Thursday, November 06, 2008

I am thankful....

I am thankful that God gave me a husband that can do things like this....



Isn't he amazing??!!



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

So much to say....so little time to say it!

Okay, so I am still alive and I have had so many things happen that I have wanted to blog about, but truthfully just no time to blog. The only reason I have time today is because I am home sick, but am honestly tired of sleeping, so I decided to catch the blog world up on the Skinkle family.

So here is what we have been up to since the last blog...
  1. We moved from Texas back to Mississippi
  2. Prof started a new job
  3. I also started a new job (part time)
  4. Prof and I bought our very first house
  5. Wild Man turned 5 and got his first pet - a hermit crab named Crabby
  6. Princess T started talking all the time in sentences I might add
  7. We moved into our new house
  8. We went to Disney World where Wild Man got to meet Buzz Light Year and Princess T got to spend time with her fellow Princesses
  9. Princess T is potty training herself - sort of
  10. Prof's sister got married - He performed the wedding, Wild Man was a Ring Bearer and Princess T was a flower girl (who feel asleep 5 minutes before the wedding and had to be carried down the aisle)
  11. In the middle of all this we have all been sick at some point
  12. Oh and my camera is offically dead - I know SAD!!

So there it is....that is where I have been. Hopefully I will be able to post more now that life is settling down a little.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lost Boy

Well, today (Saturday) Prof and I had a first as parents. This afternoon we decided to take a trip the mall (this is not the first I am going to talk about - Prof and I have been to the mall a lot in our lives). Honestly we have not been to the mall just to browse in a long time. Normally we only have time to run into one store at a time, just to get what we need and leave. However, we were having a fun family day, so we went to the mall to walk around.

We had been at the mall for a while and Wild Man was beginning to get hungry for supper. So, we began making our way towards the car, so that we could go eat supper. On the way out we saw a Gamestop. We decided to just check and see if there were any games on sale for our Wii. So, we went in and began to look. As always, Prof and I split up. Prof took the stroller (Princess T's throne for the afternoon). Wild Man was playing the video games right next to Princess T and Prof, so I headed to the back to check out the games on the back wall. A few minutes later Prof and Princess T come back to show me a game they found. When I looked up I realized Wild Man was not with them. Prof very calmly told me that Wild Man was still up front playing the video game, but when we looked there was no Wild Man to be found. As you can imagine, both of us went nuts looking for him. Prof stayed in the store, just in case he came back, I on the other hand, was a wreck. I just knew someone had taken my little boy from me. I saw a security person and began describing what Wild Man looked like. As I was telling him, in a most frantic voice I must add, a man came up to me and said, "That lady over there has your son." I immediately began running in that direction. The lady was so nice and proceeded to tell me she saw him walking around the food court crying and she asked him where he had been and he remembered something about the game store and so she was on her way to game store to see if she could help him find us. I immediately picked him up and hugged him. Then I asked him. "Why did you leave the store?" His answer was simple, "I couldn't see you and daddy so I started looking for you. " Needless to say, the walk to car happened sooner than planned and as the night went on we had lots of conversations with Wild Man about what to do if he realizes he doesn't know where we are. I don't think he will be wondering off from us anytime soon, if ever again.

I wasn't going to share this story because to some degree I felt like a bad mom for letting this happen today. However, God used this to teach me something and that I needed to share. The ironic thing about this whole story is that Prof and I never left Wild Man. In fact, if he had just said, "Daddy, Mommy where are you?" in even an indoor voice we would have heard him...that is how close we were. However, when Wild Man looked up and didn't immediately see us he began to look for us and in that process got lost. Isn't that how we are as Christians sometimes? God is right there by us. He is always near us. Yet sometimes, we don't feel like He is, or we don't "see" Him so we begin to look for Him and in the process get lost.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Master Movers

Prof and I have decided that we need to start a moving service. I think we would make good money and who better to move someone than someone who has moved a million times themselves, right?! We could name it "Master Movers".

On a serious note, Prof and I are moving, AGAIN! The CARES program has been cut from our apartment community and we have to be out of our apartment by June 30 (not because the community is making us leave, but because we would have to pay rent after that date and since rent is more than house payment, it is not an option). We have an apartment lined up back on campus, for which we are very thankful for, even thought it is a good bit smaller.

