Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Just Scootin'

Things have happened, and other things are happening. But, too much right now, so I'm just needing to scoot that last post on out of first place. Here are a few things to get it movin':

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Presenting Our Newest Family Member

Below you will notice a lovely picture of my husband and I...and our new addition. Emmy.
I am super proud of my talented husband for all of his shenanigans hard work that won him this honor! 

There really were a ridiculous amount of hours put in to the Christmas Special for which this Emmy was won and has now taken over my side of the bed.

Congrats to these guys!

Friday, July 20, 2012


What makes a good stay-cation? 

A good self walking tour
Dinner with the cousins
and a looming Toby Keith

an indoor hotel water playground

cute people (a must)

a fun dad

staredowns with Boppy (Simon is the master)

free morning coffee  

(I don't want hate comments - it was water, ok?)

more cute people

a fun uncle
riding an elevator to breakfast in the lobby in the PJs - Simon asking for 'help' on the way down...

a movie....

...and the best part of a stay cation is you drive all of 10 minutes to get to your 'getaway'. 

I'm a fan.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Moving On

I've done surprisingly (to me, anyway) well with handling the move out of our first home. This was our first house together. The house where we housed our best friends for over a month after moving home from the mission field. The house that allowed us to start two home businesses, and kept us safe through some crazy Oklahoma storms over the past 4 1/2 years. And, of course the house where we brought home two precious babies.
We have faced some rough and tough times in that house, but have grown and loved so much in that house.

First pic when we first moved in to the house (2007)

 Last picture when we moved out of the house (2012)

 Henson's last pic in his room

Simon's last pic in his room

 Last pic of boys at the house (this was our pic spot)

 Moving crew

 So, we packed up our entire house into the above truck the night before we closed on both houses. The next morning found out that there were issues with our buyers loan and we couldn't close that day. Which meant not closing on the new house. Awesome. My mom's entire family was coming in town that day to celebrate my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary and were already filling my parents' house. Our realtor offered to let us stay there since we was going to be gone a few days. It was a very long day. By the end of it we found out (BY EMAIL!) that the buyers signed their contracts and paid for the house. What!?! Frustrated, but the sellers of our new house graciously let us go ahead and move in. Bless them. So, the day ended with us in the new home. Signed and official Monday, and here we are.
 My wonderful mom and her sisters put my entire kitchen together. Saints.

First pic when we moved in to our new house as a family of 4 (2012)

As you may notice by the fact that this post is happening at all, there is some major sentimental value in that first house. I definitely had my moments in the past few weeks. I'm thankful for that tiny house for so many reasons. But moving forward. I'm so excited to be in the house we will raise our kids in, host in, play in, etc. I'm ready to get on with that life! 
Ok, I'm going to go paint something now.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

15 months

I am noting this month that he has learned how to kiss with his lips together {and also makes a smack sound with it}.  As precious as those slobbery kisses were, now I won't have to reapply makeup after a sweet Simon moment (who am I kidding - I don't wear makeup 90% anyway). 

He has also learned how to tease and torture his brother. This is simultaneously amusing and exhausting from my end. It does crack me up  when Simon sneaks something of Henson's when he's not looking and takes off running with a huge grin. 

Annnnnd...I am also remembering what was momentus for Henson during his 15th month of life: RE-TEETHING
Really hoping Simon doesn't try to compete. 
Happy day, little man.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

3 day and counting

Current house state:

Current mental state:

3 more days...3 more days...3 more days...