Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm a nanny AND we are going to Hawaii!!

It's been a while since I posted! I don't know why, but I just haven't been motivated to write...not that I haven't had anything to say, because I do! A lot has happened since my last post. I am now a nanny! I don't know why, but one night when I was up late (like tonight!) I randomly decided to grab the computer and start looking for jobs online. I searched on various websites and then started looking at nanny jobs available in my area. I found several postings on craigslist and then posted my resume on a few nanny sites. By the next day I had 3 offers and after a few more days I have even more. It all happened so fast! I set up interviews with 3 different families on various days. The first one I met with ended up being a perfect match and I ended up cancelling the other interviews. I just knew this was it! I am working for a family that lives about 3 miles away from us. They have 2 girls (5 and 8 years old). I work for them part time, M-Th 2:30-6pm. I help them with homework and then take them to their after school activities. So far it has been great! It's hard to believe that I am working again, but I think that it's going to prove to exactly what I needed right now.

We are leaving for HAWAII this Saturday (Aug. 23)!!! I can't wait! It's crazy to think that one week from now I will be in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park looking at an active volcano! Crazy! We are spending a full week on the Big Island...renting a car and driving around the entire island. We are spending most of our time on the Kona Coast but will have two nights in the little town of Volcano at a B & B. I'm a little nervous about staying at a B & B...we all know what a clean freak I am! Also, my husband has completely spoiled me with five star hotels! I am such a snob when it comes to hotels! hahaha But there were no other choices in Volcano...no hotels any where! Thankfully the rest of the week we are staying in the most amazing hotels on the island, which will definitely be more my style. :-) I just can't wait to spend an entire week alone with Brian! We have been blessed to be able to travel a fair amount throughout our marriage and our trips always prove to be such a refreshing time for us. We just love being able to get away and enjoy each other and new places! Traveling truly is such a passion for both of us....if only we didn't have to fly!!! I absolutely HATE flying! So PLEASE pray for our flights! It's really just the take off that makes me cringe...once we are up in the air I am usually okay, as long as it's not a bumpy flight. Oh man, I am already starting to get that nervous feeling in my stomach! haha

One last note....you might notice that my post hasn't said anything about us trying to get pregnant....that's because I'm not worried about it anymore! This is the first month in over a year that I haven't thought about it. I can honestly say that I have released it to the Lord and I have finally realized that He is in control! I have said it all along, but I didn't really understand what that meant until this month. There is NOTHING I can do to make this happen...the Lord will open and close the doors that He sees fit. So, it's not that we have given up...because we haven't...we have just given in to the realization that we are not in control! We trust that the Lord will provide (The Lord pressed that into my heart several months ago during prayer....that's another story though...) and know that He works all things for His glory and our good. So, please continue to pray for us...pray that this spirit of trust and reliance on the Lord would continue and pray that the Lord would bless us with a child!

Alright, it's now 2am....I think I really need to go to bed now! I will definitely write a post when we return from Hawaii...I'll make sure to include some pics too!!