Friday, June 25, 2010

Another new house

It's official, I am sick of moving! We gave this house our best efforts and it still did not work out. I do not know why but it must not have been meant to be. It's ok, we will be fine. It has been such a hard couple of months dealing with it all but I feel a tremendous amount of relief that we are going to move again. I can't stand to stay in this house much longer. It is making me sick on a daily basis, constant migraines and stomach cramps. Ugg! So ready to move on from this!

I really felt like we were supposed to be here in this house, I felt like everything led us to it. So I am confused and frustrated and even a little angry at times that we gave it everything we had and still nothing we did worked! There were times when I was going on faith alone and still felt like we were supposed to be here. But then there comes a time when you know you are just done and it's time to give up. So, that's where we are. Done.

We were approved for another house tonight and will be signing papers on it tomorrow. It is not as nice as this house but it is clean! No kitty litter box smell! It doesn't have the best floor plan but it is large and affordable. It is right around the corner from the park and keeps my kids in the schools where they want to be. It is also in the Red Mountain ward and we already know a lot of good people in that ward so at least we won't be going in there as strangers. And I will probably be keeping my job as Cubmaster, for better or for worse! lol

So, we move on from here and I have to say I am not looking forward to the work involved with moving but I am looking forward to being in the other house. I am also happy that even during this awful time, when things have been so hard, I know that things must be happening for a reason. Even if I don't understand what those reasons might be. I have enough faith to trust the Lord's plan and keep going.

I will really miss the Preston ward. The people in it were so kind and good to us. We feel like we belong and I will miss that feeling always!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy 12th Birthday, Kaitlyn!

Happy 12th Birthday to a wonderful, sweet girl! I am so glad Kaitlyn is a part of our family, she brings light and laughter, sweetness and thoughtfulness, silliness and goodness to our home. We are a better family because she is in it. She is a good example for her brothers and sister and is becoming a great babysitter. We love you Kate and hope your day is AWESOME!! :D!!

These pictures are Kate on her birthdays starting at age 4 (when we got our first digital camera) the previous years are still in a box somewhere!!). She always has that fabulous smile! 5
6 (Lucky girl got to spend this birthday at Disneyland, purely by coincidence!)
9-and first year with glasses, I think they make her look cuter and smarter!!
11- This is a group shot from last year's pajama themed birthday party. First the smiley face, then the silly face.

Kate and her best friend, Jolie
Happy Birthday to a wonderful daughter, we love you so much!!