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.
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 …
Today I've gotten up, put on clothes, put on makeup, had a protein shake, eggs and bacon; and I am already wanting to take a nap. The exhaustion is overpowering and I wonder how I get anything done at all. With almost 5 weeks remaining in this pregnancy, I am not sure how I am going to make it to delivery day without either being in pain and injuring myself, or up to my eyeballs in unfinished projects and housework. As I type this, Emberlee has climbed onto the dining table and is tap-dancing in milk that she has dumped from her cup .
I had my home visit with the midwives last night. It was a wonderful reunion with my midwife Crystal, and my previous Midwife Jen, who will be attending my birth as an assistant. I still can't believe I am so close to delivery. This pregnancy has seemed to drag on through the first and second trimesters, but now that it's nearly go time, I can't seem to stay on top of all my tasks, and I am slightly freaking out about the process of getti…