Last Wednesday morning I found myself at work, sitting at my desk, with absolutely nothing to do. I read through some tax update memos (it was as awful as you might imagine) and then I talked to my boss to see if he might have something else for me to do/study and he handed me a binder on changes to Accounting Standards.

Wednesday was rough, is what I’m saying.

As I had zero billable work on my plate and I have a husband who is so desperately hoping to shoot a deer (not catch, as I have been prone to saying; this is not “catch and release”)(Could you just visualize that, though?)(Wrapping your arms around a deer to catch them? And then release them?)(HA!)(Why, yes. I DO need to get out more), I took Friday off.

I had a three-day weekend.

Friday started off with me running. Baking! Laundry! Groceries! Errands! Dinner prep! There was some projectile barf (from Emily) thrown in for good measure on Friday night which, while vile and horrible, gave us good reason to lay low on Saturday. No ballet, no birthday parties (her friend’s), no running around. The kids played Connect Four and Mousetrap and may or may not have watched How To Train Your Dragon five times. Possibly, six. I spent some time working through a Photoshop book I bought a month ago. A certain Little Miss also decided to dress up.

Saturday night consisted of me dressing up for a Date Night and also having my sister-in-law promise to teach me how to knit. Promises aside, spending three hours lost in conversation with people you love is kind of awesome.

Sunday was equally awesome. Or even more so. Church and lunch and playing in the yard. And posing cheesily for that lady with the camera.

It also included a play date with neighbors who have kids the same age as mine. We’ll just ignore the fact that we’ve been neighbors for NINE YEARS and it took us this long to get together. It turns out the other Mom and I are both “introverted extroverts” and, so. This is what we do.

Sunday night was the highlight, by far. We trekked to our church and plied our kids with books and snacks so that our family could be on hand to support Matthew. He had been recommended by the search committee to be the Director of Children and Families a few weeks ago but last night was the vote. He stood up at the front and answered questions and then we were asked to step out back while the congregation asked questions of the search committee. Before we knew it, we were asked to come back inside and heard the results.

Matthew got the position with a 100% vote. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. I can’t say that I was surprised but I still burst into tears when we heard the announcement. This position is so perfectly suited for him.

For the record: I am a Director’s wife, not a Pastor’s wife. At least for now.

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  1. Vahid October 25, 2010 1:50 am edit

    Awesome. We had an election here too, and Matthew scored 100% of the American vote, too. Congratulations!

  2. Mrs. Wilson October 25, 2010 6:09 am edit

    Congrats on being a Pastor’s wife!!!


    I had no doubt he’d get the job – but 100%? Kind of means it was MEANT TO BE. (And that people really like him.) I’ve been in those congregational meetings where you have to leave for the vote and it’s always SO nerve-wracking, no matter how “sure” you are that you’re going to get it! So awesome though!! Congrats Matthew!

    Glad you had a good weekend, lady. :)

  3. annabelle October 25, 2010 6:28 am edit

    Congrats! It sounds like it is a position he was meant to be in.

    Nice “day off” you had there. Working moms, never quite get a day off do we?

  4. Amanda Brown October 25, 2010 7:23 am edit

    I am so happy for Matt (and your whole family)! 100% ain’t too shabby!
    .-= Amanda Brown´s last blog ..70 Is the New 60! =-.

  5. Ashley October 25, 2010 7:30 am edit

    Sounds like a great weekend! Congratulations Matthew and Angella, what a great thing for your family!
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Movin On Up! =-.

  6. rachel joy October 25, 2010 7:50 am edit

    i skimmed to the bottom to read about your Sunday evening. Woo hoo! So thrilled for you guys!
    .-= rachel joy´s last blog ..october 14th =-.

  7. Kami's Khlopchyk October 25, 2010 7:54 am edit

    Congratulations to Matthew, who no doubt, is very deserving! And good work on the excellent weekend!

    I love Emily’s expression in the one of your three. Too adorable. And sassy.
    .-= Kami’s Khlopchyk´s last blog ..Photo Food Journal =-.

  8. Kerri Anne October 25, 2010 9:38 am edit

    I’m SO EXCITED for Matthew, and for all of you! Super awesome and very well deserved.

    Also, I think Emily has more fashion sense (Mix and match! Eclectic is best!) than I do.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..Good Things- Currently Stuck In My Head Edition =-.

  9. bethany actually October 25, 2010 9:40 am edit

    Oh, wonderful! Congratulations to Matthew, and WHEW that you finally got the official word.

