Saturday, March 21, 2009


Pictures will come tomorrow - at least that's what I am planning. We had my birthday party tonight, and Chad went out of his way to make it extra special. Having grown up with only my dad, I did not get much in the way of birthday parties. I remember one birthday in particular that my dad tried so hard to make special; he even went to the grocery store and bought a Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake. To our dismay, when we tried to cut into the cake, it turned out to be an upside down decorated baking pan. What a shock! We still laugh about that birthday today!!

What a week! Two entire days spent at the school helping a new teacher, who has really not graduated from college yet, get her feet underneath her a little better in the area of teaching. We want everyone to succeed and feel good about what they're doing!

Derek is still not feeling himself, and I'm not sure what the problem is. Since he had the flu, he has been extremely clingy to me and cries the minute he cannot see me. He does not play but sits by me all day and follows me from place to place. He will only sleep in his own bed for short periods of time and then wakes up crying and comes into our bed. I'm not sure if this behavior is somehow related to his having the flu or if there is something else wrong with him. We're not big on taking the children to the doctor, but I'm seriously considering it. I wish we had a naturopath near here. I don't know of one at all. My dad found a medical doctor with a bent toward natural things. Wouldn't that be wonderful?! Please pray for Derek.

Next week is Spring Break at the school, and we are going to sneak away Monday to a little hotel with a waterpark about an hour away from us. The lady Chad spoke with said that there were no other reservations that night (at least not yet), so we will have the whole place to ourselves! Yeah!


  1. Hey Mrs. Vest!

    I've heard you talk about your blog so many times I decided to take a peak... I like it. I wanted to thank you for your lessons in Personal Development. You've helped me on some things and I really appreciate you taking time out of your day to talk to us "noisy" girls! =D I hope you enjoyed your spring break ! Thanks! luv ya! Sarah Seay

  2. Hi, Amanda!
    I've been thinking about you (and missing you). Are your children all better yet? How's Derek doing? I've been praying for you.
    Love, Amy


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