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!