Friday, August 15, 2008
Alrighty then! Since everyone else in the family....well.......maybe a few other people in the family are starting their own blogs, I decided to jump on the band wagon and start one for our family as well.
Right now, here at home our family consists of Dad (Tony), Me (Carrie), Ange, Andrea and Noah. On Sundays, that number swells to anywhere between 10 and 20. We love when everyone comes home for Sunday dinner.
We are kind of going along somewhat tentatively here, not quite sure what to do with this sudden "Empty Nester" thing. We never really considered it happening to us. We always thought we would be a threesome, Dad, Mom and Carissa. With Carissa's passing it has all changed. Gone are the visions we had of going on missions with Carissa, working at the temple with Carissa, having Carissa as a companion when everyone else is too busy or isn't interested in the outing. Suddenly Tony and I are faced with being....ALONE!!!!....TOGETHER....ONE ON ONE.....after all these years of having lots of little people to think about and drive here and there and provide for, suddenly we have to figure out what to do with ourselves.
I can tell you one thing for sure, we are NOT ready to crash in the Lazyboy and watch TV the rest of our lives! The world is our oyster! Tony and I are going to have a lot of adventures being "Bapa and Nana", going on missions,traveling, etc.
For the first time in about 24 years, we don't have anyone starting school this fall. There has never been a time when Lone Peak High School didn't have a Pearce child or two or three or 5 in attendance. I even got a call from their automated system telling me when registration was. I think they are in denial. "No Pearces? How could that be???!!!" We have "Phazed Out!
I know Ange is at home still but she is now 18 and considered an adult. Ann and Noah pretty much take care of themselves except when I get to play with Noah on Saturdays, so I am left to my own devices. Maybe I will finally get all the junk sorted out of the house, make all the kids take all their stuff, and finally have an organized house....nah.....
Tony continues to invent and figure out what to do with MyComfort. That takes up most of his time. His annual elk hunting trip is coming up and it will be wonderful for him to get a little R&R if not an elk. He goes with his brother Terry and it's nice for them to get away together for a week or so.
My biggest love right now is that I have started working in the temple as an ordinance worker. I'm working two days a week at the Mount Timpanogas Temple. I am still in training but every time my shift comes to an end, I am sorry to go. On Thursdays when I get done it seems like forever until I can come back again the following Tuesday.
In the next few days or so we will be adding two new grandbabies to the family. Tomi Ann is due with her 3rd on August 30th but is expecting to go much sooner, and Leanne was due last Sunday with her 1st and REALLY wants to have this baby and have it now! Mine and Tony's next trip will to be to England for a couple of weeks in September to meet our little grandbaby. We are so looking forward to it!
I am going to try and catch up on our lives a little as I get more into this blogging business. I will try to keep it updated with the "phazes" everyone is going through.
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