Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'm Living, Laughing and Loving...

What a long few days! So much has been going on that I can't think of where to start.
Well, I guess you know that we're moving...well, actually we've moved. I am sitting here, in our hotel in Illinois, typing on the computer.:)
It all seems so unreal, that we're actually here, and most likely never to see our "home" again.

Christa's bridal shower went beautifully, and ended in many tears and hugs. It was so wonderful that we were able to see a lot of our friends and relatives before we left for the great land of Lincoln. ;) We're going to miss our Texas friends so very much...but it is comforting to know that we are going to have a whole new group of friends up here!

After the shower we made our way back home to clear up all the things that the movers had left (the things that we were putting in our trailer.). As I ran my hand along the bare walls of my home, and looked about at the great empty rooms...the tears came to my eyes. This place was my home. I grew up here. I have thousands of memories from this place. I've lived here eight years of my life. This is the place that I love. This place is....home. But I knew that it was time to move on. So after shedding many a tear we left the house that we've known to move on to where God has called us...to Illinois.
But, for your information, we still will be Astros fans, we will still say "y'all" and we will still sing "Dixie" when we cross the Abraham Lincoln bridge...so there. :)
Illinois is so beautiful right now. And the weather is cool and the air is crisp and clean, and I'm ready to start our new life.

The realtor took us to look at some houses today...which was fun. We're hoping to move into a home soon since we don't want to live in a hotel forever. :)

Well, I'm off to bed, it's very late. I'll try to update some more tommorow. (If there is anything to update about. :D)


Friday, August 18, 2006

Blah Blah Blah

Here I am at the conference sitting at out booth doing what most people do best....nothing. :)

Anyway, it's been a pretty uneventful day (for me, atleast). We (meaning Dad, Caleb, James and I) got up at 2:30 this morning to leave for Dallas. We got here sometime this morning (I was too exhasuted to look at the clock.) and here I have been. Fun!! :)


Monday, August 07, 2006

Big News (must read!)

It would take so long for me to type up everything that has been happening. So I'm going the easy way and just posting a link. What does this tell you?
Oh, and if you want some more in depth information here it is.
Sorry, but I'm much to lazy to type up what Tiff already worded so wonderfully. :)

So, if you're going to want my change of address just send me a letter (or post a comment) and I'll try to get back with you whenever I am able. :)


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What a week. It went by so quickly! We have been doing so much. *sigh* it's great to sit down and post. :)
Well, yesterday was exciting, we ( Christa, Tiffany and I) headed over to the library with all the little ones. Mom dropped us off, and we had a great time exploring and checking out books. I got these two new books that Lois Lowry wrote called Messenger and Gossamer. They were both so interesting. And I liked how in Messenger I finally got to figure out what happened to everyone in The Giver and Gathering Blue (two other books by Lois Lowry). We also checked out an older version of the movie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, which we stayed up till midnight watching last night (and we only got through half of it!). It was funny seeing Ian McKellan in his 20's, I had to stop myself from laughing a bunch of times 'cause I kept on imagining him with a pointy gray hat and a staff. lol. He looked exactly the same, though. Good movie (at least so far, I haven't quite finished it.). My very favorite quotes are "Odd's fish, m'dear!", "Sink me!" and once in the movie when this lady is going on and on about how wonderful the Scarlet Pimpernel is (because no one knows who he is.) she doesn't know that she's talking to the scarlet pimpernel. She says, "The scarlet pimpernel must be an angel in disguise! God bless him...whoever he is!" Then the scarlet pimpernel takes some snuff and says, "Amen!" lol. I got a big kick out of that. :)
ANYWAY, so we got our books, and made a long trek home (Dad and Mom were tied up...not literally...you know what I mean. :D). Oh, and Tiffany got this awesome book from the library with a ton of hairdo's in it. She tried some of them last night on my head. :) Fun!
Well, Dad needs his computer...so....


P.S. The pictures posted below are absolutly random...I just saw them the other day and thought that they were pretty funny...reminds me of some fun times that we've left behind us. (I think they were taken last year.)
To basically tell you what is happening in the photos, we are dancing in the rain. :) You'll probably recognize my older sisters and I. :)

Left to right: Kelsey B, Ben S, and Christa

Me (in the orange shirt), Christa (yellow) and Ben S.

Left to right: Ben S, Nathan H and Micah V

left to right: Kelsey, Me, Nathan (black) dancing with tiff (white sweater), Ben S (blue), Christa (yellow) and Micah (far right)

More people. :)

More peoples.

Left to right: Brandon H (white), Micah (greenish, behind Ben's arm) :)

Tiff and her wild socks. :D spinning with Kelsey and Nathan is on the other side.

More! :)