Monday, October 24, 2016

Busy lives!!

It's been about a year since I last wrote a blog, and just felt like sitting down and jotting down my thoughts as Rylee takes a nap.

Our lives sure don't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Ethan has been very busy at work at Gordon's Heating and Cooling. Which is a good things since we need money to keep food on the table. He's gone by about 7 in the morning and gets home around 5 at night, give or take a few minutes here and there. We are always glad when he gets home though. All throughout the day Rylee will say, "Daddy back home soon now." She loves to be able to have someone new to play with by the end of the day, and I enjoy a bit of a "break".

Rylee keeps me on my toes. She is growing and learning so much so quickly that I am having a hard time keeping up. Our latest adventure has been through potty training. And to much relief, it is going really well. We've only been at it for about a week, but we only have maybe 1 accident a day, she's woken up dry during nap time twice, she can tell me when she wants/needs to go potty, and is liking not wearing a diaper. We had originally planned on doing both day and night training, but after one night of waking up in the middle of the night to change her bed, and then waking her up at 6:30 to find out she was wet, and for who knows how long, we decided to just go with "Nighttime Panties" (Pull ups) and let it work its self out. For the one week we've been at it, I'm very pleased with her progress.

She is finally like nursery at church! After about 6 months of her crying at the end of sacrament meeting, begging to go home, and Ethan missing his classes to stay in there with her, she is looking forward to going! This is a huge relief to me since my new calling makes it a little harder for me to help her.

Yes I have a new calling. I was the primary music leader for about 3 years, or at least 3 programs, but am now the Primary President. Trust me, I was as shocked as  you are. But I've been at it now for about 4ish months, and am beginning to feel like I have a grip on things. Or maybe I'm just kidding myself. The biggest thing for Primary is coming up next week and that is our Sacrament meeting presentation. All Saturday night I had dreams that our "dry run" went horrible, but thankfully those dreams didn't come true. Sunday, the kids said their parts and sang their songs so well that I was in tears by the end of it. They also sat so reverently during the whole thing. Heavenly Father must have heard my silent prayer for help.

The last thing that isn't helping our lives slow down any, is that in just about 3 months we will be adding another member to our family. Yes that's right, I am pregnant. As I was helping get Rylee to bed an hour and a half ago, it dawned on me that we are down to just 3 months. The reason this hit me so hard, is that I have only known that I'm pregnant for just about 3 months. This is turing out to be the "shortest" pregnancy ever. I am trying really hard not to complain, cause lets face it, many women are super sick for the first trimester and I had no idea I was pregnant. But now I'm feeling a little cheated cause I wont have had the whole 9 months to plan for this baby. I suppose I will just have to kick it in to gear to be ready for Baby Girl Hill #2.

Well I think I will just end it there since I should be having a 2 year old waking up anytime now. And so my resting will have to come to an end.