Saturday, September 15, 2007

BOX BIRTHDAY BONANZA! (THIS IS GONNA BE LONG)


THESE ARE 3 ANGLES TO THE LEFT OF ME. APRIL, JEN AND TRISH. JEN IS 40 TODAY AND TRISH IS ???? TODAY! MY B-DAY IS THIS MONTH TOO SO ITS CELEBRATION TIME! (WE STILL PRETEND ITS APRILS B-DAY TOO, EXTRA PRESENTS FOR HER)


THESE GIRLS ARE SOME AMAZING FRIENDS THAT LISTEN TO MY RAMBLINGS, GIVE GREAT ADVISE, CRY AND LAUGH WITH ME AND ARE EXAMPLES EXTRAORDINAIRE.

JEN IS ON MY LEFT. JEN AND I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS THE LONGEST (ON EARTH, THAT IS) SHE IS SO BRIGHT, SHES A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND CAN PRETTY MUCH DO ANYTHING. SHE IS ALSO A PERFECTIONIST, EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE AND CLEANER THAN THE DAY SHE BOUGHT IT. SHE'S A VERY CLASSY DRESSER AND MANY TIMES GETS CONFUSED WITH FAMOUS PEOPLE LIKE JOAN LUNDEN, HELEN HUNT AND THAT CHANNEL 3 GORGEOUS NEWS CASTER. AMAZING MOM TO 4 BOYS THAT ADORE HER. SARCASTIC HUMOR THAT CAN ALWAYS BRING A LAUGH AND MAKE FUN OF REALITY. JEN IS AN ACTIVIST, TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER ONE LETTER AT A TIME, SERVES IN ANYTHING SHE IS CALLED TO (AND SHE'S HAD SOME BIZARRE CALLINGS), AWESOME DAUGHTER - CRAZY ABOUT HER PARENTS. IF YOUR OLD AND NEED A FRIEND, JEN IS WHO YOU SHOULD MOVE NEXT DOOR TO. SHE KNOWS MOST OF MY SECRETS AND A FRACTION OF MY IMPERFECTIONS (WHICH IS TOO MANY) AND SHE STILL TAKES TIME TO LET ME BE WITH HER. I LOVE YOU SCEN JOT!

NEXT IS APRIL. NOT YOUR B-DAY, BUT MUST TELL MY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS GIRL. APRIL IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE ON THE PLANET, EVEN BEFORE THE BISHOP FIGURED THIS OUT, I HAVE WATCHED HER TAKING CARE OF EVERY ONES NEEDS. SHE DEFINITELY HAS A GIFT OF THE HEALING TOUCH, NEVER A BETTER MESSAGE THERAPIST. SHE HAS HAD MANY CHALLENGES AND DOESN'T COMPLAIN, JUST FIGURES OUT THE LESSON SO SHE CAN HELP SOMEONE ELSE AND GROWS AN EXTRA CHARACTER MUSCLE. AS YOU CAN TELL SHE LOOKS BETTER THAN MARTINA MCBRIDE AND NOT A BIT OF VANITY (WELL, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT WORK WE WOULD DO IF WE COULD) SHE'S FLAWLESS IN MY EYES. HUMBLE. HUMBLE. HUMBLE. SHE'S A MOTHER OF 6 AND A GREAT WIFE TOO. WE HAVE MOST OF OUR KIDS THE SAME AGE, SO WE DO ALOT OF ADVISE GIVING, THANKS. SHE LOVES, SERVES AND PRAYS FOR, WORRIES FOR AND TAKES CARE OF EVERYONE. ALWAYS LOOKS GOOD, EVEN WHEN SHE TURNED 40 AND CAME IN THOSE FUNNY SHOES - GORGEOUS! APRIL, I LOVE YOU.

LAST IS TRISH - MOST OF THE WORLD KNOWS TRISH, SHES ONE OF THOSE THAT WHEN YOU MEET HER, SHE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. I TELL EVERYONE THAT SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND AND THEY SAY "SHE'S MINE TOO" (IT TICKS ME OFF, SHE'S MINE!) SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST CHRIST-LIKE WOMEN EVER. SHE TAKES TIME WITH THE LITTLE ONES, THE OLD ONES AND THE WEIRD ONES. (ME INCLUDED) HER ONLY IMPERFECTION IS NOT KNOWING HOW TO SAY THE WORD "NO". TRISH IS ANOTHER ONE THAT WHEN SHE HAS CHALLENGES SHE CRIS FOR ONE MINUTE AND THEN STARTS LAUGHING. SHE IS NATURALLY A HAPPY AND GRATEFUL GIRL. SPEAKING OF GIRLS, SHE HAS RAISED THE MOST AMAZING DAUGHTERS, HOW LUCKY FOR THEM TO HAVE SUCH A PERFECT ROLE MODEL. SHE'S MINE TOO. YOU WILL NEVER SEE HER WITHOUT A SMILE AND SHE IS ALWAYS THE FIRST TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH SHE LOVES YOU AND HOW GRATEFUL SHE IS FOR YOU. SHE HAS THE FACE OF A 30 YEAR OLD, AND IS FUNNER THAN ANYTHING. WE HAVE GREAT CRIES AND LAUGHS AND SHE NEVER TALKS BAD ABOUT ANYONE. YOUR MY IDOL TRISH AND I LOVE YOU!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY SWEET, FUNNY TREASURES!

