Thursday, September 23, 2010

In other news....

My previous post was about our new car. Today's post is about something drastically more important, a much bigger change, and the whole reason to get a second car.

Yep, we are now parents. The little one is only 7.7 mm long and it will be 8  more months before we really meet. But we know he/she is there and we are praying for him/her regularly.  Here's the picture we have...

This baby  has been asked for in prayer for 3 years. I know that in the wide scope of things, 3 years isn't that long, but its long enough. We are so thankful to the Lord for this blessing and look forward expectantly to meeting this child.

I'M A MOMMY!!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun New Stuff

I enjoy getting new things, but I just the biggest new thing (other than the house) that we've every purchased.

Its official, we are now a two car family; that seems absolutely crazy to me. Anaconda (the Saturn) was presenting with some issues (a/c stopped working for a time, rack and pinnion making noises) that made us begin thinking about a second car. Anaconda has been faithful for many years to take from LA to Texas and back again and even up to Wisconsin last Christmas. She gets great gas mileage (talking 45 - 50 mpg on the highway, 35-38 mpg in town). But her age is catching up to her. So, we searched and sought and came up with with this... a Hyundai Elantra. He is a stick shift, just like Anaconda, which we demanded and we have named him Land Shark. He is much fancier than Anaconda, who has only power brakes (no power stearing, no power anything!). Land Shark has power windows and locks and even cruise control! Quite the upgrade.

Why name him Land Shark? He also comes with XM radio capabilities and a little antenna on the back. It looks a bit like a fin, thus a fishy name came to mind.

We've really enjoyed the driving so far. He is very quite, and I love the cruise control. New stuff can be a ton of fun!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Garden and Life Update

Sweet Friends! Sorry it has been so long since my last post. I must learn to write when it strikes me and set it automatically post.

Anyhoo -- I got the fall garden planted. Lotsa, lotsa tomatoes: 4 roma plants, 3 amish paste, 3 mexico midgets, and 4 cherry romas. I put in 6 sweet peppers, as well, and need to put some garlic out in the midst of the plants. The two spicy pepper plants are still producing fruit, so I left them in. Plus, it rained last night and this morning, nearly an inch worth.  Yeah! It's September!

In other news, the adjustment to full time isn't as hard as I thought. The big downside is that I leave my household chores to Saturday and I still have school work for the weekends. So, for example, last Saturday was very full. Sunday was equally busy, with church in the morning, working all afternoon on school stuff and Fellowship Family in the evening. Ah, well, such is life, I guess.

My sister put together a 101 things to do in 1001 days. I'm quite tempted to join in and put together my own list, but is quite frightening. Well, we'll see what I get to.