We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8

Sunday, February 1, 2009

2 days to go...

Well, today was a good day!

Neither Erik nor I slept well last night (from about 4am on we both tossed and turned...just so much to be thinking about right now). So, when it was time to get up for church, well, I really wanted to just stay in bed and have a lazy morning. While I love my church, sometimes I'm more tired after a long morning at church. But, Erik managed to get me out of bed by bribing me with Starbucks. (One of the perks about our church's current temporary location - we are right next to a Starbucks!) And you know what - church was wonderful and I came home filled up and ready to go!

Our congregation prayed us off on our trip and it was wonderful to get so many hugs and words of encouragement. I know I'm biased, but our "little" church is really a fantastic example of the Body of Christ - so much love and support!

We got to talk to the kids by SKYPE today - and they are all enjoying their first day with Uncle Peter and Aunt Karen. It was good to see them and hear them - especially after we both noted how QUIET the house is. :)

This afternoon we finished our packing. Other than last-minute items like cosmetics and computer, we are all packed! Our large suitcase is stuffed, but still under the weight limit. Whew! We also rearranged the Master to fit in a "Co-Sleeper" right by our bed for L. She'll need to stay close by at night for a while until she has become comfortable and assured that we will be there when she wakes up. I'll probably have her nap in her regular crib so that she'll get used to that bed, too.

Tomorrow, we drop the dogs at a friends' house and have a few errands to run (some items to get in the mail), clean up the house...and then maybe, just maybe, we'll catch a movie in the afternoon. Our last "date" for a while, I guess.

3 comments:

Cindy Marsch said...

I've got the butterflies along with you, especially after looking at your packing and room-preparation efforts. I remember the amazing wonder of packing little baby things to take the hospital for the little one still inside. What a thrill to pack those little diapers and the formula! The room is adorable.

Carrie said...

Oh, Congratulations. I hope you have a wonderful, and quick trip. I am sure you will be missing your children terribly. The room looks beautiful.

Catherine said...

Kerry-I've been thinking about you and praying for you often. Your posts make me cry. I can't wait to hear that your family of 6 is all together for the first time! :-)
-Catherine from Classed