It has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride over here at Spratt Pack Headquarters!
And since there is no line… we get to keep going around and around!
Here are the most common questions I am asked and the updated answers:
Did you guys find a house in California?
Yes, but someone else bought it first. Now we are going back to the drawing board.
How is the house sale coming along on the Colorado end?
It was great when we still had a buyer.
We don’t anymore.
We are going back on the market this evening.
The gravity of that last statement needs to be felt…
You see, while we were on the market we had to live perfectly. Beds were made perfectly, countertops were wiped perfectly, pillows were arranged perfectly, and toys were tidied perfectly.
When we went under contract I decided I would be a cool mom (obviously it wasn’t too much of a stretch, haha) and let the kids go to school without making their beds and wiping out their sink bowls… (really, we were living on the edge).
When I got the call yesterday that our buyer fell through all I could envision was the nasty toothpaste that has accumulated in the boys sinks. So gross.
The hardest part right now is that Mr. Awesome (Shane) is working in California Monday – Friday and my parents have gone back home.
I am definitely more on my own than I was the first go round.
However, my mother-in-law is in town and my bestie is coming over.
Between Granny and Bestie… we’ve got this!
Oh, and I forgot to mention that my parents took Rosie home with them for an extended visit (which eliminates hair balls in the house and land mines outside the house). Thanks Mom and Dad!
(But guys, just pray she stops chewing up everything. She has already gotten herself in quite a bit of trouble. And no one gets in trouble at Oma’s house.)
So today, I will drop the boys off at their schools, drive through Starbucks, hurry home, turn on some gangsta rap and get down on it.
I will make this puppy sparkle again.
I will put out fresh flowers again.
I will make chocolate chip cookies again.
I am not a quitter.
I am a fighter.
I can and will do this because I can do all things through Him who gives me strength!
Throughout this entire relocation process I have really felt God was pressing trust and patience upon me.
Welp, here I am in full surrender.
I am going to trust that God has the perfect family for our house and that He has the perfect house for our family.
I will do my best to be patient, to wait, and try not to control everything.
(I am pretty sure I have been working on this for over a decade.)
I think that about sums it all up.
Here we go…
Remain safely seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside! And please… no flash photography.