Friday, March 28, 2008

10,000 BC

I was at the gym yesterday, and one of the guys who works there came up to me and was like, "you've probably heard this a thousand times, but you look JUST like the girl in 10,000 BC. You look so much like her that I stayed for the credits to see if it was really you." That is so funny to me because I feel like such a stay-at-home mom (as I'm sitting here in sweats, slippers and a hat) that I can't believe anyone can see me as someone other than that (the girl in the movie is really cute!). So, although I can't see the resemblance, it made my day that someone would think I look like someone so glamorous! The other day, my friend Lindsey told me I look like her too. I think these two may be in need of some glasses- I'm not going to tell them though since I'm benefiting from their poor eye sight.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's All a Little Suspicious

The other morning I was taking a shower, and in came Boston informing me that Ryder had pooped his pants. Now, understand that Boston is oblivious to this kind of thing. In fact, I sometimes wonder if he prefers hanging in stinky pants to a nice clean diaper (yeah, that's right, a diaper...the potty training thing that was going so well suddenly took a sharp turn for the worse, so a month ago he was potty trained and today he is not...any advice?????). Anywho, I suspected that someone (ok, let's be honest, I knew it was Ammon) might be behind the Ryder diaper notification but I was in the shower, what was I going to do? So, I finished my shower and Ammon comes slinking in. So I asked him, "Does Ryder have stinky drawers?" He answered straight-faced, "I'm not sure, I might have smelled something, why don't you go check." So of course, I'm thinking, "either he smells like a latrine or he doesn't- it's not that hard to figure out." So, I compliantly went and checked the subject in question and OF COURSE he had stinky drawers. So, I changed him and during the process, Ammon walks in and asks all innocently, "so did he have stinky pants?" I HAD to call him on it. I was like, "AMMON! You knew he did." He got a little smirk on his face and then admitted that it was making him nauseous. Good Heavens!!! I guess that makes up for all of the times I tell Ammon "we" need to do something when really I have no intention of helping but I don't want to flat out ask him to do it (for instance- Ammon, we need to move that big mirror in the entry down to the basement). Love you babe!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A Tooth in the Head

Okay, so Ammon called me the other day in a bit of a freak out. Instead of being the loving and supportive wife that he needed, I couldn't 't help but laugh my head off. Now, I can't help but blog about it. Sorry babe. So Ammon went to a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. He entered the very crowded waiting room and walked up to the check-in desk. The lady behind the desk was busy filing papers or answering phones or something that prevented her from helping Ammon immediately. Ammon was patiently waiting when all of a sudden from deep in the waiting room, he hears a voice chime in, beckoning the lady behind the desk to help him. The voice said, "Excuse me ma'am, this guy needs help." Ammon, a little surprised by the unsolicited help politely replied, "I'm fine." To which the helpful one responded, "Ohhhh no, you are way more than fine!!! How old are you anyway?" Ammon, embarrassed because this was now the waiting room main attraction, all eyes on him, quietly responded, "30." The lady (who, in order to spare any feelings, we will merely describe as "rough") then responded, "Whew!! And you have all your teeth too. I was just telling my boy the other day, all a woman really looks for in a 30 year old man is a tooth or two in the head." Keep in mind that during this whole conversation, she was doing the full body check out with her eyes to Ammon. To Ammon's GREAT relief, the lady behind the counter was ready to help him at this point so he was able to end the very public conversation and turn his back to the "rough" woman. Not sure we will be able to get him back to that doctor's office any time soon. In fairness babe- "you are way more than fine!"

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hollywood Beach, FL

2 weeks ago Brooke and I headed to FL for an early anniversary trip. We stayed in Hollywood Beach, FL, which if you have never been is about the equivalent of Spring Break for senior citizens. I have nothing against old people, but I have never seen so many old people in one place! Even people working in restaurants etc, were old. And when I say old, I'm not talking about sweet and quiet old. I'm talking about over the top old, tan speedo old, and I shouldn't still be wearing this bikini in public old!
We had a great time just relaxing, eating, shopping, and swimming. The best part is we didn't have any of our kids with us and we could do whatever, whenever we wanted. We also had the opportunity to eat at a place called Le Tub. It's a little hamburger place on the inter-coastal waterway, that Oprah claims has the best burger in America. It is a very low customer service kind of place. For example if you want water to drink you are given a plastic cup and directed toward an orange water cooler hanging from the fence. Just before the waitress took our order she just happens to mention the burgers take about 45 minutes to cook. So after waiting for an hour they bring our burger which we took about 7 minutes to eat. Good burger, but not worth the wait. Here are some pictures from the trip.

Getting Gelato

Brooke getting us drinks at Le Tub

On the boardwalk

Menu at Le Tub

Brooke at Le Tub

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Pledge

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

It's so sad...

Sometimes when I go to get Ryder out of his crib, he gets so excited that he starts jumping up and down and nails his chin on the side of his crib. It's sad.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


So I am in Arizona for an annual golf outing my father-in-law puts together and I must say my wife Brooke is amazing! She has so much on her plate all of the time with 3 babies, her busy church calling, keeping our house functioning and dodging her crazy husband in her sleep. I have been traveling a ton which means she is with the kids cooped up in the house without much help and she still told me to go on the golf trip and to have fun. AND she genuinely means it! She wants me to have a great time. Wow! That would be really hard.Brooke is amazing in the way she does compassionate service and is always thinking of how she can help others. She is very selfless. I know I know you're not supposed to toot your own service efforts or your reward is your recognition, however I think she will still get blessings since I wrote this on my own freewill, she didn't know I was writing this, and I haven't shared any specifics such as when a neighbor of ours had a very traumatic experience and Brooke took her some pajamas and a note and then arranged for her child to be taken to and from school and arranged a play date. Oops I think that was a specific. Brooke is such a good example to me and such a good friend and wife. I love her so much and feel so lucky to be married to her. She is an awesome Mom and handles an incredible workload. She really does have the more difficult job in our home.