Paul, Kristen. Brayden, Kaiden, Akoy, Kove and Baby Lainie

Monday, October 20, 2008

Deer Widow's (Scrapbooking) Weekend

This past weekend Paul took Kaiden and Brayden hunting with he and my dad so I had a WHOLE weekend to do WHATEVER I wanted. It's been a LONG time since I've been able to do that, so I made the most of it. On Friday night, some of the girls from work, their friends, my mom and JJ's girlfriend Debbie had a p.j./scrapbook night at my house. We cooked breakfast for dinner, hung out in our p.j.s and scrapped the whole night. It was a lot of fun. I have great friends and family!!
On Saturday I slept in, went shopping and then went to the movie with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. We saw Nights in Rodanthe. I'm still not sure what I think about it though. It was definitely a chick flick and yes, I did cry (I'm such a baby) The girl sitting next to me me was just sobbing and couldn't control herself. I would have handed her a tissue if I had one because I felt so bad for her. It was good and without ruining it, that's all I will say.
Sunday I went to church and found out that I have to teach the RS lesson this Sunday. ( That was never in my description when they called me to be the secretary two years ago) and I am FREAKING out. I can teach anyone under 18 (maybe 12) with no problem BUT I AM NERVOUS enough having to ask someone to say the prayer in RS, LET ALONE TEACH THEM SOMETHING!!!!
To make it even worse, I was getting my newsletter ready for church this last Sunday. I was looking over the lesson that we were going to have, trying to find some songs that would go with it. It was Love letters from Joseph to his family and was pretty much all letters, nothing else. I thought "Wow, that looks like a hard lesson, I wonder how A is going to present it" When I got to church and found out that I was teaching the next Sunday, I also found out that the lessons were switched and I am suppose to teach the letters from Joseph lesson. Aaaaaahhhh!!!
I did go home and try to get some ideas together so hopefully this coming Sunday goes well. I think I am going to pretend the ladies are 5 year olds and see if that works......


Friday, October 10, 2008

My Baby turned ELEVEN!!

(Don't tell Kaiden that I called him my baby, he hates it.) Yesterday was his 11th birthday!! I can't believe that it has been that long since my 3lb 13 oz baby boy was born, 7 weeks early. It's still crazy to think about all that he went through when was born. Not only was he early and under 4 lbs but then to almost die, have surgery and be in the hospital for over a month. I knew that he was a fighter and there was a big reason that he was suppose to stay on this earth. If it was only to help me, that was a big enough reason. He has helped me become a better person, to want to be a good example and to be strong for him. I love being his mom, it's one of the biggest blessings in my life. I don't know what I would do without my little Kaiden....

He had a party with a bunch of his friends at Nickelcade and then all of them came back to our house for pizza, cake and ice cream..

This Old Man....

Okay, Paul really isn't that old. Especially since he is the same age as I am now. (Which is 29 ;o) His birthday was on the 27th (I know, I am almost a month late. I was going to do this great post for him but I have been slacking off on my postings lately.)

I think it was a pretty good birthday for him. ....On Friday night we went to dinner with my family at Outback (I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pics) On Saturday Paul and I woke up REALLY early (for me and a Saturday morning) because Paul had to go to AF hospital and have an MRI. Not the funnest thing to look forward to on your birthday but he has been having some weird neck and chest problems. With the tumor he had on his lung, we don't want to take any chances, so we do what the Dr. says.

It didn't take us that long at the hospital and we were back home around eight. I was SOOO tired that I hopped back in bed. Paul kept teasing me to get up but he ended up sitting on the bed by me and watching tv. I asked him if he wanted me to make him a birthday breakfast. He said , "No that's okay." and then, "Well, I guess you could, what do we have?" I started rattling off "bacon, eggs, pancakes....." and the next thing I knew, I was waking up and it was TEN O"CLOCK!!!! (that's even late for a Saturday) I felt so bad that I had fallen asleep and Paul hadn't gotten anything for breakfast. I asked him if he wanted me to make him something but he had told my dad he would come over and help him with some stuff. He just got a bowl of cereal and went over to my dad's. I felt really bad. I know, I am losing wife points but I did make it up t0 him later in the day....

While Paul was at my dad's I cleaned the house and then my mom and I went to the Holy Cow. I called Paul around noon and he met my mom and I at Kneader's and we had lunch there. Paul REALLY wanted to go golfing. I was not so excited about playing golf. Actually, I haven't played "real" golf before. Since I had bombed on the birthday breakfast I knew I needed to make it up to him some how and so I went along to the golf course....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Anniversary Part 2

I guess I should write a little about what we did for our anniversary.... Paul made arrangements with my dad to take ALL the boys on the Saturday before. (My dad was SO brave to do that for us) We headed up to ParkCity to stay at the Mountainside Marriott. We stayed there on our honeymoon so it was fun to go back there again.

On our way there, we went up South Fork canyon where Paul's class was having their 15th year reunion. Paul wasn't so sure about going because he had only found out about it two days before and didn't think any of his friends were going. I told him that it wouldn't hurt to stop for a few minutes since it was on our way. He teased me, saying that he knew I really wanted to go, because I LOVE chit-chatting with people and stuff like. (I guess I've been good at fooling him so far because I hate going places where I don't really know anyone.) There were only about 20 or so people there but both of us found a few people we knew and talked to them for awhile. When we left Paul said "See I told you that you love that kind of stuff, you talked to more people than I did and it was my reunion." (I'm still doing a good job at fooling him)

We stopped at Claim Jumper in Heber and had yummy steak and Salmon. For as long as it has been there, that was the first time I had ever eaten there. The crazy thing was, I think the salad was my most favorite part of the dinner. It was all really good but there was something about that salad!!

We got situated in our room at the Marriott and couldn't decide if we should head down to the outdoor hot tubs because the weather was a little over cast. They have 4 or five of most amazing hot tubs ever. I know it sounds stupid but they are so neat. All of them are shaped like rocks and have different waterfalls dropping into them or off of them into another one of the hot tubs. Some of them are out in the open and some are tucked back in, like they are in their own little cave. Anyway, we decided to head out there and hoped that the weather would hold out for us. We got lucky because the weather made it even better. The sky was over cast and we could see lightening off in the distance so it was even a little romantic LOL (There were a lot of people outside with us, so it wasn't THAT romantic) Every once in a while we would get a few sprinkles here and there but it was so toasty in the hot tub that the light rain felt really good. Our luck only held out for an hour or so and the clouds started getting darker and the lightening was getting closer so we decided to go back inside.

Before going back home the next day, we did a little shopping at the outlets and then decided we better make sure that my dad had survived with all the boys. He said that they only had a few incidences but nothing too bad. It was so great to get away with my Hottie husband and even better to go back to one of the places we went on our honeymoon.