Sunday, November 23, 2008

Keeps me Laughing

Brayden is always saying random things that keep me laughing. Here's just a few:

Brayden was asked by someone if he was a sunbeam. In his most indignant voice he says,"No, I am not! I am a Child of GOD!" (last word was screamed at the poor lady. It would have been sweet if he wasn't so angry.)

"Mom, do you know that I am a super crazy Ninga? Well I am. Watch what I can do." *shows me his ninga moves* "Do you know who else is a Ninga? Uncle Clint. But he's just a super ninga. Super crazy ningas can't have red hair." Good to know.

"Is that what you are wearing?" (to me) "It doesn't look so good. The shirt is okay but the pants make your bottom look WAY too big. I think a skirt would look better." I guess I have a budding stylist on my hands 'cause he was right. the skirt did look better.

In nursery he was singing one of the primary songs, "Nephi's Courage". There is a line that says "from the wicked Laban inside the city gates." I liked Brayden's version much better. I was walking down the hallway past the classroom and this is what I heard (through closed doors) "From the wicked GAY MAN inside the city gates", followed by lthe aughter of all the teachers.

Ha, ha, ha....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Change is in the Air

We've been contemplating a few really big questions recently: Where do we want to end up living? Does Greg really love his job? Right in the middle of this discussion we had opportunities arise that fit perfectly into what we thought would be best for our family. So we are moving to Blythe!

My dad is starting a custom hay division of the farm and has asked Greg to run it. I'm going to be a farm girl again. I've had a few misgivings about moving back to Blythe. But for me the positives greatly outweigh the negatives. Both Greg and I loved growing up on a farm and we would love to give our kids that opportunity. We also both loved growing up very close to extended family. So we'll be heading that way pretty soon, within the next month or two. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am!

And few cute pics that are totally unrelated.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

We had Fun, I swear!

So we got back from Blythe on the 5th and left for Washington on the 7th. We went up there for Greg's brother's wedding. We were there for six days and then came back to Utah for their reception here (she's from Nephi). Greg's family stayed with us Friday and Saturday. My mom also flew in to visit on Saturday and was here until Tuesday. It's been a whirlwind of activity with hardly a second to catch my breath. It was tons of fun, but somehow I didn't take a single picture. Not one! Brayden and Tawny had so much fun with grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles and I didn't take one solitary picture. I guess I'll have to rely on my memory on this one (we're in trouble).

In any case it is so good to be home again. And I've vowed not to travel for a very long time unless absolutely neccessary. In fact, we've decided to spend Thanksgiving AND Christmas at home this year. Yipee! It's a 10 hour drive to my parents in CA and a 12 hr drive to Greg's parent in WA. Not really fun with the kids. And flying isn't much better by the time you haul children and car seats and diaper bags through the airport. So home it is.

We did have some documented fun this morning. Despite the bitter cold I got out the bubble machine and let the kids play outside. They loved every second!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Best Boss Ever

So many of you know that I love my job and have a particularly accommodating boss. I work for home and pretty much set my own hours. Recently I've been going into the office on Fridays because the workload has just been too much. But my boss pays for my kids to attend preschool/daycare that day. And it is safe to say I could never pay for a place that nice on my own. It's incredible. But that's not why he's the best boss ever.

So I've had to travel a lot recently for personal reasons. I spent a few weeks in Blythe with my family and right now I'm up in Washington for Greg's brother's wedding. With all the traveling I obviously have been less available for work. My boss has had to work with my schedule, and he's been so understanding. But here's the kicker. To make it easier to work while I travel he bought me a laptop. A very nice one. Keep in mind that he bought me a desktop last year that still works great. He pays for my cell phone, my home phone and my internet. Wow.

Most bosses I know would ask me travel less, to make myself more available. Instead he spent quite a bit of money to accommodate my personal decision to travel. Pretty awesome. Did I mention that on top of it all, I absolutely love my job? You can't go wrong with that kind of combination.