Sunday, October 27, 2013

One Great Weekend

We enjoyed one GREAT weekend... just the 3 of us! Beginning last Thursday, one of us was sick with a tummy bug for 8 days straight.  So, we were beyond ready for a "regular" day around here.  Saturday, we woke up-- ate breakfast-- and did a little shopping.  That's pretty regular for us.  We took Luke to Rally House to get him some Texas Tech gear because he has outgrown all of his infant Tech clothes.  He had a grand ol' time.  He got a new hat, sweatshirt, football, tshirt and a baseball set, of course!  Daddy was able to get himself a couple of things as well.  Everyone enjoyed their time!  

Luke finally learned how to say "Wreck "Em!" and "Go Tech!"  It is beyond cute... he was sporting his red raider gear the entire weekend, along with the rest of the family.  Although we lost, we were still super proud of our team and we wanted everyone to know it!  Taylor even added a flag to our front porch, so now the whole neighborhood knows it.  ha ha!

We had an exciting weekend... besides Texas Tech Football.  We took Luke to Trinity Park in Forth Worth and rode the miniature train.  He absolutely loved the choo-choo.  He just lit up and grinned from ear to ear each time the conductor choo-choo'ed.  It was well worth the wait and super long ride for that.  

We also spent our weekend preparing for Halloween.  Our new neighborhood is the "go-to" place for trick or treating.  We have been told to expect to hand out at least 1,000 pieces of candy (giving each trick or treater 1 single piece).  WOW!  We are really excited, last year Luke was itty bitty and we did not do too much.  This year, well--- that is a different story!  Luke is going to dress up as a pirate.  While Taylor and I have been working for about 2 weeks on his pirate ship, made out of his wagon.  It has been a great memory and we are very excited for Halloween this year.  I will, of course, share pictures after our night of fun!

I hope you all have a great week & Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

I have fallen off the bloggin' band wagon...

But I am back, FINALLY!  Life has been extremely crazy and busy to say the least.  Let's pick up where we left off... back in June.  We sold our home in May after being on the market for just a few days.  We were feeling so lucky and grateful that the process of selling our first home was a piece of cake.  That feeling shifted dramatically when were given the run around from our mortgage company about closing on a home that we were pre-approved on.  I was a bit nervous how it would all turn out and that was when our crazy roller-coaster ride of moving began.  Our house sold on Mother's Day weekend, and the buyers were moving in at the beginning of July.  That seemed like plenty of time for our mortgage company to work out all of its kinks, right?  NOPE!  The next 2 months went a little something like this--- move out of our house, put everything into storage, spend 6 nights in a hotel, 2 nights at your in law's, finally bite the bullet and rent an apartment on a short term lease (which is CRAZY expensive) and still wait for those kinks to get ironed out.  Yeah right.  Then lose your contract, along with all of your earnest $ (CRAZY expensive again) and go on the mad house hunt for your dream home again, oh and not to mention, search for a new mortgage company after feeling like we have made the biggest mistakes of our entire lives.  Finally, things began to brighten up--- we got a house under contract, loved the speed and compassion of our new mortgage company, then we were able to close on our 2nd house (which ironically enough was the very first house we looked at on our search) and move out of our luxurious ($$) 3rd floor apartment with the help of our moving company friends, yet again!  I was under a tad bit of stress and worrying about living in an apartment for too long.  We are NOW extremely thankful for the way things worked out and we are loving our new house and our new neighborhood.  After all, this was where I wanted to live anyways :) 

I cannot wait to post some pictures of the new house, but right now it is basically one large toy room.  Once we get a little organized around here, we will share some pictures!  I have tons of ideas & thanks to pinterest, I will get around to all 500 of them sometime!  We moved from a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house to a 3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, office, game room, 2nd dining area house-- so we have lots of space to fill!

Our little man is almost 20 months already.  That just blows my mind!  He is such a fun baby and we just love him to pieces.  At his 18 month checkup, he was weighing about 26 pounds and was over 30" tall.  Of course, I have lost track of that paper already.  Luke still loves playing outside, chasing around Ace, our dog-- who is absolutely terrified of Luke.  He is still such a great eater.  He now loves ketchup on chicken.  It is so cute to watch him dip his food into the ketchup and only suck it off the bite without actually eating the chicken.  The biggest change in Luke's life is that his car seat has been turned around to face forward... he loves it!  He yells "big bike" every time we pass a motorcycle on the road.  Luke's vocabulary is growing rapidly.  He is an echo for anything we say or do, it is so cute!  He is putting together several phrases/ sentences. 

"No Ace"
"Outside Mommy"
"Thank you Mommy"
"I love Mommy"
(Or daddy ..)

Most recently, we took a little stroll through our local Farmer's Market for the pumpkin patch and I got some pictures of sweet Luke.  ENJOY!

He is so handsome!  Happy Fall Y'all!