Monday, July 14, 2014

Did You Miss Me?

Hello, Dear Ones!!! I've been gone from Blogland almost a month! Did you miss me? Oh, I did miss you all so much. I think this has been the longest I've been away from Blogland in the entire time I've been blogging! We were gone in Kiki for almost a month and covered around 4,000 miles! We were in nine states! I'm a bit pooped but did want to drop in and let you know I'm back.
If you follow along with me, I know it's no surprise that we took Kiki to upstate New York to see our little grandchildren! Oh, how I love these two little ones. My heart was just so happy while we were with them.
Carter is four now and is quite the little character! You don't suppose  she could take after her grandmother do you? :)
Little Camp is nine months old now and crawling like everything. He cut two teeth while we were there and cut another one after we left. He thinks he is so big for now he wants to completely feed himself. No more poking the spoon in his mouth - he wants to pick everything up himself! This is the sweetest little boy. He will tilt his head to one side and give you the biggest smile. I taught him to say 'Da Da' while I was there. I really did! ;)
Of course Chloe Dawn went along with us. She got a little jealous and pouted and peed all over my daughter's hard wood floors - more than once! She never does anything like that at home. Mr. Precious poked her in the bouncer for a moment and I think she actually liked it.

I have so much to share with you and just can't do it all at once. I'm so behind on my You, Me and Little Kiki blog and will try to get caught up on our travels. So for the next little while, I'll be posting over there to share our journys with you.

Now, guess what? We did look at homes while we were in New York and we put a contract on one! Yes, we did! It's only about 3 miles from our daughter and son-in-laws and those babies! 
Things don't move as fast in upstate as they seem to down here in Texas when it comes to buying a house but if all goes well, we're supposed to close on the house in late August. Can you believe it? I'm just walking around in a fog. I'm so excited. Houses are a little different up there and have basements! Yea! This basement is not finished but oh the possibilities of storage! It was built in the 80s but feels much older to me. Anyway, the bones of the house are good but it needs a lot of attention - like pulling down 1980s wallpaper - all over the place! It has nice oak hard wood floors too. It's not as big as our other house but that's okay. It's on a beautiful lot with lots of trees and hostas, y'all! Hostas so big you could hide suitcases under them. Not that you would want to do that.
Anyway, we have another busy road ahead of us and when things are finalized I'll show you the house. Lord, have mercy! God is so good. I have been praying that He would find us a house at the right time and really didn't think it would be on this visit. But we had done our footwork (internet work) as I was looking at Zillow every day for any new house that had come on the market, so we already had our favorites and that helped the realtor tremendously. The house we picked was actually one I had toyed with over and over thinking - nah, then okay, then nah. 

Anyway, I've blabbed enough and can't wait to start our new journey. Man, we've been on a journey since we put our old house on the market in January, sold it and moved over here in May to The Little House and now we'll be moving again. Pray I have the strength to do all I need to do. God is good and I know He'll give us the stamina - I'm so delicate, you know!

Love love to you all and I hope you'll come along with me as I share our trips with you on my other blog in a few days.

You are all my sweeties!
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

For Once In My LIfe

For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I've needed so long
For once, unafraid, I can go where life leads me
And somehow I know I'll be strong

For once I can touch what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Someone warm like you
Would make my dreams come true

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before
For once, I have something I know won't desert me
I'm not alone anymore

For once, I can say, this is mine, you can't take it
As long as I know I have love, I can make it
For once in my life, I have someone who needs me 
~ sung by Stevie Wonder