Thursday, March 25, 2010

one cute announcement

Are you ready for this amazing adorableness?! Check out this baby announcement of my brothers baby Gehrig. Look closely at the bottom writing. It has mom and dad, the doctor, nurses, hospital, grandparents, ext.....

To cute for words......except the Yankee flare. But, I digress. Let's get back to this unbelievably cute and clever announcement. SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Phrase of the week

Why did the chicken cross the road? In my case, It's why did the chicken have to cross into my back yard? Do you see where I'm going with this? Let me help you. The phrase of the week is, The baby face killer. That's right, My sweet baby face Golden Retriever Baxter strikes again. He has earned his nickname.....again.
He killed a cat once in our backyard. So Shaun and I gave him the nickname of baby face killer. You would think this kind of behavior would come from my Lab Boston. No! It's my sweet looking fluff ball Baxter. Who loves anybody and everybody. Loyal to all that will pet him.

I was horrified to find Baxter in the back yard with my neighbors chicken in his mouth. Running around the yard. So proud of himself. Tail wagging at it's fastest. Then me with my mouth opened wide and my eyes probably opened even wider. Horrified!!
I had to go tell my neighbor that one of the chicken's got out and made it into our backyard. The arena of death. If you're a chicken or cat. I felt SO bad!!! Poor chicken never had a chance. My neighbor was really nice about it. I told her it was a black one. She said she hoped it was Darth Vader! haha! What a fun name for a chicken. Because Darth Vader doesn't give her eggs. I guess Darth Vader couldn't with stand "the force" aka....Baxter.
Boston probably could care less about it and would leave it alone. Baxter on the other hand wants to play. It's not like he rips it up or anything. He just kills it and runs around the yard with it in his mouth. Like a trophy. Gross!!

Maybe, He's been watching this other Golden Retriever and wanted to make us something special for dinner?

Maybe the Chick-fil-A cow would be proud of Baxter. I on the other hand, Am horrified.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

no longer top dog

Well, I'm no longer top dog around here. I have big muscles, sharp teeth, and a mean bark. Yet, I'm subjected to be harassed and humbled by a baby on a daily basis! To be squeezed, pulled, and jumped on. What humiliation! I have proof of my daily abuse. Check out this video. I'm the furry one. :)

Love, (woof, woof)
Boston (the Labrador Retriever)

All jokes aside. Max has two great dogs! That he LOVES! They are going to make great best buddies. There's just something special about a boy and his dog(s).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

splish splash Max was taking a bath

Let's just say Max now takes his bathes in the big tubby. Where he can splash away and not get everything wet. He loves to splash in the tubby. He's defiantly not afraid of the water.

Check out this video of Max splashing in the tubby. It makes me laugh every time I see it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Phrase of the week

While my parents were here visiting. My dad kept singing this song. Think Kit-Kat.

Give me a Max,
Give me a Max,
Break me off a piece of that Maximus plus.

So now, I can't get this song out of my head. It's stuck there. I've been singing it to Max since my parents left. Maybe it will remind Max of his grandparents. :)
I texted my dad the song and told him I can't stop singing it. He said he can't get that song out of his head either. :) It's become quite popular. At least, in my head. Maybe it will get stuck in yours?


My parents came for a visit from Utah last week. It was great having them here with us. I'm glad they'll be coming back the end of April. :)


The best Tickle Monster..........Grandpa. :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The monstrosity

