Friday, March 08, 2013

we like 2013

Jake thinks this may be our year.  2013 has already brought us some great blessings and most of the year is still on its way!  We're still celebrating and so happy we were able to be sealed in the temple.  The kids still talk about "getting married in the temple" every day.  It feels so good to know that our wait is over.  I love thinking about that whole day and the great feelings {the love and support} we got from the temple workers, our family, and our friends in the temple.  

We've been blessed because of Jake's hard work.  I'm so grateful for the Spirit.  Because of the things that happened we were able to make a choice that has turned out to be a blessing for us.  Jake works long hours to support us.  Last night, he worked through the night to be able to attend Abbi's Hero Report Open House this morning.  He went to the store on his way home and had a special breakfast for Abbi before school.  He's pretty much the greatest.

Hero Report Open House - Susan B. Anthony

Abbi went to her first Activity Days with the primary last week.  They took a tour at the Humanitarian Center in Salt Lake City.  It turns out, I'm a nut-job mom because I could hardly send her.  I got so worried about how far away she was going, if the drive would be safe, if she would be okay, etc.  I made a little card for her pocket with her name, our names, our phone numbers, and stuff because I didn't want there to be an accident and no one know who she was.  I kept a copy of the card at home with a note about what she was wearing.  My sisters laughed and laughed and how crazy I am.  Of course, Abbi came home safely and had an really great time.  She paid such close attention and was able to tell me a lot about what the Church does to help those in need.

Noah keeps reminding us what a big boy he is.  He makes me so happy every day.  He sings songs from the radio, he combs his hair with lots of water and makes it stick straight up, he meows for hours at a time, and dances like a rock star.  I took him to the doctor a few weeks ago and he told everybody that his dad told him to be brave.  He never got upset or nervous at all.  It was more painful for me than him when he got his finger poked.  And, he thought the "big camera" {x-ray} was really cool.  He talked the technician's ear off.  When he laid on the table he put his arms up under his head and acted like he was relaxing on the couch.  He even got to push the buttons on the floor to put the bed up and down.

The kids make me so happy everyday.  I know my hormones are a little out of whack but thinking about Abbi and Noah makes me cry all the time.  They are the sweetest, funniest, and best kids in the world.  I am so blessed to have my happy little family.

Our house sold last week!  Hopefully, {keep your fingers crossed} the sale goes through without any trouble.  We've all been working hard to pack and prepare to live in an apartment for the next year.  Jake and the kids have never lived in an apartment.  This will be a fun adventure.  I'm sending everything to storage except toys, games, and puzzles.  I think we're just going to focus on fun this year.  There will be plenty of projects and work to do when we build {?} or buy next year.

I'm sorry for the mushiness of this post but they were things I just didn't want to forget and want them in our blog book at the end of the year.  It's sort of like looking through a journal/scrapbook and it's fun to remember the good things we've experienced.