I also went to Miss Olympian to see Anna Grace Barlow compete in Miss Olympian (she sang in my wedding) She did WONDERFUL and I am so happy and proud of her! Then Sunday I got to go to see Buddy Holly with the Barlow Family. They are so good to me and I loved getting some time with them! This is Aliza Kate while we were waiting on the pageant..she had come from a dance competition with lots of makeup! She is a mess! LOVE her!
So I know you are thinking, wow that sounds like fun, what was the big decision!!?? Well LONG story short, I got a job offer Sunday. Just some background info: I am currently substitute teaching in Huntsville, working at a clothing boutique, starting a maternity leave in March until May in 3rd grade at a local school, and babysitting. I am staying very busy...So with that said, when I got offered the job, I was COMPLETELY stressed...I really want a full time commitment. I feel like it would help keep my life a little more structured and help not feel like I am going 90 to nothing each day. BUT, on the other hand I LOVE making my own schedule and I really am enjoying the boutique, its fun and stress free! Plus I really didnt want to back out of the commitments I had already made...So with LOTS of prayer I was still 50-50. I had a list of pros and cons for both...I decided to trust my wonderful husband's instinct and I turned the offer down. I know you are thinking I am crazy, but it just didnt feel right and I am relieved now that I have turned it down! I am praying that God will open other doors with these other opportunities I have...we shall see!
So even though my job is up in the air, I have to brag on Ryan! He is doing a great job with his job as assistant project manager for Harbert. He loves what he is doing and loves the people he works with! I love their wives, too! Ryan got a Christmas bonus and a slight raise as well! I am so proud of him! We cooked out steaks to celebrate! Dad always says, celebrate the big things AND the little things!