Week in Review {2013: Weeks 23 & 24}

The past two weeks have gone by in a wild blur.  Our oldest daughter had her (and possibly our) busiest week of the summer with a full week of non-stop youth group activities.  Three had swim lessons.  And we closed on our new home and began moving our boxes over and painting.  And that was just last week.

This week was more box-schlepping, more painting, more swim lessons, and a day camp for the Middle.  Our kids have never slept as well as they have the past two weeks.

Tomorrow we officially open the door on a new chapter of our lives – it’s moving day!  Because our mid-town home hasn’t sold yet, we plan to leave the first floor “staged” with some of our furniture, so we won’t be completely finished.  But we will begin to live, eat, and sleep in our new place as of tomorrow.  And beginning Sunday (deo volente!) I plan to put on the brakes for our family.  Our schedule opens up.  We will live in one house instead of strung out between two.  The pressure will (hopefully) be off a bit.  And I intend to help us slow down and reclaim our summer and our sanity a little bit.  When I am longing to make a menu plan and grocery list, go grocery shopping, and make regular meals, then we know it’s time to find our rhythm again.

We’ve been so blessed, particularly this week, by the help given by so many – our girls, who have worked incredibly hard helping us pack and move and unpack and more; our families who have been helping me pack this week and who will help us move tomorrow; and friends who have helped clean, move, and unpack, drive kids around, and provided dinner, and will help more tomorrow; not to mention all the prayers on our behalf.  God is good and we are blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people.

That’s about it for us.  Hopefully I’ll be able to share some photos of the new place as we get settled in the coming days/weeks.  May your weekend be blessed and full of God’s good gifts.

For His Glory ~

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