Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Get to know us a bit better

I just found this picture of Cache taken in Utah right before we left. He has changed soo much! He loved that bike..as you can see from his face..Do you like Devin and Cache's matching plaid shorts? He he..

My husband...

1.What is his name? Devin Scott Orton

2.How long have you been together? Married since Dec 29th, 2004. (3 years)

3.How long did you date? Oh, hard to really nail it down. First date was his prom, second was my prom...we were both 17..became a more official couple about 5 months before he left on his mission..We were married 6 months after he got back from Brazil..so actually face to face dating time is less than a year!

4. How old is he? 25

5.Who eats more? He NEEDS more food than I do...but if I'm emmotional..I'll out eat him especially when it comes to icecream..I have no control. At dinner we usually eat about the same but I always give him the biggest piece of chicken or salmon or any meat.

6.Who said I love you first? Devin..he sat me down on a bench and I could tell he was getting really serious... I knew he was breaking up with me.. he said "Amie I'm leavin on a mission and.." I just almost said it for him 'you need to not have girlfriend" but instead he said "And I don't know what to do because I'm pretty sure I love you."

7.Who is taller? he is about 2inches taller, but i wear heals so often that it makes me equal or taller.. I dont mind it just makes me that much closer to his sexy noggin.’

8.Who sings better? Him, for sure, People use to tell me I was a good singer, but I hid my candle under a bushell I guess and it went away..

9.Who is smarter? Devin is especially numbers and figuring things out in his head. He also knows so much more about everything because he is constantly reading books (outside of school) and these books are never (novels like I read) but always: Historybooks,or how to books or buisness books or trying to teach himself a new language...constantly! This last trip I forbid him ANY books to lug around with us on the plane.. he STILL ended up sneaking in a Gigantic text book(not one he has for school) He was reading about Biology on the plane! He couldn't resist. So he deserves the label of smarter. Although I must say I can read people better than he can. Is that considered smartness?

10.Whose temper is worse? ME! Or maybe i just find more things to be mad about...I've only ever seen actually seen Devin mad a few times..seriously in three years of marriage I can remember two times he got mad..It has to pretty dang serious to make this guy unhappy but each time lasted only for like 1 minute and he was over it! ( How does he do that?)

11.Who does the laundry? Me.But more than half the time Devin helps me, mostly because I'm afraid of our dungeon basement that looks like it's straight out of a murder movie...

12.Who does the dishes? I do breakfast and lunch dishes but when it comes to dinner its pretty much 50/50. If we eat fast food Devin ALwAYS "does the dishes" or so he calls his trip the the trash can.

13.Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Devin but sometimes just to be a stinker I switch things up on him...

14.Who pays the bills?I do.

15.Who mows the lawn?Miguel the maintenance guy. In our old house, though, Devin insisted that was a man's job.. and I'll never complain about that..He also believes that taking out the garbage is a man's job and once again.. lovin it.

16.Who cooks dinner? Guiltily I'll admit Devin cooks dinner more.. I plan a weeks menu but Devin makes it probably 60-70% of the time lately...He is a lot more flavorful cooker than I am..I am such an incredibly spoiled wife.
17?Who drives when you are together?Devin usually especially in bad weather,,not because he is a better driver, but because if any close calls ever happen I'll scream at the top of my lungs and freak out a bit...start crying..Devin doesn't like that...
18.Who is more stubborn? ME, no comparison.. Devin doesn't have a stubborn bone in his body...
19.Who is the first to admit when they're wrong? Well usually when we argue.. we are both wrong...but Devin always ALWAYS apoligizes first even If he really didn't do anything.. I'll yell at Devin for doing something he didn't know was annoying to me.. and He'll apoligize for making me yell...It works out because then I realize how crazy this situation is that he is apoligizing when I should be and I feel bad and we'll always end up laughing...eventually. Devin is a peace maker no matter what the cost... I am SOO not.

