For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Living Life

Wow! Where did our week go? Doctor and dentist appointments, baseball games, dance classes, trying to sell one house and buying another can sure fill your time. There is never a dull moment in our household! Our weekend was a relaxed one, but apparently many of us were cranky and not feeling up to much. I spent much of the day Sat. suffering with a migraine, and the kids were not cooperative in the least. We had hoped to go to a picnic with other adoptive families from our area, but we opted to stay home. It turned out for the good because we got a bit of rest and a refreshed attitude. Sunday brought church, and friends for lunch.... and I started thinking about packing the house... never quite made it to boxing things up, however.
Yesterday we had to make a trip to KC for a doctor's appointment for Mandy. We weren't able to find a sitter, and decided to make it into a family outing. The kids were terrific and behaved beautifully as we waited for Brad and Mandy to make the visit with the doctor. Then, we took the kids to the KC Zoo. My kids love to explore different zoos (and I must confess I do too). This zoo was very different... the jury is still out, as to whether I really liked it all that much. It had great potential to be one of the better zoos; however, it seemed as if you walked forever and never saw any animals. It had lots of activities, but everything cost a ton of money to do or ride. After the morning storms the afternoon turned hot and muggy. So, we felt like we were sweltering in the heat, and so two hours was plentyof time for our exploration(it was nice that we received a discount with our zoo pass). We will probably make a return trip at some point and be better prepared. In spite of the downfalls, we had a great time just enjoying the great outdoors and spending time as a family. We finished the day by treating the kids to dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It was a bit pricey, but the kids enjoyed the atmosphere and most of them ate the food. We hope they enjoyed their outing because for the next few months we will be on a tight budget.
We went for our final walk through and closed on the new house this morning. We are now the official owners of two homes (a bit scary). It looks as if the offer we received on the old house has been withdrawn. We continue to get no information from their selling agent. It all just seems a little strange, but we are choosing to just trust in God's perfect timing. We continue to show the house a great deal, and we continue to pray that we will have a serious buyer very soon. Please continue to pray that our old house will sell quickly.
I have one more prayer request ...please keep my 3yr old nephew in your prayers. He had heart surgery yesterday morning for ASD. He made it through surgery with flying colors and seems to be recovering well. My sister said that they are trying to keep him still and quiet... good luck with that(he is ALL BOY). We pray that all of you have a tremendous and blessed week.

1 comment:

Jill and Rick said...

Kim, when I read about your busy life with all of your wonderful kids, I just smile! We sure missed you on Saturday, but Wendy told me about your headache. So glad that you're doing better.

Sounds like a fun (yet HOT) time in KC!

I will continue to pray that your old house sells (& congrats on your new house closing!), and I will pray for your nephew as well. I'd be interested in hearing any details since he had the surgery at age 3. (like had they known he would definitely need the surgery someday, or were they just watching it over time to see, . . .)

LOL, I see I confused "comment" with "book"!

Good to hear from you again!