Monday, July 21, 2008

Some extra time...

Well, most everyone is outside right now so I have a little bit of time to update my blog some. I seem to have a lot on my mind though, so I'm not sure I'll be able to get a lot of what we've been doing out in a blog now...we'll see though.

I've been thinking a lot about my trip coming to end lately and that gets me pretty sad. I've been here so long it seems like that they just feel like family and well, being home is going to be pretty weird I think. I was discussing with Bethany today that when I'm home it's almost like I live by myself, I mean...I sort of do when I'm at my nanny job, but I don't know, it's just not at all like it is here. I guess I should just stop thinking about it though and enjoy the last few days that I have here. Another scary thing for me is, I'm not even sure where I'll be going when I get home. I sort of lost my nanny job right after I came to Oklahoma, but then 2 weeks later she asked me to come back since she would be working part time from home, so now I have to decide what I'm going to do. Of course I'd love to just have NO job and stay home but that's not really an option for me. Then Angie, my stepmom, is due in the next two weeks, so with a new baby brother at home, I'll definitely want to spend my time there! :) We'll see though what the Lord has planned, I have had to just step back from things and realize that God is in control and HE has a plan for me and I'll just trust that He will show me what I'm to do.

Okay moving on to some of the fun things that have been going on! First of all, I have been getting PIANO LESSONS!!!! :) I am absolutely loving learning to play. I can't play much at all now, but hopefully with some practice I'll be better. I guess I've had maybe 2 or 3 lessons so far, but during the day when I have any extra time I'm usually sitting at the keyboard in the studio or their piano and playing. :D The studio is better though, that way everyone doesn't get so annoyed with the same song played over and over again with the same mess ups! Also, Caleb, Daniel and I have been playing our instruments each night trying to get some songs down. (Violin, Viola, and Guitar) my favorite to play has got to be "Washed in the Blood" It's got some fast strumming and a lot of fiddle playing. I'd love to just play all the time, but my little friend Bethany, kinda gets sick of us playing so much! :D She can take 30 min. of it, but that's it! ;) Right Besh? :P

Hmm..let's see what else have we been doing?? Oh, I've gone to TWO rodeos since I've been here. I had never been to a rodeo before, so they were both quite exciting! Since I'm allergic to horses and who knows what else, it's a little aggravating sneezing every 2 minutes, but it's worth it! :) The rodeo on Saturday was a lot of fun. We all went down to Stratford for a Peach Festival and we met up with the Burnett Family. We got to see Hannah and Abbie Burnett play piano and violin and then went back to their house for awhile and then on to the rodeo, it was really neat. Also, while at the Peach Festival, Bethany bought another dog. :D She already has 4, but she says this one will help with the goats. It's an Australian Shepherd and it's pretty cute, but....I'm sooooo allergic to it also! :D Too bad, because he does look kinda cute, I'd typically be wanting to hold him.

Today was a majorly hot day, at least 100 degrees, so Bethany and I went for a swim. I can't believe I did it, but I did...we got in their pond which has poisonous snakes and turtles and fish and gunk everywhere. lol It was so much fun though, and I only came close to one fish but other than that everything left me alone. I had to prove to everyone I COULD swim, I guess they were under the impression I couldn't swim, they believe me now though. :) After swimming in the pond though, we just sat in the baby pool which felt better because it was cold and we sun bathed! ;) I HAVE to work on my tan, I'm so white compared to everyone here.

Well, the guys are home now and Bethany needs to update her blog also so I guess I should be going. It's SO great here though, and I'll be majorly upset to leave. Sorry I don't have any pictures to post right now, I mean I've taken a lot and Anna has tons but it's hard to do on here so I'm just going to post pictures when I am home. Sorry if this post is kind of hard to understand my thoughts are kind of jumbled right now.....


Kristy said...

Thanks for the update! :-)
Glad to hear you've been having a wonderful trip. Hope to talk to you soon! :-)

Brittney said...

Hello! I'm so glad that I was able to meet you while you visited with the Morris family. Have a safe trip back and I hope to see you again soon!
Brittney Southerland

Hannah said...

I am so glad you got to come to the festival and rodeo! I have been thinking about you today and praying that your transition home will be smooth and that the Lord will direct your steps. Way to go for swimming in the pond! I am really surprised that you actually did that!! =D

Love ya,
Hannah B.

Scottie Moser said...

Wow ... Angie's due in two weeks? Has it been nine months already? Time sure flies!

Sounds like you had a great time :-)