January 29, 2009
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January 19, 2009
We met in our singles ward. He was my home teacher. When he and his roommate both came for the first time, I liked them both, but soon found him to be my favorite. Unbeknownst to me, Adam had this rule about not dating a hometeachee, so I was hoping he would ask me out for nothing. That went on about six months until there was a mix-up in the ward. There were three Sunny's in the ward and one of them was moving. Somehow the bishop thought it was me and took my name off the ward records. Adam was released as my hometeacher. A few weeks later, Adam's roommate wanted to go on a double date with him that Saturday. He asked a couple other girls, none of whom could go. I usually worked Saturdays, but my boss had literally just given me that Saturday off when he called to ask me. Third times the charm, right? :) We had a great time on the date. His roommate made dutchoven potatoes, the secret to which I learned is 7-UP. We then went to the the aquarium and then the Belagio. At the Belagio we walked down to see the water show and decided to jump up and click our heels. When he did it, I got this mental image of him teaching our kids to do it, and I knew he would be a great dad. Little did I know that Adam didn't get a great impression of me that night. He thought I was a nice girl, but kind of shy. Boy was he wrong!! :)
I talked to his roommate in the next couple days and tried to get out of him what Adam thought of our date, but he skirted around the questions. (Now I know why). Later that evening I asked him out. We had dinner at my house and played board games. Then he was impressed. (I guess my boardgame skills clinched the deal.) A few weeks later they read my name back into the ward as a new member, much to the confusion of many people including the bishopric member reading it to the congregation. Adam was re-assigned as my home teacher.
I have always said it took a lot to get us together. So many things had to fall into place in just the right way for us to even start dating. I can only say that I am SO grateful for the helping hands we had.
2. How long did you date before you got married?
We dated for about three months before we got engaged, then were married four months after that.
3. How long have you been married?
We have been married two and a half years.
4. What is your favorite feature of his?
His smile. He has a great smile. It always makes me smile in return.
5. What is your favorite quality of his?
His generosity. He is always doing little things for me and for our family. He never hesitates to help when he is asked by anyone. I love that.
6. Does he have a nickname for you?
7. What is his favorite color?
Green. Everything is green. lol
8. What is his favorite food?
He likes just about everything. Eating out would be his favorite, just about anywhere. Currently it is Angie's for their scones. Delicious.
9. What is his favorite sport?
The Wii. He doesn't really like regular sports.
10. When and where was your first kiss?
It was after we had been dating for about six weeks. Forever in my mind. I had been hinting, but he had no clue. (I practically had to grab his hand before he held it the first time.) One night after a date he walked me to my car and asked me if he could kiss me. I said yes, and he gave me a wonderful kiss. After I asked him, "How was that for a first kiss?" He said, "I think I need another one to tell." And we had our second kiss as well.
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Snuggle. Yesterday we just snuggled on the couch while we watched Porter do his nightly crazy dance, and it was the best part of the day for both of us.
12. Do you have any children?
Porter-man and another on the way.
13. Does he have a hidden talent?
Cooking. He is the greatest cook. He can throw together anything and make it taste great. He invents new dishes all the time and I have never had anything he made and not gone back for seconds. Me on the other hand, sometimes it is just plain inedible.
14. How old is he?
15. Who said "I love you" first?
He did, and I stupidly said back, "I know", and I think I said, "I love you too", like it was no big deal. He had said before that he didn't want to say it until he was very sure. He only wanted to say it to one woman. I was so happy when he chose me to say it to, but my mouth wasn't connected to my brain, and I don't know what happened.
I walked on air the rest of the evening, but somehow I couldn't communicate that to him. I have never been good at the emotional stuff. I have always regretted that moment and wish I had responded differently, better.
16. What is his favorite type of music?
Classical, but he has come around to Country since knowing me.
17. What do you admire the most about him?
That is hard to choose. He has so many good qualities. I think the best one is one of the reasons I married him. He is the best Dad. Once he gets home, Mom is chopped liver. Porter wants to be with Dad no matter what. And Adam is okay with that. He takes the time to play with him, bathe him, feed him, teach him. He has endless patience. He takes such good care of both of us all the time.
