Monday, November 16, 2009

So This Is Blogging

I finally decided to jump on board and start blogging.  I guess it is a good way to keep everyone up to date with what is going on in our lives.  We made the big move from Greenbrier to Fayetteville at the end of July.  We have been here almost 4 months now and really enjoy living up here.  There is so much to do an not enough time to get it done in.  I desperately miss so many people from back home, but am doing my best to stay in touch, usually through facebook.  But hey, it's better than nothing. :)  I am almost through my first semester at the University of Arkansas.  I must say it is the most challenging thing I have ever done.  The classes here are much more difficult than anything I took at UCA.  I guess there is a big difference between research institutions and non-research institutions.  I really enjoy it though.  I am going to end up getting a second master's degree because of all the classes I need.  Then, I will get a specialist and finally my doctorate.  I also love my job in Springdale.  I haven't been this happy teaching since I first started.  I am in a great environment with kids who really need me.  Mike applied for many teaching jobs without finding success at landing one.  After much soul-searching and praying, he has joined the Army National Guard.  He is an Officer Candidate and will be leaving for OCS (Officer Candidate School) in January.  This will be a very trying time for the both of us.  Beginning January 4, he will be stationed at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock.  Then, on January 22, he will be at Fort McClellan in Alabama until March 20.  We have never been apart for more than a few days, so I know these two months will be difficult, especially with the limited communication we will have.  So, we will definitely be needing prayers!  I am so very proud of him, though.  He has already served six years in the Air National Guard, but felt very strongly that this is the right move for us as a family, and for him as an American.


  1. yay!!! yay!! you've started a blog!! LOVE it!

  2. :) I'm so proud of both of yall - you going for to get a 2nd Masters and him signing up as an Officer! You will both be in my prayers - being apart from each other is very hard!