Thursday, January 23, 2014

Enough Catching Up

Thank goodness I've caught up on the blog.  Posts with a million pictures and no stories are just bleh! 

Life has been busy around here.  What's new?  We have days where we think life is pretty grand and other when we feel pretty low, but even on our low days, we're grateful for what we have, most of all, for each other!

So far this month, we have paid of 14% of the student loans we had as of January 1, 2014!!  The loan with the highest interest rate is completely gone.  We are pretty confident that we can have all student loans gone by October.  Whoop!  You know what that means?  Cutting down to part time!  

Husband is well under way with his second semester teaching for BYU-Idaho.  He's still loving it, probably even more this time, seeing as how he's cut down his total hours invested by about 5-6 hours a week.  A lot of work he did last year doesn't have to be repeated this semester.  It's refreshing.  He's also the online course representative now.  He's in charge of brainstorming ideas for how to make the course better.

Hyrum has learned about his heart this month.  Last week he had the following conversation with Grannie:
Hyrum: My heart is you have a heart?
Grannie: Yes, everyone has a heart.
Hyrum: Does Lindi have a heart?
Grannie: Yes, Lindi has a little baby heart.
Hyrum: And I have a big boy heart, and you have a Grannie heart.
That just about melts your heart, doesn't it?  He's also been fascinated by testimonies lately.  Every time he hears the word testimony he lights up, "Mom! Testimony!"  We have spent the last two Family Home Evenings talking about testimonies and helping him practice bearing his testimony,

Lindi is an army crawler.  She can push herself just about anywhere with her feet.  She gives the best grins.  She's also a monster and quite a pain to carry around.  Luckily she loves riding in the cart at the grocery stores and she draws a crowd of snow-birds without fail.  Too bad they think she's a boy.  Darn bald head.  We need to invest in some new bows that fit her head...

I'm finally coming to grips with the fact that we kinda live in the ghetto.  The police 'copter was flying overhead tonight and even flashed me with his searchlight.  Sigh...I love this house.

P.S. We went to Waffle Love for date night last night. (Yes, we do date night just about any night of the week. You have to be creative with a schedule like ours.)  It was delicious.  Follow them on Instagram @waffluvaz to find out where they will be!

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