I’m Still Here

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.

Go, Royals!

Catching Up




  • 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.