Saturday, December 5, 2009

Finally, a picture of the new puppy!  Her name is Greta.  As in Greta Garbo, not Susteren.  She's a precious little girl!  She reaffirms the fact that I am very thankful for no more children!  I am just done with that portion of my life.  I am no longer interested in multiple feedings and potty training.  So, anyway, our family is now complete.  2 adults, 2 children, 2 dogs and 1 bird.  Some of you newbies may be thinking I should get another bird..I assure you I should not.  Everytime we have had more than one bird, the other one kills it slowly.  As in starving it.  It's weird. 

Anyway, it's been a long week and at the same time a short week.  Seemed like it would never end and then I realized it was already over!  We had a Junior Bible Quiz tournament today.  My team took 2nd place!  Pretty exciting.  I'm very happy to have the team down to 4 people on one team instead of having it spread into two different teams.  Now Chris can stay and be my co-coach AND our team has a better chance of placing.  The tournament went super fast today.  We were home by 12:30 I think.  We just have one more tournament after this.  I didn't bring my camera today but if I get some pics from someone I will post for you.

We all sat down and wrapped presents this afternoon, was fun to do that.  They're all under the tree and lookin pretty good!  Other than that we are watching BSU slam out another win.  They are in the bottom of the 3rd quarter and the score is 42/0!  I'm pretty sure they've won.  haha  We're turnin it off now to watch a Veggie Tales movie (Wonderful World of Autotainment).

We are hiding today.  Not answering the door.  Not answering the phone.  Just having family time.  When the kids are in tears and asking for a day where we don't have to do anything but be together, it's time to change things.  Even though we are involved in things they love and with people they love, it just gets to be too much.  We're all a bit burned out and re-evaluating.

Well the movie is starting so I better go!  Love you all and hope you are enjoying your weekend. 

If you're in a place where you don't know which step to take next..which way to turn..remember, He will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; He will counsel you and watch over you.  It's a promise!  Get lost in His Word and you will find that your path has been laid out (perfectly) by the Master!  Place your focus on Him & everything else will fall into place, if it's in His will.  And that which doesn't, was never meant to. 

Onward and Upward friends!


  1. Greta is beautiful and no more birds is OK. Glad to hear that things went well at the BBQ. Congrats! You are all set for Christmas? I haven't even done my cards yet and I thought I was getting ahead this year. You guys have me beat. Enjoy your day together. Love you guys and keep up the great work.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful day.. And such a cute little puppy!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! I wish good things for your educational endeavors next year.


  3. I have my cards addressed, partially and sitting on the floor..and I have the newsletter written. I think they may sit there till next year. Really gonna try to get them finished and sent out this year though! Just depends on when money comes in to print the newsletters and buy stamps! I might just handwrite messages in all of them. Then again I think my hand might fall off!

    **Thanks, Ella! So far so good with the home schooling..adding in the teenager next year determine what I'm REALLY made of! haha