Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little Wonders...

If you read my last post you saw that Jon and I went to "As You Wish!" and painted some ceramic dishes. It was so darn fun!!! I promised that when Jon picked them up I would put a picture of the finished product on the blog.
So here it is!

This is my plate. My house is decorated with reds and blacks, so I wanted something that would match. I don't know if I have told you the story about "Little Wonders" before, but if I did, I will tell you again!
Jon and I met one a blind date. We went out on a Wednesday and we went out another 2 times within a week!! Needless to say, we were really interested in each other. Well, we are both just grown-up kids and the movie "Meet The Robinsons" was coming out. If you haven't heard of it you should hurry up and see it!!!! It is a Disney Pixar film and it is pretty great. Anyways, before the movie, Jon told me that I could hold his hand if I got scared (in a cartoon! Isn't he cute?). Well throughout the movie, I kept my hand available. You girls know what I mean, setting your hand on the arm rest, palm facing up...but in a way that doesn't look too desperate, but that is noticeable enough for the guy to see it....
Well, even when the movie got intense (for a cartoon movie), Jon didn't hold my hand. As we were walking out of the movie theater (by this point I am feeling kind of discouraged...) it was as though he got the courage and he just grabbed my hand....and I got chills through my whole body!!!
He tells me now that he had told me to hold his hand, but I was never the type to make the first move....
Well, that movie has a song in it by Rob Thomas called "Little Wonders" and after we had been dating for a little while, we both fell in love with it and then after we got married, we felt like this song was perfect for us. It has sort of become the theme of our marriage...the theme for our lives. And - bonus - it has a great memory attached to it for us!
If you haven't heard the song, look it up and listen to the words - it is a great pick-me-up!








This is Jon's. You have to look at his from all different views because it is so fancy. He liked this bowl with the different shape and he meticulously drew out this pattern, traced it, and then filled it in. He made it so we could put our keys in it (we don't have anything to put our keys in, so we are always losing them), but it looks so cool I don't want our keys to scratch it or chip it! Jon says that's silly, but...can you blame me? It is so darn fancy!



And finally...
I feel like I need to start an entire new segment called "things I have burned" because this is twice in a row that I have had a picture of something that I burned!
This is actually something of a miracle. Yesterday I made spaghetti for dinner. I was planning on finishing the dishes this morning and I completely forgot to go in and put the leftovers in a tupperware....well this morning Jon went in to the kitchen and he realized that the stove had been on all night! It was on the low setting with the pan over it all night long. It is a miracle that we didn't burn the house down or die of inhaling the gas or something! We made certain to include that miracle in our prayers this morning. We were so blessed that even our pot came out of it unscathed......which just brings me back to all of the little wonders in our lives.

5 comments:

Whitney said...

And this is why I'm so happy my sister taught me that "dinner is not done until the dishes are done." I've never done that though, that's ridiculous.:)

Kay and Krystal said...

Those are so neat! I can't believe you guys made them..they are so cool. Hope your doing good!

Whitney and Michael said...

I love that movie, one of my all time favorites! And art is so neat-I wish we haf a place like that here! haha-i know exactly what you mean about the whole burning thing- I have almost burnt the house down a couple of times-it's a miracle we have a home intact! :)

Brenden+Nikki said...

I'm being bad and shouldn't be on the computer, but Collin is sleeping and so I thought I'd comment really fast :).

1. I LOVE that Jon took you to that place. I've tried to convince Brenden and he won't step foot in there. *sigh* Can you have Jon work with him?

2. Cracks me up about the hand holding. Must be a Saline "move". Because the first time I watched a movie with Brenden when we started dating he told me I could hold his hand if I got scared at all. The movie? HIDALGO. ha ha makes me laugh every time I think of it. Meet the Robinson's is slightly worse though being that it's a cartoon. These boys must have REALLY wanted us to hold their hands. ha ha. We're lucky girls.

3. I'm dying about the spaghetti. ha ha that cracks me up. Please do start a segment on "Things I've Burned." The title alone makes me laugh.

4. I love you.

Rob and Kimmie said...

I love love love you and your story! we seriously have so much in common. meet the robinsons is one of my top favorite disney movies and that song is also one of my favs. keep writing your cute stories so I caan keep reading (: