To say that we’ve been busy would be the understatement of the year. If I could explain it to you in terms of how my house looks right now you might understand better: overgrown grass, piles of laundry, dirty dishes, dirty kitchen, dirty every room in our house, ant infestation (gross!), and I could go on…
I hate using busyness as an excuse for anything, but the old blog has had to suffer because we’ve just had other things higher on the priority list lately.
FIRST: We went to Montgomery TWICE with 4 days in Nashville in between. Thank goodness the traveling paid off: Eric got TWO JOB OFFERS!! PTL! (more on that later)
We spent Easter in Montgomery. I was really disappointed to not get to spend Easter at Rolling Hills. I LOVE EASTER AT ROLLING HILLS!!! From the Good Friday service Friday night, “Eggstravaganza” (egg hunt) on Saturday morning and of course worship on Sunday morning…I was sad to miss it all! Especially considering it would be our last Easter at RH. :( But it was good to see everyone at First Baptist Montgomery and get to worship there for Easter.
Walker and Emily came to Montgomery for the weekend, as well as Jack and his new GF, Caroline! We were all really glad to get to
SECOND: The packing has begun and I’m starting to have anxiety attacks. It’s no wonder I can’t keep my house clean when I have boxes piling up ever where. I took everything down off our walls last night and I got really sad. I also watched “The Office” last week when Michael Scott said goodbye and sobbed through the whole thing. Eric said, “are you REALLY this upset about him leaving the office?!?!” The answer is no, probably not, but I am sad to be leaving Nashville and all our wonderful friends here. Nashville has been good to me. It’s brought me a wonderful group of friends who love Jesus and love me. It’s where I met my sweet husband. It’s where we’ve made our first home together. It’s also where I had my first baby. We will really miss it here. I’m sure I’ll do a goodbye Nashville post soon. I’ve already started taking pictures of all my favorite places in town (you know, just in case I forget what they are ;)).
THIRD: Maxie dog got hit by a car last Thursday morning!!! We seriously thought it was the end. We always let him out the back door in the morning, and usually he tries to sneak out under the fence and walk around to the front of the house. Well, that’s what he did, and a car hit him. Eric went to the front door to let him in, and there he stood sad, wet, and in total shock. He was bleeding from his abdomen and his back leg. Eric scooped him up and brought him in the house. He went totally limp. We all stood there and cried. Eric called the vet and took Max in to see him.
I have to mention that Maxwell and I have a love/hate relationship. The dog is as sweet as he can be, but he drives me totally bonkers. With all the times he’s gotten on my nerves I NEVER wanted this to happen. I was, honestly, surprised at how upset I was at the thought of losing him.
Eric called me after a couple of hours to let me know Max was going to be fine. He just had some surface wounds and a fracture leg. We would get to bring him home that same night.
Needless to say, we have all been very kind to Maxie since he’s been home. We’re glad you’re still with us, Maxie-dog! :)
FOURTH: The Royal Wedding! Honestly, I had no idea how sucked in I would get. I didn’t wake up at 3am or anything crazy like that, but I did DVR it and watch it during Laney’s nap Friday morning. I couldn’t get enough. Cate looked BEAUTIFUL! I loved her dress, her veil, her make-up, her wave. She was stunning. My favorite part of the whole thing was the message from the Bishop of London. Here’s a brief excerpt (I don't want to bore you by posting the whole thing, you can read it in it's entirety here).
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” So said St Catherine of Siena whose festival day it is today. Marriage is intended to be a way in which man and woman help each other to become what God meant each one to be, their deepest and truest selves.
Many are full of fear for the future of the prospects of our world but the message of the celebrations in this country and far beyond its shores is the right one – this is a joyful day! It is good that people in every continent are able to share in these celebrations because this is, as every wedding day should be, a day of hope.
In a sense every wedding is a royal wedding with the bride and the groom as king and queen of creation, making a new life together so that life can flow through them into the future.”
Ok, that's all I got for today! :)