Monday, July 16, 2018


I think this will be come a yearly update blog, I just can't keep up with writing.  Life is just so busy and seems to be going faster and faster the older I get.

Our CI wearing kids continue to do amazing things.  Jared is heading into year 3 of his CI.  He finished his sophomore year of high school with a 3.2 GPA.  He passed all parts of his graduation test for the state of Ohio.  He got his driver's license in April and is enjoying the freedom that comes with that.  He will be heading to the career center this coming school year for automotive technology, we are looking forward to having someone in the family that knows how to work on cars, just think of all the money we will save.  He has a job working at our church and has a small lawn mowing business also.  He is learning that money doesn't go as far as he thinks it should.  Next week Jared will be going with 9 other students from his youth group on a week long missions trip.  

Allison finished her freshman year of high school and to say she excelled would be an understatement.  3.9 GPA!  She has worked very hard and it shows.  She will be taking honors English this coming year!  She got her temps in April and has been working hard at babysitting to earn her part of the money needed to pay for her drivers ed classes.  She started those a few weeks ago and now only has 2 more classes to go.  I am not sure why I am having such a hard time with Allison driving, more so then with Jared.  I really need to get her out and have her practice driving.

Jordan continues to love school.  He finished up 5th grade and was sad to see the school year end.  He is already to start 6th grade, be in middle school and get a laptop computer to do his work on.  He has continued in Twa Kwon Do and has talked his cousin into starting also.  He really enjoys it.  He has also developed a love for the piano.

Bill and I will be married 19 years in Nov and are enjoying this stage in life.  The kids are older and not so needy.  Life is pretty normal, something we never thought would happen when we began our CI journey almost 14 years ago.  For those of you just starting out, please know it does get easier, life will be normal and oh so amazing!   

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