Oh! What is that? That bright light...it's hurting my eyes...It's the light at the end of our tunnel! On Friday, during a field trip with his class, Mark was offered a job! He is, if everything goes as planned, a Second Grade Teacher!!!! I'm so proud, excited, relieved, breathing easier, planning for our future and in love with my husband. We've had a tough road, Mark and I. We are madly in love, but it seems life likes to throw giant road blocks at us to see how we handle things. We've sent eachother through college, later in life, while raising five kids etc...after Mark's graduation, we weren't exactly sure where we'd end up and his career went on hold for a year, after that - the teaching careers just were extremely hard to come by. He's been working as a substitute and even going back to his previous employer to work temporarily this summer - to help support our family...but FINALLY, he will be working a full-time job, getting full-time pay, to add to my full-time pay and we'll finally be able to relax a bit. We'll be able to pay bills, complete projects and have money left over for saving and extras (...and maybe a vacation!?!?)...This is so incredible!!
Mark will be officially starting in the Fall. I love you, Mark!
In June of 2011, my husband, three of our five children, our Black Lab (Blue) and our four inside cats (Freak, Fizzle, Rusty, and Bella) and three rabbits (Luna, Midnight and Winchester) have been living at our 1.3 acre farmhouse. We’ve been working on converting the land back to a farm. Since moving here, we’ve acquired a Great Pyrenees (Ollie), a number of outside kitties, a handful of goats, a couple sheep, a couple alpacas and bees/chickens are scheduled to arrive Spring of 2013. We also planted a number of fruit trees on the property (and plan to add a few more) and have been working on putting in gardens to grow as much of our own food as possible. We certainly aren’t experts in any of this, please join our adventure as we muddle through becoming farmers, beekeepers, shepherds and more.