Thursday, January 29, 2009

Let's get caught up here...

I'm so sorry to have been gone for the last two weeks. A lot has been going on and i've been feeling so scattered that I just couldn't get my thoughts out.

Just a couple of days after I posted about Andon and I having a date night my sister flew in. Most of you know why and her story but if you don't you can read her blog and follow her here. She would love to know someone out there was reading it and praying for her! She put one of those maps and a hit counter and said no one even reads it.. I said if no one know it's out there how can they!? :) She is very transparent in her struggles and I am very proud of her for wanting more for her life. Jared and I have had her live with us before. Actually right before we moved here to Nashville she left our house to start rehab. She has now completed the first part and is here to complete the aftercare and then some. :) Jared and I sat down and wrote out a "life plan" to help aid her in her recovery. It is a lot of responsibility but not too much to overwhelm her. As I am writing right now she is at a class learning how to further her education. I am really excited about this for her!

As well as having my sister move here I recently joined a new bible study at a new church. We started Beth Moore's new study, Esther. I am four days in on the homework and have a feeling this is going to be a good one! I am really excited about getting to know all the women in the group. It is a pretty large group which is a little hard for me but when we discuss things we will break up so that's good. :)

We signed Andon up for soccer in the Spring! We are just waiting for the e-mail to find out what team he will be on and when practice starts! We are all VERY excited about this! Andon is so ready! Every morning he wakes up he asks if this is the day he starts!

What else.. I signed up for a knitting class at JoAnne's. I want to learn how to make some really cute scarves! :) This is coming from a call I made to my precious friend Jackie. No, she didn't tell to go knit but she was helping me think of some fun hobbies. I was having a REALLY hard day and just called her crying about my loneliness and we were talking about some fun things I can do. So I have been spending some time getting caught up on scrapbooking and am going to learn how to knit! On a side note: that call was made before my sister got here and a lot of my time is being taken up.. :) Thank you Jackie for taking time out of your busy day to be with me! I love you so much!

Ok, i've got to take advantage of this time and get some things done.. And spend some time with Andon. :) By the way, he LOVES having A.Jamie here!

Love and miss you all!! ~Jen


Dearest Jessica said...

oh I miss you girl...when you learn how to knit can you teach me?

Can't wait to check Jaime's blog, we are praying for her and cheering her on!

Can't wait to see the pictures from soccer!

Anonymous said...

Okay its about time you got back to blogging - some of us have missed you.

love amanda

ps - I want a scarf

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I am glad to see an update as well. I look forward to reading Jamie's story.
Andon is going to love soccer.
We are about to start doing the Esther study here as well. We are going to start the 1st of March. I am so looking forward to it!

Largaespada Family said...

Just read your sister's blog. And like Jessica, I am cheering her on! Oh, and her kids are so cute!

Hey, can't wait to see your first scarf! Tell us if it's easy!

Love ya!

Jamie Nalley said...

Hey Jen I was just reading your blog, and I started to cry. I haven't cried in so long. My heart has become so numb, and it feels great to feel again. Jennifer I love you so much, your my best friend.

Kelly said...

What a great big sis!! I will keep your sis in my prayers!! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I found your blog while I was just browsing around and I saw that you just moved close to where I am so I thought that was cool and just had to stop in and leave a quick comment! I've enjoyed reading your blog!

Jackie Sue said...

Golly sure is good to get an update. Yea for knitting and Bible studies!!! Call me again soon. I love you, js

Brittani said...

Your new idea of knitting sounds fun. I would love to be good at a special craft like that. Does it cost a lot of money to do that at Joanne's?
Anyway, I miss you... glad you are back to blogging :)

Andrea @ Mommy said...

I will hop over to your sis' blog!!

We signed up our 5-year old for soccer today too. It should be fun.

And, I'm doing Esther too!! I'm on the fourth week of homework...just wait until you get to the part where she says to keep your breasts to yourself! We were cracking up. I love Beth's studies and the subject matter is definitely something I need right now - funny how God works like that.

Take care :-)