Here is the Birthday Girl!
Ainsley's first Easter Egg Hunt. The year before I was 3 days away from having her.
Kids having fun together.
Family trip to the Zoo one weekend back in March (I think).
First, an update on the kiddos. Evan, what can I say? There are a lot of ways to describe the stage we are in with Evan. He is no longer a child at times. When I have conversations with him, I can not always comprehend that he is only 4 and a half. Yet, we are still at the age, where he tries to test all kinds of boundaries with his transition from toddler hood to kid. We have the fits on occasion, the attitude on occasion, and the sibling rivalry more and more. I love how entertaining he is and that he has such a fun, playful personality. He definitely loves life! So far, Evan's summer has been filled with swim lessons and VBS.
Ainsley is running around now. She started taking steps around her first birthday, which was way back at the beginning of April. She is now 14 months old and pretty much keeps up with her brother. It is definitely interesting to see how different having a girl is and how different having a child with an older sibling is. I love watching the two of them interact and how Ainsley responds so differently because she has an older brother.
On to the big change that is happening, or has been happening for the past 5 months. As I preciously blogged, we finally get to move back home near family and friends and we are extremely excited! Freddie began his new job the first week of January and he seems to love it so far. It has been a very difficult time with Freddie and me having to be separated during the week and having to travel back and forth on the weekends. God has really provided and supported us through this time. So many moments that I struggled and whined and complained and God carried me through. I know God helped Freddie in giving him patience and helping him put up with me through this time. There are so many times that Evan, being as young as he is, stepped up and helped in ways I could have never imagined.
God has opened many doors for us and he is definitely, continuously teaching me patience. I overstress when I do not have a plan of action right when I want it. God has provided and done it in his time. I will be teaching in the fall for Bossier School district, and would have never thought much of it, if it were not for God putting such a joy in my heart about this particular job falling in to place with this district.
We are still waiting for our house to sell, but once again, God has a plan. I have been in lots of prayer, especially over faith, and God has surely started providing me peace over the situation. He is always good to us, whether we see it immediately, or in hindsight, so why are people (me) so slow to walk blindly while letting him lead?
I am more than glad that there is finally an end in sight. The first two weekends of July, we will move everything over and we will get to end the traveling back and forth.