Well, hello there! I know I'm a little late for weekend snapshots, but we've had a bit of a crazy start to our week. I spent four hours thawing out frozen kitchen sink pipes Monday morning. Ugh! Fortunately, they didn't burst. We've been there and done that years ago, too. I did keep the cabinet doors open overnight, but it just wasn't enough. Needless to say, I kept the faucet dripping and the heater turned up a bit more Monday night. Because of all that, we played catch-up with our studies yesterday. Not to mention, it finally reached double digits outside, so we ran a few errands along with the rest of Kansas City. It was crazy busy out!
Anyway, I'm finally here today to share a few pics of our weekend. After my doctor's appointment Friday afternoon, which went just fine by the way ;), we stopped at Archiver's for one last shopping trip. I don't think they're actually closing until sometime in February, but I already have so much that I really shouldn't be shopping for more. There were just a couple of things that I use all the time and needed to replenish in my stash. Unfortunately, they were already sold out of most of those. I did find a few things I couldn't resist, though. I know all you paper crafters know how that goes.
We still have mixed feelings about everything. We really felt like all the signs pointed us to South Dakota, but just about as quick as we made the leap in that direction, all the doors slammed shut in our faces. Yes, my hubby has enjoyed his job there; but the last ten weeks, with him there and us here, have been extremely difficult on all of us, especially with no end to the separation in sight. Plus, he wasn't about to miss the birth of his son. There has been such a lightness to his spirit since he decided to call it quits. We're all looking forward to having him home once again.
We've decided to go ahead and leave our home on the market. When we spend so much time at home, especially with homeschooling and the temperatures being insanely cold, 920 square feet gets really small with four people, let alone five. So, we'll just wait and see what spring brings our way. In the meantime, we'll continue to try to find our place in Kansas City. Like I said before, it really is a beautiful city and has so much to offer. Yes, nine years of living here is a long time to not have found our niche; but evidently, the Lord still has plans for us here. So, we'll continue to search for that niche.
Maybe these last three months have been about my hubby and I learning to appreciate one another more. Maybe he was supposed to meet somebody integral to his and/or their future(s) there. Maybe I needed to learn to be more independent. Maybe... Well, I'm not sure we'll ever know "why?" in this lifetime; but whatever it may be, at least we can say that we were obedient to His calling, even when it came at a great cost to us. That's got to count for something. Have a blessed day, friends!