Tuesday, April 3, 2007

SPT- play well with others...

I really look forward to Self Portrait Tuesday. I love the fact that it gives me a chance to journal about something I normally wouldn't have thought of myself. Today challenge is "play well with others." This topic really got me thinking. When I met Steve I was really kind of a sheltered girl. I was one that was kind of afraid to try new things. I didn't have any brothers growing up. Maybe this had something to do with it? I married Steve, and new I was in trouble! This man LOVES to play! We then had Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Jacob. Three boys in three, and a half years. I have stated before these boys are ALL boy! They love to play, and play hard. They learned from the best, their Dad. Sarah came along 4 1/2 years later. Sarah also loves to have fun! All of these years later I find myself skiing, quadding, hiking, water skiing, fishing, etc. I love being with my family. I do whatever they do. I have learned to have fun!!!!!!!! Here are some pictures that Sarah took of Steve, and I last night right before our walk. I think they fit great because Steve has been encouraging me to have fun, and play for the past 22 years! He has always been my cheerleader. Thank you Steve!



Blogger Jenny said...

Go Suns!! I couldn't help but notice his cheery shirt. I wish my husband would walk with me. Sweet post. Okay this sounds crazy, but I didn't realize you had three boys too and one daughter. We do have a lot in common.

April 3, 2007 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger lelly said...

this is a great post! my husband and my son play HARD, too, and sometimes it can be totally overwhelming for me!!

April 3, 2007 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

I think it is so great that you and steve still have so much fun together. I hope that we'll still be having fun together after 20+ years together. My family is like that and we love to play and do all of those things.

April 3, 2007 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Trisha said...

My family is a play hard family too, we love the outdoors and all that comes with being outdoors... I love that you still have that much fun together. What a sweet man to go on walks with you, most men don't do that.... Hope all is well and you are still having fun with Donna. I am jealous....

April 3, 2007 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

Don't you think your family is tight & likes being together because of the FUN you guys make!!?
Way cool. love the pix!! cute ;)ciao

April 3, 2007 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

That is so cool that you have so much fun with your family. After 20 years of marriage I sure hope that I can have fun with my family, like you guys seem too.

April 3, 2007 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

You guys are so cute. I love your post. I love to read about how much fun you guys have together as a family. I can only hope that when my kids are bigger that we can continue having fun together.

April 3, 2007 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

Thanks for your post! It reminded me of how much my husband has helped me come out of my shell. The world really isn't a small place - that's what he's taught me. It will be 14 years in June!

Thanks again!

April 3, 2007 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Great pictures! Isn't it great to have a man that encourages you to PLAY!? Love the post...thanks for sharing such sweetness!

April 3, 2007 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Wow, i can't believe that you had 3 boys in 3 and a half years. Then a girl 4 years later. That is so neat!
I love your post and pictures!!

April 3, 2007 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger christina said...

ahh cute pics! amazing to have 3 boys in that short of a time--then a girl- how fun!

you guys do play hard- thats awesome!

April 3, 2007 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

Hey Mom! You and Dad are so funny! I love you!!!

April 3, 2007 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

You two are so cute together, and isn't it funny how our husbands change us. In some ways I'm far more adventurous with Jim than I was ever on my own.

Your family sounds so fun!

April 3, 2007 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger ivygirl said...

I hope that in 22 years Jeff and I can be just like you and Steve...

You still have that glow to you and i can tell the love you have for each other...

Thanks for sharing michelle!!!

April 4, 2007 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Carolee said...

3 boys in 3 1/2 years!! I am amazed. I had my 2 two years apart and I think I am waiting a little while for the next one:)

April 4, 2007 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger donna said...

What a great post!!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

I hope in 22 years Ryan and i can be just like you and Steve:)

April 4, 2007 at 9:35 PM  

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