Saturday, September 22, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let me compare your life to Little House on the Prairie...

Yes, you read that correctly.

Here are two things you must know about me before you read any further.

1. I love the show The Little House on the Prairie.
2. I really am praying for a job, I've applied for a few, I just want to find what the Lord wants me to do.

I don't plan to be a stay at home wife forever, although I do enjoy it. There are those people that say "I could never stay at home, I would just get bored." I am not one of those people. There have been a couple times in my adult life that I've not been employed and I really enjoy it. On the contrary I enjoy being employed. I do want a job, I just don't want the wrong job. I've had roughly 9 different jobs since I graduated college, some for the same company, but in different areas. So anyway I've done different things, I've enjoyed all of them for one reason or another, but I've not found the best thing yet. I know there is a job out there for me that comes next. I'm not going to say it will be a job I do the rest of my life, but I'm not saying it won't be either. We'll see.

OK Back to the title of this post...
Yesterday I compared my sister's life to what happened in yesterday's episode of Little House on the Prairie.  My sister thinks I'm crazy, well she knows I'm crazy, but when I started giving her advice based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder she was convinced. It might seem a little out there, but come on the stories are based on  Laura's life so really there is some real life application there. Ok. I'm done trying to convince you that I'm not a coo coo bird. But really, watch it sometime.

P.S. In 16 days we'll be on a plane to New York!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

New Chapter

Well, today was my last day working for the Butler County Special Education Cooperative. It was a great job, but things change and people change. So, on to better things...I hope. New things for sure. I am not sure what is next, but whatever it is I'm trusting that it will be what I need. I have been seeking the Lord in all of this and I feel a peace about resigning from the co-op. I am excited that whatever I do next will not be what I decide to do, but what I feel like God wants me to do. I've applied for my Substitute Teacher License and hope that will be a good way to find something perfect, but still have some income.

I made each kid a little gift, a cd sleeve with a chocolate chip cookie inside, a pencil with an eraser and an ILY hand with their initial on it. On each ILY hand I wrote the kids notes. They were really excited to see what I wrote to them. It made me remember why I love working with kids! 
I got some beautiful mums from the Lincoln staff. 
I threw in a picture of the kids last year performing "Party in the USA" in sign language for the talent show. And lastly is a picture of the poster Erika had the kids make for me
 (she even made it orange and black although she is a sooner fan).

In other news...

TODAY is my little boy's 6th  BIRTHDAY, yes my little boy is a 100 lb huge black furry DOGGIE!

Poor Bullet thought he was in trouble when I put the birthday hat on him. 
He hunkered down all guilty like, was a sweetie. 

Little Lanie Lou Who started Pre-School this year! What a little lady she is turning into, very mater of fact and what a great big sister. I called her the evening after her first day of school and she told me it was good, but they didn't get to do math, sweet. 

I borrowed this picture from Jac's facebook to show you her first day picture :-) 

Levi. I can't believe he turns 3 this month! He is one of the coolest kids I know. He is daring, sincere, fearless, big hearted, and so much more. In the same phone call with Lane about her first day of school he gets on the phone and tells me "I is naked!!!"

I borrowed this picture as well, it just depicts him so well!

Mike and I attended the first OSU game of the season, it was wonderful! Not a great game per-say, but a great time in a great town. 

It was very hot and sunny, but we didn't care! 
We enjoyed the walk and tailgating with great friends and the Alma Mater after the game. 

I'm looking forward to the first SE game in town tonight, it has been rainy today, but I'm hoping that is over. Tomorrow is the Race for Freedom 5K and our Goddard UE swim party. I will post more pictures of this weekend later!