Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Missing my lover boy

I miss Tyson!!! I have absolutely loved being with my family and his, but I am ready for him to be with me. I know to some of you this may be silly and it is only a week left, but my goodness, I don't want another minute. I miss him. I miss his smile and his hugs and his voice and how he makes me and Josh laugh when we are tired and grumpy. I miss how he always makes everything better. I just miss him. I am very thankful for his job and how hard he works but I wish he could get a really long break and come here to me. I think that is a great idea. :) Tyson, run to me! I love you!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mash Game: Predict Your Future at eSPIN-the-Bottle

Behold... My Future
  I will marry Tyson Cooper.  
  After a wild honeymoon, We will settle down in Italy in our fabulous House.  
  We will have 5 kid(s) together.  
  Our family will zoom around in a Violet VW GTI.
  I will spend my days as a Elementary School Teacher, and live happily ever after.  
whats your future

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sit a little straighter, pray a little more

This past week I have been reading from this last Conference Ensign. It is funny because I have really gotten into a habit of reading out of the Book of Mormon or Conference Ensign every day for awhile now. However, I have really been slacking on praying every day, much less actually praying with any feeling. A few weeks ago I was really struggling with being happy every day and I couldn't understand why. So Tyson asked, "Have you been praying?" Oh, of course, it is such a simple thing but without it my world turns completely topsy turvey and it is so hard for me to be happy at all. So I read Elder Bednar's talk and a few others about praying with real intent, and with faith to act after the prayer. So I really tried to change my perspective and my prayers. It was sad how weird it felt to actually try and talk to and listen to Heavenly Father. It is the same feeling I get when I call someone I haven't talked to in a long time and it is almost awkward, like I don't know what to say because so much as happened that I haven't told them and so much I don't know about them anymore. It wasn't easy, but I tried to really think about what I was saying without getting distracted and to really want what I was praying for and try to think of how I could help to get those things I wanted. For example, our bishop has really been emphasizing missionary work, so I really want to help with that. So I prayed for someone to invite over for dinner that I want to share the gospel with. Then there are other things like people I am worried about, things I need to get done, etc. So especially on Friday I tried to fill my day doing things to help Heavenly Father answer my prayers. I was trying to do my part and act on my faith so that the Lord could bless me with answers to my prayers. (I don't know if any of this is making sense). Well, by Friday night, I was exhausted, and happier than I had been in a long time. I had called people, visited them, actually made a difference in people's lives that day. It was an awesome feeling. The weird thing was that I the next day I wanted to do that all over again, but it seemed like I was just too tired. So we went to the temple, but it was almost like I was too tired to think of nice things to do for people. Who know when you see someone that is sitting up straight and you realize you are slouching? So you try and sit up straight too, but after like a minute your back just kills because you aren't used to using those muscles. So doing the thing that is best for you is harder for you than doing what isn't because you have gotten so used to doing what is bad for you? Well, that is how I felt about doing good for others, it just hurt because I was so tired. But, I still want very much to sit up straight, and I want to do good for others and make my prayers meaningful. So, I am pretty "out of shape" with all these things, but I am going to try.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Looking Back

Thanks Bunky, it was so much fun to read your tag. So I wanted Tyson to do it with me but he is really sleepy. So I told him I would massage him if he would answer my questions and he has been trying to stay awake but he feels like I have been interegating him, which I kind of have been. Hehe. Enjoy.

What Tyson and Cami were doing...

20 years ago-

Tyson- 4 years old
*lived in Plymouth, MA
*probably playing with my little friend Jacklyn
*had little bunny named Blackberry

Cami- 3 years old
*barely stopped being the baby in the family because of Bunky, I don't think I took it that hard though, but I don't think I understood she was a real creature though
*followed my big brothers all around the Payson, UT farms and barren wasteland, getting into all kinds of mischief
*got grounded for putting sugar on my cereal
*took a ride on my cousin Matt's motorcycle
*had a pet duck named Spot, and a siamese cat named Purr

10 Years Ago

Tyson- 14 years old
*working on Sister Godfrey's garden maze
*crush on Stephanie (not my mom, different Stephanie)
*always good in school, probably had straight A's (of course)

Cami- 13 years old
*tested wearing blush for the first time ever, and sometimes wore lip gloss, thanks to Abby
*right before I started hanging out with Kristen and Heather, so really I had no friends
*had a crush (still) on Matt Brewster and once wandered the streets pretending to be Maryanne Dashwood from 'Sense and Sensibility' in the rain and looking for my Williby (sorry for the
spelling, I'm not too good with that)
*Fighting with Kenni every morning with the bathroom rights
*Just started to become a "woman," blah

5 Years Ago

Tyson-19 years old
*About to leave for mission in a month
*Very sad about leaving Angela
*finally done roofing, he thought, little did he know...

