Thursday, June 19, 2014

      Colleen's path since graduating in 2007:

          So my desire after graduation was to build a business out of my home...
                          sharing the joy of music of music with young children and their families...
                                           which I did and have been doing since.  Not the most financially
                                                            rewarding job... but so rewarding in many other ways.

My own children have kept me busy whether it's emotional stress through difficult times or just 
driving, time, and support of their endeavors during good times.  So the afterschool teaching a couple days a week only lasted about three years before I had to bow out to be completely available for them after school gets out. 

But mornings are good for EARLY CHILDHOOD music such as Music Together family classes which is so much fun to me. I have also taught classes at bookstores and preschools and hope to have a job at a nearby preschool teaching music soon.  Teaching out of the home in the mornings hasn't proven to be a reliable source of income. My husband calls it an expensive hobby.  I believe in doing what you are called by joy to do... so I really hope I can keep my employment where my heart is :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Our family is growing up and always rediscovering who we are...

I noticed a surge in visitors today after I posted in my other House Blog.
How about an update? Well it's only been six long years! How about we start with how much our kids have changed in photos and then we'll go to how much we've changed as human beings?
 There's a story behind every picture...
2009 our hardest year ever.
2011 - Uniting with brighter smiles.

2012 discovering our passions is bringing us joy.
                                          Stay tuned to find out what they are and why this
                                              sunflower behind us was so significant to me.
                                                2014 Supporting each other in our endeavors.
                                           Stay tuned as to why there's dirt on Austin's face...

                                  Our boys are growing up - we only get a glimpse of 20 yr old
                               Dallin when he visits so most our pictures have only two boys now.