I must admit I have been looking forward to the "first day of preschool" pictures more than the actual school. One thing that helped is that I'm keeping my boy home with me at least another year. With everything happening with the move and business stuff we decided school at home would be best. He is still only 3 but he is so ready to learn that I don't want to miss this window. My mom found us a Sing Spell Read and Write program and I'm really excited about it. Much of it will be a review for him because he has already learned about half of the material. Since I will be working from home it takes the pressure off me and it's more of a refresher for him. He is in complete sponge mode and LOVES to learn. I continue to pray school is a FUN activity for him (and me) as we progress.
These pictures are outside the front door of our new home (condo). As soon as we get the house set up I'll post pictures.
Never a dull moment in the lives of the Bush family. We are getting ready to begin the next chapter of the adventure we call our life. I have been trying to get my blog up to date for weeks by posting highlights and pictures from the last few months. It's been a whirlwind since we came back to the states in November. To be honest I'm at a loss for words I have been wanting to write this blog for days but haven't been able to really put how I feel into words. It's all been so fast and I'm still trying to wrap my head around all that is about to change. So I guess I'll just spit it out....we are moving to Atlanta Georgia in less than a week!! I know it's a little crazy. If there is anything I have learned in the last 10 years of my life it's that life can change on a dime and you either roll with it or you get stuck. My dear friend Nancy Feucht used to say "blessed are the flexible, for when they are bent they do not break". Well I've been good about doing my stretches that's for sure and I'm not broken...yet....lol I have to be honest I am praying this will be the last BIG move for us for a while. I have had many great memories from our time in "transition" but I am truly ready to settle in for a while.
Why are we moving? Things here have not worked out as we thought they would. Mainly financially with Tyson's job but in other ways too. Every time we felt the Lord was opening a door for us to move into a house it would slam closed. A little over a month ago Tyson and I started praying again about where to live. A job opportunity came up for Tyson in ATL and it opened up a world of possibilities for us to consider. We still are not exactly sure of what is going to happen with that job but in the meantime we are moving closer to be in a position for God to open doors. He has lead us so quickly and made many impossible things happen in our hearts and in our practical situation. We went to ATL at the beginning of Aug and found a great little condo to rent. God just provided a safe place in a perfect location and it's available now. With Tyson's work experience over the last 10 years we are going to start our own insurance business. While we wait on the Lord for the possibility of a more permanent income we are taking action and stepping into something we feel he's lead us to. I will be able to work with and support Tyson (as an employee of our company) from home and that is a huge answer to prayer. I have thought about going back to work but I'm not ready to give up my roll as a stay at home mom so I have been asking the Lord to provide a chance for me to do both. I know it will help me feel I am doing more to contribute to our families financial situation while also doing what I love (being a mom to Sawyer).
We would appreciate all your prayers as this is a BIG leap of faith for us. We really feel the Lord leading us and we have confidence in Him! Please pray for the transition for Sawyer as well. He is going to miss my parents and my nephews terribly. The bright spot in this is my brother Paul and his wife Amanda will be living less than 10 minutes away so we will have family close by. I have another dear longtime friend (KATIE!!!!) that will be about 30-40 min away so I'm looking forward to reconnecting with her after all these years.
I will miss my dear friends and my family in VA but I want to be where God can plant and prosper my family.
Thank you all for your prayers and support.
Here are a few pics from our trip to our soon to be new home! .
Sawyer loves pushing the elevator buttons in Paul and Amanda's building.
One morning Amanda was gone to a meeting at work when Sawyer woke up. When Paul left he told Sawyer Amanda would be home soon. I found him sitting like this at the door a few minutes later. When I asked him why he was sitting there he said "Paul said Mana will be here soon". lol
One of the places we looked at was downtown so we took the opportunity to ride the MARTA for the first time. Sawyer of course loved it.
I love this picture of Sawyer for some reason. He looks like such a big boy.
Summer has been a blast and I'm thrilled we finally mad it to the beach. My best friend Jen and her kiddos were the perfect combination for a great beach day.
Ezra and Sawyer Best Friends!!
Jen and her husband Casey got a little surfing time together.
hole in the sand time
little mermaid Caris
Uncle Paul and Aunt Amanda came in town for a little July summer fun!
Some of the sweetest moments are the spur of the moment ones. I had to run a few errands and this little man came with me. I love my nephews!
More fun time in the garage with grandpa. This time they are spray painting blocks for Sawyer's train set.
I brought Sawyer a few souvenirs from my time in NYC. A police car and a snow globe and a NYC T-shirt. He liked his gifts.
Dance time with uncle Paul!
I want to bottle up this time with Sawyer. He loves reading his books from the library. He and Tyson are best buddies watching them together is one of my favorite things to do.
Baseball time for Sawyer...he's missing something.
running laps around my parents house.
Play time with our dear friend's the Keipers
More pictures from our times at the beach.
Hanging out with Grandpa on the step of the Mexican restaurant.
My dear friend Shirley passed on the "yellow dress" to me before they moved to California. This was my favorite dress that Kaitlyn use to where when she was a baby. Then I used to dress Christina in it when she was a baby. Shirley promised me then that she would save that dress for me. Of course I don't have a little girl to dress in it right now but maybe in the future..? P.s. check out Sawyer in the bottom of the pic....hahaha
kisses for Shirley
Can't get enough of the "work" time in the garage with Graaa
"mom I used the drill"
A Jack and a Harold....that's one happy boy. Fun date with Grammy!
Trains trains everywhere!!!!!!
Angry birds meats Thomas the train!! lol
Jeep from the Dalmas family. This is the jeep I bought Ryan and Ricky 8 years ago for Christmas....wow time flies and now they have passed it on to Sawyer!
Fun day at Busch Gardens with Katlyn and her sweet friends. Sawyer won an Angry bird at the arcade and he was thrilled!!