--An Orphan No More--


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our poor neglected blog....and some updates for you!

Well, I get the "Crappy Blogger" award. I had the best of intentions. I had planned to blog every day, or at least every other day, once we returned home. Well.....I am WAY too busy these days.

Here is a little glimpse into what is going on in our world....

1. Eric has a new job. He LOVES it and it is going very very well. (He manages a natural stone company - granite, marble, etc).
2. Eric's new job isn't in St. Louis. It is in Nashville, TN...aka NashVegas! :o)
3. Eric is already working there.
4. For now, I am a pseudo-single-parent to five kids ages 8 and under. Yeah, fun stuff!
5. We try to make it to Nashville as often as we can for a few days here and there.
6. I still work full time nights as a charge nurse on an adolescent psych unit in St. Louis. (My mom watches the kids on those nights...no worries).
7. We are MOVING to Nashville in December, right before Christmas.
8. We have a new house there.
9. We need to sell/lease our house in St. Louis. (UGH doesn't begin to describe it.)
10. I need to find a job in Nashville...something part time would be good. And something I love is strongly preferred. :o)
11. We are adjusting to a new family member - that is going very well!
12. Everlyn has some doctor's appts to go to in the next few weeks (ped cardiology etc) so stay tuned for that update.
13. I am usually done or almost done with Christmas shopping by now. Nope...NOT even close this year.
14. I am sick. I am always sick. I have been sick since a week before we left for Ukraine. I can't seem to totally "kill the funk." 4 rounds of antibiotics isn't doing the trick. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. :o(
15. I need to get the kids enrolled in school in TN. They are SO excited to start at their new school and meet new friends. (And I am excited FOR them). I think a fresh start and "change of scenery" is going to be great for the entire family.
16. I have to pack up our entire house. Let me just tell you...five kids accumulate a LOT of stuff. We are de-cluttering some things, but man oh man, we have way more "stuff" than should be legal....
17. I need to get Christmas pictures done. We plan to send out a dual Christmas card / adoption announcement this year. :o)
18. And even with all of this to keep me busy....I have started thinking about Everlyn's 3rd birthday party. Even though she is going to be 3, she has never had a birthday party. She has never had a birthday cake, she has never blown out candles, she has never had birthday presents...or balloons. I wonder if anyone has ever sang Happy Birthday to her...or even acknowledged her special day? Well, she is going to have a party in January, and I am trying to decide what exactly we will do to celebrate her "first" birthday with us!

I will try to be a better blogger, but forgive me for the next month or so as I try to "survive" the madness that is my life right now. But....life is good!


Katie said...

HELLO! Nashville is right down the street!! So excited. LOL. You should see if St. Jude's needs anyone?!?! Also, I know some awesome Dominican Nuns that live at St. Cecilia's. Other than that... I am no help.

Teacher Girl said...

I am so happy to see an update... but so sad that it includes no pictures! Hehe. (:

Hope the appointments and moving and job hunt all go smoothly!


Jennifer Lane said...

I live about an hour from Nashville so once you all get settled we should get together. Ecspecially once we get Ellee and Johannah home, which should be soon. :) Congratulations on the move!

ouradoptionjourneywithBryceVanya said...

Well I'm glad to hear Nashville...that's much closer to us than St.Louis!! You should have no problem finding a nursing job in Nashville. Glad to hear all is well, hang in there, at least the next few weeks will fly by for you! Hugs and Kisses from us! Kim ,Tom, And Bryce

Julie said...

Ashli - noooooo! Darn, we didn't even get to hang out :(

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