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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Don't count me out!

I'm here and I'm actually blogging! The long delay of posting was mostly because once Porter was born, the office (computer room/scrapbook room/craft room) got changed into Porter's room. We have now finished a room in the basement for Noah and Hyrum, all but the flooring, and are waiting to put that in once the basement is a bit further along. But if you know of anyone (local) getting rid of their carpet let me know! I would love to cover up the cement and possibly save a head or two from getting cracked. Anyway what I'm trying to say is that Porter has moved into the Boy's old room, and I get my office back! The posting might become a regular thing again.

I guess I'll do a quick update. Noah started kindergarten this school year. He does love it, but he is getting in trouble often for talking too much. You all know that Noah's a talker (he takes after his father). Noah has lost two teeth, but they grew back in within a month.
Hyrum is currently sick with a high fever. He keeps telling me he feels well and that I'm sick. Even though he's sick he still has his humor. He has almost adjusted to Noah going to school. He tries almost every morning to go to school with Noah, then throws a horrible fit when Jer tells him he can't go with.

Porter is eight months now. Yeah I said eight! He is so stinking cute. He has been crawling since he was six months, and I mean full on crawling and he's fast too! Noah crawled at six months as well, but he did the army crawl for over a month. Porter practiced for maybe a week than he was a pro. Porter was eating a baby food or two for each meal, but I guess the growing spree has slowed down now.

Jer is doing a side business (maybe premature of me to say) which is web design. He got a new computer to do all the designing on. He is very excited to have a new computer. We have had the same one since we got married. Which is fine for me, but not for Jer, since he grew up in the computer business, and has had top of the line computers his whole life. Jer has also started P90X, which is an extreme workout video. He loves it and hasn't missed a work out since he started two of three weeks ago. We can see results and that keeps him going. Eventually I plan on doing it with him. I'm just waiting until Porter lets me have decent sleep again.

With the season getting cold we are now a one car family (we sold our truck and Jer's motorcycle wont cut it). It's a bit difficult, but we make it work. I would rather save our money and finish the basement, or save up to buy our next vehicle with cash (probably a mini van). So about the mini van thing. I know I've sworn never to buy a mini van but the more I think about it why wouldn't I? Mini vans get much better gas mileage than SUVs. They are easier to get in and out of, especially with baby car seats. They can hold a ton of luggage. There is plenty of leg room. You can access your kids easier when traveling. I always had in mind that I would be the Denali kind of mom. Which I guess is possible when moneys no longer an object. But for now money matters.

(Side note-those of you who voted on the best picture in an earlier post would care to know I am in the top ten. So the chances of me winning the wii are pretty good. Or I could win an Ipod nano, which I would be pretty excited about as well).

Noah was playing a little too rough, and too far from mom and dad. He learned a lesson, or so he says. This is Noah after losing his second tooth. He even let Jer pull it out.This is the 1st day of kindergarten. Isn't he handsome?We let Hyrum dress up in Noah's old soccer clothes to go to Noah's games. Hyrum is so ready for soccer he just has to wait another year!These are my boys taken on Sunday.


Tamy Wilson said...

Glad you are back you have a beautiful family. Good luck to Jer and his new business I am sure he will do great. I hope you win your Wii, keep us posted.

Kaycee said...

I LOVE my van! For all the reasons you listed and more. It drives like a car and fits our hoodlums very nicely. We have stow-and-go and that is SO nice!
Can't believe your big boys! So cute!

Swordfish said...

I never counted you out, just down for the count, LOL. I loved my mini van and it has served us well until my boys are now getting larger and it gets tighter and tighter. Scott also said he wouldn't drive one until we had to buy one and then he was ok. We are now graduating into the SUV family to accomodate growing boys and the many sports stuff we have to carry around and for traveling with 6 people we have now run out of cargo room. So yes we are looking for our first SUV

Mandy said...

I'd trade my Explorer for an Odyssey or Sienna in a heartbeat. Those automatic sliding doors sound so dreamy . . . especially after finding out that our kids have been dinging the neighbor's cute little Jetta with the car doors! Plus, I'd never have guessed by looking at the outside, but those vans have way more cargo room!
The boys are all adorable!

Jed and Lizzy said...

Good to see you blogging again. Can't believe your little man was mobile at 6 mos! Athletic guy. All your boys (including their dad) look so much alike! I guess you could say the same of our boys -- but it's always interesting to see! You've probably already heard it from everyone - but I too was converted to a van recently after driving an SUV...they're just so much spacier and easier with kids. I didn't know what I was missing.

The Littlefields said...

Look at you! Cute post. I thought you might not blog again. :) I love the new pics on the side... especially the one where Porter is wearing the dew-rag.
I'm glad you have your office/craft room back. I hope it does help you blog more.

Tennille said...

Hey, I'm glad to see you are back to blogging. My parents are getting new carpet in the whole upstairs. There new carpet won't be in for a couple of weeks, but she said you could come pull it up today if you wanted to. Give her a call if you are interested 435-867-4655

It is a light bluish/gray color and still in good condition, just a little out dated.

Jen'n'Jordan said...

I'm glad that you're back! I kept checking on you, so yea! I can't believe that your littlest is already 8 months old! Braden is going to be the talker, too, but I really can't blame that on his dad - unless someone doesn't know either of us very well! ;)
Btw, I love love love my mini-van - only thing I would change is to get the captain's seats in the middle, not the bench. Otherwise, we love it!

vcsings said...

What darling pictures! The kids are really growing and Jer looks so buff! Way to go! Aunt Vickie