Whelp.. It’s that time again, when I neglected to keep you updated through the year, but wait until the very end to tell you all about your exciting developments and happenings.
Bus, bus, bus, and bus… this kind of bus =>
This has been an almost 4-year-long project so far. It’s a long story, but now things are moving along more quickly, with plans to finish end of Summer 2020. Needless to say, we’re all pretty excited to have this VW bus ready to go. We have a lot of adventures planned, including car shows, camping, and cruising.
Jared is working for Solution Stream, who just became partners with Direct Scale. He can honestly and sincerely say that he likes the people he works with, and learning a new industry has been a fun challenge for him.
That’s me! I’m busy trying to get my house organized. This year I had to swallow the fact that i’ve kept every single bit of my kids’ school careers, and now its time to thin out and condense the 7-storage-bins-worth of memories. Not an easy task.
I’m also working here and there as a Marketing consultant/Designer. I’ve been doing a lot of graphic design lately, which I love. I also decided to start taking drum lessons again. Being creative is my jam. I’ve accepted more opportunities to sing, like participating in the Marvin Payne conducted program, Joyful Sounds, this month. I got to sing in the choir with my grandma, mom, and aunt.
Next on the agenda is to start doing some major home revisions, like floors, walls, kitchen this Spring, while juggling all of my other obligations.
It’s weird to me. She’s in HIGH SCHOOL as a sophomore! I knew this day would come, but it still smacks me in the face every once in awhile. Dance is her thing. She is in a concurrent enrollment dance class at school, which counts as college credit, is taking Spanish and speaking her new language around the house more frequently, and trying to pursue a driving permit and job to facilitate her love for unique manicures. Her spunky personality gives her the fortitude she needs to survive this family.
This boy has really amazed me this year. Out of the blue he came home from school, now a 7th grader, asking to play Trumpet in the school band. I’ve tried to get my kids involved in piano on numerous occasions, but they never showed interest, so when Jack asked if he could play an instrument, I was elated. He actually taught himself how to play, and read music, and now has goals to play more instruments, including bass guitar. Jack also decided to join the school choir, and so he’s caught the music bug it seems.
Of course baseball is still a big deal for us. Jack had a tournament in St. George this fall, which ended up being a fantastic trip for us. We fostered friendships and went on some adventures, like visiting hot water springs in the middle of nowhere, and finding a dairy creamery that featured flavored cheese curds, and wonderful ice cream. Now we’re looking forward to a Spring tournament in Arizona. This baseball thing has been challenging at times, but really fun overall.
My baby… my kindergartener… my Jordy. He’s flourishing in full-day kindergarten, learning to read, the alphabet in sign language, and really enjoying school altogether. He takes pride in his studies, and loves to show us his school work. Occasionally he will doodle a picture of mommy and Jordan together with hearts on the blank side of his schoolwork, and it truly melts my heart.
He is a funny kid! Jared and I really enjoy his fun personality. He will come up with funny things to say, and will bust out dance moves if he hears a good beat. We need to ween him off of video games occasionally, otherwise he’s a pleasant child.
So, that’s it for now
I’m sure I unintentionally omitted like a billion details, but it’s the holiday season, my brain is fried to a sizzling crisp, and I have a lot of things on my plate.
God bless you all, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!