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Monday, May 07, 2007

Fun Monday and more on Kelly and Alaska



This weeks Fun Monday comes from Vicky and she wanted to go back to the first Fun Monday and this is what she said Next week is my turn to host Monday Funday again. We'll need Spring pictures from your front door please, and also could you take a picture out your backdoor to satisfy my nosy sweet tooth?
This was pretty easy to do today because we are having fabulous weather and are finally seeing some sun! So I had no problem taking pictures of our outside.
Of course we have 4 kids so of course our front and backyard looks like we have kids. Notice the picture with the spoon? Yes whenever we feel like we are running low on spoons I always know where they probably have ended up because certain children in this house have found that they make great shovels. I can't say to much because I put my mother through this same thing by stealing her spoons all the time when I was a kid also. I never taught them this though so I have no idea how they figured it out! It must be a kid thing.....
Also with the digging they have been playing at pulling some of the weeds lately and do you notice the truck full of weeds? I guess filling the toy truck makes it more fun. If only I could convince them to pick all the weeds and not just the "fun" ones, whichever those are....
Of course since Kelly is getting ready to leave for Alaska on Wednesday we have his trailor in the driveway as well ready for him to go. The trailor is ready but I'm not so sure we are ready for him to go....





On that topic I had a question as to why Kelly is going up 4 months ahead of the rest of us from my last post. Well its complicated but alot of it really has to do with the fact he actually doesn't have a job up there yet or a place to stay beyond the first couple of days. We are doing this kind of in a strange way I guess. We feel strongly that this is what we are supposed to do for our family everything esle is working in our favor to go so we are sending Kelly up ahead of us on faith basically. The thing is we can't just pick up the whole family and go. We can't risk any time without medical insurance and I am the one carrying it right now. With our kids its just not a good idea. Also I don't want to pull them out of school before the end of the year. If I continue to work though we still have a steady income till his is coming in regularly. I have to stay hear in Oregon right now due to some family obligations that I have for this summer. And just a whole lot of stuff....I said it was complicated there is a lot more to it but its hard to explain.
Also on the note of Kelly leaving on Wednesday. I am doing okay with it I know that it is what we decided together I'm just kind of freaking out about it right now. I know we will be fine and I can handle it though. I'm not sure how much the kids really get it. It pretty much dawned on Izzak today at school and he pretty much lost it and had to come home lucky Dad was home and they got to spend the day together and hopefully that helped a little. Joshua and the girls? I don't think they really understand that he is going to be gone that long. They still don't always have a full sense of time.
I do ask that you keep Kelly in your thoughts during his drive and I will let people know when he is there and that he got there okay. Also the one I am worried about is Izzak. After his reaction today I am a little worried about him. He has anxiety issues and usually they come out pretty bad so we are trying to figure out how to keep him mellow or feeling okay about it and talk about how it will be when we move. He hasn't posted anything in his blog lately but I will see if I can get him to write something or do something on it. If you feel like it he loves getting comments directed toward him and if you don't mind could you leave him a message on his blog? I know he would love it!
*Update* Izzak did write a bit on his blog.

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15 people had something to say:

Pamela said...

I remember having to buy spoons at the cheap store... because so many were lost in the sand box and the neighbors creek.

(:

Kila said...

Looks like they have a nice area to play.

My kids run off with my kitchen utensils, and all my plastic food storage containers! They use the containers for collecting bugs, or rocks, or leaves, etc.

scribbit said...

It'll turn out good in the end. By the time the four months are over and you're reunited you'll only think about how great it is to be together and the past four months will start to fade from memory. RIght?

Heather said...

I remember taking my mom's spoons out to the sand pile too! Thank goodness my kids don't do it!!! I've never told them about it.... hmmm actually after thinking about it for a minute.... I do remember finding some spoons outside when we lived in our last house---the big girls were little then and THEY did it but the younger two haven't gotten into it .. thank goodness! One of my kids asks when you're coming whenever they see me on your blog! :oD I just tell them sometime late in the summer and they just smile. I hope the time goes fast for ya and that things go okay with the kids. I'm sure it will... I think the anticipation is the worst part, don't you?

Heather said...

what I meant to add was the kids have a wonderful play area in your yard and it's so green! I like your patio too..I prefer ground level decks...

Amy W said...

I want to come play with your kids in your yard!

You will do fine, and with what seems like a lot you have going on, 4 months will fly by.

Beccy said...

Looks a fun garden to play in.

I think you'll be so busy with the children and preparing for your trip that time will fly by and before you know it you'll be on your way north.

PortraitofPeter said...

Trust me Terri, both Kelly and you and indeed all your children are costantly in my prayers and thoughts and I have the route map of the route up to Alaska, so will be following the route from my laptop all the way too.

Be strong Terri and remain focused both for Kelly and your children.

We are all here, don't hestitate to contact any of us!! That's what we are all here for!!!

Believe me those months will fly by - I am still trying to figure out where all those years have gone!!!

Keep smiling

PortraitofPeter said...

I forgot to add - that I luv all the photo's too.

Tell Joshua - I am so pleased he is wearing his glasses too - as he suits them so much!!

ChrisB said...

Lovely collage, your garden looks a place where children have fun. I love the truck filled with weeds!
We will be thinking about all you tomorrow. God bless and safe journey to Kelly.

Wendy said...

I too have an issue with spoons. I but the plastic ones from Walmart. Like 10 for $1.00 and let them take them outside. They are harder than the white plastic and work great in the dirt. The pics are so fun! Hang in there Terri!!

la bellina mammina said...

love the photos - unfortunately, living in a condominium, we do not have a yard nor a back door:-( But we do have a pool, a gym, basketball court and a playgroound for the younger kids.:-)

Steffi said...

Very nice collage!I think your children have much fun in your garden!Your garden looks really big.

PortraitofPeter said...

Just to let you know - that I am with you all "today".

In my thoughts and in prayers and be strong!!

For "Kelly" I am with you also in thoughts and in prayers on your drive up to Alaska!!

Heather said...

Hi....I'm from Alaska! I've read your blog before (a while back) from Deb's blog...are you all moving here? I was trying to go back a little on your blog to find out but I must not have gone back far enough.

If your hubby is just coming for a visit...make sure he gets to experience some fishing and sight-seeing!