Well, I am way overdue for an update! Sometimes theres just too much to write about to even start, and other times theres just nothing. I'm always trying to think of witty things I can put on here...but since I'm not witty thats kinda difficult.
We've had an exciting month- we're all moved in to our new house. Yay! We love this place- it has tons of extra room, and aweome paint, and its just so darn cute!
Tyson's whole family (minus brother in law Scott) came down from Idaho to visit us last week- and we had such a blast with them! It was awesome to see his brothers and sister and the other 2 grandkids on the Higham side. Jeffrey had a blast playing with Eric and Nicole! And they all thought Emily was a doll, of course! 2 of Tysons uncles and 1 aunt also came to visit at the same time, just for fun! So it was really neat to have a big family party. Tyson found a really nice resort in downtown Scottsdale for them to stay in for only 100 bucks a night! Which was nice considering everywhere else around here was closer to $200 a night. The first day they were here it was beautiful so Tyson and his dad played some tennis and then we all sat around outside chatting and soaking in the sun! I think thats the funnest thing to do with family.
After all the relaxation we put mom and dad Higham to work- they and Tyson built a rail for our staircase! It turned out to be more of a project than we intended, with quite a few little roadblocks, but it turned out great! Tyson even finished it all by himself by putting in all the spindles. I'm so proud of him!
The finished product- ta da!
Look at the sleepy girl...
Emily just keeps getting cuter and cuter, and shes even starting to put on a few pounds! She slept for 5 hours for the first time last night! Yay! It was the best feeling when she woke up at 4am and I realized how much uninterupted sleep I just had! She gives us lots of smiles and has the twinkliest eyes ever. I can tell she's going to be a very happy little girl! Jeffrey is...well, busy. He doesnt stop, ever! He touches everything he can get his hands on and doesn't like it one bit when we take away whatever it is that he's been touching. he jabbers all the time, and its been really fun to see him understand more of what we say, and how he tries to respond! He had a major owie the other day- he tripped outside on the sidewalk and bloodied up his lip pretty bad. I have never seen a lip swell up as much as his did! It was so sad! Tyson brought him in screaming and bleeding- almost broke his poor mom's heart! But, let me tell you, this kid is such a trooper! He gets over things so quickly. 10 minutes later he was smiling and playing again.
I'm still trying to figure out how to take care of 2 kids, a husband and myself, not to mention keeping the house clean. If any of you have tips on how to keep a clean house, fill me in! It seems I can only get a couple little things done each day, so the whole place is never clean at once. I suppose I'll figure it out eventually! Until then, sorry Tyson, I'm trying!
I decided to run again! I just signed up for the Race for the Cheetah- a 5k at the Phx Zoo. I cant wait to start training for it! Since thats the same distance that I ran in high school, it will be very interesting to see what my time is and how much skill I've lost. :) Luckily I have an awesome personal trainer for a husband, so he's going to whip me into shape in no time! Thats the plan anyway!
Sorry for the long post- It's definitely been a while! I promise it wont be a whole month before I post again... maybe only half of one ;)
We're a happy little family of 5! Tyson and I were married August 26th, 2005 and Jeffrey joined us 9 months and 3 weeks later on June 20th, 2006, Followed by Emily on Dec. 31st 2007. Tanner came on December 8th, 2009. Tyson is going to BYU-Idaho right now, and after he graduates we will go to Portland (hopefully!) to go to chiropractic school. I'm loving life as a mommy and wife.