Sep 10, 2010

Visiting my grandparents' burial place in MN

It has been a long time since I've updated my blog. I needed some time to heal and reflect--to keep my happenings here at home between the two of us--to keep them sacred. I am doing remarkably well. Over the winter, my coordination and my communication skills improved daily, and now I only notice that I have glitches in both areas when I am fatigued. All of the MRI's that I have had since the surgery have shown that the tumor is not growing back, and Andrew is positive that it won't, so I'm clinging to his faith.

We are loving our new neighborhood in Iowa. Samantha is in public school this year, and is doing fabulously. She joined orchestra, and also is in a smaller group called "Silver Strings." She's soooo confident and outgoing (as those who know her know) which has helped to make the adjustment easier.

Makaela is doing fabulously in our homeschool. We are using the Sonlight Curriculum like last year, and it's so nice to snuggle on the couch and read all those awesome books!!! We are studying the Eastern Hemisphere this year, which is perfect since we will be moving to India sometime next year. It's been an adjustment for both of us to have Sam gone, but we have gotten into our own groove and now we are thriving. She's still playing the violin and piano. Her orchestra starts up in October, which she is super excited about--mostly because she gets to meet other 4th graders. ;-)

Andrew is enjoying his work like he never has before. He has a team he is leading who will be transferring to India next year. I can't say too much about what he is doing, but I can say that he is loving his work, and enjoying this new team of engineers he is leading. We are soooo excited about the move to India for so many the food, the history, the elephants, the monkeys, the orphanages we get to work at, the achritecture, Sanscrit, Hindi, the food...honestly, I think it's all about the food.


Misty said...

So glad you are doing well, the girls are enjoying their school situations, and Andrew is loving his work. And, I love how you will be able to go to India (and enjoy the food). =)

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, I love your new post and am so thankful you are doing well! India will be so much fun! We miss you all! Would love to travel with you--what an experience it will be! Love you!

Elle said...

So happy for you and your family Autumn. These are good changes, you know? Speaking of India, have you seen that movie with Julia Roberts, Eat, Pray, Love? It's in the theatre right now and it's pretty good. She goes to India and gets to experience the culture and etc. One day I wish to go there as well. :-)

Glad you're blogging again!

AmandaG said...

Dear Autumn and Family, I recently checked your blog to find out if you were back in Iowa. So sorry to hear about your health problems, etcetera. Sounds like you are doing better and we are happy to know that. You are a strong and lovely woman in all ways. I believe He has a plan for your life and we will keep you in our hearts and prayers. I'm so happy you have a chance to go to India. If I were you I'd learn to cook instead of speak! Ah, the food :) Love to your whole family from ours. Tom, Amanda and Parker Gott

King Arthur Queen Rebecca Princess Adrianna said...

Just like Eat Pray and Love (bestselling book and now in movie theatres), now India, next, INDONESIA!!! :) miss you all.. we'll be asking you about sonlight curriculum and all that when the time comes ..

Anonymous said...

Hey you--I tried to find you on fb tonight to send you a message but you must not be on anymore? I just wanted you to know I have been thinking of you and praying for you that all is going well. You are missed! Hope you have a happy Mothers Day!
Love ya