Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Digikit: 'Sophisticated Grunge' by Stolen Moments, Alpha 'Grit' by Stuff by Heather T.
The journaling says: "I could tell you that I wanted to be a teacher or a singer or any number of things I thought of over the years. But what i really wanted more than anything in the world was to be a wife and mom. I wanted this so bad it hurt. God has granted me the desires of my heart in my husband Dean, and my three wonderful children, Alyssa, Kai and Roan."
Last month Roan was recognized as a "Heart Act to Follow". This is a special award given each month (at school) to kids who demonstrate living the 'habit of the heart' such as:
- Taking responsibility for self and others
- Acting with courage and compassion
- Practicing forgiveness and humility
- Resolving differences in constructive ways.
This month, Kai was reconized as a "Heart Act to Follow".....twice!
For Christmas this year, we were supposed to go to Connecticut. Unfortunately, it didn't work out for us to go this time. Dean flew up to Connecticut after New Year's to briefly see the family. Christmas as home was nice and quiet. We had a friend over for Christmas dinner. Our family gift was the Wii Fit. We had a lot of fun with that the rest of Christmas break.
I finally got a job! I am officially a Substitute for the Richland 5 district. Yesterday was my first day. I was a cafeteria monitor! Heehee. It went well. I'm just very glad I was able to find a job that would accomodate my kid's schedules.
Last bit of news is that we are finally trying to sell our house. We have been here for 11 years! When we moved here, we had one 20 month old daughter. Now we have three! We are way overcrowded and need a bigger place. We've got a lot of work to do. We've already put what feels like half of our furniture/belongings into storage and now we've go some fixing up to do.
Well, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Friday, January 9, 2009
The journaling says: My parents met in college and married three years later. They trained to be missionaries. In fact, I was almost born in Mexico. However they felt God leading them in another direction. My dad became a pastor! He served as an associate pastor at Calvary Assembly of God in Orlando, FL. until taking the position of Senior Pastor at a small church called Maranatha Chapel in Clearwater, FL in 1973. He served in this capacity for 25 years. I grew up in this church. My parents are the most faithful people I know. They are by far they biggest influence in my life through their constant love, guidance, and most of all, Godly example. My father LIVES the biblical definition of Pastor and my mother IS the Proverbs 31 woman.
I'm really looking forward to this challenge and I'll try to post my page here each week. BTW, Happy New Year!