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"The Next Time"

Chad Dykstra - 2010-12-01
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We woke up this morning to much excitement from Abi and Ben.  There is snow on the ground!  How exciting (for a child).  December has arrived, and brought with it the very first taste of winter in Michigan.  We were sure to take some pictures and video of Abi and Ben playing in the snow this morning...partially to introduce their brother and sister, and partially to visually prepare them for the radical shift in weather they are about to experience.

The last few days have been a whirlwind!  Packing, preparing the house for two new children, trying to get work tasks wrapped up (not back to work until December 20)! Most importantly we've been trying to spend some "quality time" with Abi and Ben to get them through the next week and a half.  Oh, who am I get us through the next week and a half!  

The last few days are a surreal time in the mind of a new parent.  I find myself thinking "the next time" quite often.  The next time I do X, the boys will be here!  The next time I do Y, the boys will be here!  Even silly things like grabbing 2 pieces of bread out of the loaf to make myself a sandwich for lunch.  A and Z will probably eat bread from this very loaf!  It's a little silly, but oh, so exciting to think about.  So exciting to look around our house and picture them in their room and playing with the toys that are usually scattered all over the floor as a boobie-trap for would be robbers.

We're loaded up and ready to go.  We will get Abi on the bus for school and then we're off to the airport.  The next time we step foot in our home, our whole family will be together!

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