Here's the quick news to catch you up on the Butts' fam -
-Dustin had his last seminary class today! WOOHOO!
(Finals, small papers remain...) Since he's not pursuing a doctorate, this could be his last class EVER, except maybe for coming to some birthing classes or teaching classes, of course. :)
-I had two out with Strep, (not Swine Flu... no worries) and I may have it too. I am headed to the doctor today. It's either that or really aggravated allergies (typical for me for May), but the school nurse said my throat wasn't looking so hot, and I'd better get checked out by a doctor. So, sweet husby said our date night will be Chick-Fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup and going to bed early. Love him!
-Head here to catch up on my friends' adoption process in Kstan. It's sooo encouraging! Pray for them!
-On Monday, I'll be officially starting my 2nd trimester. We saw a picture in a pregnancy book the other day of the baby at 12 weeks. We had been so busy, we hadn't been devouring each week's info, like we did at the beginning. When we saw what Little Peanut looked like, it was a little emotional. It's starting to sink in.
-Unlike my belly... my belly is pooching out, definitely NOT sinking in. I am a proud owner of the BE (by makers of Bella Band) Band from Target. This is helpful, since I was having a wretched time finding pants that were maternity and long enough for me.
-We have 18 1/2 days of school left, but who's counting? :)
-When I'm not sick (with this strep-like/allergy crud), my energy has been coming back. I'm thankful, because it's just in time. My stacks of papers need some energy for me to be motivated to get the job done. A few weeks ago, I was literally napping EVERY day and it was like death to get up in the morning. I also had the messiest house in the whole world for over a month when my energy was low. I'm thankful at least some of the energy is coming back. And, it's all worth it. Overall, I've felt well. I can't complain. I pray often for my friends with constant queasiness... I can't imagine. Take it easy, gals. It's okay to let the house go and take lots of naps!!!
-Dustin graduates on May 15, and my sister (Joey) graduates on May 8. A big congrats to both!!!
-Dustin and I will be tutoring on Tuesdays/Thursdays this summer (good money!), and we have already lined up about 5 jobs total. Dustin has started as part-time janitor at church. The Lord provides! Pray that God would help and guide us as Dustin applies for Math teaching jobs in the local school districts.
-Pray for relationships we are making with friends who do not know Christ. Pray for wisdom and boldness, and that we'll know when and what to say and be obedient.