Friday, June 22, 2007

Goodness it's friday already!!!

It's been a pretty fast week for us, I was hoping time would slow down and let me enjoy the last few days we have on this base, but I guess not. As the move gets closer I'm filled with such sadness, I can't believe that in a week or so we will be out of here forever, my's sad!!!

So this weekend we have tons of things to do, here's our to-do list just to give you an idea:

  1. Dismantle trampoline and get it ready for the move
  2. Clean out Grill/Smoker for move
  3. Mow front and back yards
  4. Empty shed
  5. Take swing set and other trash to the dump
  6. Take down all shelves, pictures etc
  7. Take apart kitchen table
  8. Take apart bunkbeds and Nicholas car bed
  9. Get rid of anything we don't want the movers packing
  10. Weigh Truck and SUV
  11. Replace tires on SUV
  12. Finish packing whatever we're taking with us for the Partial Move.
  13. Clean house for inspection

And that is just what I can remember off the top of my head, I have everything written down on a list and let me tell you, one look at it is enough to make me want to cry and run for the hills. Wish I could enlist the help of a whole team of people but I think I have the most important one on my side, God.
Yep, I hope He's ready for me, because I plan on whining my way through this LOL

I have to keep reminding myself that I can do all of this and that it's nothing so trivial or mundane that He won't be interested in. I'm sure He will help and I plan on being aware of what is going on so that I can relay to you exactly the instances where I noticed Him at work.

The kids are starting to ask questions, lots of questions, "but can we come back here when we're done moving?"......."I don't want to go, I'm gonna miss my house"....."but what if the movers loose my toys?"......."but I don't want to leave lola and bella behind".

It's tough on them they don't understand why we have to leave our home behind and explaining to them that we're going to a new home doesn't seem to make it any easier. Such is the life of a military family though, moving from place to place, you don't really have a HOME until the day you retire and buy yourself a house.

Moving on, I'm going to try to update my food blog today, it's been a few days since I've posted anything in there, guess due to the fact that I really haven't spent much time in the kitchen and the meals I prepare in the middle of this confusion are simple, quick and not blog worthy....BELIEVE YOU ME!!!
Unless you're interested in frozen pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and spaghetti....which by the way, my family loves but I've got it coming out the wazoo right now. !!!!

I'm going to try and come by to say hi, if not this morning then later tonight after the kids are in bed.

Hope you're all having a great friday, enjoy the warm weather!!!


  1. All the best to you and your family on the move,I'm sure that things will go smoothly.Hugs

  2. God is interested in every little detail of our lives and concerns. He tells us to "Cast ALL our care on Him for He cares for us" (in I Peter). He truly does care about everything happening to you and how you feel about it Sandra. Don't be afraid to keep running to him with so called "trivial" things. He's got big arms. He can handle it.

    I'm sure the kids do have tons and tons of questions. It's their first move, isn't it? Wow, I'll bet their little minds are just in overdrive!

    Bless you as you get this last week together.

  3. have a safe and happy move Sandra...I love your pugs, they are so cute...I hope you take more pics of them when you are settled in...
    Hope the kids adjust well also, they are so precious..

  4. I know moving isn't easy... one good thing, a blog is always just a click away. Wherever you go, there it is. I love catching up with you every day.

  5. Our SUV needs tires too - any tips for where to get some without draining the checking account?

    Hope all goes smoothly and the kiddos are well through this all. My Little has only moved once before and is just learning what this whole "Army brat" thing is about. Eeek!

  6. Don't be sad. New beginnings are always so good, full of hope.
    Boa sorte para a nova casinha.

  7. Sandra, Thanks for coming by to visit and taking the time to comment on my grandmother's picture......

    God bless you and your family as you move.....Betty

  8. Hey Sandra! Wow! I can't believe that it's practically moving time for you guys! Moving can be stressful and fun at the same time.

    I'm praying for ya'll move and that it will be fun and not stressful.

    Two new posts have been added to our blog! lol It's been a while, but I really am trying to make a comeback.


  9. Thinking of you...we did this same thing a year ago. We are a family of seven, so there was no proverbial "room at the inn" (temporary housing) when we arrived at our new post. We did travel the main road from Idaho to AZ about a month ago while on vacation and there was LOTS of construction coming into AZ so be prepared for that :)

    Good luck on packing!! I'm just glad we are not responsible for packing and moving EVERYTHING!!


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