It has been over two years since my last post. Ho-Ly Cow.
As one might expect, a whole bunch has happened since October 2012.
Here's an update on [them]...
Jack is now in third grade and will be turning 9 next week. While I am proud that the things that come out of his mouth are more intelligent these days, it has caused a serious lack of JACKtionary material.
Reese just turned 5 and will be starting kindergarten in the fall. She definitely marches to her own beat, which I think is fabulous. We will see how that plays out once school starts...
Also, while things that come out of her mouth are hilarious...they are also hilariously-innocently-obliviously-inappropriate...which make them questionable to post on the interwebs. But since I don't really care what strangers think, you may see some REESEtionary pop up from time-to-time.
Wait. What? Who's Cooper, you ask?
Oh yeah, we had a baby.
Cooper was born in June. He wears a helmet (hopefully for not too much longer), and is the sweetest, most laid back baby on earth. He's my ham sandwich and my Cooper-Pig and I sometimes want to eat his face (in the most loving, un-cannibalistic way imaginable) - which is totally normal, you know.
.... And here's an update on [us]...
We started to outgrow our townhouse, so we put it up for sale in January 2013. The listing expired with no legit offers, so we had to re-list in June (or was it July?) of the same year.
Finally in September 2013, we sold our house! But, hold on...the government temporarily shutdown our buyer's special mortgage program...
Then late October 2013, we were back in business. And oh, the buyer wants to close in three days. THREE DAYS. ::insert panic here:: So we packed like maniacs, put everything we owned in a U-Haul and made it to closing (albeit 5 minutes late...). Did I mention I was in my first trimester with Cooper during all this? Hell, I tell you. Pure hell.
But we moved into a single-family home with a yard and more bedrooms and a basement that needs finishing. Calvin has even slimmed down tremendously from the almost-daily chasing of the neighbor's dogs along our fence line for the last year, and his spanx are fitting him nicely these days.
The Husband, with the help of an amazing group of family members who lent expertise, labor and tools and who worked for beer, put a deck on our house over the summer. It took a couple months to finish, but I look forward to being able to enjoy it more once the snow melts this year.
The latter half of 2014 was spent adjusting to life with the newest member of our family, celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary in October, and enjoying the holidays.
Happy New Year!