I’m again overdue for an update–it looks like I’m quarterly now, so much for my 2011 resolution of weekly posts, but I will continue to strive.
As I write this I am actually in San Diego touring hotels to decide which to use for our next convention. Talk about wined and dined! I can never complain about my job again. You know you’ve arrived when you get off an airplane and a limo driver is holding a card with your name on it!
David has gotten his dream job and is now an attorney for the Federal Defender. He is based out of the Phoenix office and travels down there once a month or so. He teaches priesthood. I teach RS and do the ward newsletter once a month.
Ben is doing fine in 7th grade at the local Jr. High–he likes it and enjoys trumpet and plans on summer band and possibly jazz band in the fall. He’s a good, enterprising kid who works hard and primarily spends his money on longboard improvements.
Sophie is in 5th trying out for cheer this week, as she goes to a charter school that has a middle-school structure for the 6-9 graders. She has been enjoying dance and tumbling. She’s sweet but has been very moody and temperamental lately, I’m gearing up for puberty.
Noah is a sweetie who is wrapping up 1st grade and just enjoys the simple things–toy cars, the trampoline, snacks, and the rare dinner that he doesn’t hate. He is fun to snuggle.
Lucy has all sorts of opinions and is generally fun to have around. She’s finishing up Kindergarten and has had a good year. Both her and Noah are about the same level in reading (in part due to neglectful working parents). She also enjoys dance and tumbling wants to switch to ballet.
I love these kids so much and want so much to give them all they need to be happy and enjoy life. I rely heavily on the Lord to help me with this, as it appears to be a very complicated job.
So, after ten years we are finally out of the constant drama and chaos and in to “normal.” I’m working hard on gratitude, joy and peace and relying more on the Savior rather than my own very mortal self. I see so many tender mercies in my life and am hopeful for a bright future.
I really will try to post more often. I actually started this post a month ago–that tells you about how things are going!