Today was one of those days where everything pretty much goes smoothly. I am really grateful for that cause Nick worked a 12 hour shift today so I was "single parenting" it (If you count his drive time, he will have been gone for 14 hours today!). I took Preston grocery shopping and shopping for stocking stuffers, then after we got Ash from school, she had ballet while I ran a couple more errands. When we got home tonight the kids were GREAT...they both helped me clean the main floor of our house, Ash got her homework done quickly and then we all just played, and made some yummy treats. Ash painted my fingernails, she and Preston played trains, etc. It was just a really nice, fun, relaxing, enjoyable day. I LOVE days like today!
Preston laying on the kitchen floor pretending to do a Snow Angel
Preston hugging Ashleigh---he REALLY loves his big sister!
It's Nick's birthday today. I had plans for the day...I was going to take the kids to his work and surprise him for lunch, and then decorate his car and make a big fuss--cause I know he hates that. Lol. But instead, we have both been sick all night so today, he and I have been lazy on the couches and watching movie after movie. What a sucky way to spend his birthday! Poor guy!
Nick and I went to Tucanos for his birthday dinner. We had so much fun spending time together. I love restaurants cause they usually send a gift for a free meal during the month of your birthday, so it makes eating out more fun and affordable! :-) I made sure to embarrass Nick by telling the servers that it was his birthday---they sang to him in Portuguese. It was great! Nick was up dancing, but the song was so short I didn't get a pic of him until after. It was so funny though! :) After the birthday song--he doesn't look embarrassed, but he was! :-) Our favorite food there---the grilled pineapple! YUM! :) After we ate---Ahhh....this is a happy, very full hubby. dessert---Raspberry cheesecake. It was SO tasty. YUM Dinner was great!!!!
But after dinner, not so great. I felt SO nauseous all the way home and started puking at home--and all night long. And finally stopped at 130am. But at midnight nick started feeling sick too...ugh. I think we both had a mild case of food poisoning--me worse than him. What a great way to spend his birthday, huh?
This is what happens when you have a big sister who likes to paint fingernails...sigh...Preston insisted on having her paint his nails too. so pretty!
Then he smudged them....look how upset he got! sheesh...what a "girl". Lol It's a rarity to see Preston eating anything healthy, so I figured I should take pictures to capture this event. When I came downstairs this morning I found a letter in my purse that Ashleigh snuck in there. It's a letter to Santa. isn't that cute. :) I'll open it tonight after she goes to bed to see what she asked for. Can't believe Christmas will be here in 1 month! wow!
2 days ago (November 18), Nick and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. What an amazing 9 years it's been.
We've had incredible, wonderful, exciting UP's, We've had horrible, awful, disastrous DOWN's. But for the most part, we have been happy, secure, comfortable, and lovey. I can honestly and seriously say that I am MORE in love with Nick today than I have EVER been!
I thought I would put on here a little photo Montague of the past 9 years together (oh, how we have changed!!!):
Nick and I--first time we met--EFY 1996 in Corvallis, OR
Inseparable at EFY 1996
Our wedding day---November 18, 2000 Happiest day of my life!
Our first born Christian Nicholas Call August 30, 2001
Our second "first" born Ashleigh Elizabeth Call November 5, 2002
Meg, Ash, and Nick at Seattle Mariners game 2004
Bought our first house in Vancouver, WA October 2004
Nick and Meg 2005
Nick and Meg at a friends wedding 2006(?)
Our third baby Preston Adam Call September 14, 2006 Ash (age 4) and Preston (age 3 months)
Nick and Meg Living in Utah--2008
Meg and Nick "Picture time" Sept 2008
Meg and Nick November 2008
Nick and Meg Nick's 30th birthday November 2008
Nick and Meg (Annoying him) May 2009
Ash, Nick, and Preston June 2009
Meg, Ash, Nick Kindergarten Graduation--June 2009
Ash, Meg, Preston July 2009
Meg and Nick Halloween party October 2009
9 years married 13 years together I LOVE YOU HONEY!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
Preston's train "Victor" ran out of juice (battery died) so he asked Nick to fix it. Instead, nick showed Preston how to fix it himself....the pics aren't too good--I took them with my phone, but if you click on the pics they get bigger so you can see them better. It was a sweet loving bonding time between daddy and son. These moments fill me with love and joy! :-)
Look how much Preston is concentrating! He does the "sticking out his tongue" thing like Ash does.
Preston screwing in the screw....the job is done! Good job boys!