Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thanks A Lot

The other day, I had to go to the American Fork Police Department to pay a dumb ticket. Ugh. I hate paying for tickets. It was a rainy day and I was trying to run in with my two little ones so I could hurry and get home in time for Addy's nap. I was a little flustered trying to find a parking spot and run through the rain with my kiddos. 

We enter the Police Department through the front doors where they have the cop sitting their waiting to check you in and make sure you don't have any dangerous weapons or anything like that. Right as we enter, Hailey runs up to him and announces,

"My mom was driving too fast. The police man got her in trouble."

Thank you Hailey!! 
Laughing histerically, the cop says,
"wow, no secrets can be held in this home from now on,
I guess you need to know where the clerks office is." 
 Pointing to the elevator, he's still laughing.

Upon leaving, we enter the entry where the same cop is sitting.
Again.. Hailey runs up and says
 "my mom has to pay a LOT of money cuz she was driving too fast."

Laughing again... the cop asks to hear the whole story so he can share this experience with other people.
I'm glad I could be the brunt of comedic delivery.

So, here's the story:

I was on my way to an ultrasound appointment which I was extremely late for. Or was about to be late for. I had just dropped the girls off at my friend Megan's house in American Fork and was headed to my doctor's office when I look up and see flashing lights. 'You have GOT to be kidding' I thought to myself. Not today...

So, I do what every other american is suppose to do and I pull over. I'm thinking, maybe a blown tail light, maybe registration.. nope and nope.  He asks if I know why he pulled me over. I said that I was in a hurry so I may have been going about 30 or so and he replied "it's 25 through here".  STUNNED.. I looked at him like 'REALLY'? No stinkin way is this happening! So.. after giving him license and registration and insurance, I sit there crying because
1. i'm hormonal, and
2. i'm late for a very important appointment.

He comes back, see's me bawling and I tell him that i'm pregnant, on my way to an ultrasound and i'm sorry for crying.  He hands me my ticket and sends me on my way. I get to my appointment only to see that Nate is nowhere in sight. He thought I was picking him up in PROVO before my appointment. Misscommunication. So, I start crying AGAIN, in the office. Then the worst happened. No baby. they couldn't find a baby. You can read more about that a few blog entries below.

So pretty much it was the worst day ever. 

But I have to say, that I'm grateful for little ones who bring out the laughter, even in bad memories to make them kind of funny.  And also, thanks to little ones who constantly remind you that if you drive too fast, the police man will come. :-)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ugh.. Mother's Day...

So, in the past, I have HATED Mother's Day. It's the day where everything seems to go wrong. The kids are constantly whining, nobody does the 'expected mother's day' traditions like breakfast in bed or special treatment, or even awarded a nap. It's just another day only the problem is, there is this train of guilt for even feeling like you should have that special treatment. Well, not THIS Mother's Day.

I had a great day. I woke up to the quiet sound of Hailey waking Nate up in a whisper. I knew she was trying so hard to not wake me up.  Loving the day already, I fell back asleep. A while later, Hailey runs in my room holding a fork and yelling 'Happy Mother's Day'. Nate followed with a plate filled with strawberries, eggs and toast.  Hailey jumped in bed and helped me eat my breakfast. A while later, we were sitting in sacrament meeting when they called the primary to come up and sing. Hailey eagerly made her way up to the stand and was very excited to sing. She pretty much just waved at us most of the time, but it was so cute, I could hardly stand it. Besides that, watching Addy get excited and wave back was the cutest thing ever. Such a proud mom, I was. She later gave me a gift she made for me in her Sunbeam class. The weather was gorgeous, we had a great walk home. Then Nate and I sat outside and watched little H bask in the sun and draw endless pictures on the sidewalk.  The evening ended with steaks cooked by Nate and my father in law and good company with family. Aside from all that, one of the greatest things of the day was the way Nate worked so hard at every little situation to make it a great day for me. It worked.

I love being a mom. Especially since I have these two little joys. I know I blog about them more than anything else, but that is my life.  THEY are my life.  Nate and my girls.  Recently, i've been down a lot given certain circumstances but I can't begin to explain the joy I feel knowing that these three people are mine forever.

While watching Hailey play that afternoon, I couldn't help but realize how big she's getting. Random, but I had to post this picture because for some reason, she just looks so grown up to me.

A week ago, my mom came to help me around the house and take care of the girls so I could get a little rest.  It was a really fun trip. It was great to be able to just hang out with my mom and my girls. They love her so much and so do I. I really am so grateful to her this mother's day for all she has done for me. I can't even begin to thank her for everything. As kids, we take for granted all the things our parents do for us. Until I became a mother myself, I didn't realize this. I look back now and am SO thankful to have such a loving mother to watch over me my entire life.

It's been a great mother's day. I hope other mom's can say the same. It's the hardest job, but the best.  I am so blessed to have the life that I do. I mostly have my husband to thank for that.

P.S. sorry for the low Resolution pictures, it's 11pm and i'm too tired to fix it right now. :-)