Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Today I feel accomplished.  Things are getting done.  We are way too busy for our own good and we could never maintain this pace for very long, but we are doing well right now.  This weekend as we were driving about on our adventures, Andrew and I were talking about how we were feeling content and happy.  Things aren't perfect and we don't have everything figured out, but life is good.  We are enjoying where we are at right now.

This weekend we headed down to Seattle area again to spend time with family and friends.  Saturday we got to spend time with one of our good high school friends, his wife, and their fun little boy.  We only see them once a year and we always enjoy actually getting to visit and hang out with them.We also got to spend time with Andrew's family on Saturday while we were down in our hometown area; Scout got to see her cousin, aunt, uncles, grandma, grandpa, and even great-grandma.  After we left the Bybee's, on Sunday we spent some time relaxing with my mom (while Scout refused to take a nap unless I was holding her) and then went to Levi's first birthday party.  I am so glad that we have such wonderful families, it really is fun to spend time with them.

With the help of my former professor and friend (he really did more of the work), I taught my first class at Western last night. 6-10 pm was no where near as bad as I thought it would be.  The time went by fast and I found that I really enjoyed teaching college kids.  They want to be there and they want to learn the material.  Waaaaaay different than middle school kids.  These students actually laugh at your jokes and ask questions.

My only complaint about yesterday being such a long day of work, I have only nursed Scout once.  And I have only seen her for about 45 min since we left Levi's bday party on Sunday night.  She has just timed her sleeping and waking exactly wrong with my comings and goings.  It's a little too much pumping for me and I miss holding my baby!  Fortunately, it is only day a week.

Andrew has been baking lots of bread, last weekend he even used the dough to make a batch of delicious cinnamon rolls for us.  So amazing.

He also got around to using the strawberries we got the summer to make our favorite strawberry-rhubarb freezer jam.  We couldn't have survived the winter without it!

This coming week we are still over the top busy!  I have open house and Andrew has trumpet lessons tonight so Scout has to be babysat by the neighbor girl.  Tomorrow we are having friends over for dinner, Thursday and Friday we breath, then Saturday Andrew starts rehearsals for a musical (?) he is playing in.  Rehearsals are Saturday, twice on Sunday, and weeknights until the performances on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  It will be a crazy next couple of weeks, wish us luck!

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