Thursday, January 28, 2016

Facebook free

I'm going Facebook free again for a while, so I'm going to try extra hard to post here fairly regularly. I'm not sure anyone still reads it except my mom, but at least I'm making an effort, right? :)

Right now, not too much is going on with my little family. Jeremy is hilarious as ever. He gets these silly ideas, like setting up his train tracks on our dog Lacie. It's a good thing she's so patient!

As Jeremy's speech continues to improve, he is getting ever more entertaining. I love hearing all his opinions on everything. His latest has been in the car. Now that the Christmas music is long gone, I've switched back to listening to soundtracks from musicals in the car. Well, the first time he heard Starlight Express, a musical about trains, he was hooked. He won't let me put on any other musicals! I'm not complaining, it's not annoying children's songs, it's actually music I like! I do wish I could have a little more variety, but all things considered, I lucked out! His favorite part are the races. The narrator, a little boy, counts down from ten, and... "Trains gone!" And then he narrates the race. It amazes me how much Jeremy actually understands, just from hearing the boy narrate the race. He tells me to drive fast like the trains, and of course gets excited when he hears the noise of the crash! I'm proud to be raising a little boy who is already developing a love for musicals. :)

Justin has been very busy with Boy Scouts. They are working on establishing the flag program as a fundraiser for the ward. With it being the first year doing it, there is a lot to do. He's had scout stuff every Saturday this month! I'll be glad when all the initial stuff is over, and it passes to just the boys doing their routes each holiday. I miss my hubby!

I recently got a new calling. I'm no longer the primary pianist (best calling ever!). :( Now I am the relief society activity chair person. I've been having a hard time accepting that this is really my calling now. I went from having a calling that helped me relieve stress, to having a calling that causes stress. I already miss just being able to go to the activities. Instead of them being a nice break, a chance to socialize and unwind, now they are a responsibility. I'm the first to arrive and the last to leave, and I feel like I have to be "on" the whole time. In charge. Available for any needs that arise. I'll adjust with time, I'm sure, but I'm still having a hard time. I'm just not excited to be doing it, and that makes it hard to be motivated. Okay, I'm done whining about my new calling now.

I have finally been feeling better, pregnancy-wise. I've had more energy, and I've been wanting to get out of the house more. My house is cleaner than it's been in a long time! There's still work to be done, but it really helps my mood to not have as much clutter around. :) Jeremy has been enjoying it too, playing with his toys more and just generally being more imaginative. And apparently my arm chair is a pool, so that's cool. :)

I can't really think of any other updates right now. I'll try to write down the cute Jeremy stories as they happen, because when I try to remember them, I keep coming up blank! Until then, have a bunch of pictures!