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Abby's first primary talk

June 29, 2008, 11:22 pm - James Farrer

Today Abby gave her first talk.  It was really cute. When she found out that it was on temples she got really excited and decided that she wanted to sing "The Temple Song" (I love to see the temple).  So she did.  It took a little prompting once she got up there but she did a fantastic job.  She said/sang her song and said her lines and was excited as can be both before and after.  Apparently as soon as she got into the room she was itching to go up to the front to do it. 

She is growing up so fast.  She has been picking up on some of the most interesting little tid bits from various places.  For example we watched Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium the other day and afterwards she was talking about a lemur (which made a 30 second debut in the film).  There have been several other random comments that she has made that just left us speechless or struggling to keep the laughter from overcoming us.

William is starting to repeat various sounds and actions.  Tonight after we all sang Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree William was bouncing and saying pop, pop, pop... Pretty cute.

On another note, here is a funny moment with William from our trip to Colorado. The tub there isn't nearly as tall as ours and William went right up to it with clothes on and all and climbed right in.

I posted a bunch more pictures not too long ago too from William's birthday and our vacation to Colorado. The pictures are here.

Do you ever feel like a Hermit?

June 29, 2008, 11:00 pm - James Farrer

I know I do.  It seems like more and more I go to work, come home, spend a little time with Shauna and the kids, then go to sleep.  Next day it starts over.  I do interact with people at work and even have a few good conversations here and there, but I still like I'm turning into a hermit.  This was thrown into stark relief tonight when we went to a young married folk activity tonight.  It turned out to be a really fun event.  One of the best (probably the best) ward activity that I've attended in this ward.  There were people I could relate to and talk to and it was just a nice evening.  Considering I rarely talk to anyone outside of the people I regularly see at work and home, It was a nice change to have a few good conversations.

So anyways, I think I am becoming a walking dichotomy.  I feel like I am becoming a hermit and I am gradually becoming more ok with it.  I also crave social interaction on a fairly regular basis. Maybe I'm becoming more comfortable with doing some things by myself.  Take riding for example.  In the past I have very much wanted someone to ride with.  I wouldn't mind having someone to ride with but I also enjoyed going for a 100+ mile ride yesterday on my own. 

I think one of the biggest reasons for this dichotomy is that I don't really have any close friends around.  Jason is in Idaho and I haven't gotten too close to that many other people and most of those that I have gotten close to have moved away.  I'm not trying to keep to myself, but I'm not the best at getting out either.  Go figure. 

Catching up, Again.

June 6, 2008, 9:43 am - Shauna Farrer

So life got busy again. Since the last post, we've been to Jackson Hole, Wy. for a week. That was awesome just to get away, be with family, have a dishwasher, you know...Vacation. That was the same week that Leita was getting married and we had decided last fall that we couldn't go to Mexico with her. I've since heard that the wedding went awesome except some people got a little sick. So, it's probably a good thing that we didn't because we were supposed to fly out 5/6 and that was the morning that we had a surprise. We found out that I was pregnant with number 3!!!! Dum Da Da Dum!!! Ok, so even I was just a little surprised. James and I have known for a long time that we were going to have 3 kids at least. But, William and this one will be 18 months apart. I never thought I would have kids that close, but I know this one is supposed to be here. So, I've since seen the doctor and had an ultrasound. We didn't even know what my due date was. Go ultrasounds. So, ready...I'm 11 weeks along and due December 27. Yeah, we thought we would keep the Christmas baby tradition in the family. The doctor has already assured me that I can be induced a week early since I have 8 lb babies (when they are a week early). So, if I don't write again for another month (not that that wouldn't be a surprise anyway), it's because I feel like I'm going to throw up while I chase down two running toddlers, and I'm going home to Colorado for a week starting tomorrow. Thank heavens for home. I can't wait. James will be available, my mom has the week off, I'll see my high school pals, and I get to sleep. Oh to sleep, Yes! So, hi to everyone out there. And I will try to post another update as soon as I can. Have a great week!!!

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