I've been writing a lot about the kids, so I figure it's OK to take a few moments and give an update on me, especially since Mother's Day was Sunday! So, here are some random thoughts...
I got more sleep last night than I have since getting pregnant! Kenna nursed at 9:15 p.m. and did not wake up until 4:45 a.m. As I was in bed by 10:00, that meant that I got nearly 7 straight hours of sleep! Woohoo! The night before I nursed Kenna at 10:15 p.m., gave her a pacifier at 4 a.m. when she began fussing, and then nursed her at 6 a.m. when she woke again. So, we are definitely on track for good nighttime sleep habits. Thank the LORD!!
I'm trying to work my way back to a good routine that includes exercising 4-5 times per week. I haven't managed anything more than an evening stroll and the I'm-going-to-get-you-game this week, but the couple of weeks before that I actually did get on the treadmill and worked my way back up to 2 miles of running. I'm looking forward to getting outside and running again, but with unpredictable nights, I'm not always very perky in the mornings! The kids have enjoyed going for walks in the evenings, and it's fun to put Kenna in the stroller and go out together. So, that has to count for something!
Our ladies' group is doing a wonderful study by Martha Lawley called Attending the Bride of Christ. We're learning so much about Jewish wedding/betrothal customs, and it's amazing how much the symbolism is helping me gain a bigger, brighter picture of what our relationship is supposed to be with Christ and His Church. I highly recommend the study! I will miss our weekly meetings when we end this session for the summer break, but it will be good to have a full home school week for consistency's sake.
It looks like Ted has been given the go-ahead for our trip to Idaho this summer, so we're looking forward to once again being involved in Commission. I finished writing the study about a month ago, and Ted is nearly finished with the graphics. I need to finalize the staffers' guide and write some questions for the counselors to use if they want, but other than that, we're in great shape. The kids are getting excited to go back--they remember Back Yard Bible Club from last year and getting to hang out with Daddy and the "big kids" that were in his group. I'm looking forward to fellowshipping with dear friends again and watching God work throughout the week.
I'm still plugging away, though I haven't been able to pursue much new business. The Bermuda cruise is somewhat in sight, but it would definitely take another small miracle to get me there. I would LOVE to earn it, as the incentive trip for the following year is a land-based trip to Hawaii instead of a cruise. Plus, after a stressful year, I would just love for Ted and me to get some alone time! BUT...I don't know if that's in God's plan! (If anyone out there would like to help me out, email me and let me know! I have until June 30!) I've enjoyed getting to know the ladies in my stamp and scrap clubs tremendously and have made some very good friends through it.
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW, FOLKS!
Kenna is beginning to fuss, and I'm ready to give her the last feeding of the day. Hopefully she'll sleep through tonight, too!