Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It seems like just yesterday....

she was discovering her shadow for the first time.

And now here we are...

the night before she discovers the wide world of kindergarten. I pray that I have prepared her. I pray that she finds comfort in the special lunch that includes watermelon and cucumbers (her favorites!). I pray that she makes friends like I made in kindergarten, the ones I can still count on today. I pray that her classmates are kind and she is kind in return. I pray that her teacher understands that she is shy in new situations. I pray that she also appreciates her sense of humor when it finally makes its appearance. I pray that my sweet girl feels God's presence tomorrow as she jumps into this new chapter of her life. I pray that I make it through the whole day...without my girl.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whoa Nelly!

It has been a busy time around here. In the past 10 days I have:
-Sold a house.
-Bought a new one.
-Woke up to Claire COVERED in hives.
-Made a 2:30 am trip to Walgreens for Benadryl.
-Bought a new washer, dryer and refrigerator.
-Cleaned...A LOT.
-Unpacked 3 moving trucks.
-watched Big Daddy hang 3 new ceiling fans.
-Painted two bedrooms.
-Used front loading washer for the first time.
-Called Lowes to come get said washer because it was leaking MAJOR water from the bottom.
-Cleaned some more.
-Ate A LOT of take out.
-Took Claire to the endocrinologist and got a glowing report.
-Took Claire shopping for a few new school clothes.
-Took Claire to the eye doctor.
-Took Claire to pick out new frames for her new glasses.
-Used a gas stove for the first time...without burning anything.
-Had 578 power struggles with a little boy who has a new favorite word..."NO!"
-Went to the doc and am currently being treated for Strep.
-Got Internet at our new house!
-Saw my Grammy and Papa Tom for the first time in a LONG time!
-Watched my cousin get married to a REALLY amazing guy in my parent's backyard.
-Helped pack up after the wedding.
-Hugged my uncle.
-Watched my little girl ride her bike with NO training wheels...really fast!
-Prayed every single night and THANKED THE GOOD LORD ABOVE for my life and everyone in it.

I can't wait to post new pics of our house, but I haven't taken any yet. But what I DID do, is put up a new link on the right side of my blog. I am walking to cure Cystic Fibrosis in memory of our friend Jeff. Please consider donating. Every dollar counts! If you would rather, and are in the area, please join our team! Click on my link and you can find all the info! Now I'm back to movie night with my little sweeties! I don't remember The Land Before Time being THIS SAD!!!!

PS, I just read back over my post and wanted to make it perfectly clear that I did not do ALL of that stuff ALONE! I had so many helpers! Big Daddy, his momma, my parents, Jarad, Ashley, Steph, Scot, John, Robbie, Bill, Millie and of course all the little ones!