Most of you know, but for those who might not, we are moving to South Carolina. Curt earned a promotion and in this case that means moving. We are very excited, but at the same time very sad to leave our friends in Peoria. We have come to love so many here and don't know what we will do without them. The whole moving process is very rushed and crazy. They want Curt down there in June. I'm not sure we can get this house sold, buy a new one and get moved that quickly. Luckily Caterpillar does almost everything for us and makes it as easy as possible. Right now I am in full on house preparing mode. Going to services tonight was the first time I have even left the house since Saturday afternoon (home with sick kids on Sunday). I have laid a new kitchen floor, painted the basement, made and hung new artwork, cleaned, purged and organized like crazy. There is still so much to do to get it show ready. It will be a weird feeling having strangers coming through our house and looking in every nook and cranny. To make things even crazier, Curt had to fly down to SC first thing Monday morning and won't get home until tomorrow night. So I have been left to do all of this prep work by myself. Thankfully Curt's mom was able to come for a couple days to help with the kids while I worked. I am feeling pretty drained right now, but have to keep going. The first of our two potential realtors is coming over Friday morning to evaluate the house. I just keep reminding myself that once I get it all done I will have time to relax and have somewhat of a normal life.
So I apologize to any of my dear friends if you are feeling ignored! I'm kind of buried in this house selling preparation, but will resurface soon!
Most of you already know that this has been in the works, but for those who don't...Olivia Craig Photography is officially open for business. I am so excited, but also kind of nervous. My photography is very personal to me and putting it out there for the public is a little scary. If you haven't already, you can check out my business blog:
Olivia Craig Photography
Also, if you have a Facebook account, I would really appreciate it (if you like my work), if you would go to my business page and "Like" it. That way the word can start to spread. Here is the link to the FB page:
OCP on Facebook
Thank you so much to all of my amazing friends who have given me your business, encouragement and support. There is know way I could this without you!!!
I really don't mean to only post sad things, but I am asking (once again) for prayers on behalf of my family. My grandmother fell over Thanksgiving weekend and broke her neck. She has been dealing with a form of blood cancer for about a year now. She is too frail to do chemo, and the steroid treatment they were doing is no longer working. She was holding her own against the cancer, but it seems that her fall was the beginning of the end. As of now we don't really have a timeline, but she is in an extreme amount of pain and not always conscious. They have given her a pain patch that delivers a steady stream of pain medication and she is getting morphine doses every three hours on top of that. We should know more when we get more test results back tomorrow. Prayers for her comfort and for strength for my mom would be greatly appreciated.
My grandpa, Felix Chambers, passed away last night. I know that some of you were lucky enough to know him. For those of you who didn't have the chance, well, let's just say that one of the great ones is gone. I was trying to think of the words to describe him, his amazing life and his influence on all those around him, but I don't know how to put those kind of feelings into words. Your prayers for my family would be greatly appreciated.
This time it is for Curt's cousin Mitch and his family. Mitch is only 31 and last night he had a brain aneurysm rupture. When he got to the hospital they also discovered he has an enlarged heart and fluid on his lungs. The prognosis is very grave, but with God and prayer there is always hope. Mitch and his wife Andrea have two young children and are expecting their third in just a couple of months. Please pray for his health as well as for his young family. I can not even begin to imagine what they are going through right now.