Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mr. Mom: The texting edition

(While I was at Girls Camp, Ryan took the week off of work to take care of the kids.  Texts can be such a fun, real record of our life, I thought it would be fun to include some of them from that week.)

Jul 25, 2011 1:28 PM

R:  Jane: “I wish I woke up at 6 so I could say bye to mom”.  We all miss you.


Jul 25, 2011 2:00 PM

R;  Just dropped off E. *sniff*  I’ll miss her.



Jul 25, 4:02 PM

J:  Swap out the laundry!!


Jul 26, 1:21 PM

J:  Camp is most relaxing place ever.

R:  Good.


Jul 26, 2011 9:11 PM

(referring to the finals he was completing for his MBA class)

R:  Starting first test now.  I’m so exhausted.

Jul 26, 2011 11:23 PM

R:  Just finished 1st test. Felt like I did average.  Boo on average.  Whatever.  Doing next part early tomorrow.

Jul27, 2011 5:16 AM

R;  Just starting next test.

Jul 27, 2011 6:55 AM

R:  DONE!!!


Jul 27, 2011 8:37 AM

R:  Not bad for a dad:


J:  WHAT?!  That was the only parenting thing, I did better than you!!

R:  Nuh-uh and you still do.


Jul 27, 2011 10:24 AM

J:  Guess what?  When you have 45 minutes to study, ponder and pray you have am amazing scripture experience!

R:  Good.  I have been yelled at and cried at no less than 20 times because I couldn’t find those purple flip flops.


Jul 27, 2011 12:02 PM

(Ryan was coming up to camp for bishops night and I had some requests)

J:  Please do not forget to get a sleeping pad from Laura.

Jul 27, 2011 2:12 PM

R:  I’m carpooling with the YW presd’cy.  Hope it’s not awkward.

J:  Why?  And you have room for my pad, right?

R;  Way to keep focused on MY issue.

Jul 27, 2011 3:31 PM

J:  Hey!  You got my pad?

J:  And my big green blanket.  I was cold last night.

J:  Am I obnoxious?


Jul 28, 7:08 AM

J:  I love you!  How’s your morning?

R:  Good run.  Pretty morning.  Got a lot of you in my head.  Trying to get past it.

R:  I’m down 3 lbs since Sat.  What do you put in my food?!


Jul 28, 2011 3:15 PM

R:  Us after the movie:



Jul 28, 2011 8:13 PM

R;  “Dad, does mom want a picture of me?”:



Jul 29, 2011 10:34 AM

(Before a doctor’s visit to address an hugely infected wart on Jane’s foot)

R:  Faith:  “Dad, where are we going?”  Me: “To the doctors.” F: “Well my tummy’s fat as can be!”

Jul 29. 2011  11:21 AM

(R was at the podiatrist when I got home)

J:  I just got home and found this:


J:  Is this how you take care of our children?  One ripping down street signs and the other with a blood infection?

J:  Attempting repairs:


R:  Been there. Done that.  He did it two days ago, too.

R:  In the waiting room:


R;  F: “I yike dese comics, Dad.”


J:  Hey!  My flowers are dead!

R:  What?!  They weren’t yesterday!

R:  Are you exaggerating?

R:  Um, speaking of dead, you might want to feed that fish.

J:  The flowers look pretty bad.  The rest of the house looks pretty incredible, so I forgive you.

Jul 29, 2011  11:45 AM

J:  Hey!  Tell Greg (the podiatrist, our friend) to hurry it up!  I miss you!!


♥Shally said...

I love the texting log!! Zach killed my flowers when I went to Vegas with girlfriends. The house was so clean that I forgave him too. :)

the wrath of khandrea said...

my favorite part is how your spiritual experience was totally glossed over by his need to complain.

he totally understands housewifery.

the wrath of khandrea said...

also, i want to point out that i wasn't stealing street signs until i was well into high school. you guys are seriously in trouble.

Lauren in GA said...

I love how he said, "Got a lot of you in my head. Trying to get past it." That man is crazy about you...and that is wonderful.

...and I love how you wanted to have the podiatrist to hurry up because you missed him.

So lovely.

I have to say, Ryan did a pretty good job on the hair. I love that he remembered to accessorize.

Dad said...

For a dad who wants his daughter to have a wonderful marriage, this is one of my favorite posts. In warms my heart to hear, see and feel the love you two have for each other.

missy said...

Awesome! And I love the comment from your dad. :)

Carie said...

Now that I have an iphone Mark and I are entering the arena of spousal texting. We are not quite as clever/funny as you (yet.)