I can’t believe we are already three-fourths of the way through the 2012 year and I have managed to experience each of these months without a single update on my blog. It’s definitely a new record for silence on the Internet since I created the MK Meier Family site.
I remember sitting down during the final week of January and writing down a list of topics that I wanted to write about for my February update. The entire month of February, I kept thinking I was going to sit down at some point and complete the task. Suddenly, it was March. Just as suddenly, March was over. I took a deep breath as April began and I think the month was over before I finished letting the air out of my lungs. Don’t even ask me about May. I think I blinked a couple times and it was June already. In desperation, I realized I wasn’t actually sitting down long enough at the computer to write anything intelligible.
By mid-July, I had finally decided that my brain was going to explode if I do not write some reflection of life’s experiences as they have occurred to the MK Meier family in the first half of 2012. Then, someone woke up from his nap early and my days blurred together without any further written reflections.
August was a busy month as I slowly prepared myself and my kids for early mornings so that I would be able to drop off Jared at school every school day by 7:45am. Stephen’s morning schedule involves arriving at work much earlier than that, so I have to get all the kids ready to leave the house at the same time in order to get Jared to school by myself.
Amidst these mental preparations, August also ended up being a month of illness as everyone struggled through various stages of sinus and head colds.
September was a continuation of everyone adjusting to rising early in the morning and getting Jared to school on time. By this time, I had managed to work out a morning schedule to keep Luke and Grace busy for the hours between breakfast and when we pick Jared up from school at lunch time. After lunch, my body is usually screaming at me to along with my napping children and somehow…sitting in front of a computer becomes entirely undesirable.
Now it is October. I am beginning to wonder if I’m ever going to accomplish this task of communicating with all our long distance friends. By now some of you might have deleted my e-mail address from your contact book from lack of communication. But here I go again, in an attempt to summarize the past nine months in the lives of five busy MK Meier individuals.
Feel free to browse through this blog to read about some of the following adventures and updates. I tried to write them chronologically, so the newest ones are at the bottom of this list, but will show up on the top of the blog:
1) Summoned to Jury Duty in Texas (TCK Views)
2) Story Telling the Texan way (TCK Views)
3) Bats in Texas (Meier Family News)
4) Speaking of Conferences (Ministry)
5) A Trip to Waco (Ministry)
6) Stephen discovers Poison Oak (Meier Family News)
7) Bleach and Ice cream (Meier Family News)
8) Fireworks in Galveston (TCK Views)
9) Cristina Gets Stuck on Methodology (Meier Family News)
10) Jared: A Big Kindergarten Student (Meier Family News)
11) Luke: from potty training to preschool (Meier Family News)
12) Grace is walking, climbing and dancing (Meier Family News)
13) Expecting Again: MK Meier Kid #4 (Meier Family News)
14) BCS is Unstoppable (Ministry)
15) Traveling East in 2012 (Meier Family News)
I’ve tried to narrow down my story telling to the most significant experiences we’ve had so far. We are grateful to all who have kept in touch with us throughout the silence and the communication. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers. We offer many thanks to those who have kept in touch with us through Facebook, Skype and over the phone when we haven’t been as consistent through e-mail or standard mail.
We would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the posts you read, write us an e-mail, write on our Facebook pages or give us a ring on Skype.
Cristina (for Stephen, Jared, Luke, Grace and Seth-in-the-womb) Meier