Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Things going on

So it had been a little while since my last post, things have been busy. Wade and I are starting our Master's, and due to that last week had orientation/retreat about 20 minutes from here. It was a 3 day thing that was mandatory. The scheduling for the girls was a huge nightmare! We had three student we know who were able to work it out for us. The retreat was good in the fact that we meet some great people who will be on this journey with us. The sessions we sat through were long and sometimes mind numbing! But the friend we have made was worth it. We have already all had a dinner together and a few lunches.
Wade's classes started yesterday, mine are tomorrow. I was able to get all my classes on Thursdays and while it makes for a very long day (8 am - 9:30 pm) I felt it would be easier to get back into things after the baby if i only had one day of classes. Wade has 3 out of 4 of my classes with me just in case I need a little extra time.
I am nervous but excited. All of my classes are 2 hours and 45min long so that is a little daunting! The professors we met on the retreat were so very supportive though, they like most people were a little surprised that I am taking classes this semester but I feel this is God's plan and I know He will give me the strength I need. But if you think about it, say a prayer for us as we embark on the journey as we will definitely need it!

Friday, August 14, 2009

First day a few days ago

So this post is a little late, the girls had their first day on Wednesday - oops! Ainsley started first grade and Renah started pre K. Unfortunately for her, she has a phase in day on Wednesday and will have another one Monday then will begin daily on Tuesday. She has had a hard time with going one day and not the others yet, but I'm sure will miss these days soon!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Something is wrong with blogger! It has lost all of the blogs I follow. I tried to put them back on today, and when I came back to that page after adding about 15 back on, they had disappeared again! I posted a question for help so hopefully it can be fixed - has anyone else had this problem?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

God's plan

A friend of mine posted this on facebook. It really spoke to me so I decided to post it here:

God's Plan

Some things are beyond planning.

And life doesn't always turn out as planned.

You don't plan for a broken heart.

You don't plan for a failed business venture.

You don't plan for an adulterous husband

or a wife who wants you out of her life.

You don't plan for an autistic child.

You don't plan for spinsterhood.

You don't plan for a lump in your breast.

You plan to be young forever.

You plan to climb the corporate ladder.

You plan to be rich and powerful.

You plan to be acclaimed and successful.

You plan to conquer the universe.

You plan to fall in love - and be loved forever.

You don't plan to be sad.

You don't plan to be hurt.

You don't plan to be broke.

You don't plan to be betrayed.

You don't plan to be alone in this world.

You plan to be happy. You don't plan to be shattered.

Sometimes if you work hard enough, you can get what you want.

But MOST times, what you want and what you get are two different things.

We, mortals, plan. But so does God in the heavens.

Sometimes, it is difficult to understand God's plans especially when His plans are not in consonance with ours.

Often, when God sends us crisis, we turn to Him in anger. True, we cannot choose the cross that God wishes us to carry, but we can carry that cross with courage knowing that God will never abandon us nor send something we cannot cope with.

Sometimes, God breaks our spirit to save our soul.

Sometimes, He breaks our heart to make us whole.

Sometimes, God allows pain so we can be stronger.

Sometimes, God sends us failure so we can be humble.

Sometimes, God allows illness so we can take better care of ourselves. Sometimes, God takes everything away from us so we can learn the value of everything He gave us.

Make plans, but understand that we live by God's grace

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Yesterday was my birthday - 31 - wow. My girls (who love watching and repeating commercials) bought me a snuggie. Something they have been wanting to get their cold natured (though not so much right now) mommy for awhile now. We were in Bed Bath and Beyond because Wade wanted me to pick out the gift he had in mind for me - a grill, griddle machine -(this one) can't wait to use it! Anyway, Wade took the girls off to find a present. Renah came back and whispered to me " I can't tell you because it's a surprise but you can hold the baby and still be cozy warm!"She was so excited about their gift. Now they both want one so I am considering making one for them since these are so long.
I had a dr appt yesterday. I'm 32 weeks now. It's really funny because they all try to eplain why she is so big, but all end up saying "I guess she is just a big baby!" They gave me an ultrasound to get a weight of her. Average babies are about 4lbs right now. She weighed in at 5lbs 4oz! Next appt will be with my regular dr again and we will probably start discussing inducement dates - holy cow!
I don't know about your house but my cleaning fairies that are supposed to clean while I sleep at night must be on strike. In fact, I think they are adding to the mess while I sleep. I look in my sink and am amazed at the mess. it is driving me crazy! I hope those fairies come back to work soon!
The next few weeks are going to be crazy. The girls start school next Wednesday, The next week, Wade and I have o go on a mandatory orientation/retreat for seminary for 3 days (scheduling nightmare with the girls!) Then Wade and I start seminary then Mackenzie makes her arrival. It makes me tired just thinking about it! Well, I have laundry and grocery shopping and cleaning and errands to run. Have a great day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

We (finally) did it!

This past weekend, Wade and I completed something we have been waiting a long time to do. We graduated college! When we met, Wade had dropped out because he didn't know where he was going. I stayed in until we got married and decided to take a semester off that turned into many years! My brother was so disappointed in the fact we did not graduate and I know this weekend he was looking down from heaven saying "it's about time!" and I know he would have been very proud of us. Wade's family came and threw us a big party Saturday night.It was a lot of fun. Wade was chosen by the school to carry the banner. When it was his turn to go across the stage, I was so excited for him. My heart was about to beat out of my chest. I was fine when it was my turn! I hope your weekend was adventure filled and fun!