Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Steve!

Today (and every day) I am thankful for Steve's parents who brought him into this world and taught him the gospel and taught him to be a great man. I am thankful for friends who forced me to go to a dance at bridal veil falls where I met him for the first time. I am thankful for his friends who encouraged him to attend our BYU ward which wasn't really his ward.

I am thankful that Steve has a strong testimony of the gospel. His testimony is what persuaded me to say yes to a second date. I am thankful that he didn't know my father well enough to be afraid of him when my parents encouraged us to wait until after a mission (for me) to get married.

I am thankful that he is ambitious about learning and doing his best in his career and being a great dad - but not competitive in games, sports or cards. "Winning" in eternal things is important. Winning at worldly things is not. He loves to make people laugh. And he is good at it - even when I am mad and don't want to. I am thankful that he is a wonderful father and has great relationships with our children. I have said it many times - and I will say it again: my children owe me big time for finding such a great man to be their father!

I love you babe! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Signing Day!

I know - I don't usually get too pumped about sports. But today is exciting. My nephew, Brock Stringham signed with BYU to play football. Brock is a great football player - but he's also a great person. How many 18 year olds would spend time with their younger cousins?

I spent a few weeks with my sister this summer and became an expert and navigator. I have never been great with stats - but it has been fun to follow these boys through the recruiting process. It has also been fun to watch my sister through the process. She is an incredible mom.

Tanner Has a BYU football t-shirt. For a few days - after he would put it on - he would chant: B-U-Y. The girls thought it was pretty funny. Grace told him that it would be good to know how to spell that in the first grade. I think we have him chanting correctly now. . . B -Y-U!

Go Brock! Go Cougars!