Wednesday, September 30, 2009
**First, we have been searching for a home church for quite some time. I am 95% sure we have finally found one!! Yay! We LOVE the services each week. LOVE the preacher. He is very personable and easy to talk to. He has even asked us to go to lunch with him so he can get to know us better, and he has a congregation of 550. I was really impressed with this. We have started a Sunday night bible study at the church that is called the explorers class that is to discover what they believe as a church. Once we finish this in 6 weeks, we will make our final decision. On Sunday, they announced they needed help getting a Celebrate Recovery group started. So many things are letting us know we are where God wants us to be. And, as an added bonus, it is only minutes from the house - timed it at 7 minutes! Woohoo!
**Kevin's catering is picking up. AND, as of next Friday, he is going to eligible to start driving again. This will be a HUGE help #1 to take a load off of me and #2 to get the catering really going because we can push lunches!!! Yes!!! I am certainly not complaining about driving him but there are so many times that it is hard to schedule everything - especially with my schedule right now. And, lots of times he is stuck at home because where we live, there is zero public transportation.
**In other good news, it looks like Kevin will be working at a golf course 2 days a week. This is awesome for a few reasons. He loves golf and will get to play for free! Yay cuz golf ain't cheap and we are poor! And, it will help us put back a little money for the concessions trailer we are hoping to buy in the spring.
**Only 66 days until I graduate...enough said there! :-)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
So, I am leaving all my work at work and grading papers on Sunday afternoons for now so I can have plenty of family time with Kevin, Stella & the kitties (who are still not loving the newest family member). Feel free to join me in the countdown - all that stands before me and graduation is 3 more assignments, about 90 hours interning in a library, putting together my electronic portfolio and presenting my portfolio to the professors at UCA. I can do it!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday night was scrap night with the girls so that was fun. Kevin made us a fabulous meal and served us like we were in a restaurant. He made us stuffed mushrooms, garlic bread, salad and spaghetti and meatballs from scratch. It was YUMMY! I could honestly eat his spaghetti everyday!! Lots of much needed giggles on Friday night! :-)
Saturday was one of those great days where you don't plan anything and just let things happen. We took Stella for her last puppy shots and while there my Bubby called to see what we were doing. He and Valerie were heading out our way to do some shopping. So...we told them to drop off Lucky for Stella to play with - these two played and played so hard that Stella crashed from the time he left til the next morning. ha!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I thought I would go back and read a classic that I liked when I was younger. I cannot even imagine WHY I liked this book except that I must have been going through my rebellion stage and thought at the time it was cool that they cursed every other word. I can't even write a summary on this book because it seemed pretty pointless to me. Sorry if you loved it...I guess I did too the first time around. ha!
I have started another old favorite that I know won't let me down....Where the Red Fern Grows. Yes, I know, I am going to cry!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I mean, this is how she feel asleep...who could take that away? So, Mom, we kinda stole it on back to our house! Hope you don't mind! :-)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I had a hard time not bringing this little guy home!! He and Stella played and he kept coming and sitting at my feet and giving me those sad eyes. I had to keep telling myself no because I want a boxer and I don't need 3 dogs. Repeat after me - I don't need 3 dogs. Right? ha! I am telling you, there is a reason that God gave me Jax for all those years. Jax wouldn't let me bring all these strays home! :-)
Stella had a big time on the farm Saturday - she learned to master the stairs at my parent's, got attacked by Autumn's dog (she deserved it and was pestering her), got put in time-out for not minding me, played with the pups, rubbed noses with the cats (these have claws!), ran through every mud and water puddle on the property, and was introduced to horses! Big Day!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
More later....just didn't want you to worry if I am not up to my regular posting. I'm sure you'll get a venting post really soon judging from this week!!! All I can say right now is thank God tomorrow is Friday!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
One year ago today, I left Kevin at John 3:16 Ministries and felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders immediately. I am forever grateful to the Ministry and to Bryan & Beverly Tuggle for their devotion to the men at the camp and their support of the families.
To remember where we've been and where we are today, I am re-posting Kevin's graduation video. That first pitiful picture was taken the day we left him at the camp. We have so much to be grateful for!!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Take a minute to reflect on where life has taken you over the last year. Makes me wonder where I'll be this time next year...if you had told me a year ago that Kevin and I would be married and trying to have a baby, I would have laughed in your face. But, that is where we are...some people I am sure, thought I was nuts to stay with him after all the hardships, but I was simply doing what I knew was right...following God's plan for my life - not my plan.
I want to just take a minute as I look back on this past year and praise God for the blessings.
I am thankful for...
that I am married to my best friend
John 3:16 Ministries
that we have a roof over our head and money to pay the bills
Kevin is able to start his dream business
that I work with some amazing Christian people
a job I love
a sober husband!
What are you thankful for? Bet it's hard to name just one - isn't it? :-)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I will try to stay calm on Saturday...deep breaths...go through all those test taking tips I give the kiddo's! ha!
I'll have the results a month later....have I mentioned yet that I am ready for December and graduation and this to all be OVER?? I'm sure I have!! LOL!
Monday, September 7, 2009
*Friday night scrap/girls night for me. MUCH needed stress reliever!!
*Saturday - went to pick up Kevin at John 3:16 (He was helping them with some caterings & we are still a one car household around here.)
*Listen to the Razorback game on radio which led to Kevin's stereo system working its way from garage to entertainment center! ha!
*Caught up on grading papers...whew!
*Caught up on books for caterings.
*Caught up on SLEEP!!
*Caught up on housework and laundry!
*Updated class website
*Caught up on ironing (hate ironing!! would rather do it all at once than each day)
*Had a fun day today of socializing Stella - she went to Petco (again), a friends house with two kids and two boxers (awesome socialization there!), and to the river....where she had her first swim. And, as the proud parents we are - we got pictures of the event AND video! (Go ahead, roll your eyes...we don't care! ha!)