20.Who's family do you see the most? Neither with our recent move, but when we lived in Utah mine for sure..We just naturally like to hang out more..I guess.

21.Who kissed who first? It was a little bit mutual but Devin instigated it..Night of my prom..so second date Devin "needed to get something out of his car" and wanted me to go with him,, mysteriously he couldn't find the "thing" he was looking for so we had to go for a walk around the yard..and then behind the barn! I love thinking about still. Devin was VL so maybe a bit awkward, but all I can really remember is just thinking over and over" I can't believe I'm kissing Devin Orton!"( I was to say the least CRRAZY about him)

22..Who asked who out? Devin in a video...

23.Who proposed? Devin .

24Who is more sensitive?I am way more of a cry baby at weddings, tv shows.. happy or sad.. Devin is a softy animal and baby lover and I easily hurt his feelings but others rudeness doesn't phase him..I'm the opposite..others comments or actions hurt way deeper for me. But I can also be way meaner about other people.You be the judge.

26Who has more friends? I have closer friends than him but he makes friends with anyone and everyone. I tend to keep my old friends close to me better than he does, but he absolutly loves his friends from highschool even though he doesn't really talk to them anymore...

27.Who has more siblings? We both grew up in families of 6, but I have a brother Robert who passed away as a baby..He definatly counts so I win.

28.Who wears the pants in the family? OH I do... I don't really want it that way but I just am more particular and Devin is easy going about Everything so it just comes natural...

1.Movies I can watch over and over:Dumb and Dumber,the santa clause,polar express, Fools rush in.

2.Paces I've lived:1.Logan UT, Pullman WA, Pendleton OR, Provo UT, Orem UT, and Chesterfield, MO.

3Favorite TV. Shows: The Office,LOst, October road, extreme home make over!

4.Places I've been:Well...just refer back to where i lived..I've been to many states except the cool ones like New york and Florida and Maine..haven't been to any of those... but my time is coming.. My world travel Goals for the next 10 years: Tahiti, Canada, Mexico, England and New Zealand..

5.Favorite foods: Sushi, salsa on anything, cheese sandwiches and chocolate milk, sweet salads, and cheese burgers, Sundried tomato bagels! and Byu creameries passion fruit juice.. man I miss that also,The whole Thanksgiving feast can’t be beat.

6.Places I'd rather be:wherever devin is. Holding Devin. On a warm beach somewhere but with the same company. I like devin.

7.Weird things about me1. I am a clean person, but very particular about my cleanliness. I will put off cleaning the shower day after day, but HAVE to have a clean swept floor and no dishes EVER in the sink or I freak out, No dirty bathroom sinks either..oh and crumbs under the microwave.. I'm always checking for them and cleaning the up but I'll go for days with dirty laundry on my bedroom floor. I have a strong adversion to anything that I eat being blue.. especially gum and candy and drinks, I grew up on a farm where we were required to wake up earlier in the summer than we were during the school year and I STILL managed to be the biggest sleeper inner I know...I brush my teeth up to 6 times a day... but hate to floss. Sometimes I Cravey literally the feel of a gravel road under my tires..I love les schwabb..and Paul Harvey and I am claustrophobic(sp?) pretty bad..

8. My pet peeves are: getting a whiff of someone’s smoky cigarette as they’re walking in front of you, animal hair on clothes, FLYs! braggers, When people talk to me "through" thier baby or child...Does any one know what I mean? or people that don’t clean the lint off the dryer vent after they’re done using the dryer in the Laundromat, people that call before 9am for non emergency questions.. unless I really like them..actually anyone can call me that early I just hate it when one person does it.. over and over. I hate wearing socks that come above my ankle. If I had it my way I would wear flip-flops year round. I wore my flips the other day in the rain, I'd rather have wet toes than sweaty, sock-covered feet.I choose to tag: anyone and everyone that feels so inclined.. do it,, Its fun!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Feeling Safe

