Saturday, October 1, 2011

Yes we are still here

So I did exactly what I said I wouldn't do, and waited an entire year to update our blog again. Life has been so busy and I will admit it, updating the blog has not been on my priority list but I will try harder this year. The time has just flown by this last year. A quick update and then I will show some fun pictures.
We are stilling living in Reno Nevada and are really enjoying it. Gil decided this last month to switch over to the operation side of Wal-mart. He is still working for Wal-mart but has a different job. This was his first week and he was super busy, but he really likes it. Now he has three days off and I was ready for it. Being a single mom is not a favorite of mine. Besides his job, Gil still stays very busy with his church calling. Chelsey is now a year old if you can believe it. She is walking and jabbering all the time. She definitely tries to keep up with her older siblings. Collin is my little ball of energy and he NEVER stops. He is always busy playing with his cars and "killing monsters." On occasion he does like taking one of the dolls on a stroll in the stroller. (His dad will deny it, if you ask). We are currently potty training him and lets just say there are good days and bad days. Adison is four now and loves her preschool that we do at home. She is always doing "homework" around the house. She is so full of knowledge I just look at her in shock a lot of the time with the things that she says and knows. She loves going on "Adventures." So if you want her to do anything you just call it an Adventure. I am doing well. Trying to keep up with three kids is an "adventure" but I love it. I have been improving on my home making skills. I have started sewing and even canned pears this year. (With the help of a friend) I have definitely improved on my cooking skills and have attempted to be a little more organized. I know, I know, not that exciting but that is the life of a mother, so I thought I better enjoy it!!
We have been extremely blessed this year and are very thankful for our little family!

Here are just a few of the pictures from our last year

Collin and Addy were cleaning up toys and they both ran around the corner and crashed into each other. They hit so hard we could hear a crack. It was really bad. The bump on his head appeared about 30 seconds later. I was freaking out. Luckily Gil was home at the time. it is mostly better now.

Addys Birthday

Fourth of July Carnival and Watching Fireworks
First camping trip of the summer

Addy caught a frog and cried when we had to let it go because she wanted to take her new best friend home with her.

Fun in the sun

Collins Birthday

Gils dad came to visit from Scotland and we had a great time. A few of the things we did: to San Fransisco, Nine Mile, and this podunk zoo next to our house. They have some of the coolest animals but they are just behind these little fences. Scary! (Thats a HUGE lion if you can't tell)