Friday, February 29, 2008

My first tag!

1-What is his name? Timothy Hess (Timmah!)

2-How long have you been married? Five years

3-How long did you date? We dated for 3 months and were engaged for 3 months so I guess 6 months. Hey, when you know, you know!

4-Who eats more sweets? Tim, by far. He was born with a sweet tooth. Especially for things like Hostess Donuts and cake pies.

5-Who said I love you first? I think Tim did....but honestly....I can't remember! It was love at first sight. I can't remember a time when we hadn't said I love you.

6-Who is taller? Tim. But not by much. He's barely 3 inches taller than me without me shoes on. But when I have my heels, we look like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

7-Who sings better? Probably me. But that's only because I've had more training. Tim would probably be better than me if he had learned when he was younger.

8-Who is smarter? I can't answer that because my husband reads my blog....j/k...he's smarter when it comes to tools, mechanics, and computers, he's also a way better writer than I am, not in a grammatical sense though. He's hopeless at spelling and grammar.

9-Who does the laundry? Mostly me, although Tim usually helps me fold and he puts his own clothes away. I have trained him well!!!

10-Who pays the bills? He does. I get too worried if I pay them.

11-Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? If you're facing the bed, he's on the right side.

12-Who cooks dinner? I cook more often than he does, but Tim normally cooks at least a couple times a week.

13-Who drives? Tim ALWAYS drives when we're together.

14-Who is more stubborn? Me, I always want him to understand from my point of view. Tim is way better at letting things go.

15-Who kissed who first? Tim kissed me first. I was DYING for him to kiss me though. I almost thought I would have to go first, but he finally laid one on me.

16-Who asked who out first? My Mom asked Tim out first. My Mom invited him to dinner, and he took pity and actually showed up to meet me. But I believe I asked him if he wanted to hang out the next day.

17-Who proposed? Why would I propose? Tim packed me a picnic and brought his guitar and we hiked up a mountain overlooking the city, he sang a song he had written for me and the proposal was the last line. He was shaking so bad though, I totally knew what was up.

18-Who wears the pants? We both wear pants. I don't care so much for dresses.

Here's another tag.One word answers only.
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? wavy
3. Work? kids
4. Your father? yikes
5. Your favorite thing? shower
6. Your dream last night? forgot
7. Your favorite drink? smoothie
8. Your dream car? minivan
9. The room you're in? kitchen
10. Your fears? kids
11. What do you want to be in 10 years? happy
12. Who did you hang out with last night? girlfriends!
13. What you're not good at? drawing
14. Muffin? costco
15. One of your wish list items? treadmill
16. Where you grew up? Canada
17. Last thing you did? eat
18. What are you wearing? jeans
19. What aren't you wearing?
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? crappy
22. Your life? blessed
23. Your mood? good
24. Missing? chocolate
25. What are you thinking about right now? kids
26. Your car/truck? old
27. Your summer? love!
28. Your relationship status? happy
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When is the last time you really laughed with meaning? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? forget
32. School? associates
33. Least favorite weather? cold
34. Soup? chicken
35. Movie? musicals

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just day to day stuff....

Yesterday was kind of a busy day with a few firsts I wanted to write down. One, is that Liz is sitting up!! It's not very long before she falls over and eats it, but she can stay sitting for about 30 seconds if I give her a good base. I think she just keeps getting cuter and cuter all the time. Two, is that we took the kids to the movies for the first time. We bought tons of treats and popcorn, hoping Dustin would sit through it if we bribed him. Alas, he only lasted about 45 minutes before he got totally bored with Bee Movie, but he and I went and played in the arcade till Dad and the baby came out. Liz, of course, watched the whole movie and didn't even make a peep! For any of you who don't know Monday's are 50 cents for three or more people at Cinemark 12 in Springfield. I think it's an unadvertised family day. So, we had 45 minutes of popcorn and candy eating, which was good enough for me. Also, I did something I never could picture myself doing before I married a guy with super thick hair, and then had a son with super thick hair that grows like a weed. They both got hair cuts by yours truly! I've cut their hair before, but never this short, and never after it had grown so long! I've always been afraid of clippers, but both Tim's and Dustin's hair grows so fast, Tim convinced me we would save a truckload if I would just try it. And I did. And I completely surprised myself!! Me, the girl who can't french braid, can't use bobby pins, doesn't know a thing about hair, actually gave a decent hair cut. Well, on Tim anyway. Dustin was impossible because he never holds still for longer than 2 seconds (If anyone has any good ideas, let me know. I've tried snacks, movies, nothing works) but, he doesn't look horribly mangled or anything. So here are my two handsome boys after I worked my magic, and the massive amount of hair that came off my burly men, plus some left over cereal from that morning (sorry!).

