(On my Pinterest board at least) I’m gathering ideas for our new place…you know, for when we find one of those place-to-live things…before May 2nd.
“Building” a tray bird feeder. Not so much building as just painting and hanging an old Melissa & Doug wooden box (thanks for the idea, Katie Fox!) Hoping this will attract the birds and their copious droppings to the back yard vs. every. single. square. inch. of our van.
The feeling of cool squishy finger paints with the Little Ladies and watching the powerful effects of THREE jellybeans on an 18 month old. Wowzer.
Oh, and here’s a belated Quote of the Week. Another little gem from Teag. Granted you had to be here to appreciate the tune, but it’s still pretty cute.
(Singing to her sister) “Kylie, you have a smart brain. You know where stuff is. Sometimes you don’t, but it’s okay. We keep lookin’ and I help you. Sometimes I don’t know where it is either, but it’s okay. We’re okay.” -Teagan
Week Six in our Move to Florida Countdown. I feel like Michael ‘Squints’ Palledorous at the pool (Sandlot…if you didn’t get the reference, please go watch it so that we can still be friends). This move is Wendy Peffercorn, taunting me with her “oil and lotion” (seriously, go watch the movie). I’m not quite ready to jump awkwardly off the diving board yet, but I’m wiping off my foggy glasses and making my way to the ladder. It’s coming. The Thing we’ve been talking about for months is inching closer to reality.
A bit dramatic for a moving analogy? Perhaps. But, you get what you get here.
Where was I? Oh, yes, it’s a new week and this is what’s happening.
The Descendants soundtrack (I’m pretending my kitchen is an island. The Isle of Baking and Unidentifiable Refrigerator Smells…dun dun dun)
Rise Up & Sing by Lex Buckley (LOVE this woman and her heart for female worship leaders!)
Studying bugs and such. I’m working on my fear of lizards and cockroaches and teaching the girls (maybe) how to see the cool side of creepy crawlers (instead of imagining they have a vendetta against you).
Finally got around to organizing all of my crafting/sewing/painting supplies into my trusty trunk. It only took me a year! Let’s hear it for slow and steady! (or slow and “oh, hey, what’s that over there?”)
Making a somewhat intimidating To Do List for our upcoming move! Ah! Teagan’s probably old enough to drive now, right? I mean, she can almost reach the pedals if she stretches really hard.
Feeling the sun and breeze on my neck while I hang the clothes of precious people out to dry; then sitting back and watching them dance in the wind while Little Ones play.
Hi, there. I’m alive! A delightful combination of sleep deprivation, a full calendar and just downright forgetfulness have kept me far from Blog Land. Whatever. It’s almost Christmas and all is well! It’s good to see you again!
(See, just look how happy we are to see you.)
Here’s a little run down of what we’re into these days:
Family “Inspiration Board” (upcycling a HUGE message board from the dog groomer’s down the street…pics to come)
Advent countdown chain: a simple paper chain counting down the days with a reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible and an activity for that day or evening (Sunday night we decorated our tiny tree, last night we made Apple Crisp, and today we’re making a list of gifts our girls will give to some sweet foster kids and families in our town…make your own fun!)