Monday, February 27, 2012


My little family has been quite the busy bees since my last post. But not to bore you with details of the last 3 1/2 years. We will hit some highlights.

Let's start with Steven, 17 - he is a Junior at Sequoyah High School, is in Marching Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band - can you tell he loves music and band?  He plays trombone, is the section leader for trombones in Marching Band and is also first chair. He also just recently got his first job! He works at Brusters which is a local ice cream shop for those of you unaware of what that is. He has to taste all the ice creams so he knows what they taste like..tough job! He loves it and who could blame him!? He also attends seminary bright and early every morning. His days are longer than most of ours.

Sassy Sophia is just that..sassy. She is one of the funniest kids I have ever met and also one of the most energetic. She is doing gymnastics and goes to drama once a week - both of which are perfect for her. She is loving life and enjoying being the "baby" in the family. She also thinks she is in charge and we have a power struggle all the time but all in all she is a great kid. She will be doing cheerleading again in the fall as a couple of her buddies do that too and she did enjoy it last year..except for the sweating (she said that she really didn't like to sweat because girls weren't supposed to..who knew?!)

Kevin is still in school. After this semester, he has ONE class left..miracle of miracles! He is also talking about grad school, so we may be in it for quite a while longer. He lost his job last August which was a struggle - emotionally and financially - but we made it through and he found a job in November doing what he wants to do and is following the career path he wants to take now. So everything worked out as it should and we feel very blessed as he really didn't like his job anymore.  We also feel like it was all part of God's plan for us. He also gets to work from home 2 days a week and he has more flexiblity now than he ever did before and with being in school - this has been such a huge blessing!

As for me, I never went back to school. I feel like that was part of God's plan too. I am working part-time for a nonprofit and I work from home 3 days a week. I LOVE MY JOB! I love that I have flexiblility, I love the people I work with, I love the fact that I work for an organization that makes a difference in the world and I love that I get to be a small part of that. I am happy with where I am at with my career and I also love that I can be home for my kids when they need me. It is the best of both worlds. I can't complain about any of that. I also volunteer at Sophia's school with the PTA. I am the Boxtop Coordinator/Campbells Soup Labels etc. person. That has been fun..and it feels great bringing money into the school that way. I will be doing it again next year so wish me luck. This year wasn't so bad. I am also on the HOA board for the neighborhood as the Social Events Co-Chairperson. This will be my third year doing that. Planning events is something that I love to do so that is a great fit for me as well and I get to work with a great lady doing that. We always have a lot of fun! I have also been teaching the 8 & 9 year old girls at Activity days with church for the last year. This is only twice a month and they can be a lot of fun too. A bit of a handful at times but fun for the most part. And lastly..I have gotten into doing yoga. I love it! It helps me in so many ways and I always look forward to going to class. I love the serenity, the stretching of your mind, spirit and body AND I feel better afterward. Who could ask for more than that??

So that is a brief synopsis of what we are doing and have been up to more or less. I am looking forward to posting more. :)