How grateful I am to be able to update you on our wonderful year. We pray that this year will be even better!
In January, Emberlee started her first dance class, and absolutely loved it.
I also got my first traffic ticket and got in my first car accident!
In February, Paxton turned five. And then the whole house got the flu. My brother Abram moved
to Phoenix to work as a roofer. It was awesome to have him around.
In March, my sister Rebekah came to visit us during her spring break
April was uneventful. But May was very busy. On mother's day we talked to my mom over Skype and afterwards John had a strong impression that we needed to move to Florida.
So we took that prompting to our Bishop and to the temple, and it was confirmed that it was what we were supposed to do. So we immediately began making arrangements.
In June we listed our home for sale, sold what we could, donated what we couldn't sell, and continued preparations. We were also able to make it to …
we have been Florida residents for a little over a year, and I am just now feeling like life has slowed to a pace that I can keep up with. I really doesn't feel like a year at all.
This was probably one of the best decisions we have made. We have Ideal living circumstances and a really amazing ward, and many wonderful friends.
Paxton turned 6 and has lost 3 teeth. We are homeschooling him with the Waldorf method for the time being, but I hope it's temporary. I made the decision to do another year of Kindergarten. He isn't emotionally ready for first grade work yet, and the more time we spend on foundation work, the more confident he will be in the upcoming grades.
Emberlee turned 4 and got her ears pierced with no tears involved. She can skateboard, and got a skateboard for her birthday. She holds her own when playing with the big kids. We are starting her in Kindergarten alongside Paxton. She will end up with 2 years of kindy also.
I had contractions constantly for two weeks prior to my due date, and
afterwards had a small window of time each evening of regular
contractions, sometimes even waking me up at 3 am, waiting for other
signs of labor to begin.. I knew my body was doing a lot of work
beforehand. I was pretty unsettled by passing gobs of mucous plug for
over 2 days and i was beginning to think something was wrong.
parents had come into town and I felt like I needed some time to myself
to get anchored in a peaceful mindset in preparation for the birth. We
had dinner together sunday night, and then sent the children with them
on an overnight adventure, as my contractions had really started to pick
up, and I was nearly certain I was going into labor. John blew up the
air mattress and slept on the floor next to me out in the living room.
woke up Monday morning, realizing my contractions had stopped. Monday
was relaxing. I had the house to myself and all was quiet. my mind was