A while ago I downloaded the original Super Mario Brothers to our Wii. The Wii is really cool in that you can go online with it and download nearly any old or new Nintendo game.
I loved playing SMB back in the day on the original Nintendo game system. I used to be able to beat the game in about 5 minutes with one life.
Well, this weekend I was able to beat the game! OK, it took me about 5 lives and around 10 minutes, but I still got it baby! The princess is safe once again! I was so proud of myself that I had Aubrey take a picture of me. I'm such a dork, but oh well...it was fun!
My parents are in town and we decided to play tonight. Nana won by a landslide...almost twice! We love to look at our green cards at the end of the game. We say (in jest) that the green cards describe the person who holds them. Here are the results from tonight! :o)
- Tata: Hot, Sour, and Strange
- Nana: Spooky, Dirty, Lumpy, Important, Rough, Helpful, and Fuzzy
- Joey: Brave, Dark, Great, and Exciting
- Holly: Boring and Bad
- Aubrey: Pretty, Slow, and Warm
- Ella: Wonderful, Hairy, and Shaggy
- Cali: ZZZzzzz
We also played a little Hullabaloo...
I have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only!
1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Where is your significant other? office
3. Your hair color? black
4. Your mother? Cyndi
5. Your father? Joe
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your dream/goal? celestial
9. The room you're in? living
10. Your hobby? photography
11. Your fear? sharks
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Austin
13. Where were you last night? fireside
14. What you're not? mean
15. One of your wish-list items? car
16. Where you grew up? Laguna
17. The last thing you did? blinked
18. What are you wearing? pajamas
19. Your TV? HD
20. Your pet? fish
21. Your computer? fast
22. Your mood? OK
23. Missing someone? Dad
24. Your car? silver
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? Frys
27. Your summer? Disneyland
28. Love someone? Holly
29. Your favorite color? brown
30. When is the last time you laughed? earlier
31. Last time you cried? testimony
He also taught me how to cook these bad boys. My Dad is famous for his ribs...they are the best!
You are a huge blessing to us and we are so lucky to have you in our family.
We love you more than you'll ever know. You are the best big sister and so sweet to others.
Today is my sweetheart's birthday. Not only is she my sweetheart, but she also happens to be my best friend. She makes me want to be a better person. I couldn't imagine spending eternity with anyone else.
I cannot believe how much we've been through over the years. You are the mother and wife I always knew you would be. I love you for your righteousness and your good example to others. You are always thinking of others and you are so selfless. I love you and hope that your day is special.
Other Birthday Messages
"Happy birthday Mommy! I hope you have a wonderful daaay!" -Love, Aubrey
"Happy birthday Mom. I love you! And that's all..." -Love, Ella
"Mamba. Mom." -Love, Cali
"Weeeeeeee!!!" -Love, Baby
When Lucy passed away last year I flew to NY to be with my family. The time that we spent together as we mourned her death was sacred. We spent many hours inside talking, crying, and comforting each other. We even had a laugh or two-something that I don't think Lucy would mind one bit, her being a clown and all. Needless to say, that time in NY was precious.
One day Christine and I were in the living room. She was at the computer while I was strumming softly on my ukulele. Christine didn't know earlier that month I had a desire to learn the song, "Let It Be." I had been playing it at home often and had the chords memorized, but I still kept the sheet music around to learn the lyrics. As I played that song in Christine and Watson's Staten Island apartment, the words, "Let It Be" burned into my heart. I came to realize why I was learning that song. Lucy was preparing her own special little way to comfort me; something she has done for many people actually.
Lucy truly was and still is an Angel. For as the scripture says, "Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ." In that moment of realization through song, I gained an even greater testimony of the comforting power of the Holy Ghost. The awareness that our Father in Heaven has for each and everyone of us is nothing short of amazing.
We lit a candle for you today Lucy, in remembrance of those you lit in our hearts. "And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me. Shine until tomorrow, let it be." Lucy, please continue to shine on all of us...especially the ones that gave you your clown feet. We love you and know that we will see you again someday.
I have to admit, it has been a challenge picking out acceptable outfits and doing their hair. Aubrey has been really helpful in the hair department. She has become quite the hairstylist. I'm sure Melissa and Sheri will fill you in Holly on how I did. :o)
Whenever Holly is gone for any length of time we gain a greater appreciation for her. Mothers have such a great responsibility in rearing children. The job is so tough and I don't know how people can do it alone. Anyway, we really miss you Mommy and Cali and we can't wait to see you again!!
Here are some pics of the girls on Saturday at the ward's Primary Water Olympics....
My odds of winning are probably less than 1/9000. That's not too bad considering what I could win eh? Wish me luck!!! :)
P.S. The "holsmi80" is not part of the design. I just don't want anyone nabbing my sk8board.
- Chicken Strips
- A Dime
- Broken Chair
- F, Bb, F, C7
Happy Anniversary Holly! I love you more than waves and Cadillacs.
P.S. Thanks for always making me laugh. Laughing with you is my favorite ting to do evefry daaay.