Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Catch-up dump style

Oh dear.  My poor, sad, pathetic, neglected blog.  I have been missing you.  I still think up posts in my head.  I've said it before but I need a brain to blog transmitter.  Other than my fingers and a keyboard, I mean.  Something more instant.  Of course, that could lead to some blogger remorse....

So what have I been up to lately?  I fell down a dark hole of Super Saturday YW Fundraising.  I slowly clawed my way out to stumble upon a rabbit hole to youth conference.  It's good.  I love working with the youth but it does take time.  The irony here is that my calling has changed and I actually don't serve in the young women's program anymore.  This is only the 3rd calling I've had since I got married (9 1/2 years ago!) that is not in young women's.  I did a brief stint- about 8 months- as a primary teacher, 1 year as a provident living specialist and another 8 months as a Sunday school teacher for the 14-15 year olds.  Now?  Relief Society Instructor.  It's kind of intimidating.

My mom came up for a week, which was fun.  Actually it was a lifesaver because it was the week of Super Saturday.  She ran errands with me and played with the kids while I dealt with other stuff.  We always enjoy having grandparents come visit.

A has been flip-flopping between "baby" and "big kid".  Some days she wants to wear underwear and try her hand at being potty trained an other days, "me a baby."  I am loving her toddler caveman talk right now.  I know she will grow out of it so I'm not too worried about correcting her grammar.  She always refers to herself as "me".  "Me a big kid"  "Me no like that"  "Me hungee"  Honestly, it is adorable.

K is registered for Kindergarten.  This is a big step and we're both very excited about it.  She would start today if they would let her!  She thinks she is getting so big.  It is actually causing a few problems because she thinks she can ride her bike alone like D does.  She is almost 5 now.  That's practically full grown in her mind!

D is plodding along through school.  He still loves it but is starting to feel ready for summer break.  He knows he gets to spend some time visiting both sets of grandparents this summer and he is ready to get started.  Too bad he still has almost 2 months of school!  He's been working on fractions, basic geometry and some introduction to algebra.  He loves math.  But since they talked about algebra he will ask me questions like, "Mom, what's T+B?"  When I respond I don't know, he will answer with another random letter from the alphabet.  Oh, riiiight.  I totally should have known that.

Roy is thriving in his calling as Elder's Quorum Pres.  He loves visiting the members of our ward in their homes.  He's always love to talk to people and has a talent for asking awkward questions in non-awkward ways.  I really think this is a great fit for him.  Of course, he's tired a lot and feels like he never has time to himself but I suppose that's par for the course.  Work is good too.  Again, he fits as a lawyer.

Well, after typing this all out, I think I'll copy and paste it into a letter for my missionary brother.  Cuz he hasn't heard from me much either!

BTW, my middle younger brother is graduating tomorrow as an auto mechanic.  Woot-woot!  Oh yeah!

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