Thursday, March 21, 2013

You Know You Married a Hippie

You know you married a hippie when...

The activity he chooses for Family Home Evening is a drum circle.

He considers his Birkenstock Sandals his Church shoes.

At your house you drink soy milk, even though no one is lactose intolerant.

All the clothing he has ever bought for your children is tie dyed.

He is certain the novel Siddhartha should be canonized as scripture.

At age 5, all of your children cite The Grateful Dead and Phish as two of their favorite bands.

Every morning begins with the ceremonial drinking of the Mate.

His ideal choice for a larger vehicle is a VW bus.

You know what Gamehendge is.

He feels that the most important life lessons he can teach your children is to "fight the man."

He started a FB page to put the Paganism back into Christmas.

You wake up one day and realize that somehow you know that Phil Lesh played bass for The Grateful Dead and that there were two drummers (Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart.)

The solution he gives you when you feel overwhelmed is to meditate.

Your children think every child loves the songs Blowing In The Wind and Puff The Magic Dragon.

He worries that his chalkras are not open.

Even though he is an active mormon, he has some issues with organized religion.

You come home and find him listening to Dark Side of the Moon on vinyl by candlelight.

You look back on the last 15 years, and realize they were filled with peace, love and happiness.

Happy Anniversary Joe.  I love you.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Outing to Denny's

Joe and I try to take the boys on outings.  We think it is a good idea to spend one on one time with them.  It is surprisingly hard to schedule it and then do it.   But every once in a while the planets align and we find ourselves out with one of our wonderful kids.  Matthew and I went to Denny's for lunch.  Did you know that they sell a bacon milkshake?  We didn't order one but we enjoyed talking a about the crazy people who would.  It was so much fun to visit with him and share french fries.  He is just so cute.  Check out the missing teeth.  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

Every year on St. Patrick's Day, we have a corn beef and cabbage dinner at our house.  
Here we all are on the front porch. Check out all the green.
Melisa, Eli, Kevin, Bob, Gail, Mercdes

Zachary, Anders, Caleb, and Matthew
Anders is being silly.
And now Matthew is.

Harold and one of the Elders.  We invite the Elders to judge the contests.

We have three contests; a door prize, the most green, and the best Irish Blessing.

Jillian won for the most green. I'm not sure you can beat her.
Kaleigh won the door prize.
Holden won the best Irish Blessing.

So in the words of Holden's award winning Blessing, May the dark clouds of Thor come upon you and turn you into a pile of dust.