Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ok Ok

I have been on a kind of "anti-blogging" kick lately. There really hasn't been a reason, I just haven't felt like blogging. Here are a couple of the reasons I can think of:

1) I just don't feel like anything very exciting has been going on around here. Life is just life right now. I may need a vacation!

2) I've been having some, let's say, problems with one of the leader's in YW's and I'm really upset by it all.

3) I started taking classes to become a medical transcriptionist. Apparently that takes up my blogging time.
4) I just don't feel like anything very exciting has been going on.

5) The sun has decided to visit us here in the Pacific NW and I just want to be outside.

6) I just don't feel like anything very exciting has been going on.

Maybe it's all of them put together. So, here's to catching up. I can't really remember what I've said so I'm just going to go with this year.

Yesterday was my love's birthday. He is now officially in his mid-thirties, or so Court informed him. I don't know how he liked that, but hey, age is just a number, right?

I got him these knives for his birthday. Soon after he opened them, he started making "Psycho-esk" movements and I decided that maybe that wasn't the best gift. Did someone say he was in his mid-thirties?

I also drove about 1/2 hour to get him Panda Express for dinner. He was excited and so was I. I mean, I got some for me too!

Saturday was Brad's birthday, so we went over to play some Guitar Hero. Well, Brad and Court played really well, while Brent and I never even finished a song. I'm a little addicted though. I really want to finish a song! I mean, seriously! We decided that playing the piano really helps with Guitar Hero.

Brent is pushing to get the basement done. It has been in a state of construction for about a year now and we're getting really tired of it!!! It's nice that we can just forget we have a downstairs though. But it will be SUPER nice to have it done.

With the money he earned on TDY in Connecticut, Brent bought an air compressor, and a new cordless telephone, but that's not the story. Anyway, I just had to laugh when I looked downstairs and saw his get up to spray texture on the ceiling. (We had popcorn ceilings until a couple of weeks ago.) He had put newspaper on everything that was not suppose to be textured. And an old sheet so it didn't come upstairs. It was funny.
At Christmas when we were at Ryan and Marcela's, I took this picture of Reyes. It was so cute how she would go running to the window every 2 seconds and just talk to the outside. Fer Cute! (The YW have been teasing me about saying that lately, so I've started saying it on purpose.)
The other day I was over at Court's and she got a package with new church clothes for Kyle. I was trying to help her get him in the new clothes and he kept saying to me, "I don't want to be white! I want to look like Buzz Lightyear!" He's nutty. I hate to tell you Kyle...you are white.

Aaron has started to smile! Well, not in this picture, but I still think it's cute. He still doesn't really like me to hold him, but he'll smile at me when someone else is holding him.

And finally, spring is starting to make it's presence known up here. The crocus are out in full force. The iris are starting to bloom and I bought my first bedding plants of the year....

Happy Spring! (I know some of you are still in places where there is a lot of snow. Just remember, spring is coming. I promise!)

Have a great day!

Friday, February 15, 2008

After Much Thought

I've been going to post this for a while, but I've been nervous about it. I've decided to just do it!

Ok, so ..... we have an announcement to make. After much thought and prayer, we've decided to not adopt. It has never gone well. We have never felt 100% good about it. And we both feel SOOOO much better about it now that we've made the decision.

What we've been worrying about is telling all of you. We don't want you to feel sorry for us. We are really happy. We both feel that there is something out there for us, it just isn't a baby. It's ok. There are some thoughts of, "Well, now what," but we're figuring that out slowly but surely. (There will be more on that in later posts.)

Thank you so much for all of the love, support and prayers. We have a wonderful life. We love each other. We love our 8-1/2 nieces and nephews, our 4 sudo-nieces and nephews, our friends kids who we get to hang out with, and the young women who give us a taste of having teenagers. Most of all, we love our Heavenly Father. We know that He loves us and is there to help us. It's been an amazingly easy decision. I prayed so long for Him to heal me and He has, just not the way I thought I needed.

I hope you know how much I love the plan of happiness. I can't even imagine what my life would be like if I didn't know it. It is my life. I know that there is something after this life and that is so comforting to me. Because eternity is so much longer than this life.