Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcoming 2012

2011 brought many changes, a new baby, a new job, a time without my husband, a new vehicle, a sold house, and 2012 will NOT leave us disappointed.  We should be moving around January 25th to Spanish Fork.  This entire time we had planned on building a home.  We found a builder, found a plan, picked the design, but it just didn't feel right.  We decided to go down to Utah County and look at some homes and found a few that really would work for us.  We ended up choosing a home that had 6 Bedrooms, a finished basement, a beautiful yard with established fruit trees that I probably wont kill.  The only thing I don't like are the kitchen countertops and cabinets so look forward to seeing a kitchen re-do sometime in 2012!

At first I was a little reluctant to let go of my pride and vain-ness of not having everything new, but I couldn't sleep, I tossed and turned, knowing that this was the home we were suppose to choose.  Now I am getting SO excited to embark on this adventure instead of feeling tremendous amounts of pressure.  Life is GOOD!

We had a WONDERFUL holiday.  My grandma made me the most BEAUTIFUL quilt I have ever seen.  I got to pick out the design and fabric and it turned out more beautiful than I could have EVER imagined!

My sister's little boy came to play one night in December.  They were all watching a movie and we found Gunner holding Cayten and Rysa's hand! 

My cute boy on Christmas morning.  He went to bed before we opened the pj's on Christmas eve so I hurried and threw in in to his pj's so I could get some cute pics!

All in all we had a GREAT Christmas and time with the family.  We were able to visit almost everyone in our family and sad for the ones we missed.  I am looking forward for 2011 to be over and rush into 2012!  Is it bad that I am old and probably will not stay up until 12.  I had a friend say "tell your kids new years is at 8, they don't know the difference"!!! I think I may do that this year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Life in the FAST lane . . .

I wish I were a more eloquent speaker/writer.  I read other blogs that go on about their lives and they are funny and insightful, and a pleasure to read.  I feel that my blog is just throw-up on paper . . . so here is my blah!
WOW, Life is crazy right now!  Cris is living in Provo and has since October 10th.  OH MY what a change in lifestyle.  It is crazy how dependent I am on my spouse, I didn't realize it until he was gone of course.  Life is very stressful as a somewhat single mom.  Cris leaves on Sunday night and comes home later on Friday night.  It makes for a VERY long week. I unfortunately become a very stressed out maniac.  My kids are neglected a bit as I get into my zone of survival.

It was a long 6-8 weeks but our house FINALLY sold!  We were even able to get more than our asking price, which was a huge relief and answer to many prayers. The only downside is the loan doesn't close until January 17th or it could be a week longer.  Life in the fast lane is beginning now however!  This weekend we are going down to Provo/Lehi to celebrate Cayten's 6th b-day at Trafalga, Next weekend we are going to Temple Square and Mo-Tab Christmas Concert, the next weekend is Christmas, then New years, then my anniversary.  The only way I will have a break on a weekend is if closing gets delayed by a week and I am truly hoping it does NOT!

We have decided to build a house in Spanish Fork.  I am so EXCITED and nervous and scared all at the same time!  Unfortunately we wont be able to start the building process until this house in Nibley sells.  We wont be breaking ground til the beginning to mid February which means we wont be in our new home until mid April or so.

Cayten is LOVING school.  He is an excellent reader, stupendous in math, and loves having friends.  He is turning 6 next Monday and I can't wait to post about all his birthday festivities.

Clarysa is wonderful.  I love her spunk most days.  She sure knows how to take me for a ride but I wouldn't give her up for the world.  She misses her daddy and prays constantly for us to be together soon.  One of her spunky days she said "I am never being nice again until daddy is home forever" and even as I type that I can hear her saying it over and over and over again.

Carsyn is such a big boy.  He is already scootin around and can get nearly everywhere he wants to be, it just takes a while.  He is already 20lbs and 27 inches tall.  He is the size of a 1 year old at age 6 months!  My kids are always chunky but don't usually reach 20lbs until 9 months or so.  He is a happy baby and we love every minute with him.  He sleeps through the night pretty consistantly and loves eating food and laughing and smiling.

***A little disclaimer of my last post, nothing against Cris's previous place of employment, they were great to us for many years, but it was never a career and could never pay the potential Cris amounted too.  A little bird got back to me saying they were offended that I was posting on my blog what a horrible employer they were but that is not the case.  It was wonderful while it lasted, however, all things must come to an end and all things have their time and purpose.  I enjoyed the friendships made while he worked there and have no ill feelings towards those still there, it was just time for us to move on, so I apologize if things were taken out of context in my blog***

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