Archive for January, 2012

January Highlights

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012


Drawing abstract art.

Daddy finding you in Eden’s bed one morning. Then you two deciding to sleep together in Eden’s bed for another night. You say you want your own room when we buy a bigger house, but you’re not even using your own bed right now.

Arguing with me that you were not sick, even though you had a stuffy nose and terrible cough.

I told you we wanted a four bedroom house so we could have a study and a library, and a sewing and a guest room. You asked if we were all going to sleep in the same room? I was like no, you and Eden will have a room to share. You though we’d have a study/library, a sewing room, and a guest room, rather than a sewing/guest room. All these rooms, but we’d be sharing the master bedroom. 🙂

Eating your Chinese food with chopsticks, or I should say attempting to eat with chopsticks. Dad was kind enough to make them into trainer chopsticks and you had much better luck that way.

Waking up and playing ponies with Eden. Then waiting for as long as possible, till I gave the final warning, to come eat or wait till lunch. You told me you were waiting for as long as possible. (I don’t care when you skip lunch, but you need to eat breakfast at a decent time.)

Wanting to go to the jewelry store to play while my rings got checked. Me saying how it goes faster without you because I don’t have to wait for two playing girls. You telling me you only get to be a kid once so you might as well enjoy it and play for as long as possible.


Being extra brave and not moving when the dentist pulled two teeth, which also happened to be your first tooth/teeth that you’ve lost.

Having mountains of pillows and blankets at the head of your bed and putting you lost teeth under a small pillow from when you were little. It has your hand-prints at 23 months. Also telling me that the Tooth Fairy knows where to find the teeth, even if they were hidden under you mountain of pillows.

Daddy: We should have family game night more often.
Eden: Yeah, like Friday and Saturday.
Mommy and Daddy: I think once a week is good enough.
Eden: So maybe Wednesday and Friday?

Our internet going down and you saying, “Dun, dun, dun.”

While cuddling one morning I asked when you thought you’d be too big to cuddle or sit on my lap. “Probably when I’m nine,” was your reply.

Your eyes lighting up when I showed you I was buying you a new math workbook. Telling me you were going to do four pages the moment we got home.

Deciding out of the blue that you wanted to pet the lizard during critter time at the Natural History Museum. You asked if I had the camera to take a picture, I did not, but fortunately Monica took your picture for me. You have never wanted to pet the lizards or any other creature for the past year, or more.

“If anyone wants to use the honey, just know it is so sticky.”


Bringing home tons of videos, magazines and books from your parents because we have a, “Take whatever they offer policy,” in effort to help de-clutter their home. It kinda makes me think that we need a bigger home to put their library of things, that you want, but it also seems like we shouldn’t buy a bigger home just because they are giving us stuff. Sigh, it’s a vicious cycle. (The big problem is I want to keep the items we took, but don’t know where to put them.)

Suggesting family game night.

Being open and supportive to me wanting to buy a house, even with one of the reasons being that I feel inspired that we should buy a certain house. (It also had a lot of our major qualifications.)

Us having such different decorating tastes. What I think is not nice, you’re alright with.

I mentioned how having stairs in the house might help us loose weight and you remarked that you already go up and down five flight of stairs a couple times a day, sometimes even three times, because you don’t use the elevator to get to your office. So the stairs might help me loose weight.

Wanting to breed and eat your own rabbits. I really don’t want to do this but you seem to have our girls going. Eden wants a pet rabbit, so you might have a hard sell with actually eating the rabbits still. I’m very, very, very against this.

Losing weight and building muscle again. You’re so. dang. cute. (You were before too. I love you for more than just your body.)

Trying to convince me that getting big is not inevitable. My butt won’t balloon just because I turn 30.

Me: Thanks for dancing with me. Really, thanks for dancing with other women.
Jon: You mean older women. I’m not dancing with lots of young, available women.
Dance lessons have been mostly enjoyable for the both of us. It seems like if I’m getting a dance, you’re having a harder time, and if you’re getting the dance, I’m having a hard time. It’s still lots of fun.

Going to Brad Paisley when you were still trying to get better. Enjoying the Brad Paisley concert with me.

Wondering how long it was taking for me to do my curly hair. Telling me it was really cute. Nudging my shoulder during the beginning of “Waiting on a Woman,” when they sang about the woman getting ready. I think that’s why you nudged my shoulder anyways.

