To blog or not to blog, that is the question. The other day I was discussing with Kory how much I miss writing in my blog, how I wish I wasn't so behind on it and how it has been almost a year since I blogged!
He told me to "Cut your losses, and just move forward"...
So that is what I am going to do, maybe once I get back in the habit I will throw in a few catch up blogs here or there, but I kind of think people hate reading those as much as I do. No one wants to know what we did LAST year.
To sum it up...
Axel, Dani and I participated in a big pre-school co-op. It was FANTASTIC! Oh how I wish I would have blogged just so I can share with you everything we did in that group. It really helped that the other moms were super dedicated to help me a long the way. I think I learned more about myself than he did. Like I really like the idea of homeschooling my kids. I have so much say and influence on what they are learning and how they are learning it.
She got sick, really really sick, and that was a HARD winter for her, and all of us, and just as it was warming up we had to say good bye to one of our family pets. It was hard. Harder than I thought it would be on all of us. We miss her, and all of her quirks like crazy (yes, even I do, maybe not her hair so much)
Kory got released from the Elders Quorum President and put back in as a deacons advisor...I was released as the sunbeam teacher and put in as our ward Primary Chorister. WHICH I LOVE! SO SO SO much, my love for music and the gospel has grown so much serving in this capacity, I mean I already love primary music, but I love studying the doctrine behind each song, and I will admit, I tear up sometimes (OK, a lot )
Axel is a sunbeam, it was a hard transition for him at first, he really struggled, but is doing so much better now. It melts my heart to get to watch him learn and grow in the gospel, and to see him sitting there with his arms crossed reverently wanting to answer a question or two.
They told me when I potty trained Axel that girls were WAY easier, and he was super duper easy, but I had no idea she would have been THAT easy! The girl started telling us at 15 months that she needed to go, so by 18 months she committed herself and just started using the potty. We didn't have to convince her, or buy her undies, or give her candy (that all came AFTER) She just did it. It was such a huge blessing!
Bun in the Oven
As some of you know from Kory's last post, we are expecting another baby! In fact we are almost done! I was extremely hesitant about getting pregnant again, in fact I made a list of things I wanted to get done before I went down the puking all day and night road again. After an amazing experience that is too personal to share on this blog, we decided it was time anyway, and all those things I was concerned about just got done. (See Potty Training above)
This pregnancy has had it's hard parts, extreme nausea, fatigue, but really it has also been such a joy. I just know this little spirit is meant to come to our family, and EVERYONE is so excited to meet him. Dani pulls up my shirt each day and tells him (not me) that she loves him and wants to feed him and rock him. She will then give him a kiss and a hug. So adorable. I like to think that when he kicks back to her it is because he is telling her he loves her too, and NOT that she is in his space. (In my perfect fantasy world I like to pretend that when he is born he will be our median, the kid that just gets a long so great with the other two, that no one will fight any more ha ha )
Axel, asks all sorts of questions about him, does the baby like milk? Can he have sugar? (side note he has recently started to realize that dad misses out on A LOT) He is really excited to have a baby brother, I know he will take a more active roll in his life than he did with Dani because he is older now.
We all turned a year older and that was exciting :)
Our blog wouldn't be the same with out a little Home Improvement section would it! After big dog, we decided to replace our bedroom floor, so now our entire house upstairs is carpet free.
With that we ALSO had the opportunity to put a bathroom in our basement, so we quickly JUMPED on that opportunity because it was either now or never! We are so thankful for everyone who came and helped us make it happen! Now our studio clients don't have to come upstairs to use the bathroom.
That's a simple update for now...