Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful for..........

Ok,  I know I have blogged about my wonderful man but today I am so so grateful for him.  He has made our family what it is.  He makes every day a good one.  He makes every holiday the best.

My honey supports me in every effort or every adventure I take.  Right by my side the whole time cheering me on.  Take Thanksgiving for example.  He comes home from work on Wed. and starts helping me.  I had cooked literally all day and didn't stop until after 11:00 (why does it take so long) and he was there doing whatever I needed.  Then on Thanksgiving Day he is up first, running on the treadmill and gets ready for the day before anyone is even up.  When I finally roll out of bed he asks what he can do to help.  So side by side we have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and dinner along with our wonderful family and extended family.  Then he gets the flag football game going because it is the most important thing in JJ's life and has been for the past month when I gave him the idea.  And after the game we were off to UP.  Jeff gets us there and gets the tickets, treats and seats and we all settle in for a fun movie.  Back home out comes the pie and guitar playing from Bryant.  All because of my wonderful man.  He is always upbeat and happy and loves everyone.  Truly not a bad bone in his body.  He is such a great example to all of us and a true example of living a Christ-like life.  I could go on and on about my man, but I love him and so thankful that he is mine for eternity.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thankful for..........

Ok, playing catch-up.  I missed the last three days.  Each day I knew what I was thankful for but just never got to the computer.  So let's begin where I left off.

I am thankful for a kitchen that I can experiment all my fun cooking recipes that I find.  I love to try new recipes.  And I Love having a willing family to taste the stuff.  :)

Second Missed Day
I am thankful that I can get up and walk or run each day.  That my health allows me to enjoy physical activity.

Third Missed Day
I am thankful for three crazy kids that drag me to movies at 11:30 at night.  New Moon rocks.

Having fun at midnight! Waiting for Jacob and Edward!

Today I am thankful for the Christmas Season.  Jessica reminded us it is time to set up the Christmas tree so that is what we did.  Thank  you daddy for helping us get it out.  And thank you Jessica and JJ for helping.  It was a fun Sunday afternoon.  Then Jessica and I had to watch the Holiday while Jeff and JJ watched Real win.  Jessica and I caught the final kicks when they actually won.  So that was great.  I also did some church work while watching the movie so that makes it even better.  :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thankful for..........

Today I am thankful for my wonderful man, husband, friend, everything and he takes out the trash every single morning.  I am talking all the trashes.  Ya, trashes.  The trash in every room.  Is that wonderful or what.
This picture was taken just after we just finished Ragnar Relay!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thankful for..........

Ok, everyone who reads this, you must do the same and make a comment so that we can go and see what you write.

Each day this week I am going to post a blessing.  We are so very blessed in our lives that sometimes we just take our blessings for granted.  So as we come closer to Thanksgiving I want to remember some of my blessings and some things I am thankful for.  So today I begin with.....

I am thankful for my children.  My children bring so much joy in my life.  They are my best friends and the ones I want to hang out with.

What are you thankful for.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Laugh, Laugh, Laugh..........

On Sunday nights, at 6 P.M. America's Funniest Home Videos come on.  So we watch it.  Well, we as in Jessica, JJ and me.  So the laughing begins.  Sometimes it comes on late as well so I can watch it then too if I am waiting for Jessica to come home.

One night I was downstairs watching the show.  I don't even know why or what time it was or anything, but I was by myself.  I think Jessica, JJ and dad were upstairs.  I, of course, am laughing and I barely hear someone upstairs ask, "what is she doing?", and the reply, "oh she has to be watching funniest videos."  So it goes.  I laugh at the videos even if I am all by myself.  But we do enjoy this show on Sunday evenings at 6 and we good some really good for ya laughing in as well.

(Side note here.  We missed Megan and Curt today.  They usually come and spend a little time, but Megan had to work.  We missed you two.  Love ya.)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I've been tagged.........

Ok, I will see if I can do this right.  Thanks to Megan, I have to figure this out.  So here it goes.  Don't know how interesting it will be.

What are  your middle names?  Jeffrey Joel, and Linda Bryson.  I don't have an official middle name just like Megan and Jessica.  Hmmmm how did that happen.

How long have you been together?  Well married for 25 wonderful years.

How long did you know each other before you started dating?  I met Jeff when I was 13.  He was 16.  We saw each other as much as you can when you are that young.  Had our first date to his prom.  Yup, I was only 15.  Aghhhhhh!  I loved him sooooo much.

Do you have any children together?  Three wonderful children.  Megan, Jessica and JJ.

What about pets?  Nope.

Did you go to the same school.  Well we graduated from the same high school but different years.  He was ahead of me 3 years in school so we never were together in school.

Who is the most sensitive?  We both are.  We can both cry at anything.  I love that he can cry so easy.  He is a major weeper!!!!

Where do you eat out most as a couple?  Oh gee, that is hard.  We usually grab quick burgers but if it is a fancy place, aaaaaaa I don't know. We like lots of places.

Where is the farthest you have traveled as a couple?  Hawaii.  Love Hawaii.  But we are going to Japan in May!  Can't wait.

Who has the worst temper?  Oh man this is so easy.  Me by far.  Jeff has no temper at all.  Never has.

