Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I felt like doing a post, but I don't have anything super interesting to talk about. I took this last week. Pictures of my sleeping babies never get old for me. Dave and Ruby are home this week and it has been really wonderful. Lots of screaming and fighting between Ruby and Jeffy, but it's still nice that she gets a break from school and gets to be home with us. I think Jeff is going to miss her when she goes back. I of course love having Dave around as much as possible. He is just fun to have around. So even though it's been a very uneventful week so far, it's just nice having the family home together.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Very Merry Godsey Christmas

We had a great Christmas. Santa was good to us. Ruby still wants to know how he gets down the chimney, how he knows her clothes size, why he didn't buy her everything on her list, how he made her caboodles makeup case, etc. Christmas is over, but the Santa questions keep coming. The answer to all of it....Magic! Christmas is just magical. Even though I am the one who wrapped most of the presents, it's still magical to see that big pile of presents under the tree in the morning. We just love Christmas. See ya again next year Santa.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thanksgiving in Utah

Jeffrey playing air hockey with cousin McKenzie
My beautiful siblings Ryan and Marcilyn
Me and Jenny Cox
Dave and Ryan Cox
Aunt Marcilyn and Ruby

We spent Thanksgiving in Utah this year. I got to be with Ryan and Clare and Marcilyn. We also go to see lots of good friends. I didn't get to spend nearly enough time with anyone, but it was nice to see everyone. Thank You so much for making time for us. I only took a few random pictures. I think I only pulled the camera out twice. Sad. We spent Thanksgiving day out at Dave's brother Mike's cabin in Scofield. The Godsey's and Clarks were kind enough to let my family come along. We spent the night there and played games and watched movies. Bang! was also a big hit with our crowd. It was a wonderful vacation. If it weren't for that 10 hour drive we would visit more often. We miss you all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our Family (thanks Heather)

We took this at the Jen's home while we were up there for Ryan's wedding. Just thought we'd share our little family with everyone. You can see the rest of the images at:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tis the Season

I've got a couple of sickies at my house. No flu, just your run of the mill cough, fever, and runny nose. Today is Ruby's 3 day missing school. Albuquerque Public Schools is positively ridiculous. I call the attendance line and leave a message that she will be missing school and then I get 2 or 3 phone calls and 10 emails to me and David saying that she was out sick and that I need to contact the school secretary. I did! That's why you know she is sick. I don't need you to send me 12 reminders that my child is absent from illness. It's insane. I will never claim that APS is educating my child well.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Little Godsey

We have another little Godsey baby on the way! We are really excited for a new baby. Ruby checks often to see if she can tell if it's growing. Jeffrey of course has no clue what I am talking about. Right now I still feel completely sick and horrible, but in the next few weeks I should be feeling well enough to get excited and enjoy my pregnancy. I have really mixed feeling about posting anything about pregnancy on my blog. I know that during times of frustration over my struggles to get pregnant I felt like every last blog had the floating baby counter that just reminded me that I couldn't get pregnant with my own. And yet I knew that they should celebrate, because every baby is a precious miracle. So I will not be posting pregnancy updates on this family blog. You can still come check in on the Godsey family without endless posts about me and the growing baby. Instead I will be posting all things pregnancy on I don't know if it makes a difference to do it this way, but it is my small attempt at sensitivity for women who like me, may at times find it difficult or painful to be faced with so much baby blogging. I look forward to preserving the experience, and if anyone wants to know more you can check in over there.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Award Winning Bread

So, some know this little secret about me, some don't. When I was 12 years old I started making bread at the Evergreen State Fair because Dad sold Bosch and other kitchen machines. We sold the bread, but the smell is what drew people in, so we always made bread. After leaving the house at 19 years old I didn't make the bread again until Jen tricked me into it. This was probably 4 years ago now that she tricked me. The Relief Society was doing an emergency preparedness fair, and wanted someone to show what you could actually make with wheat (since everyone stores it but it seems most don't know what to do with it). So I was volunteered by Jen to make the bread ... that I had never made for her, and hadn't made for 10 years. I of course did not have a written copy of the recipe, I did it from memory since I had made it so many times in the past (I remembered it slightly wrong, but I still do it the "wrong" way since it turned out well). It was pretty hard to feel manly when the Relief Society sisters were complimenting my on my bread in the halls at church. Also, I had one comment when we had friends over and I was holding Jeffy and serving some bread that I was the "perfect Mormon wife". I didn't feel too manly after that. But I didn't let these deter me.

So Sister Fastle from the ward was taking entries for these baking activities at the fair, and wanted me to enter my bread. I almost didn't make it, I had 2 minutes to spare for getting my bread in. I entered it into two contests. The first was the Wheat Bread contest (just best straight up wheat bread). You can see the results below.

Yep, 1st place.

The second contest I entered into was the Fleishmans yeast contest. It was for any recipe using Fleishmans yeast. I just figured I'd run down grap some Fleishman's and enter for both while I was going through the trouble to enter my bread. Results below:

Yep, second place. I should have taken a picture of the winner. It was cinnamon rolls. Mine didn't come with frosting, so I was already at a severe disadvantage.

So I apparently have award winning bread. What is funny is I have been asked for the recipe, with hesitation, in case I keep it a secret. Do people really do that? Maybe I should keep it a secret .....

