Just some updates:

Andrew has started school. I think he didn't remember how pressing a time college can be! He already has so much homework! And the price of books is absolutely ridiculous!

Noah is doing really well in school. I was worried how he would adjust but he seems to be doing great!

Jonah is still working on potty training! He did really good today with no accidents all day!

Abbi is growing so much! I can not believe she will be 8 months on the 30th of this month! She is all go, but so sweet. She is always laughing and smiling.

That's all for now!


Just when you think you've got it all figured out...

Andrew found out today that they are transferring him to a new store. Of course, when you things are looking like they are going to work out, they never do! He is starting school next week and had everything worked out with his current boss as far as days off. His new "boss" doesn't want to let him the 2 days that he needs off, off. He says it isn't fair to the other employees. Andrew needs the 2 slowest days of the week off, not any weekend days, so we don't see what the problem is. I guess we will find out on Tuesday when he starts at the other store.

We have started attending Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, thanks my brother and sister-in-law. We are working on baby step 1 which is to have an Emergency Fund of $1000.00. We have no idea how we are going to do it, but I may (gulp) have to get a part time job. This is going to kill me. Not literally, but I have been home for 3 years and the little's have never stayed with anyone else other than the times I have been in the hospital. I don't want to put them in daycare, because then what would be the point of working? I just have to pray, a lot, about the situation. I figure if it is what is supposed to be, it will work out. We shall see. Please pray for our family and the situation, to hear what Jesus wants us to do and to have the faith to do it!


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I have not done this in a while, but what a better time to start again!

I did not hate to take my son to his first day of Kindergarten this past week! I did not get out of his classroom just in time to cry like a baby. I can not believe my baby is in school!

I was not so completely zoned out by the new school routine that I did not totally forgot all about my Bible Study this week. And I did not think about it until that evening when I went to get my Bible to read...so not like me!

I did not get Noah to school on time or early everyday this first week. I do not hope to continue this through out the school year!

I am not proud of Jonah for finally catching on this potty training thing!

Hope you all have a great week!


Abbi is 7 months!

I can not believe how fast time is flying right by me! Abbi is 7 months old! Here are some of our 7 months "portraits!"

She was trying to eat the paper!

Already trying to stand!


Noah's first day of Kindergarten!

Well, I made it through the first day of school for my oldest child. He didn't want to go to bed on Sunday night, which made for a rough morning. He woke up in a bad mood! But he got out of it as soon as we walked into the school! Here are pictures of his first day!

I actually didn't cry until I told him bye and left his room! I think for me that is an accomplishment! I had people praying for me and I can tell. I was at peace as we left and he had a great day! I can't wait to hear about today!

I am not crying here! The sun was in our eyes!


the time is come

I have been on a little computer hiatus for a few days. We decided to take a little mini-vacation. Andrew's mom has a time share near Helen GA. They have free putt putt and a pool so it was a little like going to the beach...I can think that anyway! My parents went with us. We had a good time. Andrew and my dad got to play golf at the "resort" golf course. Andrew actually played well.

We just had a fun family filled vacation. We really wanted to take Noah somewhere before school starts and life changes for us all in so many ways. I am so not ready for this time to be here. I have known it was coming since the day I had Noah but I am still not ready to send my first baby off to school. We went to open house on Thursday night and met his teacher. I almost cried then, but I held it in! I know I will be a blubbering fool on Monday! But I know I can't let Noah see me that way! I want him to enjoy it and think of it as an adventure! I don't know what will be harder...Noah going to Kindergarten or Abbi!

I love the quote that goes: you carry your child for 9 months and they carry your hearts for the rest of your life. It is so true. And how your child is your heart walking outside of your body. I now know how true those words are. I admit I am very anxious and regretting that the time has come. Monday morning I will have a Kindergartner and I will live to tell it all...through my tears.