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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My apologies

I'm so sorry that we've been off the radar lately! Things have been crazy busy around here. We moved this weekend and are still trying to settle into our new house. Pure insanity. We wouldn't have been able to make it without the help of JT's parents. BIG TIME life savers. Thank you!

In addition to that, we also:

*had JT's birthday (woohoo!)
*attended Anderson's birthday dinner
*attended Zach's birthday party
*attended Colin's baby blessing
*took the twins to the dentist (yikes. Delilah bit him twice before I realized what was happening)
*took the twins for a surgery consultation at Primary Children's Hospital...only Delilah needs it now

So it'll be a bit before we're in the full swing of normal around here. Oh wait, JT is on the hunt for a specific box. Off I go again!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The fence


This is a picture of our house. That big white thing is the fence that JT made for me. He built it. By himself. Just for me.

Our street is super busy. There are businesses at the other end and their employees/customers speed down our street all day. It terrified the living daylight out of me. Porter had already made his run for the street. It got to the point where I refused to go outside without JT. 

While I was in California for all that time, JT went to Home Depot and bought massive amounts of wood. He spent days working on this fence and I had neighbors teasing me about my surprise the entire time I was gone! 

This fence is so special to me because not only does it show concern for the welfare of our children, it shows love for me. He knew I was worried and he wanted to lift that burden off of my shoulders. He loves me and he chose to give me that gift.

Now it is nearing the end of July and we will be moving a city away. We cannot take the fence and we cannot leave it for the next family. We must sell it.

My heart is breaking at the thought of parting with something that JT poured so much love into. I WANT to keep it, but the truth is that we no longer NEED it. 

The new house JT is moving us to is a show of love in itself. The yard is already fenced in. There is no busy street. There a million other young mothers in the neighborhood. We are next to his work and will see him for lunch. We are walking distance from everything. He can leave me with the car. We are closer to family. 

Everything he does is out of love for us, and especially me. So leaving the fence behind isn't the end of the world. I'll shed a tear or two, take a picture, and hold JT's hand as we step into a new phase of life.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Love in Bloom

This is entry #3 in the series!
JT surprised me with these beauties when he got home from work yesterday. What a lucky girl I am!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

6 years on the beach

When we were in California for all of May, JT and I hit our 6 year anniversary of our first date! Yay!
We “accidentally” arranged for a beach getaway in honor of the occasion…a.k.a. we forgot and it ended up being a happy coincidence. So where did we go?

JT and I stayed at The Laguna Beach Inn. It was so nice! We booked a cozy room with a giant jacuzzi bathtub in it!!! I was in heaven. Not to mention, the flowers, view, and pool area were super beautiful. I loved being able to stand out on the deck and see the beach.

We enjoyed relaxing in the room (thank you Mike & Bonnie for watching the twins!) and having nothing to do.  It feels like it’s been so long since we had nothing to take care of or anywhere to be. I was nice to just remember what it was like to be a couple again.

We went down to the beach for a nice long stroll…only to realize that we were in a series of private beaches that were all divided by sea cliffs! Since we weren’t up for rock climbing and swimming, we kept climbing back up the stairs to try and find a new beach. I think we finally ended up giving in on the 4th attempt (our calves may have been burning) and decided that we would climb/swim if we had to. ;)

I loved having the opportunity to just walk hand in hand with my hubby down a beach again. It was gorgeous and the sunset was amazing. It brought back all our good memories from the past 6 years. Our second date happened at the beach where JT set up a little blanket under the stars and popped Pirates of the Caribbean into the portable DVD player. We’ve been going back ever since. He even planned to propose to me there…but good ‘ol Utah and school got in the way. Anyways, what I’m trying to convey is the incredible breath of fresh air it breathed into our lives and into our marriage. Is it time to buy a summer beach house yet??? ;)


For dinner we decided to hop into our car and head off to our old home! San Clemente.
We lived in an apartment complex called Whispering Winds at the top of a street/huge hill called Calle Del Cerro. You can see the ocean from the top of that hill. We spent the first 5 months of our marriage in that city. *sigh* Our days were care free and spent walking down the beach that was 5 minutes from our home. Our favorite place to eat was a tiny little Italian Restaurant. I do not remember the name because I never bothered to learn it even while we lived there. But the food is really good!!! It was fun to sit at the table, hold hands, and smile at the familiarity of it all.



