Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Anniversary/Birthday

On December 18Th Brian and I officially have been married for 8 incredible years. From the moment I saw Brian I knew that there was an amazing quality about him that I liked. However when your 15 at the time and you question the validity of his age (He asked to drive his sisters car. And I asked him if he was old enough :D ) it isn't the best start to a love story. Brian and I were always friends. We hung out with the same crowd of rowdy Mormons. Throughout high school he would always tease me that I would marry him. I would always tell him "in your dreams". Well I have to say he has made my dreams. He is the best father, husband, best friend that I could ever have hoped for. He has a quality about him that is so contagious. One of my favorite things is his humor. You never know what is going to come of out his mouth. But typically it is always something that has a taste of humor in it. I am so grateful for him.

So on December 19th Brian turned the BIG 3-0. Or as my friend likes to call it "20-10." As you can guess I had to razz him a little bit and call him "my old man." I can do that for about six months till my birthday comes around. So I have to take advantage of the opportunity while I still have time.

Having a birthday and anniversary around Christmas has never been easy. But hopefully by our 10 year well have it worked out to start celebrating in style.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Tooth Fairy Came (Again): A Tale of Dental Blessings

Once upon a time there was a little boy named Rory. Rory had a little brother named Wyatt who he loved to play with. One evening while Rory's mother was downstairs making the house sparkle for the arrival of her "Hero". Rory and Wyatt decided that playing in their room alone was unexciting. So they decided to open up their parents room (which is typically forbidden) to make their playground bigger. Pitter patter and lots of giggles was all Rory's mother could here upstairs. Knowing that they were safe and that it was pretty much Rory and Wyatt proof Rory's mother did not seem to worry.

When all of a sudden ... SMACK ... CRY ... Rory and Wyatt were no longer joyfully giggling, instead they were making sounds of a sad train and heading downstairs. Wyatt appeared first. Everything seemed to be ok with him, although he was crying. Then Rory appeared. Blood was spewing out of his mouth. "What happened?!?" cries Rory's mother. "I ran into your dresser", bellows Rory.

Rory's mother quickly took him into the bathroom to doctor him back to health. Thinking it was his lip or tounge, Rory's mother attempted to wipe away the blood from the alleged "boo boo" sites. But clearly that was not the source. Knowing that Rory had been visited by the tooth fairy before. She decided to count the number of empty holes in his gums. Alas, a new hole had appeared. Rory's mother frantically makes a call to the "Hero" on the phone for advice on what needs to happen. Already heading home, the "Hero" instructs Rory's mother to find the tooth and place it back in the gums.... "Um hold the phone.. you want me to do what?" cried Rory's mother. But because of the love Rory's mother has for her wounded little soldier she finds the tooth and places it back in Rory's mouth. Within minutes the "Hero" arrives home and checks his weeping little boy. After much thought and research he concludes that the tooth must remain out. Rory than calms down and becomes excited about the pending visit by the beloved Tooth Fairy. The next morning he is delighted to see that the tooth is gone and in its place is a whole dollar!!! Rory than proceeds to dance around in delight at thought of his pending trip to the dollar store.

Rory's mother is delighted at the fact that all turned out well for her sweet Rory. The only problem was she did not expect to have such a vivid memory of her eigth wedding anniversary.

Well one things for sure Brian will always be a "Hero" to me and Rory with all the dental problems this kid has had thus far. And for many other reasons.

Count your blessings thats what I always say. Its not every kid that can say that they've lost 3 teeth in the span of 3 months before the age of 5.

Friday, December 14, 2007

I've been Tagged!

OK Ms. Natalie I will reveal the strangeness of my ways.

1. I love to eat baked beans mixed with Miracle Whip (Not Mayo) with pickles on the side. I am salivating thinking of it. This is something that I loved even before the thought of kids. I blame this on my mother

2. I am an inch taller than my sweetheart. We make the Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman thing "look good".

3. If you couldn't guess I love politics and I'm very passionate about this upcoming election. Take a ride on the "Stop Hillary Express".

