Friday, May 7, 2010

Life has been very good to us lately. We're busy, but not overwhelmed. Having 2 kids is great; we have plenty to do, but I'm not too stressed. Seth is working longer hours, but we're dealing with it. Sam has been army-crawling for the passed month or so. These last couple of days he's been crawling on his knees for a few steps, and then down to his stomach again. He is really excited about exploring now that he's mobile. He does still spit up a lot, and when he does in the kitchen, he spits up, and then army-crawls through it, moping it around the floor with his stomach--so gross! Of course, he doesn't mind; its just good, clean fun for him.
Aubrey has just started her second set of BOB scholastic books. She can easily sound out 2-3 letter words, and is getting better at reading all the time! As usual, she loves to play with friends, and it's nice when she and Sam play and laugh together. Right now, they two of them just woke up and Aubrey went to entertain him. That's nice; that will give me a couple minutes to write some more.
This month is Aubrey's last month at Share Preschool with Rebecca Barker. She has been so great for Aubrey. It's sad to have an end, but I'm excited to have her go to Tiffany's Flowerbox in the fall. This will also be Aubrey's last month of gymnastics at Lil' Flippers. We will miss that too. This summer, I need to sign her up for swim lessons, and we'll probably continue to play with Drew a lot. He got passes to the zoo and aquarium that I'm sure we'll use frequently.
We are also going to Mass. for a couple weeks this summer for Ben's wedding. It's going to be a big, fun event! Then we'll hang out at Grammy and Papa Hossfield's house.
Lately, i've been waking up at 5:40 to go running with Emily Chapman and a couple other ladies in the ward. it's hard to get up that early, but the sunrise, and visiting is nice. I've also dropped almost 50lbs since I've had Sam. Seth is rewarding me with new Buckle jeans tonight (if I can find a babysitter.)
Seth and I are trying to keep up with politics. Our country is going through a lot right now. We attended a Mitt Romney book signing and speech a couple months ago. We've only got partially through the book so far, but it's been eye-opening. Other countries don't want America to be the super power, and they are ready to challenge us, but that's not even what our country is dealing with right now. Pres. Obama and his adminstration has sure sent our country in a loop. They want to charge cap and trade due to "global warming", they recently passed the crazy health-care bill, they want to regulate the internet and news, Arizona just started a huge ordeal with a new illegal immigrant law that basically arrests anyone that looks like a Mexican and doesn't have paper work on them, and in Utah, our education budgets are being cut. Davis county just cut their budget by over 30 million. It's hard to keep up with it all and know what to do. We want to create the best place we can for our children, but how? It's just seems so out of control right now. We are trying to do our best to stay financially conservative, and put ourselves in a position to provide and protect our family no matter what. I've also been looking into every school option possible for Aubrey. When she starts kindergarten we might to a charter school, and there are lots of options there. It's nice to have options and realize the power and freedom I still have to choose. It's a big responsibility, and I hope and pray we make the best decisions for our family.
I better go now. Aubrey's done a good job entertaining Sam, but we better get ready for the day.

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