Welcome to post #4 ... ever ... give or take. But I don't recall ever posting twice in a row - either I'm a posting nut - or Tiffany has more important things on her mind - or brewing inside her belly. I just got done reading a blog about a 3 year anniversary from one of my best friends and his wife who has become a really good friend, Mark and Bekah Gardner. She wrote the blog because I don't think he knows it exists - but what man really knows the blogging world?
Anyway, Bekah wrote about their relationship and it got me thinking at 12:06 am about my relationship with Tiffany. Right now she's sleeping behind me, or as close as she can be to sleeping with a baby kicking the inside of her ribs and Katie spooning with her. As of six minutes ago she is 34 weeks and 2 days along in the pregnancy. For all those returned missionaries out there - one transfer left and we'll get our little Megan or Abby or Lindsay or whatever else we come up with when we see her.
Tiffany's life doesn't get a lot of praise right now, so I'll attempt to do a little praising for her. Katie pooped today in the toilet. What? You say you do that all the time? Good for you, you can have a sticker just like her. But for this 2 1/2 year old pooping in the toilet and not in Jasmine or Arial or Belle, (She has Disney princess panties) that's a big deal. Once Tiffany got back from helping my sister Leslie in Utah, she went all out with potty training Katie. It's been great. She has her just-in-case panties (Pull-ups) and last night she woke up dry. So she has that down really well and knows when she needs to go. Today she was able to hold "it" until we got home from a little outing to the mall.
So accomplishment #1 Potty training Katie. I know starting to list things by number will get me in trouble if there is only one - so I'll have to be creative.
She is a spiritual giant. She is well educated with when it comes to gospel topics. She also knows her stuff when it comes to listening to promptings - I make sure I stay close to her because when I don't I can get lost - figuratively speaking.
My sleeping habits are a little erratic I go to bed late - now 12:14 - and wake up late - today 9:00. She stays awake as long as she can at night - 6:47 pm - just kidding - but then gets up with the kids in the morning. I hope I don't reveal too much about me to where you don't think I do anything around here, but know this, I do just enough to look busy. :)
We have to take Katie and Paul to the temple grounds at least once a week so they can kiss the temple. If we don't they are very upset.
The fountain is the first place they always go. Katie threw a rock in during our last visit - I didn't let her make a wish.
Anyway, accomplishment #43 Tiffy can tell the difference between when I am sarcastic and when I am serious. Don't underestimate the difficulty of this. This is something I pride myself in - telling what I am really saying when I am talking is no easy thing, but after knowing each other for 4 years now - and dating just a little bit less than that - she's on the top of that mountain.
I know when I post no one comments or even reads everything and that's fine - that's probably because you saw that I wrote it and figured nothing would be accomplished by reading it, and I agree with you. I usually write for myself. This time it's for you Tiffany. I love you in ways that would make even my closest friends uncomfortable. Ya, I know that's a lot, and by the way you're smiling right now you obviously understand how serious of a statement that is.