Every week Rory stays with her great grandparents for a few hours so Andrew and I can run errands, go on a date, or whatever else we need/want to do. The other week I really wanted to nap, then realized all the things we had put off couldn't be put off any longer, so the nap didn't happen. But last week I totally got one! A nice 4 hour nap ;) Now I know why she's always so happy after a long nap ;)
Anyways, one of my favorite times is bathtime ;) Rory is now getting the hang of sitting in the water, and we're teaching her to splash and she gets all smiley about it, but for some reason we still don't like the idea of swimming...might be the wet diaper thing...not sure...I digress! Bathtime is so fun for me cuz after we get her all snuggled in her towel, I rub her lotion on which she loves, get her all dressed and we just sit and chat for awhile ;) She's so relaxed and happy and will just tell me all about her day and how it went hahahaha
I also love when she's so tired but she refuses to sleep, so I have her in the prime sleeping position, and she'll just coo at me and smile, then when she starts to fuss, binki goes in and her eyes droop and she looks like a drunk ;) And off to dreamland she goes.
I love rocking her to sleep humming Disney/Primary songs, so far she really likes
"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
"When you Wish Upon a Star"
"I am a Child of God"
"A Child's Prayer"
I always feel so close to my Savior while I hold my little nutball and listen to her talk to me or watch her sleep ;)
I'm the luckiest girl on the planet.
So we had made a pact not to be lovey in our letters to each other because he was dedicated to the Lord for those 2 years, not me ;) But I'll be honest, it sucked hahahaha I had gotten used to hearing "I love you" and "sweetheart" etc and knowing I was getting letters from him that wouldn't say those things was not the easiest thing, and by that I mean one of the hardest parts of this entire process hahaha
But looking back on it, it was the best possible thing we could have done. It helped Andrew keep his focus where it needed to be which helped him become a great missionary ;) And I dealt with it hahahaha I knew that was how it needed to be even though sometimes all I wanted was some lovin ;)
So January of 2010 I got the opportunity to do an internship at Disneyland with one of my good friends, only thing was that I wouldn't be able to come home til August! 2 months after Andrew came home!! When I wrote him about it, he basically said "It's Disney, you gotta go! I'll come visit you!" and so I did ;) And it was the BEST thing I did for myself. (yes mother you were right....there I said it!) During the next 6 months I got letters and a couple short emails, and then it was finally time for him to come home!
I had purchased a ticket to come home on the day he came home, then that day changed so I ended up seeing him 2 days after he was already home. But I digress! So I'm at work when I get a text from Andrew's sister with a picture saying "HE'S HOME" and I may have started to tear up a bit in the Star Wars store hahahaha Then on my lunch break Haley was calling me, or so I thought....so I answer my phone "Hey love what's up?" cuz Haley and I were just that cool and I hear:
"Actually this is Andrew...do you have my FB password?"
Insert my shocked face at both his voice and his question hahahahaha
2 years between talking and he asks me for his FB password.....yeah.......
Don't worry, once I was off work he called me on his new phone and we had a legit conversation, though slightly awkward hahaha then the texting started cuz I was leaving the next morning to come home for the weekend ;) And he said he was excited to see me, but I know we were both super nervous about how this was gonna go. I got up extra early and did my hair, had my roommate pick my outfit since I have no fashion sense and she ended up loaning me a shirt of hers hahahaha and I got on the plane with a text of "See you soon!"
And with that part 5 will come soon! ;)
My GG (great grandma) is in failing health so we wanted to be sure that we got some pictures with her before it's too late and for her to meet Rory ;)
Rory giggled and prattled at her 3G as we called her, and my GG smiled at her and cooed back. Even so small, Rory has been a light to us all and brought so much love! I'm sorry but I have one cute baby! I can't wait til she has enough hair to actually do stuff with it, her head is so big that we can't fit any of the headbands we bought pre-birth!!
Now I need to find new ones that will actually fit! :(
Hello lovelies! I've been trying to think of what to write about, and still haven't really gotten a full on "thesis statement" so this may be a jimble jumble of thoughts ;) Bare with me!
Andrew and I went and saw Brave last night while the bug was with her GG and Papa and we loved it ;) I had already seen it and liked it, but it made WAY better sense the second time, and I could pick up on things which helped understanding the plot way more ;)
I love her hair!!! SO pretty! And such a good movie about family, pride, humility, and of course bravery ;) Go see it if you haven't yet!
Also Andrew and I may or may not have been watching Avatar on NetFlix
and I may or may not be totally loving it ;) And I of course mean yes I am enjoying it, I know weird right? And I'm also super sad that we're almost done with it :( I find Sokka hilarious and Katara kicks butt with her water bending
And it kinda makes the real-life version movie look silly.......especially since they pronounce the Avatar's name wrong.....Anyways, shall we move on from my embarrassing fangirling hahahaha ;)
Baby girl has been doing SOO good at night now! She'll sleep anywhere from 9-11 all the way to 4 in the morning then back to sleep again til about 9-10 ;) It's really been helping me and Andrew get some sleep AND sleep at the same time now! Yay!! It's the best feeling ever to finally go to bed at the same time, and we still take turns with her when she wakes up but it's not nearly as bad when we had to stay up all night taking shifts ;)
Happy Saturday peeps!
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