Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Beginnings

Today Mike began his first day as a teacher at Jackson Hole Connections Academy (check them out here.) We are so excited for this job! It seems like it is going to be a great fit for Mike and for our family. Mike will work from home out of our bedroom at this desk. It took us a trip to Idaho Falls and about a week to decide what we were going to get. Tonight we will put it together and transform our bedroom into a home office/bedroom. Life will be interesting having Mike here all day, but I am going to TRY to forget that he is here and go about my days as normal.

On the Asher front...I think I am going to start kid swapping with my friend Kim and her little boy Ben. Karen is not able to watch Asher this year (many, many, many THANKS for all the time she has invested in Asher). Asher will miss his Mondays with Aunt Karen and Kaleb, but we are excited for everything to come. It will be interesting to have a baby and a toddler in the house (preparation for things to come, perhaps?).
Asher and I will try to get out of the house for a bit every morning to give Mike a little quiet. I am going to try to do swim lessons and gymnastics with Asher this fall and winter. We are also going to try to get Asher out on the slopes this winter.

On my side...We are also thinking about starting adoption paperwork to adopt a daughter from Rwanda. We covet your prayers in this process. We have not begun; I want to give Mike time to settle into his new job before we add this. If everything works out we could have our daughter in 9-14 months! Needless to say, we are excited about this.

Well, I promise to add pictures tomorrow and I have a video of Asher dancing that I will attempt to get up for you all. Hope everyone is doing well.

Andrea

2 comments:

Grandma said...

I just spent some time looking through the Website connected with the Jackson Hole Connections Academy. WOW it looks really interesting. I'm so glad Michael has this opportunity to teach this way. God Bless you all as you move forward in ALL that you are doing.

Tracy said...

We'll be following your decision as we are a family comtemplating the same country! Although my husband just lost his job :( So, first things first. Are you going to use an agency?? We are not.