Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Whew - It's been a LONG journey! But I'm back!

I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. So many times I've tried to sit down and write a post, but each time, I've been distracted by what feels to be more pressing matters. That seems to be the pattern in my life these days! I have so many good intentions, but the truth is, there just aren't enough hours in the day.

Want to journey back through time with me for that glimmer that flashed by my eyes called the month of September?

We started off September with a trip to see Adam's family in New Mexico. Long before we knew we were pregnant, much less, pregnant with quadruplets, Adam applied for bow season in New Mexico. And while in the hospital, we found out that his name was drawn in the lottery! So, we took 5 days and spent them in Roswell with his family. Adam and his Dad woke up early every morning to drive out to the mountain and hunt. His Mom and I took care of babies at the house. Unfortunately, I spent most of my nights tending to crying babies. It took some time for them to get used to being somewhere they did not know and on top of that, we were going through some teething, so I paid the toll and slept in the room with the babies more than once in an attempt to keep them quiet for everyone else. While we were there, Adam and I had our first date in six-months thanks to his awesome parents graciously watching our babies for the day. He took a day off from hunting and we loaded up and drove to Ruidoso for the day. I got a pedicure, we went to the casino, and then we had a nice steak dinner (without the $60 lobster tail - another long story).

Adam's Parents and Babies 1st Visit to New Mexico
As soon as we got back, we spent a day finishing up packing at the farm house, a day loading the truck, and then, we loaded up and headed to the new house in Corpus. Talk about a journey! We set out early that morning, Adam and our puppy driving the truck and the babies and I in the van. We made it to the new house around 11. Immediately, it was time for me to feed babies however, upon arrival, I soon discovered that while I'd set up electricity and other utilities ahead of time, a biggie had slipped my mind - WATER! I made a quick phone call to the city and described our predicament. They told me exactly where to go and fill out a form. This sweet new city was so kind, before Adam even left the office, they had someone here turning on their water. I knew then that I was going to like it here! Soon after, the crew we had hired to help unload arrived. They worked ALL afternoon long bringing in our stuff. They finally finished around 5:00 PM and Adam and I had another task that had to be done - we didn't have a refrigerator! We went a chose a fridge (fortunately I knew the one I wanted and where it was for a good price) and grabbed a burger for dinner. Then we had to take off and drive all the way back to the country to go by Adam's work and pick up his company truck. It's a 3 hour drive one way which meant a very late night for the two of us but Adam had to get back to work the next day! That left me and the babies to unpack...
Early Morning on the Job for Adam

So, for the past few weeks, my life has been babies and unpacking. Moving with eight-month-old quadruplets may be the second hardest thing I've ever had to do. Not only is it mentally challenging, I'm physically exhausted. There are days where I can't move my legs, my ankles are stiff, and now, my back is on it's way out too. In spite of it all, I'm pleased to say, it's FINALLY starting to feel like a home around here. I've finally got a few things up on the wall. I've wittled down the boxes out of our living room to only a few and hope to have those all put away by the end of the week. While we had quite a bit of furniture, there's still some pieces that I need to get but that will come with time. Right now, I'm just focusing on putting the stuff we do have where it goes. Eventually, I need to get a guest bedroom set (ours wouldn't fit up the stairs), a dresser for the babies, a quad table, a microwave and stand for it and as I learned today when I opened a box to find yet even more books, ANOTHER bookcase.  It's been fun going through all of the boxes that we packed several months into my pregnancy. So much stuff kept in storage had been forgotten so it's like I have all kinds of cool new stuff!
THE MESS! This is before I set out unpacking the first box! I'll post an updated picture soon.


We are loving our new city. I told my Mom in one of our phone chats that it kind of feels like I'm on vacation except for I live here! There's so much to do, see and explore that I can't wait to get settled into the house so there's more time for all of that. One of the coolest things is right down the street from our house there's an awesome park with a playground for kids overlooking the bay! It's gorgeous! I can't wait for autumn jaunts in the quad stroller!
View from a park


We wrapped up September with the babies turning eight months old! Can you believe it? They're doing so well and I'm so proud of each and every one of them. Three of them are starting to show interest in holding their own bottles. One looks very close to crawling. Another likes to scoot herself on her back. One LOVES to laugh at everything and is learning to command his mommy's attention well. Another just loves to laugh. One loves to eat and has now begun trying to take food out of my hands if I try to eat in front of him. Each of their little personalities is developing so strongly and it's such a blessing to get to sit back and watch them grow! I'm eager to get back to blogging soon!

So, as you can see, while I haven't been able to do what I love, blogging, lately, it's for good reason! Life has been quite chaotic. I seem to get so sidetracked as there's so much to be done but slowly and surely, I'm make progress! One day at a time and we will get through it together! I better call it a night for now (you'll see this in the morning but it's nearly 1 AM).

Until next time,
Love and Prayers,
Misty

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