If you were a fly on the wall in my house, here are some things you might have heard over the last five days:

“Momma, can they please stay forever?”

“I don’t want to visit my parents. I just want to stay here at your house.”

“We get to go to Atlanta with you next weekend?! I’ve never been on a vacation before!”

…washing machine….dishwasher…..constantly

lots of squeals, laughter, occassional arguments, and a baby that loves to chatter.

prayers every night as all eight of us sit on the floor of our boys’ room, read a story, and take turns saying our goodnight prayers.

….I think I’m growing to like mornings the best. The kids all wake up cheerful and eat breakfast together at the table. The school boys get dressed by themselves and baby girl somehow manages to sleep through the noise until about 8:30 every morning. When the boys go to school, I’m able to clean up the house, do a few loads of laundry…oooohh the laundry going on in this house on a daily basis is unreal…and I get to spend a few minutes on the computer.

Make-up — not happening

showers — every other day

House — cleaned every single day…apparently, since it is the one and only thing I can control at the moment, I’m able to get my house cleaned every day. It’s amazing what a clean house does for a girl’s state of mind! 🙂

God is SO good. He has definitely brought us to the end of ourselves and we are fully relying on Him and His strength to get us through each and every day. Yesterday was tough. Very emotional. I cried off and on ALL day and I don’t even know why. I’m better now. 🙂 Thank you to all who are praying for us. We feel each and every prayer and all of the encouragement and support is helping carry us through this initial period of discomfort, adjustment, and emotional insanity! I love ya’ll!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!