Geesh! These years are going by fast. Well, I guess that means I'm busy. I am just going to upload a bunch of pictures and hopefully they will come up. News...well we've added four more goats to our original two, so now we have six! I think that's enough to say we have a herd. We got a wether (castrated) a buck and two females. So sometime this month we should have the girls go into estrus (in heat) and our expensive little buck will do his thing and around May or June we'll have four more baby goats! And milk! Wonderful, free milk. And all the cheese, cream and ice cream you can think of! Our evil plan is working! (name that movie).
Well, we have great news. Spencer got promoted at work, he is now a full time teacher and he gets a lot more money with it. So if we keep living like we're doing, we should pay off our debt really quickly. He is going to do really well as a teacher. The lady they canned was terrible...she just isn't teaching material. So hopefully he can get those kids back on track. I am taking my Orson Scott Card class this sememster...the first class is next week. I am a bit nervous, but I hope it teaches me a lot. I entered two pieces in writing contest the past two months but didn't get anything. One got terrible reviews...I learned so much! And the other piece I got a five star rating, and 18 reviews full of praise and a couple of people marked my story as a favorite on the website. So that was encouraging.
My primary calling at chruch is going well. We have a lot of fun with the kids. Spencer is the Ward Choirister and we had a great Christmas program. He's trying to start a class to teach people music on Wednesdays so that they can learn and maybe join the choir, or just sing better in church.
Meredith is growing so much. She is coloring almost completely in the lines now...I'm not sure when that milestone is supposed to be reached, but Spencer says that she colors better than all the kids in his elementary class, but they are Emotionally Disturbed along with other problems...so I don't know if that's saying much. She was doing really well with her potty training, and then it just went out the window. She refuses to sit on the potty and she goes in her panties. So we went back to diapers for a bit and we'll see if a break helps.
Xavier is a smart little guy. As Gary would say, he's "Jolly". Which he is. He's always so happy, he giggles and laughs, easy to please...unless it's night time and then he turns into the Devil. Sleep? What's that? I'm slowly becoming an insomniac. I guess I'll get some sleep when the kids are married and gone. Right? He is crawling (kind of...more of an army crawl). He can sit up too. He eats non stop and he loves food, any kind, any time, any where. He thinks Meredith is the greatest, and she loves to preform for him too. But she doesn't like to share with him yet. If he crawls into her room she will physically push him out and try to put up the gate to keep him from her toys. She will grit her teeth, run up to him and yank away whatever he is holding that she thinks is hers. But if he's in the crib, she wants to get in. If he's in the playpen then she wants to join. If he is having a bath, she takes her clothes off. She doesn't get jealous but she gets attention hungry.
Well, of course the rest of these pictures will not load. Sorry! One day I'll just put them on facebook...one day. But not today, the beans in the pressure cooker are done. Time to make some chili!