Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Mother's day and Happy Birthday

We went down to St.George this weekend for Mother's day and Clarke's grad and bithday celebration. We left Fri afternoon when clarke got home from his meeting with the grad program and when Brooklyn and I finished up at the doc. (she had to get her 4 month shots, she did DANG good!)
Brooklyn did surprisly well on her first 6 hour car ride. We had to stop a couple of times to eat and stretch our legs. It was really a fun car ride. We needed that trip so much!
I am so grateful to be a mother. That one word means so much. I am overwelmed with joy when I think to myself that I am actually a mother. Brooklyn is my daughter and someday she will be a mother. What on Earth. Weird weird and crazy but so so awesome. It still gets to me that I am a mom. I love being a mother more than any other thing in this world. Thank you to the mothers in my life, grandmothers, mother figures, friends, aunts, cousins, sisters, sister in laws, and every mom out there who has touched my life and taught me so much. I love you!

For mother's day Clarke got me a new mtn bike. I have been wanting a bike so I can ride with Brooklyn (when we get a trailer to pull her in). I haven't had a bike since I was a little kid. Anyway when I got home last Wed from work Clarke was outside with this nice looking yellow bike. He then told me Happy early Mother's day. I was so excited I jumped on like a little kid and rode it around the parking lot for a min. It was awesome I love it. Thanks babe. He bought us some helmets too, because if we are going to go mtn biking then we need helmets just in case.

For Clarke's birthday I didn't know what to get him because all the things he wants are really expensive such as a Motorcycle (which I was really seriously thinking about getting him), an air compressor which can run anywhere from $300 to $600...maybe Fathers day haha. So I got him a pair of shorts and a couple shirts and some hair jel that he needed. kinda boring if you ask me. I wish I was more creative. Oh well he loved them and didn't expect it all so that was good.
On Sat. morning we went on a bike ride more like mtn biking. It was so much fun and I realized how out of shape I am but surprised myself and was able to do it with the help and instructor Clarke my husband. We weren't sure where to go since we have never been mtn biking here but had heard that there are a ton of trails so we just decided to go up this mtn behind his parents house(on your way to Zion's nat park). Clarke has been trying to get me to go up this mtn for so long and every time I put up a huge stink about it because I'm so afraid of heights esp driving next to a cliff. So he proceeded to go up this mtn and I just sat there and let him. I was pretty proud of myself and so was Clarke. The whole way up I was getting so sick to my stomach and laughing because I was so afraid, Clarke kept saying look honey, look over there(which happen to be a beauctiful valley off of a clif) I couldn't look if I did I think I would have really thrown up. But I made it to the top. It was so awesome to get over that. IT was also an awesome trail and we had so much fun. The funy part was that when we got to the top in the bushes a little ways was this huge mobile home that had been destroyed and left there. It was crazy.
Oh and Clarke's parents gave him two tickets to this Monster truck thing and the fairgrounds. It was pretty cool. We had so much fun. But we kinda felt out of place because most people were wearing mini skirts, tank tops, smoking, and yelling at there kids for no good reason. It was terible. Can I just say that there are some weird people in this world.

Here are some pictures of the fun trip and mothers day/birthday combo.


Heather said...

I'm glad you got to go have fun and that you were safe! Sweet bike, I might need to hint that idea to Dustin, I would love to pull Kade around. Happy Birthday to Clarke. Sounds like you guys are doing well and having lots of fun family time. I love and miss ya.
BTW, I was thinking a Tuesday would be good for Kade and I to get together with you and Brooklyn. Let me know which Tuesday would be good for you and you pick the location - Logan or Layton. I'm good with either.
Did you see Krystle's having a girl? So exciting!
Oh, and I've been meaning to tell you, Nicole bought a house. Did you know that? It's in Pleasant View and I wanna go see it when she moves in, you should come with me.

Ethan and Brooke said...

Sounds like you guys had fun. I am so jealous I wish we could have gone down to St George too.