celebrated Christmas with my sister and brother-in-law and their kids on the 22nd and had a great time. We got the kids a couple presents for fun, and they were quite the hit! Kaireia enjoyed putting wall stickers up (guaranteed not to wreck the paint), Kardia loved strutting around in her plastic high heels, and the best gift was Neidon's Spiderman punching bag! Audrey inflated it before she wrapped it, so he was able to attack it right out of the wrapping. He pretty much wrestled that thing all evening! The fact that they loved the presents made our day, definitely.
On Christmas Eve, Audrey and I flew to Oregon to spend some time with my in-laws. The weather had been terrible in the Northwest, so we weren't sure we would make it. We got there just fine, though. When we went to get our luggage in the Portland airport, the luggage claim area was covered in suitcases from people who had been delayed and stuck elsewhere while their bags came on. We felt very blessed we had made it ok, and sorry for everyone who hadn't.
We had a really great Christmas with the family, and loved our 9 days visiting everyone. We got to really soak in the time with family that we don't get to see nearly enough. Audrey's parents really took care of us and loved on us while we were up there. They even got us a Garmin GPS for Christmas! We are really going to like having that, and maybe it will keep me from getting lost which makes me grouchy:).
It always takes a bit to get back into the swing of things getting back from vacation, but having a job I enjoy definitely made it easier. We were doing pretty well on starting to get into working out again until our treadmill tread broke a few days ago. Because of the cold and snow outside we keep saying we'll run around the inside of the house, but we don't. That laziness was made much easier by the fact that Audrey wasn't feeling good much of the week, so we at least have some excuse.
Anyway, that pretty much catches you up to our life and all of our excitement to this point. I would have put some pictures up but Audrey won't let me touch the camera anymore either:).
Guess that's all...although before I get off for another 5 months I could tell you my new craze. Lately I am into hats. Not collecting them, but getting a few quality ones. I have never been a hat guy at all (at ALL) but I know I am going bald and getting closer all the time. I am guessing it will be bad enough that I'llbe shaving it within 5 years. Well, a bald guy needs to protect his dome because he doesn't have hair to do that. I bought a couple beanies (skull caps, stocking caps, whatever you call them) a couple weeks before Christmas for cold weather. Then about a week after that I found a nice, fitted baseball cap on sale and got that. Lastly, I just bought a fedora (if you don't know what that is, google it) because I needed a dressier hat (it's a nice, trendier one and not an old guy one). So, that's my hat tale. I am done buying hats and will now wear these for years until they rot off my balding scalp:).
Ok, this is really long and I'm done. Maybe if I'm good Audrey will take some pictures of my hats on me and put them up next time she posts. So you can cross your fingers for that.
Later, everyone!!