Saturday, June 23, 2007

Where does time go?

My sister graduated high school last week. It was pretty wierd. I could remember my own graduation like it was last week, but my 10 year reunion will be next year! Crazy. I fee old. I also discovered that when my youngest sister graduates in a few years - I'll be 30! She won't even be 20 and I'll already by 30! Yikes. It's funny to think back to high school. I know some people hated it, but I had a pretty good high school experience. I had good friends, was involved in different ways and extra stuff, had a lot of fun, and 'gasp', enjoyed learning! In some ways I miss high school - in others I would never go back. I miss the friendships that have been lost, I miss the stimulation of learning, I miss the lack of serious responsibility, I miss football games and mascoting, and I miss singing in a choir. I don't miss the drama. Uggg. I hated that part. The stupid friend fights, boyfriend battles, breakups, consoling friends who broke up, getting prom dates (or not), and the endless wondering of what the future holds and what I should do, and if that guy really likes me or not.

I much prefer my life now despite the heavy responsibility, the stress that comes with paying bills, relying soley on God for provision, and trusting Him with everything. I love having a family- begin married and now having a son. I love our work. I love experiencing other cultures and traveling to other countries. I love not dealing with petty drama, and learning how to lead others through and out of it! And I love watching Eli grow up - though it makes me sad every day when he learns new things and is becoming a big boy. It makes me want another little baby - but NOT YET!

Eli is 7 months now. He has one tooth on the bottom - it's super cute! He is crawling all over the place - and he has learned to pull himself up to stand on pretty much everything! It's driving me crazy! Yesterday I went in to the room when he woke up from his nap and he was standing at the end of the crib throwing things off the dresser onto the ground! So funny and cute, but I can't let him know that! I keep saying - I don't think this is funny mister. Last night he woke up at midnight and I was trying to put him down, but everytime I layed him down he rolled over, crawled to the rails, and stood up smiling at me. I told him it wasn't funny and he started laughing! How can you not laugh? Uggg- Will was up with him for an hour after that trying to get him back to sleep.

He is still not sleeping through the night - driving us slightly crazy - but some nights are better than others. I'm not ready to let him cry it out yet - it just seems too harsh right now. Not to mention he sleeps in our room and less sleep for him is less sleep for us! Oh well, we'll work on it.

We're going back to Portland on Monday. I'm pretty excited about going up there. It's going to be fun. We're squishing in a car with Jer and Val - so that will be fun. Eli's first super long car ride - hopefully it goes well!

Anyway - gotta go for now. My men are sleeping and I have to make the most of my time!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Last night our DTS graduated! It's sad and happy at the same time. I will miss everyone SO much, but I'm exhausted and ready for it to be over. Most of our students are gone, there are a few left but they will all be gone by Monday. I don't like thinking about them being gone..

So on to other news. Based on my last blog - one of my friends ( I don't know if she wants to be named) read it and wanted me to be able to get the things God said I could.... so she gave me a super nice blender!!! I'm so excited - it even has a baby food setting, and I can't wait to start using it. I'm going to be researching baby food reciepes and start experiementing! She also gave me a gift card to VS so I was able to get some of the other nice things I wanted! I was so excited and that was such a BLESSING! Thank you Jesus (and my friend!)

For the next few days we are purely resting - I am so happy. I'm going to be talking Eli for a walk to the fabric store today to make a blanket for my friend's baby shower tomorrow... and my grandpa is coming in for my sister's graduation this week and so Eli will get to meet him! I'm so excited to see him -he is one of my favorite people!

Anyway, I'm going to go... I need to find some pics to blog next time -but I need to shower now!