Tuesday, January 10, 2012

We are alive...

I know it has been almost three months since I have posted...I promise those of you who don't see us often, we are alive! The reason for my lack of posting is because my computer is having issues and I have not been able to load pictures on it since September, and who wants a blog post without pictures? This is going to be one of those posts...sorry no pics!

Here is a run down of the past three months!

-My mom and I traveled to NYC to be a part of my cousins wedding. It was a BEAUTIFUL wedding and great girls time!
-I also took a much needed girl's trip to Chicago. I met up with some Seminary friends. It was one of the best weeks of my life! All we did was talk, eat, relax, talk and eat some more! It was WONDERFUL!!!
-My Aunt Wendy passed away after her two year struggle with cancer. I traveled to Ft. Lauderdale with my mom, sisters and Tom for the funeral. It was super sad, but was also a great celebration of her life.
-The kids struggled a little bit with Mommy being gone so much, but they survived!

-Matt preached at a community Thanksgiving service at another local church in the area. He did a great job!
-Successful Trunk or Treat at church, even though it rained...no wait, down-poured!
-We had a nice Thanksgiving. We had a Thanksgiving brunch with my inlaws and then went to my mom's for a Thanksgiving dinner. It was a fun day!
-I took Andrew to the circus and he LOVED it! He now has an obsession with tigers because of it!
-The kids and I have been staying busy with our weekly activities (ie- library class, visits to the park, Friday morning bible study, Tuesday morning play-date and much more)!!!

-Found out we have to move out of our place (the current owner has not been paying and the place is in Foreclosure).
-Decided we wanted to start looking for a house. Found a great deal on a short sale, put in an offer in...didn't get it!
-Matt played in the Gulf Coast High School Alumni basketball game. The old farts won the whole thing. The kids and I went and Andrew thought it was super cool watching his Daddy play basketball!
-Molly got a horrible case of Hand, Foot & Mouth disease. The doctor said it was one of the worst cases he had ever seen! It was BAD!
-We celebrated Christmas on Saturday (instead of on the actual day, Sunday) because Matt had to work on Sunday. It was a great day! Andrew was so fun to watch and Molly just went along with it! We had a great morning!
-We had our record attendance at Oak River church at our Christmas Eve service, 85 yahoo!!!
-Matt took the week after christmas off. We just hung out as a family, went to the zoo, went on a date and enjoyed having him home!
-Put another offer down on a house, ours was low, theirs was high...we walked away!

I know I have missed a lot that has happened over the past few months, but there is a run down! The kids have been growing so fast!

Andrew is your typical 3 year old boy! He loves to play with his trucks, play out side, run around the house like a crazy person, pretend he is in the circus, watch movies and wrestle with his Dad! He loves doing school at home. We are working on recognizing our numbers and letters. He says the cutest things and is nice to his sister (most of the time). He wants her to play with her more, but she does not quite understand that yet.

Molly is so FUN! She is starting to talk a lot. She says, Mama, Dada, Nene, Papa, Liza, Kyle, ball, shoes, tree, more, amen, shhhhh, no, night-night, Hello, Hi, bye, and much more. She loves her paci, and her bed. She sleeps great (both naps and bed time), and eats great too! She loves to play outside, loves her baths and LOVES books. She would sit in my lap all day and let me read books to her! She seems to understand everything we say to her or tell her to do! She loves to give kisses and is very good at it! We love the age she is at and are really enjoying every moment of it!

House update:
So we have to be out of our place in the beginning of March. We have put two offers on two different houses and neither one of them were accepted (both for different reasons). We are currently looking into a short sale and praying this is the one. We are excited about the prospect of owning a house if all of this works out. Please keep us in our prayers, that the Lord would lead us to right home!

Well, there you go! Sorry this is so long...until next time. I hope to put pictures up again someday!

1 comment:

April Barber said...

Thanks for the update. I have been thinking about you and wondering about the house situation. Will continue to pray.

I agree - Chicago was the highlight of my year!!!!!!!!

Love you!