Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Sorry it's been so long. I've had a few complaints that I'm not keeping up my blog ((GARY!!) but I love that you all read it. It really makes me feel good.
Here we go. This sign was put in our yard on Saturday and it has really made me sad. Everything is happening so fast. We are getting kicked out of this neighborhood, but it's not just that. It's a family, it's friends, it's every day/night playing and drinking wine and having girl night with friends that live across the street. There's nothing that can buy that. SADNESS. So we are still not for sure what we are going to do. We have been waiting for a sign one way or another. Really trying to keep our eyes and our hearts open to what God has in store for us.
Here's what I know. There's a good chance we could be going back to Dallas. No offers yet, but a little bird may have given us the information. Until we get the offer, it's still up in the air. So we may rent here, or move to Hannah's. The worst part is people coming to look at this house and walking through at all times of the day. It has really given me a bit of anxiety that I don't usually have. The biggest problem is people who are hours late or don't show at all. GRRR
My mother's day started out with my neighbor and friend Betsy. She was leading worship and I was singing in the choir. This Sunday (21st) I'm leading again and I'm so excited. I'm definitely not as nervous this time.
Friday, May 12, 2017
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Acts 20:24 NIV
This is the verse of the day. And it hit me. This is the goal in life. To show and tell others the good news of Christ. It's hard to not get caught up in my career, my family, what I want and what I need. This morning I am sitting here in my bed with a few minutes to myself (much needed) and now I'm reading this and thinking of all the ways God will teach us his blessings in the months to come. Life is not supposed to be all about ourselves but about others. The biggest command in the bible is to love others as yourself. That's a hard task. It's so hard to think of others when your life is about to be turned upside down.
Yes we will be struggling soon and yes it's stressful...but God is so good. He's given me so much to be thankful for. I need to remember to tell others and show them why it's so important to give your life to him. And we will be fine. It's nerve wracking but there are so many things that could be worse than having to move. We still don't know our next step and have no idea what we are doing but we have each other and trusting God with our future. I need to make sure Micah knows that. I'm sure this will be hard for him to lose his home and all his friends in the neighborhood. (It's hard on me too). Everytime we have moved I am amazed by the friends we make and how God provides.
Last night I went to choir practice and Craig had a hard time with baby girl. She wouldn't take a bottle last night and cried herself to sleep. I am leading worship next week and now craig will have to endure another night alone. I hate that it's been tough on him, but I know it's good for him to get to know his daughter and her needs. Like I said ..she mostly just needs me. There's not much I can do about it.
The other day I had my first ever meltdown ( that I can remember) in public. I had to step out of my car and cry in the parking lot. Micah is the best little boy...but we are constantly together and it can be tough. I just need a few hours away from him sometimes. I need grandparents to drop him off. It's just so hard sometimes and he gets under my skin. I'm sure it's all the stress I'm under that's making it worse but I had to step out and pray. Pray for peace and grace. I need to give my son grace. He's only 3 (on the 23rd) and he's not an adult. Sometimes you want them to be....so I stayed home yesterday and we had a great day. I just loves him and played with him and tried to understand his needs. It's only bad when I need to go somewhere for ME. He has his own agenda these days.
Here's something to sing about: Micah is fully potty trained. No accidents this whole week. Pee and poop on potty. I'm realizing he really doesn't need to pee as much as I think he does. He pees maybe every 2 hours. And now he runs to the bathroom by himself and I don't even need to make him.
It's pretty awesome. I'm so proud of him. Almost 3 and potty trained!! Now the hard part is taking him to the potty with a baby in tow. But better than changing a poop diaper on a 3 year old!! Yuck
Love you all and we are excited to see what the future holds.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Things are coming up so fast. My mind is spinning and I don't know what to be doing. Seems like I need to pack up my life but I don't know where to start. It's May and we have so much going on. Next week Craig is leaving for a few days and I'm gonna stay with my sister. Then my in laws are coming to stay. It's good to keep my mind off of the fact that we will be out of this house by the end of June. And it will be here so soon.
I mean I need to start packing everything. It's so sad though. I really don't want to leave yet. I have such great neighbors and the summer is the best part with the pool. Ugh. I think our plan is to live with Hannah until we figure out our lives.
Maybe Hannah and I could actually get out on our own and do something while the other watches the kids. Haha that's a ton of kids though. Noelle is kind of stuck to my hip..she goes with me everywhere. She's just such a good baby and I know what she needs and usually she just needs me😁😊
We had a crazy weekend. Weiner wagon on Friday. Saturday we had neighborhood party. Sunday we went to the Braves game. It was so fun to take Micah to the stadium. He was so excited to be with us and took it all in. It was an exhausting weekend but I wouldn't change a thing!!
Yesterday Micah checked out a book at the library for the first time. We had fun with our neighbors there and at the train slide after. Got a couple pics with it too!!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
We had so much fun with the Voss family this weekend. It took about 4 hours to get there, but it was well worth the trip. They were both really great in the car. I was surprised how well noelle did. She cried for the last 10 minutes on Friday night because it was dark out and she couldn't see. I think she was done being in that carseat. We got there Friday night around 9pm and left Sunday around 2pm. It was nice to have a whole day to relax. They have a beautiful home on the lake and Craig and Kevin got to go fishing in the morning and took Micah later in the afternoon. Kevin has a nice fishing boat and we were able to take a little bit of a boat ride later too. Noelle was a little nervous when we went fast but she seemed to like it.
We did go karts later and arcade fun. Then grilled out with burgers and Mac and cheese. Kaitlyn had an instant pot and made me want one! She made some gourmet Mac and cheese in about 7 minutes. It was yummy and Micah loved it!
We really got to just relax and look and the lovely view all weekend. We even got to go to their church and Micah had lots of fun in the nursery (I was told). So thankful everything went smoothly. We really needed a little get away with all the stuff happening here.
Right now we are hoping our Neighbor buys this home and let's us rent it from her for another year. We have a feeling Dallas could be in our future because all the jobs are moving there with AT&T.
I made some fun cookies today after grocery shopping. Healthy no bake cookies made with coconut oil. I'm going to try one and let you all know if they are worth making! I always need a chocolate fix and if I can get it in a healthy way I will take it!!
Love you all