Sunday, January 04, 2009

Safe and Sound

We made it home...finally! Usually I make the trip all in one shot, about 21-24 hours depending on stops. It's better with the big van actually because of the great big tank of gas. :) Less stopping at night while they're sleeping! :)

We made it down with no problem and made great time.

BUT, I was EXHAUSTED last night. Starting about 8:30, all I could think of was pulling into a hotel for the night to SLEEP. :) So, we did. I had called my parents to let them know I'd be stopping about 10:00 (it was 9:20). My dad didn't think there would be much for a while since we were in the "mountains" at that time, but we hit the next ramp for hotels at 10:00 on the dot! The kids were asleep as soon as they hit the pillow. BUT, they were up at 5:45 Central Time where we were, because it was actually 6:45 Florida time which is what we were still running on. I'm worried about tomorrow morning!!! :)

And I'm so not looking forward to going to work tomorrow. Not because of work, but my living room is crying out to me from under piles of stuff needing to be put away. It makes me nuts to have it like that! :) Oh well... we'll manage!

And I was extremely blessed tonight to receive an email from a blog reader to send along some of her children's clothes which are upcoming sizes for Olivia and Braeden!!! That email comes within days of deciding to really cut back spending and rely more on God. I've seen Him provide for us in wonderful and fun ways this past year, and know that I need to rely on Him even more. I'm so excited to see where He is going to lead in 2009!


Shea said...

I'm so glad that you arrived safely. I was worried about you. It is so hard raveling with little ones by yourself.

Hey glad you guys made it home.

Rely on God - yeah, I would pretty much be stress free if I would just remember all the times he has provided for us and stop trying to make things happen myself. I spend more time trying to "figure things out" than I would care to admit.

Seriously, we have bought the boy MAYBE 3-4 outfits. Everything else - 2 years worth - has been given to us. I am talking about clothes that are ADORABLE, well I mean handsome on him, and seemingly barely worn. We are SOOO blessed to have several friends with boys just ahead of our boy.

Tracy D. said...

Y'all look like you had quite a Christmas. I hope the kids will remember it for years to come!

Tracy D.

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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