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So turns out my sis and her fam are staying afterall!! Michael was offered a job here in Austin and he accepted it. He had already started his job in Arizona and there house in Austin was up for sale. Luckily it all worked out though. What a roller coaster of emotions!! So glad they will not being moving though.
Me, Jarrod, and the kids just got back from a family trip to Galveston. It was a blast. A great family vacation and we're already talking about when we can go back!! Friday me and Emma are heading out to Lewisville, Texas (my hometown) with my sister and her girls and my mom. That will be a nice get away with just the girls. We'll get back next Tuesday. Then I'm having Austin's birthday party on Saturday the 12th. Cant believe he will be 2!!
After that Jarrod's mom is taking all the kids back to her house in the Dallas area for the week. She keeps them one week each summer usually when VBS is going on at her congregation. The kids always enjoy it since they get to spend time with Mamaw and there cousins Tia 5, Ava 4, and Zoe 2 1/2!!
The week they are gone me and Jarrod are catching up on things we need to get done around the house and then we are heading to Fredericksburg for a few days. One of those neat towns that I've never actually been to. Well, I've got an anxious daughter waiting to use the computer so I guess that's all for my update!!
Well, I felt it was time to give an update.......Emma's kindergarten year at Fortis is drawing to a close.....it's been a great year and we have really enjoyed the experience! For now we are going to move forward with it and continue on and hopefully will be able to have Ethan and Austin going when they are ready to start school....lord willing..we will see what the furture holds! In a few days my girl will be turning 6. It really is hard for me to believe....and in about a month Austin will be 2!! So I dont leave him out...Ethan will turn 4 in September..we still have a while for that eventhough he talks about his birthday almost everyday and so that I dont forget he reminds me that he wants a red spiderman cake!
Jarrod turns 30 on May 13th..which is crazy also......still trying to decide how to celebrate this great achievement....I have many idea's but still not sure yet.
So we also have Michael's birthday at the end of April, my niece Ava's birthday this weekend, Jamye's birthday is in May, mothers day, my bday and Austin's is at the beginning of June and then there is fathers day. YIKES! Lot's of celebrations......lot's of planning.....
Right now Im pretty saddened by the very recent news that my sister and her family are moving to Arizona. Jamye called me yesterday to break the news.......
I have gone through several different stages. Yesterday it was disbelief...today my stomach has been in knots and I just have a nervous feeling, and my heart breaks for Emma....I told her the news this morning and she broke out in tears immediately...which led to me breaking out in tears!! Michael has already accepted his new job and it is definite. It's a hard concept for me to fully grasp. . Emma and Alyssa have been best friends/cousins since Emma was 1 day old and Alyssa was only 6 months old and came to meet her in the hospital!! And of course I will miss my sister and my nieces and Michael! There are so many things we take for granted with them living so close by that I dont think we'll even realize we had until they are gone. Anyways, I keep hoping something will happen to make them stay.......but I dont think it's possible. But my hope is we still stay close and try to be together as often as possible!
Well, here is a smilebox I made at Easter time and I thought since Im here I'll post it too!
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So a while back Jarrod set me up to get these daily bible verses through e-mail and this the one I got today. I figured I would share since I haven't been able to think of anything "entry worthy"...until now....I love this verse and the comments on it. So true! Something Im constantly reminding myself of! Hope everyone is doing great.
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
How did you start your day this morning? Did you awaken with joy? Are you refreshed knowing that today is a gift from the Lord?
Or are you dragging? Just barely making it with complaint after complaint? The weather... the kids... the.. job.... so many burdens to bear.
There are many things that HE prepared in advance for you to do. Be glad of the gift and serve Him today with joy.
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