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26 December 2010 @ 01:33 pm
He passed away this morning.

Please pray if you are so inclined that we'll be able to figure out the trip (and how to pay for it) so I can go home and say goodbye.
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24 December 2010 @ 11:34 pm
My biological grandfather is dying. He is not expected to make it through Christmas. I am once again acutely aware of the distance from where I am and where I belong, but there is nothing I can do now.
It only hurts that his illness prevented us from seeing him while we were there for Thanksgiving.

I love you all, and wish a very Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it (and and awesome Saturday to those who don't).
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Current Mood: sadsad
19 December 2010 @ 09:55 pm
Since this morning, Kellan has gone from 2 begrudging steps to flat out walking. *sniff* What happened to my tiny little boy?

Congrats to herminia who is has now gone from Miss to Mrs.

Anyone who wants a card still needs to comment on my last(screened) post with their address.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
17 December 2010 @ 12:51 pm
First, I cannot say enough about the love and support that you guys have given me the last few weeks. These have been some of the toughest weeks of my life, and knowing I had a group of people all around the world who were pulling for me was such a bright spot in the dark. It's nice to know you have someone in your corner.

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Anyway, how is everyone?
Also, I am a loser but I finally got our Christmas cards ordered (free!!) and will be sending them, despite the fact that they will be late. Comments will be screened, so if you would like a card from my family, please comment with your address.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
09 December 2010 @ 07:54 pm
crazykitties03 is my personal hero, and henceforth all entries are dedicated in her honor. Just saying.

In other news, each day since we have been back from Indiana has been more horrific than the one before. It's exhausting.
Current Mood: draineddrained
03 December 2010 @ 12:30 pm
I have reached the end of my rope, only to find that someone greased it.

I just can't handle any more.

30 November 2010 @ 10:06 pm
I'm not moving to Michigan.
There really isn't anything else to say. I should have known better than to get my hopes up. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 500 times...
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Current Mood: crushedcrushed
21 November 2010 @ 10:10 pm
Leaving for Indiana/Michigan tomorrow. I am nervously anticipating this week.
On one hand, I am grateful and excited to spend this week with my family. On the other hand Stephen has a coffee meeting with one of the pastors at Westwinds in MI on Tuesday. I can't help wondering what is to come from that. He's obviously still in contention for the job or they wouldn't want to meet with him. Is it settled? Is this going to be a final assessment of him before a decision is made? Will they offer him the job!?!?! I kow that isn't likely, but any chance makes me a bit crazy.

I will also get to see making_messes on Tuesday while Stephen is having his coffee meeting. I can't wait to see her face!

Other than that, I am hoping to have some influence in Thursday's meal. Some members of my family can cook, but none as well as I do(conceited, but accurate), and not one of them has ever made a moist turkey, while I am known for my amazing birds. *crosses fingers* I'm also looking forward to shopping and possibly seeing Harry Potter while we are there. : )

Any big plans, f list?
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
12 November 2010 @ 02:48 pm
So things are happening. The third interview went very well, and Stephen got an email today that he is in the final 3. The guy went on to tell him that was out of 85 applicants. I'm super proud of him for getting this far in such a competitive environment.
Other than that, I just wait. We are going to Indiana for Thanksgiving, and I am really hoping to head up to Jackson to browse for houses.


I hate waiting.

We also told the parents this week. We didn't mention it before, but it had gone so far that we felt like we needed to mention it. As much as I wanted to put it off, we didn't want the day we said we were moving to be the first they had heard of it. IT went about as well as could be expected. They both managed to say "I'm glad for you, even if I don't like it." No one threatened to disown us, so I took that as a good sign. I guess.
04 November 2010 @ 04:24 pm
Today, I am a super hero.
I have been rampaging around cleaning the entire ground floor of my house, which includes scrubbing out the tub and kitchen sink. I'm waiting for the kids sheets to finish washing and my sheets to come out of the dryer. Aidan's clothes are all washed already. Dinner is made. Yes, I am awesome. : )

Today is going to be nuts, though. Aidan has her last 4 performances starting tonight (thank God) so once I pick her up it's going to be shower, homework, complex hair styling and call is at 6. I feel bad, because I let her slack on homework Monday since she has been so tired and school was out on Tuesday. Then she ended up sick on Tuesday so now it's all going to be done last minute which I despise. At least this is the last week of her play so she can be back to normal on Monday!

No news on the job front. Still waiting for the third interview to be scheduled so we can get this done. I hate feeling like we are on hold for everything. I'd be lying if I said I didn't care what happened, but either way I really want to know what next year is going to hold for us. Either way I am trying to sell a bunch of stuff on ebay just to get it out of my house! Woo hoo for cleaning up!

Kellan's birthday was yesterday. How did that happen?? My baby is a year old. *sniff sniff* It's so sad, but he was so stinking cute. He ate his cupcake face first like a dog.

ETA: I typed this 5 hours ago and then forgot to post it.

Also, Stephen's 3rd interview is tonight at 6:15!!!!!!!!! ASDJGASDJSDHFKAFJSAKDFJSADLKFHALSKL!!!!!!
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