Guys, we are on our third round of sickness this winter. THIRD! I get being sick once, it happens. But why has my and my children's bodies not learned to just keep the darn antibodies on guard at all times? You get a week of "sweet everyone is feeling better" and then the fevers and runny noses and coughs start. It's just annoying.
I ran my first half marathon a couple weeks ago. It felt so great. Especially since after Kate was born I started out barely being able to run a mile. I had this little desire to run a marathon... and after the half marathon decided that I no longer have that desire. I really admire those that do but it would take my body a long time to get to the point where it wouldn't break under that distance. And I just don't like running that much. I like running for about an hour then it's just not enjoyable after that.
Henry is potty trained! Hallelujah (side note- I should really learn how to spell that word because I say it pretty frequently and always have to auto correct it). It happened a week before his 3rd birthday. Enough of his friends (mostly younger than him) had already been trained. So, that peer pressure, the stars being aligned, my frustration with changing diapers- there's a difference between baby poop and real people poop. He was pooping real people stuff and that's just nasty- and him finally being ready made it all happen. He's mostly trained through the night too. Whenever I let him drink water before he goes to bed I always regret it! We still remind him to go often because he'd rather dance for 45 minutes trying to hold it then just go right away. It's like, duh, if you go now you'll be more comfortable. But he doesn't get it I guess. Whatevs. I'm just happy I don't have to change his diaper anymore!
MT has been plugging away at school. He's still got a year left of classes and then a couple more years of research after that. I know what your thinking, is he ever going to get out of school? The answer is maybe. ha. MT is really really really good at school. Approximately 500% better than I am. He likes it too. It's weird to think he'll be 30 when we're finally done but he'll have a Bachelors of Science, Master of Science, and a PhD under his belt. Hopefully all this school will lead to a fulfilling job. MT really wants to make a difference in the world. To help people. And I think he will.
Kate is still probably the most beautiful thing I've ever laid eyes on. Something about her long thick hair and that sweet chubby face makes her irresistible. She'd probably be even cuter if I knew how to do her hair but that is a work in progress. I can just hear her when she's 15 and looking at baby pictures, "Mom, what were you doing with my hair? Did you ever comb it? Was I abandoned?" And that's when I'll teach her that I was busy building her character instead of doing her hair. Oh man, I just thought of that line! I really gotta remember that one.
Speaking of hair, I have grey ones. And it's pretty noticeable when I pull my hair back. I'm 24 people. I've never dyed my hair and don't want to start now (no time, energy, or money). I'm just going to ride it out for a while and maybe it'll go away.
We had Thanksgiving in Utah and Christmas in Arizona this year. We are so lucky to have the family we do- my family and my in-laws. Seriously, I love spending time with them. Maybe living away from family for the past 5 years has been a positive thing. I don't take those most important for granted. It's been a wonderful year (probably because last year at this time I was working full time, in school, pregnant, and exhausted).
There's a quick update. Now I can go into 2014 not feeling guilty! Hallelujia - see, I spell it wrong every time!