Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012!

You all might have noticed that we didn't do a Christmas card this year, or last, or any other year for that matter. We aren't very good at the whole card thing... hardly any Wedding Thank Yous (sorry), hardly any baby shower thank yous (sorry), no birth announcements, nothing. Anywho, I thought since we didn't do a formal card, I'd write up a quick recap of this past year.

It is completely mind blowing how fast this year went. It was a great year for us and we definitely made a lot of memories. We started the New Year in good ole Arkansas and are ending it in Idaho, just the way I like it. This year we have moved three times and the third was finally into our very own house.

Todd has had three different jobs in one year, I think that's a record for him... but maybe not. I have to say, I married a pretty remarkable man. Many people probably already think this, but Todd changed jobs for me... and him, but mostly me. Todd did enjoy working for Wal-Mart (for the most part) and was pretty happy in Arkansas (for the most part). But he knew how much I wasn't enjoying Arkansas, even though I would never tell anyone else that, he knew. He tries so hard to make me happy, and he always does. I'm thankful for his hard work and determination. I know he is working a lot harder here at Melaleuca:) but we are all very happy we moved home/closer to home. I have no updates on me, I'm a mom, and this was definitely a year learning more how to be a mom, but that's about it. Hayden had an exciting year. He learned to eat, crawl, walk, and many other things. He went on his first very long car ride, moved three times and changed states. Gus, well he's Gus. He's still learning how to deal with Hayden, haha.

By the way, we had a great Christmas, filled with family, friends and yummy food!

I have been very sad as this holiday season comes to an end. I love the Christmas season; songs, movies, treats, family; it's just great, I hate to see it end. I've also been dreading this year ending. Who knows why, scared I guess. But now, I look forward to 2013. I think it is going to be a great year. We have family and holidays to look forward to, a house to make perfect and a little boy to keep watching grow. We have been blessed this year, and we look forward to this new exciting year!

From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Happy New Year! May love and happiness fill your hearts and homes this coming year. Much love!

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Home

This post is a little past due, but we bought a house. The process went really fast, much to our relief. We saw the house a few days after getting back to Idaho, decided it was what we wanted a few days later and closed on November 15h. Its a brand new house in the Woodland Hills development in Ammon. It has three bedrooms upstairs, and an unfinished basement that we hope to partially finish this spring/summer. We are loving our house, and it is so fun to say "our house." I don't like posting pictures till something is completely done, so hopefully by the New Year, I'll have most rooms done and can post pictures. As you can see we have no yard. This is the one and only thing I very much dislike about this house, but it too will soon be fixed come spring... I look forward to that day.

In other news, we have been so busy, and so sick. It first started with Hayden getting a fever, then a cold for me, cold for Todd, minor flu for me, strep for Todd, and then a strep rash for Hayden. You might be wondering what strep rash is. Well it looks like someone has leprsy. Hayden had it really bad behind his ears and I kept telling him he might lose his ear. Luckily, after a trip to Urgent Care and antibiotics, his ear is looking lots better. Hopefully sickness will keep away from our household for a bit.

Hayden is now a full on walker. He gave me a late birthday gift and started walking like crazy on November 18th. He is such a cute walker, and I love when my little boy holds my hand as we walk (one day he wont want too). Todd is enjoying his busy job, and I am enjoying buying things for our house. Our to-do list this week is: finish sanding kitchen table, stain kitchen table, chairs and side table, paint chairs and paint our refridgerator. Yes, you read that correctly, we are painting our fridge. We bought one fridge but it was BLUE. So we returned it and bought a new one. Apparently the kind of fridge Todd really wants the sides mostly come in grey, but all of our appliance's sides are black. Since Todd can't live without his fridge and since I can't live with un-matching appliances, we are painting it... yippee for us. I'll let you know how that goes...

Well that's all I can muster right now. I hope your holidays are going well!