Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Very Own Mr. Joseph Ryan Price aka JRP

1. Where did you meet?On Center Street in Provo. I was on a date and ran out of gas. My trusty home teacher Bill came with gas, and his friend/mission companion. Aren't we glad for home teachers? and mission companions?

2. How long did you date before you were married? One year and one month. If you subtract the break up in the middle, ten months, but I don't subtract, because JRP occasionally kissed me and we still hung out during that time.

3. How long have you been married? SIX years and one month. I love saying that. I feel like we are official now, not honeymooners, but still lots of love.

4. What does he do that surprises you? He is an awesome cook and he doesn't mind cooking when I have had a long day. Okay, lets be honest. He cooks everyday. But it still suprises me that he does this, even after six years. Also, he always gives thoughtful gifts. He thinks about them for a while and consults my sisters, and then goes for it. I love that he works at trying to make me happy. It makes me feel special.

5. What's your favorite feature about him? His eyes. They are green sometimes, gray sometimes, they are gray green blue. I try to make him buy shirts that match his eyes because I think they are so cool.

6. What's your favorite quality about him? He is very patient. With a wife that is constantly late and rarely has the house clean and dinner made. With a wife that works a stressful job. (he listens to me vent) with a wife that forgets to change the laundry over. With kids that I swear spill more than any other kids on the planet and probably poop more than any other kids on the planet too.

7. Does he have a nickname for you? What is it? Well, back in the day it was punkincita, but lately, no, just honey, sometimes. I hate baby or babe, I develope a tick when I hear couples calling each other baby, so he stears clear of those. Oh, I lied, he calls me Andicakes sometimes too.

8. What's his favorite color? BYU blue or Broncos Blue and Orange... really... I think it is blue and green

9. What's his favorite food?This is a very frustrating question for me... mostly because I ask JRP this often and the reply I get is... I pretty much like everything. And let me tell you folks, its true. He will try anything, and his only real dislikes are frozen peas, and tuna casserole. He often chooses steak, meatloaf, seafood when we are out, so I would say these are his favorites, but I have yet to pin him down.

10. What's his favorite sport? To play, volleyball, by far, and he is really really good. I am not...good at volleyball, that is... and he rarely finds people to play with, but he never gets rusty. To watch, definitely football. The Denver Broncos and the BYU Cougars pretty much come to live at our house every fall. He is always a little sad when football season ends. I am not... sad it ends, that is.

11. Who said "I love you" first? I don't remember, but I remember when he said I love you to me for the first time. He thought I was sleeping (I wasn't) and he whispered it and kissed my forehead, and then went on playing with my hair. What a guy. I still like thinking about that.

12. When and where was your first kiss? On my couch in the swanky...yeah... not swanky, Old Mill Apartments. While we were watching Dante's Peak. It was The first week of October. I kept the calender page where I wrote it on the day, the actual date escapes me at the moment.

13. What are your favorite things to do as a couple? We are the laziest TV watchinest couple ever. We love to watch tv and critique it together. Ryan does an amazing Horatio Caine from CSI Miami impression. We both hate that guy and his stupid one liners. "Oh.........But.......I will......you can count.....on that. Uggh. We also like to go the movies and go out to eat. Our favorite, but not most often thing is to travel together. We road tripped to Colorado and Indiana often when we didnt have kids, and on our two year anniversary we went to London for a week, and on our six year anniversary we went to Hawaii for a week. With lots of kid traveling to Disneyland and Disney World in between. We like hanging out in airports and staying in hotels. Love it. JRP is an adventuring man. I love that about him.

14. Do you have kids? How many?Yes... Caden 4.7 years old, Kenna 3 years old, and Cohen 1.7 years old.
15. What's a hidden talent that he has? He is a really good singer. I love it listening to him sing and singing with him. He insists that he doesn't, but believe me when I tell you I have a very discerning ear. He does. He also throws a mean frisbee and is consistantly winning his pick ems league in fantasy football. Its a good thing we don't gamble or I would be tempted to have him pick em for me.

16. How old is he? 30.5 years old

17.What's his favorite type of music?He is extremely ecclectic. I could not begin to describe the many genres he listens to and enjoys. His only true dislike is country, but he will even listen to that if I insist upon it. He has a 160 gig ipod and it is loaded.

