Saturday, July 24, 2010

July Update

One of my chat friends said that our old normal is being replaced by a new normal and that is the best way to say that. Shari being gone made us see how stressed things were for her and for us because when she left all that stress did too. Steve is still hurting from Shari leaving but then he is more relaxed and you can see it and his blood pressure is down when he went to see the doctor!

It came up so here is an update on everyone now and here goes:

Steve is 45 and lives here and commutes to his work in California. He wants to move his business closer to where we live and is trying to find jobs near here.

Christie is 30 and has two babies, Eric who is 2 1/2 and Emily/Emmy who is 1 and she is due with another baby in September. She is saying she needs to start working again to make money to make up for what had to get paid to Shari and might have to get a job after the baby is born.

I am 19 going to be 20 in a month and I have two babies Patty and Laura who are both alomst 3 mos. I have about 160 chickens now and get $4.50 a dozen eggs and that is doing really well and I might go to 200 chickens next year.

Macy is 22 and is due around the end of November.

Lauren is 15 and Hannah is 12 and they are Steve and Shari's daughters and are going to stay here with us after the divorce is all done. Lauren was supposed to be the one going to college but now she is thinking she wants a family like her sister did and we will see what happens.

There it is.

I know I probably said this a lot already but with Shari gone things are more relaxed in the house. It's like this big tension is gone and we didn't know what it was until it was gone. We all still miss her a lot but I guess what we want is for her to be here but without all the stuff that was making things not so great.

About my school I have to go to California next month and do my final exams and then do my final presentation and they are going to let me graduate and I will be a chef! I really want to have something else I can do to make money if I need it and being a chef will really help. I don't talk about my cooking much but my cooking really got better once I knew what to do. My mom never taught me how to cook because with her cooking meant you open a can or put something in the microwave. It was so cool the first time I made a cake and not from a box! It's still like this whole new world to go in the kitchen and see things and not just see the ingredients but see what you can make with them.

That is about it for right now. If anyone has any questions that would be cool because I don't really know what else to write about right now.

Have a Happy Saturday!


  1. I've been reading your blog for a while now. I am glad you are all starting to de-stress and that things are working themselves out. Congrats to your daughters, and congrats to Macy & Christie on the babies to come.

  2. Shari was homeschooling the kids wasn't she? who is going to do that now that she is gone, or will they go to a public school?

  3. Amazing- Four new babies in the family in less than a year!


  4. I am glad the drama is dying down. Charmed has a good point though- who will take on the education of the children? I hope your family is able to trans Shari's teachings into you, Christie, and Macy's teachings. It can be soooo hard to home school a child, especially fussy ones. Your new state may be less nosy though, so perhaps a transition to public school may be a welcome change for all your children?


  5. What type of denomination do you and your family belong to? If you do not belong to any mainstream denomination what at the doctorines of your faith?

  6. Megan,
    I never would have imagined when I first started reading this blog, that Shari would the one to leave. It is the disruption of a long standing relationship, and the separation of a mother from her children. It makes me sad.

  7. I hope things go as well as they possibly can for you and your family. I am so happy that I am a wife now too! Maybe soon you can trade mommy-tips with me!

    Hope to talk to you soon.