I thought Sarah did a wonderful job with her post. Yes, I have told Sarah that she is free to post on here whenever she likes. So she did. Plus, I knew that if I had told the same stories she told, they wouldn’t have been nearly as good (she’s a much better story teller than I am). And, most of the people that read this would be interested in what Sarah has to say and what she is going through. I thought it was really good…I know I liked reading it.
As you can tell from Sarah’s post, life has been busy. There has been little down time for either one of us and I think that it is finally catching up with us. Tori was sick over the weekend (booger faced) and now Sarah, Charli, and I are sick (booger faced, nasal congestion, head congestion…at least I am). I don’t know how sick Charli is (she’s been a booger-y kid all along anyway), but Sarah and I are miserable. It’s not fun. Last night we had a “sleep over” in Mom and Dad’s room last night and had the humidifier on. I feel a lot better than yesterday, but I still don’t feel great. Tori “slept” on the floor (with her pillows, blankets, and folded up blankets as a mattress) by my side of the bed. I woke up at one point and there she was, lying in my arms in the bed. I eventually got so annoyed I put her back on the floor in “her bed.” A little while later, I woke up with someone tapping on my foot. I looked up (since I’m blind without contacts or glasses) I just started yelling “Tori! Tori! Tori! If you don’t get back in bed, you’re going back in your room!” The whole time Sarah was saying, “Dave. Dave. Dave. It’s me, not her.” Sure enough, Sarah was lifting her leg up and down hitting my foot while Tori was sound asleep on the floor. At the time, not so funny but pretty funny now. So we all feel sick. 😦
Each night, after Tori gets ready for bed, brushes her teeth, and we say family prayer, either Sarah or I will hold Tori in her chair and have special time with her. It’s usually just about 5 minutes where we talk to her and ask her about her day, we try to make her feel important to us. She loves to look at her “Auntie Jess posters” on the wall and talk about the birds she sees. The other night, she picked me (yay!) to have special time with her. I was so tired I just picked her up and she laid down on my chest and I put my head on hers and fell asleep, a few minutes later, she looked up at me with her big brown eyes, woke me up, and says “Are we done?” I laughed and got her into bed. She’s so funny.
Doug, Lois, and Christopher are coming to town this weekend. We are all really excited. Doug and Christopher will get to see Charli for the first time, plus it’s always fun to have them come down. We are sad it’s not for a longer period of time, but we will enjoy the time we do have. Plus, we aren’t going to miss out on any opportunity we have to see any of Sarah’s family. Sarah’s cousin Savanna got married last weekend to her now-husband Billy in Las Vegas and they are having a second reception in Ogden this coming weekend. We will get to see some family Sarah hasn’t seen for a long time, some of whom I have never met. It will ge a lot of fun to see them. We were going to go to Vegas for the wedding, but we just couldn’t afford it with gas as expensive as it is and with Sarah hurting as much as she does, it just wasn’t a good idea. We’ll get to see them this weekend though!
Exciting news! I actually found out on Monday, but I got in to work this morning and found this message when I checked my email:
That’s right! Those suckers fell for it and I am now a College Grad. It only took me 9 years to do it. You heard right, it’s been 9 years since I graduated High School. I don’t feel too bad about it though, I took a two year break for my mission and another year break when Sarah and I got married and Tori was born. It was a long, hard, never-ending road that finally came to an end. I don’t think a lot of people thought I would actually finish, especially after taking another year off in 2006, but we (Sarah, me and the girls) did it. I would not have been able to do it without my girls. Now, I am looking towards a Masters (what am I thinking?) which will be really good for all of us. I like learning so hopefully it won’t be too bad. I just have to get accepted first.