I guess it’s March?

Lol, let me tell you what. The surest way to fail is to type it out for everyone to see on your blog because 100% you won’t be able to follow through. February kicked us all in the face a little bit. Actually so far 2019 can just jump off a cliff as far as I’m concerned.

Here’s a general update.

We have received more rain and we even got several days of snow (that knocked our power out). Snow pack in the mountains is 150% of normal level. That means of course we haven’t done ONE SINGLE productive thing on the house plans. Not even one tiny little trench. The sun is out now and it is drying up our lot and we are really hopeful that things can get moving soon. Fingers crossed. We have dotted our i’s and crossed our t’s so that when we get the green light, we can hit the ground running. I am still hoping to be in by Christmas.

My favorite Uncle Chip passed away just shy of a year of his brain cancer diagnoses. We dropped everything and drove to Utah for his funeral and spent several days there with our family. It was a perfect service and we will miss him so much. It’s hard to describe someone who was so vivacious and fun and kind to everyone he met! We just sat around a huge table and told stories, cried together, ate a bunch of food and had cookies delivered.

And if ya can believe it, I had another miscarriage. Wasn’t sure if I would mention it here because we didn’t anywhere else, but so few people read this anyway I figure it’s okay. I was about nine weeks and had to have a D n C last Monday. Big sigh, I am tired. I don’t know why it is so difficult for me to get my family here! it’s discouraging and it’s hard not to take it so personally.


Anyway, lots of good things are happening too, don’t get me wrong. The kids are doing well in school, Isabelle has been plowing through books left and right and collecting a million AR points. She got to teach an art project to her class last week and she taught them all how to draw toothless from How to Drain Your Dragon. She was so proud of herself and it made me so proud of her. She is still doing ballet twice a week with Grandma and working on her piano lessons too. Izzie’s teacher told me that she is the kind of girl that every mom wishes they had. I MEAN. She’s just the best.

Lincoln has more energy than he knows what to do with. His reading has improved a ton and he discovered the Magic Treehouse series and is excited about that. Baseball season just started too and he loves practice with his little buddies. It’s my favorite kid sport to watch, I don’t know it it’s their hilarious little outfits or the slow pace but it’s awesome. 90% of our time at home, Lincoln is chillin in his undies. I can’t keep clothes on him to save my life. He is also obsessed with wall ball at school and plays on the side of the house anytime he can. He literally doesn’t shut up, constantly talking any waking hour.

Thatcher is 2 1/2 officially- every day getting a little closer to three which freaks me out. He is so fun, talking so well, full sentences. He loves to be outside. He pronounces his “l” sound as “y” so leave is “yeeb” and love is “yuv.” I mean what is better than that. He is still soft and cuddly and loves to be held and sung to before bed. He loves to hide and have anyone find him, he loves to chase and be chased. He loves being at Grandmas and Rhett’s house and he loves cookies. “Me have bite?” anytime he sees a treat. He calls granola bars “candee bars” which lets’ be honest, they really are anyway. He started refusing the high chair a couple months ago and now he’s at the table with the rest of us. He loves buttons and little switches, Brown Bear and Pete the Cat. He is good for my soul and has been such an answer to prayer. He gives me hope. And his hair is still red which is my favorite.

Max’s fifth birthday is next month. Five seems like a big number, and I’m not sure what to do. Kindergarten age. We are always missing him, I always feel like one is missing and I don’t think that will ever go away. You sort of just get used to that feeling I guess.

I’m learning to play the organ. That’s new and fun.

Jazz was promoted at work and I’m really proud of him. He and I are planning a trip in the summer sans-kids for the first time in a decade and I’m excited about that. He has been so kind and understanding this week while I haven’t felt myself, and I’ve been sad and crying over everything and nothing at the same time. We have been together for twelve years and I hardly know who I am without him.

Alright well that’s it in a nutshell. Not making any promises here but I’d like to post again before another month has completely blown by. Let’s hope 2019 is just up from here on out, right? Sheesh.


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