>We have our things

>Well, our things arrived yesterday and I have attempted to begin to unpack. School, Patrick, and just life have not let me do it as much as I would like. Some other homeschool moms mentioned taking the week off, but I just can’t, at least not right now and we do have Mon off (I take federal holidays off!! just like my hubby). Patrick has just been clingy, I think it has to do with the fact that he was at a babysitter’s house yesterday, and then was only home for about 30 min when he went with daddy and Jacob to gymnastics and then i went to a meeting. So, it was very had to do anything today when he was awake, hopefully tomorrow will be an easier day. He has gotten to the only wanting mommy stage in a lot of ways. And well, I had my meeting last night, Jacob had bowling today, and then I had a function tonight. We have nothing tomorrow other than school, so will focus on that and unpacking, then Fri we do have a Valentine party, but that is it til next Tues at 6 when Jacob has gymnastics. I would like to do some more painting too, get the kitchen done, so we shall see. Maybe a little of both here and there over the weekend 🙂 Well, I better get to work. I have taken some pics of the boys and kitties with the stuff being here, so will try to post those pics soon.

>Hi from a stranger


Ok, so I haven’t update here much. I am bad about that. But we have moved, we are now in LA. Let’s see, since I last blogged I turned 28 and tomorrow I will be 6 months from turning 29, ick, almost 30!! I cannot be that old, I just graduated hs ;-), oh wait I had my ten year last summer. Oh well, i can try. Anyway!! My husband turned 32, ok, i feel better now 😉 My son started 1st grade on the same day and my grandfather passed away two weeks later. So, Patrick and i flew back to WA. My brother had the same second leg as us, so that was nice. I was sad that Grandpa died, but relieved that we got to see him and he got to hold Patrick. My b-day was actually the last day I saw him. I spent the rest of my b-day with my older siblings and their families, it was a lot of fun. I stayed about a week in WA for my Grandpa’s funneral and then rode back with my parents to CO.

Not much BIG went on after that, Jacob did play flag football, Patrick sat up, started crawling, cut teeth.

The other biggest thing to happen was at Thanksgiving. My mil has been on a kidney transplant waiting list for about two years now. Anyway, the day before we were flying to VA to spend Thanksgiving with them she got the call that her kidney was coming. My crazy husband scheduled us a butt crack of dawn flight, but we did end up being in VA by lunch, so still had a full day even with the loss of two hours. Well because we got there early he was able to be at the hospital waiting for her to come out of surgery. She also got to come home for the day before Thanksgiving. So we were very thankful this year, ecspecially to the military family in Pensacola, FL who lost a 32 year old man, but who shared life with a member of our family.

Ok, what else, our family has grown is growing, when we went to WA I found out my sister is expecting their third. In Dec my younger brother found out he is expecting his first, and other long lost relatives have been found.

Our first Christmas with Patrick was adorable. jacob was opening his pres at first, and then we wanted him to try, well he woud just look at Jacob like, well aren’t you going to open it. Alex worked that morning, so Jacob had to be patient, again, like last year, but he did good. After that we went to my parents for dinner and more gifts, then Sean, TOni, her parent’s and his best friend’s parents and grandparents came for pie.

New years eve had a bit of excitement to it, Patrick decided to let it go out with a bang. We had an end table in his room for the month since we needed to make room for the Christmas tree. I had a little people nativity on it, and well he was supposed to be napping, but intsead tried to reach out of his crib and get it. He ended up doing a front flip out and broke the glass. I called 911 and we ended up taking him to the er, he was ok, and the little cut was gone less than a week later. Again Alex had to work that night, so the boys and I went to our friends and hung out.

The second week of the year the movers came to take our stuff away and deliver it to a storage place here in LA. the place seems to like it since no one can deliver it til Tues, 3 more days, woo hoo!!

We had an early b-day/going away party for Jacob at the AFA hockey game, the Falcons ended up losing because the refs played for the other team the entire 2nd period, but the kids and the parents still had a great time.

We left on Martin Luther King day and made it to Amarillo, on Tues we got to see an old friend of mine for Lakenheath that I cheered with and then stopped at my aunt and uncles in Arlington. WE then arrived in LA, very late. We put the cats in the kennel and we went to bed. We did find a house quickly that we have been in for about a week now, though the cats have been here for two.

Since we have moved in Patrick is saying mom 🙂 he is 11 months old today. Jacob is homeschooling, we both enjoy it right now, he doesn’t like when I yell and I don’t like when he doesn’t listen. WE are both working on that. he is also involved in scouts, bowling with the homeschool group, Sunday school, was just signed up for gymnastics, and will be signed up for baseball. I am going to my first OSC function on WEd, and hopefully will go to the mom meeting for the homeschool group. Alex is trying to get settled into work.

Well, that is the last 6 months plus a week in a nut shell, hope I didn’t bore you 🙂