Monday, June 11, 2012

Coming Up Fast...

June is well under way, and my family has a lot going on this summer! Here's a little preview of what's coming up...

1. Next week my husband will no longer be a student! He's been in a super intense Bible school since September, and he graduates next Thursday! I am so proud of him for working so hard while still being an incredibly involved father and husband. This week will be a doozy, with final assignments and tests, but the end is in sight! Feel free to pray for him as he finishes.

2. I need to start a packing list, because we're visiting Washington for a month! At the end of June we are visiting family and friends in the Seattle area, as well as taking a short trip to Oregon. If you have any tips for road trips with a 7 month-old, or packing for an extended trip with kids, let me know! Everything with kids is a learning experience! (And you can count on the fact that after the trip I will share what worked well, and what I would do differently, in terms of traveling with Nicholas.)



3. Starting in July, I am offering featured advertising spots on Life of a Pint-sized Mama! A few months ago I started advertising on a couple of blogs, with the hope of growing my readership, and supporting some of the women that I admire. My readership did grow, and so did my circle of friends! I am excited to promote other bloggers and shop owners through group giveaways, guest posts, and a few other fun promotion options - and I'm also excited to make new friends! If you're interested in partnering with me, click here!

4. The Influence Conference is only 4 months away! I am so excited, but I'll admit that I'm a little nervous too. It will be my first time being away from Nicholas, so I'm imagining my husband having to pry Nicholas out of my arms as I sob at the airport. I'll also be meeting a group of women who I blog stalk admire, and I'm afraid I'll clam up, pee my pants, or do an awkward combination of both. But I am trusting in the fact that I feel the Lord leading me to go. My hope for this blog is that I can encourage people and show them the grace and love of Jesus. I believe that attending this conference will grow my ability to do those things!

I'm hoping to purchase my plane tickets to the conference soon, but I'm still waiting on the Lord to provide the finances. If you're interested in donating towards helping me get to the conference, click the little "Help Me Get to Influence" button on my sidebar! Once you click that button, there will be more information about the conference and why I'm going.

It's going to be a busy month, but I'm ready for it all. And since I can't help it, here's a picture of my sweet boy (and my perpetually messy house).

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you've got a lot on your plate, Mackenzie. What an adventurous summer this will be! My family just returned from 2.5 months abroad, and I've shared my list of infant travel essentials that would likely be helpful for you. Find it here:jellibeanjournals.blogspot.com/2012/06/infant-travel-essentials.html

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