12.25.2013

A WORD FROM THE APOLOGETIC

I'm a little embarrassed about my recent lacking in blogging. I started so strong, and since being home for Christmas Break, it's been hard! We've just been having too much fun to stop and write about it. I promise… In like one week I will start up again. Full speed. Until then, bear with me! 


Christmas is just as exciting as ever and I woke up wide-eyed at 7am - SO beyond excited. Not because I wanted to see what Santa brought me, but because I knew it was almost time to give Tyler his Christmas present. My whole life growing up, my dad has been obsessed with biking. Road biking, mountain biking, the works. Because I only have sisters, my poor dad hasn't ever had the whole daddy-son bonding thing. Long story short, my dad has gotten Tyler into mountain biking and they are both obsessed with it now. Over the past few months, Tyler has been riding on my dad's old Trek which is really old. He's been dying for a new mountain bike but they're really expensive and I didn't see the point of the investment. Well, after our trip to St. George over Thanksgiving, and after about 5 mountain biking rides down there, Tyler's mind has been preoccupied with getting a bike. At least twice a day since Thanksgiving, I'll look over at Tyler's laptop, where he's supposed to be studying, to find him looking at mountain bikes! 

I finally realized that this hobby of his is never something I will fully understand. I think everyone has something that they love. A hobby, sport, activity. Something that "fills their well" as my mom says. I decided to support him in this new found hobby and have been plotting with my dad for the perfect plan. As soon as we got to Utah last week, my dad took Tyler to a number of bike shops. Tyler was oblivious and thought it was just for fun. He came home on Friday and said, "Babe! I found the most perfect bike. It's on a great sale for only $2,200 and it's amazing!" ("ONLY?!" ..my thinking..) I told him that our focus right now is not on mountain bikes, and that maybe once he's a doctor we could buy toys like that. (Totally a lie!) My dad and I went down to the store and thanks to the generosity and help from my in-laws, we bought the bike! 


I couldn't contain myself! For Christmas, Santa brought Tyler a new helmet, new biking gloves, biking socks, jerseys, shorts, and every accessory you would need. At the end, we asked him to go grab something in the mudroom which is where the bike was hidden. The look on his face was PRICELESS and I'm not exaggerating when I say he has been playing with, adjusting, reading about, and riding his bike since 9am this morning. It's so cute and he was SO blown away with it! 


Christmas is all about giving! It's about making sacrifices for those you love and not even thinking for a second about yourself. It's a time to reflect on the life of Christ and I am grateful to be a member of the gospel!

I hope your Christmas was merry & bright!!

7 comments:

  1. Too good!!! My hubby would pee his pants if I bought him the $2800 bike that's on his wish list. :) Haha Men and their bikes. It sounds like our hubbies have the same obsession. Bron is always on bike websites instead of working too. An exciting gift like that would wake me up early too. Christmas really is about the giving. So happy for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Jessie that is SO FUNNY! I had no idea your husband loves them too! It must be a boy thing:) Thanks so much for the sweet comment, you are SO right. I hope your family had a very Merry Christmas as well!

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  2. Too good!!! My hubby would pee his pants if I bought him the $2800 bike that's on his wish list. :) Haha Men and their bikes. It sounds like our hubbies have the same obsession. Bron is always on bike websites instead of working too. An exciting gift like that would wake me up early too. Christmas really is about the giving. So happy for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Too good!!! My hubby would pee his pants if I bought him the $2800 bike that's on his wish list. :) Haha Men and their bikes. It sounds like our hubbies have the same obsession. Bron is always on bike websites instead of working too. An exciting gift like that would wake me up early too. Christmas really is about the giving. So happy for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Your title is too good! Hope you're having a great time with your family!

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    1. Haha my husband said, "That's a strange title.." but it's true, I'm just very sorry! Promise to be up and running within two days:)

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