Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hello Again, Ohio

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Goodbye Fort Wayne house!

Well, our family of 5 has been in Ohio for about 2 months now. CJ moved and started his new job in January, and the rest of us followed in May. Living apart for 4 months was not so pretty at times. By mid-February, I had probably the worst attitude possible about our situation and wasn't a very pleasant person to talk to (especially if you were married to me, haha)  In order to keep myself from just totally losing it, I had to let go of the "what ifs" and think positive. Our house is still for sale, but so far we are getting by fine with having to pay for two houses. Hopefully there will be buyer soon! There are times when I surprisingly do miss Fort Wayne. We met some great people there-- probably the most kind and caring friends I've ever had.

Since we were completely looking forward to our big May 1st move, the kids did really well with saying goodbye to the old house. There were no tears, only pure excitement to start a new adventure. They've all made new friends and have been having a lot of fun. Samuel is having issues with the many changes that have occurred this year. He thrives on routine and is very strong willed, so it is going to take some time to adjust to a new house, a new church, and not seeing Dad nearly as much as he used to. Keeping him on track has been exhausting to say the least.

CJ is enjoying his job, which is good considering that's where he spends most of his life.The other day he told Samuel he gets to work with robots, so if you ask the 8 year-old, his dad has the coolest job ever. His back has been giving his trouble, but the newest round of injections have at least taken away the shooting pain down his legs.

Here are some highlights from the past 6 months. They include school, trips to Ohio, and a lot of fun & play...
Samuel was supposed to create some addition problems for Madelyn using the cubes. As you can see, he decided to build a gun instead. Life with boys!

This is a Mystery of History project. They had to come up with a name for a new animal just like God had Adam do.

Valentine shadow matching

Making out Valentines

A SWEET party with friends
Leprechaun traps for St. Patrick's Day

Jellybean graphing

picking strawberries


  1. I LOVE your family mission statement! Beautiful words to live by.

  2. Thanks!! I figured if we didn't make it simple enough, it would be too hard to live out. :)