Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh No, Not "One More Thing"

Why is it that when a Mother (or anyone for that matter) can't handle "one more thing" on their plate or they'll just scream "one more thing" ALWAYS hits?

Well, "one more thing" hit last week with a vengeance. Not only do we have 20 days and counting until we have to be completely packed and moved, but Scott came down with a HORRIBLE cold last Monday, followed by Noah on Thursday. They've been miserable! Noah has never been the kind of child who runs fevers even with ear infections. Therefore, when he started running 103.6 degree fever these last few days I was FREAKING out. Thank the Lord for Motrin! I kept on thinking about those poor children and mothers in the olden' days that didn't have our modern conveniences and medicine. What a horrible feeling that must have been to have a screaming hot child with nothing to give them to ease their pain. Boy, and I thankful it's 2009. Scott turned the corner Friday and is feeling much better. Noah's on the way to recovery now.
Please pray for me that I don't get it. I just can't handle "one more thing." Whoops, I jinxed myself. Hello cold, here I come!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Boutcher Big News x Three

Big News #1
So, I've been a BIG blog slacker. I never imagined that blogging would be such a daunting task but as life have become extremely busy recently I didn't know how to catch up. So, here's a factual and brief update on the latest in our household.
Big News #2
Big Celebrations! We celebrated Noah's 2nd birthday on January 20th. A day never goes by when I don't thank God for this wonderful little man! He is such a joy to be around and even during our most challenging times I count it a blessing to be able to spend everyday with him. We had a small but great party for him with our family and closest friends. He had a blast will all his favorite people( Grandma, Uncle Chris, Papa, Lala, GG, Uncle J, Kyle, Alex, Vada, Robert, & Miranda) , favorite food (spaghetti & cake), and presents (Elmo). He was so excited to blow out his candles we had to move it away so we could sing to him.

The next day Scott and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary. Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday that we were married, and then other times I can't remember what it was like to be without him. God sure did know what he was doing when he brought the two of us together!

Big News #3
When our dear friends, the Rushings, came and visited us in January they introduced us to the book The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. After they left we both poured ourselves into the book because finances have been extremely tight in our household since we cut down to one income when Noah was born. After reading it we knew that we had to make some big sacrifices in order to contine to raise our child the way we know God intended for us to. After much prayer, discussion, and the occasional tear we decided the best way for us to do this is to sell our home. It's just too expensive for us and we needed to make a big change. We listed it with a really talented local realtor on Tuesday, March 3rd thinking that in today's market it would take months to sell. Well, someone is looking out for us upstairs because we received an offer just four days later on the 7th. The buyers want to do a 30 day escrow so as long as everything works out well we will be moving out of our home on April 13th.
We've been scrambling to find a new place to live since we weren't planning on the house selling so quickly. My family still has my Grandfathers house so we'll be moving in there after the current tenants move out the end of May. In the meantime, we'll be living with Mom and Dad during the transition time.
Well, that's all I have time for now as it's 11:30pm and I should have been asleep hours ago. Please keep our family in all of your prayers and we face this new and exciting chapter in our life.