Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Rubber Ducky You're the One."

Veva loved Halloween! She loved being dressed up and seeing everyone else dressed up. She was so giddy.

Murdock did not love his Monkey hat. Here he is hanging out with all his friends at the church party.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our Family of Four

we were in Rexburg earlier this week (a wonderful trip down memory lane). D had a meeting in Idaho Falls so we decided to pack the family up and make a day of it in Rexburg. More to come on that later. We weren't dressed for pictures but I got the camera ready and had my friend Nicole snap a couple shots of the four of us. This is the first picture we have with all of us.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Patch & Dock's First Day of Church

Today Vev is 15 months old. People cannot believe she is so young. Most comment that she looks like a two year old. I don't think I gave birth to a giant, she is right on track for her age. I think it is all her teeth. She has a mouth full. There are no gaps in her mouth. The fact that she is skinny may also play into it. She has never had a "baby" look to her. She skipped the yummy chubs and has always looked like a little person, rather than a baby. Also, she talks really well. She repeats everything I say. That probably makes her appear older. She came with me to teach clogging last week and my students hadn't seen her since May, (last year she would come with me every week. They loved her and she was such a good baby to just sit there and watch.) One of my new students asked how old she was and I said, "15 months." She said, "That is all! She is huge!" I said, "Well not really, but she looks older, doesn't she."

So on to a couple events from the last month.
We ventured out to the pumpkin patch at the beginning of October. Veva was in heaven! She couldn't get enough of all the pumpkins and was so excited to get to take some home. She loved riding in the wheel barrow and holding the pumpkins. Dock was just a little guy then and hung out in his car seat enjoying a beautiful fall day.
D carting Vev around.

Murdock loving the pumpkin patch. :)

My brother and sis-in-law came along with us. They are so good to my kids. I love them dearly, I am lucky to be able to call my brother one of my best friends. We are 2 years apart and fought like crazy when we were young. All the other siblings got along great, so the horror stores about vacations and car rides involve Jase and I. :) My parents must have mediated well (making us hold hands until we had worked out arguments, etc.) because we turned out to be great friends!

Veva loving the pumpkins.

Picking the perfect one.

These were taken two weeks ago. He has already changed so much since then. We love our little snuggle bug. He is 6 1/2 weeks old already and giving us the sweetest smiles. Melting his momma's heart.

Monday, October 11, 2010

An Adventure

That was mean, I know but I really did have to run to save Murdock from veva. I was planning on updating shortlyafter but feedings and diaper changes and tantrums got in the way. So without further ado...

Long long story really short. We had every reason to stay where we are and a great job opportunity, and no motivation to move our little family away. Yet here we are, trusting what we feel is right for reasons we have no clue about. In December we are off to Washington. So far away that I can't just jump in the car and go see my family and friends. Taking my kids away from my parents is the hardest part. I love the relationship they have. A bond that I missed out on living so far from my own. We going to a place where I know absolutely no one within what seems like a million miles. If we were any further west we'd drop into the ocean and any further north would make us Canadians. Some moments I think we are crazy. We have it all here, or so we think. We are leaving a lot. I hope one day I will know God's logic for sending us so far away from our paradise. Hopefully something good is in store for us. I am trusting that there is.

At the same time it all sounds so exciting!! Our lives will be very different there. I am excited for change. I will most likely be far less busy, no clogging studio, no festival to chair, no family nearby. I am excited to try something new, even though it will most likely be hard. I can do hard things. I can endure a tax season in an unfamiliar place where I know no one (does it sound like I'm trying to convince myself).
I promise that is the really short version. The long version is really long and has been 6 months in the making. *sigh* I an relieved to have some closure.

Someplace New.

D and I have cried more in the last 72 hours than the last 6 years combined. We are mentally and emotionally drained. Big changes are coming. Difficult and exciting. Huge leap of faith. No time to expound now, but I will fill you in soon.