I love you honey. We first went out January 14th, just a few days ago. Happy third anniversary. It seems like yesterday and like forever together. The challenges and adventures are always new, but it seems like I have known you my whole life. I can't imagine being without you.
January 16, 2009
He has a cold this week too. It has lasted the longest for him as he has been sick all week.
So last night Adam got up to go use the bathroom at about 10:30 and after he had left the room I heard footsteps right outside our bedroom window. We had the window open just a crack so the sound was quite distinct in the frozen snow. Creeped me out a little bit, but since I didn't hear them come back, I didn't go check it out. When Adam got back he asked me if I had gotten up to go look because he thought he had heard footsteps out in the hall. I hadn't gotten out of bed so that was a little creepy too, but since everything was locked up we got back into bed and went to sleep. This morning, I looked out the bedroom window to see how close the footsteps came to our window and if it was just a kid or someone taking a shortcut home. What do I find, but big deer prints in the snow, just under our window. I felt a little sheepish. There is a deer trail just in front of our house and we had seen a deer that morning in the lot back behind the house, but I never considered that it could be an animal tromping through the snow. It sounded just like footsteps to me. Which it was, just not human. :)
January 08, 2009
Porter loved Christmas as the last post testifies. Here are a couple more pictures of the Saturday after Christmas. We went back up to Idaho for our nephew's blessing. Caleb is supercute and the perfect blend of Josh and Kim. Porter was fascinated with 'babee'. We have been pointing out babies and trying to teach him about being gentle. We got him a little boy doll baby so that he can learn gentle touch. It hasn't quite sunk in yet....he still carries the doll under his arm like a football. :)
Anyway Nephi and Colleen had been since we had left and Porter had a few more gifts to open. He loved the frog and takes it everywhere, but I think he was most excited about the car. This is the car that we left at their house a few months ago. He had forgotten all about it, and was so happy to have it again. It is a favorite here for the twins too, so they are having a ball today playing with it and all the other new toys. I think though, that his favorite toy of all is the sweeper vacuum that Mom got us. We never have to vacuum the house anymore because Porter is always doing it for us. He is afraid if he lets go of it, we will put it away so he even climbs up on the couch with it so he can guard it. And he doesn't want it out for when the boys come because he doesn't want to share it with them. Too funny.
We also did the Christmas penny auction that day. For those of you who have never heard of that, we all donate some inexpensive gifts that are all wrapped in brown bags or some non-descript wrapping. No one knows what is in the bags. Everyone gets some pennies; usually 25 or 50 depending on just how many people we have versus how many pennies are in the jar. Then the auctioneer, this year Adam, gets the bidding going, and we all have great fun outbidding eachother or just driving the bidding up. There was a great gospel based reason that we started doing the auction, but after the first year, no one remembered what that reason was. We just have fun with it. It is always funny to see which boys get girl things etc. There is one gift that pops up every year and that is what has been coined the Harry Potter glasses. It has become tradition to take a picture of the person who got them wearing them. This year that was Zach. I will have to get a copy from Rachael of the picture she took because it is way better than this one.
I started back to work yesterday and got some bad news. I knew already that my hours would be a little less since my boss isn't teaching a class at the university this semester, but when I talked to her yesterday, she said they let her go from her other job on campus too. They are spreading her job out to all the teachers and getting rid of the position altogether. Just another repercussion of the recession. But it means, for both she and I, considerably less money. She is still teaching part time at the highschool, but it isn't much. Our budget just got a whole lot tighter. I have looked into getting something else part time in the afternoons, but most people want to hire someone to come to their house which would be hard to do with Porter's nap time and a not entirely solid pick-up time for the boys at the end of the morning. And most people don't want to hire someone who might have a baby before the school year ends and put them in a tight spot finding help. I have confidence that everything will work out, but for a while it will probably be a little stressful making ends meet.
Porter got to take his first bubble bath the other day. He loved all the bubbles, and more than usual it was very hard to convince him that bath time was over and it was time for jammies. He hates to get out of the bath.
This is just a fun picture I took the other day. Porter loves having his picture taken and he gave me such a cute look when he saw the camera. Luckily he held the pose long enough for me to take a picture before running over to see it.Well that is it for now. I hope you all are enjoying the new year and all its possibilities.