Monday, June 6, 2011
So much has happened and is happening in the Dietzel household. Probably not productive to rehash the last year and a half since I last blogged so I will just bring you up to date on the "current events" of our family. We have had a very blessed year. Our family has been happy and healthy and blessed. ( I know that isn't proper grammer, but it's my blog and that's how I want to say it)
Austin is now 15. He is tall, 6'4'' to be exact. He will be in 10th grade next year. He is becoming a wonderful young man. He played freshman basketball this winter. He did well. That was a tough balance for him with grades and basketball practices and games, some nights he didn't get home until 11pm then had to do homework. I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but we wanted to give him that opportunity. He enjoyed it, for the most part. Then this spring he took driver's training, which was a little scary for us but he is very cautious. He did great. We are very proud of him. Austin and Dave are headed to Nicaragua this summer, like next week. we are so excited!! I really hate it when Dave is gone away, but I am praying the time flies by. I am praying that this trip is life changing for Austin!
Emily just turned 13. My baby girl is growing into a beautiful, smart, responsible young lady. She served on student council at school this year. She loves to do drama, so she is pursuing that at church for now, and eventually I hope at school. She will be in 8th grade next year, I really can't believe how time flies. When I look at Emily, I see myself in many ways. Sometimes it is weird to see how God leads our lives and grants us the desires of our hearts.
Elijah is our little whirlwind that is turning 9 in July and will be in 4th grade next year. He has enjoyed playing baseball and is getting very good at it! He loves to steal bases and because he is so little, he does it well! Elijah is our child of one-liners. We just never know what will come out of his mouth next. He has a very tender heart. He loves to play with legos for hours. He is very creative! He is also a very inquisitive child. We are enjoying watching him grow in every aspect.
I just finished my 7th year working at McComb school. I love my job! I am not sure what next fall will hold with all the budget cuts happening, but whatever happens, I know God is in control.
Dave and I have both been busy with the church. We are growing which is exactly what we want to see happen. God has been faithful!!! We are looking forward to getting some renovations done this summer to our sanctuary. We are looking forward to the future with great anticipation. We have been here 8 years and we are loving where God has placed us. We love Caro. We not only love our church but we love this city. God has big plans for Caro, and we are honored to be a part of them!
I know there is more, but my husband is sitting on my beautiful deck waiting for me to come out and sit with him. So that's all for now......
Saturday, December 12, 2009
We had about 40 people there and those "senior" adults really know how to have fun!! We were glad that our kids were able to share in this special night and realize that "grandpas & grandmas" are amazing people and have alot of love, wisdom and laughter to share.
I know that is a night that none of us will soon forget......especially our kids!
The DQ on the way home from mom, just to say "Thanks for helping out" didn't hurt either!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I've been busy:
Since school got out I have been spending alot of time at the church. I've been trying to get a crash course in some things that Kelly has been doing because they will be moving. I think I am pretty good to go, I'm sure everything will be just fine. God knows what we have need of and I'm confident that He will bring someone our way to take over some of these responsibilites in His time. If not, then He will work out my time so that I can continue with them as needed.
Praying that God will direct us as we continue to look for the right person (people) to come and serve in the ministry with us.
Planning future events, church picnic for one.
We are working on our landscaping for the summer. That has taken a back seat. Have to get going on that.
Dave is doing a Quick-fix on the deck. We really need to replace it but don't at have the funds right now.
We are checking in on Daves mom and dad, daily. Dad is recovering from a hip replacement. His mom is having some physical problems right now. So some of our time is spent there. We are happy to be able to help, just trying to find that delicate balance with everything.
We've been going to our church softball games to show our support. Sometimes 3x a week. We've been having fun. It's a nice relaxing down time.
Can't really think of much more that we are doing. I know there is more, with the church, there is always something going on. I have to do better with my blog. That's it for now....busy summer so far!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Shopping was quite fun. This is Macy's! 8 floors of shopping, almost Heaven on Earth. Dave actually had fun as well. He just could not get over how much "stuff" was in this one store, and to think - there were 2 Macy's within 2 miles of each other. We did find some really good deals!
We also ate at the Cheesecake Factory! YUM!!! Another one of our new favorites! A 14pg menu, crazy! We shared a salad and it was PLENTY! Plus who can pass up the cheesecake, We shared that too, we had turtle!!
We went to the Hershey's store! So much fun!! Of course we LOVE chocolate! This was so neat, this was one of the times we wished we had the kids!
We went to the Hancock tower which had amazing views. 95 floors up! I did feel a little queasy, at times. Didn't like getting too close to the window.
This was navy pier, it was beautiful. We were so thankful for the amazing weather God blessed us with. What an amazing time. We are so thankful for the time away. We are also very thankful for Annie watching our kids so we could go away and relax with no worries!!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I started painting the kitchen today. I am far from finished, but so far I think I like it! I think painting the cubbards could be in the future. We will see how things go. For now I am happy with the results of the color. Makes me want to paint more rooms in the house. I will probably paint as much as my marriage can stand!! My husband is wonderful and very supportive, but we both hate the process!