Shannon Falls, August 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Getting Closer

Well, we are out of our house. Not "officially" as we still have a load for the dump, a yard sale pile, a last storage unit run, and the cleaning to do. I've cleaned about a 1/3, and once the rest of the items are out, it should go quickly. Vancouver has been real from the start, but there's something different now that we're bunking with my parents. We hadn't planned to "move in" until later this week, but we had completely taken apart Hayden's room and we couldn't use our kitchen. Pray for us as we finish our last month on the Coast. We have to do a bit more condensing and decision-making, as our space in Canada will be so limited. Our commissioning service is next Sunday, May 6, at FBC Biloxi. Our bodies and minds are tired. This isn't like a normal move and so the details can be overwhelming. MCT2's are in a week and a half and I'm not sure how my kids will do. They're so over the year and my mind is on so much. Thank you for your prayers and I can't wait to update with news and pics from Canada!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Short and sweet

My house is looking very empty. My students have lost their minds. Our lives are in boxes. Our commissioning service is May 6. I am tired. Yard sale on Friday. Tons of stuff. Tons. Come buy it! Moving in with my parents for May. Taking Hayden somewhere special this weekend. He will be 3 on Tuesday. Having a birthday/say goodbye to friends party later. No time right now.

I don't usually write in all simple sentences but ask my students: I'm so overwhelmed I've been making up words in class. Great for an English teacher! Oh yeah, field trip coming up and state tests. Ready to be settled in Canada!

Monday, April 9, 2012

The countdown

By this time in two months the Ainsworth's will hopefully be Vancouver residents! That's barring any holdups at the border.

We are in about the last 3 weeks in our house. For the most part, everything is packed. We're in the selling, storing, and getting read to load phase. At this point, I will be very happy to be settled in Canada.

We have to get Hayden's third birthday party planned. There really aren't many places on the Coast to have an affordable party. The last two years we've had it at our home but that impossible this year. Any suggestions?