Thursday, March 27, 2008


Today was our 4-year anniversary and unfortunately it was a lot like any other day: Mark worked and I was at clinical. But, we are celebrating tomorrow so I feel better about it. I did have time to reflect about my incredible husband though and I just had to let everyone know…..I LOVE HIM! He is the most wonderful man ever! Here are a few reasons I adore my husband…..

Mark is a fabulous father to both Brayden and Tarell. Everything he ever does is with our family in mind and for our best interest.

Mark has never-ending patience. I don’t know how he does it but he can handle anything.

He works incredibly hard to support us all and ensure that I don’t have to work while I am in school – and he does it all with a smile on his face.

He is the best when it comes to distracting and entertaining Brayden whenever I need to finish homework or projects.

He can cook! And he cleans! Not all the time of course but he steps in and does a fabulous job if I am busy.

He keeps me grounded. If I’m freaking out about school, or I have spent a million straight hours studying for a final, or doing a concept map, or he can tell I just need a break, he finds a way to grant me that.

No matter how busy he is with work or what-not he finds time to spend with the family.

He is my best friend! I can talk to him about anything and no matter what my mood he can make me feel better with a huge hug and big grin – who can still be upset after that??

He loves me. Even when I come home from school and take a nap instead of doing the laundry or some other chore, he doesn’t get mad – he just tells me he loves me and I deserve the nap.

He can make me laugh –sometimes hysterically – and we have so much fun together.

He has the most incredible blue eyes and infectious smile – I think he’s HOT!

I could go on, and on, and on.

Mark – I love you with all my heart! You are the best and most wonderful husband I could ever ask for. Thank you for all you do for our family, for me, and for the two of us. I LOVE YOU!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Handsome lil' devils

After church on Sunday we took some pictures of the boys looking very handsome and grown-up. Aren't they cute??

Not really sure what
Brayden is doing here

Best Friends!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Brayden's dinner adventure

We went out for Chinese food a few nights ago and found Brayden's hidden talent. He wanted Lo Mein (his all-time favorite) with chicken and was just ecstatic when it was delivered. It had CHOPSTICKS! His very own!!

He has wanted chopsticks for at least 1 1/2 yrs; ever since he saw grandma eating with them. For some reason Brayden just thinks they are wonderful - I always thought it was a passing phase.

Anyway, when his food arrived with the chopsticks I told him I would get a fork. As I was getting up he grabbed my arm and very adamantly said "NO!". He was so forceful that I decided to let him see just how difficult chopsticks are to use and would wait for him to ask for a fork. Well, I guess he is smarter than I am because he just started eating away like he had been doing it forever. It was the funniest thing. I have never been able to use them and my 3-year old son just picks up a pair of chopsticks and starts eating away. Now, they are the beginner ones - the kind that are attached at the top - so they are easier to use but still, I was having trouble with them. (maybe I shouldn't admit that??) I took a couple of pictures with my phone (sorry for the poor quality) but if you look closely you can see the chopsticks in his left hand (yes, he is left-handed) and his bowl is almost empty. He did it - just Brayden and a pair of chopsticks! He was pretty proud, and rightly so. I may have to send him to visit uncle Garrett, aunt Kellie, and his cousins in China - it seems he would get along just fine.

If you look closely, you can see a fork in his right hand, but he was only using it so he could pick up the noodles without getting his hands into his dinner. Pretty resourceful if you ask me!