Thursday, January 26, 2012

Why, hello there!

It has been way too long since I updated this blog and I really don't want to become one of those bloggers who starts each post with an apology.  So in that spirit, I hope I will write more in February.

This month has been wonderful and very busy.  We have had lots of visits from friends and family, spent a lot of time together as a foursome, and just gotten into our post-holiday/post-deployment routine.

Some of my favorite highlights from the month...

*  My dad visited earlier in the month.  He has a bunch of horses and wanted to check out a horse that was for sale in Virginia Beach.  We drove (and drove and drove) down to Pungo to check the horse out.  I proceeded to jump on and nearly get bucked off into an electric fence.  Not cool.  English trained rider on a Western style horse who doesn't like being in an enclosed ring = bad idea.  Very very bad.  Another sad aside, my legs hurt for like three days.  After being on the horse for like three minutes.  I am getting old.

*  Connor's godparents, Josh and Christine, visited for a weekend.  It was awesome to hang out with them and see their sweety pie Sofia (who is about a week older than Connor). 

*  Johnny continued to be an "acts of service" kind of guy and built Connor an awesome rocket ship bookcase.  About half of the furniture in our kid's room are things that Johnny has constructed in his spare time.  He is awesome at looking at a picture of something I love in Pottery Barn Kids and reproducing it in the garage for about 1/5 the cost.  I already have a few things on order for the next warm weekend.

Connor's very cool rocket ship bookcase

And because I'm in a braggy mood...

Kate's faux PBK dresser

The last big milestone of the past few weeks has been that Kate has moved to a big girl bed!  It has been a (fairly) smooth transition and we are so proud of her.  We are hoping this will make traveling easier because she can just sleep in a bed instead of a crib.

As we have moved though January we have noticed that our 2012 calendar is filling up.  We have weddings in Philly and Charleston and a trip to California all in the next few months.  It should be an adventure to see how well our kids travel at their ages.  We are running a 1/2 Marathon in March (yeeea, need to get to running a tad more) and heading to DC in a few weeks for a Villanova vs. Georgetown basketball game.  Busy busy. 

I hope you have all had a nice start to 2012! 


Angie said...

Your husband is awesome! I wish mine would build stuff like that.

I am glad the transition from the crib to the bed went smoothly for you!

Lori said...

John just finished Luke's rocking horse for his birthday. Amazing. Isn't it awesome what these boys of ours can do? So, my problem has been me not sharing anything I'd like us to have. I'll just have to start looking through PBK and seeing what he can do!!
Miss you friend. Seriously.

Karen said...

Awesome job by John! I think Clay would cut off his hand attempting to build something like that (shhh...don't tell him I said that). I am the woodworker in our family. :)

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