4 comments:

Jen said...

I love you Von. You are such a special friend, and I really really really don't want to get mushy, so I will just say that I think we must have been friends much longer than just the 10 years (is that right?) that we have been buddies here on this planet. So thanks for loving me in spite of my silliness, my selfishness and my dorkiness. I have to say, I am triple-ly blessed, because I have friends that love me for the real me -- and they've seen me at my worst. Love you friend. Can't wait to party like it's 1999 tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Call Me Starla said...

Ooh I want to hear the choking story. Please!! By the way, great pictures and you have beautiful eyes!

Kristal Mulder said...

Awww, that's sweet! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of those gals too! Someday I hope to be one. And seriously, one of these days I really want to come to another "box" get together!

kelemieux said...

Happy Birthday to my friends-friends!! What I know of the box, it is a great place to be. What great friends you have! The times I have been around them, they have been so kind to me. You aren't so bad yourself either!! Since there are no more shapes allowed, I'll just take what ever you have left! :) Luckily for the rest of the world, there is plenty of love to go around when it comes to Vonda!!!

GUTTERYISMS

  • 4/12 Shayna - I said "I really want to buy that table but I dont know where I would put it" (been buying used furniture that I want to redo and its been cluttering up the garage. Shayna said in her sweet inocent voice "you can put it in the garage?"
  • 4/12 - Tessa "Mom, you know what I dont like about mornings? - the sun!"
  • 4/12 - Shayna got her braces a couple of weeks ago and her teeth are starting to go together and she said "Im gonna miss my gap" and she was seriously sad - she wont get to squirt water through her teeth.
  • 3/12 Breea again..... "Mom, I thought it was Lack toesintolerant and I was lacking the toesintolerant, until I read the label"
  • 3/12 Breea was talking about college and she said "In my siriculum (curriculum), I have to take physicology (psychology)"
  • 3/12 - Tessa said - I want to take the "long cut" (instead of the short cut)
  • 3/12 When tucking Shayna and Tessa in Shayna said "You dont have to worry, I set out all your clothes for school tomorrow" - Very Shayna
  • 11/10 When Kayla was little she should always cover her eyes when we went by a graveyard.
  • 4/10 Dont want to forget that Shayna calls the pools water fall a waderfoddle. She also called Aunt Kay, Uncle Kay??? McKenna got grandpa mixed up when she was little and called him "Bunka"
  • 3/10 For some reason, our family forgets the rules to Mexican rummy, shang hi and ALOT of card games, so last Sunday we just delt cards and everyone played whatever rule they wanted. The game lasted about 4 minutes, but we all won!
  • 2/10 I was going to work in Tessas class and she said "Mom, what if you mess up" and I told her I would try not to, but the next thing I know she is asking me if I will pray with her and ask Heavenly Father to help me not mess up. She prayed, and I didnt mess up! (all papers were copied a colated correctly)
  • 3/10 McKenna saying what she liked about Brennon on his Birthday "I like your style and your swager"
  • 12/09 Tessa went to the girls play and said "Willy wonka is hot"
  • 12/09 Kayla has a slight ring worm problem and if you try to hug her she says "OK, but your gonna get all wormy"
  • 12/09 Tessa has been adding Sophia in every prayer including the blessing and this is what she says "Please bless that Sophia will feel better in no time" and her blessing tonight was "Please bless that none of the kids singing on the truck will fall out" - Shes a great prayer
  • 12/09 Tessa said "Mom, I think Im on Santas Bad list" I said "probably not, why are you worried about it?" Tessa "I really dont like coal"
  • 02/09 I asked McKenna if she had taken a shower and she said "I took one, but it didnt work"
  • 11/08 Shayna said "I wish we could have quads like the Poulsens and Jensens, but were too unrich"
  • 10/08 I was bringing Breea home from school and she asked "Can I do my jobs tomorrow? I asked why and she said "If you were to take all the headaches in the world and put them together - thats my headache" DRAMA
  • 10/08 Tessa hands me the camera as we are walking out the door and says "You better take this in case I do something cute"
  • 9/08 Shayna was about 5 and she was giving dad a message and he said "thats a deep tissue message" she said "hold on" and left and came back with toilet paper and stuffed it down his shirt and said "I want to give you a deep tissue message"
  • 8/08 Tessa after hearing some of Kaylas guy friends talk has picked up a new saying "Girls are the devil" - nice.
  • 8/08 As I was carpooling I asked Bailee who she wanted to marry, she said Dallin. Shayna said "Well he is cute mom, no offense"
