SO many new things happening around these parts! First. The LaValley fam is headed to Georgia for an extended stay this summer, so if you're around, let's hang out! We have just resigned from our church and are putting our things in storage as we begin to prepare to start a community development work where we're living now in Western Mass. I'll share more about that as it comes, but right now it's a one foot in front of the other sort of thing and we're just trying to wake up every day and to the next right thing. It's all very exciting, but also very overwhelming and kind of cloudy right now, but we're really looking forward to what's next.
TWO. I started using essential oils again a few months ago and my world has been rocked. Now that I've decided to start distributing and teaching classes about oils, I'm making some $$ and having so. much. fun. Come get oily with me. Former skeptic turned oil evangelist. Life is weird. I have an instagram - @oilingual and a facebook group. I just taught a class on using oils safely when you're pregnant, nursing, and with your kids, so you can catch the playback once you join the group. My next class is Monday, May 8th at 9pm est and it's all about how to use Oils on a budget. So come watch live if you're into that sort of thing.
THREE. I know you keep hoping that I'm going to tell you that I'm pregnant, but that is sooo not happening. I'm finally starting to get my head above water with these kids and I'm not messing with that. The thought of it makes me shudder. Not that I hate the idea of another baby, buuutttt... I want a dog. We're thinking about buying a house and if and when we do, you will definitely be seeing photos of a dog pop up immediately after. Because we will not be able to stop ourselves. Anyway. There really was no number three. Except that, does anyone read blogs anymore? I've been doing most of my "blogging" on instagram, but now that we're no longer on staff at a church, I can get back to writing about my life like I used to. When Zach or I are in pastoral position, it puts a necessary (but frustrating!) filter on how open I can be about my family, my thoughts, my fears, my frustrations, my whatever, but now there's freedom again! Woo hoo! Not sure how long that will last but I'll ride the wave as long as I can.
FOUR. That's it. Hi. Bye. Thanks for reading. Here's a photo of us from Easter. These kids are getting so big and it's really not fair.