Friday, March 18, 2011

Why not Blog?

My little sister asked me, "Do you have a blog?" And I thought... barely. World's worst blogger right here! I figure her having something recent to read when she comes on is reason enough to update! Here are a few things that are going on in our house.

Right this very day.. a couple of hours ago. We ran out of our first and only box of trash bags we have ever used in our ENTIRE marriage. That is approximately 545 days on ONE box of trash bags. Can you tell I feel proud?
(We can thank photo booth for this backwards pic!)

Londyn has two teeth and is almost 7 months old! She is very independent. For example, she often times will not drink her bottle if I am holding her. As soon as I lay her next to me, or she is in her crib she will start drinking. She drinks out of a sippy cup. She bites REALLY hard. She started biting me and after four days in a row, with each day getting worse, I stopped nursing her. She still only drinks my milk, but it just requires a lot more effort!

She can turn pages in the books when we read, and she will even hold a book in front of her face and very softly "talk." It is like she is trying to read the book. I love it! She also likes to "help" feed herself, which makes feeding her a hundred times more FUN! She will grab the spoon and bring it towards her mouth but the food will usually fly somewhere far from it.

Sam has his last check ride next tuesday. Check Rides are his flying tests along with oral knowledge. He is then unofficially finished with flight school, until April 7th when he graduates. Crazy. On April 17th I fly to Utah and he flies to Germany. From there they say it takes about 12 to 90 days for families (me and Londyn) to get out there. Housing is hard to find. We are thinking it will be about a month and a half until we get to join him. We also had to sell his truck because the Army will only move one of our cars. Sam was sad to see it go, but it will make the move way easier and cheaper.

Today I got hit by a biker on my run. hahaha! She was probably 14 and she actually almost hit me yesterday too but apparently I just got lucky cause it was bound to happen. I have a HUGE bruise and a few chunks of skin taken out of my leg (the metal on those bikes is pretty rough), but at least I was able to block Londyn who was in the stroller.

I work for my dad, I am still in my Graphic Design program and I am a mom, wife, house cleaner, etc. (You all know how it goes.) I am SOOOoo incredibly busy. My plate is full... mostly because we are now in the middle of an international move (our first set of movers came yesterday and took 600 LBS of our stuff!!) and I am trying to finish all my classes by June 11th to avoid a fee... of course I am behind because pregnancy and having a baby sort of got the best of me.
a couple of weekends ago in Pensacola, FL (Home of the Blue Angels!!)

I got the new canon rebel for my birthday (which still hasn't happened). But thank goodness for an amazing husband. LOVE my new camera. Recently I bought four baby Easter chicks so I could get some good pics of Londyn and some older kids who could actually hold them.... and, well, it didn't turn out so great. One chick died and the rest weren't looking so hot so we took them to the chicken farm down the road. Sam actually gave me my birthday present early JUST so I would take the pics of the chicks and get them out of the garage. They are loud little buggers.

I think that is all for now. I will start posting more.. especially when we officially become Germans! :) Yipee! (Two days ago, I found out there is an indoor water park right where we will be living that is open year round. I don't think it gets much better than that!!)
These photos are kind of old.. we took these a couple months ago. But I tried to put something up that wasn't on facebook.


  1. YEAH! I check this all the time. I love you're narration. I'm coming after that biker. Oh no she didn't. CHUNKS? You're LEG?! EeEeeek. I'm tired reading this and all you have going on. No wonder we've been playing phone tag for like 10 years. XOXO Londyn's a prodigy.

  2. Whoa! I had no idea half of that stuff was going on in your life...good thing you blogged. :) What part of Germany?? For how long?? I am pretty jealous bc I think it would be an adventure to live overseas before kids get big. We will have to stop by when we take our europe trip... :). Great job on finishing graphic design! You are amazing!

  3. Sounds like you are all so busy but so happy! Thanks for the update. I love the chicks!! reminds me of all the poor animals we bought or stole at one time or another...those were the days! Love you lots!

  4. woo hoo update! londyn is beautiful, obviously! she has caught up to sebastian on teeth... yes he has two and is 14 months old! looks like you guys are doing well and up to some exciting adventures!

  5. Londyn is such a little peanut. I want to squeeze her. What an exciting adventure you have coming up. We'll be thinking of you. Parker and Londyn need to meet:)

  6. yay for updates! i didn't know you guys were moving to Germany; that sounds like an adventure! The chicks story was my very favorite because that is just so you to do something funny and spontaneous like that. You need to post the pictures, even if they are of dying chicks. Ha.