Monday, August 29, 2011


Last Monday was Joshua's first day of school. His first day to his last semester, and if you ask him; "a week closer to freedom." This significant change in his schedule meant a significant change in mine. I hardly noticed it last week as hurricane, "board meeting" swept through our house. It left clothes on the floor, dishes in the sink, half eaten chips and salsa on the table and dirt in the bathtub. (don't you hate those natural disasters). Needless to say we spent the weekend cleaning up the aftermath. But today as life came back to "normal" I realized the most significant change that I hadn't realized dear sweet hubby no longer packs my lunch. Thats right, he used to take the time while I was putting my face on and getting my hair presentable to gather food for us for our days. Now that we dont get ready at the same time in the morning, this is no longer a realistic routine. As I was rushing out the door this morning, just in time, (if you know me, you know I always push the "time" limit) it dawned on me that there was no cute little lunch box sitting on the edge of the table. TOTAL BUMMER. So I scrambled together a couple things and breathed a deep sigh that these four months can't go fast enough!

Disclaimer: Before married, I was perfectly capable to assemble my own lunch every morning without complaint.

Monday, August 22, 2011

its been SO long...

since i have written last. It is truly amazing how time flies. Today marks officially 3 months and 1 day of marriage! WOW! It is also the first day of classes for my darling husband :( (one more day closer to freedom as he calls it) it also marks my fist sick day in almost 4 months. I'll spare you the gory details and just tell you that "i don't feel well" but seriously glad you're there and not here. In between naps today I stumbled upon this website/blog: Where i found THE cutest back to school decor! I will admit that I have education fever these days! A dear friend of mine took a teaching job that began last week and I have been drooling over every word of hers as I think about a classroom of my own someday and the joys of being back into education. I am surprised that I miss it like I do...seriously I was never "ACTUALLY" in it. But I do miss it, I missed school supplies shopping and prepping and the buzz on the first day and pep assemblies OH how I miss pep assemblies! BUT this is where I stop myself! This season in Joshua and I's life is a gift from the Lord. He is teaching us and preparing us for what is to come. I will take great JOY in 1) this is only a season (to which I can see the end) and 2) there are great blessings here! Including 2 stable jobs, vehicles that run but most importantly family near who love us and of course that we are growing closer together everyday!

My prayer in this season is that God will grant me great patience and grace through Joshua's last semester at school and that I will maintain a level of peace at my current job where God is surely to be glorified everyday!

P.S. for our Facebook fans.....we are not currently going to adopt a puppy into our family, but someday we certainly will and for now it is fun to plan. The current favorite is a Standard Schnauzer....