Kevin and I are very proud to say that we are official land owners. Back in August we applied for a Rural Development "Sweat Equity" program. And in September we signed the Land Deed and became official land owners. Here is the plot of land looking at it from the street.
And here it is looking out from the back wall. Yeah, I know, it's just a bunch of weeds right now, but it's our beautiufl bunch of weeds. The lot is located in LaVerkin, so within the next year we will be LaVerinites. Sorry Hurricane, it was great while it lasted! The way the program is set up, there will be 8 families who will build 8 houses at once. We do our own work and we can't move in until all 8 houses are complete. So far 5 families have qualified and we are waiting on 3 more before we can break ground. So if you, or anyone you know is interested don't hesistate, there is still time! And it would be great to have you as neighbors! We are hoping by November ground will be broken and we'll be busy building our very own house! Yea!! No kidding, if you are interested in knowing more contact Color Country. Even if you aren't ready for this phase, there will be a Phase 2 to start in the spring. The lots for those are located just across the street!
Here it is October 4th already. It's been 2 weeks since we were at Primary Children's and I must reassure you that Eli is doing very very well. We came home Sunday afternoon (the 21st) with Eli hooked to the oxygen tank. But by Monday, the very next day, he was doing just fine on his own. And now he is doing just great and not even needing Tylenol anymore. We go up again on the 16th for a follow-up. It has been wonderful to see him NOT gasp for air while he sleeps and he breathes so quietly now. We were a little nervous that it would take away his happiness, but it hasn't been so. He smiles even more now, if that's possible.:) And he eats like a horse. He is finally starting to put on that baby weight that he should have been months ago. It's just wonderful!
He's so curious about everything that is in his sight. He has to grab at whatever he can. He loves the attention he gets from his big brother and sister. They can make him laugh so easily and it's so fun to see the joy in their faces as they interact with each other. That's the funnest part of having more than one kid. Eli is also eating some solid foods and loves to eat anything that has some flavor to it. He is starting to babble a little, saying "da da da," and he loves to squeel. I'll get some more pictures on here soon. He's changing so much!
Kevin is still going strong at Deseret Laboratories. I am very thankful that he is able to keep such a secure position there, especially in tough financial times like these. This week DLI layed off 12% of their workers and some of them came as quite a surprise. But luckily Kevin still has his job. Times seem to be rough, and my heart goes out to anyone who has to go through the agony of job searching.
Last Sunday we got the news that we will be in the 14th Ward from now on. Our whole stake went through changes and created 2 new wards. We will miss our friends in the 8th Ward, but we are also excited for the new people we'll meet and glad for the freshness of a change.
"Why didn't the bee marry the nectar?................Because it wasn't his honey yet." "What do you call a Jedi?................A lifesaver." "What is a snake's favorite flower?..........A ssssssssssssunflower." "How do you die in the water?..........From a die-ving board." "Who is the tiniest person in your family?...........Your aunt." "What does the sun wear on a hot summer day?........SUNglasses." "What's a computer's first word?..............come-puter" "How did the computer help the environment?.....it's power light went 'green'."
Our firstborn. She is like her dad in so many ways...always making jokes and writing stories. She brings life and excitement to our family!
Our sweet boy! He has such a tenderheart and loves to please people. He is alot like his mom. He is so patient and smart, I don't know how we ever got along without him.
Our little miracle! He is such a joy to have in our family! His brother and sister love and adore him. He is a bit stubborn and he loves to be tickled and he will smile at just about anyone who will give him the attention.
Nine years ago we met, fell in love, got married, had a kid, and then another, and then another. You know, the usual. I guess you could say we are a typical family who lead simple lives. I profoundly say that there is so much joy to be found in the typical and simple things of life. I am very much looking forward to what the next nine years will bring.