I'm a Facebook-updater, at least until last month, but I'm taking a cool 2 months off from the 'book' and I've had little outlet for my random thoughts, updates and rants.
The latest around here is Frank reenlisted last week for 6 more years. That's right, count it, SIX more years. That puts us at a cool 14 years. Lots of new opportunities are opening up and we are still waiting to share what the future holds for us. We hope to know more by early fall but the military is a 'hurry up and wait' kind of place, and we are
The kids and I have had a busy summer. We spent 2 planned weeks, and 1 unplanned week in North Carolina visiting family and friends. Then the family came to Colorado a week after I got home and we've been entertaining here for about 3 weeks. Yesterday I whipped up a birthday cake for a very sweet little girl and today was Day 1 of VBS. Guess whose a crew leader?! Yep. This girl.
After this week, I'm looking forward to a low key month before Kaylee goes back to 'part day enrichment' or pde, which is essentially military half-day preschool. It's a great program, we love the teacher and the 'school' is walking distance from our house, on base.
The kids are kids, for lack of a better description. They are all napping now, Praise Jesus!
Kaylee is tall, sassy, imaginative and creative. She is smart and talks nonstop. She loves Jesus and is our prayer warrior, always willing to pray and talk to God, it touches my heart. She is my helper. We started reading Little House in the Big Woods before bed and her comprehension and memory amazes me.
Joel is a firecracker. He has blazing orange hair and a temper to match. He is stubborn but sweet. Quick to hug and say sorry. He is our little Italian lover, he always wants to kiss and hug. He is all boy, enthralled with bugs, cars, trains, planes and dirt. He runs every where he goes. He makes me laugh. He loves animals and knows all their sounds, and all the colors.
Sam is growing up too fast. He's 19.5 pounds (50%) and just over 30 inches (99%). He has been crawling since we were at my moms, so about 3 weeks, and is pulling himself up on all the furniture and has started to cruise easily. He jabbers a lot and is cutting teeth. He smiles and laughs. He loves playing with the big kids and crawls after them. He's easy going and happy.
Frank and I are doing well. We keep busy between all the kids and our grown up duties. We recently made the decision to change churches. We do everything at the base chapel, Kaylee goes to AWANA and VBS, and I attend two Bible studies a week there, most of the friends we have made attend the chapel so we fellowship with them on a regular basis, so now we church with them too. To be honest it was the right move for our family. Its walking distance to our home, Frank can meet us there on Sundays when he has to work and everyone there knows what its like to unload a car full of kids by themselves so they are eager to help me when I need it. Something I am very grateful for.
I have gotten more serious about cooking, Frank bought me some incredible cookbooks, including Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And we are considering the possibility of me attending culinary school, more specifically pastry school. It makes me giddy to even 'say' that out loud.
I think that as much of an update as I have in me for today. Maybe I will remember to post next week about our adventure at VBS ;) otherwise in 6-9 months you can expect a random update.
My latest wreath
Kaylee 4 1/2
Sammy 8 months