Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Up Up and Away

On Thursday, Jeffrey T. leaves for MEPS. FINALLY! Phew what a long time in coming this has been. There was a mess up with his ASVAB score, so he had to retake it and then we waited on the Dr.s to decide he was clear to go. But we are there. And he is happy.

Katie and June started school back in August. Both have a heavy class load. It will pay off in the end and that's what we're waiting for.

The rest of the kids are doing great.

Maggie got a lead role in her school's play!! HOORAY for Maggie! We are very proud of her. We also found out that she is second, out of the whole school district here, in reading. She can read 288 words a minute, out loud, without mistake!

Natalee is pulling A's and B's in all of her classes and blossoming into a beautiful young lady. She's also crossing her fingers and toes that she made it on the school's dance team.

Karlee is on track to graduate with honors. *beaming smile* She is the manager for the JV volleyball team at her school.

Kyle is doing well too! He is really getting close to getting his Eagle. He's a cute kid. His math teacher told me that it's his goofiness that he loves the most. Who couldn't love his nuttiness?

Jacob is having a great time as a fourth grader. He went with his mom on a field trip the other day and they had a blast.

There are the updates. When we find out what job Jeffrey T will be doing, we'll let you know!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Long Road to Blogging

Obviously, this is not one of my strongest suits. Blogging kind of took a dump when I got Katie home and life continued.

A quick catch-up is in order, I think.

Jeff, Jr. has not joined NG yet. They put stipulations in place because our state had too many soldiers. It's a Federal law that only X amount of soldiers can be in place in each state and we were way over that mark. The thought is that sometime this month or next he'll get the opportunity to get things signed and squared away. I'm not holding my breath....

School starts again in a few days. Kate and I are both taking full class loads and will be very busy. I don't think she really understands just how much work college is going to be.

Jeff, Jr. is a Senior this year! It's crazy to think my children are aging so quickly especially when the majority of the women I associate with are still cuddling babies with diapers.

Kyle and Karlee are Sophomores, 15 and busy; Maggie is in 8th, Natalee starts middle school as a 6th grader and Jacob is in 4th. We've finally reached the point of one child in Elementary again. Getting older has its perks. :D

Jeff is still hanging in there at Quality--for now. It's a miserable job but we're grateful to have one in these economic times.

That's about it for updates. When, and if, Jeff, Jr. decides what he's doing, I'll update again. Until then enjoy the rest of your summer!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Let's get physical

The good news is, Katie passed her LAST PT test! Hooah!! She has one more test and a written test and she is done. Can I say it again??? SHE IS DONE!! Graduation is on March 5th and she is home on the 9th. :)

New news: Jeff, Jr. takes his ASVAB test TODAY!! Then he'll fly out for his MEPS next week. Summer vacation won't be such a vacation for him this year! He'll be a soldier just like his sister. This has been a long time in coming. He's worked hard, studied hard and prayerfully he'll pass with flying colors.

On the second, Natalee turned 11. We're getting closer and closer to not having any Primary kids. I don't know what the ward will do when ALL of the Sorensens are out and gone. :)

Maggie is officially a teenager! *sigh* Somebody pass me the earplugs! Who knew a house with 5, yes count them -- 5, teenagers could be SO loud!? Music and singing and TV and friends.... :) I wouldn't have it any other way.

Friday of next week sees me flying to Ohio where I'll travel with my sister to Virginia to watch Kate's graduation. I'm excited to see her (both Katie and Barbie) and have some fun!

I'm back in school full swing and loving it. In fact, I'm off to finish my essay!