Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Robin was a girl that I grew up with. My parents and her parents go way back to when I was little. As we got older Robin and I catered together, Bryan too. Her mom gave me one of my bridal showers. I remember when I found out that Robin had cancer, I couldn't believe it. She was a wife and mom with a beautiful daughter. I have been following her life since cancer on her website. This is what I have learned from her: I am so thankful for my life. I am thankful for my health and the good health of my family. She was amazing at putting things in perspective. When my life is crazy and my kids are driving me nuts I will remember Robin. I know she is now in a better place and is at peace. Her little family will be together forever.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
16 years ago today, Bryan and I went on our first date. It was a blind date, and the other couple that was supposed to go with us ended up not going. I first went to Bryan's church basketball game. Then after that was over, he got ready and we went out. We drove around and around FOREVER before deciding on where to go for dinner. (16 years later, we still have a hard time deciding where to go!) We picked Round Table Pizza. We ordered a pepperoni and olive pizza. I got orange soda and Bryan got root beer. I made sure I didn't order a "dark colored" drink because I wanted Bryan to think I was a really good girl and didn't drink caffeine. Even though, Dr. Pepper was my drink of choice. Funny, huh? We had so much to talk about. I remember I didn't feel nervous around him. I just loved being with him. I also remember thinking how cute he was and STILL is! (Lots of girls liked him and I was the one dating him!) We then went over to my house and hung out with a bunch of people. A few days after our date, I told one of my friends that I would marry him! I KNEW I would, even though I was only 16 when I said that. Four years later (3 months after his mission) we were married! I have loved every minute of being with him. He is my best friend. He supports me in anything I do. He loves me no matter what. We have four beautiful children. I couldn't be happier.
We celebrate April 10th every year. Today we had lunch together. We went to Happy Sumo for sushi. Bryan loves sushi. I had never tried it, I wanted to wait till I wasn't pregnant to have it. We had seared tuna for our appetizer and then we had a Vegas and Lava Roll. These are Bryan's favorite. I loved all of it. We are definitely going back! After lunch we stopped at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for a piece of chocolate! Tonight we are having... pizza for dinner, with orange and root beer soda, with the kids.
Thanks for 16 wonderful years! I love you, Bryan!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Lindsey after her bath in her robe
This is an example of Lindsey's "night time" blanket. The brand is "Swaddle Me" by Kiddopotamus. I got it at Baby R Us. She LOVES this blanket. She stays warm and it helps with the startle reflex, which a lot of times will wake babies up from a good sleep. This is going to be my new baby shower gift to give!