I know what you're thinking... "Where have they been?" "Have they given up on their blog?" "Are they still married?!" "Where are the updates?!" All of those thoughts are completely justifiable, and I hope to give you answers to all of them!
After our honeymoon, Todd and I jumped right in to preparing ourselves for another busy school year. And as we were working actively, trying to dig ourselves out of the first of the school year business, the first weeks of the school year came, went, and now we are almost to Halloween! Where has the time gone? I can tell you though, that my 8th grade English classes are a glorious night and day difference from my last year's kiddos. Don't get me wrong, I loved those kids last year, but I was a first year teacher, dealing with issues that my small town, small college eyes had never seen. Todd is also off to a great start, this school year! He has taken on an extra class, and no longer has a planning period. But if anyone can handle it, it's him! He is the most organized person I know!
Some other things that we have been busing ourselves with are coaching cross country, working out, being yearbook sponsors, joining a small group at church, running the magazine, getting ready for Kansas Boy's State, buying a truck together, getting all of our finances together, going to events to DJ, organizing and beautifying our home, and trying to get thank you letters sent out. (Okay, so a lot of that official stuff is ALL Todd, but if he's busy, I feel like I'm busy too!)
We are asked, quite often, "How is married life treating you?" Well, it's great! I feel like the only thing that has changes is now, we are living under the same roof! I love cooking dinners and watching OUR shows together! We try to date night once a month, and our biggest task as a couple, of course headed up by Todd, is coming up with a budget! Through many chats, re-working, and re-working again, we have come up with a budget that is perfect for us!
On a final note, here are a couple things I have been pondering:
1. Todd has asked me to write an article for the November issue of Wichita Family Magazine. (His mag.!) What should my topic be? What would you and your family enjoy reading about?
2. Lately, I have been feeling the need for something more, something bigger, or different. I have asked myself many times, what will make me happy? Please pray for guidance! I'll open up more on this topic as I make more and more discoveries!