Friday, December 12, 2008

Crazy Eights

I have been tagged a few times and I am sorry I haven't done this yet, I have wanted to, I have just been lazy :).

8 TV shows I like to watch
Wheel of Fortune
Family Feud
(are any of you sensing a theme yet?)
Rescue 911 (like forever ago)
TLC shows
The Newlywed Gameshow

8 Restaurants I like to eat at
Olive Garden
Grand Chinese Buffet
Souper Salad
Teriyaki Stix
Any buffet because then I can eat TONS of salad
PF Changs

8 Things that Happened Today
Spent time with my family
Had a nice long lunch with Dave
Practiced a piano number at the church
Did some relief society stuff
Drove to Salt Lake
Attempted to go to the Lionhouse...grrrrr...didn't happen...grrrrr
Drove home
Went on a date with Handsome Dave

8 Things I am looking forward to
Christmas break
Washing Machine
Non cinderblock walls
Finding a job (I guess this is Dave's thing, but you can all relate I am sure)
Another baby (no, I am not pregnant... just looking forward to more children)

8 Things on my wishlist
Isn't this pretty much the same thing as above? How about 8 things I would put in my dream home...
Granite Countertops
Lots of big windows
Vaulted Ceilings
A double shower
Lots of bedrooms (they don't have to be large)
A big kitchen sink
A big flat yard to play lots of sports in
A large family room

Rather than tag people, here are 8 things I am grateful for (non church/family things because of course those are at the top of every list)
Hot chocolate
Good music and being able to create good music
Contact lenses...I guess glasses too if it REALLY comes down to it
Fingernail clippers
Chips and Salsa
A furnace

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

So much to do, so little time!!

This kid is efficient!

Now for something totally unrelated:
I have been really grateful for this holiday season, particularly Thanksgiving. I always get excited for Christmas and it's always easy for me to get into the spirit of things. However, this year I have done A LOT of thinking about what I am grateful for. I don't know what the difference is, but I like it :). These reflections have led me to realize how blessed and loved I am. Three things I want to mention are the Savior and his Atonement. My husband, and my baby.
The Atonement: is paramount to our happiness and ability to become like our loving Heavenly Father. I am really good at being a carnal, natural woman, and am ready to be good at something else...being good. These changes I desire are all accomplished through my ability to repent. I also need a shoulder to cry on when I get fall for the umpteenth time and get frustrated. Dave is a wonderful physical shoulder, but my soul is comforted when I turn to the true source. I truly never feel all alone.
My husband: what an incredible person. I have never met someone so naturally good and loving. I affectionately refer to him as Mr. Service that name is more appropriate than most of you will ever know. Here is the best part about Mr. Services service; he loves doing it! He never has selfish intentions. Dave is humble. Dave has perfect integrity. He is gentle, smart, hilarious, handsome, kind, athletic, respectful, genuine, easy going, and a hard worker. The list goes on but I will spare him. I often feel bad for Dave I genuinely feel like I married up and he got the short end of the stick.
My baby: Carson is a very sweet little soul. I didn't know what to expect out of motherhood, but I sure didn't expect to be blessed with such a strong, wonderful spirit. Carson has great things in store for him. He is teaching me everything I need to learn. I have been rather teary lately as I think about him and watch him grow; I never realized how tender my feelings could be. I have been kind of baby hungry again lately (no, I am not pregnant), but these feeling help me appreciate Carson all the more. Having him in my life is a bigger blessing that I ever hoped for even with a housefull.