A year since I posted here. Really? Hm.
So a quick update on us.
Bon just celebrated his 35th birthday. He has been traveling more and more lately and in the midst of his traveling, he has lost two pairs of dress pants. So we went shopping and got him some new pants and shirts. He has been going to Canada, Chicago, Oklahoma as of recent and I'm not sure when his next trip will be. We always like having him home though.
This season, he coached Ty's soccer team and their last game is this Saturday. He said it's good timing because the boys are starting to get grumpy. :)
He is still Elders Quorum President and although his counselors are good, he still goes to meetings and has things to do within his calling. Plus the High Councilman over our ward likes to think he's in charge and that makes Bon's eye twitch. It's still weird to me every time someone calls him President Carter though.
I am doing well. And as normal I have too much that I want to get done, so I start on one thing and then don't finish it. I'm slowly trying to declutter our house, but I think it reproduces at night. I need to stop being so lenient with what I keep.
Right now I've been working on getting the wallpaper down in the kitchen. I was going to repaint, but the corners were peeling up and I peeled it up and lo and behold, there are two layers of wallpaper on. Plus a border. Plus they papered on unprimed walls, which has led to a few choice words and will lead to me basically refinishing the wall before I can paint. So the project has taken longer than I ever wanted. But I am going to paint the walls a color called Mayapple Yellow (by glidden), so it will be bright and look good with the white cabinets we have.
My calling right now is Primary Chorister and I LOVE it! I was so terrified/nervous my first Sunday but since then, I have just completely fallen in love with it! A few weeks ago, we played a game and they picked something out of the bag with a song attached and dressed me up with crazy glasses and headbands. We played a game a couple of weeks ago where they rolled dice and came up with the song and how we sang it. So we ended up singing Families Can Be Together Forever like robots. It's just so much fun!
Reagan is in middle school now and has gotten over the jitters she had when she first started. She's made some new friends and kept some other friendships alive from elementary school. She is taking P.E. this 9 weeks and Bon and I chuckle on those days because she looks like such a tomboy wearing black shorts/pants with a white/gray shirt. She doesn't feel comfortable changing in the locker room yet, so she wears the clothes all day. "You aren't even allowed to change in the bathroom, Mom, you *have* to change in the locker room!"
Ryan is doing great in 5th grade. He has a great, fun teacher this year and even though his bff isn't in his class, he has still made new friends and is getting good grades. His goal was for all A's, but he missed that this last nine weeks. Still A's and B's though. He loved doing baseball and asked to do lacrosse next, but I am tired! lol It will be nice to not have somewhere to be every night. He does need something to do, so I'm not sure what will be next. Sports are so expensive here, compared to Belmont.
Ty is his usual exuberant self. Full of life and laughter. His teacher said it took her a couple of weeks to figure out that he would daydream and be chatty, but yet he could still get his work done in time. He has enjoyed soccer and like Bon, I think he's glad he's done. He wants to do gymnastics next. I told Bon that I was thinking Ty would do great in a hip hop dance class. He said "I'm not sure we want to encourage that..." lol But we do need to keep him active, since he's a little more plump. (but dang cute)
Evan is in preschool and has blossomed so much! Within the first 2 weeks he turned into a chatterbox! His first day of school, I asked what he did/who he met, etc. All he could tell me was there was a pretty girl in his class that wore a pink dress and pink pants that went all the way around. HAHA! I finally figured out who the pretty girl is and I told her mom. It was so cute! He's at a Methodist church for preschool, so they incorporate prayer and scripture into the day. He sang the prayer they sing before lunch and it ends with "amen, amen", but Evan sings it "Aw-man, aw-man". He had a top tooth pulled the beginning of September. He had bumped it as a toddler and it was dead. There was an abscess on his gum that was holding puss, so the tooth needed to come out. Shortly after they pulled that, his bottom front tooth was loose and fell out and then I just pulled the other front bottom one out the other day because it was barely hanging on. I've never had a kid lose teeth so early! So he's quite toothless and cute! (the other bottom ones are growing in though)
In other news, we are looking around here for a house with more land and in a quiet place. We have two dogs now and our backyard backs up to a busy highway/street. There's constant traffic noise and it has been two plus years and I'm still not used to it. The process is going slow, though, because we'd really like to stay in our ward and in the school district. So while we wait, we work on this house to get it pretty. :)