Thursday, May 22, 2008
So, it's been a little warm...110 degrees last week. That's not normal this time of year, it set a record! A couple days in a row. We're good though. We've been working on the house and staying with my Dad.
Eitan has begun climbing up to his walker and walking around by himself...we'll not around, really in a straight line for a couple yards then we turn him around and he goes again--pretty much how I road the jetski on our honeymoon.
Eits loves playing ball...
We have had the house painted (1st time we have used professionals...high ceilings, time it would take, and an incredible deal!) We are going to have the carpets cleaned.
BabyBoy has been doing a great job signing. Here is a funny video of him half paying attention to what we are asking him to do and him talking to everyone that walks by :)
We put together one desk so far. Oh my goodness, how many steps there were. It wasn't too bad just tons of steps.
More updates later, very tired, very tired :) See you soon :)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
We have to give a big shout out to Dave! We kept striking out with rides to the airport for LittleGuy and me, so Dave came to our rescue. Who is Dave you ask? He is one of my former high school orchestra parents...actually not just a parent, an amazing guy. In my mere two years teaching there, a couple of my parents and our family became like family. It is amazing how much they care for us and we feel the same way! Thank you Dave!
Hubby left Arkansas around 6am after the coffee debacle and arrived at my Dad's house at 12:30 am AZ time! That is nearly 21 hours of driving in one day! He did such a fantastic job. And to top it all off, after all of his driving, he showed up in the big yellow 26" truck with a red rose for me! What a man!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
1184 miles til our new house...
Thank you for your prayers thus far. Please continue to pray for safe travels and for the truck, it was thinking about overheating this morning!
Monday, May 12, 2008
We woke up this morning around 4:10 am. My Mom was great and prepared a quick breakfast for Eugene (and me, hehe).
Hubby pulled out at 4:50am after settling all his things, finding the cupholder, and fixing the radio to the right station. He rolled into Van Buren, AR at 10pm CST. Bob helped him at Motel 6 (the Super 8 was all booked) and he was off to bed!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Hubby is beginning his "get our stuff to AZ as fast as possible" drive either Sunday evening or Monday morning. He is looking to drive about 12 hours or so a day. Do you have any suggestions as to good stopping places/hotels? The basic route is TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, OKLAHOMA, TEXAS, and NEW MEXICO.
"We" will make a final decision after Hubby drives it once, whether or not we are going to make the drive as a family from VA to AZ at the end of June. If we do, we'll need even more stopping points to maintain our sanity and that of our soon-to-be 12 month old. :)
Thank you for any suggestions you can provide us! Here is BabyBoy Woohooing to your great comments :)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
We got together with Ms. Leslie and Jonathan. Jonathan and BabyBoy are only a couple months apart! And we will all soon be in Arizona together...neighbors hopefully!
The Arizona Connection as Leslie put in an e-mail :) I recently found out that there are two more couples moving to Arizona in the coming months. God is good and funny how he works things out. We have so many friends from church with all different aged kids. It just so happens, wink wink, that Leslie has a baby BOY 2 months younger than BabyBoy and Meghan has a baby BOY almost one month older than BabyBoy (and we have some great friends in AZ who have a baby BOY a few months younger than BabyBoy). God is good!
One of my wonderful former co-workers came over to visit with BabyBoy and me. I have such a great time with her, she is full of smiles and laughs too :)
We saw our good friends Ms. Cheyenne, Nora, and Caiden. We met and have know them since Campus Crusade in college :) We used to play cards all the time (Farmers, we need practice up and play you guys :))
We went to a playgroup at Ms. Meredith's house! Eits was into rolling at the time and rolled right over into Ms. Meredith, hello :) They used to live in AZ, too bad we can't get them to move back!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Ironically, this happens during such a busy time and during the time Eugene wasn't playing around. We went to the mall for a quick trip to renew our (expired) registration, return some baby clothes, and I had gotten an e-mail for a free $15 gift card to Ann Taylor. Free! First, without a receipt, each item only rang up for .99cents so it was the, "I'll just keep them." We were strolling out of the door when it happened. Eugene was strolling the stroller adn I was walking out with him and somehow I kicked the back of the stroller. (and I didn't get to use my gift card only good for today...I guess I didn't need anything anyway :))
I debated whether or not to get it checked out, so prompted by Hubby we went by the urgent care to get it xrayed, but not accepting our insurance we would have had to pay for half of the entire visit. Eugene said yes but I just couldn't pay that much (I didn't have a coupon or anything :)). So, it's been iced and raised. Maybe I'll get it xrayed tomorrow...although, it's nothing that some cheese fries and peanut butter cup ice cream can't help feel better!
Monday, May 5, 2008
We are offically moving July 1, but will be taking a "taking care of business" trip May 13-29. We are looking forward to getting many many things "taken care of" before the summer heat hits...painting, ummm fixing the AC haha, fixing up the carpet, fixing up the kitchen, unpacking, etc.
After much (and I mean much) thought and deliberation, Hubby will be driving our belongings 2322.26 miles from Fairfax VA to Glendale AZ. The truck will be loaded on Saturday May 10th and he will be on his way beginning the evening of May 11th. Eits and I will fly out on Tues May 13 - we are trying the non-stop 5 hour flight...it was cheaper...any suggestions on keeping a 10 1/2 month old entertained on a plane for that long (great overall to have a shorter travel day)?
We will be back for June, head down for the ironclad beach trip with Hubby's family the last week of June--BabyBoy's 1st beach trip! and 1st birthday!!--and then ship/drive/fly out. The next debate (boy have there been many of them, again with Hubby and I on the same side of the debate :)) is whether or not we will be driving our cars and selves to Arizona from the beach. We either drive 8 hours back to VA then ship the cars and fly out or be 8 hours closer to AZ which only leaves in the 26 more hours range...haha. Ridiculous? Money saved by Hubby driving the P*nske truck out there and then us driving ourselves...(I even talked our rental down, our storage unit down, and the potential movers that we are now not using :))
If we end up driving, we would love to visit friends along the way--if it is not too off course, we love you but Hubby says we need to get there :)--so if you are on route from VA to AZ (Tennesse, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico), tell us so we can visit you along our way!
You asked, so here are a few pics of our new pad :)
I almost forgot, we have a little lime tree and another citrus tree yet TBD in the backyard :) Our neighbor has a lemon tree-some fall into our yard, so fresh lemons too!
AND we live in a golf course community! We'll find out if we get a discount, hehe. So come on all you golfers (tell your husbands :)), you'll love golfing by the gorgeous mountains!!!
Friday, May 2, 2008
BabyBoy followed Daddy around in the morning too :)