Friday, June 11, 2010


This has not been a great blogging week for me. Before we get to the "awww", I feel the need to whine for just a moment. I think I mentioned in my last post that Joe has begun his classes for the doctoral program. We knew going in that the initial phase would be the toughest, and that is no lie. It is kicking our butts. Yes, "OUR" is correct. He is still working full time, teaching an extra class & then gone the other nights & Saturdays for his doctoral classes. When he is home, he is researching or writing papers, which then I get the pleasure of editing & typing. We've always been a team, & we will continue to be a team through this, but I gotta say, I am sooo ready for June to be over. I cannot stand wishing time away, but I am ready to revisit some sort of normalcy! Until then, I will continue sucking it up, but be warned...he has to live on campus week after next, so not sure what type of blog posts may come from that week! (Seriously, he checks into his "dorm" on Father's Day...ugh).

Ok, pity party over. For your viewing pleasure, some sweetness from the two littles:


Maureen said...

Oh my gosh Dardi...I am overwhelmed by their sweet love for each other and his attention to her..."here sister, I'll help you get on the swing" I can just hear it in my heart...ok, getting soggy here at work...awwwww is right!

Christie said...


Don't you just HATE higher education!? Lol

Q has been working on his masters of divinity since we got married and I finally told him he needed to take a semester off. Working full time, plus school, plus married life...ugh!

Anyway, praying that He would give you strength, peace, and patience during this time.

Love those 2 little ones...can't get enough!


Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, you ARE having a crazy time, friend. Hang in there--time will pass quickly.

Your treasures are just as precious as can be.

Love and hugs

Amy said...

Could they be any cuter? Any sweeter? Any more perfect? Probably not. ;0) Love you and MISS YOU!

Lula Lola said...

Aren't you glad you caught that on camera! How totally darling!

Chris said...

Very sweet pics of your 'Littles'!!!

I love how your little guy is helping' his precious!!

Hang in there....however, you do have every right to whine....
It sounds like a crazy schedule!!!


Daisy Dreams said...

Sweetness!! My two younger daughters are like this and it always warms my heart.

Hang in there!!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Your "whine" brings back memories ...

My hubby got his Master's in Ministry when we had 8 young children (and no teen helpers yet). He worked full-time as a teacher ... part time as a painting contractor ... and went to school (out of town) every other weekend for 2 years. Yes ... 2 long years. And, yes, I edited and typed all of the papers. (I also got him through his BA by typing all of his papers on the good old typewriter ... when I had 3 toddlers. He graduated when they were 1, 2, 3.)

Living in a dorm should be interesting for him. :)