Friday, August 6, 2010

New Blog

I needed to start a new blog - to many sad memories, things on this blog.  It was what was happening in my life and all true but I just can't stay here.  Needed a fresh start!

So - my new blog:

Come over and visit!  Follow me!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Our house was auctioned yesterday.  It was a sad day for Paul and I.  It made everything really final for us.  It was a day of mourning.  When you picture your life - foreclosure and job loss is not part of the picture.

Paul is a teacher in California and last year due to budget cuts, Paul was laid off.  This has happened for the last 3 years but Paul has always been re-hired in the Fall.  I don't know if you know this  but the US (and CA) economy isn't doing too well right now.  It's been on the news a little bit.  The wise people of the CA State government have decided the best way to fix CA is to lay-off teachers and have major budget cuts to the education system.  So here we are a year later and Paul has been without steady employment.  He has been substitute teaching but with so many laid off teachers, work has been, let's just say, not consistent.  He even tried his hand at selling used cars!  ROUGH is the word I would use to describe this last year and yesterday was the icing on the cake.  

It was strange for us that yesterday was so cold and raining - it felt like God was crying with us. It was oddly comforting. When I woke up this morning the sun was shining bright in my window. I felt an in break of hope and that we were going to get through this and that God was going to be with us walking us through everyday.  I'm sure my emotions will change a hundred times over the next couple weeks as we pack and move.  But I know that we can do this - we will survive - we will be victorious!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On the hunt...

We are on the hunt for a new place to live.  One of the heart breaking side effects of Paul being out of work for 10 months now.  So far we haven't had much luck and time is running out.  If you pray, please pray for us.

Friday, March 19, 2010

And Here Comes #3!

We are having another baby.  I am 8 weeks preggers right now and just feel SICK.  All the time.  I am also very tired.

My iron is really low and even with extra iron supplements on top of my pre natal vitamins, it is not coming up to the normal range.  Although (this crosses into TMI so go ahead and skip the next sentence if you would like) I am pooping green iron boulders.  So, that has been super fun too.

I think I have my kids too far apart because I really forget about all this pregnancy stuff.  I waited 5 years between the first two.  And Luke and this baby are 4 years apart.  It all seems so shocking to me and I am convinced that I didn't have any of these issues with my other pregnancies.
Since my iron levels are not coming up and I am a vegetarian my PA wants me to try and eat some meat everyday.  Today will be day one.  It's been almost 2 years!  I am going to have a piece of chicken with my lunch.  I really don't want to eat red meat.  I did buy some organic grass feed beef just incase I need to.

Lately, I have been surprising myself with just how granola I have become.  Some of the changes:  no high fructose corn syrup in our house, mostly organic foods, vegetarian (although Paul and the kids still eat meat - but mostly free range organic), and here is the biggest shocker of them all - we may HOMESCHOOL Alanna next year.  That's another post, but we are seriously looking at that as an option.  Who would have thought?  Soon the Evelands will be churning their own butter and weaving cloth!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Something New

There is something new on my blog...

Let's see if you can find it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

What's Your Color

Fun little quiz to pass the time on this lovely Friday morning.  What's Your Color?
My results:
You boast incredible willpower and are 

capable of overcoming obstacles
that would normally leave others
shaking in their boots. You have a penchant
for colorful environments and often
impress others with your energetic bursts
of energy. Your interests in many areas
of life often leave you scattered, 
but when you focus you can accomplish
anything you put your mind to.

Yep, that's about right.  Especially the "your interests in many areas of life often leave you scattered, but when you focus you can accomplish anything you put your mind to"  That is really me!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Book Suggestions

Today I ordered this book:

from  You see, I have a non-existant yard but would like to grow some veggies in containers and see how it goes but no clue how to start.  My hope is this book will get me started down the right path.

But, I funny thing happened.  Amazon made a suggestion to me - this book:

Just incase you can't read it "Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages and also Robbing God of Priesthood Children".  If you are interested in purchasing it, it only costs $135.00 (I'm not kidding!)