Saturday, October 29, 2016

Catching Up

Everytime I glance at my blog I think of whether to shut it down and give it up. There has been so much that has transpired that it is impossible to get "caught up," on here.

On the other hand, I love writing. I love sharing about my family and our crazy adventures. I love documenting the mundane day to day things that often go unnoticed. I'm so out of practice over writing about what goes on in my family and that makes me sad. If I could just dust off those ol' typing skills and tap into that creative writing experience I know my "down time" (what's that?) would be so much more enjoyable.

We've had technology woes for a long time now. Both of our laptops are almost 7 years old and have travelled the world, been pulled in and out of luggage, survived a house flood (just barely, and they both have weird electrical issues,) and are out dated and clunky. My laptop in particular has to be charged standing on one end and at full battery only last for 20-30 minutes. It also has a strange strobe light effect of the screen for the first 5 minutes it is booted up. All of that is to say that we hope to replace one soon and if we do then I would have a more effective and efficient tool to write from. Maybe that will help?

Grace is in Kindergarten.
Sophia is Preschool.
I teach Sophia's class!
Luke is in a class next door to mine.

Ian's been at his new job for four months now.
We bought a house.
And two cars.
We have a great neighborhood with lots of neighbor kids to play with.

We found a church.
We are getting plugged in.
They have AWANAs (a bit of a dream come true for me to have my kids in it!)
Ian and I are both in small groups, but we hope to lead our own, together, in our house.
Ian's preaching at the church soon.
I'm going to a women's retreat and leading a session.

I started working for Usborne Books and more!

We went to a pumpkin patch.
And a corn maze.
And an apple orchard.
And the National Zoo.

We've tried many new restaurants.
I have a library to use!

We have a trip to Florida and Tennessee planned.
We need to get to Georgia to see Ian's grandparents.
We live within an hour of my sister and that has been amazing.

Both of our football teams stink this year. It's underwhelming.

We miss Abu Dhabi. We continue to ask God if He will ever lead us back there.

And that's it! I think that just about wraps up the last four months. Maybe that will take the pressure off a little. Maybe.


Alison H said...

YES! Please write more! I Love you! And your blogging!

Bobbi said...

I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I never comment because of time, sorry :) But, your life overseas was so fascinating to me even though I think I missed why you guys were there. Anyway, I enjoy your blog!!