29 August 2010

Living in the Moment

photo by Annie

"...the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."
                                                                         Elder M. Russel Ballard

24 August 2010

Got any Grapes?

They do...

...about twelve each.

20 August 2010

A Delayed Anniversary Post

To my friend Jesse,

You bring so much joy and happiness to my life. I'm so glad that I get to share my days and nights with you. Your patience, love, and affection provide the perfect fit to my kind of crazy. Thank you for forgiving my imperfections and so thoroughly accepting my need for independence. I love you more today than I did the day we were married, and every day I learn a little more of what love truly means. We have a beautiful little family and an eternity of happiness to share.

I'm looking forward to every second of it.

18 August 2010

The Story of Jesse's Life as it applies to Saltines

Jesse likes Saltine crackers.

He likes them all the time.

He likes them with butter....or in tomato soup...


You ask why?

They just bother me...With my limited food storage space, and my lack of love for these salty cracker specimens, I don't see the point in purchasing them...but he insists.

Recently, I was feeling a little crazy...blame it on my postpartum state.

I was trying to arrange some of the food items on the storage shelf and the Saltine box fell onto the floor, releasing the sleeves of crackers in different directions like a bunch of springs.

I was so sincerely bothered by this that I looked at Jesse, and shouted my displeasure (because all rational beings shout). Then I looked at the cracker sleeves on the floor for a long time...long enough to make a decision.

I lifted my foot and stomped one of the cracker sleeves.

It was over-the-top crazy drama. I can admit this.

But stomping the crackers to crumbs felt SO satisfying!

Those crackers got what had been coming to them since that first day at the grocery store when Moses refused to put the crackers back on the shelf.

And what happened to these cracker crumbs? Remember how Jesse likes them with Tomato Soup? I was merely saving him some time.

See, I'm helpful. Not crazy.

17 August 2010

One Month

The past thirty one days of my life have consisted of...

180 diapers (give or take a few)

28 loads of laundry

100 (or more) hours of sleep lost

1 emotional breakdown

1 unplanned visit to Saltair

plenty of spit ups

increased appreciation for my mom

1 missing pacifier

and JOY unmeasured

I can't get enough of my Oliver J. and look forward to the many months to come!

02 August 2010

Coke Addicts, Creepers, and Ollie-nappers

Or in other words, the heavy Cola Drinker and her husband the Sunflower Seed Chewer...

They haven't actually committed an Ollie-napping, but I know they have considered the possibility of participating in such an atrocity...I would too if he wasn't mine to begin with...

He's just THAT cute.