Well, its been 2 years since I've been on here. We had a blog (http://www.thepatefamilyblog.blogspot.com/) but my old email address, which is the log-in, is no longer in existence, so I can no longer access that blog. Sooo, I made a new one! Here's the latest on us....
Todd- Still works for Sides Drywall Inc, a family business in Auburn, AL. He is enjoying it. He wears a lot of hats- a project manager, the safety coordinator, does some of the bidding and works out in the field a little. He is also teaching a night class at Southern Union. He's been teaching the Newlyweds Sunday School Class at Lakeview and has really been enjoying that too. He's a sweet husband to work hard for our family, spend quality time with the boys and take me on dates.
Kim- Well, I stay busy with Todd, the boys and the house. I do a couple things with the church, mainly the womens bible study and helping Todd with Sunday School stuff. We've had our house on the market for about 6 months. No offers yet, still waiting. Want to stay closeby to Auburn. We've been "Dave Ramsey-ized", so just trying to pay down some debt. We started in October '09 and have payed off ~$25,000 in debt. About halfway there. We are pumped!
Micah- He's 3 1/2 now. He loves playing outside, building towers with blocks, reading books and going to the park. I have to brag on him...he knows all of his numbers and letters, can almost count to 20, knows 2 bible verses and is beginning to read!
Elijah- 1 1/2 now. Loves eating anything and everthing, following Micah, talking on the phone and climbing. He's talking a little and can do some sign language. He loves big brother. We've had a PT working with him because he has "hypotonia" (low muscle tone AKA squishy) ... he's making really good progress. We have special exercises to do with him everyday. He hates it (and I hate it too because he screams) but I know it's for the best.
So, that's what's been going on with us for the last 2 years. God has taught us so much about waiting on Him and trusting Him for little stuff and big stuff. He has been so good to us. We are so thankful for the good news of the gospel that gives us hope, peace and a purpose for our lives, our marriage and our parenting.