Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Since I'm trying so hard to be content in a house that feels a bit too small, I'm getting the itch to get rid of STUFF. There's not too much we have that is excess at this point, but I'm willing to get rid of whatever excess is left. Now, according to Tobin that would include all of my craft and sewing things. But he just needs to wait until I'm out of school this summer. Oh, I've got projects planned already! In fact, I have a few up my sleeve that need to get finished by Father's Day, and I'm contemplating more for Mother's Day. . .
As far as a car, we don't really need a new one right now. We were hoping to get pregnant this past fall, so we would have needed a new car in the very near future. But alas, the pregnancy story doesn't seem to change for us . . . . It's a long, hard battle. I had my mind set on needing a new car for more kids, and now I can't seem to get rid of the itch to buy one. The thing that keeps me from seriously looking is the idea of another car payment. Yuck! I'll keep waiting until the time comes that we are actually pregnant with more babies. Or until we are independently wealthy. Whichever happens first.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Maryam holding Marissa's bouquet (I was their florist.)
Mom and Aunt Mary -- Mom did parafin wax treatments on our hands after we were done with the work
Marissa made Bruce use parafin wax on his hands too!
The wedding was beautiful. Bruce and Marissa were married in the Salt Lake Temple on January 17th. My younger sister Emily and our cousin Kyle were outside the temple with most of the young kids. Tobin's parents came down from Idaho to see us (really to see the grandkids), so they brought Peyton and Maryam to the temple. Everything was beautiful, and the kids loved going to the temple. It was a really long day, and by the end of the reception, Peyton was in full melt down mode. Sadly, so was I. We had to drive home the next day, and I was so sad to say goodbye to all of my family.
My parents, Marissa & Bruce, Grandma Walther
Cousins! Hope and Maryam
We made the drive home, which turned out to be an adventure because I was pretty sick by that point and Maryam was getting sick too. By Sunday morning, the day of our drive, I had a lot of pressure behind my right ear and was pretty sure that my cold/sinus infection had become an ear infection. The drive down from Reno to Sacramento confirmed my suspicions. That was painful! Poor Tobin and Peyton had to listen to Maryam and me crying for about two hours because our ears were hurting from the rapid change in elevation. Luckily, we were both able to see the doctor and get medicine the next day.
I attended Anna's wedding alone. I flew from Oakland to Salt Lake all by myself! That is the first time I have gone on a trip alone for a very long time. I stayed with Bruce and Marissa this time. The wedding mayhem was much more tame for Anna's wedding, since she already had a lot of things done from the first time she was engaged. We spent all day Friday decorating the church for the reception. We had a lot of fun. Anna and Kyle were married in the Bountiful Temple on March 14th. She was a beautiful bride, and we had a wonderful time again. (Have I mentioned that she looks alarmingly similar to me? Her engagement photos are surreal for me to look at. It's like looking at pictures of myself with the wrong guy!)
Decorating the Church
Anna & Kyle and Parents
Anna and Kyle love to swing dance, so she brought white pants to wear while dancing at the reception.
Maryam was very sweet and loving while she was really sick. She wanted to play and cuddle. She was really, really sweet, which is unusual for her. She is so full of spunk and spitfire, that it was a nice little change for us to see that side of her.
Peyton is a whiny, cranky sick kid. He is moaning and groaning, but can't tell me anything that will help him feel better. I feel so bad for him; he seems to be SO sick! When Peyton is well, he is generally very loving, sweet, loves to play; so it is strange to see him like this.
Needless to say, I hope we are done being sick very soon! I am supposed to teach preschool tomorrow and Friday. But we might have to cancel or postpone, at least for tomorrow's school day. Poor kids!