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 :)


jamie t. said...

I am glad that the move went so well!

Aaron's calling is ward mission leader and I won't lie, its a big and time consuming calling. Very rewarding though! Thanks for the update!

Andrea said...

Glad you guys are settling well. I don't do well with change so I think I would probably struggle pretty badly.

Renee' P said...

I'm so glad that you're settled in your in-laws and the boys seem to be doing well :)
I think we're going to put our tree up today or tomorrow. Just trying to fit it in our living room is a challenge!

I miss you dear! Hope your holidays are the best!!!

Hugs and kisses x0x0x0x0x0

Angela said...

I hate change - freaks me out every time. I'm glad the move went well. Good luck living with the in-laws. Email me at ahagfeldt@gmail.com so I can add you to readers of my blog. I had to go private because I kept getting crazy commenters.

Liz Prisbrey said...

It sounds like life is moving along great! I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. And I loved your Christmas card. So creative!

aubri said...

You have such a good attitude about adjusting- I'm such a baby when it comes to things like that. It sounds like Niamh and Emmett would get along really well right about now :) Your kids are the cutest!