August 23, 2008

My Poor Blog

So I have been terribly neglectful in posting entries on the blog lately. Moving is hard work and I've let it slide so long that it seems there is nothing to say. When in actuality life has been rolling along at a swift pace. Perhaps to catch up, I will make a list of happenings instead of going into details. Perhaps that will help me to get back onto the blogging horse.

1-The house is lovely. We are so grateful for it! Things are fitting nicely. We were worried about having enough storage, but thanks to my purging before and organization skills after, everything is working out. We just can't buy any more Christmas decorations... No place to put them.
2-Big Boy has shown tremendous courage and tried out for the high school soccer team. They are a superior team and have had some state championships lately. The coach is our neighbor-yes I made him snickerdoodles. The bar was raised pretty high when we saw that they expect the players to do 75 sit-ups and 75 push-ups in 90 seconds (each). Sheesh! He has wisely made the choice (after two days of torture), to join up with the cross country kids. He has found how much he enjoys running, has made some nice friends before school even starts, and we are very proud of him. Maybe he'll go for soccer next year.
3-Middle Boy went to Middle School orientation today and made 3 friends (he even got numbers). He isn't a very happy camper until he's made some good friends and it was nice to see a smile on his face as he exited the building today acting like a goof-ball.
4-Little Boy was forced into swim lessons this year in hopes of perfecting some of his strokes and his teacher had him move on to butterfly and breast stroke. Look out Michael Phelps!!
5-Big Girl is VERY ready for school to start. And I think my ears can use a break.
7-Little Girl is picking up a larger vocabulary saying things like "hey-who do it!?" and "ha ha" in a mocking way. (She's 18 months) Her verbal skills must not be far behind her big sisters.
8-T is frustrated at work. The army doesn't do things like University of Iowa, and he is wishing he were back there. The commute can be bad for him sometimes as well. Sigh!
9-Kelly is busy with primary (again). I seem to always get called there. I am 2nd counselor now. It isn't overwhelming this time at all. Although I may speak prematurely since I have to write the primary program this next week. School starting will help me with that task for sure.
10-that is all for now!


Camrin said...

It's good to see you are back into the blog world again. I LOVE reading what you have to say. You are a fantastic writer!!! :)

Eileen said...

2nd counselor in the primary is my favorite calling--and practically my only calling since I've done it numerous times!

Adam is doing cross country too. His first practice is Monday and I think it's a great choice for him. He has awesome today in our stake olympics. I pulled a muscle but hobbled across the line for a silver medal. Lyle won the 5K with a time of 21 minutes. Adam's got speed in his blood!

Bye, Eileen

Bob and Julie said...

I'm so glad things are rolling along so wonderfully. I just about died when I read about the situps and soccer stuff!! Holy Toledo...he'll definitley like cross country much better. It will be really good for him too!! It just so good to hear that you're doing well and still plugging away in the gospel. We love you tons!