Monday, November 17, 2008

A Moving Process

Today I received the biggest surprise ever! Typically when Kent says, I have a surprise for you it means ice cream. But all day long we've been packing or finishing up errands together so for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what the surprise was. It was letters, tons and tons of letters from some of my most dearest and closest friends. The thoughts and sentiments you guys expressed we so kind and touching ... I cried of course ;0) ... which is also the reason you all are my 'Sisters' in every sense of the word. Thank you for the letters, thoughts and laughs. It was magic for me. I know, because the tension of moving and working melted away the moment I began reading. The Lord has blessed me with wonderful people all my life, no matter where I am that I am proud and privileged to know. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now a word for my wonderful husband. I know the Lord knew what he was doing when he put us together. He knows me well, the good and the bad, and loves all of me. In the 5 years we've been together, we've been through alot and yet it has only served to strengthen us, make us appreciate our difference (and I can be pretty darn different sometimes!) and learn to communicate past our problems and see the individual behind them. It is one of my great blessings. Words are insufficient. Thank you my darling for being so thoughtful. May God continue to grant us the wealth of blessings found in a eternal marriage.

...(as I dry my tears yet again)... this moving process is going surprisingly well. I cannot believe how much can be done by two and a half people. Yes, two and a half! My darling Isaac boy tries his best. This morning he took his 'Tuck-ah, Tuck-ah' set in to help his Papa take down the crib. I'm sure it took longer than it would have if it were just Kent, but Isaac loved it! I'm sure by his second birthday he'll be asking for a tool belt so he can be just like Papa. Isaac also helps to push the boxes after Mama's done packing. You should hear the manly grunts that come from such a little body.

Isaac's room is completely packed, our room is as well except for 3 boxes that need to be sorted. We're living out of a suitcase and after tonight our necessary toiletries will be in just one bag. The kitchen is half way done, I'm cooking up a storm tonight, enough to feed us lunch and dinner in the coming 3 days. The truck arrives Wednesday, we leave Saturday. Yep, we moved it up a week and while it seemed insane at first, things have fallen into place. We'll be in AZ by the mid-afternoon of the 25. We will have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.

Packing things has produce more fun places to play than ever before! Peek-a-boo!

Kent took Isaac out for a bit so Mama could get some serious packing done. There's a great park nearbay in a wealthy area where they often donate unwanted toys. This things has been long sought after by Isaac.

"Whoa Nelly, check this thing out!"

"Hey, it even moves!"

"What the heck were we thinking, we should get one of these things to move boxes!"


  1. Flo, I'm so glad you and Kent will be living in AZ. My letter is on it's way, and I'm sorry to have missed getting it there on time. When you get here I would like to help any way I can. I could bring you dinner, watch Isaac or anything else. What are your plans for Thanksgiving? We'd love to have you eat with us if you don't already have plans.

  2. Holy Cow!!! I cant believe you are really moving back! And so quickly! We will have to have a party. Good luck with all of your stuff.