Whelp, we are all moved in…but it’s not pretty, folks
Here is a pic of the first time the kids swam in their new pool! They were SOOOO excited!
Drew, Ethan, Ben, Savannah
They wake up early every single morning and the first words out of their mouths are: “Mooooommmm, can we go swimming?!!!” . Soak it up, kiddos---school starts in less than 2 weeks! (Muahahahaha)
*and yes, to those of you who so kindly remind me…I BATHE the kids in SPF 50+ sunscreen. We are part Cherokee, we turn black in the summertime, just FYI…
A crazy, boxed up house doesn’t stop us from partying with our friends (who only live like 5 minutes away now! Woo Hoo!)
All the kiddies enjoying the pool and new pool toys
LOOOOOVE having a LONG driveway with a gate, so the kids can play and ride bikes safely.
…and our pool is behind a fence! Yay! But~ Ugh, look at all of this stuff everywhere! Maybe one day it will be in its right place… (in like 3 months?!!!) It is killing me.
Our current sleeping conditions… bare mattresses on the living room floor while the entire upstairs gets completely de-popcorn-iff-fied ceilings and new paint.
Before I left, I snapped this picture. Progress people! We have now moved the mattresses upstairs into their rooms. (Drew FINALLY gave in and took a nap for me)
If you know anything about the Steeces, it is that we like to keep a clean and orderly house. God help us as we sort through all of this mess! Oh my… (and this is AFTER I have unloaded like 20 boxes)
More pics to come later…
Thank you all so much for the kind words and prayers for my sweet Mama (on the left).
Mom’s biopsies confirmed cancer in both her cervix and uterus. She will be consulting with a gynecological oncologist in Houston this week (at MDAnderson) to determine how to proceed. Chemo and/or radiation, and a total hysterectomy are in her near future. We are terrified, but are trying to keep our eyes (& spirits) lifted up toward the Great Physician and Healer.