Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I am sitting here at Starbuck's with the company of my ginormous to do list! My sweet, and oh-so-lovely sister in law is watching Arthur today and of course, the most important thing on my list is to share some pictures with you! Here you go!






Thursday, January 12, 2012


So, I've been sucking at blogging and I wanted to let yell you a little bit about my "situation". The apartment that has been offered up to us so generously by Kingwood United Methodist is quite charming... And when I say "charming" I mean... old-fashioned? Meaning we don't have a dishwasher, or a washer and dryer, or a mailbox, or... You guessed it Internet! No Internet... Well, that's not completely true. Sometimes we can pick up wifi if we take the computer out on the porch, two apartments down. When I blog, I blog from my iphone and posting pictures proves to be a challenge. Come to think of it, life has been quite challenging and even thought his isn't really my style, I'd like to leave you with a sort of sassy list of positives. 1. Managed to fix most of the things that were damaged in the move with gorilla glue and furniture marker. 2. Peabody remembered how to potty outside! 3. We now have hot water! 4. The one bedroom is a great place for our family to bond... Especialy in the middle if the night. 5. We get a great discount on day care at the church! (too bad there are no openings for the spring) 6. Aaron and I finally got rid of our ringworm! ...yes, I'm serious. 7. Arthur's intestinal parasites are gone! So, the past month hasn't been the most glamorous, but who cares right?? My Boy is home!! Still can't believe it! I will do my best to get pictures up soon.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Wow! The last  30 days have been CUH-RAZY! (stealing that spelling from you, Darby) Here's kind of how things went...

November 29 - Leave for Ethiopia to pick up our SON! (with only one day to pack and make travel arrangements)

December 1 - Pick up Arthur on his birthday and spend 5 beautiful days in Ethiopia

December 6 - Party at the airport! Our sweet friends welcomed us home with signs and balloons :)

December 7 - Aaron gets sick... like can't move... like can't get out of bed... just ill... leaving me to care for our new babe. I was exhausted, emotional and to be honest... wasn't really that confident in my abilities as a mother, so my mom came for a few days to help out! SO GLAD we did that... even though we originally planned on the first few weeks being the three of us. 

December 14 - pack up my desk at work and introduce Arthur/say goodbye to my sweet Hallmark friends :(

December 17 - Going away dinner to say goodbye to our dear friends in Kansas City... BOO HOO!

December 18 - Jacob's Well one last time. This is the first church I've really felt a part of, this is the church where we found community, this is the church where I was baptized. I will miss that place!

December 19 - Pack up our car and leave our home to celebrate Christmas in Lubbock with family. 

Christmas was CRAZY!!! Always is... in both good and bad ways ;)

December 27 - Aaron and my dad drive back to Kansas City to pack up a small U-HAUL of things to fit into a one bedroom church apartment that will be our temporary home until our house sells. 

December  29 - Aaron's sister and I drive from Lubbock to Houston to settle into the apartment. 

January 3 - Aaron starts his new job at Kingwood United Methodist.

The truth... it's been tough! This is not how I pictured bringing Arthur home! It's just been chaos! We've kind of been in survival mode and living out of suitcases since we picked him up. I've had to let a lot of things go. Hopefully we can start to get into a rhythm now that we are settled. 

Just wanted to catch you up. More about Arthur and how freaking amazing he is in the next post... promise!