29 September, 2008

Happy Birthday Babe!


I am so glad you were born- because we belong together! I pulled these carrots from the garden Saturday and they reminded me of us!

For your Birthday I have made an alphabetized list of things that I love about you! Anyone else who reads on may puke...just a warning.


Artistic: You are a true designer. Your creative mind comes up with beautiful designs that please clients and provide for your family. Your paintings and drawings are works of art. I love the sketch of my playhouse you gave me for Christmas years ago. I cherish the work you make for me. You have gifted hands.

Buzzband: You are my Buzz and my very best friend. I would be lost with out you.

Creative: You are truly and artist! You have a beautiful creative mind. You’re the Cat’s pajamas.

Dream boy: You are my Alaskan dream come true! I love the exciting places and things we do together. You make life a dream. I say I want chickens, you build me a coop, I say I want to live in China, we move to China. I say I want to learn Spanish- we move to Miami Beach and attend the Spanish ward. And SO MUCH MORE! You fulfill me.

Enginuitive: You can figure out how to do, make, or build anything. It truly amazes me. This is one of my favorite things about you. The chicken coop you built, the artsy design fence you built for our yard, and so, so much more. You make things happen.

Funny: You still make me laugh everyday. You always do silly things to make me laugh and I LOVE it- even when I pretend like you bug me (I can’t believe I am putting this in writing) you crack me up.

Green: You are aware of environmental issues and you plan and design accordingly. You are so smart this way. I know you will save all the Bio-swales. : )

Hunk: Lets face it- you’re a babe! The new hair cut is very becoming.

Intelligent: You are so smart. You have natural ability to figure things out. I truly think you could test on the genius level. Next thing I know you will join MENSA. My brilliant husband.

Knowledgeable: You are my walking dictionary. If I need to know a word in Spanish, English, or Portuguese I just ask. You astound me with your knowledge.

Logical: You are discerning and you really think things through.

Mature: You are calm and even keel.

Neat and Tidy: Umm…wait. Did I just say that? Umm. Lets face it just look at your side of the bed. I’ll just skip to the next one. Love you babe.

Original: You are the plaid pants wearing fool of BYU…and the sporter of ugly ties. The old man hat wearing guy. You are uniquely You! I LOVE that you are who you are and don’t care what the rest of the world thinks. Remember when I nick-named you Norm…for Normal, well I was being sarcastic. ; 0

Patient: Patient with kids and me. After all you have put up with me going on 8 years now...

Real: There is nothing fake about you. I love that. I can read your mood and know what to expect. You are a truly genuine person.

Strong example: You provide such a good example for our foster sons and for your scouts and Elias.

Straight: As much as I love Carolyn Pearsons’s autobiography…I am so glad you are straight.

Tool Man: Whether is Photoshop or your workshop. You know how to gitter done. You know the tools and you always teach me so much.

Wise: You asked me to marry you. Happy Birthday my Love~

17 September, 2008

Good Night, I love you!

You might think he blinked in this picture- no, he is just really cheesy when he smiles for the camera.
Tonight after stories Elias made sure he got all his hugs and kisses. Then he made sure that mom and dad hugged and kissed too. He pushed our faces together and said "I love you". We love you too Elias!

It has been a long time since I last blogged...Times flies by so quickly. We have been busy. Eric has been very busy teaching. He loves his job though. I just wish we could spend more time with him. I am hoping things slow down after the first year of teaching. Eric is also sponsoring 2 clubs on campus. The Horticulture Club, and the Turf Club. So we have been hosting back to school BBQ's at our house the past few days. Elias loves all the people around.

I have been making Salsa, Tomato Sauce, and bread.
I have also started Teaching Yoga- and I LOVE it. I like it much more than teaching aerobics. It is just a better fit for me. Plus, I lacked the rhythm or memory or something in teaching Aerobics. I love Yoga- and teaching it gets me out of bed at 5:45am.

I also directed a 5K race last weekend. It was a great experience. I found some great sponsors- Thank you RoadID and we raised a good amount of money for the Alzheimer's Association. I am now planning a bigger race for Earth Day next spring- a 5k, 10k, and possible 1/2 Marathon. I like this directing races and feeling like I am donating to a good cause. The Earth Day race will raise funds for our Mother of course... Mother Earth.

I am running the North Country 1/2 Marathon this Saturday. Elias and ERic are coming a long to fish and Canoe. I will try to be better about taking pictures and posting. Sorry mom.

Mindfulness

Today I had the opportunity to attend a seminar on  Mindfulness and Yoga for Children by Crystal McCreary.  Amazing workshop in Fargo, ND....