Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Well, we are offically in Van Buren, AR. Brent is working at St. Edwards. Elliana started walking about a month ago and she is saying so many words!! It's amazing how quickly she changes and grows. Sorry it's taken me so long to post a new entry. It's hard to get back in the swing of things. PLUS now that she's older, she demands more of my attention.
Hopefully, I'll start doing better.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Elliana took a step yesterday. Soon I believe she will be walking. Her 14 month birthday is this week. My prediction is that she'd walk by then, so we'll see.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
* Our house is sold, papers signed, money deposited!!!!
* Brent got a job!!
* We will be moving to Ft. Smith, Arkansas. His residency ends August 22. So we will leave Ohio around the 27th.
I have lots of emotions concerning these major events. First of all I am so THANKFUL. What a weight lifted when the house sold. Second of all I am so RELIEVED. It is nice to know that we have a job with a payscale above the poverty line. I also have a sense of LOSS. I'm going to have to leave my favorite scrapbook store and settle for Hobby Lobby and Michael's. Don't get me wrong, they have great things. It's just Archiver's offers some serious expertise. I'm also going to have to leave just the convienence. If I want to go to IKEA, I can. (Not that I go there much...at all. Actually, I've only been there twice, but I'm sure you understand.) But more than that, I am going to have to leave the church I love and the family I have found there. What seems worse to me is that Elliana is going to have to leave the only extended family she knows, the people with whom she is comfortable. Oh, I know we will make new friends and meet new people, but the loss is still there. The nice thing is we will be only 3 hours from both my family and Brent's. I also feel OVERWHELMED. We need a place to live, pack up our apartment, say good-bye, and move all in 2 1/2 weeks. Also, I'm wanting to work part-time once we get settled, but I want to go ahead and start the licensure process. I'm sure that will get pushed back till after we've moved.
You know, it's therapeutic to write. I'm glad I have a space in which to do it.
NOTE: I will try to post something in the next week or so, but I figure it may be September before I get back to regular postings.