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Thursday, January 3, 2013

What is happening over break

Happy New Year to you and your family . . .

This new year is off to a wonderful adventure for our family.

Ever since God amazingly blessed our family with our three youngest children from China, I quit my full-time teaching position in a public school and now stay home to homeschool our littlest treasures.

After some adjustment period in homeschooling,
we all love it!

But, that meant we had to do without my full-time pay, and that has been a little interesting at times, especially having adopted internationally three times since then!

But God, . . .

He is always, always faithful.

Kevin and I have both run successful small businesses to help offset the lost income, and God has provided.

Even though my business eventually stopped and Kevin's surged, it has been tough schedule wise because the kids and I don't see Kevin very much.  He is either working at school full-time as a teacher or doing lawn work and painting.  That means he doesn't get very much down time or even time with his family.  This schedule has been difficult for all of us.  We miss Kevin, and he misses us!

We have prayed for a better solution to this dilemma for some time now.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when I attended a Pampered Chef party and came home to share about it with Kevin (who has always had a desire to have his own cooking show!)

Long story, short . . .

We have opened our own Pampered Chef business together!  It will focus on our strengths - Kevin will do the cooking show each time (he is a bit of a ham), and I will handle the business side of things (I am a classic type A personality).  We are perfectly matched!

Tonight is our first cooking show, and we all are so excited about the possibilities of this business!

Practicing his "cooking show" last night for the children

The audience was a tad unruly! 
Hopefully tonight's audience will be better behaved!!

Could you pray for our new adventure?  If this works, it will be so much fun to run a business together.  We are very excited about this business and definitely feel it is a "God" thing! 


Emily said...

I LOVE it!!!!!

Congratulations on your new business venture!


Wolfe's Home said...

What a great practice audience....if Kevin can handle a show with that "unruly" group, then you are sure to be successful. :)

Jean said...

Sounds like fun! Praying it goes well and prospers!!

Blessings to you in 2013!!

Madeleine said...

I have never been to a Pampered Chef party that was #1 boring #2 I didn't need something! & #3 was hosted by a man.

This actually sounds PERFECT!!

Praying for this new business! Keep us posted!