Friday, March 20, 2009

Things are great!

I know it's been a REALLY long time since I've updated this, but I really do have good excuses. Here they are:
1: I can't access the blog from work, they blocked all "social" networks...the nerve! What else do they want us to!!!
2: When I get home I try to keep Peyton busy so that John can study...which involves the computer since he's taking mostly online classes.
3: I went a month and a half without a boss at work, which left me holding down the fort while a new one was being hired and trained. This meant LONG hours at the computer at work and less hours at home with my boys.
4: Did I mention that when I'm home John is ALWAYS on the computer? It's OK though, he gets really good grades so I can't complain!

OK, so here's the update...John's now a full time student, working towards his Associates in Business Management. He's taking classes through Clackamas Community College, trying to get most of the classes that he can online, Saturdays or weeknights. This leaves him open to watch Peyton while I'm at work. He's very dedicated to his classes and determined to get good grades, which he is accomplishing! He's still Scout Master, so he's out camping right now...see I'm seizing the moment to update the blog! He's also playing basketball twice a week and teaching Peyton to play pool, it's very cute!

I'm still at the same job. It's a good job, with a lot of flexibility, so I can't complain. I lost a great boss the first week in January, but luckily he was replaced by another really good one a couple of weeks ago. They're completely opposite, but have common threads of putting family first and good work ethics. I'm still working pretty long hours, but once the new boss gets comfortable with everything he's said I'll get some comp time...wahoo!!! My activities calling is awesome! I love that my assignment is to plan some sort of party every month, I even count service projects as fun...since they ARE of course...and there's always food too! Bishop said that he was NOT going to double me up with another calling since this one actually does take quite a bit of time, so I get to help out wherever it's needed. So far I've had one Sunday that I haven't been asked to help out somewhere, primary mostly, and I think that Sunday I even ended up playing the piano in Relief Society! It's great to get to bounce around so much! I really do enjoy life, but a few more hours in the day (preferably for sleep) would be great!

Peyton is still the cutest little guy ever, no offense to anyone else, he has LOTS of cute cousins and friends, but what can I say?! In the past months he has been to Disneyland, celebrated his 2nd birthday, discovered that there are other good movies in addition to The Incredibles, started going with friends to the library for story time, now loves books even more, started potty-training, discovered he can take his clothes off by himself and started saying that he was going to "Go home to...insert any of the following names: Uncle Sean, Maile, Duder, KaiKai, Hailey, Ansen or Gwanma and Gwanpa's house" when he gets angry or really tired. That kid just never stops and it's so much fun!

So there's the update and now I've got to get to bed! I know tomorrow is Saturday, but I still have to be to work at 6:00am and I have an activity tomorrow night! Here's some pictures to to make you all smile!

Batman Buddies!

They all LOVED Kachow and Mater!

Look at those cute cousins! How fun!!!

Thank you Aunt Summer for being such a good sport and going on the Teacups so many times! You rock!!!

Peyton wasn't so sure about the characters while we were there, but this has become one of his favorite pictures to look at! Every time he see's it he yells out a real excited Digger!

He had lots of fun, but I think if he could pick, seeing Mr. Incredible would have been the highlight of the whole trip! Good thing he was strapped into the stroller or else I think he would have run out into the parade!

What a fun trip!

He could hardly wait to get home and show dad his cool Incredible's shirt and Dash's "Fast as Lightning" hat!

What a fun bunch of George cousins!!!

Here's a good portion of the family...we missed the rest of you!

Peyton had an "Incredible" 2nd Birthday Party!

He discovered the joy of getting presents...this is when he first saw the work bench!

The Junior Superhero's played pin the symbol on Dash. Peyton still loves Dash on the wall two months later and he plays with his work bench and gun daily!

Aunt Tori even sent him an Incredible plate, bowl and cup! Awesome!!!

And just the past couple of days Torr, Emily and Haylee visited! It was fun having them here and watching Peyton and Haylee play...even though the first night Peyton got sick, which NEVER happens, that was a bummer! But they still had fun! Come visit again!!!

Oh ya, did I mention that I got my new camera after Christmas? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! I'm planning on being down in Ashland next weekend, with my camera, so Saturday if anyone wants family pictures, let me know! Torr and Emily are already on the schedule!

So there's the update! Hope all is well with our family and friends!!!


summer and ricky said...

way to finally update your blog! Can't wait to see you guys.

The George's said...

YEah for updates. Sign us up for pictures, we have our new Easter clothes and would love a new family picture. Also, can you send me the George family picture from Haylee's blessing. Can't wait to see you guys.

Todd and Kellie said...

Thank you for the update! We have been wondering how you are doing? Todd has been going to call for months but you know how busy life gets! The pictures are awesome! I wish we could go to disneyland! What kind of camera did you end up getting?

Dial Family said...

YAY!! Your back up and running (somewhat!!) Super cute adventures!! Loved the birthday idea, logging that one in the brain for any boys we might one day (HOPEFULLY) add to the brood.. did I mention we're due with our 3rd girl in MAY!! AHHH!!
Disneyland looks like it was SUPER fun, esp. with all the cousins.. We're doing the same thing in October for Em's 5th birthday; it's all she can talk about when she turns 5, she's so funny!! Sure do miss you!! glad to hear things are working out school work and home wise!! Boy, you are busy, but when have you NEVER not been? (I was almost hyperventilating with how busy you are... seriously!!) :) LOVE YOU!!