Sunday, August 15, 2010

I'm Alive!!

I have not fallen off the face of the earth, dear BLENDS!  I've missed you, I've missed you so much!  Each time I have thought about sitting down to post, I figured I didn't have enough time/energy/mental capacity to get something coherent down, so I just decided to avoid it altogether.  Boo.

I don't even know where to start, but I do promise I will post all about my summer adventures at some point. 

The summer started with working another Walk to Emmaus, which was, of course, AMAZING!  I can hardly believe that was this feels like a lifetime ago! 

Then, my mom, Amy (my SIL), and I headed South for our much anticipated two-week jaunt to Peru!  It was spectacular and overall indescribable, really.  That is at least 2, if not more, posts in itself. 

I was home for a couple of weeks and during that time we worked on our new house day in and day out until I thought I would literally go insane.  If I never see another piece of trim or baseboard I have to paint white, I will not be disappointed in the slightest.  I do NOT suggest moving in the middle of a Texas summer to anyone.  It wasn't pleasant.  Not in any way.  The closing was a mini-nightmare due to some unforseen personality differences.  We'll just leave it at that.  But, as of the 5th of August, we've been in our new house and we are enjoying it for the most part.  My favorite word to associate with this house is POTENTIAL.  It really is a great house, it just has lots to do and right now my life is so crazy, it's been a slow go. 

In late July, Mchotterson and I started the invitro process.  My mom came up about 5 days ago and she and I stayed in Lubbock four days while I had daily doctor's appointments.  We got home yesterday afternoon, and I slept aSo far, things have been going really well and we just continue to pray they will remain that way.  I had to miss some training for school, and I hate that, but priorities are different these days.  I am headed to inservice tomorrow and I'm so excited to see all my friends again and get back into the routine of school.  There is comfort in familiarity isn't there? 

So, that is a very BRIEF synopsis of my summer.  Could I have packed anything else into my life this summer?  I can't imagine what it could be! 

If you're still reading, Blend, I'm grateful and I would ask you for prayers for McH and me.  You are the BEST and I've missed you so! 

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  1. Praying for you! It sounds like you have a packed-full summer! Good luck with the start of the year!

  2. Glad to hear from you! It does sound like you have had a very busy but productive summer. We start teacher workdays this Thursday so I am trying to enjoy my last few days of summer vacation. Hope you have a wonderful new school year!

  3. Glad to hear from you again! Hope you have a great school year and I'm praying that your IVF goes well!

  4. I will pray. Glad to see you back...

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