So tonight I got/had to do something that I have only ever done one other time in my life...That is call 911. Before you panick...everyone is fine and safe.. I'll explain. We went to the mall tonight to return a shirt I bought before Christmas. Devin is getting Cache out of the back while I'm waiting for them my body jerked itself down to the ground in reaction to two loud "gun shot " sounding noises..(later to be disputed as possibly a car back firing.. we'll never know) All I know is my body reacted so fast I don't know which happened first the noise or the reaction.. It was all so strange at the first moment I looked at Devin like: "Get down,,,am I crazy or did you not hear that?" I went from fright to feeling stupid in less than 2 seconds.. but then as I was trying to explain to him what I heard a bunch of commotion two rows over in the parking lot caught our eye...and we couldn't see it all but a police officer was there,, a car frantically backed out and sped off.. The officer was hunched over and a person on the side walk yelled at him: "hey! are you alright?" He was totally out of breath and ran inside talking on his radio that "A green car was just stolen.. One got away in the car and three more ran back into the mall." I had all these images of the mall shootings and said.."No We are not going in there.. I want to go home.. it's probably safe but I don't want to risk taking Cache in there. NO WAY!" So Devin obliged and we got back into the car but as we're getting back in.. One girl came sprinting across the parking lot.. and then from the other side another girl.. they both ran right to where the skirmish had happened before and looked around... ran off and jumped into some bushes! So we drove off passed those bushes out of curiousity and the girls were gone but all the these shopping bags were in the bushes.. Iwanted to get out and get the stuff.. but felt that might be over stepping my boundries..so I called 911 and as I did I saw the two girls hiding behind an SUV...Devin tried to wave down the police officers that just kept circling around and around.. not seeing what we were seeing....so I told them exactly where they were hiding on the phone... but they ran off before the police came back...I felt the strong need to just leave... I had thought I just heard gun shots about 10 minutes ago...Cache was screaming while I was on the phone..because we had basically forced him back into his seat to get outta there ASAP...and He knew the mall meant train ride... Well that's the story... We took Cache to get a 10 cent ice cream cone to make him happy and went home...We locked the door and sang primary songs..partly for FHE, partly to help me feel safe.. but I just still feel less safe... and never realized how much I take that feeling of security for granted... As I was contemplating the events of the night and still feeling adreniline in my body..an hour later and just amazed at how that blanket of security was just gone for me...and realizing..that some people live like this every single day.. in Iraq and even 25 minutes down the road in East side of the city. I shutter opposite my life is than some.. I was just thinking two days ago.. the temperature dropped below zero and our furnace went out all in one night. It was also a feeling if insecurity when our house started to quickly get colder, but we started a fire in the fireplace and found our space heater in storage..kept Cache room nice and toasty all night.. I was just comparing the two evenings where each night a luxury that I take for granted was taken away from me momentarily.... I realized I would take freezing cold over feeling unsafe anyday....Long story but I'm so much ever more deeply grateful for police officers and soldiers that fight for our safety and freedom...I still feel less safe.. but maybe I'll go watch some "office" to distract my mind and start taking safety for granted again.. OH by the way if you want to hear about my other 911 call I had to make last year...just ask.. it's kind of a funny story, but I'll save that for another time for now..

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Snap shots


Notice the Beautiful Chandelier made from icicle lights and PVC pipe..by Mom, Aunt Natalie and my Dad.. I was truly impressed.

