Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our "Love" Day

Valentine's day is a fun day but not really a big deal in our household. I like Valentine's day though...don't get me wrong. I will milk any holiday that I can. But, it's just funny. We express our love to our loved ones just 1 day... does it mean that I get to be nasty the other 364 days?? I think we should express love to all those we love all the time.. just my opinion though. Danny is always the best on Valentines day. He really knows how to go aaalll out (HEAVY sarcasm.) When we were dating, we celebrated 1 year on a double date with Jared and Ang. They bought us Wendy's and served us sparkling cider with their shirts off and bow tie's. Last year, he was a hopeless romantic and bought me (really himself and Whit) a turtle. 3 years ago he thought that I would LOVE fake flowers so he bought me fake roses and printed a fake $100 bill saying "Lets go on a trip".. that never happened. Now 2 years ago was the best... he actually had the nerve to get the fake flowers (that he bought me the year before) out of our garage and re- gifted them to me. They were still dusty from spending a year in the garage!! Seriously, Danny!

This year was perfect, though. He did get me real flowers (he will never make that mistake again) and when I got done working that night, all the lights were off, some good 80's love music was on, and Whit was sitting at the table pouring herself Diet Coke into a champagne glass. :) She cracks me up! We enjoyed my favorite meal.. Little Caesar's Pizza with crazy bread.. and danced with our kids in the candle light. Oh and to top it off.. Danny bought me some very nice and expensive Ralph Lauren perfume.. from the Dollar Store. :)

Whit decorating the table for me. Mo.. hiding under the table just waiting for someone to drop him some food.

We decided to do some Valentine's for a few of Whit's friends this year. They said "Pucker Up" and we gave her friends a little lapstick and lip candy. Whit had so much fun delivering the valentines and giving her friends her favorite thing... lapsticks of course! She would knock on the door and then run as fast as she could back to the car. I seriously love her.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


My blog really is one of my journals. Our family journal. I do have a personal/scripture journal as well but well... that's personal. I got the cute idea of printing my blog from this cute girl and decided to do it. I printed our whole blog and loved it! I will print it every year and print 2 copies. One for Hank and one for Whitney. I think it is such an easy way to scrapbook/ journal about our life. So some of my posts will be random and filled with lots of pictures but honestly.. my blog is for my kids and my family and I think one of the most effective ways of remembering the past is viewing it through pictures. I love my kids and I don't want to forget the silly cute things they do. So Scrap booking has gone out the window for me.. and blogging has taken it's place. It is so much easier to take 5 minutes, do a quick post and add pictures. I may be blogging a lot more and they may be filled with boring posts, random day to day things, or lots of pictures.. but in 20 years from now, I'm sure my kids will love having this journal to look back at and that's really all that matters. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

18 lbs

I took Hank into the doctor a couple of days ago.. convinced that he had some sort of ailment.. the snotty nose, deep cough, ear infection- turns out he just has a cold. I felt kinda stupid, there were SO many other sick kids. After waiting 45 minutes in our exam room while our doctor was with other patients when he did finally get to us.. our exam got interrupted by another doctor who needed a second opinion on some sort of "snot" mixture from another kid.. yikes. Grateful that it was just a cold, we hurried up and left before we REALLY did get something worse. But we did discover a little something.. cute little Hanky boy is quite the chunk.. weighing in at a little over 18 lbs at 5 1/2 months. BIG BOY! I love it, though. He is going to be a bruiser like is papa. Cute guy.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jungle Gyms

Umm.. I'm pretty sure they shouldn't be sitting on that. :)

Cute girls.. they sure do have a blast together.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sweet Dreams Little Man

There is the sweetest lullaby by Dixie Chicks called Godspeed, Sweet Dreams. I re-discovered it a couple of weeks ago. It is beautiful. It reminds me of you.. little Hank.

I am in love. Hank, you are my most tender little man. I love your bright blue eyes.. I could stare at them forever. I love your blonde hair.. I love your big smiles, they are contagious and make my whole day! I love the big chunk that you are. You are your daddy's boy and I can't wait to see the great athlete I know you are becoming! I love your sweet spirit and calm personality. Every day I thank my Heavenly Father for trusting me and Danny enough to let you come to our family. The Lord has surely blessed us.

Hank your personality is quite opposite of your sister's. She is loud, busy and constantly needing attention. But you are calm and content to do just about whatever we need you to. You get dragged on lots of adventures but you don't mind. You don't like being cuddled and when you are tired, you like us to lay you in your crib.. with your binky and you put yourself to sleep. I don't know how we got off so easy with you. You hardly cry or fuss. You are just the best and I love you so much!

"..God bless mommy and matchbox cars
God bless daddy and thanks for the stars
God hears amen wherever you are
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed, sweet dreams."

Hank, you have started sitting up.. No rolling over yet but you like to sit up and grab at things.

First time eating cereal.

You are the sweetest little boy. I laid you down to take a nap and 1/2 hour later I came to check on you and you were wide awake playing with your feet.

Where's that bottom lip? One of Whit's favorite pastimes is playing Hide'n'seek so we hid you in the drawer.. She thought it was pretty hilarious when she found you and you just smiled back. Cute boy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Lack of sleep+ No food+ No Diet Coke= Grouchy Momma!

I have been a grouchy mama today. I do NOT do well with the lack of sleep.. which was caused by the toddler. I do NOT do well with the lack of food nor with the lack of Diet Coke. The combination of all 3... a serious disaster! Cute Danny has learned, when I say I'm hungry, it means business. Danny offered to make me breakfast this morning, I declined. Danny got the kids ready, bathed, and fed while I worked and when I got off... all I did was complain because he didn't make me breakfast.. I said I couldn't eat breakfast with out a diet coke. Danny.. fed up with me by now.. and rightfully so, he left and came home with this:

I begged for his forgiveness, he forgave and granted me a "Do Over."
Danny said he NEVER wants me to complain about not having Diet Coke again!
I may have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke?
I promise I don't drink THAT much Diet Coke, I just like one in the mornin to get me going, ya know! My mormon coffee, right!?!

**Definition of "Do Over": When a person grants you a second chance to change your behavior and start over for the day.