I am so horrible about updating.
I figure I'd at least do a quick little post before the craziness of the week ahead sinks in. We're about to move back into our house (the one we bought 5 years ago and lived in for 3 months before moving to Scotland). I am SO stinkin' excited. This means that I'll get to get everything out of storage finally (we've been living with what was available at the time for the last 10 months)- most of which is pretty much brand spanking new. See, I was one of those weird ladies who saves all of her wedding gifts to use in our first "real" home together as husband and wife. So, I didn't open our new stuff to use until two years after we were married. Seriously. So, when we bought our house EVERYTHING was new (pots and pans, dishes, picture frames, bedding, etc). Then we moved three months later and stuffed everything into storage, where it still sits. It's going to feel like we just got married all over again! Hooray!
On top of (pretty much) new stuff, there is SO much more space in our house! We've been living in my in-law's garage apartment until our house was vacated by our tenants. All 500 square feet of it. Yep, for a family of four. It's been real. We all live together in one room (the living room is joined to the kitchen and bedroom area, the bathroom is the only room with a door). Next week, things will be completely different! Our house is a 4 bedroom, 2150 square foot house. Oh, how excited am I?! The girls will each get their own room, and we'll have a room to put guests too. They'll have a playroom as well, and Nic will have his own room to put all his, um, hobby stuff. Abe will have his own backyard to play in. I am SO STOKED.
We decided against buying another house (obviously) because it dawned on us that if we were hit with another hurricane like Ike, we'd be pretty much screwed. See, when hurricane Ike hit, we ended up with $32,000 worth of damage and insurance only covered $24,000. Yep, that left us with $8,000 out of pocket and it hurt. That was all of our savings plus some. This time, our savings is even less, and we still have a ton of other stuff to buy (like vehicles, a new tv, couch, etc). We figured we'd rather move back into a house that we already love and own than buy a new one. We bought that house with our future children in mind (and now I can't wait to see them running around in it!) and can't picture our family anywhere else really.
Speaking of children running around... Amaya has decided that she's ready to MOVE. She's scooting herself around on her tummy (picture an army crawl of sorts) and is ALMOST crawling. I think she's holding out for Daddy to get home so he can see her really start to book it. I'm hoping anyway. He's been in Scotland again for the last three weeks and should be home on Wednesday or so to help move and spend some time with us for a while. I'm so ready. I miss him so much while he is away and it really makes me appreciate him more. He's such a good husband, daddy and man in general. LOVE him.
Ok, that's about it for right now... I'm going to go to bed since it is midnight and we have to get up and ready for church in the morning. I need to get quite a bit of packing done tomorrow too. YAY!