Friday, February 28, 2014

Our Weekend of Love

President's Day weekend is always a big deal in our house. Not only is it a long weekend to begin with but its also always right around Valentine's Day and our anniversary.
This year it was even better now that we have our little man to join us in our fun. We just love him so much.
A couple days before Valentine's Day Ryan surprised me with white roses asking me to be his Valentine. Of course I said yes. But this year since I had two valentines I had to make sure I didn't forget either of them.
Valentine's Day itself was so fun. Ryan wrote me a beautiful poem and read it to me in the morning. I got to snuggle with Tucker extra long before I went to work and work was a short half day for me.
I got Ryan a pound of his favorite See's Candies and made him a super cute card.
Oh and did I mention that on my way to work that morning I won front row tickets to a Hunter Hayes concert in April?? Crazy! I never call into radio shows!! Pretty neat! 
When I got home from work, Ryan surprised me with even more roses and chocolates and Martinelli's.
We even got to go to the temple together since we got some of Ryan's family to watch Tucker for a couple hours. It was so nice. I haven't been since Thanksgiving and it was so wonderful to go again.
That night we went to a little restaurant with Ryan's family and waited for an obnoxious group to take 45 minutes to eat their dessert before we could be seated. It was so rude. We didn't order our food til an hour after our reservation was supposed to begin and Ryan and I had to end up just getting ours to go since we had Tucker with us and it was 9 pm before we got our food to our table. Not the most successful V-Day dinner ever but whatever it was still a nice night.
Well the following day (15th) Ryan was a groomsman in one of our friends weddings. It was a super cute wedding and Ryan looked so dapper in his suit. We had a good time seeing friends who came into town for the wedding and the reception was fun.
Then it was our anniversary! Woo hoo! Three years! It was a Sunday so we didn't do much. We went to church and then headed up to Ryan's brothers house for some dinner. It was a nice relaxing afternoon.
But the most delicious part of the weekend was the dinner I made for us on Monday night. I made filet mignon, roasted asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes with yummy sparkling red grape juice. And for dessert, my favorite, Dirt Cups. That's right. I made filet mignon and served dirt cups with it. They were absolutely delicious. Be jealous. I am the best cook around.
Can I just say that the past three years have just flown by? Ryan and I have seriously done evertyhing together!
  • We have traveled all over the world (Five continents including ten countries!)
  • We have started a non-profit with some friends that has been crazy successful in Jordan. 
  • We have worked together in starting a consulting company and worked on projects in Uganda and the Middle East. 
  • We have lived in four apartments. 
  • We have had four cars.
  • We have both gotten our Bachelor's Degree's.
  • Ryan is a mere 7 weeks from finishing his Master's Degree.
  • We have applied for PhD programs of all things and should hear back in a couple weeks with our official offers.
  • And, most importantly, we have grown our family by one amazingly cute little boy
In other words, these past three years have been the best years of my life. I wouldn't have traded a single second of it. I have the most wonderful husband and the sweetest son on the planet and we have the best life possible. 
I love, love, love my boys and I am so grateful for a husband who loves me just as much.
Happy Anniversary Ryan.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Because he is cute

Yesterday Tucker was in a prime cuteness mode. So I took some pics and video to share with the world :)

He loves cantaloupe

Monday, February 10, 2014

That one time at U of U

So Ryan's big BYU wrestling debut was supposed to be this past Saturday. 
We were so excited and Ryan had been running and eating lean all week.
We got to the wrestling room and he weighed in and started warming up. 
Then it was crunch time. Literally.
I was over on the side playing with Tucker and next thing I know, Ryan is walking over to me holding his side.
He looks at me and says, "Babe my rib is broken and I am going to pass out."
I was in shock for sure. Had no idea what to say. All I knew is he had to get to the hospital ASAP. I tried to get Tucker all organized without freaking him out and Ryan in the mean time blacked out a couple of times. I ran to the car with Tucker to bring it closer to the building so we could get Ryan out and luckily when I was heading out of the building, Ryan's older brother and his wife were just arriving. Darcy was able to stay with Tucker while David and I ran in to get Ryan. Those inside had deemed it necessary by that point to just call an ambulance for Ryan since he had blacked out three times and couldn't walk on his own. 
So luckily, we were on U of U campus and there is an amazing hospital right there on the hill. So the ambulance could come quickly and they loaded him up. I rode up in the ambulance with him and Ryan's brothers and their wives met us up there with Tucker. We had amazing nurses and doctors and they were quick to get his X-rays taken and we were glad to find that his lung hadn't been punctured and that it was a clean single break. 
It was was fun while we were at the hospital Ryan actually saw one of the guys he taught in the MTC who now works at the hospital. It is so fun to see all the people that Ryan has taught and seeing where they are now. It was also great to talk to Ryan once he had some pain killers in him to ask him what happened. He is so cute. He just told me, "I got thrown into a stack. I heard it crack and I knew I had to tell you. So I got up and just told myself that Bruce Wayne could get up and talk to you and tell you what we needed to do so I could too." That's right, my husband truly ALWAYS is thinking of Batman. I died laughing when he said that to me. 
And when we got home that night i just have to say a huge thanks to our friends Lauren and Trent who brought a MUCH APPRECIATED dinner to us. Ryan was starving and hadn't eaten much that day and h perked up so much and got his color back after eating a lot of pizza and salad. I just can't say enough how much I appreciate everything that people have done for us. We have had visitors come by with delicious treats and games (Martinos, you guys rock) and more thoughts and prayers for us than I can count. Thank you to everyone.
Well needless to say it is interesting to have a husbnad who can't lift Tucker and help out as much with him. But I know we will be fine. We have so many friends and Ryan's brothers and their wives to help us out and we are super grateful for them. 

Before the break

After the break trying to show his BYU singlet. So sad :(