Cami- 18 years old
*Just moved with my family to California, just finished my first year of college
*About broke my heart as I watched Mike drive away for the last time (little did I know I really would never see him again)
*Wanted so much to be a great missionary
*Obsessed with "The Work and The Glory" books
*Bunky and I were pretty good friends, which surprised me since we were so different

3 Years Ago

Tyson-21 years old
*just getting back from mission
*walking the streets of Brazil and loving it, didn't want to leave

Cami- 20 years old
*just recovering from the stupidest, most awful year of my life
*about to embark on the best year yet

1 Year Ago

Tyson-23 years old
*Still new at his job
*Just graduated from college
*Getting ready "for de baby"

Cami- 22 years old
*Married to the most wonderful man in the world
*Getting rounder in the belly
*Just graduated from college, working full time at Montessori school
*Watching 'Boy Meets World' everyday

1 Day Ago

*Going to temple
*Loving my Camden (wink wink)

*Took long, three hour, baby screaming drive to the temple, had a great time
*Had a lot of fun talking to and spending time with my Hunny, as always
*Watched movie and ate popcorn and brownies, one of my favorite things to do with Tyson


*Went to meetings
*Went to church
*played with my scanner
*Loved my Camden (wink wink)
*I'm going to bed again (has nothing to do with the previous comment), exciting life

*Woke up with Tyson @ 6, got ready for church, got Josh ready, slept for 5 min, woke up, went to church
*Spent most of church in the hall with Josh, but loved it
*Visited Trent, Beck and Ethnie
*Good but boring afternoon and evening until Tyson made cookies, I made pancakes (after Josh went to sleep, finally) and we played Battleship, Tyson beat me, only once though, I love that
*Now I am listening to the rain and Tyson snoring :)


*Going to go to work
*Coming home to my Camden (wink wink)
*Playing with Joshua aka Dude Man

*Finish Assignment 3 for writing class
*start packing
*maybe clean out Josh's closet
*Try not to think about spending a month away from my Hunny

This next year

*I will be CEO of a phenomenal internet start up company
*I'll be making a "Geer" (?) I have no idea honey
*Make lots and lots of money, ha ha ha what a joke
(if you can't tell, Cami is typing this for Tyson and he is falling asleep, so I am typing whatever he says)

*Watch Josh grow up
*Kiss Tyson every time he comes home from work, and lots more if I can help it
*Maybe actually cook everyday
*Keep my babysitting job
*Maybe even get something published
*Perhaps get pregnant again...

I tag anyone who wants to do this, it is way fun!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Kirsten Sue!

Kirsten has always been kind to me and so much fun! I just love her to pieces. I wish I could be more like her. My favorite memory of her:
Once at a sleepover at Heath's house, I had a really bad headache. Instead of going and hanging out with everyone else, Kirsten gave me "therapy." She wrapped nickels in wet toilet paper, put them on my eyes; put deoderant on my hands, gave me a teddy bear to hold and told me a story about how all these things would help me feel better. It was pretty much hilarious especially since we barely knew each other, but I have never forgotten her ability to make me laugh and how kind she always was to go out of her way to make me smile.
Happy Birthday Kirsten!

Monday, July 7, 2008

How much he changes in just a few days...

A good shot of his now 4 teeth. Aunt Kenni was the one with the great looking Arabian hat idea. :)
I have way too much fun with stickers.
The gravity force is tough for him in swings. He holds on for dear life and holds his breath and turns red, it looks so funny. We are such mean parents.
So cute. My favorite look.

So this is Josh's crib with his cute train set. He loves to untie it and pull it down on top of him instead of going to sleep.
This is Josh and Tommy, the terrible two. They pulled almost all the books off our bookshelf so we had to take all the books to Tyson's office. :) They are so funny together. Josh LOVES windows, especially banging on them.

The yellow thing in his mouth is a rubber ducky, Josh loves to chew on it to get it to squeak. Tyson has been giving Josh his baths lately and I think they both love it.

I cut my hair!

Last pic taken of me with long hair...
The new me:

So I finally did it and cut off my long locks, but I'm not quite sure if I like how it looks. I love how it feels, but when I actually look at myself, I think "hmm, I'm not so sure about this." But oh well, it is done, and now my hair can actually dry in a reasonable amount of time.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Tyson!

My Darling Honey Bunches,
Whatever would I do without you? My life is completely happy because of you. Thank you for dancing with me in the rain, thanks for sweeping me off my feet, stealing me away from all my plans, thank you for giving me such a darling little boy, thanks for kissing me everytime you see me, for appreciating even the little things I do. Thank you for being so handsome and adorable and sweet and kind. I could never tell you I love you enough!
I love you forever!
Love, Your Lover Girl

To my Lover Boy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Gramms!

Happy Birthday Gramms! I am so glad I got to see you at Kenni's wedding and I miss you now! I hope you are doing well and enjoying turning 19 again! We all miss you so much! Thank you for all you have taught me and for loving me all these years. Sorry, I wish I had pictures of you, but I don't have any! How sad is that? I will have to take tons when I am out there in a few weeks!
I love you!
Love, Cami

Week of Celebration

June and July are crazy for celebrating in our home. Let me tell you why:
June 18: Zach's (my bro-in-law) birthday
June 23: Adryan's (my nephew) birthday
June 30: KJ's (my brother) birthday and Tyson's parents anniversary
July 1: My Grandma's birthday
July 2: My birthday
July 4: Tyson's birthday and 4th of July
July 8: Tyson and my anniversary and Kirsten's birthday
July 12: Papo's (my grandpa) birthday
July 21: Kate's (my friend) birthday
July 22: Cassie's (my sis-in-law) birthday
July 26: Ammon's (my little brother) birthday

Not to mention that KJ and Court are getting married on the 17th of July. And I probably forgot something important on there. Isn't that crazy? I love it though! So this week has basically felt like a party, and it has only just begun. Good thing I love to party, eh?