Monday, December 21, 2009

One True Christmas

"It is small wonder that angels sang at His birth and Wise Men traveled far to pay Him homage. He was the one perfect man to walk the earth. He fulfilled the law of Moses and brought a new canon of love to the world. His mother was mortal, and from her came an inheritance of the flesh. His Father was immortal, the Great God of the Universe, through whom came His divine nature."
~Gordon B. Hinckley

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the season to be jolly

It's about time for an update. I haven't had much to blog about. We are all settled in with Lucas' parents. I am amazed how my kids always adjust so well to new situations. We moved twice this year and I think Lucas and I took it harder than our kids. They really are so resilient. They just want a routine and once you give it to them, they get right on track. I am very thankful for this. We had a lovely Thanksgiving this year. My sister Kim hosted dinner for us. Everything was perfect. We were missing some family members but it was still a great day. Lucas and I really love this time of year. We both have such fond memories of Christmas time from our childhood. We decorated the tree this past weekend. There is nothing better than Christmas music playing, the Christmas tree & lights and holiday cooking. I love it!
Gavin is settling into school pretty well. I was a little worried when he started his new school, because he seemed to be having a hard time adjusting. I think he really missed his teacher and friends from his last school. It just takes time and now I think he is finally getting used to this new school.

Tyrone and I spend time together when Gavin is at school and Niamh is napping. I've been trying to do preschool stuff with him and art projects. He loves this time together and likes when I am his "teacher."

Niamh has started to climb everything. She no longer wants to eat in her high chair but wants to climb up on a kitchen chair to eat her food. Lucas caught her on top of the piano today. She has no fear. She loves to wave and say "hi" to anyone we passby at the store. She is so friendly and loves to show off to anyone who is watching.

We are enjoying our new ward. Lucas was called as Ward Mission Leader this past Sunday. This is probably the biggest calling he has had thus far. He is very excited to work with the missionaries and fulfill his calling.
I have not received a calling as of yet, but I was asked to sing in church on December 13 and Lucas and I were asked to speak in church on December 27. So I guess if the members of the ward don't know us by now, they'll know us by the end of the year :)