It has been quite an adventure since my last post. Aside from the usual holiday scene, I got my cast off (YEA!!!), we drove off a cliff on Christmas night and totalled our car (not good!), turned another year older, had a case of shingles, took a nasty fall down the stairs holding Cannon, turned my hair brown and cut bangs, and I think that pretty much sums up most of my life lately. I have recooperated well and things are going rather swimmingly at the moment. I really have nothing to complain about. My kids are awesome. Cannon is growing sooooo fast! I'll post some pics of the new me later.
I have decided that since it's the Chariton Family Blog, I should give a little input every now and then. Amy and I are a little worried about Hunter. We have tried to be good parents. We taught him the BYU fight song at age three. I took him to his first game when he was four. We practically live in the shadow of Levell Edwards Stadium. In spite of our best efforts, it looks as though we might lose him. When our friends invited him to go to the U of U open house to meet the players, we thought it would be harmless. Sure they won the Sugar Bowl. So what if they are the #2 team in whole nation. O.K. they did beat the Y soundly this year. But I never dreamed a little afternoon surrounded by a little Utah Red could do SO MUCH DAMAGE! The Kyle Wittingham autographed ball sits right in front of his bed like an idol to some pagan god! His walls are covered with posters filled with obscene sayings like GO UTAH and other unmentionables! We have tried to be firm. We have made it clear that there will be NO Utah paraphernalia outside of his room or it will be confiscated! He almost broke his mother's heart when he told us that when BYU plays Utah next year he'll be cheering for both teams. The horror! We know that he has his agency, we can't force him to do what is right. We can only hope and pray that with a few games at Levell Edwards, our new subscription to the Mountain Sports Network, and a crushing victory over Utah, Hunter will be bleeding blue next year!
We love being together!!! Yes, we do have our individual likes and interests, but our favorites are each other and our kids.
Gabe is such a great daddy and husband! He is such a strength, support and help to me. He loves his work at DishOne! I'm so proud of him and thankful for all he does. He truly loves me, what more could I ask for???
I love being a mom! Truly 4 kids is an adjustment, but so fun! I stay busy getting kids to and from school, changing diapers, housekeeping, Relief Society service, and whatever else each day brings. I am happy and life is good!
Hunter is 8 now and is growing up way too fast! He loves basketball, fishing, exploring, inventing and hanging out with his dad and his friends. He loves school and is having a great year!
Jenna is 6 and loves first grade! She is a good reader, a good helper and most important, a good friend!
Ember is 3 1/2 and loves life! She is so much fun and I LOVE to be with her! She is such a great big sister to Cannon
Cannon is 1 and oh, how I love this stage! He loves to play outside and eat and be with his mom! He is such a good baby and is finally sleeping through the night!