Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kids say the darnedest things!!

I am a little late on the V-day festivities post but what the heck! We had a great time....Jp and I actually celebrated for two days!! On Friday night we went to color me mine and dinner, and a movie with Larry and JoAnn, we painted "GreenWear" (thanks for making me sound smart JoAnn) We had such great 
time and I am so sorry I don't have pictures because it was soo fun and we made some
 great stuff!! On Saturday night we went with my family (mom, dad, Emily, Reed, Jeff, Marin, Michael, Addison) out to dinner. The plan was to hit up Red Lobster but when we got there and found out that the wait was two and a half hours...well we changed our minds and went to Magraths fish house!! It was great and LONG!!! I had crab for the very first time and LOVED it. I want to 
know how I have lived an entire life with out this amazing sea food...thanks a lot Heather!!!! Any way here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure,
sorry about how bright they are...the flash on my point and shoot is really bright!!!

On another note I have to tell this hilarious story about my 
niece Kennedy!! She is about as cute as they come (I posted a picture of her below...see for your self!) and her personality is just as cute. This is the kind of kid that sits with her legs crossed and carries on conversations with adults!  Once she talked my ear off about hump back whales! That being said you will really have appreciation for this story! Last week she spent the day with her mom and Grandma doing some grocery shopping. At the end of the day grandma JoAnn dropped the two off at there home to unload groceries. At this point kennedy felt it appropriate to let her mom know that she would be staying at grandams house the rest of day and not coming home...

Kennedy, very matter a faculty "mom I am not coming home, I am going to Grandmas."

Mom "no kenners we need to go inside"

Kenners with no attitude..just VERY matter of faculty "No mom I am going home with grandma!"

Mom "kennedy we are not going to grandmas today, remember how we are working on obedience and doing what your parents say??"

Kenners "yes mom and I am not working on that today."

Holy cow where do they come up with this stuff?? well all I can say is that she is on to something...I guess some times "we just aren't working on that today!"

 I hope you got a good laugh...and on that note....I got a new portrait lens for my camera and I tried it out on of course the dog...look how smart we 
made him look! And yes what you are thinking is true, looks can be deceiving!

We did not think about it till we were done with our little photo shoot that maybe the reason he is sorta bug eyed in some of the pictures is because these are perscription eye glasses and well needless to say he has great vision!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This is defiantly a post for my self more that anything else, as I hope to someday print this and save it as a journal. I just wanted to post this as something that is really important to me.  I have been a horse lover all my life, so when I was able to buy my very first horse at age 20 it was one of the best moments of my life. I remember going with my dad and a small, borrowed, white two horse trailer to buy her from an older gentleman I in Lehi. We loaded her into the trailer and shut the door, seconds latter I was in TEARS.  My hole life I had wished on every birthday, christmas, and any other significant holiday that I would find a horse with a ribbon around its neck  out in a trailer in the fort yard, and at age 20 it finally happened! I was only able to keep her for about a year and a half due to some complications with the ownership partnership and my inability to afford her all my own. I made the decision to sell her last winter and have regretted it ever since!! The only good news to that was that I sold her to an amazing family who has cared for her better than I did, she has an amazing little girl that love her more than anything!! A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from her new owners expressing the need to sell her, this economy is really effecting so many. When I sold her to the now owner we had an agreement that if she ever need to be sold she would be offered to me first. Well needless to way we are in the middle of coming to an agreement about placing her with me again. The reason I feel so strongly about this would be hard for many to understand, she is just a horse, but to me she is so so much more. I have missed this horse so much! My wonderful husband has agreed to make sacrifices in order for us to be able to bring her back home.  I am so lucky to be married to someone who can understand some of my very most deep feelings and respect them! I will also have the opportunity of sharing her with the little girl that owns her now, taking them to shows and teaching lessons, ever sense I sold her that is something I have not been able to do much of and is part of my great joy when it come to horses. Anyway I have my fingers crossed that everything is going to work out! We will see!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Big Glass Of Water

I really do have such a wonderful husband, and one of the things I love so much about him is his sence of humor. For instance the other night I asked him if he would not mind getting me a glass of water while he was in the kitchen. I quickly added after he replayed yes that to please put it in the biggest glass he could find. Moments later he brought me my water. It was the glass that goes to the blender he chuckled as he handed the water with a straw to me. "You said you wanted the biggest glass I could find!"


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Clarity in Communication

 If marriage has taught me anything, it's that you have to choose your words carefully.  This rule applies more to husbands than it does to wives.  I tend to get in trouble a lot more than my wife does when it comes to word choice.  Husbands need to use a very good filter, while wives seem to have carte blanche on what comes out of their mouths.  This particular story isn't about saying something inappropriate, but is more a commentary on my wife's use of ambiguity.  

The other day we went to Roxberry to get some smoothies.  On the way home we started talking about a whole variety of topics, and out of the blue my wife asked me, "JP, did you get a thing in your thing?"  Puzzled, I looked at her and said "What???"  Becca said again, pointing at her smoothie cup, "A thing, you know, did you get a thing in your thing?"  At this point I start chuckling, because I still have no clue what she's talking about, but she sure does!  As we continued this little discussion, I was finally able to get my wife to "use her words" and ask me if I had gotten an energy boost in my smoothie.  You know, a 'thing in my thing'.  I'm grateful for a wife who loves me and is patient when I don't fully understand what's going on around me.  I just can't wait until we're like 80........