Saturday, August 29, 2009

Where did these kids come from?

Now that we are moved, I had fully expected the kids to enjoy being outside more than inside but that could not be farther from the truth. Our front yard is completely full of toys and they claim there is nothing for them to do without having friends over. Go figure!

We are looking forward to starting school on the 4th so that we can establish a concrete schedule and get into a routine.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Moving On!!!

We are almost done packing, and moving. I think. So far today I have cancelled all of our services, and eaten breakfast. Yes, that is right...not moving too quickly. I have been on the phone with four million different representatives for Verizon. EVERY.SINGLE.DEPARTMENT. And, guess what, they do not offer DSL or FIOS out there. I can not get anything but dial up.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Couldn't make it up if I tried

Haven is something else. That girl has some of the funniest things that come out of her mouth. I have finally started to write them down because I know I will never be able to remember them. I want to be able to remind her of these sayings when she is older...and use them against her if ever given the chance.

The first one that I remembered to write down happened as we were driving down the road the other day. We were listening to Praise Baby and the song "Holy, Holy, Holy" was on and she thought the title was funny and asked why they were singing it. My response was that it was because God is Holy, to which she promptly responded "God isn't Holy, He's God." 'nough said.

Then just last night we were driving home talking about how she couldn't make a difference in the world. We kept telling her that she could make a difference in the world. Only Hannah Montana and God could make a difference in the world. Not sure how the two are related but somewhere in her little mind, this makes perfect sense.

Monday, May 4, 2009

It is finally here!

The last week of Jamie working in Richmond that is. Starting towards the end of this week Jamie will be home for good. Never again will we think it is a good idea to take a job out of this area without all of us going at the same time. Never.
I hope that I don't look back on this last year and regret the decision we made. I want to remember all of the good points that were there. We both grew a great deal. While he lived with Sonya and Kelly he was able to learn so much and see an awesome Christian couple in action. That in itself makes this whole experience worth it. He also got to see the importance of placing his priority and trust in God and not man. Apparently God felt that the only way he would learn that is by sending him away for a year.
We also learned that Candy is not able to live in a different city than us, we need to be close enough to step in when necessary. Thank goodness we were able to learn that during non critical times.
I was able to learn that while it stinks to live without Jamie, in the event that we had to, we could make it. I feel more confident about my mothering skills now than I did before. I can do far more than I would have given myself credit for. I also realized that while I enjoy adult interaction, it is not near as necessary as I would have previously thought.
I am so excited to see what the next year holds in store for us. Amazingly enough, we both became far closer to each other than I would have thought possible since we were basically living in two separate living quarters.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Little moments

There are many times when being home with the girls by myself seems very overwhelming. But, the moment one of them cuddles on my lap and snuggles really close makes it all worth it. While I know my husband hates being away from us all week long and misses having these moments with the girls. I know that when he is able to return to us...whenever God's timing says it is right, he will remember all too much the wonderful feeling of snuggling up on a regular basis and this time will feel like it never happened. Or one can hope.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Maple Festival

Every year I say that we are going to the Maple Festival and every year I back out of the idea either because of location or weather, etc. However my previously mentioned determined child is now on board and has started counting down to Maple Festival time. And hubby is now on board with the idea also. In years past, he would be the first one to encourage me to change my mind. So we will be packing up and heading to Monterey on Saturday morning for breakfast and a day of crafting. With three kids in tow, how fun does that sound?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Homeschool Adventures

The girls have taken a liking to "doing school" all weekend long. This of course is great on one level, I am glad they are begging to learn instead of whining for having to. However, is it too much to ask that we take a break on the weekend and just relax?

Elyse is bound and determined to learn how to read and thinks that the whole process can happen overnight. Granted, she is a fast learner but, not that fast.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Have to start somewhere

I figure you gotta start somewhere. For someone that loves to write you would have thought that I would have been on-board with this blogging thing months ago but, nope, here I am starting for the first time. We shall see how well this progresses. Who knows, maybe through my blogging I may find my sanity again, I doubt it but anything is possible.

This is Valentine's Day, I can think of no better thing to do than sit in a perfectly quiet house with no husband in sight writing to myself about romantic. Oh well, it is what it is.