Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to AZ

Things have been totally crazy over the past 3 weeks. It is exciting to be back in AZ and start to get settled in to this dry place. They boys are overwhelmed with excitement because of all the fun things to do.

The boys are back together. Noah (my nephew) has 2 sisters so he has been happy to have my boys back. They are all so cute together. I think they could play forever if we would let them.

Vance and Noah are so funny. They are always hanging on each other.
Vance and Uncle Joe (who can't take a normal picture)
Cita and Ralph with the boys
picnic dinner in the back yard
Swimming in March. The boys were sooooooo excited. It's going to be a long summer full of swimming.
Grey trying to figure it out
Vance is CRAZY. He loves to flip off anything. He makes me nervous

Ok course the trampoline has been very welcoming to my boys. I don't know how many hours they have spent on it, But I know it's A LOT
Vance and Ruby. They are buddies
I am excited to move onto the next chapter of my life. I am excited to get settles and into a routine. I have had a blast with my friends and family who I have missed so much. We have been staying with my parents for the past 3 weeks, but we move into our own place in a week. My poor boys have been total troopers through all these moves. My family is great.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

So many emotions

SO, where do I even begin? I Have been wanting to blog for a while, but I have been a little overwhelmed. I have been so busy and so much has been going on in our busy lives. Well after living in Savannah (the most beautiful place in the USA) for a year, Ben got a great opportunity to get us all back out in AZ. You would think that I would be thrilled, and I am, but I am so so sad to leave Georgia. I have grown to love so much about Savannah. This past year has been by far the most interesting and exciting year of my married life. I loved living in Savannah. I really can't say it enough. Of course there were down times when I missed friends and family, but I felt like I really did fit in there. I loved being where Ben was raised and learning first hand about his childhood. I loved living by Ben's parents. I LOVE THEM. Honestly the hardest thing about leaving Georgia was leaving them. I have been in AZ 2 weeks now and we all miss them like crazy. I loved the trees and the beach and all the amazing scenery. AZ is such a weird place. I grew up here and yet I am shocked to see it again. So, it was all pretty quick and spur of the moment, but we got it done. We packed up, called a moving company, sent our stuff on its way and headed out. Here is the story:)
Our Semi truck. Ben was awesome at making it all fit perfectly
My niece Kaylee cleaning the house while we packed the truck
Grandpa getting ready to patch up some whole from hanging things. He is awesome
Brogan was pooped. No more help from him
Boxin' and Baggin' was the theme
Saying our goodbyes. These pictures make me cry. Brogan with Grandpa
Vance with Grandma
Goodbye Grandma and Grandpa
Kaylee with the boys. Eating ice cream after working hard
Pulling out of the grandparents driveway for the last time :(
So involved in the movies. (good for us)


Getting closer
Ben thinks it is so funny to take pics of me while I am sleeping. yeah so what if my mouth falls wide open

Ben snapped this while we were ALL asleep. So funny. Something about being in a car for 3 days makes you tired. (oh and he used the front camera so its flipped...I am not sleeping at the wheel lol)

So we made it safely. We are here at my parents while looking for a place. It is, to say the least, interesting. I love my parents, but I think there is a reason kids don't live at home while they are married. I am very appreciative of all they have done for us, but I am excited to find our own place. SO.... being back home in AZ is just so weird. It really is not what I thought it will be. I feel like I am completely new to AZ. I have forgotten where things are and how to find certain roads. It is crazy. I feel a little like a lost soul. It might be just because I am missing people back in GA, But I really am happy to be back with my friends and family that I have been without for 2 years. My 3 boys are so sweet. I can't imagine what their little brains think about this. They seem to be loving it. The older boys have been able to do so many fun new things. They are excited to be here. Bro has asked me a couple times if we can go back to Georgia and it kind of breaks my heart, but he is happy. They have all been such troopers. I love my boys and my husband with all my heart. I love that even through these crazy times of change, we still have each other. I will try to keep up a little better on whats happening with us. for now...... Peace

Another Scare

Grey Grey got so sick again. I am so over this child being sick. I guess that is just one of the things you deal with with a preemie. He kept spiking a fever and I just couldn't get it to go down. He was so sweet just laying on my chest all day. I finally took him in and he had Pneumonia. Of course he did. This poor little guy has been through the ringer. He recovered perfectly so now we are just keeping him healthy!


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