"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Monday, March 14

Catching up.....

Hello! First i just want to take a moment to welcome our newest followers, Jenny and Allison.
Welcome to our blog! I hope you will stop in regularly and walk away with even the smallest bit of new information or at least a smile. This blog has a mind of its own, for sure. I write about more than i had planned to and on everything from homeschooling to parenting, feast days to our family life in general.

Please feel free to comment, but also to ask questions.
Well, its been a bit since i have been on here - about a week or so.  Sometimes there is just no good way to write things, other times so many thoughts flood my brain that i end up so overwhelmed with ideas i just don't know how to write.  But i'm here now.
The youngest three and I traveled up north last week to pack up some things still at my parents home.  After being out of any place of our own for almost 2 years, we are/were hoping to move in the next couple of months; this trip got the process started i guess.  
We have been looking at rental homes and found out yesterday that a place we put an application in for, we got!!!!! Oh my gosh!  I am beside myself with excitement! (can't you tell? : ) ) ....So, now we move. Woohoo! : P
We have been so very blessed these past 2+ years as we have gone from being laid-off to losing our home (a rental), from constant job searching with no replies to a part -time job, and now starting this past January, a career job.  (My husband now has 2 jobs! - God bless him!)
We have had so many ups and downs....i can't even begin to tell you here.
We have found family and friends to be so supportive and caring on this journey, we have also found companies who have no business being companies when they treat their members (of about 30 years!) as badly as they do during a crisis.  We have learned a lot. 
But today, well today i am just overjoyed at the idea of a place all our own again.  A place to spread out and just be us.


Jessica said...

What wonderful news!!!

allison said...

Hello stranger!
When we head up next month to gather our belongs from hither and yon i will call (or email) you! we will hopefully be in and around for a good part of a week, so i believe a playday is in order!

Say 'hey' to your crew for us!
we miss you guys!

Katie said...

Congratulations! What a blessing!

Jen said...

What great news Allison! Been praying here for you and your family - and glad to know that things are working out. It was fun seeing you in Philly area, and I cannot believe how the kids have grown!

God Bless!

allison said...

Katie and Jen - Thank you!

Jen - Gosh we miss everyone so! And yes, everyone's kids have really grown! (kinda scary if you ask me!) : )