Tuesday, April 21, 2009

So, a little about me and my family. Mike and I have been married for 10 fabulous years. We met 12 years ago when some common friends arranged for us to meet. We went out occassionally, but I "just wasn't that into him". My dad died a few months after we initially met and Mike was very sweet and called to check on me every few weeks. I'm a little slow though, so it was a year after my dad died before I really realized how wonderful Mike is. But, one day something suddenly clicked with me. I asked him out, he then asked me out, etc. We casually dated for about a month. Then we had the "talk". We dated exclusively for a whole month!!!! Then we got engaged. We married on January 21, 1999, nearly 2 years after we initially met. Alex joined our family on August 31, 2000. Camden finished it up on January 8, 2003. Although I strongly feel that there is a sweet little girl in heaven waiting for me. I don't think she will be able to join our family in this life, but I hope she waits for us to come home to her. So, here we are in 2009. Ten fabulous years with the love of my life. Two very handsome, sweet boys who take very good care of their mommy. My boys are growing up. Alex is almost 9 and Camden is 6. Very bittersweet as I'm sure every parent understands.

Monday, April 20, 2009

So, it's Monday. That means another day of cleaning and laundry. And, to top it off, I'm going to start packing. We are moving to Provo in June. I decided that while I clean, I may as well start packing stuff up. I've done the bookcase so far. I hate packing. I don't mind moving. In fact, I actually like moving. I enjoy the change of scenery. A new place to decorate. A new place to paint. A new arrangment of furniture. New walls to look at. A new view from the window. I find it very refreshing. We have been called "gypsies" by many, but don't mind it in the least. Some people are meant to settle into one place and stay for the rest of their lives. I'm sure it has it's bonuses. But, it sounds a little boring to me. We have been married 10 years and this will be our 7th move!!! I does kinda sound like a lot when I say it like that. But, a friend of mine recently blogged that they have been married for 12 years, and moved 18 times! So, I guess we're doing ok. Anyway, back to the packing. I despise the packing. There is always a few piles of things that you never know what to do with it. It's a nice opportunity to dejunk though. Something I also enjoy. I don't mind the unpacking too much. It's fun to pull stuff out that you have been missing for several weeks, or months depending on how soon you packed. Well, enough procrastinating. Back to packing......