Tuesday, April 28, 2015
December was a crazy month for us! We found out on December 6th that our house had sold. We were a little shocked, and nervous because that meant all of our planning and dreaming was about to become a reality. They wanted us to be out of our house ASAP but we managed to push it back to at least the 22nd so I could be on Christmas break. We found our new house and after one walk through bought it that night. We couldn't move in until January 5th though. We spent a few weeks with Kelton and Kelli and had so much fun just relaxing with little cares or responsibility. Our gratitude for all 2014 has brought us is immeasurable and we look forward to a new adventure together in a new year for 2015.
We had to be out of our house on December 22, three days before Christmas. So Kelli and Kelton were so sweet to let us live there for two weeks. We spent Christmas with both our families and it was so fun to see the excitement on Wrekker's face!
After countless hours of packing and moving and shoving everything we own into the trailer as we start our two weeks of Holiday homelessness...we are finally finished! It was nearly impossible trying to accomplish it all this weekend with Wrekker screaming, eating dog food, emptying all the freshly new folded and organized dresser drawers I had spent an hour on, and running out of diapers mid change. There was so much chaos and stress I didn't have time to think about all the laughter and memories that were shared in this home. I remember sitting a top the stairs telling Kason, as we were just dating, that this was the house and I didn't want to look any more. We shared our dreams of which room would "one day" be a nursery and how we would decorate the walls. We kissed goodnight at the doorstep for 4 months of sleeping apart, we spent our first night after our honeymoon opening literally an entire house full of presents until 3am, we chased each other around the island, had water fights, played hookie, I shouted from the bathroom when we found out we would soon be a party of three, I calmly came down the stairs with bags in hand the night I told him "it's time!", we carefully brought our precious baby boy and surrounded our floors with bouncers and diapers, we sang primary songs and rocked back and forth as we took turns calming a crying baby. We heard Wrekker say his first words and take his first steps, we watched him race us up and down the stairs, we tickled, we made forts, we read goodnight stories, and we said endless prayers that our home would be protected and our lives would be blessed and directed and they without a doubt have been. As I mopped my way out of the front door, leaving nothing to return to, I quickly realized I was mopping my own stream of tears and the emotion flooded my heart of all the love that was made in this home. We are so blessed and so fortunate and don't deserve our Heavenly Father's love and devotion toward our happiness and well-being. We are excited to start a new chapter of life as our family grows and we make new memories in our new home! We can't wait!
Monday, April 27, 2015
We went and looked at the beautiful temple lights with Kelton and Kelli and the McDonald Family. The spirit there was so amazing as we remembered what it might be like on that special night our savior was born. My heart was so full as I held my sweet sleeping Wrekker in my arms and felt of the love Mary might have had for our Savior.
November was full of lots of fun memories. We waited impatiently for our house to sell. We drove around for hours looking at future houses. Wrekker got to ride at the front of the train on the Black Friday Women's expo. The conductor just thought he was the sweetest thing. Wrekker is such a good little eater. He loves snacks and juice at every meal. Wrekker loves to be my little "helper". One day I found my shoes under the sink... He loves to make us laugh though. We are enjoying this wonderful family and holiday season together.