Monday, June 25, 2007
CHANGE OF SUBJECT...CHUNKS NEW TRICKS
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Since we lived right on the water, we went to sleep to the sound of the ocean every night. I have always loved the sound of the water. It is calming. I like when it is so subtle you don't notice is and I like it when it is so loud you have to yell for people to hear you. I love picking sand out of my hair and having ocean water drip out of your nose hours after you have left the beach. Some of you are grossed out by that-- but I loved it! Growing up, I used to hate driving home from the beach and having any sand on my feet--now I love the feel of it. I feels like fun! I love the smell of the ocean. Salt and suncreen and sand. They should make a cologne or perfume...I'd buy it. We miss living by the ocean. I like mountains, but I like oceans more. I like seasons, but I'd prefer just two-- Hot summer and Warm summer. I can remember a day in Hawaii after a long, frustrating day of work and school I got home after dark and realized I had not been in the ocean all day. This made me more frustrated, so I ran out back and just walked right into the surf in all my clothes. Its therapeutic. I miss it. Can't wait to go back...2009 baby!
It was a rasberry lime slushie. Addictingly tart and very refreshing. Anyone can come over anytime you want one! (This was actually not in the book, I made it up. This means I should name it...hmmm...how about Rasberry Lime Summer Smoothie--too long. The RLSS--not catchy...Razzle Dazzle Limeade or Rasime or Limerry. Ooh, I like Limerry. The Limerry Dream. Perfect. Jenny just pointed out that this was a very very long afterthought. Perhaps I should've put the first part in parenthesis.)
This is swimming at Aaron and Jessie's house. Chunk absolutely LOVED playing in this float Jessie let us borrow. He had a ball as you can see. We went swimming twice over the weekend. On Saturday, as many of our readers will know, we went to the Memorial Pool again...this time to celebrate Josh's birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH ! ! !Hopefully all of you read this before Jenny deletes this picture off of the blog. Yes, she was laying outside on the lawn with the dog and letting Jack and Christian play with him. I am wearing her down. Christian gets so excited when the dog comes over. So does Jack. But Jack is afraid of Franklin and I'm not sure why since this dog next door is practically a lion. Speaking of dogs-- I caught this lady yesterday trying to let her dog poo in our lawn on her walk. She was so lame, because I walked out the door and she immediately looked up away from the house and started humming and calling after the dog. I thought...BUSTED! She knew I caught her and tried to play it off. It was kind of awesome.
P.S. I think I lost all progress on Jenny liking dogs when Jackson stepped in our neighboor dog's poo while he was "mowing" our lawn. Oh well...
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Here was the expensive part. The body shop guy told me the parts alone to fix the airbags was almost 2000 bucks! They look funny just drooping there don't you think?
Isn't it funny, too that a car can be considered totaled and still look like this from the back. Dang Saturn, your bootie look good!
So farewell to the green monster. We will miss you. A memorial fund has been set up in the car's name at Wells Fargo Bank if you would like to donate.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
She has a friend who had a father who never showed her any love. She always felt alone, never trusted, never supported and never that calming and strengthening assurance that her father loved her. When she joined the church, she had a hard time developing a relationship with God as her Heavenly Father. She had a hard time believing He loved her always. She had a hard time accepting Him as a Father, because it didn't seem fitting for her that Someone so good could have the title Father, when the only father she knew never showed the attributes we know to be true of our Heavenly Father. She has a hard time going to him when she needs someone, because she has never had someone like that.
Her application was the same as mine, but this one was personal to me. My dad did love me. My dad still loves me. My dad does support me and cares about me. My dad is there for me. So accepting God as my Father has always been very easy and natural to me. The attributes I admire and look up to in my dad are attributes he has learned from our Heavenly Father. Because I knew and know I could go to my dad with any trouble, I learned from an early age that is what fathers do. They love, protect, teach, rebuke, respect, provide and care. I learned from an early age what my Father in Heaven was like by watching my own dad. I have never made that connection before. My dad, by being my dad, lead me to greater faith in God as a Father. My relationship with my dad, because he acted the way he did, taught me about God as a Father.
I thought that was a cool insight. I love thinking about it. It brings a lot more meaning into my relationship with Jackson and Christian, and great memories and feelings of my relationship with Dad. I love you!
Chunk loved the after-run treats!
We went up to the canyon for a picnic after the race. John and Emma were on their way to Costco, so they joined us for the feast! Unfortunately, our favorite park up the canyon doesn't let you do fires anymore ( I think that is a picture of a fire?--or maybe there are no scorpions or something).Then a swim at the Veteran's pool in Provo. I am a little bit against paying to get into a pool, but this one is really fun, especially for the boys. Christian loves to just splash and crawl around in the water. They have a really shallow part that gets deeper and deeper in the kid section and Chunk will crawl deeper and deeper until his face goes underwater then he sits up surprised, smiles at us, and crawls back. Then he will do it all over again and again and again! He is so cute. What is fun about the park is they let you take little kids down the big pipe slide, so Jack and I went down together and Jenny took Christian even. We had a blast!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I got in a wreck today. This is David and I was by myself to answer all of your first questions about the kiddos and Jenny. Everyone is fine...including me. But the Saturn, on the other hand, is singing a different tune tonight. I was on my way home from work and turned up Temple View Drive right by the MTC (heading eeast up towards the temple) and someone pulled out of the Wymount Foreign Student parking lot right in front of me. Luckily it is only 50 yards or so from the intersection, so I wasn't going that fast, and no one was behind me. Although I did hit her pretty hard. Jenny and I disagree on the amount of damage caused...but I hit hard enough that the airbags deployed and I burned my forearm just a little bit on it.
