Monday, December 15, 2008
Well, here we go. My effort at a real post, the first in months.
The kids are (of course) counting down the days until Christmas. Teagan keeps reminding us that it is not just about presents, however, she would really like her own kitchen, tie shoes and a REAL Goldfish. Blake wants baseball "stuff", especially a catchers helmet and glove and Penelope doesn't have a clue whats going on but she likes to play in the Christmas tree.
We are trying to settle in to our house. It would probably go better if I would stop painting, but I'm not settling on a color I don't like. So, that leaves one option...repaint. I am almost done...just one stretch down the hallway. Then I will finally finish my Christmas shopping. We picked a crazy time to move in...not only are we swamped with holiday things...just moving in and finishing projects has consumed us. Which will lead me into letting everyone know that we are not sending out Christmas cards this year. I decided we would do a Happy New Year (or it may even turn into Happy East) cards. Things are just too busy and I thought it would be one big thing I could cross off my list.
We are really enjoying being back in Klamath. (We do miss our friends in Hermiston) Things seem to be working out really well and I am SO excited that we are not traveling this holiday season.
Stan has been busy with work and things at home. He has put down beautiful wood floors in our house! He is so good at projects he really does great work.
I have been painting and doing lots of Christmas things. I have also been helping coach a basketball team which I am loving! It is so nice to be involved in a hobby/sport that I really enjoy. I am coaching with my old high school coach so it is really a kick!
Ok, well I think that is the best I can do for now. I'll have to work my stamina back up for this serious bloggin' stuff.
Monday, November 17, 2008
We are doing great! Teagan is loving preschool, Blake is loving Teagan being in preschool and Punky is just loving life.
We should be moved into our new house in the next week and then I promise I will post on a regular basis. Although, I'm not sure if anyone even checks our blog anymore. (If you do could you leave some kind of comment so I don't update it for myself)
So....in a nutshell....we will be settled (finally) in a couple weeks.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
These two little cousins danced the night away!
The amazing cake by Myriad Cake Design.
The bride, Bri, and groom, Joe.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Isn't it funny how we say God is good when everything is coming together just liked we had hoped and prayed. And then the second things start slowing down, turning the other direction or even stopping we begin to doubt.
I start doubting myself, my plan, my wisdom and worst of all I start doubting God. Why is that?
I know, I know. It's because we are human. But seriously when is my faith really going to grow? When am I really going to let go of my plans and my desires and trust Him completely? Will I ever? Will this battle continue all the days of my life?
I'm sure God rolls his eyes at me when I begin to let worry, fear and doubt creep in. Just like when my kids don't trust me....I laugh at them. Where is their faith? Don't they know I am their mother? I would never put them in harms way.
Maybe I need a timeout. Maybe I need a good whoopin'. Or maybe I just need to grow up in God!
I found this quote by Martin Luther King Jr. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
This step of faith that we have taken is a big one. It might end up being steeper, longer and harder then we thought. I can either keep going up or fall back down, however, I have a feeling that to get where I want to be I'm going to have to climb those stairs sooner or later.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We had so much help packing and loading our UHAUL, what a blessing!
And to all of our friends that stopped by, invited us over and wished us well, THANKS!
These last two years have been, well, strange. We have never lived in limbo and uncertainty for so long. (I promise we are not as unstable as it may have appeared)
We are so happy to have a direction and be working towards a goal. What a great feeling that is!
So, to all of my Hermiston friends, thank you all for the impact you have had on my life. Whether big, small, in person, via blog, daily, monthly, often or not you all have left a footprint on my life path. I will never regret my time there and all the amazing people I met.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
-We are in Klamath Falls.
-Stan is in school full time and working part time.
-We have an offer on our house, PRAISE GOD!!
-The kids are in VBS this week, and loving it!
-We are still searching for a house in KFalls.
-The end of July we will be in Hermiston to pack up our house.
-We are LOVING being close to family.
-We are really LOVING being back at our church.
-I miss my friends in Hermiston.
-I miss my house in Hermiston.
-We feel like God is at work and alive in our life.
Isn't it amazing to be able to have so many emotions, thoughts, feelings, strengths and weaknesses all at the same time?!
Monday, June 30, 2008
We can't believe how fast your first year of life has gone. You have been such an amazing addition to our family and fill our hearts with much joy.
Your spunky laughter lights up a room and your sweet cuddling makes my heart melt. Teagan and Blake adore you and your love for them is evident.
We love you Punky!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
I love this girl!! She has been such a wonderful addition to our family and I can't imagine our unit without her. It's is so hard to believe she is almost a year old. Where has the time gone?!? I just had to share this picture of her snoozing in my bed. I love her chunky Punky cheeks.....
Monday, June 02, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Since our last post; the kids and I traveled down to Klamath to visit my Grandma; we had two sick kiddos for a week; my mom came to Hermiston Mother's Day weekend; we had a fairly successful garage sale; had a really rough experience at the dentist office with Teagan (now she'll have to be sedated); put a fantastic kids pool in the backyard so we could cool off in our 95 degree heat and Stan's parents visited a couple of days ago.
This next week Stan is heading to Idaho on Thursday for a guys fishing weekend. I think he is excited and I am excited for him. He needs a break!! While he is gone my good friend, Rachel, is coming to visit. It will be a great weekend for all.
I will post some pictures of the kids in their pool. They are already tan and have that healthy summer glow. Penelope will be one next month.....WOW.....time really does fly by.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Ok, I really think I have the cutest kids (when they aren't talking)! Blake has been a real stink lately!! Yesterday he tells me "Mom, I'm going to knock your head off." and this morning he is singing "Mommy, Mommy I don't love you"
I tell you, I'm feeling the love around here!
Teagan has a cute new hair cut. You can't really see it in the picture but it's a real cute bob. She is loving it and doesn't pass a mirror without taking a chance to admire herself.
Penelope is still the sweetest baby!! She isn't crawling yet (thank goodness) but she rolls all around the house. We are really enjoying the stage that she is in.
We are once again in a waiting season. We have to do something fairly soon because Stan's job here is coming to an end. Three guys were laid off on Friday so everyone now feels like they are walking on thin ice there.
We are SO ready for a change once and for all. We hope to have some new and exciting news soon....if we don't we'll just have to have another baby! hahahaha!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
We've got some things going on in the near future, I just can't go into detail yet. And NO, we are not pregnant again. We will keep you all posted on what is going on when we can. Until then, just keep praying for God's clarity in our life.
Thank you to all of our family and friends for the encouragement lately. You all are so awesome and keep the comments coming ;)
Friday, April 11, 2008
It's one of those bitter-sweet things! We are a little disappointed that he did not get offered a trooper position, however, we are so relieved to finally have an answer.
We don't know what direction we are headed next. We will have to take some time to think, talk and most of all pray about things. We are excited for whatever is next in our lives and we are looking forward to planting roots....somewhere!