At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a blog post about Summer Survival. In that post, I talked about the pull of the romanticized notion of letting kids be bored during the summer – the idyllic 1970s summer that people these days seem so fond of trying to recreate. I also talked about how … [Read more…]
1. Never try to see fireworks that happen after a baseball game. Especially when you have small children, because it will be just your luck that the ballgame will go to 11 innings and the fireworks won’t start til 11PM. There will be an epic meltdown around 10PM, you will resort to iPhone games, and … [Read more…]
I read a statistic a few years ago that said that when marriages dissolve, they often do so around year seven of the marriage. That thought kind of frightened me. I kept seeing SEVEN looming in the distance, wondering if we would be able to make it over that hump or not. This Saturday, we … [Read more…]
I’m beginning to love February about as much as I love January…which isn’t all that much. In the last week and a half, we have had one holiday, three snow days, and three two hour delays of Ezra’s program. This also means that appointments with our social worker have been cancelled, a very important IEP … [Read more…]
I really have no words for how difficult the last few weeks have been for our family. Our son’s behavior has led to both a suspension and expulsion from his private preschool (although those words were never used and the school was ever-so-gracious about both). While we are well on our way to getting some … [Read more…]
The rain patters on the tin roof. I’m wrapped up in a quilt in an Adirondack chair, my second cup of coffee at my feet. The morning air is cool but pleasant. The child next to me keeps crying about everything. How he doesn’t want to sleep, how he wants to go next door, how … [Read more…]
20 things I learned this summer
While this definitely wasn’t the most perfect, intentional, awe-worthy Christmas, we were oh so blessed the entire month long.
God our Father We thank You For our many blessings Amen
…somehow, I see beauty woven through the days and start feeling better
This transition out of the Army and move to North Carolina has been and will continue to be an adjustment in so many ways, but we are rich in God’s grace and in the beauty that He has granted us over the past few months.
The day that we moved into our new apartment was probably the most difficult and hectic day of the entire moving process. We had hoped that the movers would deliver our household goods on Saturday, as Russ was supposed to start his new job on the following Monday. Unfortunately, they had some issues with their … [Read more…]
Along with preparing to move to North Carolina in the space of 10 days, I was also trying to squeeze in last minute coffee dates, playdates, and appointments so I could spend some time with people who have become really important to me over the last 3 1/2 years. I wasn’t able to see everyone, … [Read more…]
Today I am participating in a weekly feature on lisajobaker.com called Five Minute Fridays. Bloggers are given a writing prompt (topic) and told to write for *five minutes. “No *editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.” Today’s topic is “Jump.” GO I sit at the traffic light leading off of my street. It’s a long holding light so I … [Read more…]