Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Did you know...?

Did you know that I gave Spencer a full body massage the first day we met? Sounds pretty intriguing unless you know that I was in massage therapy school at the time and was giving full body massages left and right.

Did you know that after that day we met, Spencer and I became a couple almost immediately? He probably thought he would keep getting massages. He was wrong.

Did you know that after dating exclusively for about 8 months and talking about getting married Spencer broke up with me just after New Year's? Yes, he did. All the best couples go through a break up, right?

Did you know that while we were broken up we really and truly became friends? None of that friends with benefits garbage. For real friends.

Did you know that Spencer confessed his undying love for me on a drive up to Salt Lake City from Provo? Five months after breaking up with me, he realized he couldn't live without me ;) and he concocted a plan to tell me so. The plan involved him and his roommates picking up me and my roommate to go hang out with a bunch of mutual friends but making me ride with Spencer without my roommate. Very sly. It completely took me by surprise and I didn't know what to think about it at first, but within a couple weeks we were back together.

Did you know that very shortly after getting back together we started planning our wedding? We just picked up right where we left off.

Did you know that on September 16 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary?

Happy Anniversary to us! The time we have been together has been wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing! Not even the break-up. Love you, Spencer! Thanks for being you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time...

...of the Year!* I know, it's not anywhere near Christmas yet. It's football season! BYU football season to be more precise. *According to Spencer, as observed by Rachel.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby Blessing

Spencer blessed Alayna in church this past Sunday. We missed not having any family here for it, but we had a few really good friends come and that was really great! We feel pretty lucky to have great friends from our college days nearby even though we have moved so far from where we've spent most of our lives.
We didn't get a picture of our whole family that day, but isn't one of the kids more important anyway? They were originally lined up oldest to youngest, but Madeleine was not on board with that idea. She insisted on being next to Alayna.

Shortly after the blessing, I had to take Alayna out to feed her so I missed a little excitement, including a little tiff between Madeleine and Ian which may or may not have ended with him telling her that he was going to cut her head off. And when Spencer whispered to Ian that Ian needed to whisper Ian said (definitely not in a whisper), "Your breath stinks!"

Spencer and his baby girl. Any thoughts on who she looks like now that she is a little bigger?

We neglected to get a picture with Jeff and Jeanette, but here is their litte girl, Laura. She seemed to really enjoy playing in Madeleine's dress up clothes. Both Madeleine and Ian absolutely loved having her over to play! They have already asked if we can go to her house and play sometime. Yes, we will definitely have to do that!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Preschool, Glasses and Cheerleaders

Ian started preschool this week. What do you think of his new duds? He goes for a few hours two days a week and it is just what he needs. He has loved it so far! His teachers were very impressed with a blue/orange pattern he made yesterday all by himself. Alayna and I have enjoyed being able to run errands that I wouldn't attempt with more children accompanying me.

And our handsome little man got his new glasses. These ones seem to fall down his nose so we might be exchanging them. We'll see. Pretty cute, though, don't you think?

Spencer's boss gave him tickets to the Texans/Cowboys preseason game last Saturday. We were in one of the ExxonMobil luxury suites, hence the visit from the cheerleaders. What I really should have gotten a picture of is all the yummy food. There was a delicious spread of fajitas, pulled pork, taquitos, etc. Yum! That was easily the highlight of the experience for me. No surprise there. Alayna was ooh-ed and ahh-ed over by all the other people in our suite, which of course she deserves. I don't know when we'll make it to another NFL game so we are sure glad we could go!