Carolyn highlight:
Carolyn called me to let me know a time to see a house.
Carolyn: Are you sick, or feeling not well?
Me: No I was just trying to take a nap when you called.
Carolyn: Man, I want to be a stay-at-home-mom and take naps.
Me: Yeah, I’m wanting to rest for our Salsa dance lessons tonight.
Carolyn: Well, isn’t your life so hard.
I told Jon the conversation and he said that my life seemed pretty good from that conversation. What can I say, being a SAHM has it’s perks and life is pretty good.


Saturday, January 21st, 2012

With looking at buying a new house, the girls have mentioned how they want their own rooms. Really, Lilah has mentioned this, and usually it’s only been after a fight or because she wants alone time. Jon wants the girls to share a room forever, he’s always had to share a room. (Lived at home and shared with Jason, went on a mission and shared with companions, lived at home and shared with Jason, got married and had to share with me.) I had my own room for a period of time, so once they’re older I’m OK with them having their own room. It might be hard to give up my sewing room, but this child would only have their own room for a few years anyways, with growing up and leaving the house to go to college, right?
But as of right now, I’m pretty sure even if they had their own rooms, they’d be in one room all the time, and would miss each other.
Lately the girls have been playing and talking together extra late into the night, then I’m often woken up to hearing two girls talking or playing in their bedroom. They’ve been playing elaborate games and make believe with My Little Ponies and have been spending more time together than apart.
Seeing them together I can’t help but think of the time I spent in each of my sister’s rooms talking and being together and how I would fall asleep in someone else’s bed. Everyone’s bed was more comfortable than mine and I loved sleeping in my parents and Andrea’s especially. Having space can be nice, but it’s fun to be close with family.

Maybe I will keep my sewing room forever, or maybe if they have their own rooms they’d get to bed earlier and wouldn’t be grumpy on the days I have to wake them up.

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Sunday, January 15th, 2012

So it’s half way through January and I have yet to post anything recently. I’m sure it’s not a big surprise, since I’m not very consistent.
Here’s what been going on in our lives.
-Jon’s father was in the hospital earlier this month because his heart was acting up. He was there for around 3 days being monitored and I’m not sure if they figured out what happened.
-I celebrated New Years on the strip with Sam. Matt helped her win tickets to Stevie Wonder, her favorite musician of all time. Since Matt doesn’t like staying up late, let alone staying up late on the Vegas strip in a room full of people, Sam invited me. Our girls had their sleep over a little early and on New Years Eve Jon had fun being with the girls and staying up late while I partied with Sam.
-We put Lilah and Eden in two local girl scout troops. They’re sister brownie and daisy troops, so for the most part they meet at the same school at the same time, but do not do the same things.
-We’re selling cookies, so if you’d like to buy, and we haven’t called you, let me know.
-We were this close to booking our amazing 10 year anniversary trip for an Alaskan cruise, then I decided we should buy a house instead. So we’re trying to buy a house, and yes there is a specific one.
-We’re trying to get the girl’s bathroom fixed so we can rent this place out. There are other things that will need to be done, but that’s top priority. Yeah, I didn’t want to fix up the bathroom just to leave, but that’s probably what’s going to happen.
-Getting a bathroom fixed is expensive.
-Buying a second house is expensive and scary.
-I’m hoping we’re better at fixing the next house. We’ll have to be and I think we will because the current home-owners have very different tastes than we do. Jon doesn’t agree to painting a room till we know how we’re decorating, so it will be interesting living there for the next year or so before we have money to do stuff and buy certain furniture pieces, like a couches and a new computer desk.
-Jon and I started a month of dance lessons. We’ve only taken one salsa dance class, and only danced with one another for 5 minutes, since they have you change partners, but it was tons of fun. When the girls are old enough to stay home by themselves, we might consider taking them again. For babysitting, I’ve bartered making 5 toddler dresses for my friend’s daughter’s wedding. Since I’m bartering, I don’t feel like I’m taking total advantage of a friend twice a week for a few hours each night.
-Our home-schooling co-op begins on the 23rd. I’ll be teaching chemistry. I’m a little nervous, especially since we might be moving during co-op. Chemistry is also really intimidating to me. I’m not sure what we’re doing, and the other teacher and I have just a week to figure things out. Yeah, we might be cutting it just a little too close. (We have idea’s, but haven’t hashed anything out.)