Friday, July 13, 2007

Proud moments in the life of Yosh Train Hansen

For any of you not privy on the fact that Yosh is a dedicated, through and through BYU fan, the following moments won't have quite a profound meaning. To those of you who do know Yosh, you will understand the pride that comes with our boys' actions.

Dallin B. no longer accepts the singing of the BYU fight song unless it is sung in its entirety.
Porter, at his young 9 1/2 months, claps, without any prodding, when he hears the singing of the BYU fight song. Dallin requests quite regularly to watch the BYU highlight DVD. Porter also watches attentively. The majority of Dallin's falls are followed with him throwing his hands in the air and declaring in a loud, baritone's voice "Touchdown!"

These are all moments that probably make Yosh want to cry with pride. (Don't worry... he resists the tears!) We are excited for the upcoming season. In fact, when Josh got on his kick saying we all needed BYU gear, I reminded him that we all had brand new shirts and that we would fair just fine. He then asks what I am wearing to the game. I reply in a somewhat irritated voice that I'm wearing the t-shirt he got me. Now, I was surprised when my fashion-savvy husband (that's a joke!), demands that I show him the shirt for his approval. I was in disbelief! Sure enough, as I pull out my classic BYU t-shirt that he had won on Ebay, he nods in approval, declaring, "That will definitely work." I'll tell you what, the BYU fans I live with are hard core. I can only imagine what it will be like when the boys are old enough to throw in their two cents...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Still gives me the butterflies....

The other day Yosh and I went on a reminiscent date of our first date which took place on June 30, 2003. I don't know about the rest of you, but that is what really gives me the flutters, is when I think about our very beginnings. Our anniversary is nice and all, but I just don't get the magical sensation like I do when I think of how it all started with Yosh. You know... the very beginning before we were anywhere close to marriage.

Our night started our with a fantastic dinner at Casa Gallardo Grill filled with great conversation. There are a few key attributes that still stand out from that conversation... we both loved to nap, Yosh was so layed back, and the conversation was so smooth even though it was basically a blind date. After dinner we went to a ball game. I remember about halfway through the game I had unconsciously kind of leaned my knees in towards Yosh, and then I caught myself! I remember thinking, "What are you doing! You just met this guy!" I'll tell you what, things were going down hill quickly! After the game, Yosh drove us to this St. Louis creamery called Ted Drewes. Here we have an outsider driving us, without even asking directions or if I wanted to go, to the top ice cream spot after a Cardinals game. How could he have known there is no other way to end a game except for going to Ted Drewes!
Of course, when the date ended, Yosh was off on an airplane the next morning. We had just experienced this incredible date (in Yosh's words... "Arguably the date with the most chemistry" as quoted to Lucas Hales) and we were both left to wonder if, and how, we would reconnect. Thinking about that night gives me goosebumps to this day!

So I want to hear... what is it in your courtship/marriage that gives you the goosebumps? Share those love stories!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I guess I'm "it"!

What can I say, I've been tagged. Here are a few more tid bits of info about me........

4 jobs I've had: 1) substitute teacher 2) Casa gallardo 3)Marriott 4) White Castles
4 movies I can watch over and over again: 1)Dirty Dancing 2) Top Gun 3) The Guardian
4) The Power of One
4 places I've lived: 1) Fenton, MO 2) Apopka, FL 3) Rexburg, ID 4) Studio City, CA
4 favorite TV shows: 1) Wheel of Fortune 2) Top Chef 3) 24 4)The Biggest Loser
4 places I've been: 1) Hawaii 2) Costa Rica 3) Uruguay 4) Mexico
4 favorite foods: 1) Cafe Rio pork salad 2) a fat steak 3) grilled pineapple 4) chocolate
4 websites I visit daily: 1) my blog 2) my email 3) my bank accounts 4) real estate site
4 places I'd rather be: 1) at the beach 2) at Wimbledon 3) swimming 4) playing tennis
4 blog buddies I want to tag: 1) Gina Cook 2) Claire Thompson 3) Michelle Garrett
4) Lindsey Duckworth