Sunday, June 21, 2009

We're Back!!Sorry about the break!

So we have a lot to update so I am not going to type a lot tonight but I will post pictures. The move is starting to be more settled. We are getting things up on walls and the garage cleared out. For the first time of six years of marriage I can say we have one car in the garage. People who know Josh well are probably in shock!! The kids are loving the house only a few bumps and bruises from the stairs, we are learning! We also just returned from Florida for a trip with my side of the family. We enjoyed a lot of time in the pool and at the beach. Eli loved the beach the twins were not as excited. Caleb has become a little OCD about having any speck of dirt on him so sand really freaked him out! I will give more of an update later in the week but here are some pictures.

I promise to get better pictures of the house later. This is all I have right now.

Eli enjoying his meal in the playroom on the first floor.

Andrew enjoying a jog around the living room and kitchen.

WE love pushing the stools across the wood floors in the kitchen!

Jack and the boys enjoying the pond in the back.

Trying to master the stairs!

Getting ready for the first flight of a family of five! It was tiring but successful.

The whole family enjoying a little time away.
Hanging in the pool with Aunt Andrea and our cousin Evan.
Eli enjoying the waves, the others as close to a lap as possible.

Enjoying a bubble bath with dad. Yes Caleb got so excited that he chipped his front teeth.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The move is over....somewhat

Well we made the move this past weekend. All of our stuff is at the new house but we are not anywhere close to being unpacked. We want to thank all our friends and family who helped move us this past weekend. You guys went over and beyond what we expected so thanks!! Adam, Andy, Nikki, Grandmas, Grandpas, Uncle Mike, Aunt Sheila, Tammy, Gary, and anyone else I missed thank you so much for the trucks, the muscle, the babysitting, etc. It was so great to have so much support when we were going through a very tough transition. The boys are loving the new house. It took them a few days to get used to it. We had some acting out, still do as always, but they are really enjoying the space. We have the basement and upstairs pretty much complete. The first floor still needs some work. We are so excited about the house. It has everything that we dreamed of for our family. I will be posting pictures of the new one this weekend before we leave for Florida. That's right why not take a family vacation a week after moving. The boys are going to be a mess with schedules, but oh well we will be on a beach.
Attached are the few pictures we took on our last day at the old house. It was bitter sweet. It was the place that my children all came home too (including Jack). We had a lot of great times and after moving to a bigger house I am sort of glad that I had babies in a small house. I did not have to run up and down stairs all the time!! I will miss the house and our neighbors (miss you already Pikes). New pictures will be coming soon.

Eli enjoying his bike before it is packed.

The twins running around the only place they would not get into boxes, outside!

Last family pics infront of the old house!