Since the kids were at Fred and Renee's we ended up celebrating in Jackson at Cheddar's. Then we just decided to stay in Jackson. We headed out bright and early to close on our house in Bartlett. (It was an eventful 24 hours!!)
Here sits the final box. The movers were at our house from 1:00 pm until almost 9:00 pm. I unpacked a little while they were here, but mainly I pointed to furniture and rooms. The unloading started on Wednesday and the final box was unpacked Saturday morning at some point. By no means is it all done, but it sure is close. When you live in a state of transition for six months order and routine are much appreciated.
I'm not sure when my closet was put together, but it was pretty early on. If I ever felt overwhelmed I would go look at my closet. It was my happy place.
Our finished bedroom...Speaking of a happy place. No boys (sans Fred) are allowed in here.
This same day we picked up another Shackelford family at the airport. The tall guy with the hat on belongs to us. His crew is a few steps behind him. We have pretty much been together since they got home. We've gone to Shelby Farms, the Shackelford's house, and on and on...
I even got to take this sweet crew on a date to Sonic. Milkshakes for everyone!! Woohoo!! The crew below also attended Grizzlies basketball camp together last week. They spent most of the week together at Fred and Renee's. Fred and I went to Lambert's Restaurant with our senior adults one day while they were at camp. Good times!
Shortly after the above photo was snapped I headed toward Jackson to give my dad his Father's Day gift and then meet up with this crew below for Jack's birthday party. I actually sent this picture during church (I know, tsk...tsk...) to tell their parents we made it. My friend responded with "you know your friend's husband is a pastor when you get a picture of them sitting in church." Classic and so true. They were troopers to sit through church. In total we had seven boys spending the night at my house Sunday night.
It was nothing short of a miracle that all seven of them were sitting at my kitchen table by 7:15, dressed with socks, shoes and deodorant (the last one was my request...grin.). We were at church by 7:50 (with the above mentioned AND teeth brushed!!!) for VBS. Again, you know your friend's husband is a pastor when you take seven boys to VBS...
After VBS we gained two more boys, because 7 just wasn't enough (HA!) and headed home for a birthday lunch of chicken fries and mini corn dogs. After lunch we headed out for a game of Laser Tag and then swimming at Fred and Renee's. Since the lighting is not good at laser tag there are no pictures, but here's one of the swimming pool. That is a pool full of boys!
We had pizza and ice cream cake to continue our celebration.
All in all June has been a pretty busy month--We sold on a house and finished a chapter of our story. We bought a house in Bartlett and moved in. We celebrated part of our family coming home. And we watched a little boy grow into an eight year old young man overnight...literally right before my eyes.