Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Allie had an amazing trip across country. It couldn't have been done without Charity and Aaron and the charming and beautiful Susan doing the lion's share of the driving while I sat with Allie and gave her naps and sang along with her Veggie Tales video. We drove two vehicles 3300 miles in six days. What a trip.
Settling in has been a little difficult, however. Our expectations have been a little flip-flopped. We thought the trip was going to be rough and the settling in to a new place easy. But the opposite is what we've experienced.
Friday will be two weeks since we moved in. And Allie is starting to get into a routine. Please keep praying for us. We haven't been able to get her out of the house much. Our first attempt to put her in her stroller resulted in one of her infamous melt-downs. But I got her into it yesterday and walked her around the apartment complex. It was a rough start, but she settled into it as we kept rolling. Tomorrow she has her first appointment with a new doctor.
Having friends and family so close is awesome. Sometimes it feels like we were never gone and some times it feels like we were gone for ten years. Life is so much different now. Good different.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Allie has a new visitor twice a day. Grandma Yolanda is not only Allie's biggest fan, but also a close neighbor. We made arrangements to move close to Grandma before we got back down here.
Yolanda is the best Grandma ever. She had Allie's bedroom all set up complete with a bedroom set and fantastic new additions to Allie's wardrobe hanging in the closet.
Thanks for giving us a great welcome, Grandma.