Thursday, August 21, 2008

Random Events

Okay, I feel really lame that I haven't posted in a while. I couldn't seem to think of anything cool enough to put on here. And then I realized that if I'm using this as a journal of sorts, it doesn't necessarily have to be cool...because let's be honest not all of life is cool. (Which gets me thinking, how on earth did we get "cool" to mean anything other than describing a temperature?")

So, let's see. What have I been up to. A week or so ago my good friend Sarah called and asked if she could babysit so we could go on a date! (Seriously!) So, of course I said yes and she came over and watched the kids while Mike and I went to the bookstore so he could browse without having to chase two kids around and trying to keep Aaron from ripping pages out of any books. It was nice to get out and just be "Mike and Natalie" again, and to suddenly realize, "Oh my gosh, I have a crush on my husband!". I think maybe we need to go out more often...

What else...oh! I painted our entire living/dining room area! It's a nice tan-ish neutral color called Harvest Wheat and it looks great! My wonderful paint job lasted almost a week before Aaron got to it and drew me a beautiful purple mural. Now I get to re-paint two of the walls...wait, no, make that three walls and 2 doors. But, every kid needs that picture of his childhood masterpiece on the wall to laugh at when they grow up. So, now he's got his...and I'm a lot more careful about making Whitney put away her markers when she's done coloring.

Mike's uncle passed away last weekend. He is a police officer in Salt Lake City and he was doing a routine traffic stop in the Provo canyon when he collapsed at the passenger's window. The woman he pulled over and a passerby did CPR on him, but he didn't make it. He was such a funny and amazing guy, he will be missed! Once, he pulled over this big fancy sports car that was speeding by quite a bit and it turns out it was Steve Young! Steve said "Hi, I'm Steve Young, I'm the football player..." and Mike's uncle said, "Hi, I'm Scott Hathcock. I write tickets, here's yours." Gave him a smile, and that was that! He also pulled over Robert Redford once, and Robert didn't give him any trouble. I mean, really, these guys are millionaires, so why complain about a thirty dollar ticket, you know?

Oh yeah! And remember how my dear, sweet husband put my craft stuff out in the garage so he could have his "man room"? Well, I went out yesterday to get my scrapbook paper (it's in one of those big organizer bags) and it had been over-run with spiders! Yuck! After seeing all of the spider webs and little baby spiders crawling out of it I was furious, and decided that those dumb little spiders could have it. There was no way I was reaching in there to find the mama. Grrrr.

And that, my friends, is what you've missed. If only I had matching pictures for all of this. Man, I have GOT to get a new camera........oh man. I smell a dirty diaper. Guess my time is up! Until next time, Ciao!

4 people leaving some love!:

Tyler, Monica, and Nathan Murset said...

Sounds like an exciting week. Too bad about the dumb spiders in your paper! I would have burned it all right there- I hate bugs. Let's see some pics of your painting job!

Julie said...

So, let's see Aaron's wall! You can't lead us on like that.

The Brock Family said...

Wow! Sounds fun! I hope you like to paint! I am sorry about the spiders, I so would have done the same thing!

Melissa said...

You've been busy! I"m sorry about Mike's Uncle, I heard about that on the news!