Wednesday, September 7, 2011

lots of craziness going on around here...
showings and cleaning
cabinets and trimming
school and driving

we got our island on saturday and are expecting more kitchen cabinets on thursday.  which means my husband will stay up all night thursday night to try to install them all before the granite company comes on friday to measure for counter tops.
the end is getting closer!!!!!
all we need is a kitchen sink and we are moving!!

i am beyond ready to get us out of my parent's house and finally into our own!
especially now that i am showing this one.  pure chaos......barely even possible. 
but it is not forever! maybe only 3 weeks more!
and my parents do have an interested buyer right now so pray it works out!!
it would be a HUGE blessing to be able to focus on moving at this point and not worry about keeping this house looking perfect at all times!

i am usually the one with all the chaos and drama, but my husband got to have some of that for himself last night when a semi trailer that was delivering some dirt to the new house totally tipped over into our yard. 
they had to bring in a crane and a skid steer to right the trailer and get it put back together.  and i guess all the neighbors enjoyed the show....
needless to say dave wasn't able to get much work done last night ;)

i mentioned school and driving....
big part of life right now. 
and on friday we reached a whole new chaos on that end when we opened the doors of the van to load up and found shredded kleenex everywhere.
we had an extra passenger who had been up the whole night emptying my box of kleenex, chewing up my earphones, shredding a pencil, eating a hole in my cloth grocery bag, and pooping EVERYWHERE. 
we had no choice but to just get in and drive cause we had a busy day, but it was so gross.  at one point i grabbed my lip gloss to put some on and found a mouse turd stuck to the side of it. 
then around 3 or so that afternoon we made it to the lake for a long, relaxing weekend- and my first opportunity for damage control on the van.
i started moving things around, and sure enough, the little guy jumped right out at me.  and out of the van. 
what a mess.  i am still amazed at how thorough the little guy was at making it to every part of the van.  kind of reminds me of the time tekoa hid in the van with a red marker......sigh......

speaking of tekoa-  she is not attending preschool this year because of the chaos and the approaching move.  she is taking gymnastics again, though.  once a week.  and she is LOVING it. 
after her first class they moved her to an advanced class and she is sailing through. 
her teachers keep telling me she was built for gymnastics and they can't get over her upper body strength and the way her back can bend :)
not sure if i want her to actually be a gymnast but we are both having fun with it for now- apart from me chasing 2 overly tired past their nap time getting into and climbing on everything toddlers around the viewing area while koa has class.....

waiting to hear from neiko's birthmom about her move.  she mentioned last week that it might not happen after all- which would be bad news for us. 
we have had some intense conversations lately....tears on both sides.
she wonders if he will want to meet her someday and if he will hate her for giving him up.
this was my response-

"He will NEVER hate you cause we will tell him all about how much you loved him. You loved him enough to let him go when you felt that he needed more than you could give. And you loved him enough to give him a family. Grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles and cousins. You are an amazing woman and I will always tell him so. I cannot imagine how hard it gets for you and you totally have my respect for this. And Ali will understand someday- it'll just take time. You have blessed us HUGELY and we will always be grateful."

we are trusting God and His timing, but we are getting really ready to make things official and finally get this adoption finalized.  say a prayer for this if you think of it!!

the last item of note is my son's 10th birthday.  which is tomorrow.
now THAT can make a girl feel old!!
a decade of parenting. 
i'd like to think the first decade is the hardest with all the things you have to do from birth to 10.  it makes me tired just thinking of all the sleepless nights and all the physical work of caring for and training and cleaning up after and teaching that goes on during those first 10 years.......but something tells me those days will feel like a breeze compared to what is ahead.....

hopefully my next post will have some pictures cause i've been getting really lazy about pictures!
some pictures of those long awaited cabinets hanging on the wall would be so nice!!!

1 comment:

  1. yep, the next 10 will surely be less stressful....hehehe....boy are you in for it...specially w/all those kids....they can't possibly be all sure have your hands full....***giggle***

    from your favorite aunt:)