Thursday, April 19, 2012

My family

My husband and I got married in 1992.  We had known each other for almost 5 years when we made the big commitment.  We thought we knew so much because we had both served missions for the LDS church, been going to school, and my stars he turned 23 the next month and I turned 24 in June (which really means I was 23 and he was 22).
February 14, 1992

All those people in that picture above are twenty years older.  My sister got married, too, in 1996. She was definitely the more mature of the two of us. We each have 4 children.  Let's compare.

Uh-huh, uh-huh, all older. 2012

Watch my family grow.

Look at my mom's awesome wig! 1970

My mom made most of our clothes. 1977
My sister couldn't fake a decent smile. 1983

Now we're all looking better.  1989
Bad denim idea. 1993

After the parents' first mission.  2000
The secret is:  I really like my family.  They are amazing, fun people.  Even my brother-in-law.   ;)


This is a little tidbit from some man.  Too bad it's true.

Nine Words Used by Women

(1) Fine : This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes : If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing : This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead : This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh : This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay : This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks : A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint.  Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says “Thanks a lot” - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say “you're welcome.” That will bring on a “whatever”).

(8) Whatever : Is a woman's way of saying...drop dead.

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it : Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking “What's wrong?” For the woman's response refer to # 3.