We are at the house, living here and almost functioning.

Nathan’s dad, the missionaries, and Aaron helped us take down all the kids beds and get them and most of the food storage here the first night.

Yesterday 17 and I went and got all the kids clothes and their bathroom supplies and some of the toys and games.

Last night Nathan and Kirk (from the ward, not my brother) brought the rest of the food storage and fostering supplies.

We move one load at a time, pacing at what we can unpack and maintain functioning, all while trying to work and care for kids still recovering from their bacterial infection which we are hoping that we didn’t catch from them.

The kids have started their new school, and love it, and I have two extra hours in my day that are not lost making the hour drive to and from work.

Nathan’s parents called yesterday, asking when would be a good time to stop by, and we had a quick visit before he went back to a meeting and I had to go pick up kids, and it all felt so very normal and lovely.

It is good and right and as it should be, except also exhausting.

We are trying.

The furniture and whatever is left comes Saturday, when we and the ward and friends are meeting us at 10am at the house to load up the rest of it.  Anyone who wants to follow us up to Bartlesville and help or just see the new house is welcome!  We could not have done all this without you, and we are so grateful.


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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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