Monday, October 18, 2010
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.