Well, hello there! I’d like to start by apologizing for my absence. I didn’t mean to take such a long break from the blog, but it happened.
Quite a bit has happened since my last post. On September 16 the moving company arrived to pack and load our things. The kids and I left after lunch and arrived in our new city just after dinner. The hubs arrived a few hours later. We stayed in a hotel that night and got to our new house early the next morning to await the movers.
We are finally settled in to life here in central Missouri. We’ve been able to visit family on the weekends and even celebrated Gene’s third birthday. We are missing our friends back in Illinois, but being so close to family helps.
I have plans to update things around here more often. I have lots of updates and photos to share. But for now, I am watching the World Series.
There is a public beach on a lake not too far from where we live. Before we had kids, Michael and I would spend the weekends floating around and getting some sun. The next two summers we went to a … Continue reading →
Yep, it’s true. We’re moving to Missouri! If you remember back to January, you’ll know that we were supposed to move in February. While that didn’t work out like we’d hoped, we continued to pray that we’d have an opportunity to move closer to family. God answered our prayers and my husband was offered a new job last month! We will be living within 30 minutes of 90% of our family. We’re really looking forward to being a lot closer, though it’s definitely going to be an adjustment.
We were in Missouri over Labor Day weekend looking for a place to live. Let me just say, there are a lot of dumpy rental houses out there! We actually ended up deciding to rent the first place we looked at. It’s slightly larger than our current home. The kids will have a playroom (yay!) and I’ll have a room where I can do my sewing (YAY!).
Moxie is officially at the top of the height limit for her infant car seat. Rather than purchase another convertible car seat, we bought Gene a 3-in-1 harness booster and gave his convertible seat to her. Gene hates his new car seat. Getting him in it is a huge battle. Once he’s in it he’s fine, but getting the buckles done is a nightmare. I am surprised the neighbors didn’t call the cops, because I’m sure it looked like I was attempting to kidnap him.
Moxie turned one last month! I still need to take her monthly picture and write the post. We had a fun birthday party for her. She was a bit overwhelmed by all of the new faces, but she loved her cake.
Me: “Do you want to get a new house?” Gene: “I want to color.” Me: (pointing to Moxie) “Who is this?” Gene: “Baby Mossy!” Me: “Do you love baby Moxie?” Gene: “I love blocks!” Me: “What do you want for … Continue reading →
I’ve started a new feature where every week I will tell you about some product that I absolutely love. And by every week I mean the weeks that I remember. These will not be sponsored posts. They’re things I’ve spent … Continue reading →
Back in May I shared a quilt I had recently finished for Moxie. It was such a fun, easy pattern that I decided to make a second one for my best friend who was expecting a baby boy ((the same … Continue reading →
Milestones Stands on her own for several seconds. Trying to walk! She can shuffle one foot forward before falling over. Finally got her first tooth on July 14th! Instead of the bottom left tooth that has been coming in forever … Continue reading →
My Aunt Nancy loves Coca-Cola. A lot. A lot a lot. She loves it so much that her house contains a lot of vintage Coca-Cola decor. In fact, she has her entire kitchen decorated in Coca-Cola stuff. Several years ago … Continue reading →
One of my closest friends is expecting her second baby boy any day now. Her older son is a month younger than Gene. He is so excited about getting a new baby brother. A while back she asked if I … Continue reading →
Back in April during my shirt-making bender, I made this shirt for Moxie to wear for the 4th of July. I mentioned I was going to make a matching shirt for Gene because they are too young to whine about … Continue reading →