Thursday, December 09, 2010

Life Never Slows Down

So you'd think I would have known, wouldn't you. A picture at graduation like this....

Of course it couldn't be any surprise! But she's been dating alot of other guys, thought she was in love many times... what makes THIS ONE so different? LOL

He called me before he asked her... before the big date. He had a question for me. I had a few questions for him. I was very impressed when I asked him "How do you KNOW she's the one?" I'd heard from Kristina already, "The spirit told me." He said the same thing. And I know the spirit is a powerful witness but when you hear that about nearly every guy she dates... well it's hard not to be skeptical, as much as it drives her crazy that you are. Surely at least Mom should have more faith. But I hadn't had a witness yet. So I was very impressed when he went on to tell me that she fit everything he wanted in a wife except one thing. Turns out he'd made a list just like Kristina had. and the one thing she didn't fit - she's not neat and tidy. LOL Very cute. I asked him about their life together and what he was going to do when things got rough. He said he was going to look to the future and remember where they were going and what they were building. I was pretty impressed. In tears, I finally told him, "Yes you can marry my daughter!"

And it happened. It would have happened even if I hadn't said yes. It would have happened even if he hadn't called me. But I am so happy to be included and so glad for Kristina. She got a really good guy. I'm very excited for them!

So this little lover is Toby! Sister Carter couldn't take him back to England with her and his breeder wouldn't take him back. So on condition that I get him fixed, I took in this beautiful boy worth $2,000!! Yep... he is a champion persian cat! Isn't he a doll? In the above picture he is begging me with those sweet eyes not to go to work that day. I was sorely tempted as you can imagin! LOL

Ryan has decided THIS is the cat that he's finally going to be able to connect with. So he's in charge of feeding him in the morning and evening. And he spends ALOT of time with him. Toby is such a sweet and loving cat. Earlier this week when I started getting nervous about taking a $2000 cat to the vet to turn him into a $20 cat, he somehow knew, and slept with me all night. It was funny cause he hasn't spent the night with me like that since.

Course.... he isn't quite the same since then either!


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wireless Internet - kinda

So now that I have wireless internet I can get back to blogging pretty quickly. It's realy a treat to be able to surf the internet at home soo fast. I mainly got it so that Amber could take some online classes during her off semester. Turns out that BYU-I lets you take online classes during the off track semester. I wish I'd known that before. KRsitina could have taken a few. But oh well. This will allow Amber to redo the first anatomy class and get started on some foundations that she passed up in order to take the anatomy classes. and hopefully she can get in the medical terminology class which is the last prerequisite for the Medical Assistant program. Yea, she didn't make it into nursing. She'll have to get in later and possibly into another program at another school. But if she has her CMA she'll have a better chance of getting into another program. If nothing else, she'll have a job. So yea... wireless.

It's just too bad that it turned out the old home computer doesn't do WIRELESS!! It'll have to stay connected to the ethernet cable in order to be online. ((((SIGH))))

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Is it possible to be this happy??

This Christmas has just been the best ever! I've been so happy lately. And it started even before the girls came home from college. But now that they're here, the joy is even greater. Our family can't seem to stop laughing! The time we spend together is full of giggles and laughs and just enjoying each other.

We Secret Santa'd a family here in town and had the best time ever. On Christmas Eve, we went caroling to some of our Favorite friends' and the best part of that night was all the laughing and talking we did when we got back in the car AFTER the caroling! I mean, it was great!

Christmas morning was joyful and the presents didn't take too long. So no one was tired and worn out. We appreciated everything, even Ryan's homemade gifts. Oh that boy is so talented!! Game night came soon after, which we spent at KFC cause Krsitina had to work. The people she works with couldn't believe we had game night at KFC! New Year's Eve and New Year's Day were so much fun. We celebrated and ate and yelled at the TV at the football games and had the best time! Then today, after a LONG sleep-in, we took off in the afternoon for Albany. My mom sent the kids gift cards for Kmart and that's the closest one we could find. We shopped like crazy and then had dinner at Carl's Jr. and had the best time ever! The pictures are a little hazy because no one could keep still long enough! But look at the laughter! Is it possible to be this happy? Oh how I love this time the Lord has given us. I will treasure it always and always!!