Who does the cooking?  I do the cooking.  But Jeff cooks the steaks and cooks a lot on Sundays.  But I hardly ever do the clean up.  Always Jeff.  :)

Who is more social?  Probably me.

Who is the neat freak?  Well, we are probably the same but Jeff is the dust freak.  Can't stand dust.  Still, I don't dust enough.  But he takes the trash out every morning too.  So that is good.  Gathers all the trash in every room every room.  I want to go on Opra and tell the world how wonderful he is.

Who is the most stubborn?  Me of course.

Who hogs the bed?  Definitely me.  He stays on his little spot all night.  Never moves.

Who wakes up earlier?  Definitely Jeff.  He has always been an early person.  Never sleeps in. Probably has slept past 6 a.m. about 5 times his whole life I swear.

Where was your first date?  Well, it had to be his Prom although we met at many Gold and Green Balls.

Who has the biggest family?  I do.  He as 2 sisters, I have 1 sister and 3 brothers.

Do you get flowers often?  Not often but I do get them.

Who eats more?  I probably do overall.

Who sings better?  Me!  Jeff tries but just doesn't cut it all the time.

Who does the laundry?  Me

Who is better with the computer?  Jeff definitely but I am getting better at some things with my mac he gave me.

Who drives when you are together.  Jeff does.

Who picks where you go to dinner?  We both do.  It is usually mutual.

Who is the first one to admit when they are wrong?  Jeff is but he usually is never wrong but he still admits to be.  I am usually wrong.  Sometimes I am right though when it comes to directions.

Who wears the pants in this relationship?  I would say Jeff because I respect what he has to say.  But he would say me because he just keeps quiet most of the time.  Let's the woman rule most of the time.

Who eats more sweets?  Oh this is easy, me.

Who cries more?  Probably me.  But he comes in a close second.

What is your best day together?  Oh any day we can be together.  Out running our mountain, fishing at Twin Potts, on a family vacation with the kids, Anniversary Inn, working in the yard, driving to the Utes games.

Where did you honeymoon?  Wellington, Park City, and Salt Lake City.  Wow, exciting.  But it was in those days.

Favorite date night?  Gee, probably going to the temple together.

Favorite tv show to watch together.  We don't watch tv except for sports.  So probably a UTE game.

I tag, um my mommy and andrea dustin, but she has to look at my blog to know I tagged her.  :)  I think anyway, how do I let her know Meg.

I miss my honey......

My main man, my honey, is gone.  He is in Texas.  Dallas, Texas for that matter.  He had to go for work for this major training.  It is quite an honor that he was chosen along with other executives throughout the whole company (which is alot) and came from Louisiana and all over where I didn't even realize Questar existed.  I am learning.  But I miss my honey.  He has been gone since early Sunday, but really since Thursday because he went to his dad's until Saturday.  I miss my honey.  Did I already say that.  I do though, I really do.  Honey................I miss you!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday.......

Today is my wonderful daddy's birthday.  He is 82.  I told JJ this morning that he is really smart because he has been here a long time.  So dad, you are very smart.  :)  We love you!!!!


This Halloween I didn't know if we were going to make it.  But JJ recovered from his sickness and made it out.  He got to go with his friends and no adults.s  Jeff went to the football game at the U and Ty Ty's dad was sick so we sent them on their way.  It is tradition that JJ goes with Ty Ty.  It used to be the Datwylers and the Callor's but everyone is growing up now and so it was just JJ and Ty Ty.  So it was a first that he got to go without an adult but they did great.  Came home with lots of candy and a good time.  I stayed and handed out candy and the rootbeer that everyone seems to enjoy.

There didn't seem to be as many trick or treaters this year and makes me sad to think we are growing older. Don't want to see the day when there isn't a bunch of kids coming to my door for some candy.  Love to see their costumes and smiley faces.  Halloween is fun.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Park City 2009

I realized today that I have not posted about our wonderful Park City trip.  It has been a tradition now for 23 years.  We have picture books for 21 of those years.  As usual, this year was fantastic.  Each year just seems to get better and better.  Maybe it is because as we get older we mature more and realize how important these family times are and how precious it is to be able to have this week in our lives.  

Each year has memories and helps shape each of us up there but this year just seemed to be that much more special.  Both Jessica and Megan came up on Thursday so we had some days together.  We got to shop with Grammy which is always fun and and the girls and I shopped away and we all got fun things.  Dad makes it fun cause he gives us the funds.  

The food was great and of course and all the fun traditional treats.  Let me name a few.  We have Aunt Farol's treat, Michael's treat, Grandma's divinity, Dee's caramels and licorice caramels, kay's 14 layer dessert, fancy drinks and on and on.  We eat very well.  And I always end up with a sick stomach by the end of the week.  I love it all so much.  

Anyway it was so fun being with my mom and sister, Aunt Joyce and Dee the first of the week and then with everyone else as they slowly arrive one by one.  Krissy on Wed. then Meg, Jessica, Stacey, Cami and Naty Mae on Thursday, Kimmie on Friday and Nikki on Saturday.  So we just missed Kimmie's 2 girls.  It was a great week and I feel blessed that we get this special time together.  We are very blessed in many ways to be able to do this.  

I will see about posting some pictures.  

                              Jessica, Grammy, Krissy and Megan