Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Things we're grateful for that help us get the Christmas Spirit:
-Walking on Temple Square
-Serving others (example- letting others stay a night or two with us...Me and Emmy are very grateful for the blessings we've gotten from that, and love visiting with friends and family when they're in town)
-Making Gingerbread Houses (or eating them before they can be assembled)
-Mr. Krueger's Christmas (would you like some Chocolate?)
-Singing Christmas Hymns during Church
-Jingle All the Way
-Miracle on 34th Street
-Mickey's Christmas Carol
-Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!
-It's a Wonderful Life...oh ahho, It's a Wonderful Life
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Well I get to add another item to the list of significant events on October 25th, though the latest happened the day after I’m still going to count it.
October 25, 2001- My last football game with TJ- the best game of my short football career
October 25, 2002- Went to the Temple to receive my endowment; Opened my mission call to the Belgium Brussells/Netherlands Mission
October 25, 2008- Wedding reception in Council Bluffs
October 26, 2010- Found out the gender of the baby
So yesterday before we found out the gender of the baby, I was very nervous/anxious/excited. The only other times in my life where I had those exact feelings were before opening my mission call, on the plane coming home from my mission, proposing to Emily, right before getting married, and now right before finding out the gender of the baby. It was exciting because this meant that our baby was a him or her now, and we didn’t have to keep saying ‘it’.
So drumroll……………………………….it’s a boy!
We both knew it all along, we really did. Saturday I was saying that I was 92% sure it was a boy. It’s amazing how watching the ultrasound you just feel that you’ve always known this baby and that he really does fit in our family. I’m sure I’ll keep having those feelings, but it’s just awesome to be able to have a better image of what life will be like with him, what he’ll do in his life, him going through a lot of the same experiences I did as the oldest boy in the family, etc. Fitting his personality, he was sitting Indian-style with his legs crossed, trying to be funny and not let us know what he is. The nurse went for different angles and was too quick for him. He’s “perfectly normal” she says...that’s also very good to hear.
The part that kind of stinks now is that I have to wait 4 ½ months before I get to play catch with him. (Ha, isn’t it funny how I get teary-eyed just thinking about doing all the dad-son things?!?!) What stinks for him is that he has to wait a whole year before watching college football with his dad. He kicked for the first time Saturday during the football game. We’re not sure if he was kicking because he was mad Mom wasn’t there or because he was mad at BYU (he might be watching from above). I’m going to do a better job of telling him the final scores on Saturdays and discussing the progress of the team with him. I’m glad he was able to go jet skiing a few times in the summer, it kept him happy. On a more serious note, the first thing I thought of when I heard that he’s official a boy was giving him the Priesthood (dang it, again the teary eyes). I know we have a stud in Emmy’s tummy. Some time you’ll have to hear Emmy’s side of hearing news…no doubt she’ll be a great mom. She’s done a great job putting up with a difficult kid, now there’s two of us!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Emmy and I are learning new things each day about Baby Moby. I was skeptical, but Emmy has convinced me Baby Moby is trying to take over the world and that Emmy’s body is its host. As Emmy says, “Each day the baby goes stronger, while I grow weaker.” Baby Moby has established a puppet regime through Emmy in a matter of 4 short months. Moby can get Mommy and Daddy to do anything it wants. Moby had us go to a super expensive baby store the other day and made us feel poor. Moby has made me buy so many things that we don’t normally buy- gushers, fruit roll-ups, Capri suns, cheetos, lots of juices, etc. Moby made Daddy buy TONS of tuna, only to reject it a few days later. Moby has requested that we replace our AC/furnace because it wants to live like a king when it comes out and always have the temperature in the house be at a comfortable 70-72…even at night, and even in the winter!!! Moby also thinks it’s funny for Daddy to cook dinner more often and do the majority of the cleaning, while making Mommy sick all the time. Moby doesn’t like Mommy or Daddy hanging out with friends or being social. Moby does not like work or Church at 8:30 in the morning! We’re not sure why Moby has altered mine and Emmy’s lifestyle so much, but we fear the worst…Moby is trying to take over the world! The plan is to first take over me and Emmy; who knows who Moby will take over next…it could be you! We’ve decided to not fight with Moby, but to give in and offer all these things to it, to try to appease it. It, I have to keep saying ‘it’, because Moby won’t even tell us if it’s a she or a he.
Right now Moby is “the cause and solution to all our problems.” Moby gives us troubles occasionally but has also made us totally dependent on it somehow so that we get super happy and excited thinking about it. Yes, it’s true, we are slaves to Baby Moby…but I have a feeling it’ll all be worth it! And if Moby does take over the world someday, like we think is its plan, at least we know Moby’s weakness…gushers.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Gosh it's been too long since I actually wrote on here. Life has been really busy with the Becks. Sometimes I feel like my head is spinning with so much going on.
