Goals & Dreams

Saturday, August 24, 2013

"You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream..." -C.S. Lewis

I recently applied for admissions to a local university and I was accepted! I was so excited! After speaking with a counselor I decided to major in Public Relations. My ultimate goal is to one day work with a nonprofit organization (something to do with epilepsy, autism, or even TSC), and Public Relations seems like the perfect fit.

My next step was to find child care for Joel while I attended classes. I wanted to find a learning center for him to attend a few half days a week, instead of a day care where there is no curriculum followed. I toured 3 places in the area.. One was exactly what I was looking for and he seemed comfortable there, but wasn't worth the $599 a month they wanted us to pay. The other two centers were cheaper but not by much. When he turns 3 he will be attending a county preschool (for free), but that's not until around February. I'm hoping he will be able to transition into the preschool before the college Spring semester starts.. I'm planning to go for a 4 year program, so the sooner I can start the better. But I would hate to sign up for classes, pay tuition, and then Joel not handle the transition to daycare or preschool well and then I have to miss the classes.

I'm a little bummed that I have to put my goals and dreams on hold for now, but making sure my child is taken care of is my #1 priority. It feels good to finally know what I want to do as far as a career goes though! 

July Fun

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July was filled with lots of fun for us. We played outside (or "zoutzide" as Joel calls it) almost every day. We also went to a water park, the county fair, and a zoo.

Jeremy took a day off from work so we could go to the water park. We thought we would be avoiding huge crowds, but apparently everyone & their mama in Ohio had the same idea! It was packed full of people. We had a blast though! The kid area is huge and we were able to go on it with Joel. We also brought him into the wave pool (with a life jacket on of course!) and he LOVED it. We definitely want to go back soon.
Jeremy's mom went with us to the county fair. She took Jer and his brothers every year when they were growing up, and according to her it hasn't changed since she was a little girl. I think it will become a tradition for our little family too because Joel loved seeing the farm animals and the tractors. He also loved the pony ride.. and y'all, he was a pro at it! It made his Southern mama proud! :-)

The Cleveland Zoo involved lots of walking. Seriously, the place is SO spread out. Joel's expressions when he saw the animals were totally worth it though! I think his favorite things that day were the wolves, the dinosaurs, and riding a camel with mama.

* Proof that we are a normal family and we won't always get "perfect" pictures! *
 * Fun playing "zoutzide" *

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