I really want to be an avid blogger and post what's happening as soon as it happens but, with 2 little tornado boys, housework, finances, a new business, crafting, church, etc., I have found very little time to keep my online journal up to date.
I wanted to write down what is happening with the Halls before we are on to the next chapter in life. Most of this I am writing just for me, as boring as that may sound.
Jeremiah is so dedicated to his job. Farnsworth is so lucky to have him woking there. They have switched his hours around to the point that we barely get to see him anymore. He works 9 to 6ish. Which sometimes ends up turning into 7 to 7. We look forward to weekends with him so we can enjoy just hanging out with him.
He has also just started up his own small business with a compay called FHTM aka "Fortune". It is an amazing company that works with other brand name companies like Dish Network and Verizon Wireless, True Essentials, and much more. So if you are in need of services, he's the man to ask. Here's a link if you want to find out more. The more I find out about this company the more excited I get about it. (I know that sounded like a sales pitch but I seriously think this company is great!)
Jeremiah has also been really into "survivalism" lately. It's always been an interest for him but he has been learning so much more lately. I am so glad he's found a hobby and even more glad that it is something that he's doing for the whole family. He wants to be prepared for anything that could happen, from a house fire to natural disasters and everything in between.
(Jeni) I am still working from the comforts of home, getting my new business rolling. It has been amazing to watch my ideas come to life, and the best part is that other people like them too! I am loving Cantaloupe Corner. It is my creative release. But above that, it helps me feel like I am contributing to our household, beyond the duties of a stay-at-home-mom. I admit that it takes time, energy, and creativity that I sometimes just don't have, but it has been worth it every step of the way. I had the chance to show my wares at a "boo-tique" at a friends house last week . I got to show off my new designs and make a few bucks (and spend a few bucks.)
I have also started running in the mornings. I started with a mile a day and worked my way up to 2.5 or 3 miles a day. I haven't been able to run this week. I have bad ankles and the pain got to be so bad that I couldn't run. So, after some healing time and better shoes, I'm going to start again.
My newest project is Halloween costumes for me and my kids. We are all going to be pirates! ARRR! I even used my new-found screenprinting talents on their pirate vests! I can't wait to post pictures. I've also been working on cute organza and fabric hair flowers to put in my shop. New projects take the monatany out of doing t-shirts everyday.
Simon is growing 6 inches a day and learning at an amazing rate. Yesterday we were working on new words to read. I can't believe how well he can read for a 3 year old. I'm teaching him the "CH" sounds and "OO" sounds. He smiled so big when he finally learned to read the word "choo". What a smarty. He is also starting to color and draw more, which he never had the desire to do before. And we had a play-dough lesson in mixing colors too. Now he wants to get play-dough out every day so he can make colors. lol.
Ryan is getting so big that sometimes I look at him in the morning and that same night he seems months older. I love to watch him play and see the wheels in his head turning as he figures out how to get into EVERYTHING. He leaves a path of distruction wherever he goes, and I can honestly say I don't really mind. He is still cruising on the furniture and not quite brave enough to take off on his own. He has taken a few coaxed steps all by himself but he still doesn't trust his feet enough to really try walking. He gets happier and more bubbly every day. Although I still hold to the fact that he was given to me because I asked for patience. He knows which buttons to push.
Both boys LOVE playing outside in the beautiful fall weather. I find them outside frequently playing in the rocks and dirt. Jeremiah and I have finally come to the conclusion that we NEED a sandbox! It's the only thing that will keep these two tornados from tearing up our backyard :)
We are all happy, healthy, and loving life. I would never trade a day in the life of the Halls for a zillion dollars. There are always things that we can do better and things that we need to change but I love our life.
I have lots of pictures to share from the last couple of weeks. They will be on my next post. Stay tuned. . .