What a week….

Who thought the end of the semester would be as crazy as it was.  I knew going into seminary life was going to be crazier with a family, working as much as I do and wanting to have some personal time.  But this has been almost the craziness as it has been.  Thursday before finals week my daughter came down with a lung infection.  She had to be put on a nebulizer and we had to give her a treatment every 3-4 hours.  Needless to say that was very time consuming as each treatment took 15-20 min to give.  Over the weekend she did not get much better, in fact she got worse.  So I kept her home and took her to the doctor’s on Monday (the day a paper was due) and she had a double ear infection as well!! Poor girl!

I tried to finish my prison ministry paper between naps and nebulizer treatments.  Tuesday was better with her and Wednesday was my last swimming class to teach and I had to work.  Which left me on Thursday with two papers to finish. I finally got the last one done today.  A day late but I felt it was an okay paper.

I have one more paper to finish and then I will finally be done with the semester.  I should be done with everything by now but with the craziness I was granted a few days extra to get done.

There are still Christmas presents to buy and holiday cheer to muster up.  This year has been the first year where I felt so unchristmasy it is crazy.  I hope next week I can get in the holiday spirit some more.

We will be leaving on the 25th for New Hampshire.  We will spend a few days visiting my wife’s side of the family and then we will travel to Vermont to visit mine.  I hope to see some friends over New Year’s but we will see.  No plans as of yet.

I don’t have a class until the 21st of January.  So three weeks where I will be “free.”  I must be careful because my “free” time seems like the most hectic for me.

I have never gotten into the New Year’s Resolutions per se, but I am going to be true to my 100 things to do before I die list and pick 5 to accomplish.  The other thing I want to do is to take more pictures.  I am thinking about starting a photo blog.  I think that would be pretty fun.  I really would like to get into taking pictures some more. I might even try dig some old pictures out and post them.

Off to dinner, Franks and beans tonight! mmmmm

RIP Nana




Here is a picture of Nana and Addyson over Labor Day weekend. For the last three years every time we visit we keep saying that we need to take a lot of pictures with the kids and their great grandmother.

We were able to visit her in the hospital over Thanksgiving and unsure if she was going to make it to Christmas. Well she went to her heavenly home last weekend.

She requested no funeral so there will be a time of rememberance this weekend in New Hampshire. So close to Christmas and the business of our lives we won’t be able to make that 7 hour commute, but we will pay our respects over Christmas.

I have found over the last few years that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a very rough time for alot of people. It is a sad time because of the loss of loved ones – either during the holidays or celebrating the holidays without their loved one.

If you are remembering loved ones this holiday season, I will be praying for you. In this season of Advent – preparing the celebration of Christs birth — we also remember the love and grace of God and the reassurance that our loved ones are with him.

God Bless