Thursday, November 10, 2011

Normal Life

I keep trying to find time to blog, time like I usually have to blog. The truth is, when Charlie is away for training "time to blog" kinda goes out the window. When you have to be Mommy and Daddy it is obvious that things on my to do list are not going to get done. When I have to pick between laundry and blogging.... as much as I would rather blog.... I have to pick laundry. So right now I am very focused on life. Perhaps a little too focused. Too focused on things I think are important, and not focused on having some fun with my kids. My work load is just maxed right now so I have a hard time allowing myself to slack off. Want a whirlwind of an update? Here we go!

*Jayce weighs 20 pounds!!!!! He had an 18 month check up yesterday and he finally hit 20 pounds. Not only that, he is back on the growth curve! Granted he is in the 1st percentile, but hey that is way better than being not in the percentile at all! He goes for his allergy test soon so I will let you know what we find out there. I am hoping to find out that there is not an actual peanut allergy and it is just a skin sensitivity issue. Time will tell. Oh and yesterday the child decided to try talking! He still is only saying a few words, but in just one day he doubled his vocabulary!

*Lula Mae is writing her name, along with lots of other simple words. She loves writing! I also counted up how many memory verse she has now and she is up to 20! My 3 year old can recite 20 bible verses! How is that possible???? She mastered simple subtraction about a week ago and is now on to reading an analog clock. She can already read a digital clock, which I can say is pretty helpful to me! So basically, the child is learning, learning, learning! Lord may she please keep this love for knowledge!

*I have been praying about what to do about our budget for a while now. It is rough folks. Rough! Well rough in a very American view I guess. We are still so much wealthier than some people in the world. I have to remind myself that there are people who live off of WAY less than we do and are so much more joyful. Jesus needs to be enough for us! Regardless our budget needs a makeover so that we can be better stewards for the money that He has given us. I am thinking of starting the envelope system in January. Any tips on that?

*I am going to take a trip to Florida with my mother, aunt and daughter. Not a vacation really, but a trip to see family. I am excited to get away with Lula Mae. We need some one on one time.

I have been peeking at your blogs here and there when I get a free moment, but I will catch up with all of you when I return from Florida. I miss you all and am ready to be just Mommy again. Playing both roles is beyond tiring!


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you've been busy. :-) I hope you have a great trip!

Jenn Earle said...

oh amy. let me come over there next week. Lets plan it, that way I can get the Dvd player from you AND more importantly you can have some time with another adult!! haha...but seriously. Let me know...we are now leaving on thursday night, so I am packing all day thrusday (we are going to break the trip up and stop in birmingham)...monday or tuesday?

And just you telling your praises of Jayce and Lu- you have just revealed how much God is using you, even in these hard times.

Tiffany said...

I love you. And I have missed you. And now that I have found you again, I plan on stalking for a while. Get used to it.

And have a blast in Florida. Totally jealous of the girls' trip - I need one!

Jas said...

You have such a beautiful family, Amy!!

Rachel said...

Love that your kids are doing great - even when you're going the parenting thing alone for a bit! (I totally know how hard that is... add in not being able to communicate by phone and the single parenting thing pretty much kicks my butt, ha ha)

Looking forward to catching up with you too - blogging has been hard lately! :P

Tara G. said...

Check out Ron Blue- my bil works for his organization and thye have some wonderful resources on finances. :)