As many of you know, we were hoping to stay in the apartment we are in now until we are able to "settle". Prof has had resumes out for a while, but God has not chosen to reveal the next step to us yet. Our prayer now is that God will reveal the next step soon so that we either can move straight there or within the next few months.

We ask that you pray with us, that His will be done in our lives, even if it means living in a tiny apartment a little longer. We will keep you posted.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Are you addicted to Facebook?

Are you addicted to Facebook? Not sure? Here is an informational video that will help you decide. Enjoy!


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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sassy Bag Sale!!

All Sorbet and Notingham Fabric Styles are on sale for the month of June.

Jubilee - $38.99 (reg $61.99)

Swag and Baguette - $39.99 (reg $62.99)

Tote - $41.99 (reg $64.99)

Wallet (Sorbet only) - $29.99 (reg $36.99)

Click Here to view the complete Spring/Summer Catalog.

Email Me (askinkle@aol.com) to order!





Notingham (left)

Sorbet (right)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Beaver Dragons and Gaggle Pups

Wild Man has a very vivid imagination. We love it, most times, because it keeps us laughing. One thing he loves to do is make up words or names. Two of his latest inventions are "Beaver Dragon" and "Gaggle Pup". Both are types of animals. I asked him to draw both of them for me, but they would not scan well. However, they are a mix of a lot of things.

Here is what I know now about both...

Beaver Dragons live in the trees along I-20. I am assuming that is the only place, because that is the only time Wild Man has seen them. Sometimes, if there is water they like to swim and when they can, they love to fly. They are yellow, blue, pink, red, and green. They like to eat berries, dragon berries, and sometimes their own poop (this straight from Wild Man - I guess it is a boy thing). They like to keep dogs (but not bulldogs) for pets and they love to garden.

Gaggle Pups are baby beaver dragons. They are little, black, spider-webby looking creatures. Wild Man said they just lay around in their boxers all the time. They like to eat nails, berries, and carrots. They have turtles and cats as pets and they really don't do anything.

Wild Man says he is the only person the Beaver Dragons and Gaggle Pups like, so if you see one, I would stay away or call Wild Man. They sound scary to me.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Porch

On April 4th my parent's house was hit by a small tornado. Thankfully no one was hurt, but it did cause some minor damage to the house. After they assessed the damage, they told Prof what needed done, and asked him if he could do the work. Of course, being the awesome guy that he is, he stepped up to the challenge. One area of the house that needed to most work was the patio area. The tree that fell took out the covered patio area mom and dad had. So, Prof decided to replace the covered patio with a screened in porch. After several weekend trips and one really long week, Prof has finally almost finished the screened in porch. Here are some shots of what it looks like. Please keep in mind, there is still some minor work left to be done and lots of clean up. So, don't look too closely (that was for BB - who I am sure is real happy I am putting these pictures up).



Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Wii

So, those of you have Facebook and check it regularly know that we now have a Wii. Yes, that is right...Prof and I gave each other a Wii for our Anniversary present. I actually got an amazing deal on Ebay. This guy invested $500 into a Wii and extra stuff for his Wii, played it only 20 times, and then sold it on Ebay to me for $265 + shipping. There was only one game we didn't want, and we just sold it on Half.com today. Anyway, needless to say, I am not sure what we did before the Wii. I can not even begin to tell you how much fun it is! Even Wild Man gets into. In fact, the Wii helps Wild Man make good decisions, because he knows if he chooses to disobey then he can't play the Wii and if he chooses to obey, then he can play.

One of the first games Wild Man played was Ski ball (the game you find at Chuck E Cheese or places like that). He is actually pretty good, but he get WAY INTO IT. Here is a small clip of Wild Man playing Ski ball (and yes, he is still in his pjs - one of the perks of staying home).

video

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just Some Pictures

We have collected some fun pictures over the past few weeks we would like to share. Enjoy!!

Look at this picture and imagine Princess T reaching the top bunk, by herself....and, yes she really did it. One night last week Prof walked in, because she was crying, and she was on the top bunk. When he asked Wild Man how she got up there, he pointed to the tub that was propped up between the bed and futon. SCARY!!!



Wild Man has become quite the builder...this is one of his master pieces. I wish he would just build us a house....it would make things a lot easier...don't you think? Well, except maybe he could fill in the whole about the windows...



Princess T's first toenail painting. Believe it or not she set so still while I painted them and she picked the color (sorry the picture is fuzzy).



Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I Am So Proud!!

Typically I use the blog to talk about me or my kids. However, I just have this overwhelming desire to talk about how proud I am of Prof. As many of you know Sunday was not only Mother's Day, but it marked 6 years of Prof and I being married (hard to believe...I know!). I love him more today then I did the day I married him. God has really done some big things in our lives over the past 6 years and has blessed our marriage and life together more than I could have ever asked for.

I have to tell you that (despite what you think) I have the best husband in the whole world!! I mean, don't get me wrong, he is not perfect....but he is as close as they come! There is nothing he can not do or can not teach himself to do. He truly is amazing.

In the 6 years we have been married, Prof has been in school 5.5 of those years. He completed a 90 hour master's degree in 2.5 years, while working full time, and being the best dad there ever to Wild Man. After completing this amazing task he moved on to another task that seems almost impossible. He began his PhD. He has now (in 2.5 years) completed all course work for the PhD, while working full time, being the best husband ever, and being the best dad ever to Wild Man AND Princess T. On top of this....he is finishing his classes with a 4.0 overall GPA! He not only passed his barrier exam (an exam proving his competency in statistics), but he made an A+ (99%), which I might add was the highest grade in the class!!! He is so amazing!!

Neither one of us knows what the next step is after he completes his PhD, but I am excited to see how God is going to use all of Prof's gifts for HIS Glory!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Silence is Golden

When I was growing up I went through this stage where I listened to nothing but Oldies. I am sure BB remembers this stage quite vividly. I had this one tape that had a mixture of artists on it and I listened to that tape so much that still to this day I can remember most of the words and a few of the motions I made up to go with them. (Yes, I made up motions to every song). Anyway, there was this one song that has been in my head for about a week now, and I can not get it to go away. I can not remember who sings it or even all the words. All I remember is , "Silence is golden, golden. Ohhh, but my heart..." (I can't remember any more words-sorry).

Why am I telling you all this? Well, I think I am at the point where this song (or at least the words I can remember) are so true. Ever since I can remember, I hated the quietness (which is why I am sure I listened to music so much). I hated being the only one home and when I went to college I hated being the only one in the dorm (which is why I went home so much). Truthfully, I hated having nothing to do. I wanted to be doing something all the time. I hated silence.

However, 1 husband and 2 kids (who both talk all the time now) later, I am on my way to believing silence is golden. I would do just about anything to have a day where there was nothing on the calendar, no phone, no tv (ok maybe a little tv), no talking...you get the picture.

I am not there completely though because after about a day, I would want the noise back. I am definitely 100% BB's daughter.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Happy Birthday Princess T!

Wow! It so hard to believe Princess T is 2 today. I mean I know she is 2 by the way she acts, so in that regard I am not surprised. However, it just seems like yesterday she was born! Now she is 2! Time is going by way too fast for me. We have a very busy birthday weekend planned. I will post pictures sometime next week!

Happy Birthday Priness T!!

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Get To Know You Thingy

So, I was tagged by Kearsmom to do this little get to know you thingy. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.- Each player answers the questions about themselves.- At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people, posts their names, and then leaves a comment on their blogs, letting them know they've been tagged. Here we go....

What was I doing 10 years ago (April 1998)?

1. Homework...I was a Sophmore in highschool! Wow! Life has changed!
2. Enjoying the freedom I had with my driver's license, which I had only had since the previous September (6 months).
3. Planning the upcoming summer, which I am sure was full with Youth Camps/Mission Trips and Kids Camps.
4. Wishing I were done with highschool!
5. Planning life after highschool and college. I had no clue what was really ahead of me :-)

5 Things on my "To Do" list today:

1. Bible Study this morning
2. Pass out invitations for a dinner we are having at our apartment community Thursday
3. Make an Evite for someone hosting an Initials Party
4. Clean the kitchen
5. Send out April Newsletter for Initials and update my website

5 Things I would do if I were a Billionaire:

1. Finish paying for the new children's building being built at our church right now.
2. Tithe regularly
3. Support tons of missionaries
4. Buy a house and new cars
5. Randomly buy stuff for other people, whenever I feel like it!

