Monday, October 22, 2007
here we go
i can't believe november is coming so quickly. we have so many things going on from now till christmas. it all starts this weekend with the amazing race. i am so excited for this event it should be so much fun. then we have halloween. ellie is going to be jojo and silas is going to be goliath. i think ellie will have a lot of fun trick or treating this year. then after trick or treat eli leaves for st. louis. he has to work the national youth workers convention there. hmmm me and the kids alone for 5 days, what will we do. The 7th we get to see crowder at bogarts in cinnci. that should be fun, i love his new album. we have some turbo training coming up at the church and then eli and i leave for atlanta. we are going to the national youth workers convention child free. ellie and silas are going to stay at my parents, i am sure they will come back spoiled. but that's what grandparents are for. this will be the first time that we have been away from silas for more than 20 hours. i am excited for this year's nywc, last year i was 8 1/2 months pregnant and just could not enjoy things. i was too tired and uncomfortable to enjoy the benefits of the weekend. so hopefully my focus can be where is needs to be time to refresh with no kids. find time for me, for my marriage and to learn more about working with youth. it should be a great weekend. then comes thanksgiving. i have no idea what we are going to do for thanksgiving. i guess we will see what happens. we will only be home for 4 days and then off to the fall retreat with the youth. again no kids so i can focus on the youth and the relationships we have with them. i am very excited about the fall retreat i think it will be a great time. there are some gals that i really hope will come but we will see. i am also excited to get to the point in the fall retreat when we tell the kids where we are going on mission trip. yipee! i am very excited. and then comes december with bang. we are going to see rob bell on the 1st. i have never seen him before and i am really excited to have the opportunity. i don't know what to expect and am not sure i want to have something to expect. and i realize as i type this thrown into the mix somewhere i am sure ellie will be practicing for a christmas musical. oh and then there is all the other every day things. wow, what a month it will be. i just hope that the time away from eli will be refreshing and the time away with him will be more refreshing. that the time away for my kids will be refreshing. i will miss them but it will be good for them to spend time with nanny and pop, they don't get to see them that often. well i hope that through the wild month we can refresh and renew and get some rest for ourselves.