Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Yes, I am posting yet again. But let's be honest, how long did you really think I was going to leave that other picture up to be the first thing seen when our site came up? I can't look at it anymore...
We didn't send out a Christmas letter this year, but had we, my highlight of the year would have been not being pregnant the whole 2007. To some of you that sounds like no feat at all, for me on the other hand, it was something that I did not accomplish in 2004, 2005, or 2006. That is right, 3 years in a row I have been pregnant a good part of the year. So I am pleased to say there was none of that this year.
So a couple of Saturdays ago- this is a whole new subject by the way, that previous paragraph was just a random insert- Yosh had his company party at Universal Studios. The boys got to meet Shrek (the absolute highlight of the trip), Scooby Doo, Curious George, Spiderman, and Spongebob Square Pants. Loved it! They were in heaven. B's interaction with Spiderman was especially funny, probably because there was a lot more time with him. Spiderman came to the private party so all the kids could talk with him the whole night if they wanted- and of course B wanted. It was funny. He was just sitting there chatting it up with him. When Spiderman would go on a break, Dallin would come up to me and Say, "Mom, Fiderman will be right back." I'll tell you what, my little boy is growing up. It is crazy!

Here are a few pictures of the day...

In case you can't tell, Dallin is supposedly imitating Spiderman's pose in this pic.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Our new birth control:

This is what I go to bed looking like every night... need I say more!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yosh had a b-day

So I'll be honest, I have a lot of good posts in the workings, but I have to do it little by little so that I don't run out of material and leave the blog high and dry for too long. That being said, they are going to be out of order chronologically, but this first one I feel like it deserves to be posted somewhat close to the time of its occurrence... Yosh's birthday. It just wouldn't have the same effect if it were posted two months after the fact.
Anyways, the Yosh Train McGain turned the big 2-7 on Tuesday. I have to say I feel like 27 is a whole different playing field that 26. When you turn 27, all of a sudden it feels a lot closer to 30 that 25 or, more obviously, 20. But 26 still has you feeling like you're a young one. I for the last 5 months have been in the era of "late twenties" while Yosh has been relishing in the "mid-twenties" so it is good to have that gap closed and not having me feeling like an old woman compared to the young lad I married!
The birthday festivities were a lot of fun. Monday night we pulled a quick one on him and had a surprise dinner for him at one of his favorite restaurants, "Fogo de Chao". It was funny, Yosh and I pulled up as the friends were still waiting to be seated. Through the glass doors, I catch onto this very quickly. I see heads looking out the window and then disappearing in a haste. As most of you know, my husband is not the most observant person when it comes to things like this, so there was really no reason to worry. Timing worked out perfectly and they were literally probably seated 45 seconds before we were and all in position to be waiting to surprise him. The food was enjoyable and the company was great. Overall it made for an incredible night and Yosh thoroughly enjoyed it. That night after we left and the next day, he made the comment more that once, "That was such a rich experience." It was fun to do something he really enjoyed.

This is the crew that went: (L to R) Dave and Brooke, Yosh and I, Matt and Laura, Anneli and Jon-o (who Yosh said was in rare form that night, muchos funny comments apparently), Carrie and Xander.

Of course this was only day 1 as Yosh has two lovely boys that needed to celebrate as well. So on Tuesday, the boys and I went to Ralph's and they each picked a milestone balloon to bring to him at work. This was more of a celebration that you would ever think because every time , that's right- every time- we walk in to Ralph's, the boys start going nuts looking at the balloons. They love balloons. I always let them hold one as we go grocery shopping if they want to, but this time they actually got to leave the store with one. That's a big deal. When we got to Josh's office, Dallin was in control, marching around with balloons in hand, and asking everyone matter-of-factly, "Where's Yosh? I have balloons for him." It was cute. So we had a nice little visit with Yosh. When he got home from work we had a nice homemade dinner waiting for him with a cake that Dallin helped me make. This year we did a huge homemade Oreo cookie for a cake. It was fabulous. As you can see the boys helped him blow out the candles.
Then Dallin wanted to continue relighting the candles, singing "Happy Dirtday" as he was saying, and blow them out again. So Yosh had a moment of glory but as always the focus quickly shifted to the little ones! It was a fun day.

So Yosh, to let the special day linger out a little longer, Happy Birthday. I love being on the journey of life with you! You make it fun and interesting!!! Love you!

Upcoming features: Our new birth control. Don't get nervous it is very clean.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

You may think because I haven't posted in so long that nothing interesting has been going on in our lives. Al contrario my friend. A lot has been happening. So why haven't I posted? Just lazy. Maybe selfish- I prefer to read everyone else's instead of work on my own. And to be honest, i'm not even giving an interesting post this time. I know, boring. But that's okay. So anyway we had a lovely weekend in Utah over Thanksgiving. it was fun seeing everybody. We ate a lot of food, played some games, and mainly relaxed. We hid out on Black Friday and didn't do an ounce of shopping. I wonder if I'll ever do that.... I hate crowds, so probably not. Despite my dislike of crowded places (and cold weather), I did accompany my sweet husband to the BYU/Utah game. Well-worth it? Absolutely. First off, on the way down to the game Yosh was seriously smiling from ear to ear the whole ride. I asked what he was so happy about. He replied that he just loved that he was taking his whole family to the game. So simple to please! I'm glad I didn't bail as I had been planning to do the whole week. And it really wasn't bad. We went all bundled up and had blankets, so we weren't cold and we missed all the traffic on the way out. And we still saw the incredible ending, which would be the second reason it was worth going to. Exciting ending to a somewhat boring game. Overall, great week.
I do have to say, I came home being reminded that I LOVE southern California's weather and that i still do not like cold weather. Period. Don't think there is much hope in that arena. That wouldn't be so depressing and so heavily on my mind except that... we are most likely leaving our piece of heaven on earth to a lot less sunny and warm place, London. It sounds like Josh's work is pretty serious about opening an office over there and they've asked him to go. For better or worse, that usually means I tag along! I'm sure it will be a great experience/opportunity blah, blah, blah, but let's get down to the bottom line... it's going to be overcast and chilly. Oh well, we'll deal with it. And I will be back. In fact, Ive decided that when we move back, we'll be living much closer to the beach. Executive decision I made all on my own.
So that's the dirt.

PS I just finished reading a good, informing book called "Enrique's Journey" if anyone is looking for a good read. Thought provoking. Read at your own risk.