Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Big 2-5

Its true!! My hunny is a quarter of a century old! Man thats old :-)
We had a GREAT day together!!
We did pretty much nothing but shop and eat and spend the whole day together, he didn't want to do anything big but hang out and it was the perfect day for him... and i enjoyed it very much too :)
I love birthdays.. especially Joey birthdays

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Day We Will Never Forget

November 8, 2003
Brit and I had an exciting dance competition that day at Alta High School, while we were preparing for the big day we got a phone call from Grandpa Huntsman... he was so flustered he just spouted it out.
"Wendy died."
I think my grandpa thought I was my mom, I ran the phone to her in her bedroom where she was getting ready. Grandpa and Mom had a short, quiet conversation before she hung up
"Is this real?" I asked her. Unfortunately she said yes. My mom, sister and I had a quiet moment remembering our Aunt Wendy as we sat there in disbelief.
Before we left the house to go to the school for our competition my dad called to give us some words of encouragement. We obviously didn't want to go compete after recieving news like that. He said she would be watching from above and that we had to go and be strong and he would see us after. That was the first time I had heard my dad cry.
It was a long day, I remember we had ended up taking first in our competition, but it didn't even phase our family. All we could think about was getting to Doug's house. We wanted to be with our family and remember Wendy.
That was the hardest week of my life.
Each year on November 8, I, as well as the rest of my family think of Wendy. We remember all the memories we had with her, how great of a person she was, and how much we still love her to this day. The one thing I wish for the most is that Joey could have seen how great of a person she was. She would have loved him and he would have adored her. The first year we were dating was the first year without her. I told him everything about her, and he says he feels like he knew her because of all the memories we have shared with him.
The thing I miss most about her is her laugh. She could bring you up when you were down just by seeing her smile and listening to her laugh. She was always such a happy loving person and I hope I never forget the sound of her laugh, of her voice.
The year of Wendy's passing was the same year my parents divorced. Brit and I had always been close to Doug and Wendy, but they really helped us out with working through everything. Wendy was such a good listenter. I miss being able to just call her and talk to her about something I am frustrated about. There were a few times I picked up the phone and started dialing.
We spent so many nights having sleepovers at Doug's. It was guarenteed every weekend we spent with them, we would end up going to Smith's at least 3 times with Doug. Every night we spent over, Wendy had some little fun project to do. Those are the things I will never forget.
I have loved seeing Ethan get older, and see some of Wendy's features show in him. Part of her is still alive in him, every time he smiles. Doug and Ethan are the strongest people I know. I could not have asked for a better uncle and cousin. I know its the hardest for them, but they have got on with their lives, still remembering her every day.
I know she is in a better place and she is looking out for all of us. I do believe that one day we will see her again, and I am very excited for that day to come!
We all love you Wendy Sue Huntsman

Thursday, November 4, 2010

After 4 Long Years...

I am PLEASED to announce.... Joey passed his written part of his Journeyman Plumber's test!! I am SO SO SO proud of my husband! I can't believe how close he is to getting his Journeyman's license. The test was SO hard! Luckily we had studied for almost 2 solid weeks, at least 1 hour every night. It was 130 questions, and they had 4 hours to complete the test... that tells you how challenging it was.
Before he took the test as he was walking out the door I had a "motherly" moment and had to say the 'Take your time, don't second guess yourself, you will do great!' And I told him to call me AS SOON AS HE FOUND OUT.... I was so anxious all day, I kept telling all my clients about it, I just couldn't stop talking about it!
I was so relieved when he called, I did a happy dance and almost started crying when he told me he had passed. We definitely had to go celebrate! So I got him a new video game on the way home and took him to dinner that night, he loves getting spoiled!
I can't say enough how proud of Joey I am. Plumbing doesn't seem very hard, but it is!! Four years of school is ridiculous but they need every second!
Now we need to focus on getting him through the second part of his test. He has a practical test where they give them blue prints and they have to build it. The lame part about that is they only offer the practical test every other month so he has to wait until December! He was mostly worried about his written, he is totally confident in himself with his practical and I know he will do great in that too!!
Hopefully December comes quick!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another One Bites The Dust

Is it just me or does time fly by faster and faster each year?? Geez.... I can't believe Halloween is OVER and were now facing Thanksgiving. Halloween snuck up on us this year it seems, actually this whole month of October snuck up and flew by us. I LOVE October. Not only because its my BIRTHDAY month, but its Halloween. Its my favrite holiday. Although this year we were losers and didnt really decorate or do much partying either.

My birthday celebration was one I will NEVER forget this year! We went to Wendover with all our friends, the day before my birthday, the 15th, is our friends Brennon and Brindy's anniversary. So it was the 'Birthaversary' weekend.... quite a night. Dover is always such a treat, there is always something memoriable that happens. Well, this certain weekend trip to Wendover happened to be Jereld and Nicole's first time, so of course we had to go all out. It's just like animal house when were all together and alcohol is involved lol!
For Halloween, Brindy, brought up the idea of being LFL (Lingerie Football League) players. We even made our own costumes.. it took us 4 hours but we managed!
They turned out so great... but I'm STILL cleaning up glitter! We tried to get Brennon and Joey to be our cheerleaders but they both said absolutly not!! So Joey decided to be our REF and brennon was a randon inmate ha ha. Our friend Nicole had one of her AWESOME Halloween parties! Halloween at Nicoles house never disappoints... we ended up plaing King's Cup... big surprise.. and you can imagine where that lead us. Its such a fun game with our group of friends, since we have known each other for so long its always interesting what "Never have I ever's" and "Rules" we come up with..... poor Brennon :-)

Saturday I had to work and I ended up getting really sick so unfortunately we ended up not going to Sinda and Dave's Halloween party. I love their party. We carve pumpkins, play games, eat lots of yummy food and end up watching a scary moving and not paying attention to it. Its pretty much one of the few times we get to catch up with everyone from high school and chat and just have a great time. I'm sad we missed it but I guess we will just have to make this an excuse to get together sometime soon!

Joey and I are looking forward to the next Holidays coming up, Joey asked me the other day if we could put up our Christmas tree... he is so cute, he gets so excited for Christmas!

Let the chaos begin!!