Friday, April 30, 2010

hello again!

It's been so long! Yet again I've let time slip away from me. I have been pretty swamped however (read the last post if you don't believe me) so you can't blame me too much.

I still have one paper left to write before my spring semester is over. However, that doesn't mean much since summer session starts the following week.

Today Nathan started to crawl! It's still an army crawl, but today was the first day he was able to move forward quite a bit. I still can't believe how proud I am of we have just a normal stage in development but I feel like my child has done something absolutely astounding. Amazing what being a parent does to you.

Other than that there isn't anything new going on. In two weeks we're flying to Colorado for my sister's college graduation. We're also going to go look at wedding dresses for her wedding which will be in May 2011. I'm sure it will be here before I know it!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The last day

Today is my last day of class for my weekend class. Three weekends consisting of Saturday and Sunday -- all day. It really has been a fabulous class, all about Library 2.0 and Social Networking. I have become heavily involved with Twitter because of it. Still trying to determine if that's a good or bad thing.

I have to admit I'm starting to feel the affects of my full-tilt run toward graduation. I'm exhausted. Especially this month. I have so much due and a lot of it are things that I just can't seem to sit down and focus on. I have a 12 page paper due in a week and a half and only have a paragraph written. I can't even work on it tonight because I have another assignment for my Exceptional Child class due on Tuesday. I can complete it Tuesday after I get off work, but I don't want to have to worry about the whole thing then. I'm definitely going to need to start it this evening.

On top of that though, we need to hit Sam's Club and the grocery store...not to mention that I need to find time to spend with my awesome husband and amazing little boy. I don't want to leave them in the dust with all of this. Poor Caleb is feeling the worst of it since my schedule is pretty much: Work, Homework, Spend time with Nathan, Homework, Bed. Our shows are way backed up on the DVR, we still haven't used our Christmas present gift cards for a night out (dinner and a movie).

I can't wait until work is out so I have one less thing to do. It is just going to get worse before it gets better of course. Once this semester is over I start summer classes before work is out. Summer classes are two nights a week for a month and instead of only being home late on Mondays, I'll be home late on Tuesday and Thursday night. Joy. But at least it'll be over quickly and if I can get this done now I will be on schedule to graduate in December and do my student teaching next Spring.

Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is what is really keeping me going here. That and when I talk to my workaholic friend Cathy, and see how much more stressful her life in Pharmacy School is...I realize it's not so bad!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Called To Peru


Next week we will be celebrating Easter, in recognition of the Grace afforded to us all. We are so excited to do this for the first time in another culture and country. So, as a result of our excitement we wanted to do something fun! Hence the first “Called to Peru Easter Giveaway.”
There is nothing more exciting than searching for hidden eggs or candy filled baskets; (especially if you are Shaun). Our hope is that your eyes will gleam with anticipation over the goodies El Conejito de Pascua (The Easter Bunny) will be leaving you. We also hope that this will help spread the word about what God is doing in Peru. 
Please enjoy this contest because we have enjoyed putting it together. Who knows, it might become an annual thing?!

There will be three prizes in total (Grand Prize, second prize and third prize) but before we purchase the gifts, we want to know who our winners will be. While we would love to provide pictures of the prizes, we also want to cater to YOU! (sizes, colors, tastes, etc...)
Examples of prizes include (but are not limited to):
Authentic Souvenirs 
Peruvian Candy
Peruvian Soda
and who knows, maybe even a stuffed piranha...(If you’re a dude).

There are many ways to enter! You can complete one, or all but remember, the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning! Please read the contest rules on how to validate your entries.**
 1) Repost the contest
  • Share this opportunity with your family and friends on FacebookTwitter and/or yourblog(s)!
 2) Subscribe to our monthly E-Newsletter 
  • CLICK HERE to subscribe
  • If you are already subscribed, please indicate this in your entry email
3) Forward the March Newsletter
  • If you have not received the March Newsletter, let us know so you can accomplish this entry
  • You MUST CC (Carbon Copy) in your forwarded email for the entry to count
  • For every 10 forwards you will receive an entry (Ex: If you forward to 100 people, you will receive 10 more entries)
4) Fill out the Called To Peru Survey 
5) Share our newest video
  • Using this link, repost the video “Called to Peru & SCRUBS” to your FacebookTwitter and/or your blog(s)!
6) Become a Fan of Called To Peru on Facebook
  • CLICK HERE to become a Fan!
  • If you are already a fan, please indicate this in your entry email.
7) Follow Called To Peru on Twitter
  • CLICK HERE to follow us on Twitter!
  • If you are already a follower, please indicate this in your entry email.

We want to keep things simple. All are welcome to participate in this contest. If you’re old enough to have an email, Facebook, Twitter or blog then you are old enough to enter! 

**To make your entries valid you MUST email us at and include:
Your Full Name
The Email address you would like to be contacted at
A full list of completed entries

For Example:
Amanda Wissmann
Reposted the contest on Facebook
Reposted the contest on Twitter
Subscribed to E-Newsletter
Became a Fan of Called to Peru on Facebook

The “Called To Peru Easter Giveaway” begins Wednesday, March 24, 2010. All emailed entries must be accepted by Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:59pm CST.
If you have any questions regarding this contest, feel free to contact us and we will respond at our earliest convenience. 

Shaun and Amanda Wissmann