Monday, October 17, 2011

Yep, It's That Time!

Today is our last Monday in Germany. Bittersweet! This time tomorrow we will be checked out of housing and settled in to our hotel that we will call home for the next few days until our flight out of here.

We've spent quite a bit of our time lately packing....yep, even the girl! :) And all of this packing has had us feeling like running and hiding...or simply hunkering in to the tough box! :)

LOL, we MUST keep a sense of humor when making an international move....yet ONCE AGAIN! Ugh! :)

We have had some fun lately. Neeley was able to attend her very first school dance as a Middle Schooler. And I may or may not have shed a tear or two. :)

Isn't she cute? :)

She is doing so well with this whole move. I'm not sure if it's simply her in survival mode and she may break later, or if she really is just THAT resilient. :) But please continue to think of this baby girl of ours as she gets ready to be in 2 different countries and 4 states in just a matter of a week here very soon. Wow! :)

Friday, October 14, 2011


Today is Neeley's last Friday at Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School!

And I think we are all feeling the effects. She says she's ready and glad, but yeah....I'm not so sure about that. *tear*

I think we're all ready for a change, but this year has so far been, hands down, the BEST YEAR for Neeley school wise. She has opened up and really blossomed this year in 6th Grade. Advancing her a grade wise has been the best decision we have ever made for that girl!

Would you please pause for a moment and say a sweet lil prayer for this precious girl? She takes everything in stride for a while, and then she completely breaks down. My hope for her is that she is truly as ready as she can be for this move next week and that she is doing all that she can to prepare herself for it. I know we are helping her as much as possible but we have not talked at all about missing friends or anything like that. I am going to suggest some things to her for next, like taking her camera to school for her last couple of days (Tuesday is her last day of school here. Yikes!!) and things like that just because I'm sure she'll never think of that. Every time we even discuss the move she acts like she is soooooooooooo ready to get out of here, but she has made some really great friends this year and I know it will be tough to do this yet again, but we try to keep our babies happy, right? :)

We'll keep you posted! She is doing something SUPER FUN tonight so stay tuned!! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October Is Flying By!

Can you believe this month is almost halfway over?? Yikes! This month has been chock full of all kinds of goodness, and there's more to come. Wow!

Neeley is LOVING her days as a big MIDDLE SCHOOLER in the 6th Grade. But...ssshhh....don't tell her that a 6th Grader in Kansas is still an ELEMENTARY student. :( Wonder how that'll go over?

We've tried to take advantage of some sightseeing opportunities here and there, as we know our time here in Germany is limited.

Das Bonbon Museum (The Bonbon Museum) was a funsy place to visit.

Friday night Neeley gets to go to her first SCHOOL DANCE. A big group of them are going together. Oh, y'all, it was all I could do to get motivated to take her to buy her dress for the dance. I am not, not, not ready for this! Many pictures to come. Maybe it is a good thing she will be going back to Elementary School. :)

We head to the hotel here in a few days and then we head outta here on that big plane next week. CrAzY times!! We have found a place to live in Kansas (how many of you dislike renting a place just by looking at some tiny pictures online as much as I do? Boo!) and have made a point to build a lil vacation or two here and there while we have time together as a family in the States.

We'll keep ya posted!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Come Over & Join Us For The 30 Day Fit Challenge

Are you ready for a challenge? How about a F-I-T Challenge? Yep, who's in it to win it? Lose weight and feel great just in time for the holidays. The online accountability group can be found on Facebook at Not on Facebook, but still want to participate? Comment on this post and I'll get you hooked up.

Good luck!!