Just an Update

I am legit running out if interesting things to blog about with this every day posting thing.

(Why is November so long?  Longest 30 days EVER!)

So today, this Sunday, you get an update on our lives. ¬†I’ll go youngest to oldest.

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Miss Alice Beans is currently 8 months, 3 weeks old.

She enjoys army crawling, sitting up from her tummy, and sucking on her thumb when we are not looking. She has recently acquired three teeth on the top with a fourth almost through. This has angered our otherwise happy baby, but she is delighted at these new things to run her tongue over and make sounds with.

I also found out today she is, in fact, a fan of birthday cake frosting.

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Sir Charlie Bird is currently 3 years, 8 months old.

His dad took him for his last hair cut, and the days of a shaggy Birdie are gone. I started at him the entire day after he got it cut because he looked so old, and so much like Cortney’s dad, Papa Steve.

He enjoys trucks, dinosaurs, and annoying the snot out of his older brother. He is still our sassiest child, racking up an astounding, record-breaking number of time-outs and losses of privileges. While his fits are loud, in actuality he is our quietest child. He prefers to be held rather than talked to when he is upset.

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Mr. Eddie Bear is currently 6 years, 5 months old.

He enjoys crafts, math, and apparently chess. We just found out that he learned how to play chess at his before-school program and likes to get there a bit early to play with one of the leaders. He is also my performer and clown. He wants things to be fair, and he wants to be heard. He takes his role as “first” very seriously. He wants to be a good big brother, but he also wants to be good at being the oldest.

He is our deep thinker and even deeper feeler.


Cortney is currently 36 years, 11 months and 12 days old.

He still loves his job as VP of the company he is part-owner of. I don’t talk much here about his job, because I don’t really know how much of that he wants shared. But I can tell you he loves his job. He still bowls on a league, and is going to bowl state this year, I think. If you like beer, he’s the guy to follow on Instagram and Untapped. I haven’t seen him drink the same beer twice in over a year, I think.

Even though he would tell you different, he rocks this dad of three thing–particularly being the dad to a little girl. I know this surprises no one. He continues to put all of us before himself because he is amazing. I hope we do an adequate job of letting him know how much we love and appreciate him.


And then there’s me. The oldest of the household. I am currently 37 years, 8 months.

Because I’ve had to write every darn day this month, you know what’s going on with me. This week my district is open Monday and Tuesday, but my school will be closed on Tuesday for Abbey’s funeral. The next couple days will be hard on us, but the next few months (and longer) will be so so hard on her family. Please keep them in your prayers.

That is all.

Just a little update. Just a “hey, this is what life is.”

Although it’s never ALL of what life is, right?

There is more. Beneath the surface.

But this is just an update.