Monday, October 18, 2010

catch up

Dude, its been two weeks since I posted last. Anyone still out there? Here's what I've been up to:

~ Surviving an entire week flying solo with the two littles. Jared flew to North Carolina to defend his dissertation proposal. He passed and had a great time seeing some NC peeps, but we are so glad to have him back home! I need to tip my hat to all the military wives or wives whose husbands travel a lot and the single moms. Taking care of babies alone is not fun. Bed time is by far the worst part. I couldn't get Asher in bed until Miriam was asleep, so he was often staying up until 10 or 10:30. And then it takes me at least 2 or 3 times as long to get him settled down as it does for Jared. Let's just say that I am so happy to have a husband who is around for bed time and nap time. He makes my life so much easier. By the time I got both kids asleep without him I was exhausted. Hence the no blogging.

~The big kids have been here since Jared got home and its fall break so no school. I still feel like I'm playing catch up from Jared's trip so its been a little crazy around here. All good though. :-)

~Still doing At Mother's Breast although I haven't updated the site. I have TONS of photo editing to catch up on. That's on the agenda for the next couple weeks.

~Read the memoir Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife by Irene Spencer. It was my book club's pick this month. SO good. I really enjoyed it. Very well written and super fascinating look at modern day polygamists. I read it in a day and a half.

~Saturday we took family photos. Man, getting 7 people ready for the camera was an all day event! My friend Katie Dudley took our photos, and I took photos of her family. Easy way to get family pics done don't you think?

~Practicing for the ward talent show with some ladies from church. We are doing an ABBA medley. It's been fun and I think we might be pretty awesome this Friday night. :-)

~Meeting friends at the park and having a girls night out.

~Really enjoying time with my husband. It is true--absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I'm so grateful for Jared and all he does for our family. I am so blessed to get to call him mine.


  1. Welcome back to life! Sounds like you have a lot going on, but sounds like a lot more fun since having another adult helper/husband back in your life. Congrats to him btw! I wish I could hear your ABBA song, which one? Good one on trading photography too:). I'm curious about the book now, was it a downer and did it weird you out or not? Hope you get more sleep!

  2. Afton, we are singing a medley--Fernando, Mamamia, and Dancing Queen. Good times!

    As for the book... I'm just fascinated by the polygamist culture. They really believe it is the only way to be exalted. It is sad how rarely they are happy though. The book isn't a downer amazingly enough. The author has enough of a sense of humor to make it entertaining in my opinion despite all the crappiness of her life.

  3. Well you've got me interested now and I think I'll read it. I didn't know that's the only way they think they can be exalted, that makes more sense why they'd do it. I so wish I could hear your medley, I bet it will be great! I love ABBA!