  • Kayla - She says almost on a daily basis "This will be the last time........" Whether its someone moving, leaving on a mission, the last two weeks before graduation, etc.....
  • Brennon - Whenever he does something he knows we dont like or accidently steps on a toe or runs into someone, he just puts his hand up, smiles and says "high five" You gotta love it
  • Danica - Classic saying "Asians are geneous's"
  • Tessa - 6/08 At the doctors office he was looking in her sore ear and noticed there was still a stitch left in her eyebrow and proceeded to take it out while I was holding her down. She screamed really loud, looked at the doctor and said "I am NOT loving this"
  • Shayna 4/08 She came running in the house, grabed a dress and started heading back out the door to go to Nathaniels baptism. I said "Hey, come back we have to do your hair" She said "No, I dont want to be pretty for Nathaniel" Sure enough, when Bailee and Taryn came over they had their hair perfectly curled, cutest dresses and their shoes matched their dresses (unlike Shaynas)
  • McKenna 4/08 - I had the best dream last night. Mom: What about? McKenna: Snickerdoodles.
  • McKenna and Brennon - 4/08 McKenna: I want to put light blue hightlights in my hair like Klowd 9 - Brennon: I want Lypo.
  • Breea - 4/08 (In a very dramatic manner) "My coach almost killed us today, a few of us threw up, some passed out, she wanted to kill us. I almost threw up."
  • Tessa - 4/08 Talking to Grandma said "The Easter Monster leaves me lipstick under my pillow"
  • Shayna = 4/08 Kayla called from a show but couldnt talk. She said she would call at intermission. Shayna heard me say this and said "Kaylas in her mission?"
  • McKenna - 4/08 "Mom your not fashionable, but you can grow into fashion. It just takes about a month"
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"
  • Tessa 4/08 "Brodey - Lets get this party started"
  • Shayna 3/08 I asked her what she did at the gym daycare center she said "I just cleaned things and organized them"
  • Breea 3/08 While saying a prayer at Grandma and Grandpa Hatchs, she says "Bless the Hatchs". Her grandparents were wondering if she even knew she was their granddaughter.
  • McKenna 2/08 Mom, dont buy meat or sugar, Im turning vetrenarian.
  • Tessa 2/08 Mom: Tessa, your such a good girl. Tessa: I dont say stupid or do bad sings.
  • Tessa 1/08 - She was getting chewed on by the puppy and she was half-laughing saying "Are you evil or not evil?"
  • Shayna (6 years old) - She was mesaging dads back and he said "little harder, I need a deep tissue rub" So she went into the bathroom and got a handfull of toilet paper and stuffed down his shirt (deep tissue)
  • Shayna, 11/12/07 Mom: Shayna, say your prayers and thank Heavenly Father for all your blessings. Shayna (super tired): Thats so much. Do I have to thank him for ALL of them right now?
  • TESSA 2007 HALLOWEEN "SHRICK OR SHREET"
  • Some of our favorite word to call each other when gas is passed: POOPER MCGOOPER, FARTER MCGARTER, FLUFFER MCGUFFER, CRAPPER MCGRAPPER, AND TOOTER MCGOOTER
  • Danica (2) Yepadottado
  • Tessa (3) "Mom, I luz you and you luz me - weez luverz"
  • Tessa (3) - "Youz fweekn naughty" Mom "Who taught you that?" Tess "yo mom" (Thanks older sisters)
  • Breea 3 years - We have lots of gerds in our famie.
  • Tessa 2 years - Yoooz funny!
  • Tessa would often take off her shoes at church and when we asked her why she kept taking them off she said "my feet are grumpy". I guess it was better than Shayna at that age not wearing underwear to church (many times) We finally had to start doing panty checks before church.
  • Tessa (3) thirteen, fourteen, five-teen
  • McKenna (10 in a couple of weeks) - Mom, please let me go in with you. Mom - why. Mckenna - I saw a sign that said "criminal on the loose" Mom - I promise not to go in, I'll just talk to her at the door. McKenna - Im gonna roll down my window and watch you *tears bubbling up in her eyes. Mom to friend - Is there a sign that says "criminal on the loose" in your neighborhood? Friend - No, just "crime watch" neighborhood sign.
  • Kip, Kip, Kurray!
  • Tessa said "Can you take my brain off" and I asked her why, and she said "Its really so tight" 8/9/07
  • "sorry your such a looser" *pointer finger used as a puppet - McKenna (5)
  • Grandma Guttery was showing Shayna (4) a picture of me pregnant with her and Grandma said "Thats you inside your mamas belly" and Shayna said "She ate me?"
  • I need some Wotion on my Weggs - Tessa 3
  • Guess what guys? If you put the milk back in the refrigerator it will stay cold. - Kayla 17
  • TESSAS RENDITION OF "OH CHRISTMAS TREE" TURNED INTO "OH PISSMAS PEE" (SHE COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHY EVERYONE WANTED HER TO SING IT ALL THE TIME)
  • "I REALLY DONT LIKE PEOPLE IN THE KITCHEN WHEN I CLEAN, ITS MORE PEACEFUL AND I LOVE THE WAY THE COUNTERS FEEL WHEN I WASH THEM" - SHAYNA (6) - JUNE
  • "YOUR HAPPY WID ME MOM" - TESSA - EVERYDAY
  • Kayla - 4/08 Mom said "Its crazy how I have two batches of girls, the older set and the younger" Kayla - "Im glad we could be your test batch"