Monday, January 11, 2010

December Happenings

Before we could even blink, December came and went. I think part of it was because I was out of energy and not in the festive mood. But here's a run down of all the craziness we did this month.
Kourtney had her piano recital and did awesome. She has a new teacher and has improved so much. It's fun to hear her start to play church hymns. I think she is loving it too, especially since she recognizes the songs she is playing.

Kolton is in Honor Choir and had a few performances. They really sound good and I'm proud that he's willing to be in choir. Now if I could just get him to sing at church!

I finished my second to last semester, yah! I ended up taking 12 hours and ended up with 2 B's and 2 A's. It feels so good to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The only thing is I feel like I'm running out of gas. I hope I can finish these last classes.... My goal is to have my bachelors by the time I go to my HS reunion this summer.

Well Texas brought us snow...TWICE! We got some Christmas Eve which was nice to have a white Christmas. Luckily for me, it was gone in two days!
Every year we have a Christmas Family Home Evening with Brent's family. It's definitely one of our favorite times of the year. We were all together this year. Next year Lance will be on his mission but there will be a few new little ones.

The kids enjoyed their Christmas. The three older ones got electronic devices. Kolton and Kourtney got I-touches which they love and Kaelyn got a Nintendo DSi, however I think she would've rather of had a I-touch like the older two. Kylee got some dolls and a stroller and all that girly stuff. They also got this adorable puppy. (Tragic story of puppy coming soon.)

We finally got rid of our crappy renter that was only paying a little here and there each month. Finally, she admitted they couldn't afford to live there and I told her we couldn't afford to keep paying 2 houses either. She ageed to move out since she didn't have any money to give me in December. Wow! Lady, you are so thoughtful since it's December and we have to make 2 house payments again. Anyways, she wanted to move out on the 26th... really, so you have a nice house to live in for Christmas, while we are paying for it. I told her she had to be out by the weekend which was the 22nd. Anyways, they left. Meanwhile, I put the house on Craigslist and a lady wanted it and wanted it on the 22nd. Well, our previous renter left the house a disaster and just bailed on us so we spent the entire day (we were supposed to of left and been in Louisiana with Brent's family) cleaning the house and making repairs. By the end of the day we had a new renter and our old one was out. What a blessing on both sides!!! So far everything has been good with our new renter and we hope it stays that way.