(1) Mon Apr 04 2005 18:35 It's in the genes:
Aaron was telling me that he was re-reading through some old emails from me to him during our engagement while he was in Alaska and I was in Texas. He said, "Even back then you were bossing me around, but either I just didn't know it or I was so in love I didn't care." I wanted to jump into defenses, but I gave up semi-admitting that I guess I do 'boss' Aaron around, although I may not see it as that, he does. Now I guess he knows me well enough to recognize my patterns; so while he was re-reading through the emails he spotted it right away. I suppose I was not ready for that type of response, rather was hoping and expecting him to say something more like "you were so cute when we were dating...you said the sweetest things to me."
I'd like to think that I don't boss him around, just let him know the things that need to get done while trying to solicit his help. I think I inherited this annoying (to other people) quality from my mom who is the queen of multi-tasking and delegating. In my defense, I did plan my entire wedding by myself and if I did send Aaron suggestions of ways to help, it was for our wedding anyway. You live and learn, I guess I should be more sensitive to others is the moral.
As a side note, Ben Taylor is the epitome of multi-tasking so he and my mom are perfect for each other.
(3) Mon Apr 04 2005 18:58:
Yesterday we went to Aaron's brother's for dinner and we had ribs. They were very good but I wish I had a camera. There is no attractive way to eat ribs, and while I tried to keep clean for the most part, Aaron's ravenous brothers let it all go. It was hilarious to see them with BBQ sauce all over their face, cheeks, and hands. And you can't eat ribs without getting meat in between your teeth. I'm sure we all looked like we were the last Neanderthal tribe gather around our latest kill with the bones stacked up while we devoured the carcass. Along with the ribs was corn on the cob...Can you say FLOSS!
(3) Tue Apr 05 2005 13:27:
I can no longer put Lily in her bouncy seat in front of Baby Einstein while I shower. The other day I hear her crying, and I could tell it was no ordinary cry and something was wrong, although it wasn't a "I'm seriously in pain cry". So I hurried and jumped out of the shower and threw on a towel and rushed into the living room to see Lily dangling by her waist strap over the edge of her bouncy seat palming the floor. She wasn't hurt or anything, probably scared mostly, but it was kinda comical to see that she had hoisted herself over the edge.
She is slowly moving from low supervision to high supervision constantly as she is learning to crawl and move around better. As I was cleaning up the living room this morning there was a pencil on the ground, while it was way out of reach of Lily, it won't be long till she can move around anywhere to get into things.
She got sick again right after she got better last week b/c she was playing with her cousin Kate who is 9 months older than her while we were in Idaho. I spotted Kate's runny nose and suspect that is why she is sick again. That combined with her teething kept her up all night last night. She cried from 1:30-3:30 straight while I checked on her till finally I got her out of bed b/c she was really sad and she stayed up till 4:30 and then she went down. It seems like once or twice every other week when I get up with Lily, I just can't get back to sleep and I roll around frustrated that I won't just fall asleep. That happened last night after Lily went back down. I wonder how I can make myself fall asleep.
(3) Fri Apr 08 2005 17:19:
Yesterday I watched a video from the Library called Sound and Fury. It was an Academy Award Nominee for best documentary, and it is about a deaf family weighing the pros and cons of their 5 yr old getting a cochlear implant so that she can hear. I didn't know that there was a 'cure' for deafness. I also wasn't aware that the National Deaf Association was against parents implanting their children (they prefer the child decide if they want it, but by the time they are that old it is almost impossible for them to develop near natural speech). It was fascinating to see the deaf culture at work, and all the different aspects of deaf life. It is a very complicated issue I suppose, more so than I thought before the film. For example, one set of grandparents of a family were both deaf and the other side was not. The deaf side was against the cochlear implant, and they felt rejected and that they didn't love the child for who he was. There were so many fascinating tangents and the whole film was enthralling. I recommend this movie 1000 percent.
