But through all of this, we are truly feeling very blessed these last few days. Surrounded by mounds of dirty laundry and stacks of suitcases and long to-do lists, yes, but also surrounded by sweet cuddly children, serenaded by Grandpa practicing Christmas songs on his guitar, nourished by Grandma's soups and french toast and homemade bread, the heaters are working again, and remarkably, everything seems to be coming together! By golly, I think we are really going to pull this off!
Because our suitcases are (mostly) packed
Our fridge is plastered with charts and instructions for Grandma and Grandpa to keep things running smoothly on the homefront
Gideon's bedroom is just about ready
The washing machine part will arrive tomorrow
|Washing machines are not supposed to be |
in pieces all over the laundry room floor!
|if you look behind Derek, you can see the very edge |
of a very scary pile of two weeks worth of dirty laundry!
"Only $50 extra for rush delivery on that part?
Sold! Just get it here!"
Christmas cookies have been made
Our Christmas tree has been cut down
I only have one quilt top left to sew together,
and two left to quilt
Derek is still feeling calm and sane enough
to play board games with the kids
(Mousetrap is the current favorite around here)
And he's managed to keep Santa's workshop on schedule
And I know how to say "How much does this cost," "Where is the bathroom," "I am your mommy forever," "You are so smart," "Be careful," "Are you hungry?" and "I will love you forever."
|I love this program!|
So all in all, we are feeling very blessed these days!
And SO SO ready to have all of our chickadees gathered together into our nest, so we don't ever have to be separated from each other again! Or at least not for a very very very long time!