Not dead or kidnapped. Just busy.

I’m so sorry for disappearing. We’ve had so much going on lately that blogging never quite makes it to the top of my to-do list.
Perry has been job hunting, networking, and doing some temporary work as the opportunity presents. We don’t know what the future holds, but we all hope God keeps us here in San Antonio.
The girls and I are gearing up for a yard sale soon, decluttering and fund-raising at the same time. If we do have to move any time in the near future, I’m sure we’ll be glad we did this. We also have quite an impressive pile of discards out front, waiting for our area’s semi-annual bulk trash pick-up. Yay for less stuff!
More news: Kaitlyn is getting her driver’s license any day now. Since she can’t work with her dad anymore, she wants to earn some income as a sitter and/or tutor. Am I the only who is shocked at what babysitters earn these days?!
More news later. Thumb typing a blog post on a phone an hour after I should be asleep is NOT the best use of time.
Before I go, here are a few random pics from the last couple of weeks.
Mom, sibs and me at our sister’s wedding:
wedding fam

Our first family dinner with my new dishes, courtesy of my sweet in-laws:
new dishes

Perry helping Parker work in his first-ever school book:

Bethany waiting to find out where we going, on a little trip to celebrate a very special accomplishment.

The look on Perry’s face when he opened a letter from Grandpa and Grandma Coghlan, to find the item on his Christmas list that everyone laughed about:
hundred bucks

That’s all, folks!







  1. Alice Williams says:

    Kim and family, In so sorry that the problems at VF have resulted in this time of uncertainty. We are praying for you as you wait on God’s timing. I kept checking back to see if you had written anything again daily, sometimes more than once. 🙂 I am glad the reason was just busyness. I don’t have any suggestions for what you could do, but I know that our God has a plan for your family.
    Read again 2 Chronicles 20. “We have no power against this vast multitude, neither do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

  2. So sorry to hear about the job loss. When my dad was out of work he started substitute teaching, and really enjoyed it. I think it depends on the state, but an education degree/teaching cert. wasn’t required–just a certain number of college credits. Good luck with everything!

  3. Hey, Kim….have you thought about freelance writing? You write beautifully. Check out these sites. I did try the one and gave a proposal….it does work. I haven’t tried the others, but they are legit. I also included craigslist because in our area there are tons of real jobs listed on craigslist!! (lots of people looking for sitters/nannies) (writing/editing jobs under all jobs)

  4. I’ll be praying your husband will find a good job.

  5. Mrs. C, Is your husband out of work? I must have missed that post. I’m sorry that your family is experiencing this time of unrest. I pray the Lord’s will to be done for you. On the selfish side, I’ve missed reading your posts. God Bless Your Family!

  6. I’ve been praying for a job for Perry (in San Antonio) since I heard he was going to need one. Still praying for you all.

  7. Yea! You’re back! I checked every day since your last post, just in case you decided to return.

    Know that you were missed (and that we’re praying for you through this transition.)

  8. Kat Menard says:

    A friend works here and said there are several openings.

  9. Thank you for the update and photos. I’m continuing to pray for your family.

  10. Have you considered running a home daycare? You defiantly have the skills. A lady down the street from me started a home child care with her daughters a couple of years ago and has done very well. And we live in a rural area.

  11. It sounds like your husband is out of work. I pray that doesn’t last long.

  12. Sheila Mom to Seven says:

    Such lovely and fun pics.
    Praying for you and yours during this time of transition.

  13. Well, we can all understand the need for quiet time from blogging now and then. My family was in similar circumstances two years ago. We moved out of our home as a consequence and across the country. Heartbreaking. But would you believe God brought us back into our same dear home within 9 months of us moving out of it and gave us back our same land line phone number which we had to let go of which had been the number for this home for 30 years. It is astonishing what God does. I had not thought to see this home ever again. He can do anything. My husband works as the headmaster of a small Christian school and my children and I do vineyard work and work in the blueberry fields up here. Such adventures we have out there from spring to autumn. And therein to be content! So, come back when you can to say hello and we shall all be praying that this season for you and yours is not too long.

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