We do a newsletter for my Dad's side of the family a few times a year. This was our entry for the month (most of this will be redundant for our one loyal blog follower):
We're doing good but sad that it's so cold already, we were hoping for a more mild fall this year. We were wanting to finish up our fireplace before the winter and it's hard to work on it when we have a fire going. With the cold weather we got sick and it seems we haven't been better in a month. Other than that we're doing good. Dallas is in school for this year (1st grade) for some speech therapy and he's enjoying it. He won the citizenship award for his grade level a month into school. He's reading great and can read verses in the Book of Mormon when we do our studying without help for the most part (with the exception of some of the names). He loves reading Calvin and Hobbes and stays up with a flashlight reading those long after he should be asleep. He also loves playing any and all board games with me. Sam is homeschooling kindergarten and gets together with some of his friends a couple of times a week for different lessons. He also goes to Dallas' school on Wednesdays with Karisa when she teaches an art lesson at the school. Sam likes building things and doing puzzles with me when we have time. Evan loves drawing on the whiteboard and at church, he'll draw me and Karisa with different funny things (big eyes, crazy hair, pig nose, etc.). He always wants to learn and begs me to teach him Math when I do it with Sam. Karisa feels crazy busy with both home school and public school this year. They have different activities going every day of the week. She's also put a ton of work into the primary music calling that she's had for about a year now. In case anyone hasn't heard she is due in February with our first girl. My work is going good, I worked overtime all summer and my current 8 hour a day schedule feels positively luxurious. My manager lets me work an early schedule and I'm home by three o'clock every day to play with the boys. I did replace our old Honda with an equally old Lexus that goes really fast and have only been pulled over once in the few months that I've had the car (although no ticket). We miss everyone!