Wednesday, January 26, 2011

6th Anniversary

Last year I shared a story about Ammon and myself that I thought was a good representation of our relationship. I've been really trying to come up with something good for this year, and since it is now 5 days past our anniversary I suppose you can assume that I haven't been too successful.

So instead I thought I'd share what Ammon and I dream of. First off, our dream involves a lot of land. Enough land that we can have a runway for our airplane or flying car (or both?). I also want acres and acres of raspberries. The house will be nice, but not too big. And there will be a shop for Ammon to putter. Sometimes we talk about having a boutique where we sell flowers and raspberries that we grow, things Ammon made while puttering, and maybe some pumpkins. And then there's the yoga studio that would accompany the boutique. Naturally we will be wealthy enough to pay someone to take care of most of this while we take our plane and travel the world. The location of this property has not yet been decided, but it will be warm. No more winters. We can just visit the snow when we feel a longing for it.

Anyway, that's just one of our fantasies that we weave when we are weaving. It might not be everyone's dream life, but I think it would suit us just fine. Just so long as it involves a lot of time together for a long time. You see, we really like being together. We don't really have many friends. I think it's because we are enough for each other. So, here's to 6 years. And since we have decided that we think we have at least 2 more years in us, here's to the next 2 as well (at that point we can reassess:) I love you, Ammon.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Fans

This is to Heidi, the only person to comment on this blog since October. You rock my socks Heidi.

I know I haven't been updating as much as I could. Let's just say I do better with an audience. I'll try to be better.

P.S. Heidi, because I love you I refrained from digging in my Russia archives for a photo :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas and New Years

Sorry for the rather late post about Christmas, but I wanted to share a few pictures really fast. We started off the Christmas holiday by spending Christmas Eve with my extended family. We ate delicious homemade pizza, had a white elephant gift exchange, and acted out the nativity.

Cormac was a wise man. This was the best I could come up with. I think the golden cup adds a lot.

On Christmas morning Santa had left Cormac a basketball hoop and a basketball. Ammon showed him how to make a basket once and then we moved on to other things. But after a while Cormac found his ball when we weren't paying much attention. He walked right up to his hoop and dunked it (it's just a little over his head). We were shocked, but excited.

It took us a really long time to get through our small pile of presents. We had to stop to play with things. We also took a break for breakfast and diaper changes. But we did eventually get through, it just took us a few hours. It was fun that Cormac enjoyed opening the gifts and then was interested in playing with the toys inside.

Here are my boys, taking a break from their morning labors to explore a barrel of monkeys.

The rest of Christmas was rather low key. We all took a nap. I made a few yummy things to eat, but since we were all sick with a nasty cold we mostly just snacked and were lazy. It was a great day.

After Christmas we headed out to Nevada to celebrate the new year with Ammon's family. Our nephew, Morgan, was baptized on New Years Day. It was an excellent way to bring in the New Year.

Cormac didn't appreciate me interrupting story time with Grandma to take this picture.

Every year Ammon's siblings do a drawing to exchange gifts. This year we had the Cobian family. I made each of the kids a hat and matching scarf. Aren't they cute? The kids, not the scarves.

And a trip to Nevada wouldn't be complete if we didn't get a picture of Ammon with his namesake. This little boy has really grown (not my Ammon, but the other one).

So even though I'm a little late, I want to wish you all a happy new year.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PRC Express

I wanted to quickly share a few fun pictures from our adventure aboard the PRC Express. Ammon is currently employed by Wadsworth Brothers Construction who is part of the joint venture known as Provo River Constructors (PRC for short). They are working on the freeway here in Utah county. Each year the Heber Creeper (an old train out in Heber) transforms to become the Polar Express. PRC bought out the train for all the employees one day and fed us all dinner on the train. Mrs. Clause (the scariest woman we have ever seen) and Santa both made appearances. We had a lot of fun.

So Santa had just walked in, and apparently I was more excited about it than Cormac. The eyebrows don't lie.

Cormac wasn't so sure about Santa. When Santa came in close for a picture Cormac started to cry. Santa backed up pretty fast. It was rather comical. Cormac took the bell, but then he wanted to give it back to Santa. I think Santa was confused. When he asked what Cormac wanted for Christmas we said we thought probably just some wrapping to tear up. When he asked what Mommy and Daddy wanted I said a good night's sleep. Cormac has been sleeping through the night ever since. I guess that big guy is magical after all.