I have thought about blogging so much, but then when I get a spare moment to do so, I can't think of anything significant to write.
Life is so good. It's crazy, hectic, our schedules are so full but we are so blessed. My kids are healthy, my husband is wonderful (though he spends a lot of time at work), and business is taking off like I never imagined it would. Our family lives by the motto: Prepare for rain. We have lived in constant hope since Baxter made the decision to go into youth ministry that he would be able to do it full time. Almost 5 years into ministry, that has not been what God has wanted for us. We have been so blessed by God's choice to allow us to be where we are, at a church that we love, with teens that we really connect with. We have learned to see through our own frustrations and look at the big picture (and it only took us 4 years or so!). We are focusing on preparing for whatever God might have in store for us by staying close to Him, and keeping Him the center of our family.
We are slowly but surely making some changes in our home. I now have a studio space and an office. We have painted a few of the rooms, and things are actually coming together! After about three years, our house feels like a home.
It's been a while, so I will leave you with some observations, that hopefully will inspire at least a chuckle or two.
*My husband and I are becoming like my parents. We have been married so long, that we can communicate with a series of grunts instead of verbally. That's how you know you have "made it".
* Kayleigh has now reached the age where I can no longer help her with some of her math homework. Thank you, right brain and rural public school for getting me to a 5th grade math level. Heaven help us if something happens to my husband.
* Taylor will be turning 8 years old next month. The theme for her birthday party? Rock Star. I'm totally going to be dressing up too and singing karaoke 80's hair band hits with them. You don't think it will embarrass her, do you? No way. I'm the cool mom.
* I'm planning our summer vacation right now. With the way our schedules are looking, we will probably be vacationing at my parents house down the street (if I can get my Dad to cook for me all week, it might actually be pretty fantastic), or going on an exotic safari to Petsmart...
I will end with a collage of photos (if you are my facebook friend, you can still enjoy them, even if you have seen them before) from this winter.
I hope to be back soon, but you know how it goes. Until next time, Prepare for Rain, ya'll!
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