Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hard decisions...

Well the time has come to find a babysitter for JT. It is something that I said I would never do, but based on what is going on right now we really don't have a choice. So I need to find the best babysitter in the world. :) Anyone know someone? My brother in law will be headed back to Springville to get prepared for his mission in the next week or so. That means we need to find someone fast! So if you have any suggestions I would love to hear them. Hopefully I will sit down and post some pictures soon. We just have way too much going on right now.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More changes... imagine that!

So just when I thought things were slowing down and we were in a groove... things are changing. Imagine that! Travis (Jon's brother that has been living with us) put in his mission papers a few weeks ago. He didn't tell his parents because he wanted to surprise them. So last Thursday Ben, one of his other brothers, snuck out to the mailbox (in his boxers) as soon as the mailman came to see if the call came. It did so we headed up to Springville on Friday afternoon. We went to dinner and than all sat down to play games. Travis pulled out his call and threw it on the game him and his parents were playing and totally surprised them. He opened it and he will be going to ........ McAllen, Texas (Spanish speaking) and will be leaving December 9th!!!!! Holy crap... December 9th... 1 1/2 months away. He is my babysitter and huge part of our family. Jon is working out of town and I am still working full-time... now what! So that is where we are right now. Our brains are definitely working overtime. I told Jon as he was stressing out... remember FAITH!!!!! It will all work out. The next month and a half will be busy, but we are excited for Travis and are thankful that he has been here. I almost feel like I am sending a son out on a mission. Now the time comes to prepare! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It is crazy how the Lord works and the miracles he performs. We have made some crazy changes in the past few weeks and only the Lord would know how everything would happen. We have been talking about getting rid of the vending business... It wasn't bringing in much money and was just stressful. Plus we weren't about to pay the amount of money the other owner wanted. So 3 weeks ago he called and said he may have a buyer of some of the machines, but Jon would keep doing the other schools. Which wouldn't really get us ahead just keep us going somewhat. A few days later he called back and pretty much said he was going to sell the whole thing. That is the point of my last post. Trusting in the Lord. I didn't feel any stress after that night. I knew that things were happening the way they were supposed to and I was just going to wait and see how it all played out. We thought about applying to Walmart distribution, but before I did I called my little brother and asked if Interstate was hiring. Or Beau's crew. They are in Arizona Mon - Thurs. This was on a Tuesday and he didn't know, but said they would get back to us towards the end of the week. We had enough of a money cushion that we would make it at least until the middle of October, but after that there would nothing. Thursday the girl that worked for Jon said they had come by and picked up her keys. Jon called me and I was instantly sick. I don't know if it was just the thought that it was actually happening or what. I sat at work and couldn't concentrate on anything. For an hour I just stared at my computer screen. Than I got a text that would change our lives. Ramsey said that Jon got the job and he would start on Monday. I can't even tell you the relief we both felt. We have felt the Lord in our lives so much in the past few months and I am very thankful for that. We don't know what the future will bring. After the jobs are done down there he might get laid off or he might move to another location. But when we get to that point we will worry about it.
We have been blessed to have his brother living with us while we help him prepare to get on his mission. He stays home with JT while I am working which is another blessing. I don't know what we will do when he actually leaves, but it will all work out. The adoption process is slow go. We have had a lot of problems with paperwork, but I am not really stressed about it. When it happens it happens right? I am enjoying JT and savor every minute I have with him. He is growing up so fast and is so smart. It amazes me what they can learn in such a little time. He is putting words together and has the best personality. I love being his mom and am so thankful for his birth mother for her sacrifice. I don't think about it often, but really it brings tears to my eyes to think about what she did for us. I can't imagine life without him. He is the best "little" boy. :) Anyway... enough of my novel. I will post pictures later.