At the bottom of the ladder, Armstrong said "I'm going to step off the LEM now" (referring to the Apollo Lunar Module). He then turned and set his left boot on the surface at 2:56 July 21, 1969, then spoke the famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
That is pretty much what Kinley was saying while she was taking her first giants leaps and getting her walking groove down to be able to cruse to the moon! Check out the live footage below of her taking the steps.
I doubt anyone even reads this blog anymore since it’s
pretty much dead, but blogging has pretty much taken back seat as I have been
working the last 4 months or so. Well,
Kinley has become much more active lately and going to work with me just hasn’t
been as fun for her as it used to be…so I decided to quit my job and spend more
time with her as her mom. I felt like I
made the right decision, but that means back to figuring out how we will pay
our bills and buy food every month. It’s not that it was easy when I was working,
but it definitely wasn’t as hard and it gave us just a little bit of
flexibility (like being able to splurge on good vitamins and
buy my favorite kind of yogurt)! Reality
hit in the first week when I was back to eating whatever yogurt was on
sale. We do however have a lot to be
grateful for. Like the fact that my
husband has a stable job that he loves, and also that I have only thrown up
TWICE this pregnancy and have not had to go on nausea medication! My old self that
was pregnant with Kinley would be shocked at such a miracle! I even have had a couple moments that I have
forgotten I was even pregnant (My ever growing belly is quick to remind me
though:)! I don’t know why this kid was supposed
to come at this time, but since Kinley was about 5 months old Colby and I kept
feeling like kid #2 was supposed to come quicker than we thought. We kept putting off the thought; first,
because we wanted to make sure we weren’t crazy, and second because I didn’t
know how on earth I could be that sick again and care for a Toddler. Once we decided that the promptings were real
and that we should start trying again I told Colby, “you better give me a
blessing then because I’m going to need a whole lot of priesthood power for
this.” So I guess I owe much of my
thanks to my Heavenly Father for helping me to feel well and joyful during this
first trimester…it definitely feels miraculous.
And being home and able to spend more time with Kinley really is a blessing as well. I'm falling more and more in love with her as her personality is starting to emerge and she does the funniest things. It's being in the house all day that about drives me nuts, not being a mom. Colby had one day a few weeks ago where his boss took him to observations at other schools which meant I had the car for the day. It was amazing what having a car did for me! I was actually excited to get the laundry done and clean the house before Kinley and I embarked on our adventures. Our first stop was renewing my license. Sounds boring, but for two girls that are stuck in the house all day it was so very very fun! Next we hit Walmart. We didn't buy anything, but just walked down the Christmas isles pushing all the buttons on the toys and laughing together. That was all we did but we had the funnest day! I try not to get jealous of my friends that post pictures of taking their babies and toddlers out to the zoo or to different museums, but sometimes I wish Price had a public bus so we could just go somewhere!
Living in Price has been a good experience and has definitely made us grateful for such wonderful family and friends that are only an hour and a half away from us. We haven't been able to afford to go to Provo for a couple weeks which has made us really look forward to Christmas break! Kinley and I are so excited to have 10 days to spend time with Colby...as well as the rest of the clan. I'm sure it will end too fast as all holiday breaks do, but we can't wait to see all of you!