Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Time sure does fly...

I believe it has been over 5 months since I last posted anything. Sorry, I'm at work now so won't be able to post any pics, but just wanted to update you all on what's been going on in our lives. Hopefully soon I will have some time to sit down and post pics. It just takes so long because I'm not very good at it.

We now have a 3 year old and a 14 month old. I work with several people that have children around the same age as me, and they are always talking about how the older child has regressed some, has been very violent with the new baby, etc. We have the opposite problem in our house. Everyday I have to stop my 1 year old from beating up my 3 year old. Not anticipating very easy teenage years.

But they are such good friends. Once Koralee finally started walking, she was pretty much running within a week. She moves around now like she is a strong toddler. She can jump getting both feet off the ground, and she is constantly running around, always has to be doing something. So much different than the little observer Nevaeh was.

I made the mistake of talking to Nevaeh about school, so now we get to talk about that almost everyday. She wants a Dora backpack. Other than that, Nevaeh's biggest excitement right now is waiting for Halloween. She has her costume picked out and ready to go, as does Koralee. I'm contemplating enrolling her in dance classes soon. Since they no longer go to daycare, I want them to have some interaction with other children.

Shun has been a stay-at-home dad since the beginning of August. He quit his job of 6 1/2 years for a "better job" that didn't work out so well. The kids no longer have to go to daycare, we no longer have a daycare expense, and Daddy is getting quality time with the children while they are young and at home. Everyday is an adventure for him.

I have been working much more since Shun's been at home, so I don't get to see my family as often as I would like. It breaks my heart when I come downstairs dressed and ready for work, and Nevaeh hangs her head down, shoulders slumped over, and states "Mommy, you have to go to work, AGAIN?!?"

The silver lining: this has been the motivation for Shun to go back to school. He will Lord-willing be attending Washburn Tech next fall for heating & air, and refrigeration. So, we have about 1 1/2 to 2 more years before that is all said and done with. So all your prayers for God's providing would be appreciated.

We have also been required to buy two new vehicles in the last 2 months. AAAAHHHHH!!! I never want to see a car dealer again. Maybe I can post some pics of our new rides as well as soon as I can post some of my children. Rod, I'm sure you will have comments to make regarding the newest vehicle.

Other than that, we are going to Liberal, KS this weekend for a wedding that Shun is a groomsman in. It will be nice for me to get a little break from work and get out of Topeka. We sure do miss seeing and talking to our family. It seems like I haven't really spoken to anybody since all this drama began.

Shun and I have been very optimistic and have stuck through this rough year together. Through better or worse, thick and thin is what we vowed to do. We just had our 6 year anniversary in August, so we blame it on it being our 6th year married. Next year is lucky #7!!! Let's pray for a smoother 2010 year with much less obstacles.

And honestly, I want to post some pics of my kids soon. They have changed so much. Nevaeh's hair is straight now and hangs down, and Koralee has a huge afro. Pretty much weigh about the same. Nevaeh has stretched out, but Koralee is just so massive she seems to keep up with Nevaeh.

Hopefully will be back soon......


R and L Farwell said...

When harvest slows down we all need to get together again. We haven't seen you guys for awhile...I have to see this new ride too


Paprika said...

Straight hair??? I can't even picture it! We've GOT to see you guys again soon.

I've been praying for you guys a lot and hope that someday you can see God's plan in all of this.

Love you!

Bunny said...

Thanks for the update! Koralee sounds alot like our feisty Kate. Hang in there! I know it isn't easy to work so much away from the kids, but you deserve honors!

LB said...

I'm glad for your update. It's good to hear what's going on with you all. I wish I could visit you and the girls!