I'm not sure what happened to my poor blog. Life happened, I guess. Two little ones keeping me on my toes, didn't have the time to devote, blah blah blah. But the truth is, I liked writing here. It gave me a little bit of a creative outlet, and something to exercise my brain. It gave me something to look at other than Facebook. (I think I have an addiction, but that's for another post.) It made me part of a little blogging community. It was fun to read other blogs, and know that other people out there were reading mine.
Sorry I forsook you, blogosphere.
In any case, I've decided to make an effort to revive the ole' blog. I certainly can't promise daily postings (life is still busy), but I can promise to not wait three years in between posts. And in case I have even one follower out there who has been waiting for an updated post on their reading list- this one is for you.
Let me start with the big updates:
1. The house. Remember back here when I was talking about selling our house and building a dreamy new one? Well, it happened. Just not on the timeline we expected. The sale of the house went through just like we wanted, and American Homes 4 Rent DID lease back to us for another six months...and then for another year after that. We thought we'd be breaking ground in November or December of 2013. That ended up happening in July 2014. And then delay after delay after hold-up after longer building schedule than we were originally told...
We finally closed on our new home in December 2014.
BUT, even though it took longer than we expected (guys, I mean SO MUCH LONGER than we expected!), the wait was worth it in the end. I love our new(ish) home. We have so much more space than the old place, an AMAZING backyard for the kids to play in, and a sense of community here that definitely was not present in our old 'hood. I am now in the (continuous) midst of painting/decorating/organizing/perfecting the space, and desperately trying not to drive my sweet husband crazy in the process.
3. The kids. They haven't stopped growing and changing and becoming these little people, right before my eyes. Gabe (who is still my tiny nugget) is in KINDERGARTEN now, and totally rocking it. Margot is still the fiercest little lady this side of the Mason-Dixon. She loves preschool and dance class. They are both completely wonderful in their own unique ways. And, oh yeah...meet Charlotte.
|This is seriously the best picture I have of my three little minions. Getting a picture of all three at once is like herding cats.|