How we live and love and what we have to say about it, from Mommy Mumblings to Daddy Discourses
Stan and I first met in BYU's weight room. We've been married since Dec. of 2000. 11 years later we're still madly in love and so happy to have each other. We've earned 4 degrees: 2 BS's, 1 MS and 1 PhD. We've lived in UT, VA, MS, and now CA. We love rock climbing, yoga, exercising, reading, writing, making each other laugh, and our 4 beautiful children.
We can't find the kid's Johnson baby wash. Did the kids carry it off? Is it hiding in our spacious apartment? or what I've finally decided, it must have fallen into the trash beside the tub and we threw it away. At least it was only half full, but still, a bit of a dissapointment. I'm still hoping a bit that it will turn up mysteriously one day soon (before a store run preferably)
Yesterday Wymount took all of our damp leaves that had totally covered the ground and made wonderful piles. The only thing was they didn't come back quick enough to pick up the piles before thrilled children got to them:) Trina and I didn't want to tell our children not to play in leaves. That's what kids do right? So here are some pictures of our kids and their leaf time. Trina's boys are Travis (in the green) and Jeremy (in the blue coate and hat).
While Stan was out of town I got in the habit of staying up until at least 11 o'clock each night instead of going to bed as soon as Julia goes down . I needed the quiet time after crazy kid days and I'm not great at going to bed alone. I would read or work on my cake decorating or watch a movie. Now that he's back, I still am staying up, tidying the house and then having my luxurious me time. Last night I sipped my peach spritzer in our crystal goblets (I had to clean one first) and read my book. It's amazing what a good mood that put me in (I actually looked at the bottle to make sure it was non-alcoholic:)
Now if only I could convince my kids to wake up after 8 . . .
On the 25th we went climbing up in Ogden on 9th St. with my sister Michele and her family. Here's some pictures from our fun trip. My strength still isn't back from my mono fun, so it was a bit frustrating for me, but fun to see Konner my nephew climbing so well. It also felt good to have my hands hurt so much after a climbing trip.