Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Random Updates

-My Brennan turned 14 on the 26th.  I remember his being the longest pregnancy known to man.  I so desperately wanted to be a mom.  What a blessing he is.  He is such an affectionate, kind, intelligent young man of conviction.  We couldn't be prouder.  He started his first job and is working towards earning his very first compound bow.  He has wanted a job since he was 12.  I love his work ethic and desire to work and earn the things he wants/desires.  I just love love love that kid.  Happy Birthday Brennan!
At the Bow shop in Lawrence
 -We've been schooling all 5 for about 2 months now and it is the best year we've had by far.  Jared has really increased his involvement and I couldn't be more thankful.  He has taken on the lion share of the grading (a tedious task I avoided at all cost).  On his days off of work he insists on doing the bulk of the teaching allowing me an extra day off.  This is our second year of using the Robinson Curriculum and it is going much smoother now that we have a little experience under our belt.

-Liesey K Cakes was insanely busy over the summer months and has actually slowed to a much more manageable pace this fall.  I am super thankful with school to have a lesser work load but still steady to help with bills and building our emergency fund.  I had no idea what a blessing creating that Facebook business page would be to our family.  God is so good!

-Jared's Birthday is Saturday and he has planned a two day stay-cation for he and I.  The kids are headed to grandma and grandpa's and that's about the extent of my knowledge.  He has a planned a surprise and I'm so excited.  We have been married 18 years and I really do have to say it just gets better every year.  Who plans a surprise for their spouse on their own birthday?!  This guy:
-Our summer vacation and stop in Grand Junction to see my siblings is proving to be a gift that keeps on giving.  My sister, Heather, is coming to spend a week with us soon.  We are so excited and counting down the days.  Staying in a house with 5 kids may prove to be a bit of a culture shock for her :)

-Speaking of our trip to Colorado, my mother in love sent this to me last night after finding it on Sean Cannon's website.  A picture of Liesey and Paige during our stay in Alamosa, Co.  They were just the best of friends and I am going to print and frame this for Anneliese as a reminder of her cousin in Indonesia. 

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Awww, so precious! I love that picture of our girlies, too! Also, I'm having a hard time believing that is a real place...compared to the smoke and swamp thing we have going on here in Borneo right now, that looks like paradise right there! Miss you all already. Give our love to the whole family, especially a hug to Anneliese from Paige. And Happy Birthday to Brennan and Jared!