Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow, snow, snow...

There is just something completely magical to snow, even as an adult. The mention of snow in the forecast and I get all excited! I'm sure there is something about the fact that I'm a school teacher by heart. All those years wondering if school would be canceled, first as a student and then as a teacher. The giddiness of it all!

I woke up this morning having all the school districts around us closed, but having many friends in our town still having to go to teach. Our district closes rarely, so when it does it's a miracle. For me it's a double miracle having the college close. I find it quite enjoyable though to have a snow day at home! The boys and I stay in the warmness of our house. T still gets to do his school work as usual. Once nap time is over and B comes home from work, we'll all head out to play in the snow for a bit. Then it's off to warm baths before a warm and cozy dinner.

God has truly blessed us to be able to be home and enjoy his work, all while still getting things done like school work and teaching!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Years

Though this year has started out quite crazy with finishing out homework from last year, I'm still looking forward to all the new things that will be happening this year! So excited!

1. We are taking our FIRST EVER family vacation. Hubby and I did not have a honeymoon either, so this is literally the first! Planning a trip with my bestie and her family to Disney World for spring break.

2. Hubby finally graduates in May! We are starting to get his resume together and praying about what districts to apply to for a pastorate. Goal is to get family pictures taken later this month to attach to resumes.

3. Being healthier in all areas of our life is a huge thing this year. Adding exercise to our daily routine and buying organic when we can is at the top of the list!

4. Our oldest T starts Kindergarten in the fall. At this point we've decided to home-school. Heard a lot of opinions from people regarding it and still feel strongly that if I don't do this, I will regret it later. It's odd that I went to school to become a public school teacher, but am choosing to keep my kids at home to school. My how plans change as we get older.

I've decided not to make New Year's Resolutions this year. In all I just want to be healthier and leave plans in the hands of God. What's the point of making plans if God is the one in control anyways? I did make a list of the things I would like to accomplish in life. Mainly a few items, but in all the plans and path is set by what God has in store for us. That's what I'm excited about the most. He has the best plans and though life gets rough at times, His plans are SO much better!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


As we welcome in a New Year. (One that I'm very excited about by the way.) I'm still struggling with school work. The feeling of treading in water over my head is becoming unbearable at the moment. See, I still have 9 credit hours, yes 9, that I am trying to somehow complete before the next semester starts in a week and a half.

I'm overwhelmed. Who's idea was it to take on another degree anyways? Oh yea, God's! So I'm determined to get this done so I can be finished with school this spring. At the moment I'm not sure where the time or focus will come from. Trying to help my hubby finish his math course, since I've somehow become the math wiz of the house. Then making my daily focus my children, it's almost ludicrous to have any thought processes happening in my brain for school work.

The OCD part of me, which is not actually diagnosed by the way, is itching at putting away anything resembling Christmas and trying to get the house back in a livable order. But I am trying SO hard to ignore it all so I can finish up. I'm drowning, I'm crying, I'm trying to get over the fact that it's okay not to be so well put together, but it's overwhelming...