Thursday, May 24, 2012
I have lived in apartments for what seems like FOREVER. I moved to Dallas in 1999 to teach school, lived in a fabulously GHETTO apartment, and have basically just apartment hopped since then. Wow. That was THIRTEEN years ago. Insanity. This weekend, we will be moving out of this horrific moldy nastiness we currently reside in. God has blessed us with a house that is big enough for our whole family to be together, but not so big as to lose sight of our precious family time. Jacob and Andrew have graciously and without complaint sleeping on the couch and floor of the living room like refugees since I moved to Euless and they started coming over all the time. Saturday night, they'll sleep in their own room. Olivia has been sleeping in our room since she came home from the hospital. She wakes periodically during the night to ensure that mommy and daddy are still there, and cries until one of us gets her. Saturday night, she'll start learning what a full night of sleep should look like (with a no doubt awake mommy hovering over the baby monitor outside her bedroom door!). The weekend will be busy as it starts out with Andrew's annual field day and Jacob's end of the year Choir concert. We pick up our keys from the realtor and then the fun continues! Saturday morning, the boys will get up early and head to get the moving truck and things out of storage at Jason's dad's house. Olivia, Liberty, and I will head over to the house and unload the few things from our car and try to get some things done before the boys get there with the boxes. For now, we will deal with the chaos of trying to finalize all utility turn ons, packing of a bazillion boxes, and the things that ALWAYS come up last minute. We have faith that ALL things are working for the good of those who love God. They may not work out the way we would like or the way that we think is best, but in the end, God's plan is always better than ours!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I just looked at my blog and realized I haven't done anything since March! Good heavens! It's M Well, so much has happened since then but I'll attempt to discuss it in my own fabulous way! Easter was absolutely precious. We didn't get the boys because in their words, they wanted to take their mother to church on Easter. Precious. We did have an amazing egg hunt two days previous in which Andrew won and received $5 as a prize! Olivia was content to eat dirt while her brothers searched for eggs on my in law's 1.5 acre lot! I figure, her immune system will only be stronger with a bit of Texas dirt in it! A few weeks later, Andrew, Jason, and I (Jacob was in punishment for bad grades!) embarked on a fabulous Sand Bass fishing trip! We caught 75 fish (well, we were only allowed to keep 75....we caught WAY more than that!) and provided the family with a phenomenal fish fry that afternoon! Jacob and Olivia got to hang with Papaw and Granny for the day while we worked for their dinner. Needless to say, everyone (including Miss Olivia) enjoyed the fish fry and could NOT stop eating it! We left a bag of fish in the freezer at my inlaws and still have two bags in our freezer. It should be noted that until that day, Andrew had never EVER been on a boat and I had never caught a fish! Both have now been remedied! One of the more exciting pieces of news from the last month or so is that we are MOVING! We found a fabulous rent house in the Keller area and will be moving Memorial Day weekend! What an answer to prayer! We had always said that when we found a house, it would be all of the things we wanted...and this one absolutely is. It has a room for Jacob and Andrew to share that is big enough for them to not only sleep in, but have stuff at our house permanently. It has a room for Miss Olivia so she can learn that mommy and daddy do NOT sleep 2 feet away and it is NOT okay to wake up three times during the night! We feel truly blessed and are not really certain what we will do with that much space! Hooray! Thanks for continuing to follow my sweet family, even though I'm turning out to be not that great of a timely blogger. Just know that God is blessing us and we are eternally grateful!