Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's Been a While

For those of you who actually read this blog...sorry I have been in la-la land the past few weeks. I just haven't had the time/the motivation to post anything. But don't fret cuz you're about to get a large dose of monologue mingled with semi-amusing photography...just what the doctor ordered.

Story #1: Finn's new Winter Gear!

We got a couple early Christmas presents from my being this sweet snow-suit! I think it makes Finn look like Randy from A Christmas Story. I am so excited to take him sledding!

And I couldn't pass up on this adorable toque (beanie for you non-Canadian speakers) that I found at Wal-Mart...he usually hates hats but he loves to wear this and it makes me so happy. I love to see the little guy all bundled up. It also came with matching mitts which he doesn't really understand (he tries to clap while wearing them and gets confused when there is no sound).

Story #2: Pat Sajack's Number One Fan

For those of you who don't know, Finn LOVES Wheel of Fortune. It started because they clap so much and he had a lot of fun clapping along...but now he just loves to zone out with his milk cup and solve a few word puzzles. It comes on at 7pm here so lately we have gotten in the routine of letting him watch most of it before we put him to bed. He can seriously be in another room playing and as soon as he hears the sound of the wheel spinning he parks himself right in front of the TV and doesn't's pretty funny. Here is a shot of him in the Wheel Zone.

Story #3: Singles Ward Here We Come!

Don't be confused, Aaron and I are happily married :). He just got called to the Bishopric of a BYU singles ward! We are actually really excited about it because we were feeling kind of old in our married student ward anyway and think that this will be a perfect transition for us. (Aaron will serve for one year and then we will start going to a family ward). The only bummer is that Finn just turned old enough to go to nursery...and now I have to take care of him by myself for the whole three hour block! Bummer. Luckily, there are about a hundred single girls who think that any baby is the most sensational thing on the planet, so I have lots of help...and a whole new babysitting directory! It's a little weird being referred to as Brother and Sister Parks, but we are really excited about this new opportunity and know that we will both grow spiritually from the experience. We have to speak in church this Sunday on 'preparing for marriage'...wish us luck!


Zane and Lexi said...

A> I LOVE Finn's snow gear! I'm jealous you get to play in the snow.
B> Wheel of Fortune! That is the funniest EVER - he will be a word phrase genius!
C> I can't think of a couple MORE perfect for serving in a singles ward!! You guys will do great....can I get a copy of your talks??

The Prigmore Family said...

Ummm I have just one small request:
Please put Finn in that snowsuit and take him out into the front yard and just push him over and then video him trying to get up. I BET it will look just like A christmas Story! I LOVE that snowsuit! Oh yeah, and congrats on becoming singlets and all.

Charlotta-love said...

I have to speak on Sunday as well. I don't have a topic yet. Hey, just email me your talk. I'll just take out any references to Aaron. :o)

ec said...

sweet new calling! church stuff in utah is a totally different world eh? young married's wards ... what? but totally sweet.

and finn is still the cutest thing ever. love the wheel of fortune picture. a total guy....

Davis and Quinton said...

Finn is getting so big! his hair is getting dark, and i love those pictures! i think i have a borderline obsession with your kid, because i have seriously been missing these updates.

hey good attitude on the singles ward! im sure it will be a great experience. i swore i would never ever ever go back to a utah singles ward. it seems to very typical that you all are speaking on preparing for marriage, what else would be the topic? im sure the following sunday will be the same topic again.

jokes. LOVE YOU!

Bailey said...

He is such a funny little guy. I love his beanie. It is so cute. Have fun & good luck with the new calling!

tara said...

that snowsuite is more than awesome. gotta love the winter gear. i especially enjoyed the bit on wheel of fortune as well. it is hilarious that your son is in love with pat sajak. good luck with single's ward. i'm sure you'll love it there and they will most definitly love you too

Kathleen said...

Love the snowsuit, and the beanie. I just want to give that little guy a big hug! And I can hardly wait to watch Wheel of Fortune with funny. Hmm - his mother was the little kid engrossed in OPERA.
I'm going to dig out A Christmas Story and watch it soon!

JoSue said...

Singles ward...awesome! You'll have lots of fun stories to tell. All I remember about my singles ward is that our bishop said we should never touch boys on the arms because it starts a rush of hormones..... Anyway, I LOVE that Finn watches Wheel of Fortune. I actually laughed out loud when I saw that picture. He's adorable. So it sounds like you guys will be in Provo for the next little while then? Is Aaron almost done with flight school?