Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Long overdue update

It is supposedly Spring now, but you wouldn't know it by the weather today. Ice, snow, and bitter cold winds have us hunkered down. Good thing I'm slightly disorganized, haha, or I would have put the winter coats away already.

We've enjoyed some glorious days in between ice and snow events. I'm so happy that prom night was pleasant, a bit windy, but it's Kansas, right? No big deal. I surprised Chip by taking him suit shopping. He thought we were just going out to find some shoes! The joke was on me though. When he took of his hoodie at the department store I saw that he was wearing a ripped t-shirt. Imagine a high end suit jacket over a ripped up wife beater! Ah, but we make memories this way, don't we?

Max is healthy and loved and showing us new ball skills like dribbling!! However, the poor dude is BORED when all the other little kids go to school. I'm trying desperately to get him evaluated and enrolled, but the wheels are turning slowly. I hope to have news about starting him before the end of the week.

Max did get to meet his oldest brother last weekend. I'm so glad that Wes could spend a little time with us and hang out with the babies. We don't get to see him nearly often enough.

Ralph's birthday is coming up. He will be six. Six big years that have rocked our world. I'm thinking of putting together a real birthday party with friends and everything, but not sure I can pull it off.

The story of my life lately is lots of big plans that I'm not sure I can pull off. Every day I'm tempted to quit on these plans. Some days I'm sure that quitting is the right and sensible thing to do. Then the next day I'll get a message, or run into someone, or read something that gives me the fire that I need to continue moving forward.

I'm taking a little retreat next week. I'm hoping to enjoy enough quiet and alone time to really hone in on what I need to be doing and how. Of course, I can't just take a retreat, I have to tag it onto something else...

In this case, I'll be traveling to see one of my sons compete in a national track meet. He throws javelin and is in a position to place well. Can't wait!!


Jill said...

Thanks for the updates! Glad to hear Max is doing so well! :-) And early Happy Birthday to Ralph! His b-day is the day after Isaac's, so we'll probably be celebrating the same day. Have fun!!!