Monday, August 02, 2010

It been forever since I posted about what's going on with our family. We've really had a crazy summer. Jeff started a new job at the beginning of May. The job meant that we would be moving back to Knoxville after 8.5 years in Johnson City. Since we'd had the house on the market from September 08-September 09 and couldn't sell it, we figured that we'd be in Johnson City for a few more years while we tried to sell the house and Jeff would spent part of the week in Johnson City and part of the week in Knoxville. Not ideal, but you do what you gotta do, right? We put the house on the market in late April. By late May it was sold. We were shocked. It's truly been a whirlwind of finding a house big enough for a family of 9, packing, moving, submitting Supplement 3's for the adoption (1 for the job change and then one for the move), finding a new church, finding new doctors (not to mention a trip to urgent care for Brady's ruptured eardrum), registering the kids at their new schools (4 HOURS to register Ryan), getting prepared to say good-bye to Cameron and Brandon as they both will soon leave to live on campus at their colleges...oh, and preparing to go to CHINA! Jeff, AnnaClaire and I leave on Friday, August 27 and arrive in China on Sunday, August 29th. We'll get Coralie on Monday, the 30th. When you wake up 4 weeks from today, we will have her!!! Not that I am excited or anything. ;)

I should also note that Mr. Brady is finally 5. He had to wait 3 long months after AnnaClaire turned 5 to be able to say that he was also 5. That was really hard for him. Brandon turned 19 a few weeks ago. Where does the time go? Cameron will soon be 21.

I need to dig out my camera and get some new shots of the littles. It's been a while.


Karen said...

YIPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE! Wow, sounds like your year has been as busy as (if not BUSIER than) ours. So excited for your upcoming trip--that is awesome! XOXO

The Byrd's Nest said...

Thankful your house sold and maybe after the fall begins life will settle down some. I will be praying for the big kids leaving....I know that with Lottie and Emma that was so unsettling to not have them home all the time.

Love you girl and I will be praying for you!!!!

Sheryl said...

That picture is exactly how I feel! You have had a few more changes than us, but I can definitely relate. Small chance we could meet in China--our Art 5 is scheduled for pick up Aug 9, and the TA's have been coming fast! Our agency schedules travel quickly, so who knows! My friend will be there the same time as you, so I will have to make sure you meet :) Hugs!