Thursday, May 27, 2010

Florida Update

Things are going well; thank you for your prayers. I had two interviews today and considering I did them on about 4 hours of sleep, I think they went very well. Tomorrow I have another one, and then, it is up to God. I will try to take some pictures tomorrow for you.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ahhh....a movie.


These are not excuses, but the reasons for my extended absences:
  1. It is the last three weeks of school.

  2. I am trying to get a job while also having a full time job.

  3. Graduation is in three weeks (hence it being the last three weeks of school).

  4. I am no longer "running" Baccalaureate, but instead trying to help my Senior Class President run Baccalaureate; basically this equals more work for me than if I just ran it myself. Darn Constitution.

So, sorry. I promise to return victorious to blog about eternal, profound and motherhood related things...just after my 300 seniors walk across the stage successfully.


In the meantime, here is a video and a picture to tide you over. God is faithful and true, finally showing our family the direction we should go. Thank you for your prayers, and please continue praying for endurance in this journey, as well as the school I will wind up in - that it is in God's Will and that the place, coworkers and students are being carved out for me.

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Florida


The family road trip on 2010 continues this weekend with an impromptu trip to Jacksonville, Florida. I say impromptu because we had not planned it prior to Monday when we found out about a job fair here tomorrow. So we packed up ourselves and our Charlotte, left after school on Thursday and arrived in the Sunshine State at about 2:00 a.m. Friday morning. Ugh. The turnaround for our 10:30 a.m. HR interviews was a tough one, but profitable. Let's just say that I think that Adam will probably come away with a job.

On the way, probably when I was driving bleary-eyed between Savannah and Jacksonville, we hit....not a groundhog or a bird or a rabbit or a squirrel, but a BAT. 100% true story. The best part is that we didn't even realize as we stumbled into the house and to bed; Adam's brother pointed out to us on Friday morning (as Charlotte woke up at 7:30 like normal...) that we had a BAT stuck in the grill of our car. Stuck!


We went to visit Charlotte's Uncle Nick at work and have lunch before Adam's principal interview. Again, more about that later. Here's also a picture of her with Adam (in interview clothes) outside Nick's office.


Ah...documenting our trips is so much easier since we remembered to bring the digital camera. No more '80s pics. :) Thanks, Brit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day



To Arlene and Kim, our mothers. We praise God for both of you. Have a blessed day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Breaking the Silence

I realize that it has been a week solid since I have posted anything, and I apologize for this radio silence. For those of you who know, I had a banquet to plan for 400 people this week.

In other news, knowing that I put the video in the middle at the risk that you might not get any further than it, Charlotte can walk!! She just started walking from person to person in the past couple of weeks, and can actually go quite far - farther when she's not thinking about the fact that she might fall down. Enjoy the video, and I apologize for the fact that she isn't wearing a shirt; I promise that we're not raising her to be our little redneck child. :)


Something else I have been thinking about a lot in the past couple of weeks is something that I heard on the Dr. Laura show. Some of you know that I listen to Dr. Laura every day on the way home from school, and love the outlook that she has on most things. She is, I think, a very positive famous person in a world of sinful morals, even if she isn't exactly Christ-driven. Anyway, something she said has made me think a lot and maybe it will make you think too: Children don't live in the future, they live in the present. It doesn't matter what you, as parents, intend to do or are working toward. It is each day that children see, absorb and appreciate. It is not what we are working toward, because children cannot see past today. We as parents can, and should be wise about the decisions that we make today in light of the future we anticipate, but so often, in life, we get caught up in what will be and not what is. I did it before I had a child, and continue to do it, probably every day. I look forward to the summer, or next year, or our next child or Adam's new job. Sometimes though, our mind needs to be childlike, and we need to focus on the day at hand. After all, that is what Christ commanded us to do.

Here is Charlotte with Auntie Liz whose wedding shower we went up for last weekend. She has just finished walking from Grandpa to Liz.

Here's Adam reading Charlotte her new favorite book, Hello Kitty Goes to School.






Where Adam found Charlotte one day this week after he was finished getting dressed.