We are almost done, the home inspector should have been here thirty minutes ago to clear this house. All the kids and pets have been setting in the vehicles for 35 minutes. We wanted them out of the way before she got here. Trying to stay positive that we are making them set longer for no reason but I know if they come back in the house they will track dirt.
I had a amazing birthday last night and cannot wait to tell you about it.
What a emotional few days. Yesterday was my farewell. It was a amazing time of affirmations. I am not good about hearing positive things about myself, I left feeling loved and appreciated.
Today was our last Sunday at church. It was bittersweet. I try to avoid saying good bye at all cost. Honestly I have always been afraid of crying in public. It is especially hard when I see how this fellowship has bonded with my children. How they have loved on my family and not judged us.
Did I tell you today is my birthday. We are spending the day buying a last minute gift for a friends child and then exchanging pants for one of mine and going for Mexican for dinner. I woke up to candy and cards from my husband. Later on in the morning he shared something on his heart. I told him then that is all I need. For him to share something from his heart is true intimacy. Something honestly that has not always been there.
Okay, time to get going. We have errands and then a ton of stuff to cram into two vehicles.
Today is a easy day except it is not. The plan was to get my hair done this morning and then go to my farewell and then dinner with friends. That was before we were up until almost midnight then the baby was up congested and the toddler was up all night with the stomach flu.
Please oh please let him be the only one who gets the stomach flu.
Seriously, please pray we can get some rest and that this stomach flu is gone quickly.
This is one room of air mattresses. Tonight there will be more as we empty more rooms.
The truck is loaded. It took about 8 hours and four men but everything is gone. Well except for the roaster they forgot.
Rob just took the boys to pick up a couple of things from Lowes while the girls and I stayed home and ate the last of the ice cream. We reminded Jacob he was part of the girls club and could not tell anyone we had ice cream.
Tonight we will sleep on air mattresses. It will be just like camping.
I have to tell you the funniest thing this week has been how scared yes packers and the movers were of my animals. I get the dog because she is big but even the guinea pig scared them and you would have thought the cat had rabies the way they looked for her before coming into a room. I am laughing but it is sad to think of what made them this scared.
So far only one thing got broken and it was a piece of my polish pottery but I am not claiming it. They were super nice and accidents happen.
Time to get the girls in the shower before the boys get home.
Day 4, today the movers load everything onto the truck. Yesterday was crazy. Last minute packing, movers constantly needing questions answered, someone came to put stabilizers on the washer and dryer. Someone from transportation came by to make sure things were going well. And then we had a erogation specialist here 5 times because he did not have the right parts.
Did you know that spouses now get 500 pounds of professional gear and yes homeschool material is considered professional gear. And when you are still paying off the last move every pound counts.
Jacob does want you to know that this move is not concerning him and he is just laying around.
We did get our hotel booked for the first part (I almost said leg). We also called about turning on the electric/gas turned on which is the same company. Things are definitely getting real now.
OPSEC- Just a reminder that anytime I speak of my hero I am changing the time and date of the events. If I say he is flying right now it was probably a week ago. I will never give out exact times and dates. Please understand this is for his safety and his units safety and not to mislead my readers. Please help me follow OPSEC by not asking for exact dates or information.
I am first a child of God, Second a helpmeet to my husband, third a mother to four blessings who I home school. I love to scrapbook and make cards. I enjoy tearing rooms apart only to re organize them and put them back together in a neater way. I love doing bible studies but it seems like I never finish them. I love being married to a Army man and most days I love the Army. I love moving and look forward to our next move. My husband and I were high school sweethearts. We are both from Wva.
Rob and I have been married 15 years. He is my hero. Rob is a Warrant Officer in the army. I so look up to this man. He is brilliant. I could not ask for a better husband or father. He is the spiritual leader of our family. I am so blessed to have this man in my life and thank God for him daily.
Michael age 16
Michael is 16, I can not believe he is 16. He loves playing video games and anything to do with science. He also enjoys boyscouts and is currently a life scout.
Faith is my beautiful 13 year old little momma. She has wanted to help with children for years. She loves to sing and dance. I love how Faith is just Faith with no fear of what anyone else thinks.
Hope is my 10 year old baby girl who loves to take care of animals and organizing our house. She loves to clean on her terms. Not when asked just enjoys cleaning. She loves American Heritage Girls. Hope's dream in life is for daddy to retire so she can buy a horse.
Grace is 8 years old and is my special blessing. Grace was born at 2.12 pounds and was in a hurry to get here. She has been non stop since then. She loves being the baby and makes sure everyone knows it
Jason is 5 and a joy to be around. His favorite things to do are to help me clean up and to eat. If you ask him what he wants to do he says I want to go grocery shopping.
James is and a joy to be around. He loves to snuggle and be told that he is doing something right.
My precious newest blessing. Born September
Faith is my beautiful 12 year old helper. She loves to help mom. She loves playing piano. Faith loves to play dress up and enjoys American Heritage Girls . She is learning to cook and loves taking care of babies. If there is a baby at church it is going to be found on her hip.
A C U is the newest addition to our family. She was a stray and found her way (through a friend) to our home. She is so adorable and the kids were instantly in love with her