Well, I'm not sure if we have the flu or not...but, it feels like the flu....fever, body aches, a little throwing up, coughing, runny nose, etc, etc. Not fun! I hate seeing my kids sick. With 4 kids now it feels like this stuff is never going to end and I'm constantly watching for signs of the next kid coming down with it. At least we know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and before long we'll all be fine again.
Along with that, Chad started his new job. It's at the same place, different plant, different schedule. He'll be working seven days a week. I'm so thankful for his job. I know there are so many in desperate situations and without work. But, honestly I have cried over this. So many times, I feel like I "if I can just hold on until Chad gets home". Sometimes you just need a break or for someone to help share the load, answer the 100th question from the same kid, help with some math, or do the dishes. Even typing that I'm reminded of plenty of people who don't have that kind of help...or won't very soon. So, I'll just shut up and be thankful now. :)
I've been trying to decide whether or not to try to take part in co-op classes next semester. I think I stress out over this stuff way too much. I'm afraid I'm going to ruin my kids' lives if I don't make the right decision on this. The main reason I am leaning towards it is for the social aspect...for me and the kids. But, I know I'm kidding myself...with a two year old I'll spend my time entertaining/chasing him around. :)
Today I heard about a really cool ministry. Check it out here . I love hearing about ministries that have long lasting impacts...this seems to be one of them!
We went and got our Christmas Tree this weekend. It was funny watching Christy trying to figure out what we were doing. Before it was all together and decorated, she couldn't picture what everything was for. I think she thought it was going to be outside until we had put up in the house. She loves the lights, but she still just kind of looks at it like it's weird and we're all a little crazy. They had a blast getting it though. We went to a tree farm so we could our own down. They loved it!