Mon Apr 11 2005 19:47 Week in Review:
This weekend was great. We were able to get together with Alyson and the boys while she was in SLC on her way to Canada. We met up at Amy's house (Aly's sister in law) and they had a trampoline. Aaron jumped on there with Lily, and I have never heard her laugh so much. It was the cutest thing, she just watched Julie jump and do kicks and she would crack up. We can't wait for Aly and the boys to come back our way the end of this month to play.
Also, we watched Sideways from Clean Flicks. Finally, a movie that deserves all the rave it is getting. Well, mostly. It was a great movie and very original. Maybe it was overblown a little, but for the most part was entertaining. We also watched Without a Paddle from Clean Flicks. Kinda funny in a lame way, but not really worth talking about.
This weekend I also filled up my tank. I cannot believe that it cost me $30 to get gas!!! I am very angry about it and am very anxious for the prices to come back down. This is getting ridiculous. Seriously.
(2) Wed Apr 13 2005 20:48:
For some reason I thought last night was Enrichment night. Aaron took the car to work so I pack up my stuff and put Lily in the stroller and walk half a mile to the church. Come to find out no one is there. It is Thurs night. I felt kinda stupid, but at least I got the exercise.
(1) Mon Apr 18 2005 21:04 Media:
I recently finished "reading" Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in preparation for the movie that is coming out. It is very random, pretty funny in a different way, and slightly confusing at times. I am on the wait list at the library for the other books in the series. I am now listening to Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian as a refresher to the last 2 stories that I never got to when I first started the series. Now I think I ought to check out the previous ones too.
Aaron and I got to go out on a date Sat night, thanks to my brother David watching Lily while she slept. We went to the dollar theatre b/c it is all we can afford right now and watched 'National Treasure'. It was surprisingly very good. I had very low expectations b/c the previews looked very lame and cheesy, and there were some parts like that, but it made me want to live on the east coast so that I could check out all those historically rich places like Philly, Boston, and DC. I love history, and the movie made me miss the archeology class I took.
We also saw from our Netflix stash 'Spanglish' and 'The Evening Star' both of which I enjoyed. This Wed mom is coming into town for Aaron, Joe, and Louise's graduations. Also, Aaron's mom is coming too so it is going to be a jam packed or is it jammed pack weekend? Also, maybe Frances can answer me this, I forgot what punctuation you are supposed to use for movies. Quotes? Italicized? Underline? I have been out of school way too long. BTW, can't wait to see you at Macaroni Grill for your birthday, Frances. Hope the rest of the family joins us too. That means Leonard and Sumana too.
Wed Apr 20 2005 11:54:
This week has been crazy between my work schedule and my boss being in town and Aaron's final schedule, and trying to squeeze in as much family time as possible.
Lily has been taking baby steps in crawling. She can pretty much get around to wherever, and has taken a few crawls forward, but she isn't scampering around yet. She has been able to get from the hands and knees position to the sitting position very well now, and that is one of my favorites to watch her just sit by herself. It is weird to see her vertical instead of horizontal which she has been for so long.
(2) Mon Apr 25 2005 18:54 Ummm, Macaroni Grill:
It was great to see all the family there, and to catch up. I hope you all got home safely.
Tue Apr 26 2005 15:37 All gone:
Mom has left now, and we have just enough time to straighten out the house again and scrub the bathroom down for Aaron's parents to come back in town for Aaron's commissioning into the Air Force. His retired AF father gets to commission him or whatever it is they do, so they will be here shortly. Just in case I haven't mentioned it already, but I think I have, (you lose brain cells when you give birth) Aaron was accepted into the Military Health Professions Scholarship. I am very proud of him.
I dropped Aaron off at school today for his first class of the semester for his last semester at BYU. It is strange how things are wrapping up so quickly when it seemed like so recently I was jealous of Aaron's brother and wife heading off to San Antonio for dental school 2 years ago. Time flies...Now I am just trying to enjoy Provo as much as I can and my last Spring living here. Provo has treated us well.
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