Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Semester 2010

Spring semester is slowly coming to an end. I have a list in front of me with all the assignments I have to do before the end of the semester. Every time I get to cross something off I feel a great sense of joy and relief.

I love school. I really do. I enjoy learning new things and the satisfaction of earning 100% on an assignment or an exam. I enjoy being busy because I am much more efficient when I have more to do. I love knowing that I am doing something useful with my time instead of just surfing the Internet, though I do a lot of that as well.

I am, however, tiring of the classes that I have. I feel an overwhelming sense of monotony this semester, which I did not feel last semester. Perhaps it is because I was distracted with preparations for a new baby, or perhaps I have cabin fever from a long winter in Wyoming. Whatever it is, I am ready to be done.

I plan on taking two classes this summer, so it is not as if I will have an entire summer to be wild and free. It will be nice to focus on one class at a time though.

One more year and I will be done. I am so ready, yet I am not ready at all. Why, oh why, must I be so contradictory?

Precious Moments

Precious Moments

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Best Day

I just listened to Taylor Swift's song "The Best Day".

It will never be a number one hit.

It will never be revered as an artistically perfect contribution to the world of music.

It will never be a crossover hit.

But I can tell you what it will be.

It will always make her mother proud.

It will always make her mother feel special.

It will always make her mother feel loved.

It will always make this mother's eyes well up.

I just wish I had the artistic talent to let the people in my life know how deeply I love them and how important every moment with them has meant to me and my life.

Maybe I should work on honing that talent, however little it is.


This is why God makes Dads: I have been over to Wayne and Tiffany's house a lot and I never thought of putting my 4 month old on this rocking....butterfly. When we went over there for Easter, we were not there 5 minutes and Larabee not only had him on it, but he was rocking away.

What could be cuter?

Oh wait, I know!

BOTH of our boys rocking on the butterfly. Aww.

I am so glad that Tiffany had her camera close at hand, because this is simply precious!
I can only imagine what these two have in store for us in the future. I am sure there will be a ton of wonderful memories made, but I am POSITIVE there will be a ton of grey hairs earned as well.
Boys, Mama and Daddy love you very much. We always have and we always will. Even when you are in trouble, which I am hoping will not be a lot but am realistic in the fact that it will probably be quite a bit, we love you. Very much.

Easter 2010

We were very happy to have friends to spend Easter with this year, especially since Tiffany graciously offered to do all of the cooking.

I did not let her do it all- I brought the green bean casserole. Mainly because I am a control freak, but also because I wanted to add a bunch of yummy mushrooms to it!

Kyle and Livie had a great time searching for eggs at our Easter egg hunt. I think the Dads...I mean, the Easter bunny, had a great time hiding the eggs.

Woohoo! I even considered hiding them all again just because I know how fun it was for the kids to find them. It was really funny for the parents to watch Livie walk right over the eggs. Tiffany says she is a 'little blonde', but I think she was just acting like she did not see them so that she could make us laugh. Good job Livie!

On Saturday morning we went to the Aerospace Museum because they were doing an egg hunt. Everyone was sectioned off into age groups, so that was nice. There were so many eggs that Kyle filled his basked without having to go far at all. Much better than last year, let me tell you.