August through the 2nd week of January is my favorite time of year. I love watching college football. It is just so fun for me to have a couple games going on at a time, and listen/watch as I work on something else. In college I had school work to do, now it's yard work/house work. I'm getting very excited for the upcoming season, especially because all that has gone on this offseason. Last week was sure interesting with word getting out that BYU was going to go independent in football. I won't give a summary of all the drama that happened from that, but things were just exciting last week- it was fun talking about it at work and with the fam. We talked about it for half our bishopric meeting. Anyway, life is just great right now, we're going jet skiing all day Thursday and football is here.
I hate politics. I don't really like reading current events or listening to the news anymore, it just all makes me so mad. I still do all those things, they just make me mad. BYU football has kind of filled that void. Probably what has made me the most upset is the overturning of Prop 8. It's the fact that one man's opinion has more of an effect than 7 million voters who twice showed they don't want gay marriage in their state. It just leaves you feeling really helpless. If voting against it won't stop it, then the voter is powerless. That's so undemocratic! I read a book about the whole John Edwards mess, called "The Politician." That book was very interesting and very unnerving. John Edwards was a good man, a good father, who was passionate about some things and wanted to change circumstances for the better. I didn't agree with many of his stances, but he was a good guy. When he got elected to Senator, he didn't really even like it. He didn't like being away from his family all the time. And then someone mentioned his name as a possible running mate with Al Gore. From then on, the desire for more prestige and more power drowned out his family and other important priorities. It’s sad how often things like this happen in politics. The book just amazed me at how corrupt politics/Hollywood/The REALLY Wealthy are. I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised because this is how it was in the Book of Mormon. But gosh, ambition and power is a deadly combination.
Whitney got married last week, the house the reception was at was HUGE. I think it’s the biggest house/yard I’ve ever been to. I talked it over with Emmy and we decided we’re not going to have a house like that in this life. But oh man, wait til ya’ll see our house in Heaven, trust me kids you’ll want to come. Just a little sneak peak- waverunners and dolphins will be involved.
Inception- good movie. I made it down 2 levels last night, but that’s so common for me, I’m pretty sure I hit that level 4-5 times a week. Once in awhile I’ll hit the 3rd level. I wonder if I’ve ever hit 4…it’s possible, as is being in limbo.
I’ve noticed that I’ve been happier lately than usual. It’s probably not obvious at all on the outside but I definitely feel that way on the inside. Two things that I think I can attribute it to is living in the now and not comparing myself/my situation to others. It’s funny because we’re taught to not just live for the present, but I think at the same time it’s bad to live just for the future as well. I think I’m the type of person who is always looking forward to the next step and planning that next move. That move could be anything, but I think it was distracting me from just being content and enjoying the present. Planning ahead is usually what gets me worried, stressed, unhappy. If I just think about today, and how purposely live to enjoy today- the people I’ll be with, the weather, the food I’ll eat, the different events I’ll participate in, the beauty of the world around me, etc. it really makes me grateful for everything and just content and relaxed with what’s going on now. This explanation is pretty much the same explanation for why not comparing yourself makes you happy. When I think that if we would have waited 4 months to buy our house we would have gotten it cheaper and would have been given an $8,000 tax credit I get frustrated. But at the time, it was what we wanted, we felt good about the decision and it was just a good situation for us. It’s only when we compare our situation to what we could have had that we get frustrated. That goes for pretty much anything I think. If we compare ourselves to others we’ll never be content or happy with our current situation. It’s just a vicious and nasty cycle that’s tough to get out of, but getting out of has just got to be HUGE for making you happy. Anyway, here’s to today!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
And we saw bears, a ranger stopped us from going any further on this hike by screaming at the top of his lungs, "STOP! The bear will kill you!" The two cubs came down the tree to hang out with Momma bear.
At another point on the hike I took a picture of the bear behind Emmy and tell her there's a bear while I'm taking the picture...she didn't believe me.
On another hike, we ran into a bear and Emily believed me and got the heck out of there, I didn't catch up to her until like a quarter mile down the hike.
Yosemite Falls is the fifth tallest falls in the world and the tallest in the U.S.
Pork Chop came on the trip too
Then, on to San Francisco! We first just hung out in the hotel for a day, eating Jack in the Box and swimming.
We saw a heat-sensing mirror which confirmed what we already knew, Emmy's hands are ALWAYS cold, along with her nose.
And our favorite thing about Oakland is Fenton's!!!! We met up with Becca and her parents who were so nice and treated us to the JUMBO sundae. We told the waitress to tell the chef we dared him to make something too big for us.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Then we said goodbye to E.B. It was pretty sad saying goodbye to him, I was pretty emotionally drained from just the hour or two with him, he's had a few days of it. I tried my best to be Mom's substitute for the day, I definitely didn't take as many pics as she would. Me and Dallas sang "Together Someday" (family tradition).