Friday, September 21, 2018

SO HERE WE ARE


Ladies and gents.
We have moved.

At the end of the school year this past May we were left in limbo. Husband was at school until September and was told we wouldn't find out our next home until sometime in May, but maybe June, but probably July, more than likely August...that's how the Army does it.

With limbo looming we were told to pack up, our stuff was going to be in storage, and to just kind of figure the rest out.
So we were packed out, our stuff was shipped to somewhere in Kansas, and the boys and I set out on another great Montana summer adventure.
It was fun, it was stressful, it was a blast, it was tiring. And then FINALLY we got word that we had orders to NY. Not like concrete jungle NY, upstate NY-- only 30 miles from the Canadian border!
Once we knew where we were going, it felt like things took forever to be finalized and then just like that it was happening too quickly.
We had a trailer rented, the car was loaded, my dad flew in to help with the trek and we were on the road for a 4-day, 8 states, 1 out of country trek (Canada) road trip. We called a complaint line on a RUDE taxi driver in Chicago, stopped at Niagra Falls and were introduced to Tim Horton's (AH-MAZING). All this before blasting into a very humid upstate New York. Shortly after we discovered our household goods were NOT arriving as scheduled (oh lawd, another story for another day). So air mattresses and the bare essentials were purchased (hopefully to be reimbursed) and we set about living in an empty house for near three weeks. Sidebar: considering the state of my house at the moment I kind of miss the empty.

School started to mixed reviews from my boys who miss their old school, their old friends. I started a full time job as well as a part-time job on the side (I'm never one to shy away from busy!).
And just like that we're moving into a routine, trying to meet people, getting our house set up (because it took three DANG weeks to get our stuff), and explore a new area. Time feels like it's moving so slowly but also churning past at rapid speed.

We're New Yorkers!

Monday, September 10, 2018

I'M HERE. PART TWO.

It's been a hot minute since my last post.
It's been practically a year. What whaaaaaaaat!?
2017-2018 was a doozy of a year for us folks. We struggled.
But that's all y'all really need to know.

But for now I will sharethat I'm starting to feel more like myself. My perky, blog-writing self and so I'm posting this to let you know I'm thinking about you. And, I'm also going to start posting soon.
We've moved to a whole new part of the country and we're trying to get that all organized as you know moving can be a little CAH-RAY-ZAY.
But we're good and I've got some posts coming, I promise.
Here is a picture from our new home.

Monday, October 30, 2017

I'M HERE

The last time I posted was over a month ago.
October has been a hard month for us, y'all.

We lost our sweet girl, Lucy, and have been struggling through the grief of losing her and resentment of feeling like she was taken too soon. Our future is also in limbo with certain things and I am just done and drained.
So, hopefully after this week and weekend I can get back into a routine of posting. Fingers crossed.
Until then:



















Tuesday, September 26, 2017

JUNE 2017: THE PIKES PEAK CELTIC FESTIVAL

Gibby's birthday weekend was hectic but fun. We had his party on a Friday because my Dad and his bagpipe band (yep) were competing in the Celtic Festival. So that took up the majority of our weekend. 
We also started to have beautiful and warm weather. The baby deer starting making their appearances in our area.
My Dad's band did really great in their placements and sounded wonderful. It was a hot weekend, but it was a lot of fun. My aunt and cousin and her two boys were in town from a Denver conference for the day. So it was nice to see them!
My Dad's band placed first!


After the Celtic Festival, we got the boys ready to head up to Montana with my parents. My mom and dad wanted to take the boys for two weeks until Husband and I were able to join them for our vacation. It was glorious and fun for all. I know the boys had a wonderful time. Husband and I had a nice date week and then I had a friend come in to town for a girls weekend.


Girls weekend pictures are up next!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

JUNE: GIBBY TURNS FIVE.

Gabriel's 5th birthday FINALLY arrived. After probably a year of asking when his birthday was, the big day finally arrived.
He was SO excited. We had a home party this year and the theme was- BATMAN. Duh. Did you think it would be anything else? I tried. I tried to convince him, but he wouldn't have it any other way. So the party day arrived and he was ready. We started the morning with a few pictures before letting him open a few presents.
I had to scoot off to work but my parents were here for the celebration and while the boys went to their sports camp, my mom and dad helped transform the house into the Batcave. 
We taped Batman bad-guys to different colored balloons and then let the boys run around the back with squirt guns shooting at them.
Party ready!
 
We had a great group of little boys come for the celebration. They had a blast doing the obstacle course. They saved Gotham City by diffusing the bombs, they had treats and cake, and then we ad a piƱata...which was then followed by a huge water fight. Perfect because it was SO hot and humid.
And of course Jeff fell asleep.
Lucy too.
My dad got in on the big water fight at the end. 
Funny story. This isn't the cake I ordered. But you work with what you've got, right?
After dinner we lost my dad and Jeff to different events. So my mom and I just relaxed and then decided to take the boys out to dinner at Red Robin. Gibby was still going a million miles and hour and then he crashed SO hard at dinner.
All in all, another great birthday.