Thursday, November 20, 2008

Life as I know it...

Wow, long time no post. So much has changed and yet much has stayed the same. Asher is now 14 months old! I feel like that is impossible. I want my baby to stay a baby for a little longer, but alas, that is not a reality. It gives me the baby crazies to see him grow. I know that it is crazies because in all of life's aspects we are not ready for another baby. I have set several goals until we should get preggers again.

1. Buy a mini van- we have a plan to hopefully pay cash for one in Oct of next year. Aside from our Mtg we strive to live debt free.
2. I want to lose 30 lbs- I want to be healthy and I feel like I need to drop some pounds before another pregnancy. I have some very stubborn baby weight that I hope to lose before adding more.
3. Potty train the boys- I feel like this will never happen. Isaac is insistent that he loves his diapers. I have tried several times to train his, but it ultimately leads to frustration for us both. So for now we are waiting till he is ready or 3 then we may start again.
4. We'd love to be in a new house, but in this market we think we will stay here a few more years. That way we can build the equity and savings to move to a bigger house.

That is almost overwhelming to think all of that has to be done. We are hoping to start trying late next summer for another baby. That way we have time before Isaac starts school to adjust to a new person. We hope to home school.

Both the boy's personalities are really coming out. Isaac is a lot like me. He wears his emotions on his sleeve, loves to be around people, can't wait to see his friends, has a sweet tooth, and is a bit stubborn.

He is into everything including dirt. The other day he decided to sneak out to our backyard and dig in the new flower bed.
I love this picture he looks so guilty.

Asher is so sweet. He is such a love! He is always giving kisses and hugs and cuddles. It makes me happy. He is our little engineer. He loves cars and has to figure everything out and how it works. He loves his mommy and Daddy, but he is a little more shy than his brother. He is also my emotional one. He can get his feelings hurt much easier than Isaac. I am learning how truly unique each of my boys is, and I love them for it.

Dan is doing well at work still. He is playing soccer once a week, which he loves. We are still working with the youth at our church. I love the chance to hang out with the girls and pour into them. However, I think they teach me way more than I teach them. I have been doing zumba twice a week, and I love it. It is a great workout but it is a lot of fun. I love the music and the dancing. Our instructor kicks our butt, but in a great way. It is an awesome ministry. It's at a church that provides childcare for free and the classes are donation. So it is doable for stay at home moms.

I love being married and being a mom. It is challenging sometimes. To feel that you have so much on your plate, but it is a gift that I am able to stay home and do the job God has given me.

Hopefully I will start posting more soon, but for now I have an Isaac asking for my attention and I need to leave for Zumba in a half hour.

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