5 Bad Habits:

1. Not eating healthy
2. Biting my nails
3. Agreeing to do too many things, to the point I stress out.
4. Spending too much online, either on facebook or here
5. Staying up too late at night

5 Places I have lived:

1. Jackson, MS
2. Clinton, MS
3. Pearl, MS
4. Fort Worth, TX
5. Granbury, TX

5 Jobs I have had:

1. Children's Ministry Intern at CHBC
2. Children's Ministry Intern at FBC Burleson
3. House Parent at Happy Hill Farm in Granbury, TX
4. Secretary in the Office of Admissions at Southwestern
5. Stay-At-Home Mom and Creative Partner for Initials Inc

5 Tags:

1. BB
2. Abby
3. Mrs. Langhans
4. Brittany
5. Aunt B

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Belt

There is story about me that my mom (BB) loves to tell. When I was around Wild Man's age I came home from preschool one day and told her I needed a new pair of jeans. However, these jeans I needed had to have "LEE" on the back of them. Apparently Lee jeans were pretty popular then (I guess we didn't have Gap, Old Navy, or Gymboree yet) and all the kids in my class (according me) had a pair of these Lee jeans. So, of course I needed a pair. I think it is the first time I asked for something because I saw others had it. It was definitely not the last either.

We have definitely hit that stage at our house with Wild Man. However, for him name brands don't matter. He has not recognized that his clothes come from his cousin, not the store. I am so greatful for this! In fact, Wild Man, is usually pretty content with whatever we put on him. So, going to church in khakis and a polo shirt have not bothered him one bit. Because, we do not "dress up" for church we have never invested in a belt for him to wear and it really has not bothered him. However, a few weeks ago that changed.

Wild Man came home from church one Sunday and asked if he could have a belt when he turned 5, because a friend in his class just turned 5 and he wears belts to church. I laughed inside, because this was such a simple request on his part. So, I told him he didn't have to wait until he was 5, we could go ahead and get him a belt. The next week, while we are shopping for Easter clothes, I let him help me pick out a belt for him to wear. It is amazing how such a little request could please Wild Man so much. We bought the belt and now he thinks he is big boy because he has a belt. He tells everyone he talks to, like it is the best thing that has ever happened to him. He is very proud of his new belt.

Here is a picture of Wild Man sporting the new belt....


So, he will now be wearing this belt every Sunday to church. I can not believe how grown up it makes him look.

Friday, February 29, 2008

It's Here!!

Initials Inc's Spring Summer 2008 Catalog is here!!

The Job

As many of you know by now, Prof was offered, what we saw as a wonderful opportunity, at the Seminary. Before Christmas the job was presented to him and he was asked to pray about it. So, we prayed for well over a month. We knew that taking this job would mean our life in Fort Worth would be more permanent, meaning Fort Worth could possible be home forever. After much prayer, Prof and I just did not have a strong feeling one way or another. So, we sat down and figured out how much money it would take for us to stay. Basically we took his salary now (which is pretty much nothing) added a house (basic house- nothing fancy), another car (we are all agreement we need another car) and moeny for Wild Man to attend the school we had decided he would go to if we stayed. All of this equaled an amount that we figured was fair. Compared to what Lee could be making at secular job right now, it was very little. So, we decided to pray that if this job was what God has for us next that the money would not be issue. We knew what we needed to settle here and we just decided if it was Gods plan He would make sure we got what we needed.

Here is where it gets tricky. They officially offered him the position this past Tuesday and showed him what the pay would be. It was significantly lower and not much more than what he making now. Our first reaction was to counter offer. Let's tell them what they need to pay you to stay. However, we decided that would be us making something happen, afterall, we had asked God to show us His direction based on how much the job paid. So, Prof declined the postion.

Here is the issue....we are getting mixed responses from our friends and family. On one hand we hear "oh you definitely did the right thing!" and the other hand we hear, "if it is God's plan money should not be factor and plus at Prof's age the amount that was offered should be enough. Being in ministry means you give up things."

I have thought and thought about this and here is what I think. Being in ministry, being a christian period, does not always mean you give up things. I believe God wants to give us the desires of our heart, but more importantly I believe God GIVES US the desires we have on our heart. I believe that if that postition were where we were supposed to go next God would have made it all okay for us, but He didn't. I don't think that makes us selfish people. I think that simply means we just want to be where God wants us to be and God chose to tell us He did not want us to take the position, by allowing the pay to not be what we needed it to be.

