Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Road Trip Adventure Day 2

Today we drove from Ft. Worth to Tucumcari, New Mexico. It took about 7 or 8 hours, all of which were pretty relaxed and uneventful. We stopped at a nice rest stop for lunch for almost an hour to picnic and let Reece play on the playground. The last 45 minutes or so of the trip were the only time where the kids were fussy...they just were ready to get out of the car. So, here we are sitting in our lawn chairs in the Tucumcari KOA watching the lightening in the distance and wearing our long sleeves because we are COLD! :) We got here about 6:30 Houston time (we're an hour earlier here now) and set up the pop-up without too much trouble while I played with the kids on the playground. Reece (as usual) is thrilled about all the "park" stops we get to make along the way. We did have a stressful moment right after dinner because we had a mess to clean up, two very tired and fussy babies, and too much stuff to move around and figure out what our sleeping arraignments should be. So, hopefully we'll get in a little earlier tomorrow so we can get a better routine down. (If any one has tips on sleeping in a pop-up trailer with two kids with early bed-times, we would love them!)
Yesterday we left pretty late after packing up our ENTIRE house and packing the car and trailer, so we pulled into Ft. Worth at about 11pm with the kids asleep in the car. We decided to go with a hotel that night since we were so late and our first night was the only night we didn't have a reservation somewhere. Thankfully, we all slept really well :)
Well, it's time to tip-toe into the trailer and try to get some sleep. Again, we can't tell you how thankful we are for all your prayers, support, encouragement and generosity!! Daniel and I just can't stop talking about all our wonderful friends and family.
Good night! :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

On the Move

Yes, we have officially reached the part of our lives that from now on, we will be on the move.
Our first "move" was 3 nights spent at a beach house with Becky's family. It was fun to relax and not think about packing boxes and fixing up our house for a few days.
Christian pulling Reece and Rowan in the boat. Reece loved this, but for some reason, Rowan was scared of all the "sharp" things in the beach (I think she must have stepped on a shell, and from then on she was scared.)
Mom and Reece hanging out in the beach house.

No, not peeing, but just taking in all the sand and beach breeze.

And, of course, our funny, cutie, squishy little boy. This baby is amazing. He is just so EASY going, fun, and laid back. He's always grinning or laughing at someone. We all love Joe so much and are so thankful for his sweet self.
We got back on tuesday and started the mad dash to paint, clean, and clear out our house by SUNDAY and pack up our little pop up camper because we leave for Idaho on Monday afternoon with a short first leg to Dallas. God has been SO good to us. He provided Amanda and Erica to paint for us while we were gone, and then the Perez family came over last night and we finished up. There are now only some touch-ups to be done. We have some sweet friends coming over Sunday to help us move everything else to storage.
Daniel has worked really hard to create our itinerary, with most stops at different KOA's around the country with a two night stay at a camp ground at the grand canyon. We are hoping our road trip will be fun and a time of bonding for the family. Most days are going to be an average of 5 hours of driving with 2 days of only 4 hours each and the second day of 7 hours. We are hoping to get where we're going early and have relaxing afternoon's/evenings.
You can be praying for Reece and her sleeping problems. She has been having problems for about a month sleeping through the night with coming into our room crying and screaming. This past week has been significantly worse with lots of screaming fits and sleepless nights. Last night we felt the prayers of some friends and she did sleep better.
That's it for now. Gotta get back to packing!! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Post: Funny Reece

I finally posted something I had been working on for awhile, but I can't figure out how to get it to appear on the top of my blog! Frustrating!
So, here's the link to it if you're interested :)


A Glimpse into the lives of a family on a journey to serve God through aviation in Indonesia!