Sunday, June 28, 2009

haitus ending

I dedicate this post to my good friend, Allison, who scolded me with the following Facebook wall post a few weeks ago: "Your blog has cobwebs, tumbleweeds, dustbunnies, and smells like your grandma's attic...just sayin'."

I think this has officially been the longest length of time I've gone without blogging. Obviously, we've been busy, moving, settling in. And as many of you know, when you get out of the habit of doing something, it's sometimes difficult to get back into it.

Let's see, where to begin? We officially arrived in California on Wednesday, May 27. And, now, a month later, we have mostly settled in, though there are still quite a few boxes left to unpack, the computer desk to be set up, and some general organization (some of it drives me nuts most of the time!). But, other things have fallen into place: I'm cooking for everyone 5-6 nights a week and loving it. Aron and I are taking a date night weekly on Wednesdays. Our rooms are set up, overall. I've spent some time with a few friends. Of course, there have been very blaise days, very quiet and lonely days where I lament the loss of friendships so far away. I get discouraged with starting over...again. I know God will provide what we long for: a church home, good friends, and routine to name a few.

For my loves of lists, here are some general highlights from the past month:

*We've visited my sister-in-law, Cari, in Hollister, CA for a weekend
*Last week, I spent the week with my sister in Bishop, CA. We enjoyed time together and a time of reconnecting.
*We officially began potty training over a week ago and Maggie has done spectacular! Only 2 pee accidents. However, we have yet to go poop in the potty, but my friend Dawnielle has given me some sure-fire tips on how do encourage this. Hopefully, this week will be it!
*Curren turned 5 months old on June 13th. He began to roll around at about 4 1/2 months and now, at 5 1/2 months he is a pre-crawler! He started this week to pull his knees up under him and rock slowly. He can even propel himself forward some. He is also sitting up pretty good by himself. Big boy! Woo-hoo!
*I experienced my first-ever flat tire on the road, in the middle of nowhere, with 2 kiddos. But, God was faithful and I'm thankful for good friends and family who prayed and supported me!

I'm back!
M and C waiting for the tow-truck!

You guessed it...a big fat suck!

Swinging at the park with cousin Jacob...and Gabrielle and Jillian's heads in the background look like Mickey Mouse ears on Maggie. Funny!
The beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains in Bishop!
A pic on our road trip out to CA...first taste of In 'N Out in over a year.
First pee-pee!
Maggie at 2 1/2 years old!

Curren at 5 1/2 months old


  1. finally!! allison put it well. glad you are back and thanks for all the updates and photos. promise me you'll take a pic of the first poo poo.

  2. mel, first commenter! you win an award. thanks for being my phone friend when i had the road crisis! yes, of course, i'll take a poo pic just for you! xoxo

  3. i am so glad you are back to blogging! you got me started blogging, after all! i hope you have a great day today!

  4. Welcome back! So fun to hear about all the fun things Maggie and Curren are doing...we can't wait to see you guys.

  5. So glad you are back now! Missed the blogs and pics. I hate the time change though (damn the man!). Glad you are settling in slowly, though I know you want it to be INSTANTLY. Little Man is super sweet and what a Ham Mags is! That girl!


  6. glad to see you today, my friend.
    Call and bother me whenever. We have many a day simply sitting at home!
    Your 2 kiddos are adorable!

  7. she's alive!!! 'bout time you return to the blog, girl! that's a wretched flat you had. poor thing. love the kids. that mags kills me w/ her little smile face. too cute. xo

  8. Ok, I am so glad you are back in the habit. Can I also say that seeing your smiling face in the picture with Curren totally made me cry! What is that? Its just because I miss you so much!

  9. Welcome back! Bishop looks beautiful! In & Out is tempting. With all this heat, I just want to move to CA!!! I don't want pictures of the poo poo, I object!

  10. Hey! Maggie and Curren are adorable and getting so big! I really must come visit sometime! I miss you guys!

  11. Welcome back!

    Speaking of first pee pee. I have not blogged that Zoe has peed in the potty several times, and pooped in it once at my mom's!!

    Curren is getting SO big! :) Maggie is cute as ever. Glad you're back!

  12. I was so happy to see this! However... now I feel it must be entitled "hiatus interrupted" rather than "ending" ;P