Monday, December 9, 2013

Miscellany Monday

Is it really Monday? Because I have officially lost all concepts of time and dates. We are in the home stretch of our time in the States and have less than three weeks left (!!)

{one} We are currently driving back to Orlando from Nashville for our final big road trip. 

And then, the crazy begins. 

Please see evidence A: 
 
Every dot on a day means we have a big event scheduled for that day- and we have yet to see so many friends! We are going to run out of time and I am dealing with some serious guilt issues about not being able to see everyone while we are stateside. 

And you see those free dates? They are sacred. Considering we leave before the first of the year, our plates are full!

{two} We had the best time with my parents these last two weeks. Goodbyes were painfully hard but we are so grateful that we have supportive families that love us! 

{Three} I have to brag on Grace for a minute. She is two and a half and not night potty trained but she just made a thirteen hour car ride only stopping to use the bathroom the two times we got gas and a meal and one emergency stop. Amazing!  

She also likes to yell "Awkward!" At inappropriate moments, but that is a story for another day. 

{four} We took the girls to see Santa at the Opryland hotel. The girls did great. Sophia just sat there with a face that said "Well, this is unusual," while Grace told him "ho ho ho, Merry Christmas!"

Then she told him that she wanted a trampoline for Christmas. 

Keep dreaming, kid, because I don't think that's going to fit in a suitcase. 

She keeps talking about seeing Santa and then gets all offended, saying, "Hey! Where is MY trampoline?!"

I'm thinking she also hasn't quite grasped the concept of asking and waiting. 

Sorry the picture is off, will do a scanned one later. 

{five} Ian's still job hunting for work overseas in Abu Dhabi but we still plan to leave right before New Years regardless. Crazy? Oh, yes. But we know we are supposed to be there so we just keep moving forward on faith. 

It is a very stretching time though, having so much unknown before us. We would really appreciate your prayers right now. 

6 comments:

Emily Powell said...

ha! Imagine what's she's going to say when the trampoline never shows up!!!

Tami said...

I can't believe it's almost already time for y'all to head back. It seems like the time has flown by but I'm sure you're ready to get back and get settled into your own home again. Do you know where y'all will be living? I will pray for y'all and for Ian's job hunt. God will surely reward your faithfulness!

Lauren said...

I seriously can't believe you're heading back so soon! Time has flown by!

Poor Grace, she's going to be disappointed with no trampoline!

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, I laughed out loud at the AWKWARD comment! Sooo funny!
I can't believe your time here is almost up. I hope you guys enjoy every day and all you have planned for the rest of your time!

Kelli said...

How precious - I can just hear Grace saying ho ho ho to Santa. What sweet memories you have made while being in the good ole' USA. I know they will strengthen you as you restart your life overseas. Don't worry, Haley wanted a My Size Barbie for several years in a row and Santa never delivered. I don't think she was permanently damaged from it. Love you all!! Enjoy every busy moment that is left here.

Callie Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, that schedule looks crazy! Hope you can keep and enjoy your free days! Also, that is so funny about Grace and the trampoline! Wyatt hasn't asked for anything specific, so I hope he likes what we got him. :-)