So, far now we are still playing the waiting game and just praying that God will continue to guide our path to whereever the next phase of our life will be.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lately

You are probably wondering where I am. If you find me, please let me know where I can find myself. :-) Seriously, life has been so crazy lately. I just feel like we go from one thing to another and when we are at home it is just one battle after another with the kids. So, when I stop, I crash. I have managed, some how, to loose 5 pounds and keep it off. 45 to go! I have also managed to work out atleast 3 days a week, if not more and I have started tanning again, after a 5 year break.

Wild Man is going through a super whiney stage right now. It is about to drive me insane. The other day I was asking him why he was having a hard time obeying me and he say, "I just don't feel like being good today." I felt like that was an honest answer. There are some days I don't feel like being good either.

After this post Little One will be referred to as Princess T. She has mastered the art of fit throwing and giving daddy the "I am so innocent" face (she knows it doesn't work with me). She walks around the house with her blanket around her neck all the time now. This is her way of being a princess. If you say, " Are you a princess?" She will, without hesitation, nod her head yes and smile really big. She has also decided she likes to sit on the potty. She has not gone yet, but I am pretty sure I spent half the day yesterday in the bathroom with her. Maybe she will catch on quickly. That would be nice! She has also really begun to say alot of words. However, "No" is still her favorite and she is getting very good at saying it.

Prof has a very busy semester this Spring. He is doing LOTS of research and refining his proposal for his dissertation. He is teaching again and loving his class so much! He has also begun to put his resume out, just to see what happens. There is very strong possiblity that God may be calling us to stay in Fort Worth. So, please pray for wisdom in this area.

Well, that is what has been happening in the Skinkle house lately.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Initials Inc Fall/Winter Sale/Retiring List - UPDATED 2/20

These items will only be available until Feb 29th! So, if there is something you see, please let me know ASAP, so I can order it for you.

The new catalog will be posted online March 1st!

You can view the catalog by clicking here.


Retiring On Sale

Vermont Baguette - $39.99 - Low quantity
Vermont Swag - $39.99 - SOLD OUT
Vermont Jubilee - $37.99
Vermont Tote - $42.99
Rambunctious Rex Quilted Back Sak - $24.99
Social Butterfly Back Sak - $24.99 - SOLD OUT
Luxury Baby Blanket - $27.99
Travel Cube – Hot Pink and Red - $32.99
Slappy Saks – Navy, Orange, Sky and Light Pink - $19.99
Ladies Cap – Island Blue, Black, Hot Pink and Lime - $19.99
Posh Paisley Messenger – Pink and Blue - $49.99 - SOLD OUT
Kitchen Set – Preppy - $19.99
Laundry Bags – Navy and Bone - $19.99
Stockings - $19.99
Umbrella - $24.99
Slippers – Hot Pink Only – $29.99
Skinni Mini Notes - $18.99
Oh My Ornaments Christmas Stationary - $12.99

Retiring Not On Sale

Buddy
Clementine
Trendy Traveler – Chambray and Gingham
Hooded Towel and Bath Mitt, Pink and Blue
Bib and Burp Cloth Set, Pink and Blue
Cooler – Blue and Black Low Quantity
Quilted Throw – (Cornsilk and Brick Only)– Very low quantity
Apron – Black, Red and Denim
Fleece Blanket – Grey
Warm Cinnamon Spice (only for Spring/Summer - will be back!)
Ribbon Tote – Pale Pink, Khaki and Charcoal
Brag Bag – Chocolate and Black w/ gingham
Towel Sets – Oatmeal and White
Cuff Links
Tapered Rectangle Ring
Cube Ring
Small Oval Ring (Size 10 SOLD OUT )
Small Circle Pendant
Square Pendant
Tortoiseshell Set
Teardrop Set
Gold Shell Set
Bound Circle Necklace

Where did it go?

So here we are at the last day of January and I have absolutely now clue how we got here. It seems like yesterday we were ringing in the new year. Now here were are ending the first month of the year. It went by way to fast and to be honest I have no clue what happened this month. I know I got a lot done and began a lot of projects that I will need to finish next month, but truthfully I have no clue where this month went. It is sort of a weird feeling. Do any of you feel this way? Or, am I the only one?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

And we wonder why....

I will be the first to admit that I am horrible at keeping up with news items and when I do, most of the time I don't think twice about what I hear. I think I am like this because I just have too many other things I have to keep in my mind and just seems like I am wasting brain power to think about things that most often don't affect me.

