Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Yes, I'm a slacker, but I have good reason....

Our computer totally crashed about a month ago. It was absolutely fried and the geek squad guy that Scott took it to said it would cost more to fix it than it would to get a new computer. So that's what we did!! Scott decided that he wanted a Mac this time around and that is what we ended up getting. Now, here is my problem- I don't know anything about Mac's and I'm still learning how to use it! I still haven't figured out where I'm supposed to put my memory stick in to post pictures. So that is why I haven't posted in so long!! My goal is to have it figured out this week so I don't get any more behind!!

So, here are some things that have been happening in our lives. Jayden told me last week that he is starting to like Grand Junction better than Boise!! I cannot tell you how happy this makes me! He has really struggled making friends here and his comment tells me that he finally feels accepted and feels like he has friends here now. Yeah!! He is trying out for the school basketball team this week. It's been really tough but he feels really good about it. He will make one of the teams. (Everyone does.) They have three teams A, B, and C. They put each kid on one of the teams according to how good they are. He is hoping for A but feels like he will at least make B.

Braedy joined an after-school program called Girls On The Run. They are learning about self-esteem, peer-pressure and body image while training for a 5K. Scott and I are going to run the 5K with her on November 7. She is loving it! She is also doing great in gymnastics. She just conquered her round-off, back hand-spring and is pretty dang stoked about that!!! She has just decided to join the school choir so that will be fun, too! She definitely loves to stay BUSY!!!!

Masen is not loving school this year!!! I think having to go all day and not having as much play time has made it really rough on him. He gets kind of tired and ornery but despite all of that, he is doing great in 1st grade! He gets 100% on his spelling test every week and gets his entire homework packet (that is supposed to be spread out through the week) done on Monday night. He loves to learn but would prefer to do it at home!! He is definitely our home-body. He is still loving gymnastics and is doing well. He can't wait to turn 7 (3 more months!) because then he can play football!

Kaylen is, well, for lack of a better word, Kaylen. She is such a busy little girl and into EVERYTHING! She doesn't like the word no and thinks that is an invitation to push her limits. She has been soooooo different from the other three and is definitely my test in life. Despite all of that, she is such a stinking joy! She is hard to handle, but she makes me laugh everyday, she is very loving, and she loves life. She loves to be on the go and gets very upset if she is left home from anything, even the grocery store!! She is the opposite of Masen, she loves to go, go, go! She thinks everyone is her friend and has to say hi to every person she sees. She has to talk on the phone to everyone that I talk to. It's really hard to explain to her that she can't talk to the lady at the orthodontist's office, or the secretary at the elementary school.

Scott is keeping busy with work and his calling in young men's. He has a fantasy football team that holds a lot of his attention lately and he just got NBA League Pass so we can watch ALL the Jazz games. (I'm excited about that one, too!!)

I'm going nuts trying to keep everyone's schedules straight and making sure everyone is dropped off and picked up at the right time. Oh, and making sure Kaylen doesn't ruin anything that is important to anyone (which happens a lot and of course I get blamed every time!). I also spend a lot of time at my second home, the gym. To date, I have lost 28 pounds. Not as much as I'd like but I haven't been as dedicated the last couple of months. I'm definitely happy that I'm losing, I just need to get back on track and be completely serious about it again. I do great with the work-outs and cardio, it's the food that really trips me up. I like it too much!!

Anyway, that's what we've been up to. I promise I'll get this computer thing figured out and get some new pictures posted soon.