So my sweet cousins Logan & Becky (Ryan's oldest boy) had a little girl yesterday ~ she is so beautiful!! She was 8 lbs. even, and was 19 inches long. Her name is Hannah Grace Hobley ~ perfect!!
Hannah Grace Hobley
I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. 'Why?' my daughter asked. 'Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty, and probably has germs' I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, 'Momma, how do you know all this stuff, you are so smart.' I was thinking quickly. 'All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mom Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mom.'
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. 'OH...I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have to be the Dad. ''Exactly' I replied back with a big smile on my face
Ok, so here's a little sunshine for all you out there in the blizzard (ok, maybe that's just around here). I thought I'd answer some questions and then tag a few lucky compadres of mine :)
Significant Spouse Fact: doesn't that sound so technical ;)
What is his name? Quin (quintaro, quin-bob, babe)
How long have you been married? 6 years
Who long did you date? off & on for a year and then he went to Alabama on his mission, but we were back together as soon as he got home.
How old is he? 26 (27 in March and then he's older than me again)
Who eats more sweets? Chocolate, me - ice cream or cookies, him
Who said I love you first? him
Who is taller? him, but just barely ~ I'm taller when I wear my rockin hooker boots
Who can sing better? Me, unless it's International Harvester, then he rocks out :)
Who is smarter? At mechanical things him, with creative things, me ~ we are a good combination I think.
Who does the laundry? Me
Who pays the bills? Me -- I think we could share that a little more!
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? him, the left is closer to the door ~ and I'm nicer at night, just ask the boys.
Who mows the lawn? Me, somehow farmers think that they have enough to do.
Who cooks dinner? Me ~ I think he's warmed up his own chili though.
Who drives? Him, unless he's been in the truck, and then he's to dang slow, so I do.
TIE ~ we both have the oldest child syndrome
Who is more stubborn?
Who kissed who first? I knew he wanted to, I just helped him out a little (te,he)
Who asked who out first? He called and asked me if I wanted to go get parts for his pick-up with him.
Who proposed? He did, it was in Island Park right by a valley full of bluebells, so beautiful!!
Who has more siblings? me - 4, him 3
Who wears the pants? we each have one leg in ;)
Ok ~ I tag Hayley, Audrey, Jessica, and Jessica :) Can't wait to hear about your significant other!!
So as some of you know the last few weeks, ok months, have been AWFUL for my little fam. I don't understand why we are subjected to so many trials. I've been trying to figure out what exactly I am supposed to learn, but I just don't know! I'm thankful that we're studying Joseph Smith this year in Sunday school -- I've loved being able to actually go to the lessons lately ... with no children on my lap. What a great man! I wonder if he ever wondered why he had the trials that he did. When he layed down that baby after holding him through the night, I can't imagine the anguish that Joseph must've felt when that little boy died. Some times in life it feels like all I can do is keep my head above the water. Do you ever feel that way?
So I'm trying to cut back on one of my vices ... Dr. Pepper.
I try and I try. I thought maybe it would help to just drink the diet stuff. No go, just doesn't do it for me. So I go back to drinking the hard stuff.
Today I've had whining chillens who want me to go outside with them. Didn't they get the memo that mama was tired. I yawn *YAWN* and then think that I must need a Dr. Pepper. Is that wrong? Should I really have (& I mean HAVE) to drink a beverage to actually get off my duffer and finish putting the laundry away, or go outside with the kiddies? Just a thought... :)
(Notice that I used the color from a Dr. Pepper can for my font color, aren't I clever ;)
This last year has been full of turmoil. And 2008 seems to be following in those footsteps. In order to maintain my own sanity, I've made a list of a few resolutions that I want to work on this year.
**Annie Tuckett's Resolutions that will make 2008 a lot better than 2007**
1. Never work for family (at least not for certain family)
2. Blog more often, it makes me laugh at myself. It's amazing how entertaining I think that I am.
3. Read the scriptures every day with the boys, not just once in a while, I want them to know the scripture stories better than they know any disney movies (including Cars)
4. Keep my sink shiny (and other SAHM duties)
5. Make my bed everyday (this one is for Quin, it matters to him for some weird reason that I don't understand. I guess I don't have to understand, just do it)
6. Be an amazing aunt (it's about freaking time!)
7. Reach out to old & new friends
8. Be gentle to myself ... I'm the only me I got. :)
Well I better go shine my sink ... I think I may have OCD. What do you think?