Friday, August 31, 2007

Finally Home

We spent two weeks living with my parents in Tigard. It was sure a busy time but also nice to be with family and in a place we could relax. The girls got into a little routine with Grandpa, going in to snuggle with him in the mornings. I got to spend a precious day with just my mom doing girl stuff and shopping. It was great.

We have said good-bye to Adriel's parents and brother Sean until next summer. Once again we will miss them greatly but we know the time will fly by. They are now settled back in Germany and Moscow respectively.

We are getting settled into our new home as well. It feels a little more like home everyday. This weekend we hope to find some good sales and get the shelving and cabinets we need for toys and school stuff. Adriel had built in bookcases into our last home so I lost a lot of shelf space and we need to replace that somehow. The other day Adriel made a comment about "to many books". I must have heard him wrong though since that is an oxymoron. I think one more week and we will have things mostly organized and under control. Thanks to adriel's great organizing skills the house is functional and it is just a matter of unpacking. I hope to post pictures soon.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Friday will be our last night in this house. Our storage POD will be picked up sometime on Saturday so it needs to be fully packed Friday night. Saturday will be mostly for cleaning and moving a few things to Dad and Mom's house. We will be staying with them for about two weeks before our new home in Kaiser is available.

It is getting harder to think of leaving this place with each passing day. More boxes get packed and more memories come up. Five years here have seen our big kids grow up so much; and this is the place we brought Miriam home to for the first time. So much life has happened in these years. I know that down the road it will seem like a short time in our lives but right now it is big. Adriel and I have lived here for the great majority of our married life together. David barely remembers anything else, and Abigail not at all. For Miriam our cute little house here in Canby will only be a picture or someone else's memory.

We are thrilled with the home that the Lord is giving us and also a little wistful about the place and the people we are leaving behind. We will miss our neighbors and friends here most of all.

And the packing continues....


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ten days and Counting

Our house is under contract now and we will be moving in 10 days. It should be an adventure!