Monday, March 30, 2009

Here I Am!

We are alive and well...just busy.

Ms. Arissa is on her last week of her 3 week Spring Break. Poor child has been bored to death since the second week. Isaiah and Steven were off with her the first week but last week and this week she is on her own. She has tried to get together with some of her school friends but nothing has worked out yet. Maybe this week something will come together. She got her report card right before Spring Break started and had all A's and B's. Last week was a visit to the orthodontist. She chose yellow. A yellow that is apparently much brighter in real life than it showed on the sample palate. She looks like she ate a highlighter pen. Oh well, it only lasts a month and I think she knows now not to choose yellow. Her teeth have made tremendous progress. It's pretty amazing. She has only complained one time about her teeth hurting and that was right after they put the chain on her two front teeth. Isaiah finds it rather unfair that her teeth don't hurt her.

Mr. Isaiah is plugging along into the treacherous waters of teenager-hood. He brought home his report card right before Spring Break and outside of the F he got in his elective virtual business class, he had all A's, B's and C's. In his virtual world he got married to a teacher, graduated college and has applied for a job as a police officer. We are waiting to hear if he lands the job. He got spacers last week in preparation to get his bottom braces this Wednesday. Of course, he was miserable and had to take Advil around the clock. He also promptly lost a spacer and had to be taken back the next day to have it put back in. He is growing his hair out and it is driving me crazy. I am trying really hard to let him do things the way he wants to do them but it is a struggle. He knows that if it gets to the point that I just can't stand it he'll be at Fade to Black getting it shaved off. He told us this week that a classmate of his is pregnant. Yes, a 13 year old little girl is having a baby. I can't even fathom. The good news? It opened a door for us to have very candid, honest discussions with both the kids about right and wrong, morals, God's view on such behavior, etc. Please keep Isaiah in your prayers. His little heart is breaking for his best friend and her situation (to clarify, not the pregnant girl. A completely different person. Pregnant girl is a classmate, someone he hardly knows). Isaiah is learning early that there is only so much you can do. That at the end of the day, it's up to the person to make changes. I will say I am very proud of the way he has handled everything. And the fact that he still comes to me when he needs to talk.

Steven is stuck in the hell that is midnights. We are praying for a way to get him back to days.

Me? Pretty much, second verse-same as the first. Still going to the gym to train twice a week; yoga on Mondays, train on Tuesdays, Pilate's on Wednesday (okay..so I haven't MADE it to Pilate's..it's on my calender though), train on Thursday. I am still trying really really hard to cook most nights and we have enjoyed having our family dinner time back. We have started a Bible study that we do after dinner as a family. So far, so good. The kids love it and ask every night if we're going to do it. We still love our new church and are looking forward to the upcoming Sacred Storm production and then Easter Sunday.

Which reminds me...I need an Easter dress.

Until next time...Hopefully it won't be too long!

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