Monday, June 30, 2008

Aryn in Sedona

At the end of June, I got a chance to go out to Utah to see Aryn and Quinn. It is never frequent enough, or long enough of a visit, but I loved having a week to be with my kids. After spending a day playing with Quinn, I took Aryn and flew down to Arizona to meet up with the rest of my family (with the exception of Dane, Emily, Eden, and Zia--we missed you) for a week of fun in Sedona. It's becoming a bit of a Roberts family tradition now, as this marks the second year in a row we've met there. It was SO good to be able to see everybody and especially fun to spend five straight days with Aryn swimming, hiking, and playing. My little "precious angel" was so fun to be with and buoys my spirit.

Aryn loved being with her Grandpa and Grandma, as well as her cousins, aunts and uncles. Because she was born on Christmas, we even celebrated her 1/2 birthday. However, Aryn knew when her birthday was, knew it wasn't June 25th, and wanted nothing to do with a "birthday party"; although when she all the wonderful gifts coming, she was quite alright having a "Special Aryn Day" party. Thanks Mom and Dad for making it happen again!!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Mighty Quinn

It's been hard to not be around Quinn very much as he gets bigger and bigger and to miss out on all those "firsts" that babies do. However, I did get to see him a couple of days in June, and it was so great to see his contagious smile and laugh with his addicting giggles. He's such a good kid and has been a blessing to Sara because of his sweet disposition and his easy-going personality. Here are a few pictures of him at almost four months.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Challenging Times

Well, most of you who are reading this are probably tired of seeing/reading "Laryngo...what?" from the "artist formely known as Jordon and Sara Roberts Family". ( Unfortunately, since that last posting, the Jordon and Sara Roberts Family has taken a tragic detour and now that title is a misnomer, while Jordon's Blog, is a more accurate indication of the "family" in which I currently reside.

I'll try to explain in as delicate a manner as I can, and if any humor is expressed, it is really done as a coping mechanism, because the whole situation has been incredibly difficult for everyone involved. In March, Sara and I seperated and Sara moved up to Alpine, UT where she has bought a home for her and the kids. At the beginning of May I moved out to Keokuk, IA to begin a new professional (and personal) life working at a private boarding school for troubled teens. We are currently finalizing a divorce, and learning how to live our lives as singles again...Sara with our beautiful children, Aryn and Quinn, and me with my hundred or so troubled young men.

We are both really trying to rely on the healing power of our Savior to heal our hearts and spirits, in the ways that we need to be healed. I am trying to figure out how to be a good long-distance Dad with limited opportunities to see my kids. Sara is trying to figure out how to be a stay-at-home devoted Mother without the full-time support of a spouse. She is probably doing a better job than I am, but I will try to get out to see the kids once a month or so. This blog will serve to keep everyone posted as to their growth, as well as an occasional note to let you know how my single Midwest living is going. Please keep in touch. Love, Jordon