    And for what it’s worth, some of my favorite people are pastors’ wives. Seriously!
    .-= bethany actually´s last blog ..baked egg rolls with sesame-ginger dipping sauce =-.

  10. Danny October 25, 2010 9:42 am edit

    Congrats to Matthew! And to you, Anj.
    .-= Danny´s last blog ..Pillow Talk =-.

  11. Madge October 25, 2010 9:45 am edit

    Day off, teehee. Is there really such a thing for parents?

    KNITTING! I can’t wait to see your projects.

    I am not going to judge your neighbor situation. I have a neighbor across the street who has a little girl about the same age as my littles. We say hi and are very friendly with each other in passing, but we never follow through with getting together. Hello, fellow introverted extrovert :P

    Congrats to Matthew. I don’t know if I would survive that voting process. I’d be a ball of nerves. I’m happy for you all.
    .-= Madge´s last blog ..Hmmmm =-.

  12. hillary October 25, 2010 9:56 am edit
  13. Kristabella October 25, 2010 10:09 am edit

    Yay for Matthew! And for good weekends!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..So I Had A Bad Day =-.

  14. Meg October 25, 2010 10:12 am edit

    Awesome weekend! Congratulations to Matthew!!
    Have fun in Toronto!

  15. Heidi F October 25, 2010 10:27 am edit

    It’s wonderful working with Matt – we couldn’t be at the meeting but couldn’t be more pleased!

  16. sizzle October 25, 2010 10:42 am edit

    Glad Emily is no longer puking. Congrats to Matthew on his new position!
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..Churned =-.

  17. Susan Knight October 25, 2010 10:51 am edit

    Sooo.. I still don’t have my taxes done from 2009.. so if you are ever not busy again… :)

    Congrat’s btw for Mathew!

  18. Heather October 25, 2010 12:33 pm edit


  19. Tamara October 25, 2010 12:34 pm edit

    I wasn’t there, but he gets 100% of the Walker vote! :)

  20. Domestic Extraordinaire October 25, 2010 12:34 pm edit

    Yay!! Congrats!
    .-= Domestic Extraordinaire´s last blog ..Twelve Weeks of Christmas-Travel Time =-.

  21. Hannah October 25, 2010 2:02 pm edit

    Awesome news! Congratulations – I am so happy for you guys!!
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Recently … =-.

  22. Maria @BOREDmommy October 25, 2010 6:11 pm edit


  23. amanda October 25, 2010 7:54 pm edit

    You’re so cute…I can so see you bursting into tears. Congrats to Matthew and 100% is bloody awesome. Aside from the projectile vomiting, the weekend sounds wonderful. And…oh my goodness, you’re here in a few days. And a weather update…no snow in the forecast, but Saturday is calling for a high of 9 right now! Oh and a bit of wind mid-week…35 kph! Just a bit. :) Just call me the local weather girl. tee-hee-he!

  24. Tamara October 25, 2010 8:05 pm edit

    Congrats to Matthew!
    .-= Tamara´s last blog ..Dark Days =-.

  25. Jenn October 25, 2010 8:39 pm edit

    YEAH for Matthew
    And long weekends
    and getting tons of stuff done
    and finding new friends
    and date night

    Sounds like a great weekend.
    .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Monthly Newsletter- 61 months =-.

  26. Elaine October 25, 2010 9:02 pm edit

    What a great weekend. Well, except for that one little vomit thing. ;) And YAY for Matthew!!
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Bloggy Boot Camp- Round 1 =-.

  27. Hilary October 26, 2010 12:36 pm edit

    Congrats to Matthew!
    Oh man… I so remember those binders. They were one of the many reasons I got out of public accounting… I would have thought the internet would have made the binders extinct…. Oh well, at least the weekend sounded great!
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Just call me captain obvious =-.

  28. Ninabi October 26, 2010 3:19 pm edit

    I’m so happy for you! That 100% vote for your husband speaks volumes about him. And about you.

    I’m sorry about the barf, hope everyone is feeling better.

    Emily’s stylin’ with the crown. She’s so pretty. What good looking children you have!
    .-= Ninabi´s last blog ..Day 5 Something I hope to do in life =-.

  29. Colleen October 27, 2010 7:54 pm edit

    Congratulations to you and your family!!!

    I also have to say that is a gorgeous picture of the kids.
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..Grace in Small Things 91 =-.

  30. Roshan November 1, 2010 7:33 pm edit

    Congrats to Matthew, even though I don’t like any places of worship. And doesn’t Emily look waay cool in that first pic. Lol, she’s a natural on camera.
    .-= Roshan´s last blog ..I Have A Soul That Has Been Saved =-.

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