Monday, December 15, 2008

Our December so Far

Patrick and the children arrived in Fort Myers December 5th (A day early!!). I was so excited to have them home! Since they've arrived we've been incredibly busy moving into our duplex that we're renting while we have the baby (a family from our church has some wonderful rental units available that we're renting!), emptying and cleaning the motorhome to prepare to sell, putting up our Christmas tree, and decorating for the holidays. We've gone through so many boxes that we've had in storage for the past 2 1/2 years that it feels like Christmas! The baby is due in 16 days and the kids lay their clothes out every night in case I go into labor while they're sleeping. Since I have been home for over a month I was able to join our church choir again and practice for the Christmas Cantata. Sunday night was the night for the Cantata. I had such a good time singing in the alto section.

When my Mom took this picture, Taylin (my sister) said this may be the last picture of our family of 5. Exciting, but a little sad too. It's been this way for so long. But, we are so eagerly anticipating the arrival of our precious bundle. Tomorrow night is my shower that my sisters are throwing for me. Beth and Brenna have had a great time helping their Aunts plan for the shower. We're so thankful to be with our family and our home church during the holidays and the birth of our new baby. Our meetings start back up in mid-January and go through the end of March. We're still praying we can begin language school at the beginning of April. So much to look forward to! The Lord is so good!

1 comment:

  1. I know the feeling of your family of five plus being so excited about the new one thats due anyday now, all those feelings at the same time. I can't wait for the baby to get here!!!! Glad the kids are laying out there clothes to be ready at any time.
    I am so glad you all are spending time in this area for a few months. Love it.
    Love MOM/Grandma