Thursday, June 28, 2007

Homeless, Husbandless, & Carless....

Well, I'm officially without a husband, home and car. The last few weeks have been very stressful but we are through the hard part. We closed on the house without any problems (thank you, God!) and attended lots and lots of parties and dinners with friends. We already miss them!

I'm in Fort Smith with the kids and Matt has made it to Germany. He has already found us a house and bought a new car. Well, used car. He passed his drivers license test yesterday so now he can officially drive it! lol. I need to start studying.

The boys are adjusting slowly, but surely. We all had some good cries before we left - especially telling friends goodbye. Landen started bawling in the garage the night we left the house and I was already in the car crying... Hayden did fine until we got to Fort Smith and now he is being quite a tyrant. He's whiny, throwing fits, ready to go to "Gernamy", you name it. He's been in quite a bit of trouble. Jordyn is doing fine - she doesn't know any better, lol. She's pulling up on everything and busy getting into Grammy's stuff.

I was going to post some pictures from the move, but my camera card doesn't fit my parents computer and I don't have my cord. So, I'm going to have to figure something else out. It may take a little while but I'll get it eventually.

Just a quick note to let you know we're still alive. More to come.... Lots more!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

8 Months Old!

She's 8 months old today and we are in full swing of our move to Germany. This will probably be my last post for 3 or 4 weeks. The movers come at the beginning of the week next week and I will not have a computer for a couple of weeks. I'll have access again when I get to my parents house where I will be staying through the month of July. Matt flies out the day after we close on the house. What a whirlwind! Even though the military moves you, there is still a ton to be done to help once you get to your new destination. Curtains to wash, decisions to be made on what to store/send to Germany, what to keep for the summer, utilities to unhook, repairs to be made, you name it.

I'm putting a few pictures of the baseball carnival we went to last weekend, as well as a picture or two of Jordyn. I'll write more about baseball in my next posts. The season is almost over!

Jordyn - you are busy, busy, busy and never sit still. Right now, I am listening to you squeal while your brothers play with you. You have learned to use your voice, ha! You are crawling EVERYWHERE! If I walk out of the room and come back, you have usually moved onto a different location and I have to search for you. You have began pulling up on everything from the couch, to your bed, to whoever is sitting in the floor. You know how to use your legs and you love to practice. You are already starting to "cruise" a little around the furniture, but you don't get very far before falling. I'm guessing you weigh about 19 pounds at this point and it is hard to carry you in your car seat. In fact, it hurts my back so I just take you out of it and hold you most of the time unless I pop it into the stroller. You love baseball games now - quite a switch from the beginning of the season! You are eating cereal in the morning, fruit at lunch and a veggie at dinner with a few "dissolvable" snacks on the side. You take 4 bottles a day right now and I have totally weaned you from nursing as of a couple of weeks ago. You've been quite happy the last week or so and just giggle all the time. I want you to stop growing - your so much fun right now.