Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's Never to Late to Start Again!

I don't know what is wrong with me. I have had ZERO desire to update our blog and I have no idea why. It's not that hard to jot a few things down and keep y'all informed of what's going on in our lives. I just haven't wanted to do it, so now that I'm soooo far behind, I've been avoiding it all together. But avoiding what you know you need to do can only last for so long, so here I am! Rather then catch up on everything that has happened over the last 4 months (which would be impossible anyway) I'm just going to start in the now.

We have been back in Grenada for 2 months and Jerod's life just got really busy again. Though he is in the ever dreaded 4th term he is doing great so far.  During a much lighter 3rd term he was around often so we are having to get used to having him gone, a lot.  I also seem to be extra busy. I'm the secretary on the Significant Others Board for SGU this term and that's just one of the many things that's keeping me occupied. Perhaps this is one of the reasons I haven't been posting. I'm constantly having to send and read emails, type agendas, create  forms, etc. It's been fun though, getting to be a part of the planning that goes on for families here.

Emma is approaching age 3 and it shows. She is a strong-willed little girl and has a hard time taking "no" for an answer. Whoever thought of the terrible two's was wrong, I have decided that age 3 is going to be much more challenging. Her vocabulary has improved a great deal and Hooray for this, she is finally fully potty trained! In fact, one of my friends was watching her the other day and her almost 5 year old daughter Allie had this to say about her, "Emma is talking so good now, she is like a real human!" 

So our real human says something almost every day that keeps us laughing. Yesterday, after running around cleaning the house and doing laundry I sat on a chair sweaty and tired. Emma crawled into my lap for a hug and then exclaimed, "Mom you stink, you need to take a bath right now." Of her dad she told me recently, "mom, daddy hasa go to school to get smart cause he has braaaains!" Not long ago we had just arrived home from the store and Emma took one look around our foyer and said, "holy cwap its messy in hewe." We're learning to watch, even more now, what we say as she always seems to remember the worst. Emma is also really into monsters, shooting, and bad guys. I don't know why and as I was discussing it with Jer while driving home, "I don't know why she is into that kind of stuff when she should be into things like carebears and ponies," she piped up from the back seat "cawe beaws and ponies, what that means?" Ha, I'm afraid I'm raising a bit of a tomboy who thankfully still likes to dress up and loves having her toenails painted. Finally, last Sunday Emma was given a lesson in nursery about how all things come from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. On the way home from church she sang this Emma original song " I love jesus...and heeee gives me stwawbewwies....and heeee gives me chiiiips, ahahahhhh!"  Oh how I love my silly little girl!

Well I guess it's never to late to start again! I'll make an effort to update, but don't hold your breath for to long cause you might always just be gasping for air!!

Emma fell asleep on the couch while I was working on this post. I looked over at her when I heard snoring. This was a rare moment so I had to take a pic!
Emma came out of her room wearing this a few days ago!

Burying her legs in the sand. Ahhh we are so happy to be back!
Grandpa, Grandma, Tante Will, and, Uncle Dave were here for a day off a cruise ship. It was so fun showing them around!
Running into a family from the branch at the celebration of Grenada's Independence day!
Celine, one of the young women, and I enjoying the show. Man, going home for xmas made me completely white again!
Emma and her new pal Jackson taking a shower.

Emma on Christmas morning. Why again did we em, Santa give her a recorder even if it was only a dollar?