I honestly could’ve written ten blog posts about all the things I’ve been thinking about in the past week! We’re still without internet at the house, but I just had to come to the church and check in. I wanted to give you some of the highlights of our move.
First of all, the great people of Olney are taking really good care of us! We’ve felt so welcomed by everyone in town. When we went to Meet the Teacher night, everyone knew who we were because we were the only people they didn’t know. 🙂 It was awesome. We have already made so many wonderful new friends, and we’re just feeling so excited and happy to be here.
Our new house is HUGE. I mean, it’s gigantic. And it’s pretty. And it’s comfortable. And I love it. Maybe I’ll do a home tour on here once I get everything fixed up and not looking like a toy/book/clothing store exploded inside. The kids spent the first day literally running through the place saying, “Can you BELIEVE we live here???”
Adelade and Sawyer have been little social butterflies ever since we arrived. One of Adelade’s new little friends told her, “One thing you’ll have to get used to around here is all the rednecks.” Ha ha! This statement led to a discussion of whether rednecks can be Christians, to which Adelade replied, “Of course they can. Haven’t you seen Duck Dynasty?”
In other news, here’s how much faith Sawyer has in me as his mother. He came into the kitchen and said, “I have something very important to tell you. If you smell smoke, you need to come wake us up and get us out of the house. You need to write that down somewhere,” Gee, I think I can remember that one, kiddo.
The kids started school this morning. I’m anxiously awaiting a report from them. Adelade had a slightly panicky moment when she walked up to the third grade table in the cafeteria and didn’t recognize a single face. But, one of her friends from church is in her class, so I know that once they were reunited she was fine. Sawyer was a little nervous at home this morning, but once he walked into the cafeteria, it was like he’d been there his whole life. He honestly just seemed really happy to get a pig in a blanket and a carton of milk. He used Chad’s body wash last night, and I told him he smelled manly. He said that everyone at school was going to think Wow, he’s already a man! So maybe his manly scent gave him an extra boost of cafeteria swagger today. 🙂
Thanks for all of your prayers and kind words. We’re getting settled! More to come soon!