August 25, 2010

Home Sweet Home

We have internet! Oh simple joys.

We are home, enjoying family, friends, and sunny California. Our trek from Texas was not without a few bumps...

The AC went out in the u-haul... but we got that fixed.

We had a blow-out on the u-haul. But Praise God no one was hurt, and it happened by a restaurant at dinner time. We ate really lousy Mexican food while we got that fixed.

Then on the last day, the AC went out in our Trailblazer. We sweated across the Mojave desert, but we made it safe and sound. Can we please get that fixed!?

But the scenery was all worth it....

 Ok, maybe not. 

 But, after 4 days of traveling through the southwestern heat with my hubby, my dad, my 5 kids, 2 dogs, and a u-haul full of our belongings... we were greeted at our new home by family... grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. What a blessing of help and food we were showered with! And thanks to their help, only 3 days after our arrival our new home looks like this....

Ready for our first visitors...

Welcome Leaf family! 

Good friends are a blessing from the Lord. A year and a half ago we were praying together over delays and changes in each of our adoptions. It was wonderful to see the fruit! The Leaf's brought home three children from Ethiopia just 3 months ago making them a beautiful and happy (and perhaps a tad bit tired?) family of 10. We were blessed to meet the new additions and spend a few days together catching up on our year apart.

 Hope you've enjoyed a peek at my last couple of weeks and what I was doing while I was MIA in blogland.


  1. Hi, I hopped over from ifellowhip:) What a busy time you've had! Looks like you are def. settling in to your new home! Congratulations. I'm following you now. Feel free to follow me, if you are interested.
    Happy Wednesday:)

  2. Stacey, I love your house from these pictures! I can't believe how much you got done so quickly. I am a sucker for white kitchen cabinets! Sounds like our hubbies are planning for us all to hang out this weekend and I'm excited...can't believe I haven't seen ya'll yet. Love, Laurel

  3. Amazing!!! You are like a super-Mom!!!

    I was raised in Texas and spent my share of summers with no AC in my car and in my house! I was not a happy camper during those times!!

    It looks like your new home is already filled with a lot of love!!

    I'm visiting from iFellowship! And so glad I stopped by!

    Enjoy your evening!

  4. Hi there! Your new home is beautiful! It looks awesome after just three days of unpacking!! Where in California? Now you are closer to us in Oregon, perhaps one day we can visit. :-)

  5. LOVE your new home! Love the paint color too, and the kitchen table, and the windows, and the fireplace.... really beautiful. (and NO you don't have to blog about the fitness pledge!) :)