Friday, November 26, 2010

A bakers dozen

On Monday Chris and I celebrated our 13th anniversary! We went to Mesquite and took advantage of their hotel/spa package. It was supposed to be a surprise, but Chris had been doing something to my phone so he checked my e-mail to see if it had worked, and he saw the confirmation I got from the hotel (oooh so close!) We had a choice of a massage, seaweed wrap or facial. Neither one of us are massage fans, and I feel claustrophobic if I'm wrapped (no I never tried it, but just thinking about it makes me panic a little bit) so a facial was our choice, or mine anyway. When we got there they sent us to the "quiet room" to wait for our appointment. We chose just to keep our clothes on rather than get a robe, but there were several old bodies in robes in the quiet room. Fortunately we waited less than five minutes before they called us out. The look on Chris's face was priceless as he went one way down the hall for his appointment and I went the other. I kind of loved it, Chris not so much, but for my benefit he told me he liked it. It was fantastic just to be with each other for a whole 24 hours (Chris even held true to his promise not to talk football with any of his fantasy leaguers). I love him and that he is my best friend and can still make me laugh after 13 years!

A great heritage

After the soccer festivities we moved on to a family reunion with my dad's brothers and sisters. Most of them live here or in southern Utah, but my dad has one brother who lives in northern Utah and he and his family always make an effort to come to the reunions and I really appreciate that. It gives my kids a chance to know my cousins and aunts and uncles. I'm really terrible at knowing who my parents relatives are so I'm really happy that my kids get a better chance, even if they only mumble out a quiet hi. There was lots of food (we are Hafen's after all) some Bunko fun and reminiscing about our grandma and great grandma. Everyone told a memory, but what impressed me the most was how much my grandma's daughters-in-law loved her. They all agreed that they had the best mother-in-law. I knew she was a wonderful grandma and it was nice to hear she was fantastic to everyone.

My niece Abby and my cousin Courtlin. They are only three months apart. Aren't they cute

My cousin Trevon giving the kids a ride

Le Fin

Soccer season has come to an end. Actually it came to an end a couple of weeks ago, but I'm a slow poster. My team the Ghost Hunters had a 2-5 season, but at least everyone had fun. They said that was the whole point in our coaches meeting to I'm going to hold tight to that one:) A lot of the parents asked me if I was going to coach again. In the end I enjoyed it but my friend, who actually knows about soccer, is moving and I was worn out by the last game so that would be a no.

Ashton's team the Wildcats did better with 4-1-2 season and she really enjoyed herself as well. They have both told me they would like to play again next year so I count the season a success!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Not everyone can be Spiderman

I know my stories primarily revolve around Dalin, but let's face it I spend probably 95% of my waking hours with the boy. Currently his super hero obsession is Spiderman. He imagines a world where every one has been bitten by a radio active spider. Where sticky hairs growing out of our fingers give us the ability to climb walls and holding your fingers in just the right configuration will cause webs to shoot from your wrists. The other day after pumping gas I got into the car and noticed a spider crawling on my shirt (crazy right?!?) After a yelp and some flailing hands, I sent that spider flying out the door. Dalin, who was sitting behind me, asked what happened. I told him there was a spider crawling on me. Excitedly he told me, "Quick try and shoot a web!" I don't think he's fully convinced that not all spiders have the ability to give you super human powers.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


This morning Dalin had a grape Kool-Aid Jammer and Aiden was trying to get him to trade it for his tropical punch Kool-Aid Jammer. The deal was almost done when Dalin decided Aiden need to work for his prize and he told him he had to answer a few questions first. This is the conversation that followed:

Dalin: "Aiden, I'm going to ask you some questions and you have to get them all right if you want my grape Kool-Aid Jammer."
Aiden: "Okay."
D: What is my favorite color?
A: Green
D: Correct!
D: Who is my favorite super hero
A: Spiderman
D: Correct!
D: What is my favorite tree?
A: tree?