Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Tooth Full of Surprises

Two days ago, I was examining Tressa's two loose teeth. Both of her middle bottom teeth were loose. They were very ready to come out, but she said, "I'm not ready for you to pull them!" She was nervous about it. We have all been there, and the first tooth is a little bit scary to lose.

Yesterday came and I mentioned to Jason that one of Tressa's teeth was ready to come out. He proceeded to get some toilet paper and said, "just let me look at it." Tressa was wary, like any little kid would be. Jason wiggled it and worked it, and finally, popped it out. The shock on Tressa's face was priceless. (Those of you who know Tressa well, understand her fear of blood). I just wish that I could have gotten a picture of her reaction. First fear, then laughter. She had been waiting for this moment for (what seems to her) a very long time.

Tressa was so excited and exclaimed how she would become rich because the tooth fairy would come and take her teeth!

Later in the day, I asked Tressa to let me examine her second loose tooth. She was wary, so like Jason, I said, "Just let me look at it." The tooth was so loose, I thought it would just pop out. Tressa whimpered and whined when I asked to have the washcloth she was holding. I told her it would be alright, it would be over soon. I gripped it with my finger tips, and pulled it out! So now, she is a double-toothless princess!

The tooth fairy even came! So just like Tressa predicted, she is rich!

Yaaay Tressa!

Later that day, we saw Hailee quietly feeling her teeth to see if there were any loose ones. I had to tell her, that her time will come, and she will have to wait just like Tressa did!

Two teeth that await the Tooth Fairy
 Even though Tressa now talks with a slight lisp, she is still a very cute princess... even with missing teeth!

Tressa was trying her hand at photography with this last one.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Jason and Evelyn Curtis Dyansty!

I have started this blog in order to record the history that Jason and I have created together.  I have journals and scrapbooks, but nothing is as detailed as it needs to be.  I want our children and their children to be able to look at this and see what a wonderful relationship that Jason and I have had.  I will be converting this blog into a book.  I have found out how, and I now have all of the software to do it.  I laugh to myself because I have it so easy with this.  I think of my ancestors who wrote with pen and paper (which I still do too), and others who had to use a typewriter. 

I taught a lesson in Young Women yesterday on keeping a journal.  I have learned a few things from this lesson that I had never known.  And I have a little bit of shame for not being as stalwart as I should be.  President Spencer W. Kimball said, "Every person should keep a journal and every person can keep a journal.  It should be an enlightening one and should bring great blessings and happiness to the families.  If there is anyone here who isn't doing so, will you repent today and change--change your life?"  A scriptural reference to go along with this quote is, 3 Nephi 23: 6-13.  The Lord rebukes the people for not recording all of the important events.

So here I am starting from the beginning of my Curtis life, since I was Campbell before!  I have currently been married to Jason for 7 1/2 wonerful years.  I hope that this flows and that the Lord's hand can be seen guiding and protecting us in our journey through life.  I guess this is my official autobiography!  I never thought I would ever write one!