Saturday, August 8, 2009

So having a blog is like having a journal for me. I never write in it, what a surprise. I just can't write everything I would normally write in my journal. You know all those huge secrets I have.

These last few weeks have been interesting. Nate has been taking our car to work so the kids and I are stuck at home all week by ourselves, unless some kind person has mercy on us and takes us in their car or they come to visit. Church has now become the social event of the week and we are so excited to leave our house when Sunday comes.

Zane has entered a wonderful new phase in his life. He has now officially become a bully of young and old alike. He is really a very sweet child, just he has discovered that he can have control when he hits or pushes and is trying to get his way. This has now become a constant struggle and he sits on time out alot. Not just at home, but this Sunday he was on time out most of nursery time. I don't know if it is sinking in yet. Don't hit and you won't have a time out.

He thinks everything is a joke. I worry about getting it through his head. People tell me that that's just how boys are. I don't know. He is my first boy.

I have been working on some projects that I am excited for. Some quilts and some other projects that are a secret right now, but are in the making. That's all I am going to say about that right now, other than I am very excited about them.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lizard in the Bed!

This afternoon I took Zane for a drive to get him to fall asleep. When I came home I was putting him in bed and I saw something on his covers. I thought at first that it was the Master Mantis toy we had gotten from McDonalds a while ago, but then it moved and I looked again. It was a lizard! with Zane also in the bed. I flung the covers and yelped, it flew through the air flailing its legs and landed at the bottom of the bed on the floor. This is a first ever. I told Hannah to run and go get DAD because there was a lizard in the room. Needless to say it was a fun adventure for all catching him and putting him outside and all the while Zane was fast asleep in his bed.

Diaper Diaper Diaper

Zane's favorite word is diaper. Just say it to him and see what happens. I dare you! Say it with a straight face, say it in a whisper. Any way you say it will have him rolling in fits of giggles. Back and forth it goes until he is kicking a screaming diaper and laughing his head off. Gotta love that kid.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

No New Hampshire

What can I say, I feel like I am living in a roller coaster of circumstance and emotion. I think I have really run the gamut this month. We were prepared mentally to move to New Hampshire to work, but in the end the company said it would be too expensive to move Nate there and then to move him to AZ in November. Oh well, this is still the back up plan to go to AZ when they open their clinic there. In the meantime Nate has a sales job training starting next week. The potential is enormous (as are all sales jobs), but we will see. I hope it works out and that he does well. I have learned to never count on anything until it actually happens. This experience has also taught me a lot about waiting and trusting God.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hannah and school

Yesterday we went to LR Green for Hannah to have an assessment test for Kindergarten. She loved it. She wants to go to school tomorrow and the next day and the next. She is so ready to go. She keeps asking me when she gets to go to school everyday. I am excited for her yet still apprehensive. Right now our lives are in upheaval. We may not be here in a few months. Nate has a job interview next week I think in AZ. We will know after that what we are going to do. We may move all the way to New Hampshire for about 6 months and then to AZ. We don't know. We are kind of in a weird transitional limbo state. So this info is on the DL. Not everyone is supposed to know it, but here I am sharing with the world to see. I don't even know if that is really what we are going to do. So this is all I have to say for today, other than it is hard to talk about anything when you aren't even sure what is happening in your own life.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

What makes a clan?

A clan is a group of people who share a common ancestor. I think we have a modern day clan in the making. Nate, Sarah and Leah are McBride siblings. Lisa, Bryan, and Richard are Harrison siblings. Brian and Becky are Adair siblings. Becky Williams is a cousin of the McBrides. Amber Saye was my neighbor growing up. Ryan and Brandon Nichols are brothers. Nate and Lisa married, Sarah and Bryan married, Leah and Brian married, Richard and Becky married. Now the strange part is Becky married Brandon and my neighbor married Ryan, who both are from AZ. So if that isn't a clan tell me what is.