Monday, January 6, 2014

I'm Baaacccckkkkkk- with pics!

 So I could try to explain how crazy it was thinking every day for more than 2 weeks that we would to find that oh nevermind- maybe tomorrow?  Yep- it was a little crazy! 

Going without washer and dryer, internet, Netflix, dvd's, games, 99% of toys, not having outdoor toys because well- let's just say a neighbor who was far from friendly, and minimal crash course fasting!!!  And we SURVIVED!  It also taught us many lessons about ourselves.   
 The day before New Year's Eve we finally MOVED IN!  HOME!!!!! 

Of course the day after New Year's we had septic issues ;) you know for added enjoyment!  Oh and our oven takes over 30 minutes to heat up.  Thanks to amazing friends not afraid to play with septic systems we solved that.  Our oven will hopefully be replaced soon, and we are working on some electrical issues too! 

**Yes we had an inspection, and yes our realtor is AMAZING and helping us work through the issues.  There are some others, but I will spare you the details because WE ARE FINALLY HOME!!!!
 So in the last week- we have made a lot of progress!  This is our toy/homeschool/spare bedroom. 
 Things are all up on shelves, but it is hard to organize until everything is out of the box.  Therefore making it a challenge- which just means although a lot of things are on the shelves they will have to be reorganized ;). 
 As you look into our closet here you can tell that we need to get more storage!  He he he- actually those banker boxes are all empty, but I am saving them to put those things you store- like photo books in as opposed to the boxes they are in now.  I know I am crazy.  Got it.  After the last couple of months I am pretty sure I have earned a whole new level of crazy!!! 
 I know without a doubt that people who brought us meals, helped us load up the truck, helped us unload the truck, and those who have been praying- WE ARE SOOO THANKFUL FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! 

I can't even begin to express the crazy in our home.  If you have moved with children from hard places you may have noticed that change is hard for them.  As in it may throw them to a whole new level of intensity.  This has certainly been true for some of our kiddos and I totally get it.  Unfortunately it kind of throws a wrench into the fact that it is hard enough for Jason and I to cope at times.  Throw in a bunch of complications and I earn certifiable onto my resume.  :) 
 BUT WE ARE HOME!!!!!!  For that I am so excited and thankful!  This is the girls' room.  Note again we need more shelving storage in the closets so the extra bits are on top of the dressers.

  Joanna is such a poser- she is now sleeping on her own!  (She usually slept in the same bed as Abigail).  Big Girl!

 This is the boys' room and Joanna couldn't help herself.  I think she just doesn't get enough attention??  ;) 
 This is our wonderful getaway room!  LOVE IT!!!  IT feels amazing- mostly because with a few exceptions I shoved all the boxes directly in the closet the first day.....just so I could have a room where I didn't stare at too many boxes!  :) 
 This chair right here- that is where I am right now- typing this post.....relaxing with my new extremely soft blanket that I bought myself for Christmas! 

So I am praying that your Christmas and New Year were amazing!  Ours were definitely ones for the memory books.  We had a great time and are settling in enjoying being silly and starting to make memories.

One new tradition we have started since being here is nightly stories with mom.  What is that?  Well it is where I make up a crazy story- walk the short hallway between the girls' and boys' rooms and make the silliest stories up.  Of course I use their names in it for extra giggles and enjoyment.  

There have been so many birthdays and adoption many other posts swimming around in my head.....Michael has made some huge leaps of progress..........and of course new babies coming home through Christian Adoption Consultants that I can't wait to introduce you to!!!!  For now....I will stop because tomorrow is another crazy unpacking day...and my hubby started a fire in our fireplace.  :) 

It feels great to be back.  I have missed my blog time! 


  1. So thankful for you that you're finally getting settled! We recently did an addition/remodel, which led to the four of us living us about 400 sq. ft of our basement for 6 weeks....right over the holidays and the little one's trauma-versary time, so yeah..... I feel a little of your pain!

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