Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gran's obit

I'm going to just post her obit and a status from a cousin that is very nicely put and captures my Gran to a tee!  :)  She was a one of a kind woman and she will be greatly missed.  

"Glad to know someone that was always kind and showed love and appreciation to everyone they met. And told me that if i didn't believe in God that they would pray for plagues to come down and show me He is real. Fantastic woman"  ~ JC Thompson

This quote captures her especially the first part because I believe she truly loved everyone she met and showed no judgment or hated.  She took everyone as they were 
and loved them all the same.  I pray that I can take on that quality and show love to everyone I meet.  

Attached is her obit. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May in a nutshell...

I have sat down many times over the last few weeks to write something and have come away with nothing.  I have no words.  I'm not even sure where to begin.

BUT.....Let's see....

Life has been say the least but o so fun.  It is often said, "the Lord won't give you more than you can handle."  I suppose that's true, however, I think we have hit our limit.  But what do I know.

Kraig and I got the opportunity to go to the Grand Ole Opry last week.  They were doing a special for Memorial Day so they were recognizing our military so my Dad was able to get us tickets so Kraig and I stowed away for a great date night in Nashville.  :)  We had a blast listening to music and being a part of honoring our troops that do so much for our country.  It was a great time together.

We are nearing the end of our pregnancy.  I'm right at 35 weeks and feel like a whale.  So, needless to say, I'm ready for Rett to be here.  This alone is quite overwhelming.  We have had many baby showers the last few weeks!  We have gotten so many things and Rett is so spoiled already :)  We are so blessed by the overflow of gifts and love that has been shown us!  We are so thankful for everything.

We still have not closed on our house which is very stressful because I very much wanted to be in there already and for sure be in by the time Rett gets here.  I doubt that will happen.

I just finished my last week of school, and it was a lot harder than I expected.  I HATED saying goodbye to my kids knowing I will not be a part of their lives next year.  So, I guess after working for the past 11 years, it is time to hang up my working shoes for some housewife shoes.  Whatever those may look like?  With Rett coming, Kraig and I have worked it out to where I will be able to stay at home with Baby Rett next year, and as exciting as that is also very intimidating and scary.  But we will give it a shot.  I am excited about the extra time I'll get to spend with Rett but very anxious about the transition too.  At least, Kraig and I have the summer to figure things out together.  :)

For the last 3 weeks, we have also spent time with family.  It has been such a joyous time.  My grandmother is very sick and most of our family have come through the last few weeks to visit it has been very fun to see everyone, hear stories and connect back with family members who we haven't seen in a long time.  It has been a special time for us and for Gran.  :)

It has been an emotional few months, It has been a very tiring few months, and just plain overwhelming.  But I do believe that saying rings true.  I'm not sure how much more we (I) can handle, but I do know that I couldn't handle any of this without my faith the Lord and our strong support system.  He has orchestrated the past few weeks, to exactly what we as a family needed and even what I needed.  It has been a special time.  I don't think I can say that enough.

I also think that the Lord knows exactly what we need and when we need it.  And in this season of life, we have needed the extra time with family, we have needed to wait on closing on our house and we will have to wait for Rett to get here.  (Not much I can do about that last one)  :)  But we will wait and see what happens next and know that the Lord will give us exactly what we can handle and we must remember that we are not in it alone.  We have a great support system and most importantly, we have the Lord to help us through.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What to do when you can't "nest"???

Hmmm...that's a hard question to answer.  Well, since we are in the process of buying a house, we have put off  procrastinated putting Rett's room together.

Some of that is strictly procrastination on my part (I'll admit) because I HATE making decisions and I don't know what to do with his room.  However, since the impending house purchase is upon us, I decided to wait until we moved to put his room together anyways...PERFECT TIMING, RIGHT!!  :)

So, what do I do when I want to nest, clean and organize and have no where to do it?!
  • I organize all of Rett's clothes.
  •  I have packed parts of the house.  (We haven't even closed on the house and I pretty much have 40% of the house packed up)  It's in piles and boxes all around the house.  We have a maze from our front door to the kitchen.  :)  
  • I clean the kitchen a lot, well....that's a lie.  I want to clean the kitchen a lot but I don't always do it.  So, I think about cleaning the kitchen A LOT.
  • I have started organizing other areas of our lives since I can't organize a new house. For instance, I made a brand new budget, made a 2 week menu, went to the grocery store and for the most part cooked most of the week.  Hence, why my kitchen is dirty and I don't want to clean it.  
  •  I take naps.
  •  I know I am carrying a little human in my belly but it doesn't make me feel better about the weight me shallow - but I am convinced that, especially, every pregnant woman experiences this - so I have started walking more than months previous. Maybe it will help Rett come sooner :)  One can only hope.
  •  I over think things.  And probably have started to stress to much but the walking helps.
  •  O and I pinterest like crazy!  This one is probably my favorite thing to do.  I pretend NEST.

Hopefully, in the next week, fingers crossed, we will close on the house,  begin our renovations and move in before the end of the month or PLEASE PLEASE before Rett gets here.  And since we have had to wait on all my nesting, I will probably be nesting all summer long with a new house and new baby especially since the in-laws get to come visit at the end of the summer!!  Can't wait to see them.  It has been too long.

I will try to find more things to organize probably before we are finally moved...or I will at least try.  Or maybe I will just try to stay on top of the laundry and the dishes and call it a night.

Good night all.  :)