Thursday, May 25, 2006

As a Child?

My father found this and called me just to share it with me. He says that it reminds him of me. It is pretty funny, and exactly how I feel! So I have to share it with you guys.

As a Child?
By Sterling D. Allan

Now that I have a child of my own, sometimes I have to wonder about the scriptures that say we should "become as a child, meek, submissive..."What kind of children are we talking about? That doesn't describe my little 8.5-month-old guy. He's always into mischief, and does not comprehend the word "no." I wouldn't characterize him as "submissive," not in the least. Meek? Nah, I don't think so. He has an independent streak that wont quit. So when the Lord says we are to become as a child, does it mean we are to throw temper tantrums, hit each other, grab things away from one another, pull one prank after another, be oblivious to logic or reasoning, poop in our pants, burp at will, throw our food all over the place, leave messes everywhere we go, indiscriminately rip pages out of important books, clog the sewer with toilet paper, pull flowers up by their roots, wine and cry until we get our way (and your guess is as good as mine as to what that may actually be). Just what did the Lord have in mind? Becoming as a child doesn't sound very hard; in fact it sounds like a lot of fun -- until Dad comes home!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Here I am!

It has been forever since I have posted. I actually haven't been all that busy, I just haven't known what to write. So today, I am just going to post random things.

My little dude's soccer games are over. I am really proud of him, and happy that he had so much fun. I will post pictures soon I promise. He did get a little trophy that he sleeps with every night. Silly kid. He started swimming lessons the other day, and LOVES it! He wants to go everyday!

My little lady has been more sassy than ever. She is living up to every moment of being two. She loves to be barefoot and playing outside. She loves dirt, being naked and anything sticky. Not always at the same time, but it has happened before. She can't stay clean for longer than about 20 minutes. I asked her tonight after her bath if she likes to be clean or dirty. She quickly said dirty! Not a surprise. We have broken her of the binky and we are so proud of her. It has been more than a month, and she is doing great! She doesn't even ask for it anymore! After we get back from Mexico we will start potty training her. She is so ready when she tells me every time that she goes, and I even catch her sitting on the potty all by herself. Oh have I mentioned that she is VERY independent? Yea, she thinks she will be well on her way to getting a job and moving out at the age of 5.

We have been working really hard in the yard. It is now all done. We put a patio in front of the pond so we can sit out there and enjoy it! It looks really nice, and kudos to the husband for his hard work and really long hours.

Speaking of the husband, he has been asked to apply for a position at work that will be giving him a promotion. I am very proud of him. He works hard, and deserves it! It isn't a guarantee so I hope that he gets the job. No more working on Saturdays, and LOTS more money!

As for me, I am on cloud nine tonight. I went on a photo shoot today, that was lots of fun, and the pictures turned out awesome! It was a great location and I got to use the insane new lens! (I love that thing!) I am also getting very excited for my trip to Mexico. Only a few more weeks! It will be a blast, and I really can't wait!

Well that is what is going on with all of us! I hope that I didn't bore all of you! I promise a good post coming up. I have been working on a list of silly things that my kids say part 2! I wonder where they get some of these things!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Summertime Fun

What an angel
Summertime Fun,
originally uploaded by weeksphotos.
Well, I thought that it was about time to post some more pictures. With all the wedding and family pictures that I have been doing, I forget to take some of my kids. On Saturday I was hanging out with my friend that I do all the wedding photography with and we were playing with her new lens. (Check out this insane new lens that she got!) We got some great pictures of my kids. They were playing really hard so it was really fun to stand back (with this lens you can get WAY back) and snap a few shots while they play.

I have updated my flickr account with some new pictures so you can go check it out. There are a few of my Mother's Day gifts and what the BIG hole in my back yard turned out to be. (Remember the bobcat getting stuck? Oh yea, who can forget!)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Oh yay!

I just thought I would share a little bit of info that I found out last night. This made me so happy! Chris Daughtry that just got kicked off of American Idol might be the lead singer in the band Fuel! This is very cool news! I love Chris and I love Fuel! See we all knew that he would come out on top! Way to go Chris!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Facing a big fear and almost dying - kind of

They other day I had to go to the dentist to have some work done. This is never fun since I have had a fear of the dentist for as long as I can remember. I have been going to the same dentist my entire life. He is a great guy and a great dentist. This time I decided that I was going to see a new dentist because he was closer and also because he is a newer dentist. I have been having some pain on one of my teeth for over three years that my other dentist couldn't explain. I figured it was time to maybe see if a dentist with new technology could find something wrong. Well he did, and I had to have a 3 hour appointment to fix it. All last week, I was really scared. I really hate the dentist, but I knew that I needed to get it done. My husband kept telling me that I should get the nitrous oxide gas to help me feel better about it. I hadn't had it since I was a kid so I thought that he had a good point. So I get there on Wednesday totally scared, but excited to know that the nitrous was going to make it all better.

The nurse gets me all hooked up with a movie (Harry Potter 4) with the ear phones and the goggles to protect my eyes, and the nitrous over my nose. She turns on the gas to get me a little less scared for the shots that are to come. She leaves me to sit and breath in this stuff and to give me a few minutes to settle down. When she came back in I was so high. I have never done drugs before, but I must say that I now understand why people do them. (That was a really bad comment, but very true.) I told the dentist, just joking around might I add, that he needs to alert my husband that there is a problem if I start asking to come in once a week. I was feeling great! My kids were at the sitter, I was laying there high as a kite, and I was watching Harry Potter without any interruptions. It was great. I even started to feel a little sleepy.

