Friday, February 25, 2011
Since it has been 2 years, I thought I might just update our blog! When I read back to see my last posting, it literally feels like last week that I wrote that post. How in the world have 2 years already past. Oh well, if I have failed as a blogger, I am ok with that, since I feel like I have succeeded at the more important things in life, you know like updating my facebook status regularly. :)
To try and catch you up on the last 2 years of life quickly, I will sum it up in one word...blessed. Isn't God amazing. When we first found out we were moving to TX, I cried. It took me a long time to be ok with it. I thought I would hate it. I thought I would die of heat stroke, that I would hate the ugly scenery and the way people talked. But God, as always knew better than me (shocking I know). He put us in the exact spot we needed to be. The last 3 and a some years we have lived here in Abilene have been the most stable, enjoyable, happiest time in our marriage and family thus far. Does that mean Abilene is somewhere we LOVE and dream about living forever...no, but we are so content here that that almost trumps living somewhere where the scenery is more pretty and it isn't quite as miserably hot in the summer, and where people don't say you all funny.
Chris was deployed for 6 months and has been home about a month. He is actually for the first time in his military career really enjoying his job. He is still working in the muntions field, but has found a shop that he really enjoys. All these years he insisted he wasn't made for a desk job...God in his beautiful irony helped Chris realise that in actuality he is really good at it! It is so nice to hear him come home from work with a good things to say about his day and a smile on his face.
To update you on me...I am still working at the preschool. This year I started teaching music, and LOVE it! I also (most days) wake up looking foward to work. The added perk is no more dirty diapers!!! While Chris was gone I got pretty committed to the gym, and lost 20 lbs in the last year! I have a few events that I will be participating in over the next couple of months, so I will be updating with those pics as they happen. I have found a true love for excersise in any form I can get it in. :)
Cailey turned the big 7 this month. She is doing great in 1st grade, straight A's so far this year. She is playing soccer again, so that will be consuming our time for the next 2 months. She loves it and is pretty good. She says she will never quit soccer and wants to be in the world cup and be on tv. :)
Caleb, what can I say about our little man. As we speak his running around in his spiderman costume, zapping me occasionally with his web. He is all boy, and plays super heros or cars all day everyday. He is 4 and a half now, and I am holding on to these last few months that I have him home with me. He starts Kindergarden next year and I am going to be a wreck. I am going to miss having my little spiderman home with me durning the days.
Last but not least, I will be one of those annoying dog people and give you an update on Honey. She is definitely part of the family, so it is only fair to give her some blog time. She is 2 and a half and still the sweetest puppy on the planet, although in her old age she basically sleeps most of the day.
I will try to better with the updates since I am sure you are all dying to know what is going on with us these days!