What I Forgot to Write…

7 07 2010

And when you hear it, you’ll wonder how I ever forgot to include this in my last post.  It was indeed my birthday this past Friday, and, since I was entering a new decade, Kirk decided to make it a good one.  I mean a really good one.  He told me that we were going out for breakfast that morning, which is one of my favorite things to do.  So, Ian and Jubilee (our housemates) arose bright and early to take care of Mayah, and we headed off for First Watch.  So I thought.  But suddenly! Kirk made a wrong turn…but it wasn’t a wrong turn after all, because we were going to Tasi, a place we’ve been wanting to try for awhile.  Okay, so this is all fun and a cute little surprise and whatnot, but then we walk through the door and behold! my sister Kim is sitting there with her suitcase!  Oh my, it was a big surprise.  It would have been heart-attack material except that I had accidentally seen a few hints that something was going down on Kirk’s school email account.  For all the things I thought might happen, I did not imagine seeing Kim when we walked in there.  So, mission accomplished for Kirk.  Man, that was fun!

Then we went home and got ready for camping, which we sure did from Friday night to Sunday morning.  We went with Kenton and Karissa and family and we had a great time.  Friday night was yet another surprise for me.  Kirk had spent a good bit of the day working with Karissa on a birthday meal for me.  We were supposed to have hobo dinners for supper, but I was informed that we would have them the next day instead and not to worry about supper.  Also, my cousin Delores and family (minus one) joined us for our delicious meal, which was fun!  And what did we eat, you might ask.  Kirk made some delicious, hefty burgers, and then also made different toppings for them: sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, guacamole, and then cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo/bbq sauce.  Wow, they were soooooo good!!!  We also had grilled sweet potato slabs.  And Kim had made a lemon cake before we left, which was very good as well.

Kim stayed until Tuesday morning, and we had a great time together, of course.  We had to visit Jeni’s to eat the best ice cream we’ve ever tasted, and other than that, we just played games (no wait, we only played one) and talked.  And Mayah got to spend some time with her Auntie Kim, so that was great.

I just want to say that, if it wasn’t obvious already, my husband did a fantastic job of celebrating my birthday this year, and I really appreciated all the effort and heart he put into it.  You are awesome, babe!  And Kim was such a good sport to just show up and hang out and sacrifice some time she could’ve spent with her husband instead…thanks again, Kimmie!  And I want to thank the Academy, and my three-legged dog, Rufus, and…


Quick One

6 07 2010

Well, Marcia, it’s working (at least this time).  Oh wow, I have some other things I should be doing, but I’m here for now (tee hee, ha ha…) so I might as well write something.  So, Marci asked how Mayah’s doing being raised in a bilingual household.  For those who are unaware, Kirk only speaks Spanish to her.  I am obviously with her more since I stay at home and he leaves for work, so English definitely has the advantage.  However, she responds very well to him and says some things in Spanish.  Water is always agua, bear is sometimes oso, and she knows animals and body parts in Spanish (and English).  Those are the things that come to mind right now…there may be more.  Anyway, she’s definitely learning and understands pretty well, and I don’t think it has slowed her down on talking at all.  I mean, I guess it may have slowed her down, but she talks plenty.  I’m really glad I insisted that Kirk follow through with the plan, even when he felt really unnatural doing it at first.  Now it’s just totally normal for him to speak Spanish to her, so…it seems to be working!

Okay, now I really need to do something productive-er.