Finally Home

Photo on 2013-07-04 at 07.54

Hi Dolls,
So yes, I am a week late with my post, but I promise it is with good reason. We are finally moved and getting settled in our new home. YAY! It has been a long road coming and we definitely hit some bumps along the way, but nevertheless, we are finally home.
I, of course, wasn’t much help at all, bed rest kinda does that to a girl. With very little time to gather a crew and us needing to leave our old home sooner than we thought, we needed a miracle. Thanks to some amazing friends of ours putting the word out, my hubby ended up having 30+ people helping him move us from our old home to the new one. What a blessing to see the body of Christ come together and so many pour out love on our family and pray over our new home.For the most part it has been a pretty smooth transition for the kiddos, with an exception of our little Avery(2). He has been asking and crying to go home to “his house” as well as woke up the first few nights crying looking for mommy and daddy, but is doing much better with each passing day. The older three have loved every minute of the excitement of their new home.  Our last home was floored with tile and wood and wasn’t very “play friendly” as this one has both tile and carpet. It is the best of both worlds. Mimi(6) has been tumbling non-stop, and our first afternoon home she tumbled for four hours straight. So much that her abs were sore. Shia(7) has been our little dancing queen and Isaiah(5) of course has been testing out his break dancing moves on the cushy floor. It is so nice to have a home with tons of room and space for the kiddos to just let loose.
For those of you moving now or in the future, here are some great tips to helping your little ones adjust to their new home.
  • Talk to your children before the move and explain what is happening — why you are moving and where you will be going. Be straightforward and answer all their questions.
  • From sadness to excitement, your children will have emotions associated with the move. These feelings are normal; so let your children know that it’s okay to express them.
  • If possible, visit your new home well in advance of the move. It helps a child feel much less apprehensive if they have a picture in their mind of where they are moving. Be sure to highlight some of the nice things about the area you are moving to, such as a great playground or beautiful lake.
  • When you arrive at your new home, give your children plenty of say in how they decorate their new rooms. This will help them to feel like they have control over their environment and they won’t feel so lost.

As I already mentioned above, the bed rest is still very prevalent in our lives right now and I am honestly going stir crazy staying put 24/7. Some good news is that I am now 31 weeks pregnant and only have 6 more to go to have a safe delivery. I am getting so excited for baby to arrive and the curlies are as well. The gender war has gotten stronger and even daddy and I have joined in with either team boy or team girl. It is so sweet to know baby Tafoya will be entering such a loving and fun family.

In just a matter of weeks the Lord provided a home, a van, and tons of loving people to come along side of me during my time of bed rest. I can honestly say that there is no better advice in life than to “trust in the LORD with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will make straight your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5,6

Milestones the past two weeks:

  • We are 31 weeks pregnant
  • Mimi has begun her back handspring’s and has a beautiful bridge kick over
  • We have moved into our new home
  • Shia has completed her 1st chapter book
  • Isaiah caught 6 fish while camping with Tata (grandpa)

XOXO
Tany

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