Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Must Have Items for 2012

I just found this is my draft folder! I guess 2012 was a slow year for new products. But enjoy anyway!

1. Shark Steam Mop

I've wanted one of these for a long time, but in the trailer it was just easier to mop with a wet cloth. When we moved here there was a Swiffer Wet Mop and I used that for a while, but to get the kitchen, dining room, and hallway area clean I had to use as many as four cloths! And when they're a few dollars for 24 cloths, that gets expensive fast. The steam mop we got was $60 and it came with 2 washable pads. I can reach my entire dining room and kitchen area without having to plug in somewhere else, and I don't have to change the pads in between. I can also mop the whole area without having to refill the water reservoir.

2. Crystal Light Pure water flavors

We don't use anything with artificial food coloring, so usually these water flavors are unusable to us, but in a clearance cart at the grocery store we found boxes of these water flavor packets that don't have food coloring! They also don't have artificial sweeteners that cause health problems. They taste good, and I can let the kids use one without worrying about the side effects.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elsa's New Language

I wanted to write down funny ways that Elsa says words. She just turned two and she puts up a very good effort to say a lot of words! I'll probably add to this as I think of them.

Vitamin: bimey
Awesome: dawshum
Sweet Tea: Tee Tee
Kayla: Kaya
Lela: Weeya
Baby: Bubby
Sunshine: ShunShwine
Yep: Jep

That's all for now, I'll add more later.

Kids grow up way too fast!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Update on our family

Many of you know what has been going on with our family the last couple of months, and many of you don't. We haven't really been trying to keep anything a secret, it's just hard for us to wrap our brains around it ourselves, we really haven't wanted to go through the burden of having to explain it over and over. But I feel like enough time has passed, we can let everyone know what's going on.
As you all know in April of 2012 Caleb accepted a Pastoral position in Missouri and we moved there in June. Because of some events and things that happened, Caleb resigned the position on Dec. 2, 2012. If you want to know details you can message me or him. I don't really want to get into what happened or way, it just didn't work out.
After resigning we packed everything up and most of Caleb's family came out to help us pack up and move back to Oklahoma. Right now our stuff is all in Caleb's parents' garage and we are living with them for the time being.
The plan right now is for Caleb to go back to school at Beth Haven Baptist Institute and finish getting his Pastoral degree. I will also be taking counseling classes as I'm able to. He got a job doing maintenance at some apartments in Edmond and that's going really well for him. It's a great job with really great benefits. Pray for him as he's adjusting to being in the work field again!
We are hoping to save up as much money as we can in the next weeks so we can move into either a rent house or a townhouse of some kind near his job, which is in the Edmond/Village/Hefner area. We will also begin looking for a church soon. We have been visiting at Beth Haven and also Lighthouse in Mustang, but we would like to find a church close to where he's working.
This has been such a big change for our family, and it was very sudden. We're not even close to adjusting to the change and probably won't until we have our own place and can get settled there. Please pray for us as we're going through this difficult time!