So--we are doing well. Hunter is working like a mad-man for the county. He spends many of his days and nights in the AZ valley, meeting with many of the state's politicians, trying to convince them to make legislation that will be in our county's best interests. Hunter lobby's for our good. He is basically on call all the time, which can be trying, but he seems to handle the stress well. When he is home, he is trying to catch up on much-needed sleep, help me with domestic duties that only a man can do, and play with the kids as much as possible. Hunter has been loving our "canyon style" back yard :-). He and Cody practiced bow shooting over the weekend, and he bought dollar store kites that all the kids ran into the ground. We're planning on roasting marshmallows over a fire-pit tonight for FHE. So fun!
So--I am prego! YEAH! Life is good--despite the nausea. I absolutely LOVE my primary chorister calling. Also, I am teaming up with 2 other dance instructors, and we will be opening our summer dance camp June 13. I keep busy with mommy chores and taxi-ing, and I have been having fun with play dates. There are many mommy's here in Snowflake who like to get together and gab while the kiddos play. It's been wonderful!
The kids are doing really well. Mariah enjoys orchestra and school. She's also made some close friends--which is awesome! She's really excited for dance to start, too. Amber was the first girl in her class to reach 50% in AR--so she gets a date night with her daddy as a reward. She, too, has made some great friends. We had three of them over this last week to play Dance Wii. They boogied for two hours! Cody is starting t-ball this week, and he's pretty stoked! Sterling is SO ACTIVE! It's hard for me to keep up with him. I actually look forward to his naps--just so I can take a breath!!!
We are all good. Life is extremely busy, but we are loving our new home, and our new life. We love you all and hope things are going equally well for you!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
These were the most enormous marshmallows I've ever seen. It took some roastin' skill to get the inside ooey-gooey. But, oh, how very tastey!
Amber and Cody were so excited when I told them to build a fire pit in our backyard. Even Sterling helped out. What a great place to live!
This is my Grandmother, Dixie Rose Amberson. She is such a fun, charasmatic, ambitious, wonderful woman! LOVE HER!!!!
Hunter had fun taking the kids to the Snowflake High School BBall game. The team rocked this year!
Sterling--getting a hair cut :-).
Basketball practice with dad.
Mariah was selected to play in the All State 6th Grade Orchestra! Her Nanna, Poppy Moore, and Uncle Kyle all came to support her.
Poppy Rod, Grandma Cindy, Uncle Jerrod, Uncle Jonathan, and Uncle Joseph all came to see her perform, too!. All three of these "uncles" are younger than Mariah...hehehe.
We all were so proud of Mariah.
Sterling got a plastic golf club set for his b-day.
We had 6 turkeys in our backyard last weekend! These turkeys actually came toward us, and one even jumped/flew all the way up to our 2nd story porch. Beautiful from a distance--SCARY up close!
Hunter, Cody, Mariah and Amber worked together to create this masterpiece. Cody was to build a T-rex for his class. Isn't this AWESOME!!
We now just remove Sterling's clothes when he eats. He won't allow us to put bibs on him anymore, and his messes are even more messy than before!! What to do???
Granny Jo and Poppy Keith are such great grandparents. We LOVE them!
Woody and Nicole Dixon are to of our closest friends. They invited Hunter and I to eat lunch with them and join them for the BCS Football Championship Party at the Phoenician in Scottsdale. It was wonderful to see them and to experience the glamor and elegance of a 5 star party!
The Heissman (sp?) trophy.
Woody and Nicole Dixon
It may be poor picture lighting, but the sparkling football didn't loose any of it's luster :-).
We were fortunate enough to be joined by the Johnstons, Moores, Brooks, Neffs, Palmers, Ballards, and ALL their kids for this 3-kid-b-day-BASH! What a blast!
This is Jonathan, one of my step brothers. He's a cutie!
This is Joseph, another one of my step brothers. Doesn't he look just like Jonathan??
I was grateful for the company. It was a good distraction from my pregnancy nausea :-).
Mariah was so excited to see all of her friends. She was also excited for all of the incredible gifts she received. She actually got MAKE-UP!! She's growing up so fast! 12 years old!
Poppy Rod and Grandma Cindy got Sterling this cool tricycle. He's been riding it around the house ever since :-).
Amber was the only child who didn't have a b-day within a few weeks of all the others. But she really enjoyed having so many of her friends and family members there.
WE LOVE GRANDMA CINDY!!!
This is Uncle Eric Brook and Poppy Moore (Hunter's Dad). They brought both their families clear from the valley to celebrate with us. THANK YOU!!!!!