Since I have some family blogs I’m now connected to, I figure I should post a small update on my life. I know when I see my extended family (like once a year at Christmas – and I didn’t even see you guys at Christmas this year) there’s always the mandatory questions like “Where are you living?” or “Where are you working?” So hopefully with this blog, we can all keep in touch better! And also, it’s good to see my Aunt’s & Uncle’s family blogs… Your kids all grow up so fast!
I’m currently living in Layton, and I love it. I’m living in a subdivision (HOA and all) in a three bedroom house with too many people. There’s 4 adults & 2 children there constantly, and 2 other children there every other weekend. It’s really great though, I thought I would feel cramped but they all feel like family and it’s very nice being surrounded by them.
A little bit about my non-blood family:
(I’m taking this opportunity to brag about all my amazing friends!)
Ken & Kristina
Ken and Kristina have easily become like family to me. They’re like my brother and sister now. Kristina and I stay up late and either research interesting things, rock out to Alanis Morissette, or watch saved TV shows like Nip/Tuck or Grey’s. Ken and I bond over Boggle, because he’s a super whiz at it, and I’ve only beat him once or twice. He also has the best time trying to gross me out as often as possible. He’s pretty good at it.
Kailee & Kaden
Matthew is my other roommate and one of my very best friends. He’s become so much like family to me, and I love him and his two beautiful kids dearly. He’s currently battling for custody for them with the help of some expert custody solicitors, and I really hope he wins at least equal custody. He is a terrific father, and he loves them so much. After looking at his case, I understand how difficult life can be after you have separated from your partner while you have children.
I’m not even sure how to help him. While discussing the situation with him, I figured that he might even decide to get a Non-invasive prenatal paternity test, so he has some extra evidence to present in court to support his custody appeal. Additionally, he doesn’t want to give the other party a chance to question whether he is the father or not. Phew! That’s a mess!