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"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Year!

So, the year 2012 has arrived. To sum up the last of 2011

Weldon's school had its first ever music program, assisted by me
As soon as I get the video done, I will post it.

We went to Idaho for Christmas. We decided to try flying this time - 18 hours in the car is just too long! Flying was fantastic! We drove to Denver, a whole 7 hours from our house and then flew to Boise. The kids loved flying and it turned a nightmare of a trip into a far more enjoyable one. Buying tickets three months in advance definitely helped with the cost!

Now that we are back in Nebraska, life is mostly back to normal.

A few fun happenings thus far...

I found out that I will be having another baby - We are having it Aug. 2nd, the joys of C-section scheduling!

We had 11 new windows installed upstairs - although not as cool as the original old ones, it should help in keeping our heating and cooling costs down!
One of the old ones - they didn't replace 3 of them....

Jeremy went back to work for Eric and Kate Popkes at their feedlot. He is the main man over cattle health and really enjoys playing with his cow friends again!
We got a new car - well new to us - to help with the cost of fuel for Jeremy. It is a punked out gangsta car complete with obnoxiously loud muffler - ( Eric thought a semi was pulling in at 7 am when Jeremy took it to work) Haydn transferred to O'Neill schools back in October, but she is loving having all her church friends to play with at recess and her reading skills have finally taken off!

Weldon still absolutely loves his school. His new friend this year is a boy named Garrett. They are close to the same age, size and ability. They are so cute together! Weldon did have a very scary massive seizure about 2 months ago. I am sure that if he wasn't unconscious he would have loved the ambulance ride. Per the seizure, he has seen new specialists and will have another sleep study in Omaha soon. Ah, the joys!
Emmaline has been attending preschool and is really doing well. It's hard to imagine her heading off to Kindergarten next year.
Leighanne is one happy girl! She makes the cutest faces and has finally decided that standing up and climbing stairs, and pushing the chairs across the floor are the greatest things to do. No teeth yet, but lots of cuteness! This is one of her happy faces!Me, besides being rather ill these days - gee wonder why!- have been busy at home, and with music at Weldon's school. It also looks like I will be helping a friend out at the local lumber yard that he manages to get the bookkeeping and paperwork back under control after a major management and owner change. That should be really interesting!

Our family is chugging along at a steady pace! Hope your year is just as awesome!


casa chandler said...

Your kids are all so cute and growing up SO fast! Congrats on #5! That's so exciting!

J and A said...

Thanks for sharing your fun and exciting projects and news! Congratulations to you and Jeremy on the new pregnancy. Best wishes. -Josh

sharmysteele said...

All so beautiful!!! Good to see you guys again for a short time!

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