Friends, September is upon us. Remember how I had this great idea of blogging about my time in Williston? Geez. July 1st was my last post. Let me catch you up.
Marshall: Ever since we moved to Williston at the end of April, his work has slowed down significantly. He’s sticking it out and working hard. I always tell him, if he sticks with it and proves he is dependable, God will bless him and reward him for his perseverance. I just know it. Thankful I get to see him more often since he’s not working crazy hours. That’s been fun.
Maddox: We now have an almost 14 month old small human. I swear all his “baby” is gone. He’s a little boy! He is so adventurous and curious everywhere we go. He loves to go in the kitchen and pull out food from the pantry, walk it over to us, hold it in the air, and whine. We just assume he’s hungry. He’s getting good at that, but might be taking advantage of us. Haha! I can now ask him to throw something in the trash and watch him take it over to the trash can, open it, and throw stuff away! It’s brilliant! How does he know these things already? It’s awesome. Although, he hasn’t quite figured out that we don’t hit Mommy in the face. He laughs. We fight over the computer, too. That is embarrassing. Once i realize I’m fighting with a toddler, it’s stupid. Maddox is the best, though. I love getting to spend everyday with him and get to introduce him to this world full of new things. No, he’s not allowed to date. Already determined that.
Me: I’m doing okay adjusting to a new place. I have always said I thrive on change. It’s what I’m used to. This “change” though has had me in all sorts of emotions that I never expected. Not too long after I moved here, my sister hosted a freezer meal workshop. I decided to go just to meet people and socialize. I didn’t participate in the actual assembly of meals. At the end of the night, I signed up to be a Rep for this company I had never heard of. Wildtree. Why you ask? I really don’t know how to answer that, other than I knew it would be a great way to meet new people in a brand new place. So I did just that. I launched my business with my sister hosting my first workshop. From then on, I haven’t stopped. Wildtree has been my blessing in disguise. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be doing direct sales. NEVER. I never did like the idea of trying to get people to buy things from me. Having parties. The awkward self marketing tools and strategies. Blah. Let me tell you though, Wildtree has been completely opposite of all of those things. I’ve been able to help transform the kitchens of hundreds of families in Williston and surrounding areas. It’s just crazy to me! I always tell people, everyone makes dinner! We are all in this same boat of trying to figure out meal planning and prep. Wildtree provides all the tools needed to get 10+ meals out of a workshop experience. Know what’s cool about that, too? It’s all-natural, organic, no GMOs, preservatives, additives, dyes, high fructose corn syrup. I’m thankful for this journey. It’s providing income for us while Marshall isn’t making as much as he used to. God knew exactly what we needed. He is good! I’m also busy trying to find a place to make “home” here. We live in an apartment, which is fine, but just not ideal. We need a backyard for Bruiser. Walls of our own so Maddox can scream and cry without our neighbors thinking we’re hurting each other. Praying about potential homes to rent in this area. I’m ready! I’ve met some new friends, too. I’m so thankful my sister is here and that Maddox can be with his cousins. He loves them! It’s such a blessing for us both. I miss my family back in CO a lot. I have been away from most of my family before, but not since I became a Mom. I value the times my parents get to be with Maddox and see me as a parent. I want to make a trip home before snow comes! When is that supposed to happen? Ah, oh well. I hope not too soon. Everyone always tells me, “just wait for winter here!” I always respond, “Oh I know. I’ll hate it.” I’m just not sure how to prepare. We will soon find out!
Here’s some pictures of our latest shenanigans. I turned 29, we took a family day trip to the lake to explore, and Marshall and I got to go out of town for our first overnight date without Maddox. It was a lot of fun! love you guys!