Saturday, January 26, 2008

Brett and Melissa

Some Things You Have Been Dying to Know About Us

How long have you been together? We went on our first date September 23, 1994, my first month at BYU, just three months after I graduated from High School. I know, classic Mormon love story!

How long did you date? Six months until we got engaged, then five more until we were married, so almost a year.

How old is he? Brett is 36 (he'll be 37 next month) and I am 32.

Who eats more? Me, Brett is always clearing the dinner table around me.

Who said "I love you" first? Brett did, in my parents basement on the mauve leather couch (yes it was the nineties!) I didn't respond, it's still kind of a joke between us. Don't worry I said it a few weeks later!

Who is taller? Brett

Who sings better? Brett, I actually think he has a great voice, it's just that he will never sing seriously. He always belts out silly songs loud and strong. I have a TERRIBLE voice, so it isn't hard to beat me.

Who is smarter? Brett

Who does the laundry? Me, Brett will help fold if I'm ever doing it at night

Who does the dishes? We do them together

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Brett

Who pays the bills? Me

Who mows the lawn? Brett

Who cooks dinner? Me

Who is more stubborn? Brett

Who kissed who first? Brett kissed me on our second date at his brother Eric's apartment

Who asked who out? We were set up by our best friends Brett and Emily (who dated briefly), thanks guys!

Who proposed? Brett, at Temple Square in Salt Lake after a wonderful dinner and followed by Golden Spoon. Some loves never die, and mine for Brett and Golden Spoon are still going strong!

Who is more sensitive? I've never actually seen Brett cry, there were tears once at a funeral of a good friend. I am hands down the sensitive one!

Who has more friends? Probably me

Who has more siblings? I beat Brett out by two. He has four brothers, I have four sisters and two brothers.

Who wears the pants in the relationship? We share them pretty equally.

I tag: Anyone who reads this!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

What is it about Disneyland?

What is it that is so magical about Disneyland? They call it the happiest place on earth, and I for one am a believer. Maybe it's that we take time off from everything else in life to completely dedicate to our kids and family togetherness. Perhaps it's that I love reliving my favorite childhood memories with my kids, and while I'm there I almost fell like a kid again. Or maybe, it's that while I am riding "It's a Small World" I believe those crazy dancing dolls for fifteen minutes, and I too think that we can all love each other, live in harmony and be happy. Hey, we can all dream, and Disneyland is the place where dreams come true! This trip was made all the better by the addition of our cousins-thanks for coming Eric, Laurie, Cameron, Lukie and Adam. Everything is more fun when you are around. It was fun having their friends with us too. I think my kids liked staying overnight in the hotel almost as much as they liked our two days at Disneyland! It was truly a magical two days!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Laura Mendenhall

Thank you so much for your help with my blog Laura! You are a blog genius(and a great friend)!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Puffy Eyes!

In regard to my last post about Christmas morning and the puffy eyes, I meant puffy eyes on myself and Brett, not my mom!

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning at Nana's house (notice the puffy eyes, Santa was up late on Christmas Eve setting up toys. Not to mention eating too much food all week!)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve program and leaving cookies for Santa. Everything is more fun with cousins!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sledding behind Papa's truck (some would argue this isn't safe, but they sure had fun!)
Sledding at Nana's

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Christmas in Utah

Some people think we are crazy to leave our beautiful San Diego weather and go to Utah for Christmas. True it never got above freezing the whole time we were there, all the kids got eczema, and Sam had a few nights of croup. But we had snow on Christmas eve, many days of perfect sledding, snow man building with Papa, and day and night filled with fun and memories with family. Nothing can compare to the fun the kids had with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Highlights for the kids were being pulled behind Papa's truck in a sled, sledding on the golf course behind Nana's, and playing nonstop with cousins from both sides. My highlights were lunches out with my sisters, late night runs to Nielson's, dinners out with siblings from my side and Brett's, and countless Christmas treats (see any pattern here, I think I have a food addiction, I'll be joining Sunshine at eaters anonymous! I was positively ill by the time I came back home, but it was well worth it.) This picture is of us on Christmas Eve outside my mom's house during one of the many snow storms we had while we were there.