Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Life

Just popping in for a few minutes with some random news from mi casa.

We had a great long weekend! I definitely felt rested by the time Monday rolled around. I think we all did!

I went to all the kids' parent-teacher conferences last week. I know a lot of parents dread them but I actually enjoy those conferences. I always leave with a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for my kids and their unique strengths and gratitude for the teachers who pour into them daily.

Will had a great time at his Homecoming dance. His friend's parents hosted the entire cross-country team for dinner before the dance and it was so nice. They invited parents to drop the kids off but stay as long as they liked to take pictures. Then they shuttled kids to the dance. I loved that set up. Here's a pic of Will with his "date". You can see their feet but he had on his Vans and she had on a cute pair of sparkly Toms. They're all about comfort! 

Yesterday morning I was driving carpool and it was cold and drizzly. The kids piped up from the back seat and asked if I had any Christmas music in the car. I found a lone Christmas cd (Jim Brickman) but that wasn't really doing it for them so Abbey found some Glee Christmas on my iPhone. I dropped them off and listened to Christmas music all the way to Denver. It made me happy!

I had to be in Denver yesterday for a training meeting for my J-O-B. I hinted at that in an earlier post but it's official now. I'm going to be the administrative assistant for our area Young Life director. It's part-time but it's a perfect job for me and a way to get my feet wet after many years of not working. I think it's going to be a good fit!

In other news yesterday...my van is dead. I got back from Denver with about 25 minutes to spare before picking Sarah up from school. I pulled in the school parking lot to wait and catch up on email and phone calls. When Sarah got in the van it wouldn't start! My sweet friend took us home until John could break  away from work to help me jump the van. Turns out we couldn't jump it so I don't think it's the battery. We had it towed to the auto repair place and should find out what's going on soon. I AM SO THANKFUL that none of this happened while I was in Denver yesterday morning! SO SO SO SO THANKFUL!

Things I'm looking forward to this week? A beautiful hike with friends, crisp fall days, a Chris Tomlin concert, getting some big things knocked off of my to-do list, and a couple of mornings at home! Those little things make me crazy happy!!!

13 comments:

New Every Morning said...

Congrats on the job! You'll be great at it!
Hoping that the van news this morning will be better than expected.

What a cute picture of Will.

Lauren said...

Almost time for Christmas shoes!!! I know that song is your favorite :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

How can you seriously have a kid that old?! :)

Our van is being weird... it will start, then putter out. I discovered if I flood the engine, throw it into gear, gun it a little and then lurch out of the parking space it will work... I just can't turn it off again. lol

And of course it worked just fine last night when Andy was driving. ;)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Oh and, that is a PERFECT job for you. You know my dad's uncle started Young Life?

Deidre said...

Will on a date?? Ahhhhh! He is growing up! :)

A job? That is big news. I think that would be a perfect job to have. You'll do great.

Sorry about the van. I hope it's nothing major.

Kellie said...

LOVED the picture of Will and his date... cannot believe that our kids are at that age already! Will is so handsome...

Loved getting caught up on this post today... congrats on the new job!

*carrie* said...

Mer,

How exciting about the new job! Look forward to hearing more about it.

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Congrats on the job! I am so glad your van decided to die later, rather than sooner!!

Cristina Wright said...

Congrats on working for YL! They are the best!!! SO wish we were gonna be at the concert tonight...but too much sickness in our fam right now. Have fun!!!

Betsy said...

You're getting a JOB?? That is great! It sounds perfect for you.

Let me just tell you that I think Will is so CUTE! He is such a handsome boy. I know you are so proud of him! :)

Angie said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog!
I'm an Arkansas girl, now trying to adjust to life in Colorado. The altitude is a challenge, but the scenery is amazing!!

Stephanie said...

Just popping in to catch up on your blog. Since school started my blog reading time has dwindled to almost nothing. Oh well. It's the season I'm in, right? :) Sounds like you are moving into a new season too with a son old enough to date and a job. Crazy how life doesn't just stand still!

Angie said...

Catching up on all my Mer news...

A date? A job? WOW! Big stuff happenin' over there! How handsome is your boy? Wow!

Young Life will be blessed to have you around. Sounds like you scored a GREAT job, girl. I'm excited for you!