The next morning we decided to go to brunch and were told to head down to an old hotel and ride the elevator to the top. We were SO glad we did!!!!! You’ll see why…






Amazing right?! It’s called the rooftop and the view blew us away. We had fun listening to their mix of mid 90s music (no, we don’t want no scrub…hee hee) and enjoying the breeze. Their huevos rancheros has only ever been topped by yours truly! ;) But seriously, if you’re ever in Laguna Beach, ask for direction to The Rooftop. You’ll love it!

After brunch we took another walk down the beach where we found an outcropping of rocks to settle in on. We enjoyed just quietly sitting together while watching the surf. It was honestly the best 6 year anniversary we’ve ever had!!! :)
We will definitely be back.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Enjoying the weather

About 2 weeks ago, the weather here in Provo was PERFECT. We decided to take advantage of it by eating our dinner outside. The twins had so much fun! I was also very pleased to see them eating their pasta salad. Although, like their father, they seem to be shying away from tomatoes. We'll have to work on that one.

Love in Bloom

I've decided to keep track of all the beautiful flowers JT gives to me! Since I just posted flowers recently, consider this entry #2 of the "Love in Bloom" series!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hot Hubby Contest

Have you heard about The Dating Divas yet??? If not, then be sure to head over there right now! It's a site run by a group of women who work hard on their marriages by coming up with creative dates.  I've gotten a lot of good ideas from them before, like the sleepover camp-out date I had with JT!

Right now they're hosting a Hot Hubby Contest on their Facebook page. The prize is a family/couples photo shoot along with a professional stylist to do our hair!!!! Best prize ever!!!!

I've entered JT into the running as entry number #88. It's a picture of him sleeping in bed with the twins. I love it because it shows his love for me and them.  Their entire first year of life, JT chose to get up with them EVERY time they woke up EVERY night.  He honestly enjoyed spending time with them! He also loved knowing that even though he couldn't be there during the day to help me, he could show his support each night by letting me catch a few extra winks. I never once asked him to do it! This tough handsome man went from pulling all-nighters defending our country in Iraq to all-nighters with babies' spit-up on his shirt. My hubby is HOT!

The only way we can win is if enough people "Like" JT's photo.  Please head over the The Dating Divas Facebook page, "Like" it, and then "Like" the photo in their contest album.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!

THANK YOU for all your support. I'm giddy to even have a chance at winning this amazing prize!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

How will they know?

The title for this post comes from one of my all-time favorite Primary songs, "How Will They Know?"
The lyrics are as follow:
How will they know 
the ones for whom we care 
that God is love and with us everywhere, 
That life is good, with blessings all can share? 
How will they know 
unless we teach them so?

I've been thinking a lot lately about how I will teach my children the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I'm still new at this and not exactly sure how to start...but I have come up with some sort of a routine.

The best part? The impact is almost instantaneous.

So I'll go ahead and show you what I've got, and PLEASE feel free to interject with any advice you have!

8am: I pull the twins out of their cribs and we have a family prayer that also blesses breakfast. Then I change diapers, get them dressed, and feed them cheerios as they wait for their oatmeal to finish cooking.

11am: I sit down with them to read 3 children's books that are specifically religious. Then we read one scripture from the Book of Mormon and sing a primary song.  As soon as the song is over, the twins get put into their cribs for their late morning nap. 

1 pm: The twins wake up and are pulled out of their cribs. We play, read books, sing songs, etc. I make lunch and we bless it.

4:30pm: I read 3 stories out of our children's Bible and then read one verse out of the KJV Bible. We sing another primary song and then the twins get put in their cribs for their late afternoon nap.

6:30pm: The twins wake up in time to greet Daddy as he walks through the door. I have dinner done by that time and we bless it before eating. 

8:00pm: The twins are changed into their pajamas and we gather in the living room for a family devotional. My parents gave us a packet of pictures depicting stories from the scriptures. We use one picture a night to briefly explain the story to the twins. Then they each get a turn holding the picture. We say a family prayer and then they twins are put to bed.


Obviously I'm going to have to change the schedule once the twins start growing out of their nap schedule. I want to make it fun for them. They seem to be enjoying it right now, but I'd love for it to be more engaging and less formal. Any ideas?

Okay, so for the fun parts of my story!!!
This morning when I said the prayer, Porter sat on the floor, crossed his legs, and bowed his head! Delilah stood in place, folded her arms, and bowed her head!  I could barely contain my excitement!!!! They did such a good job being reverent.  I am so proud of them!

