Recently we have been incredible busy and blogging has been our last priority. But... it made me sad when I looked at the blog and realized how much of our lives has been left out. So... since last posting here is what we have been doing:
We moved into our new house. We had MANY good friends help us, and Matt and them knocked it out in no time. All of the boxes labeled "basement" are stacked and are inaccessible until we refinish the basement. That would be ok if I wouldn't have packed so many necessities in the "basement" boxes. All of my recipes, the printer, dirty dry cleaning, the hotel info for Jake's wedding, all candles, stamps, pens, envelopes, most of Jack's toys, 3/4 of my shoes, and our "coupon pantry" items. Almost daily I come up with another item that I "need" and Matt tells me to figure out how to do without it. Luckily we will begin refinishing the basement very soon, with a goal of being done before baby #2 arrives.
We got new couches, they are leather and perfect and comfortable and are perfect in our living room. We also got a new living room rug. This was our first rug buying experience and now we are hooked. Just today we purchased another 8x10 rug for our bedroom. I guess wood floors do that to you.
We set up our first ever full size 6' Christmas tree. It is in front of our big bay window, and looks beautiful from the inside and outside. For once our ornaments all fit without hanging on top of each other.
We participated in "adopt a family" with our Fellowship group from church. As a group we were able to purchase gifts for two needy families and bless them with Christmas dinner and clothes and toys for every family member.
We have had Matt's mom out for the past 9 days. It has been wonderful as she has helped out a ton with Jack, and allowed us both to work our crazy Christmas schedules and sleep when necessary. Numerous times Matt and I have passed each other on I70 going opposite directions as one of us goes to work and the other comes home. We couldn't have made it through the past week without her.
Jack is growing a ton, I think that his feet are growing twice as fast as his body, as the shoes that he grew into last month are already tight! My size 12's and Matt's 14's were definitely inherited by Jackson. He understands everything we say, but hasn't really caught on to talking. His words are "da" (dad),"ma" (mom), "ball", and "ruff ruff" (he thinks that all animals are puppies). His current hobbies are moving ALL of his toys from one location to another, walking around the house wearing our shoes, throwing toys over the baby gate down to the basement, opening then slamming kitchen cabinets, and barking at all animals.
Hopefully I won't fall of the blogging bandwagon quite this bad again so that you never need an update quite this long again.