Thursday, February 19, 2009

Crazy Hair

Today is crazy hair day at school. This crazy hair did not meet some people's approval...the boys didn't think it was crazy enough. The head that the hair belongs to thought it was crazy. She thought she was pretty hot stuff this morning. She is notorious for taking out whatever I put in her hair in the morning at some point during the day. I'm curious about what it will look like when I get home. Then it might really be crazy hair.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Best Present Ever!!

I think I got the best present ever for Valentine's Day. Who could ask for more then the love of your life asking you to spend the rest of your lives together? Really, it doesn't get any better then that. Maybe when he includes the kids, that could be a topper. Oh, I got both on Valentine's Day! Woohoo!

This is going to one of the best stories I ever get to tell and I don't think I'll ever get tired of telling it. This is the cake that Cody and the kids decorated. Hannah was very excited when Cody told her they were going to spell "will you marry me." She asked if she could be the flower girl. Cody told her of course. Then she asked if she could go on the honeymoon. He told her we'd talk about that later. I was brought out with my eyes closed. When I opened them this is what I saw, only I didn't see the absolutely gorgeous ring. I only saw the letters. My response, true to "clueless Megan" as my fiance (how cool, I get to call him that...minus the hyphenated e...not sure how to do that here) calls me, I said "is this a joke?" Followed by "are you serious?" His response was "well hell yeah I'm serious, will you marry me?" My response was yes, of course. After he put the ring on Hannah said "so did we just get married?" No, not yet honey! (I love it, how funny is she?)

I learned yesterday that my entire family knew that Cody had asked my dad for permission and their blessing...back in October. They all knew it was coming, they just didn't know when. Lucas is pumped. He was the first to find out Saturday before it happened. Cody managed to not say anything to anyone, not his brothers or his parents (I was totally shocked they didn't know). He believed this should be something that we shared with our families and friends as an engaged couple. One of the best things is that I had no idea he was even thinking this. He and I had talked about marriage a few times. He knew that I would marry him tomorrow if he asked, but I felt like for the most part he was content with our lives they way they were. Now we get to tackle the monumental task of planning a wedding. We have a possible June 2010 date. Ummm, what are the other 184 things says we (me?) have to do? OK, bring it on, I'm ready to marry this man! Do we have to wait 16 months?

Friday, February 13, 2009


These pictures were taken over Christmas. Cody's family was lucky enough to have everyone in the same state this year. They are spread out accross the country, so everyone together at one time is a rare occurrence. While everyone was home they opted to have a family picture taken. 10 grandchildren (when you count Hannah and Eli) and 8 grown-ups, that's a lot of pressure to get a good picture. We ended up with a few keepers. I think our kids take great pictures. They all love to pose and are all smiles.

I think this is pretty good. I guess when you look at any picture you can criticize. Now is the time I wish I had photoshop so I could play with it and make this much better. Surely I could help the ghost children in the front. You can tell it's the middle of winter and some of us haven't seen sunshine in a few months :)

These 3 love hammin' it up!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Here is a piece of the conversation I had with Eli this morning while we were on our way to the sitter's...

"Hey momma, guess what a galic is."

"I don't know buddy, what is it?"

"A galic is something that's inside your head and it makes your hair stick straight up and I have some."

And then the pause as I'm replaying what he just said until, wham, it dawns on me what he's talking about. And then I start to laugh :)

"Yes buddy, you're right, you do have a few galics..." which of course would be a cowlick!

What on earth did I laugh about before the kids were around? I spend so much time laughing with them, and somethimes at them, but only because they say silly things.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Maybe it's cabin fever

Can I just say that I'm a little tired of the snow and cold. I love looking at the snow when there haven't been any footprints or nastiness from the road to mess up the whiteness and it just being pretty. I also like it when I don't have to drive in it. At this point in the game, I'm ready for it to be warm. We got our new tent and I'm ready to put it to use. I'm ready to be outside and not bundled up like the abominable snowman. I don't really know if the kids would second my thoughts on this one. They like the snow, although I think they are also tired of being cold. I know Cody is ready for spring. The cold and snow is also messing with the morning routines. I have enjoyed the extra time at home with the kids in the mornings when we have delays (and there have been a lot of them), but it throws a wrench in the routine. The kids and I are creatures of habit and the delays help us work on staying flexible. I'm sure my place of employment is not happy about this, but what's a mama to do? Cody asked me this morning if I was working on becoming a stay at home mom. Honey, you have no idea how much I wish that were the case.

Green, warmth, shorts, dresses, oh and Flip-Flops! I remember you and I love you, will you please come back now? I've missed you. I also miss that this was taken almost two years ago and I can't believe how much Hannah and Eli have changed :)

Monday, February 2, 2009


Last Sunday Cody and I went skiing at Paoli Peaks. I haven't been on skis since my freshman year of high school which was roughly 15 years ago. He had never been on skis, a snowboard yes, but they aren't remotely the same. Let me just say that sometimes he makes me so mad because he kicks my ass on anything athletic. I'm not really competitive but I'd like to just find one thing where I can kick his ass. Skiing was no exception. I couldn't even stay upright during the lesson, let alone down a hill with both skis on. Dammit, I suck! I'm not sure how many times we went down, but I managed to stay upright the entire time just once. And actually I'm counting that on a technicality. A kid wiped me out from behind (it was actually pretty comical), so since that wasn't my fault I'm counting it. I would love to take the kids and do this, but since I don't think I'd be any help to them I think we'll wait. Maybe they'll be way better then their mom is.

This was how I looked all day, except when I was sliding on my butt. It's a good thing I can laugh at myself and not be upset. The only time I did get upset was getting off the ski lift and wiping out there. The operator didn't stop the lift. Trying to get out of the way quickly, with one ski attached, one somewhere else, two poles, and my uncoordinated ass was not funny (at least at the time).
We went with Cody's brother and sister-in-law and two of their boys. They were all great, even the boys. They teach them without poles so they have to learn the balance thing. Maybe in a few years the kids will be ready to take on this task.