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ooh ... the changes ahead!

I have been hinting around at the changes in our house and now its time for the reveal.  Lawyer's mother passed away in April of last year leaving his dad alone in their condo.  After much conversation with Lawyer and the kids we have decided to ask him to move in with us. 

I know ... take a deep breath and let that sink in.  I have had to do a lot of that lately.  Although I adore his father and find him an amazing example of a dear Christian man, the thought of adding another body to our house of seven (five people and two crazy dogs) overwhelms me.  I honestly feel like someone showed up at the door and told me I am pregnant.  I am thrilled to have this time with his dad.  But I get stressed by all the details.

His condo will close in about 10 days ... three weeks (or close to) from the day he finalized the contract.  That is not enough time to get ready for anything I can promise you.  After returning from New York I hit the ground running clearing out our basement full of furniture to prepare for his arrival.  I have literally made alterations to every single room in our house to fit in the extra furniture.  I have been to Good Will and to the women's ministry so many times in the past week they know me by my name.  And I am almost done.  Today I have to prepare Lawyer's office to receive two bookcases and tomorrow I need to rearrange Babycakes' room to have a queen bed and a desk instead of two twin beds.  With every adjustment it adds a bunch of moving around and donating.  It is like buying a new lamp.  If you buy one lamp all the others in the house get moved around.  Its a lot ... but I am sooo close to the finish line.  Or at least I think I am.

Tomorrow at 8:30 am the movers come to help me move furniture inside the house and to move our dining room set to my sister in laws house.  Tuesday the carpet people arrive to install carpet.  Wednesday around noon Papa's moving truck arrives and he will officially live with us.

Wow ... I am only going to process today. 

oh ... and to add chaos to my already busy couple of weeks ... more news!  There is a very good chance Lawyer won't be home every day all day any more.  He could be working out of town five days a week.  OMG!

I will think about that tomorrow!


  1. Lots of changes for you right now, that's for sure! Hang in there, it will all work out even though it may be tough at times. Very selfless of you and Lawyer to do this, but I know you are doing the right thing. Good luck with everything!

  2. You are a saint and you fil is a very blessed man. I know this will be an adjustment for all of you, only to end up as a blessing for all involved after the growing pains. XOXO

  3. Wow - a wonderfully generous opening of your doors that is sure to bless you all. Good luck this week!

  4. Remember Pink Clutch even Scarlet said that "tomorrow is another day!"
    You will be fabulous!

  5. What a wonderful daughter in law you are!!



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