Friday, October 30, 2009

"Trick the Halls"

Calleigh gets to go Trick or Treating three times this year. Last night she went to "Trick the Halls" at Oakland City University(which is where I work) and went to the dorms which were decorated for Halloween and the kids all handed out candy that was donated from area businesses. Here is a collage that I made from last night.

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She is also going to go tonight to see Andrew's family in Holland/Huntingburg and tomorrow night she is going to see my family at home around Winslow/Petersburg! I hope to make a page from every night!

Until next time, Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Three Day Weekend and blessings

Well, today is my last day of work for the week! It has been a good week for our family. We have had so much time together. On Monday and Tuesday nights Andrew was home with us all night. We had supper as a family and then spent time playing with Calleigh and watched TV together. Last night Andrew went hunting but afterwards we went and had Chinese for supper, which was such a good decision. It was late and I did not have to cook and we ate one of my favorite foods.

The heater in my equinox is having a slight malfunction and our friend Trent is going to look at it on Saturday and fix it. He is pretty sure that he can fix it for around $50.00 and I am excited that it does not cost a whole lot! We are seeing the blessings of our new heater in our home as it has been cold here for the past couple of weeks. It is nice to wake up in the middle of the night and not have to worry about if we are close to running out of heating oil. We know that as long as we have electricity we have heat! And if we don't have electricity then we have a fireplace that will work! God has also blessed us with two unexpected things just his week. The first is that since we have tomorrow off we planned to go to the eye doctor. Knowing that my glasses usually run about $400.00 and Andrew will need new reading glasses I have saved back about $650.00. As I was checking to see how my new insurance works and would cover us tomorrow I was told that it would be just $40.00 a person, making our bill only $80.00! So, I can use the extra money for Christmas! What a blessing! I am so thankful for the little things that God is doing in our lives, it is such a blessing that we did not expect but are very appreciative for it!

You can do us a favor and keep us in your prayers. Andrew is going to school to be a principal, however a new opportunity has come up for us and we are excited and anxious about it. I would love to give you more details, but until we know that final outcome, we are keeping it to ourselves. We know that God has a plan for us and we also know how strong and wonderful the power of prayer is so we ask that you say a prayer for us. God knows our needs and we know his plan for our life is laid out already. We pray that his will be done in our lives and when he calls, we answer. So simple, yet so hard. We have faith in him and trust all decisions he makes for us. No matter what happens, God is good, God is there, and he loves us, just as we do him!

I pray that you all have a blessed weekend as we plan on doing. Tomorrow holds a eye appointment for Andrew and I and a 18 month well baby check-up for Calleigh. Saturday we have plans to just spend time together. Andrew is going to hunt in the morning and I am going to spend time with my sweet daughter. We are planning on getting the basement all cleaned up and having a nice night together. Sunday we have church and then a baptism for Andrew's step-niece, Aubry. I am ready for this much needed break! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My next pet... one of these TEA-CUP PIGS!!!!!! How cute are they? The only problem they will cost ya about $1500 big ones! Yikes! Maybe I should ask Santa, he always brings you just what you want!

A little vacation.....

Well, after a little vacation that I forgot to tell you about I am back. When I left, I was headed to my Walk to Emmaus. It was one of the greatest things that I have ever experienced! My relationship with God has grown tremendously and I have finally forgiven someone for something that happened 15 years ago. For those of you who do not know, my uncle was brutally murdered. I do not want to go into all of the details right now(maybe another time) but I was scared and full of hatred for the people who did this. But I learned that God does not want me to be mad or hold grudges. He does not want me to let these people steal my joy. He wants to have a closer relationship with me. And I finally let my guard down and gave it all to him and I am not going to pick it back up. My life has changed so much from just this one thing. I am happier with my relationship with the Lord. I met a girl who was going through the same thing as me and now we have become friends through our experiences. I am working on reading my bible a lot more, trying to remember my daily devotions, but I am not perfect. I have let too many other things come before the Lord in my everyday life and I have learned that He has to come first. He is what my life is not and should be revolving around. My life previously has been revolving around my husband, my daughter, my husband's job, my husband's students, my job, my church, and everything else. But when I make time for God first, my life is still all there but so much better than it was before.

I have learned that God is and should be my number one priority. Andrew and Calleigh are second, my extended family is third, and so on. It should be like that and now it is like that. I am happy with this. I know that without God I would be nothing. With him, I am everything that he wants me to be. I am a wife, mommy, daughter, friend, pet owner, administrative assistant, church member, and so many more things. I know that there are times that I am gonna mess up, but I also know that no matter what I do, God forgives and his hand is reaching out for me. I am filled with a joy that I can not explain, and it is so GREAT!!!!

I have been very busy with work and such. We have been getting ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lauren's wedding(which I am now the Wedding Coordinator!!!), a family vacation in March, and my Brother-in-laws wedding in July! So much to do, but so much time for our family! Andrew is almost done with soccer this season and Calleigh and I are very excited to have him home with us for a while! Family nights are so fun and I am so blessed to have the wonderful family that I have! I will do my best to be better at blogging and adding pictures! I am sorry for the lack of post and pictures, I will be better, I promise!

Happy Fall everyone!