so... hello. my name is Kate and i am a real stinker when it comes to blogging. ugh. i really need and want to do this more regularly. i think about it almost every day but do i rarely sit down to post. that's what school does to you. i promise i am going to get better. i need too. i will so regret it later in life.
but on with the post. lots and lots has been going on around Hancock manor. here's a small update on us all:
Brett is in busy season. guys, i don't know how the H i am going to do this every spring for 4 months. it is the absolute worst having Brett working 50-60 hour weeks. i know that doesn't sound like a lot, but when you are the one at home waiting for him, it wares on you. it's a dang good thing that boy is obsessed with his job. it makes me happy that he is happy about it and doesn't mind going to work. with his last job he really dreaded it. it's so nice to see him be happy with his career. when he's not being the breadwinner he is being an awesome hubby and daddy. it's been so hard having him gone so much, but it does make the time when he is home so much sweeter. it's very true when they say that absence make the heart grow fonder. we started the Breaking Bad series a couple weeks ago, and that darn show has consumed every free minute we have after Dylan goes to bed. but it makes for some good cuddling and makes us even more grateful for the life we have.
I am in another semester of full-time university study. most of my classes are online again like last semester (such a blessing), but i have one class on Saturday mornings for 3 hours and it's been so weird being back in a classroom. it's been really good actually, and a nice ease into actually having to go to school, since i will have to go for every class after this semester ends. i can't believe how fast time is going. the semester is over in 5 weeks. eeeeeeeeek! then its on with summer semester. 20 credits this girl is taking! 20!!!!! ah, i think i am in over my head but it should be good. right? the faster i am done with school the better. oh, and a few weeks ago i got rid of my Facebook account and took Instagram off my phone. i had been thinking about it for a while and finally i did it. i have LOVED not having them, especially Facebook. i honestly don't see me ever reactivating it. i spent so much time on there wasting away hours and hours of reading news stories that didn't matter and before i knew it, i was ignoring Dylan and homework and housework to read and be updated about things that don't matter. i haven't been tempted once to reactivate it, and i am so happy. Instagram on the other hand, i may put that back on. but, it's been nice to be out of the social media world for a while. i have needed a cleanse from being so involved in other peoples lives and just being focused on ours. other things have been going on, and i will blog about that soon. for now i just wanted to do a quick update. oh, one more thing. i bought a hat (photographic evidence below). i've wanted to for a while but thought i would never wear it, but one day i found one for a steal and couldn't resist. i'm kinda in love with it, and am not sure why i didn't buy one a long time before now. if you don't own one, go make the purchase. take the plunge. you won't look back.
and Dylan is just loving being in school three times a week. he is learning and growing so much because of it, and it makes us so happy to see his progress. we are still working on full sentences (using connective words. example, instead of just saying "have some snacks" we are helping him to say "can i have some snacks"). he is still so fun and so sweet, and loves playing with his little friends. i am so lucky to be his mom and to have him as my sidekick all day each day. the only thing that drives me a little up the wall is that he says "mom" almost every 10 seconds all day long. i don't mind when he has something to ask or tell me, but half the time he just says it out of nowhere for no reason. thats when it drives me a little mad, but it's really helping me to exercise my patience. i'll miss it when i am in school 3 days a week this summer and he is at daycare. it's going to be weird, but good for him i think. he loves being around other kids and he learns so much from them. hopefully i don't go through too much separation anxiety.
and all of us together, we had a fabulous weekend. Brett didn't have to work Saturday (a rarity around these parts in the season of business) and class was canceled for me, so it was amazing to wake up and just cuddle and be lazy all morning. then, with the warm weather, we grabbed some lunch and headed to West Jordan park and spent all afternoon there. Dylan was red and sweaty after hours of playing, and he wanted to keep going and going. it was so fun to be with all 3 of us outside in the fresh air, and to have a family day. it's been a while since we have had that, and it was much needed. and Sunday was spent at church being fulfilled and energized spiritually and emotionally for yet another week of homework and work, then having hours and hours of cuddle time in our bed while watching movies and having tickle fights and singing songs and telling stories. ugh, i wish i could go back and relive it. it was one of those weekends. too bad it is now cold again and raining.
that's all for now. just wanted to do a quick update. there's more to write about and tell about, but for now just wanted to make sure i got this weekend put down in writing.