Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Hiking with with Steve, Kim, Kash, and Harley. Pinewood derby, 3 BBQ's in the back yard, enjoying the WARM weather, Book Club (The Shack), play groups, Making Popcorn trees, Making Easter suckers with Gonga, Swimming at Grandpa Munks indoor POOL, Jack jumped off the edge and loved it, SHAWN moved his Shop, Shawn has worked double over time, Last IMMUNIZATION for Jack, Jack weighted in at 34 lbs. and 3 1/2 feet tall,  Jack THOUGHT it was weird she said he was 3 1/2 feet when he only has two feet, the nurse loved his COMMENT, family outing to "How To Train a Dragon", Loved it and was scared out of his shorts, and family night consisted of a cute EASTER EGG Hunt, Jack got skittles in his egg and loved it!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Now I might be partial but that is one cute LEPRECHAUN!
(Jack made this hat at a play group. The first time he put it on I burst out laughing, I love it!)

Jack the Leprechaun eating green waffles, lucky charms and green milk, along with his gold nuggets the Irish Leprechaun left! Happy St. Patty's Day

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The "D" Word

Maybe I am alone in saying this, but does anyone else feel like Marriage is getting more and more disposable everyday?  I feel like every direction I turn I am faced with a new marriage falling apart. Honestly it scares me and it has made me really analyze my marriage.  Many of the people that are in this situation I have looked up to and thought their marriages "seemed" okay.  The bad thing is most the time the excuse is, I'm not happy, I feel like I settled for this marriage, and the best one, I'm addicted to sex... Lame Lame Lame. Honestly the real problem is that all three of those statements start with I and there is where the problem lies. I love this quote “Marriage, in its truest sense, is a partnership of equals, with neither exercising dominion over the other but, rather, with each encouraging and assisting the other in whatever responsibilities and aspirations he or she might have. In my judgment, the real essence of happiness in marriage lies not so much in romance as in an anxious concern for the comfort and well-being of one's companion. Thinking of self alone and of the gratification of personal desires will build neither trust, love, nor happiness. Only when there is unselfishness will love, with its concomitant qualities, flourish and blossom.” -President Gordon B. Hinckley

After I read that quote a few couples popped into my mind, and I am thankful I have them to look up to...

I don't personally know these two, but I feel like I do. Most of you know this story, but for the ones who don't here is why I look up to these two. Stephanie and Christen, a darling married couple with five kids, were in a horrible plane wreck over a year ago. They were both on the brink of death, Stephanie burned from head to toe. Long and great story short, no matter what they look like or what their disabilities are now they are in love. They keep each other alive and look to each other for support.  A great example of true love!

Anyone that has made it 60+ years of marriage belongs in my book of good examples of a successful marriage. I am lucky to call these two my grandparents. They always have smiles on their faces and my grandpa ALWAYS gives my grandma a kiss good bye. I love that. They do everything together, and don't ever act like they are sick of each other.

I can't remember a time that I have heard my parents yell at each other. I love that they still take time to go on dates and love to watch old boring westerns together. I doubt very few days have gone by that my Mom hasn't had a full  meal ready for my Dad when he got home, his laundry folded washed and put away and the house spotless. I doubt a day has gone by that my Dad hasn't worked his fingers to the bone, provided everything that a family could need and honored his priesthood. I love that my Mom waited for my Dad while he was on his mission, it just adds to there great love story.

 I have had numerous conversations with Shawn's Mom about how much pain Shawn's Dad is in all the time and still he wakes up each day and pushes through. She always has a tear in her eye at the end. Corey loves motorcycles, and even though it might not ever happen they always talk about having matcing Harleys and riding together. I hope someday they do.

Shawn's Grandparents have too been married for 60 + years. I love to watch these two. Even though I have never seen them kiss each other or say I love you it is through their actions that I see their love. Grandma Munk has Alzheimer and Grandpa Munk has now had to take on the many roles she had, like cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping, he had some big shoes to fill. And in return Grandpa Munk can hardly walk and without a doubt Grandma is by his side keeping him balanced, I guess you could say one couldn't live without the other.

If you weren't on this list don't be offended, after I started listing a few I realized that there are a lot of you out there that I look up to, thanks. This has made me realize that Shawn and I are in it for the long haul, and there is NO giving up. There may be a lot of divorce happening around us, and my heart hurts for the victims of selfishness, but there are also a lot of great examples around us too. Someone once said that they have a swear word in their house they call the "D" word. Not to be mistaken with the other "D" word :) and it is not aloud in any way shape or form in their house...I think they meant divorce. I too will add that to the list of  DO NOT SAY  in our house words too. I love you all and I know sometime divorce doesn't always go both ways, sadly. There are many people out there that are divorced and don't want to be, that makes me want to cry. I know that there is a soul mate out there for each of us and I am so grateful I have mine!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Little conversations...

Jack and I were at our Tuesday play group when I overheard two cute little Jack conversations, they went something like this...

(we had been there for a few min)
 Jack- Hi Austin I haven't said hi to you yet today. (with a lot of animation)
Austin- Umm.. Mom why did Jack say that...
(Jack has spent way to many hours observing what his Mom says, yikes)

( After a slight accident, Jack was spending some time in the bathroom, but after sitting in there for 10 min. I gave up, Haily and Jack had this potty talk together.)
Haily- Jack you go potty.
Jack- Nah, I just did a little poop in my undies, Moms mad...
Haily- oh

I've always wondered what little boys conversations were like, well there you have it!!!

I have to add one more also.  

Jack - When I grow up I am going to be a dad, like you. I am going to have a big head like you. A really big head!!