Monday, December 23, 2013

Taking Back Christmas!

 Soooo.......if you haven't been on my FB page......we haven't moved yet!!! ARGH only begins to touch the surface of how this feels!  We were supposed to move LAST MONDAY!!!  So we got everything ready- to move that day!!! 

When Monday fell through, and we were still waiting on underwriting for the people buying our home then said it would be Wednesday.  From there it kind of feels like Ground Hog Day movie.  ;).  Now this wouldn't be so bad......except a few things! 

Ummmm.....we have been without internet- except on our phone.  So we have to go other places to do our work. 

We have called the utilities more times that I can eve remember at this point- pushing the cut off dates etc. YES we have them on speed dial- not even kidding....

I can't blog as much as I wan :(.........and it is sad.....

Oh and we have ben without a washer and dryer now since last Monday!!!  (We gave ours away to a church since our new home has a new washer and dryer.)  Yep, good thing we don't have a big family or anything ;) sarcasm.....helps! 
 In great news!  LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Days before we move- Michael decides to climb up the step!!!  WHAT???  GO MICHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He amazes me daily!!!!!!
 The story of our life........
 Makes me want to lose my head - have to keep a sense of humor. 
 A whoopies.........our only injury so far was mine. 
 But this cutie helps me keep going :)!!
 We have had some fun- we wet to see the new Hobbit movie with our beautiful oldest!  She is basically as tall as me. Shhh.....don't tell her I said that!  I am still denying it in real life. 
 THIS!  THIS IS STINKING AMAZING!!!!  My little man singing E-I-E-I-O!!!!!!  Hopefully you can view this.  He seriously is making so much progress!  Singing the sounds like this I awesome!

OH AND!!!!  His HIV count is BELOW 20!!!  This is sooo huge because that is what they call "undetectable".  WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!  Considering his count was in he millions when he was 18 months......this is wonderful.  LOVE that we get access to medicines that help our babes!!!  Just a tad excited ;). 
 All the bunks have been disassembled for over a week now- the kids have been on the floor on mattresses. 
 This is where our bunk parts are- in the dining area. 
 We even got really crazy and had fun with a strap that was around a blanket.  Ultimate teamwork practice baby!!!
 We have been breaking out or "Christmas presents" mostly DVD's at this point because did I mention I packed up all our dvd's, and we have no TV/internet??  yep!
 We also were given a Karaoke machine- so that has brought a lot of fun!! 
 OH and we finally got to meet the Langston Family!!!  They also used Christian Adoption Consultants to bring home their youngest angel.  They recently moved closer to us, and have been going to one of the campuses for our church that is a little further south.  We have been FB friends for a long time, and FINALLY got to meet!  Large family fun!!!  (They don't have all their crew with them). 
 So we had to change our attitude!  IT WAS HARD!!  Our expectations were NOT MET!!!  Moving in would have been soooooo NICE!  However, it hasn't we could cry about it- oh never mind WE DID! 

But there comes a time to GET OVER IT & TAKE BACK CHRITMAS!!!!!!!!!!  After all it has nothing to do with where you are!  IT HAS TO DO WITH CHRIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  AMEN!!!
So we finally put up our tree, a few manger scenes, and a wreath on our door!  We had our hot cocoa and popcorn! We have toured some lights around town!  We have found our mixer and some cookie baking ingredients and we will have cookies, turkey, and fixins!!!  It may not be ideal, but then we are in good company because according to many- the first Christmas seemed like it wasn't ideal either.  Or was it? 

Something to ponder!  Something to think about!  How often do we think something is frustrating or not ideal, and maybe that is just the way it feels.  We have a choice in that moment- to mourn, be mad, be angry- and I was ALL OF THE ABOVE! 

When we decide to let it go- well.....maybe we will find that God had it right all along.  Don't make Christmas about the expectations, but about the marveling over the birth of Christ!  That is the lesson we are learning!!  It is one that we battled, but are now trying to soak in. 

I pray your Christmas is spent marveling at the beauty of a child....a tiny infant that came- TO SAVE YOU!  Just that alone is enough!


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