Monday, May 20, 2013

Change is in the air!!!

They tired of traveling!!!
So, I know that I have not been doing very good at updating and posting, but life has been changing..... A LOT!
After 18 addresses in the last 6 years, we have decided to settle down, in 1 location! We made 3 trips to the Dallas area over the last 6 years. We have ended up at the same church every time, it's family.
In January, we decided to take a leap of faith. We wanted to settle down and stay in Dallas, but Marty was having trouble finding a job. Some said he couldn't start soon enough, others just couldn't seem to get the right people to look at the right paperwork. So in March, we said we were just going to make a way to do it. We cashed out an old 401K and rented a townhouse. Moved in the 1st weekend in April. Marty got a permanent job and started within 2 weeks.

While for the last 8 years he has been working in Pediatrics, he found a job in an adult day surgery clinic. He works 5 days a week, 6am to 2:30pm. Has 1 day a week he is on-call and works late if needed, and will have 1 weekend every 7-8 weeks on call. It's been hard getting used to the different lifestyle. We all are not used to him being gone every day of the week. He is getting used to being busy everyday!

Andy has been participating is recreational therapies and activities. First there was Tues night dance class for 8 weeks, this week is the last week for Baseball every Saturday morning, and starts Tuesday night Golf lessons for the summer! Most of the activities have been offered through Scottish Rite Hospital at no cost. The Baseball is a Miracle League for $40 for the 6 week season. He also is going to Spina Bifida camp in June. With all the traveling we have done over the last 6 years, we have never been in a location long enough to sign him up and stay long enough for him to attend.

Both boys will be attending pre-teen church camp this July! I am working with a few of the adults that are going to handle Andy's needs while there. 

Ryan took a profession of faith and was baptized back in December! Both boys have now been saved and baptized at the same church by the same pastor. That pastor decided to move on, and the church deacons asked him to move on, back in February. Marty and I have plugged ourselves in to lots at church. Marty is on the search committee for a new pastor, is a team leader for yard mowing/ maintenance. And I am on a few committees, Children's and finance. I became the Awana secretary in January and take care of the choir music closet and prepare the choir folders for Sunday service. I was nominated and appointed the yard sale chair person as well! Soooooo much to do!

My folks are currently in town visiting, staying in their RV. It has been 2 1/2 years since we had seen my dad and 1 1/2 years since my mom was able to make a trip to visit us. They are only going to be around for these 2 weeks or so, but it's great to see how happy the boys are to spend time with them.
Last year, we got an assignment in Wisconsin. We spent 6 months up there and were able to go spend about 10 weekends with Marty's folks. We took the opportunity to clean out some of the storage, put some things into storage and get some items out of the storage. I still need to plan a way to get back up there and completely empty it out and bring it all down here!

Ok, I think that is enough of an update for 1 day! I have a little more time to update this blog now, and plan on doing so! I have been up-ing my game when it comes to couponing and frugal living, so I will share more on that too. Bye for now!