I do think that Delilah's a little confused though. When we were singing "I Am a Child of God" she folded her arms. It wasn't until Porter started waving his arm to conduct the music that she realized it was music time instead! Then she joined right in. 

I've definitely got my work cut out for me with these two. Oh, and did I mention I'm considering early potty training? Heaven help me!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Flowers

Look at the pretty flowers JT brought me home last night!!!


He also brought me my favorite cookies (snickerdoodles). But they disappeared...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Where have we been for all of May?

The answer is California! Cool huh?
The Monday after Easter, the twins and I hopped into the car with JT's dad and headed straight for Cali.  I was equal parts excited and nervous. We were supposed to stay for 2 weeks and have JT join us for week 3. I was nervous about how much the twins and I would end up missing him. The answer: A LOT.

We had tons of fun though while we were down! I spent 3 weeks at my parents and got together with JT's family as often as the twins let me.
*Sidenote 1: I was really shocked that the twins never acclimated to the time change the entire MONTH we were there. It made it really hard to try and do anything in the evening. They also got sick. No fair. :(
*Sidenote 2: Yes, you read that right. Month. JT had something important come up at work and had to           postpone coming out to meet us another week.

Some fun things that went on:

*The twins and I watched our first NASCAR race!
*The twins fell in LOVE with both sets of grandmas. Delilah in particular.
*Porter likes to go down slides by himself
*The twins enjoy playing in the kiddie pool and sand box
*The twins are not afraid to eat sand
*I got to go to the temple every week with my parents!
*I went out to eat with my friends Lyndsey and Kylie
*Kylie and I found amazing hats
*Porter and I got to go on a lunch and shopping adventure with my cousin Stefani!
*The twins said "Thank you"...a lot (but stopped as soon as we left CA)
*I watched my sister get down with her bad self at a youth conference talent show
*My siblings and I become thoroughly obsessed with The Voice (secret handshake and everything)
*I got to sing "I Stand All Amazed" in Sacrament
*We got to go with the Trouts to my new favorite Riverside restaurant: Mi Tortilla!
*We had another spectacular time with JT's family playing catch phrase. It gets pretty crazy.
*And last but certainly not least, JT and I went away for a one night stay in Laguna Beach! More on that to come!

There's probably a million things I've missed putting down. A whole month is a lot to remember though. We were all really grateful for the time we got to spend with family. It really makes it hard sometimes to come back up to Utah until we remember that we have Christina's family and all our friends up here! How about all our Trout and Meza family just moves on up with us? Doesn't that sound PERFECT?! *Sigh* A girl can dream.

P.S. I came home to two presents. I'll give you a hint as to what the first one was...

Monday, April 11, 2011

God So Loved the World

With Easter fast approaching, I have been taking more time to contemplate on what our Savior's sacrifice means for us. Volunteering to sing in the stake choir for the Easter fireside has helped give me more time for contemplation as I sing hymn after hymn about our Savior.
One in particular has captured my heart at the moment. It is Carl J. Nygard, Jr.'s "God So Loved the World". The lyrics are as follows:
God so loved the world
that He gave His only Son.

God so loved the world
that everyone who would believe in His only Son
shall have everlasting life.

For God sent not His Son in to the world,
to condemn the world,
but God so loved the world that through His Son
the world might be saved

God so loved the world
that He gave His only Son,
That all who would believe in Him
would have everlasting life.






The Atonement and the Resurrection bring me to thoughts of life and death.
Last week my friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was two weeks early and was healthy, despite having the cord wrapped around her neck. The doctor said that had she waited the 2 weeks and been born bigger, there would have been dangerous complications to the delivery. The Lord knew that and blessed their family. She would have liked the extra two weeks, but God in His mercy saw fit to bless them with their baby girl in complete health. Our ways are definitely not His ways.
On the other side of the spectrum is death. Last night at choir practice our director asked for forgiveness in a whisper before telling us a story. He told us that a sister was missing from our soprano section. She had gone in for surgery and had died unexpectedly on Tuesday. He told us that her dear husband was even then singing in the choir with us. We heard a choked sob come from the men's section, but I dared not look and invade his privacy. The director told us that after she had passed, her husband had gone in to see her one last time. Her husband is a sealer in the temple and has a firm testimony in the power of the temple. He looked at his sweet wife and said, "well, I'll see you later." The director then went on to ask us to remember this man's testimony and dear wife when we sang "God So Loved the World".  The power is in the words of that song.

I also found out that a wonderful and dear woman named Cindy Simpson passed away last night as well. I grew up with her as a leader and looked up to her. I knew she had moved away and was fighting cancer. Her son let us all know that she passed in her home surrounded by her family.

