Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yes... we are still alive

So Lauren told me that she was not going to update her blog until I did. I have been such a slacker. So I am going to try and be better and not let 4-5 months go by again. LOL
So in September we had our Ward Youth Conference. We took the kids to one of our members house in Alpine, you know you have to get them away from home or they want to come and go. Anyway we READ the Book of Mormon in 2 days. I told the kids that we would read, listen to the CD's and have the Bishopric summarize for us. They did not like that at all. They said if we are going to say that we read it in 2 days ... then we are going to read it. It was an awesome spiritual experience and everyone who was there will never forget it. I know that Robert and I will not.
In October Robert turned the big "50" I know you can not believe it. But he did. Also October was a sad/bad month for me. I had about 3000 pictures on my external hard drive and they were all lost. I cried like a baby.
In November Thanksgiving was great. This was the year for my whole family to get together, we had everyone there but Tyson, Lauren & Jordan and a niece & her husband so we had a great time. I also after almost 5 years as young women's president was release. I love my "girls" I know that it was time for someone else to have the opportunity but I sure do miss them. That same day I was put in as a Den Leader for the 8 & 9 year old scouts. I have not done this since Trent was 8. And let me tell you these boys are sure different than the YW. After the first week I told Robert that I was not sure I could do it, they wore me out. But finally this last week I came home and said I guess that I can do this. NOT for 5 years but I can do it.
December... This was our off year. So it was really quite boring. Tiff and Adam called and said that they had the kids for a couple of hours on Christmas morning and did we want to come and watch them open their presents. It is probably a good thing because other wise I am not sure that we would have gotten out of our PJ's for 2 days.
I can not remember that last time that I was excited for the new year to come. I have been so excited to January to come because that meant Tyson would be on his way home to American soil. We will still not see him until about Easter , but I can talk to him and hear his voice every single day. But now we are looking forward to April. And last but not least don't let anyone tell you that you are never to old to take piano lessons. They are getting harder, what is up with that ? I swear the only reason my teacher keeps coming is to have her weekly laugh. We will see how long I can hold out. I keep thinking all the times I told my kids that when you start something you will finish it. Me and my big mouth.
So there you go , the short version of the last few months, sorry no pictures. I hope that everyone has a wonderful 2010.

1 comment:

Shari Davis said...

I'm excited for Tyson to come home too! Having Ben deploy (even though its not as long as Ty was gone) is hard and I can't wait for him to come home. I'm crying just thinking about it, for both Tyson and Ben. Thanks for updating your blog. You're a wonderful person and you've always been one of my favorite aunts!