Friday, January 8, 2010

For anyone who cares

As I mentioned in our first installment today we have been super busy. Just for and update on the happenings of our family Mike still loves his job!!!! He is very busy, but he really enjoys it. He hopes to have more time to go golfing this year because he did not get to go last year. He loves wrestling with the kids and chasing them around the house. He is very patient and a great husband and father.

I have been busy trying to get my house organized and keeping up with the kids. Mike and I have also been trying to get our house all painted. We have spent many late nights painting, but it is now paying off. We have almost the whole main level of our house painted and it looks awesome. I am in the Orchestra on Temple Square and it has been such a great opportunity for me to play my viola!! I do love it.

Brooke is in the second grade and she loves school. She is doing very well and she is so confident which is great since she really struggled last year. She loves her little brother and sister and they love her so much as well. When she get home from school she is often tackled with hugs from them.

Ashley is in preschool and loves her teacher. She has learned so much this year. She is a riot and is cracking us up constantly. The other day she called her Grandma Wood and said, "Will you come pick me up and take me shopping?" She loves to go shopping!!!

Max is a busy little boy. He loves balls!!! Basketball, football, baseball any ball!!! Yesterday I was at Costco and he had brought in a little basketball. He kept saying hi to everyone and then showing them his ball and saying ball. Then as I was ready to checkout he layed down on the floor with his basketball in hand and yelled touch down, touch down. Obviously we need to help him learn the right lingo for each game.


bedonts said...

So fun! It's great to hear from you and to see what you've been up to! We sure miss you guys! Congrats on owning a home and getting it painted! What fun to make it your own! I'd love to see pictures!

Glad that Mike is loving his job and that you are all staying busy with life! We need to get together next time we are in Utah!

disillusioned said...

Glad to hear you are all doing well!

Mary P.

BJ said...

I'm jealous that you are playing with the OTS!
Say hi to everyone for me?

Martins said...

I care! I pretty much don't need you to blog as often now that we can come over, but I forgot Mike liked to golf! Maybe Mark can go with him some time this summer... He too LOVES to golf :)

Thanks for being such a great friend Carol. I know I'm crazy, but I'm glad you love me anyway!

Jason, Charisse, Savannah, Michaela and Lily said...

You guy have really had a busy year! The pictures of your family are so fun! your kids are sure getting big. We should hang out sometime!! I know I've said that before, and I was a big flake, but I really mean it! I would love to see you again!

Teeps Peeps said...

We totally care!! We love the Giles. You are our ROOTS. :) I cracked up looking at your "happy" pictures, especially the prim and proper shot. So fun to have a psuedo-disney party! I love your updates. I didn't know you bought a new home! That is so fantastic! Sounds like you are working hard and finding joy in your journey. We love you all. Happy New Year!

A Bunch of Roaches said...

That is great you can play your viola. You're awesomely talented. I totally loved the story of Max at Costco. So fun!