Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fall, wonderful fall!

I just checked the 10 day forecast here and starting Wednesday, it's supposed to be sunny and in the mid to lower 70s. I am sooo excited!!!

We went to GreekFest and the Food Show yesterday and got a ton of free stuff and yummy Greek food. It was fun just hanging out, mother and daughter.

I absolutely love fall. A lot of people love summer and spring (spring is nice the way), but fall just does it for me. We've already planned an orchard trip and have bought Delia's first Halloween costume. She's going to be a ladybug. It's adorable. We had chili for the first time last night since last year. That's a big deal for means fall has arrived! I just love all the festivals and holidays around this time. I love being able to wear a sweater or jacket and I can't wait to get Delia in some of her fall clothes...some I've had saved since before she was born. I've already bought stuff to make apple cider (my favorite!). We also got Delia a couple of cheap Halloween/fall themed dvds. I remember in August of 2007 I had posted a blog on my MySpace about how much I love fall and how excited I was to share that with Delia...and now that time is here and I couldn't be happier!

Speaking of our little lady...she'll be 10 months old tomorrow! Can you believe it? Two months until her first birthday! It has flown by.

Oh and we've had a lot of things happen within the last week that will more than likely cause our home to sell in the next 30 days. I'm not going into detail because it's sort of complicated but there's a real chance we'll be leaving very soon. Mike also found out he's still in the running for those Epiphone jobs. It would be very cool if we sold the house and he got the Epiphone job all at the same time.

Continue to pray for us...this is still nerve-wracking, but I feel like I'm more at peace and calm about it all. God has really revealed Himself to me lately and I know He's taking absolute care of us.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I have one beautiful little girl...

And I think that photo there proves it...


Saturday, September 13, 2008


Because I have a VERY mobile child...I won't go too much into details. Basically, Holston terminated me. I kind of saw it coming and it had nothing to do with anything I was or wasn't doing. The administrator has been coming down hard on everyone the past few months and apparently I wasn't the only person to be let go. What is the most frustrating is that on the same paper they're firing me with...they ask to hire me for contract work. I've also been getting phonecalls because they need help with my old files. Sorry...when you fire someone..that's it.

Most people might get really upset and worried about something like this...and usually, I would too. But if you've been keeping up with my recent posts at know how sick of Holston I have been and how much I have been wanting to stay home with Delia. So when they let me go, I actually felt this huge amount of relief. As strange as it may sound to some, I can totally see God at work in this.

Delia turned 9 months the day before all this happened, which is why I haven't updated. I've been busy chasing after her and we took a trip to Williamsburg, VA with my family last week. Delia is doing awesome. She isn't really gaining much weight but she eats like a horse and is all over the place. She still doesn't crawl...she scoots. But man is she fast! She also took her first tumble off our bed. I literally turned around for a split second and when I turned back around...she was going over the side. I saw the whole thing. She didn't hit her head. She grabbed onto our comforter as she was going down and I think it broke her fall. Either way, she doesn't get put on our bed alone anymore. She took her first really long trip and did awesome, she was so good the whole way there and back. Rode her first bus. Stayed in her first hotel. Survived a hurricane (or at least the wind and rain leftover from Hanna). She is eating table food now, but it's really hard because she can't have any dairy until she's a year. She can wave and say bye bye and hey. She says Mama and Dada and a bunch of other stuff I can't make out yet. She also gives people five. And she dances while saying, "Yeah yeah yeah". She waves anytime she sees or hears something she likes. She loves the Backyardigans and Oswald. She is trying to pull up but so far can get herself onto her knees and that's it. She freaks out when you take something from her that she is playing with (even if she shouldn't be). She is working on tooth number 8. She is only about 15 pounds and is 27 inches. She's teensy. I had to go back and buy her new fall clothes because the ones I had were 9-12 months. She's just now getting into 6-9 month clothes. Melissa came over and did her 9 month photos today. She'll have them ready in a couple of weeks I'm sure.

Anyway, I love being able to see all this throughout the day.

Still...keep us in your prayers as this has added a lot more stress for Mike. He's the sole breadwinner now (even with me getting unemployment). We're also still Nashville bound. When I found out I had lost my job, I kind of panicked and said that we had to move to Nashville by the end of the month...regardless of whether or not Mike had a job there yet or whether or not the house had sold. After a good talking to from my parents...I have focused a bit more and we're praying to know what we should do. If God wants us to move soon...He'll make a way. But we also may be hanging here a bit longer. We're still moving...we just still don't know when. I'm trying to be more patient with that and I've been realizing that maybe that's part of all teach me patience and to have full and absolute faith.