Good morning! In case you missed out last week, the top 3 most viewed posts were:
*Hungry Runner Brother —> Talking about his first 1/2 marathon and the fact he has lost over 125lbs! PS I kind of owe my job to him because he is the one that sent me a book about blogging and gave me pep talks every day (he is a talker:) about turning this website into something and I set him up with his wife so we’ve helped each other out over the years;)
Andrew is taking over the blog today! When Andrew asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day, I answered… to do absolutely nothing productive (aka most Sundays in my life;). Since I usually write my posts the night before they go up, Andrew decided to take over that part of my day too and I got in bed with a book at 8 pm. He is the best and he made me feel pretty cool all day long. Get excited, because Andrew is quite hilarious (<— I promise I didn’t write this…. xoxo Andrew):
Hey everyone!!!!!!! Was that enough exclamation points Janae?? mmhhem.. So I’m taking over and I hope you all don’t mind. I thought it would be nice for Janae to have the day completely and totalarianismly off, so that puts me in the driver’s seat of the post today. I think it’s good that she proofreads and checks my content before it posts, probably in everyone’s best interest, because I can be a loose cannon and need to have some sort of filter on. Let me first chat a little bit about our day then I’ll hit my topic for today’s post. It’s a good one, at least I hope so. You might learn something or better yet… your significant other might learn WHAT NOT TO DO.
First off, Brooke has been waking up at the crack of dawn lately. I don’t know if it is because it’s a full-moon or something in our milk, but it’s been like a 6:30 am thing every morning for the last three days. Now that might be normal for some of you with or without kids and to some of you super humans that might be considered sleeping in… Just pretend that’s early :) Brookie was stoked to give Janae her Mother’s Day presents and it was so cute!! This was only the beginning of the crafts… there were about 10 more that she spent hours on.
Then we had the breakfast of champions. Donuts and a little bit a of fruit.
Notice there are two?? I’m starting to think that Brooke thought it was Mother’s and Brooke’s day. She enjoyed all the spoils of the today… just scroll a couple pictures down and its VERY apparent.
Mandatory pre-church selfie (Just missing out on little Knoxo). We figured out that if we want any kind of selfie it has to be before church because… literally anything can happen during those three hours. A few months ago I literally ripped my pants in the parking lot and it wasn’t in a good spot…. but that’s another story for another day.
This happened… Don’t worry, Janae took away the baby before cautiously taking a picture of me sleeping in church. Saturday night was rough… I think I got 4ish maybe hours of sleep.
I just love my girls…. I think if our next baby is a girl, God is trying to tell/teach me something. Aren’t they the best??? #Imarriedup….wayup
If that wasn’t enough to convince you…. this might
Well, like I said earlier, I wanted to give Janae pretty much anything. She doesn’t like to stay still or be “lazy”. But yesterday it clicked and she told me that she was going to nap for a “little bit”…. 3 HOURS later I found ALL FOUR girls snoozing, but I only took pictures of two of them. 1st… If I would of taken a picture of Janae sleeping and posted it on the internet… I might not live and second if I tried to take a picture of Skye and woke her up… I’d be in trouble so here are the other two:
ALSO… like i said earlier… she partied hard!!
Brookie then woke up and helped me to start cooking dinner and desserts. We have been doing a thing a couple times a week called “Cooking Class,” where we have the kids help us make some kind of meal and then they eat it. It has been awesome and really fun!!! I think we only dropped two eggs on the floor but nothing some lysol wipes, paper towels and a couple wardrobe changes won’t fix right?
So this happened… and it was only round 1 for me. Chicken taco salad, complete with some killer black beans and everything else… I. LOVE. MEXICAN. FOOD.
She starts eating the taco from the top… Does anyone else do that?? I mean the bottom is where the good stuff is… so maybe leave that for last?? Please tell me there are some people out that that do this? Now if you do that with pizza… I don’t think we can be friends….:)
Lastly on a serious note, yes… believe it or not I can be serious and actually “adult”, HRG Mom was able to talk to her oldest grandson who is on a mission in Texas for the LDS church. That was a big deal!! Those who aren’t familiar in our church the men and women (those who are single around 19/20 years old) can go on mission for two years or eighteen months. While on those missions they call home only twice a year, Christmas and Mother’s Day. They get emails, letters and packages whenever but they only call home twice a year. I went on a mission as well, that is how I am fluent in Spanish, I went to Cincinnati, Ohio for two years. It’s an amazing experience and I remember when I called home those 2 times a year…. It meant a lot to me. HRG’s grandson had permission to call his Grandma too which was an awesome experience for the both of them!
