Sunday, March 24, 2013

Oh man...behind again!

I think it is safe to say....I am behind on my blogging!
It seems like life is just passing me by so incredibly quick and I can't seem to stay up on it all.  I am really angry with myself about it, but I am going to catch up and going to stay up on it.  I wanted to do a blog book, so I have lots to catch up on.  I am going to put a bit of time in every week to updating until I am caught up.  (Plus, I can't find the camera dowloader cord thingy.  Hmm...)  But here is a small, quick update on our life until I get it all done:

I keep calling him my baby and he keeps reminding me he is a big boy.  He is pretty much potty trained, although when we have a set back it seems to be a big setback.  We finally have a rewards program set up that I think he really responds well to.  I was super duper excited that he went poopoo in the potty at the store yesterday!  Hallelujah!  I am so stinkin proud of that boy! 
He works so hard at being so good, but sometimes he just has a rough time with it, especially with Cousin Emmett.  We are working on making good choices and being like Jesus. 
He loves trucks and trains and enjoys playing outside in the mud and dirt. He LOVES reading books and singing.  He is such a great helper.  Usually, if I ask him to do something, he does it willingly and happily.  Steven makes me world so worth it and so happy.  I never miss an opportunity to thank my Heavenly Father for the sweet spirit of him in my home.

Matt still works in the HR department at the University.  There will be 2 positions opening up soon and we are praying he gets one.  It would be double/triple his salary which means I could let some of my obligations go.  What a blessing that would be!  He serves as the Scout Committee Chair and really loves that.  My favorite times are watching him play with Steven.  He loves his little boy desperately and we LOVE when we can spend time just the three of us.

There is never a dull moment in my life.  Seriously.  I have Steven full time and Emmett most of the time.  I also watch my friend's little girl a couple of days a week.  Nothing like three 2 year olds to keep you busy and on your toes.  I have 7 piano students (2 more starting soon) and that in itself if a job.  I also still teach some nights at the school.  Sometimes, I feel like I just can't breathe I am so overwhelmed.  I feel like the more things that get scheduled into my life, the more my OCD tendencies show their ugly little heads.  My house needs to be spotless, my yard needs to be perfect, etc.  I feel like i am failing at all facets of my life, but I am praying and trying to stay on top of things the best that I can.  Being Steven's mother is my first priority so I have to find a balance!
I teach the 7-8 year olds in primary and I love them.  They are a rowdy bunch, but they sure have a strong spirit about them.  I am grateful for the primary program our church has and I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to learning from these sweet spirits. 

So, there is a quick update.  I am hoping to download and begin uploading things soon.