Monday, March 18, 2013

Playing Catch-Up

I've been a bit overwhelmed the last few weeks, which is the primary reason for my lack of posting.  But there are a few things that I still want to backtrack and document here.
First off, Adam had a birthday!  And because I have had a few people say to me, "I have to know.  How old is Adam anyway?"  He just turned 32 about two weeks before he was made Bishop.  We had a fun, low-key celebration with just our family.  We went to Red Robin for dinner, then had Coldstone cupcakes and opened presents.  
I am realizing more and more how unlikely it is to get a good picture of everyone all at once.  So I decided to include this one.  Because I usually delete a good ten pictures like this before I get a semi-decent one.

Next up, a little project.  Right before Matt came to live with us, we bought this little unfinished-wood dresser at Ikea for Ty.  He told us when we bought it that he would like us to paint it blue for him.  Then we had the task of consolidating both boys into one bedroom, getting a room ready for Matt, and then painting and decorating a nursery for Annie.  Painting Ty's dresser was all but forgotten.  Recently, though, Ty has been asking if we could paint it.  And when I picked him up from school one afternoon and he requested that we go to Home Depot so he could choose out a paint color, it seemed like as good of time as any!  So this was my little project the week before Adam was called.  It was hugely therapeutic for me to have a project and work with my hands.

I painted it the shade of blue that Ty chose, then sanded the edges a bit, and replaced the wooden knobs with baseball, basketball, and soccer ball ones.  Ty loves it.
 Lastly, Annie hit the 9-month mark.  So here are a handful of pictures of her over the last month.  She is really growing into herself and has a super cute personality.  It seems as though her hair is finally starting to sprout, too.  She still doesn't have tons, but there is sweet little duck fuzz growing quickly!



She LOVES to stand up.  She is still showing no signs whatsoever of crawling, but she is really stable on her feet.  She only needs one finger to hold onto, and she can stabilize herself well.  She's starting to cruise the furniture, too.  I think she will be like Ty--skip the crawling stage altogether and go straight to walking.  I give her two months max before she's motoring around.

Nine Months

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I haven't posted in a while, obviously.  Adam got called to be the Bishop of our ward last Sunday.  It has been overwhelming, to say the least.  We knew about it for two weeks before he actually got called and sustained in church, and it was a rough time!  We both felt humbled beyond anything we have ever experienced.  We are so young.  So inadequate.  We cried.  A lot.  We prayed.  A lot.  It was two weeks I would never, ever want to repeat.
Then Sunday came.  Adam was called, sustained, ordained a High Priest, and set apart as the Bishop.  And over the last few days we have felt a different sort of overwhelmed.  We have been overwhelmed by the number of hugs, the people who have stopped by with cookies and small gifts, the countless offers to watch our kids, the number of people who have expressed confidence, the uplifting emails, text messages, facebook messages, and letters that have come in the mail.  I have never experienced anything like that, either.  It has been beautiful and encouraging.  And though I still have my doubts about myself and my endurance capabilities for the next five years (yikes!--one day at a time, right?!), I have been given the confidence that with the support of this unbelievable ward of ours, we just might make it.