Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's a boy, and a boy, and a boy . . .

No, we are not having triplets, but we do have three baby boys on the way!! My daughter in-law, Kali is expecting a little boy in early May. And today Kristen found out her twins are both boys!!

So, when you add those three to Camden, (5 months old), and Enoch (1 year), we will have five grandsons born within 18 months!! After only having one son, Wes finally gets his boys basketball team!!

But poor Carly. She is the oldest grandchild--at 3-- and will have to wait a few years before she gets a girl cousin to play with at family reunions. But I am already planning fun days with her, while grandpa watches all the boys. :-)

In other news . . . I have been busy trying to re-learn Spanish. Vocabulary is coming back rather quickly, but I am pretty sure I never really knew or understood the grammar. That is progressing much more slowly.

But I have good help. Twice a week I meet with a man in our stake and his wife for tutoring. The man, Grandpa C, taught Spanish in college and is a great teacher! I am so thankful for him as he helps me make sense of it all. And learning with his wife is so much fun.

In addition, I have tutoring from the MTC, via skype, three times a week. This is not very much fun! My tutor is nice, but really thinks I am better than I am and it ends up being very frustrating. The tutoring sessions are each an hour and about at the 45 minute mark I have to start holding back tears.

Today was a good day though. I was supposed to converse with a lady from Chile for 12 minutes, then discuss our conversation and get pointers on how to do it better, and then converse again, hopefully making the corrections. But she was very enthusiastic to share with me all about her country and her conversion. I loved it!! She was so sweet and fun to visit with. (Although I didn't understand everything she was telling me:-) And the time passed by quickly, with me actually having to say very little.

That was a relief! But next week I get a break due to my having gum surgery.

Not fun.


Cherie said...

Congratulations! That really is alot of boys - Very fun!!!!
Your posterity is growing by leaps and bounds :-D
As for learning Spanish that would be so hard. I try to think of myself learning a new langauge and it seems a daunting task - I admire you because it takes courage. I can just imagine how hard those MTC skype conversations would be. At the same time very exciting to learn and know you are going somewhere to use it! I know you will do great.

Sue said...

I am so impressed with you...It cannot be easy at this stage of the game to be learning Spanish...or even brushing up on it. (At least, not easy if your memory has turned to relative mush, like mine.)

You are so blessed with all those baby boys on the way!


Dixie Mom said...

You have a lot going on!! Good luck with the Spanish. And congrats on the boys!

Garden of Egan said...

Congratulations on the Triplets!!!
That is going to be some fun family reunions.

You are probably doing so much better in your Spanish than you are giving yourself credit for.

LeAnn said...

Congratulations on all those boys. We have 31 grandchildren and a few more girls than boys. One time we had 13 boys and then 13 girls. Enjoy the moments with all of them before you have to go on that mission. Way to go on learning the Spanish. I have always wanted to learn Spanish and still hope to sometime in the near future.
Blessings to you as these little ones come.

Handsfullmom said...

Congrats on all the grandsons! How exciting.

Momza said...

You've got this. Totally. It is never to late to learn (or re-learn) something new!

Terri said...

well I am happy for you. We are short on the boys - (going on) 9 boys to our 19 somebody needs to have the boys!

DianeSS said...

I am so looking forward to being a grandmother! Sometimes the stretching that is necessary to learn and grow can be painful, but it will be worth all the effort in a few months time!

the princess said...

congrats on all the upcoming boys!! very, very exciting news.

i need your help, sister wagner! we used to be in your stake and would LOVE to know who is in the new stake presidency. any way you could help me out?

~ jannet

Connie said...

It's so fun to get babies all at once. We had 3 baby boys in 3 months last year.

I'm so excited about your mission! Please let us know when you know your destination!

Good luck with the Spanish.

Kristin said...

Yippee! Lots of new boys on the way - hurray! And little Carlee is in for a lot of Grandma adventures I'm sure!

Any news on the destination?