Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
What a week we have had! We had to make a quick decision last Saturday. Brenna and I were going to leave the fixing of the house project and head back to Fort Myers to finish packing and to be with my little ones. Well, Beth was having a terrible time with her allergies in High Springs, and leaving the windows open because of the paint wasn't helping. So, we had to make a last minute decision for the girls to trade places. They were both a little disappointed about the change of plans, but we all realized it worked out for the best.
As I left High Springs, I realized my family was in 4 different places. Not such a great feeling for a Momma!
Beth and I accomplished much during the week and Patrick and Brenna worked so hard on the house. Everything was going great, but we were all missing each other, that's for sure! Thursday Beth said, "I know Christmas is about Jesus' birth, I'm not getting that confused. But, it's also about family being together, and we're not." Oh how that hurt my heart! Patrick and I talked Friday morning about switching up our plans. We were going to wait for the house to be ready to move in before we came back, but we decided we wanted to all be together when Josh flew in from college.
Saturday morning Beth and I rented a car and began the drive with Silas, Callie and Micah back to High Springs. We arrived at 5:30 with time to see all the progress on the house. It's looking amazing! Then, it was time to go pick up Josh! I was so excited, thrilled....there's just not a word to describe it! I missed my boy! When he got off the plane he was surprised that we were all there to get him. That night I realized that we were all under the same roof. Something I didn't realize would be such a treasure. It truly is!
So, now, we are finishing up the house, being together, hearing lots of fun college stories, and starting the latest project, Mission Fatten Up Josh!
Silas has been wanting to take me out on a date. His piggy bank was full and he wanted to buy us a McFlurry. Love those! I thought it would be a perfect chance to do his Christmas shopping. We planned the day and were so excited!
Silas: What are you doing Momma?
Me: Putting on my makeup.
Me: Because I have this cute guy that's taking me out on a date, and I want to look beautiful for him.
Silas: Is it Daddy?
Me: No, silly, it's you!
Silas: But, Momma, I already think you look beautiful!
How sweet! Or he was just ready to go! We had a great time on our date and made lots of special memories together!
Friday, December 5, 2014
paint, paint, and more paint,
survive off of microwave only meals (survive, not enjoy :o)
Sunday, November 30, 2014
In the morning we will be leaving to head up to High Springs for the closing of our house on Tuesday! Yay! To say we are excited is quite an understatement. Brenna and I will help Patrick and Beth with cleaning and fixing for a couple of days, then will head back to Fort Myers until the house is ready. If you have a moment, it would be a blessing if you could pray about a few things
~The closing will go smoothly with the house.
~We won't find too many surprise with the house. We're especially praying that the A/C, Septic and Well will be functioning
~For safety for us as we are travelling back and forth and for our little ones staying behind with Grandparents.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
One of the highlights of our day was being able to Skype Josh. It was sad being away from him for the first time on Thanksgiving. But, I am thankful for all the great things happening at Golden State. He had a great Thanksgiving!