Monday, November 10, 2008

Packin Up • Getting Ready • Movin On

Hello All! We are in full-fledged Packing Mode nowadays! Brad is still driving back and forth every weekend, but his departure is more manageable now that we have an end in sight! (It's still NOT my favorite thing, but I don't get teary-eyed every time!)

So - this week is my last week at my job. I'll have my last official day on Friday. This week will be SUCH a whirlwind, too. Brad has Veterans' Day off and has to be in town Wednesday so he'll be home Monday night and all of Tuesday.. Then he'll be leaving again Wednesday only to return Friday! Pray for him with all that mileage he has to cover.

Meanwhile, I will be mustering a need to pack pack pack! The good news is that I can finally find the motivation to UN-DO all my pack-ratting! The bad news is our garbage men probably hate us by now! So pray for me as I battle boxes, stuff-itis, and packing tape!

Next week, the whirlwind continues....
Monday will be packing day and I *think* a fairy godmother may appear to help :)
Tuesday, I pack alone....
Wednesday, more packing and .... Wes's first ever FILLINGs at the dentist office.
Thursday - ~*~ WE CLOSE ON THE HOUSE ~*~
Friday, Wes goes back to have (sadly) more cavities filled. Then, Friday night will be time to load up the Moving Van.... so that...
Saturday - We MOVE!
Sunday - We sleep :)

We have a lot going on to say the least so and and all prayers will be appreciated! And do keep Wes in mind because I really have no idea how the fillings will go so having to go twice in one week might be killer! He's brave, but this will be tough.

After Friday my internet activity will be hit or miss until we get connected in Meridian. So if you don't hear from me for a while that is why.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

What a great time of year! We've had lovely weather and big changes happening in our lives! First off - we seem to be getting all green lights on the house (!!!) and we are set to close November 20th! (!!!) That's just 17 short days away! This afternoon, I am hoping to put in my 2 week's notice at Blake Publishing. It's been a good learning experience, but I am very much looking forward to what the next chapter might hold :) God always has the best plans! Also, I am very concerned about tomorrow's elections and what they mean for our future! I might talk more about that after we see how they go... And I'll be sure to let you know how the meeting with my bosses goes, too! In other news, last Thursday we celebrated Halloween! Wes was a swash-buckling pirate and quite handsome, if I do say so myself! And he really got a kick out of decorating our front porch! We had a jack-o-lantern on one side, spooky ghosts hanging from the eves, and a creepy sound effects mat so when trick-or-treaters arrived they'd get a little spook :) We were happy to have Mom and Dad Smith along for the fun. Grandmom handed out candy while Granddad walked the spooky streets with me while Wes trick or treated :) Wes had a great time but was really bummed there weren't more kids for him to hand out candy to :) So, here are a few pictures from the night :)

Ok... I think Wes's Costume is better than mine...

He even had a Rough and Tough parrot tattoo!

The full effect :)

The Creepy Front porch - We had 3 ghosts flying, 2 pumpkins in the window and a mysterious skeleton in the main window... Ring the door bell If You Dare!