Maybe it’s just the time of year, but I feel like we’re on the cusp of an especially large number of new/big things. (And is it just me, or is “cusp” one of the most unpleasant words you’ve ever heard?)
—Gabe just did his first of 10 photo shoots as part of his Get Shot, Stop Traffick campaign. Here’s one pic of the cute little fam. Gabe’s an awesome web designer, but what he LOVES to do is take pictures, so I’m super excited for him. He’s doing 10 family shoots for $100 each. 50% goes to Asia’s Hope and 50% to our Cambodia Fund. (If you’re interested, let me know. He was only planning to do 10, but the slots filled so fast, he said he’d do more.)
–Ava got all her books in the mail today for her first year of homeschooling (Ohio Virtual Academy). She is soooooooo excited, and her teacher-mommy is too. School starts officially on Monday, the 29th.
–Soccer started back up. Two weeks of practices, and then we’ll have 6 games a week for the next 5 weeks. It’s our first year of having 3 girls on 3 different teams. My chances of survival are slim.
–My next e-book is DONE. I just need to round up my awesome critique team and have them read through my final draft, then beg my husband to format the whole blasted thing for Kindle/Nook/iPad, figure out a plan for the cover (hoping this guy‘s up for the task again–he’s amazing), and do some marketing/promo (least favorite part but super-duper important).
–Our home is nearly de-cluttered. I say that, but there’s ALWAYS something else that can go, right? Why, oh why, did it take me this long to associate FREEDOM with LESS STUFF?
–We made our first “necessities for Cambodia” purchase a couple nights ago. Bug spray is a must for Cambodia, and I never really thought about the fact that it will be hard to find in December. I was picking up a bottle of nail polish remover for the girls when I saw 2-packs of Off for $2.13. We bought 5 packs (10 cans for $10.65). Score! In the next month or so, I’ll start sharing ways you can get involved in buying/making stuff for us to take when we go. FUN!!
–I’m speaking at my first Men’s Retreat in October. On sex. Gabe’s coming along for moral support and to help make the men less squeamish. He’s also going to speak some. I’m really excited to see what God will do. And I will absolutely welcome any/all prayers you want to offer up on my behalf.
Enough about me. What’s NEW with YOU?