I have about 10-11 months to get ready for this new adventure. Our oldest daughter Gabrielle will be heading off to college then. She's picked a great school and we are very excited for her. After many years of homeschooling and worrying if the kids were learning enough to get into college, I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Thank God He fills in the blanks when needed. So this new time in our lives is on the verge of taking off. As parents, we will need to learn to let go a little and give our kids a chance to spread their wings and grow into the young adults that God wants them to be. I am confident that Gabrielle's choice in Bethany Lutheran College will do just that for her. She is excited about the classes they offer including many along the lines of Bible study and theology. But it will be hard for us to send her off to learn along the way. Didn't someone say the hardest thing about being a parent is learning to let go?
Well life is sometimes a little crazy around here. We drive to everything because we live in rural USA. I just added some craziness to our lives but it has been fun too. I've always wanted to have my own antique shop and maybe have a few primitives crafts as well. I'm not currently in the position to be able to have my own shop so I decided to rent space in an antique mall. I'm trying out two locations to see how they do or which one is better. I've been doing it only for about a month now but I'm enjoying going to auctions, snagging up things for my booths, as well as a few things for myself here and there. Hubby comes along too most of the time, even my oldest daughter came once and enjoyed listening to the auctioneer speak so fast. So we'll see how my new adventure goes, wish me luck!!
Well I'm going to try to participate in this weekly meme hosted over at http://mcquill-land.blogspot.com/2010/04/making-memories-monday-empty-house-good.html
Each week we are to post about a current or past memory. Well I'm going to keep this entry brief because it's late and I actually need to get kids into bed and it's 11pm already.
But a few weeks ago my 2nd oldest Arianna asked if we could do a family Bible study. I think she is just craving to be spiritual fed. My husband is a pastor but we were sent to a church with lots of problems. That in itself has taken a toll on my kids. My praying for a new call, hopefully to New Jersey.
I was so proud of my girl to hear her ask for that. I was completely shocked because she seems to have suffered the most while we are here. I was really worried about her for awhile in regards to her own faith. But now I can see that God's grace abounds.
I finally got down past the 150 mark on the scale. I felt like I was stuck above that for forever. I've been trying really hard to follow the weight watchers points system and to exercise several times a week. I think so far I've lost around 16lbs but way more is coming off in inches. I started at around an 18/20 and am down to a 11/12 on average but some jeans run small from certain companies like Old Navy and Aeropostale so then I'm about a 13/14. I'm not sure how long it will take me to get to my ultimate goal which would be around 110lbs but I'm hoping by the end of the summer if not sooner. Wish me luck.
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