Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thank U

Don't you love it when you mean to do something over and over again, but it just doesn't get done? Yeah, I don't love it, either. That's how I am with this blog. I keep meaning to update, but then life gets in the way. I suppose it's a good thing, though, that I'd rather make sure I'm giving my kid attention than update a blog. Okay, sure, that's how I'll look at it. I'm SUCH a good mom.

Anyway, after months of getting warnings about how cold it gets here, the past few days have proved the words of neighbors correct. Our temperatures took a nosedive (fortunately AFTER thanksgiving travel) and we've been experiencing the joys of very negative-degree weather. In fact, according to, our high on Thursday was, in fact, 0. Goodness!

So this should tell you how much I'm taking Isaac out in the snow.


Look at my adorable child.

I'm so glad that this wintery weather kicked in well after we arrived home from Thanksgiving. We had a really nice trip down to St. George to spend the holiday at my aunt's home, along with my folks and sister's family. I was afraid of how Isaac might behave since we'd be traveling and his schedule would be off and he could potentially be a nightmare. But Isaac proved once again how much he loves attention. After a rough first night that I couldn't exactly blame him for, he really enjoyed getting to know Nerak's house and being following around closely by his cousins Andrew and Ali.

Isaac "playing" in the leaves. Quite the pile.

 You feed Isaac, you are in his good graces. Nicole learned this well.

It was great to see our family (and use my parents as babysitters so we could go out to a movie for the first time since LAST december!) and have a chance to breathe away from computers and the like. I really have been blessed to have such a wonderful family, and I hope to not take that for granted.

The fam (everyone at our thankgiving meal and then my folks and sis)

So now we're a week into December, and I'm having a lot of fun trying to convince mail carriers that my address actually does exist so I can receive the gifts I've ordered for my fellas. Usually there's not a problem, but last month our post office carrier suddenly decided that we weren't on his route (without informing anyone, thanks), effectively making it seem as though our address didn't exist, and several items I had ordered were sent back to the shippers. We had so much fun clearing up that misunderstanding with the post office, and we eventually did get everything I'd ordered. And then a random package last week somehow suffered the same fate of being sent back, which is weird because I've gotten other mail and packages just fine through today. So I get to figure out why THAT one went astray when I gave them the correct address. I am LOVING being far away from stores and getting to deal with this kind of thing.

Anywho . . . bring on Christmas!


"Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants." -Kevin James

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