Friday, May 28, 2010

Welcome Home!

Berkeley did great at tech school. It was a really hard time, but he made it and graduated with high honors! He flew home from Lackland Air Force Base on Wednesday the 26th and it has been so awesome having him back! When he got in the car at the airport, Asa had an expression of stone. It was a look like "I know who you are, but what are you doing HERE?" He kept that expressionless face the entire way home while not taking his eyes off of Berkeley. Finally, towards the end of our drive, Berkeley got him smiling and eventually laughing. Once home, Asa was his normal, noisy, happy self and was more than happy to be playing with daddy. We are a happy little family again and so happy to be returning to normal life. I tend to take normal life for granted, so these times apart have been real eye openers for me. I am going to be more careful about being happy with our day to day routine and not taking Berkeley for granted. He does so much for Asa and I and we love him!

Friday, May 21, 2010

5 Years!

Today is Berkeley and my anniversary! 5 years ago today we tied the knot in the Salt Lake City Temple and vowed commitment to each other for time and all eternity. I'll never forget that first year (and neither will Berkeley) when our marriage was rocky, to say the least, and there were times that we thought we would never make it out. How happy I am that we fought through that hard time because now I couldn't be a happier wife and I'm pretty sure I keep Berkeley a happy husband...most days :) . I can't help brooding a little bit over the fact that Berkeley has had to miss our last two anniversaries due to Air Force training, but I know how much he would love to be here. Plus, he gets home in 5 days and that's not too late to celebrate, right?! Thanks everyone for all your love and support over the years.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I Love This!

We should all take a lesson from this little girl! If only all of us would look in the mirror each morning and tell ourselves how great life is and how we "can do anything good". Watch and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I was scrolling through old Facebook pictures and I came across this little gem...

Can you guess who I am? I didn't think so. This was me trying to be Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls. My friend Lexi and I decided we wanted to make a music video and we wanted to impersonate the Spice Girls. Lexi has a knack for doing very believable impersonations. I, on the other hand, just stay myself... but in a costume. Lexi was using this perfect British accent while my attempt sounded like a hillbilly with a speech impediment. Even though moments like these can come back to seriously haunt you, I can't help thinking back to that day and laughing at the hilarity of it all. We had so much fun and it's times like those that are not easily forgotten. Oh, and just so you all know, I WILL NEVER POST OUR SPICE GIRLS MUSIC that Lexi? Never post it!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Some Cute Videos

This is what happens when I put in KUNG FU PANDA.

When Lexi came to visit, we took the boys to the Children's Museum.

Asa is getting smarter every day. He is signing quite a bit and is starting to learn animal sounds and body parts. Also, he kept wanting more of this popsicle but I don't think he really even liked it that much.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Home Buying Bug

Have you ever gotten bit by the home buying bug? I have. 3 or 4 times a year since I got married. I open up KSL home listings and browse "just for fun" and then I can't stop! I instantly start rationalizing ways that "we can afford that"...if we never buy groceries or never have any emergency...etc. Then, I find myself wanting to do walk-thru's "just for fun". Then I take serious looks at our budget to find out what, in fact, we could afford, and then I look at listings some more. It is crazy how much I want to be done with renting and have our own place. I know now is not a logical time to invest and that if we "just wait another year or two" than we can get a place we "really like" rather than settle for a place that we "like enough". Finally, after about 2 weeks of living through the delirium of the house hunting bug, I am able to close the computer and put it back out of my mind. I let it go and finally feel content with where we are. After all, I really should love only paying $625/month for rent rather than a mortgage, right?! Currently I am fighting the house buying bug and trying to get back to my "content with where I am" state of mind. Why is it so hard to just be happy with each phase of life? I know we'll get a house soon enough with all the stresses that accompany it, but for now I just need to close the computer.