Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
This last weekend, Mike's youngest brother Rob got married. Mike's parents were smart to use the occasion as an opportunity to get a family picture (which I don't have a copy of.) All the young girls had matching dresses and everyone else was instructed to wear black, white or red. It was absolute chaos to get the pictures, but it was so fun seeing all those little children in matching clothes. As you can see, I did separate all boys and all girls picture to make it a little easier. The littlest ones (and of course Ellie) did not co-operate well. And for the record, I, (yes me, Tiffany) had to say I was proud to be a part of the group. I think it is fun for my children to have so many cousins their age. I just wish they could get together more often.
PS-The picture in the middle is of Joshua and Suede. They are cousins, 2 weeks apart in age. Suede lives across the country and I wanted so badly for a picture of them together. I tried so hard and none were good, this one is my favorite though-it shows exactly why we didn't get a good shot---they kept getting up and leaving!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tonight as Mike was leaving, he stopped in the middle of the road to talk to a neighbor. Ellie saw that he had stopped and came racing up in her jeep to talk to him too. As I saw her going, I ran quickly into the house and grabbed the camera. This picture looks staged, but it isn't. It's just Ellie wanting to say goodbye one more time to Daddy. Ahhh-so cute!
Friday, April 18, 2008
And, of course I was proud of my dad. Now after living in the USA for 20 years he is an American citizen. However, what a blessing that he has always lived in a free land. His becoming an American citizen isn't as life changing as it was for some in that ceremony, but what an honor and a privilege to be a citizen of this great land.
(Guess I better get my paperwork going . . .)
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Where did you go on your first date? Kind of hard to say, we went from being friends for 2 years to suddenly more. But "as a couple" our first "date" was to see Independence Day at the theater (and we both hate movies, go figure!!!)
How long have you been together? Married 11 years this month. Been good friends for 14 years!
Who eats more? Depends-desserts and candy-definitely me. Main courses/meat-definitely Mike
Who said I love you first? Mike did, and I responded "sometimes I love you." It took a while before I took off the sometimes! (In fact his wedding ring is engraved with "NOT just SOMETIMES"
Who is taller? Mike
Who sings better? Hmmm let's see . . . definitely Mike-I can't hold a tune!
Who does the laundry? Me-it's my favorite chore. He irons though, because when we were first married I ironed his shirts and the next Sunday he pulled out the shirt and also the ironing board. I told him I already ironed it and he politely looked at the shirt and didn't say anything but proceeded to iron. (He does a better job than the cleaners.)
Who pays the bills? I do, but we budget and check the money together regularly.
Who mows the lawn? Are you kidding? I'm not allowed to TOUCH the lawn mower or the grass.
Who cooks dinner? Me, but Mike cooks breakfasts on the weekends
Who drives when you are together? Mike
Who is more stubborn? Mike. He has the Sowby blood! And unfortunately has passed the quality on to Ellie.
Whose parents do you see the most? Definitely mine. We see them a couple of times a week.
Who kissed who first? Mike TRIED to kiss me when on a camping trip as FRIENDS, but, I turned the other way and said, "I really like Chad." That's the night we knew something had changed . . . (Needless to say, I never saw Chad again!)
Who proposed? Mike did, and it's best we not get into the details. It is not one of my most pleasant memories from the past!
Who is more sensitive? Me
Who has more friends? I have more close friends
Who has more siblings? Mike does by one
Who wears the pants in the family? Mike-it is very hard to do landscaping/physical labor in skirts or dresses!
I tag Michelle and Taralyn.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
It was a wonderful opportunity to share the experience with Megan, and though she was disappointed that the Primary Children didn't get to stand alone, she felt the spirit strongly and I hope it is a day she will remember for the rest of her life. Perhaps it will be; because after she wrote in her journal last night she came into my room and said, "My journal is designed for one page per day, but I just wrote three pages."