When All Else Fails...

It's the end of the month & Matt and I have had sort of a game going to see if we could make it to the end without going to the grocery store. It's kinda gotten a little ridiculous, but it's been fun. We'd already reached our budgeted amount for the month, so we were trying to spend as little as possible...at first it wasn't a big deal and we had PLENTY of stuff so we didn't need to go to the grocery store for anything. And honestly, we could have gone to the store but it became more fun not to.

At the end of last week I ran out of milk for my coffee and lately I've needed my morning coffee. I went Sunday & Monday without, but yesterday I just HAD to have my coffee so Matt got up early and went to get some coffee for me. He was trying to be so good and surprise me, but he got coffee WITH no cream & sugar. He wasn't thinking about the fact that the reason he was going to get me coffee was because we didn't have milk, he was just thinking he was going to surprise me with coffee (which we have plenty of here). So he comes home to surprise me & I ask for the cream...which he forgot. So I politely tell him thanks and decide that I'll just drink it black....not a big deal (gross...but I was going to do it because he had been so sweet to go get me coffee). I then remembered we had this in the freezer:

Yep, Cool Whip. It's just whipped cream...so why not. I tried it & honestly, it wasn't bad. It almost made a cappuccino like drink for me to enjoy. I liked it so much that I'm drinking it again this morning. I will be heading to the store today & I will make sure that I get some milk for my coffee...but it sure is good to know that Cool Whip can save the day if I ever run out of milk again!


New Adventures

I'm not sure how much I've written about my new job. Tomorrow I began a new adventure & I must say...I am REALLY REALLY nervous. Tomorrow I will begin teaching 2 classes at New Life Camp for homeschool students. I'm used to teaching over 100 students a day, every day of the week & I'm going to be teaching a class of 6 and a class of 3...1 day a week. In the past I haven't been able to share my faith with my students, in this job I get the privilege of leading students in devotions & have been asked to incorporate Jesus in every lesson I teach.

I worry, will I be good enough?...as if I don't know what I'm doing. I've been teaching for 4 years & I act like I've never taught before. I have jitters about dealing with homeschool parents vs. dealing with public school parents. Will my students out smart me? Will they think I'm a horrible teacher? Will I disappoint the New Life staff that hired me, the parents that have paid for me to teach their kids? Will I make a complete fool of myself? I am really struggling with all of this...

I plan to take today to just pray through this new adventure God has given me. Being a stay at home mommy & working 1 day a week has been a HUGE adjustment for me. I knew I would love it, but honestly...it's been hard. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Laney and we can't imagine life any other way now. But...I'm so used to working on school work all of the time & living my life with what's left over. Now I live my life & do school work in just a few hours a week. I'm being pretty vulnerable here...letting out my fears on the web. Will you pray with me? Pray that God will calm my nerves & give me the confidence I need to be the best I can be tomorrow & every Thursday for this school year. Pray that I will continue to adjust to being a stay at home mommy, that I will make the most of it & enjoy being home with my little Laney.

God has reminded me this week of why he put me at home & why I'm not returning to public school...I'm so thankful for the new adventures he has blessed us with, now to make the most if it!


We're Alive!

Well...there's no need to explain why I haven't blogged in over a month...almost 2! On July 10th, 2011 our lives changed forever when we welcomed this sweet little girl into the world.

(Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law for this great picture of the 3 of us...check out www.morgankeithphotography.com)

The past 5 weeks has been a blur & I think...fingers crossed, we're starting to get the hang of our new life. I have so many things going through my head that I don't even know where to start writing so stay posted for more fun & exciting posts about Miss Laney...including one about her dedication this coming weekend :)
(Another great one by my wonderful sister-in-law!)