Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Busy days

With the addition of Joshua to our family, I've found I have less time to sit down at the computer these days. So, sorry for the lack of posts on this blog. I've been enjoying my children, though. This is a snack Sarah brought me, complete with heart-shaped bread!
Ben had a barking cough that irritated me and I figured it would be a bother for his classmates, too, so I kept him home one day. He and Sarah went "swimming". She asks me almost daily to go swimming. I keep telling her it's too cold. Yesterday she said she would wear a coat!

We bought a new car! Kannon's green metro finally bit the dust. The motor went out - again. And he's just had enough of it - didn't want to put more money into it. So we went out looking one Saturday. I'd planned on getting a car about $4000 max. We had $1500 to put down on one. Well, we ended up figuring that a newer car would be good for us and definitely wanted one that would last for awhile. With the miles Kannon puts on his cars we picked Toyota. We really liked this Corolla and after hours - literally - of haggling we finally got the deal we wanted. I wanted to only pay about $200 a month for no more than 4 years. They finally got us that deal and so we got our 2006 Toyota Corolla for $9800. We think we got ourselves a good deal!

Even better is that we asked them to send the info to our credit union to see if they could get us a better percentage rate. We just got the results! We have our loan the credit union at 4.2%! So, yay! We've already had to replace 2 tires, though. He was about to pass a car on I-80 when she swerved over. He had to slam on his brakes and it ruined the back 2 tires.
So, post-pregnancy, I am losing my hair like crazy! I got sick of having it in food, on my clothes, in the babies hands. Plus, it seemed to take forever to wash it! I finally decided to cut it. Here are before and after pictures.

I like it if I keep it straightened. Not too thrilled with it when I leave it curly.
We had a sad event a bit ago. One of the sisters in our ward, Sheri Faught, passed away. She was a young mother of 3 teenagers. She had cancer and it finally bested her. I was asked to sing at her funeral. I sang in a trio - a song about the stages of a woman's life. It was difficult to sing with the emotions running through me. I also volunteered to make food for the dinner and was asked to teach the Young Men how to make bread that night. It made for a pretty busy day and bread coming out our ears! I made 3 different batches of bread so that the boys could see all 3 stages. They weren't that interested. They went through the motions, but I don't think any of them will remember a thing I said! Oh well, I'm learning more and more the differences between boys and girls. And learning how to let some things go because they are boys (talking about my own little boy!)
I also got to go see New Moon with some girlfriends. It was a fun time, I felt like they did a much better job this time around. Still don't like some of the actors, but the story is still fun! Oh, and it was so nice to be out of the house for a while with just me and my girlfriends!

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I love your new haircut! It looks really cute!