June 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Just Catching Up March 2010

I have had the chance to add a few entries to the blog with hopefully more to come. At this time Shawn has gotten a job in his IT field. Currently it is part-time, but it has great potential to go full-time. He is mainly working with churches, servicing computers, setting up networks, and trouble-shooting. He also goes to the Southern Baptist Convention as well. We are hoping this will be a great opportunity for him to use his skills. He will begin teaching a class on Monday, March 22 at a college. It will be a 3 1/2 week class teaching IT. I have been busy with subbing. This semester has proved to be much more productive than last as I have been able to know more of the personnel at the schools, who in turn have called me back for more jobs. I will starting a long-term maternity leave sub towards the end of April and I will doing a 2 week sub job starting Monday. April 1 I can sign up for the job fair in Keller and hopefully other districts as well. We are praying for a teaching position. It would be nice to know something this summer so I know where I will start for the fall. As for this summer, I am not sure what I will be doing yet. I would like to take a trip to visit friends in Florida, though. God has been very faithful even when I have not been. He is our constant provider and has shown His grace and mercy numerous times. The girls are growing up so fast. It is hard to believe that Abigail will be 5 this year and Hannah will be 3 in July! It has been so fun watching them grow to love each other and play with each other more and more each day and just develop that wonderful sister bond. I pray they can always be that close. Abigail continues to amaze me with what she absorbs and learns. She has learned the books of the New Testament and was awarded a Bible for her hard work in Sunday School! Hannah is my little lover. She showers me with kisses and big bear hugs. She is sister's little shadow and seeks to please with kindness and politeness. She loves being the helper. We are hoping to start both in school this fall with Hannah going 2 or 3 days and Abigail going 3 or more. I think with what Abigail has already learned and I have taught her at home, she will love school. Both girls love books and being read to and reading to me, too! God is so good!

More Snow!

After the snow for Christmas Eve, we were very surprised to receive 12 inches in 2010! It is rare to get snow and especially so much! I had to teach one day, but the streets really were not that bad. I did get to leave early so it made it better. When I returned home, I found that the girls had built their own snowman with Nana. I got to take them back out for a little bit and build one more snowman. During this time the electricity also went out on our whole street which made it quite chilly inside the house. We made it one night under several layers of blankets and the next day decided to not risk it coming back on (my parents had lost for power for a whole week last summer after a big storm) and we went to Mimi and Be-Bobs while my parents went to my Uncle Kenneth's house. That afternoon it was not so bad and we decided to stop back by the house int he evening and the electricity was back on! We had fun in the snow while it lasted.

Fall or Winter Fun?

Since it had snowed in December, we decided all the leaves from the huge oak tree needed to be raked and bagged before it might snow again. The weather here in Texas can be sporadic, so the leaves didn't drop in the fall, but rather the winter. The girls decided to help us raking.

Never a Dull Moment

Although most of the time the girls will take their rest and even nap, there are other times behind close doors that I have to wonder what goes on in the girls' room. One afternoon I happened to open to door at the end of nap time and low and behold, I discovered the two girls had been working sneakily together to reaarange Hannah's bed. Just take a look.