Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30, 2009

Well, I don't know if anyone will read this, which would make sense if no one did, (I haven't looked at this since Sarah set it up for me I think in November).

We sold our house today and are looking for a "stick house" as my husband calls them. The worst part is that we have to be out next week. The family that bought our house live in Middleton and they really wanted Midge with the house. She will now have space to run around on. Their daughter that came with them (she says Middleton High rocks) kept playing with Midge and asking her dad. (Sounds like how it was with "the baby" of the family.

Ian is playing JV Tennis at Timberline High. He actually started talking about maybe getting a drivers license and a car. He is a junior now and because of that we are limiting ourselves as to where to go.

Eva-Jean is in the second grade and would like things to revolve around her. She also is a very avid reader. She also thinks that because her brother has something, she NEEDS it.

James is still working for Old Dominion and that is going well. They have said that there won't be anymore cutbacks. I don't know how long that will last. There was some confusion on seniority at work, but that is all straightened out and he is back at the top. He really loves his job, I do believe that he will retire from Old Dominion. These are a couple pictures that are 5 years old. It's been 5 years since James has seen his twin brother. That really makes me grateful that he was willing to come out here for me. It also reminds me how important family is.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Blog start Eva-Jean

My little sister Sarah (you know your old when...) helped me start this blog. It seems everyone has one of these nowdays. So, if your interested, let me tell you about 2008.

Eva-Jean turned eight December 21. She was baptised on January 3, 2009. I felt very lucky that so many people wanted to be a part of this joyous occassion. At the Stake baptism, she had two of her classmates from another ward get baptised on at the same time. Since she is now 8, she gets to start going to activity days with the other girls in the ward. Even though she is the only one in the ward to go to her school, she really has good friendships going with the girls from church.

In the Christmas concert at her school, the teacher was going to cancel the solos because she couldn't find enough third graders. She decided to see if any of the second graders would be able to do it, and Eva-Jean got the part. One of the songs at the concert that was her favorite was "It's a Perfect Winter's Day" and when Christmas break started we had a few of those here in Boise. I really got to hear that song over and over. She is actually very good at singing. This year one of the family goals (that I made) was to join the choir at church.

She is really enjoying this year of school.

Eva-Jean also spent a week in the hospital in November, the only comfortable bed in a hospital is the one the patient is in.

After we move I will detail Ian's life.