Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dear Blog

Dear Blog,

Sorry I haven't been around, but I know Todd's been taking good care of you.

I've been rather busy lately and still haven't managed to juggle and balance the work load this new house requires. Don't get me wrong, I'm so very, very happy N has more room to run around, but that also means her toys are EVERY. WHERE. Oh well, not too much longer before she's more responsible at containing her messes and then returning each room to it's proper condition...right...?

Any who. My mom comes in 2 weeks! 2 weeks! and then my dad will show up for the 4th of July weekend.
:D BIG smiles :D
Mom says she's going to help me paint and hang pictures, plus there is plenty of gardening work to be done. Needless to say I'm going to be so grateful for her help. She's awesome! They both are. When my dad was here, he hung a ceiling light/fan in our top living room and it saved our butts when the A/C didn't come on. And he helped with yard work and some electrical too. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Todd and I are so thankful for the help they've given and are planning, and N loves the playground Papa built. She's plays on it more when he's around and she can "summon" him to push her.

Ex. 1) "Papa, papa!
" Yes ma'am."

Ex. 2) "Papa, papa!"
Me) "N, I can push you."
N) "Um..." (looks at papa then me then papa again.) "PAPA!"

Love it.

I also confess I've been wrapped up in reading. A LOT of reading... So far I've read 47 books this year. Most are YA Fiction, some classics, Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn Trilogy (LOVE IT!) and a little of this and that. I've already got some books waiting for me at the library and more on my hold list just inching their way to my hold number in the queue. When I get my sewing/craft corner up I'll have to learn how to balance these two loves of mine. I'll worry about that in about 4 months...

Todd's been busy with work and house projects, and Summer term is about to start next week. He's starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of his release from BYU. I just have to do what I can to keep him going. He's doing great and he'll feel so much better when he graduates. Then we'll see what happens. He's got some great ideas for some projects he wants to start and I know having the time to work on them will be a blessing for him, for us.

Well, I've got some other events to catch you up on so I'll be back soon.

Hugs!
Dani

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