Sorry, if you were expecting something more gruesome...just a chemical burn and scratches on my arm and then the airbag popped my nose I think because my hand had blood on it and then found it a little bit splatted on my shirt (by the way, does anyone know how to get blood out of a shirt?). I also feel a little sore in the neck, but I'm not sure if it is psychological or not. I think it is because I didn't feel it until someone asked me if I whiplash :)
When I got in the wreck the car filled with smoke, which I think was from the airbags. But it was enough that I was coughing and trying to breathe all at the same time trying to figure out what happened and fiddling with my seatbelt (which I was wearing kids!) and get out of the car because I had a panic attack like in the movies when they get stuck and the car blows up. The car never blew up.
I felt really bad for the girl I hit. She was pretty upset about it as you can imagine. She was dropping off a friend at Wymount and there are those cars parked on the street so you cannot see very well down. I've seen people almost get in wrecks o nthat roas coming out of there or out of the temple parking lot. It was just an accident, but I feel really bad for her. She didn't mean to, and now she will be in the middle of this mess a week before she goes home for the summer. I don't want to sound fake or preachy, but I think some prayers on her behalf would be a great blessing.
We went to Aaron's (my brother-in-law) birthday party, and we have some fun pictures from that, but you will have to wait until tommorow or something. I am exhausted.
The best part of the whole thing was after we filled out paper work, the tow truck took the car and the cop drove away and Jenny and I were like...welp, see ya later. She came to pick me up and the first thing she said to me was, David, button your shirt...and you didn't even shave! We are not quite sure where the car is or what to do, but that will be tommorow's adventure. Adios.
p.s. Jackson was cute about it. He must have asked me like 50 times what happened to me. I would say: I crashed. Jack: oh...like Lightning McQueen? Me: Yup, just like it. Jack: oh...did the tow truck take your car? It was fun for him...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Now, this is my schedule:
In Hawaii on Waikiki they always had movie nights like this one. I found this picture of watching LOST on Waikiki movie night. What a dream!!
Jack loves to watch me mow and then mow "the roads" after I am done. The roads are the lines made by the mower.
We have to stop Chunky from eating the dirt. He LOVES to play in the dirt and eat it!
Some of the new arrivals in our lawn. They look cool, huh? Kind of tropical-like. Maybe the lawn misses LOST too.
Do ya'll recognize the song?
Monday, June 11, 2007
Here is Jenny's. White chocolate/coconut cookie on top, chocolate toffee cookie on botton and mountain rasberry ice cream in the middle. I know what you are thinking...not a good combo--but you must understand that Jenny eats the cookies seperate from the ice cream since it is too big. If you weren't thinking that, you were probably laughing at Chunky cheering in the corner. Cookie!
Mouth watering...I know. Peanut butter chocolate on top, white chocolate coconut on the bottom and dulce de leche ice cream in the middle (caramelish). Beautiful combo, beautiful taste. Winner--me!
Jack-- a cup of the rasberry. Good choice, but sheem sheem (boring for you Korean deficient people).
Chunk got his fix on napkins. Easy to please...
Ok, now the little video- let me explain- Jackson was saying the funniest things, so we tried to get them on the camera, but he got a bit camera shy. I did get him feeding Jenny doing that face that all moms do when they feed babies and act like they are eating it. And I wanted to show you what it would be like to eat a smart cookie, but the best part of that is the strange duck noises that Christian makes in the background. It makes the video.
We'll take anyone, anytime. Just call...we'll show you the ropes.
The Nativity Story
This movie is somewhere between 4 and five stars (I've got to come up with a way to give half stars somehow). I loved this movie. I thought it was really well done. It brings up things about the Nativity that you have maybe never considered before--the culture, the hardships etc. I would've given it 5 stars instead of 4.5 if they would have done a little better job on one part, but I don't want to tell you that part so that it won't ruin it for you (not that you don't know what is going to happen--they make it to Bethlehem by the way). Anyone who spends money and time to produce a movie that builds faith gets high stars in my book anyways, but the characters were well chosen (in my opinion) and the film was touching. You should definately see it--it is one we are considering buying.
There was no way to give this movie half of a star, so there is only one there. This is probably the worst movie we have ever seen in our lives. There was another one we saw soon after we were married that is right up there with this one, but I have blocked it from my memory so I can't remember the title. If someone asks me what this movie is about I honestly must say, "I have no idea". I really don't know. The trailer I posted is very deceiving, because it makes it seem like a real movie with a plot instead of the waste of film that it is. It is awful! Do not rent it! Do not waste your time looking at the cover in the movie store. It will be wasted time. I would rather knit my own socks then watch this again. (P.S. We just found out today that the movie was "R". I was trying to show the trailer to Bro. Boyle and it came up "R" right before it. I swore I checked that. But, this is one more testament to our ClearPlay DVD player, cause we had no idea. Bro. Goss, we can discuss this later if you want:)
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Bishop had the kids playing this game where they passed the lifesavers through toothpicks in their mouths and then you had to stick them on the face of one of your teammates. We have such a fun bishop!
I love these kids and feel super blessed and lucky to be able to work with them! Some of them are graduating, and I will really miss them, but I love the whole group! Jenny did ok sleeping by herself for two nights. It was wierd to be away. But, it was only training for our high adventure trip in July when I will be gone for a whole week. Hopefully Jackson and Christian will remember me when I get back!