Monday, February 23, 2009
I was able to get in about 6 hours of internship on Saturday. All foster/adopt families are required to take PRIDE training in the state of Texas. We have a new family interested in adopting domesically so last Sat. and this coming one they were doing their training. I was able to be a part of the training. It covers everything from the legal part of foster/adoption, grief and loss issues, working as a part of a team with the children and a host of other topics. It was really interesting and I was so thankful to get some hours in. I have hit the 100 hour mark. 400 more to go!
I have come to the realization this month that I am really really ready for 2009 to be over and done with already. Granted there are some exciting things going on: several new babies will be added to the family, my best friend's wedding, a cousin's wedding, hopefully a trip to Kenya, and graduation. Mostly though, it will be a year full of work and school. Graduation will be the grandest celebration for me in December.
I am now claiming 2010 as my year!! I am sure it will be anti-climactic which isn't all that bad. I will have the opportunity to arrange my days as I see fit and hopefully discover what God has for my new life. I really feel like 2010 will be a year of new beginnings for me. Can't wait!
Cliff has been working hard at the office and at home for school. He is very excited about all of the things coming up in the ministry. Camp, VBS, summer fun days and so much more.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We had a fabulous vacation in Steamboat, CO. It was very relaxing and the time spent with family was priceless. I am so thankful we got to get to know Dakota more. She is sooooo precious. Cliff and I skied 3 days and enjoyed hanging out the rest of the time. We got to see "The Lighted Man" at the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival on Saturday night. It was this guy all lit up with Christmas lights who skied down the mountain before a big fireworks show. Then on Sunday we got to go into town again to enjoy the Winter Carvnival parade. They pushed a ton of snow in to the street and had all kinds of races before the parade. One of the races was kids on skis being pulled behind horses. These horses were flying! The kids hit a jump at the end of the road...so crazy. :)
Friday, February 6, 2009
Even though the first part of the week was tough, yesterday was an awesome day at my internship. I was able to experience and be a part of an adoption placement of a three day old baby. It was truly a special afternoon watching that young couple see their baby girl for the first time. The emotions of that moment were overwhelming...pure joy, anxiety, awe! This young couple had no idea that they were going to get the call to meet their first child yesterday morning. What a great afternoon for all involved!
Tomorrow we'll leave to head to the mountains for some fun! I'll try to post some pics along the way.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
- Cliff got sick over the weekend
- Nothing got done over the weekend
- Monday-Cliff goes to work
- Monday-Jessica works then has class until 10 and comes home to an even sicker husband
- Tuesday-Cliff goes to doctor
- Jessica takes Cliff to doctor then goes to internship all day
- Jessica brings dinner home about 6:30, puts dishes in dishwasher, cleans sheets, picks up
- We're both at work again today but I'm exhausted and Cliff still isn't feeling that great
Not sure how we're going to get everything else done. We are leaving to go skiing Saturday and have family showing up Friday night. The house is still a mess and we've got to pack...but the problem is I still have to work both days. Yuck! We'll see how the rest of the week works out.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Cliff is sick this weekend with the Flu. BummER! I had Friday afternoon off and we got alot done. But them Saturday he left all morning until about 1 to go watch Upward basketball games. Then came home with a fever and feeling horrible. Needless to say nothing else got done all weekend. I got some boxes unpacked, but now the house is a wreck again! Ugh! Below are the pictures lined up in the hallway needing to get put on the wall.
Here is what we got done on Friday! The office is done and looks great. I am so happy with it.
Shannon Kelly-raising money to go live in France and be a missionary at a camp in the mountains. Shannon is such a brave and inspiring friend to me.
This last picture was taken Saturday night at the HPU apartments. Kalie's sister Lorin is the one on the bottom left. She lives there with Crystal and Kelsie. They came to HPU when we were Seniors and now they are Seniors graduating this May. So crazy how time flies!