Wednesday, December 26, 2007

For Susie

Susie "tagged" me to do this about Dave so here goes...

What is his name? David Bradley Eyre
How long have you been married? 7 years in June (it's my turn to plan the anniversary!)
How long did you date? We dated 8 months before we got married
How old is he? He's 33
Who eats more? Hmmm...since I am pregnant I probably eat more, but after the baby is born we are definitly going to both work on eating better.
Who said I love you first? Dave did
Who is taller? Dave for sure
Who sings better? We both like to sing but I am sure he sings better
Who is smarter? Depends on what it is....okay I think he is smarter, but I got better grades in school. He is way better in math and stuff, and is better at coming up with good words for Scrabble.
Whose temper is worse? Dave's, but sometimes when I blow up he will calm me down.
Who does the laundry? I do, but if I ask he will help.
Who does the dishes? He puts away the clean dishes (mostly) and I load the dirty ones.
Who pays the bills? Dave does - he's a great provider
Who mows the lawn? My dad - Dave kept doing side work on weekends so we hired my dad to do it. Sometimes if he has no plans Dave will.
Who cooks dinner? I do - Dave used to cook for me when we were dating, but does not attempt it now. We'll see what he does when I am in the hopsital when the baby is born...
Who drives when you are together? Dave does
Who is more stubborn? Um, I think it depends on what the situation is.
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? We're both pretty good at talking things out and apologizing.
Whose parents do you see the most? Mine since his live in Reno and mine live like 30 seconds away.
Who proposed? Dave did but I knew on our second date I wanted to marry him
Who has more friends? I think I do, but he hangs out with his more. I need to do more girls' nights.
Who has more siblings? Dave
Who wears the pants in the family? I'd say Dave, but we're good at making decisions together.

Christmas - Our 3 Day Celebration

Okay, so I'm not so good at taking pictures. We started our Christmas Celebration on Sunday and I got a total of 5 pictures - all of the boys on Christmas morning opening gifts, and not looking at the camera. But I have a good memory so that will have to do. Sunday we celebrated at my sister's house with my family (my siblings and our spouses and kids and my parents). We had dinner and the kids played and then we opened gifts. The best gift ever....We're going to Disneyland! My parents got us a Disney gift card so we can now take our kids. We're planning a trip for March since we've been telling Trevor since he was 2 we'd go to Disneyland on his next birthday. He'll be 5 in March so we can finally make good on our promise. Monday was the traditional Faircloth Christmas Eve dinner where we had aunts and uncles, cousins, second cousins, grandmas and grandpas and even some great ones too. It was a lot of fun, a lot of people and a lot of food. Santa came to visit and Trevor waited patiently until his name was called last of all to go sit on Santa's lap. Christmas morning the boys woke up around 7, Trevor ran right downstairs to see if Santa had come. We read a little from the scriptures and talked about Jesus being born and the gifts He gives us before opening presents. Half way through Trevor said, "okay, okay..." wanting to get to his new Thomas train. It was a nice day - the boys played with their gifts all day long, mostly with the castle we got them and stayed in their pj's all day too. We had leftovers for lunch and cereal for dinner. Now, as Trevor said this morning "Christmas is over, let's take the tree down." But it was a good year, with lots of blessings and things to be grateful for. Now we have the baby to look forward to (we got the crib set up last night) and some fun plans coming up (here we come Mickey!) We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and that the new year brings everyone we love much joy and many blessings.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Lights

I feel like we live across the street from the Griswalds - two houses that go all out for Christmas every year with a ton of lights and decorations. The other houses around us all do lights too and we are usually the only one of the neighbors that don't, but this year Dave surprised us all and put some up. They are simple but look really cute and the boys were so excited and they love to go out and look at them. That is one of their favorite things to do - look at the Christmas lights as we drive around. My sister's in-laws do a whole huge light show in their front yard that is all coordinated with music - you drive up to their house, turn your radio to a certain station and the lights dance to the music. We did that last week and last night we went to the Cactus Garden at Ethel M. and walked around looking at the lights there. The kids had a good time running around (we went with our friends Kevin and Jessica and their kids Luke and Katelyn) and afterwards we drove around until we found a doughnut shop to stop for a treat. It was a fun night and the lights and the cold, the doughnuts and hot chocolate afterwards made it feel a little more like Christmas.

Monday, December 17, 2007

"Are you taking the baby out?"

This morning as I got the boys ready to go to my dad's house while I went to the doctor for yet another appointment, Trevor looked up at me and asked if I was going to take the baby out today. I told him I wished, but that it would be soon enough. We have one month to go before we welcome our newest addition and with all of the plans we have from now until Christmas I think the next 4 weeks are going to fly by like nothing else. There is a still a lot to do and I look around and see that we are not at all prepared (I need to wash his clothes, get the crib set up, buy diapers and wipes, get the bottles ready, stock up on formula....) but I think we will know a little better this time what to do. It feels nice to know his birthday is set and scheduled (and NO I don't want him to come early - I want it all to go as I planned) and it gives me a little peace of mind knowing what to expect this time.
We still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do (what do you buy parents who have everything?) and some fun things planned for the week - we're going to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory tonight to look at their lights (the have a cactus garden that they decorate for the holidays), Dave's work party is this week, along with getting goodies and gifts ready for friends and family. It will be a fun holiday with the boys counting down and lots of nights planned to spend with family and friends. We hope everyone has a happy holiday and we'll be sure to get Christmas cards out NEXT year for sure! (We will be doing a birth announcement soon enough and we want to include a family picture in that so I figure that will be good enough.) Merry Christmas!!