Friday, September 10, 2010

Catching Up: September

Yeah, so I haven't blogged in a awhile.  What's your point?  Okay, sorry.  I feel bad...really I do.  But I've been so overcome with homeschool prep and job (-less) worries that I honestly forgot I even had one.  So, time to catch up.

Here's a little rundown on the last little while.  And for those who have seen these pics on facebook, I beg your pardon.

Thomas' 10th Birthday:  he requested a cake that looked like a stack of pancakes, so Mom delivered!

We took a trip to Busch Gardens.

A peace rally that we attended in Hungary.  Oh, wait.  
No.....that's a picture from our geography club slideshow.  
Moving on.......

Went to the beach......

And the aquarium....

My kids decided to make a cardboard house complete with chimney/fireplace, shelves, front AND back doors, windows WITH simulated glass, mail slot, shingled roof, and lighting (flashlight jammed in a hole in the ceiling.

So yeah, that's what's been going on with us.  Other than that, we've been sitting around waiting for THE job to arrive.  We have had a couple of jobs that we thought were THE job, but they were just A job, apparently.  Memphis and Buffalo were contenders, but ended up not panning out.  Right now, we are waiting to hear about applications to jobs in Sacramento, Knoxville, Cleveland, and Chantilly VA.  Wish us luck!


  1. Does Rick have stubble in these pictures? I have never seen that before. :)

    I LOVE your family. You're doing fun family-bonding activities that may not have been possible before and I know THE job is just around the corner. Still praying for you!

  2. Good luck. I hope THE job does present itself very soon!

    The beach is as good as a peace rally in Hungary. Busch Gardens looks fun too.

    And that cake, well, that is the COOLEST culinary masterpiece that I've ever seen. I love it.

  3. WOW Julie, that pancake cake is awesome!! happy birthday indeed!!
    also, we loved seeing Rick at grandpa's party but missed you guys. xx