Thursday, March 24, 2011

In case I didn't email or call you back lately, you should know...

Let's review 2011 thus far:

*Jan 3: Russ started a new job. Like, a big one. He's a designer. More on this later. Or not. We'll see. Not making any promises.

*Jan 4: Eliot bumped up his hours at pre-school to full time. I bumped my work hours down to 30 hours to add "Eliot shuttle" to my list of jobs.

*Mid-January: I officially start working w/ Fresh Art on the side as their stylist.

*Mid-January: we get THE PHONE CALL about the baby.

*February: Russ' job becomes official and he gets his first pretty big account. About 5 months early. No bigs.

*February: Russ records his own worship album as a fund raiser. We schedule the Fresh Art mini sessions and get an insane response.

*Mid-February: we find out our fostering home study won't work for this adoption and we start from square 1. Not sure if you're aware, but that's a lot of work. All worth it, just time, money and energy consuming.

*February: Russ travels to Vegas with his new job.

*End of February: we get a foster call. I say no, obvs, but tell Russ I said yes, just to see him freak out a little.

*March: I have outpatient surgery, where I realize how watching Grey's has drawn me closer to God. ("routine surgery" actually makes me pray harder...)

*Mid-March: Russ travels to NYC for his new job.

*March: My "rough post-op" turns out to be the flu. Double whammy.

*March: Russ releases worship album! (did you buy it yet?)

*March: A day we've been waiting on for 4 years arrives. More on that later. (unrelated to the new adoption.)

Aaaaaand coming soon?

*Mini-sessions this Saturday! So stinkin' excited!!!

*Russ travels to CHINA for work. (Yes, China.)

*Oh, and ya know, baby due in APRIL!

*I get to work hourly from home, as desired, and take care of the babe! I'm sorry, what?

If you would have told me even 3 months ago that my life looked like this? I woulda toldya you were 12 kinds of cray cray.


Erin said...

oh my gosh I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear more on all of this!

Chrissy said...

Such a tease. I want the real dirt. :)

Jen said...

They say put it out there in the universe and your life will become what you need/want. I guess you just never know when, or how or maybe even why! Glad you are having such a wonderful 2011!

.Kate. said...

Wow! That's a crazy couple of months! Been praying for you/babe/birthmom/etc. and that everything will go smoothly!

Greta said...

Katie, we met FOREVER ago at a retreat. I have been blog stalking you and now am an official follower:) So excited for your mini sessions and can't wait to see how they turn out! Hope the gremadcha accessories and coupons make it even better:) Hooray Fresh Art!

Amy Riley said...

Katie - we need to have lunch or something. I want to catch up in person! So excited for what's going on in your life. Are you "out of the cage" with happiness? :)