So, here's a quick run-down of all that has happened since my last post.
September 2009: Ben loses his job. A BIG blow to the whole family.
October 2009: Ben looks for a job. Ben goes to the ER for a skin infection. Ben spends a week in and out of the ER. Ben has to have surgery on the skin infection. Ben recovers. No job. We enjoy Halloween with our good friend's the Hess' and the Vincents.
November 2009: Ben looks for a job. Ben has some dead-end interviews for companies that sell cutco knives door to door and such. No job. Ben gets ANOTHER skin infection. Ben goes to Dr. to have it treated since this time it's very small. Discover Ben has type 2 diabetes, which is most likely causing the infections because his blood suger is sky high. Ben gets outfitted for diabetes maintenance (monitor and medicine). Go to Thanksgiving at my parents' house. Do a LITTLE black friday shopping. Go do dinner at Ben's parents' house on Sunday. Mom comes up to my house to help with decorating and cleaning and such.
December 2009: Ben looks for a job. We start enjoying the magic of Christmas with lots of family field trips to go sledding, look at lights, have fun with friends, visit Santa, ect. Ben GETS a job!!!! Not what we were hoping for, but it's a job! Celbrate Christmas with Ben's parents who are going to Houston to visit Ben's brother for christmas. Ben starts training. Christmas break comes (BTW Audrey and I are enjoying homeschool a TON!!!! I love teaching her!). Celebrate Christmas (sorry, no pics....I'm not good at remembering to take it let alone take photos with it). Looking forward to spending New Year's Eve with good friend's of ours and spending the night at their house. Woohoo!!
Well, that has been our life in the last few months. It's been crazy, scary, depressing, and joyful. I think we've run the gammit of emotions these last few months. I pray that things continue looking up for our little family, especially as I'm very baby hungry and would like to have baby #4 in the next year or so! We'll see what God has in store for us. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!!