Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Blessing of Rex Gotchy Mullen

Last Sunday Ryan blessed Rex. It was a tender moment for me, his mother, to watch. The blessing was beautiful and filled with wonderful promises. Dressed in his all white shorts-tuxedo, he couldn't have been more handsome. It's exciting to think about what's ahead for him. I'm gearing up for a whole new world of garbage trucks and back hoes, tools and dinosaurs. And that's just the start, I get to teach him how to ask a girl out on a date and how to open her car door smoothly. I'll be the proud mom at the Eagle court of Honor who smiles the biggest because I'll know how many times I had to remind him to call his merit badge counselor or start working on his project. Will he go out for the swim team like dad? Will he like music like mom? Will he keep us all laughing or tease his sisters until they cry? Will he be the kind of kid who gets himself up for seminary or will I have to bribe him with breakfast? Will he hug me even when he's a teenager? What's down the road for my little man?

Right now he is so tiny and innocent it's hard for me to imagine him ever being anything but perfect. I know there will be days he'll make me want to pull my hair out, but just looking at these pictures, he is so pure. I'll do my best Rex, to raise you right. To teach you how to be the best man you can be. If I can teach you to know and love your Savior, I think you'll be able to take it from there. For now, I'm going to kiss your smushy little cheeks as often as I can because although you are sealed to me forever, you won't always want me to kiss you. Especially in public.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy President's Day!

Whoever said Abraham Lincoln was ugly? These girls make him look good.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bringing Back Nerdy

Do you own up to watching TGIF every Friday night? Remember this guy?

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I'm pretty sure Urkel's television career is over. I have my suspicions that he is now in the fashion industry. More specifically, the baby fashion industry. Check out these pants.
Pretty sweet huh? As a co-worker once said to me, "I have a nerd son." (He was actually pretty worried about his four year old at the time, but that's another story.) These pants are available at Baby Gap for all of you running to catch this fashion trend.