Sunday, June 24, 2012

Woah Baby!

Many months have passed (again) since I have blogged. A wonderful little boy named Oliver came into my life and things have been crazy!

Oliver Don Brubacher was born on February 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM. Every day with him has been an incredible blessing. Time is flying so fast. He's already almost 5 months old! Here's a few shots of the last 4 months!


Thursday, November 3, 2011


It's been 5 months since my last blog...OOPSIES! My life has gotten pretty crazy since then, so I guess a little updating is in order!

Well I guess the biggest news is that The Brubacher Bunch is growing! Grant and I are expecting a baby boy on February 10th! I couldn't be more excited and so thankful that God is giving us such an incredible blessing. Except for having the wonderful morning sickness from week 11(started on my birthday....happy birthday to me!) to week 18, everything has been going really well! Grant has been incredibly helpful with everything around the house, and very patient during my moody moments. I've come to learn that I'm way to impatient of a person to be pregnant. I just want to meet the lil guy already!

25 weeks

Grant's men's and women's soccer teams have both had successful season.  Although the women didn't make the KCAC tournament this year, they still had the best season they've had in 3 years, going 6-11 overall. His men's team finished the regular season 11-5-1 overall, and they are getting ready to play the first round of the KCAC tournament on Saturday against McPherson. Go Jays!

I'm busy with school and a rowdy group of 1st graders! I'm very fortunate to have a student teacher this year. She's doing a fantastic job, and am very lucky to know that she'll be coming back to do my maternity leave. Although I'm starting to become incredibly sick of driving back and forth to Wichita everyday, I have a hard time picturing myself teaching anywhere else. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what God has in store for me next year.

Hopefully I won't wait another 5 months before I blog again! I have lots of exciting things going on in my life now to blog about!

Friday, June 3, 2011

No Blog, I Have Not Forgotten You

Time sure flies! I haven't made a post in a while....whoops! The last month and a half of school was exhausting, and every time I came home I just felt myself wanting to just sit and relax before supper. Then eating supper and getting everything ready to do it all again the next day. Hopefully now that it's summer there will be more things for me to blog about, and more time. Our summer will be filled with putting a fence up in the backyard (along with other house things), traveling to Minnesota to see my family and for my brothers wedding, and traveling with Grant's parents and siblings to the Grand Canyon....which we plan to hike (yikes!) Surely one of these events will give me something more exciting to write about!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Compassion Sunday

Today at church was Compassion Sunday. Grant and I already sponsor one child through Compassion International, but today I felt a nudge in my heart that we should sponsor another one. We have been blessed with so much in our lives, and these kids have so little, and we want to share our blessings. The first child we started sponsoring almost a year ago; a little boy named Harits. He is 6 years old and lives in Indonesia. He's absolutely adorable! Today we picked out a beautiful 7 year old girl named Sefodina from Tanzania.

I've written Harits only a couple of times since sponsoring him, and I really feel kind of bad about it. What have I done this weekend that made me to busy to sit down and write him? The answer: nothing. So I'm going to try to set a new goal for myself. Grant and I (or just me haha) will write our two Compassion children twice a month, and with one of the letters each month, we will send some sort of little extra gift for them. I read that goal, and it doesn't seem like much, but to these two kids it's going to mean so much!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Journey to Contentment (Part 1)

A while ago I was walking through the bookstore, and stumbled upon the book Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. I bought it thinking it would be a good read, but haven't touched it until this weekend. This entire last week of work (and life), I have come home stressed, and tired, and I needed a change. I feel like I have been constantly complaining. Complaining about wanting new things for my home, upset with myself for gaining a few pounds since I've gotten married, stressing and worrying about things going on at work, upset because Grant won't let me get a kitten (silly right!), and wanting a baby and feeling like everyone around me is having one. 

This book is all about giving all our worries over to God, and being content with the life that we live. Something I've always struggled with since becoming a Christian is giving all my worries to Him, and putting all my faith in Him. I should feel so blessed with where my life is now! I have a home and an amazing husband who loves me unconditionally, I have been made perfect in God's image, Grant loves my little yorkie Charlie (haha) I have a job doing something I love, and I have amazing friends(Shanna I'm still so stinkin excited for you!). 

My hope is that over the time of me reading this book, and getting more into the Word, that I will become less anxious about my future, and more content with how my life is now, and have complete faith that God will take care of me. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ode to Spring Break

Wow! Spring Break sure did fly by! I feel like I accomplished nothing! At least the weather was nice for the first couple days of it. Sunny and 80 on Monday and Tuesday...and now I sit here in my house watching the SNOW falling outside. Only in Kansas! :-) It was nice, however, that Grant and I finally had the same Spring Break in 4 years. So if I didn't accomplish much around the house, at least he and I got to spend some time together. We finally had time to go out on a date! One of the few we've been on since we've been married! Did a little shopping for some things for the house (very romantic haha), Olive Garden for supper, and then went and saw the movie Paul...with Grant's brother Andy haha. Besides date night, we cleaned up the yard a little bit, planted a few flowers (which are now covered with bed sheets to protect from the snow), and spent some time with friends. Wow...sounds like a pretty boring (but very relaxing!) Spring Break! Back to work tomorrow UGH!

Friday, March 25, 2011

New To The Blogging World after reading others blogs for a few months, I decided to give it a try. Am I an amazing writer? Sorry, but no. Is my blog going to be all over the place talking about random things? Probably. A big reason I'm doing this is to keep my family updated on the goings on in my life, more so than just the occasional Facebook update; which I don't really do that often.

The hardest thing about blogging so far...coming up with a stinkin title! Everything I could think of (and liked) was already taken, and I didn't really want to put a bunch of numbers or extra things after it. Thank goodness for my amazing soon to be sister-in-law Lauren! She came up with The Brubacher Bunch!

Who is the Brubacher Bunch? Well right now it's just Grant, and I, and our cute little 4.5 pound Yorkie Charlie. Hopefully someday the bunch will be bigger, but I'm happy for now :-).

I can't promise how often I'm going to update this thing, but I sure am going to try to be somewhat consistent. Hopefully I'll have some people out there that can help keep me accountable!