Sunday, January 6, 2013

Moving again, but just a mile or so......

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28 NIV

We are moving in the new year to a more affordable house.  We think we have found the house!  It is on a hill with a view and not in a flood plain.  It even has wood floors newly refinished, all new paint inside and out, good storage, lots of nice light and views.  Even a level area for bike riding and a yard without a lot of mud.  It will be so nice to not be renting and be able to paint and do what we want.

The kids will still ride the same bus and go to all the same schools.  This was the hard part in finding a house keeping the kids at the same schools.  I really hope this will be our last move for a long time.  No stairs which I am very glad about.  We are downsizing once again, but we have lots of stuff that we do not need. 

Graedy is continuing to swim and like swim team.  He has had a lot of digestive issues and will see a pediatric GI doctor in Portland. There are indicators for crones or some other no so fun diseases.:( Joy has huge tonsils so we went to an ENT and she is on antibiotics and allergy medicine to see if they will shrink.  If they are not better in 1 month she will have surgery to have them out.  She snores so loud at night and has very interrupted sleep.  On Monday Elijah goes to Shriner's in Portland to be evaluated for his problems related to CP.  His AFO (foot brace) is not helping like it should so they will check it out, they will xray the curve in his spine, look at his very weak left hand, and they will also evaluate his left leg since it is twisting in ward.  This week Brent and Elise had the flu, but they are on the mend!  Lots of medical issues here, but so thankful for good health insurance.  My medication was changed and Benicar is helping my heart to function much better, so I am feeling much better.  Sneha is learning a lot at school this year and being able to help a little at home with simple chores.    Always lots of changes in store for the Arnold family.

1 comment:

Sammie said...

I was looking at the pictures in this post and thought, that looks like WA. Then I read some of your older blog posts and relised you are in WA. Then I also saw that your daughter is going to the state school for the deaf, which is where my son goes. He is in High School adopted from Thailand. I have friends here in the Seattle area who just adopted (well 1 year ago now) a deaf 7 year old from Ghanna. Hope your move goes smoothly. We love WSD my son has been going there since middle school and they have been amazing, so many wonderful staff at that school, with so many skills. Plus losts of adopted kids there (at least in the high school).