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Thursday, February 13, 2014

we'll see where it goes

more than a year has passed since my last blog post. guess i can't deliver on that promise to let people know what we're doing... unless you count Facebook, instagram, FaceTime, etc. i'm sort of getting a blogging bug again but this time, no promises. i may publish posts, i may keep them private. i'm likely changing the name again... haven't cared for it for awhile- is that a plausible excuse for not blogging? regardless, let's see where this goes, shall we?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Okay, okay, so I knew when I put our blog address in our Christmas cards that I may be setting myself up for failure. I mean, I have sucked BIG TIME at blogging in the past couple years. What was it that kept me motivated before? Maybe an infant & very few friends (locally)... Well now I'm back to that scenario, but I also have a crazy (fun) four year old & plenty of unlocal friends to text with. Regardless, I'm totally giving JJ that 'second child syndrome' meaning, I haven't done crap in his baby book, I haven't researched nearly anything related to babies, since being pregnant with B, & even the family photos in our house? Seriously lacking in the JJ area. I had some printed through my fabulous photographer (& most wonderful friend) Abby but strangely enough they don't fit in my frames. So I need to go buy frames & make this kiddo a real part of our family (photographically speaking, that is).

We've been here about exactly one month & have managed to do quite a bit, I think. We've joined a MOPS group (loved my old one, so I knew it was a necessity here!), B has been in preschool since the second week we were here, joined a Meetup Moms group (something I've done everywhere we've lived since having B); we've attempted grocery shopping at every store around here & still haven't come up with our best option (oh how I miss you, Super Target!), we've explored & explored. We've had well-child checkups, contact checks, & more.

As a family, we've found a church to attend on Sundays. We're not 100% sold on everything they say, but thus far we like it. Every week that we leave Mike & I look at one another & discuss how they almost-but-haven't-quite-but-could-soon offend us. So we'll see. We really want to get JJ baptized, but at this point are leaning towards having Super Nana do it this summer (Super Nana is my amazing friend's mom & we love them all so much so it works for us). We'll see how that plays out.

Right now our days are a lot of repeat... speed up to slow down... & trying to figure it all out. We rush around to get out of the house, because seriously? two kids can be hard! As with all new babies, JJ always has to nurse or get his diaper changed right as we're walking out the door. Then we get to where we're going & we start all over. B has preschool on Thursdays & Fridays. Mike has work obviously every week day & he's gone for about 10-12 hours, depending on the day. We have been ending our days (with the boys anyway) with a round of CandyLand & a couple Oreos. Then Mike & I have spent a fair amount of time with some guys from 'back home' - American Pickers. I'm not sure what that's about, other than Parenthood & the like having already had their season finales.

We've gone to the market (Pike Place) & had the delicious donuts; we've run through Bellevue Square (& gotten my iPhone fixed - I'm like the achilles heel to an iPhone); we've tried a local pizza place, & this weekend we're headed to a local basketball game. We're planning a snowshoeing adventure with my cousins (who live around here) & my aunt & uncle are headed this way soon too, so it'll be nice to see them.

The one thing I haven't regularly done? Gotten Starbucks! What's wrong with me? I've literally had it less than 4 times since moving here (& the first two don't count, as our Keurig was packed in a moving truck still)!