Beans don’t burn on the grill

We moved into our current house 4 years ago.  Since then CSP has been transferred to a new district.  Now the possibility of him ever working anywhere near our house is pretty slim.  In fact, his commute has steadily gotten longer and now is an hour long one way.  To keep his sanity we’ve decided to move!  Here’s a picture of our new digs.  We move in next week!  We will miss being so close to Marc & Sara’s house (my sister & BIL) and being just a mile from my BFF Christina’s house, but our new neighborhood offers so many plusses it helps to make up for it.  CSP won’t have any yard work!  It’s included in the HOA fees.  Sweet!   Plus we’re getting the vaulted ceiling in the great room and the hardwood floors that we lost when we moved into our current house.  Packing is NOT fun and everything takes longer than you think but it will be worth it.

Now, what does this mean for our adoption? Over the summer we came to the point in our adoption process where the next step was home inspections.  We were already thinking about moving so we put everything on hold.  Our social worker is waiting for us to give her the go ahead once we get settled in the new joint so she can come out and start the home visits.  It just didn’t make any sense to have the old house inspected then turn around and have to do it all again after the move.  So, God willing and if CSP’s schedule allows it, then we’ll have all our home visits completed by Christmas.

We are so ready to be out of this house.  It has been like a black cloud over our heads for 4 years.  So many bad things happened to us here.  Right after we moved in China changed their rules and we were out of their adoption program.  Then we switched to Guatemala.  I had knee surgery.  Guatemala closed.  I had a hysterectomy.  We were matched up with a birth mother in SC.  She changed her mind a few months later and broke the news to me over the phone while we were driving to Disney so I could be a bridesmaid in Lisa’s wedding.  I had to deal with a huge family drama that changed a few relationships forever. CSP was transferred multiple times.  Sara got sicker and sicker.  I caught that nasty virus that put me in the hospital then led to pneumonia.  Whew.  It’s been a rough time.

We are ready for a fresh start!  I’m finally having the motha of all yard sales that I’ve been wanting to have forever.  CSP will have so much more free time after this move.  Time to spend with our little nugget.  We’ll be able to get that all wrapped up then start the waiting process.  A really wonderful thing is happening to one of my best friends this spring that I am over the moon excited about.  CSP & I are planning our next Disney cruise to celebrate his 40th birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary.  SO many good things on the horizon!  We’re moving on up!

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9 thoughts on “Beans don’t burn on the grill

  1. And we’re practically going to be neighbors. Well, aside from that different zip code/city/county thing. But you will be closer. Lots of love! I’m hoping the end of 2010 and 2011 will bring us all some much deserved happiness and joy. Looks like it’s off to a good start! xoxo

  2. Finally things are starting to come together…..i wish you and CSP the very best…and can’t wait to see the fruits of all your labor soon.

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