June 30, 2011

Men ARE from Mars :)

Dear Diary:

Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner.

I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it.

Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn't say much. I asked him what was wrong;

He said, 'Nothing.' I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset.

He said he wasn't upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it.

On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving.

I can't explain his behavior I don't know why he didn't say, 'I love you, too.'

When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore.

He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent.

Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed.

But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else.

He fell asleep - I cried. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else.

My life is a disaster.

Husband's Diary:

Boat wouldn't start, can't figure it out.

I got a good laugh out of this! Oh how true to real life it is! Happy 4th of July weekend to you all!

June 19, 2011

Going to the Ball?

Today documents on of my favorite days of the year. No questions
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Bright white lights, fancy gowns...the works
Amazingly I never quite feel like the red carpet movie stars.
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Nothing says happy June like my annual trip to the dr :)
Sadly, it was not quite as exciting as last years trip.
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This year I remembered to shave (bonus for all) which helped.
 My dr was super chatty. Interested in telling me stories of Lake Powell, horse back riding, trips to Germany, and the course of other womens uterus issues...ya know all the usual stuff.
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You would think after birthing 3 kids it would be

And yet...somehow you are never fully prepared for the joy.
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Monday was a beautiful day.

Weather was good, kids were happy and we headed to Cherry Hill.
 I burned myself pretty badly.

Always fun to show the dr as he checks for lumps that I am to dumb to sunscreen my boobs.
Not to mention...pushing and proding the sunburn wasn't my favorite.
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Yet...survival was in the cards.

 It is over.

 Farewell until next year.

 Next year I won't wear 7 pounds shoes. Those didn't help the scale :)
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Happy Father's Day weekend to you all!

June 16, 2011

Alive in June

Do you ever feel like an entire month has flown by and you haven't even had a moment to take the pictures off your SD card?
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That has been me this month. 
Life is GOOD but as always life is CRAZY
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Here is a SUPER brief recap of a few highlights
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Miss Madysen did a wax museum at school. She studied and dressed as SACAJAWEA. They held up their hands and when you "pushed the button" by pushing their hands, they gave you a brief description about their character's life.
 It was super darling and Madysen did so great!
They stayed busy for hours being "wax" for the other students!
Then we moved on to end of school festivities. Sadly the weather didn't cooperate with the end of school festivities like Field Day water games in 50 degree weather.
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So we stayed home and worked on our teacher gifts.
I have to say Coop's turned out super cute!

I'll just let the pics to the talking...
This is Mrs. Peterson. She was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL in every way. She is patient and kind and yet taught my son oh so very much. She was just truly amazing and I am so grateful she was Cooper's first teacher.
Cooper was so thrilled to give her a "handmade" gift. It turned out so cute in the end!
As all good teachers do, she proclaimed her undying love of her special gift.
 Cooper beamed!!! :)
Then my little boy had his first graduation.
Say goodbye to KINDERGARTEN.
He even had a speaking part which he rehearsed for two weeks straight to make sure he was perfect.
Of course, as they called his name and handed him his diploma I completely teared up and just kept snapping pics to shield  my eyes. I am such a baby when it comes to MY babies growing up. 
Here he is...
My BIG First Grader now!
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He proudly professed his new "First grader-ness" all the day long!
These are his good buddies, Crew and Abbie. These three play for hours together without even a single quarrel. A mother's dream really!
Next on the agenda has been playing baseball every second there has been a glimpse of sunshine.
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Judd begs Matt the second he walks in the door to come "play pass"
This means setting up a mock field of bases and NOT taging him out after he hits his 
Then there is Coop's Baseball
This year he is a Royal
He is hilarious to watch. This is his third year and he is doing much better.
I just wonder when he will actually understand what playing a position means. :)
Here he is playing stand off with the catcher.
As long as he isn't touched by the ball he assumes he isn't out.
So naturally he slides to make the point he IS NOT out
And continues to ensure my
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Thus far, for summer fun, we have gone to Cherry Hill three times.
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We have about 3 extra kids here at all times and the kids are loving it
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We have gone to the library twice because Coop and Madysen are PLOWING through their books. 
Gotta say that makes me intensely happy as a Mom!
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Hope your summer is going super fun! I will try hard to be better about keeping up!