Thursday, May 22, 2008

I've been tagged

My friend Michelle tagged me and I am suppose to write 6 things that most people might not know about me so here I go...

1. I have 8 kids in my family. Most of you probably know that but you might not know how similar we all are. We all have the same sense of humor and love to joke around with each other. We have so much fun together. This picture was taken on a cruise that we all went on together. Alot of families were getting these really cheesy pictures taken so we decided to make fun of them. I understand that there are 9 people in this picture. There are 2 husbands and my brother Tim was in Spain on a mission so he couldn't come. We all love to play tennis and everyone played on the tennis team at Brighton High. My sisters and I are members of the Delta Gamma sorority and all of the boys are members of the Sigma Chi fraternity (even my dad). Actually my brother Alex is still in high school so he has to wait another year and a half to rush. All of the boys that married into the family are also Sigma Chi's.

2. Growing up I always wanted to be a dance teacher. I was a ballet dancer growing up and it always seemed fun to be a dance teacher but then I decided to teach preschool instead. I did that for a few years and decided that I would much rather be a mom.

3. I have always loved kids. Growing up I made flyers for everyone I could think of that had kids and passed them out hoping that someone would call me to babysit. Even in high school and in college I got so excited to tend other people's kids. Now that I have my own I just can't get enough of them. I love just being able to have nothing to do but lay on the ground and play with them. Although it is nice to get a break during their naps. This picture is a picture of 2 kids that I use to teach in preschool. I loved being a child's first teacher. They made me feel like I was the greatest person ever.

4. I would hate to be famous. I'll be honest, it would be nice never to have to worry about money but I love my simple life. I love that at the end of the day, all I have to worry about is my family and that is all that really matters. This may seem kind of boring but I love spending the weekends at home with family. Don't get me wrong, I love to travel and go on fun outings but it is nice to come back home. I guess if I was famous for saving someone's life that would be ok.

5. I am an mtv junkie. This is something that I am not proud of but I can't help it. The other day Brian was asking me what shows I would miss if we got rid of mtv. The first show I named was the Hills (of course, who doesn't watch that show?). After I thought about it I kept naming more and more shows that I love to watch like Making the Band 4, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Laguna Beach (I guess the last one was Newport Harbor, which was much better), and the Real World. I guess this just shows that in some ways I still act like I am a teenager (don't even get me started on the music that I listen to).

6. I am a very sarcastic person with a dry sense of humor. I get it from my family. We are hardly ever serious and we love to joke around with each other (which is a nice way of saying that we make fun of each other). A lot of the time I don't show this side of me unless I get to know someone pretty well because some people think that I am really serious and get offended. I think that life is too short to be seious all of the time.
Now I am suppose to tag some people: Jennie, Annie, Abby, Kendra, and Kristin( maybe this will get you to catch up on your blogging).

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Original Pancake House

I don't know if you have ever been to the OPH but it is sooooo good. It is kind of like the Cheesecake Factory where you find like 10 things on the menu that you can't decide between because there are so many different choices. They have like 20 different pancakes that you can choose from. My family is always trying to find an excuse to go. There were so many of us that we had to split up so here are Brian and I sitting with Bobby & Kelli. My mom and Kelli were both yelling at Bobby because he wouldn't look at the camera so we finally got a picture of his great smile. Here are the girls with our J Crew skirts that we got from Easter.

5 Years!!

Friday was our 5 year anniversary. I can't believe how fast that went. I am so lucky to be married to Brian. He makes me so happy. Thanks for such a fun weekend.
This picture was taken at the Homestead, which was one of the places we stayed over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Little Grandpa

This is the new outfit that Sam got from his aunt Kellie and uncle Ty. I love it because my Granddad has like 20 of these hats and he wears them while he drives his convertible around. When Sam wears this it just makes me laugh because it is so cute. Thanks Kellie and Ty.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Good News (for people who don't live in Phoenix)

So I know a lot of you (including me) have been wondering whether we will be staying here or moving to Phoenix for Brian's job. After a long time of waiting, Brian came home to tell me that he accepted the job here and we will not be moving to Phoenix. Although Phoenix seems a lot a lot better than being here in the terrible weather, I am so happy that we will be staying close to family. I had a lot of threats from my brother's if I were to take Danny and Sam away from them so they will be very happy. I love where we live and am happy to stay.

Happy Mother's Day

Since yesterday was so busy I am wishing all mom's a late Happy Mother's Day. I am so lucky to be a mom especially to these 2 little sweethearts. Being a mom is so much fun. Every day has a new surprise. There isn't a day that goes by that one of these boys doesn't make me laugh. I love my life and the joy that being a mom brings to it.

I also wanted to thank Sam for his mother's day present to me: he slept through the night last night! What a little angel.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Scrapbook Page: Sam's Blessing

Yesterday we blessed Sam and it was such a great day. We love him so much.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pictures with Sam

We had some pictures taken by Adilfa from Don Polo Photography. Here are some of my favorties:
I think this was my favorite picture of Sam.

This was the only picture that we could get of Danny holding Sam. It was not easy.

Sam and I

I just love this picture of Brian and Sam.