Do I have to go to work on Thursday?

Okay so after having almost a whole week off I really don’t want to go to work on Thursday night. Of course we are always busy on  Thursday and people think that Friday morning is a great day to have a baby. And I am not really excited about working a weekend when I could be doing things with my family. I will be missing some sleep on Saturday and Sunday for important things like an Easter egg hunt and going to Church so I hope that I won’t be grouchy by the end of the weekend. I am going to try hard not to be. I know that I have to earn my pay check so that we can live but oh well. So as my father would say “Suck it up and Deal with It” and that would be what the moment is suck it up and deal with it.

A shout out to my #2

Okay so Jesus is my #1 so my husband would be my #2. He has come a long way with our money under control. He has been a huge help around the house and with the kids. Everyday I love him more and am in awe at how God put someone so great in my life. I have enjoyed my nights at home with him and I am not looking forward to going back to work on Thursday night. He is so understanding about things and really deals well with what is handed to him. He even puts up with my crazy idea!

So Christopher, I love you forever and think that you totally rock. Thank you for all the you do and all that you put up with.

Love,

Faith

Family Expansion… Just not yet…

Okay so I have been looking into what Chris’ and mine options were for expanding our family. Of course there is the option for us to continue to have biological children but there is also the option of adoption. I took time to get a little educated about the process. If we were going to go through with the adoption we thought that we wanted to adopt from China since we know friends of our who have children from China however this is not an option for us with the new rules from the Chinese government. Ultimately we will never qualify since they are looking for parents who have a bmi (body mass index) of 40%. So I was on to looking into other countries. Our best bet was South Korea. So onto looking more into things. I find an agency in Ohio that does adoptions in S. Korea and there cost of things. I was actually kinda shocked at the number but it makes sence to me that the cost would be so high. So Chris and I figured out that we could save 25,000 by having a biological child. Does this mean that cost would get in the way if We feel that God is calling us to go to South Korea? NO! It was just research to get information to see how things worked and how much it would cost. Chris and I don’t plan on working on expanding our family for at least another year. I just though instead of getting education then I should do it now. There is still a lot to learn about it and what is all involved with it. We will need to weight out the risks of a pregnancy and the risks of adoption. Along with what is best for our family. So please pray for us in what God has planned for us and our future family.

Past Week

This past week has been pretty normal. There hasn’t really been too much going on here. Ephriam is doing well in school and getting on the bus like a champ. Kendra has adjusted to him being gone during the day and is enjoying her time at home with Mommy and Grandpa.  Chris has had a pretty normal week at work and at home. Work has been work for me. There isn’t much to say about it.

We were suppose to go out of town this past weekend but we didn’t do to the Blizzard so we stayed at home. I did make it out to the grocery store to get what we will need for the next 2 weeks.

I don’t have to work till Thursday night because I am working the weekend. Friday night Chris and the kids will be going to small group. Saturday is an Easter Egg hunt for the kids where Chris’ Grandma lives. Then on Sunday is church and Joe, Josh, and Caleb’s Birthday Party. Then back to the normal for a little while or so I hope.

Easter Sunday is only 2 weeks away! I am can’t believe that it is almost here. I wish that it was in April and not in March. I am looking forward to seeing the kids’ face on Easter morning when they get into their baskets. The Easter Bunny is going to be good to them.

Well I guess that’s all for now. Hope to keep you more posted through the week.

Have I Mentioned?

That we have a wonderful small group? Every meeting gets better and better.

This week was our turn to host and I love having people over at our house. Chris took a lot of time to clean up the basement so that the adults could meet downstairs for the study and leave the kids upstairs to play.

I thought that the study went well and felt more involved in it since Kendra was in her own territory and didn’t need me till the study was over. I felt that I was able to dive in and express how I felt about things and sometimes the conversation got pasted what I was going to say but I was just thrilled that I was able to not worry about Kendra. As she gets older things will get better.

I especially enjoyed sharing brownies and chips with everyone too and getting to talk about life.  Sorry to Penny about finding out about Rob’s mission trip at small group but we hope that Rob has a great time in Mexico.

We are so blessed to have such wonderful people to do life with. God really knew what he was doing with Chris and I as we moved 4ward in life. The Vineyard has been a wonderful place for us and our kids.

Sucked In

Okay so I have to confess that I have finally after 7 seasons been sucked into American Idol. So far the only surprise of who has gone was Robbie Carrico. I didn’t think that he would go so soon. I am really enjoying watched them sing and feel that the boys have more talent then the girls but I really think that David Archuleta will be the winner this year. He has totallly rocked and hasn’t had a bad song yet plus the girls all swoon over him since he is so cute (by cute I mean I just want to pinch his cute little baby cheeks because he is SO young). We will see what everyone can do this week.

Ephriam’s First Full Week of School

The week was quite tiring for Ephriam, Kendra, and I. None of us are used to getting up that early because we are used to sleeping in but it is only 4 days of week that he has to get up early.  We all came home had lunch and feel asleep quickly for our afternoon naps. Kendra took all week to adjust to him being gone and will probably again this week as he gets on the bus.

Ephriam though had made progress since he has been in school and we are proud of him. He has come very far in a few days. I can’t wait to see all of his changes he will make by June. He is doing so well and seems to have fit right in with his class and I think is getting the routine.

Tomorrow he starts riding the bus so I can’ wait to see what he says when the big old thing pulls up in front of our house. I am sure that he will do great riding it and have no fear. He really likes new experiences and is very interested in things. He wanted to get on the bus the first day after I picked him up from school so he has seen the other kids get on it which should help him.

So far so good with him.

Chirstopher’s Birthday Weekend

My Husband had his last birthday in his 20’s this year on the 21st of Feb. (Again I know I am behind). I hope that he had a good one and from my point of view I think that the did. On his actual birthday I didn’t make him eat something that he didn’t like but rather let him pick something he liked to eat that was cookable for me on a Thursday night so chicken in the crock pot with noodles was his choice.  He did get surprised with brownies for desert and cards from the kids and I. Then I had to head into work so he was left with the kids. So nothing too exciting for him that night.

Friday it snowed and iced so Chris stayed home from work and I tried to keep Chris’ dad off the road so I kept the kids after working all night Thursday night. So I had been up from 8 am Thursday with no sleep. So Friday night was off to bed early.

Saturday we headed off to Sams to pick up some things but ending up picking more then we anticipated. Then to church and back home to prepare for the big party the next day.

Sunday I got up with the kids and got things going for later that day we were having Chris’ family over for a Turkey Fry. Since we had never fried at turkey before Chris’ mom roasted one just in case. The fried turkey turned out great so we had way too much turkey and sent lots of left overs home with everyone. All of our side were like Thanksgiving Day. It was really great though.  I totally love having people over and cooking for them.

So it was great weekend all together.

Imagine That!

I am sure that you are all shocked to know that yet again I am behind in my blog again. So it it yet again time to play catch up in several blogs. I do have to say that I don’t mean to get behind and that I do think about blog all the time. I usually do so at work in the wee hours of the morning when there is down time. These days there isn’t much down time at work so I am behind. I have found that during the Iron Chef on Sunday nights at commerical breaks or maybe even on Idol nights that I am going to try and keep up. Again I am sure that I will be behind but if you want to know what is going on with the kids and how well Ephriam is doing you can always check out there blog. If you are more interested about me then I guess you will have to deal with waiting for my blog.