In other parts of the country Cole's and my brother have had some important things happen. My brother, Thomas, graduated High School this year and is getting ready to start COLLEGE! I am so proud of him. He is going to a JC for now and then hopes to transfer. Cole's brother, Cache, got his mission call!! He will be leaving for Peru the beginning of Nov. We are hoping he will get to meet his niece before. We just got back from Utah for a few days. Cache was going through the temple for the first time. It was so great. I love the temple. It was a very special day for me, not only because I got to be there for Cache, but also because it was exactly a year since I went through. Cole and I have promised each other we would make it to the temple once a month. It has been difficult getting there, but we are not going to let the excuses out weigh the importance. The temple is 3 hrs away, so it is a whole day trip for us. Our friends here have said they will come with us and we will trade babysitting during the session. AWESOME!!!
Finn will be starting pre-school this year! I got his letter in the mail a few days ago. He is in the "bug" class. ha They sent a list of items I need to provide for the year. Crazy how much stuff they use and need. His class meets from 9-1 Tues and Thurs. So we won't be away from him for too long. I am hoping that it will provide enough one-on-one time with me and the new baby. I am nervous about dropping him off. I hope he doesn't cry long after I leave. I feel kinda bad for him. He will have a lot to deal with all at once. He will have about a month of school before our new little one comes. He is also starting nursery in Oct. Maybe being at school will help him prepare for that as well. Speaking of church I have received a new calling. For about a month now I am the new Primary Secretary! It has been great. I was never in Primary, so seeing everything that goes on has been such a blessing.
In October my mom and possibly my Grandma are going to come out for a visit. Every year in Albuquerque there is a huge Hot Air Balloon Festival. I am so excited to go and see it. We are hoping that we will travel there and meet up with them, then come back to Carlsbad and have the baby. ha Only in a perfect world though, right. :) During the festival I will be about 38-39 weeks, so it is possible. With Finn I went 41 weeks and probably would have kept on going if they didn't start me. I have started my every 2 week appointments now so hopefully she will give us some warning before she decides to come into the world.