Friday, April 24, 2009

where I'm enjoying an early morning listening to my kids converse

Lily: why are boys so rough and girls so light?

Kail: because… boys are the roughest things on the earth

Lily
: why are boys so mean to sisters who are girls?

Kail: because boys like to be mean that’s the way they are

Lily: you’re not mean to me always

Kail: Yes I am. Would you please hand me the yellow?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

where april has been non-stop

conference
easter
birthday (i turned 29 again)
getting ready for the trip
trip/gary's graduation
surgery
gordon's graduation
breathe

Friday, April 10, 2009

where.... we talked to Gary today

Today Gary called, it was the best surprise! (he's been in the field for the past month which means no communication what so ever) Lily answered the phone - I'm trying to teach my kids good phone etiquette, so if you call and one of them answer please be forgiving. I was in the kitchen listening to what she was saying and when she said "Dad?" my heart did a little leap. I wasn't expecting a call until Sunday! I thought she had gotten it wrong so I asked for the phone and it was him. And........ he PASSED!!! YEA!!!!! two long difficult years, and it's finally almost over. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh *sigh of relief* We still have a long way to go until everything (PA school & career) gets going but I can faintly see the light at the end of the tunnel.
These past 6 months have been the hardest of the two years. I am so ready for Gary to get home & for life to return to somewhat of normal.
I am flying out to NC next week to go to his graduation. I can't wait to see him. Normally he and I aren't the lovey dovey type but distance makes the heart grow fonder & we've been apart for a long time.
I'm just so grateful for my family, friends & neighbors who have been so willing to help out. & for all the love & prayers. I'll never be able to thank you all enough!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

where every hour... I get to have great conversations like this

Kail: Mom there is a dead animal over there

Me: Where?

Kail: Up there *pointing to the i-15 off ramp grassy hill* I think it's a puma

Me: No it looks like a deer

Kail: No, mom, it's a puma

Me: *in my best Arnold Schwarzenegger impression* It's not a puma

Kail: *not getting it* no really

Lily: Mom what's a puma?

Me: it's like a really big cat but wild and dangerous, and we don't have puma's in Utah we have cougars. they're like pumas.

a few seconds of silence

Lily: * in a thoughtful, happy, more talking to herself than us voice* UTAAAAAHHHH!

It was so great because it was like Lily all of a sudden remembered we were back in utah. I do that too sometimes when I get help & love from wonderful neighbors, when I can look out my back window to check on the kids playing at the park & when I need a break family & friends come running.

UUUUUUUUUUUTAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!