Monday, August 31, 2009
THE BIG KIDS
Dad ~ Tiffany
Mom ~ Sharon
Tiffany ~ Matthew
Steven ~ Crystal
Melissa ~ Preston
Matthew ~ Steven
Nicole ~ Mom
Brian ~ Melissa
Crystal ~ Dad
Shaorn ~ Nicole
Preston ~ Brian
THE LITTLE KIDS
Kimberely ~ Landon
Logan ~ Hailey
Owen ~ Katelyn
Hailey ~ Kimberley
Landon ~ Owen
Katelyn ~ Logan
So PRESTON, STEVEN, KIMBERLEY and OWEN What do you want???
P.S. Brian... I would like a Pink Pony Blow Up that I can ride on behind the boat ~ haha
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This little cutie turns ONE today! ~
Uncle Matt took the cell phone to work... sorry we did not call! Hope you had a great day! ~
(P.S. I promise to get you your present SOMEDAY... its sitting here in front of me... how about a late birthday present for when you come to visit in November... LOVIES ~)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Well at first he was trying to convince me that this weekend was going to be a perfect one to go boating! I was QUITE annoyed because I had already previously told him (on numerous occasions throughout the week) that I just needed to rest this weekend. Yet he continued to "push the envelope" (what is the original meaning of this quote) and try to convince me that we needed to go. After I tried to nicely deny him, I had to RUDELY tell him NO! I was not going! Not only am I not feeling good, I don't think we need to be out there every time the day looks great! And I did not feel good about taking the kids out because we were not going to be able to get babysitters at the last moment, (our normal babysitters sister was getting married that day) not to mention my "mothers intuition" was telling me this was not a good idea.
After I thought I had gotten my point across, Matt comes to me wanting to take the kids to see their Grandparents in Stockton for the day. He offered to take both the kids, and I liked the idea. Then I quickly realized that the Grandparents in Stockton also have a boat, and I am sure they did not want to waste this perfect day, and told Matt it was not going to work and to quit being so pushy. Because at that point I was not thinking I would be able to let Landon go, and what rest would I really get if I had the baby?? I was worried because he does not take a bottle very well any longer, and I don't like having to pump all day. I said "Sometimes we don't get to do the things we want to do, and I don't think Mom and Dad want to go boating with both Grand kids." and Matt's reply was "Melissa, you need to learn to be more flexible... I thought you wanted to keep Landon, so we probably will be able to go boating." OHHHH... SO THIS IS THE GAME... OK... and this was my reply...
"Ok, I can be flexible... take both kids and have a GREAT weekend." I could tell by Matt's face that was not the "flexibility" he was looking for, but he asked for it, and he was not going to back off now. (we both have too much pride to back off from what we said we will do)
I then told him he better start packing if he was going to get off early in the morning, and left the room. I was SO proud of myself... I am going to let my baby go, and just deal with being alone. (this will be the first night away from mommy since Landon was born) Yes Matt was doing this to be able to possibly go out boating, but he was also partly doing this to get me the MUCH needed time away to relax. I secretly went to bed that night hoping he was not going to change his mind about going on the trip...
I wake up to Matt getting the kids stuff together and him asking me where things were. I roll out of bed and help him pack (the sooner the packing is done, the sooner they are gone right?) and he seams very excited for the day away. I remember making a comment to him that he better not push going on the boat because when he called his Mother earlier to tell her both kids were coming she said that they will not be able to go boating with both kids. Matt packed his wakeboard anyways, and when I again told him not to be pushy he said (and girls...get this one) "A Boy Scout is always prepared!" He cracks me up! He gets all the things they need, get the kids in the car, and drive away... as I waved good-bye to them I started to get a little sad, then I got into the house and realized I was FREEEEEEEE!!!!!
I cleaned the house in 2 hours... YES 2 hours!!! It usually takes me ALL DAY Friday to clean, but without kids I am able to get SO MUCH MORE DONE! He calls to let me know they made the drive OK, and I was glad because I was sitting there folding the last load of laundry and SO close to being DONE! Matt had called my girlfriends on his drive up to let them know I was a Free Woman, and left messages for them to give me a call. (now that was really sweet)
While I was cleaning my Girlfriend Julia calls me and says we need to do lunch. She is my friend from Wells Fargo. I trained her to take over my job when I went on Maternity Leave with Hailey and we hit it off SO well we are STILL friends to this day. I love her, she is my gossip friend and I always have fun when I am with her! She tells me Matt called her and she was worried because he said " I am taking the kids to my parents, Melissa is alone, call her if you can." After I calmed her down that nothing was wrong, and that Matt was just giving me a break, we make plans to do lunch. Another reason she is my best friend is that when we go to lunch we go to Red Robin! No one loves this place as much as we do! We used to go all the time when I was training her, and it soon became our ritual! Needless to say we had a GREAT gossip session! I hear all the drama about Wells Fargo, and she gets all my drama from the kids being at home and we both feel at peace! She is my friend I call when I need to talk, so we have great conversations! THANKS JULIA! ~ So after lunch I go shopping...
