Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lucky Number 13

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 13th anniversary. I say it is going to be our lucky year! He is not so sure :P 13 is traditionally an unlucky number, but I think it will be lucky for us. I figure since we have had such a rough start that it is time for us to have some luck. My parents weren't very supportive of us getting married, Rand has been in school of 10 years of our marriage which has made for financial struggles, and we had 3 children in 4 1/2 years, mostly a blessing, but pregnancy and lack of sleep can put a strain on any marriage...

But we made it through it all and here we are 13 years later. I can truly say that I love my husband more now than I did when we got married. Here are 13 reason why:

1. I love that he makes me laugh everyday.

2. I love that he is a wonderful father to our three beautiful daughters. He is the "Fun Daddy."

3. I love that he knows a ton of stuff and loves learning ( i.e. he is a genius).

4. I love that he encourages me to keep learning.

5. I love that he keeps me from being boring. He is always looking for another adventure for us.

6. I love when I stay up until all hours, the bed is all warm when I snuggle in next to him.

7. I love that he is an amazing cook. He creates dishes that are better than you can get at a restaurant. I have no idea how he does it.

8. I love that he doesn't let me feel sorry for myself and be negative.

9. I love that he buys me cooler clothes and shoes than I would ever buy for myself.

10. I love that he buys me the chocolateiest, nuttiest ice cream when I am having a bad day.
Which he hasn't done recently, hum? Maybe I haven't had a bad day for a while...See #8

11. I love that he comes into the bedroom in the morning to give me a kiss goodbye even though I am sound asleep.

12. I love that he encourages me to be a better person.

13. I love that he is my best friend and that we get to plan our future together.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

But I guess I won't have to dream this year! It has been snowing all day and it is still snowing.

Here is my cutie pie Arwen. She rag rolled her hair last night doesn't it look cute?

Sierra - sliding down the snow drift in the church parking lot next to our house. Fun, Fun!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Waiting, Catching up and other Randomness

My parents came to visit last week and now I am catching up on stuff. I feel like I have been neglecting this blog. Right now the biggest thing in our world is waiting to find out where we will be living next year. We are here in Utah on a one year position while my dh is finishing his PhD. He turns in his dissertation on Monday!!! He will defend it in January. We could end up staying here as my husband has applied and interviewed at the university that he is currently working at. But he has also applied to jobs all over the country. He has asked me to keep quiet on my blog about other places that he may interview at and my thoughts and feelings about the different places. I guess in case one of the intereviewers finds my blog and reads it??? So because of this "gag order" I am limited about what I can share.

Other than that, I am just gettting ready for Christmas. My parents left Wednesday and I got the house back in order yesterday. Now it is Friday, so I am not motivated to do school today. I may do a few days of school next week, but I am really feeling like it is already Christmas Break...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

See my kiddos on You Tube

I've posted a bunch of videos from my kids' choir concert on You Tube for anyone who might be interested. Here is the link to my page.


My youngest got to sing a solo. I was one proud mama!

P.S. this choir is made up entirely of homeschoolers :)