Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Love is... let it show!

Do you like what I did there in the title? Let it show, instead of snow? Anyone? Anyone? Well, if you haven't guessed it by now then let me spell it out for ya... this post is about Christmas! Well, almost all about it. There's some Thanksgiving in there too. 

This was Judes reaction to coming down Saturday morning and seeing a giant tree in his play space.  He keeps pointing at it like this. He's been really good though and I haven't noticed any ornaments missing... yet. 

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at the Morrows and it was DELISH. Kris makes the best stuffing and Mike made this new green bean recipe... I was in heaven. Kris bought Jude an Indian costume to get things festive and I thought he looked soooooo cute, even though his skin has zero trace of Indian in it. He's as white as the come.

After dinner we put Jude down for his long winters nap and we both bundled up to head up to Park City to do some Black Friday shopping. I always insist on being up there at 8ish so I can sit on the bench and claim the first spot in line. Tyler is always so accommodating and willing to freeze along with me. Mike and Kris kindly kept an eye on Jude until we got back. We got some steals while we were there. Although, I don't know how we got out alive. That place was PACKED. Home boy in charge of the door just kept letting people in. They were waaaaaaaaay beyond their fire code capacity.

Friday night we went to the Roof with my parents and brosef to enjoy a evening full of gluttony. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It's a tradition that we've kept alive for quite a few years. 

Also, on a side note... can I just tell you that I have seen the new Twilight movie 3 times in the past week and tonight, it will be a fourth. Sincerely, it's not that I am obsessed. I just keep getting all of these opportunities to go and it's not like I'm going to turn down a free chance to see Edward, or Jacob, or Kellan Lutz. Because a man that beautiful, deserves to be adressed by his real name. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Love is... Give a little Thanks

I have a lot to be thankful for in this life of mine and since it is the day of "thanks" giving, I thought I would give some shout outs. Pull up a chair, because this is going to be a long one.

I am superbly grateful for my cozy little home. It's little, but it's ours. It's a little cookie cutter, but it's safe.
I am so grateful for music. That's kind of silly, but I value it so much. I can name songs for every moment and feeling in my life. I joke all the time that Dave speaks to me soul, but he really does. When a good song is playing and moment is just right, you can feel something in the universe.
In a more broad way, I am grateful for all of my senses. The classic "would you rather be blind or deaf" question is hard for me to answer. I value both and all my senses. I feel so much sorrow for people who don't have the basic every day abilities that I do.
I am so grateful for my ability to choose. Choices are what make us unique. The concept of being an individual to me is amazing and I am so grateful for the ability to make choices that shape who I am. I am grateful for the ability to chose who I married. Not everyone has that option, which is wrong. I value that choice more than I think most people will ever know or understand.
I am so grateful for my Cougar. He is my best pal and seriously, like a child to me. We cuddle all the time.

I am grateful for families. Tylers family has adopted me as their own, especially his parents and I love that I have a safe haven to turn to if all else fails. Tylers mom has become one of my besties and not everyone gets that with in-laws, so I am really grateful for her. My family is really fun and my mom is such a good grandma to Jude. She teaches him so much in our visits and she's a great sounding board for me. Our dads are both hard workers and SOOOOO intelligent it's baffling. 

 I value, so much, my dear friends. I just recently went through a bummer time and so many people were there with advice and sympathy to bring me out of my rut. You know who you are and I love you! Natalie has been one of my most long standing friends and she is dear to my heart. We have such a unique relationship and have been through so much together. Whitney is amazing. She is with her husband in Peru building a temple for heaven sakes! It sounds romantic, but it's hard! She left everything she knows. What a gal! We love James too. Sincerely, they have accepted us as their own. My cousin Jenny is also someone I count as a close friend. I'll tell you what, she has the best advice for just about everything and has saved me from myself multiple times. I can e-mail her any question and at any time and she always responds with a plan or a step program to help me out. Tyler has some amazing friends too. They all came to Judes birthday, and what group of 25 year olds really want to spend a Friday night at a one year olds birthday party, but they came and it was SO fun. He has a really great group of friends and I think they are swell.

