This post is for me and me alone, but feel free to read on. There aren't any pictures and it will probably be lengthy. With that being said, I just wanted to do an update on my life right now. Off we go...
ANDY + SARAH: We just finished spring semester. Andy did amazing and got straight A's. I didn't do as amazing. For some reason this semester was very difficult for me. We had a lot of things going on in the beginning of the year and it just all caught up with me. I ended up dropping my anatomy class. I got an A in my chem lab and a C in my lecture class. Halfway through the semester I kind of gave up and since I only need a C to apply for my program, that was my goal this time around. I'm slightly ashamed, but sometimes you do what you gotta do to survive. If I don't get into my program I will retake the class to improve my grade. Until then, I am just thrilled to know that I am average, just like I always figured I was ;) We were going to take the summer off, but just yesterday we both decided to take a couple of classes that we need, but that aren't too difficult. I'll be taking math and psychology and Andy will be doing a chem class and a math class. Shouldn't be too hard. We both really like math. Andy is taking an EMT training course this summer as well. On top of that, he will still have his job which is 30 hours/week. When he isn't working or studying, he will be sleeping. Fun summer, huh? Sometimes you do whatcha gotta do. Besides my classes, I will also have work still, just my usual 4 days/week. It shouldn't be too bad. We are working out a babysitting schedule for the kids to rotate with Magnus. They will probably be running pretty wild this summer, at least on the days I'm working. I'll just be saying lots of prayers that they will be watched over because Andy and I are trying to do what we feel is best and so we just hope to be blessed for it ;) I will also be taking a CNA course at the end of the summer after the summer semester is over, right before the kids go back to school. Fun, fun summer. Very educational. Also, I still have my Young Women calling and I have Youth Conference and Girl's Camp to help with/attend. And lastly, we have a trip to Lake Powell with my family. I am SO looking forward to it. That will be my 3 days in the middle of the summer to absolutely relax and recharge. And amidst ALL of this, I am still trying to lose 10 pounds that I have put on since November due to stress, lack of a schedule, lost discipline (discipline, oh discipline, where have you gone?! Come back! I need you!), and other silly excuses like that. Sigh. Someday life won't be so crazy.
KIDS: Life with 5 children is insane. It's insane on a normal basis, but when you add it to mine and Andy's already overly insane schedule, it just gets pretty out of control. For example, I have a dr appt at 7 AM for Baron and Magnus tomorrow morning. Then, I am helping with Jonah's field trip at 8:45 until about 2. Then I need to go run some errands before I pick up the kids from school. After that Laylah has dance and Daphne has soccer practice. Then we have Jonah and Baron's soccer games at the same time. Tomorrow night I need to finish planning Baron's birthday party (ahem, his birthday was over a month ago.... poor kid) and do some laundry so my children have some clothes to wear. And then on Friday morning I have some appts coming over to my house to get their hair done. Right after that I go to work and then I come home and get Laylah ready for her dance recital. After attending that I will crash on the couch because this whole week has been crazy and non-stop and I am just a tired Momma after awhile. I just cannot wait for school to get out for the kids. Only three and a half weeks to go! And then no more homework! Yay!
Anyway, this is my life right now. It is crazy, and it can be stressful. But I am happy. And I want to remember that I can be happy even through challenging and difficult times. I have a lot of joy. I have a very supportive, loving, helpful husband. He is a good man and an amazing father. I have five beautiful, healthy, well-behaved children whom I adore. I have it pretty good, that is for sure. I am a lucky (blessed) lady.