Oh my how time flies! Life has been so super busy and wonderful at the same time. As Christmas comes closer and closer, it has made me realize that I need to update our blog and our friends and family about what we are up to! So here goes...
Jessalyn Taylor May was baptized with her cousin on October 12th of this year. I cannot believe how much this little girl has grown! She is reading at a 4th grade reading level and knows almost all of her multiplication facts! Oh did I mention she is only in 2nd grade! That's right, she's pretty awesome. She loves school, softball and was a rock star in soccer this year. She is looking forward to playing basketball this January.
This little dude is almost 5 years old! He is so funny and we love every single second with him. I'm told he acts just like his dad did when he was little and I wonder sometimes why I am being punished for Jake being a pain! lol :) We love every mischievous minute with this little guy! He is in preschool with Jake's Aunt Janet and he is learning so much! He can write his own name, can count to 20, he knows the entire alphabet and can tell you anything you want to know about spiders. He loves to talk... talk... and TALK! He knows all about transformers, power rangers, race cars and trains and will tell you about them all the time, whether you want him to or not. He is growing so big and always asks to go back to Disneyland!Jake and I are up to our usual "no good." Jake is the 2nd counselor in the Elders Quorum Presidency and is still teaching middle school math at Oasis Academy Charter School here in Fallon. He loves his job and that makes us all equally happy. This summer he played so "old-man" slow pitch softball, but he really enjoyed himself and the kids and I loved watching him play. He is also VERY busy remodeling our house. He has gotten so much done on it, we it barely looks like the house we bought almost three years ago.
As for me, I am LOVING my first full year as a full-time Speech Pathologist for the School District. Some days the meetings and paperwork get to me, but I am so grateful for this job and career. I get to see kiddos learning how to speak and communicate and how excited they get. It's great! I am serving with some wonderful women as the 2nd counselor in our Primary Presidency. At times it's hard to see my loving, handsome, 4 year old boy rolling around on the floor because his name didn't get picked, but he is getting better every day. I love being a mommy and I love my kids and value all the time we get to spend as a family. I never let our time together go unused!
This time of year we are so blessed to be celebrating our Savior's birth. Thank you to everyone who has helped us this year and we look forward to all that is ahead of us! Merry Christmas!
And I end this post with the Blessings posters we made this year... So much to be thankful for!