Pratt truly has no inhibitions. This is also true of his attitude toward rules. He seems to think that even though he knows he is doing wrong, and will be punished, it will probably be less displeasure than the pleasure he will receive from following his own whim. In this case it was scaling the wall and climbing along it's ledge to get to something that I purposely put out of his reach. He wears me out!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Posted by supertosha at 3:49 AM
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
When we found out about the father/son ward camp-out, Chad was excited to take the boys out. This would be their first activity of this kind. That also meant that Aimee and I would have an entire evening all to ourselves. It was too long in the making, I know, but our first girls night was highly anticipated.
Posted by supertosha at 12:17 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Growing up, Memorial Day meant camping for the weekend. For us this year, we lucked out. We just thought it was cool that Chad actually didn't have to work that day. It was also good timing because for our ward here, it means a big ward breakfast. The High Priests are in charge of this particular ward event, and since Chad is in the leadership, he was able to be helpful. It turned out to be a chilly and wet morning, so rolled everyone out of bed early, bundled up, and went help set up, and get food cooking.
As the youngest guy in the quorum, Chad was the only one there with small children. It was fun to watch him cook eggs with his mini men assisting him. Plus, it gave Chad an easy excuse if he messed up the eggs! Chad cooked all morning, and my very pregnant self manned the troops. I think people get a kick out of watching me go through a buffet line with four plates. Personally, if it means that I can get Porter to eat as heartily as he did, I would do it every day!
Posted by supertosha at 7:14 PM
Chad is pretty particular about his hair cuts. He got a bad one from a companion as greenie serving an LDS mission. Since then he took cutting his hair into his own hands. Just before Taylee got married we found out that her future husband is also very picky, but pays for his cuts. We save tons of money doing all of our own hair cuts (except mine) and she wanted to be able to do the same. Chad very sweetly allowed Taylee to practice on him before her nuptials. This was a big deal, because he won't even let his licenced beautician sister-in-law do it.
It was a very long lesson. He made sure she was going very slow so that chances for messing up would be minimal and made me help check her work. In the end, Tubbs got Chads seal of approval. However, I hear Sloth (my now brother-in-law) still doesn't let her sheer him.
Posted by supertosha at 8:04 AM
Monday, October 7, 2013
When I found out that I was pregnant this time, I bit the bullet, and joined a gym. I recovered so much quicker by doing this while pregnant with Pratt. I admit I had a love/hate relationship with working out. I hated how much of my day it ate up to go, and all of the pregnancy comments I got each time I went. I did love the way it made me feel, and "me time" it gave me each day. I was there on average days a week, doing everything from kickboxing to zumba to strength training. It was a pretty crushing blow to tear a tendon in my foot at 31 weeks.
Posted by supertosha at 1:23 PM
Better late than never, right? The truth is that I got a new phone a week ago, and finally figured out how to get all of the photos off of the old one. "Tech: just doesn't flow in my veins.
No matter how long it has been (a year and a half), it doesn't change how proud I am of my sweetheart! Medical school was really just the first big step in getting to where we want to go, but it was a big, life-changing one. It was four years that we loved! There were long hours, frustrating classmates and teachers, firsthand heartbreaking stories, and once in a life-time opportunities that have changed our lives. In a lot of ways it was our first taste of the real world.
During those four years it was humbling to watch my husband. He got up everyday, and did everything that was required of him and more. He never settled for just doing enough to get by. He graduated near the top of his class, after having matched into a competitive orthopedic surgery residency. Even more impressive, I think, our marriage was happy, our babies loved and happy, and every church and community responsibility filled to the best of his ability. He was able to achieve a balance that most of his class couldn't even begin to understand. Basically, he is amazing, and I am the lucky girl that gets to see it all!
Posted by supertosha at 1:09 PM