Thursday, June 19, 2014

Three weeks.

That's right.  We have been back in middle TN for 3 weeks now.  Mary and I are starting to get into a regular routine.  Jay- not so much but that's related to his work schedule that will never be regular.  Mary is at a great school but this week it seems she has finally figured out her routine and hasn't been as happy at drop off in the mornings as the last two weeks.  She still isn't napping well at school, but hopefully that will improve.

It's crazy to think that we have been here for so long already.  It definitely doesn't feel like vacation.  I started working June 4th and I love my job.  I am so thankful that the job that I thought I wanted didn't work out because this one is great.  I work for two wonderful doctors and have kind and hilarious coworkers.

It is taking us awhile to adjust to the heat here, as it's about 10 degrees hotter (and more humid), than it is in Asheville on most days.  Thankfully, there is a pool in our backyard and we are spoiled having it here.  Mary loves the water and is quite the little swimmer.  It's been so fun watching her and teaching her to swim.

Every "i" that needed to be dotted and "t" that needed to be crossed has been done for our house and they have the building permits.  We are so ready and excited for them to get started building our new space.  They should be getting started any day now!  Mary is loving being close to her Mimi/Pops and Gigi/Papaw plus all her aunts, uncles, and cousins.  It definitely is great being so close to our family again.

Here are some pictures of our time here so far...
Playing with her cousin Courtney

My little daydreamer!

Showing Great Granddaddy Elmo.

Wearing Gigi's headband... Silly girl!

So big!  All she needs help with to brush her teeth is putting the toothpaste on the brush.  Can someone make her stop growing up?

My little fish!

Blowing bubbles with her cousins Lindsey and Courtney.

Giving Barley some love.

Excited about her new "yeyyow bow!"

Sleeping in.  Sweet angel.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

So many boxes.

We need more time!  I feel like the more we clean out and pack up the more there is to pack.  Does that make sense?  So much stuff!  Some of the stuff we need.  A lot of the stuff we don't has been taken to Goodwill.  And some of it just needed to be thrown out.  We are making progress, though.  The big move day is Wednesday.  And we still have so much to do between now and then. We are still taking time for some fun.  And having a busy toddler complicates the packing productivity... Speaking of the toddler, here are a few pictures of her sweet face!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

New blog. First post.

Welcome to the new blog!  My first blog began shortly before we moved to Asheville, NC as a way for our family and friends to keep up with us.  It was a great way to share lots of pictures and events without clogging up Facebook (which I was very new to at the time).  Now that blog/domain is almost filled to capacity for pictures so I am going to keep it linked and move onto this one.

Now that we are moving back to Nashville, TN, we have lots of "family" and friends from here who want to keep up with our journey.  Not to mention our sweet Mary.  I appreciate the love from all of you and I am excited to get back to blogging and journaling our life.  Please post comments as I would love to hear from you all!