Sunday, May 12, 2013

#10: Happy "Hot Mama Day"

Mother's Day can be a tough day sometimes, but Diane always tries to keep a positive attitude and stay hopeful for the day that we will be able to adopt and bring children into our home. I can't wait for her to be a mom--I just know she will be an amazing one. But until that day, I have officially decided that today we are going to celebrate "Hot Mama Day" instead, since Diane is the hottest mama on the planet! I am so grateful to be married to her! And what better way to celebrate Hot Mama Day than with a bunch of pictures? Party on!
We went to the airport to see our dear friend Maura as she was temporarily returning home from her mission for surgery. She is an amazing mission and we are excited for her to be able to go back into the field soon. We love ya, Maura!

Last month, Diane's sister Marjorie was on bed-rest before delivering her adorable third baby. We volunteered to keep her other two kids for two weeks to make her bed-rest more bearable. It wasn't always easy, but we had a blast. We love her kids so much. Below are eight important important lessons I learned during the two weeks.

Lesson #1: Don't let a 17-month old feed himself a smoothie, no matter how much he wants to do it himself.

Lesson #2: Take separate shopping cards. Otherwise, at least one eye is guaranteed to get poked.

Lesson #3: Taking child-size cymbals in the car may lead to the need for ibuprofen.

Lesson #4: Adult-size backpacks look much cuter on child-size shoulders.

 Lesson #5: Dog doors can be used by more than just dogs.

Lesson #6: Few things are more sad than a sweet little kid with the flu. Fortunately, he got better quickly!

Lessons #7: When your dog is not used to being around small children, sometimes he just needs to escape for a while. Here is Diesel trying to appear inconspicuous among some stuffed animals and a plastic baby who is clearly in need of a diaper.

Lesson #8: I look sexy in a mini-van. There's no use denying it.

Last month I got to color Easter eggs with one of our cute nieces. Her egg was a combination of periwinkle and orchid (I loved the Crayola 64 color set as a kid!).

We went to Colorado for the baptism of the son of Diane's oldest brother, Ben. The grandkids loved to steal Granddaddy's cane and impersonate him.

This is my "birthday buddy". We rode up and down the sidewalk together, while listening to "Eye of the Tiger" on my iPhone. It was an inspiring workout.

A wonderful meal by some of the best cooks in the world (and a photobomb by one of the most average cooks in the world). 

One of my favorite things to do is catch Diane's mom playing "Words With Friends" on her phone. She is one fierce player!

Caught her again! :)

Last week for Diane's birthday, we went to downtown Salt Lake City and ate dinner at "The Roof Restaurant". The flowers were ALMOST as pretty as Diane.

Posing in front of the beautiful Salt Lake Temple, one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.

Our good friends, Dave and Alecia, went to The Roof with us because Alecia and Diane are birthday buddies too! Here we are on the roof of the Conference Center (two roofs in one night).

Diane and I went to Chipotle's for "Teacher Appreciation Day". This guy had an awesome mullet. That's the only reason I'm including the picture. I like mullets so much, that if a mullet ran for President, I'd vote for it.

Ben, Sarah, and their kids came to visit us this weekend. Diane took her bike "Lucy" for a quick spin around the cul-de-sac. Five years ago, my dad and I restored this classic 1947 Schwinn bicycle for her. It was probably the best present I've ever given her--dang, I peaked already.

One of the many uses of R2-D2 is a cup-holder (in addition to saving the galaxy).

On Friday night we went to a Peter Breinholt at Thanksgiving Point. It finally felt like summer!

Gettin' groovy with the birthday buddy.

Who wants French toast? We LOVE breakfast at Kneader's Bakery.

Mini golfing yesterday with my fellow accountants and good friends, Jared and Aubrey. Jared beat me by eight strokes--but I got the last laugh when I stole his wallet.

Being married to Diane is a "hole-in-one"!