Wednesday, May 14, 2008

So, it's been a while!

Since arriving in Texas, I have fallen a wee bit behind in blogging our lives. I won't bother trying to catch up, but here are the hightlights...

We LOVE Texas! The weather here is very changeable, but that's part of the fun. We moved into our house on November 9th. We found out we are expecting our 3rd child, which will be a man-child, and will be born on August 5th around 7:45am (I'm good!). We spent Christmas in Hawaii with the extended Stone family. I survived my first trimester of this pregnancy, David had his 5th birthday, I (Audrey) had a birthday, too. Jonathan's sister, Angela, came and lived with us from Jan-April (which was wonderful).

I have learned a bit about weeding, fertilizing lawns, and plumbing. I have seen a live armadillo crossing a road near our house, and we periodically hear large owls hooting in the night. (Our neighborhood is next to a lakeside wild area that will never be developed.) I have seen two very tiny scorpions--in the first few days that we moved into our new house--but, we had pest control come the day we moved in and regularly since, and we haven't seen any nasty bugs in our house thereafter.

Jonathan has good days and not so good days in his new job, but he still enjoys the work. In his very spare spare time he plays with our boys, and plays X-Box. If he doesn't return your emails he will get to it in a few years when there is more spare time. "Family First," right?!

Jonathan's current church calling is as the Ward Financial Clerk, and I am the Primary President. Our Sundays are not exactly days of rest, but we enjoy serving where we can, especially since we are so overwhelmingly blessed.

I (Audrey) talk a lot about what I want to do, projects, hobbies, etc, but I seem to never quite get around to doing them. In this pregnancy I have been more tired than I ever remember being. I have been reading a lot, and making new friends here in Texas. People really seem to be friendlier here.

David is 5 years old now. He has become very imaginative, and although he can now read 3-4 letter words, he loves to open books up and then make up the stories based on the pictures as he turns the pages. David plays very well with his younger brother, and misses him during Spencer's naptime. He is very helpful to me, and tries to take care of Spencer, too.

Spencer will be 2 years old in July. He is 90th percentile in height and looks to be built like a Scottish highland warrior. He is into everything and has earned the nicknames "Danger Boy" and (though he is learning new words every day and short sentences) I still like to call him "Mumbo Joe".

We don't know much about baby boy #3 who is -3 months old except that he enjoys kick-boxing in-utero. Not gettin' much sleep, I can tell you that!

We have summer plans to be in Utah from June 11th - June 22nd, so if you're going to be there during that time, send me an email and we'll try to get together. For more photos of our family, go to:


Mary said...

Thanks for the update! I'm so excited you will soon have 3 boys. It's so much fun! I added your e-mail to my invites if you want to view our blog. it will be fun to see you soon!!

Jeannie said...

We like it that you are in Texas too! It makes it not quite so lonely!

Jonathan said...

I've never heard you call him "Mumbo Joe". Ever.

Audrey said...

Well, other people have heard it; and I haven't really thought about it, but I think I call them nicknames mostly when I'm alone with the boys.