The Peterson Family

The Peterson Family

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bullet Points

- Tyson started a new job with Red Wing Shoes in June and our family life has greatly improved, if not our bank account
- I'm now almost 13 weeks pregnant with our 4th child and I'm due in February
- Charlotte started walking at 14 months and now at almost 17 she's become quite the handful, she gets into far more trouble than my boys ever did
- The boys just turned 4, we are praying they get into the Windsor preschool right by our house, and so are they, they want to go to school so badly and there is no way we can afford to pay for it
- Tyson's car finally bit the dust this week, not sure what we are going to do there, when this baby comes we will need to replace mind too, I'm praying the Lord has some plan in the works
- We have enjoyed many vacations this summer, probably more than we've ever done before, Memorial day we went to Vegas, what a story that is, June was St. George for my birthday, July brought Flaming Gorge and then Canada, which was so much fun and I'm so glad my kids and my husband got to meet my grandma and other family member's they've never met.
- We will celebrate our 5th anniversary in 2 weeks, I can't believe all that has happened in 5 years, we definitely aren't where I thought we'd be, but we have been very blessed in many aspects of our lives, though I wouldn't turn down a little more income :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Well, we've survived

We survived the holidays, pretty much everyone was sick, but not so much we couldn't enjoy our visit to my brother's house. We had a fun vacation, the 49er's won and my food tour was so much fun! For the first time I actually really enjoyed Thai food, I also discovered balsamic vinegar, at least the ones we were eating, goes great with vanilla ice cream. The biggest surprise and plus was that despite our lack of income we were still able to pay for almost all of it with cash and we are still going to make it past this month, after that we'll have a tax refund and I'll feel a little better, though there are so many places I could/need to put that.

Tyson is applying for every job on the planet (or at least in Utah and a few outside of it) we'll see how that goes, I just keep praying we'll find "the job" but as has been our luck it's usually just a job to get us by, but at this point I'll happily take that as well. He has a publisher who wants to publish his book under subsidy, so we are trying to figure out how to do that.

Charlotte is getting bigger and learning more everyday, she's such a happy baby and I'm so lucky to be her mother. She loves to be held, unfortunately she prefers I'm standing while doing so and my back isn't a big fan of that. She has 2 full teeth and has 4 actively coming in right now.

Jackson and Jameson both had surgery last week to correct hernia's and hydrocele's. Jameson's hernia was on the left and Jackson's was on the right. They are recovering really well, I wish I recovered as easily as they do. They are still having a few sleeping issues from our lovely ordeal in November, but for the most part are doing well. They loved our trip to Arizona and spending time with their cousins, they keep asking me, almost daily, when we are going back to Arizona. I wish I knew the answer to that one.

I'm keeping busy with the kids, I learned how to quilt this last fall and made blankets for Charlotte and Tyson for Christmas and finally put together a family cookbook. I joined a book club, so at least I'm getting some reading in again that is fun for me. I'm greatly looking forward to life slowing down a bit after the holiday's and being able to have people over for dinner again, that is one of my favorite things to do.