Friday, September 30, 2011


I could, but I won't get all mushy about how much I love my amazing husband and how grateful I am that my best friend will be with me for all eternity.

Instead, let it suffice to say that because they played on Pedro's birthday, [deep breath] I'm glad BYU's football team got lucky and barely beat my Utah State Aggies.

Happy Birthday, Love!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa come to Minnesota

What did we do while G&G were here? What didn't we do?

Hopefully, I'll get a highlights video made and posted in the next few days.

Thanks for coming! We LOVED having you here.

Sesame Street Glee

My friend's post that I stole this clip off stated, "Sesame Street has made all my dreams come true! A G-rated version of Glee - YESS!!"  Awesome!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kites and Talking Milk

Before lunch, Rody colored all over a piece of paper which we turned into a kite and attempted with some success to fly in the back yard. Fortunately, he has no idea how little air time we achieved compared to normal kite-flying expectations. He had a magnificent time running with the spool in his hand, the kite mostly dragging behind him catching a couple feet of air every lucky second or two.

At lunch, Rody turned his head sideways, put his ear down on top of his cup of milk, and said, "The milk says 'Come play with us.'"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

At the lake

We spent a memorable weekend with our friends at their cabin near Bemidji, Minnesota. (Isn't that the coolest name for a town?) Both Pedro's had the time of their lives fishing for bass, pike, minnows and plastic blue fish tied to the end of the line.

After seeing four-year-old, Tate jump off the floating dock, Rody begged to go swimming. So, we stripped him down to nothing but a life jacket. So excited, Rody bravely jumped off about 30 times as long as we held his hands to pull him back on to do it again and again.

I had a great time chatting with my friend, Charis, and watching our boys have a great time playing with friends and fish. I enjoyed taking Rody on a kayak ride around the small lake at sunset, too. Beautiful!

We were really grateful our friends just happen to be doctors when Rody somehow got his elbow popped out of place at church and she was able to quickly fix it, saving him lots of tears and a trip to the doctor.

I got some video of the boys on the dock, but I forgot to visually document most of the trip. Oops. I wish I had on video Rody making sure he, his papa and his mama each had a horse to ride (you know the kind with stuffed heads on half a broom stick), all of us riding around the cabin, and his prayer later that night "bless Papa,  Mama, Pedro and bless Papa's horse and Mama's horse and Pedro's horse."

We had a fantastic weekend! We're sure grateful for good friends!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ode to my Aggies, who very nearly toppled Auburn, the defending national champs

Aggies, oh Aggies, you were so close
to beating the team that you wanted to most.
With a record to set, this was the day.
You were up by 10 POINTS with two minutes to play.
At the end, those Tigers got through with a trick,
but I'm proud of my Aggies for being so quick,
for playing so well from beginning to end.
You played like true champs with a message to send:
"We'll bring you our A-game! - forget an easy win!"
College Football is here. Let the challenge begin!

In honor of an awesome game played, enjoy "the Scotsman" - only the greatest song every sung at a football game, behind the national anthem. (pause the music to the right)