Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Free At Last

I don't really know where to start.  A lot has been going on, but I haven't had the chance to keep this little blog updated. 

So, it is official...WE ARE MOVING!  We will be heading to North Carolina at the end of September.  Yes, Mark starts his new position at ParkRidge Adventist Hospital on October 3rd!  That's not very far off, huh?!  I still can't believe it, but I'm beyond excited!  I am extra extra excited because Mark's new position enables me to stay home with the girls!!!!  Yay!  It will still be financially tight, but I would rather live on love and stay home with my babies!  I can't wait.  It still hasn't hit me that I don't have to go back to work.  I am so glad that I got everything ready to go before I had McKinley.  Now I don't need to feel super guilty about leaving.  I will really miss my colleagues, though.  

It still feels surreal, but oh-so-amazing.  I'm not going to say that I won't miss work.  I'm sure I'll go through a period of mourning for that part of my life, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there and I'm sure you'll hear about it:) 

I'm also pretty excited because the hospital is paying for a full move which means I have to do zero packing.  I think I would be so overwhelmed right now if I thought I had to pack this house up.  I would be getting less sleep than I am now, if that's humanly possible:).  Knowing that it will be taken care of just puts me at ease.  I'm nervous about finding a place to live.  Mark's going to fly up and try to find us something.  I know what you are thinking, and yes, I trust him.  He's never lead us wrong so far and we are on the same wavelength when it comes to things like that. 

 I thought I would share a few pictures of my newest little buddy...

I'm telling you guys, this baby is just adorable.  I am so in love.  It's amazing how your heart just grows to envelope all of your children.  I just love my two little ladies so much!  I am blessed.  

I still can't believe that that my first born turns two tomorrow.  People aren't kidding when they say to savor every minute.  Time really does fly.  Monroe is really the light of our house!  Her newest thing is saying "Oh, My!" to pretty much anything.  I think she picked it up from my mom when she was here.  It's so cute.  She is still absolutely in LOVE with her little sis.  She is so sweet to her and is always saying, "She's cute!!!"  It warms my heart!  

Dad Murrill arrived this afternoon.  We have had a such a great visit with Mom Murrill, but it's always nice when we are all together.  It just feels more complete.  Tomorrow we are going to do a VERY small celebration for Rosie's b-day.  The Meharry's and the Murrills are coming over and we are going to bbq. It should be fun. 

I better run.  I'm pretty sleepy.  Thanks for reading!  Love ya! 


Hanne Noel said...

YAAAAAAYYYY!!! i am so happy for you! don't look back lady. you will love being home. not to say it won't probably have its moments, but to be able to fully devote your self to those ladies, will be a priceless endeavor. and to mark (whom i have heard reads your blog regularly), i am proud of you poppa. good job. :)

Michelle said...

I am so excited for you guys! I am also THRILLED that you don't have to work anymore! It just broke my heart when we were there in the spring and you had to work. I know you will just love being home with the girls and it will be so worth it! Still hoping we will see you guys soon! Love you!