Wednesday, August 26, 2009

4th of July

For the 4th of July weekend, we loaded up and went to the beach. It was a last minute trip and I'm so glad we went. We stayed at Gulf Shores Plantation and it was the first time we had stayed there, but we had a fabulous time. Adam loves the beach! Andrew....not so much. He was perfectly happy to sit with me and watch everything, but he didn't want to be put in the sand and really didn't want to get too close to the water.

It was a great relaxing trip and Adam is already asking when he can go back!

It's the Simple Things in Life......

Aren't these the yummiest looking cupcakes! I read an article in the AJC about CamiCakes. So when I left a meeting at the Department of Education today, I decided to find Cami Cakes and get some yummy cupcakes, because after all, it is all about the simple things. These are just a few of their flavors. I'm glad it isn't too close to work or I'm afraid I'd be there all the time....above is Strawberries and Cream, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter Cup, Lemon Drop, Cinna Swirl and Classic Cami Cake. I can't wait to dive in later after little ones are in bed.

Yes, I know it has been two months since I've posted anything. That should tell you a lot about our lives right now. It's been a crazy two months and I hope I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but some days I begin to wonder.

I'll give some quick updates and be on the lookout for a photo recap of the past two months soon. Let's job has just been crazy. We launched a new version of the GAcollege411 website at the end of July. Despite all the hours put in before hand and all the testing, things didn't go as well as anticipated. We are still working through some issues. But the site is incredible and we have received wonderful feedback from high schools and students and that it what it is all about. I've been traveling the site talking about the site and we kick off the training in September. I love my job and I love helping students realize that there is a way to go to college and to find the college that is the perfect fit for them. It is so rewarding but so very draining.

Ken is still job hunting. We're on month 4 now since he was let go from IBM. The market seems to be flooded. We are very fortunate and lucky on so many levels with how things happened, however I think we're all ready for him to take the plunge back in the job scene - especially Ken.

Adam is loving Pre-K. I think he misses some of his friends from church, but he sees a lot of them at Sunday school and I'm sure we'll see a few more when choir starts up in a few weeks. He seems to be learning lots and is always telling us about something from his day.

Andrew is also liking his new school. It seems like he is saying more and more words every day and understands a ton more than he is saying. I'm sure it will all come in time. At his 18 month check up the doctor said it was absolutely nothing to worry about that he is only saying a few words.

It was a very busy summer and appears that it will be a very busy fall. Life is good and I wouldn't trade it for a thing. I'll be posting photos soon! And, I promise to try and do a better job of updating the blog.