We've had a 26 inch T.V. in the living room for a while now. Shaun has had it for 10 years. I guess in Men years that's like a 100 years to have such a small T.V. So Shaun went and got a 46 inch flat screen HD T.V.
When he brought home the box. I just about died. You're kidding me right? We're going to put that in our living room. So Whenever someone comes over, I can say, "Welcome to our house where the T.V. lives."
I told him it was way to big to be going into the living room. It's a small space. That big of a T.V. would over shadow everything in the room. I was sure I was going to have nightmares about being crushed by a giant T.V.
Shaun tells me that if he was single he would have gotten a 72 inch T.V. Oh thanks for bringing it down a bit for me. (insert playful eye roll) haha.
When we got it out of the box and put it in the corner for all to see. Even are neighbors across the street could watch T.V. comfortably. It was definitely large.
I do love watching T.V. and movies on it. It's a really nice T.V. The only problem is, Some channels have HD. So now, If the channel doesn't have HD. I think it looks like crap. Shaun is now pushing to get all the channels in HD. Ummmm.....We'll see. That of course, Would cost more money.
We also got Dish Network which has NESN (New England Sport Network). A channel that Shaun grew up watching in New Hampshire. He's really excited about it. I'm glad he can enjoy a little bit of the New England world while living in AZ. Especially because it's killing him that he wont be able to take Max out on the frozen pond to play hockey.
I guess it will always be that us women want more shoes and men want more inches on the T.V. Soon whole walls will be one ginormous T.V. :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

8 years

On March 2nd, Shaun and I celebrated 8 years of marriage.It was a wonderful day. Our plan was to go out that night to dinner. At about 10:30am Shaun calls me from work and tells me to go to the door because there's something there for me. I head to the door with a smile on my face, thinking that he's sent me flowers. He's never had flowers sent to me before. He's given me flowers but never has had them delivered to me.

I open the door and it's Shaun with flowers and some chocolate covered strawberries! I LOVED IT! What a great surprise! I got a little gitty, I have to admit. And the flowers were gorgeous.
Then he said that he got a babysitter for Max and he's taking me out to lunch and a movie. And It didn't end there. Shaun wrote me the most beautiful letter. He had spent months on it! MONTHS!! How sweet. It was even better because Shaun is more of the every day great husband. He normally has no idea what to do for the special occasions. I guess after 8 years he's learning. As am I. Which is a good thing. I loved that he went ahead and planned everything! And then surprised me.
The letter was cleaver, endearing, and made me cry....that was embarrassing....I don't like to cry. It meant so much to me that he really put a lot of thought and time into it. It was the kind of letter that will be going in my "important file box." You know, the one with all the important papers and things in it, the one that you would grab if there was ever a fire. It's the kind of letter I could and will read over and over again.
He read all the verses 8 in the Book of Mormon and then chose 8 of them and applied them to me with commentary. That was part of the letter. The whole letter was very cleaver, thoughtful, and touched me deeply.
Here is a sneak peak of the letter. Just a peak. I want the rest to be cherished by me only. to be shared between Shaun and I.
1 Nephi 8:8 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me: Look! And I looked and beheld a tree; and it was like unto the tree which my father had seen; and the beauty thereof was far beyond, yea, exceeding of all beauty; and the whiteness thereof did exceed the whiteness of the driven snow. Shaun's words: "This verse reminds me of you inner purity, goodness, and your beauty. You're naturally good, I saw this when we first met and this characteristic attracted me to you. This verse fits you perfectly."
AND....Shaun's words: "I love how you trust to confide in me all your feelings and thoughts. I know you do not open up to anyone else the way you do to me. This is what marriage is about, It's about being there for each other at all times.

There's a sneak peak for you. Except, Shaun also found things in history that happened on March 2nd, and put it in the letter. I thought I would share them with you. Dr. Seuss was born, 1904. The city of Boston was attacked in 1777. (The same city that Shaun and I got married. :) Grave robbers stole Charlie Chaplin's body in 1978. Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game in 1962.
AND, The best thing, Shaun and Ammie were married for time and all eternity in the Boston, Massachusetts temple.
Thank you Shaun for making me feel so special. :) As for the rest of you, I hope I didn't make you all want to throw-up or feel uncomfortable reading something so personal to me as the letter. Because for me it was more than just a sappy letter or post. It was real and it came from the heart with real intent and thought. Personalized just for me. That's why it meant so much to me. It wasen't just I love you, It was WHY I love you. :)