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Live, Laugh, Love...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Blogging is Hard...

   So, it's not as easy as I thought it would be to keep a journal online, especially as I want to remember specifics of things that happened but don't necessarily want the world wide web to read about it.  So I find myself being edited.  It makes it hard to want to write, but instead of writing a journal it'll be more a frequent christmas card that changes with the year. 
   I don't think I can catch you up with everything so i'll just let you know what pops into my head while i'm writing and hopefully not keep you here all day.
   This Week: 
           Isaiah started training for a half-iron-man.  It is swimming for one and a half miles, bike riding for 56 miles, and ending with a 13 mile run.  All events have a maximum time limit, but I don't know what they are. You can check it out at  it's also kind of cool because it's in canada.  ROAD TRIP!!!!  We're very excited!  It's June 6,2010.  Just this week he has done: MON- rode his bike to and from work = about 20 miles.  TUES-running hill/speed intervals, swimming 30 laps ( to one side and back) = 1 mile.  WED- run 3 miles. THURS- Run 6 miles. and FRI- he's going to swim and SAT - he has a 90 min bike ride.  He is very sore, as you can imagine.  His only means of working out before this week was playing basketball 2 times a week.  Talk about kicking your butt into shape.  He and I are also in a play called "Check Please" It's about a series of horrible blind dates. We are both playing multiple characters thought he has more than me.  He is a Pirate, a cousin, an 80's hair band rocker, and a gay actor method acting to be a straight guy.  I'm sure most of you can imagine him playing these roles.  I am a sweet, innocent, soft spoken, Bears fanatic! and a Control freak! you know the kind that does background checks on her dates and such. 
   Isaiah is also trying to start a business. Though he does enjoy his work at Greenstone Homes.  They are so good to us.  Isaiah also plays basketball on Thursdays, once with people from work and then with the church league. 
   We are also still trying to sell our house.
  Amoz's teacher from HeadStart came to our home this week to do a kind of parent teacher conference.  They do it to set goals for the children and families, to help them succeed.  As of this week every goal Amoz  set and his teacher and I set has been accomplished.  He is such a fast learner.  There wasn't anything she could think of to have him work on other than raising his hand before answering a question.  So for the rest of the year he'll be focusing on learning to write numbers better and start learning to read.  I'm so proud of him.  He truly is Amazing.  We are so blessed to have such a Son.  He also helps around the house more.  He helps set and clear the table and takes out the garbage for me. (usually with a little help from me or daddy), but he tries his best.  We're still working on the cleaning up as you go instead of all at once, it's not a concept he enjoys either way. 
    Jade is getting a rather large vocabulary, and is also learning to pronounce them better. ( she clicks on the c or k sounds, sometimes g sounds) like pin-(click) instead of pink  it's very cute.  I thought it was very ingenious of her to think of another way to make a sound that was hard for her.  She is very smart!  and Soooo.... CUTE!  Her hair is almost to her bum now, curly and light brown with some blonde streaks from last summer.  She is getting so big, she wears 3t now and is almost in a 4t.  OH! and she is potty trained!!! she's not perfect yet but we are extreeeemely grateful she gets there most of the time. We are hoping to get her into preschool this fall.  AH! my baby isn't a baby anymore. (she tell me so)  She is also cute when she tells people to stop it.  It's so clear and in a cute little voice.  She still has her super powered scream though.  I hope she grows out of that.  I might go deaf before my time.
   Both the kids are excited for swimming and parks and fun this summer as we haven't had much of a winter up here.  It's still cold, but it fools you almost every day. It looks so beautiful outside and then it freezes you when you go outside. Although some days feel like the middle of beginning of april.  We get snow and then a couple hours later it's gone.  Freezing at night. Sometimes raining. Wacky weather this year.  Isaiah and I went snowboarding and it was like falling on cement each time I fell.  I got pretty beat up during that adventure. 
   Well I have work around the house and errands to run.  I hope this finds you in good spirits.


Monday, January 4, 2010

What a way to bring in the new year...

Well, I haven't been very good at writing lately, I could blame it on christmas and new year's but I actually thought about writing everyday, I was just too lazy to do something about it.  I can say that my lack of sleep contributed to my laziness but that would be an excuse as well.  Our Family had a good christmas in Utah with my family and a few from Isaiah's family.  It was spiritual as well as social.  I was glad to see my cousins and family that I haven't seen for a long time.  Staying in touch is important, and I'm sorry i'm not better doing so.  My mom told me of about a singing group she was in called the 10 virgins, and that they sung songs and dialogue from a CD called the 10 virgins.  I have not heard it, but I have heard a few of the songs my moms group sang and I was touched deep within my spirit.  I plan to buy it, but if any of you have it or know of someone who does, I strongly suggest you listen to it.  It is very.. powerful.  It contributed greatly to my Christmas. 
  I did not get to do everything I wanted to on my trip to Utah, I'm sure Isaiah's grateful, he hates it when I plan every second. To a certain degree so do I.  But as our vacations are few and far between, I feel the need sometimes to take advantage of the situation to get the most out of it I possibly can.  Not always a good idea.  We left early on the 27th, to catch a flight on delta at 8:45am so we left at 7:30am, got to the airport at 7:45 or so, it took us.... I don't know how long to get all our bags in line to check in.  I had to stand in line and move 4 bags with Jade with me, then Isaiah my mom and Amoz brought the other bags, there was a lot of baggage.  We had to pay 100 dollars to check our bags!  If you have a lot of stuff to take, don't take Delta, it's not worth it.  They 're nice people but the money you save on tickets you end up paying double on baggage, no money saved but more money lost.  After checking in we had to get our gun checked, that was fast thank goodness. Then we took the long trek down to our flight, but because it was such a small flight when we got to gate check in they were paging us to tell us we were late.  right as we got there over the intercom came last call for the estes family.  then more hurrying through a long outside hallway and on to a small plane we went. it was a decent flight and the attendant was nice. When we landed we had a long way to go with a lot of luggage, and then baggage claim.  The kids thought it was all kinds of fun.  Ah the innocence of childhood. 
   It was nice to get home early we had all day to relax and unwind. That day seemed really long, as you can imagine. We got up so early, but we just opened presents, watched movies and ate food.  It was a perfect christmas, except for the part where we had no snow.  well, i want to get to bed.  so i'll catch you up tomorrow. if i'm good.  later!