MIA

I know we’ve been kind of missing in action lately! Our internet on our office computer is being really stupid! We have wireless internet (which I LOVE when there is a laptop in the house!) but for some reason, every time we get the internet up and running on the computer, and then close the computer down, our internet disappears and we have to install it again! I’m getting really sick of it, and I miss being able to jump on whenever I want to upload pics, or check my email, or check out my friends blogs! I have it working for today, and I’m heading over to download some virus protection to see if that’s maybe the issue! We’ll see! But I wanted to jump on to say we’re still here, we’re all healthy, but just very busy (and frustrated!!!) I’m leaving Friday morning to go to Columbus for Regional Rally for Premier Designs, which I am very excited about! I’ve never been able to go to Regional or National Rally so I’m really looking forward to it! I know I’ll take lots of pictures and I’ll post all about my fun when I get back Saturday night!

OK, so I’m off to download virus protection! I’ll check in later!

Our Six Month Old

OK…so he’s not exactly six months old yet, but close enough! Micah is such an absolute joy right now. He has started playing with his toys more and more. He loves his exersaucer which he has learned to turn in circles. He also likes his jungle gym that he got from Santa (great choice Santa!!!!) He is sooo smiley and getting to be really vocal. I LOVE this age, and I’m enjoying every day that I get to wake up and see that smile and those chubby cheeks!

Brianna is still quite the little mommy. She really likes to pick him up out of his swing and carry him around the house. It scares me to death when I see her do it (and even more when I don’t but I find him in a different spot than I left him.)

Jonah is really warming up to his little brother. Last night I had put Jonah and Bri down for bed, and I came up a little later to put Micah down. Jonah got up and came over to the changing table. When I told him to go back to bed he said “But mommy, I want to kiss his cheek! His my favorite little brother! I love our baby!” Oh, I wanted to melt! So he’s definitely warmed up to being a big brother.

I really wanted to share some pictures that I took of Micah on Sunday. He just looked so cute in his church outfit and his page boy hat (which, by the way, he wore all through church, and the potluck afterwards!) Oh how I love those cheeks!

It’s 2010!

And here comes the debate…are you pronouncing the new year “two thousand and ten” or “twenty-ten”? I’ve chosen to call it “twenty-ten” but apparently there is this big debate over what the appropriate pronunciation is. So, until I hear otherwise it’s “twenty-ten” for me!
Anyways, this all translates to “Happy New Year” and welcome to a new decade! Man, it feels weird to think that the first  decade of the new millennium is gone! I swear, the older I get, the faster the time flies by!

Thursday night Steven and I went to a New Years’ party at our friends Ken and Ximena. Ximena is from Ecuador and she invited over a lot of friends to share with them the traditions of Ecuador. Things like eating grapes at midnight (6 purple and 6 green, and you make a wish for the New Year with each grape that you eat.),  and running around the block with your carry on luggage with money in your shoe (if you want to travel and have money in the New Year.) It was a lot of fun, and the first time that Steven and I had been to a New Years’ Eve party, well, ever! We usually spend New Years’ at home with the kids, but it was really fun to spend it out with adults! After a great dinner all the ladies went downstairs and danced (with a disco ball!! FUN!) while the guys stayed upstairs and watched ESPN (yes, I’m serious!) It’s New Years’ Eve, but you still can’t steal them away from Sportscenter! MEN! After Midnight and the grapes and jog around the block, we went downstairs and did karaoke on the Wii. It was rather funny, especially ones the Spanish songs came out! It was a great time, and we’re really glad that we went! Here’s a picture of Steven and I…especially since I never put pictures up here of myself~
I’m usually against setting New Years’ Resolutions because I never keep them past January, but this year I have several goals that I want to reach (and family goals that we want to reach) so I’m thinking about doing the 101 goals in 1001 days project and setting goals for myself and the family as a whole. As I get that list completed I’ll post it here for all to see as a way to help keep us accountable.

And just some pictures of the boys that mom and I took this morning. Mom came around the corner into my
room this morning and Jonah was sitting in the laundry basket. So she snapped a few pictures. And then Micah woke up, so she put him in the basket too! So cute! (just ignore the unmade bed in the background!)

I hope you all had a wonderful New Years’ Eve and hope the 2010 is a great year for you all!