This life is many things. It is birth, death, joy, sadness, sickness, and health. But what remains the same is the sacrifice of our Savior. Constant throughout eternity is the mercy that Jesus Christ has bestowed upon us. We need not fear meeting our God because Christ's Atonement washes us clean. My friend's new daughter will be able to meet her Savior as pure as she is now, because Christ will take her sins upon Him.  And that dear man and the Simpson family will see their loved ones again because of the Resurrection. Death holds no power anymore. Because of the Son, God will be with you until we all meet again. 
As you fill your eggs and decorate your homes with flowers and bunnies this Easter, take the time to remember the man who has changed history.
Remember the man who was born without riches and was rejected by his own people. 
Remember the man who bled from every poor under the weight of our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane--a Garden filled will olives that when pressed, ooze a blood red juice.
Remember the man who because of his divine nature, had to willingly offer himself up on the cross.
Always remember the man who did this all that you and I might live with him again. Because of him, we will all live again.

"There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection." (Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Ensign, Dec. 2000, 2).




Friday, April 8, 2011

El Pollito

You may or may not be aware of this, but my maiden name is Meza. My family is from Costa Rica and that makes me one proud Tica! I'm working on teaching my children Spanish but it's coming slowly. I know for sure that they understand "besito" (kiss).

Funny. That was the first word their father learned too. ;)

Here's a video of the twins enjoying one of their favorite nursery rhymes! Enjoy!

video

Cake Pops

Anyone out there ever heard of cake pops? Haha, I know. Those are OLD news!

...unless you're Bakerella. Then they're always in vogue.

Today was my first EVER attempt at the infamous pops, and I've gotta say I LOVE them! They were so easy and it was all done in 20 minutes. So in case any of you are arriving to the party fashionably late, like myself, I've posted the steps for you!

*Cheering*  Thank you, thank you. I love you all too.

1. First, burn a few cupcakes you were working on for the baby shower tomorrow.
Ok, not really...but that was my first step. I baked 50 cupcakes and burnt 6 of them. Not wanting to put them to waste, I figured it was the perfect time to try cake pops!
2. I crumbled up the cake into the smallest pieces I could get.  Then I mixed cream cheese frosting into the crumbs.


3. I rolled the crumb and frosting mixture into little balls. Kind of like when you're working with cookie dough...
4. I stuck those little suckers into the freezer for a minute or so to make them easier to work with.
5. While the balls were in the fridge, I grabbed my white baking chips and melted them in the microwave.

6. Since I wanted my chocolate to be tinted pink, I mixed in one drop of red food coloring.


 7. When the chocolate was ready I grabbed my lollipop sticks and dipped one end into the chocolate. Then I pulled the cake balls out of the fridge and stuck the chocolate covered stick ends into the balls.
8. I put the cake pops back in the freezer for a little while to make sure the sticks were nice and secure.

I then took the opportunity to feed my kids. Demanding, aren't they? Haha. I was so happy to see them eagerly gobble up the bean and beef chili I gave them! That's unheard of! As soon as I saw they would eat it, I rushed back into the kitchen and cut up a bunch of peppers and mushrooms to sneak in. They never noticed! SUCCESS!

9. I pulled out the cake pops and rolled them in the chocolate. Once they were all covered, I put them back in the freezer, but this time I made sure I lined the plate with parchment paper.

10. Now the fun part! I got to pull out my tray and line it with parchment. Then I sprinkled it with powdered sugar for decoration. Lastly, I put the cake pops on and patted myself on the back! Yay!

I think they'll be super cute at the baby shower...if it ends up happening! I have yet to hear back from them so who knows...


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guess we should've seen that coming...

my friend Lizzy is in labor. I cannot stop laughing over it all! That's what we get for planning a baby shower at 38 weeks! Haha!

I'm SO excited for her! She's such a great mom to her toddler and she will be fantastic with two.

I think our Diaper Shower is going to turn into a Sip & See! Hee hee. I can't stop smiling. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Babies

Time sure has flown by around here. The twins are now 15 months old! I begged them to stop growing, but they refuse to stay my little babies. They're loving life and having way too much fun enjoying the freedom of walking to listen to me.
Porter has 12 teeth, including 4 molars. He's a sweetheart and our biggest cuddle bug.  Porter would spend all day in my lap giving me kisses if I let him. He walks and runs without any fear. If I need to grab something from my bedroom really quick, I have to take off at a dead sprint. He still manages to make it to the door before I've had the chance to shut it again! He's SO fast.

