Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Feliz Aniversario de Tres Anos

Happy Three Year Anniversary!

I decided to use the language of Mica's cultural heritage for the title of this post. :)

Here we are three years later! We are older, wiser, and in more love than ever. We have many adventures ahead of us including moving to New Hampshire at the end of July this summer. We also can't wait to see family in June during Laura's wedding. So many wonderful things to look forward to!

I can still easily say that Mica is the sweetest, most beautiful woman I have ever met. She has filled my life with a joy that I had never thought possible. Thank you lover! This post's for you!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Do You Know The Muffin Man?

I do.  He lives in my apartment.  I call him Matt. :)

One evening, after I almost died at CrossFit, I was making dinner while this was going on:

Matt came in asking what was for dessert.  I kindly told him whatever HE wanted to make.  Using this fabulous Deluxe Mini-Muffin Pan we recently purchased  from a Pampered Chef party I went to...

the "Muffin Man" went to work. He did EVERYTHING, from finding the recipe to cleaning up.

 I "heart" you Muffin Man.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Oldies But Goodies

  This is Trey when he eats sweet potatoes.  He loves them!

 Sometimes I'll flip the plastic containers over so Trey can play the "drums". 

Whenever we go to the park, Trey is quite the stare-bear.  It took FOREVER to get this picture because he wouldn't stop looking at the children around him.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A very happy Saturday and Sabbath!

This past weekend, we had Stake Conference.  And, what a beautiful Conference it was!  We had this fine gentleman speak to us:

Elder Richard G. Scott

Matt and I had the wonderful experience of singing in the choir; consisting of about 80-90 members.  We sang some beautiful arrangements!  You would recognize the songs from MOTAB.  I cried through most of them...  Matt was asked to lead the mens choir for the priesthood session on Saturday.  I was so proud. :)

Elder Scott is truly a man of God.  He is spiritual, humble, sincere, kind, loving, humorous, appreciative and inspired.  For both Saturday and Sunday's sessions he asked and answered questions from the pulpit.  He asked us what we would say to Joseph Smith.  What would we thank him for?  Is the gospel of Jesus Christ precious to us?  How do we study the scriptures?  On Sunday he called up two young women (on the spot!) to answer questions about modesty, studying the scriptures and being married in the temple.  I was so impressed with both of them.  Elder Scott commented on how humor should be a part of our lives.  He then shared a joke that began with, "So, there was this Jewish man..." Oh. My. Gosh.  Really?!  I thought it was funny.  I found out later that a lot of people didn't get the joke.

After Sunday's session several families picnicked outside at a park near the convention center; the convention center could hold more than our Stake building.  The weather was perfect!  We ate with our Greenville "family" and had delicious chicken salad sandwiches on croissants, grapes, veggies and chips.  When Matt and I got home, we took a 3-hour nap.  It was glorious!
 New Bern convention center

Our Stake President, David Walker, worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect for this weekend. For the most part, he succeeded!  Until, that is, he stood up to announce the apostle...he introduced him as "Elder Squat".  This happened not once, but TWICE.  The second time President Walker blamed his error on the bright lights.  Poor, Pres. Walker...I'm afraid he'll never live this down...