I have missed blogging, but for some odd reason can't seem get into the swing of it all again. So much has transpired that I must take the time to fill you in....if in fact anyone is still reading my blog. Are you?
Well, back in August I took a 4 day a week job team teaching a pre-school group of 2 and 3 year olds. I loved it! However after 2 months I quickly found out per the Chief's words....."Your job really isn't working out for me." :-) I had to smile as for 8 years pretty much he has had me at home. So in October I turned in my notice, however I was so heavy hearted that i just had to stay another month, then another, then of course I didn't want to miss the Christmas program. So the decision was made I would leave over Christmas break. Perfect! Well, God had other plans and at the beginning of Jan. I got the call that a two day a week position in the 1 year old room (DB #5's room) was available if I wanted it! So I was hired...quit, and hired again. I start back (although I don't feel I ever left) the first of Feb. and I couldn't be more excited.
We are in the full throws of elementary school. All three girl DB's are in school full time. The boys are with me, however Doodlebug #4 will start school next year....and then there was one! What will I ever do, I can't even think about it.
The Chief and I are doing great. The house is nearly finished...still have the new living room (addition) to complete and carpet to install. My creative wheels are turning as I am SO ready to lighten this house up from the years of VERY warm colors throughout.
I must say that I am excited about all God has for the Chief and I this year. Foster care/adoption of a baby boy still ways on our hearts, we are just waiting for God's perfect timing if that is where He is leading us. I find myself hesitant to give all my baby stuff away for fear the moment I do...a baby will need a home.
I know that this is a bunch of random news from all over, but like I said this is a catch up post. The ages of the DB's as of today are 8,6,5,3,and 1. Next month they will be 8,7,5,4, and 1(16 months). Chief and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Dec. and our last baby boy turned 1 in October. I have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and Pre-K'er.
I feel a stirring in my soul this year for the Chief and I...I can't hardly explain it. So much personal issues have come and gone over last year and we made some hard decision, but I can already see God's hand in the decisions we made out of obedience.
Can I just say, how madly in love with my Chief I am. He is such a supporter, and sticks up and by me even when it's hard for us both...and I him. As husband and wife it's difficult NOT to take on the others offenses (even for a friend it's hard)...but I am so glad he has my back and I sho' 'nough have his. Our love is so very different than the love we had for each other 9 years ago. We look at each other differently, even value each other differently and from a different place in out hearts. He is an awesome father and a true husband in EVERY sense of the word.
So, in short....I am working....again....the DB's are growing and moving along, despite my request they don't....I am falling in love with my husband more and more each passing day (so very sappy, I know)....and I am learning to be content at where my life is NOW.
If you have read this far thank you, I am going to be posting ALOT of pictures tomorrow...have a great day!
Sisters (photos by Joanna)
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