Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Little Update

Exactly what I am NOT doing...

I haven't posted in over a week! Craziness! I make myself as busy as I want to be-and I hate it when a post just doesn't seem to be flowing. I had my mind set to write up a couple recently, but when I actually sat down at the computer they seemed contrived and just didn't work. Anyway- in the past 10 days:

1. Joel officially had his last day in uniform. He is on "terminal" leave until the end of October. He also quit his second job (Home Depot, in case you didn't know-he was working nights there) in order to find something that will fit better with his new school schedule. He starts in October.

2. We went to Cheyenne over Labor Day weekend. And I forgot my camera! We visited the most beautiful little park. It had a terrific area called "The Children's Village"- it was so surprising! It had all these terrific water features, and was absolutely enchanting. However, I won't drone on, since I don't have any pictures. My personal favorite part was the labyrinth. I had never walked one before, and it was so peaceful!

3. I started leading Bible study again last week. It is a lot of work, but I love it. I don't know that people realize how much time and energy that kind of thing takes, but I am much more appreciative of all the good leaders I have had in the past. I am really passionate about growing and developing the group this year. I think we are off to a good start.

4. I am cleaning my basement. Our house has sort of a funny lay out, so everything that doesn't have a home ends up in the basement (and is slowly finding it's way out of the house-I love it!). I got a new shelf for my stockpile, and I am doing some rearranging and sorting. I am also prepping for the semi-annual JBF sale-super excited to rid myself of all the kids clothes from last winter!

5. Lots of clearance shopping! This is my favorite time of year for good deals-I stocked up on $0.10 notebooks today, because my little artist (Josie) is using up one every couple of days. My fave recent finds: $6 jeans at the Gap, a free Battleship game (I had a coupon) and an adorable little pencil box that is so perfect for all my pens on my desk!

In addition to all that, last weekend, we had dinner with friends. This weekend we are having a Lifegroup dinner, and the kids start Awana on Sunday. I am praying that goes smoothly, since I won't be teaching and it is at a new church. I am keeping up with laundry, and schooling and all the other million little things. It doesn't seem like much, but it keeps me hopping! I am hoping this week we will be able to ease into a more "normal" schedule. I don't know if I can keep up this pace!:)


  1. Oooh. The Cheyenne children's area sounds fun.

    What exactly is Joel going to school for? I'm guessing you are stressed ( I certainly would be), but I hope everything works out for you guys. Too bad you cant start a business where you can coupon for other folk :)

  2. Hey thanks for linking on facebook, I'm too lazy to read personal blogs pretty much any other way. Also, you should call me when you get a chance, because, your life sounds much more interesting than mine, and I'm bored. Lastly, Carson is freakishly cute in that picture and all around.

  3. I couldn't hardly focus on anything you wrote because I was so distracted by the insanely handsome little man on the couch. Oh my gosh, I could eat him up. You must come visit SOON because I need a Carson/Josie fix!

  4. You sound as busy as I am! I agree with everyone else, you have the cutest kids EVER! Thanks for keeping us up on all the latest fun:)

  5. I've had a rough week - I miss you. We have to have dinner or lunch SOON! :0)



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