We haven’t done an actual “how we are doing” update since we moved from our last house. And since we are iced in from the always unpredictable Texas winter weather, we thought we’d speak as to how life has been for us.
It’s not easy to move and the first part of the year was our house being sold out from under us and having to pick a house, any house, to live in. It was a taxing time, and one which really took us on a journey of facing ourselves and what steps we needed to take control of our health. Heather has been on a journey that meant new doctors, correcting chemical imbalances and discovering life on the other side of anxiety and chemical depression. We have been closer than ever and walking together through it all.
In the middle overcoming beyond a few challenges, we got an amazing little black and white tuxedo Pekingese puppy named Clio August Liles! He is definitely Emory’s brother, but entirely different – all rough and tumble. He is what we call the bruise cruise! Our family is a matched little foursome. Our baby boys? Perfect. (to us)
We have been looking for a house/condo/apartment/anything that is right for us. And it is so so so difficult to find a lease house for us and our future plans. Why Fort Worth why?! But this town isn’t all bad, sometimes boring to tears, but not all bad. We have found the healing needed to visit churches, and have spent some time at The Village Church Fort Worth Campus.
So as the holidays have begun, how do you sum up a year? The best word I can think of is that its been a year of transition. We are grateful, we are honest in knowing our struggles aren’t over and that family and community is something we need more of. That, and a big dose of the Christmas spirit.
Because things go a little haywire when we have been iced into our house for 4+ days!
So, bring on the holiday cheer! And family time to ring in another year of possibility, challenge and hope!
First off, we GOTTA find new places to take “new shots” other than the side of our house. Our neighbor’s brick wall isn’t cutting it anymore and we know it folks, we know.it. I’m always afraid our neighbor and her huge Cadillac are going to be coming through which makes for interesting shots from me. But for real, why do I always put my darn hands up? I, first and foremost, blame Bo as he always tries to get me to loosened up and my hands fly right up. Every time. I’m going to work on that. OK, BO!
So, I got out of the house and my cold/flu seems to becoming a distant memory. Maybe it was my cold talking when I was mixing patterns today, but I liked it. So, it’s time to rest up, as we have appointments tomorrow. We have homemade dinner to make tonight, and a whole weekend of cleaning and running errands ahead of us. Goodbye sickness, Hello health!
Well, at least I’m trying to get on the mend. You get back from the Happiest Place On Earth, and you spend almost the whole next week in your pajamas. Not too much fun. I must have gotten some cold/sinus/flu-like something from Disney. And while I love Disney, I do not love being sick with a cold. So despite it all, I got dressed today, ran some errands, coughed, talked out of a stuffed-up nose and people made comments. Because of course they did. So, I went back home and put my PJs back on.
It’s still November, it’s not quite tights weather and when are we leaving for Thanksgiving? WHERE are you, broccoli-rice casserole and sweet potato souffle??
When you see an abandoned service station that says Smile You’re On Camera? You pull over? Yes, you pull over, go rogue stye if you will for the good of the blog. In other news, another day and another case of two unhappy little boys. We keep telling them that they get to go to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin out…’cause you know that is what every little pup wants to do. PICK a darn pumpkin out! But we had another meeting that kept us from it again, yet we swear come rain or shine we are getting those boys to the pumpkin patch!
Jumping for Disney World! 5 days!