Luckily spring break is right around the corner, and what a great one it will be. Mark surprised me with a honeymoon to Playa Del Carmen! I am so pumped about this! He also bought me the new Francine Rivers book too! I will have plenty to do that is for sure. Anytime my kids are giving me grief I just close my eyes and think, "By this time next week, I will be on the beach!" It will be a wonderful time for us to get away and reconnect before life gets even crazier.
Mark is doing well too. He is moving along in his new job venture and loving it, he is excited about where all it can lead. The youth job is still our main focus and we are loving it. As we move into spring things are starting to pick up as we and the kids get busier. With spring coming that also means summer is right behind, and once again we have a busy one! I am excited about it and ready to hit the ground running (as of right now).
Speaking of summer, after that comes fall, and in fall something spectacular is going to happen. In the middle of October Mark and I will have a baby. Yes you read it right, a baby, Mark and I are pregnant. This came as quite and shocked, and while it wasn't planned, it is a welcome surprise, one we are very excited about. We found out a few days before valentine's day, and kept it a secret until we had a chance to go to the doctor (just for a nurses visit). Then we told the parents and asked them to keep it quiet until a later date. Well, yesterday we went to the doctor and he told us it was ok for us to go ahead and tell. Our risk of miscarriage is about 10% now, which is comforting. Mark has been bursting at the seems to tell everyone, while I have been wanting to wait, but getting reassurance from the doctor has helped.
I am currently 8 weeks along and, I have been feeling ok. The worst symptom has been the extreme fatigue! I wake up wanting a nap every morning. The morning sickness is more like nausea that follows you around daily at all times in the day. I haven't gotten sick yet, so for that I am grateful, so really it is just more draining than anything else. It definitely adds a new challenge and dimension to teaching that is for sure, but I am making it through. All the more reason I am looking forward to spring break when I can sleep all I want :-).
So, now that you are caught up, and probably surprised, I hope you have a great rest of the day.