Last days, moving, and Thanksgiving Day-ish
Well, my absence from the blog this time means only one thing....we closed on our house last week! We have spent all week packing things up. Remember how I said I wanted to capture some images inside our home, one last time before we moved? Well, I managed to take a few. The series I'm sharing this time is when the kidlets decided to play Candyland one afternoon.
This room no longer looks like this. The rug, console table, arm chair and ottoman, and end tables are gone. I did snap a few more of the kids enjoying the house before the chaos ensued. So I will post those soon too. And I have also taken a handful of photos with my big girl camera and iPhone in my attempt to capture our moving process. But I still need to download those and then find the time to put them together to make a coherent blog post. Hmm...that might take time.
Anyway, I do think our slow transition will help the kids adjust a bit better. They have been playing at the new house a lot while we unpack over there. So it won't feel so strange to them when we're finally all moved over. Now don't get me wrong and think that I'm thinking this will be easy as pie; I don't. I just think it will be a wee bit easier. That's all.
We've already met most of our neighbors on our cul-de-sac. I'm happy to report that two families are big Florida Gator fans, just like yours truly. So we know a few more people who are celebrating the Gator victory this weekend. (I think big Gator block parties are in our future. he he.)
On the adoption front, still no word on our LID. I'm a little disappointed that we haven't heard about it yet. I had hoped that we would hear by the end of this month. And, although we haven't yet, I'm still hopeful because November still has a few more days before it's over. So there's still a chance. And if not, it won't be the end of me. I have really given complete control of this adoption to the Lord. I'm at total peace. So it is what it is.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did indeed eat turkey prepared by my better half. Then we spent a good part of the day moving things. Still, turkey made it feel like Thanksgiving. My sister, Deb, and BIL Andy came on Friday with their kidlets. Andy helped Patrick move a few things, and my sister offered her opinion on her top choices for wall colors from the sample boards I painted. Isn't that what sisters are so good for? I love her! Caleb and Madeline loved playing with Leah, and the feeling was mutual. Now if only Joshua could morph into a 3yo who talks and listens, then life would be swell. In the meantime, we'll continue to chase him down to keep him out of trouble and smother him with kisses.