Sunday, August 31, 2008


We made it to church this morning...on time...just barely. :) Everything takes a little more time. I cooked a little yesterday and today but a few friends are providing some meals this week which will be a huge blessing. Andrew has used up all the time he can take at the moment so he will be headed back to work on Tuesday. I will miss him!

The boys are absolutely LOVING preschool and we will probably be transitioning them to go from 9-2 instead of 9-12 (two mornings a week) - they don't like leaving when other kids stay. :) I'm just so glad it's going well! We had decided at the beginning of the school year that we would give it a trial run of 2 months and if it wasn't working out, we would not continue. Little did we know that it would be so wonderful for them. They are two weeks in and we can already see improvement in Calvin's speech which was our main motivator for choosing to put them in preschool this year. I'm looking forward to getting more involved in the coming weeks and hopefully meeting some of the other moms. They have their first field trip next week to an orchard which will be so fun! I've been so impressed with how much they encourage parents to take part in all the activities - even in the classroom. We are so thankful that God directed this for our family this year and we hope it continues to be a good experience.

We are getting excited for my sister's wedding coming up in less than two weeks! The boys (except Ty) will be ring bearers, I will stand up with my sister, and Andrew will be an usher. It will be so much fun and we are so happy for her and Jeremy. Now I need to write my toast... It makes me a little nervous - but for Steph, I will be brave because I wouldn't miss it! It's just that I'm not crazy about public speaking - in fact, I opted out of it in college. I took a communications class at 7:30 in the morning to fulfill the speech requirement. Yeah, I really didn't want to take speech. :)

So that's what's going on here. We have our fantasy football draft tomorrow. Here. I'm taking the easy way out. We already bought the drinks, we will order pizza or wings or sandwiches, and everyone else will pitch-in. It's the one party Andrew plans every year and I just didn't have the heart to not host it this year... :) Life will eventually return to some semblance of normal - a new normal but normal none the less. I'm going to give myself permission to rest this week - alot - well, after tomorrow.


Paula said...

I'm so happy that things are going well. That will be perfect now that the boys are in preshcool a couple of days a week. Give you a bit more time with Ty.
Yes, we're STILL waiting. And to think we both had the same due date. I'm feeling like it will NEVER happen :0

Jen said...

I am still so bummed I didn't get to see Ty while I was in Indy. Oh well.

October for sure...

Casa de Jeffries said...

Dear All:

Good news that you all didn't get a speeding ticket while going home on Friday! LOL

I'm tickled to hear that Ty has gained so much weight! This is fantastic!

It took a while to get used to the house being so quiet. It's just me and Bear now. And don't you know...the pool is "swimmable" now!

Keep us in tabs re: Ty - I'll continue to read your blogs and don't forget to send pics of Ty. I live to see how "my babies" grow!

God's blessings to you all,
With much love in Christ,
Diana, Tony, Faith & Bear
(aka Your KY Family)

Debbie B said...

So glad to hear the boys like the preschool.

Monica said...

Love the new family picture!! Hope that soon you are all able to settle into a new rhythm of life.