Monday, September 14, 2009

Future Gazer

(please be advised that this post is done entirely for fun and is a joke, with only a little bit of wishful thinking on my part.... here's to hoping!)
Dated:  June 2023
Headline: Couple finds love at a young age
Reads: Anyone attending the Short-Davis wedding this Saturday may be interested to know that these two have been in love for the past twenty years. No, they are not two eighty years olds seperated by war and time. They are two twenty something year olds who fell in love over Chutes and Ladders and a combined love of Battleship and sprinklers. Jaxon Davis always wanted a little sister but all three times his mother returned from the hospital the blanket was blue. Ora Short has been a bride from birth never wanting anything more than to have her prince charming come find her. So, when there parents decided to swap date night babysitting the match was made. He had a instant little sister to take care of and she had her prince charming. A boy who not only wanted to play with her but, who took care of her whenever she was around. He held doors for her and defended her from monsters, aka the 6 other boys with swords in hand, he also sat with her to watch care bears and Annie, things her brothers would never do.  And now here they are twenty years later living out the fantasy that started all those years ago in this four year old girls head. When the parents were asked if they ever thought this day would really come, the brides mother responded "I took the pictures of them when they were little only half thinking it would make a cute story "if" it ever did happen." I guess it is lucky for all of us here now that she did. Congratulations to the happy couple. May they have many more years of joy together. With the occasional game of battleship the only thing they argue about. 

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fishing over Labor Day

On Labor Day Monday we decided to take a little last minute fishing trip. It was so much fun, however because it was so last minute we only brought one pole and no extra bait. My Grandpa was a serious fisherman. Some of my fondest memories of him are on the water. A couple years ago while Joe and I were at their house, we got the surprise (or I could say the gift) of my life. My Grandpa and Joe had been talking about fishing and my Grandfather decided to give Joe a bunch of his fishing things. One of those things was his fishing pole. It was with that pole, and spinner bait that our family caught our first fish. Here is the story. 

This is my favorite thing in Utah. These flowers grow all over the place here and I love them. Not only that but, I am highly allergic to them. How did I find this out. By, making Joe pullover one day so I could pick some to put on my table. Not 5 minutes after I had them arranged I broke out into huge hives. Complete with one big ole bad boy under my nose from where I smelled the flowers. But, It's so pretty huh!
My cute kids!!
Abby eating rocks. She quickly went back into the stroller after this was taken. 
Joe captioned this one on facebook, "Jordan teaching me how to fish"
Michael's turn

Ora's (and our whole families) first fish. Joe did not even know she had it until it came out of the water. It was tiny. But well worth it. 

Right after this picture was taken the fish 'jumped' out of Joe's hand and all of my kiddo's started screaming as it flapped on the floor. You would have thought we caught Jaws and had sent it flapping after him. We were only at the lake for about an hour and a half but it was so much fun. Probably the most fun we have had in a long time. 

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Cousins Visit

A few weeks ago my big sister came up to visit with her two kids. I love them so much and was in such a "down" place that their timing could not have been better. We had so much fun just hanging out. I love that I do not feel like I have to entertain, we can just get together in the morning and see where the day takes us. The first day we went out to IKEA. And then off to the park to play.  One of the days we decided to spend down town in Salt Lake. Her kids had never done the conference center tour. And I do not love to go anywhere else in this town more. My kids and I can't wait for the day that we can go down there and just sit in that place for hours. It was so nice to share it with the people I love. 

The roof top was open and so we were able to go up and see temple square from above. My favorite thing is kids looking at the temple of God. I just hope he is thinking . "That is my home too!!"

All of the cousins (okay minus Jordan and Abby, they were not happy enough for a shot) 
After the conference center we went over to the SWEETS candy factory tour. And even though we learned the best time to go would have been in the morning we still had a great time. 
I am thinking we will have to go back with the preschool kids. 

Before the tour

After, in their hair nets. YES, even Abby had a hairnet!! But they were worth it to taste the jelly bean, and chocolate jelly's right off the line.