Friday, July 27, 2012

Okay really could she be any cuter?!?!  We are headed out today for her to try out for the dance team at her dance studio! She is sooooo excited! I'm excited for her and secretly nervous (I might have to sit on my hands so I don't bite my nails)!
I also posted this picture because she sat down long enough for me to get this cute braid in her hair! Her hair is finally getting along enough to do fun things with it. Now if it would just thicken up!

Quality Time with Presley

There is always things to be done around the house and more often I find that I say to my kids, "I have work to do" or "I'll play in a minute!"  The other day Presley asked me to color! I said sure! I love to color. There is something so relaxing about it to me! 
Before I knew it Presley and I had colored several pictures and more than an hour and a half had passed.  Spending this time with her is what she will remember! Not that the house was spotless (like it ever is !Ha, who am I kidding!), that the laundry was all folded and put away, or the dishes in the sink where washed and  put away! She will remember the time that Mom and her sat and colored these beautiful Barbie pictures!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What I know for Sure!

Once again I'm writing a blog post and it's been way to looooong since my last one! So I wanted to catch you up with what's been going on in the Gerspacher household!

Somewhere during mid April Pat was laid off!:( This was a huge surprise to our family! His last day of work would be May 4th! Looking back the first week after Pat told me I was a mess! I cried a lot wondering what we were going to do and my brain was flooded with all the  "What Ifs" situations.
My mind began to fill up with comforting scriptures! Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!"
What I Know for Sure was that GOD WOULD PROVIDE FOR US!

I had been subbing at the kids school as a para educator and my work load has always been pretty full, but it's funny that from May-June I worked almost everyday! Once again the LORD was helping to provide for my family and make a little extra income!

It was great having Pat home the last few weeks of school.  He was able to attend many of the kids school events, Concerts, field days etc.... He helped the kids get up, dressed, breakfast and made lunches while I was getting ready to head to school as well! (I'm gonna miss this!) He also was a great chauffeur as he dropped us off and picked us up everyday! I know that he cherished seeing the kids in their school environments! Ethan and Presley's classmates even got used to having Pat around.  As Pat would attend each of there schools every week to have lunch with them! How special is that!  The kids first called him Mr. Gerspacher but then they started calling him Pat! Pat said one time he was up at Top Foods and this kid in Presley's class said Hey Pat and the Mom kind of looked at him weird! He became a school regular!

The first week the kids were out of school they attend a VBS! They had a blast! Pat and I were busy running errands all week!  We got nothing done around the house that we wanted! But we sure had fun! Running to Trader Joe's, Home Goods and some other stores! Pat is such a good sport!

The last few weeks we have done so many fun things! Wild Waves, Hiking, Rode the Duck downtown Seattle, seen movies! We've probably been having to much fun!:) What I thought was such a bad thing, really    
became a good thing.  But all good things must come to an end! Or they have to come to an end because we need to make money to do all those fun things!!!! That's right Pat is heading back to work! We are super excited about his new job!

But here is what I know for sure!
That GOD Does and Will Provide!
That my family is Strong and no matter what our circumstance is, we get through it TOGETHER!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Playing Tourist In Seattle!

Us at the Paramount Club having drinks and app waiting for Beauty & The Beast to start!

Us at the very first Starbucks!

Cool Wall but actually pretty disgusting!
We had a wonderful weekend playing Downtown Seattle! We dined, shopped, played, saw a show at the Paramount and stayed overnight!

We took the kids to see Beauty and the Beast! It was an amazing production! I was a little worried that the kids wouldn't make it through since it started at 8:00pm. Presley was mesmerized by all the singing and dancing! The show didn't end until 10:30! I was so thankful that our hotel was a block away from the Paramount and we could just walk back and get the kids to bed!

The next day we let the kids swim in our hotel and then we played tourist around Seattle! Believe it or not that was the first time the kids have been to Pike Place Market! Crazy huh! They enjoyed watching the fish throwing, gum wall and visiting the Original Starbucks!

Good Times! But boy I'm I tired!