Thursday, January 24, 2008



Me: Bill, I want to paint the music room before next month.
Bill: I'll do it first thing Saturday morning.
Me: Honey, I havent even picked out a color.
Bill: Pick it out, I'll have it taped and ready to paint and do it Saturday.
Me: Im not really gonna be home to much Saturday, lets do it another day.
Bill: I'll have it done when you get back.

This is so Bill. He see's a need (or a want) and he jumps right to it.

Every day I feel gratitude for Bill and all he does for me. He learned it from his parents. Ordene is so amazing - family joke is that she makes the bed before we get out of it. I get a little frustrated sometimes because he isnt home much anymore. I decided I was TOO spoiled (before extra work hours, bigger yard and bishoping). The days of waking up at 8:00 am on a Saturday morning to hear the vacuum cleaner and seeing the house spotless are over. It was a treat to get a break from it for the day but now I need to remember he WOULD do the things I need and want him to do, he just has no time left. He is an amazing husband and I know he would do anything for me. There could never be a better dad for my girls than he has been and is. Even with the dirty, bruised house and piles of laundry, I still feel like the most blessed wife around. Love you more than anything Bill.

15 comments:

The Nichols Family said...

LUCKY!!!!! Can my husband get some tips from Bishop Bill? He gets husband of the year award.

Alvin & Jessica Pease said...

wow i cant believe how willing your hubby is to paint! i personally cant stand painting, especially when you have to tap off every little thing!!!
i love the pic of you two. you guys are a perfect couple!!!

Shanen said...

Man I haven't been on blogs for a few days and now I am catching up. You have wome wonderful posts and pictures. And yes you do have a wonderful husband. We can all feel how much he loves us, you must feel it hundreds of times more, and that is a wonderful blessing. And hurry, pick out that paint color so you can get it all done.

Jacie said...

I love the picture. You two are awesome AND good looking:) For some reason your post reminded me of the following.... One of my first memories of you after you moved into our ward was when you were our camp director. I think I was 13 or so. I remember it was one of those late at night, in the cabin, everybody just talking, sort of times. You started telling us how you thought your husband was so good looking! Your eyes just lit up as you told us he was the cutest guy in the world, and I knew there had to be more than good looks involved to put that look in your eye. I remember thinking someday I want to find a guy that makes me feel like that. As in - I am still telling everyone how dang cute he is even after 10 years of marriage. Oh and just for the record... I definitely found my "Bill". Thanks for the inspiration.

Curt, Charlene, Luke, Ty and Jake said...

What a cute picture of you two! You are both so sweet to each other. (and look at your cute shoes!)

We love you guys and are grateful for your prayers and concern in our behalf.

Love,
Charlene

Katee said...

Does Bill still survive on three hours a sleep a night like he did ten years ago???

Chelsea said...

He seriously is the nicest man there ever was--no joke. You are very blessed! but you know what they say..behind every great man stands an even greater woman..somethin like that! what a trooper, I wish all husbands would get that excited about housework! Jamie & I were just talking yesterday about how much the Bishopric sacrifices their time & that the wives are SO sacrificing also, I can't imagine mine being gone as much as he is. Thank you both!!

WHITMAN FAMILY: said...
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WHITMAN FAMILY: said...

Sweet post. I don't think your words could of been written any better. You have an AMAZING husband, and father for your girls and my family just feels lucky to know you. I'm SURE its not easy to have him gone so much, but thanks for sharing him with the rest of the world or should I say Ward!:)

Vonda said...

Thanks, my good blogging friends, I think I needed a little encouragement as I have to talk myself into being OK with missing him when I want him around. I know he's doing the right thing when he's away from our home. Like I said, he's spoiled me for the past 23 years and I need to break out of the "spoiled brat wife" occasionaly and remember that.

The music room is painted!!!

Hess Family said...

I think you're both amazing! You never know who's watching. (okay we are) We look up to both of you!!I must say too what a cute picture of the two of you!

Heidi Ann said...

I'd like to place an order for the perfect husband.

MommyRohner said...

Vonda,
Thank you so much for all the sacrifices you make as the bishops wife. I have the same struggle sometimes with Brandon, and he isn't nearly as busy as Bishop.
As my mom tells me when I vent a little frustration over all of Brandon's meetings... "at least you're not pulling him out of a bar."
That puts a little perspective on things.
Thanks for all you do.

amanda.hall said...

Ok... I LOVE that picture of you two. Seriously you look so cute! Such a good-looking couple, no wonder your kids are so beautiful. =) And ya you have a great husband... but he's got a great wife so it all works out!

Koi said...

Can I borrow Bill? I need my salon painted before Summer.

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"