Monday, February 1, 2016

We're Moved

It has been a whirlwind of crazy the past few weeks. We are settled in for the most part in our new town and like it so far. The house is sweet and cozy. Clean and warm which is all that really matters when there are inches of snow on the ground outside. The garage is still partially full of packing remnants. I've also realized how much "stuff" we have. Lot's of stuff. 

We celebrated the twins birthday the Monday after we made it here. They were so content with playing in the snow for their birthday. Simple as can be. 

Living here is definitely going to be a transition compared to flip-flop winters in the south, but we'll adjust as usual. Hope everyone has been doing well. I'm hoping I'll be back to writing here again soon to share more about the area and our house. Happy February!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Almost Christmas

Two days left until all of the anticipation of the season is at a calm. My three little birds' excitement gauge is at a full time high right. Every morning they check to see if maybe Santa made a visit early. Ellie just wants us to open one "itty bitty one...just one time." Enough temptation to make her cheeks squish up and her squeaky voice melt my tough Moma-Bird heart. As always, we wait.

We've been talking a lot about our move to Idaho lately. The girls are full of questions. Some of worry, most just innocent curiosity.  Things will kick off quick after Christmas though. Decorations will fall back into their boxes and the movers will be here gathering all of our things. Time has moved quick and our cross-country move is at our fingertips. 

We've tried hard though to make sure that we carry on our traditions even if change is so close. Even if our home is full today and empty tomorrow. They need the steady and recognizable. They need the fun and excitement of the expected. So we've done just that for them. 
A trip to see Christmas lights. 
Waiting in line to see Santa.
Christmas crafts.
Silly school days.
Elf hunts in the mornings.
Hot chocolate.
Special Christmas books...
and of course
the continuous Christmas carols. 

They are happy.
They are having fun and full of Christmas joy.
And that makes it all worth it. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bubbles & Giggles

Nothing new, but I really do love it when my girls are laughing and playing. When they come up with these games that creates nothing but ecstatic giggling. It will go on and on. I love it. Today they're playing pillow bump with the couch pillows. Not my favorite game thanks to my motherly intuition, but they're having fun and have been warned of the possible outcomes.

And just like that they've gone from pillow bump to river rock hopping. They're imaginations really amaze me.

While I love days like today, it's been a while since we've had one containing so much sisterly fun. The last couple of weeks the atmosphere in the house has been lacking that full feeling. Daddy is gone away to school and some certain little someones haven't been so keen about his absence. Neither have I to be honest. Really though, who likes it when Daddy's gone?

Last week we all started fighting an ugly little head cold. The girls ran fevers and we all took turns at the doctor. Nothing major just enough blah to make it miserable. Thank goodness though we're all on the upside. There's nothing better than waking up and instantly realizing you feel so much better. Needless to say, my floors got some majorly overdue attention today. Talk about gross!!!

Despite the girls not feeling 100%, I still let them enjoy trick-or-treating. They picked out their costume ideas way back around August time and we've worked so hard together getting them ready. The excitement was so high that I knew I needed to let them go, especially with Daddy being gone. The event itself would help them take their minds off of him not being here for so long. The twins decided on Super Kitties and Ellie chose Rainbow Dash. I think they all turned out pretty cute.

In spite of all the life that's taking place, right now my favorite part of the day is when the sun starts turning in and  we get to start picking up the pieces of the day to tuck them in for a good rest. Bubbles and clean hair.
Calmness and bedtime prayers.
A good dose of sugar for the girls and off to dreamland they go.
And Moma props her tired feet up on the couch and totally passes out.
When does Daddy get home again?

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more Psalm 71:14