This week was one of those weeks that made you say, “Our kids are growing up so quick!”
We had a great time with family. While visting Holly’s parents on the ranch, Jamie killed his first deer and turkey. Ask him to tell you the turkey story, it’s worth a laugh. All the pictures are here.
Grady and his cousin Austin had a grand time tonight raiding the neighbors for candy. Grady quickly learned that “Trick or Treat” are magical words that get you candy from anyone you say them to, even the other kids he met on the sidewalk.
Grady was Tigger, Austin was a monkey, and Abbey was a pumkin. Everyone had a great time and we even got to meet our new neighbors. Check out all the photos.
Update: We have video, too! Andy took some great shots and put them together for us all. Download it here. (6MB)
It’s official, we have our first house, and of course, our first mortgage. We’re excited although the dominant feeling right now is tiredness. It’s been a long road to get here, and we’re ready to get back to normal life.
A few things we’re thankful for…
It was a long trip for all, but we’re all in the right state now.
Holly and the kids had a relatively uneventful trip, except for one thing:
Just wanted to drop in for a quick update on the moving process…
The House – It’s pretty much a done deal at this point.
We think we found our house. It’s in Frisco, and a little bigger and more expensive than we were expecting to get, but we both love it. It’s right down the street from an elementary school and a park. Although the yard’s not huge, it backs up to an open field with trees that will be great for playing football. It’s also perfect for hosting a home bible study like we’ve been doing the last couple of years. We’re reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally excited.
If you want to see the listing, email us and we’ll send you the link. Our offer will go in the next couple of hours. All prayers welcome.
Update: They accepted our offer, with no counter! Inspections on Friday.
We’re only one day into our house hunting trip, but it’s going great so far. A four hour plane flight is no small feat with two kids under age two. But we had a great flight yesterday. Abbey slept the whole way, while Grady and I read books and watched Baby Einstein DVDs.
It’s God’s provision in even these small areas that’s starting to reveal my incredible lack of faith.
We’re heading to Texas tomorrow to begin an eight-day house hunting excursion. We thought we were just going to get to see my brother and sister-in-law, who we’ll be staying with. However, thanks to our friend Hurricane Rita, all of our family will be evacuating Houston and coming to up join us. FUN! By my count, we’ll have 14 people in one house, including 4 people under 3 years old.
It will be a mini-family reunion, I guess. I think it will be fun. Now, if we can only find the right house…