Saturday, July 25, 2015

Standing in a Holding Pattern

Do you ever feel like you're standing in a holding pattern waiting for something totally amazing to happen but you're just not quiet sure what it is.  Lately I feel like life has been all about waiting patiently to see what God has in store for us.  Sometimes the waiting part seems to take FOREVER.  Derek and I have been playing around with the idea of purchasing our first home but every time we start the process God seems to through us some sign that says, "Nope, not yet! I have bigger and better plans!"

The last few months two verses have been rolling around in my head.  "For I know the plans I have for you," and " I am fearfully and wonderfully made!"  In today's society, and I'm sure in the past too, it's soo easy to get caught up in the things that we don't have and can't do.  How easy it is to sit and compare our lives to others.  I have found myself jealous of how others seem to have things together while my 5 year plan is well still just a plan.  Maybe we set ourselves up for failure and disappointment when we begin to create our 5/10/15/life-long plans.  Daily I have to remind myself that only God knows my plan and His plan is definitely bigger than my plan. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer of 2015

I have officially finished my 6th year of teaching!  I have enjoyed teaching my 3rd/4th grade combination class immensely.  This was my first experience teaching two grade levels and I enjoyed being able to change up my normal routine and teach both groups.  This summer I will again be working at A.I.D. and also working at a summer camp.  I am looking forward to a few vacations. I'm excited to meet my twin nephews for the first time this summer.  I will also be doing some additional Microsoft training this summer.  

Derek is working as a security analysis full time.   We decided we would take on the challenge of running a Spartan Race together this August.  The race is 8 + miles with 21+ obstacles.  We have started training and I have enjoyed being able to spend a little time with Derek running trails at the park and figuring out how to climb ropes, do pull-ups, and throw spears.   Soon we will take on the challenge of crawling under barbed wire and climbing over walls. We will be joining with one of his co-workers and his wife.  

Derek and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary this week!  I am so thankful to have him by my side and couldn't imagine life without him.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Half Way through January already!

Hard to believe January is almost half over!

I just finished my second week of teaching.  Week one consisted of a day of staff meetings and one day of teaching.  We had 3 snow days to end the week. This was my first full week of school and I really enjoyed myself.  The kids and I are getting to know each other and things have been running reasonably smooth so far.

Derek returned from Mississippi last week. While there they cut down about 300 trees.  He was pleased with how much clean-up they were able to do.