Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Things around our house have been crazy, but for the most part good. My hour commute isn't too bad. (It is only bad on days when Wynn is teething). Most days Wynn sleeps on the way to work and I talk to Dana and catch up on life. On the way home, Wynn and I sing "E I E I O" make animal sounds, sing Jesus Loves Me, the Hippo song and many more favorites. I gotta tell you... Wynn's monkey sound can make me smile even on the worst day ever.
We are just about settled into our new routine. Clint has been really busy. He is coaching the Varsity and the Jr High now too. (He took over the Jr. High in order to build his program. He broke a 3 year losing streak with them, so the future looks bright!) Wynn has learned to do the touchdown signal and thinks that her dad is at all things football... sparta games, fort dale games, any game on TV. She sees football and starts asking for her daddy.
I am hoping to get some video up soon! Check back later in the week.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
In the last year I have:
had a baby (by emergency c-section)
lost a job
got another job
clint lost a job
got another job
changed churches (x3)
I counted my stress points... at 200 I should have been hospitalized according to the health text book. I stopped counting at 500.
We will start with Wynn. We are both so in love with that little girl. She is amazing. It kills me to be away from her while I am at work. I live for days I don't have to take her to the babysitter. (not that we don't like the babysitter, she is great, I just want that time.) Who knew you could love someone that much... I always thought I understood that before. I didn't. In the last year she has smiled, rolled over, talked, crawled, and is almost walking.
The first move... our apt flooded... for the fourth time. Wynn was three weeks old.
This one is tough... I won't go into all the details. There are lots of reasons I won't. I lost my job. Lost is the only way I can describe it... I wasn't fired... I didn't quit. I just somehow lost it. A job I had sacrificed for for 5 years. I went to work the day before my wedding. I worked 18 hours a day 9 months pregnant 6 days a week. I went to work the day I checked into the hospital before I had Wynn. They called me... I stopped by again on the way to the hospital. They called me again a day after I had Wynn. I let my job take over my priorities. That was wrong. I was wrong. Turns out, either it didn't matter... or maybe God knew I needed a change.
I got a new job. This one was tough too... I knew I wanted to be there... I knew that they wanted me (which meant a lot after all the other had happened), but Clint was still looking. I knew God had a place for him, but it was scary for me to take a job not knowing where his would be or what would happen. I was happy about the job, but scard that it might mean a sacrifice for him. He might have even had to get out of coaching for a year. I knew he needed to coach, but we needed a job for at least one of us. I took the job... I cried. I was happy, but still worried.
Clint and PCA parted ways. It has been better for us. There are still some people there I love very much. There are other things I won't get into. I am tired of it.
Clint went and interviewed and took a job at Sparta Academy in Evergreen. He is so much happier than he has been in 2 and a half years. I praise God for that. He called me after he took the job; I didn't care. He was happy. He already is doing great things there. It is good to see his excitement back. The commute to work everyday is worth that to me.
We moved to Greenville. It is our version of meeting in the middle. Nice city... kinda clint's home turf. That is both good and bad. We live in a house. It is nice to have a yard. It is not nice that the dishwasher is broken. I like having more space. I hate moving.
We have found a new church home. That has been good. Who knew we could go to a church of Christ where Clint was more connected than I am. Funny how God works.
The last few months God has really been working on my faith. I will be honest that it has been severly shaken the last several months. It is good to be healing.
These are the highlight/lowlights... or at least the big ones. I pray for a less stressful year. I am thankful for God and his continued care (even when I didn't see it)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Since baby Wynn has been getting bigger everytime I blink, I thought it was time to start researching new carseats. After many an internet and price search... I decided on the Graco Nautilus. I chose this one because it had twice the recommended safety rating, and it is convertible, so I would never have to buy another carseat. I had also found it on sale for $144, so I thought... this is the one. While talking to my sister-in-law Dana I found out carseats expire after so many years. Who knew??? Well... that is when I found out my on sale carseat was an older model, and wouldn't be "good" long enough. So, I was going to have to start my search all over again.
I went to Walmart and began checking out all the carseats to see which ones I would google later that night. I looked back at the Graco Nautilus box. This one was the newer model and cost $179. That was outside our budget even for a 3-in-1 carseat... but just for fun I checked to look at the date that particular carseat was made... and that is when I saw the tag for $149. Apparently they forgot to take off the receiving label, but since it was marked that they had to sell it to me for that price. My Walmart cashier was so impressed with my find, I think she was going to go get one herself. Anyway, that is my great find and made me feel a little better about spending that much on a carseat. Now when Wynn gains 2 more pounds, she will have a new place to ride.