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Friday, September 5, 2008

Where'd we go......

So, I'm not the best, most consistent blogger around. No one should be surprised considering it took me about 1 year of "I should do that today" plus many friends prodding to even get this far. Not to mention a pregnancy in need of creative announcing.

Just so you know, we have not dropped off the proverbial edge of the earth. We are still in Round Rock, far from the edge, though on some days I feel a little closer than other.

So to update you all, here is a quick summary of the last few months.

My original OB/GYN was, shall we say, less than stellar and really let my Thyroid get screwed up, which landed me on the couch for the 1st 3 months of this pregnancy due to exhaustion. Fired her. New OB/GYN is awesome. I've referred 6 people to him. BIG FAN!!! Now off the couch I have been enrichment committee chair and planned 4 activities this year. Carsten was in a home based preschool which I taught about 2 days a month. Abrielle is dancing and singing through it all. Summer time was spent trying to keep cool (Record temps!!!) and doing a few fun things around Austin. Carsten has now started Kindergarten. Abrielle is lonely without him and told mommy she wants the baby to come now to play. Jason has been working....and working... and working, pausing only for meetings as 2 weeks ago he was called as the 1st counselor in the Bishopric of our newly formed ward. We say hi to him as he exits every morning, except when he leaves too early, then he claims to give me a kiss, but I'm unconscious still, so I can't confirm that. The lease is up on the house we initially moved to, but with everything going on, we just don't have the time or energy to put into buying a house, plus the cities we were planning on moving to around here are now off the menu since the Stake Presidency "strongly counseled" us to stay within the new ward boundaries (see the bishopric thing above). There aren't a lot of places in the new ward I know enough about to want to move to, so we are renting a different house and will be moving 10 houses down the street at the end of the month. (Before baby, after baby, during baby, who knows.) Tuesday I spend 4 hours in the hospital with everyone thinking labor was starting, but then it stopped. Now I'm home again timing contractions. Carsten LOVES Kindergarten. He loves running around at recess with his new friends...except for today when two of them collided and Carsten fractured his clavicle. He is now in a sling, which Abrielle is obsessed with and keeps patting. Patting the sling of a fractured clavicle does not feel very good for the fracture-ee. Mommy has declared it a movie night. It's possible that we're having cold cereal for dinner. That about sums it up for now. I will really try to be better about the blogging, but......... : )


Sam and Bria said...

Wow, you make me feel really guilty for not doing a blog now because I know my life is not that crazy. Wish we could see you guys and the kids. I can't belive how everyone is growing up. :) Bria

Tamara said...

Yeah! I am glad you are back blogging. Sorry to hear about your house situation. Let me know if we can help! We owe you guys for helping us move into or last house :)

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gusmarilyn said...

I thought I would add a surprise for all of us. Shelly actually looks "pregnant" (well, just a little) this time. She has a cute little tummy. She never actually looked pregnant with the other two. Pregnancy only makes her cuter!
Abrielle, I love your princess bed! You are such a big girl now.
Carsten, I wish you had a cast so we could all write something on it. Hey, maybe we should write on your sling so you would have something to keep to remember your first broken bone. Hopefully, it is your last.

Love you guys lots and lots,

Bill and Mel said...

Oh my goodness! You guys never seem to get a quiet moment. I hope you had your movie night and had lots of fun.

I can't believe your baby is almost here! Those nine months went by SO fast! I hope you can move before she comes, but I wonder...

Tell Carsten we're glad he's enjoying Kindergarten and we hope his clavicle gets better soon.

I'm calling you very soon!

Kala said...

I was good to hear from you. I can't believe another one is on the way. Boy or Girl? Glad things are going well.