Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weekend update...

Well, moving is complete! Okay, not completely complete, but all the big stuff is in our house! We still have lots of stuff to go through...and pay attention everyone in Lufkin, TEXAS - I am having a yard sale MAY 23!!!! So get ready for it...come by for some great deals!
It was a long week...every night we did a little packing, and the movers came Friday for Nonnie's stuff. She is already settling in to her new home - it is beautiful!
Hubby & I spent all day Saturday and Sunday moving our furniture and belongings from storage to home. I can only apologize to the neighbors for the pile out front...it will be gone soon :) Everyone is settling in nicely, though. Caleb & Morgan have pretty much gotten their bedrooms set up, and Meggan and Emalyn have a nice big area of their own.
We got a new bed (LOVE IT!) from Nonnie, so at least we are sleeping well at night! I can tell this will be an ongoing process of sorting and rearranging, though. We have so many things we had forgotten about in storage.
We also found out that since we purchased the home from my mom, we DO NOT qualify for the First Time Homebuyers' Tax Credit. That was quite a letdown! $8000 would have gone far in updating the house and fencing in our big yard. Oh well - thanks a lot IRS AND Pres. Obama. That's why you should never put your trust in our government. God will provide our needs!
School is winding down...hopefully both my kids will get out next week on the Flexible Year plan. Keeping my fingers crossed! We are ready to be done with school for a few months.
Meg & Em are doing well...Jacob leaves from VA this week, so we are keeping him in our prayers.
Caleb is still playing baseball and Morgan will be playing softball all summer, so it never really stops! Hopefully we'll get the pool up in the next week or so and we can hang out in the back yard - our OWN back yard YAY!!!
Even though we're all tired and it's been hard work, it's worth it. It's so nice to have our own home again.
In sad news, Kayleigh Freeman's family is mourning their loss today. I just cried and cried when I read the blog...such a testament to God's faithfulness to us and His care of us. Pray for them...times will be hard. Such a sweet little baby girl ~ free from pain now.
I thank God every day for my children, and now my granddaughter, and I am thankful for all of them, even when they drive me crazy! I love them all so much!

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