Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
We had a great visit this past week from Dorothy's family and my mom. Unfortunately, I came down sick on Monday and I spent a good chunk of their visit sleeping on the couch. On the bright side, Dorothy took Maddox out for some fun on Tuesday while my mom stayed with me. She helped with laundry, did the shopping, and got me flowers.
And every day they make me smile.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Maddox has always been a super early riser. After months of suffering through 5 or 5:30 a.m. wakeups, we finally put a digital clock in the boys' room and told them they weren't allowed to get up until a specific time (depending on the day). I came across the clock unpacking boxes today, and had this conversation with Maddox.
Me: C'mon, Maddox, let's go put the clock up in your room.
Maddox: No, I don't need it.
Me: You don't?
Maddox: No, I can wake up whenever I want to now.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
For now I'm here packing and cleaning and de-junking the house with all 4 kids and our 2 dogs. Ben's living in rented condo space in Columbus and working on finding us a house there while I work on selling this one. I've closed the home bakery, I've stopped watching the cutie pies I've been caring for over the past 2+ years, and it's like I don't even recognize my life sometimes. Fortunately (unfortunately?) I've been too overwhelmed to be heartbroken about the move yet. Mostly.
I've loved Oklahoma. I've loved the people here. I've made some special and close friends that will be extremely hard to say goodbye to. Yet I'm also excited to move closer to our east coast family and friends, and for Ben to have this new opportunity. I'm so conflicted!! And I know I'm not the first or last person to go through stuff like this. In our world today, it's almost an expected part of life: everything changes. People move ALL OF THE TIME, but I'm not one who likes to do it. I like to put down roots and make myself comfortable. Yet I also know God has been good to us this far and He's not about to start letting us down now.
And since every good blog post has pictures... here's a few. To help Ben get set up at his new office, we printed a collage of some of his favorite pictures from this past year and I figured I'd put them on here, too.