I’m completely embarrassed of how long it’s been since I’ve posted an updated blog post. Boy, oh boy. It’s been quite a while. To say that a lot has happened over the last few months would be the understatement of the year.
We had a wonderful Fall season, filled with business and events. With both of my boys attending two different schools, in two different cities, has definitely had it’s challenges. I took a new job position at a preschool, where James goes, and I work two full days there as music director. But, that hasn’t stopped me from my first love – teaching piano. I teach Monday, Thursday and Friday and work at the school Tuesday and Wednesday. The boys are each involved in their own Awana’s group and enjoy learning new Bible verses each week. It has been very good for both boys, but somewhat stretches them too, especially for Peter because he also learns Bible verses for school, once a week and most recently had a speech meet, where he learned and memorize poetry. I was able to have my first official school-parade for my preschool kids. They memorized many different (and new) songs about Fall, Halloween and other poems and got to march in their costumes and sing for their parents – it was, in one word, precious. I really enjoy working there. I have a wonderful, godly, boss who has really become a dear friend of mine. Our oldest boys share the same class at Dayton Christian and are best buds. It’s been one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time! It posses it’s challenges, though. Memorizing 150 kids faces and able to put a name to that face has taken longer than I thought it would. But, each class is so different and they really make me laugh!
Christmas was another really amazing season. Tim’s brother (Pat) and wife (Catherine) flew here to Dayton to spend the holidays with us all. We had a phenomenal time of doing absolutely nothing! There were days that Catherine and I just grabbed our own big comfy blankets, grabbed some hot spiced tea and just watching HGTV or talked for hours. It was a world of nothing to do and we loved every mili-second of it! The boys loved playing in the snow with their Uncle Patrick and we ate at some pretty amazing places and laughed A LOT! The boys built worlds of legos and train tracks around our living room floor and I believe, besides that, all we did was eat! 🙂
Thanksgiving and Christmas were definitely not our ‘usual traditional holiday’s. Not this year, anyhow. At the end of November, we found out that we are expecting Weldon Baby #3! We could NOT be more excited! The boys were so thrilled with the news, which we knew they would be. But, it made it for a very different holiday season, as I had 24 hour ‘morning’ sickness. I was put on Zofran, which helped with my all-day nausea, but surely didn’t ‘cure’ it by any means. As you may have guessed, nausea = no appetite, so our usual holiday feasts were still feasts, but I didn’t gain my usual ‘holiday weight’ by a long hall. (I guess that’s a good thing?) So, here we are, preparing for, yet again, another great new chapter in our lives. Our family missed out on a lot of traditions this year, because I didn’t feel well enough to do them, but the boys and Tim have all been incredibly understanding and flexible with all of this new stuff.
I will surely update more details, events and recent pictures that we have, in my next post! Don’t want to leave anything out! 🙂