Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Taste of More To Come

The past few months have felt so busy. My blogging has really taken a back seat to all we've had going on. Freddy T. has shared with you a little about our moving process, but we actually began packing 2 or 3 months ago and are now just a few things short of having everything pretty much in place. It will feel so good to be settled in. The kids room still needs some decorating attention, but it's going to have to wait. Once that is done is when everything, to me, will feel finished, but that will take some time. I'll try to post some pictures of the apartment next week. So far we LOVE being in a new location and new apartment. Our apartment feels like such a good fit for our family. Even though we've down sized to a 1 bedroom, everything fits in this apartment better than any other we've had. Our neighborhood could not get any better. One day soon I'll take pictures outside so you can see how wonderful it is here.

In the past month we did some traveling. We spent a few weeks in TN with our family. My sister graduated from high school and it was great to be there for that and celebrate with our family, the kids had fun playing with their cousins, I got to take a special, quick trip down to Florida to celebrate my best friend getting engaged, we traveled with my dad down to GA to visit my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins, and finally finished up our travels with a family beach trip to Destin, FL with Freddy T's family. I'll post pictures and more detailed posts later, there is just so much to catch up on.

Since we've been home I've been trying to get back in a routine, but with 3 weeks of travel and moving right before that, it's taking me a little longer than normal to find my rhythm again. That being said, we've spent quite a bit of time out in the new neighborhood enjoying some of the new playgrounds and activities offered down here. Again I'll blog about this in more detail soon.

So... that was kind of a jumbled mess. I'm ready to get back in my blogging routine and look forward to catching everyone up. The next few posts will be mixed with some recent things going on and some out of date, but I still want to have things documented, so bear with me.

I'm trying to get some pictures off my phone and I need to get a few more from some other people. Thanks for hanging in there with us, looking forward to being back on our normal track.

Here's the only picture I have at my fingertips for this post.
Congratulations again Sarah!
(me, my sister Sarah and my brother James)


Katie said...

You are definitely a new york family. A family of 5 living in a 1 bedroom apartment! That is amazing! But I am glad you are enjoying your new place, can 't wait to see what it looks like.

Emily Doss said...

I love your haircut. :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you and the family are enjoying your new apartment. Maybe I can come up this fall and help you finish up the children's room, if you can wait that long. Love the picture of three of my grandchildren. Makes a Gran proud. Love to all, Gran/Great Gran

Donna said...

Yayyyyyy! I'm looking forward to more catching up on the blog. Give the kiddos a hug.
Love, Donna

rachie said...

I've missed your posts. And I promise to skype soon! Love to you all.

Jennifer said...

I stumbled on your blog while putting together the missions lessons for our middle school VBS. I love reading the blogs of missionaries and you'll now have a home in my RSS reader so I can keep up!

I am especially interested in how you make 5 people work in a 1 bedroom apartment. We downsized 3 years ago, but just have a smaller 3 bedroom right now. And we are thinking about downsizing again in 1-2 years. I've already started the purging process, but could certainly find your story motivating!

So glad my VBS research led me to your blog...