Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Something to Celebrate

I know I promised pictures of our new place, but honestly every time I remember to take pictures the sun is already going down and I just don't know how to take good night time shots.

As hard as this move has been for us, we do have reason to celebrate!
Since the move (approx. 3 weeks ago) Nolan has grown so much!  These are some of the exciting advancements he has made...

a. he learned how to go from a standing to sitting position, which is great because for a while he would stand holding his crib handlebars screaming at the top of his lungs because he didn't know how to sit down and go to sleep.
b. He learned how to crawl on his hands and knees (he was doing an army crawl on his tummy for quite a while).
c. He had both of his bottom teeth come in at the same time (while having the flu).  That was no fun, but they have now completely broken through so no more tears...for now that is.
d. We have had no living room furniture until a few days ago, but as soon as we got our sofas he started walking along the furniture.
e. His hair has grown so long its starting to curl behind his ears...love it!
f. He will hand things to me and actually let go
g. Along with saying Dada he started saying Mama, but only when he is crying in his crib.
h. He is entertaining himself better. He gets into all the kitchen drawers, and pulls out all of our DVD's but I could care less, as long as he gives me a bit of free time. (How sad is it that Im looking forward to the day when he will watch TV).

Sorry for the proud mom post, but I just can't believe how far we have come since he was 1st born (the hardest days of my entire life!). and in about a month he will be 1yr!  Im already planning his party although we have yet to make any friends to invite!  So, if your feeling up to it, come visit us Jan 26th...PLEASE!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We Moved!

I know you are all wondering why we are taking so long to make another one of our exciting posts!
Things have been a little crazy for us because we recently moved to Farmington, NM!

A few weeks ago Abe received an offer from his company to transfer to their office in Durango, CO to work on a Casino project in Farmington, NM (about 1hr from Durango).  We had 3 days to make our decision and less than 2 weeks to pack up and get down here!

On top of not having nearly enough time to pack and get ready Abe hit a deer on our way down (possibly totaling our Camry, (we are still waiting to hear from the insurance company) his cell phone broke, he lost our lap-top charger, we have all had or have the flu, and all of my jogging stroller tires popped the 1st time I took it out (apparently there are some weird prickly thorns all over the ground here!) . So, thus far this journey has been full of fun surprises!

There is one good thing about Farmington though...we live just 5-10 min. from a Target & TJMax!  

We are renting a pretty cool house right now (just renting because we are not sure what the future holds after this year long project.... hopefully we will make our way closer to home when we are finished here!)

Sorry I don't have any pictures right now, I have seemed to misplace our camera in the sea of boxes that currently resides in our living area.  But I will post some soon!