Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Samantha says the craziest things

Last week when it was a full moon out we were looking out the kitchen window while she was eating dinner and she was so impressed with how big and bright the moon was. She looked at me and said, "Mommy, God made the moon" and I responded "Yes peanut, God did make the moon. She then comes back with "Mommy, Baby Jesus needs a coat"...guess next year we need to put a coat or blanket in the manager scene :)
I guess she really is paying attention when we read her Bible at night :)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Final Stretch

This time when Jim left was the hardest by far! As he was packing his car on Saturday night, Samantha was having a total melt down saying, "Daddy, I coming too" and would climb into the front seat of his car. Saturday night, Jim wouldn't put Samantha down. She even slept with us the whole night because he wanted her right now to him. She loves her daddy so much.
On Sunday morning as he was getting ready she was getting nervous that Jim was leaving. We decided that Samantha and I would leave and go to church like we normally do on Sunday mornings, just Jim wouldn't be going with us. I think it worked out for the best. Samantha didn't have a total melt down, just Jim and I did. I hate saying good-bye, or see you soon.
I'm ready for school to be done and for us to be our little family of 3 again...full-time. It's been so good over the last 8 months all being together everyday. I just hate the fact that he needs to be back in TN to do these rotations. I just don't understand why these couldn't have been done up here, but they couldn't. I know we will get through these next 4 months and so much is going to happen over these next few months. I just wish we were all together, but I know we will all be ok. Samantha will talk on the phone with Jim everynight before she goes to sleep and hopefully we will be able to skype. We will see Jim in a couple of weeks when Samantha and I go and meet up with the girls in Gatlinburg and then we will see him in February when we find out where we will be for residency! We are in final stretch!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!

What a great year this is going to be! We find out in a month where we will be at for residency! I can't wait to see what God has in store for us. I'm hoping very much for St. James in Olympia Fields, IL, but we shall see! In May, Jim graduates from medical school. It's going to be very exciting for all of us! I can't believe he is going to be a doctor in just a few short months. So many wonderful things are going to be happening!

Goals for the year
1. continue to lose weight (down 15lbs already - hoping to be down another 30 by graduation)
2. find a better job
3. move back into the condo, if we get St. James or sell it if we have to move out of state
4. hopefully have a baby brother or sister for Samantha

I know more things will change during the year, but this is a good start. Can't wait to see what God has in store for us this year!