Finally a few Pictures. It was seriously a beautiful day.. Well two days in a row actually. First with my cousin Anthony and Breann's wedding on December 28th. (my mother hasn't sent me the pictures yet)Followed by Nick and Sarah the next day December 29th(OUr anniversary and Aunty Natalie's 26th Birthday) Sarah had a cinderella cake..well with a glass cinderalla carriage on top that Nick had given her during highschool..and actually got shattered and my parents found the glass maker that made it and had it restored for her.. (surprise) and had it put on the cake.. Ashley sang my parent's song from Highschool: "if" by the band bread.. It was amazing. She surprised them and I think it made my dad cry.. Devin also sang a song "beautiful" by jim brickman and it was sooo good..dedicated to our anniversary..He can do everything.. Good thing he married me so I can balance him out(because I can't do anything.) It was a very special anniversary from beginning to end. We got to spend it in the Same temple and the same sealing room that we were married in only Three years ago.. who new we would now have a two year old child and be living in Missouri! It makes me wonder what the next three years could bring.. Anything.. and Anywhere! Devin's song topped the night off. It was just an awesome couple of days between the 2 weddings and all the cousins and family all working together to decorate and "run the show" ...My parents smiled for the next two days after the wedding.. They were so pleased and happy with the wedding. Icing on the cake of Life.

Monday, January 14, 2008


So I've been postponing posting because I can't get my new pictures on the computer yet..but I'll just write in something and then catch up with pictures and Sarah's wedding later. Okay so I played basketball last wednesday "Prunes verses the Plums" I was of course on the "prunes" team since it's been six years since i've played... but I acted like I was on the plums running around like it was just yesterday...I actually surprised myself and did a lot better than I expected...made a 3 pointer, stole the ball from the "plums" point guard..I was feeling pretty good about myself until BAM I was driving the ball under the basket and rolled my ankle.. I thought my foot broke clean off my leg. It ended up being just fine...My pride was hurt more than anything. I had to kneel on the baby stroller and wheel around my aparment for a couple of days...I couldn't stand to lay around after christmas vacation and all of our new years resolutions! I got to work out for the first time since the accident today and I have to say.. I never appreciated exercise like I did today after not being able to do it! I'de like to say that I won't ever complain about exercising again.. but I know myself too well to make promises like that..Well that's my update.. oh and I started watching a little girl named Amelie everyday again..Today was the first day and it went awesome. Cache and her entertained one another for a long time.. just laughing and talking baby talk.. I finally picked her up not because she needed me to but because I felt guilty for not having to do anything(and she's pretty darn adorable).. I carried her around for about five minutes showing her stuff around the house.. she seemed bored so I put her back down on her blanket.. went into the Kitchen to make Cache lunch..walked back into the living room.. She was fast asleep! She slept until her daddy came and picked her up and so did Cache...What a Breeze! Well that's my update pictures later.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Christmas with the Ortons

We've been doing the every other year christmas switch since we were married three year ago. This year it was an Orton year. Here is a small glimpse of our time in La Grande.

The 3 wise men were played by our our 3 wise 2 year olds...

Kyle arguably the wisest and the oldest of the the three wise men he came bearing a gift of the a snow globe. And like the other two wise guys refused to wear this crown (except for this blitz second for the picture) Our wise guys this year preferred cowboy hats.

Noah happiest of the the wise men sported his favorite blue blankie as his cape.. and came bearing gifts of blue plastic mermaid clam shell...

Cache the most stubborn of the wise guys would not look at the camera.. angry because he couldn't stand on the couch like his cousin the Angel...he came bearing gifts of an orange Bob the builder dump truck.

Christmas Eve Sleigh Ride

Christmas Eve day we went way way up to NOrth Powder where these wild rocky mountain elk come out of the woods to feed. This family offers sleigh rides out to see them. It was the coldest i've been in a very long time but so cool to see them so close. And the most beautiful snow covered bridge that we crossed on our sleigh. Cache being a little obsessed with Christmas as he is would not be convinced that these were not Reindeer but elk...We kept saying "No Cache they are elk" I thought he finally caught on when he said "oh no weindeer!" but the rest of the sliegh ride he was yelling "Elves! Elves!" This is Krista...our niece,, she smiled and laughed the whole time all through the bitter cold! I was almost crying! But she was all smiles.

Devin Keeping his mom warm. What a good boy..Devin wants me to mention that he is wearing his dad's coat.. haha.. he is funny.. for some reason he doesn't think its as cool as him..