We are in Dothan, Alabama, alive and happy. I gave a lot of thought to just picking up where I left off (all the way back at JULY FOURTH!!) in Seattle and doing the 14 back-logged blogs that I have written in my brain. However, I have such big news to share with y’all here in the present, that I couldn’t help but do this one blog in the here and now. THEN, I’m going to go back and do a couple of blogs from our last weeks in Seattle, because I can’t stand to leave them off completely.
And I was late on the first day. It was humiliating. No time for encouraging words at the door and loving pats on the back, when we arrived all the students were sitting in their little seats in the classroom. I just shooed my girls inside and told them to quickly and quietly get in their seats and try not to disrupt the happy, organized classroom. I hate myself.
Then, I was going to write a blog, but do you remember how I was craving those field peas–white peas as my Mom always called them. Well, I’d bought 2 hampers that were going to go bad if I didn’t blanche them quick and get them in the freezer. You have no idea how many days I’ve had “BLOG” on my to-do list, but every day there seems to be something that keeps me. This morning, it was these babies:
God has provided the answer to our prayers for a place to live. Over and above what I could have imagined, like He has the wonderful tendency to do. I want to tell you all the details, but it will have to be in a longer post. Just so I don’t leave you in suspense after a month-long absence, here are some pictures of the outside of our soon-to-be home.
We can’t actually move in until October 1st, and we are renting this magical little farm. Ok really, I’m going to stop and give details later.
MOST IMPORTANTLY the BABY NEWS! We had a baby gender reveal dinner with our families on the first night we got into town. I brought a cake that was (supposed to be) gender neutral on the outside and the sex of our new little one was going to be discovered by the icing inside (between the layers) of cake.
Can you tell we’re excited around here? Feeling very blessed with the gifts of being surrounded by family, finding the perfect new nest, and discovering a healthy baby boy is on the way.
Now that the girls have started school, I’m hoping we’ll grasp some normalcy, and subsequently some more blog posts, around here.