Oh how time flies. Yep, totally missed November. Oops! We had a whirlwind Thanksgiving. My mom and Pat were out of town visiting family in NV. So that made it "easier" to just visit the Porters. Dave and I both worked the day before Thanksgiving, although I only had a half day. Thanks to our work schedules, we ended up going up to Smithfield and back on Thursday. Same day trip because of a wedding the following day.
Dave's oldest niece, Cami, was married in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in American Fork Friday. All of the Porter siblings made it to the wedding. It was so good to see everyone! The wedding itself was at noon. Then we went to a luncheon at BYU in Provo at 2:30, and the reception at 7:00 in Mapleton. Another jam packed day.
That reminds me, in mid-November we replaced the carpet in our whole house. That was a chore! We spent time for a few weeks trying to get things out of our house in preparation for the new carpet. We rented a storage unit just down the street for a couple of months. Dave and his dad tore out the old carpet. The new stuff turned out really well. It was good timing because we had Olivia and 10 other nieces and nephews at our house during the wedding ceremony. We did not however, have the house completely "put back together" by Friday. So Saturday we had help from Mom and Dad Porter with cleaning, etc. for a few hours. It was much appreciated.
Sunday was a typical Sunday. Just went to church and spent the rest of the day at home. I don't recall how Olivia did with sleeping that day, but we have had a bit of a challenge with her sleeping, or not sleeping recently. She thinks she doesn't need naps, which isn't new, but then she only got 7 or 8 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period. That wasn't good for anyone.
We had a week or so of better sleeping and now we're maybe somewhere in between. Although Olivia thinks she's a big girl and doesn't need sleep, her mommy does! It's an ongoing work in progress. Among other things, Olivia tries to dress herself. She still has 4 little teeth...no more...yet. I've yet to get a good tooth picture though. And she is more and more mobile. I think she's working on "perfecting" her walking, or sprinting now.
I was going to stick in a video clip, but apparently I haven't uploaded the ones I was looking for. So here are a couple of pictures instead.
Picking out our new
(She has her opinions!)
Eatin' some grub
Little miss mobile
Checkin' out the Christmas tree
Until next time, which will be sooner than 6 weeks from now.