18. What do you admire most about him? What an exceptional partner he is. He does more than his part. Always, in every area. He does more dishes, more laundry, more cooking. He is an amazing dad. I don't ever have to ask him to watch the kids, or change diapers or play with them or cuddle with them. He is really funny. Even when he doesn't mean to be. People are drawn to him because he is funny and sarcastic, and just really nice.

19. What's his favorite past time? Watching football, movies, Playing Xbox, Traveling, Adventuring.

20. Do you think he's going to read this?If I tell him I did a whole blog about him. Probably.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Up Up and Away

My love and I are off to Hawaii on Saturday for a whole week. I can't believe its here at last. I have some major guilt for leaving the kiddie dids home, but I also have some major excitement to spend some grown up fun in the sun time with my favorite person ever. I forget sometimes in the rush of everyday life why I think he is so dang cool, then I hang out with him, and laugh with him, and man, he is the best. He speaks my language. We can look at each other and just burst out laughing because we were both thinking how ridiculous something was or how gross. I can raise an eyebrow and he nods and then we look straight ahead and try to hold it in till we are out of earshot. We choose to stay home to watch shows and it is a fun night to have a towel picnic in front of the tv and critique Americas Got Talent. We are pretty boring, but I just love being boring together. He does the dishes. He changes diapers. He works hard. He lets me do girl stuff like sewing class and sister nights. He can quote barbie movies with my little girl and sing Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He LOVES Bronco and BYU Football. He is an adventurere at heart. He has guts of steal. You can make it? He will try it. He likes to cook and he makes a mean Oatmeal Scotchie cookie. He LOVES me.What a champ.

Monday, September 8, 2008

do you laugh? do you correct?

My first two kids are talkers. From about 18 months on they spoke in sentences, by 2 they spoke in paragraphs. They even talk in their sleep. Their pronunciation is great they know lots of words and when they want to be heard, they let you know. Every once in a while they say words that crack me up. I never correct them, maybe I should, but I think it is so cute. Caden would always say, "Mom, you gotfor to get me a drink." I would respond "I forgot" and he would nod and say "yes, mom, that's what I said, you gotfor to get it for me."

My kids love bugs, and we have a lot of them here in Lehi and lately their favorite are grasshoppers. They watch them and poke at them and then laugh and scream when they jump. The kids were eating popsicles on the patio and Kenna started screaming like something was eating her alive. I dropped the dishes that I was putting away and ran out the kitchen door thinking she fell off the slide or the swings. I got out there and asked her what was wrong. She said, "look mom, an ass gropper." I was laughing so hard I couldn't even be mad at her for scaring years off of my life.

Cohen, my baby, unlike the other two, is 18 months and says not a word. Well, unless you count baoo which is baloon and only when in extreme pain or stuck somewhere will he say mama, mama. He points at things and says dis,dis, dis. Dis means, I like it, I hate it, I want it, I can't see it, she took it, I want a drink, pick me up. And when you correctly interpret the dis, he will nod and nod and nod and give you a big cheesy grin to let you know that you got it or a screach and a dis dis dis and shaking his head no if you guessed wrong. I have tried ignoring him until he says the word, I have tried baby sign language, I have tried repeating the word over and over, and all i get is dis, dis dis, and occasional tss, tss. I wondered if he could not hear, but he answers questions and points when you ask where is kenna, where is caden where is daddy, where is cohen's room, where is the fridge. When you tell him to get a cup or diaper or his jammies he runs and gets exactly what you are looking for, and he will answer questions with an appropriate nod or shake. I am constantly thrown off by the fact that he doesn't talk at all.

Cohen doing the "DIS" face

Learning Curve

So, my sister created this blog for me, named it, put pictures on it, showed me the web address for it, and then did not show me how to use it. So I had a blog, but could not blog. I wasn't too concerned, even though I have people ask me all the time what my blog is, until a friend at work showed me one of the best blogs I have ever seen. It is www.adailyscoop.blogspot.com. I don't know the lady, but I am addicted to her blog, and to her view of the world. Her little girl drowned in their hot tub in June, she was 14 months old. This lady started blogging three months before her little girl died and so she has a daily journal of her kids and pictures and memories, things that would be so easily forgotten, but are so important. So here I am. I am not expecting to die...and I can't imagine losing a child, but what a cool way to remember the day to day. So here I am blogging. And hopefully I will be able to capture and remember my kids while they are still so little.