Sunday, December 21, 2008


Moral of the story... Always check your kids homework. This mom actually works at Home Depot and sells snow shovels :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

... and the ghost of Christmas future...

I've started to realize that Matt posts way more than I do. And his most recent post inspired me...

Christmas to me is more than just Christmas day. Christmas actually starts the first day of December and goes until school starts again in January. If you pay attention the atmosphere of the world changes, people are more aware and concerned for others, they share more readily, and they give without spite. Some say it is the Christmas spirit that has this effect, but I believe it is the Spirit of Christ. It's a blessing to every one when this spirit is present.

Matt and I have been very blessed. This is our THIRD Christmas as a couple, the first one we've spent together, and I can't wait for the following Christmases!

I have memories of, when I was younger, running down the hall with my sisters to see the BEST Christmas EVER!! With the help of Santa my parents knew how to get us excited. We have a favorite Christmas video to watch that contains many of our families inside jokes ("thankie poppie"). Now that I am expecting our first baby I get excited thinking about the little Christmases with him and with Matt, and all the cute things he will say and do... not to mention being able to look back fifteen years from now and see how cool Matt and I dressed!

This coming Christmas all I wanted was to be able to spend time with our families (the spirit of Christ does that to people) and we are lucky enough to be doing just that. I am so grateful for the family that surrounds me. I am grateful for an amazing husband and wonderful in-laws. I am grateful for my incredible parents and siblings, they've made me who I am today. And I am grateful for the birth of my big brother, and Savior, Jesus Christ; without him this happy giving season would not exsist. I am excited to see the Christmases to come!


the ghost of christmas past and present

i just want to type something. reagans sleeping, im done studying chemistry.... so yea. as it turns out i really like school. i actually enjoy it. i enjoy it a lot. i guess thats good for anyone who wants to continue education for anything past the standard bachelor degree. i always wanted to be a doctor of some sort. i never knew what tho. i thought about dentistry...didnt have the grades. i looked into anesthesiology...too much school. i even thought about being a maxilofacial surgeon just after having a fist be slammed through my face, shattering my orbital socket...those innocent little bones. by the time the second surgery was done, that desire faded away. i do believe that surgeons are incredibly talented however. on to business management at byu. haha. yea. right. ive got passion and am competitive, but wow, apparently not enough. this was a blessing. i got focused toward something i was good at. construction management! i got into that program and wasnt excited. i think my reaction was something like, "reagan! i got my letter to see if im accepted or not!" she said "open it!" so i did. the next words that came out of my mouth were "oh crap...(sigh)." reagan looked at me and said "crap?! no matt thats great!" weellll i didnt want to do that anymore. i think that subconsciously i was hoping for a denial from the school so that my hesitancy to continue with constrution would be assisted and i could be more content with just pushin it all under the rug. i kept quiet for a day then told reagan i wanted to be a chiropractor. i had applied, or started to apply over a year before then but just put it on the back burner. so here we are now, and i am loving it so much. i realize this is where i want to be. the human body is amazing. it has always interested me. simple things about the body blow my mind. i dont know everything but i do know that we are all pretty freakin cool, even when we aren't trying.

on another note...i wonder how long the first body took to create. were there prototypes? because God is perfect in all he does, probably not...and we could get a lot deeper into the doctrine of The God who created us...but not now.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

the Christmas shoes

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I said it for the first time this year. reagan and i were walking up to HyVee, our grocery store, and the salvation army bell ringer was so excited to say "Merry Christmas!" that i was too! it was good to hear that she didn't care about this whole "dont say merry Christmas, say happy hollidays. merry Christmas is not politically correct." you know what...screw that. thats almost as obsurd as people saying that the pledge of allidgence shouldn't be said in schools because it violates the 1st ammendment, or that the "In God We Trust" being imprinted on money is a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.

so in my excitement, and rapid fire of wondering what some peoples deals are, i want to share this to prove that im not insensitive.

i think we can all relate to this video/song in some way. it reminds me that happiness is in giving and being willing to help others who have real needs. it reminds me of how willing my mom has always been willing to give of herself before thinking about herself. it reminds me to FEEL Christmas instead of just observing Christmas.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

these days

well a lot has happened in the past week. here is what we want to tell the entire WORLD WIDE WEB... www. get it? i do. well i do now. reagan thought of it. and i just made the "ah ha" face.

1. i feel strong. i feel mature. taylor suggested that she and everybody else no longer address me as matt, but instead, "Good Sir." why not? i feel, as i told the foote's on the phone, "no disposition to do evil." yes. i am now one year older. not wiser, but older.

reagan told me to get in the car. she asked if i wanted to go to sears with her. if you are a man, and you say no to this when your WIFE suggests it, youre retarted. about halfway there i then started to wonder, "wait, why? why are we going to sears? what do you need there?" well, we arrived and was surprised with a brilliant and might i say sexy grill. no way! this has revolutionized the way i think, cook, and eat. we had kabobs tonight and i even made a smore on it! thank you to clint and kandi... the greatest gosh darn in-laws a Good Sir could have.

1. The O-Team came over from colorado. dad worked out at least twice everyday!!! his finger is getting stronger. Reagan showed my mom how to play doctor mario, and my mom in turn tried to teach us all how to build a "platform" <---long story. actually not really. we were playing dr. mario as our family activity. for those of you who dont know what doctor mario is, it is a game where there are little viruses that you have to stack 3 of the same color pill on top of in order to make them disappear. original nintendo. all the way. OH-- that was my birthday present from reagan:) anyway, there was a virus that was covered in all the wrong colors, so much that you had to build up from the bottom. reagan was gaming it on the 21st level. she got frustrated so i took over. i had a plan to vaccinate that game. so i was trying to accomplish my plan and my mom kept saying "you have to build a platform!" this continued until i almost started to believe i NEEDED to build a platform (to build up to get the lil varmint), which eventually led to my destruction. sooooooo i now notice this is a "had to be there" story. sorry. actually. no. i just decided im not sorry cuz if you were here, you would be laughing. OK-- so i just want you all to know that my mom hasn't gamed it since the late 1990's when i so rudely slaughtered her in a battle on mario kart. but here we are today. she freakin rocked me. thats all im willing to share about kinda sensitive.

3. we are yet in the third trimester of pregnancy. wait. no. reagan just corrected me and told me she is NOW this instant to the day in her third trimester... and she is lookin gooooooood. ummm....where was i going with th.... oh! we have been greatly blessed with bountious amounts of baby goods from our lovely families. pretty much we are all super excited and cant wait for the baby to just get here! i told reagan to just let the baby come right now. she said that she couldn't do that. i dont understand. if i was her i could probably make a deal with the lil guy. we love our huge family and cant wait to add the little one as well.