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A great day....

Last weekend we went over to the coast for a little day trip. It was cold and foggy in Eugene, but absolutely beautiful on the coast. One of those really rare days where the sun shines all day and there's no wind to knock you over. Beautiful. The kids were super good on the way over and then we had lunch and went up to Heceta Head Lighthouse. Dustin walked the whole way up to the Lighthouse and all the way back down! When we got to the top Dustin pointed to the lighthouse and ooooooed and awwwwwed and watched the big waves crash against the rocks. Liz was super content hangin out in the front pack. We played on the beach for a while and packed up and went over to my Dad's house where we were served a steak and potato dinner! With brownie cake desert!!!! I couldn't have asked for a better day. The kids were happy, we were happy, and we finally got to go outside in the SUNSHINE!!! Both the kids fell asleep on the way home and went right to bed which was amazing. I just felt so grateful for my hubby and our family. I never realized how fulfilling family life would be when I was younger. It's seems like it's portrayed as a bad thing. Like your life is over once you get married and have kids. And it is a lot of self-sacrifice. But I think that's what makes it so fulfilling. I feel like I've discovered a whole new dimension to myself by becoming a wife and mother. My capacity to give has grown beyond what I thought I was capable of, and I'm sure it will continue to grow. So here's to all you wife's and mothers out there!!! And here's to all those wonderful days that remind us how precious our families are!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Spiritual Thoughts

The other night I had a dream...and in that dream I got a phone call from a distinguished sounding gentleman who said he was a member of the stake council and was fulfilling the role of Journal Advisory Committee and was calling to see if I had been keeping a journal or not. I stammerd and chuckled a bit, before admitting that I in fact, had not been keeping a current journal. But then, a thought occured to me. "Wait! I keep a blog...does that count??" I said, hoping he wouldn't mark me on his list as a "non-journal keeper". The man laughed and said he felt that if I was keeping spiritual thoughts in this blog of mine that it could count as a journal. I hardly ever remember my dreams, but for some reason this one stuck with me. So I figure I had better listen to this dream and write some spiritual thoughts so that if the Journal Advisory Commitee ever calls me, I can tell them about my blog!!
Like everyone else lately, I have been thinking a lot about prophets. Mostly about how grateful I am for President Hinckley and how deeply his words and actions had an impact on me. There were so many times that the Spirit undeniably testified to me that he is the mouthpiece of the Lord. But I am really excited for the new Presidency too. I love President Utchdorf (I think that's right) and I am sure that President Monson will be just as amazing as President Hinckley was. I am also really grateful that we are studying the teachings of Joseph Smith in Relief Society. He has become even more real to me in just a few chapters than before. Any of you who aren't in Relief Society, should still read the lesson book because there are so many good things in there! Today, I was so struck by Joseph Smith's teaching that one of the most important things that we have in the Church is the Prophets and Apostles testimony of Christ. That he lived, died, was resurrected, and still lives today. It is so wonderful to have leaders in the church who are so close to the Lord and to have an actual account of a prophet who saw him. It also made me think about how everything in the Church is centered around the Savior. That is what the gospel is all about and I love it!!! Sometimes callings can be tedious and there are times when the demands seem great, but when it comes down to it, the gospel is amazing and wonderful and I am so grateful to be a part of it!!!!