I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love this holiday and the chance it provides to reflect on the abundance in life- wow we are blessed!! We were able to have two feasts- one with my family and another with Craig's. (yeah I need to start running tomorrow). I love being close to family and sharing the holidays with them. Gideon will be two months tomorrow! I can hardly believe how fast time has raced by and how much has happened in such a short amount of time. He is growing big very quickly! He weighs around 12 pounds now and seems to get chubbier by the day. He slept through the night last week- yippee! Sierra was down and out with teething and a cold but finally recovered and is back to her spirited self. She went shopping with me and my mom and two sisters after Thanksgiving and loved it all. She was mesmerized by the holiday decorations and couldn't get enough of them. My in-laws are big time Christmas aficionados so it's a lot of fun for her here. We are still on the job hunt and are praying the right job for Craig and our family comes sooner rather than later. But as we have learned many times in life- the Lord is in control and as long as we put our trust in Him we will be taken care of in His own way and in His own time.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sierra loves being outside and though it is colder than we are used to, she still insists on spending part of her day roaming around outside. We are living with Craig's parents who just built a home on five acres so there is plenty of wide open space for her to explore. Craig has been earning our keep by helping to clean up post-construction messes. Yesterday he spent most of the day breaking apart concrete with a sledge hammer and today he has hauled old metal fencing. I just watch in awe at his strength and stamina and try to keep Sierra out of the way.
Monday, November 12, 2007
So long Arizona- we have now made our sixth move (in just six years of marriage) and are in Nevada living in Craig's parents home. Craig spent the last two weeks or so interviewing out of state so I got to be a single mom and pack our house up. I have the most profound respect for single mothers out there who do it day in and day out- way to go!! We finally got the last of the boxes in storage and loaded the car and truck and headed north. The children were great travelers but I think we were all relieved to reach our destination. We are getting settled in and working on adjusting to a new living arrangement that we hope is temporary until Craig lands a job. Meanwhile it has been fun to visit with both our families as they live just a few miles from each other, though we are already missing our Thunderbird Family.