If you have kids that a rowdy like mine, you know how much NON FUN it is to take them shopping. (actually I guess if you have kids at all you know how not fun shopping with them can be) So yeah, I hit up my favorite stores in Riverpark, then I head home to rest and get a little snack. After resting I head back out to go shopping near home! I got some GREAT deals, and I got a little something for everyone! The best part was that I got to look at WHATEVER I wanted to without tantrums and having to leave the store because the kids were acting up! ~ OH this is like HEAVEN on earth! ~
I get home eat dinner, and give Matt a call to see how their day went. Not so good I guess for Matt. They were able to go wakeboarding because Matt's parents invited another couple to go out to help with the kids and that went well. They went out to eat at McDonald's for dinner, and got to visit and play at home. But, while wakeboarding, Matt hurt his knee pretty good. I guess he was feeling pretty comfortable, and was landing a few jumps so he decided to try something (i forget what it is called) and he left too early and did not get enough air or rotation, and fell REALLY bad on his knee. He said it was REALLY painful, and he was not having an easy time getting around on it. At this point I realized... maybe THIS is why I got the "mommy's intuition" that we do not need to go wakeboarding... I held my tongue and told him I hope it gets better and I will see them in the morning and to get the kids to bed and get himself some rest.
To make a VERY LONG story a little bit shorter, I'll cut to the chase...
They made it home, and we made it to church on time (almost) with Matt limping around pretty good all day... I guess he realized the same thing I did with the "mother's intuition" because on our drive home from church Matt tells me that while he was teaching the lesson in Elders Quorum, it was about Learning Lessons from our Past. He told them the story about this past weekend and how he hates when his wife is right and he is hurting...
So yeah, a good weekend had by all!
Thanks Matt for the opportunity to get my rest, and time alone!! I hope your appointment with the Knee Dr. goes well today!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Now Let me see if I can get her to CHANGE his diaper... that would be GREAT!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Today Sharon my little sister and I made Donuts.... that is right DONUTS people! The donuts have a pumpkin and sweet potato puree in the mix...
But don't take it away from him... he might get upset...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
And here are some pictures of him holding my children. He is the BEST Grandpa EVER! He always has time for his grandchildren, and that makes me smile!
Thanks Dad and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
We love you SOOOOOO Much! ~(More than you can EVER know)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
After I got home from the party I had to run to return our Redbox movies. After I did that little task I realized that I was in the car ALONE! No Kids... are you kidding me... So I took the opportunity to look at some fabrics and price them out for the future Relief Society Project we are doing. (We are making covers for our Relief Society Manuals... If you Gettysburg Ladies are at all interested in this let me know... I think it will be fun! I can get you in contact with people for all the info... It will be Wed. Night Aug. 12th at the Dehmel house) Anywho...
So I was on my quest for some cute fabric... I was looking for something black and white and maybe a little red or pink. I was totally in my own world because I was not having to constantly look at my cart to see if Hailey was still there, or if Landon was ok (oh how I love shopping alone...) and out of the blue this very nice mother asked me " Which Fabrics do you think go better together?" So I asked her what she was making, and she let me know that she was making PJ's for her little girls that were there at the store with her. She was worried that one of the fabrics looked "too old" for her daughter, and I gave her my opinion. I then let the girls know they were very lucky they had a mom who let them pick out fabrics and make things for them. When I was younger my mom would do the same thing with us girls. I loved it! After our short conversation, I walked away in search of the PERFECT fabric. I has just rounded the corner when I heard one of the little girls say to her mother " That lady is very pretty." to which her mother responded "Yes she was, and she was nice too." The little girl agreed, and I have to tell you it REALLY made my day. Not because I am VAIN and I want everyone to think I am pretty, but because I think we all need these reminders...
Reminders from friends, family, even strangers that we are "pretty" or "nice" because really, WE ALL ARE! When people can say nice things about another person, it makes BOTH the parties involved feel good. The person saying the nice thing obviously has a benefit because they are helping another along the way, and the person on the receiving end may have just needed that comment because they have been working out like crazy to get into those pants, and it sure is nice that someone noticed...
I recently realized that I DO NOT have the time, patience, or stain remover to wear my nice clothes everyday. I do dress up for church, but that is limited to my skirts and dresses. In my previous life I was a banker at Wells Fargo, and I have LOTS of nice business attire that has since retired... I now realize that I need to take time and look nice when I go out. No, I am not going to wear my business suits for Playdates at the Park, (hehe that might actually be fun) but I am not going to let those pretty clothes be in retirement anymore. Thank you little girl for being so sweet to someone who needed that comment! You really made my day!