Monday, July 26, 2010

A little bit of everything

I'm getting emails from people saying their leaving comments but that it won't go through. I don't know why that is happening but will try to figure it out sometime later this week.
What's new around here?
Things are going good with Shane at work and he continues to grow his Agency. Friday night I was invited to have dinner with him and a new re-cruit and his wife. I'm always impressed with how he handles those interviews. He makes it look so easy!
Today is a great day for us. We finally hit two provident living goals we've been working towards for quite some time now. It's exciting and a relief to finally realize those dreams.
I've been slowly acquiring extra survival and camping supplies, planning food storage menus and going to the cannery every month to stock up on food storage.  When I'm not able to go, my ward friends pick up and drop off my orders for me. We have wonderful support and unity in our ward.
Little Addie has been running around with the 'big kids' a lot more recently. They all have loads of fun together. She is so well-behaved. She never talks back or gives me dirty looks. She is always happy to see me and give me hugs. She doesn't fight with any of her siblings & even has an ability to diffuse a tense situation just by cooing. It's so nice to have such a sweet baby around!
Kyle is drawing and coloring very well and loves to build creative buildings and towers using plastic cups. Both he and Braden love to go with dad shooting in the desert.  Kyle loves learning the gospel, particularly the stories in the Book of Mormon. He wants to be just like Nephi. I couldn't be happier with that goal! Kyle and I love to watch the Book of Mormon stories together on video. His favorite is "Journey to the Promised Land." The other day he was amazed at Nephi's "superpowers," and asked if he could have power like that. It was a perfect teaching opportunity about the power of the Priesthood and guidance of the Holy Ghost.
Braden has been growning quite a bit over the summer. He's already lost one tooth and there are three others that are starting to get loose. He still loves helping around the house, writing notes and drawing/coloring pictures. He does an amazing job at it. After church yesterday he surprised us (again) and set the dinner table. He keeps a close  eye on everyone and helps me take care of things.
Little Miss Aleah is still attached to that baba. I shouldn't have waited so long to help her kick the habit but I'm promising myself that by her birthday that process will begin immediately! She loves to play with her brothers and just be silly. She is a greater little helper around the house when she wants to be. She is a 'daddys girl' all the way. When he comes home she beams with excitement and follows him wherever he goes. 
Well, we've got a few birthdays coming up pretty soon but other than that, I guess we've just been doing a little bit of everything!


The Reese's said...

so cute, glad everything is going good for you. i have a few of these posters in my boys rooms and your post made me think of them. if you haven't heard about it go to, they are cheap and have book of mormon and bible stories. they are way fun! hope everything keeps going good.

Lucky said...

What a great synopsis of all that is going on in your precious family and with achieving your goals!! I couldn't be prouder of you all. By the way, I would love to get your survival recipes when you have them completed. I bet if you found some sort of store up there that sells magic props, you could pick up something fun for kyle to let him think he has a special power like Nephi! And maybe pick up some sort of award for Braden for his great artistic skills, and perhaps a reward system for Aleah like stickers or whatever for days with no baba!
Just thoughts from grandma
Love ya all

Nate and Brooke said...

I loved your post, glad everything is going good!! You really impressed me with your goals, someday I hope I can be like you:)! Maybe you can teach me how to get started?? well were excited to see you guys soon! love ya

Lisa said...

I was sad I didn't really get to talk to you last weekend. It was fun seeing you guys. Your kids are cute and so grown up! Shane said you might be coming to Vegas in October. You'll have to give us a call if you have some free time!