Sunday, October 7, 2007

Boy, How time flies..........

I can't believe that I haven't posted since July (not that anyone has missed us ; ). Lori, thanks for your comment. Now that I know at least one person is reading, I'll keep writing. BTW Lori, I enjoy your blog as well. It is a nice way to see how the families are growing.

Well, Jennaka is now 29 months old and I think her favorite sentence is, "NO, MOMMY, NO"! She is talking up a storm these days. She cracks herself up by saying things like, "Mommy farted" in her sweet two year old girly voice. She is so precious with giving us three kinds of kisses; Fish kisses, Eskimo kisses, and Butterfly kisses. She is totally into the "Princesses" of Disney and into getting into anything that is mommy's. As much as I hate to see her "grow up" this is one stage that I will gladly say goodbye to.

McKayDee is almost 14 months and she started walking about 2 1/2 weeks ago. She looks like a victim of child abuse with all of the bruises on her head. I don't get it, humans are supposed to be the most "intelligent" of the species but you wonder sometimes why giraffes, horses, deer, well, most animals it seems, can walk soon after birth, yet it takes a human anywhere from 8, 9, or even 18 months (or more) to walk. Let's not even get into the talking thing. I heard it said (not gospel) that there is a reason that babies can't talk when they are born. They are so fresh from Heaven that they would be able to tell us all about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Well, who knows but it sure is funny to hear the beginnings of language going on in our home. Little McKayDee is trying to say, "Peek-a-boo" and it ends up sounding like, "eekadoo". Precious little ones.

Luis and I are hanging in there. We are stressed trying to find a larger place to live and have found a few places that we really like but then we don't end up getting the place. It is frustrating looking all the time only to be disappointed. We are really trying to stay in the Sugarhouse area but it's tough finding a place that has all of our "requirements". We are looking at finding something that has sort of a "mother-in-law" type arrangement so that I can continue to do daycare at home. Right now, I am taking care of two other children besides my own and we are now into a routine that makes them feel like a part of the family. I would like to take on one or two more full-time children. That won't be until we find a new home though. Well, I am going to close for now. Thanks to friends and family that are out there reading our updates. You rock!


Lynn & Anne said...

Hello my long lost dear friend Lisa!!! What fun to discover your blog! Lynn and I have been using a g-mail account for months, and I haven't checked our clearwire email since about April!! So I was way happy to discover that you had been sending me stuff and I just didn't know it! Congrats on turning 40! It's not so bad, is it? The girls are adoreable! I can't imagine how busy they keep you along with doing day care. You are super woman in my book! I hope you and Luis are able to find the right home soon. TJ and Alan lived in Sugarhouse, and they really liked it there. Guess what!!! TJ is teaching 3rd grade this year in Chiloquin! Can you imagine? It is pretty tough. Some of the kids are not very obedient, so it is challenging.
Mom and dad moved in next door; Dave and Linnie have moved to Arizona. I am not teaching seminary this year, so I have more time to do other things, which is fun. TJ and Alan are living with us until they can afford to get their own place. Jessi is at BYU-I, Travis is a freshman at Henley, Jena and Josh live in Portland now, Brad is engaged to be married Dec. 28th in Seattle to a girl named Molly. All the kids (except Brad - but Julie is working on one for them) have their own blogspots, so Alan keeps telling me Lynn and I need to do one. I can bearly get my e-mail, let alone do a blog. They are wearing down my resistance, tho. I think they are wonderful inventions! If you want to see Jena's, go to From there you can get to the rest of the kids I think. I don't spend a lot of time blogging, but I am so happy that I will be able to stay in touch with you through your blog! Do keep it going!
love you tons!

Jim and Lori Olson said...

Merry Christmas and Happy new year. How was your christmas. Kiersten is now a year, but she is still very petite. She is not walking yet, but stands holding on to things. Her favorite game is turning off the computer.