Sunday, August 30, 2009

The girls have taught Silas to shake it!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Where is Home?

So we have been in Charlotte for four full days now. The girls are getting settled into school and seem to be adjusting great there. We are getting settled into the corp town home which is so much better than staying at the hotel. We all love each other but that was a bit too close for comfort :)

Olivia has a little bug and stayed home today. Poor little thing felt horrible and everytime her fever spiked she sobbed that she wanted to go home. And Syd keeps asking at each new location, "is this our new home?" How to explain to a 5 year old that home is where her family is and it is not necessarily a place? A hard concept for even her mom to accept as we all miss the comfort of our "home" in Beaufort.

We did find a home here and hope to close by mid to late September...yes! And I met a gal who has a daughter in Liv's K class and another daughter about Syd's age who lives in the same n-hood yesterday. Just the little boost I needed and totally felt God enabling that conversation to take place.

So on we go. Silas has been a little trooper. His sweet and fun personality keeps me entertained during the day. He is giving kisses on demand now and boy is he proud of himself!

Praying Liv is better by tomorrow...planning to hit Carowinds on Sat.

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Day of School

Today the girls started school here in Charlotte. They both did great and loved it!!

Another big happy - Silas stayed at the YMCA nursery for 1 hour today and LOVED it!! He was all smiles when I picked him up. So excited I'll be able to get a work out in especially while we are in this hotel room....picture 2 adults, 3 kids & our shaggy dog - :)) won't be spending much time indoors the next few days!

Well, enjoy the pics....s

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pop Ups

So since we didn't have enough going on right now, we decided to have Silas' hair done today. Actually, Mrs Dottie's cousin did it at her house. Tom doesn't like how I do it and he uses way to much product for my here he is! Adorable, huh?!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Our lives have been turned upside down in the last week. We found out exactly 1 week ago that we are moving to Charlotte, NC! Pulte is transferring Tom to be the VP of Finance of the Charlotte division. We have spent the last week up there house hunting and scoping out the schools.....quite an experience with 3 children and 1 being newly adopted...pure craziness. Thankfully my parents kept Syd for part of the week and we had a nice break at Aunt Jamie's for a night of fun with the cousins in Columbia.

We will be leaving Beaufort on Sunday as the girls start school Mon. It sounds crazy and it is! It is such a bittersweet incredibly sad to leave this beautiful town, our dear friends & of course my parents whom we adore and have the best time with...but also feel very blessed for the job opportunity in such a volatile economy. So please, everyone come visit us!!

The kids are doing well. Both girls are excited about their new school. We happened upon a christian school in the area last night on-line, toured it today & signed them up! So glad this decision has been made and I feel great about the education they will receive and more importantly that they will continue to build their faith and character in a loving, christian environment. This was such a God thing as I had planned for Syd to attend a montessori school which ended up NOT being the right place!

Silas is such a trooper. I think today he finally had enough though and cried much of the day being in the car again the majority of the time. One of us had to be touching him almost constantly in the car to soothe him. It is amazing how just being touched on the leg seemed to give him reassurance that we were with him and wouldn't leave him.

So off we go on another adventure remembering that our true home is not in an earthly city but awaits us in to rest before the packing madness begins.