Friday, January 9, 2009

It's a Zoo Around Here...

So it has now been almost a whole month since my last post, and I'm such a great mom I skipped "Our Babies First Christmas" post. Come to think of it, they turn 10 months next Saturday (the 17th) and I haven't even posted 9 months pictures. What a great mommy I am!!

Things here are a little chaotic to say the least. Let's go back to Christmas. We had a great time in Barneveld and Lancaster, but 10 days away from home proves to be a lot of work when you get back to Stevens Point. The boys had a great Christmas and so did we. We got to see everyone who we miss so much and cannot wait to move closer to. The boys made out like bandits and it's definitely a good thing that Josh and I each had a car back home.

Since coming back home and after a 10-day layoff, basketball is in full swing. We are now 12-1, on an eight game winning streak and ranked No. 10 in the country. We have a pretty special team this year and go on a three-game conference road swing. They're all important games and we start one at a time with Platteville tomorrow.

Besides staying on top of my current job, it's time to start looking for a new one, but that has been a bit of a challenge, while keeping up with everything else. We've made some tough decisions about the big move on April 1st. It was originally going to be Josh and Atlas moving to Lancaster, while the boys and I stayed behind, but because of daycare costs and all the traveling I will be doing to and from Lancaster (will only be in Point Tuesday-Thursday) my babies are moving to Lancaster with Josh. It is going to be such a hard time for me. I'm not really sure how I'll make it through those days each week, but we'll manage. They have found someone to replace Josh at Allied and he is so excited to start building his practice in Lancaster. It's a dream come true for him and he truly is a much happier person just knowing this change is around the corner. Our house has been on the market for 6 days now and we've already had two showings and have an open house this weekend. It's a tough time to sell, but as long as we sell we're going to be thankful to have that monkey off our back.

Our boys are wonderful as always! I have two all out crawlers. Aidan started crawling (I mean really move...not just a few steps/crawls) on Tuesday, December 30th and it only took Brody two days to catch him. Now they're all over the place having fun and starting to pull themselves up on things. Today we caught them in the bar room, one on each side of the french doors banging at each other and giggling. So cute! We had our first blood incident last night. Aidan face planted on the wood floor and cut the inside of his mouth. Poor little guy! It bled for a good 15 minutes. Brody is now sleeping through the night and Aidan has been battling a cold, so he's still struggling to get there. I think I'm just going to prepare myself that this actually may never happen.

Anyways, as I vow in almost every post, I'm going to try to be better with this. I hope to be able to catch up on all the blogs that these days I only can dream about visiting, reading and looking at all the adorable children. If I can find the time between selling our house (tough to keep it clean for showings with A&B), winning basketball games, raising enough money to shave my head-stay tuned, teaching four credits, finding a new job, and just enjoying the four guys in my life...I'll get to your blog soon! :) I hope all is well with everyone!!!

Here's a few pictures from Christmas. I'll try to post some more later.

Here's a couple of pictures from our 9-month photo shoot...Mommy & her boys...Our first Christmas as a family...Aidan and his cute reindeer hat...can't go anywhere without that paci...Brody...always thinking...

8 comments:

monica said...

Congrats on winning the basketball games! Good luck on selling your house and moving closer to family...that is always wonderful! Have a great 2009!

Valerie said...

They are so cute. I love the last two pictures.

Souza Sisters said...

Glad you had a good holiday! Your boys are too cute!! Love the hats:)

SaraBelle said...

Wow -- that's awesome that your team is ranked so high!! The boys are cute as always and I'm sorry things are so crazy for you! Great update. :-)

BuckeyeBundle said...

Oh my goodness, I've missed you! Congrats on a successful team! You sure do have a lot going on right now, so I'll be thinking of you guys and hope it all goes as smoothly as possible. I also hope you don't have to spend too much time away from your boys this spring. that will be so hard, but hopefully for only a short time. take care and try to get at least a little sleep.

Rachael said...

yay! i am so happy you updated, i was just thinking about you and wondering how everything was going. good luck with selling the house! loving the pictures, you really got some adorable little ones!

Heather said...

Those boys get cuter and cuter. Goodl luck with selling the house. Also good luck with the days you will be separated from them. I can't imagine how hard that would be.

Linda said...

Love the last couple of pics! Congrats on your success with your team! Im glad to see you posting again!