Monday, December 06, 2010

'Tis The Season

I always have the best intentions to blog more. But then life happens and I don't get it done.  But here I am!  So everyone should be overwhelmingly happy.  It's okay to even do a cheer right now.  I know I just did.  And now I will share some priceless gems of information.  Or useless gems of information -- however you look at it.

--I always know Christmas season is on us when I can turn on the TV to any channel and Elf is on. 

--I also know it's Christmas season because I don't get to watch Elf, I get stuck watching Yogi's First Christmas.  (Anyone that has seen this show -- am I alone in wanting to strangle Cindy Bear and her stupid Mistletoe song?  Gag!!!)

--Our ward split I think about a month ago.  Having to make new friends is giving me anxiety.  Help!!!

--Before the ward split, I was really enjoying my ward calling as "semi-active lady who sits in the back row with a screaming child".  I felt I fit the role perfectly.  Dang split.  Now I've been put in the primary presidency.  What?  Kids?  What am I supposed to do with them?  They have tiny hands and it weirds me out.  Plus they don't think I'm funny, and that's hard on the ego.  Oh Heavenly Father, I hope you know what you're doing, because I certainly don't.

--The rumors from the old ward must have spread that Josh is still mentally challenged because he can still enjoy his calling as "semi-active dude who sits in the back row with a screaming child".  No fair.

--Yeah, see how I mentioned screaming child twice?  Weston hates church.  Actually I think he just hates us in general.  He's all smiles and happy when he goes to daycare, but by the time we get him home, he throws at least 8 tantrums.  Someone tell me this is a phase?  Either that or we have a real diva on our hands.  Great.

--Weston is getting close to walking!  He usually takes a few steps and then forgets the moving-the-feet part and falls on his face.  I think he thinks he is supposed to fly.

--Okay I exaggerated for dramatic effect.  Weston doesn't hate us all the time.  He actually loves us.  Well, he loves Josh.  He loves to clap his hands, get so excited and squeal for "daddy" when Josh walks into the room.  He does say "mama" too, but we just discovered he's actually not referring to me at all.  He says "mama" when he wants food.  Yeah, I see all I am good for. That's also hard on the ego.

--Also among Weston's vocabulary:  "uh-oh", "ball" (his first word), "pa-pa", "good boy", "yeah", "dog", "see ya" (which comes with a really girly hand-wave) and I think "bottle" (ba-ba).  Oh, and the word he does direct at me?  "Go away".  Great, thanks, Weston.  I really am feeling like mom of the year here.

--I made a goal last year (I actually make this goal every year) to run 500 miles.  In 2009, where I was pregnant for 9 months out of the year, I got pretty close to my goal.  This year, I have made it....wait for it.... 19 miles.  Yes, that is all year, not this month.  Now, quit your judging and just help to get me motivated!  I am a lazy disgusting sack of potatoes.

--Does anyone have any ideas for inexpensive Christmas gifts?  Blame it on mom brain but I've got nothing up there.  Please help!!!!

--Speaking of Christmas, I have had the opportunity to be in Lex de Azevedo's Millennium Choral Society for the past several months. I L-O-V-E singing again!  We are putting on a concert for his "Gloria" work on Friday, December 17th and Saturday, December 18th at the Provo Tabernacle.  You should come.  Because if no one shows up, my already shattered ego will be even more destroyed.

And that's all I've got today.  I know, shame on me, I don't even have an adorable picture to go along with the post.  I'm saving the element of surprise for the adorable Christmas cards I just designed and ordered! 


amanda (+ mike and elle) said...

i should just count on peeing my pants when you post. can you please please update your blog more often? the anticipation kills me!

i hope this stroked your ego some, cause it's all true. you rock.

Miss Heather said...

I'm so jealous of your singing!!! I love Gloria!! You are awesome! And I love you and your blogs...

Seth and Brittney said...

ginorm props on posting, woooooot! I love the updates since we NEVER see you guys.
Is there a charge for the concert on the 17th-18th, cuz guess what?? we freaking live in Provo and would love to see you. Let me know!

Whitney said...

I keep forgetting to talk to you about daycare stuff. Will you ask your lady if she is going to take another child? Yes, it would be full time. I'm going to go cry now.

Evelyn said...

I think Weston gets all the diva-ness from Josh and his sequins. Sorry.

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Sara said...

Love your posts! They make me laugh. And when I get a good laugh (like I usually do from your posts) then I consider it my ab exercise for the day. So if you could blog more that would be awesome then I can claim to be a regular exerciser! :) You better start training for the grueling wheat and beet run. It will be the first year in like 5 years that none of us are prego. Wahoo! And I'm in need of a new shirt with pictures of wheat...and beets on it.
Love you.

Cami Jo said...

Loved this post. You had me laughing! I just love reading your blog, you have such a fun way of writing. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Ann said...

Can you please email me and tell me where you got this hat and coat. I am doing this theme for my little boys birthday in march and must have this stuff. So cute and great job.