Wisdom to Live By

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FOR SALE

Well, it's official. My house is on the market. There is a "For Sale" sign in my front yard. It feels extremely odd. There is actually a small part of me that wants to tear it down and say, 'Just Kidding'. My kiddos asked me this morning why there is a sign in the grass. After I told Big Man, he said, "They can't buy it today, I have to say bye to J." J is is best friend across the street. I tried to explain that we are not moving far away right now. I told them that we are moving somewhere else in town until the army decides where we are going. My kiddos are not really that excited about leaving their home and friends. I don't blame them. I'm not either. All for now.





Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm HOME!!!!

After a very long trip, we have landed. We are home. I miss my family when I don't see them for a long period of time, but, oh, did it feel so good to pull into my driveway. It definitely made me realize that I'm not ready to move yet. I want to be in my house for a while longer. We had a great visit in GA and I'm so glad I got to be there for the birth of my niece. She is such a beautiful little girl and I can't wait to see her again. My kids are settling back in and feeling comfortable again. No fits from the goose again, so that's great. It's always so sad leaving, but it always feels so great to get home. I did a family photo shoot while I was there so you can check out my website for those shots soon. All for now.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

10 Things to Exhaust You

Top Ten Things about Traveling to visit family with 3 kids that will exhaust you.

10. Most people do not have room for you and your 3 kids so expect to sleep in the same bed.
9. Pick one centralized location that makes you comfortable because if you spend the night with more than one person, you're unloading the car yet again.
8. It's not just your suit case your unloading.
7. Do you realize how many bags you need for you and 3 kids just for an overnight stay.
6. If you do not see your family often, do not expect your kids to let them help you without hearing, "I want my mommy to do it."
5. It's amazing how many Disney movies you can listen to on an 1100 mile trip from TX to GA.
4. No matter how quiet your children are on the trip, when it is pouring sheets of rain, you will get white knuckle.
3. "I just drove 1100 miles with 3 kids, so you can drive 15 miles to see me."
2. It is inevitable, sleeping schedules and naptimes will be disrupted, BE PREPARED!!!!!
and the number 1 thing that is exhausting....
1. When visiting another state, it is inevitable, your children will probably be allergic to something in that state which will lead to sleepless nights and lots of medication. I'm glad I packed the medicine bag.

I am so very happy that I made it to GA to be here for the birth of baby girl. It has been a nice, but exhausting visit. I'm definitely looking forward to the fact that next time I visit, my children will be a little less dependent and hopefully a little less sick. I'm very excited to get back to my hubby. We miss him so much and can't wait to see him. We're headed back to TX on Saturday and will be happy to see my bed again. I'll keep you posted about my trip. All for now.

Erica

Saturday, March 13, 2010

FFF on break

Well, FFF(Fun Food Friday) is still postponed until I get back to TX. Just helping out with the new baby right now and trying to keep my kids as close to their schedule as possible. Poor Goose, got into something, yet again, that does not agree with his system so we're dealing with that as well. I feel like I haven't stopped since I got here and I'm starting to feel it. But as I told my hubby a couple of days ago, I'll sleep when I die. Baby Girl is so sweet and doing great except for one thing. The hospital here is horrible and let her get the worst diaper rash imaginable so now my sister is coating her in everything available to help her feel better and heal up the booty area. I'm headed out to the in-laws today and having a good time out there. I'm looking forward to the break from cooking. Well, I'll keep you posted. All for now.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Made It!

Well, I made it to GA last Tuesday. It was a great trip except for the rain. I'm really really tired of rain. Luckily, since I have been here, it has been nothing but sunny days. I spent some time with the hubby's parents and let the kids have fun with them before heading off for my sister's to start cleaning and helping get ready for the baby. We didn't get to have FFF last week because my mom and I were crazy cleaning. My sis and her husband borrowed my van and went to Walmart to buy a load of stuff they needed for the house. Of course, at 10:00 they were still shopping so we went to bed. At 10:30 we got the call that she had went into labor at Walmart so we were headed to the hospital, kids and all. After a very exhausting night, Baby Girl Stoyanoff (real name not used for security purposes) was born at 7:15 a.m. on March 6, 2010. She weighed in at 7 lbs 4 oz and was 19 3/4 inches. She is super adorable and has a head full of hair. I'll let you know when they come home. All for now.