Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time for an Update!

This is our 200th blog post! About time, right? So, you may be wondering, "What are the Allemans up to?" Well, I'm glad you asked. Things have changed a lot for us over the last 9-10 months or so. Here are some highlights (and I'm doing this in chronological order, not in order of importance, lest you think I've tried to downplay anything in particular):

We had a family reunion for Carina's side in July 2012. Lots of fun in the sun, visiting, eating, game-playing, and other sorts. It was great to get the whole family together for the first time in a long time--we got some good pictures of everyone, too. Of course, there are now two more grandkids in the family, so those pictures are already outdated!

Cody got a job in October! He's a contract employee working for the Department of Justice up at the US Attorney's office in SLC. The commute is long and arduous, but he is getting some great experience and we are so grateful. He's been there almost six months now, and only time will tell if he will remain there for much longer (depends on the government budget talks).

At 2:10pm on November 8th, 2012, we welcomed little Micah LaVell Alleman into our family. He was 8 lbs 8 oz, 21 inches long, and had about as much hair as his brother did (i.e. not much). Here's our first picture as a family of four (I'll post more in a separate post ):

In December, Cody officially finished his Bachelor's Degree. It was a long, hard road, full of twists and turns, but he's finally done and we are so very excited that he's DONE.

Also in December, Joshua turned 5 (wow). This kid wears size 7 or 8 and towers over his peers. He's just as lovable as ever, of course. He also had the privilege of attending the BYU Preschool for the past year, which is an excellent program. Each block was dedicated to a specific subject, so he got to learn about shapes, fish/sharks, babies, and spiders. It ended just last week. He'll start kindergarten this fall, which is just weird, but hey, life goes on...

I continue working at BYU for the Political Science Department and doing transcription in the evenings, though I've cut back a little bit on that because my time is so limited (who knew I'd be so busy with two kids? :P). I'm glad to have my lunch breaks back at work, since I was using them to pick up Joshua and bring him back to BYU for preschool every day.

That's about it for our little family. Joshua adores being a big brother and still loves Angry Birds (especially the Star Wards variety) and Mario Kart. Micah is a hefty 5-month-old who has the cutest smile and enjoys practicing his new-found rolling over skills both day and night. Cody and Carina try to hold it together and enjoy our boys as much as we can. I'll put up a couple more posts in the next few days with pictures. In the meantime, here's one of my favorites to tide you over:


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