Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Rest of the Family

Ok, I'll try to do a brief update about what's happening with the rest of the family. Dave has been working hard at work and with our church. As an elder in our church, he has been called on to help us get through some very difficult times. Along with the rest of our leadership, he has led our church well through stuff that none of us expected or would ever want to go through. God has shown himself faithful during this time and we continue to look to him to see what he has in store for our body.
I have been spending most of my time taking care of the kids and the house. Just trying to keep up with life, which I find is not always easy. I am trying to get some sewing time in here and there. I have lots of projects in my head just need to sit down and work on them. And I have lots of projects sitting waiting to be finished. Need to get on those.
In May, Steph walked across the stage for graduation from college. It was a fun time and so neat to be able to be there with her as she celebrated such an accomplishment. I was about a week away from my due date, so we were all very thankful that Nathan didn't show up early and prevent me from being there. She has had a busy year trying to figure out what God has for her. She has been obedient to his call and grown in so many ways. We are so proud of the way she has allowed God to move in her life. Right now she is finishing up a class to be able to get her undergrad degree and has started working on getting her teaching certificate. I'm excited to see where God leads in the next year.
Elizabeth was in kindergarten last year. She attends the public elementary school in our neighborhood. We have been very happy with it. She has really blossomed in the last year. She has made many new friends and really enjoyed school. She is now in first grade and doing really well with her reading. She loves books, especially if they have animals in them. She continues to love animals. Since my last post, Hamsty died. It was a tough loss for her, but she continues to play with Stache and spend time working on training him.
James turned 4 this past summer and started his 4th year of Kid's Day Out. He can always make us laugh and will do something over and over again if someone will keep laughing at him. He loves to try to do things to make Nathan smile. Just this week James was running around acting crazy. Nathan started laughing at him and James said, "I've never heard him laugh like that." You could tell he was happy about that. Even though most of the time he is doing something crazy or silly, he also is so interested in God. He talks about God all the time and often answers questions I ask him with "because that's what God wants" or some variation of that. I'm interested to see how God uses him.
So, that's a brief synopsis of where we are and what's been going on. I'm hoping to be better about keeping the blog updated. We'll see how that works out.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

We're Still Alive

I can't believe how long it has been since I blogged. A lot has happened and things have definitely changed around our house. Since the last time I blogged we've had a few new additions to the family.
Elizabeth got a fish tank and fish for her birthday last August. I tried to get a good picture of the fish, but it wasn't working. And I wasn't willing to spend the time to see if I could get it working. So, here's a picture of the fish tank at least.We also got a hamster. This is Hamsty. He was a Christmas present for Elizabeth. Can you tell she's just a little bit into animals.And our most important new addition: Nathan Alexander. After a not very fun pregnancy, he was born on May 20, 2011. He was a big boy at 9 lbs. and has brought so much joy into all of our lives in the last 2 1/2 months. So, as I said, things around here have changed. There has been lots more going on. I will be back in the next post to update on the rest of the family.