Friday, March 25, 2016

The day to day. No pictures.

Thought I would journal a few smaller items rather than birthdays and holidays.

We are starting to see a little progress with Mikes back. After a month of constant pain he's able to walk upright and only wince once in a while. Seriously the poor guy has had it rough and when you are in the midst of something it's hard to see the light. I think he figured he'd be this way the rest of his life and he kept telling me to just take him out to the back pasture. Then we went and got pregnant and he acted as if he wouldn't be around to raise this baby. It is frustrating when there seems to be no improvement, for so long and it's hard to watch when there isn't much you can do, But things are on the up and up and there is a light back in his soul and I think we are all going to be ok. 

Im pregnant. I sorta feel like…. "this ship has sailed aaaaand now it has come back to port. I don't know, we finished the basement and there seemed to be too many rooms in the house so we are gonna fill them all I guess. 

Cousin Candace went through the temple the end of February so Shelley and I flew out for the weekend. It was a nice little get away. Candace and I lived together when I lived in Arizona and we had a great time.

We've really enjoyed the new school this year I can't believe it's almost to an end. Jack has been a fun kindergartner and Ivan is an active 2nd grader, meaning he'd like to be playing rather than 2nd grading. I like to go over and change out books for a home reading program they do and I like to help in the kids class when I can and I like to ride bikes to school and oddly enough I look forward to 2:30 and 3:30 when they get home from school. Oh and I'm doing a clogging class.

Parker and Justin (nephews) return from missions this summer

Since the new Netflix "Fuller House" has come out I've decided we need to first watch the originals so we've been watching a couple "Full House" episodes each night. The kids love it. I love it too.

Hmmm, can't think of anything else. I knew I was boring, but getting it all out on paper really confirmed it. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Ivan the great is eight

 Brixton, Jared, Ivan, Emery, Jensen, Jack, Dawson

It was a really, really nice day. His face was so sweet the whole day. There are lots of things I don't understand about life and religion and life and people and life, but I do know that I felt the spirit when Ivan was baptized. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mikes one passion

Mike sacrifices a lot for family life. Not that he has too and not that it's the right thing to do, of course I think it's important to not lose yourself in marriage, but I think he does it anyway. He's played less golf, watched fewer sports and has skied much less. Poor guy.

Finally we got him back out on the slopes a couple years ago with his brother and his brothers kids. Then last year I went with him, only once, and this year we were excited to get Ivan out with him. As luck would have it, Mike has injured his back some how.  One of the disc's has broken and a piece has become dislodged and is pressing on that siatic nerve. Oh he's in pain. No skiing for him

He actually was able to get out once and take Ivan. They had a great time. Ivan loved it and we are excited for them to start skiing together. It's the one thing he has a real love for and I'm excited for him to get back into it. Maybe i'll join them in a couple years. I kinda put a halt on my participation by getting pregnant.

Here's practice

and then the real deal

Now lets get the back taken care of before next year. I feel it Mike, next year will be your year