Tuesday, November 13, 2007

the Dirty Thirty

So I had to talk about the life altering experience I just had... Yep... it really happened... I turned 30. And contrary to popular belief, you don't feel old or have to start wearing adult diapers or anything! So far, being 30 has been great! I started thinking about all the things that have happened up to this point in my life... It is pretty wierd to think that I have been alive 3 whole decades. I thought back to those years in my life... 10, 20, 30... And this is what I've learned thus far...

At 10 years.... I crapped my pants in public. I always say that this doesn't really matter because I was still somewhat of a child. However, it was still humiliating and freakin hilarious. I still laugh about it everytime I tell the story. Most of the time I don't know if I am laughing at myself or the adult who has just shared their "you'll never believe what I did last week" story. I take pride in the fact that I have never pooped my pants since. Knock on wood...

At 20 years old... I was married... for the first time! I would never change anything about the way I have lived my life. I learned so much from my first marriage about myself and it ultimately led me to Nathan. How could I not think that this event was landmark?

At 30 years old... I am happy! There are some people who just don't get me and that is ok. When I was little I used to love to record my own voice. It drove my mom crazy because I never shut up... (Not much has changed... sorry Mom!) But she kept some of the tapes and on one of them I said " Some people don't think I'm funny but I think I'm funny." I love my life. It is hard sometimes but I wake up in the morning with people who I would give my life for. (Sometimes they would do the same for me... I think) I get to go on lots of vacations with those people and grow and learn with them. I am healthy and consider myself blessed and lucky. I thought I was gonna have a psychological meltdown when I turned 30. I have found it to be quite refreshing! So for all you turning 30 this year... Come on! Don't be scared. The dirty thirties are as Nacho says "the beeest!"

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Clean up, Clean up everybody do your share....

When we head down to the beach, we take EVERYTHING we need, some stuff we might need and even still some things we know we won't even touch the entire day. The theory is that we only have to make minimal trips up to camp to go to the restroom (for those who are too cool to pee in the water) or to go make lunch. At the end of the day we look like the Clampetts. Usually, Nathan and the boys make more than a few trips to get all the beach crap back up to camp. This was the first time that Ryan carried anything. He packed the Scooby chair all the way to the trailer. He was so proud! So was Mom. Isn't he cute?

Cholla Bay

"The Hill"

The quads on the horizon. How romantic!

Takin a break and eatin some Rainbow Nerds and a fruit snack

Ethan in deep reflection

Dad and the little boys

Muscle Man Garett

We always like going to Cholla Bay while we are in Mexico. If the tide is out, and the tide pools are good, you can find some pretty cool stuff. The first real live octopus I ever saw was out at Cholla the first time I went to Rocky Point. ANYWAY... the first day we were there, we ate a quick breakfast and all loaded up on the quads and rode out there. Didn't find a dadburned thing but it was a great ride. The hill behind us in the one picture, (it was way bigger and taller in real life) I am proud to say I made it to the top by myself. I am getting braver every day!

Beans Beans the musical fruit

So we all love chicken hut for the chicken. Savannah loves it for the beans and rice. She brought home the leftovers, ate a little before bed and left the lid off and put the rest in the fridge in the trailer. When we woke up and opened the fridge, it smelled like a crew of mountain men that hadn't showered in a few months had just used our toilet in the trailer. Savannah was devastated that night when she learned that the beans had been thrown away!

Chicken Hut ... Yeah baby!

Ain't nothin' like the hut! Anyone who has been to Rocky Point knows... I love
this place. Good food and good Coca Cola! Anyone from my ward remember when we went here with James and Cari and Lacee and Rich? Rich was so excited about being in Mexico and wanted to know how to say Coca Cola in spanish. When James laughed and said "Uh... Coca Cola..." Does anyone remember Rich's response? Still an all time favorite saying at our house! Yummy!

Monday, November 5, 2007

I love to see the Temple...

This post is mostly for Sunshine and Patrick Seekins. Sunshine is my little sister and she was sealed to her sweet husband and boys this weekend in the Houston Temple. Nathan and I had the opportunity to be there with them and it was amazing! Our family home evening tonight was about temples and the importance of the trip that Nathan and I just took. We came away with greater faith and a reminder of how we can be together forever if we do what we need to do. I am so thankful that I could go out there! It was a great trip. My kids stayed home with my little sis Molli and her husband Kendall. Did I mention that they have 2 kids of their own! They are brave little kiddies (Molli and Kendall that is) and my kids were happy when we got back. I appreciate Molli and Kendall and the sacrifice they made so we could go.

I think I need to clarify something before you watch the clip.

Singing is not one of my gifts... I downright stink at it. I leave the singing to Nathan usually but he wasn't home. Anyways, I was exhausted tonight and figured that the key changes every couple of notes may be forgiven by those who trully love me. For those who don't, I don't recommend that you turn up the volume on this one. :)