Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Anna Grace!

Anna turned 2 today! Brooke and I got to road trip down to Vegas for a couple days last weekend to celebrate early with her! It was so much fun bonding with her and Rach and Mike! We love you guys! Happy birthday to my Anna Grace!

One year older...& sexier every year if that's even possible :)

Just a birthday shout out to my babe to tell him how much I love him and appreciate him and all he does for me! We went out to a yummy lunch at Charlie Boy's Pit BBQ and had a yummy dinner at 11 when he got home from work as usual! Cake and ice cream to come on thurs with sibs and some friends! Ill be able to add 2008 pics this weekend:) I have loved celebrating my babe for four birthdays and look forward to many more to come! Happy Birthday Baby!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Olly Olly Oxen Free! (isin't that what you say when you touch base?!)

So pretty much I am bored out of my mind—a dumb concept considering I have tons of school stuff I could do but I am not in the mood for that. Its Lance’s one night off this week but he has bishopric meetings starting at 7 and is not home yet (its 12!). I have checked all my blogs, the space and the book and have watched all the shows I had DVR’d this week. So what else but follow through on the Tags I have not done. I have avoided tags up till now Amber Beck and others have tagged me on, so I am turning over a new leaf. Here you go! Enjoy!

4 Things TAG

4 Random things that I love about my husband
1. I love his hands. I have memorized Lance's hands! He grew up working on the farm and his hands are strong but "soft". Hands that work hard to provide. Hands that have recently fixed impossible to fix cars. Hands that vacuum and scrub when I have been too busy or lazy to do so. His hands bless my life. Hands that I held at the temple 3+ years ago and hands that I fortunately get to hold everyday!
2. I love his songs. Lance gets in these silly moods and sings all the time and makes up songs about what he is doing, thinking, or feeling. He often throws my name into the lyrics whether it fits or not—even hymns :) Sometimes he will pick one line of a song and just sing it over and over again or pick one note to hold out real long, usually in falsetto. He also likes to stop mid-sentence of a familiar song and wait for me to fill in the words. He is hilarious.
3. I love watching him laugh real hard—its dang cute!
4. I love cooking for him. He seriously eats copious amounts of food and when I am not cooking, it is usually in bizarre combinations. He will eat anything and is so fun to try new things out with him there to eat it. He also thinks I am a super good cook—I have fooled him :)—but it is nice that he thinks that!

4 Jobs I have had
1. “Beautification specialist” at Bridgeport Dental Arts :)
2. H & L Produce
3. BYU—Athletic Department & Cougar Creations Copy Center
4. Provo Canyon School

4 Movies I have watched recently
1. What Happens in Vegas
2. Vantage Point
3. Hancock
4. The Other Boleyn Girl

4 places I have lived (or 5)
1. Student Housing/UW-Seattle, WA
2. East Cardinal Way-Cottonwood Heights/SLC, UT
3. 5504 and 8207-UP, WA
4. David John & Belmont-Provo, UT
5. Springville, UT

4 TV shows I have watched (this week—or else this list would be real long :)
1. Gossip Girl
2. Prison Break
3. 90210-new :)

4 places I have been most recently/today
1. Carmen B. Pingree School for Children with Autism
2. Cougar Creations to make Anna’s birthday shirt
3. Legends Grille-Brooke bought us dinner with dining plus :) Thanks Toots!
4. Golds Gym

4 people who email me regularly (pretty clear sign that my cell phone has replaced all of my social emailing :)
1. Debra my mother-in-law is a big fan of forwards—but they are usually pretty funny!
2. Deb Bachan and Kelly Brown-secretaries at school :)
3. Class mates at school
4. Southwest Airlines with their Ding updates

4 favorite foods lately
1. Fresh Fruit
2. Fancy salads
3. L&T wraps :)
4. Big yummy sandwiches

4 places I would like to visit
1. Australia or Europe (I know that is broad)
2. NYC or just East coast in general
3. Lake Merwin—my haven :)
4. My dad’s new place in Kona

4 things I am looking forward to this year
1. Graduating with my Masters in Occupational Therapy from the UofU & getting paid to work full time vs. working for free AND paying tuition
2. Welcoming my new niece and nephew to the family in October and November
3. Moving back to WA in December and then to Dental School in Fall
4. Hawaii in the Spring with the WHOLE family and then hopefully getting prego next summer?!

4 people I TAG:
1. Beck
2. Rach
3. Tara
4. Marnie

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Go Cougs!

Mike and Tara were able to get us tickets to the BYU-UCLA game last week. Fortunately Lance was able to get the day off and we had so much fun with Mike, Tara, and Halle! BYU could not do anything wrong which made things fun but after like one quarter we knew it was not going to be a nail-biter! That's ok though, we'll take a boring (because of the lack of competition:)) blow-out--59-0--over a close loss any day!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


The Blog is under construction--be patient! haha:)

darling videos

Not really posting these for everyone but this is the best way to share these cute movies with my family that Brooke had from her trip home--so enjoy! I have the cutest nieces & nephews ever and I thought these movies were priceless with how attentive Dane and Anna were. To set the stage they were sitting in her suitcase while she was packing when the sing-a-long started :) haha!

Grandpa's Birthday!

Grandpa had a birthday on August 28th! It was fun to get together with lots of Shaw cousins/aunts/uncles/etc. that I dont see very often. I just wanted to take this chance to say how much I love my grandpa! I admire so much his hardworking nature, his love for others, his service to others, his ability to make friends wherever he goes, his musical talents, his funny jokes:), his strength and optimism, 
and countless other qualities. I am lucky to have him for a grandpa and 
eternally indebted for his role in raising my incredible dad! 
Love you Grandpa Dick!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

UP/Merwin for a week!

After the family reunion in Royal I got to fly over to Portland to spend a week with my family both in UP and at the cabin. I had a root canal re-done which served as a wonderful excuse for some time in UP which unfortunately :) meant a week at cabin first. I had so much fun with my parents, sisters (minus brooke :( ), bro-in-law, nephews, niece, shampoo man, and the alligator with the party hat. I not only had fun relaxing time at cabin but I got walks with my mom, a date night with Rach, Annie, Cole, and Dane on B&C's anniversary where we colored a 4 foot Rafael, a super fun Ninja Turtle party courtesy of the Parkers (Cole's 6th birthday), fun times shopping, etc. I love that the home I grew up in is such a wonderful, happy, comfortable place to be and the relationship I have with my family is so amazing! I am lucky to have them and even luckier to have a PERFECT husband who lets me go home while he works to provide for our family (I do work when I can on the weekends:)). Thanks babe and thanks fam--for everything!