I am so very grateful for the job I had for the past two+ years. I learned a lot about myself and other people. I also gained an incredible knowledge of all things ENT and a limited but still valuable knowledge of the medical field. Dr T is one of my most favorite people and he taught me a majority of those lessons. ( This pic is not Dr. T but it was taken at work). 

I am sp happy, lucky, and grateful that we took a trip to England. It was a lifelong dream that I fulfilled at such a young age. The experience was incredible and I wouldn't trade it for anything. This is a picture of Tyler on his mission with the Walkers. I LOVE the Walkers. Like... hardcore love. 

My little son is one of my greatest blessings. Even though he came to us relatively easy, we were given the impression that he was years away from being ours. That was such a blow to me and I still consider him my miracle child. He teaches me things every day and we have so much fun every day.

Finally, Tyler is such a guy. He works SO hard. He's at work from 7-5 and then school from 6-9. I usually don't  see him until 10pm but when he does get home he's helping me with the dishes or taking out the trash. He takes some time with me before starting his homework and always peaks on our son before going to bed. He is so fun and faithful and just kind of perfect for me. He balances out my crazy, impulsive side with his calm, planning self. Plus, he bought me a home and furniture and clothes and trips to England and Canada. What a sugar daddy! Not but seriously, I love him dearly. 

I hope everyone has a delicious Thanksgiving and even though you're almost all eating a turkey, I still love you .

Monday, November 12, 2012

Love is... famous by association!

Last week Tyler and I were sitting on our couch, watching Snow White and the Huntsman and playing on our phones. I logged onto facebook and saw that our friend Spencer DeMann had posted this hilarious meme featuring none other than our dear friend Emma Westwood! It took me a while to decipher its true meaning, since my 8th grade spanish will only take me so far in life. I picked up the words fotos and obviously everyone knows the bano. 5 and 37 are self explanatory and judging by the attire, la luna was probably the moon. Luckily Spencer translated for us and I had to phone Emma ASAP! Tyler and I were rolling on the floor in hysterics. 

The next day Emma found the meme in its english version being passed around the internet. The general consensus is that she is a major hottie. I believe she's up to 20,000+ likes and has hundreds of comments. She has also earned the cherished spot of my favorite internet meme, moving the "ermahgerd" girl and bad luck Brian to second and third place, respectively. 

Emma, inquiring minds would like to know, is being a celebrity as hard as the tabloids make it out to be? To see Emmas announcement of the news AND to read all the comments of people from around the world visiting her blog because of the meme, click here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Love is... Happy Halloweenie!

That's how I said it to Jude "Happy Halloweenie" because for some reason, with a little son, I have to change all the words I say to him. My poor, poor child is going to show up on the first day of kindergarten with a completely different concept of the English language than all the other kids.


Anyway, for Halloween this year we did a Morrow family costume theme. I was slightly skeptical at first, but let me tell you, we ALL rocked it. Tyler is always kind enough to dress up with me because I never quite moved on from being five, but this year everyone dressed up with me and I loved it!

Here we are! All Peter Panny. On the left we have the Jordan Morrow family. Mr. and Mrs. Darling (please note the map on his shirt), and their kids Wendy, John, and Michael. Then you have Peter Pan, tinkerbell, and a lost boy. Finally we have Hook, Smee, and Tiger Lily. Seriously, I think we rock. 

The only person that could have rocked a little bit more is... Dumbledore? Is that you? No. ALthough you may think it is, your eyes deceive you (Jude's eyes clearly were). It is actually my father in law Mike. My father in law is definitely cooler than your father in law. 

We had an awesome time at Kris' annual Halloween party. This lady knows how to through a party. Complete with gingerbread haunted house decorating. For Halloween day we stayed at home. Jude is too little to eat a lot of candy and then I would just end up eating it which is no bueno for me or my pants.