Thursday, April 10, 2008

Songbird

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I caught her singing while reading her semi shredded Monica magazine. There is a little lizard in there that looks like a dinosaur, which explains the growling.

Last Friday, Jake and I went on our monthly date. We went dancing. There is a place in town that has a dance with a live band on the first Friday of the month. I'd had this date on our calendar for at least a couple months, so even when we had to purchase a new choke AC airhandler, we were still determined to go and join some fun friends there. We had a blast. We have a pretty good handle on basic swing and a few of the other dances (though we could stand to learn a lot more), but we tried our hand at the tango a couple of times and pretended like we knew how to Lindy. The band never announced a Lindy Hop, but the song said we could try. We remembered some steps between the two of us and commenced jumping, turning, and sweating. I was beaming. There is no other word. I don't think my smile could have gotten any bigger. I usually have a nice time with my husband whenever we go out together, but there is something about having an open floor, good music, and no cares if anyone else sees you being a total spaz with your husband. Beaming. That was such a good date.

General Conference was fantastic. What a lift. I'm excited for the Conference Ensign to come so I can go through the words again.

So, my dad called me this morning to make sure we were alright since our city was on the news in Utah regarding tornado weather. I didn't realize it had gotten that bad. There was a warning set for last night while I was at the youth activity (Bishopric Challenge -go Mia Maids!), but it was just rain at that point. At about 3AM this morning the lightening and rain woke Jake and me up, but I was mainly annoyed that it wouldn't quiet down so I could sleep. I didn't want to get Tessa up to hunker down in the bathroom. I'm not a real clear thinker when I'm tired. It didn't get awful where we are, thank heavens.

Other than that, I taught a class this week, had a friend in town on business, barbecues, Biggest Loser viewing, jogging, Chat n Chocolate duo, Tiny Tots Tunes luncheon, creeped out by polygies in Texas, AC guys over 3 times (we now have a French drain outside ooh la la), tub doctor over once, etc., etc.

Her hair has no weight (my fault) besides growing forward (Dad's fault.) This is just water from me finishing the ponies in her hair.

The Office is back on tonight!

11 comments:

rosebud said...

Oh -- that could be a contest winner! I love it!

Haskins said...

I love when they start to sing I think it is so cute!! I agree with you general conference was amazing!

Talbot Family said...

99 pds. Alli is amazing! The "Biggest Loser" inspires me. Unfortunately, I am the only person in the world who can run 40 miles a week and gain 4 pds. Loved the pictures of Tessa, she has got so much hair. Cute cute cute.

mary said...

Love Tessa's singing! Love her pigtails! Poor Michael Scott, snip snip x 3.

Lori said...

She is so sweet! I could listen to her sing a hundred times. My newest favorite to replay over and over and over. That tune will defiantly (and definitley) be stuck in my head. I love it. The yellow top looks really cute with the skirt you made.

Natalie said...

I love the pigtails- that is so funny. Her song is great!!

The Farrell Family said...

So I just watched Tessa singing like five times. Cute. Brighton thought it was her. She was like "Brighton singing, yay!" She wanted to see it again and again. When I told her it was Tessa singing, she said, "no, Brighton singing." :)

Mindy said...

her song was beautiful! thanks for sharing. i love this starting to talk age!

The Little Things said...

she is adorable Maren! I have been wearing pigtails lately and my niece always tell me I am silly when I wear them!! Super excited about the office! I am a late comer but I watched all three seasons during the strike and now can't get enough :) miss ya

Amber Lee said...

It's bed time for me, but I wanted to say real quick that your daughter is absolutely adorable, your husband is handsome and has a fun-loving look about him, and you're as beautiful as ever! Miss you!

mary said...

Simone has made us watch "my Tessa" over and over and over and over again. We all love to hear her sing.