Saturday, March 21, 2015

All Packed Up

Well, we are all packed up. The movers came Thursday, packed all our stuff in boxes, and the next day loaded. We were on the road to Michigan by 1:30pm on Friday. Crazy fast, crazy awkward, but I am crazy thankful. I can't imagine packing up ALL our stuff. Also, how does one accumulate SO MUCH STUFF? 
The movers loading up.
Our empty house.
The boys eating bedtime pizza in the hotel shower... 'cause isn't that how everyone eats it?
Finally to Michigan!

So now we spend a week with our families until we head back down South for our adventure. At least that's how Justin is explaining everything to Jo. I don't think the boys truly understand that we will never be going back to that house in Tennessee...

The hardest part hasn't been leaving that house, or the town we had our babies in... The hardest part is saying goodbye to our friends... We cried leaving our church the last time, and I totally sobbed leaving my good friend.

But onward we march in obedience to God on our big adventure... Our God is good.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Currently on Instagram....

5 kiddos, 2 adults, and a whole lotta craziness at IKEA. Great Fun.
Levi is starting to find his own "Hidden Mickey's" even if it's in his cereal.
Hubby loaded us all up in the car one night to get Starbucks because Mama was stressing about the up coming move.
Spring is in the air!

Monday, March 16, 2015

All About That Bunny

I promised y'all Easter photos of my boys taken by Wild Flowers Grow Photography. (Aka, my amazing friend.) And as you can tell, they were thrilled to dress up and have their photo taken. No really, there was a bunny; so they were THRILLED! Actually, I'm still hearing about that bunny...
Just an FYI, he's giving the bunny a hug.... or trying to.

No Jonah, and Levi, we will not be getting a bunny anytime soon...

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Sweetest Friend Ever

God has really blessed me with the sweetest friend... like EVER. Not only does she send me chocolate covered strawberries when my kids have the flu, make meals for me and my family when I'm sick, brings me coffee randomly, watches my boys, lets us come over every Friday for bible study, prays for me, teaches me by example how to train up kids in the ways of the Lord and how to love your hubby like Jesus; she also takes amazing photos... no really, AMAZING photos.

When my blog got a new look a few weeks ago I realized that my picture was two babies, and about 50 pounds ago... it was time for an update. So of course my friend came to mind. She willingly accepted the task, and even offered to take Easter photos of my boys too (those to come later).
My favorite...
Sarah's favorite... I was being silly.

Thank you Sarah, you are a wonderful friend.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kids Say the Darndest Things...

Personally, I think my boys are hilarious. But recently Jonah has been taking it to another level, and Levi is just a sweet crazy little thing with some great ideas.

Jonah's Quotables:

Jonah just informed me that when he grows up like a tree, he's going to be a dr and fix people's hearts, noses, and tongues. And when he is done fixing people, he's going to drive a baby car that is blue. (1.7.15)

Me: "I have goofy boys."
Jonah: "No mama, Levi Donald Duck, Jonah Goofy."

Me: "Oh! Thank you boys for obeying mommy! That thanks me so happy!"
Jonah: (big sigh) "It was a tough time." (3.10.15)

Just asked Jo what kind of blue he wanted in his new bedroom... He said Macaroni blue... I clarified and found out he meant the shade of blue that is on the Kraft Mac and cheese box! (3.11.15)

Levi's Wonderful Idea:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Scenic City 5k Race Recap

Last Saturday, I apparently lost my mind and decided to wake up before the sun so I could go run 3.1 miles with a bunch of other crazies... a.k.a. I ran a race.

It took me about 34 minutes.This was by no means a PR (Personal Record) for me, but I had fun. I also consider it a great race because I didn't train as much as I should have due to the upcoming move; but I never walked. And as usual, I had my dopey "look at me I'm running" grin on my face.

It was cold during the race, like 30 degrees cold. This was also my first race that was actually on a road. My others have been on the Greenway, or in a park.

The best part was that I got to pray with someone before the race, and talk with others about how awesome God is! Yay! I'm quite sure the moment I don't give God all the glory for my running, I need to stop. This shouldn't be about me, but how awesome my healing God is.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Our New Home

God is so good! These past few days the hubby and I were in Baton Rouge looking for a house. We found one! We made an offer, and it was accepted! So assuming nothing strange happens (you know with appraisals and inspections etc.) we should close on March 31. This is so fast, but so good! Now we can all move down as a family instead being separated for a few weeks.

We dropped off the boys with Nana and Papa (who spoiled them) in Gatlinburg, and then flew into New Orleans Sunday night. We ended up driving to the French Quarter for some late night beignets at Cafe du Monde. So yummy.

Then we drove to Baton Rouge. The next morning we met with the Realtor and spent all day looking at houses. TWELVE to be exact. One I fell in love with online because it had so much space, but the commute was long. The other, the realtor found the night before driving around but wasn't sure she wanted to show us because it wasn't really done. She had never seen it before. After a comparison list, and talking with our parents we decided on the house we put an offer on. It all came together so amazingly that our Realtor kept saying, "This is such a fluke! This never happens!" We told her we believed that it was no fluke, just an awesome God.

So, ladies and gentleman, without further adieu, our new house!