Hi all! It’s been a crazy week! I am trying to get everything prepared for the Influence Conference. Luke, L, and I are leaving Wednesday after Luke gets out of his afternoon class. We will be driving the 9 hour drive to Indiana and will probably get there around 4-5am. Then I will have to get up a few hours later to drive to Indy and start a day filled of picking friends up at the airport. I’m not sure how well I planned and timed all of that- let’s just say I’m gonna need a nap (or two) at some point.
Luke and I are a little nervous about how L will do in the car for that long. Luke is actually more nervous than I am, but I am dreading the transition from car to pack n play at 5 am. I have a feeling L will wake up and not want to go back to sleep- yikes. So mommas, what would your advice for me be? I really haven’t had to move a sleeping baby/toddle boy from carseat to crib very many times in the past 17 months.
So what’s new in my world? I’m glad you asked. I have been getting a job, working, looking for a house or apartment to rent- and debating if it’s all worth it. It’s funny because as much as I dread our living situation I think I’m dreading leaving L with his grandma one day a week so I can go work (the other days he will be with me). I’m so blessed that a friend asked me if I could help him out (Luke also is working for him- it’s his best bud), and that I am able to bring L with me most of the time. It’s not that much money I will be making, just enough really to pay our rent if/when we move. First things first though- I have to make sure the place we found will allow us to sign a 6 month lease (since we may only be here that much longer). Wow, 6 more months and we may have a school to go to? Is that really worth moving? Or do I suck it up and save the $10,000 I would make in that time? Oh being an adult- if it were only as easy as I always imagined it being in my ‘non-adult’ years. Big decisions for Luke and I to make. Then it’s kinda like “help our marriage and move out now- or help our marriage while in grad school and stay here”. I tell ya what, living with parents really does take a toll on a married/new parents couple.
so enough with that… for now. PRAYS APPRECIATED!
stamping- oh man oh man. That’s what I have been doing the past 2 nights between emails, and design clients, and filling shop orders, and working on a top secret #cantwaittosharewithyou project.
Can I just tell you I am as obsessed with my business cards today as I was a couple months ago when I designed them. LOVE THEM!! It’s a total DIY card- I cut my own cards, hand paint the edges and stamp them front & back. Their imperfect and that’s okay because so am I! 50 cards stamped front and back (and cut)- only 200 more to go!!! Luckily I employed my handsome hunk of a husband tonight to help out! I have to say it was nice to have his support and willingness.. a wife could get us to help like that! So yea, that’s my life this week. I am going to try and blog nightly while at the conference. Well maybe not nightly but just enough for some update posts. Be sure to check me out on twitter and instagram for more updated happenings.
I’ve got to admit (and feel a little guilty doing so) I’m excited to have girl time, BLOG time aka networking, prayer & worship time, and just me time– I RARELY get to do any of the listed by myself these days. Like I can’t even tell you the last time I even had a girls night- well before I was pregnant I’m sure. So yes this is much needed for me. And what better way to have some time then to spend it with 200+ women who also want to make much of the Lord! Oh I just know this weekend is going to be life changing!!!