However, oddly enough I have caught myself getting involved in this whole Heath Ledger stuff. I think mainly because I love just about every movie he has been in and I mean come on....he is a little easy on the eyes. :-)

Anyway, last night I was at supper with a friend and we got to talking about how Christians who have the mind set of "it's my way or the highway" give what truly being a Christian is about a horrible name. As we were talking she told me about this group of Christians who have decided that since he played a gay person in one of his movies they are going to picket at his funeral. I had not heard that and so it completely shocked me.

Today, I have been reading a lot and what I have learned just makes me mad. Evidently this group is Baptist (don't we love how we make a name for ourselves) and they have been known to picket at the funerals of soldiers who have died in Iraq. I mean come on!

At the end of the day, he still has a family and a lot friends who want and need this time to grieve. Is it really showing God's love when we decide to stand outside his funeral and protest what we believe??? If I were not a Christian I would not look at this and go, "I want to be a Christian. Look at how loyal they are to their beliefs." In fact the world is saying different. One reporter I saw said something to the effect of, "It is just natural human decency that says it is wrong to picket at someones funeral."

I could go on forever about this, because it just makes me mad that people, who call themselves Christians, would show such disrespect for someone in public like this. And, then those same people will question why the people around them do know want to be a part of what they believe.

So, if you have ever wondered why this world does not care about "Christian" things...this is why! The world sees Christians has the group of people who protest about anything and everything, even if it shows disrespect for another person. No one wants to be a part of that.

Okay, I am done....Let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

24

Okay, so The Prof and I finished season 6 of 24 last night. I have very strong opinions about this season. IT WAS HORRIBLE! I felt like the writers and everyone else involved did not think through the season ahead of time. I mean come on...there were 2 plots! One ended and it was like, "Okay, I guess we need think of another one." Then, the ending was ridiculous. I mean seriously. So, in our effort to make it better we decided to watch the alternate ending. EVEN WORSE!!! The alternate ending wasn't even that different. I am very disappointed to say the least.

I am going to give Season 7 a shot, when it comes out, if it ever comes out. But, if it is anything like season six, then I will no longer be a 24 fan.

Okay, so there are my feelings. I got it out. If you have seen season 6, I would love to know how you feel.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lost Pictures

So, this morning I decided to finally upload the pictures I took while we were MS for Christmas. I started with the pictures I got off BB's camera and then I pulled my memory card out and began to upload. To my surprise I only had 35 pictures. I knew I took more. In fact I can tell you what pictures I took that I now can not find. I have searched everywhere on the computer and on my camera for them. They are no where to be found. I am not happy. I lost some CUTE pictures. UGH!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A New Year

It is so hard to believe that it is already 2008. Christmas has come and gone at the Skinkle house. We have put away the decorations and are almost done finding places for all if our presents. Life is beginning to get back to normal.

2008 is going to be a big year at the Skinkle house. In May the Prof will finish his classes. This means there is a lot of light at the end of tunnel (which is getting closer everyday). Finishing classes will open the door for other options and so we have begun praying very diligently that God will make it clear to us what the next step is, even if it is to stay here.

As you know, I have been leading large group for the 5th and 6th graders at our church on Sunday morning. This month I will begin working at the church 2 days a week, while the kids are in mothers day out. This time will allow me to focus some attention to Sunday morning activities as well as other preteen activities at the church. I am super excited to be doing what I love again on a regular basis.

I have also made up my mind that 2008 will be year I loose all my baby weight. I have about 50 lbs to loose and I have decided I will not end 2008 saying I still need to loose it. I started Weight Watchers this week and have also started working out on a daily basis again. I look forward to posting pictures once I have reached my goal.

Wild Man will be starting kindergarten in August. This fact is already weighing very heavy on my mind, if you can not tell. Between now and then the prof and I have a lot to decide about Wild Man's schooling and we can not really do a whole lot until we know for sure where we will be in August. Wild Man is growing up way to fast!

I am sure that 2008 will also bring change for Little One, since she is in a growing mode right now. We are hoping that this change at least includes a bigger vocabulary, since right now she does not say a whole lot. We would also like to end 2008 diaper free. We will see how that goes.

I am going to work extra hard this year to keep my blog updated atleast weekly, if not daily. So, keep checking back as I share our 2008 with you.