Wednesday, April 30, 2008

24 Things About Me

I was tagged on the Oh Me Oh Myers blog again. Here you go Kim:

4 Places I Go Over and Over
Red Cliffs Mall in St. George, UT
Providence Crossing in Cedar City, UT
Jack in the Box
The bathroom

4 People Who Email Me
Some junk emailer that wants me to hook up with local Asians in my area

4 of my Favorite Foods
Texas Road House ribs
Cafe Rio pork burrito
Jack in the Box tacos
My sister-in-law Annie's cajun chicken pasta

4 Places I Would Rather Be Right Now
Diaz Beach in Cape Town, South Africa
I want to take Owen to Disneyland
Seattle - I haven't been back in 6 years
Asleep in my bed

4 People I Think Will Respond
{This doesn't necessarily mean I tag you. I just think you'll comment.}


4 Movies I Could Watch Over and Over
The Patriot
Meet the Parents

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rocky Mountain Low

I haven't blogged for quite some time now, because Kim took the boys to Colorado to show Rhett off to the rest of her family. That left me here in St. George all alone, eating Top Ramen, and working open to close every day, since I had no reason to go home. So here are a few pictures of my family's Rocky Mountain high while I was having a Rocky Mountain low:
Here's Owen and his best friend...(the Wii controller). That's his cousin Emily on the right.

Kim's parents have 4 grandkids. Here they are. Owen, Ryley, Emily, and Rhett.

It still blows my mind how big Owen looks now that Rhett is here.

This is Brody, Kim's cousin's baby. He was born two months before Rhett.

Rhett with Nana and the new and improved Papa. He's lost a lot of weight.

Owen with Uncle Scott at the zoo

Owen with Uncle Bobo at the zoo

My beautiful family

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Updates, Nicknames, and the Forest

For those of you wanting to see updated Rhett pictures, here you go:

Rhett likes to show off his dance moves before we bathe him.

Here's Rhett showing us how fast his Adam's apple is growing.

Whenever Rhett sees me, he shows off his double chin. I think he's giving me a hint that it's time to start Weight Watchers again.

This is Rhett's preferred position of relaxation. We call it "the letter C."

Which leads me to the next part of this post...Rhett's nicknames. Rhett is a very difficult name to come up with a nickname for. Rhetty just doesn't sound right. Are you Rhetty to go? See what I mean? We tried turning it into Rhetty Spaghetti, but that didn't last. We try calling him the letter C as noted in the above picture, but that just gets confusing because the only C in his name is in Mitchell. I used to call him Wee One because he was so tiny when he was born. That morphed into Oh Wee One Kanobi, which sounds too much like Owie, which is what we call Owen, so that doesn't work. We've also called him Blast-o-Butter and Ford Exploder due to his impressive bowel movements, urine stream, and regurgitation skills. Rhett the Jet seems to be the one that has stuck the most. We have a little song that we sing when we change his diaper. It goes a little something like this:

Rhett the Jet
Gettin' things wet
With his pee pee.

Rhett the Jet
Gettin' things wet
With his poo poo.

Rhett the Jet
Gettin' things wet
With his pukies.

I'm pretty sure the boy loses a pound every time we change his diaper. Owen likes to sing along, but he doesn't get close enough to get blasted by anything.

As for Owen, he's on a major Star Wars kick lately. I think that's where Oh Wee One Kanobi came from. My favorite thing that Owen has said lately is, "Daddy, why can't the bad guys with the guns use the forest?"

So if anyone has any good nickname ideas for Rhett, please let me know, and...

May the forest be with you.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sleep Mouth

These pictures aren't very flattering, but we wanted to show that our boys' mouths take similar shape when they are sleeping. The picture of Owen is from February 2005. The picture of Rhett is from last night.

Kim swears that she took a picture of me when I was asleep with the same crooked lips, but I couldn't find it in our archives anywhere. I told her she shouldn't swear.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

We're Moving!

We had another missing $113.50 from the St. George store last night. That was the final straw. Due to a lack of quality employees in this area, we have decided to close down the Southern Utah stores altogether and relocate. Yes, that means we are moving. Derrick and Kirk have decided to open a market in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I volunteered to open the store there, because it's a lot closer to Kim's family in Denver. Kim and I are really sad to leave St. George. We love our ward, and we've fallen in love with the area, but we feel it is best to get away from the stress of managing bad employees all of the time. Hopefully the workers of Cheyenne will be a little more impressive. So if anyone wants to mark their calendars...we are anticipating closing the stores April 30th, moving to Cheyenne on May 1st, and opening the new store as soon as possible after that.

A few side notes:

Owen has decided to wear his underwear and his shorts on his head now whenever we go somewhere.

Dexter ate Rhett's umbilical cord stump.

And Kim is pregnant again!

I hope everyone has a happy day today.