Porter is also VERY strong. If he thinks to do it, there's probably a way for him to accomplish it. He's as mischievous as can be. He's just 100% little boy and I LOVE it. He will run around the house asking "huh?" all day long. His new favorite word besides "huh" is "Momma". It melts my heart. So his grand word count total comes to 3 regular words (including "dada") and the occasional "thank you".
Porter's sleeping schedule has stayed pretty regular. He sleeps in until 7:30-8 am and goes down for naps between 10 & 11 and then later between 3 & 4.  Each nap lasts 2 hours, but the first one has been known to stretch to 3.  He will usually wake up once during the night if his diaper is dirty. After a quick change and a sippy cup of water, he's out like a light for the rest of the night.  It's not really anything to complain about.

His eating habits are healthy...but picky. It takes quite a bit of work to get him to eat anything new or anything he's recently decided isn't as yummy as it used to be. Like strawberries. Crazy child.

Delilah is turning into a beautiful little girl. Seeing her sweetness makes me so happy. She's a petite little thing and can still fit into 6 month old clothes. Our doctor is certain she will be petite her whole life. It's funny that a 6'3" man can have a petite daughter!

Delilah's personality is far from small though! She's always running around and laughing at the top of her lungs. I'm a little worried about the terrible two's considering how strong-willed she already is. But I'm determined to do my part to help her keep her big personality without turning into a wild child. She is SO worth the effort.
She loves to walk over and just rest her head on my shoulder while I run my fingers through her hair. Her eyes sparkle everytime she gets one on one time with JT or myself.

She is not as steady on her feet as Porter is, but she can get around without much of a problem.  Running is probably in the not-too-far future. Delilah has 8 teeth and is working on getting 2 molars. She's never once complained about teething but I feel bad about all the drooling. I'm sure that must annoy her!

Her favorite word is "ya?".  It's so cute! She'll say it at the perfect moments too. I was telling a neighbor boy that I was really bad at math and Delilah looked up and said "ya" with this disappointed tone...I cracked up!!
Her every day word total comes to 2, including "dada".  The occasional miracle words include "thank you", "momma", and "diaper".  The latter was the most amazing thing in the world. I really hoped that she would continue to tell me when she had a dirty diaper...but that was just a pie in the sky.
Her sleep and eating habits are exactly the same as Porter's, except she sleeps through the night. Go Delilah girl! Her nicknames are Delilah Baila, Lidah, and Chiquita Delilah (newly christened so by Grandpa Meza).


So there we have it. My babies are now beautiful toddlers. I couldn't be happier. I find so much joy being their mother and look forward to the onset of Spring. There are so many new things for them to discover and I can't wait!

Candles

One of the quickest ways to add ambience to any even is with candles. Knowing this, I took a trip up to IKEA to gather my supplies.  Thankfully they sell a package of 20 candles for around $3. That's perfect since I'd love to have some leftover for personal use!

I sat in the living room this morning waiting to pounce on my first nap time opportunity.  When 11am finally hit, the twins were happily down with their sippy cups in hand. I gleefully ran off and gathered my supplies! Simple, right? Those are always the perfect projects.

It was very relaxing to be able to sit there curling ribbon while watching the Colbert Report. In a matter of minutes I was done! I'll have 10 total for the shower on Saturday!
I'm really excited because my BFF Kina will be coming down on Friday to save my butt with a cake! She's gonna teach me her professional ways and hopefully I'll pick up a thing or two. Kina, I love your face!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Diaper Shower Invitations

I am hosting a diaper shower this Saturday for a friend of mine. It's the first one I've ever hosted and I'm pretty nervous! It's Lizzy's second little girl and I want everything to be pink and frilly. I had my sister-in-law Lacie take the invite I drew up in my paint program and turn it pretty. She's very talented! Then I used paper doilies from the Dollar Store to add the finishing touch.
Didn't they turn out CUTE?! I'm absolutely in love with them. I can't wait to give Lizzy her copy today. I really think she'll like it!
We're meeting at her mother-in-law's house today to go over details and make a game plan. After that I'll have some definite crafts and plans to post! Eek! I'm way excited!

