Friday, February 15, 2013

Last Semester of Law School

Well this last semester has been very interesting so far. As fast as the first semester of this school year was, the last semester has been just as slow. We are getting very anxious to get out of school and on with our lives. It doesn't help that many of our friends have moved away or will be moving in the next little while. So now I just keep myself busy with the kids and school and hope that the time passes quickly.  But we have had some fun things that have happened this semester that I would like to share with all of you.

First off, Coen is growing and getting smarter every single day. We actually had him tested because I felt that his speech was not where other kids his age is. So I had this program here in Orem come and test him. When they test things like speech, however, they test other things like intelligence and hearing and vision. Well not only did he pass everything, but his intelligence was off the charts. Can I tell you that this makes me the most proud and the most terrified I have ever been in my life. First, I am super proud of my son. I knew he was smart but according to the lady that tested him, she said that she has never seen a kid test so high. This makes me terrified as well. I have never considered myself a smart person. I struggle with school and I struggle to keep up with intelligence conversation. I start to get very anxious when I get around Dale and his law school friends. So to have a kid that tests off the charts for intelligence makes me nervous. I never want to be considered stupid by my kids. So I guess we will see what happens.

Coen is also very active. He keeps me hopping all the time. One of his little troubles that he made is in the pictures below. He colored my couch with a black marker that took me the rest of the night to remove. I went to the bathroom for two minutes.

Another one was I went to do my makeup and came back five minutes later to find Coen naked and standing on top of the microwave. He is a trouble maker and I am learning to keep up. It is the hardest job in the world, being a parent. It is a good thing I love him so much or I might have given him away by now. :) But how can you not love this face?
He is such a good brother and Adylee is always trying to keep up. They are so cute together and I love just to listen to them giggle and play together.

Adylee turned one on the 5th of February. I cannot believe that my baby is one. It went by so fast and she is getting so big. I dreaded her turning one. I feel like I was so busy chasing Coen that I missed out on her babiness. So when she turned one I was sad but very happy at the same time. I know that she is going to be hitting milestones very quickly from here on out. She has started walking more and more, but is very determined not to fully walk and just keeps crawling. It should be any day though that she will be walking. She is growing so fast. I know now that next time I have a baby that I will cherish every second of that baby and will take the time to hold that baby every second I get.

Here are some pictures from Adylee's first birthday.

I love this little girl and I am so excited to watch her grow.

Dale had his first job interview for a law job this week. It makes everything very real that we will be out of law school in two months. It is a very scary thing trying to figure out where we should go or what we should do. It is a very serious test of faith. I am trying to put my trust in the Lord but it is very difficult at times. I just want to know where we are going so I can make plans.

School keeps me busy most days but I am getting restless with Utah. I am trying to figure things to do with my kids that will keep them busy during the day without destroying my house. This snow has kept us inside and Coen is going stir crazy. So if you have any ideas please let me know.

Hopefully these next two months go by quickly so we can be around all our family again. We ask that you all keep us in your prayers that we find a job so we can have somewhere to go after law school. We would be forever grateful to all those who pray for us.