Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Warm Welcome

The last two weeks were jammed packed with saying goodbye to friends and family (sorry I was terrible about taking pictures!) and packing, painting and polishing up our house to put it on the market.

We were going pretty nonstop and when Sat. rolled around I thought I was ready to rip of the bandaid and head out with a big smile on my face, but I couldn't help but shed a few tears as I pulled out of the driveway of our home sweet home. :(
Somewhere down 35 I was able to turn my frown upside down as I thanked God for his perfect provision and plans for our family!!

The Wood/Warren/Purdy tribe was waiting at Mom and Dad's to welcome our circus with open arms. That quickly softened the blow of leaving and might have made me cry a little too. ;) I've been a bit of an emotional roller coaster.

We had a "Welcome to Waco" banner full of some of Waco's finest.
Yes, that is David Koresh - HA!! George Bush was also featured along with Zumba, Woodway Christian (where the boys will go to school), CTIW (where Stacey is working), the suspension bridge, Family Center, Waco Water Park, Cameron Park Zoo, Mayborn Museum, Dr. Pepper and of course our family and friends, just to name a few.
We had a great dinner and celebratory cookie cake.
Wyatt enjoying his self portrait in icing. Looks just like him.
There were also some sweet treats waiting for us on our pillows. The boys beds had skittles! We could really get used to Chateau Woodfall!!
Mom and Dad, with LOTS of help from Angie and Kacey have worked so hard to get ready for our arrival. They cleaned out closets, had a garage sale, rearranged rooms and furniture and even installed a dog pen for Bob and Jack in the back yard. We are SO SO THANKFUL for their willingness to let us invade!!Hope Waco is ready for us because ready or not here we come!!


Sarah said...

I'm so glad you had a warm Waco welcome...although there was no doubt in my mind you would! I got a little sad when I drove by your house this morning on the way to work and saw the For Sale sign. You will be missed!

angie said...

Yea, yea and triple yea!! I am beyond thrilled that you guys are here and that we get to see you non-stop!

Rollin' and the Cheateu Woodfall comment

Katy said...

We're ready! We're ready!!! :)

SO glad you're here. And I am going to bring over a picture of myself (and one of Sean for Stacey) to put on the poster.

Miranda said...

I love that you are back 'home'. I cant imagine how it must feel to leave the house you brought your babies home too, as that would be the hardest part for me. We sold my escalade a month ago and I cried at the dealership...... because that is the car that brought Macy home.
Good Grief! But I pray one day the Lord leads my family back to good ole Waco. I guess its true what they say, Home is where the heart is!
Welcome back

Shannon said...

I'm NOT ready, but what a wonderful welcome from your sweet family! Missing you like crazy but so thrilled for you guys to be with so many incredible people there! I love you!

shannonmichaelis said...

Girl, I want to move just to get that type of reception! Your family rocks! Love the poster, the cookie cake, etc. Such fun, and what a way to remedy those large tears. Cannot imagine moving cities after getting so plugged in somewhere. Love you and can't wait to visit!