Monday, December 8, 2008

November - smooching, babies, jig

I LOVE the fall. I love sweaters, falling leaves, jackets, hot chocolate, fireplaces, turkey, spandex, pudding, and squishy things. (These are all fall things, of course). This fall has FLOWN by, and November especially was FABULOUS.

I was reminded of so many things to be grateful for this month. I am BLESSED in so many things and need to remind myself of this more often.

I am blessed in love. I am married to the most wonderful, dimpled, drooly, stinky, handsome, quirky, intelligent man for me that has ever existed. I don't know how I suckered him into picking me (I think it involved a baseball bat and Valium), but I am so lucky. I was reminded of all these TENDER PRECIOUS feelings when one of my best friends in this world, Kisty, was married to the love of her life this month. We had the privilege of being present in the Salt Lake Temple to witness their wonderful sealing. They were so happy and so perfect for each other, and it's good to be reminded of these things once in awhile. I got to catch up with a few friends I haven't seen in awhile, like Carrie, Kristen, and Emily. LOVE!!

Kristen & I waited outside of the temple after the wedding in the freezing cold so that we could embarrass Kisty with some inappropriate question about the wedding night right when she came out. What are friends for?
I am also so blessed with my friends. I'm so grateful to all of you for putting up with my fat cheeks and farting noises and rampages about teenagers. Here below you see beautiful Kristen, Kisty, and retard. (I was half involved in an Irish jig).

Get a room!!!The very next day, my good friend from high school Angela is so wonderful and put together a baby shower for our friend Afton. It was a lot of fun! I got to see a few other friends I hadn't seen since that time too and it's always fun to catch up.
Afton is having a little girl and I can't think of anyone else that would make a greater mother. She mothered me all through high school when it was much needed! She always helped me get back in line and wiped my snotty nose!
Jake's sister Chantel is also having a baby boy in January and we threw a shower for her. It was also full of good things like food, poo talk, and belly rubbing. I am very grateful to see so many people I love being blessed with their own little families. My time will come, I know!!
I'm seriously so blessed (snicker, snicker..... foul noise).. No, really, I am!! Even with bad, sad, lonely, angry, and smelly days, I am making the effort to whine a little less and appreciate more!


Catherine said...

It's been awhile!!!!!! That's so cool Afton is having a baby, tell her congrats for me! I fondly remember riding in her car with you to Tremonton on a very snowy night! We went to see some talent show or something, I just remember getting back to Logan and her car couldn't make it up the hill to campus!

The Wettstein Family said...

This post is so full of fowl things, no wonder you feel so blessed. Looks like you've seen all your friends but ME!!!

Camille said...

Hey you, thanks for always being such an awesome friend! I love you and appreciate your support! I did start a new blog: so I can keep pretending I have friends even if they are only digitally! I love you!

Kim said...

Hey Ev, your blog is so stinkin funny. You are too cute. If you want to check out our blog email me at
Kim (Profaizer) Lovell

Mandy said...

The jig picture in your hooker boots is awesome! I love my brown hooker boots! When are you coming by to visit?? I know you're around sometimes....time for everyone to go to lunch!
-did you sell yet???

C.B. said...

You are so entertaining, has anyone ever told you that! I love reading your posts, they make me smile!

Jill Denham said...

I like your blog, it's so darling! Thanks for the is weird how fast Olivia is growing up, I can barely keep her clothed now! You wouldn't think that I would have such a problem with all the clothes she was given at the shower :) Have a Merry Christmas and I hope to visit Utah in Jan. love ya