Wednesday, June 25, 2008

two words-girl's camp

so, for those of you who have been checking back obsessively, wondering where i am...sorry to disappoint y'all (i'm trying to incorporate this into my it working?) but i've been in the all-consuming, wonderful though it is, black hole we all know as girl's camp. i know you're all jealous and i truly wish that i could've taken you with me, but alas, our stake is only so big. in fact, us leaders already outnumbered the girls by one. sad, i know, but since they all tuckered out at like 10:30 anyway, i guess you take what you can get. it was a stressful road leading up to the fateful week, as those of you who have had the "pleasure" of hearing me vent, can atest...but all in all, it ended up being quite the little success story. i was lucky enough to be joined by some really good buddies and the showers were usually accesible. testimony meeting only lasted 3 hours (for you ladies that have experienced this last night of camp, you know what this really means) and the food was actually pretty tasty. i remember a lot of chicken, but other than that, i've kind of blanked out on the whole thing. anyway, i'm back and i can't wait to check out all of your lives and see what's happening in the real world.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


i wish i could say that these pictures show a result of several children below the age of 2 ransacking my once serene existence. in all actuality, however, this is apparently what your house looks like on mornings when your child wakes up at 6:30 with nowhere to go.

poor little dude...

so the weather here in the lovely "lilac city" has been less than cooperative for little boys that desire to frolic away their boundless (and when i say boundless i mean utterly endless) energy outside of the confining walls that make up the apartment. Lucky for this little guy, we dug up his rainboots so he can at least walk to and from the car when we absolutely have to brave the elements. As you can see from the picture though, now all he wants to do is wear the boots, even if its just one at a time, and look longingly out the living room window at the world going on without him. the scene is almost enough to make a mother cry, but almost being the key word because instead, i just look at him, laugh a little to myself, and take advantage of poor kid's trauma by snapping a picture of him. sorry luke, i wish i could make it stop raining...i really thought i did by leaving the west side of the state. i guess we'll just appreciate the sun when it does come out, right? yeah, how do you explain that to a one and a half year old again?

no, my son does not represent the lollipop guild. i know you're all thinking it :)

no, he didn't just smell something foul, this is his new pose for the camera. apparently its a a forced, mom you've made me smile way too many times this past year kinda way.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

movin on up...

thanks to mindy for getting her background from this cool website and for putting the link on her site so i could get one too. thanks buddy. mine was getting old and lame. i don't really have much else to say except that i've been a total slacker since the 13 mile trip through you know where. now, my lovely relief society arms and ponch are rearing their ugly heads yet again. i am happy though. our place makes me smile and luke gets more hilarious by the day. the rain could definitly cease and desist, but other than that, life is pretty darn happy.