Thursday, April 9, 2009

8 or so hours of scrapping = 7 Layouts complete!

And here they are...all of these will count towards my Layout A Day Challenge!











Spring Break

I have thoroughly enjoyed having NO babysitting kids this week. I don't even think I've realized how much I miss my boys. I am sure that doesn't make any sense to someone who doesn't provide in home daycare services. But really, during the week I am so busy tending to children, making meals, cleaning the house, etc. that I just don't take time to enjoy Micah and Eli. And that is NOT good and it NEEDS to stop.

Anyway, I have had a blast this week just spending some quality time with my little guys. We haven't done much but I have intentionally slowed down and made myself NOT clean anything. In fact, I even left dishes in the sink overnight like three times and laundry day came and went without doing a single load. (Just typing that makes me cringe but it has been sooooo worth it!) Today we went to the carousel and browsed around the toy store at Davis Mercantile. We also went to Yoder's and the boys picked out a couple of trinkety type toys and a bunch of little cookie cutters for their play-do obsession. It was so funny to hear Micah talk about "going to the carousel with the pretzels downstairs..." He was just so excited!

The weather has been fairly nice the last part of this week, especially considering we had 3 inches of snow on the ground on Monday. So I think tomorrow we will try to get outside and play a little and I will force myself to sit and play chalk with them, not clean the garage or pick up sticks in the yard or whatever other "task" comes to mind. I will just enjoy being their mommy and having just them for one more day. I love my babysitting kids (and I have missed them this week) but I am so glad that I get to be Mommy to the two best little boys in the whole wide world!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Disappointment

Well we got the news today that Andy did not get the "dream" job. Okay, maybe not really a dream job but it would have been a really, really nice one. The interview process drug on almost a month and after the last interview they (the company) left us feeling like it was just a formality of interviewing the other candidates and they would call us with an offer soon....Guess not.

I didn't want to get my hopes up because we've been there before and it hurts when you get let down. I was pretty sure that I hadn't gotten my hopes up....guess not. I am pretty bummed. My faith isn't shaken but I have found myself questioning God this evening. I know He has my little family firmly in His grip but it would help if I just knew why.

The worst part is seeing my husband like this. He is disappointed and questioning himself. There is nothing more he could have done. In fact, he did it all and he did it well. He is an amazing person and will bounce back...probably by tomorrow morning if I know him like I think I do. My husband is a hard worker and loyal employee. He has an overall great attitude and lots of drive. Everything he knows he has taught himself and he is still learning everyday. He is my inspiration and my laughter. He is a dedicated father and has the best heart. I love him and I am so proud of him!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Recipe Blog

I was asked to be a part of a new recipe blog. There are a lot of talented cooks over there. Go check it out. Cooking What?