Thursday, April 4, 2013

He turned 5.

Ryden turned 5.  By far the hardest age for me yet, it just seems so old.  I know 16 and 18 will be even harder but for now I will deal with the fact that my first born is old enough to start school in 5 short months ( sigh ). And that leads me to my next dilema I have been praying over and thinking about the past few weeks, school.  I have narrowed it down to homeschool or a private christian school.  I know either decision will work fine for our family it is just making that decision.  I am happily holding on to all the encouragement I have received on this subject.

In the mean time Ryden will be spending his days riding his new dirt-bike (new to him).  We got rid of one just to get another.  How does that happen?

For his birthday he requested a race with his cousins.  No big party which was fine with me as his birthday was right before the busy weekend of Easter.

Happy 5th Birthday son.  Mommy and Daddy are so blessed at the young fella you are turning into

Friday, February 8, 2013

A new year & a new season

"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." C.S. Lewis

Big changes have taken place around our home.
First on the list is the exciting news that my hubby accepted a part time job at our home church.  Over the past 6 months he has been interviewing all over the United States for a full time Worship Pastor position.  It looks like God has other plans because he ended up taking a part time position as a Pastoral Assistant here in our home town.  I think the job is very fitting as he is able to use some of his other gifts in leadership, communication, teaching, and discipleship. To compensate some of our other income needs he has been using his construction skills on the side.  
I am so thankful for him and willingness to work so hard for our family.

The second change is I have gone back to work at a local restaurant one or two nights a week to help out as well.  Not exactly what I pictured myself doing at 30 but I am grateful for the work and realize this is just a season until he is able to get a full time job.  I personally love being a homemaker, doing photography on the side, and being on committees while serving at the church;)  Oh wait I am still doing all those things.
I need to remember balance as I have added extra work into my life, this is a good time to learn and grow.

We are so excited for 2013 as the Lord uses us in unexpected ways.