Linked up at Tatertots and Jello and Today's Creative Blog

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Change of Plans

Hello all! I know you probably expect the next post to be about another amazing date and I am so sorry to disappoint.  However, due to circumstances I did not foresee, we are going to have to cancel the last two dates. 
Boo!
Hiss!
I know.  I was even working on my first ever painting! Hopefully I'll be able to get back to it all sometime in the future.  In the meantime, I hope you all have WONDERFUL anniversaries!

Anniversary Week: Day 5

Last night was our Beach Date! For our honeymoon, JT and I went on a Carnival Cruise Ship named the Elation.  It docked in Cabo and Ensenada, Mexico.  I thought it might be fun to recreate it a little bit!  Well, as much as could be done when it's 40 degrees outside at night. ;)

I set the mood with another sign on the door.
Since I was going to be picking JT up from work that day, I put in an order ahead of time for Cafe Rio. YUMMY!!! If you haven't had their sweet pork then you are seriously missing out. I felt it was appropriate for a Mexican cruise theme.
After we got fat and happy, it was time to change into our "beach" gear. As you can tell, that does not include swimsuits. It was 40 degrees out! No way it was gonna happen.

We started out by playing our own version of beach volleyball. I set up laundry baskets at either end of our yard. The rule was to only touch the ball with your fingertips and absolutely NO holding the ball. The game lasted all of 2 minutes before the ball popped! That's what I get for buying it at the Dollar Store. Our awesome neighbor let us use her masking tape to fix it though.  We went right back at it and lasted another 5 minutes before it popped again! We just called it a game at that point. I was losing 2-4 so I wasn't shedding any tears over having to end early anyways. ;)
Our next activity included a giant bubble wand.  No, I didn't get pictures.  Be sad because you missed out.  I spun in a circle blowing the bubbles while JT zoomed around popping them as fast as he could! It was pretty hilarious!
The last "beach" activity was a hula hoop contest!
It took me all of 1 minute to break it! We had to use some more masking tape to fix it and pulled off all the sparkly stuff on the outside. Then I took a shot at hula hooping first.  Apparently I'm more talented at breaking it. I did SO bad that I tripped all over myself and went down laughing! Unfortunately, JT caught that moment in a picture.  In the interest of full disclosure, I'll let you see my laughing hyena moment. But no judging. You know you look like a hyena when you trip over a hula hoop too.

JT once again demostrated his superior skills and actually managed to do well!


Since the hula hoop was our last game, we headed indoors. At this point JT was excited to find out that ice cream cones were next on the menu. His favorite thing about our cruise was the 24 hour soft serve ice cream. He had it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc. In fact, he remembers me accusing him of cheating on me with ice cream on our honeymoon.  Meh.  I got over it.  Plus, I was excited for ice cream too!

After the frozen treat we were supposed to put on our swimsuits and SQUEEZE into the tub together (remember, JT is 6'3"). I even got squirt guns and a little toy boat to play with....
......ok ok. So I stole it from Porter and Delilah!

But in the end, we were too tired to go through with it. But I know it would've been super fun! There's always next time. :)

Linked up at Tatertots and Jello and Today's Creative Blog

Friday, April 1, 2011

Anniversary Week: Day 4

Last night was our Country date! Sadly enough, I didn't snap a picture of us. But rest assured, there were jeans, plaid shirt, and pigtails galore. 

I set the mood by decorating our front door with a sign and a ticket to our country concert.

It created quite the fuss with the neighborhood kids.  Neighbors kept asking, "Didn't you do your date LAST night?"  Hee hee hee.

I also found the CUTEST rock concert admission ticket on the Dating Divas site. To download it for yourself, visit their link here.

Even though we weren't going to a rock concert, I figured it counted since we would be "rocking" out to country.  See? It totally works. :)

After dinner we decided to begin by dancing.  Back before we got married, I would spend hours upon hours country swing dancing it up all over Utah County.  I have since COMPLETELY forgotten everything I ever knew, which puts JT and I at the perfect spot to learn together. :) Now if only I could stop getting frustrated with myself then it would be just perfect...



After we fiddled around with that for a good while, we sat down on the couch to enjoy our concert! Back when JT and I were dating, I snagged awesome floor seats to a Keith Urban concert! We had an amazing time together and really enjoyed the music.  So I made sure to pick up a Keith Urban in Concert DVD and a 2 liter of rootbeer for us! Trust me...those country folk like their beer. I made the mistake of wearing sandals to the concert and was up to my ankles in the stuff! Gross!
Oh Keith Urban, you're voice is wonderful. I did after all fall in love with JT while listening to his music.

Romantic and musical date was a total success! Go try it now! You won't believe how fun it is!