Monday, March 30, 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Cupcakes

My latest obsession has been baking cupcakes. (Or if you ask Josh, I'm just trying to make him fat.) 

So far, I have made:

I probably have another 50 recipes I want to try. The problem is, each time I get on Pinterest, I add several more. I have loved each of them, but I think the Oreo one has been my favorite, so far. To see the recipe, just click on the name of the cupcake and it will take you to the correct link. 

You can find more of this weeks #MicroblogMondays posts HERE.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Grandpa Paul

Josh's grandpa Paul passed away this weekend. He was 95. When he passed, I couldn't help but be happy because he was finally reunited with his wife, Leah. I told Josh, even though I didn't get to grow up with his grandparents, they still had a great impact on my life. I loved watching them together. They were married 67 years. Even at that point, you could still see how much they loved each other. That is what I want.

Then I realized, we are already like them. Josh loves talking about their family trips to the mountains. Grandma would tell grandpa to turn the radio down. But each time he would try, she would get after him to keep both hands on the steering wheel. With Josh and I, I am always reminding him to stop looking for elk and beaver dams and keep his eyes on the road.

Thank you grandpa for letting us have so much time with you. Because of you, Josh is the amazing man he is today. The Lord has taken you home to him. The family may bicker over who gets what, but we still have our memories and they are what we prize the most. We love you grandpa.

Monday, March 16, 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Balance

In January, I went back to school. I knew it would be hard, but I had no idea. Not only am I taking  two (intense) classes; I am still working full time, going to Bible study, and serving on my HOA board. On top of all of that, I am still trying to be the perfect wife.

For the first several weeks, I would try a new schedule, hoping to find a way I could juggle all my plates at once, without dropping any. I've decided it just isn't possible. Every time I think I find something that works, something comes up and I have to rearrange my schedule.

Josh has been a gem through all of this. There are weeks when I'm not home at all. I leave work and go straight to the college. I arrive home, just in time for bed. Some nights he cooks me dinner, but if I know I'm going to be late, I tell him to just worry about himself and I'll find something. Each week, I just look forward to the weekend, so I can see my husband, hoping that I won't have homework that needs my attention first.

This is one of those weeks. I have a test tonight. Class on Tuesday. Scrapbook group and Bible study on Wednesday. Class again on Thursday. (But I'll probably skip out early so I can get ready for the weekend.) This weekend is the annual scrapbook retreat I go to each year. So with that, it really will be a full, crazy week.

Because of that, Josh and I had a nice date this past weekend. Next weekend I'll go to my retreat and he plans to go fishing every day.

I just remind myself that it will all be worth it in the end. Someday this craziness will end and life will be more calm.

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