Friday, September 28

This Season of Life

Truth is, that I haven't done a blog post in over a year. Sept. 18, 2011 to be exact. I hadn't even realized that it had even been that long. A lot of changes have occurred in the past year. A lot of good things, some things we are currently trying to work out, and lots of busyness in this season of my life. 

Just now, I was reading Ali Edwards blog and layout challenge. You can read about it here: 
The challenge peaked my interest. What is current with me? My life. It's really a scrapbooking layout challenge, and so I will create a layout soon, and post mine here. 
Currently, I have a headache. Someone in the neighborhood has been burning leaves. This always gives me a migraine. I provided childcare for 3 kids tonight until 9:30 p.m. I'm exhausted. I'm still homeschooling, which without a doubt is a part of my life I currently find most relaxing. Scott works 2nd shift at the hospital 5 days a week, and so most of my nights are spent with 6 kids, 1 young adult college student and his girlfriend, who lives in the dorms, but is here a lot of the time. Matt's girlfriend is simply darling, and we just adore here. She is from a suburb near Chicago, and I think she is a music/drama/dance major. I haven't heard her sing yet, but I'm sure she has some pretty good vocals to have been accepted into college choir as an incoming freshman.They have been dating about a month and a half.

Currently, I am listening to Hunter and Ethan play STL Cardinals checkers at the table. Just minutes ago Ethan was running and jumping all around the living room chasing bubbles that Hunter was blowing. Scooby was involved as well, chasing the bubbles and Ethan, and barking his fool head off. This being a character trait of most terriers. This one especially. Scott and I joke that the vet needs to put him on anxiety medication because he seems to freak out at everything from the sight of the vacuum to the boys dragging the Lego bin out. He will be attending a 4-H dog obedience workshop sometime in the spring, which he desperately needs. Our cat Gilbert has a love/hate relationship with Scooby. They fight a lot, but on rare occasion you may find them curled up next to each other on the couch, or Scooby mistaking our male cat for a female dog.  Double yuck! Both animals have been fixed, so I don't even want to guess what the story is there. 

There are so many things I have missed talking about on here. Matt's senior year, prom, graduation. The younger boy's milestones. Hunter's 4-H fair exhibits, birthday parties, lost teeth, and the many people who visited us this past summer. There's no way I can go back and post everything, so I'm just going to start from here. Where I am today. What we are doing currently. I'm okay with that. 

I'm glad to be back. Even if no one ever reads this blog, I'm okay with that. It's a journal of our life. Kind of a scrapbook of where we've been, and where we are now. I like that. Someday I hope to print this thing out in book form, for future generations to enjoy. 

God Bless!