4. I too have diagnosed myself with ADD. It just seems I get in the middle of something and then something else pops into my mind that I think I need to get done immediately. So there is usually a bunch of unfinished projects strewn about my house. I have a box full of "unfinished" crafts if that tells you anything.

5. I love making websites. Sometimes have a hard time focusing on them (refer to #4). But I enjoy the challenge of them. I love digital scrapbooking as well, but not for the typical reasons. I love to see what kinds of papers will make my blog look pretty for the season. Blogging goes along with it too. I think it has been the best way to keep in touch.

6. I'm in love with my men. Now don't get the wrong idea here. Polygamy has not come back in favor of women. Just kidding. Brian is an incredible father and husband. I can't say enough about him. He works so hard everyday to create a wonderful life for us through his example, love and determination to be the best he can be. Rory and Wyatt are just fun! Challenging ,but so much fun! They say the funniest things. Rory told me the other day "my neck woke up on the wrong side of the bed". And Wyatt loves his brother so much that when disciplining Rory he pipes up "That's my brudder mom, I love him, don't be mean to him". He then proceeds to join Rory in timeout too. Just kidding. He is so sweet. I'm very lucky

7. I come from a Chrismakkah family. My father is Jewish and my mother LDS. So growing up we celebrated both. And understood the traditions. And no my friends if your wondering, no double presents. Presents were only given at Christmas. So it is something I would like to have for my kids. We will light the Menorah and of coarse celebrate the true meaning of Christmas -- Christ's Birth.

So there it is. I'm just so grateful that Brian is still in love me after all that.

I'm tagging-- Emily, Erica, Annie, Becca, Wylie, Mindy and Chelsea

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Juror #.....

Today is the day that I had been dreading for a month now. Ever since Brian came in from the mail with a snicker on his face. "Theres a special something for you on the top Celeste" as only a loving husband could say. There it was the dreaded Jury Duty Notice. Now don't get me wrong, I love the system that we have. Not to mention I have served on a Jury before. However with kids it changes things. I didn't want a penalty for not showing up, and I didn't want to take the kids because what would happen then. So I frantically called around for babysitting. Its a lot to ask someone to watch your kids for longer than 2 hours, especially if they are not family. I also tried to see if I would be able to be released due to the fact that I have small children. I kind of waited too long to get a response to that. I was trying to think of things to say that would freak the lawyers out so they would dismiss me. "Drinking is a sin!!!"; "That man there is guilty just by the look on his face";

So today was the day. Did I mention that it snowed 3-5 inches last night? You would have thought that the population of Denver had never seen snow before. Parker road was a parking lot. I can now say that Parker road is the stretch of pavement I detest the most. Anyway, I started from Peoria in Aurora and had to head all way down to Arapahoe road. I was suppose to be there at 8:30. I showed up about 9:30. Ms. GPS (The voice on our GPS system has a crush on Brian and I truly believe that she sends me down the wrong roads on purpose) had something to do with that. I was really freaked out when I walked in. I thought that I would have to do this all over again. When I got to the room they were calling jurors to a case that would last up to 4 days. "How in the world would I do this if I was called to a case like that?" Heavenly Father does look out for us I tell you. I gave the woman my ticket, she scanned it, told me I was not needed and sent me home. Happy DAY!!!! I felt kind of bad because those sweet men and women who recieved the "Juror #" badge didn't have the same smile that clearly was plastered on my face. I can't believe it happened like that. I am so grateful.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Take Me to Your Leader

Over this past holiday we went up to my in-laws cabin. The kids love to go up there. There is a lot of fun things to do when there is snow on the ground and its a mild cool temp. Well considering there wasn't any snow and it was FREEZING out, there wasn't a whole lot to do. So Rory decided that he would play "astronaut". The basement was earth and the main level of the house was space. It was pretty funny. They had to wear their helmets at all times otherwise they wouldn't be able to breath. And you can guess what the adults were -- Aliens.

The funniest thing was when Wyatt had the helmet on. He kept trying to put something in his mouth and forget the helmet was there. Not to mention that Wyatt wasn't big enough for the helmet so it kept tipping forward so he couldn't see anything. There were quite a few crashes.