Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Where Have I Been?..Too Busy To Blog....

It has been a while since my last post. As I mentioned before, I am nesting like crazy. You know the "Things To Do List" that is on the wall and you just keep adding to it as projects come up? Like things that will take you a year to catch up with? Well, I have decided in order to keep my sanity, I have to get everything off of that list before my new babies get home. Once we get home, I will have absolutely no time to do anything else but care for them, bond with them, dote on them and love them. So, my poor family has been called to action to help me get everything on my list done within the next few weeks. For instance, in the last 3 weeks we have completed the following projects:

1. We knocked out the wall between the kitchen and living room go give us more space..(Thank you Uncle Michael)
2. We got a new kitchen table that now seats nine of us instead of 6...(thus knocking out the wall)(Thank you Craigs.list)
3. I've been painting and doing all the little repairs, touch ups to the walls.
4. Put out mulch, cleaned up yard, emptied sand box, weeded and planted my fall flowers
5. Cleaned out every closet in the house and organized them
6. Cleaned out the attic (Preparing for Adoption Fund Raising Yard Sale)
7. Getting new wood floor in living room this week (Since knocking out the wall needs replacement)
8. Repaired some plumbling projects, new faucets, etc.
9. Bought two high chairs and white cribs and set up the girls nursery. Looks adorable. (thank you craigs.list)
10. Set up Josiahs bed in the twins room.(They are both sleeping in it to break it in for him.)
11. Been shopping for kids clothes, diapers, etc. for our trip.
12. Replaced Jonathans bed with bunk trundle and redecorated his room (Camo had to go)
13. Reorganized and cleaned Library/Office...Supply cabinet in garage
14. Reorganized garage and put in new shelving...
15. Resigned as Church Secretary and finally turned over computer and all files to new person...Yay!
16. Put new fence all around our back yard
17. Started back at school with kids...new coop and preschool activities w/twins
19. Maintained cleaning, laundry, and all other normal duties
20. Not gotten much sleep ...
21. Registered for baby shower...Target & Babies R Us
22. Took a 3 day trip to NYC w/Jerry for his work at the Javits Center...
23. Taking Mom to Drs apts. and we started Hospice for my Dad...(they live w/us too)
24. Getting shots, and everything ready for our trip to Ethiopia
25. Still applying for grant money and praying for funds to arrive
26. Completed approx. 6 of 10 hours of training for Gladney requirement
27. Getting to know our babies via emails and photos...Josiah Abel was very sick w/lung infection but he is better now...My heart yearns for him & the twinettes
28. Went w/Melissa for ultrasound and saw my first grandchild..he/she waved at me!

So, now do you understand why I haven't blogged lately? Ellie said she removed me from her favorite blog list because I'm so boring and not keeping it up. So, sorry!!!
Please read her blog because she has more time and she really keeps hers up. She is so precious. She has been my right hand lady and I could not make it without her!

I have so much to share but I must get some sleep tonight..So, I'll be back soon.
Have a blessed day..Please keep us in your prayers...



Renee said...

Hi Eileen,
I think I know how you feel (minus already having all the responsabilites of a family), we've been going non-stop since our referral doing many of the same things you guys are doing. It's a wonderful time though- so much easier than waiting for the referral and the paperwork. Praying for speedy court dates and travel for both of our families. So sorry to hear that Josiah was sick! That's so hard when we're so far away. I bet he is with Keller or Maryn at the orphanage. He's at Kechene right? Hang in there- were almost on our way!

NCLighthouseKeeper said...

You get more done in a few weeks than I do in YEARS!!!! Unfortunately, that's no exaggeration. You amaze me, sister!


Creech Family said...

Busy lady!!! I can't wait to see you at the shower and help you hold those little ones very soon we hope and pray!

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emily said...

That makes me tired to read! I'm so happy for your family and can't wait until we receive our referral and I can spring into action:)

Eileen and Jerry Mestas said...

I did not remove YOU from my blog list, I have done so with other people that do not post very often though and I said that other people might do so if you do not post :)

Eileen and Jerry Mestas said...

btw, I am ellie not you