Friday, February 8, 2008

Spencer and Rachael

I've wanted to start a blog for a while because it is a fun way to keep updated on friends that you might not see often. It's fun for family to see, too. I'm moving soon to Mesa, Arizona and think it's a good time to get this thing going.

Here's what is going on now.....

Lezlee Ann is 2 years old. Potty training is the pits! At least for me. Lezlee doesn't care one way or the other. She's a smart girl, so we are kind of waiting for her to make up her mind. Lez talks up a storm all the time. It's really fun to know what's on her mind. It's usually pretty funny! Lezlee is a crazy little ball of energy. She doesn't stop running, jumping, dancing and talking until she is asleep. Even then, she talks in her sleep!

Lincoln Hux is a little goof-ball! He teases Lezlee relentlessly! He knows just how to get her! I'm not exactly looking forward to the teenage years because of the teasing thing. Boys never give up! He'll be teasing her until they are old and gray. He is trying to talk and adds new words to his vocabulary every day. No one really knows that but me and Spence, though, because he he won't show off his new skills to anyone. Most kids like when everyone claps for their new tricks..... not Linc. He just won't do it if someone is looking.

Quince Lewis is the newest little Crittenden. He came to us on November 20th. HE IS OUR ANGEL! He is a good eater and sleeper! He doesn't sleep through the night yet, but he only wakes up once. He is a cuddler, which is fun for anyone who holds him. Q is a happy boy!

Three kids under three years old is a lot of work. But is equally as much fun! I still need to learn to mellow out more, or I'll go in sane. But we are adjusting to having three. Lezlee and Lincoln are both crazy in love with Quince and that makes life fun!

Spence has a job waiting for him in Arizona. He and our friend Danny are building a town-home community on the Alta Mesa Golf Course. It is a really great opportunity for us and we are grateful for it.

Things I'm looking forward to about moving to Arizona....

The weather for 8 months out of the year.
Good friends down there.
Great shopping.
Awesome restaurants.
A bigger home. (950 square feet isn't much for a family of 5)
No more four months of cold, winter snow.
Mostly, all the times that family and friends are going to come and visit!!

Things I'm NOT looking forward to about moving to Arizona.....

I'll miss my family so bad, it will hurt every day!
Leaving behind good friends here.
The weather for 4 months out of the year.
My family.
The mountains.
The four seasons.
My family.
The beautiful snow.
And yes, my family. (Which means that I will be visiting Salt Lake pretty often!)

I hope, as I live in Arizon, that my list of things I love there will grow.

I love being a wife to Spence and a mom to Lez, Linc, and Q. I am grateful for so many blessings. Life is good!

We are finally finishing our little house to get it up for sale. Just a few details left to do, but still seems overwhelming.


Courtney Vance said...

I'm so glad that you started a blog! Cute pictures of the kids. Can't wait to see you when we get back!

Sarah said...

Yepee! You have started a blog- I will be checking it out all the time! Love you rach!

Kiley said...

Cute pictures! I'm so glad you started a blog so I can see what you are up to more! I miss you so much!

critts said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're blogging. Keep us updated!

Ang said...

Rachael! I just found your blog and I am so excited that you are blogging. Ours is

Candace said...

We're so sad that you're leaving! It was unfortunate that we were already not close by enough to see you all the time. Now it will really be too long before we get together. Know that even though we didn't see you as much as we wanted, that we love you guys and really value your friendship!! Good luck!