Kathryn October 26th, 2009
So Dallin does most of the blogging these days, mostly because he is better at it and I just haven’t quite got into the hang of writing blog’s yet! But today I’m giving it a go!
Life is sailing along busily but rather smoothly for all of us. Since Dallin last updated the blog Joshua seems to have grown fast! He gives us the most beautiful smiles everyday (as you will see below) and makes life completely worth it! We are lucky enough to have a boy who sleeps pretty well at night, often only waking us once. He loves play time, and we get some of his biggest smiles when he’s laying on his play mat and kicking or hitting his toys around. One of my favourite moments so far was when he fell asleep in the bath! He just lay there fast asleep and didn’t even flinch when I took him out and put him on the towel, which at the time was often a bit of a drama!
Dallin’s work is going well, and we’re really blessed that he is also able to be home 2 days a week which fits in well with my return to teaching. This is my third week back and I love teaching my students, it is a great job and I love seeing them learn and grow both in their piano skills and as people. It has been interesting trying to adjust to being a mum, and a teacher but we’re going well although I imagine the bigger and more mobile Josh gets the more challenging it will be!
In March this year I started something called ‘Project 365′ or ‘Photo A Day’. Many of you may have heard of it but it’s where you take a photo everyday for a year and then write what’s the photo’s about. It has been a great project that I’ve really enjoyed doing. It helps me look for something new/exciting in each day which is proving to be a good experience. I guess by the end of it I will have a record of time spent with loved ones, things I’ve achieved or something beautiful I saw everyday. So far I have pictures of some of the important events this year such as Dallin’s graduation (I was so proud of him!) and Joshua’s birth (The most life-changing event ever!) to some very ordinary things such as the washing that I spent all day doing, or something new I made for dinner! I have never been very good at keeping a journal so this is something that helps me keep a record of my life. I would recommend to everyone to do this, or something similar if you don’t already keep a journal.
I hope that after I have finished the year of photos that if nothing else I can write in my journal, a few lines everyday, about something that I have done or seen. Elder Henry B Eyring spoke once about the wonderful blessings that came to him and his family as, everyday, he recorded how he had seen the hand of God bless him and his family. Both he and his family have been able to read that record and experience joy as they remember the many ways they have been blessed. Although I don’t anticipate that anything I have written or may write will significantly impact or bless the lives of others, I’m sure that in years to come I will have great joy as I look back at the photos and reflect on things that otherwise would have been long forgotten. I may even learn a new lesson or two from them as I recall the experiences, and that will make it all worth while!