Thursday, March 26, 2009

No, haven't fallen off the map

I know.  I know.  It's been too long since I last blogged.  I guess you can say we've been a little busy around here.  Here is a glimpse of the what we've been up to.  .  .

Michael took the kids on their very first hike.  They had a BLAST!  Calleigh made it her job to tell everyone when to take a rest.  Carson was designated as the guide.  At the top of the hike, they could see the whole valley below them.

 Calleigh and Michael went on their very first camping adventure.  Granted, they set up camp inside the church auditorium with lots of other daddies and their preschool/kinder kids.  Calleigh was so excited to pitch a tent and sleep in a sleeping bag (we had to buy her a new pink one!).  They had a great time just spending some much needed daddy and Calleigh time.

I started a new job after spending almost a year of just being mommy and acclimating to California.  It's really cool how God's timing played out in this adventure.  Around Christmas time I started feeling the desire to go back to work.  I had no idea what that would look like, but I knew I did not want to resume counseling others and I wanted to work around the kid's schedule.  I just gave the desire to God and trusted that He would lead me to that perfect job.  Three weeks ago I was presented with the idea of a temporary job, working part time at our church helping out with administrative duties.  It was a prayer come true!  I am able to work part time while the kids are in school.  I am working for our church in a great environment.  I am working for two really great men who are genuinely seeking God's plan in their work world.  And I am getting the challenge of organizing and creating procedures and making things efficient.  If you know me, then you know this is RIGHT up my alley.  I don't know how long this gig will last, but I am having fun.  

Michael is busy with work but really enjoying all the challenges and is being so helpful, helping me adjust to my new schedule.

That is us in a nutshell.  I will try to post more frequently.  Once I get my work/home groove going, I'll be back more often.  Until then, hugs to all!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Early Birthday, Calleigh!

Calleigh's birthday isn't until June, but she received an early birthday present this weekend.  Memi and Grandaddy were in town visiting and enjoying some time with Carson and Calleigh.  The weather was beautiful - blue skies, low 70's, bright sun.  Naturally this weather meant lots of outside play time for the kids.  

Carson and Calleigh wanted to ride their bicycles this weekend, but. . .alas. . .they both had flat tires.  Thankfully Michael and Grandaddy came to the rescue and aired up the tires.  When we moved, we sold Calleigh's old bicycle in a garage sale.  It was too small for her and we had one of Carson's old bicycles that she could ride in the interim.  This bicycle did not have training wheels, so Calleigh required the help of one grandaddy to happily push her around the yard on her bicycle.  After looking up at Grandaddy with those beautiful blue pleading eyes and asking for some "girlish" training wheels, we loaded up the car and headed off to Walmart.  Who could resist that?!  Once at Walmart, Memi spotted a new princess bicycle with training wheels and just knew that Calleigh needed it for her birthday.  :-)  It just makes sense to buy her a present now, something that she will love, and not have to worry about shopping and shipping later on.  After a few minutes of consideration, Calleigh was joyfully riding her new bicycle down the aisle at Walmart as we all sang Happy Birthday.  It was fun.  And she enjoyed getting a bicycle of her own.  So, when June 13 rolls around, we'll have to sing Happy Birthday to her again as she rides around on her princess girly bicycle.