Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Am Back!!

Okay, I know, it has been quite a LONG time since I have blogged. My life has been BUSY BUSY BUSY........!!!!! We all have been doing great. We are trying to settle in our new house and in the midst of getting settled, we have had Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas dinners, my aunt came in from Texas, a wedding, christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, normal household duties, packing boxes and trying to unpack boxes, working 36hrs. a week, getting everything switched over from the old house to the new, new year's eve party, starting a new schedule since Chris is back in school, trying to get my kids used to a babysitter two days a week and now preparing for Joshua's 2nd birthday party. Plus we have had a bad case of the flu on top of all of this.
Okay, you can breathe now. This week is the first week in a few months that our life will be back to normal. Chris started college again this past week. He is taking 17-1/2 hrs. for this quarter plus he is working 15-1/2 hrs. a week. Mon - Fri. he leaves for school/work at 8:30a.m. and arrives home around 10p.m. I work my normal days and thankfully the kids only have to go to the sitters two days a week. My mom picks up the kids when she gets off of work and keeps them until I get off of work at 8:30p.m. I only work three 12hr. shifts a week. Two of them are during the day and the other one is during the night. So Chris is with the kids during the night shift and I am home the next morning before he goes to school/work. It has been very different for all of us, but it is something that we are all trying to work together on and it is definitely something that none of us choose. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do even if you don't like it. The Lord is helping us and we are very excited about whatever lays in our future. I posted a few pictures that I had. Sorry about no christmas pictures, maybe I can post a few over the next few weeks.

Joshua with his big sunglasses. They were in his stocking, he loved them alot.

Madelyn and Joshua in there Christmas outfits. These outfits were $60 a piece at JCPenney's and I got them on sale for $20 a piece.

I loved this picture of Joshua and my Dad.

Madelyn and her cousin Riley. They have alot of fun and love to spend time with together. It is nice now since they are only about 10min. away from each other. They get to see each other all the time.

I loved this one with Dad and Madelyn.


Jenna Dewhurst said...

it's about time!!!! I LOVE Madelyn's dress!!!!!
love ya

Julie said...

Wow, you've sure been busy! Glad to know things are getting back to normal for you. Moving is never a fun job and once you have children there is so much more stuff! Enjoyed your pictures.