Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years and We're Home.

Well we are back in Ohio. We spent the last day of the year quietly here at home. We were completely exhausted, physically, mentally and emotionally from driving 17 hours driving home the day before. We are so lucky our children do well on long car trips. Baby girl did get a little car sick at one point and we had to stop and change her clothes and get cleaned up, but then she was fine the rest of the trip home. Both babies got a little fussy when we were about 3 hours from home. They were so tired poor babies. they kept falling asleep and waking up disoriented. They were ready to get into their beds. But they woke up when we got home and my poor little honey, Trey, couldn't get back to sleep because he was sad and missed Nana and Paw-Paw and his Mimi. He started crying and it about broke my heart. So, we are going to call and talk to them all today.

We had a good time with our family and the few friends we got to see. The babies had the most fun because they had Christmas 3 times. They were so cute to watch because they were so excited. It was a weird Christmas though. There were some very sweet moments, but, it was hard to be in the moment sometimes with the stress of trying to find and buy a house. We spent 5 out of the 10 days we were home house hunting. We feel like we spent more time with our realtor than we did with family. And still no luck. We are just praying now for some kind of clear direction from the Lord. I told Hugh that maybe the Lord was saying "wait -don't do anything," about the whole situation and not just the "dream house" we were pondering over buying. We just haven't been able to fully agree on any other house since. And I don't know if it's just that we are comparing it to the one house or because we just haven't found the one yet. I do feel like we change our minds every time we get around someone new, family or friends. And I think we made the mistake of talking to everyone about the whole process of how we were feeling and what we were thinking from day to day, and we just made ourselves even more confused. So, I think we are just going to pray now and then let everyone know once we've decided on something. I had no idea it was going to be so hard. And it's such a big decision that we don't want to make a mistake and regret it later, like what have we gotten ourselves into.

On to other news. We spent a wonderful New Years Eve together last night. We spent the day very low key. We played in the snow, walked down to visit some of our neighbors, and just played with he kids. Then last night we had dinner with two other couples and their children and then we all played with our kids together in the floor and talked and got caught up on things. When we came home, I read the babies a story each of them picked out and we prayed together and rocked in our rocking chair while listening to some beautiful choral music. I rocked each of them to sleep, and then spent the rest of the night with my sweet hubby. We watched the big New Years Eve countdown on t.v., and toasted in the New Year with a kiss. And we talked to friends on the phone and wished them a happy New Year at midnight. It was a good night.

Today we spent the day here again playing in the snow and we made a snowman with the kids. Then we came in for some hot chocolate and a nap. It was a quiet day with just our little family. And it was a wonderful way to spend the first day of 2010. Can you believe it's already here? This is going to be an important year of change for us. It's very exciting and a little sad all at the same time. We are very glad to be going home to settle down and live, but, we've made some wonderful friends here that are going to be hard to say goodbye to. I'm determined to live and enjoy every moment while it lasts, and embrace all the wonderful new things to come. It will be a year of growth and change! I love all of you and wish you a happy happy New Year and wonderful things to come! Blessings!


Rachél said...

Glad to hear that you all made it back safely and had such a wonderful holiday. The picture of the kids with the snowman is adorable!

Wishing the Lord's blessings on you and your family in this New Year!

Susan said...

Cute picture of the kids.

Christy said...

I am glad you made it back safely :)

I understand about the house, I will be praying for you!

Sandra said...

So glad to hear from you Tiffany. The Lord will show you what you are supposed to do very soon and you will have a peace about it. Sometimes you have go get away from all the advice to hear Him and now that you are home, I expect you will hear from Him soon.

Many Blessings for you all in 2010 is my prayer for you.