Saturday, June 26, 2010


I thought it was probably time to catch you all up on the odds and ends around the Knutson household. The last few months have been super busy, but we are enjoying the summer, although it's been over 100 degrees most days this week!

Shortly after we returned from our Wisconsin trip, we found out that Caitlyn is going to have to have some orthodontic work done. We could wait, but if we do some of the work (a few brackets and a spacer bar) sooner rather than later, it will save her some pain, and us some money. Needless to say, it isn't free of course, and we're in the process of budgeting things a bot differently to pay for it. I guess we better get used to it, we've got three more heading that way! :) It looks like she will probably be getting them in December or January, and will have them on for about a year.

That same week, we also found out that I am going to be having surgery. Nothing serious, just a simple outpatient female surgery that I've needed for awhile. And now that we aren't going to be having anymore babies, I can get the work done that I need. We haven't scheduled it just yet. I'm waiting on the doctor's office. But it should be soon, and the recoup time should be very minimal. Please keep me in your prayers. Recouping may not be quite as easy with four kiddos! :)

Caitlyn is taking a year off of violin and starting in September will be focusing more on her dance with another year of ballet and her first class in Irish hard shoe dancing. She is really excited to get started! She is growing and changing so fast these days!

Kylie and John David are still busy with Tae Kwon Do, and recently moved onto their yellow belt. They passed the test with flying colors and have been enjoying the challenge of earning new belts and working their way through the various skill levels.

Jeremy has been doing some handyman work on the side to earn a little extra cash. He does an excellent job, and really enjoys doing this type of work. About a week ago he built a staircase for a guy and was able to witness to him at the same time. God has been good, allowing Jeremy to get many leads on new jobs. Please pray that he will be able to continue doing that.

He recently built me a clothesline in our backyard that you can see in this video. I was doing a 30 day laundry challenge with a company that I have been working with on My Four Monkeys (my website). the challenge was to line dry your clothes for 30 days to save money and electricity. I actually really enjoyed it, so much that I asked Jeremy if he could build me a clothesline. Boy did he build one! That thing is so sturdy, and with four lines across it, there's plenty of room for our big loads!

Here's another video of a recent trip to Washington, D.C. We went to check out a WNBA game and took the "big kids" along. We all had a great time!

Luke is growing like a weed, and running around crazy everywhere. :) He is talking quite a bot now, and mimicking everything that comes out of our mouths. He is obsessed with matchbox cars, and anything that has wheels, and is fiercely independent. He loves the outdoors, and riding his tricycle. Luke has really changed over the past few months, sleeping in a big boy bed now, feeding himself with a fork and spoon, and understanding more and more of what we say. I am so glad that he was able to get the tubes put in his ears, because it has made a huge difference.

John David, on the other hand, is still having some trouble with his hearing. Please keep him in your prayers as we take a trip back to the ENT.

Well, that's all I can think of right now. Love you all and thank you to God Almighty for a blossoming and growing family!