Monday, October 12, 2009

Family Update

Hey all!

So yesterday, Shaune successfully completed the Chicago Marathon -- all 26.2 miles of it -- in a little over 6 hours! I am so proud of him. He's trained so hard for six months, all for this big day. He had some pretty interesting revelations while he was running that he shared with me last night; I'm going to try and write them up as a post soon because I think they're extremely insightful.

I finally got a new dehydrator! After almost 2 months of talking on the phone to various customer service reps, they decided to service my warranty. Within a week of sending in the broken motor, I recieved a brand new one in the mail. I was so excited I cried. Now... to find some more apples...

Our house is a disaster-land of boxes. We move on Friday -- only 4 short days away! We pick up the keys at 7am, have to go to work, and start moving as soon as we get off work and change. We've got some dear friends lending a hand all weekend, so hopefully everything will be packed, moved, and unpacked in it's new location with a minimum of struggle.

I'm officially half-way through student teaching. I'm glad to see the end approaching. But, with the end comes the potential for new beginnings. I have been informed that the school is seeking a new kindergarten teacher to begin in December -- directly after I graduate. Shaune and I are spending a lot of time in prayer to decided what to do. Part of me wants to work and help us achieve our financial goals. The more persuasive part of me wants to come home. We'll see which wins out after we pray.

Things are constantly a whirlwind! Thanks to all of you for sticking around in this post-less wasteland named "too busy to write." Things will hopefully start settling out sooner rather than later.

God bless!


Organizing Mommy said...

Hey congratulations to Shaune! I didn't realize you were close enough to Chicago to be in the Marathon. We live 2 hours west of Chicago in Rockford.. did we know that about each other? Can't remember. Anyway, I thought it was odd that this year it was snowing on the marathon, and last year it was 90 degrees.

Jenny P. said...

As of next weekend, I live on the north end of Springfield. Only 15 minutes from New Salem. I didn't realize you lived in Illinois, too! How neat -- perhaps we'll bump into each other at some point.

Mrs. G said...

Congratulations to Shaune on finishing the marathon!

Good for you about the dehydrator. :-) I'll be praying that the Lord would lead you as you decide what to do about working vs. staying home!


Sarah Jane said...

Congrats to your hubby on his marathon! Wow! What an achievement!

I'll be praying your move this weekend goes smoothly and that you enjoy your new home very much - can't wait to hear about it once you are settled in!

I'll keep you in prayer too as you seek the Lord in what to do once you graduate. May He show you clearly His plan for you!