“True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one’s companion”
-President Hinckley

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

northwest river park

 This tree was weird. Made us laugh

 Random bear carving that was tied to a tree, which also made us laugh. Cutie girl having fun.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by.

finally made it to the river. It was beautiful


 We are so lucky to live in Virginia, and we don't take advantage of it often enough. It is so, so beautiful here. We only scratched the surface today of what this park offers. Next time we will rent a paddle boat and go putt putt golfing.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

father's day and the exploding sink

Happy father's day to all the father's in my life!I cannot believe how blessed I am to have such amazing men in my life, and I owe a lot of who I am today to these wonderful men. Namely, my dad, my father-in-law, and of course my husband.

Today, overall, was pretty uneventful. We went to church and heard some great talks about fathers, then Dan got some cookies from the YW, and then we came home. For dinner, Dan grilled some yummy stakes and I made mashed potatoes (from scratch) and veggies. Everything was great and he loved all of his presents. And then something terrible happened.

The something terrible was this; while I was doing the dishes, the pipe under the sink came unlatched and filthy disgusting disposal water gushed forth and covered the entire kitchen floor. 

I am making chocolate muffins as a treat for Dan while he is out home teaching. Evie is playing on the floor and watching me. Once I am done with said muffins and they are safely in the oven, I turn my attention to the many dishes. As I am rinsing everything off and turning on the disposal, something snaps and a waterfall of brown disgusting water gushes out from underneath the sink and covers the whole kitchen in a matter of seconds. I immediately turn off the water and high tail it to get some towels. I get back just in time to see my poor daughter trying to crawl away from the mess and slipping and sliding all over the place. She was pretty unhappy about the whole situation. So, I throw all the towels I could find on the pool in my kitchen and run Evie upstairs for a much needed bath. Once she is down for the night, I go back downstairs and resume cleaning the stupid mess, and let me tell you, it was disgusting. By the time Dan got home from home teaching, I was in tears, on my knees in the kitchen, trying my best to mop up all the water. Not the best father's day present, but certainly memorable. The worst part is, those muffins were gross and totally not worth the effort. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

riddle me this

How is it that Dan us allowed to spend all our money on me, but I'm not allowed to get him anything for father's day? Double standard. He's spending a small fortune on me for my birthday, still don't know what the present is, but he won't let me buy him anything. And I'm thinkin, that doesn't work for me. So, I think I will buy him lots and lots of fishing equipment, Sherlock Holmes movie, an electric hedge trimmer, and call it a day. That makes us even right? Can't wait until tomorrow so I can do some serious shopping!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012


I love, love the month of June, but I especially love it this year because it brings with it so many exciting things. Namely; my birthday, fathers day, and the visit from Dan's parents. We are so excited! Dan has already started planning all the fun things he wants to do while they're here, and he took off like 4 days from work so he could spend some quality time with them and me. He won't tell me what my present is, but I know its way too expensive. If you talk to him, could you tell him to just get me a card instead? Thanks. I am planning on giving Dan all the fishing stuff he needs before his dad gets here. Happy fathers day, love!

The only downer to all of this, is that June is also the last month we will see each other until September. Dan is off to san Antonio again for training, so I am going to go visit family while he's away. Army is mean like that. Here's to the greatest month of the year!

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