Thursday, February 7, 2008

Gimme a Break

In case you were wondering, Tori got a job, this means she is going to be sticking around! Woohoo! I'm pretty excited to have her close again. She's going to be working for an insurance company called Combined. The next 3 weeks she is going to spend in training and getting her insurance license. Please be praying with us that she passes all the recommended test with ease.

On a different note, I am taking a break. A blogging break. Seth and I have been doing a lot of talking about our family, what is important to our family, what we want to impart into our children, and how to go about doing those things. From all of our talks it has also gotten me thinking about what I need to change at home so that things can run as smoothly as possible. I would like for Jericho to learn (as in baby stuff crawling, walking, ect..) while also being happy (for the most part) and safe, I want Seth to be able to come home and relax (as much as possible), I want to have meals planned ahead of time (and going by the time Seth gets home), and I'm hoping to figure out a way to do one big grocery shopping trip a month and then get perishables when needed (but somewhat planned out each week), and one of the biggest things I want is for the house to not fall apart when (if) I have to go on bed rest (no we don't know when we are going to start trying again, please don't ask, and as of now my doctor is telling me I will have to be on bed rest. I've had many people ask why I'd need to be on bed rest again because I went full term with Jericho with no problems. Well, I was on bed rest with Jericho from 4 weeks to 28 weeks, so if that is the reason I went full term why would we change anything - that's how my doctor explained it. I don't want to get too much into this - although I think it's a little too late - but if you think about it please be praying for us in this area because bed rest it's a touchy issue. Neither Seth nor I want me to be on bed rest but when the time comes to make that choice we will be dealing with a life - which always makes it a hard, God sought decision.) So, as you can see I need some time to think, get some things down on paper, and then put them into action.

Don't worry I'm not going in totally blind. I already have a few ideas of what I'm going to do and have even tried a few things that seem to work for us so that's always encouraging. (If you want some menu planning ideas go check out Sarah's ideas here and here and here) I'm not going in blind and trying to do everything at once, so please don't freak out on my behalf (but you can pray that things go smoothly.) Even though I do have idea on what might work for us I am open to looking into different things so if you have any ideas that you think might work for me and my family please let me know (comment below or email me at:

I'm sure by now you are all in tear (as Jericho is) because you are going to miss me so much. Don't worry I'll be back. I'm not sure how long my blogging break will be, I'm thinking till March, it might depend on how much I get done, but I promise - I will be back!


bethany said...

I'm going to miss your blogs!! :( And pictures of Jericho! Whenever I see her at church, she's sleeping. ;)

I do understand about getting things running smoothly, though. Tom and I had to re-prioritize and do that a little while ago, and we don't even have bed rest to contend with! I hope you get everything figured out. I'll keep you (all) in prayer! :)

Ginger said...

I completely understand the blogging break, but I'll miss your posts.

I'll be praying that you get your household running in a way that suits your families needs!!

Dallise said...

Taking a break is fine as long as I still get to see some pictures of my girl. Love her outfit but, why is my baby crying. Are you making her sneak??? Just kidding.

Love you guys,

KT said...

I'll miss you...but, completely understand too! By the way, I don't think you can get much cutier than Jericho...I love the outfit and the black head band. =)