Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time ~Oswald Chambers

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Prepare yourself North Carolina...

...we have arrived!

On Wednesday afternoon, I loaded 5 emotional kids, and 1 sick dog (his timing is impeccable) into a very crowded mini-van and headed south one last time. By Thursday evening, we found ourselves swimming in a sea of cardboard as all our earthly possessions found their way off the moving truck and into our new home.

We've unloaded, unpacked (sort of), and even got a few pictures hung yesterday. It has all gone far more smoothly than I ever imagined and that is due to the help of some very, very sweet friends who we miss dearly. If it weren't for the playdates, dinners, hugs, prayers, and promised visits from friends back in Virginia, we never would have made it here in one piece.

And if it weren't for the blessing of our amazing friend Britt, who came and stayed a few days as we moved in, we would probably still be looking for a couple of our kids amidst all the boxes. She took care of the little ones, played with the big ones, unpacked, and even had time to take these pictures that I'm posting. Yes, she is amazing. No, you may not have her phone number. She's mine. :)

She would take the big kids swimming in the afternoon while the little ones slept.

Thanks to everyone who made our move so much easier than it could have been.

We are now ready for visitors!


  1. I am amazed that you have your 'ready for visitors' sign posted so quickly, no, wait, I shouldn't really be amazed, should I? I have 4 who can't talk of much else. We are looking forward to a sooner than you might actually hope for trip to NC! I'm thinking a bottle of Bendryl and we'll be ready to hit the road.

  2. Ready for visitors!??? You are truly amazing if are ready with 5 kids. Let me know about Lia's b-day party. Thanks for the Barbies...the girls LOVE them!

  3. Angela, I do not know how you do it, but then again you never cease to amaze me. Dad and I are so happpy you all are accounted for and in one place now. We hope to see all really soon. Love ya!!!!Mom

  4. Good friends like that are hard to find! You are blessed!


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