Monday, June 30, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

This last weekend we all went boating up at Pineview for Mom's birthday. Mom, Dad, Josh, Sarah, Jorge, Monica, Aaron, Cameraon, me, Ryan and Tyler. We're going to need a bigger boat soon (especially if Jorge and Monica have the 10 kids they would like to have)! It was a lot of fun! And it was so beautiful and green! That's definitely one of the perks of having gotten so much snow this year.

Tyler didn't really enjoy wearing a life jacket very much at first, but he got used to it and I think he had fun!



We finally convinced Sarah to get on the banana with me and Monica. She loved it and wanted to go again. Through her laughter, though, she would say, "I'm so scared!! Megan, don't fall off! You're my only hope of living!" Such a drama queen!

Grandpa and Cameron. Cameron seemed to be pretty sleepy the whole time. He had on a Body Glove that made him look like a body builder! It was so cute!

Even Aaron took a ride on the banana and loved it!



Ty looked so funny in the life jacket!



I got on water skis for the first time since before my mission. I did all right, but I was extremely disappointed with how quickly I got tired!

Monica did great! One-handed, jumping the wake back and forth...she was the star!


It was Josh's first time skiing and he got up on his second try! It was pretty impressive!



Happy Birthday Mom!




A few weeks ago we had a little pool party/luau in Mama Linda's backyard. Chelsie, Staci, Jodi, Kelly, Monica and all the kids were there. It was lots of fun! Aaron, Cameron, Ty and Addie had fun in the pool, and we had lots of great food! It was great! Thanks girls!






This was Ty's first swimming experience. He didn't like it much because the water was kind of cold. He actually got himself out of this pool!


He liked this pool a little better.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Ty's first word?

So for the last few months Tyler has been "talking" a lot. He says bababa and mamama, dadadada, nananana, lalalalalala.....etc. Just lots of noises and stuff. Well, last Friday we were hanging out at City Park and I was recording Ty a little. And for the first time in his life, he said something on command. It's in the following video. So my question is, does that count as his first word? If so....I WIN!!! (you know...the "will he say Mommy or Daddy first" contest...)


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Thursday, June 19, 2008

What's your opinion?

So I need help here. I'm going to enter Tyler's picture in a cute kid contest just for fun but it costs money for each picture so I only want to enter one for now. The problem is, Ry and I can't decide on which one to enter. We don't know if the couple that we think are the cutest are only cute because we know what was going on while they were being taken, or something like that. So please vote on your favorite pic for us! Thanks! (I know...they're all kind of similar, but I just can't decide)

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Friday, June 13, 2008

More About Me

I was tagged. I like this one because it made me think about some things I haven't thought about for a long time, and a few things I've never thought about before.


8 Things I'm Passionate About:


1. My husband and my little boy
2. Chocolate and ice cream
3. The Gospel
4. Reading
5. Right now...finding a way to be able to afford owning a place in Park City
6. Seeing the world
7. Singing
8. Latin dancing


8 Books I've read and enjoyed:

1. The Count of Monte Cristo
2. Pride and Prejudice
3. Wild Swans
4. Hidden Treasures
5. Babywise
6. 1776
7. Anything Harry Potter....except the last one. I still haven't read it!
8. All Mary Higgins Clark, Clive Cussler, John Grisham, and Vince Flynn
(I know, that probably counts as more than one book)



8 Words or Phrases I Say Often:

1. I love you
2. Where's Mommy's baby?
3. Are you poopy?
4. It's snowing.
5. What do you feel like eating?
6. Hola, como estas?
7. THAT little place costs HOW much??
8. It's 9:30. I'm ready for bed.



8 Things I Want to do Before I Die:
(in no particular order)

1. Learn to speak Italian
2. Have more children (no specific number, but not until AT LEAST a year from now)
3. Become a better piano-player (I think my goal for now would be to play a Jon Schmidt song flawlessly all the way through. When I get there...I'll pick another goal)
4. Visit Australia, Egypt, Israel, New Zealand and Japan (Ok, I can think of a FEW others) for the first time, and visit every other country I've already been to at least once more...since now I would probably not be homesick and need to call my mom every other day like I did on my post-high school graduation trip to Europe. It was pretty pathetic. But at least I wasn't the only one who felt that way! Right Chels? :)
5. Talk to my grandma and my parents more about their lives
6. Go on a mission with Ryan
7. Live in another country with my family
8. Stop thinking about myself and focus on others. It's true that I'm happier when I'm doing things for other people, yet I always seem to go back to putting my own interests first.


8 Things I Have Learned or Remembered Again This Past Year:

1. I don't have to be "older and more experienced" to be able to make a difference
2. You have nothing to lose by choosing to be happy and optimistic
3. Starting a business is not as easy as it sometimes appears
4. $1,000 is more quickly spent on things that don't matter than I ever realized
5. Not being in debt is a wonderful thing
6. Good friends aren't as easy to come by now as they were in high school or college
7. Getting a full, uninterrupted nights sleep is a HUGE blessing
8. Being needed by a husband and a child is one of the most wonderful things in life
9. (yes I'm adding one) I finally know what it feels like to be the one person a baby wants when he's crying. It makes me so happy! But it can also be so frustrating!
10. (or two) Life is so unpredictable. Take advantage of every opportunity.

I tag whoever feels like doing this

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No. Way.

I'm not kidding. This is what it looked like at our complex five minutes ago. For those of you keeping track, today is June 11- my mom's birthday. I don't think this is what she asked for. Deer Valley should have stayed open until June, I guess.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"Lucy"

I have put this off because I didn't really know how to do this or what to say...and I still don't. I'm one of those people who says all the wrong things when something like this happens, and I don't want to do that now.

Little Lucy passed away Thursday, May 22 after being in the hospital for almost five days. It's truly heartbreaking. Before she passed away, I remember thinking about all the times I've heard of doctors saying that a certain person will never walk again, or that another person won't make it through the night...and then a miracle occurred. I just kept waiting for things to turn around, and they didn't. Even so, Vic and Molly were so strong. I never heard them complain on any of those days at the hospital. Just expressed how hard it was, but also that they knew that whatever happened would be the Lord's will.

The morning of the funeral Tyler was throwing a fit. He screamed almost the entire morning, and I couldn't handle it. I got so upset and didn't know what to do. Ryan got home and helped me get him ready and then we left. While we were sitting in the funeral I was feeling so ashamed for not having more patience. I would much rather have my baby with me and screaming, than to not have my baby at all. I just wanted to squeeze him and never let him go. Life is so fragile, and this has made me really realize how things like this can happen so unexpectedly.

There have so many tragedies lately so close. The missionary who died in Brazil a few months ago was from our stake, and we know various other friends and family members who have suffered losses as well just in the past little while. It's so sad. It's hard to imagine that someone would need a husband more than his wife. Or that someone would need a baby more than her parents. Or that someone would need a mother more than her three children. But maybe they really are needed somewhere other than this earth right now. It's hard to understand. I really like what Bishop Flint said about it at the funeral. That Lucy was just TOO pure and TOO perfect to have to go through all of the bad things in this life. She simply did not need to be here. That made me feel good; the thought that Lucy doesn't have to be here for all the sadness and the trials and the wars and the wickedness that the world seems to be producing more and more. But she will get to live all of the happy and wonderful times with her family during the millennium. THAT is a wonderful thought.

Vic and Molly, we love you and are so amazed at your strength and your faith even through this most difficult of trials. We're here when you need us.