Monday, February 21, 2011

Maple Grove... here we come! Well, we bought a house!! Inspection this week and close date will be end of March. The Lord has faithfully provided for us in this. We have seen His hand at work every step of the way. We are buying the house at a price that is right for us (we feel like we got a steal of a deal). We are ending up right down the road from great friends, Billy and Heidi, along with their sweet girls that Addie can't wait to play with all the time!! We are walking distance from Rush Creek Elementary School and even closer now to our families.
We put our town house up for rent last Friday night. Saturday morning we got a call from a family that was interested. Sunday morning they came and looked at the house, fell in love with it, want to pursue renting, and said they'd have the check and application to us by tomorrow. Again, we are feeling completely blessed-- the Lord had a plan for us, we trusted Him, and now it's falling into place.
The kids are doing great. Addie has her moments of frustration or sadness, saying "But I will miss this house when we move," or "What will happen to those blinds? I will miss them!" ... she's very funny. But other times she'll be running around, asking to pack boxes, and talking about what color she wants to paint her new room. Eli just doesn't know what's going on so he's clingy-- but that's ok with me :)
It's an exciting time-- and it's going to come quickly... :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Well, I am officially a 'stay-at-home-mom' again :) Dance season has come to an end. I know it'll be nice to have a break, stay at home with my kids all day, and have some more time for my husband... but at the same time, I am really sad about it. I love my coaching position and love the girls I hang out with every day. I have poured my heart into this team for four months, so it will be quite an adjustment to be without them. But today has been great! It's nice to not feel rushed in the afternoon. Addie and I had some quality time today while Eli napped. And it'll be fun to get outside and do some things we haven't been able to over the last four months. These kids (my kids!) are my ministry always, so I'm excited to continue to watch them grow. And praise the Lord for a beautiful day today!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Gave the kiddos haircuts this week. It is definitely a two-man job with Eli. He hates it! Addie did fine, but just got annoyed cause I was taking too long. Hers isn't perfect, but it saved us $15. :)
So I bought swimsuits for the kids today because we're heading to the Dells in March. After trying on her swimsuits at home, Addie asked Brandt why girls had to wear tops with their swimsuits and boys didn't. Brandt explained (in the most tactful way possible) that girls had to wear tops to cover up their boobs. And Addie said, "But I don't need to wear a top because I have short boobs!" :)
Heading to Aitkin all day Saturday. My girls compete at the Section tournament. Top two in high kick go to State. We're keeping our fingers crossed and praying for fair judging! I'm looking forward to it. :)