Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WE SURVIVED!!!

I thought I posted this back in June, I guess not...


Well here we are, the other side of a 4 month long transitional move & we survived! LOL

We've been in our new house back in the town we lived in when we conceived the boys 7 years ago. So I guess that means we've come full circle...

Anyways, our closings both went smoothly, we closed on our old house the day we were scheduled to & we were able to move the closing on our new house up a few days since the boys got out of school a day earlier than expected. Everything happened so smoothly we were sure something would go terribly wrong any moment... not the case though. I think we may have had a guardian angle guiding us along the way back to where we really belonged.

I'm so in love with our new house! It really suits our needs so much more than our last house. We aren'y completely unpacked yet but mostly. We still have pictures to hang & a room to furnish but also the boys to keep entertained since it is summertime. We are getting there slowly but surely.

The boys have settled in nicely & LOVE having Grandma so close! The pups have also settled in well. Cecil Cat has also survived the moved, Murphee however decided she wasn't making the move & took up with a neighbor a few doors down. It is probably for the best since she decided she was a an indoor/outdoor cat. Our old neighborhood is complete as far as building goes & our new neighborhood still has a lot of construction going on.

We are still finding kid friendly, fun things to do here since we didn't have kids when we lived here before. Funny how your perspective changes...

So I just wanted to give a quick update now that we are mostly settled, I will get caught up on pending posts & back to regularly scheduled blogging soon.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Oh Well...

I have 7 drafts waiting to be finished & uploaded but I don't really have time for that right now.

I did want to write an update though because it's been a crazy, busy, chaotic few months!

So we are in the process of moving AGAIN!!! Definitely not my choice but...
Donna accepted a promotion. The position takes us back to Orlando. It's not a completely terrible thing. My bonus mom is there & Donna's parents are only about an hour away. The problem is, we really LOVE it here! I love the community, the proximity to everything & of course the home we built here. Also my sister is nearby & my mom & bonus dad are closer here than they will be to Orlando. This is the first place we've lived since having the boys that truly felt like home. So, while I'm happy to be moving closer to some family & friends, we are also leaving some family & friends. Bittersweet to say the least!

Donna is already working in Orlando. She started Feb 1st. The boys & I stayed behind to get the house on the market & for the boys to finish out the school year here. We gave them the option of transferring or finishing here & they wanted to stay with Ms Webber.
It's been hard being separated. We travel back & forth to Orlando most weekends so the house is free to be shown & we can all have some time together. The longer it's gone on, the harder it has gotten on the boys.

The house in under contract now & we will close in another week or so. The boys & I will finish out the last 2 weeks of school in a hotel on the beach. Not a bad deal really!
We are also under contract on a new house in Orlando & should be closing there around the end of the month.

It's really been a whirlwind of a time, getting everything ready here & there, meantime Donna is emersed in a new position, with 3 new stations. Our only saving grace is that she is able to stay with my bonus mom & she is taking great care of Donna!

That's it for now, I'll get caught up & post again probably once we are all back together again in Orlando...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Goodbye Baby Teeth...

Our baby is losing his baby teeth! Well if that doesn't concrete the idea of your child being a baby anymore, I don't know what would, lol...

About a week after the boys' first dentist visit, where the dentist didn't suspect they'd be losing their baby teeth anytime soon, Garren suddenly had a very wiggly tooth. He showed it to me at school so my first thought was that he or something hit his mouth but that sliver of a new tooth sneaking up behind his baby tooth provide different.

Garren's first wiggly tooth

It was only about a month before he had a second wiggly tooth. Luckily the other tooth from his first lost one was already in place when the second one finally, literally fell out. I'm not sure why he was so nervous to let Donna pull the second one out like she did the first when it was ready but he was & so one evening it just fell out & onto the floor. Darren realized it right away & picked it up so the Tooth Fairy could leave him a little something.

Darren's first grown up tooth & second lost tooth

Friday, January 27, 2017

Fall in Florida

Waterslide fun with Bella in October

The water may be too cold to submerge in, 
but it was perfect for splashing in & cooling off on this unseasonably warm day



4 wheeler & jeep riding afternoons

More waterslide action


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