Monday, March 30, 2015

A Little Bit About Us

Well hello bloggie world!

I've missed you! I have absolutely no excuse for having not written for 9 months other than I have had the most serious case of writers block. Seriously, I've had nothing! I've tried writing in my head, where I compose a large percentage of my posts long before I have a chance to make it to a computer. I have even sat down at the computer and...nada! I hate going this long without writing. It is my outlet, it is how I do my best thinking. It gets me off my children's backs as I lecture myself instead of them for a change. It's good to be back!

I'll catch you up on the family really quick and then we will get on to all the crazy thoughts in my head. I finally have a few again. I have a short list of posts I want to take a stab at writing...

I am pretty much in the same place health wise. I have had a really long icky flare... but you don't want to hear about that and I don't blame you. My attitude continues  to improve and I think I am starting to figure out this "new life" and how it is going to work for us.

The kids are ALL in school now. Just half days for Hannah, until next year. Yikes! So far everybody has had a good school year. Everyone has a good group of friends, good teachers, and a slew of activities. Honestly what they say is true I feel I spend more time in my car than I do at home. My next invention is going to be a nice fold out drivers seat. I can stretch out and get comfortable as I wait for one child or another to emerge from this building or that. Maybe a mini fridge under the dash board? I seriously think it is a billion dollar idea. Come on moms, you know you want one!

We are sneaking up on my favorite time of year. From May 4-August 24 when somebody asks me my kid's ages I get to rattle off 3 consecutive numbers and watch as eyes widen and jaws hang a little bit slack. For instance following Elijah's birthday this year, the kids will be 10, 9, 8, and 5 years old.

It's only for the summer... but it's kind of cool...I think! People get to think we are just a little bit crazy, something I myself have known (and taken pride in) for years. ;)

Jarrod is working hard as always. His job description has changed somewhat and I think he is really liking what he is doing. That is such a blessing and not something everyone can say. His boss called me the other day to tell me what an asset Jarrod is to him. He told me how much easier Jarrod makes his life and to thank us (the kids and I) for our sacrifice, giving Jarrod up for so many hours each week. Wow! I mean I know pride comes before the fall but does it count when it is pride in your husband? It was such an encouraging call to receive. Nothing he said surprised me, but I was blessed to hear somebody else tell me what an amazing man I am married to.

That's what we have been up to. I am anxious to share some things stirring inside me. Stick around... I promise to be back a lot sooner this time.





  1. good words, encouraging post. Way to go Jarrod. I'M PRAYING FOR A VERY LOOOONG GOOD STRETCH FOR YOU!! Love reading my inspiring daughters words.

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