Sunday, April 20, 2008

Life at the Braswells

Here's the latest with...

Hannah: She is handling our church hopping rather well, especially considering the fact that she had a hard time our last week at Inglewood. I just never imagined our leaving would have such a deep affect on our 3 1/2 year old. But her little heart has been so sad about leaving her friends. We've been to 3 different churches in the last 3 weeks and today was the first time she didn't say, "But I want to go to my church." She still gets to see her 2 best buds, Ethan and Naomi, quite a bit, so that is helping.... She is growing and maturing so much it seems lately. She makes us laugh all the time with her vivid imagination and silly sense of humor. She has also begun saying the sweetest things - like, "Mom, you're the best mom in the world!" "Mom, I will never leave you.", etc. I know she has no one else to compare me to and that she will in fact leave me one day. But it's nice to relish in these words now. I need to video her at some point so I can play it back when she's 13!

Kaitlyn: Our 13 month old - She is just happy to be Kaitlyn. She is so curious and into absolutely everything.... She is cutting 2 teeth at the same time and I could have sworn I saw a couple more on the bottom about to come through. Poor thing! She's a slobbery mess!.... The funniest thing about her right now is that she loves to quack like a duck. She will point to a picture of a duck and just go to town. Except now we've got to work on other animal sounds b/c she was quacking at our friends' dog the other night.... She is developing the same love for books her sister has. I know she's ready for story time when she either points to or brings me a book saying, "gook". She is learning to keep up with Hannah quite well these days. She'll be a tough one that's for sure!

Seattle Plans: We have not sold our house yet. But, things have worked out for us to be able to be more certain about a May 20 closing on our Seattle home. So, Dale, Kevin and possibly a couple of others will head out with the trucks on May 19 and hope to arrive in Seattle by the 22nd. That should be some road trip! I and the girls will be flying to Houston that week for a few days before I fly up to meet the moving crew, leaving the girls to have some Grammie and Pawpaw time while we get things in order at the house....

So, we are making a dent with our packing, thanks to great friends who take care of our children and pack boxes with us. We have lots more to tackle in the next few week. Fun, fun! The days are passing quickly. It's been a weird time for us living in limbo-land, as we call it. We're not ready for the goodbyes of our move, but in one sense we're ready to be where God has been leading us for a year and a half. So, we pack, spend time with friends while we can and wait...

2 comments:

The Michaels said...

Tina...guess what! We go to church with Jackie Herr. She said you guys grew up together? We are actually starting a Community Group with them here in Lantana - we all live in the same neighborhood! Small world, isn't it?

Love,
Jamie

THE BRASWELLS said...

Hey Jamie! I couldn't leave a comment on your blog, so I'm leaving it here. I did just discover this through the DBU Report and have been thinking I need to tell Jackie. What a small world. Yes, we grew up together and are still close friends. We just don't get to see each other very much. Ya'll have fun!! :)