Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kayren's Driving

I have to say, that barring potty-training, one of my least favorite parental things to do is to teach our children how to drive. Some parents thrive on this venture, but I think that I age about 10 years with each child. They all have their own vices, you see, and as a parent, you get the joy of experiencing all of them.

Kayren's vice is running stop signs and red lights. She just doesn't see them. But, she must also be deaf because she doesn't seem to hear me bawling in her ear, "STOP!" for the fifth time either.

Her latest comment was, "Mom, I've decided that I'm not going to run any more stop lights through December so that I can get my license!"

I laughed so hard that I cried. Then, I couldn't explain to Kayren all the things that were wrong with that statement!

Watch out world! Kayren will be 16 on December 30th!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Finally, an update from Iowa!

I know it has been ages since I've posted, but life does get busy. We had a lovely Thanksgiving in Minn with Dad and Mom, and Jathan was able to come home and be with us. Since then, everyone is frantically trying to finish all schoolwork, get ready for finals, work on piano and basketball, work, shop, and get enough sleep to make it to vacation. I am not sure how all of that is progressing at the moment.

Tom is working lots of hours and still wondering why we live in Iowa where it is cold in the winter.

I am finishing up this semester at school with 8 days to go (maybe 9).

Kayren is finished with 3 finals and has 2 more to take. She is working on her piano pieces for the recital.

Lorien is playing lots of basketball, practicing piano, studying for 7 finals that she will take next week, and wishing she could be 10 again when you didn't have to take finals!

Aleya is "blissing" in the fact that she just does her school for the day and she is done. She is practicing piano, getting excited about January Upwards Basketball, and shopping for gifts for all the kids.

Oscar just spends his time shedding.

We are all looking forward to Christmas vacation when all the college kids will be home and we will have a wonderful family Christmas together.