Thursday, January 15, 2009

I love it when...

The Holy Spirit moves mightily among His people. Today's chapel at Christ for The Nations was amazing. I anticipate great testimonies from the students on how they grew in the Lord. I can't wait to hear some of them.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Austin here we come! 39 days! yay! I miss my friend Cassi so much, I'm so excited to go see them.

Monday, January 12, 2009


I was sick last week. That sucked. I still have a teeny tiny cough. My voice is a little raw, other than that I think all symptoms are gone.

School started today at CFNI. That means that Pre-School started also. Malachi was sooooooooo excited to go back to school. It's really nice that we aren't relying on babysitters anymore. Those that did babysit for him did such a great job though! Thank you Beau, Shannon, Kyle, and Kim. You guys are such a blessing in our lives.

There are 15 two year olds registered for school this semester which means that Malachi is being moved to an overflow class. Him and the other four oldest two years olds will be in there this semester with Ms. Didi. Malachi loves Ms. Didi so that makes me happy. If the opening of this room wasn't approved by HQ then he was possibly going to go up to the 3's class, but I don't think he's ready for that. Malachi is fully potty trained now, but I haven't taught him yet how to be fully independant in that area. The teachers for the 3's class don't go help their students go to the bathroom, and that may provide to be a sore spot. So...I'm glad that that's not the case.

I think most of January is going to be a chill month. We don't really have any more plans until Ben and Sarah come down on the 30th. We're very excited about that. They didn't visit last year and they usually come down once a year. Sarah's a bridesmaid in a wedding that's taking place that weekend about an hour away so they will be busy part of the time, but they're staying until Tuesday so we have some good quality time available. I'm throwing John's birthday party during that time, so they can meet our friends. Also, they're here during John's birthday so it just makes sense.

Well, for not having much going on, I certainly wrote a lot.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy New Year!

Yes, I realize I'm a week late, but I also realized that I hadn't updated this year yet.

Malachi left with Grandma and Grandpa Roy the day after Christmas and John and I had a wonderful vacation! We stayed home and worked a few of those days, but it was so nice to have the house to ourselves. I found myself with a lot of extra time since I get off of work at 12 and I had no child to occupy me. I filled that time up pretty well though because I started reading the Twilight series.

John took his GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) on that Saturday and I dropped him off. To pass the time, I went to Borders to read. I brought a couple of magazines and the laptop with me, but I saw a copy of Twilight and I picked it up. In the two hours that I sat at the book store, I read almost 80 pages of the book. Later that night John felt like some alone time in the apartment so I went to Barnes & Noble and bought a copy of the book and sat and read about another 80 pages before going home. When I got home I stayed up until 4am reading and finishing the book. Yes, I realize that it's written for a younger crowd, but I don't care! It was a good book.

I spent most of my free time (and some of my not free time) reading the rest of the series while Malachi was gone. I finished the four book series on Thursday (New Year Day). Yes, I would say I was a bit obssessed. I really had a hard time putting them down. I've never, ever been obssessed like that over a book.

Anyhow...Malachi came back that Saturday and we had a wonderful weekend with him. I got a chest cold on Tuesday morning and I'm on the upswing now. I'm actually doing a lot better. I'm still coughing a bit, but otherwise I'm good.

With our Christmas money from my in-laws we bought an awesome desk for our living room. For years we have had the projector and large screen and for months we've wanted to sell those two things and change the set up of our living room. We finally bought the desk and set it up yesterday! Yay! I'm so excited to have that changed.

I don't think we have any plans this weekend. That's so weird for us. We've had something going on every weekend since the end of November. I wonder what we'll do with our time :)