They put that crazy rubber thing in my mouth and were off to work. I even started off to sleep. I was in between sleep and drugged and I started to have a dream. I was floating through some clouds, kind of playing around and having a good time. I saw this great big white light that I thought would be fun to float over to. So off I went. Well, I really wasn't asleep yet so I totally thought that I was dying. So I force myself to open my eyes and come back to life. Then I realize that the big white light I was following was not the tunnel into heaven. It was the big bright light that they shine right onto your face. Being in a half normal, altered state of mind, I was a little realived that I was dead, but I was starting to have a panic attack anyway. I was a little TOO high at this point. The nurse noticed and then told me she was going to turn down the gas.

Still drugged I sat there totally afraid to go to sleep. So I did everything that I could to try to stay awake. I don't remember what the dentist and the nurse was talking about, but I remember trying to laugh. I heard what they said and I thought to myself "did they really just say that?" Then I started to think about my "near death experience" and all that crap that I had on my face and I started to get all claustrophobic. As a kid I used to have really bad problems with being claustrophobic. And here it was again. I stated to have another panic attack. I am sure that the dentist thought that I was nuts, but I was really feeling it. The room also started to spin and I was getting really sick. So they let me sit up and breath oxygen. Oh what a relief! I wasn't going to die!

So after all that and four hours later, I was able to leave. I still hate then dentist and my mouth is really sore still, but I learned something about myself that day. I would make a really bad drug addict.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


I am very sad that Chris got voted off of American Idol last night. I have hope for him though. I bet he will be making a record before we know it! Just like Simon said that even though he got voted off doesn't mean that he lost. And yes he was better than Katharine.

Now I don't know who should win. I guess maybe Taylor, that boy can sing. He is a little quarky though so I don't know. Just because Chris is gone doesn't mean that I have to stop watching it. There are only two more weeks left, not too long for the impatient.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Praise to the Man.

I remember back when I was in high school, I used to drive my family crazy by sitting in my room and listening to music all hours of the day. My favorite was to turn on some slow music and lay on my bed just before I went to sleep. I loved the thoughts that would come into my head from the different types of music. Today, while I sit at my computer to process the hundreds of pictures that I have taken lately, my collection of Jack Johnson is playing. It has caused me to think more deeply into all that is going on in my life. So what do I do with all these thoughts now? Well, I blog about them of course!
There has been a lot going on lately. Not just with how busy I have been, but with more personal things. Things that I have reached clear down into my soul and pulled out feelings that have been put away for a while. I am not going to get into details about those things (They are just things that the internet just doesn't need to know right now. Sorry friends.) but they are things that cause me to reflect on the past and my future. I feel that I am always doing this. Maybe it is normal, maybe not. Either way, it helps to evalute all that is going on in this little heart of mine. Make sure that it is still working, let alone working with my brain. Here is one thing that has been on my mind that I just don't say enough. So here it is.

My husband makes me feel like a queen. He takes care of me, he listens to me, he loves me. He will walk up to give me a hug while I am doing my hair, or while doing the dishes. He kisses me on the cheek every morning while I am still asleep when he leaves for the gym before the sun comes up. He doesn't get mad when he comes home from work and the house is a mess, dinner isn't fully made and all I want to do is rest on the couch. He understands that I have had a rough day and that I need a break. When things get really bad and I am extra grumpy he gives me the money and time go shopping or go get a pedicure. He comes home from grocery shopping with my favorite Little Debbie chocolate brownies, and doesn't mind too much when I eat the entire box. He holds me tight and plays with my hair every night before he goes to sleep. He is the most amazing man that I will ever know. I am so glad that we both started our jobs at Snowbird the same week back in 1998 so that I could get to know him. So that we could fall in love, get married, have a home, start a family and live forever in love. I am very grateful for him and all that he does, and all that he has accomplished. I couldn't ask for a better partner in crime.

We have grown up together. We have grown stronger together. We have grown a little bit apart then back together again. We have grown spiritually together. We have become so much. He is my best friend. Today, I want to sing his praises. I want him to know how much I love him. How much I long for him when he is gone, and get all gitty when he comes back home. I want him to know that I think that our time together is never long enough. That I look to him for my strength most days. I want him to know that I love the spirit that he brings into our home. Most of all, I want him to know that I love the way that he makes me feel.

I love you hubby! You are the best thing that has ever happend to me. Without you, I would have nothing!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

System Overload.

I know that I have said this a hundred times, but I have been so busy. It has come to the point where I need to evaluate what I am doing and see if it is all worth it. I came to the conclusion that teaching guitar lessons isn't really worth it. It actually isn't really all that fun anymore. (The teaching that is.) It has been more of a hassle than anything else and I think that my students deserve more than that. So I quit. It was really hard to tell my students that I wouldn't be teaching any more. I feel bad, but I have to do what is good for me. I think that it is best for them too though. They need someone that is truly dedicated to it so they can get the best experience out of it.

I feel better now. I feel that I am a little less stressed. I love everything else that I am doing right now, so I think that I have elimiated all that I can. This summer is going to be WAY more busy than last summer with photography and I can't wait. My little dude will be starting swimming lessons in June right after soccer gets over. We are planing a few camping trips and trips to Idaho to the in-law's ranch for some much needed family down time. Then I am going to Mexico in a month and I think that after I get home I will be refreshed and ready to handle anything! Oh I can't wait!