Monday, August 31, 2009

A little Backpacking

Dave and I went on an amazing backpacking trip this weekend. This was our 10 year anniversary trip. Our anniversary isn't until November, but that is a really cold time to go on a mountain backpacking trip so we did it now. And oddly enough, it was my idea. I know that most people wouldn't find backpacking a romantic 10 year anniversary trip, but for me it was just perfect. I was alone with my husband far away from the cares of the world and surrounded by more beauty than I could even take in. We had a a day where we didn't even see another soul for a total of 10 hours. It was like we were the only two people alive. There was no stress, we did nothing but talk to each other, hike, and take it all in. I highly recommend it.
This is where we started, Panchuela Campround.

Pecos Baldy Lake

The first day we hiked 10 miles in, to Pecos Baldy lake. We had some rain and hail throughout the day, but we made it by 3pm and set up camp.

The second day we hiked 3 very hard miles over to Truchas peak (13,ooo ft)and then came back to our tent rested and hiked another 2 or 3 miles to Panchuela creek where we stayed the second night.

Day 3 we hiked our final 8 miles from Panchuela creek through Horsethief meadow and back out to Panchuela campground to our waiting car.

Gorgeous Horsetheif Meadow

We did it. It was roughly 26 miles total in three days. I don't think my calves have ever hurt so bad, but it was wonderful. And we couldn't have done it without my lovely sister Camila who willingly came and watched Jeffery and Ruby. Thanks Cam!I also have to add that I couldn't have done it without my very rough and tough husband who carried a 50lb pack so I could manage my 20lb pack. I didn't have half a chance if I had to carry more gear. He takes good care of me, even if it means carrying a ridiculously heavy pack up very steep hills after many hours of hiking. I love you, and I loved our trip. Let's do it again sometime.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Isotopes Baseball

We went and did a fun family night at the Isotopes Baseball stadium. It was our very first time, and it was a lot of fun. It was an event put on by Dave's work. We went and had dinner there at the park and then watched some of the game. Jeffrey was very content to be there, even though he had no clue what was going on. Ruby had no interest at all and asked about 50 times when we were going home followed by a loud "this is boring". We managed to keep her busy with Barbie songs on the iPod. I loved it, it took me back to the Tacoma Tigers days with my Dad. Sometimes on the weekend, spur of the moment, my Dad would load us up and head out to the stadium. I can't watch baseball on TV, but there is something about being there for it that is really amazing. I love the national anthem, that crazy "announcer" voice, the clapping, the cheering. It's so all American.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

First Day of School

Ruby's first day of school was today. She was not a fan. She said - I don't really like 1st grade. She explained that there was no self election. Which translates into not having any play time. Ah, the harsh realities of 1st grade. Kindergarten's over sister, time to hit the books. That first day back to school is always the longest!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

For Emily

Hey Em,
I was only there in Utah briefly and I haven't been able to be there for you much as a friend, but I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wrote this for you.

It's Too Soon

It's too soon to be okay, you don't have to be that strong.
Your heart has been broken, a little piece gone,
and it won't ever be the same.
In time you will change, you'll get used to that ache,
and more often forget that it's there,
But for now its okay to let yourself feel
the full sadness and pain of your loss.

Life keeps on going, we can't make it stop,
and we can't undo the past,
But we can take our time and carefully think
how to best heal our tender hurt heart.

Our tears and our meltdowns don't show that we're weak,
or lack enough faith to press forward.
It's proof of our love and utter devotion
to family and friends in our life.

So take all the time that you possibly need,
feeling fine can wait for tomorrow.
We love you, support you, and pray for your strength
to carry your burden so heavy.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

That is a picture courtesy of Ruby and this is a tag post courtesy of Brit. The lists are supposed to be of 8 things, but I am not interesting enough to complete 4 lists of 8 things so I had to modify it and there will be 4 lists of 4 things.

8 Things I did yesterday
1. Ran Errands
2. Went swimming in our backyard pool with Ruby and Jeffrey
3. Ate homemade pizza. Thanks David!
4. Watched Backyardigans like 5x.

8 Things I am looking forward to
1. My 10 year wedding anniversary in Nov.
2. Family camping
3. Lasik eye surgery
4. Touring the US in an RV - someday

8 Favorite Shows
1. Bones
2. Eli Stone
3. The Biggest Loser
4. One Life to Live - every girl has to have a good Soap

8 Favorite Restaurants
1. The Range Cafe
2. Siam Cafe
3. Dion's Pizza
4. Little Anita's (just the breakfast burritos)

8 People I tag
Uhh..... I am not completely sure 8 people read my blog.
How about Emily and Laura.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Rubys Soccer Team

This is Ruby's soccer team at the post season barbecue back in May. The girls are Robyn, Maryjane, Ruby, Haliegh, and Dana. Although we had a rough start and Ruby refused to play for the first 6 games, it has really grown of her and the last 8 games were fantastic. She is super fast and when she does pay attention and gets her feet in the game she does well. She is excited to play again in the fall.

First Fathers and Sons

Jeffrey went on his first fathers and sons last month. I was a little nervous to send my baby off, but I knew Dave would keep him safe and they would have lots of fun. They went with our friend Jake and his son Ethan and camped at Bandelier National Park. They had a fun time and Jeffrey came home mostly unscathed minus a run in with a tree.


Here are some pictures of Ruby from when we went and saw Pinkalicious the musical. Ruby loves musicals and tells me she wants to be on stage. Maybe I have a budding actress. It was really a cute little musical and Ruby wanted to meet all of the actors after the show. Its a fun mommy daughter thing and I love taking her to see local shows.