Alright… so that was pretty much our Sunday. Nothing too epic like fighting lions or riding zebras, but to spice things up a bit I wanted to share with you some things that I have learned over the last few years of being married to Janae. Yesterday being Mother’s Day, I hope everyone remembered… I thought in honor of all motherhood I would share somethings NOT to do in regards to being married/together/or even just being part of a family. Well here we go, just so you know these are not in any specific order:
1- I’m a sucker for any kind of good deal… A big reason why I have a Costco addiction. I think I just started earning my solo Costco run privileges back. DONT ASK… too soon for me to talk about hahaha… Anyways back to it. One night Janae was CRAVING some ice cream called Halo Top. It was supposed to be this AMAZING stuff that you can eat the whole pint by yourself and not feel bad. Before Janae left somewhere she was talking about how good it sounded so I said, “I’ll go get some right now (being the good husband I am – don’t worry I said this in my head, not out loud… at least I hope so)” Well I go to the store and they had this killer deal… I don’t remember what it was but it was TOO good to pass up. It was like buy 5 and get one free or something. WELLLLL…. I got a little carried away and didn’t realize how bad it was until I was in line at the check stand. It was a busy Saturday night and there were like 4 people in line behind me so there was no turning back. I just saw the price keep climbing and climbing and I was sweating up a storm. A grand total of 60+ dollars of ice cream. The lady checking me out was trying SO hard not to laugh and man I was so embarrassed… until l got home and Janae realized that all the bags I had was ice cream. Needless to say, anyone new we meet I swear she starts of with that story… #I’m a WINNER. haha DONT SPEND 60 DOLLARS ON ICE CREAM. This was painful to write… sorry for the novel.
2- These aren’t all going to be that long… hopefully. Something I have learned being married to Janae is DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CELL PHONE ANYWHERE!!! I was driving to Home Depot one day and forgot my cell phone and to be honest it was quite nice being technology free for a bit. Janae was out running some errands and I went to the store and took my time…. Well I got home and finally got to my phone, I had only been gone an hour or so, I had like 20+ text messages and I wish I still had them so I could show you. She had convinced herself that I somehow was kidnapped by the Russian Mafia and I was laying on the side of the highway injured… or something to that extent. It sure is funny how much her imagination can take her places haha! But here is the truth #DOUBLE STANDARD…. Janae always has her phone on silent so she ALWAYS misses my calls. One of these days I hope the mafia doesn’t find me….
3- This goes along with #2… DO NOT FORGET TO TELL HER I MADE IT TO THE HOSPITAL SAFELY For my rotations I have to drive quite a bit and I leave REALLY early. Sometimes I get there and it’s SUPER busy and I forget to check in and tell her that I made it safely. I remember one day I was on the Labor and Delivery Rotation and I got to the floor right when my patient was having an emergency C-section and I didn’t text her until two hours into my shift. I think she had planned my funeral and was already trying to determine if I went to heaven or that other hot place hahaha…
4- So you all remember how Janae and I met and got married within two months. Yeah I think we broke the internet and got EVERYONE talking about that. Well we have some important dates to remember. DON’T FORGET THE SPECIAL DATES AND INFORMATION I am pretty thoughtful and I of course remember when our anniversary and when we were sealed in the temple (a special ceremony in our church) But man I was in trouble when I didn’t remember the date of our very first date, what i was wearing, the first thing I said, what phase of the moon was and what % humidity it was outside. Next year I’m prepared… I’ll write it all in my planner :)
5- DO NOT EVEN JOKE ABOUT FORGETTING THE KIDS. IT. IS. NOT. FUNNY. Sorry… not sharing that story. At least I hope it wasn’t that bad of one… And NO I have not forgotten our kids anywhere. You all need to ready Chip and Joanna Gaines’ book. He actually did that a few times haha!!
6- This one is self-explanatory. DO NOT TOUCH HER WITH YOUR COLD FEET ANYWHERE The reaction is not worth the teasing…. It only took me twice to learn that one.
7- When your wife is your running coach…. DO NOT RUN EXTRA MILES It is just in your best interest to listen and do what is told.
8- DON’T SEND QUESTIONABLE TEXTS TO THE FAMILY GROUP MESSAGE… So by questionable I mean funny/sarcastic FYI. I am kind of clown and sometimes people don’t know that and take me toooo serious. Lets just say… I didn’t make the new group… one of Janae’s brothers did…
9- DON’T GO MOUNTAIN BIKING ONE MORE TIME DOWN THE LIFT IN A QUESTIONABLE AREA WHEN YOUR WIFE IS WAITING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN HUNGRY AND YOU HAVE THE MONEY. This one happened only a few weeks into our marriage…. Not only did I get lost in the resort, it took me over an hour to get back, when it should of taken me 10 minutes. That was a bad day haha. (Janae here for a second, it was at least three hours;).
10- I can’t take credit for this one and oh boy I didn’t make this rookie mistake. You think after seven kids and 17+ years of marriage this wouldn’t happen hahah. DO NOT POST A SELFIE OF YOURSELF ON A BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN MEXICO FOR AN OVERNIGHT STAY (HE IS A PILOT – WORKING) WHILE YOUR WIFE IS WITH THE 7 KIDS AT HOME FOR MOTHER’S DAY. This is his literal message he sent to the family, “Happy Mother’s Day… I decided that a great way to honor you all would be an overnight in Cabo San Lucas at an all-inclusive hotel on the beach.” Sorry brother… I couldn’t help myself and not share!!!
Whoa… I got carried away… I still have like 10 more good ones, I’ll have to write about those another time!! All kidding aside, I sure love my life with Janae and my family. We are always teasing and having fun. I hope you can catch and feel the sarcasm in the above list. I hope it makes your Monday a little better… Mondays… they literally are the worst day of the week. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch up with you all later!!!
What things have you experienced that you wished you or your significant other hadn’t done?
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Any question for me (Andrew)?