Sunday, August 28, 2011

So Much Going On!

So it's been a while. But a little over 2 weeks ago we got the call that we've been waiting for to proceed forward with our move down south. It was a complete whirl wind because my ultimate goal (or actually goals) was to find a house, put a contract on a house and get Ainsley settled in school since it had already started. As many of you know, I'm not very flexible so I was pretty much determined to make this all happen. And by the grace of God, it did!

But things didn't come easily. We indeed found a wonderful house, registered Ainsley for school and Ainsley started school but things things got a tad stressful. Our first week in our new town went something like this (mind you, we don't actually live in our new house, we are living in a hotel, mmm hmm, all 5 of us)...

Ainsley got sick her second day of school (of course this event involved tons of drama), an earthquake occurred (ya know, just to spice things up a bit), Ainsley missed 2 more days of school, Harper then got sick, we ran away from a hurricane, Bennett then got sick


to end our terrible week,we went to an amusement park;)

We are back in our temporary home, our lovely hotel and we're ready for a better week. Harper will start preschool next week and both girls will start dance. I should be meeting with a service coordinator soon to set up therapies for Bennett. We're all healthy again and counting the days until we move in: 33 days people, 33 days.

Well here are a few pics of our eventful week (sorry for the poor picture quality)...

Our new house!

Ainsley's first day of 1st grade! (She loves it btw and is making friends=happy mom)

2 sick kids and one on his way to being sick;(
I know you all wish you could be me in this awesome hotel room with 3 kids;0

Look who is standing up all by himself! Bennett started doing this 2 weeks ago out of the blue and I'll have to share video of it soon. We are so very proud of him and we're thinking that first step is just around the corner but as with everything when it comes to Bennett, he does it when he's ready. No one can make Bennett do anything and when he's good and ready, he'll take a step and I'll be shouting it from the rooftop...whether it's the roof of the hotel or the roof of our house-lol!

Anyways, that's where we've been for the last 2 weeks and since I don't have to clean a house and I've got a maid making our beds every day, I may possibly have more time to blog;)


  1. What a whirlwind!!!

    #1. WAY TO GO BENNETT!!!!!!! Big boy!

    #2. So sorry for sick kiddos . . . you try to stay healthy :(

    #3. Seriously those kiddos couldn't be any sweeter

    #4. You get Mom of the Year for staying in a hotel for that long!

    #5. Your house is simply beautiful

    Praying for you guys with all these transitions :)

  2. Glad to read an update! I knew you had a lot going on, and was curious to hear how things were going. Your house is beautiful! Alexis and Bennett must have started the standing up thing at the same time. Of course, Alexis likes to stand up because she thinks it's hysterical to fall down on her little rump, so she stays standing for maybe half a second. Glad you are doing well!

  3. Great house! So sorry for sick kids - especially in a hotel (been there, done that).

  4. sweet picts....except the sick kids and the hotel:) I know that isnt fun but think of the memories they will tell their kids,lol
    good luck adrienne

  5. Yay Bennett! Glad everything is going pretty smoothly for you all. I know you can't wait to be in the house. Welcome back!

  6. That does sound eventful! Glad the kids are feeling better.
    Praying that your next 33 days are less eventful (except for the standing part -- yay Bennett!!!)

  7. Wow, that's a busy 2 weeks! Glad the kiddos are feeling better. Sick kiddies are no fun, but it's even less fun to be in a hotel. Your new home looks gorgeous, can't wait to see how you decorate it.

  8. Love the new house! I Hope the next 33 days go by superfast! I cannot imagine being in a hotel with 3 kids for that long!

  9. Bennett - way to go, standing all by yourself!!! AWESOME!!!
    Adrienne - your new house is BEAUTIFUL :) can't wait to get glimpses of the inside!
    good luck with 33 more days in a hotel - CRAZINESS!!! hope this week is a little less eventful for you!

  10. It so amazing how kiddos will just start doing something, like standing, over night. Amazing.


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